An Update On ISIS Activities

June 2, 2016

 

Saqlawiya

 

Today’s Major Developments

Falluja campaign slows, but JOC says 500 Daesh have been killed.

Speaker Jubouri reports IFP and PMFs violations against civilians.

Daesh reported preparing for diversionary attack on western Anbar cities.

Northern Diyala subdistrict puts tribal PMFs in charge of security.

Erdogan supports Manbij military operation in Syria described as a Sunni Arab campaign.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 17 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq. This included nine in Anbar, including in or near Al-Qa’im, Albu Hayat, Haditha, Hit, Habbaniya, and four in Falluja; and eight in Ninewa, including Mosul (4), Qayara (2), Sultan Abdullah, and Sinjar. [CJTF]

 

Speaker Jubouri says some IFP personnel and some volunteers committed violations against civilians in Falluja. He demanded that the Prime Minister open an investigation. [Mada]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

A security source says a Ministry of Interior employee was killed when a sticky IED exploded under his car in Bub Al-Sham. [Maalomah]

A security source says Iraqi Army 23rd brigade captured 3 Daesh suspects north of Baghdad. [Maalomah]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

A security source says an IED exploded in front of the Fadhila Party headquarters in Shaab without causing human casualties. [Ghad]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says a Ministry of Science and Technology employee was killed when a sticky IED was detonated under his car in Baladiyat. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya, Yusufiyah)

An MoI source says a policeman was killed and four wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol in Yusufiyah. [Mada]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says one person was killed and nine wounded when an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Radwaniya. [Mada]

An MoI source says two people were killed and six wounded when an IED exploded near an industrial area in Zaidan in Abu Ghraib District. [Mada]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   7      (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The PMF Commission refuted media reports that the Falluja liberation operations had been stopped. [Mada]

 

The Deputy Chairman of the Anbar Provincial Council says Iraqi forces are 600m away from Al-Shuhada’ in south Falluja. [BasNews]

 

A Joint Operations Command (JOC) source says 500 Daesh terrorists have been killed since the start of the Falluja campaign. [Ghad]

 

The Falluja Operations Commander refuted media reports saying that 150 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in the Falluja fighting. [Sumaria]

 

A video of Iraqi airstrikes on Daesh locations in Falluja [AIN]

 

North. The Qarma tribal PMF brigade commander says Iraqi forces broke into the Azraqiya area, 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Falluja. He says the area will provide another access point to Falluja city. [Mada]

Daesh says 3 of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces in Azraqiya with 3 vehicle bombs, killing or wounding “tens” of soldiers. [JustPaste]

 

An Anbar Police source says Daesh blew up the Sikka Bridge northwest of Falluja. [Maalomah]

 

The Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces killed 49 Daesh terrorists and defused more than 300 IEDs, destroyed 2 vehicle bombs, and defused a booby-trapped school and 16 houses in the north Falluja military sector. [Mawazin]

 

Coalition warplanes killed 5 Daesh terrorists in the Saqlawiya military sector. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces near the Shuhada’ area in Saqlawiya. Daesh says an Army tank, 2 Humvees, and 2 armored vehicles were destroyed in the attack.   [A3maq] [A3maq]

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi Army recon drone in Saqlawiya. [A3maq]

 

Kata’eb Hezbollah destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in Saqlawiya. [Harbi]

 

The PMF media says the PMFs found a big Daesh weapons and ammunitions storehouse in a mosque in Saqlawiya. [AIN]

 

A PMF commander says three PMF fighters were wounded while securing a family in Saqlawiya. The family was forced into a booby-trapped house by Daesh. [Sumaria]

 

West. The Anbar Operations commander says Coalition warplanes killed 12 Daesh terrorists in an airstrike on the Al-Falahat area, 10 km (6 miles) west of Falluja. [Mada]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says 4 Daesh terrorists were killed and 3 guesthouses were destroyed in Coalition airstrikes west of Falluja. [Baghdadia]

 

East. The Qarma tribal PMF brigade commander says Iraqi forces secured 1,200 civilians from areas in Qarma to a displaced families’ camp in the Thirthar area. [Mada]

 

South. The IWMC says Iraqi forces captured Tuffaha Bridge south of Falluja city. [Maalomah]

Daesh’s version says Iraqi forces, supported by Iraqi and Coalition warplanes, continued their attacks near the Tuffaha Bridge south of Falluja. Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces with a vehicle bomb, destroying several vehicles and killing or wounding many soldiers. Daesh says more than eighty Iraqi Army soldiers and PMF fighters have been killed so far in the fighting. [A3maq] [JustPaste] Daesh says it destroyed 2 Iraqi Army Abrams tanks near the Tuffaha Bridge. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

The Falluja Operations commander says Iraqi forces killed 50 Daesh terrorists between Nuaimiya and Hay Al-Shuhada’ in south Falluja city. [Sumaria]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says Coalition planes destroyed 4 Daesh military positions in the Albu Hawa area south of Falluja, killing 9 terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

A local source says “tens” of Daesh terrorists fled the Zoba’a villages toward Falluja city. He also says tens of families escaped the villages towards Ameriyat Al-Falluja after the terrorists left. [Sumaria]

 

Photos of the two Yazidi girls liberated from Daesh in the Albu Hawa area. The Sinjar Mayor says many kidnapped Yazidi girls are now in Falluja, most from Kojo village in Sinjar District. The manager of the Kidnapped Yazidis office in Dahuk says there are between 150-200 kidnapped Yazidis now in Falluja. [BasNews]

 

Ramadi

A member of the Anbar PC Security Committee says “tens” of Daesh terrorists were killed in airstrikes on Jazeera Khaldiya. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles in Jazeera Khaldiya. [JustPaste]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says the IAF destroyed 8 Daesh military positions north of the Albu Dhiab area, killing the terrorists inside. [Sumaria]

 

Hit/Kubaisa/Haditha

A tribal PMF commander says 5 Daesh terrorists were captured in Kubaisa. [Maalomah]

He says one of them provided important information. Daesh leaders gave orders to their terrorists to withdraw to a camp in an area called Aqlat Horan, 35 km (22 miles) west of the Ain Al-Asad base, where 900 terrorists are hiding. He says the terrorists are preparing for an attack on western cities in Anbar to ease the tension on Falluja.  [JournalIraq]

 

Jazeera Operations Command says Coalition warplanes killed 42 Daesh terrorists west of Kubaisa. The Coalition also destroyed 10 Daesh vehicles and a truck loaded with boats near Hit. Iraqi artillery targeted Daesh in Mesakhan village, south of Dolab, killing one and wounding 6 and destroying a machine gun-mounted vehicle and 4 motorcycles. [PUKMedia]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says the road between Hit and Ramadi is secured and open for civilians. [Harbi]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A tribal PMF source says Iraqi F-16s destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb factory in Shirqat. [Mada]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF vehicle with an IED in the Fatha area. [JustPaste]

 

Kata’eb Hezbollah says it shelled and rocketed Daesh locations in the Makhoul Mountains area, killing 10 terrorists and wounding 15. [Harbi]

 

Tikrit

Daesh says one of its snipers killed a PMF fighter in Allas oilfield. [JustPaste]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists conducted an attack with an explosives vest on an Iraqi barricade east of Baquba. [A3maq]

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists conducted the attack near a checkpoint near Baquba. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist. [JustPaste]

A video of the explosion [Facebook]

 

The Diyala Police spokesman says their security personnel captured two men wanted on terrorism charges, without specifying the locations. [Mawazin]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says unknown armed men shot and wounded two policemen near Abu Saida. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

A security source says a suicide terrorist blew himself up in a taxi in Mansouriya, killing four civilians, including a woman. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. This is not the first of these incidents. It’s a new technique to create fear within the population, making even taxis dangerous. A large percentage of Iraqis rely on taxis for their transportation.

 

The Chairman of the subdistrict council in Udhaim says the security of more than 20 liberated villages in the subdistrict was handed to the tribal PMFs. [Sumaria]

 

Southern Diyala

A security source says unknown armed men killed a civilian and wounded another in an agricultural area in the Nida Basin area. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A Kirkuk Police commander says his troops captured three men in a civilian vehicle loaded with 30 boxes of heavy machine gun ammunition in Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

Hawija

Daesh issues photos of the harvest season in Hawija. [JustPaste]

 

Southwest

A security source says a PMF fighter was killed by a Daesh IED in Albu Mifrij village, in Daquq. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

Daesh issues a video of the harvest season in Ninewa [A3maq]

 

Mosul

A Ninewa Police source says Daesh executed ten civilians in Mosul, accusing them of communicating with Iraqi forces. [BasNews]

 

A Russian Sputnik report says the condition of foreign female terrorists has deteriorated in Mosul. It says the women are reporting back to their families, telling them not to join Daesh. The report also says their salaries have been cut to $54 per month, and their access to internet has been restricted. [Sputnik]

 

A short video from inside Mosul taken by Kata’eb Al-Mosul [KM Facebook Page]

 

Nineveh Plain

A video of a Coalition airstrike on a Daesh tunnel in Zahra Qatoun village in Khazer. 4 Daesh terrorists were killed in the airstrike. [Rudaw]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

Daesh says it targeted an Iraqi Army vehicle near Rawala village south of Makhmur. [JustPaste]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Babel

A Babel Police source says they captured a wounded Daesh terrorist who managed to flee from Falluja to Jbala subdistrict in north Babel. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 15 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, 12 near Manbij, where a major anti-Daesh offensive is under way, and 3 near Raqqa. [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Local sources say Daesh launched a counter attack and captured 2 villages from the YPG south of Shaddadi. [Dorar]

 

The Turkey-backed Syrian Islamic Council issues a fatwa saying that both Daesh and the YPG are “depraved” and Syrian armed groups should not participate on either side of the battle in the Raqqa area. [Sy-SIC]

 

Turkey’s President Erdogan says the vast majority of the fighters attacking Daesh in Manbij are Arabs. He says 2,500 Arab fighters are participating in the operation and only 400 YPG fighters according to Turkish intelligence. [Dorar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of rocketing YPG locations south of Mount Abdul Aziz with Katyushas. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues photos of its hisbah operations in Tabaqa. [JustPaste]

Daesh issues photos of lashing “thieves” publicly in Tabaqa. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij. Manbij Military Council troops liberated 2 villages from Daesh west of the Euphrates in the Tishrin Dam area. [Hawar]

A video of the Mustafa Hamadi village 5 km (3 miles) south of Tishrin Dam, liberated by Manbij Military Council troops [Hawar]

Local sources say the body of a Daesh Tunisian commander who was killed near the Tishrin Dam arrived at a hospital in Manbij. The source says 32 other terrorists were wounded in the battles. [Hawar]

 

The Manbij Military Council says its troops advanced 22 km (14 miles) southwest of the Tishrin Dam. [Hawar]

 

Manbij Military Council fighters crossed the Euphrates River in the Qara Quzaq area using small boats (videos). [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

A video of Daesh setting tires aflame and burning barrels to distort the vision of pilots in the Manbij area. [Hawar]

 

The Spokesman of the Manbij Military Council says Daesh arrested “hundreds” of Kurdish civilians in Manbij after its recent defeat. [Hawar]

The Manbij Military Council, A Syria Democratic Forces ally, announced the start of its military operations to liberate Manbij. [Hawar]

The council is multi-ethnic, comprised of four armed groups from Manbij. [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

Local sources say the Syrian Democratic Forces and its allied military council, supported by American warplanes, captured more villages near Manbij and are now 10 km (6 miles) away from the city. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG bulldozer in Qalqal village south of Manbij. [A3maq]

Daesh says its terrorist attacked Qalqal village, recently captured by the YPG. [A3maq]

Daesh says American aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes on Qalqal and its surrounding villages. [A3maq]

 

Mare’. The YPG backed Hawar say that Coalition planes dropped weapons and ammunition to opposition groups in Mare’. The city has been under Daesh’s siege since May 27th. [Hawar]

 

A Turkey backed opposition commander says Daesh shelled Mare’, killing one person and wounding four. He also says Daesh launched an attack on the opposition groups near the city but the opposition groups were able to intercept the attack. He also says Coalition airplanes bombed Daesh heavily in nearby areas. [ARA]

 

Northwest border area. Local sources say opposition groups supported by Turkish artillery attacked Daesh in Kafr Kalbin village south of Azaz. Daesh is using civilians as human shields and is not allowing them to leave. [Hawar]

Daesh says it stopped the attack on Kafr Kalbin, killing eleven fighters. [A3maq]

 

Daesh is completely trapped in Jarabulus after the SDF captured 15 villages in the area. [Qasioun]

 

A video of a van loaded with ammunition, sent from Turkey to Ahrar Al-Sham, but captured by “counter terrorism forces” in Afrin. [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops, supported by militias and Russian warplanes, conducted a large military operation in the Ithariya area east of Hama, and captured Abu Al-Zain Mountains and the Masbah area. [SANA]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian planes destroyed several Daesh vehicles and military positions east of Tadmur and east of Homs. [SANA]

 

A Latakia police source says a terrorist on a motorcycle detonated himself near a mosque in Latakia, killing two people and wounding four. [SANA]

Other sources say five people were killed and others wounded in the explosion. [Dorar]

 

Daesh says five Syrian soldiers surrendered to its terrorists near Ithariya east of Hama. [A3maq]

Daesh says the Syrian Army and Shia militias, supported by Russian warplanes launched a major attack on the road connecting Ithariya to Tabaqa and Raqqa. Daesh says it foiled the attack, killing fifteen soldiers and destroying 4 SUVs. Daesh says it forced Syrian troops to retreat to Ithariya to keep them from advancing toward Raqqa. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it recaptured several areas east of the Jab Al-Jarrah subdistrict east of Homs from Syrian troops. [A3maq]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh arrested many young men in Biqres town east of Deir Ez-Zor without giving any reasons. [Qasioun]

 

Syrian troops, supported by Russian warplanes, clashed with Daesh near the southern entrance of Deir Ez-Zor. Several Daesh terrorists were wounded in the clashes. Clashes also erupted near the Sina’a area in Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

 

Russian planes launched airstrikes on a mosque in Dhiban village east of Deir Ez-Zor, killing two civilians and wounding “tens”, including a child. [Qasioun]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

Daesh says its snipers killed two Syrian-government Palestinian fighters, north of Yarmouk camp. [JustPaste]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Security sources say Egyptian helicopters targeted an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis gathering in Kharouba village south of Sheikh Zuweid, killing 3 and destroying a vehicle. The terrorists were implicated in yesterday’s attack that killed six policemen. [ElWatan]

 

A security source says security defused 4 IEDs in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

The Libyan Special Forces issued a statement mourning the death of one of its colonels, killed by a land mine in a house in the Qawarsha area. [Wasat]

The Commander of the Libyan special forces refuted media reports about being injured in Qawarsha and said his troops are advancing in the area. [Wasat] A military source had said the shell was targeting the Commander. [Libya24]

A local source says Libyan troops advanced further in the Qawarsha area, capturing more Daesh locations. Eight Libyan soldiers were killed in the battles. The Libyan National Army Commander says 37 Daesh terrorists were killed during the last 2 days in west Benghazi. [Libya24]

 

A source in Benghazi Medical Center says the shell that fell on the center yesterday was targeting the personnel in charge of transporting bodies from yesterday’s land mine attack. The Benghazi Security Manager says 2 cars were destroyed by the shell. He also says several members of sleeper cells were arrested in the liberated areas in Benghazi. [Wasat]

 

A medical source says four civilians were wounded when a mortar shell fell on the Sidi Hussein area in Benghazi. [Wasat]

 

Central coast

The Libyan National Accord Government military says one of its planes crashed due to technical malfunctions after launching “successful” airstrikes on Daesh locations in Sirte. The pilot returned safely to his military base. [Wasat]

 

The Libyan National Accord Government military says two of its soldiers were killed and twelve wounded by a car bomb attack east of the steam station west of Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Local sources say a civilian was killed and two women wounded by random shells falling on the Wadi Al-Jarf area southwest of Sirte. [Libya24]

 

Local sources say Daesh terrorists retreated from Wadi Al-Jarf and Gate 30 areas, and were redeployed in the western suburbs of Sirte. [Libya24]

A medical source says ten Libyan soldiers were killed and 45 wounded in clashes with Daesh south and west of Sirte on Wednesday. [Libya24]

 

Local sources say a Daesh convoy of “tens” of vehicles arrived in Hawara, 70 km (43.5 miles) east of Sirte. The sources say Daesh is gathering its troops to recapture Nawfaliya. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh issues photos and a video of the battles west of Sirte. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

Daesh says Fajr Libya warplanes mistakenly bombed a Fajr Libya gathering west of Sirte. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Fajr Libya west of Sirte, killing 48 fighters and destroying 12 machine gun-mounted vehicles. [A3maq]

Daesh says a Kenyan suicide terrorist conducted the attack on Fajr Libya, and publishes a photo of the terrorist in a mask. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it shot down a Fajr Libya warplane over Sirte. [A3maq]

Daesh says the warplane fell in the Kubaiba area 30 km (19 miles) west of Sirte. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video urging people to stay in the “safety” of Daesh controlled areas, and not travel to the West. One of the terrorists appearing in the video said he left for Germany from Syria but he regretted it and returned to Deir Ez-Zor. Another terrorist said he was German from a Catholic family but he decided to join Daesh. Later on, he conducted a suicide attack on the YPG. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Tunisia

Tunisian security captured another Daesh terrorist in Sousse. So far, 15 terrorists have been captured from one cell in the city, including 2 boys under 15 years old. [AfriGate]

 

Morocco

The Morocco Ministry of Interior says their security captured a Daesh cell of 6 members in Tetouan in northern Morocco. [Libya24]

 

Other countries

Sudan

A Sudanese security official says their security captured six people accused of sending terrorists to Libya. Libyan sources had said more than 400 Sudanese joined Daesh in Libya. [Libya24]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Diyala news page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/Yem_ney

https://twitter.com/ALK_273

https://twitter.com/QqRr_2

https://twitter.com/__hajar300

https://twitter.com/o__o147

 

Other Daesh media 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its PR activities in Al-Qa’im, Hajin and Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh supporters say the Daesh leader, Awwad Baghdadi, will issue an audio message soon, before the month of Ramadan. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

June 1, 2016

A Daesh Tunnel in Saqlawiya

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

 

NATIONAL NEWS

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]

 

BAGHDAD

 

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?

