The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are pushing ahead to eliminate the remaining ISIS cells in the Diyala Province in Iraq. The commander of Diyala’s operations, Lieutenant General Mizher al-Azzawi, said that the forces will comb the province until they reach the borders with Wasit Province.
After launching the Jazira Storm Operation, the Syrian Democratic Forces have been able to strengthen their grip on ISIS pockets in the southern Hasakah countryside and around the town of Dashisha on the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Five ISIS leaders have been arrested in Iraq in an operation executed by the Iraqi National Intelligence Agency. The arrested individuals are considered amongst the most important leaders in the militant group.