After the defeat of ISIS, olive groves are thriving in the city of Bashiqa in Nineveh province once again. The biggest challenge for production is the absence of government support and the competition of imported products.
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.
The Iraqi Security Forces in conjunction with the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) have launched an operation in the Anbar desert in order to clear the area from ISIS sleeper cells that have been using the desert to launch attacks on cities.
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.