April 24, 2017
A Daesh Terrorist Blows Himself Targeting Journalists (Yalla)
TODAY’S MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS
Coalition, IAF conduct multiple air attacks on Rawa, Anah. [..]
Frustration grows with delayed Hawija liberation, as Daesh executes 8 more. [..]
Turkish planes attack YPG in Sinjar. [..]
SDF gaining ground in Tabaqa city fighting. [..]
SDF claims victory in numerous villages north of Raqqa. [..]
REPORTS FROM IRAQ
Prime Minister Abadi met in his office with the Belgian Minister of Interior, Jan Jambon, and discussed the war against Daesh and reconstruction of liberated areas, according to a statement from Abadi’s office. [Sumaria]
Former President Jalal Talabani met in Suleimaniya with Ahmed Al-Sadr, head of the Sadrist Current’s reform committee, and several other Sadrists leaders. The Sadrist delegation has been meeting with several Iraqi officials and politicians, including Prime Minister Abadi and Speaker Jubouri, to discuss the upcoming elections, the situation after Mosul liberation, and other Iraq issues. [Sumaria]
The Coalition says it conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, in or near Mosul (6), and Rawa (1). [InherentResolve]
Security-related incidents reported
A security source says security forces arrested 4 Daesh operatives of Daesh’s “North Baghdad wilayat” in Tarmiya. [Maalomah]
Daesh says it destroyed PMF positions with an IED in the Strategic Line (oil pipeline) area near the Safi river near Taji. [DENApril24]
Here Daesh says it destroyed a PMF vehicle with an IED in the Strategic Line area, killing an officer and two fighters on Sunday. [A3maq]
A police source says unidentified men shot a civilian to death in Hay Al-Basatin in Shaab. [Ghad]
Military Intelligence Service says it captured a “dangerous” terrorist in an security operation in Dora. [Buratha]
A security source says armed
Daesh says it destroyed a PMF SUV in the Al-Oweisat area
A police source says a roadside IED in Haswa exploded, targeting a police patrol, and wounded three policemen. [Ghad]
Total Baghdad incidents reported:
Total IED incidents reported:
Iraqi forces found a weapons and explosives cache in Hay Al-Tamim. [MoD Website]
IWMC says Iraqi forces killed 14 Daesh combatants while clearing Haditha storehouses and Wadi Horan areas southwest of Kubaisa.
Tribal Mobilization commander says that a preemptive operation in Dolab, near the Baghdadi subdistrict in Hit, resulted in arresting 13 Daesh combatants planning for suicide attacks in the area. The raid was based on prior intelligence. [Maalomah]
IWMC says Coalition planes destroyed two guesthouses and killed 21 Daesh combatants in Rawa.
Coalition planes destroyed a
A security source says Daesh booby trapped parts of the international expressway in the Kilo 80 area east of Rutba. [Sumaria]
The spokesman of Tribal Mobilization forces in Anbar says that they and the army will start a major campaign shortly to liberate remaining parts of western Iraq. He says that the delay was due to lack of enough
Daesh publishes photos of ambushing 2 alleged Iraqi Army vehicles west of
The Mayor of Rutba District says 2 Daesh commanders were arrested in an army raid on Mujahid station, 60 km wet of Rutba city. [Maalomah]
A military source says army forces killed three Daesh combatants who were planting IEDs on the road leading from Rutba to the Trebil border crossing. [Maalomah]
Daesh says it killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded others, and destroying an SUV in an ambush in the Kilo 40 area north of Rutba. [DMNApril24]
Iraqi Army 60th
Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in Ain Al-Baidha village
Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in Al-Badou village with 4 mortars. [DENApril24]
PMF Press says PMF units ambushed and killed 4 Daesh suicide attackers before they could enter Baiji. [Sumaria]
Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in the Thermal Station area, killing several terrorists and destroying 9 hideouts. Iraqi forces also destroyed a Daesh vehicle near the Al-Zuwiya Intersection. [MoD Website]
Daesh says it detonated an IED on a PMF military vehicle on the road between Baiji and Haditha. [DENApril24]
Daesh says its snipers killed a PMF fighter on the road between Baiji and Haditha. Daesh also says it destroyed a PMF bulldozer on the
Iraqi forces found 33
PMF Press says PMF units killed a Daesh suicide terrorist south of Samarra. [PUKMedia]
Samarra Operations Command units arrested 2 men on terrorism charges in Samarra. [MoD Website]
Daesh says it destroyed an IFP SUV with an IED in the Jalam area near Samarra, killing the soldiers inside. [DENApril24]
Diyala Police says it
Daesh says it targeted a Shia village in Khan Bani Saad with 5 mortars. [DENApril24]
Diyala Police says it captured a person on terrorism charges in Wajihiya subdistrict. [Sumaria]
Daesh says it destroyed a PMF SUV in Al-Dawalib village in Muqdadiya with an IED, killing two fighters and wounding three others. [DENApril24]
Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, Khalis north)
Daesh says it destroyed a PMF SUV in the Thallab Valley in Sadiya in Khanaqin with an IED, killing the fighters inside.
