Following the heavy rainfall last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has asked the country's crisis unit and province governors to take the necessary measures to reduce the damage of the flooding. The Nineveh province was especially affected by the flooding, with dozens of houses being swept.
Iraqi Shia minorities living in the Nineveh Plains are finally commemorating the return of Muharram. Celebrations such as Muharram that did not conform to ISIS rule were banned for around 4 years in the province of Nineveh.
Religious leaders and community representatives have met at a conference in Mosul to form a road map for the eventual attainment of inter-religious peace post-ISIS. Furthermore, it is hoped that by promoting religious coexistence more of Nineveh's displaced population will be able to return home.
Eyewitnesses have said that the Kurdistan Democratic Party's political police, the Asayish have detained and beaten Faiez Abed Jahwareh, the Assyrian Mayor of the city of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains. The Asayish officer reportedly declared that the KDP controls the area and "decides what happens in Alqosh".
The number of ISIS sleeper cells in Nineveh is dwindling dramatically thanks to the efforts of the Counterterrorism units of the Iraqi Army. The security forces call upon citizens to aid them in eliminating ISIS sleeper cells in their areas.
In preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections, youth candidates in the province of Nineveh have held a seminar in order to inform the people of their election pledges. They also highlighted the role of the youth in rebuilding Iraq's future.
The Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has partnered with UNESCO to help restore some 1,800 heritage sites across Nineveh, many of which were destroyed by ISIS or neglected over the years.