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

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)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

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]

 

Hit/Kubaisa

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]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A Ninewa Police source says Coalition warplanes bombed the Daesh sharia “court” in Shirqat, killing the “judge” and 9 of his associates. [BasNews]

 

Baiji

Daesh issues a video of battles in the Makhoul Mountains area [JustPaste]

 

Tikrit

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]

 

Tooz

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]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

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]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

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]

 

Northern Diyala

A security source says Kurdish security (Asayesh) captured 15 Daesh suspects near Qara Tappa. [BasNews]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

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]

 

Hawija

Local sources say armed men from Albu Mifrij clashed with Daesh in Hawija, killing 4 terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

Southwest

A Turkmen PMF source says Daesh targeted Bashir with 25 mortars and rockets, wounding three PMF fighters. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

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]

 

Nineveh Plain

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]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

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]

Daesh publishes photos and a video of Monday’s attack on Kafraj. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

 

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]

 

KURDISTAN

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.

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Dhi Qar

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

 

 

North Africa

Egypt

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]

 

Libya

Northeast

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]

 

Central coast

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]

 

Tunisia

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

https://twitter.com/mustars11

https://twitter.com/onliht137j

https://twitter.com/abdabdmh26

https://twitter.com/z6rSLwk9lTVX5hL

https://twitter.com/G3nn5

 

Other Daesh media

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

May 31, 2016

 

Iraqi Counter Terrorism

Today’s Major Developments

Iraqi troops enter Falluja from the south as Daesh fights back.

Daesh makes counter-attack against Hit.

Two more Daesh bomb attacks hit eastern Baghdad.

Controversial ex-Ninewa Governor hit with corruption charges.

IAF bomb takes out key Daesh leaders and $5 million in cash in Al-Qa’im.

Suicide attack kills 25 in Muqdadiya.

Syrian Democratic Forces advancing north of Raqqa.

Daesh loses ground on Libyan central coast.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The Council of Ministers asks all countries to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and not to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs. It also says Falluja is the Iraqi Government’s number one concern, and asks some Arab media outlets to stop instigating problems and stop reporting false news. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Much of the Sunni Arab media is trying to turn Falluja against the Iraqi government, in what is essentially a pro-Daesh stance.

 

Speaker Jubouri concluded the special CoR session and the CoR will reconvene in early July. He also says he is ready to have another special session if needed. Fourteen of the previous sit-in MPs attended the session. [Mada] [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment.  This was nicely handled. It gets CoR out of the way for a while as the Falluja campaign is conducted.

 

The Integrity Court issued an arrest warrant for the former Ninewa Governor, Atheel Al-Nujaifi, accusing him of “mismanaging” local officials’ salaries. [SotKurdistan]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq (near Baghdadi (1), Albu Hayat (1), Hit (1), Falluja (3), Mosul (3), Sultan Abdullah (1), and Tal Afar (3)). [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

A member of the Baghdad Provincial Council’s Security Committee says the attacks on Sadr City and Shaab were a reaction to the Falluja liberation operation. He says security forces had received information that Daesh activated all of its sleeper cells in Baghdad and the south. A motorcycle bomb exploded in Sadr City, killing or wounding twelve civilians. A suicide terrorist also detonated himself at a checkpoint, killing or wounding twenty one civilians in Shaab on Monday. [Etejah]

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Khadimiya)

An MoI source says an IED exploded in Tobchi, killing two civilians and wounding seven. [Mada]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

A security source says a civilian was killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a factory in Rashidiya. [Baghdadia]

A security source says the bodies of two unknown men were found shot in Saba’ Al-Bor. [Maalomah]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

A security source says a lawyer was killed when a sticky IED exploded under his vehicle in Suleikh. [Maalomah]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

Daesh says it killed or wounded several PMF fighters with an IED in Baghdad Al-Jadida. [A3maq]

An MoI source says a car dealership owner was killed and two other civilians wounded when a sticky IED exploded under their vehicle in Habibiya, just east of Sadr City. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a medical center in Zafaraniya, killing one person and wounding six. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

A security source says a soldier was killed and another wounded by a sniper at a checkpoint in Arab Jubour. [Baghdadia]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED in Arab Jubour, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [JustPaste]

An MoI source says two people were killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Yusufiyah. [Mada]

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF vehicle in the Harqaui area in Yusufiyah, killing the fighters inside. [JustPaste]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:  11     (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Around 3,700 people (624 families) have fled Falluja over the past week, since the new offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the city began, according to figures provided by authorities.  Many of these people (about 1,300) are staying in the Al-Iraq camp in the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict, where UNHCR is working.  Others are scattered in one of several other government-run camps in the District or staying with relatives. Iraqi forces are helping to transport families escaping the city, and have set up a hotline (195) to provide information to people wanting to leave.

UNHCR understands another 500 men and boys over 12 years old are held for security screening which can take five to seven days. People are being released after this process, and we understand some 27 men were released yesterday (Monday 30 May)

UNHCR has received reports of casualties among civilians in the Falluja city center due to heavy shelling, including seven members of one family on 28 May.  There are also reports of several hundred families being used as human shields by ISIS, in the center of Falluja.

[UNHCR]

 

The UNHCR report seemed to contradict this one: “A human catastrophe is unfolding in Falluja. Families are caught in the crossfire with no safe way out,” warned Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). “For nine days we have heard of only one single family managing to escape from inside the town. Warring parties must guarantee civilians safe exit now, before it’s too late and more lives are lost.” People NRC has spoken with inside the city report a severe lack of food, clean drinking water and medicine. They are living in dire conditions, as the city has been besieged for months. [NRC]

DaeshDaily comment. We don’t trust such statements. Does anyone familiar with the situation believe that Daesh will guarantee safe exit instead of using people as human shields? The real intent is to put pressure on the Iraqi government to lift the “siege,” which of course would help Daesh.

 

The PMF secured 232 families from Falluja areas and handed them over to Baghdad Operations Command troops. [Buratha]

 

A video of displaced families from Falluja [Maalomah]

 

The Kata’eb Hezbollah spokesman says an agreement has been reached so that if regular Iraqi forces cannot breach Falluja city within a certain time frame, PMFs will enter. [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. The same statement was made by Hadi Al-Ameri, the Badr commander, last week.

 

The IWMC issued a statement saying media outlets should be accurate while reporting news about the Falluja battle. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. We ask whether the IWMC will put the same obligation on itself.

 

South. The PMF spokesman says Counter Terrorism troops and Rapid Intervention units started the attack on Falluja city from the Nuaimiya area in the south. [Harbi]

 

Security sources say Counter Terrorism troops captured several areas in Falluja city. They also say Daesh is using suicide terrorists in an effort to stop the troops from advancing. However, a security source says the Daesh snipers unit was annihilated by Counter Terrorism troops. [Ghad]

Another security source says counter terrorism troops captured Hay Al-Shuhada’ in south Falluja. [Ghad]

 

The Falluja Operations Commander says the Falluja liberation operations are ongoing and have not stopped. He also says 15 Daesh terrorists were killed near Hay Al-Shuhada’. [Sumaria]

A security source says Coalition warplanes heavily bombed Daesh locations in the area. [Sumaria]

 

The Falluja Operations Commander says Daesh launched a massive attack with more than 100 terrorists on Iraqi forces in Nuaimiya. He says Iraqi forces, supported by Iraqi and Coalition airpowers, stopped the attack, killing 75 terrorists. [Sumaria]

Photos of Iraqi forces in Nuaimiya [BasNews]

 

A member of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh suicide terrorists in the Nuaimiya area, 16 km (10 miles) south of Falluja. [Mada]

Iraqi forces killed 15 Daesh terrorists and wounded 3, and destroyed a hideout, a guesthouse, and a machine gun-mounted vehicle near Nuaimiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

Daesh says more than 25 Iraqi soldiers and PMF fighters were killed in the Tuffaha area, south of Falluja. [A3maq] [JustPaste]

Daesh says it withstood an Iraqi forces attack on the Tuffaha Bridge and the Nuaimiya area south of Falluja. Daesh says it destroyed 6 Humvees and damaged others in the battle. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting Iraqi forces in the Tuffaha area in Zoba’a with mortars. [JustPaste]

 

The Anbar Operations Command says Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh near the Albu Hawa area, killing 14 terrorists, including a sniper. [Buratha]

 

The Chairman of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says Iraqi forces liberated two Yazidi women from Sinjar in the Nuaimiya area. [Mada]

A Yazidi MP thanked Iraqi forces for liberating the two Yazidi girls in Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it killed twelve Iraqi soldiers in the Ma’amir area in Zoba’a. [JustPaste]

 

North. The IFP commander says his troops liberated Hay Al-Shuhada’ in Saqlawiya. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. This is a different area than the one in south Falluja.

 

Iraqi Army 6th division troops cleared the Zaghareed and Ghailan areas, defused 2 booby-trapped houses, 5 booby-trapped bridges, and 90 IEDs, and destroyed a 700m tunnel.

[BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi Army 14th division troops liberated 7 villages, killing 27 terrorists and wounding 17; destroyed 2 machine gun-mounted vehicles, 2 vehicle bombs, and 5 motorcycles; defused 23 booby-trapped houses and a booby-trapped school; and destroyed 317 IEDs. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The IAF targeted a Daesh convoy in the Nassaf area near Saqlawiya, and destroyed 6 machine gun-mounted vehicles. Iraqi forces destroyed a firetruck bomb and 3 machine-mounted vehicles in the same area. [Harbi]

The Badr Commander says Iraqi forces liberated more villages in the Saqlawiya area and are only 2 km away from Saqlawiya center. [Rudaw]

 

Iraqi Joint Forces liberated 5 km of road in the Omairiya area, 16 km (10 miles) north of Falluja after heavy clashes with Daesh. Iraqi forces shelled Daesh terrorists who barricaded themselves in nearby civilian houses.  [Mada]

 

The PMF Media says PMF troops cleared the Owainat area, north of Falluja, from IEDs. [Sumaria]

 

The IWMC says the IAF bombed a poultry farm in the Nassaf area, killing a group of Daesh terrorists and destroying 3 SUVs. [Maalomah]

 

The AAH Spokesman says Iraqi forces cleared the Albu Latif Bridge north of Falluja. [Harbi]

 

Photos of a Daesh tunnel found north of Falluja [Mawazin]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Abrams tank in the Sijar area. [A3maq]

Daesh says one of its snipers killed an Iraqi soldier in the Sijar area. [JustPaste]

 

East. The IFP Commander says Iraqi forces have liberated 24 villages and killed 250 terrorists in east Falluja since the liberation operation started. [PUKMedia]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops destroyed a Daesh vehicle near the Falluja eastern entrance. [Buratha]

 

Speaker Jubouri met with a delegation from the Qarma subdistrict council and asked them to start the process of return for displaced families as soon as possible. He also says Qarma should be an example of how to protect citizens in order to provide comfort to the people of Falluja who fear the impending liberation. [Sumaria]

 

The PMF media says Iraqi forces seized secret documents and letters from the Daesh sharia court building in Qarma. [Mada]

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Journalism Freedoms says Abdulla Aryan, an Iraqi TV reporter, was killed by Daesh east of Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

Ramadi

Daesh says its snipers killed six Iraqi soldiers on the outskirts of the Albu Ubaid area east of Ramadi [A3maq]

Daesh says it detonated IEDs on Iraqi Army vehicles near Albu Ubaid, killing or wounding several soldiers. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/ Haditha

Hundreds of families fled Sardiya village, 12km (7.5 miles) west of Hit, after a Daesh attack on the village. Hit has come under heavy attack by Daesh and the terrorists managed to enter the city briefly. [Sumaria]

Daesh issues a video of Iraqi Army vehicles destroyed on a street in Hit. [A3maq]

 

The Jazeera Operations commander says Iraqi forces killed 40 Daesh terrorists northeast of Hit. He says that Hit and Kubaisa are under control of the Iraqi Army and tribal fighters. [Etejah]

 

Daesh issues a video of its terrorists in the Mashtal area east of Hit. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video showing its terrorists damaging an Iraqi BMP armored vehicle near Nuwa’im village near Baghdadi. [A3maq]

 

A tribal PMF commander says the IAA stopped a Daesh attack on the Mashtur area just southeast of Haditha, killing “tens” of Daesh terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says 3 of its terrorists attacked an Iraqi Army battalion headquarters on the road to the Haditha Dam. Daesh says 2 of the attackers returned safely. [A3maq] [JustPaste]

Daesh issues a photo of the terrorist from Falluja who was killed in the attack. [JustPaste]

 

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed 15 Daesh suicide terrorists on motorcycles wearing explosive vests in Sakran, 20 km (12.5 miles) northeast of Haditha. [Maalomah]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The IWMC says the IAF, with input from the Al-Suqoor Intelligence unit bombed an “important hideout” of Daesh in Al-Qa’im, killing several Daesh leaders including its minister of war, the former wali of west Anbar, and the Daesh security and intelligence official, in addition to a Saudi terrorist responsible for the suicide-attack operations. The IAF also destroyed the Daesh finance office, killing 7 terrorists and blowing up 6 billion Iraqi Dinars ($5 million). [IraqPress]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

An Iraqi special forces commander says his troops stopped a large Daesh attack in the thermal station area, northeast of Baiji. [Mawazin]

 

Daesh issues a video of targeting an Iraqi Abrams tank with a missile in the Makhoul Mountains area. [A3maq]

 

A security source says 2 people from the same family were killed and a third family member wounded by an IED in the Himrin hills area. The family was escaping a Daesh controlled area in Hawija. [Ghad]

 

Samarra

A PMF source says seven Shammar tribe members were kidnapped by Daesh in the Albu Khaddo area near Samarra. [Ghad]

 

Tooz

A security source says a suicide terrorist detonated himself at a checkpoint near Suleiman Beg subdistrict, killing fourteen and wounding thirteen. Most of the casualties were PMF fighters.  [Mada]

Daesh says an Iraqi suicide terrorist attacked a PMF gathering in the Suleiman Beg area, killing or wounding nineteen fighters. Then another Iraqi suicide terrorist attacked the PMFs as the casualties were retrieved from the area, killing or wounding more fighters. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a photo of one of the suicide terrorists. [JustPaste]

 

In a much lower estimate, a member of the Salahuddin PC says two policemen and two civilians were killed, and sixteen others wounded, mostly PMF fighters, in the Daesh double suicide attack in Suleiman Beg. [Mada]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The Chairman of the Diyala PC’s Security Committee says security forces formed a special committee to follow up on the families of Daesh members in Diyala. He says it is a necessary procedure because Daesh is using some of these people in attacks, including the recent attack in Muqdadiya. Five people were killed and twenty five wounded when a local suicide terrorist detonated himself near a popular café in Muqdadiya on Sunday. [Sumaria] [Mada]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says a soldier was killed and another wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol in Imam Wais. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says a farmer was killed when an IED exploded in his orchard in north Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

A security source says armed men shot and killed two civilians from the same family in a village west of Qara Tapa in Kifri District. [Sumaria]

 

Southern Diyala

A security source says armed men attacked a village in the Nida area in Balad Ruz, killing three civilians and wounding another. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it killed ten Iraqi soldiers and PMF fighters and wounded four others with IEDs in the Nida area. [A3maq]

 

A security source says armed men on a motorcycle shot and killed a school headmaster in Balad Ruz. [Maalomah]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A Kirkuk police source says the body of a young man was found tortured and killed in Hay Aden in south Kirkuk. [Mada]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and wounded a policeman in Kirkuk center. [Sumaria]

 

A Peshmerga source says Daesh launched 4 Katyusha rockets on the North Gas Company headquarters, 15 km (9 miles) west of Kirkuk. [Mada]

 

Hawija

A security source says a roadside IED exploded in the Maktab Khaled area, southwest of Kirkuk, killing a civilian and wounding two others. He says these people were escaping Daesh controlled areas in Riyadh. [Sumaria]

 

A Kirkuk police commander says 39 Arab families escaped Daesh controlled areas in Riyadh subdistrict and were secured by the Peshmerga. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it killed a Daesh informant in downtown Mosul. [KM Facebook Page]

 

The Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs says a Kurdish Peshmerga general who is also a Czech citizen was killed in fighting against Daesh near Mosul. [IraqPress]

 

Daesh issues a video warning people not to watch TV or use satellite receivers in Ninewa. The video shows Daesh terrorists destroying television equipment. [JustPaste]

 

Nineveh Plain

A Peshmerga commander says the Peshmerga liberated 9 villages from Daesh in the Khazer military sector. He says they liberated 150 square km and are now 30 km (19 miles) away from Mosul. He says four Peshmerga fighters were killed and 23 wounded, while 140 Daesh terrorists were killed and 9 vehicle bombs destroyed. [IraqPress]

A PUK official says the Peshmerga, supported by Coalition warplanes, stopped Daesh attack in the same area, killing “tens” of terrorists. [PUKMedia]

A video of 2 Daesh terrorists captured in a tunnel west of Khazer. 4 other terrorists were killed in the tunnel. [Rudaw]

A video of a Coalition airstrike killing 4 Daesh terrorists in the Khazer area [Rudaw]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

An Iraqi Army major says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Kubruk, Mahana, and Kharbardan, killing 22 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh’s version says 2 of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces with vehicle bombs in Mahana and Kharbardan villages west of Makhmur. Daesh says it then attacked Iraqi forces in Mahana and Kharbardan, and also Al-Nassr and Kubruk, before retreating safely.

Daesh says twenty three Iraqi soldiers were killed and others wounded in the attacks. [JustPaste] [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of its zakat activities in Qayara. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh says it conducted 3 suicide attacks on Kafraj, a Peshmerga military camp, northwest of Mosul. Daesh issues videos of the attacks. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

A security source says Peshmerga artillery shelled a Daesh gathering in Qabusiya village in Sinjar District, killing 13 terrorists, including a local commander. [Mada]

 

KURDISTAN

The Chairman of the Syrian Opposition Alliance says, from Erbil, that the Alliance requests the participation Roj Ava Peshmerga, the Syrian Kurds trained by the KRG, to participate in the liberation of Azaz. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. This is just re-emphasizing the political dividing line that divides the Erdogan/Barzani/opposition alliance axis from the US/PYD & YPG axis. The PYD would rather not have the political complications that would come with letting the KRG-trained Roj Ava Peshmerga into the mix.

