Despite opposition from a number of major Shia blocs, the Prime Minister-Designate of Iraq, Adnan al-Zurfi, appears to be trying to gather support from the remaining Shia, Sunni and Kurdish parties to go ahead with the formation of a government.
Troops allied to the Tripoli government moved more vehicles from the western city of Misrata to defend the capital. Since Qaddafi’s downfall, the country has been divided between the UN-backed government in Tripoli and the parallel administration allied to Haftar
The newly formed Lebanese Government has recently set the policy objectives of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's government. Amongst the main objectives that they highlighted was the need for strict economic reforms in Lebanon, in order to bring down the debt-to-GDP ratio.
Although Eid al-Adha is primarily celebrated by Muslims, the people of Mosul call on all communities to come together and bring life back to the city. Citizens stress that this Eid is different from the past Eids in Mosul.