Hawija (Riyadh, Al-Zab, etc.)
AAH, a component of the PMF, demanded that the government order the liberation of Hawija
Kirkuk’s Governor says that there are no signs that liberation of
The Hawija Tribal PMFs supervisor says Daesh executed eight young men in Hawija after accusing them of cooperating with Iraqi forces and helping families to escape Daesh controlled areas. [Sumaria]
Joint Operations Command says 70% of west Mosul is under Iraqi control. It also says that military speaking, the whole west side is under control as it the Daesh-controlled areas are surrounded from all sides. A spokesman of the JOC says
Mosul liberation campaign
A security source says security forces liberated children imprisoned by Daesh on the outskirts of Zanjili. Three children were saved while another died due to torture. The children were imprisoned for violating religious orders.
IFP says it killed 7 Daesh foreign combatants including Abu Yasin Al-Russi, a Daesh military planning official, in the old city.
IFP says it arrested a Daesh commander in the Malaab (stadium) area in the old city.
Daesh says it attacked IFP and Rapid Intervention positions near Bab Al-Tob, killing or wounding several soldiers and damaging an armored vehicle and capturing 2 military positions, in addition to weapons and ammunition. [ICDNApril24]
Daesh issues a video report about its attack on Iraqi forces in Bab Al-Tob. [A3maq]
Daesh issues a video of
Daesh says it destroyed an IFP military position near Bab Al-Beidh, next to Bab Al-Jadid. [DENApril24]
Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked CTS positions in Hay Al-Tanak with a vehicle bomb. Daesh also says it targeted the CTS with rockets in the same area, destroying 3 bulldozers and 2 Humvees. [ICDNApril24]
Daesh publishes photos of targeting a CTS bulldozer with an SPG9 rocket in Hay Al-Tanak. [ICDNApril24]
Here Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces bulldozer and Humvee and damaged another in Hay
Daesh says its snipers killed three CTS soldiers and wounded another in Hay Al-Thawra. [DMNApril24]
Here Daesh says its snipers killed six CTS soldiers in Hay Al-Thawra. [DENApril24]
Other Daesh reports
Daesh says it targeted “Iraqi Army, IFP, and militias” in
Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces Humvee and destroyed 5 military positions with SPG9 rockets in different areas in west Mosul. [DENApril24]
Daesh says twenty-two people were killed and forty wounded, including women and children, by “American and Iraqi” bombing on residential areas in west Mosul. [A3maq]
North & northwest Mosul
Daesh says it killed three Iraqi soldiers with an SPG9 rocket
Hammam Al-Alil/ Mosul subdistrict
Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh combatants who tried to
Daesh says it killed three PMF soldiers, wounded others, and destroyed a military position in an attack near Muhalabiya near the Tal Afar line. [DENApril24]
IWMC says IAF killed 9 Daesh combatants and destroyed two vehicle bombs as they prepared to attack Tal Afar airport. IAF planes also destroyed a tunnel network and a basement containing weapons and an ammunition cache in the Khidhr Ilyas village area southwest of Tal Afar city.
