At least 14 people were killed, and three more were wounded in the latest violence:
The Iraqi Army announced it has secured the Sinjar (Shingal) area after two days of heavy fighting. On April 18, an Iraqi military convoy ignored a checkpoint run by the PKK-affiliated Shingal Resistance Units (YBS). The militia group is made-up of Yazidi personnel from Sinjar. Tensions built up until two days ago when heaving fighting broke out. At least one Iraqi soldier was killed, and two more were wounded. A dozen of the guerrillas were reported killed as well, and over 200 more surrendered. Over 4,000 civilians fled the fighting.