This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria and Iraq on October 30, 2018:
- Iraqi security forces detained 17 ISIS members in the city of Mosul.
- The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are deploying additional troops and equipment on the border with Syria in order to boost security in the area amid a large-scale ISIS advance on positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Hajin pocket.
- Three militants, including a field commander, were killed and one was injured in an IED attack west of al-Bab.
- Russia has officially warned that if militants continue violating the de-escalation agreement in Idlib, a military option can be implemented to eliminate the existing militancy threat.