Even as the current immigrant crisis is overwhelming Europe, the United Nations is preparing for a surge in refugees when Iraq finally launches an operation to regain Mosul. That operation is not expected to take place any time soon, as security forces are unprepared for it and having difficulties in other regions.
Iraq held a Canadian transport plane for four days, claiming the aircraft was carrying illegal weapons meant for the Kurds.
At least 82 were killed and 27 were wounded in fresh attacks and battles:
Thirteen Peshmerga were killed during an attack in Noran.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded seven more in Sibaa.
One person was killed and six more were wounded when a bomb exploded in Sadr City.
In Mosul, militants executed three young people.
Militants executed three Peshmerga in Mahlabiya.
At the Mosul Dam, mortar fire wounded four Peshmerga.
A rocket killed 14 militants in Falluja.
Ten militants were killed in Albu Faraj.
Militants in Zankura executed eight of their own for treason.
In Nimrod, a Coalition strike killed eight militants.
Security forces in Habbaniya killed three militants and wounded five more.
At least three militants were killed in Albu Hayat.
Three militants were killed in Jeraishi.
In Jazira, a militant leader and several aides were killed.