June 1, 2016
Today’s Major Developments
UN statistics confirm another deadly month in Iraq.
Daesh losing men to internal conflicts as PMFs move in on Saqlawiya.
Daesh loses over 200 men in attacks on Kubaisa, Hit.
Daesh executions continue in Mosul.
Peshmerga recapture nine villages in Nineveh Plain.
US-coordinated campaign to take Manbij launches in Syria.
REPORTS FROM IRAQ
A total of 867 Iraqis were killed and another 1,459 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in May 2016, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Civilians killed in May totaled 468 (including 19 federal police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, firefighters); the total injured was 1,041 (including 96 federal police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department).
There were 399 members of the Iraqi Security Forces killed (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army but excluding Anbar Operations) and 418 were wounded. The overall total was therefore 867 killed and 1,459 wounded
The overall casualty figures rose over April’s, where a total of 741 were killed and 1,374 injured. The figures for May are likely to increase because they do not include the casualties from Anbar Governorate, scene of heavy combat in recent days and where the ongoing conflict has made any kind of verification extremely difficult. [UNIraq]
On May 30, Col. Steve Warren, the Coalition spokesman in Baghdad, rotated out. The US Embassy took the occasion to thank Colonel Warren for his services. The Embassy also welcomed Colonel Christopher Garver, who will replace Col. Warren as spokesperson. [US Embassy Baghdad]
The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, in and near Falluja (4), Hit (2), and Rawa (1); and in Mosul (4), Sultan Abdullah (1), and Sinjar (1). [CJTF]
Security-related incidents reported
North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)
A local police source says a Sahwa fighter was killed and two others wounded in hand grenade attack on their checkpoint in the Falahat area in Tarmiya. [Maalomah]
An MoI source says one person was killed and nine wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Tarmiya. [Mada]
Iraqi Army 23rd brigade troops defused an IED in the Al-Sour area. [BOC Facebook Page]
Iraqi Army 45th brigade defused 2 IEDs in the Um Najem area. [BOC Facebook Page]
Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)
An MoI source says the body of an unknown man was found in Waziriya. [Mada]
East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)
An MoI source says a mukhtar was killed and his wife wounded when a sticky IED exploded under their car in Fadhiliya. [Mada]
Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)
An MoI source says two people were killed and nine wounded when an IED exploded near a soccer field in Khanasa village in Mada’in. [Mada]
South (Dora, Mahmudiya)
An MoI source says two people were killed and four wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Hay Al-Sihha in Dora. [Mada]
An MoI source says two people were killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a market in Latifiya. [Mada]
Daesh says it attacked a PMF vehicle with light weapons in the Rushdiya area in Yusufiyah, killing all of the fighters inside and seizing their weapons. [JustPaste]
DaeshDaily comment. If true, why didn’t Daesh give an exact number of the allegedly dead PMFs?
An MoI source says two people were killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a private electricity generator in the Diwanem area. [Mada]
West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)
An MoI source says two tribal PMF fighters were killed and three wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in Abu Ghraib. [Mada]
An MoI source says a sticky IED exploded under a bus in Bayya’, killing one person and wounding nine. [Mada]
Total Baghdad incidents reported: 12 (Includes only incidents reported)
City. A local source in Falluja says Iraqi forces stopped their attack on the city. However, in a televised statement, Prime Minister Abadi says the Falluja liberation operations are still going on. [Anadolu]
Prime Minister Abadi visited the Falluja Operations Command headquarters, promising Falluja will soon be liberated with minimal casualties. [Maalomah]
Local source say Daesh executed 16 of its terrorists who fled the fighting in Falluja, including a Tunisian emir. [ARA]
The spokesman of the Anbar Tribes says several Daesh terrorists were killed in internal clashes in Falluja city. He also says the bodies of dead Daesh terrorists are spread throughout the city and Daesh is unable to move them for fear of airstrikes. [Mawazin]
Speaker Jubouri and several MPs visited the PMF Command headquarters in the Falluja area. [Harbi]
DaeshDaily comment. Jubouri, a Sunni, is going above and beyond in his support of the Falluja campaign, his apparent if subtle purpose of his public leadership being to help defeat the inevitable argument that this is a sectarian campaign.
