The ISF has launched a series of new operations against ISIS along the Iraqi-Syrian Border. The new operations are aimed at ensuring that ISIS militants escaping SDF jails in Syria cannot find refuge in Iraq.
The Lebanese Minister of Interior, Raya al-Hassan, announced that her ministry is planning on reforming Lebanon's overcrowded prisons. However, activists say that unless broad, structural reforms to the administration of the prisons are also passed, these reforms will only have a moderate impact.
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.
Commander of the military operations in Nineveh Province, Najm al-Jabouri, has stated that the region will not fall to terrorists again. As a result, the Nineveh Operation Command has launched a large scale preemptive operation against ISIS militants in the province.