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The Iraqi military and the Peshmerga claimed to have retaken control of Mosul Dam. The US launched 15 airstrikes to aid the Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 17 Islamic State fighters in an airstrike in Mosul.
The US launched airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Mosul Dam in support of Kurdish offensive operations to retake the dam. The chief of Iraq's military objected to US airstrikes and the arming of Kurdish forces as violations of Iraq's sovereignty. The Peshmerga retook control of the towns of Batmay and Telskef north of Mosul from the Islamic State and killed 17 Islamic State fighters in Diyala. The FAA prohibited US airlines from flying over Syria, and warned that extremist groups in Syria with anti-aircraft weapons are opposed to the provision of civil air service to Syria. The Islamic State posted a brief video on social media threatening Americans that it will "drown all of you in blood" if US airstrikes hit IS fighters.
The military claimed it killed 31 Islamic State fighters in Dhabetiya and the group's "financial officer" and six fighters in Babil. The Islamic State killed six Peshmerga and executed four civilians in Jalawla. The head of the Anbar Awakening said 25 tribes have united to fight the Islamic State. Prime Minister Maliki said he will relinquish his position.