An Update On ISIS Activities

October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016



Today’s Major Developments

Court issues arrest warrant for Atheel Nujaifi. [..]

Daesh suicide terrorists conduct surprise attacks in Kirkuk, Dibis. [..] [Late-breaking story]

Turkmen PMFs stop Daesh attack in Bashir area. [..]

British media network says Counter Terrorism Service will conduct major assault on Mosul. [..]

Iraqi forces capture city of Bartella in Hamdaniya, move toward Mosul. [..]

Kurdish forces advance in Tel Keif cities; now within 6 miles of Mosul. [..]

Coalition accused of conducting deadly airstrikes against Syrian Democratic Forces. [..]

Turkish airstrikes kill Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and civilians in Afrin. [..]

Daesh attacks Shia center in Sweden. [..]





The Pentagon says an American soldier was killed by an IED in northern Iraq. [ARA]


The French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault says in joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart after a meeting on the stabilization of Mosul in Paris, that one million people are expected to leave Mosul and will be hosted and treated well in special centers. He says the displaced people should be monitored because Daesh terrorists will try to leave with them.

The Iraqi Minster for Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, says there should be no fear of the PMFs and they will be part of the Iraqi armed forces after this “abnormal” situation. He says Iraqis from the south are giving their lives to liberate Sunni cities. [Mada] [Mada]

Prime Minister Abadi said in a televised speech to the meeting that the people who have violated human rights have been taken to court. [Sumaria]


The spokesman of the Supreme Judicial Council says an arrest warrant was issued on Atheel Al-Nujaifi, former Ninewa governor, for his role in facilitating the entry of Turkish troops into Iraq. [Anadolu]

Nujaifi said the warrant came after 3 Ninewa MPs went to court accusing him of facilitating the Turkish military presence. [SotKurdistan]


The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, in or near Mosul (3), Sinjar (2), Kasik (1), Sultan Abdullah (1) and Hawija (1). [InherentResolve]


The IWMC says the Intelligence Service captured a terrorist cell in Baghdad and confiscated silenced weapons. [Ghad]


Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says three people were killed and six wounded when an IED exploded near a popular market in Saba Al-Bor. [Mada]

A police source says the body of a Sahwa fighter was found shot in the Hor Al-Basha area. [Maalomah]

Iraqi Army 59th brigade found 5 IEDs in the Niba’i and Um Najm area. [BOC Facebook Page]

An MoI source says the bodies of three women, including a Syrian, were found shot at an apartment in Husseiniya. [Mada]


Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Nahrawan. [Mada]


South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

An MoI source says two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol in Arab Jubour. [Mada]

Daesh says its snipers killed an Iraqi soldier in Arab Jubour. It also says its terrorists attacked a PMF pickup truck with light weapons in the same area. [GooglePlus]

Iraqi Army 25th division defused 3 IEDs and found other explosives in the Zawiya area. [BOC Facebook Page]

MoI says an Iraqi Army unit captured 4 armed men who were planting IEDs in Latifiya. [Mada]


Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Bayya’. [Mada]

An IFP unit defused an IED planted near a fuel station in Hay Al-Amel. [BOC Facebook Page]


West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Iraqi forces found an IED, 2 rockets, and other explosives in the Shiha area. [BOC Facebook Page]


Total Baghdad incidents reported:   13    (Includes only incidents reported)




An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi forces defused 200 IEDS and 7 booby-trapped houses and destroyed 10 Daesh tunnels in Jazeera Hit. [BasNews]


Rutba/Western Anbar

A Tribal PMF commander says military reinforcements, including soldiers, armored vehicles and tanks, arrived at the Jazeera Operations Command to participate in the west Anbar liberation campaign. [BasNews]


A Tribal PMF commander says 2 Daesh leaders fled Anah carrying large amounts of money. He says Daesh closed the entrances of the city and started a search for them. [Maalomah]




The IAA stopped a Daesh attack on Khanuqa village, killing 12 terrorists and destroying a machine gun mounted vehicle and a mortar unit. [MoD Website]

Daesh says it killed four Iraqi service members in an ambush near Khanuqa village. [A3maq]


The MoD says the IAA destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles and a motorcycle in Shirqat, killing 6 terrorists. It also says the IAA targeted Daesh terrorists hiding in houses in the Shirqat area. [Harbi]


