In Iraq, a series of suicide car bombings by the Islamic State group targeting a military outpost in Anbar Province have killed eight soldiers and injured six.
Officials said the early August 24 attack west of Anbar's provincial capital, Ramadi, involved three vehicles, including two fuel trucks.
The outpost was home to a joint contingent of army soldiers, police officers, and allied Sunni militiamen.
Late on August 23, the Iraqi military said that its warplanes had targeted Islamic State positions in northern and western Iraq in what it called "qualitative" strikes, including one that targeted a meeting by members of the extremist group in the town of Tel Afar.
Based on reporting by AP