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Basra

A security source says security forces captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in a displacement camp in Khamsa Meel in Basra. The source says the suspect admitted to taking photos of checkpoints and giving them to terrorists from Anbar. [Buratha]

 

Muthanna

The MoI says Muthanna Police captured a vehicle bomb that was heading from Baghdad to Basra. Security in Basra captured another man who was supposed to receive the vehicle. [Buratha]

 

Babel

The Babel Police say their security captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in north Babel. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs suggests an American-Turkish operation to fight Daesh in Manbij without the participation of the YPG. [Dorar]

 

The Turkish Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister says Turkey has a military plan to save Jarabulus from Daesh. He says Turkey will do “what should be done” to paralyze Daesh’s movement between Jarabulus and Mare’. [Dorar]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 11 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria (near Manbij (9), Raqqa (1), and Washiyah (1)). [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

A Kurdish field source says the Syria Democratic Forces, supported by Coalition warplanes, clashed with Daesh between Ain Eissa and Tabaqa city, capturing 13 villages and 5 farms, and killing 18 terrorists, including a French commander. The source says 33 villages and farms have been liberated in north Raqqa so far. [BasNews]

The Syria Democratic Forces opened a new military front on Sunday, aiming to reach Tabaqa city. [ARA]

 

The Syria Democratic Forces say they advanced 6 km (4 miles) along the east side of the Euphrates, working on a 4-direction plan of attack, the eastern Euphrates position being the fourth, and liberated 9 villages and 3 farms, killing 20 Daesh terrorists. [Hawar]

 

Local activists from Manbij say Coalition warplanes destroyed a school used by Daesh as a security command in Manbij. They also say unknown airplanes dropped counterfeit Daesh permits for leaving the city. They say the warplanes are suspected to belong to the Coalition. [BasNews]

A local activist warns people not to use these permits because they could easily be identified as counterfeit. [ARA]

 

A woman who fled Raqqa and who is now displaced in Mabrouka camp, tells the stories of women’s life in Daesh controlled areas. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a YPG vehicle near Hamam Al-Turkmen village in Suluk north of Raqqa, killing several fighters. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video instructing people to destroy TV sets and satellite receivers in Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

The Syria Democratic Forces captured Kharbat Al-Roos village east of Manbij. The Syria Democratic Forces are 18 km (11 miles) away from the city. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed several YPG fighters as they were attempting to recover the dead bodies of their comrades in the Haloula village north of the Tishrin Dam. [A3maq]

Daesh says the YPG, supported by American troops and warplanes, captured the village, after battles started on Monday. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG machine gun mounted vehicle and a bulldozer in the battles and stopped the YPG from capturing 2 nearby villages. Daesh says Coalition warplanes had launched 13 airstrikes on Haloula. [JustPaste]

More than 200 families left their houses in the area. [Dorar]

 

Daesh continued its attacks on Mare’ according to an opposition group commander. He also says they located a vehicle bomb and destroyed it near Kafr Kalbin. He also says Daesh brought large reinforcements from nearby areas as the Turkish artillery continued its shelling on Daesh in the area. [ARA]

 

The YPG says a Daesh local terrorist was killed when a mine erupted as he was planting mines in Suluk. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says it stopped a Turkey-backed opposition group’s attack on Sheikh Maqsoud, killing five fighters. [Hawar]

 

The SDF spokesman condemns the Turkish shelling on the border village of Ain Diqna that killed a senior YPG commander and 2 of his fighters 2 days ago. [ROJ]

 

Syrian opposition groups rejected the Azaz city court order that prevented the people from Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa from entering the city. The court justified its order by saying the city is overpopulated and it fears that Daesh terrorists would enter the city along with the displaced families. [Qasioun]

 

Syrian warplanes launched heavy airstrikes on areas around Manbij and other residential areas in Al-Bab. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh says it destroyed several YPG vehicles west of the Tishrin Dam, forcing them to retreat. [A3maq]

 

A video of a group calling itself The Revolutionary Kurds Brigade in Afrin, to fight both the Syrian Army and the YPG [EnabBaladi]

 

Syrian opposition groups, supported by American airpower and Turkish artillery, attacked Kafr Kalbin village north of Aleppo. Daesh says some of the attackers fell into the minefield on the road between Azaz and Kafr Kalbin, while others were targeted by 2 IEDs in another area. Daesh also says one of its Lebanese suicide terrorists attacked the opposition groups with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding several fighters and damaging a tank, and forcing the rest to retreat. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the battles. [JustPaste]

Daesh issues a video purportedly showing opposition groups withdrawing after the failed attack. [A3maq]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Russian warplanes bombed Daesh locations near Tadmur and in Sukhnah east of Homs. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed a Daesh convoy east of Tadmur. [SANA]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian Army, supported by local militias, cleared the Huwaisis area east of Homs after heavy clashes with Daesh. [SANA]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Unidentified planes bombed several areas in Deir Ez-Zor Governorate including Sina’a, Haweiqa and areas around the airport. Three people were killed and several others wounded in airstrikes east of Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh stoned a man and a woman to death in Mayadin after accusing them of adultery. Daesh made young children in the city throw the stones. Daesh also executed an opposition group commander in Quriya village in Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide terrorists destroyed a Syrian army military position near the Panorama barricade with a vehicle bomb, killing ten soldiers, wounding others, and destroying a tank and several military vehicles. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues another video about destroying the satellite receivers in Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a video of a Syrian soldier who surrendered to its terrorists in Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops clashed with Daesh near Qassr village northeast of Suwayda, killing several terrorists. [SANA]

 

Warplanes bombed the Laja area west of Daraa, killing or wounding several terrorists. Heavy clashes continued between Syrian opposition groups and Daesh affiliates in the area. [Qasioun]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Security forces killed an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorist in Shallaq village south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Six policemen were killed and six wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle in Kharouba village south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack. [JustPaste]

 

Local sources say an armed group blew up a mosque in the Mazare’ area south of Arish, claiming that security forces are using it to monitor the area. [VetoGate]

 

Libya

Central coast 

The spokesman of the Libyan Oil Facilities Guard says his troops liberated Nawfaliya from Daesh completely. [AfriGate]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Libyan Oil Facility guards after midnight in Bin Jawad, killing or wounding twenty three guards. Daesh concedes that the Guard captured Bin Jawad yesterday. [A3maq]

 

The spokesman of the Libyan National Accord Government military says his troops arrived in Wadi Al-Jarf west of Sirte after heavy clashes with Daesh. He says hundreds of Daesh terrorists were killed and many captured so far. He also says he has information that internal clashes erupted between Daesh Libyan and foreign Daesh terrorists in Sirte. [Libya24]

 

Daesh says it killed or wounded several Fajr Libya fighters and destroyed their vehicles with an IED near the Gate 50 area, west of Sirte. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says heavy clashes erupted between its terrorists and Fajr Libya fighters near Gate 40, west of Sirte. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the battles. [JustPaste]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says their security captured a Daesh cell of 7 members in Sousse. Another cell of 4 terrorists was captured 3 days ago in the same area. [AfriGate]

 

Morocco

A Moroccan human rights organization says a former Moroccan national soccer team player was killed fighting with Daesh in Aleppo. [ARA]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/asais345h_abo

https://twitter.com/Abobaseer92

https://twitter.com/Asrana01As

https://twitter.com/weqq_330

https://twitter.com/gjfssfyitss

 

Other Daesh media  

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes a new issue of Naba’ magazine. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a video about the international coalitions and alliances against them. Daesh says the US is cooperating with Russia, Syrian opposition groups are collaborating with the regime, Turkey is cooperating with the Kurds, Libya’s two governments are cooperating also, and all of them aim at destroying Daesh. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Although the video was intended to show defiance, it is mostly a “victimhood” message. With the recent defeats, we can expect similar messages from Daesh.

 

May 27, 2016

 

Dispalced People in Makhmur

 

Today’s Major Developments

Baghdad survives the latest demonstrations, but not without incident.

Iraqi forces gaining more control north and east of Falluja; some residents able to leave.

Sectarian Sunni media launches counter-offensive against Falluja campaign.

Diyala tribes conferring on compensation formula for Daesh crimes.

UNHCR reports major civilian exodus from Ninewa to northeast Syria.

Daesh and Turkey-backed opposition groups in seesaw battle for border villages.

Daesh is confiscating TVs in Deir Ez-Zor.

Daesh in Sirte under pressure from Libyan forces.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi’s media office says some demonstrators attacked security personnel with fire torches, but security has the situation under control. [Mada]

An MoI source says hundreds of demonstrators tried to cross to the Green Zone but were stopped by security forces. The demonstrators left Tahrir Square later. [Mada]

 

Hundreds of Sadrists arrived in Tahrir Square to demand more reforms. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The “reforms” here might mean an extra ministry for the Sadrists.

 

The Governor of Baghdad, a Sadrist, criticized the security forces’ use of rubber bullets, water and tear gas against the demonstrators in Baghdad and said the demonstrators were trying to show their support to Iraqi forces in Falluja battle. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. They could better show their support by not diverting military resources from the battlefield to Baghdad to deal with them.

 

There were small pro-reform demonstrations in Najaf, Kerbala, Babel, Dhi Qar, Basra, and Muthanna. [Mada]

 

In Friday’s prayer in Kerbala, the Sistani rep repeated the marji’ya request for the security forces to protect civilians in Falluja battles. He also praised the Iraqi forces, volunteers and tribal fighters in the battle. [Sumaria] [Sumaria]

 

The MoI spokesman warns that Daesh will try to conduct suicide attacks in Baghdad to distract attention from its losses in the Falluja battles. [Maalomah]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 23 airstrikes yesterday on Daesh in Iraq, near Falluja (5), Habbaniya (2), and Baghdadi; near Hawija: and near Mosul (8), Qayara, Kasik (2), Tal Afar (2) and Sinjar. [CJTF]

DaeshDaily comment. We at Daesh Daily confess to having lost patience with these daily CJTF reports. We eventually figured out that the geographic locations given for the airstrikes are always the same and so there is no way to tell what locations were actually targeted. This is passing for public information. Sinjar is a whole district; so is Tal Afar. Kasik is a specific location and always on the list, but the actual airstrike locations are not even approximated. Using the word “near” does not excuse this bad habit. This is PR, not war reporting. We think the CJTF can do better.

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

A security source says a civilian was wounded when a roadside IED exploded on his vehicle in Rashidiya. [Sumaria]

Daesh says one of its snipers killed an Iraqi soldier in Tarmiya. [JustPaste]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in Hay Al-Basateen. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a commercial area in Ameen, killing one person and wounding five. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a café in Wardiya in Mada’in, killing two people and wounding eight. [Mada]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says an IED exploded in Hay Al-Furat, killing one person and wounding seven. [Mada]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a market in Abu Ghraib, killing two people and wounding seven. [Mada] Daesh says it detonated the IED on an Iraqi vehicle loaded with soldiers. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. This is routine Daesh propaganda. It kills civilians indiscriminately but always claims to be attacking soldiers or PMFs, creating the lie that it is attacking legitimate military targets.

Daesh says it killed two Iraqi Army Intelligence Service “sources” in their houses in Radwaniya. [JustPaste]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   8      (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

U.S.-led coalition strikes supporting Iraqi forces in the recapture of Falluja have killed 70 Daesh terrorists including the group’s commander in the city, a U.S military spokesman said on Friday.

U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military campaign against Daesh, said the coalition had carried out 20 strikes in support of the campaign over the past four days.

Maher Al-Bilawi, commander of Daesh in Falluja, was killed two days ago, Warren said. He said the killing of Bilawi and the other militants “won’t completely cause the enemy to stop fighting but it’s a blow.” [Reuters]

Warren also says the Coalition dropped leaflets on Falluja asking people to raise white flags on their houses. He also says Iraqi forces established camps for the displaced families. [Mawazin]

Photos of Iraqi forces with displaced families from Falluja [Maalomah]

 

A PUK official says Daesh is searching Mosul, looking for terrorists who escaped from the Falluja battles. [PUKMedia]

 

As Iraqi forces move closer to retaking the city, the efforts by sectarian Sunni media trying to prevent this have accelerated. There was a series of propaganda pieces masquerading as news. For example:

“Media reports” say that several people in Falluja were “martyred” or wounded because of heavy shelling and rocketing by “Abadi forces”. [IslamMemo]

“Media sources” say the current war waged on Falluja by “Abadi forces,” supported by Shia militias, are solely motivated by Shia hatred toward the Sunnis. [IslamMemo]

“Sources” in Falluja city and “Eyewitnesses” say Shia militias blew up the Qarma mosque and the Directorate of National Registration in Qarma, and also burned down another mosque in Rashad. The “sources” also say the Shia militias are looting and burning down houses in Qarma. [IslamMemo]

The Geneva International Centre for Justice issued an urgent call to the General Secretary and all international organizations to stop the “genocide” against the Falluja people that is happening under the guise of fighting Daesh. The Center says the current campaign on the city is being carried out with American coverage and Iranian support and is being led by sectarian militias. [IslamMemo]

DaeshDaily comment. These are samples of the petro-dollar media reporting on Iraq. It pretends that Daesh doesn’t exist, so it can pretend that the shelling targets only civilians. Second, notice that anyone killed in Falluja is “martyred,” but the civilian victims of Daesh suicide attacks, whether Sunni or Shia, are “killed.” This is exactly the language used by Daesh.

The esteemed journalists quote “media reports” and “media sources” without giving any information about what or whom that means. Iraqi forces are not Iraqi forces; they are Abadi’s forces. Many thought the sectarian Arab media would cool down after Maliki was gone, but instead its propaganda has replaced “Maliki forces” with “Abadi forces,” both terms being synonymous with “Shia forces.” The language is totally sectarian. As for the Geneva International Centre for Justice, no one remembers that it issued any “urgent” appeals for justice when tens of thousands of Iraqis were killed, mutilated, and enslaved by Daesh.

Unfortunately, this kind of reporting is not unusual. It’s the norm in the Arab media. As the Falluja campaign proceeds, this obvious propaganda campaign will turn up the heat on every decision-maker and opinion leader who might combine to force Iraq to stop its military effort in Falluja campaign and let Daesh stay. How many people in Iraq need to die before this hate machine stops?

 

North. The Chairman of Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces completely isolated Falluja from the north, cutting off the last Daesh road to the city. [Maalomah]

 

The IFP commander says his troops opened a secure route for civilians to leave Falluja. They helped to evacuate 760 residents from north of Falluja near Sijar village. [Baghdadia] [Sumaria]

The Rapid Intervention division says it destroyed a Daesh communications center in the Sijar area, killing 4 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs. [Sumaria]

Badr fighters destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb near the Sijar Bridge. Other Badr men killed 3 Daesh terrorists and found more Daesh tunnels in the electricity station area. [Harbi] [Harbi]

Daesh issues a video of destroying an Iraqi Army Abrams tank in the Sijar area. [A3maq]

 

An Anbar Police commander says Iraqi forces cleared the Mukhtar and Azraqiya areas, northwest of Falluja, killing 13 Daesh terrorists. [BasNews]

 

The West Baghdad Operations Commander says Iraqi forces surrounded Saqlawiya completely and it will be cleared soon. [Mawazin]

 

A PMF commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack in the Albu Shijil area. [Harbi]

The IWMC says Iraqi forces killed important Daesh commanders in Albu Shijil and destroyed a vehicle bomb. [Mawazin]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces in the Albu Aziz area northwest of Falluja, killing fifteen Iraqi soldiers and destroying 2 Humvees. [A3maq]

Daesh says a Tajik terrorist conducted the suicide attack in Albu Aziz. [JustPaste]

Photos of Central Asian terrorists in Falluja [Twitter]

 

East.  The IWMC says Iraqi forces secured more than 460 people away from an area east of Falluja to secure locations. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces defused 60 booby-trapped houses and 200 IEDs in Qarma. [Ghad]

The IWMC says Iraqi forces defused a Daesh lorry bomb in Qarma. [Mawazin]

 

Photos of national IDs found belong to 2 Saudi terrorists [Buratha]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles east of Falluja. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh claimed responsibility for yesterday’s attack on the PMF spokesman’s vehicle with 2 IEDs on the road between Abu Ghraib and Falluja. The spokesman survived the attack.  [JustPaste]

 

The Qarma tribal PMF commander says the PMFs are gradually withdrawing from Qarma and handling the land to the local police and tribal fighters according to Prime Minister Abadi’s orders. [Maalomah]

 

South. A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces captured the Daesh military commander of Ameriyat Al-Falluja, and 3 of his associates. [Mada]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says an Iraqi Army Abrams tank destroyed a Daesh Humvee bomb and a machine gun-mounted vehicle in the Albu Hawar area south of Falluja. He also says the IAA bombed a Daesh gathering south of Falluja, killing 7 terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

A member of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says the IAA bombed a Daesh hideout in the Ahssi area, killing 15 terrorists. [Maalomah]

Photos of Iraqi forces in Ameriyat Al-Falluja [BasNews]

 

However, Daesh media issued four reports of events southeast of Falluja that gave a contrary impression.

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army vehicle in Zaidan, killing four soldiers, including a battalion commander. [JustPaste]

Daesh says its snipers killed three Iraqi soldiers in Ma’amir, Hitawiyeen, and Tuffaha areas. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi Army attack in the Tuffaha area in Zoba’a, killing or wounding several soldiers and damaging a bulldozer. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee and a heavy machine gun in the Ubaid area in Zoba’a. [JustPaste]

 

Ramadi

Daesh says its snipers killed eight Iraqi soldiers on the outskirts of Jazeera Khaldiya. [A3maq]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A video of a Coalition airstrike destroying a Daesh defensive fighting position near Rutba on May 19 [CJTF]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

Daesh publishes one photo of setting cigarette boxes on fire in Salahuddin. [JustPaste]

 

Baiji

Daesh says its snipers wounded three Iraqi soldiers near the Albu Juwari area north of Baiji. [JustPaste]

 

Tikrit

Daesh says its snipers killed two Iraqi PMF fighters in Allas oilfield. [JustPaste]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The Chairman of the Abbara subdistrict council says the Diyala tribes have been holding meetings for days now to agree on the ceiling for the tribal compensations for murder and terrorism crimes. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is an important step towards reconciliation in Diyala, by applying tribal law. The most important outcome will be that the people who had relatives murdered will get compensated in money collected from the murderer’s family by his tribe, after negotiations with the victims’ tribe, in return for which they will waive their right to exact further punishment. This will get some perpetrators off the hook, and make the justice system’s punishments less severe on others.

There will be thousands of such situations across Iraq, and the court system cannot handle all the prosecutions that would be needed to provide justice to victims and their families. Transitional justice is essential to reconciliation, however. Tribal law is the old-fashioned way, but it still works.