Daesh says it burned down 2 Iraqi Army barracks in the Dibis and Sheikh Ali area, and killed one soldier and wounded another. Daesh also says it targeted Iraqi forces in the area with 120 mortars. Daesh also says it targeted Iraqi forces in various other areas in Shirqat with 39 mortars. [GooglePlus]


Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces in the Tilul Al-Baj area, without giving more details. [GooglePlus]


Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces vehicle carrier on the road between Baghdad and Mosul. [GooglePlus]



Iraqi forces captured 15 men wanted on terrorism charges who were trying to sneak in with displaced families at a checkpoint in north Baiji. [MoD Website]


Southern Salahuddin

Iraqi Army 74th brigade found an explosives cache and capture a man wanted on terrorism charges in Yathrib. [MoD Website]



Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

The manager of Saadiya subdistrict says 500 families will return to their houses in 2 villages in north Saadiya after they pass the security check. [Sumaria]


Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

The Diyala Police chief says his troops launched a search in several villages in Mandali and defused 4 IEDs. [Mada]




[Late breaking story]

Kirkuk city. The IWMC says security forces stopped a Daesh attack on several areas in Kirkuk, killing most of the terrorists. It says a curfew was issued to capture the remaining terrorists. It says the situation in the city is under control and military reinforcements were sent. [Sumaria]

Later on, a security source said all Daesh attackers were killed. [BasNews]


A security source says Daesh armed men and suicide terrorists attacked 4 police and security buildings in Kirkuk. The source says security forces stopped the attacks, killing several terrorists, but at least 3 suicide terrorists detonated themselves. [Sumaria] [Sumaria]



Daesh says it attacked Kirkuk from several sides and captured “half” of Kirkuk city after gaining control of 5 new neighborhoods. [A3maq] It also claims that its terrorists broke into the Governorate building in Kirkuk. [A3maq] It also says it captured Al-Salam Hotel in the city. [A3maq]


The Kirkuk Governor says security forces are in control of Kirkuk. He says Daesh sleeper cells attacked some governmental buildings and security positions in the city. He refuted Daesh claims about capturing any government building. [Rudaw]

A Daesh Daily source in Kirkuk told us by phone that the attack came from Arab areas in Kirkuk city. Their hope was to catch Kirkuk security by surprise, as most of the Kirkuk-based Peshmerga have been deployed to the Ninewa campaign. The Peshmerga fighters protecting Kirkuk when the attack came were largely retired Peshmerga, aided by local volunteers. Most of the terrorists were killed or captured, but some were still at large in the city.


The security committee in Kirkuk issued a curfew until further notice. [Sumaria]


Photos of dead Daesh terrorists after failed attacks in Kirkuk. [Twitter] [YouTube]


Dibis. Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on a Peshmerga reinforcement convoy in Dibis. [A3maq]


A security source says 2 Daesh suicide terrorists attacked the Dibis Electricity Station, wounding several people. [Sumaria]

However, the Chairman of the Dibis District Council says twelve people, including 3 Iranian workers, were killed in the Daesh suicide attack on the electricity station. He says security forces killed 2 suicide terrorists, but a third one managed to blow himself up inside the station. [Rudaw]



Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Tal Ali village, northwest of Hawija. [DawaAlhaq]



A PMF commander says 70 Daesh terrorists attacked the frontlines of the Turkmen PMF near Bashir. He says the PMFs responded to the attack and forced the terrorists to retreat. He says Daesh is trying to show it still exists in the area and prove it is still able to conduct attacks. [Mada]


An Arab MP from Kirkuk says the JOC has prepared the military plan to liberate Hawija. However, he says the military operations plans are not done yet. [Mada]



Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi declared that Iraqi Joint Forces participating in the Mosul operations are ahead of schedule. He also says a plan is in place to support displaced people from Mosul. [ROJ]


The Coalition Commander, Major General Gary Volesky, says American Apaches are participating in the Mosul battle and attacking Daesh positions in the city during the night. He also says Coalition advisors trained Iraqi forces for the anticipated street battles in Mosul. [Mada]


IOM says 5,640 people left their houses in the Ninewa area during the last 3 days because of the ongoing battles. [Sumaria]


