The Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have recently liberated 48 villages and Shuqqat Riyad Airbase from ISIS in the Hawija area west of Kirkuk city. Now, the army and the PMU are working to further isolate the ISIS-held town of Hawija before starting to storm it.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have repelled a major ISIS attack against Sukhna and launched an operation to secure the entire Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway that had been recently cut off by ISIS units.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured al-Sa’ad village south of al-Suwar and advanced against ISIS northeast of Deir Ezzor city. The SDF has also advanced inside Raqqah city and captured new positions in al-Ferdaws district in the city center.