U.S. military officials revised
the estimated number of Islamic State militants in Mosul to between
3,000 and 5,000 in the city. Another 1,000 to 2,000 militants may be operating
in the outlying areas.Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraq special forces are
close to liberating
Bashiqa if they have not already. Turkish Prime Minister Binali
that Turkish firepower was used during operations in Bashiqa. Turkey has
a small group of soldiers illegally stationed nearby, that has been the source
of much friction
between Baghdad and Ankara.
At least 25 Peshmerga have been killed,
and many more of them have been wounded since operations on Mosul began. U.S.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter was in Erbil to meet
with Kurdish President Masoud Barzani on Sunday.
At least 418people were killed and 100 were wounded:
were executed in Jayef, Kabiba, Mukhalat, and Qaragosh
(Hamdaniya). Troops had liberated the towns, but no personnel were left behind
to guard the residents. The victims were reportedly slaughtered for celebrating
At least 100
Peshmerga have been treated at one hospital in Erbil.
Security forces killed 124 militants
near the Mosul Dam and Tal Keif.
militants were killed in the towns of Abu Fshka, Ain, Akhwina,
Safina, Shk, Sufla, and Uliya villages
In the towns of Asfyia, Harara, Rasif, Shwirat,
and Twiba, security forces killed 51 militants.
Police in Shura killed
Security forces killed at least 34
militants while liberating the towns of Adala, Blawat, Ibrahim
Khalil, and Kani Harami.
In Hammam al-Alil, an airstrike killed
militants were executed on desertion charges for leaving Mosul.
militants were killed in Daquq.
An airstrike on Tal Afar left five
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