Human Rights Watch accused Kurdish forces of a “pattern of apparently unlawful demolitions" in regards to Arab homes. The security forces denied any allegations of war crimes and suggested that the demolished homes fell victim to the necessity of clearing homes of booby-traps. However, HRW pointed out that no Kurdish homes were demolished in the campaign.
Residents of recently freed Karmlis were able to return home on Sunday in order to hold a prayer service at a church and check on their properties.
In another recently liberated town, Jaraf, children were able to return to their school.
Hundreds of displaced people from Mosul are sheltering in Baybukh without access to basic supplies, but they have been barred from relocating to a processing camp. About 54,000 people have now fled Mosul.
In Mosul, Bakir and Aden were liberated. Karkukli was freed as well.
At least 152 people were killed and 30 were wounded:
In Baghdad, a bomb killed one and wounded five people near an Obeidi mosque. Five people were wounded in a blast at a mourning tent in Ghadier. A bomb on a bus in Shabb wounded four people. A bomb on a highway killed one person and wounded two more.
In Mosul, militants executed 26 people for not hosting missile bases on their properties. A teenager was killed and a younger boy was wounded in a mortar attack on the Samah district. Mortars also killed a man in Qadisiya. A female militant was executed. Thirteen militants were killed in Qadisiya.
A bomb in Sadr City killed one person and wounded five more.
A bomb on a highway near Kirkuk killed two refugees and wounded seven more.
A chlorine attack on Sharqat left three dead and two wounded.
The battle for Bashiqa left 100 militants dead.
In Salah ad Din province, two militants were killed while building a bomb.
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