The Iraqi army together with the forces of the International Coalition embarked on the first stage of the operation against the IS near the border with Syria. The operation takes place in the provinces of Saladin, Nineveh and Al Anbar.
The Russian Aerospace Forces conducted air strikes against positions of militants in the Idlib and Hama provinces.
The Turkish army attacked positions of the YPG in the settlement of Al-Malikiyah in northern Aleppo. The Turkish Air Force also caused air strikes against the PKK objects in the areas of the Zap and Metina in northern Iraq.
It was reported that the IS’ terrorists attacked the Syrian Arab Army in the desert area of the province of Deir Ezzor. As a result, 3 government soldiers were killed and 10 injured.