Peshmerga forces are strengthening their
defenses in the Kirkuk region but deny that the new trenches and walls are to
mark an independent Kurdistan’s future borders.
At least 310 were killed and 88 were wounded:
Airstrikes on Mosul left 36
civilians dead. Two
women were executed. Militants executed
45 deserters by stuffing them in a freezer unit.
people were killed and 28 were wounded by a car bomb in Husseiniya;
several of the victims may have been soldiers.
Roadside bombs targeting a military convoy near Ramadi
eight security members and wounded 14 more.
An airstrike on Faisaliya left six
students dead and eight others wounded.
bomber killed four
soldiers and wounded 15 more in Garma. At least 150
militants were killed in greater Garma, including the areas of Albu Ouda,
Albu Jassim and Subaihat.
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed
three people and wounded 11 more in Arab Jabour. Two
people were wounded by a blast in Abu Dsheer.
In Doulab, clashes left two
soldiers dead and six wounded; among the wounded is an army
commander. An airstrike killed 11
was shot dead in Barwana.
Shelling left 15
militants dead in Dibs.
dozen militants were killed in a strike on Falahat.
An airstrike on Rutba left five
militants dead, including a commander, and three
Dozens of militants were killed