Islamic State militants
Germany hopes to resume its mission training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq on Sunday, a German defence ministry spokesman said on Friday.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) never intended to engage in a war with the Iraqi army, minister Falah Mustafa Bakir,told CNN in an interview.
Islamic State militants attacked on Wednesday several positions held by Iraqi forces in Anbar province.
Iraqi forces have controled of the main highway to Baghdad from Islamic State militants,reopening Jordan border crossing with Iraq.
Syrian government forces and their allies advanced against Islamic State militants in countryside east of Raqqa on Thursday.