According to the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, 1.8 million people remain to be internally displaced in Iraq one year after the end of the liberation operations.
An Iraqi security source reported on Wednesday that an ISIS leader has been arrested in al-Saadiya region in Diyala after receiving information from the Iraqi intelligence services. This arrest comes as a result of the Iraqi Security Forces operation to clear Diyala from ISIS sleeper cells.
There are increasing reports from Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan of Syrian refugees being forcibly returned to Syria, despite the dangers that await them. In Lebanon the Foreign Minister has given UNHCR two weeks to develop a strategy for the return of refugees to Syria.
The spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Major General Saad Maan announced on Wednesday that the Nineveh Operations Command has arrested an ISIS militant known as Abu Talha, who was the head of the militant organisation's security patrols in Mosul.
Spokesperson for Iraqi Interior Ministry announced that the Nineveh Counter-Terrorism Department has arrested eight ISIS militants in sporadic areas across Mosul and Tal Afar. Some of the members worked for the organisation's Hisbah department.