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a mukhtar and his son, and wounded his daughter severely, in Abbara. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it killed a Sahwa commander in Abbara and his son in their house. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh didn’t mention the daughter. Notice again that Daesh creates a lie that they attacked a Sunni military target, when the targets were actually a civilian official and his children. As a girl would not be a combatant, she is left out of their story so as not to reduce its credibility.

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Daesh says its terrorists clashed with Iraqi police in the Imam Wais area. [JustPaste]

 

Northern Diyala

A security source says a Daesh group attacked a government military position, but was stopped by troops west of Sadiya. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it attacked a Badr military position in Marjana village in Sadiya, killing three fighters. [JustPaste]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming says the past month has seen a spike in numbers of Iraqi refugees risking the dangerous crossing into Syria in a desperate bid to escape Mosul, the pending battle to retake it, and fighting in surrounding areas. Since the beginning of May, a total of 4,266 refugees have arrived at the Al-Hawl camp located 14 km (9 miles) from the Iraqi border in Syria’s northeastern Hasaka Governorate.

She also says people continue to flee ongoing fighting southeast of Mosul, mainly in the Makhmur District, to the recently established Debaga IDP camp in Makhmur city. Local authorities estimate that an additional 30,000 people could be displaced in the coming months. An eventual assault on Mosul could displace over 600,000 people. [UNHCR]

 

The IWMC says the IAF conducted airstrikes on Daesh in Mosul, killing “tens” of terrorists, including the Daesh officer responsible for suicide terrorists, the Daesh sharia official of Ninewa, and the finance officer of Ninewa. The IWMC advised Mosul citizens to stay away from Daesh positions. [Rudaw]

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Journalism Freedom says Daesh beheaded Talal Abu Iman, a technician for the Iraqi Media Network in Ninewa, one month after he was captured. [Sumaria]

Daesh issues photos of construction of a mosque in the Shifa’ area in western Mosul. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Considering these two stories together tells you a lot about Daesh and its hypocrisy.

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it shot at a Daesh vehicle near the Tel Keif intersection in Mosul, killing or wounding 3 Daesh terrorists inside. [KM Facebook Page]

 

 A PUK official says the Peshmerga stopped a Daesh attack in the Bashiqa Mountain area, killing 2 terrorists and wounding 2 others. [PUKMedia]

 

Nineveh Plain

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes destroyed 2 Daesh headquarters and 2 vehicles in the Nawaran area, killing or wounding several Daesh terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

A local activist said 75 people arrived at Karaw village, escaping Daesh controlled areas between Qaraj and Hawija. He also says the Peshmerga moved these civilians to the Debaga camp in Makhmur. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi army SUV with an IED near Kermerdi village west of Makhmur. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it launched an attack on Iraqi Army positions west of Al-Nassr village, clashing with troops for an hour before “returning safely”. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh says a group of its terrorists sneaked into a Peshmerga camp near Amar Bait village northwest of Mosul, and killed four fighters before retreating safely. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it killed nine Peshmerga fighters and wounded thirteen in an attack on Shandoukha village east of Tal Afar. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says five people were killed and seven wounded in an American airstrike on Tal Afar. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it attacked Peshmerga locations in Sino village, Golat intersection, and the cement factory east of Sinjar. Daesh also says it attacked the Peshmerga in Wardiya village west of Sinjar, and the Domiz area. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

KURDISTAN

Eyewitnesses say Turkish warplanes attacked several areas in Kani Massi subdistrict. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Five people were wounded when 3 shells fell on a house in Kilis. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Leaked Daesh files have revealed the group’s so-called “borders chief”, a senior leader responsible for recruiting thousands of foreign jihadists and funneling them into Syria. Tarad Mohamed Al-Jaraba, a 37-year-old Iraqi national who uses the nom de guerre Abu Mohamed Al-Shimali, facilitated the entry of more than 6,000 terrorists over two years.

A third of the 18,000 foreign jihadists who joined the group between 2013 and 2015 put Jaraba down as a “mediator” on their entrance forms, which were leaked to the Syrian opposition newspaper Zaman Al-Wasl and shared with the Telegraph. He is understood to have helped several of the Paris bombers get into and then out of Syria to carry out their deadly attacks, killing 130. Jaraba, who also holds Saudi Arabian citizenship, is already known to the US State Department, which offered a reward of $5 million (£3.3 million) for information on his whereabouts earlier this year. [Telegraph]

DaeshDaily comment. Al-Jarba (and not Al-Jaraba) is a famous family in the Ninewa area. It is the leading family of the Shammar, one of the biggest Arab tribes in Iraq, Syria, the Gulf, and other places. The former Iraqi President Ghazi Al-Yawer is a member of this family.

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 2 airstrikes yesterday on Daesh in Syria, near Raqqa and Ain Eissa. [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

The PYD President, Saleh Muslim, says the SDF will not be stationed in Raqqa after the city is liberated from Daesh, refuting media reports about the PYD’s intentions to add Raqqa to the Kurdish areas. [EnabBaladi]

The PYD rep in Kurdistan had said yesterday that Raqqa will join the “Federal System” in north Syria following its liberation from Daesh. [Dorar]

 

Local sources say Daesh is planting IEDs and mines in the villages southeast of Ain Eissa before fleeing. [Hawar]

Daesh issues a video from Hisha village south of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]

 

The Syria Democratic Forces say Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh locations in Tal Samen village northeast of Ain Eissa, destroying a cannon and an armored vehicle. Coalition warplanes also bombed Daesh in Hazima village north of Ain Eissa, destroying a vehicle and killing 8 terrorists. [Hawar]

 

The Turkey Foreign Affairs Minister said it is unacceptable that American soldiers put YPG badges on their uniforms, saying it’s “double standards and hypocrisy” when the United States does not consider the YPG a terrorist organization. He also says, sarcastically, that the soldiers should put on Daesh and Nusra patches in other places, and Boko Harams’ in Africa. A senior Turkish military industry official says Turkey will not buy American drones. An SDF commander says American troops are actively participating in the battle. [Arabi21] [Hawar]

The Coalition spokesman Colonel Steve Warren says “Wearing those YPG patches was unauthorized and inappropriate, and corrective action has been taken.”  [Anadolu]

 

Local sources say Daesh is digging trenches around the Hawdh area on the outskirts of Raqqa, where the families of Daesh leaders live. An SDF source says Daesh is planting IEDs and land mines north of Raqqa and has prepared hundreds of vehicle bombs in anticipation of the SDF attack. [ARA]

 

Daesh issues 2 photos of shelling YPG locations east of Tishrin Dam. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Daesh says after getting information about Turkey-backed opposition groups who were preparing for an attack north of Aleppo, it launched a surprise attack and captured 8 villages (Kafr Kalbin, Kaljibrin, Kafr Bisha, Tatiya, Jabahat, Niyara, Nida, and Tal Hussein), killing more than thirty three fighters and capturing ten, in addition to several vehicles, (some of which were equipped with American weapons), and 200 AKs. [JustPaste]

Daesh issues a video and photos of capturing Kafr Kalbin and Kaljibrin villages south of Azaz. [A3maq] JustPaste] [JustPaste]  Daesh issues a video of weapons and ammunition it captured in Kaljibrin village near Azaz. [A3maq]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on opposition groups as they were attempting to recapture Kafr Kalbin village. [A3maq]

According to local sources, Daesh units are only 500 meters away from Azaz. [Hawar]

1,700 families are trapped in Mare’ after Daesh cut off the road between Mare’ and Azaz. [EnabBaladi]

Daesh shelled the Bab Al-Salama border crossing after it captured the villages. [Hawar]

An opposition commander says Daesh captured several areas in several villages north of Aleppo, and cut off all of the supply lines to Mare’. [ARA]

The oppositions’ “Central Court” in Azaz issued a curfew in the city after the Daesh attack. [Qasioun]

 

The opposition groups then launched a counter attack on Daesh, recapturing many villages and areas lost, and killing 4 terrorists and destroying a vehicle bomb. Mohammed Al-Bakkar, a Syrian journalist, was killed in the battles. [Baladi]

The opposition groups recaptured Kaljibrin and Niyara villages and reopened their supply road between Mare’ and Azaz. [Qasioun]

 

Turkish troops, tanks, and vehicles entered Hamam village in Jandaris in Afrin and established checkpoints and threatened civilians they should leave their villages. [SotKurdistan]

Photos of Turkish troops in Afrin [BasNews]

 

500 people left their houses in Mare’ and Sheikh Eissa toward the Syria Democratic Forces areas north of Aleppo, according to an SDF commander. [ARA]

Local sources say 1,000 people arrived in Afrin from north Aleppo, raising the number of displaced people in the last 3 days to over 6,000. [Hawar]

 

A 13 year old boy was wounded when a Daesh leftover land mine exploded on him near Mabrouka town. [Hawar]

More than one hundred people escaped Raqqa and arrived in the Mabrouka refugee camp. [ARA]

 

The YPG says Turkey-backed opposition groups launched a rocket against Sheikh Maqsoud, causing only material damages. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says heavy Turkish Army artillery shelled Ziyarat village west of Kobane. The Turkish artillery also targeted Tat Marash village in Afrin with 3 shells, causing material damages. [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

The YPG says Daesh shelled several areas in Kobane District with heavy artillery. The YPG responded by shelling Daesh locations south of Jarabulus. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes a map of the areas it controls north of Aleppo. [A3maq]

 

The PYD Asayesh arrested 300 Kurdish young men in Afrin in order to induct them into compulsory military service. [EnabBaladi]

 

Three people were killed and thirty wounded when a car bomb exploded near a mosque in Idlib after the end of the Friday prayer. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh publishes photos of rocketing the YPG with Katyushas east of Ain Eissa. [JustPaste]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed a Daesh headquarters near the Hamad village, 60 km (37 miles) east of Homs. [SANA]

 

A field source says Syrian troops and allied militias attacked a Daesh vehicle in the Ithariya area east of Hama, killing 3 terrorists and confiscating the car, which was loaded with weapons and ammunition. [SANA]

 

3 opposition armed groups issued a statement, refuting a media report about forming an anti-Daesh alliance supported by Russia in northern Homs. [EnabBaladi]

 

The Russian Ministry of Defense says Russian Explosive Ordinance Disposal experts returned to Russia after removing Daesh IEDs in Tadmur. [Dorar]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh issued orders for the people of Deir Ez-Zor to give up their TVs and receivers before the month of Ramadan or face punishment. [Qasioun]

A local activist says a civilian was killed and his children wounded when Daesh shelled the Joura neighborhood in Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

Heavy clashes continued between Syrian troops and Daesh in the Sina’a and Haweiqa neighborhoods and near Jufra village in Deir Ez-Zor. Syrian warplanes bombed Daesh in Sina’a and Haweiqa. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack in the Tharda Mountain area south of Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

Daesh says it stopped an Army attack near the Panorama barricade southwest of Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its billboards in Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

Syrian opposition groups launched a large attack on different Daesh affiliated groups’ locations west of Daraa. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles near the Qassr village northeast of Suwayda [SANA]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Daesh says it attacked an Egyptian Army personnel carrier and attacked the rest of the convoy with light and midsized weapons near Bir Lahfan village south of Arish. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says an officer and two policemen were wounded when an IED fell on their armored vehicle in the Al-Masa’id neighborhood of Arish. [VetoGate]

 

Three policemen were wounded when an IED was detonated on their armored vehicle in the Jarada area east of Arish. [VetoGate]

 

Heavy clashes erupted between security personnel and terrorists south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

Eyewitnesses say armed men shot at a military personnel carrier in Central Sinai, then fled the area. Another group attacked a security SUV in the same area. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

Daesh says it detonated an IED on Libyan troops in the Qawarsha area, killing or wounding several of them. When another group arrived to reclaim the bodies and the wounded, Daesh attacked them with midsized weapons and another IED, killing and wounding more soldiers. [JustPaste]

Three Libyan special forces fighters were killed and five wounded by a Daesh land mine placed in a house in Qawarsha. [Libya24] We have no way to know whether this story is about the same incident as reported just above or is a separate incident.

 

Two shells fell on the Benghazi Medical Center causing material damages, according to the Center’s spokesman. [Libya24]

 

Central coast

Local sources say Daesh has evacuated itself from most of its headquarters in Sirte and there is now chaos in the city. Daesh also moved all of its wounded terrorists from Ibn Sina hospital toward east Sirte. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

The Libyan National Accord Government Army says its troops captured Gate 30, 30 km (19 miles) west of Sirte, killing or wounding “tens” of Daesh terrorists. Two Libyan soldiers were also killed. Military sources say Daesh left the bodies of more than 35 of its terrorists in the area. [Anadolu]

Local sources say Daesh had forced people out of their houses in the Gate 30 area and deployed its snipers on top of the houses. [Libya24]

The Libya National Accord Government Military says Libyan warplanes launched 6 airstrikes on Daesh positions in the area. [Libya24]

Daesh says Fajr Libya troops, supported by “American-crusader” warplanes, tried to advance toward Sirte. Daesh says it targeted Fajr Libya convoys with Grad rockets, then a suicide terrorist attacked them with a vehicle bomb and heavy clashes erupted. Daesh says thirteen Fajr Libya fighters were killed, including commanders, and forty three wounded. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it killed seven Fajr Libya fighters and destroyed several SUVs in clashes in the Khamseen area west of Sirte. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it killed five Fajr Libya fighters. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of battles with Fajr Libya. Some of the photos are repeated from yesterday. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest

The Libyan Supreme State Council denounced the attack on its Chairman while he was inspecting the troops near Bu Qarin and says the attack was conducted by “weapons dealers” who don’t represent the Libyan military. [AfriGate]

 

Tunisia

A Tunisian study finds that 65% of the youth who are attracted by terrorist organizations are 17-19 years old. [SANA]

 

Morocco

The Morocco Counter Terrorism Office director says 29 terrorist cells were defused in the past year. He says a Daesh terrorist from Chad, captured in Tangier, says Daesh has changed its strategy against Morocco. [Libya24]

 

Other countries

Tajikistan

The Tajik President says 300 of his citizens have been killed while fighting with terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria. [SANA]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Dawa Al-Haq, a Daesh news page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/TuIIISMedia

https://twitter.com/369_ghcv

https://twitter.com/a___ii2

https://twitter.com/MM__MM1122

https://twitter.com/57Pouui66opp7

 

Other Daesh media  

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

May 26, 2016

Iraqi Forces in Qarma

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq claims full control of Qarma Subdistrict in Falluja; several more locations captured as troops move toward city.

Al-Abadi asks that Friday’s demonstrations be postponed until they can be held in Falluja as a victory celebration.

IAF bombs Daesh gathering in Al-Qa’im.

Daesh reported to burn down four Kakai villages in Ninewa.  

Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria gaining reinforcements for Raqqa battle; some Daesh fighters reportedly retreating south.

Egyptian Army kills 85 terrorists in Sinai military operation.

Instagram photo in Tunisia gets 3 terrorists arrested.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi’s office issued a statement saying that a “small group” wants to commit “serious escalation” in Baghdad on Friday, and that the Prime Minister issued orders to security to do its job and prevent chaos. [Mada]

Prime Minister Abadi issued a statement after visiting the Falluja Operations Command headquarters, asking the demonstrators to postpone the demonstrations and hold them soon in Falluja after it is liberated. [Mada]

Baghdad Operations Command issued a statement saying citizens should not have “gatherings” without prior approvals. [Mada]

 

The demonstrations coordination committee issued a statement saying the Friday demonstrations were postponed until further notice in order to prevent some political parties and the government from “mixing the cards.” It also stressed the importance of supporting Iraqi forces in the war on terrorism. However, a member of the committee says the demonstrations will happen in Tahrir Square but will not cross the bridge to the Green Zone, and will aim at supporting Iraqi forces in the war against terrorism. [Mada] [Mada]

 

Speaker Jubouri met in his office with the Saudi Ambassador to Iraq, according to a statement from Jubouri’s office. The Speaker says the support of Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, will help Iraqi in its war on terrorism. The Ambassador says Saudi Arabia is standing by Iraqi against terrorism and will provide more humanitarian aid. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Saudi Arabia is trying to improve ties with Iraq and saying some of the right things. However, Iraq would need less Saudi help if it stopped its religious and media organizations from fueling sectarian tensions (for which there are examples in stories below). 

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 24 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq. Seven were in Anbar, in or near Falluja (4), Habbaniya, Haditha, and Hit. Seventeen were in Ninewa, in or near Mosul (5), Qayara (2), and Sultan Abdullah, and in Tal Afar (8) and Sinjar in the northwest. [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says a police officer and a policeman were killed, and four other policemen wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in the Meshahda area in Tarmiya. [Mada]

An MoI source says an IED exploded near an industrial area in Saba’ Al-Bor, killing one person and wounding seven. [Mada]

A local police source says two brothers were killed when a sticky IED exploded under their vehicle in Taji. [Maalomah]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says unknown armed men shot and killed a Ministry of Health employee in his vehicle in Baladiyat. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

An MoI source says an Iraqi Army unit captured 3 terrorism suspects in Arab Jubour. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 17th division troops destroyed a Daesh guesthouse and defused an IED, and seized weapons and explosives in the Air Defense area in Arab Jubour. [MoD Website]

Iraqi Army 25th brigade defused an IED in the Kilo 12 area, and 2 IEDS in the Shabisha area.

[BOC Facebook Page]

Daesh says it attacked the house of a Sahwa commander in the Karaghoul area in Yusufiyah, wounding him and four of his associates. Daesh also says it killed two Sahwa fighters with an IED in the same area. [JustPaste]

A local police source says their security captured 4 men wanted on terrorism charges in a raid in Yusufiyah. [Maalomah]

A police source says the body of an unknown woman was found stabbed to death in Mahmudiya. [Maalomah]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near car dealerships in Bayya’, wounding six people. [Mada]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   11    (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The Minister of Defense says the Falluja liberation operations are going according to plan and Iraqi forces will move toward Mosul after Falluja’s liberation. [Xendan]

 

Colonel Steve Warren, the Coalition Spokesman, says 4,000 Sunni tribal fighters are participating in the Falluja liberation battles. He also says Iraqi forces advanced 4 km (2.5 miles) toward Falluja city center. [Ghad] [Ghad]

Colonel Steve Warren, the Coalition spokesman, estimates that there are around 50,000 civilians in the city. He reiterated his understanding that (Shia) PMFs will not enter Falluja. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. 50,000 is a lot lower than the normal population.

