The US-led coalition against ISIS announced that they were able to kill a senior ISIS militant involved in the execution of western hostages in Syria. Abu al-Umarayn was involved in the killing of US aid worker Peter Kassig in 2014.
The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have sent reinforcements to Deir az-Zour Province after IS retook the Syrian territory fighting against Arab SDF fighters. Around 70 SDF fighters died in the IS' counterattack on Friday.
The fight against the Islamic State (IS) in the Anbar Desert is being led by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in coordination with the International Coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Ismail al-Eithawi, a captured ISIS leader discusses his meeting with the world’s most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. The meeting took place at a secret location in the barren hinterland of eastern Syria, at the heart of Islamic State’s shrinking realm.