Speaker Jubouri visited Qarma and met with the military commanders and discussed securing Falluja families from Daesh controlled areas through safe routes. [Sumaria]
A member of the CoR’s Displacement Committee says there are thousands of IEDs in Qarma. He says it will need 4-6 months for people to go back to their houses. [Sumaria]
The Chairman of the Sunni Endowment formed a committee to help the displaced families from Falluja. [Sumaria]
A video of displaced families from Falluja [Sumaria]
A video of a Russian Daesh terrorist captured in Falluja [YouTube]
And another terrorist from an Arab country [YouTube]
A security source says security personnel captured a Daesh terrorist at a checkpoint in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad; he had sneaked out of Falluja with displaced families. [Maalomah]
A Shabak PMF commander says 320 Yazidi girls are still held in Falluja. The two Yazidi girls freed by Iraqi forces in the Falluja area yesterday were sent home to their families. [Maalomah]
A photo of a Daesh order that warns Falluja citizens not to use any internet or communication devices. [Ghad]
The Ministry of Interior refuted the Arab media reports about a statement attributed to the Minister saying that the children who were born in Falluja and other Daesh-controlled areas will be given Iraqi citizenship after a DNA test. The Ministry says such rumors are created by people who don’t like the Iraqi forces’ advances in Falluja. [Mada]
DaeshDaily comment. Regardless of some countries’ official position against Daesh, their media outlets are fueling the conflict in Iraq. Daesh will lose militarily, but with such support from the petro-dollar media, its sectarian line of thinking will thrive. And who else would invent a lie like this one?
UNICEF issued a neutral statement reflecting its mission to protect children.
“As the violence continues to escalate in Fallujah and across Iraq, we are concerned over the protection of children in the face of extreme and rising danger. Since the start of the military operation in Fallujah . . . very few families have been able to leave. Most have moved to two camps while others have sought refuge with relatives and extended families. UNICEF estimates that at least 20,000 children remain trapped in the city. According to reports, food and medicine are running out and clean water is in short supply.
Children face the risk of forced recruitment into the fighting, strict procedures for security screening and separation from their families. Children who are recruited see their lives and futures jeopardized as they are forced to carry and use arms, fighting in an adult war.
UNICEF calls on all parties to protect children inside Fallujah, provide safe passage to those wishing to leave the city and grant safe and secure environments to displaced civilians.” [UNICEF]
The IAA destroyed a Daesh hideout and a machine mounted vehicle while Coalition aircraft killed 8 Daesh terrorists and wounded 2, destroying 3 vehicles in the Falluja area. [BOC Facebook Page]
The IAA commander says the IAA has conducted 240 airstrikes on Daesh locations since the start of Falluja liberation operations. [Sumaria]
North. The PMF Command says PMF troops are surrounding Saqlawiya center from 3 sides and are preparing to break into the area. [Mada]
PMF Media says Daesh is burning down their headquarters in Saqlawiya city. [Buratha]
A member of the PMF says the PMFs have completely isolated Saqlawiya from Falluja. [Mawazin]
The PMF Media says a PMF unit liberated Arimiya village between Saqlawiya and Falluja. [Maalomah]
The IWMC says Iraqi forces raised the flag on the Saqlawiya Bridge that links Saqlawiya to southwest Falluja city. [Baghdadia]
A PMF commander says the PMFs killed 3 Daesh commanders in Saqlawiya. [Sumaria]
The PMFs also liberated Albu Azzam village northwest of Saqlawiya. [AIN]
The PMFs secured 350 families and handed them to the Iraqi Army and the IFP near Saqlawiya. [Harbi]
The PMF Commission says its troops found a 6 km Daesh tunnel between Saqlawiya and the international highway. [Maalomah]
The IFP Commander says his snipers killed 12 Daesh terrorists, including 5 snipers, in Saqlawiya. Also, the IFP and the PMFs destroyed a Daesh military position there, killing 3 terrorists. He also says his troops defused a booby-trapped building in the Sijar area. [Etejah]
Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces near the Shuhada’ area in Saqlawiya. [JustPaste]
A video of a Sumaria TV reporter surviving a Daesh ambush near Saqlawiya [Sumaria]