 

The Mayor of Falluja says military operations around Falluja are focusing on surrounding the city, and they have not yet entered the city, in order to give families time to depart with safe passage. [Mawazin]

The PMF spokesman says Iraqi forces are 3 km away from Falluja. He also says only 50 families managed to leave the city and the battles should not be about advancing quickly as many civilians are still trapped. [Mawazin]

 

A local source say Daesh is forcing all men 15 years of age and above in Falluja to join Daesh’s ranks. [Harbi]

 

Daesh publishes a propaganda video of its battles in Falluja. [JustPaste]

 

The IWMC refuted some Arab media reports about bombing the Falluja hospital. [Xendan]

DaeshDaily comment. Some media outlets showed photos of damage allegedly caused by airstrikes on Falluja hospital. So far, Daesh didn’t say the hospital was hit. 

A Saudi TV channel showed a video of the Falluja hospital after it was allegedly bombed. The video doesn’t show any human casualties, and no humans at all are shown in the hospital. The original video was published by a Daesh parallel media account. [YouTube]

 

The director of the Kidnapped Yazidis Office in Erbil says more than 150 kidnapped Yazidis are in Falluja now and that he communicated with an Iraqi military commander to inform the military about that. A Yazidi activist says Yazidi people are looking forward to Falluja liberation in the hope of getting information about their kidnapped family members. [Sumaria]

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Journalism Freedoms says Wissam Abbas, a local TV cameraman, was wounded by a Daesh gunshot near Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

A video of a seized Daesh communications device in Falluja and the communications between the terrorists [Harbi]

 

North. Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 76 terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicle bombs, a vehicle bomb factory, 11 vehicles, a rocket launcher, a heavy machine gun, and 18 hideouts, and defused 523 IEDs in the north Falluja military sector during the past 24 hours.

[BOC Facebook Page]

 

The IWMC says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh machine gun-mounted vehicle in the Albu Shijil area. It also says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles including a vehicle bomb in the same area. [Mawazin]

Daesh says it attacked the Iraqi Army near the Albu Shijil area and destroyed 9 armored vehicles. [A3maq]

 

A Rapid Intervention unit killed 15 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 vehicle bombs near the Sijar Bridge. [Harbi]

The IWMC says Iraqi forces raised the flag over the Sijar Bridge. [Mada]

The Rapid Intervention Command says its troops killed 15 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 5 vehicle bombs near Sijar Bridge. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces in the Sijar area. [A3maq] (Apparently it didn’t work.)

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army bulldozer in the Sijar area. [A3maq]

The IAA destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in the Sijar area. [Harbi]

 

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on a checkpoint in Saqlawiya, killing 6 terrorists, including a suicide bomber. [Maalomah]

A tribal PMF commander says Daesh booby-trapped 400 houses in Saqlawiya. [BasNews]

 

Qarma. The IWMC says Iraqi forces cut off Daesh supply lines between Saqlawiya, Falluja, and Qarma completely. [Buratha]

A JOC source says Iraqi forces now control the entire Qarma District and have started clearing IEDs and booby-trapped buildings. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. After constant battles and skirmishes in Qarma that started farther back than we can remember, it would have great military significance if Iraqi forces now control all of the huge and characteristically hostile Qarma Subdistrict as they claim.

The IFP Commander says Iraqi forces raised the flag over the police station and the Grand Mosque in Qarma. [Maalomah]

He also says his troops killed 12 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 vehicle bombs and 13 IEDs north of Qarma. [Mawazin]

The Baghdad Operations Commander says Qarma center was cleared and control of the center will be given to tribal PMFs. [Buratha]

 

Prime Minister Abadi arrived in Qarma to check on Iraqi forces. [Sumaria]

 

The IFP commander says his troops killed 4 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 booby-trapped houses and 50 IEDs in addition to a tunnel network near the thermal (electricity) station area. [Harbi]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on the Iraqi Army, on the outskirts of Qarma. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army Abrams tank and 2 bulldozers on the outskirts of the Ma’amel area east of Falluja city. [A3maq] [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army tank on the outskirts of Qarma. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. None of these three statements provides any evidence to contradict the government claim that it has taken full control of Qarma from Daesh.

 

A security source says Iraqi forces liberated Rashad village, northeast of Qarma center. [Maalomah]

Photos of Iraqi forces in Qarma [Sumaria]

 

A PMF faction says it captured a high ranking Daesh commander near Qarma. [Harbi]

 

The IWMC refuted the Arab media reports about looting in Qarma. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Another gift to Iraq from the Arab media

 

Videos of Iraqi forces in Qarma [YouTube] [YouTube] [Sumaria]

Videos of battles in Falluja [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

South. A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces secured 30 families who had escaped Daesh-controlled areas in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [Mada]

 

A member of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in the Ahssi area in Ameriyat Al-Falluja, destroying 3 vehicle bombs. [Maalomah]

 

Iraqi Army 16th division killed 5 Daesh terrorists and defused several IEDs in the south Falluja military sector. [MoD Website]

 

Daesh says it captured 4 Humvees and an armored vehicle in addition to a variety of weapons on the outskirts of Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video of Iraqi Army vehicles it destroyed or captured in the Ameriyat Al-Falluja area. [A3maq] Daesh says it destroyed 2 Iraqi Army Humvees, 2 cars, and a bulldozer near Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [A3maq]

 

West. A tribal PMF commander says security forces captured 3 Daesh Iraqi terrorists and confiscated 3 billion Iraqi dinars ($2.5 million) in Falluja District. He says the terrorists were on the way to Al-Qa’im. [BasNews]

 

The PMF Press says the PMFs killed 22 Daesh terrorists and seized a construction shovel bomb in the Falahat area just west of the city. [Buratha]

 

Ramadi

The Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces liberated 4 villages in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing 16 Daesh terrorists. [Mada]

The Chairman of the Security Committee in the Khaldiya council later said Iraqi forces cleared 3 additional areas in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing 33 terrorists, and destroyed 4 vehicle bombs and a guesthouse. [BasNews]

 

The Chairman of the Khaldiya council says Iraqi forces killed the Daesh commander of Jazeera Khaldiya and 3 of his associates. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi Army helicopter and damaged another one in Jazeera Khaldiya. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army tank on the outskirts of Jazeera Khaldiya. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. As usual, the use of the word “outskirts” implies that Iraqi forces are not inside these cities and they are working from outside the city.

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on an Iraqi Army and IFP gathering near Jazeera Khaldiya. [A3maq]

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb with a Kornet rocket in the Albu Bali area.

[MoD Website]

 

The PMF press says PMF units captured a Daesh terrorist from an Arab country north of Falluja. [Mawazin]

 

Hit/Baghdadi/Haditha

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh suicide terrorists who sneaked into the Sakran area north of Haditha. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee and a personnel carrier with 2 IEDs, killing twelve Iraqi soldiers on the road between the Haditha Dam and the Sakran area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of an attack on an Iraqi Army military position on the road between Haditha and Baiji. [JustPaste]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The IWMC says the IAF, with information from the Al-Suqoor Intelligence Cell, bombed an “important” Daesh group in Al-Qa’im, in the far northwest corner of Anbar, killing more than 10. [Maalomah]

 

Colonel Warren says Daesh terrorists fled Rutba in women’s clothes. [PUKMedia]

 

Photos of displaced families returning to Rutba [Sumaria]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

Daesh says 3 of its terrorists attacked an Iraqi Army battalion headquarters north of the Baiji refinery, killing or wounding more than thirty soldiers. Daesh says 2 of the terrorists then blew themselves up while the 3rd returned safely. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. So why would they blow themselves up after killing all these soldiers? Was that some kind of celebration? And why didn’t the third terrorist do the same?

Here Daesh says twenty Iraqi soldiers were killed and thirteen wounded in the attack. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the 2 terrorists and says they were both Iraqis. [JustPaste]

 

The IAA destroyed a Daesh machine gun mounted vehicle in Al-Malha village, just south of the Baiji refinery, killing 3 terrorists. The terrorists had covered the machine gun in the vehicle. [MoD Website]

DaeshDaily comment. This village was liberated in June last year.

 

Salahuddin Operations Command troops destroyed a Daesh machine gun-mounted vehicle near the Fatha Bridge, killing the terrorists inside. [MoD Website]

Daesh says it burned down an Iraqi Army military position in the Fatha area. [JustPaste]

 

Tikrit

Daesh says one of its snipers killed an Iraqi soldier in the Allas oilfield area. [JustPaste]

 

DIYALA

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a PMF convoy in the Imam Wais area, damaging a vehicle and wounding the fighters inside. [JustPaste]

A security source says one PMF fighter was wounded by a Daesh IED near Imam Wais. [Sumaria]  

 

Northern Diyala

The Mayor of Jalawla says the British organization responsible for clearing the subdistrict from IEDs finished its work. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it destroyed 2 electricity towers with IEDs in the Dalli Abbas area. [JustPaste]

 

Southern Diyala

The Diyala Police Spokesman says security forces defused 5 IEDs and captured 3 people wanted on terrorism charges in Mandali near the Iran border. [Mawazin]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed an Explosive Ordinance Disposal person near his house in Laylan. [Mada]

 

A video of Coalition airstrikes on Daesh vehicle bombs near Kirkuk [CJTF]

 

Southwest

Daesh says it attacked Peshmerga military positions east of Bashir. [JustPaste]

A security source says 3 Daesh Katyusha rockets fell on Bashir without causing any damages. [Sumaria]

 

A Peshmerga commander says his troops shot down a small Daesh recon drone west of Daquq (photos). [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes targeted Daesh locations in several areas yesterday in Mosul, Hamdaniya, Qayara, and Gwer, killing 17 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

Mosul

A PUK official says Peshmerga artillery targeted a Daesh gathering in Bashiqa, killing 5 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles.

He also says Daesh executed 8 of its own terrorists in Mosul after accusing them of fleeing battles. [Mada]

 

A local source says a Coalition drone bombed a Daesh meeting near the International Hotel, killing 7 Daesh leaders. [Mada]

Daesh’s version says American airstrikes targeted an empty building, the International Hotel, and an under construction amusement park in Mosul on Wednesday. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the results of the airstrikes. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. One of Daesh’s routine propaganda themes is that Coalition bombing is inaccurate, kills civilians, and destroys civilian rather than military targets. This is intended to contrast with an even more prominent propaganda theme, that Daesh is the defender of Sunni Arabs. Almost every Daesh “report” on the results of Coalition bombing predictably follows this line. Daesh fighters are never killed in these reports. They sometimes get mentioned in separate reports later.

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of its attack on the Peshmerga in Fadhiliya village in Bashiqa. The photos basically don’t show anything! [JustPaste]

 

Nineveh Plain

A Peshmerga commander says Daesh burned down 4 Kakai villages in the Khazer area. [Rudaw]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh says it shot down an American recon drone in the Mazraa area east of Tal Afar. [JustPaste]

Daesh had said yesterday that it shot down an American drone west of Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the drone it shot down west of Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it attacked 2 Peshmerga military positions in the Aski Mosul area, and another one near Lazaqa village. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling and rocketing Peshmerga locations north of Ayadhiya. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the final exams in Tal Afar schools. [JustPaste]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 5 airstrikes yesterday on Daesh in Syria, in or near Raqqa (2), Ain Eissa, Shaddadi, and Tadmur. [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Sources close to the Syria Democratic forces says the SDF captured 10 villages north of Raqqa, but lost control of Hisha south of Ain Essa because of a Daesh surprise attack on the village. The sources also say the SDF will attack Daesh in Jarabulus in order to cut off the supply lines between Raqqa and Aleppo. [Qasioun]

Syria Democratic Forces killed 10 Daesh terrorists in Hisha village. [Hawar]

The SDF shelled Daesh locations in 4 villages with heavy artillery in the same area. [Hawar]

 

750 young men from Shaddadi joined the Syria Democratic Forces. [Hawar]

More military enforcements arrived to join the Syria Democratic Forces in the north Raqqa areas. [Hawar]

In contrast, a local source says large number of Daesh terrorists fled Raqqa toward the southern countryside, anticipating the SDF attack on the city. [Hawar]

Local activists say 2 Daesh terrorists were killed and another one wounded during internal clashes east of Raqqa. A Syrian terrorist was trying to move his furniture from the city to a nearby village when other terrorists, at a checkpoint, prevented his move. [Qasioun]

 

A field source says Daesh attacked the YPG with vehicle bombs in 3 villages south of Shaddadi, killing or wounding several fighters. [BasNews]

Daesh says it destroyed 2 YPG machine gun mounted vehicles near the Malha area southwest of Shaddadi. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of battles north of Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a video of a local tribe pledging allegiance east of Raqqa. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. As usual, when Daesh is in trouble to goes to the tribes.

 

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG car east of Suluk north of Raqqa on Wednesday. [A3maq]

 

The PYD rep in Kurdistan says Raqqa will join the “Federal System” in north Syria following its liberation from Daesh. [Dorar]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Daesh reopened the road between Jarez and Kufra, north of Aleppo, after keeping it closed for 2 months. The road allows Syrian opposition groups to transport food items to east Syria and it allows Daesh to transport oil to north Syria. [Qasioun]

 

Three women and two children were wounded by opposition group shelling on Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo (video). [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian Army source says Syrian troops found the bodies of 31 people, including a child and a woman, in a mass grave east of Tadmur. [SANA]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed Daesh vehicles near the Jazal and Sha’er oilfields. [SANA]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh launched attacks on SDF forces near the Abu Khashab area north of Deir Ez-Zor. Daesh started the attack with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding several SDF fighters. Coalition warplanes launched airstrikes on Daesh locations east of Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed Daesh vehicles and military positions, killing or wounding several terrorists west of Deir Ez-Zor military airport. Syrian warplanes also targeted Daesh locations near Tharda Mountain southeast of Deir Ez-Zor. [SANA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of a peacemaking meeting between 2 tribes in Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops, supported by local militias, killed a group of Daesh terrorists southwest of Tal Ishaiheb, northeast of Suwayda. The source also says Syrian troops targeted a Daesh convoy with heavy artillery, destroying 4 vehicles in Rajm Al-Dawla village northeast of Suwayda. [SANA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of clashes with Nusra in the Yarmouk camp. [JustPaste]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

The Egyptian Military spokesman says army troops killed 85 terrorists and destroyed 190 hideouts and 53 houses, 10 cars, 5 motorcycles, and 73 shelters, and captured 3 terrorists during the last 4 days in North and Central Sinai. [ElWatan]

 

A policeman was killed when terrorists attacked a security position in the Raisan area in Central Sinai. [VetoGate]

 

Two policemen were killed when an IED exploded by an armored vehicle in Shaddadia village south of Rafah. Two Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists had planted the IED. [VetoGate]

 

Security forces defused 27 IEDs in different areas in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid, including 11 in Mahdiya village, south of Rafah. A policeman was also shot in the leg in Mahdiya. [VetoGate] [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army SUV with an IED south of Rafah, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [JustPaste]

 

Security forces killed 15 terrorists and wounded 8, destroying 4 cars in an attack on Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis in Touma village in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed two Egyptian soldiers and wounded another in the Abu Rifa’i area south of Sheikh Zuweid. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army tank with a guided missile in Karm Al-Qawadees, southwest of Sheikh Zuweid, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [JustPaste]

[JustPaste]

 

The north Sinai security agency raided the Sharabaja neighborhood in Arish and arrested 40 suspects including 3 wanted terrorists. [VetoGate]

 

A police man was wounded by an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis sniper in the Joura area south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say Egyptian forces, supported by warplanes, clashed with terrorists south of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh says it targeted an Egyptian Army vehicle loaded with ammunition near Bir Lahfan village south of Arish. [JustPaste]

 

Libya

Northeast

The Libyan National Army Spokesman says Libyan warplanes bombed Daesh in Qawarsha, killing 7 terrorists and wounding more than 20. He says the army has started the last stage of liberating west Benghazi after giving the terrorists a chance to leave. The terrorists refused this offer. [Libya24] [AfriGate]

 

Daesh says its terrorists detonated 3 IEDs on National Libyan Army soldiers in the Qawarsha area, then clashed with them, killing five soldiers and wounding others. [JustPaste]

 

The spokesman of the Libyan special forces says one of his soldiers was killed by a land mine in the Qawarsha area. [Libya24]

 

Central coast

The spokesman of the National Accord Government military says the first stage of the operation to liberate Sirte ended with liberating the Hisha Jadida, Mahmiya, Washaka, Qadahiya, and Abu Najim areas, and the second stage has started. A spokesman in the operations says fifty four soldiers were killed and more than two hundred wounded so far in the operations. [Libya24]

Daesh says its terrorists sneaked into the Washaka area west of Sirte and killed five Fajr Libya fighters. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack. The photos also don’t show anything but Daesh terrorists. [JustPaste]
British special forces blew up a Daesh suicide truck in Libya earlier this month, a military commander there has said. The strike apparently came when a vehicle, acting as a bomb, approached a bridge leading towards the city of Misrata.

UK forces appeared ready for the attack and fired a single missile during the incident on May 12, Commander Mohammed Durat told The Times. [The Independent]

 

A military source in Jufra says 5 Daesh terrorists, including 2 commanders, are asking for secure passage to leave Sirte. The source says Daesh in Sirte is facing serious conflicts between its local and foreign terrorists. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh says it conducted 3 suicide attacks on Fajr Libya west of Sirte. Daesh says one of its Egyptian suicide terrorists attacked a Fajr Libya gathering with a vehicle bomb in the Zamzam area. An Indian suicide terrorist attacked a Fajr Libya gathering in Wadi Marah southwest of Sirte near Garyan. An Egyptian suicide terrorist attacked a Fajr Libya convoy near the Sitteen intersection. Daesh says one hundred seventeen Fajr Libya fighters were killed or wounded in the attacks. [JustPaste]

A medical source says one Fajr Libya fighter was killed and twelve wounded in clashes with Daesh in the Wadi Marah area. [Libya24]

 

The spokesman of the National Accord Government military says that Libyan warplanes bombed Daesh south of the Baghla area, killing 30 terrorists. [Libya24]

 

A video of a Daesh vehicle bomb captured by Libyan troops [YouTube]

 

A Libyan special forces spokesman says four men, including three brothers, were captured for their role in the Zliten training center explosion in January that killed 55 people and wounded more than 180. [Libya24]

 

The spokesman of the Libyan National Army refuted the reports stating that the Army led by General Hafter is moving toward the oilfield areas. The Army is interested only in going to Sirte and will move toward it soon. He also says the Army found Daesh recon drones in Sirte, and that the drones could only be obtained by official sources, accusing foreign countries of supporting Daesh. [Libya24] [Libya24]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian MoI says their security captured a Daesh terrorist who was linked to the Daesh cell that attacked Aryanah on May 11th. The MoI also says National Guard units captured the terrorist’s wife, who is also a member of the cell, in a different location. [Tunisien]

 

The Tunisian security captured 3 terrorists after an American journalist published a photo with them on Instagram. The journalist had conducted a confidential interview with the masked terrorists. [AfriGate]

 

A Tunisian soldier was wounded by a land mine on Samama Mountain in Kasserine. [AfriGate]

 

Other countries

Afghanistan

Daesh issues a video of a group of Tajik terrorists pledging allegiance to its leader in Afghanistan. [DawaAlhaq]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Daesh news page from Falluja

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/heartmaze2

https://twitter.com/Lemmmar_____16

https://twitter.com/a51yamtahm

https://twitter.com/oaizueyrtqmsldk

https://twitter.com/Expat001

 

Other Daesh media 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]  

May 25, 2016

Iraqi Forces in Falluja District

Today’s Major Developments

Iraqi forces move in on Falluja city from the east, south

PMF role in Falluja campaign clarified, as Abadi, Jubouri try to limit sectarian rhetoric.

