In a high level security operation conducted by the Iraqi Security Forces, 10 ISIS financiers were arrested in Erbil and Baghdad. Despite the continued arrests, ISIS is still finding criminal channels in Iraq and Syria through which to finance its terrorist activities.
Christians were a primary target for ISIS, who had driven away Assyrians and Armenians from their homes in Nineveh Province. As a result, an artist launched an exhibition in Erbil which seeks to commemorate their displacement and suffering under ISIS rule.
Lawyers and civil society activists in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq call for greater legal capabilities to convict ISIS militants, especially those who kidnapped and killed Yazidi men, women and children.
Delegations from Iraq and the Kurdistan region met on Sunday, 29th of July to discuss the reopening of the Kirkuk/Erbil road. The talks between the Iraqi and Kurdish delegation resulted in an agreement between the two to build a temporary railway bridge in Altun Kupri.
On Tuesday, 24th of July, delegations from the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met to discuss the reopening of the road that links Kirkuk to Erbil Provinces. The delegations said that the reopening of this road will spur economic activity that benefits both provinces.
The ruling for the lawsuit filed by Baghdad against the KRG for independent oil exports, has been postponed by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq, in order to give the parties sufficient time to prepare for the case.