At least 16 people were killed, and nine more wounded in recent violence:
One U.S. contractor died of a heart attack after 10 rockets fell on the Ain al-Asad Base.
An attack in Metabijh left two policemen dead and four wounded.
One soldier was killed and three more were wounded during an explosion in Tuz Khormato.
Near Jalawla, a sniper wounded two soldiers. Airstrikes killed four militants.
Operations in Salah ad Din and Kirkuk provinces left eight militants dead.