At least 18 people were killed, and 11 others were wounded in recent violence:
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed to have killed five militants in Diyala province, including an ISIS commander who may have masterminded an attack on Iranian forces during a parade in Ahvaz last month. The forces who killed Abu Zaha may have been members of and Iraqi militia backed by Iran.
A bomb killed one militiaman and wounded four more in Saidiya.
One militiaman was killed and three were wounded when a bomb exploded in the Hamrin Mountains.
A bomb in Qaim killed a colonel and wounded two soldiers.
In Madaen, an armed attack left one civilian dead.
A civilian was shot dead in Abu Saida.
A dumped body was found on a highway between Erbil and Kirkuk.
Security forces killed four militants in Hawija.