Iraqi Army 14th division killed 26 Daesh terrorists, including a sniper, and wounded 18, and defused 268 IEDs and 13 booby-trapped houses and a booby-trapped school, destroying 7 vehicles and 6 motorcycles in Zaghareed and Albu Bakhit villages near Saqlawiya. [BOC Facebook Page]
Photos of Iraqi forces in the Zaghareed area [Sumaria]
Iraqi Army 16th division liberated Al-Mtairi village, north of Falluja, and killed a Daesh sniper, defused 84 IEDs and 12 booby-trapped houses, and destroyed 10 hideouts and 28 military positions. [BOC Facebook Page]
A video of Counter Terrorism troops fighting in Falluja [Sumaria]
A video of Iraqi soldiers destroying a Daesh vehicle bomb charging on them with a heavy machine gun [YouTube]
A video of Major Ala’ Al-Idani, the MoD’s media correspondent who lost his eyesight by in a Daesh attack south of Falluja last year, reporting again from the battlefield in Falluja [MoD]
East. Iraqi forces defused 97 IEDs and 20 booby-trapped houses, destroying a 300m tunnel in areas in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]
A video of a Daesh tunnel found in Qarma [YouTube]
South. A member of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb and killed several terrorists in the Ameriyat Al-Falluja military sector. [Maalomah]
Iraqi Army 59th brigade defused 2 IEDs in Zoba’a and found an ammunitions cache in the Halabsa area. [BOC Facebook Page]
The IWMC says Iraqi forces, supported by the IAF and IAA, cleared all Hit and Kubaisa neighborhoods, after killing the Daesh terrorists who sneaked into the two-city area. [Mawazin]
The Minister of Defense says Iraqi forces killed 200 Daesh terrorists in Hit and Kubaisa. [MoD Website]
A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Kubaisa, killing 20 terrorists, including 3 suicide bombers. He also says Iraqi forces captured 5 Daesh suicide terrorists in a mosque in Kubaisa. Security issued a curfew in Kubaisa after the attack. [Mada] [Maalomah]
An Anbar Operations commander said earlier that Iraqi forces killed 4 suicide terrorists in Kubaisa. [Mada]
A video published by anti-Daesh activists from Anbar shows a mosque in Hit welcoming the return of Daesh [Facebook]
A Ninewa Police source says Coalition warplanes bombed the Daesh sharia “court” in Shirqat, killing the “judge” and 9 of his associates. [BasNews]
Daesh issues a video of battles in the Makhoul Mountains area [JustPaste]
A video of the Speicher victims documents found near Tikrit. [YouTube]
DaeshDaily comment. These documents will help the families of the victims to identify their sons. Tribal and political reverberations will follow.
A security source says the local police captured a Daesh terrorist in Tikrit city. [Maalomah]
A security source says a Daesh suicide terrorist detonated himself on Iraqi forces in the Zarqa area near the Himrin Mountains, killing an Iraqi soldier and wounding three. Daesh attacked Iraqi forces after the suicide attack, but Iraqi forces retaliated, killing 17 Daesh terrorists. [Mada]
A PMF source says Iraqi forces killed 5 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles in the attack. [Ghad]
Daesh’s version says it attacked PMF locations in the Zarqa area in Tooz and burned down one of their military positions. Daesh says its terrorists cut off the road between Tikrit and Tooz. [JustPaste] [A3maq]
Speaker Jubouri met in Baghdad with tribal leaders from Diyala and discussed the possibilities of forming tribal PMFs in order to hold the ground in the governorate. [Sumaria]
A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian in east Baquba. [Sumaria]
The Mayor of Muqdadiya says the District government and council sent a request to Prime Minister Abadi asking him to form a special military command to secure Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]
A security source says Kurdish security (Asayesh) captured 15 Daesh suspects near Qara Tappa. [BasNews]
The Kurdistan Security Council says a Daesh cell of 4 terrorists was captured in Kirkuk. The Council also says the cell members admitted to conducting several terrorist attacks against Iraqi forces in Kirkuk and Tooz. [Sumaria]
Local sources say armed men from Albu Mifrij clashed with Daesh in Hawija, killing 4 terrorists. [Maalomah]
A Turkmen PMF source says Daesh targeted Bashir with 25 mortars and rockets, wounding three PMF fighters. [Mada]
A Ninewa Police source says Daesh executed six Syrian merchants publicly in Mosul, for smuggling cigarettes into the city. [BasNews]
A security source says Daesh executed thirteen former Iraqi Army officers and personnel because they refused to cooperate with Daesh. [Sumaria]
