This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria and Iraq. The security situation in both states remains comlicated.
Recently, 4 security troops were killed in two ISIS attacks in the city of Mosul, 2 ISIS members were arrested in the city of Kirkuk and an underground tunnel was detected and an ISIS member was arrested in the village of Qahara in Kirkuk province. Additionally, the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) repelled an ISIS attack in the area of Baiji in central Iraq.
In the Syrian province of Idlib, militant groups continue violating the ceasefire regime established by the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone agreement. This situation is a threat for the peaceful effort kicked off in the area thus setting conditions for further military actions. In the Euphrates Valley, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered the ISIS-held village of al-Susa where clashes are now ongoing.