The Iraq government reported that U.S. forces have now trained 4,800 Iraqi soldiers, and they are ready for combat.
The operation to recover the entirety of Sinjar has stalled due to political issues between the Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) and the Peshmerga, who are affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (K.D.P.). There are fears that the squabbling could erupt into a full-blown confrontation between the two groups if not civil war.
At least 98 people were killed and 44 were wounded:
In Baghdad, two people were killed and eight were wounded in a blast at a market in Wahda. Near Jisr Diyala, a bomb killed two people and wounded seven more. Gunmen wounded four soldiers. Security forces killed six militants.
A bomb in Abu Ghraib wounded five people.
In Harden, at least 26 militants were killed in air strikes.
Seventeen militants were killed in Garma.
Security forces killed 15 militants in the Makhoul Mountains.
In Adusiya, nine militants were killed.
Security forces killed three militants in Mkesheifa.
At least nine militants were killed in Albu Hayat.