Netherlands / Kurdistan: FM Albert Koenders likes Peshmerga victory. 'Holland will provide Kurdish Peshmerga forces with a year-long combat training program as part of the government’s efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, Dutch Foreign Minister Albert Koenders said in Erbil.' Koenders spoke as the Peshmerga had recently driven Islamic State fighters out of the Yezidi-majority town of Shingal.
Israel / Gaza: Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket fire. 'The Israeli military has attacked targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket launched from the Palestinian territory into Israel.' In the first strike since last summer, the IAF responded to a rocket that landed on open ground in Eshkol.
USA: Gunman kills two NYPD officers, self. 'The two New York City Police Department officers, Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32, were ambushed in their patrol car Saturday afternoon, said NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton.' The two men were gunned down in cold blood by Ismail Brinsley, who fled and then shot himself. The killer had posted references to Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the Koran on social media.
France: Police shoot, kill police station attacker in Tours. 'French police have shot dead a man armed with a knife who stabbed three police officers while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” after entering a police station near the city of Tours in central France.' The public prosecutor is treating it as a possible terrorist attack: '“Someone who attacks a police station, who doesn’t attack an individual, but clearly attacks police, while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ We have to ask if he was acting alone or on orders”, said Public Prosecutor Jean-Luc Beck.'