“Thousands” of Iraqis have reached Syrian territory fleeing the fighting in Ninewa, according to an official in the Kurdish-run autonomous administration in northeastern Syria. [IPA]


The IWMC said Iraqi engineers had neutralized 70 IEDs and destroyed four vehicle bombs around Ninewa. [ROJ]


Christian PMF commander Rayan Al-Kildani said five PMF brigades had been formed from Ninewa residents as well as a brigade of Yazidi fighters and the Babylon Brigades, all of which will be tasked with holding captured territory after Joint Forces seize them from Daesh. [Maalomah]


An infograph (in Arabic) showing the general axes of the battles in Mosul. [Sumaria]


Four Kurdish journalists were wounded while covering the Ninewa battles. [Rudaw]


Photos of journalists who have been injured in the course of their work covering the Mosul operations. [BasNews]


A Peshmerga commander on the battlefield has declared that his fighters are “ready to fight inside the city of Mosul.” [ROJ]



Military Developments within Mosul

Daesh is forcing “tens” of Iraqi children from its children’s units known as Ashbal Al-Khalifa [Cubs of the Caliphate] to deploy to its “third defensive line” around Mosul, which deteriorated in recent days with the flight of Daesh’s (adult) fighters from the line, a local source said. Foreign and non-Iraqi Arab Ashbal children are not being deployed, amid expectations that they will be moved to Daesh-held areas in Syria, the source added. [Sumaria]


Daesh media in Mosul have begun a concerted campaign to “reassure” Daesh fighters that Daesh “caliph” Awwad Baghdadi is still in Mosul and would not abandon them, a local source said. The source added that the broadcasts did not provide any evidence for Baghdadi’s presence in Mosul. [Sumaria]


Daesh members have been fleeing with their families to Syria to avoid being captured after the city falls to advancing Iraqi Joint Forces, local sources said. [Mawsleya]


Daesh offices remain closed since the launch of the Mosul operation and Daesh’s activity in the city is vastly reduced according to local sources. They say that the group is not even transporting its dead to the morgue, so as to mask the number of casualties it is suffering in the operations. [Mawsleya]


In an unprecedented development within the Mosul area, the Ahrar Al-Mosul anti-Daesh resistance group has announced the capture of three Daesh members in a dawn ambush, a local source said. The source added that Daesh has scrambled its fighters to search for their abducted fellow members (photo). [Sumaria]


In an unprecedented development, Mosul anti-Daesh resistance groups have stuck papers on the doors of Daesh members’ houses in the city, with printed messages vowing to kill them and avenge the blood of Daesh’s victims, a local source said. This has occurred in several neighborhoods of the city, the source added. [Sumaria]


Unidentified assailants fired on a Daesh convoy in the Al-Atiba neighborhood of central Mosul, a local source said. Prior to the attack, Daesh had considered that area of the city to be safely under its control, the source added. [Maalomah]


Daesh executed three captives who were dressed in Peshmerga uniforms on Thursday in central Mosul, a local source said. [Mada]


Daesh executed a Tunisian Daesh member “Abu Al-Harith Al-Tunisi” and other foreigners on allegations that the Tunisian had been communicating with Jabha Fath Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) in Syria and planning to flee Mosul to Syria with their families, a Ninewa police source said. Daesh members discovered Jabha Fath Al-Sham (Nusra) phone numbers on the Tunisian’s mobile phone, the source said. [BasNews]


The SOHR says Daesh moved tens of Yazidi girls from Mosul to Raqqa. [Baghdadia]


Intelligence sources say Daesh is shelling residential areas in Mosul with heavy artillery in order to accuse Iraqi forces of targeting civilians. The sources say there are military orders not to use heavy artillery against any target in Mosul no matter how important it is. [Buratha]


Daesh has mined a number of major roads in Mosul, including burying explosives in the main roads around the Al-Arabi neighborhood in the north of the city, a Ninewa source said. The source added that Daesh had use the same technique in Kokajli and Bartella in Hamdaniya, and the Al-Karama neighborhood in Mosul subdistrict. Daesh has also issued stern orders to its members not to use wireless communications, the source added, after ascertaining that the security agencies had been intercepting its communications. [Mada]


Daesh issues a video of the bodies of two Peshmerga fighters, it had captured and executed, hanging from a bridge in Mosul. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. The aim of this barbarism is not to scare Peshmerga fighters. Daesh wants the Peshmerga to seek retribution. The more hatred the better for Daesh.


