Seven inmates died and several more were wounded in a fire following an attempted prison break at a Duhok jail, which houses convicted terrorists. Ten to 15 other inmates, as well as three policemen and the head of Zirka Prison, were wounded in the incident. Authorities suspect the inmates were trying to escape the prison ward, which exclusively holds convicted terrorists. An investigation has been launched.

Meanwhile, several mass graves have been found in the former Syrian Islamic State (ISIS) bastion of Raqqa containing as many as 900 bodies. The Raqqa Reconstructing Committee said there are women and children among the dead. They are believed to have been shot dead while trying to flee Raqqa by Islamic State militants.

Lastly, while Pop star Dua Lipa is busy conquering the music industry, her first venture into the world of fashion has put her in some hot water. The “One Kiss” singer announced that she is working with Nyden – H&M-owned brand – on a new clothing line that debuts this autumn. However, it seems that not everyone is pleased with the fashion collection, which won’t include plus size clothing.