Air strikes kill 30 suspected PKK terrorists in Syria and 40 in Iraq's Sinjar region, according to the Turkish military.
KRG denies HRW claims of a systematic policy to destroy Arab homes, but said peshmerga carry out demolitions for security reasons such as clearing booby-trapped homes.
Peshmerga forces have captured the town of Bashiqa, just seven kilometres away from Mosul as part of the offensive to reclaim the second largest city in Iraq.
According to an army official, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi left the northern Iraqi province only minutes before the strike.
US defence officials stress that explosive-laden drones will have zero strategic impact on the upcoming battle to retake control of Iraq's Mosul from Daesh.
Fighters claimed by DAESH kill five workers, detonate explosives before elite forces regain control.
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