Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has issued a decree that orders armed factions to choose between political and military activity. Immediately after, Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr announced the dissolution of his armed wing Sarraya al-Salam.
This year, civil activists from numerous faith and ethnic groups in Nineveh have turned out to celebrate Eid with their Muslim neighbours, hoping to foster improved inter-community relations and combat extremism.
Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced that his ministry is planning on creating a museum which promotes religious tolerance. Many circles in Egypt stress the importance of accepting others as they are.
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior says that the suspected militants that were killed in the raid were planning to attack Christian places of worship, armed forces, and police during Eid al-Adha celebrations
Remnants of the destruction caused by ISIS remain in the Mar Ashya church in Mosul, including corpses and texts left behind by the terrorist group. The church which lies in West Mosul was established in the 6th century and was considered a landmark for the city of Mosul.