A warplane belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA) made an emergency landing in southern Tunisia, where military units arrested the pilot, who stated that he was forced to make the landing due to damage to his plane.
The closure meant that Yazidis in Sinjar, who wanted to travel to Dahuk, home to their celebrated Lalesh temple and tens of thousands of other Yazidis uprooted by IS’ genocidal spree, had to spend over five hours navigating hostile terrain.
Delegations from Iraq and the Kurdistan region met on Sunday, 29th of July to discuss the reopening of the Kirkuk/Erbil road. The talks between the Iraqi and Kurdish delegation resulted in an agreement between the two to build a temporary railway bridge in Altun Kupri.
Religious leaders and community representatives have met at a conference in Mosul to form a road map for the eventual attainment of inter-religious peace post-ISIS. Furthermore, it is hoped that by promoting religious coexistence more of Nineveh's displaced population will be able to return home.
On Tuesday, 24th of July, delegations from the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met to discuss the reopening of the road that links Kirkuk to Erbil Provinces. The delegations said that the reopening of this road will spur economic activity that benefits both provinces.