A PMF commander says PMFs are ready to liberate Tal Afar city
Daesh says it destroyed a PMF fuel tanker truck with a heavy sniper gun near the Tal Afar Airport, killing one fighter. [A3maq]
Rudaw TV says Turkish planes launched more than 10 airstrikes on the YPG on Karachok Mountain. [Rudaw]
Daesh says twelve civilians were killed by a
Chairman of the Basra Provincial Council security committee says 1,400 men from Basra,
Maysan police says two men on a motorcycle shot dead two civilians in Iskan village in Maysan.
REPORTS FROM SYRIA
Russia says it is ready to send more land forces to Syria should the government so request. Press sources way that Russia is concentrating on the western part of Syria, while the US is more interested in the eastern part.
A member of the Syrian CoR expects an air attack larger than the American strike on Shayrat Airbase in Homs. He says the strike will come in the south, most likely with Jordanian support.
The Coalition says it conducted 24 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, in Tabaqa (12), Raqqa (7), Deir Ez-Zor (3), and Palmyra (2). [InherentResolve]
Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)
West of Raqqa
Fighting inside Tabaqa continues,
SDF says Daesh initiated a major counter attack on SDF forces in Ayed Al-Kabir and Jab Abu Jabir villages southwest of Tabaqa airport, and on other three villages to the east including Sahl Al-Khashab village on Deir Ez-Zor Road. SDF says that the attack failed, resulting in the death of 72 Daesh combatants, including 2 “emirs,” and destruction of 10 vehicle bombs. Coalition planes initiated 7 airstrikes against Daesh in these areas. Tabaqa and surrounding areas witnessed a big sandstorm in which vision was
Daesh says it targeted SDF positions in Sahl Al-Khashab village with 10 mortars. [DENApril24]
SDSF says Raqqa is now under full siege after the cutting off the roads connecting it to Damascus, Iraq, and Deir Ez-Zor. The SDF spokeswoman says that
SDF reported that Daesh executed several of its commanders recently in reaction to the recent defeats in Raqqa and surroundings.
SOHR says Coalition planes killed 4 women and seven children when they attacked a car near Tabaqa city. [SyriaHR]
SOHR says in a later count that 3 women and 5 children died in the Coalition strike on their car leaving Tabaqa, bringing the total civilians killed by US
SDF says it destroyed a Daesh vehicle and killed 4 combatants at the Ajrawi junction east of Tabaqa, while Coalition planes killed tens of combatants in airstrikes in Hay Al-Wahab and north Tabaqa areas.
Daesh publishes photos of an attack on SDF
Daesh says it killed five SDF fighters in an attack near Abu Huraira village west of Tabaqa on Sunday. [A3maq]
North of Raqqa
SDF says the two wings of SDF forces that started this phase of the campaign north of Raqqa have linked up between the Tishrin farm area and Huzayma village.
SDF issued a statement announcing the liberation of northern Jalab Valley, which includes tens of villages and towns, and the rescue of thousands of people from Daesh captivity. It
SDF says thousands of IDPs escaping
SDF say eight IDPs from Raqqa lost their lives following the sandstorm in Jab Al-Sha’er village. The spokeswoman of the IDP camp says asthma was the cause of death of these elderly IDPs, as no proper medicines are available in the camp.
Four other IDPs lost their lives due to the explosion of Daesh land mines, during their escape from war areas in Tabaqa towards SDF positions. [ARA]
SDF also says 15,000 IDPs have arrived in Ayn Eissa, escaping Daesh areas, and were received in its IDP camps under harsh weather conditions. [Hawar]
Kurdish sources say a large civilian campaign is taking place to gather in kind donations to the IDPS in Raqqa including mainly food water and clothes supplies.
YPG mourned one of its leaders, from Kazakhstan, killed fighting Daesh in the Al-Jazeera area in Raqqa province.
Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)
Syrian opposition says the advances of the regime forces in Hama would pave the way for them towards Idlib, especially after evacuation of Fawaa and Kefraya which were points of pressure against the regime. Government forces recaptured Halfaya in Hama yesterday.
