Four years after ISIS' defeat in Sirte, Libya, the Government of National Accord (GNA) continues to engage in military confrontations with the militant group, having recently captured in Faris Belhadj one of its top targets.
The Iraqi Security Forces carried out pre-emptive operations to crack down on ISIS militants in the province of Salahuddin. The latest operation led to the arrest of a senior ISIS leader, responsible for carrying out over three attacks in Tikrit.
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.
Kurdish leaders in Northern Syria have already stated that they are willing to enter into talks with the regime. Leaders of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said that they are willing to enter negotiations if they are able to keep local administrative powers.
20 arrest warrants were issued for individuals accused of being involved in the blast that struck Baghdad on June 6th. 18 people were killed in the blast at a suspected arms depot in Sadr City district.
Five ISIS leaders have been arrested in Iraq in an operation executed by the Iraqi National Intelligence Agency. The arrested individuals are considered amongst the most important leaders in the militant group.