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The Islamic State took control of several towns outside of Mosul, including Qaraqosh, Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh after Kurdish forces retreated. The US is considering launching airstrikes against the Islamic State or dropping supplies to refugees fleeing the fighting. Kurdish officials claimed the US launched airstrikes, but the Department of Defense denied the reports. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 60 Islamic State fighters in northern Amirli. Five Iraqis were killed in a car bombing in Baghdad.
The Iraqi military killed 60 people in an airstrike on an Islamic State sharia court in Mosul; it is unclear how many civilians were killed. Security forces claimed to have killed an Islamic State commander and eight fighters in Anbar. Insurgents killed 32 people in attacks in Baghdad and four policemen in Jurf al Sahkar.
The military claimed it killed 50 Islamic State fighters in Dhuluiyah, 20 in Taji, and two more in Sinjar, and an Islamic State leader and five fighters in Mosul The military also claimed it retook control of the Barwana district in Anbar. Iraqi military reports have been unreliable.
The military claimed it killed 175 "terrorists" and captured 75 more in the southern and western parts of Baghdad province. The head of the Babil Operations Command was relieved of his command. The military said it launched an offensive against the Islamic State in Haditha. Kurdish officials claimed the Peshmerga has retaken areas in the Sinjar and Rabiah districts. Prime Minister Maliki ordered the Iraqi Air Force to support the Peshmerga.