Ankara, Baghdad in Talks About Troops; 22 Killed in Iraq

Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said that Turkey and Iraq are in diplomatic talks concerning the deployment of Turkish troops in northern Iraq. Baghdad has demanded that Ankara remove the illegally stationed troops. However, Turkey has refused to do so and says they will remain until Mosul is liberated. Turkey also sent reinforcements to the border with Iraq.

At least 22 people were killed and 23 were wounded:

In Mosul, militants executed seven people on charges of spying. Airstrikes wounded three civilians and killed 12 militants.

A bomb at a home in the Hamrin Hills wounded two policemen who were there to make an arrest.

A strike on Nimrod left at least one militant dead and seven wounded.

Strikes on Bab Sinjar left two militants dead and six wounded.

Five militants were wounded in a strike on Tal Afar.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.