Mosul Campaign

A “massive” contingent of Counter-Terrorism Service troops will storm Mosul, Sky News reported. The report referred to the troops as highly trained and equipped with armored vehicles, Humvees, and tanks. [Sumaria]


French Prime Minister Manuel Falls said his country had launched 900 missiles on Daesh targets in Mosul as part of the Coalition’s anti-Daesh effort. [BasNews]


French President Francois Hollande says that Daesh terrorists are already fleeing Mosul to regroup in Raqqa. Hollande said at the Paris conference that “We can’t afford mistakes in the pursuit of the terrorists who are already leaving Mosul for Raqqa.” [Eshraq]

Conditions in Mosul

Steven O’Brien, the head of UNOCHA, said that his agency is concerned for the fate of 1.5 million civilians believed to be still in Mosul. [BasNews]


Daesh has demolished churches in several areas of the city starting early Thursday morning, eyewitnesses say. [IPA]


Daesh arrested four shop owners in central Mosul for having “violated” its orders to re-open their shops, a local source said. Daesh reportedly posted notices on shops that had been closed ordering them to re-open. [Mada]


Daesh is compelling Moslawis to “donate” funds and gold jewelry to its war effort against the Iraqi Joint Forces, by threatening residents with weapons or using other “harsh” measures, a local source said. [Sumaria] A Daesh leader known as “Abu Adnan” gave an “angry lecture” in central Mosul on Thursday threatening Moslawis with severe punishment if they collaborate with the Iraqi security agencies or try to escape from Mosul, according to a local source. In the 15-minute lecture “Abu Adnan” also stated that Daesh had curtailed immigration from other countries in order to build up its followers in other countries, claiming that Daesh caliph Awwad Baghdadi had followers in 50 states around the world. [Sumaria]


Shura/Hammam Alil

The IFP commander Ra’ed Shakir Jawdat announced that 180 Daesh fighters had been killed Thursday and 40 others captured in the IFP’s operations south of Mosul. [PressIraq]


The IFP seized control of the village of Al-Mankouba in the Shura subdistrict after heavy fighting with Daesh, an IFP source said.


The IFP seized control of the village of Tilul Al-Nasr south of Mosul, destroying eight Daesh vehicle bombs in the battle, according to an IFP source and remarks by the IFP Fifth Division commander Ali Al-Lami. [BasNews] [Sumaria]


The IFP is in control of the Shura intersection and connecting roads south of Mosul, the IFP commander announced. [Harbi]


IAA acting on Iraqi intelligence destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in Hammam Al-Alil. [Harbi]


Daesh says it destroyed two Iraqi forces’ armored personnel carriers and a Humvee with rockets near Shura. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. When Daesh announces its victories over pieces of equipment, it’s a clear sign they are losing in that area.



The JOC says Iraqi forces killed 60 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 7 vehicle bombs, 2 explosives vests, 56 IEDs, and 3 tunnels in the fighting in the Gwer subdistrict in northwest Makhmur. [Baghdadia]


The MoD says the IAA killed 17 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles in the Qayara area. [Harbi]


A member of Ninewa GC said Joint Forces had seized five villages in Qayara, killing “tens” of Daesh militants. [Sumaria]


A member of the Qayara Subdistrict Council says Iraqi forces raised the flag in Makouk village in Qayara. [Sumaria]


Daesh executed 20 civilians from south of Mosul today, the Ninewa GC announced. The civilians were among the many that Daesh is forcing to move from areas it still controls south of Mosul, the Ninewa GC said. [Maalomah]


The Baath party is claiming it made attacks on Daesh in the Qayara area. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. Many people sacrificed and fought Daesh when they saw some hope when Iraqi forces advanced in Ninewa. The Baathists, who actually allowed Daesh in, are trying to jump the wave and claim attacks on Daesh. One thing to be sure, the Baathists don’t fight. They always find someone else to fight for them (like AQI and Daesh), and then they appear at the “right time.” 