SDF’s continuing move toward Raqqa heavily contested.

Food shortages in Raqqa reach acute stage.

Daesh is on the defensive in two parts of Libya.

Daesh is murdering Hindus in Bangladesh to create sectarian conflict.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi’s spokesman says the Iraqi government will not allow anyone to hurt the civilians in Falluja. He also says the Iraqi government delayed the attack on Falluja to protect the civilians.

He says the statement of a PMF commander doesn’t represent the Iraqi government or the PMFs, and he is not even on the battlefield in Falluja. A PMF commander had appeared in a video calling Falluja “the head of the snake.” [Mada] [Sumaria]

The spokesman also says that neighboring countries should refrain from using sectarian rhetoric while covering the Falluja battles. [Sumaria]

Abadi also met with the ambassadors of Islamic countries and assured them that the PMFs are rejecting anyone who uses sectarian language. [Sumaria]

The PMF Commission also rejected the commander’s statement and said he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the PMFs. [Sumaria]

Speaker Jubouri says Iraqi forces should not adopt the “sectarian language” and should implement a professional operation in Falluja as they did in Rutba. [Mada]

 

Prime Minister Abadi met with the UN rep in Iraq and discussed the reforms and the Falluja battles and the Iraqi government efforts to secure the civilians. [Sumaria]

 

A Turkmen MP says the Turkmen will not participate in the Sunday CoR session because the new cabinet has no Turkmen member in it. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. We would like to say to the gentleman: As long as Iraq is only about you and your friends, it will never be a first-class country.

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 15 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, in or near Falluja (3), Habbaniya (3), and Baghdadi; Baiji; and Mosul (3), Qayara, Sultan Abdullah (2), and Kasik . [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

The Deputy Chairman of the Baghdad PC Security Committee says security force were deployed extensively in Baghdad anticipating Daesh sleeper cells attacks during the Falluja liberation operations. [Mawazin]

However, these did not materialize. The Chairman of the Security Committee says Daesh is tied down with the Falluja battle and can no longer conduct terrorist attacks in Baghdad. He also says 1,200 PMF fighters, mostly from Badr and AAH, were deployed around Baghdad in coordination with the Baghdad Operations Command to secure the capital. [BasNews]

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Khadimiya)

A source says police forces captured a Daesh suicide terrorist in Khadimiya. The terrorist is from Mosul and was equipped with an explosives vest in a guesthouse in Tarmiya. Security forces are looking for 3 more suicide terrorists. [Mada] [Harbi]

Prime Minister Abadi issued orders to honor the policeman who captured the suicide terrorist. [Mada]

A video and photos of the captured suicide terrorist in Khadimiya [Sumaria] [YouTube]

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a commercial area in Tobchi, a mostly Shia area, killing one person and wounding seven. [Mada]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Daesh says its terrorists killed five Iraqi soldiers and damaged a Humvee in clashes in Tarmiya. Daesh says the clashes are ongoing. [JustPaste]

An MoI source says two Iraqi Army officers and three soldiers were killed when an Iraqi Army unit raided a Daesh guesthouse in Tarmiya. The source says snipers shot at the troops and 2 IEDs exploded on them. [Mada]

The Sunni alliance had yesterday accused “sectarian militias” of trying to instigate problems and change the demography in Tarmiya. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. As usual, some Sunni politicians keep defending Daesh and playing the sectarian card. This was an attack on the Iraqi Army and Daesh claimed responsibility for it. 

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

A security source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in Shaab. [Sumaria]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says the bodies of two men were found shot in Hay Al-Nassr. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade defused a booby-trapped house and an IED in Khtaimiya.

[BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi forces found a Daesh guesthouse and seized 19 IEDs and an explosives vest in Manari, in Arab Jubour. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi forces found 2 explosives caches in the Albu Habba and Karaghoul areas.

[BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says one person was killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Rasheed. A police source says two people were killed and five wounded in the attack. [Mada] [Maalomah]

An MoI source says two tribal PMF fighters were killed and three wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in Rasheed. [Mada]

 

A police source says one person was killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a market in Saidiya. [Maalomah]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

A police source says one person was killed and four wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Bakriya. [Maalomah]

A security source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in Ghazaliya [Sumaria]

Daesh says its terrorists assassinated an Iraqi Army battalion commander and three of his soldiers in the Zaidan area in Abu Ghraib. [A3maq]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   16    (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Baghdad Operations Command troops, supported by Iraqi and Coalition airpower, killed 74 Daesh terrorists, wounded 43, destroyed 7 vehicles, including 3 vehicle bombs, 9 heavy machine guns, and a tunnel, and defused 269 IEDs and 5 booby-trapped houses in the Qarma and Falluja areas. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The IFP commander says 80% of Daesh terrorists who were killed so in the Falluja battles were foreigners. [Sumaria]

 

Hadi Al-Ameri, the Badr commander, says Falluja will be liberated within days and not months like Ramadi. [Harbi] He says the PMFs will not enter Falluja city and their goal is to surround it. [Sumaria]

The Counter Terrorism Service commander also says the PMFs will not enter the city. [Ghad]

 

Falluja city. Falluja residents clashed with a group of Daesh foreign terrorists who were attempting to blow up the old Falluja Bridge. [Harbi]

A local source says a group of young men from Falluja refused to join Daesh terrorists in the battles and clashed with them in Hay Al-Muhandiseen neighborhood. [AIN]

 

The IWMC says the IAA targeted a Daesh meeting in a restaurant in Falluja, killing “tens” of terrorists, including the deputy wali of Falluja. [Mada]

 

Murtadha Al-Saraji, a PMF military photographer, was wounded in Falluja. The Iraqi Observatory for Journalism Freedoms says Daesh snipers are specifically targeting journalists and their vehicles near Falluja. [Harbi]

 

A local source says Daesh cut off the tongues of 5 of its own terrorists publicly for attempting to escape Falluja. [Harbi]

An informed source from Falluja city says Daesh publicly executed 10 of its terrorists who fled the battlefield in the city. [Etejah]

 

PMF Intelligence says the Falluja wali ordered civilian families to be gathered by force in the market area in north Falluja. [Harbi]

PMF sources say Daesh is charging any civilian who wants to leave Falluja $2,500. [Harbi]

The PMF commission says disputes erupted between Daesh foreign terrorists and local terrorists who are attempting to sneak their families out of Falluja. [PUKMedia]

 

A Shia PMF commander refutes statements reported yesterday about indiscriminate shelling. He says there has been no arbitrary shelling or rocketing on Falluja. He says security forces have sources in the city that provide them with GPS coordinates.

Later the commander also says the tribal PMFs will hold ground in Falluja and not the Shia PMFs. However, the PMF Commission said the commander’s statement does not reflect the Commission’s opinion and he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the Commission. [Harbi] [SotIraq]

DaeshDaily comment. This is the same commander who created the public issue reported under the National News above with his comments about Falluja.

 

A video of Iraqi airstrikes on Daesh in Falluja [Rudaw]

A video of a Coalition airstrike on a Daesh tactical unit near Falluja on April 25 [CJTF]

 

North. The Qarma tribal PMF brigade commander says Iraqi forces liberated the Sijar area, north of Falluja, killing 14 terrorists. [Mada]

The IFP commander says his troops killed 5 Daesh terrorists and are approaching the Sijar Bridge, north of Falluja. [Harbi]

The IFP commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack and destroyed 2 vehicles bombs, and defused 25 IEDs near Sijar Bridge. [Harbi]

 

The Mayor of Qarma District says Daesh has 400 families trapped between Qarma and Falluja and asks the Iraqi forces to help them. [Sumaria]

Photos of Iraqi forces on the road between Qarma and Falluja [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi forces liberated many villages north of Qarma, killing many terrorists and destroying vehicle bombs. [MoD Website]

Iraqi forces killed 17 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 hideouts and 3 vehicles and defused 105 IEDs in new operations in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

A PMF source says Iraqi forces found a Daesh tunnel linking the Lifiya area to Falluja city (video). [Maalomah]  [YouTube]

The AAH spokesman says Iraqi forces will finish liberating Qarma District in the coming hours. [Maalomah]

The IWMC says Iraqi forces captured the northern entrance of Qarma. [Mada]

 

Iraqi forces cut off the Albu Shijil Bridge, north of Falluja. [Mada]

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed 10 Daesh suicide bombers in the Albu Shijil area–4 Afghans and 6 Iraqis. [BasNews]

Iraqi Army 14th division troops killed 4 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 75 IEDs, 5 guesthouses, and 6

hideouts in Albu Shijil area. [Harbi]

PMF fighters killed 2 Daesh terrorists and wounded 4 in the Albu Shijil area. [Harbi]

Iraqi forces killed a Kuwaiti Daesh sniper in the Albu Shijil area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The IWMC says the IAA killed a group of Daesh terrorists disguised as shepherds north of Falluja. The terrorists were carrying a heavy machine gun and accompanied by 3 vehicles. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi forces attack in the Albu Aziz area northwest of Falluja, killing or wounding fifteen soldiers. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of battles northwest of Falluja. [JustPaste]

 

East . The IFP Commander says Iraqi forces are advancing towards Falluja, and are only 4 km (2.5 miles) away from the city from the east. [Buratha]

The commander says his troops have killed 163 Daesh terrorists, destroyed 22 vehicle bombs, and defused 160 IEDs in the east Falluja military sector since the operation started. [PUKMedia]

 

The IWMC says the IFP liberated 11 areas in the east Falluja military sector so far. [Ghad]

The deputy governor of Anbar says Iraqi forces liberated the Albu Abdullah area east of Falluja, killing several Daesh terrorists and 4 vehicle bombs. [Maalomah]

The PMF press says 6 Daesh terrorists surrendered to the PMFs in the Jamila area, east of Falluja. [Mawazin]

 

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces found 3 tanks loaded with chlorine near the thermal station area. He says security forces defused the IEDs in the tanks and moved the tanks to secure locations. [BasNews]

 

The PMF Press says Iraqi forces rocketed the Shahabi Thaniya area, killing the Daesh wali of Qarma, Qassem Okab, and 6 of his associates. [Mada] A tribal PMF commander says Okab was the Daesh financial officer of Qarma and responsible for many crimes against the people of Falluja and Qarma.

 

A security source says the Spokesman of the PMFs, Ahmed Al-Asadi, and the commander of the Christian PMFs, Rayan Al-Kildani, survived an assassination attempt on the road between Falluja and Abu Ghraib. [Ghad]

 

The IFP commander says his troops killed a Daesh terrorist and destroyed his motorcycle bomb east of Falluja. [Harbi]

 

Iraqi forces killed 11 Daesh terrorists and defused 30 IEDs in Albu Auda village east of Falluja. [Harbi]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army tank with a guided missile in the Ma’amel area east of Falluja. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles east of Falluja. In one photo, a very young boy is shown fighting. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a 30 second video of Qarma city. The video doesn’t show any movement or people. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh issued similar videos when Ramadi was liberated.

 

South. A member of the security committee in Anbar provincial council says Iraqi forces liberated the Albu Hamad area near the Falluja Dam, killing 13 Daesh terrorists and destroying 3 vehicle bombs. [Mada]

 

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces started the liberation operations in several areas in the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict, so as to open a route to Falluja City from the south. [Mada]

 

A Badr commander says security forces cleared the road between Falluja Dam and Al-Salam intersection and it is now safe and operational for families to leave Falluja. [Harbi]

 

An Ameriyat Al-Falluja tribal PMF leader says Iraqi forces liberated the Ahwar area south of Falluja. He says Iraqi forces are getting ready to launch a large attack on the southern parts of the city. [Maalomah]

A Falluja police commander says Iraqi forces liberated the Albu Aifan area, killing 17 Daesh terrorists and destroying a fuel tank bomb. [BasNews]

The chairman of Falluja District Council says Iraqi forces liberated Albu Ayed and Albu Bardi in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [Maalomah]

 

A member of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says security forces issued a curfew in the subdistrict, anticipating Daesh attacks against civilians and security forces. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it conducted 2 suicide attacks on Iraqi forces on the Ameriyat Al-Falluja outskirts. Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army bulldozer in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. Daesh says the clashes calmed down in Ameriyat Al-Falluja after Iraqi forces failed to advance. [A3maq] [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Six Iraqi soldiers were killed and ten wounded when 4 Daesh suicide terrorists blew themselves up near Tuffaha Bridge south of the city. [Harbi]

 

Daesh says 3 of its suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces in the Ahssi area with vehicle bombs in Ameriyat Al-Falluja killing over thirty soldiers, including officers, and destroying several vehicles. [JustPaste]

An Anbar Operations Command source says Munir Sari Al-Aifan, a Falluja tribal PMF commander, was killed and four of his associates were wounded in the battles in the Ahssi area in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [Mada]

 

A JOC source says Iraqi Army 17th division troops killed 7 Daesh terrorists and wounded 15 in the Bustan Al-Tikriti and Zoba’a areas. [Harbi]

 

Ramadi

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition airpower, started the Jazeera Khaldiya liberation operation. [Mada]

The Chairman says Iraqi forces cleared the Albu Bali area north of Khaldiya, killing 20 terrorists and destroying 5 vehicle bombs. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. Oh, come on, Mr. Chairman. This “liberation” campaign started a long time ago and the job didn’t get finished. You can’t cover up past failures with a press release.

 

Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi forces attack on Jazeera Khaldiya, destroying a T72 tank, a BMP armored vehicle, and a bulldozer killing or wounding several soldiers. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in the Albu Aitha area with 62 locally made rockets. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting Ramadi with locally made rockets. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. The photos show the terrorists in a school yard or a similar location.

 

Hit/Haditha

Daesh says it killed five Iraqi soldiers with an IED on their car west of Haditha. [A3maq]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A Counter Terrorism commander says the CT returned more than 300 displaced people to their houses in Rutba, in coordination with the Rutba District government. [Sumaria]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The Salahuddin Chief of Police says security forces are prepared for the Shirqat liberation and are awaiting an order from the military command. [Buratha]

 

Baiji

Iraqi Army 66th brigade destroyed a Daesh vehicle in the thermal station area north of Baiji, killing the terrorists inside. [MoD Website]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed two Iraqi soldiers in the Makhoul Mountain area. [A3maq]

 

A security source says a tribal PMF commander was killed and five of his associates were wounded when Daesh snipers shot at them in the Habshi area, northeast of Baiji.  [Mada]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling and rocketing Iraqi forces west of Baiji. [JustPaste]

 

Tikrit

Iraqi forces captured 4 men wanted on terrorism charges in Tikrit city. Iraqi forces also captured a Daesh hisbah official in Tikrit. [MoD Website]

 

Iraqi forces defused 30 IEDs in the Dhiba’i area west of Tikrit. [MoD Website]

 

A military source says Iraqi forces stopped a “violent” Daesh attack on the Zarqa area east of Al-Daur and destroyed a Daesh vehicle. [Harbi] [Ghad]

 

Samarra

A security source says local police captured a Daesh terrorist who wanted to detonate himself near a popular market in Samarra. [Maalomah]

 

Tooz

Iraqi forces captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in Tuz Khurmatu. [MoD Website]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

A police source says armed men shot and killed a Ministry of Education employee in Baquba center. Security forces captured one of the attackers. [Maalomah]

 

The Diyala Police say security personnel captured 6 men wanted on terrorism charges in Hibhib and Abbara. [Mada]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a man and his wife in the Al-Zuhour area, in east Kirkuk. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says security forces captured 8 people wanted on terrorism charges in Qara Tapa village, 15 km (9 miles) northwest of Kirkuk. [Harbi]

 

A security source says security forces captured 14 terrorists and found a weapons cache in Haj Abdullah village south of Kirkuk. [Maalomah]

 

Southwest

A PUK official says a Turkmen PMF fighter was killed and 2 wounded in an IED explosion in Albu Mifrij village near Bashir. [BasNews]

 

A Peshmerga source says his troops stopped a Daesh attack in Tal Al-Raba’a, southwest of Daquq city. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A Ninewa police source says the forensics center in Mosul received the bodies of 89 Daesh terrorists who were killed in the Falluja battles. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says 2 of its Iraqi suicide terrorists clashed with Peshmerga fighters on Fadhiliya Mountain, then detonated their explosives belts, killing or wounding several fighters. [JustPaste]

 

A Ninewa police source says Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh hideouts in the Karama area east of Mosul, killing 6 Chechen terrorists. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says the Peshmerga stopped a Daesh attack on its positions in the Mount Bashiqa area. [BasNews]

 

A local source says the Peshmerga destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb as it was attacking Turkish troops in the Kanouna Mountain area in Bashiqa, killing the suicide terrorists. [Mada]

Daesh says it shot down an American recon drone west of Mosul. [A3maq]
Daesh says 20 Peshmerga artillery shells fell on residential areas in Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

A Ninewa police source says Daesh looted and then blew up 13 houses belonging to families escaping from Haj Ali village. [BasNews]

 

An informed source says 70 families who escaped from Mosul were received by security forces in Makhmur. [Maalomah]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A PUK official says the Kurdish forces stopped a Daesh attack in Qasr Sarij village in Zamar subdistrict, northeast of Tal Afar city. [BasNews]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Basra

The Basra Police captured a man wanted on terrorism charges. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. We have noticed that there has been a definite increase in arrests on terrorism charges. These have occurred in multiple places, and no broader explanation has emerged for the trend.

