At least five people were killed in recent violence, and five more were wounded:
In Sinjar, a bomb wounded three civilians.
Two farmers were wounded by a roadside bomb blast near Islah.
Turkey reported killing four guerrillas during airstrikes targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) camps in Hakurk.
In other news, almost two million visas have been issued to Iranian pilgrims traveling to Karbala for Arbaeen observances.