The SDF warns that it is holding thousands of ISIS militants and supporters across northern Syria. There is now fear that the on-going Turkish operations, which forced the SDF to divert troops to the north, may give the militants an opportunity to escape.
The protests against unemployment, corruption and lack of services that rocked Iraq last week have calmed down following numerous reform promises by the Prime Minister. However, many observers believe this is not the end of the protests, given the country's history of broken reform promises.
In a surprise move, Tunisian authorities released Nabil Karoui - one of the two candidates for the upcoming presidential elections - from jail. His release has intensified the campaigns for the election which is due to take place on Sunday.