Campaigning begins for a
election in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Voters go to the polls in Iraqi Kurdistan for legislative and presidential elections.
Context: Kurdish, legislative
Ali Bashar, the main suspect in the murder and rape case of a 14-year-old German-Jewish girl in Wiesbaden, Germany is arrested by Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi lifts a ban on international air travel to the Kurdistan Region.
The Iraqi Army and allied militias continue to seize Kurdish-held territory, taking over several key cities including Khanaqin near the Iranian border, Jalawla, Bashiqa, Sinjar and Rabia, as well as the Mosul Dam.
Iraqi forces advance into Kurdish-held territory around the city of Kirkuk. Clashes have been reported in the surrounding cities.