Claims that Assad and ISIS have agreed for ISIS to withdraw from Dumayr towards al-Hamad Badiya tomorrow afternoon Libya: LNA forces stormed the Benghazi university Syria: the Shamarin IDP camp on the border with Turkey has been completely abandoned, 1000s fled to escape Daesh FSA TOW missile destroy ISIL heavy machine gun in north AleppoThree killed, nine wounded as rocket projectiles from Syria hit Turkey’s south Carter: 2 accelerate momentum in c-ISIL fight SecDef says we will provide up to $415M in financial assistance to Peshmerga fighters US to aid 450M$ to Peshmerga forces. US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to fight ISIS in Iraq amid push to retake key city of MosulJN fails to stop IS advances in Yarmouk Camp as latter captures Al-Ansar Box, Electricity company and local council building Rockets fired from Syria land in Kilis. 1 killed, a child reportedly injured ISIS Fallujah Province released a gory video of executing spies,one involving a beheading via explosive cord Libya- images from the LNA captured cement factory in south Benghazi, surroundings look relatively safe Syria: Islamic State using ATGM on the sandy outskirts of Palmyra. Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State west of Baiji. 2 land to land missiles again hit city of Kilis. 1 hit an open area w/ another impact on state hospital vicinity Bombardment in KilisMany, If Not In Washington Than In Middle East Region, Want To Ponder 'Plan B' For Syria - Lavrov ISIS media claims the group destroyed an Egyptian tank with an IED south of Sheikh Zuweid in north Sinai Fighting between SAA and Daesh in the area of Deir ez-ZurSyria : Infighting Killed ISIL Emir in Yarmouk Camp in Damascus Libya-LNA claim fully capturing Hawari Cement Factory in south Benghazi. This has been prematurely claimed in past ISIS captured nine small village west of Al-Rai from Syrian rebels and advanced up to Tel Battal. SecDef arrives in Iraq at key moment in campaign to defeat ISIL Meetings with PM, MoD and US troops US Defence Secretary arrives in Baghdad to meet with officials and discuss anti-IS operations Turkey court acquitted Syria suspects in money-exchange house in Gaziantep accused for facilitating sale of Yazidi women and kids by ISIL SecDef visits troops leading air campaign against ISIL Footage of Iraq's Army Rangers (92nd Bde) during clashes in Anbar provinceIraqi SF in central Hit, liberated from ISIL terrorists in close cooperation w/ AlbuNimr tribe Damascus. Eastern Qalamoun Syria - SAA in control of Al Muthalath crossroad. Unconfirmed reports of an American helicopter-borne special forces raid on the road between Mosul and Tal 'Afar in northern Iraq.

Map. History of ISIS conflict

18 April 2016
Libya: LNA forces stormed the Benghazi university
Syria: the Shamarin IDP camp on the border with Turkey has been completely abandoned, 1000s fled to escape Daesh
FSA TOW missile destroy ISIL heavy machine gun in north Aleppo
ISIS Fallujah Province released a gory video of executing spies,one involving a beheading via explosive cord
Libya- images from the LNA captured cement factory in south Benghazi, surroundings look relatively safe
Syria: Islamic State using ATGM on the sandy outskirts of Palmyra.
Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State west of Baiji.
2 land to land missiles again hit city of Kilis. 1 hit an open area w/ another impact on state hospital vicinity
Bombardment in Kilis
ISIS media claims the group destroyed an Egyptian tank with an IED south of Sheikh Zuweid in north Sinai
Syria : Infighting Killed ISIL Emir in Yarmouk Camp in Damascus
SecDef arrives in Iraq at key moment in campaign to defeat ISIL Meetings with PM, MoD and US troops
SecDef visits troops leading air campaign against ISIL
Footage of Iraq's Army Rangers (92nd Bde) during clashes in Anbar province
Iraqi SF in central Hit, liberated from ISIL terrorists in close cooperation w/ AlbuNimr tribe
Damascus. Eastern Qalamoun Syria - SAA in control of Al Muthalath crossroad.