The United Nations, which backs the Government of National Accord (GNA) that is based in the capital Tripoli, condemned the attack on a military college that killed 29 people, amidst an ongoing conflict between the GNA and the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar
The "No To Weapons" campaign in Deir ez-Zour aims to inform locals about the reckless use of firearms and discourage practices such as celebratory gunfire. The campaign's success allowed the activists to expand their activities to the neighbouring Hasakah Province.
The Iraqi Security Forces have launched a series of anti-ISIS operations north of Baghdad in a bid to ensure that the militants do not take advantage of the vacuum resulting from the country's political uncertainty and the on-going tensions between the US and Iran.
More than two years after the defeat of ISIS, vast tracts of Raqqa City remain scarred by war. The increasingly-frustrated locals say that reconstruction funds have been used towards other ends by local councils, adding to the concerns about an on-going insurgency and rising unemployment.