A Ninewa Police source says the bodies of 89 Daesh terrorists were delivered to the morgue in Mosul. The source says the terrorists were killed in the Khazer, Qayara, and Makhmur military sectors. [BasNews]
A local source says unknown armed men shot and killed a Daesh Saudi terrorist in Mosul. [Maalomah]
Daesh says 10 people were killed and 36 wounded by American airstrikes on Mosul. [A3maq]
Daesh issues a video of the damage from an American airstrike on an autism center and nearby houses on the east side of Mosul. [A3maq]
Local sources say five civilians were killed, in two separate incidents, by Daesh IEDs planted in their houses in Tolband village, which was liberated by the Peshmerga. The Kurdistan Security Council had said that the Peshmerga, supported by Coalition warplanes, liberated 9 Shabak and Kakai villages in Hamdaniya district, killing 140 Daesh terrorists. The operations were concluded on Monday. [Ankawa]
A Peshmerga commander says the Kurdish forces will need 2 months to clear all the IEDs and booby-trapped houses in the area. [Rudaw]
Daesh says it burned down a Peshmerga military position in Hassam Shami village in Hamdaniya. [JustPaste]
The Ninewa Operations Command says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh meeting in Al-Houd village in Qayara, killing all members of the security committee of Daesh’s Dijla “province.” [Ghad]
Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)
A local source says the Peshmerga foiled an attack on Kafraj, killing 2 Daesh terrorists before they reached the front lines. He also says more Daesh terrorists were killed when the Peshmerga attacked them with heavy artillery. He also says 250 Arab families are trapped near Kafraj, a Peshmerga military camp northwest of Mosul. [ARA]
Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it detonated an IED on a Daesh pickup truck on the road between Tal Afar and Ayadhiya, killing 2 terrorists. [KM Facebook Page]
Daesh publishes photos of shelling and rocketing Peshmerga military positions east of Sinjar. [JustPaste]
The Erbil Appeals Court Chief says the court issued a warrant for the Gorran leader, Nawshirwan Mustafa, for charges related to instigating violence. He says online audio tapes reveal that Nawshirwan talked to the media, threatening to attack foreign countries’ consulates. [ARA] Mustafa was summoned to appear in court on Wednesday (June 1) over statements he allegedly made in an audio clip. The audio recording, which was posted to social media in recent months, purports to have Mustafa threatening to instigate instability in the Kurdistan Region and carry out attacks on foreign consulates. The kidnapping of foreign engineers was also allegedly mentioned. The summons was issued to Gorran through the head of the movement’s office in Erbil, according to the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) official media.
Gorran Spokesman Shorsh Haji said Mustafa was unable to attend the court hearing because Gorran had not received a summons. Shorsh said they would issue a statement on the case. [NRT]
DaeshDaily comment. Whether this is a legitimate legal case or a case of using the courts for partisan political purposes is yet to be seen. It doesn’t help that most judges in Erbil are chosen by the KDP, like most other high officials, or that the KDP has a political motive to embarrass Mustafa.
A Dhi Qar Police commander says weapons and explosives were seized from a civilian car in Shatra District. [Mawazin]
REPORTS FROM SYRIA
The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 21 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, 18 of them in the Manbij area. (See major story under Northwest, below) Others were around Raqqa (1) and Mare’ (2). [CJTF]
Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)
The YPG liberated Jabha village near Tabaqa in Raqqa District, killing 3 Daesh terrorists. [Hawar]
Six civilians from one family were killed and “tens” were wounded in a Coalition airstrike on Raqqa. The Syria is Being Slaughtered Silently activists say ten people were killed in the airstrike, but they didn’t specify the identity of the planes. Social media sources say the family killed by Coalition warplanes was in Manbij and not in Raqqa. [Qasioun] [RBSS] [HalabTV] [Dorar]
Coalition planes dropped more leaflets on Raqqa. The leaflets say that Daesh terrorists can no longer hide. (photo). [Qasioun]
Daesh publishes photos of publicly cutting off the hand of a man after accusing him of theft in Tabaqa. [JustPaste]
Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in the Jazra area in Raqqa. [JustPaste]
DaeshDaily comment. Anyone see a little inconsistency in these Daesh messages?
Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)
Thousands of U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are launching an offensive to capture from Daesh a crucial swathe of northern Syria known as the Manbij pocket, following weeks of quiet preparations, U.S. officials disclosed to Reuters.
The operation, which only started on Tuesday, could take weeks to complete. It aims to choke off Daesh’s access to Syrian territory along the Turkish border north of Aleppo that militants have long used as a logistics base for moving foreign fighters back and forth to and from Europe. “It’s significant in that it’s their last remaining funnel” to Europe, a U.S. military official said.
A small number of U.S. Special Operations forces will support the offensive on the ground, acting as advisors but staying some distance back from the front lines, the officials said. “They’ll be as close as they need to be for the (Syrian fighters) to complete the operation. But they will not engage in direct combat,” the official said.
The operation will also count on support from Coalition airstrikes as well as from ground-based firing positions across the border in Turkey.
Perhaps essential for NATO ally Turkey, the operation will be overwhelmingly comprised of Syrian Arabs the Kurdish YPG militia, who will only represent about a fifth or a sixth of the overall force, the officials said.
Ankara considers the Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters to be part of the PKK and therefore terrorists and has been enraged by U.S. backing for the militia in its battle with Islamic State in Syria. Turkey has been alarmed by advances made by Kurdish forces along its border and opposed the idea of YPG fighters taking control of the Manbij pocket. The Kurdish YPG militia already controls an uninterrupted 400 km (250 mile) stretch along the northeast border.
The officials told Reuters, however, that the YPG will only fight to help clear Daesh from the area around Manbij. Syrian Arab fighters would be the ones to stabilize and secure it once Daesh is gone, according to the operational plans. “After they take Manbij, the agreement is the YPG will not be staying … So you’ll have Syrian Arabs occupying traditional Syrian Arab land,” the official said, adding Turkey supported the offensive. [Reuters]
Military sources say Daesh withdrew from several areas near Manbij but they are gathering east of Mare’ to attack the city. [Dorar]
Local source say Coalition warplanes destroyed all of the bridges between Manbij and Jarabulus, trapping Daesh in Jarabulus. Field source says the SDF captured many areas west of the Euphrates. [ARA] [Qasioun]
A Syria Democratic forces source says the SDF, supported by American warplanes, captured more villages from Daesh near Manbij. The SDF captured 5 more villages south of Manbij and now they are 14 km (9 miles) away from the city. [ARA] [Qasioun]
A field source says the SDF crossed the Euphrates River near the damaged Qara Quzaq Bridge south of Kobane, and captured “strategic locations” after heavy clashes with Daesh. [BasNews]
A PYD official denied the UN report that they are preventing displaced families from entering Afrin. He says 11,000 displaced people entered the district during the last 6 days, escaping the battles between Daesh and the opposition groups [Hawar]
An estimated 5,000 individuals in total have been displaced by fighting since May 27 in the northern Aleppo countryside, with most in settlements adjacent to the Bab Al-Salam border crossing point, Azaz city, Afrin and Yazibag. Kurdish authorities in Afrin District have prevented civilians attempting to enter the area as of 29 May in retaliation for the ongoing shelling of Kurdish controlled Sheikh Maqsoud by Turkey-backed opposition groups over the past 48 hours.
Some 2,000 individuals have managed to evacuate Mare’ and Sheikh Eissa towns after being encircled by fighting on 27 May. However, an estimated 7,000 civilians still remain inside and unable to leave due to restrictions imposed by Kurdish authorities.
Humanitarian agencies have continued to suspend operations and evacuate staff from towns in close proximity to hostilities.
