Turkish military forces have “neutralized” dozens of members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group following a string of artillery and airstrikes followed by operations by commando brigades in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region
Political commentator Jason Unruhe says Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari has sent a warning to the American forces illegally deployed to Syria by stressing the Damascus government’s resolve to rid the entire country of terrorists and foreign forces.
Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar have started advancing on the country’s western cities and districts, with reports of skirmishes in the south of the capital, Tripoli, which is controlled by Libya’s internationally-recognized government of Fayez al-Sarraj.
Iran’s Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have stepped up ongoing relief efforts in several provinces hardest hit by flash floods, as people in most parts of the country continue to grapple with adverse weather conditions.
Iraqi government forces have arrested a high-ranking commander of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group wanted for the June 2014 massacre of hundreds of military soldiers at an air force camp in the country’s central city of Tikrit.