A brief overview of the recent developments in Syria and Iraq:
- The US deployed Patriot air defense systems at the bases of Kirkuk and Ayn al-Assad;
- Pro-Turkish sources claim that the Syrian Army shelled positions of Idlib militants near Afis;
- Turkish Army units regularly patrol the area of Arihah;
- Pro-Turkish sources claim that 9 SDF members were killed in recent clashes near Ayn Issa;
- The SDF is conducting a security operation in the Hasakah countryside after several ISIS members fled the local prison;
- The Iraqi Air Force conducted airstrikes on ISIS targets across Salah ad-Din province.