 

Diwaniya

A security force say security forces arrested a senior Saraya Al-Salam commander in Diwaniya after an arrest warrant issued against him in 2008 was reactivated. [Ghad]

 

Wasit

A police source says an IED damaged an under-construction house belonging to a senior Wasit police officer without causing any human casualties. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 2 airstrikes yesterday on Daesh in Syria, near Ain Eissa and near Mare’. [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Coalition warplanes launched extensive airstrikes today on Daesh in Raqqa, killing or wounding many terrorists. Coalition planes dropped more leaflets on Raqqa asking people to leave the city. [Qasioun]

 

The spokesman of the SDF says the SDF is discussing the Russian offer to help in Raqqa liberation battles and will decide based on what the Coalition wants. [Qasioun]

 

Tens of thousands of civilians left Raqqa towards Manbij, Azaz, Al-Baba and Deir Ez-Zor. [Dorar]

 

The Syrian Democratic Forces says their troops, supported by Coalition warplanes, liberated so far 4 villages and 4 farms, advancing 6 km (4 miles) toward Raqqa and killing or wounding many Daesh terrorists. One of its fighters was killed in the battles. [Hawar]

 

Coalition warplanes launched heavy airstrikes on Daesh in Hisha village, south of Ain Eissa in Raqqa District, which is south of Tal Abyad and north of Raqqa, killing or wounding many terrorists. [Qasioun]

The SDF liberated Matmasraja 5 km (3 miles) south of Ain Eissa, killing 23 terrorists. [Hawar]

The SDF also liberated Namroudiya village 4 miles southwest of Ain Eissa. [Hawar] The YPG says it destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb near Namroudiya village. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide terrorists attacked the YPG with a vehicle bomb east of Ain Eissa, killing 28 fighters and wounding “tens”, and destroying several vehicles. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist. [JustPaste] Daesh issues a video of the suicide attack. [A3maq]

Daesh says it stopped a YPG attack south of Ain Eissa, killing five YPG fighters and destroying a BMP armored vehicle. [A3maq]

However, an SDF commander refuted the reports about losing fighters to Daesh ambushes south of Ain Eissa, saying the SDF killed “tens” of Daesh terrorists and has the bodies of 20 of them. [ROJ]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG vehicle with an IED in Al-Na’em village east of Hasaka, [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it captured Tal Al-Nawawi village southwest of Shaddadi. Daesh says the battles are ongoing. [A3maq]

 

A Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently activist says Daesh is using civilians in Raqqa as human shields. He says Daesh terrorists are occupying apartments in civilian buildings all over the city. He also says the food shortage in Raqqa is huge and people are waiting in endless lines to get food. [Xendan]

An SDF source says Daesh is kicking people out of their houses, emptying villages north of Raqqa. [Hawar]

 

100 displaced people arrived at the Mabrouka camp from Raqqa. The camp is 40 km (25 miles) south of Tal Abyad. [Hawar]

 

31 armed groups are participating in the north Raqqa liberation operations. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. It’s hard to evaluate this. The SDF is a coalition of many groups, though most of its armed men are YPG.

Many Kurdish women are participating and even leading in the north Raqqa liberation operation. [ROJ]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Informed sources say a vehicle bomb targeted a Turkey-backed opposition group headquarters in the border city of Azaz, killing four fighters. [Hawar]

Social media sources close to Daesh says the vehicle bomb in Azaz was driven by a Daesh terrorist. Local activists say four civilians were killed and others wounded in the explosion. [EnabBaladi]

 

The Syrian Army targeted Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo city with explosives barrels. Turkey-backed opposition groups also continued their shelling on the area, wounding three civilians, including a child. [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed Daesh vehicles and military positions in several areas east of Homs. [SANA]

 

Heavy clashes erupted between Syrian troops and Daesh near Qaryatayn. [Qasioun]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops shelled Daesh locations in east Deir Ez-Zor, destroying mortar units and killing or wounding several terrorists. [SANA]

 

Daesh executed two young men in Albu Kamal after accusing them of “leaving Islam”. [Qasioun]

DaeshDaily comment. According to Daesh, anyone who opposes Daesh leaves Islam. The charge is about politics, not religion. 

 

Heavy clashes erupted between Syrian troops and Daesh in the Sina’a area in Deir Ez-Zor, and near the Deir Ez-Zor military airport. Syrian warplanes bombed Daesh locations near the airport. [Qasioun]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops, supported by Hezbollah, killed 6 Daesh terrorists and wounded others northwest of Damascus. [SANA]

 

Daesh says it captured more areas in the Yarmouk Camp, killing 3 Nusra fighters and wounding others after an attack from 3 sides. Daesh says it captured 40 buildings in the camp after using an underground tunnel for its attacks. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of releasing 15 Al-Qaeda terrorists who surrendered in Yarmouk camp, after they “repented”. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of elementary school exams at an unspecified location in the general Damascus area. [JustPaste]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

A medical source says three children were severely wounded when an IED exploded on them in Shanar village in Rafah. Two more children were wounded in a similar incident in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate] [VetoGate]

 

Security sources say four Explosives Ordinance Disposal personnel were killed by an IED they were trying to defuse near Mahdiya village south of Rafah. [VetoGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say a warplane destroyed a car and 2 motorcycles in the Sabat area, south of Rafah, killing several armed men. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army personnel carrier with an IED south of Arish, and an SUV in south Rafah. [A3maq]

 

A security source says terrorists targeted the house of a former security officer in Arish with an IED without causing human casualties. This is the second time in 3 months the house was attacked. [VetoGate]

Daesh says its terrorists blew up the house of an Egyptian Army colonel in Arish. [A3maq]

 

Security sources say Egyptian forces killed 2 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists after the terrorists launched a rocket on a security barricade in Muqata’a village, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army tank with a guided missile southwest of Sheikh Zuweid. [A3maq]

 

Two policemen were killed and another wounded in clashes with terrorists in the Abu Rifa’i area near the Sheikh Zuweid police station. 10 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists were also killed in the clashes. Another policeman was killed and two wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol in the same area. [VetoGate] [VetoGate]

Medical sources say a policeman was killed by a sniper in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

An officer and a policeman were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle in Hasna in Central Sinai. [VetoGate]

 

Libya

Northeast

A military source says Libyan MIGs launched 5 airstrikes on Daesh positions in Benghazi. Libyan special forces captured more areas from Daesh in west Benghazi. [AfriGate] [Libya24]

 

A medical source says a shell fell near a medical school in Benghazi, killing one person and wounding another. This is the third time this area gets targeted during the last few days. [Liby24]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh slogan for shelling is “wherever it falls, it hurts.” Any casualties represent a victory for Daesh who just want to appear in the news and remain relevant.

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting Qawarsha with a 120mm mortar. [JustPaste]

 

Central coast

The National Accord Government troops cleared the Baghla area, near Bu Qarin, after heavy clashes with Daesh, according to the troops’ spokesman. He also says the troops captured 12 Daesh terrorists and are now 75 km (47 miles) from Sirte. [Libya24]

Medical sources say two soldiers were killed and sixteen wounded in the clashes. [AfriGate]

 

A medical source in Misrata says a displaced man, his wife, and his sister were killed and their two children were severely wounded when a Daesh land mine exploded under their vehicle near the Baghla area on their way from Sirte to Bani Waleed. [Libya24]

 

Daesh seized 14 trucks loaded with food items near Sirte, according to the drivers. [AfriGate]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs says the Arab media feeds sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shia. [Tunisien]

DaeshDaily comment. Amen to that.

 

Other countries

Pakistan

Daesh says it killed a Pakistani paramilitary commander and two of his associates in Peshawar. [A3maq]

 

Bangladesh

Daesh says a group of its suicide terrorists stabbed and killed a Hindu businessman in Gaibandha in north Bangladesh. Daesh says so far it has killed 4 Hindus in Bangladesh as retaliation for Hindus killing Muslims in India. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh is a creature of hatred. It lives on hatred and creates more of it in order advance its own purposes. Daesh is now trying to create conflicts between Hindus and Muslims, not only in Bangladesh, but also in India.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

An anti-Daesh page from Ramadi

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/ELLEN15MJM

https://twitter.com/7mm5i

https://twitter.com/kh_234_tab

https://twitter.com/almonaseron132

https://twitter.com/lolokati21

 

Other Daesh media  

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes a new issue of its Al-Naba’ magazine. In this issue Daesh reveals information about the attacks in Tartus and Jableh on the Mediterranean coast, and publishes the names of the terrorists. Eight were Syrians, including from the coast area. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a video about one of its terrorists who was killed by a Coalition airstrike. [DawaAlhaq]

 

May 24, 2016

Raqqa

 

Today’s Major Developments

Iraqi forces advance gradually in and around Falluja.

Al-Abadi says Daesh has collapsed in Falluja.

Iraqi forces accused of indiscriminate shelling of city.

23 Daesh terrorists captured in Baghdad.

Daesh increases executions in Mosul as pressure grows.

Campaign to take Raqqa from Daesh starts in Syria.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi said during the Cabinet weekly meeting that Daesh has collapsed in Falluja. He also said the Iraqi government made “all the necessary arrangements” to keep civilians safe during the military operations. [Sumaria]

 

A Sunni Alliance MP says the alliance suggested to Prime Minister Abadi prior to the Falluja campaign to keep the (Shia) PMFs outside Falluja city and have them support Iraqi forces from there. [Sumaria]

 

The UN issued a statement asking the Iraqi government to open an investigation into the “reckless use of force” against demonstrators on Friday. Two people were killed and hundreds wounded after the demonstrators broke into the Green Zone and the Council of Ministers. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Sounds like an unbalanced analysis. How about the reckless use of force by demonstrators?

 

Speaker Jubouri’s office says the CoR will hold a session on Sunday. [Sumaria]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq. In or near Falluja (4) and Baghdadi; Mosul (4), Qayara, Kasik, and Sinjar. [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

A Baghdad Operations Command source says 23 Daesh terrorists were captured in Baghdad. The source says the terrorists formed 5 cells and were using official badges to move freely in Baghdad. [BasNews]

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Khadimiya)

A security source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in Hurriya. [Ghad]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says a pharmacist was killed when a sticky IED exploded under his car in Mashtal. [Mada]

A security source says an armed man shot and killed a civilian in the Ma’amel area. The source says the police captured the killer. [Ghad]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and six wounded when an IED exploded near a restaurant in Zafaraniya. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a market in Sayyed Abdullah village in Mahmudiya, killing one person and wounding seven. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 25th brigade troops defused 3 IEDs in the Albu Awsaj area in Latifiya.

[BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade troops defused 4 IEDs and seized an explosives vest in the Karaghoul area in Yusufiyah. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

A security source says Iraqi forces captured 2 men wanted on terrorism charges, one in Bayya’ and the other in Al-Furat. [Ghad]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Ameriya, killing two people and wounding five. [Mada]

A security source says an MoI employee was killed when a sticky IED exploded under his car in Hay Al-Hussein. [Maalomah]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   9      (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 51 terrorists, including 4 suicide bombers, and destroyed 2 vehicle bombs, 2 mortar units. 18 trenches, a communications center, and 33 IEDs in separate areas near the city including north Qarma, Albu Shijil, Tuffaha bridge, Lihaib and Bustan Al-Tikriti.

[BOC Facebook Page]

 

Coalition warplanes killed 18 terrorists and destroyed 4 trenches, 2 mortar units, 3 hideouts, and a heavy machine gun unit in different Falluja areas. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Falluja city.  The Falluja Operations Commander says the second stage of Falluja liberation operations has started and Iraqi forces have started to advance towards the city center from three sides. [Xendan]

 

The Military Intelligence Service says Iraqi F-16s bombed the electricity maintenance building in Hay Al-Shurta in Falluja City, which was used by Daesh to hide vehicle bombs, killing 4 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs.[Ghad]

 

The PMF Press says Iraqi forces killed several Daesh terrorists near the Shuhada’ neighborhood in east Falluja. It also said that Iraqi forces are moving southwest toward the Japanese Bridge. [Mawazin]

 

A JOC source says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh rocket launcher, 30 locally made rockets, and a vehicle in Falluja, killing “tens” of terrorists. [Harbi]

A JOC source says the IAF destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb factory in Falluja, a chlorine factory in Sijar, and a weapons storehouse in Mukhtar village, killing 8 terrorists. [Harbi]

A JOC source says the IAF destroyed a Daesh communication system and weapons storehouses in the Jolan neighborhood in Falluja, killing 8 terrorists. [Harbi]

 

A JOC source says Counter Terrorism troops conducted an “impossible” operation that killed several Daesh snipers and then provided information to the IAF, which destroyed most Daesh sniper towers around Falluja. [Mada]

 

Field sources say a Daesh Algerian commander and six of his associates were killed by a Kata’eb Hezbollah in Falluja. [Etejah]

A tribal PMF commander says 3 Daesh terrorists were stabbed to death by an armed group in the Wihda neighborhood in Falluja city. [Maalomah]

 

Baghdad Operations Command issues a photo of Daesh documents found in Falluja. One document ordered its terrorists to move their families outside the city, booby-trap houses and mosques and blow them up and film the process so as to implicate Iraqi forces, execute anyone who cooperates with the Iraqi forces, dress up as PMFs, and execute the prisoners in Daesh prisons and show the executions as crimes committed by Iraqi forces against Sunni civilians.  [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Displaced families say Daesh terrorists are burning and looting houses in Falluja city to blame Iraqi forces. [Harbi]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces destroyed 5 Daesh vehicle bombs and found a car bomb and explosives vests factory in Falluja. [Mawazin]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi artillery destroyed a Daesh vehicle and killed 4 terrorists in the industrial area in Falluja city. [Maalomah]

 

The Samarra Police Commander says security forces tightened security procedures as a precaution to prevent Daesh terrorists fleeing Falluja from going to Samarra. [Mada]

 

A member of the Security Committee in Anbar Provincial Council says the Shia should withdraw from the Falluja battles after they shelled and rocketed the city indiscriminately, killing or wounding “tens” of civilians. [BasNews]

 

A Falluja hospital source says sixteen people were killed and forty wounded, mostly women and children, as a result of Iraqi forces’ shelling on the city since the military operations started. Tribal sources from the city say most of the Falluja neighborhoods suffered from indiscriminate bombing and shelling throughout the city. [IraqPress]

DaeshDaily comment. The Falluja hospital reported yesterday twenty people were killed.

 

A Saudi “official cleric” says Muslims should not support Iraqi forces in Falluja. He also says the Shia, the Iranians, and the Americans are surrounding and oppressing Sunni Iraqis in Falluja. [IslamMemo]

DaeshDaily comment. In other words, Shia are not real Muslims, a standard line of Wahhabi extremists which Daesh has adopted. As Daesh loses control of Falluja, there will be more of this sectarian propaganda, portraying the residents of Falluja as victims of the government and the Shia and Iran and the US. This will be part of the last-ditch effort to stave off a much-deserved defeat by pretending it’s just a sectarian conflict.

    Such people have no solutions beyond their sectarian hatred. Should we just leave Daesh to behead people and throw young men from the roofs of buildings in Falluja? While the Saudi government publicly praises the war on terrorism, its huge religious organization keeps on supporting radicalism and terrorist ideologies. The “unofficial” fund raising for terrorist groups in still ongoing. For the Saudis, terrorist organizations are not that bad as long as they don’t work in Saudi Arabia.

    Iraqi people have been watching the huge propaganda machine, and the fund raising, and countless Saudi terrorists blowing themselves up in Iraq. No one can blame them if they think that Daesh is largely a Saudi-created monster.

    And again, this is not a 1400-year Sunni-Shia conflict. This is a Saudi-Iranian proxy war that started in 1979.   

 

Sistani, through his rep, issued instructions to the PMFs to commit to abiding by the rules of war and to not to harm civilians during the Falluja campaign. [Harbi]

 

The PMF command issued orders to its fighters to keep the people and the properties in Falluja safe, and ordered its logistics units to cooperate with the Mayor of Ameriyat Al-Falluja in order to provide families with food and medical supplies. It also said any captured terrorist, Iraqis or foreigners, should be handed to the security forces immediately.  [Maalomah]

 

Twenty one PMF factions, including the Anbar tribal PMFs and the Iraqi Christian Babelyoun Brigades, are participating in the Falluja liberation operations. [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. The participation of the tribal PMFs is extremely important in the liberation of any area in Anbar. The Christian PMFs add a lot to the sense of national unity in this battle. 

 

North and east of Falluja. The IWMC says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicle bombs before the vehicles reached their targets in the Albu Shijil area. [Mawazin]

Daesh deployed execution units to deal with its terrorists who are fleeing the battle in the Albu Shijil area. [Harbi]

 

Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh in Sijar, killing 7 terrorists and wounding others. Iraqi forces destroyed a construction shovel bomb north of Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

The Qarma Tribal PMF Commander says Iraqi forces cleared the Sijar police station 10 km (6 miles) north of Falluja, killing “tens” of terrorists. [Mada]

 

Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists, a Tajik and a Saudi, attacked Iraqi forces with vehicle bombs northwest of Falluja. Daesh publishes photos of the 2 terrorists and the explosions. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of battles northwest of Falluja. The photos show another Tajik suicide terrorist inside a vehicle bomb. [JustPaste]

 

PMF units liberated the Albu Handhal area north of Saqlawiya. [Harbi]

PMF troops destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in Saqlawiya. [Harbi]

 

The Rapid Intervention Division says its troops liberated the Albu Hadid, Jaghaifa, and Youssefi areas killing more than 20 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicle bombs and 25 IEDs. [AIN]

 

The Qarma tribal PMFs commander says Iraqi forces cleared the Iraqi Factory east of Falluja, killing several terrorists and capturing weapons and vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

The Falluja PMF Brigade commander says Iraqi forces liberated the Salamiyat, Albu Jabal, and Zarqa areas east of Falluja, killing 33 terrorists. [BasNews]

 

Daesh reportedly requested assistance from the Abu Ghraib and Khan Dhari villages but were denied. [Harbi]

 

The IFP Commander says Iraqi force liberated Haswa Al-Assil village east of Falluja. He also says IFP commandos killed 5 Daesh terrorists in an orchard in Subaihat in Qarma. [Baghdadia] And speaking of Qarma . . .