The IFP seized control of the Mishraq Sulphur Fields after advancing north and west from the Tigris, the IWMC announced. After taking the fields the IFP surrounded the nearby Mishraq Sulphur Plant, according to IFP Fifth Division Commander Ali Al-Lami. Daesh fighters had withdrawn from the plant before it was surrounded, a security source said. Daesh has detonated four IEDs in the plant, the source added. IFP troops are attempting to extinguish fires burning in the Sulphur Fields, the IWMC announced. [Mada] [Sumaria] [Maalomah]


A video of people of Khaldiya village, east of Qayara, welcoming Iraqi forces [Rudaw]

In a video a child explains how Daesh uses children as human shields (video). [IPA]


Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee “on the outskirts of” Al-Bakr village, near Arfaylah. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Of course this means Iraqi forces are actually in control of the village itself.


Nineveh Plain


Iraqi Counter-Terrorism units have complete control of the city of Bartella after several hours of fighting in which Daesh suffered “great losses.” according to Lt. Gen. Talib Al-Shaghati, the Iraqi Special Forces commander. Iraqi troops have raised the Iraqi flag over the subdistrict’s government buildings, Al-Shaghati said. Earlier in the day Al-Shaghati announced that his troops were preparing to storm the city in coordination with Coalition air support. Iraqi troops also raised the Iraqi flag over a church in the city, a local source said. The Counter-Terrorism Force killed 80 Daesh fighters in Bartella and now controls the entire subdistrict, according to the Counter-Terrorism Agency commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Ghani Al-Asadi.

Those killed include “Abu Talha Al-Uzbeki” who commanded a Daesh raiding force, a local source said. The Counter-Terrorism units are now 7 km (4.3 miles) from Mosul, Al-Asadi said. Also killed, at the hands of a Counter-Terrorism Sniper, was “Abu Hafsa Al-Saudi” as he attempted to flee to Mosul city, a Counter-Terrorism source said. The 48-year-old Saudi was responsible for recruiting and equipping suicide bombers in Bartella, the source said. The Bartella operation began at dawn with artillery fire followed by the advance of ground troops half an hour later, the IWMC announced. [Mada] [Sumaria] [Sumaria] [Maalomah] [Maalomah]


Video of Iraqi forces in Bartella [Sumaria] [YouTube]

Daesh says it conducted 6 suicide attacks on Peshmerga and PMF forces that were “trying” to take Bartella. [A3maq]

Daesh says it conducted 3 suicide attacks on PMF gatherings near Bashbita and Manara villages, near Bartella. [A3maq]

Daesh says it stopped a PMF attack on Bashbita and Manara village. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed 2 PMFs Humvees near Bashbita and Balawat villages. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed a Peshmerga bulldozer with a rocket near Bartella. [A3maq]


Coalition planes destroyed a vehicle bomb in Salamiya that was targeting Iraqi Army positions, causing the death and injury of a number of civilians, a Ninewa GC member said. [Sumaria]


A New York Times photographer was reportedly injured in a vehicle bomb blast near Bartella. [Sumaria]

Iraqi troops searched the villages of Ibrahim Khalil and Al-Adla and raided the village of Abbas Rajab, the IWMC announced. [Maalomah]


Iraqi troops captured the village of Khabata, east of the Tigris, the IWMC announced. [Baghdadia]

Joint Forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in Salahiya village, the JOC command said. Iraqi troops now surround the village after capturing two nearby villages, the JOC said. [Harbi] [Harbi]


Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Peshmerga and PMF units near Baz Kartan, a Shabak village. [A3maq]


An Iraqi Army major says Iraqi forces captured Sultan Abdullah, Dozat Ulya, Dozat Sufla, and Tal Al-Sha’er in the Hamdaniya/Makhmur/Qayara border area. [Sumaria]


Tel Keif

Batnaya. KRG Counter-Terrorism units seized control of the village of Batnaya north of Tel Keif. Iraqi artillery near Mosul Dam gave fire in support of the Peshmerga advance, the IWMC announced. [BasNews] [Maalomah]


Daesh says it conducted 4 suicide attacks on the Peshmerga between Batnaya and Kafruk. [A3maq]


Daesh publishes 2 photos of its terrorists near Batnaya. Daesh shows its terrorists execution videos before the battles. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh says it destroyed a Peshmerga Humvee and a bulldozer near Batnaya. [A3maq]


Iraqi artillery units acting on intelligence reports killed 18 Daesh militants in including the Daesh commander in the Batnaya area, the IWMC reports.

