At least six people were killed in recent violence:
An Iraqi soldier was shot dead in Shafiq.
A body was discovered in Ayadiya.
In Khanaqin, a militiaman was shot dead.
Turkish authorities claimed that two militants were killed in airstrikes targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) guerrillas in northern Iraq. One of the dead is accused of being behind the July 17 assassination of a Turkish diplomat. Kurdish authorities have already arrested a suspect in the murder.