New Zealand rotated
nearly 100 new servicemembers into Iraq, as part of the Coalition effort against
the Islamic State militants. The group will be training Iraqi and Kurdish officers.
At least five people were killed, and six were wounded
in recent violence:
In Zour, airstrikes killed three
militants, among them a leading militant.
When security forces arrived at the location, a bomb killed
a soldier and wounded three more.
In the Khanaqin area he body
of a teacher was found four days after he was kidnapped. Three
people were wounded in a separate shooting.