Peshmerga fighters seized three villages on the Tesgofa front, a Peshmerga field source said. Peshmerga fighters are now 10 km (6 miles) from Mosul city on the Tel Keif front. [BasNews] [ARA] [ARA]


Khorsabad. Peshmerga fighters seized control of the historic city of Khorsabad 9 miles northeast of Mosul as well as the strategic road between the city and the Ninewa Falls. [BasNews] [Sumaria]


Daesh says it conducted 2 suicide attacks near Khorsabad. [A3maq]


Nawaran. A member of Ninewa GC said Joint Forces had seized five villages in Nawaran, killing “tens” of Daesh militants. [Sumaria]


Video of Peshmerga fighters arresting four Daesh members in Nawaran (video). [Sumaria]


Khawaja Khalil. Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in the Khawaja Khalil area in Tel Keif, northwest of Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]



The IWMC says Iraqi Sukhois destroyed 3 houses used by Daesh to rig vehicle bombs in Sheikhan, killing 25 terrorists. [Baghdadia]



Peshmerga fighters captured four villages in the Bashiqa area on Thursday, a PUK media official said. [Mada]


Peshmerga fighters seized control of the village of Al-Imam Al-Ridha and are advancing toward Bashiqa city, a Peshmerga source said. [Sumaria]


Daesh exploded three vehicle bombs in attacks on Peshmerga positions in Bashiqa Thursday, killing ten fighters and injuring others, according to ROJ field information. Two of the attacking vehicles were reportedly Humvees. Another vehicle bomb attack was foiled by the Peshmerga before it could reach their positions. [ROJ]


Overall the Peshmerga captured 15 villages in the Mosul theater on Thursday. [ARA]


Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

PMF reinforcements arrived in areas west of Tal Afar to intercept Daesh terrorists fleeing to Syria. [Harbi]


Christian PMF commander Rayan Al-Kildani said his fighters are deploying on the west of Ninewa toward Tal Afar. [Maalomah]


Iraqi F-16s destroyed a Daesh command center in Tal Afar, destroying the center and killing those inside, the IWMC announced (video). [Mada] [Maalomah]


Daesh says it targeted Peshmerga positions west of Tal Afar with mortars and locally made rockets. [GooglePlus]


Daesh publishes photos of battles in the Kharayej area, north of Tal Afar. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes photos of battles near Sinjar. [DawaAlhaq]


Daesh publishes photos of targeting Peshmerga positions in Kafraj Camp with mortars. [DawaAlhaq]




The Basra Operations commander says his troops found another explosives cache near the Saudi border that was intended for use in attacks on Shia pilgrims. The other cache was found two days ago. [Mada]




The Turkish military says the YPG in Afrin targeted Hatay with 5 mortar shells, without causing human casualties. It says Turkish artillery responded by shelling YPG positions. [Rudaw]




The Syrian Army issued a statement condemning the Turkish airstrikes on north Aleppo. It says 150 civilians were killed in the airstrikes and threatened to shoot down Turkish warplanes. [ARA]


Informed sources say after Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey is preparing for a new operation called Jazeera Shield to capture Tal Abyad. The sources say Turkey trained 1,700 fighters from Hasaka and Raqqa for the new operation. [BasNews]


The Coalition says it conducted 6 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, on or near Raqqa (2), Ain Eissa (1), Wahshiyah (1), Deir Ez-Zor (1), and Albu Kamal (1). [InherentResolve]

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)


Daesh says it shot down an “American” A10 plane west of Markada, south of Hasaka. [A3maq]

Daesh says other planes targeted the wreckage of the fallen plane. [A3maq]

Daesh says it has no information about the pilot. [A3maq]


The Al-Hawl refugee camp management says 100 families arrived at the camp from Mosul and other areas in Ninewa during the last two days. [ARA]


Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

The SOHR says fifty people, including eighteen children and nine women, were killed by airstrikes on different areas in east Aleppo. [SyriaHR]


Syrian troops exchanged shelling and rocketing in different areas in Aleppo. Eleven civilians were killed and other wounded by opposition shelling on government controlled areas. The opposition also killed six civilians who tried to leave to the government controlled areas. [Hawar]


