Nearly 3 million civilians living in the last rebel-held province, Idlib, cautiously welcome the creation of a 'demilitarised' zone after Russia and Turkey's deal. However, the residents express concern over Assad's commitment.
On Wednesday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry's Security Media Centre announced that Iraqi troops have captured an ISIS member in Tal Zalat, who was responsible for kidnapping and killing residents in Mosul.
Since their defeat in Iraq in December 2017, ISIS sleeper cells have attempted to launch attacks on various towns and villages in Mosul. However, the Iraqi Security Forces with the cooperation of the locals have been able to thwart ISIS attacks on the city.
The Orizdi building in the city of Mosul was used by ISIS as a location where the militant organisation would punish innocent people. According to eyewitnesses, most of the victims of ISIS' punishment were young men aged 17-18.