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.
In the city of Idleb, masked gangs and sleeper cells connected to al-Qaeda are sowing chaos and instability amongst the city's residents. This led citizens to begin "The Masks Aren't Us" campaign which calls for the end of the presence of masks throughout the city.
Iraq- Security Forces announced on Monday that several arrests have been made regarding the kidnapping of 6 members allegedly affiliated with the PMU by ISIS. The six men were kidnapped on the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway which has seen a rise in attacks recently.
Attack on medical workers in northern Syrian city of al-Bab leaves residents questioning usefulness of Turkish presence. This comes after the three-month offensive conducted by Turkey as part of Operation Euphrates Shield to oust ISIS from Northern Syria.
Fayez al-Sarraj, the Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) replaces the Special Deterrence Force with a new unit called Deterrence Anti-Organized Crime and Terrorism Apparatus.