A brief overview of the recent developments in Iraq:
- Security forces have carried out a series of anti-terrorism operations in the desert area near the Syrian border;
- 3 ISIS members were arrested in recent operations across Diyala province;
- A car bomb attack was prevented west of Baghdad city. No suspects were detained;
- At least 13 civilians were killed or wounded in a bomb explosion in thee Rabia district in Mosul during the last weekend;
- Over 22,000ha of farmland near Tuz Khumatu has been burnt by supposed ISIS militants over the past week.