The Russian Ministry of Defense says opposition groups executed 14 local officials in Aleppo who demanded that civilians should leave to government controlled areas. [SyriaNow]

It also says 3 Russian officers were wounded by armed men at the humanitarian crossing that were opened for civilians in Aleppo. [Rudaw]


Syrian Army snipers shot and wounded two civilians in Sheikh Maqsoud. [Hawar]



Opposition groups captured Hasiya farms after heavy battles with the SDF. [Qasioun]

Qasioun claims that Coalition planes targeted SDF positions in Hasiya and two other villages. It also says the Turkish Army shelled SDF positions in several areas, while the opposition shelled Tal Rifaat and gave a 24-hour ultimatum to the SDF to leave the city. [Qasioun]

Jaish Al-Thuwar, an SDF faction, said earlier that it stopped a Turkey-backed opposition groups attack on Hasiya and said the fighting was still ongoing. [Hawar]


Two people were killed and fifteen wounded in a car bomb explosion in Azaz. [Hawar]

ARA says four civilians were killed in the car bomb explosion. It also says two civilians were killed and others wounded by leftover Daesh landmines in Akhtarin. [ARA]


The Turkish military has announced that 160-200 PYD/PKK members were killed in a Turkish air strike on PYD/YPG positions north of Aleppo. [Cumhuriyet]

An analysis in Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper suggests that the next target in the Euphrates Shield operation, now that Dabiq is captured, will be Mare’. The aim is said to be to prevent the YPG from joining its Afrin canton to the Kobane canton. [Cumhuriyet]


There are reports of a clash yesterday morning between the Turkish armed forces and YPG forces that were attempting to advance on Al Bab. Free Syrian Army forces are said to have taken control of the Baruzah area. [Cumhuriyet]

DaeshDaily comment. We thank our friend in Turkey for these reports.



SDF factions issued a statement saying Turkish planes killed fifteen SDF fighters and wounded twenty-six, and killed four civilians and wounded thirteen. They asked the US, Russia and the UN to stop the Turkey attack, and held the Coalition responsible for allowing the airstrikes. [Hawar]

The PYD in Jazeera District issues a statement criticizing the Russian and American silence regarding the Turkish attacks on the PYD. [Hawar]

Thousands of people demonstrated in Afrin against the Turkish attack. [Hawar]


Turkish artillery attacked several areas in Afrin with 100 shells. [Hawar]

Two children were wounded by a Turkish shelling on Kashta’ar village, in Afrin (video). [Hawar]

A video of the results of a Turkish shelling on a school in Rajo district, in Afrin. [Hawar]

A video of the results of a Turkish shelling on a two villages in Afrin. [Hawar]


Other Northwest Syria

Daesh publishes photos of attacking Syrian Army positions in Aisha village, north of Kowaires airport. [DawaAlhaq]


Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A local activist says Russian planes killed or wounded Daesh terrorists in several areas east of Homs. He also says Daesh shelled Syrian Army positions in the Tadmur Silos and Tal Al-Sawana areas with mortars and heavy artillery. [ARA]


East (Deir Ez-Zor)

A local activist says Syrian troops and allied militias captured several positions in Hawijat Saqar in Deir Ez-Zor after heavy battles with Daesh. He also says Syrian planes targeted several areas in Deir Ez-Zor, killing or wounding several people and destroying civilian properties in addition to a Daesh headquarters. [ARA]


Daesh issues a video of attacking Syrian Army positions in Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]


The SOHR says three civilians, including one woman, were killed and several others wounded by airstrikes on Deir Ez-Zor city and Albu Lail town, east of the city. [SyriaHR]


Syrian planes mistakenly killed or wounded Syrian soldiers in Deir Ez-Zor. Syrian planes also destroyed several Daesh vehicles near the Iraqi border. [Qasioun]


Daesh established several checkpoints in Abu Hamam village, east of Deir Ez-Zor, and is charging fees to passing trucks and buses. [ARA]


Daesh publishes photos of a blacksmith workshop in Albu Kamal. [DawaAlhaq]




North Africa


An 8-year-old girl was killed when armed men shot into her family’s house in Matla village, in Rafah. [VetoGate]