Humanitarian response to ongoing displacement has been thus far limited due to security concerns for staff. [UNOCHA]
The YPG-backed Hawar says 1,654 displaced people have arrived in Afrin since yesterday. [Hawar]
15 opposition groups issued a statement saying they will join Turkish-backed opposition groups in the fight against Daesh in northern Aleppo. [ARA]
The Turkish Military Command says Turkish artillery and Coalition warplanes targeted Daesh in Kafr Kalbin north of Aleppo, killing 14 terrorists and destroying a tank, a headquarters, and 3 vehicles, in addition to mortar units. [Dorar]
A video of the shelling on Kafr Kalbin [Hawar]
A video of opposition groups targeting a Daesh headquarters in Kafr Kalbin with a missile. [YouTube]
Daesh says Coalition warplanes conducted more than 20 airstrikes on villages in Abu Qalqal subdistrict, west of the Tishrin Dam and southeast of Manbij, in support of the YPG’s advances. [A3maq]
Daesh says 6 of its terrorists attacked the YPG in Dhahra Al-Rumaila village east of the Tishrin Dam, killing or wounding several fighters, before returning safely. [JustPaste]
A video of a Coalition airstrike destroying a Daesh fighting vehicle near Mare’ on April 27 [CJTF]
Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)
The Free Syrian Army says it captured 2 military barricades from Daesh on the international road between Damascus and Baghdad northeast of Bir Qasab, in East Qalamoun, killing 10 Daesh terrorists and capturing 3 Daesh terrorists, including a foreign commander. [ARA] [Qasioun]
Clashes continue between Daesh and the Syrian Army near the Huwaisis area east of Homs. Syrian warplanes also launched heavy airstrikes on Daesh locations in the Jibab Hamad and Sukhnah areas east of Homs. [Qasioun]
Russian warplanes bombed Sukhnah, killing six civilians. [Qasioun]
A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed 3 Daesh machine gun-mounted vehicles east of Homs. [SANA]
East (Deir Ez-Zor)
Daesh failed to break through the defenses of Deir Ez-Zor military airport. Daesh and the Syrian Army exchanged heavy shelling in different areas of Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]
A Syrian military source says two civilians were killed and three wounded in a Daesh shelling on Joura and Qusour neighborhoods in Deir Ez-Zor. [SANA]
Daesh publishes photos of battles with Syrian troops west of Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]
Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank in the Panorama area southwest of Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]
REPORTS FROM TURKEY
Turkey’s Minister of Interior says Turkey put the names of 49,343 people from 144 countries on a blacklist of people prevented from entering Turkey because they may sneak to Syria and join Daesh. [Dorar]
OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS
Security forces killed 2 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists who were on a motorcycle in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]
Five civilians, including an infant, were wounded when a rocket fell on their house in the Hurriya area south of Rofa. [VetoGate]
Libyan warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on Daesh locations in west Benghazi. [Libya24]
Libyan special forces found a secret Daesh prison in the Qawarsha area in southwest Benghazi. [Libya24]
Libyan special forces continued the battles against Daesh and captured more areas in west Benghazi, according to their spokesman. Two special forces soldiers were wounded by a Daesh land mine in a house in the Qawarsha area. [Libya24]
Daesh says it stopped a Libyan Army attack on Qawarsha, killing or wounding several soldiers. Daesh says the battles are ongoing. [JustPaste]
Daesh publishes a photo of the dead bodies of three Libyan soldiers killed in the Qawarsha area. [JustPaste]
Another shell fell on the Benghazi Medical Center, without causing human causalities, according to a statement issued by the center on Facebook. [Libya24]
The Libyan National Accord Government military says two of its soldiers were killed and four wounded in clashes with Daesh “within the administrative boundaries of Sirte.” [AfriGate]
Libyan troops captured a Daesh Tunisian commander who was wounded in the Wadi Al-Jarf area. [Libya24]
A local Daesh terrorist was killed in the battles southwest of Sirte. [AfriGate]
Daesh says it recaptured the steam station west of Sirte. [A3maq]
Daesh had said that Fajr Libya fighters had captured the station before it conducted a suicide attack. [A3maq]
Daesh says 17 Fajr Libya fighters were killed and 23 wounded. [A3maq]
The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says their security captured a Daesh cell of 4 terrorists in Sousse. [AfriGate]
SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES
Facebook Page of the Day
Al-Falluja TV page
Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day
Other Daesh media
Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]