At least 71 people were killed and 86 more were wounded across Iraq. More than half of the fatalities were civilians. Baghdad suffered a bombing spree for the second day in a row.
France launched its first airstrike, and it was directed at an Islamic State weapons depot in Tal Mus.
The United Statesbombed a training camp near Mosul. At least 40 militants were seen on the ground before the strike.
Expecting a significant attack by ISIS/DAASH militants, Kurdish forces in Syriahave withdrawn from 60 villages, while residents have been evacuated from about 100 communities.
Militants have been known to blow up ancient sites that they believe are examples of heresy, but they have also been preserving some historical sites if only to sell off their artifacts.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistanireleased a statement warning Iraqis to not let Western powers use the fight against ISIS/DAASH as an entryway back into Iraq. He also specifically asked for help against the militants in Duluiya.