Security units launched a major campaign in the Al-Irasal and Bala’a areas in Rafah city and killed 3 ABM terrorists and destroyed 16 IEDs. [VetoGate]


A security source says a police officer and two policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle in Rafah city. [VetoGate]


Eyewitnesses say Egyptian planes targeted armed men near the Mazraa area, south of Arish. [ElWatan]


Daesh says it attacked a security barrier near Tarabin, west of Sheikh Zuweid, with light, mid-size, and heavy weapons. [GooglePlus]


Daesh says it rocketed an Egyptian Army Humvee on the road between Bawaba and Sheikh Zuweid. [GooglePlus]

Daesh says it targeted an Egyptian Army position near the Bawaba area and destroyed an armored vehicle. [GooglePlus]



The German Army says it will send frogmen units to prevent the delivery of weapons to Daesh in Libya. [Wasat]



An LNA Special Forces commander says his troops captured a Daesh terrorist in Benghazi city who fled from west Benghazi. He says the terrorist led the troops to the dead bodies of 2 Daesh terrorists buried in a house in the Qawarsha area. [Wasat] [Libya24]


The LNA Special Forces spokesman says battles are frequent between LNA troops and Daesh in the Qawarsha area. He also says LNA troops captured a Daesh position near the European Hospital in Qawarsha. [Wasat]


Central coast

The Misrata Hospital says one GNA soldier was killed and fourteen wounded in the Sirte battles on Thursday. [Wasat]


The GNA Military says it freed five foreigners (2 Turks, 2 Indians, and a 1 Bengali) who were imprisoned by Daesh in Sirte. It also says its troops advanced and captured more buildings in the 600 area. [Wasat]

Daesh says it stopped a GNA Military attack on the 600 area in Sirte, killing or wounding forty-six soldiers. [JustPaste]


A military source says a Daesh Moroccan commander was killed in Sirte. [Wasat]


Daesh says it killed or wounded GNA soldiers in battles in Sirte. [A3maq]


Daesh says it targeted GNA troops in Sirte with 15 IEDs during the last 15 Days. It says it detonated 11 IEDs on GNA vehicles and checkpoints on the Coastal Road, west of the city, and 4 IEDs inside the city. It says that Daesh terrorists are positioned in areas around the city and conduct surprise attacks on GNA troops and supply lines. Daesh also says it established temporary checkpoints on the Coastal Road. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. We reported the following on October 11

“Local sources say a group of Daesh terrorists established a temporary checkpoint for an hour in the Hanaiwa area, 50 km (31 miles) east of Sirte, and searched one person before fleeing the area. [Libya24]

DaeshDaily comment. We might see a Daesh publication soon about “Islamic State checkpoints in Sirte!”



Neighboring countries


The Lebanese General Security Service says it captured 8 Syrian terrorists who were planning attacks in Lebanon. [SyriaNow]



Daesh says it captured the Bar Bajir area, south of Jalalabad. [A3maq]



Daesh says it killed two people in an attack on a Shia religious gathering in Karachi.



Daesh says one of its terrorists stabbed and wounded a police officer and two policemen in Tangerang, near Jakarta. [A3maq]

Daesh had said earlier that 2 terrorists attacked the policemen. [A3maq]



In this week’s issue of its Naba magazine, Daesh claimed responsibility for attacking a Shia center in Sweden. [DawaAlhaq]

Police and emergency services were called to a Muslim prayer room belong to Shia Muslims in Malmo in southern Sweden after a fire had broken out early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from three different fire stations in the region instantly put the fire out and no one was injured in the incident. The entire building of Munadhar al-Mahdi Hussainiyah was smoke damaged and police have reported it to be an arson attack. [ABNA24]




Baath Party “official” Facebook pages show Daesh videos of attacks on Iraqi forces, with the Baath logo instead of Daesh logo. They repeat all Daesh’s A3maq reports as their own. [Facebook] [Facebook]




Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]


Daesh issues a propaganda video about the good relationships between its foreign and local terrorists. [YouTube]

DaeshDaily comment. Not counting the ones that they executed.


Daesh publishes a new issue of its Naba magazine. In this issue, Daesh talks about the Ninewa battles, and says the US made a hasty decision to start the battles, for election reasons of course, although the Iraqi forces are not prepared. [DawaAlhaq]

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