Twitter and YouTube are both inaccessible for hours in Turkey; part of a crack-down on social media by the government there.
Iraqi security forces raid the offices of Kata'ib Hezbollah in Baghdad, accusing them of being involved in the abduction of 18 Turkish workers. [http:--economictimes.indiatimes.com-news-defence-iraqi-army-raids-militia-headquarters-suspecting-link-to-turkish-abductees-articleshow-48809604.cms (Reuters via "Economic Times")]date=August 2019
Turkey scrambles fighter jets and Turkish tanks open fire on ISIS positions along the Syrian border following an exchange of fire which left one Turkish soldier dead and two injured. The clashes are the first direct combat between the Turkish military and ISIS forces. There are multiple reports of Turkish ground forces crossing the official border into Syria.
The Turkish military is reportedly preparing for an imminent invasion of northern Syria following a National Security Council meeting. The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and drive back Islamic State militants. The Kurdish militia group YPG have said they will oppose any Turkish intervention in Syria. Turkey has for decades fought against Kurdish separatist movements such as the PKK
A car bomb attack by unknown people near a Palestinian refugee camp in the Damascene suburb of Sbeineh ("Sabina") kills at least 15 people. AFP says rebels claim the capture of the village of Harem near Idlib on the Turkish border, after a 3-day siege; the government still keeps air supremacy. U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says it is both conflict parties' duty to try to reach peace.