YPG says it attacked Turkish soldiers near the Syrian border,
Turkey continues demographic change operations in Kurdish areas of Syria, say Kurdish sources. It says that Turkey expelled
The Kurdish sources added that the plan is to bring around 2,000 persons from 450 families covered by the exchange agreement from Homs and place them in the Numan Kurdish village.
Daesh says it killed 5 government soldiers in an attack on Al-Abtar Mountain southwest of Tadmur, captured earlier by government forces. [Qasioun]
Daesh says it killed four Syrian soldiers after trapping them near the Tadmur Silos. [DENApril24]
The Government says it blocked a Daesh attack on Deir Ez-Zor airport, inflicting heavy casualties on the attackers. [SyriaNow]
Daesh publishes photos of a Syrian soldier targeted
Daesh publishes photos of a military surplus shop in Mayadin city. [ICDNApril24]
South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)
Jaish Khaled, the Daesh affiliate, ordered civilians of Jillen city in Daraa to evacuate the area. Jillen is on the touch lines with opposition forces fighting Daesh in the area. Observers believe Daesh is expecting an attack on this area. [EnabBaladi]
Daesh shelled with mortars the Al-Yarmouk camp in Damascus while humanitarian aid was entering it. The shelling killed 2 opposition fighters. [Qasioun]
Israel’s Minister of Defense says Daesh has fired into the Israeli side of Golan Heights only once, and apologized immediately. He says that firing on the Israeli side of the Golan always comes from the Syrian army side, adding that it is Iran, not Daesh, which orders firing at Israel. [EnabBaladi]
Daesh says it destroyed 2 vehicles carrying opposition
OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS
Egyptian army says it killed two terrorists, destroyed 15 positions, and arrested 5 of them in an operation in central Sinai.
Daesh says its snipers killed an Egyptian soldier near Arish city. It also says it damaged an armored personnel carrier with an IED near Arish on Sunday. [A3maq]
A security source says terrorists hijacked an ambulance in Arish city center. The source says the terrorists were forced to leave the ambulance and flee after security units trapped them in Hay Al-Safa in the south. [ElWatan]
Daesh says it detonated 2 IEDs on 2 Egyptian Army armored personnel carriers west of Arish city and near the Al-Qawadees area. [DENApril24]
Here Daesh says it damaged an Egyptian Army armored personnel carrier and a Humvee with 2 IEDs east of Arish city. [A3maq]
Daesh says it damaged an Egyptian Army Humvee with an IED near Sheikh Zuweid. [DENApril24]
Daesh says it killed an Egyptian Army “spy” west of Rafah. [DENApril24]
Daesh says it damaged an Egyptian Army M60 vehicle with an IED south of Rafah. [DENApril24]
REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
Lebanese Army says it killed a Daesh local commander and arrested 10 others in an army assault on Arsal village on the Syria-Lebanon border.
A Daesh terrorist blows himself up as he targets journalists in west Mosul
Videos of the Day
A Daesh terrorist blows himself up on IFP soldiers. [YouTube]
IFP soldiers attack Daesh near the Al-Nouri mosque. [Facebook]
IFP soldiers battle Daesh is west Mosul. [Facebook]
IFP soldiers chase a Daesh vehicle bomb. [YouTube]
Prime Minister Abadi takes a tour of Mosul Al-Jadida. [YouTube]
Iraqi forces liberate another Yazidi girl from Daesh in Al-Mosul Al-Jadida. [Mawsleya]
PMFs fight Daesh near Tal Afar. [Facebook]
A Daesh terrorist left his vehicle bomb and fled in west Mosul. [YouTube]
Tens of families escape west Mosul. [Mawsleya]
Daesh destroyed historical sites in east Mosul. [Mawsleya]
The Ninewa Operations commander returns a Christian woman to her house
Manbij Military Council troops, part of the SDF Raqqa liberation campaign, kill 2 Daesh suicide terrorists and capture
A terrorist blows himself up after being trapped by security members in Qasantina in Algeria. [YouTube]
Russian security units capture one of the terrorists who planned the Saint Petersburg attack. [RT]
Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]
A3maq: A’maq, a Daesh “news agency”
ICDN: Internet Collected Daesh News
DMN: Daesh Morning Newsletter
DEN: Daesh Evening News Letter