 

Qarma. The Anbar Operations Commander says Coalition warplanes destroyed 4 Daesh mortar units, 4 booby-trapped buildings, a weapons storehouse, and 2 rocket launchers in the Subaihat area, killing many terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

A tribal PMF commander says more than 200 Daesh terrorists were killed during Qarma liberation battles. He also says Iraqi forces destroyed 5 Daesh vehicle bombs in the thermal station area, east of Falluja. [Maalomah]

 

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces secured the old Baghdad-Qarma road, and the roads from Qarma to the Falluja entrance. [Mada] [Mada]

 

A JOC source says IAA helicopters and drones destroyed a Daesh fuel tank bomb, a vehicle bomb, a tunnel, and a hideout in Qarma. [Harbi]

 

The chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says the IAA killed the Daesh wali of Anbar and 4 of his associates in the Shahabi area in Qarma, north of Falluja. [Maalomah]

Daesh says it destroyed 7 Iraqi Humvees in the Shahabi area. [A3maq]

The AAH spokesman says his troops found 2 Daesh vehicle-rigging factories and 4 vehicle bombs in the Shahabi area. [Harbi]

 

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed the Daesh weapons “education director” in Falluja and 6 of his assistants in Albu Ali Al-Jassem village in Qarma. [Mada]

 

The IFP Commander says Iraqi forces liberated Albu Auda and Abbasi villages. [Ghad]

The IFP Commander says his troops destroyed a Daesh tunnel linking the thermal station area and Albu Auda, killing 11 terrorists. [Harbi]

 

A Falluja Operations Command source says Iraqi forces destroyed Daesh sniper posts in the Hayakel and Ma’amel areas in addition to Daesh command and control sites in Dhubat, Jolan, and Andalus neighborhoods in the city. The source also says Iraqi forces destroyed 12-14 tactical units and 9 vehicle bombs. [Ghad]

 

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade troops killed 2 Daesh terrorists in the Ubaid area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A security source says the Al-Abbas Combat Division, a Shia PMF faction, liberated the Kubaishat area, east of Falluja. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. It seems like some Shia PMFs were given the job of liberating areas that were supposedly liberated a long time ago.

 

The IFP Commander says his troops destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles, killed 3 terrorists, and defused 25 IEDs in the Lifiya area in Qarma. [Harbi]

The IWMC says Iraqi Army 6th division liberated Lihaib village northeast of the city. The IWMC also says the Iraqi Army 14th division liberated Albu Khanfar, killing several terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs. [AIN]

 

A tribal PMF commander says Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander, is in the Falluja area. He also says 3 Daesh Afghan terrorists were killed, and 5 other terrorists surrendered to Iraqi forces in Qarma. [BasNews]

 

South of Falluja. A Falluja Operations Command source says Counter Terrorism troops captured “tens” of Daesh terrorists in the Hayakel area. [Ghad]

The PMF press says PMF units stopped a Daesh attack on the Hayakel area southeast of Falluja, killing several terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

A member of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says more than 70 families were secured by Iraqi forces south of Falluja. He also says there are thousands of families trapped in the city and Daesh is not allowing them to leave. [Maalomah]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says two tribal PMF battalions, supported by Iraqi Army artillery, approached the Falluja Dam. [Maalomah]

 

Iraqi Army 60th brigade troops killed 2 Daesh terrorists and wounded another in Ma’amir.

[BOC Facebook Page]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army bulldozer and heavy machine gun in the Ma’amir area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video of the dead body of an Iraqi soldier who was killed in a battle south of Falluja. [A3maq]

The Daesh military commander of south Falluja, Iyad Al-Marzouq, was killed according to PMFs. [Harbi]

 

The PMF press says PMF units liberated Al-Azraq Factory, south of Falluja, killing 5 Daesh terrorists. PMF units also killed a sniper and destroyed a vehicle bomb in the Albu Shijil area. [Maalomah]

 

Mohamed Al Bishara and Hussein Al-Mayahi, reporters for the Al-Wala’ Station, a Shia TV channel, were severely wounded in the Falluja battles. [Rudaw]

 

Ramadi

Daesh says it targeted “Iraqi Army positions” in Ramadi with 36 rockets on Monday. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Baghdadi/Haditha

A JOC source says Jazeera Operations Command troops found 3 vehicle bombs in additions to large quantities of C4 explosives in Hit district. [Harbi]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A JOC source says Iraqi forces found a Daesh vehicle bomb in the Rutba District. [Harbi]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Siniya, killing 4 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles and a bulldozer. [Ghad]

 

Daesh says it destroyed Iraqi Humvees with mortar shells on the road between Baiji and Haditha. [JustPaste]

 

Tikrit

A JOC source says Iraqi forces, supported by IAA helicopters, killed 4 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a heavy machine gun in the Allas area. [Harbi]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says the IAA destroyed 3 Daesh military positions and mortar units on the Himrin Hills, north of Al-Alam.  [Ghad]

 

Southern Salahuddin

A JOC source says 42 displaced families returned to their houses in Yathrib.  [Harbi]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The JOC says Iraqi forces captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in Baquba. [Harbi]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 civilians in Muqdadiya center. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a retired policeman in east Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says unknown armed men kidnapped a tribal PMF fighter in west Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

Iraqi Army 5th division troops are facilitating the return of displaced families to Udhaim and Himrin areas. [MoD Website]

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

A Kirkuk police commander says 144 civilians escaped Daesh controlled areas in Hawija and arrived at the Peshmerga compound west of Kirkuk. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

Daesh issues a video of its battles against the Peshmerga in Ninewa. The video also shows footage of Abu Ali Al-Anbari, its second in command, who was killed recently. [A3maq]

 

Mosul

Local sources say Daesh published the names of ninety people it executed in Mosul. [Karemlash]

 

A local source says Daesh executed eleven civilians by electrifying them, after accusing them of trying to flee, in Shura subdistrict south of the city. [Maalomah]

 

A PUK official says Daesh arrested 20 young men from different areas in Mosul and took them to an unknown location because they used their mobile phones. [Mada]

 

The IWMC says Coalition warplanes killed several Daesh terrorists and destroyed many vehicles in an airstrike on Rashidiya, north of Mosul. [Mawazin]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it killed a Daesh hisbah member near the Yarmouk tunnel in Mosul. [KM Facebook Page]

 

A local source says Coalition warplanes bombed several Daesh locations in Al-Khazer, killing 10 terrorists and wounding 8. [Buratha]

 

Daesh issues a video of the results of American airstrikes on residential areas in Mosul. Daesh says seven people were killed and twenty-three wounded in the airstrikes. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Nineveh Plain

A Peshmerga commander says Daesh punished some of its terrorists who fled the battles in Tesgofa by feeding them alive to dogs. [BasNews]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

The IWMC says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh hideout in Al-Houd village, killing 16 terrorists including a commander. Daesh used this hideout to attack Iraqi forces in the Makhmur area. [Buratha]

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces in Kharbardan village and killed or wounded several soldiers, and destroyed 2 military positions and a Humvee. [JustPaste]

 

A JOC source says Coalition warplanes killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 rocket launchers near Mahana and Kubruk villages. [Harbi]

 

A JOC source says Iraqi forces defused 2 land mines near Al-Nassr village. [Harbi]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

The Speaker of the KRG parliament says the KDP Peshmerga withdrew from Sinjar in August 2014 and let Daesh capture the city and kill and enslave the Yazidis. He says many parties in the parliament want to question the Peshmerga commanders about this, but the KRG President stopped the parliament sessions, preventing the issues from being discussed. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. We have reported this allegation previously, which we believe based on part on eyewitness testimony. When the Peshmerga captured Sinjar later, however, Barzani tried to ignore this earlier sellout and acted as if the KRG was the savior of the Yazidis, then put a territorial claim on Sinjar.

 

KURDISTAN

The KRG President Masoud Barzani met with General Sean McFarland, the Coalition commander, to discuss the war against Daesh, the support of the Coalition for the Peshmerga, and the Mosul liberation, according to a statement from Barzani’s office. [Rudaw]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Diwaniya

The Diwaniya police chief says a 19-year old man wanted on terrorism charges was captured at a checkpoint on the road to Baghdad. [Ghad]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, in or near Raqqa (4), Shaddadi, Ain Eissa, and Deir Ez-Zor. [CJTF]

DaeshDaily comment. Having Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zor in the same report may be indicative. Raqqa is up the river from Deir Ez-Zor, which is in turn just across the border from Al-Qa’im, now in the sights of Iraqi forces. It would not be surprising if these three cities appear more often in the same reports.

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

The Syria Democratic Forces issued a statement announcing the start of the “North Raqqa Liberation Operations.” The operations started from 3 sides and 25,000 SDF fighters are participating. [Rudaw] [Hawar]

 

The SDF liberated Qartaja south of Ain Eissa from Daesh. Daesh terrorists are burning down houses and farms in the villages as they leave the area. [Hawar]

Photos of SDF units in the liberated Qartaja village [BasNews]

SDF forces, supported by Coalition warplanes, are fighting Daesh in 4 areas in south and southeast Ain Eissa. [Hawar]

Heavy clashes are ongoing between the SDF and Daesh in Hisha village, 5 km (3 miles) south of Ain Eissa. [Hawar]

 

“Trusted sources” say 250 American Marines including commandos arrived in Syria in preparation for the attack on Daesh in Raqqa. [Hawar]

 

An SDF commander says the SDF received a new installment of American weapons after the visit of General Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command. [ARA]

 

A  Free Syrian Army commander says FSA factions will participate in the Raqqa battles, but complained that his troops did not receive Coalition weapons. He says Coalition military cargo planes delivered 3 shipments in less than a week for the SDF. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh issues a video of the elementary school exams in Raqqa. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

An “informed source” says an American Department of State delegation arrived in Kobane and met with PYD officials. [BasNews]

 

The YPG says it stopped another Turkey-backed opposition attack on Sheikh Maqsoud, killing four fighters. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says Daesh shelled several areas in Kobane District with heavy artillery. [Hawar]

 

Daesh shelled Qumlaq village in Kobane, wounding four people. [Hawar]

 

A local source says young men attacked a Daesh vehicle on the road between Manbij and Jarabulus, killing 3 terrorists. The source says Daesh then conducted a raid, arresting “tens” of young men in the area. [Hawar]

 

The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs says Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States and the Kurds in order to liberate Raqqa. [Hawar]

 

A video taken by a Coalition unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on February 2nd shows two Daesh terrorists emplacing an improvised explosive device (IED) near Dudyan; this information was used to report threat locations back to friendly forces. [CJTF]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Daesh launched a large attack on Syrian troops near the Sha’er oilfield in order to regain the positions it had lost over the last few days. Daesh also clashed with Syrian troops near Qaryatayn. Russian warplanes launched extensive airstrikes on Sukhnah, causing material damages. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed several Daesh vehicles east of Tadmur and near Sha’er oilfield. The source also says Syrian troops stopped a Daesh attack in the Um Al-Tababir area east of Homs, killing or wounding several terrorists and destroying a vehicle bomb. [Sana]

 

Daesh says it recaptured Sawana Hill in the Huwaisis area east of Homs. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Syrian troops in the Farqles area east of Homs. [A3maq]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

Daesh says it attacked a building in Yarmouk camp and killed 2 Al-Qaeda terrorists. [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed the military commander of Nusra front in Yarmouk camp. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh shows its terrorists celebrating their terrorist attacks on Tartus and Jableh and distributing sweets in Damascus. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. The goal here is not to show victory only, but it also implicates the Sunnis in Damascus in Daesh crimes by showing them celebrating the terrorist attacks and the deaths of civilians. 

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Security forces attacked a terrorist gathering in south Sheikh Zuweid, killing 30 terrorists. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says Egyptian Apaches destroyed 3 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis vehicles, killing 11 terrorists, south of Sheikh Zuweid. The vehicles were equipped with anti-aircraft machine guns. [ElWatan]

 

An officer and three soldiers were killed when a booby-trapped house exploded on them near Joura village south of Sheikh Zuweid. Three other soldiers were wounded by Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis snipers in the same area. [ElWatan]

 

A civilian was killed when an IED exploded on his vehicle south of Rafah. The civilian was accused by the terrorists of cooperating with the Egyptian Army. [VetoGate]

 

Security sources say Egyptian helicopters continued their attacks on Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis hideouts in Halal Mountain in Central Sinai for the 5th day in a row. More than 200 terrorists were killed or wounded so far. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

A local source says the Libyan Army is advancing in the Qawarsha area of west Benghazi. The source also says four Libyan soldiers were killed in the battle. [ElWatan]

 

The Libyan Special forces say their troops captured more areas in Qawarsha and destroyed a Daesh BMP armored vehicle. The Libyan Army artillery also targeted Daesh in the area, and a special forces soldier was wounded when a Daesh mine exploded on him in a house. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Libyan Army military position in Qawarsha with a mortar shell. [JustPaste]

 

Central coast

A local source says Daesh booby-trapped the Sirte University buildings, the Ibn Sina Hospital, and water tanks, in addition to buildings, houses, and the main entrance to Sirte City. [Libya24]

 

Local sources say Daesh appointed a Tunisian terrorist as the Harawa wali and a Sudanese terrorist as the Bin Jawad wali, opening hisbah offices in both cities. [Libya24]

 

Local sources say disputes erupted between Daesh local and foreign terrorists in Sirte. Daesh called for a meeting to make peace between the two groups. Local sources published a photo of the Daesh document that explains the disputes and orders a meeting. Daesh also called people to attend the execution of 2 of its commanders in the Zaafaran area in west Sirte before the meeting, according to a leaflet distributed in the city (photos). [Libya24] [Libya24] [Ana Al-Muslim] [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

Tunisia

Security forces captured 2 Salafi takfiris in Aryanah. [Tunisien]

 

Other countries

Lebanon

The Lebanese National Media Agency says the Lebanese Army conducted a military operation in Arsal town and captured a Daesh commander. Security forces also captured a Syrian Daesh terrorist in Arsal. [Qasioun]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Libya news page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/JACKIEIS3

https://twitter.com/dugana_12

https://twitter.com/fruitenzymess

https://twitter.com/Khilafa91fr

https://twitter.com/Vnydkdusk0080

 

Other Daesh media 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]  

May 23, 2016

Ali Abed Al-Jumaili

Today’s Major Developments

IRAQ FORCES LAUNCH ATTACK ON FALLUJA.

Iraqi intelligence operatives kill three major Daesh officials in Shirqat.

Daesh cell allegedly responsible for southern Salahuddin suicide attacks arrested.

Daesh urges its Mosul terrorists not to flee.

COORDINATED DAESH SUICIDE BOMB ATTACKS HIT SYRIA’S MEDITERRANEAN COAST.

Egyptian military launches major attack against Daesh-affiliated organization.

Daesh suicide terrorists attack Army recruiting centers in Yemen.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The Chaldean Patriarch, Rafael Sako, rejected Washington’s decision to arm Christian groups, calling it “an unblessed and not innocent step.” He says Washington should arm Iraqi official forces, and Christian youth should join the official forces. [Mada]

 

The Minister of Justice says 22 terrorism convicts were executed during the month of April. [Mada]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 10 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, in or near Falluja (2) and Habbaniya; Hawija; and Mosul (5) and Qayara. [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

Center (Rusafa, Karkh, Karrada, etc.)

The IWMC says 3 mortar shells fell on Karrada without causing human casualties. [Mada]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Iraqi Army 43rd brigade confiscated explosive materials in Waqf village in Rashidiya.

[BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 45th brigade destroyed 10 IEDs in the Malahma area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

Iraqi Army 44th brigade defused an IED in Hay Ur. [BOC Facebook Page]

An MoI source say security forces captured 2 men in Shaab wanted on terrorism charges. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a café in Obeidi, killing two people and wounding nine. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a restaurant in the industrial area near the new Diyala Bridge, killing one person and wounding six. [Mada]

An MoI source says an IED exploded in Nahrawan, killing one person and wounding six. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

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

Daesh says it attacked an Iraqi Army military position in the Sayafiya area of Arab Jubour with midsize weapons. [JustPaste]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

Iraqi Army 60th brigade destroyed 11 IEDs in the Abadi area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded in Iskan. [Mada]

An MoI source says an IED exploded in the Haswa area in Abu Ghraib, killing three people and wounding seven. [Mada]

 

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

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Falluja city. Prime Minister Al-Abadi announced the start of Falluja liberation operations. [Mada]

Abadi later said that Iraqi forces advanced toward Falluja and the results of the battles exceeded expectations. [Rudaw]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source say Iraqi forces entered the Al-Dhubat neighborhood in east Falluja. [Maalomah]

The Iraqi Federal Police (IFP) say their troops killed 6 Daesh snipers at the eastern entrance of Falluja. The IFP also destroyed 3 vehicle bombs, killing the terrorists inside. [Mada]

 

The MoD says the IAA destroyed Daesh vehicle bombs and fuel tanks and killed many terrorists in Falluja. [MoD Website]

The PMF press says IAF planes killed a Daesh group that was trying to blow up the Qarma Bridge. [Etejah]

The IWMC says IAF Iraqi F-16s destroyed Daesh explosives workshops and rocket launchers in the city, killing “tens” of terrorists. [Maalomah]

The Joint Operations Command (JOC) spokesman says there are 50,000 to 70,000 civilians still in Falluja, and 400-600 Daesh terrorists, mostly foreigners. [Sumaria]

 

A member of the security committee in Anbar Provincial Council says Iraqi forces started the attack on Falluja with heavy shelling and bombing. He says Iraqi forces didn’t target residential areas, but rather locations near the international road. [Maalomah]

Videos of Iraqi forces shelling and rocketing Falluja [YouTube] [YouTube] [BasNews]

A Falluja hospital source says 20 civilians, including four children and five women, were killed and 20 more wounded in a PMF shelling on Falluja. The source says the PMFs targeted the city with 100 Grad rockets and 800 shells. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. We have no way to evaluate the accuracy of this report.

 

Daesh issues a video of the result of the PMF shelling on Falluja. [A3maq]

 

A video of the Minister of Defense arriving in the Falluja northern military sector [MoD]

 

A member of the Security Committee in Anbar PC says Iraqi forces allocated 4 exit areas for civilians from Falluja, and says the Anbar government prepared a camp for the displaced families that has the capacity to host more than 3,000 civilians. [Mada]

The Anbar Governor says special governmental committees are accompanying security forces to provide medical and humanitarian services for civilians. [Mada]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says Daesh is preventing citizens from leaving their houses in Falluja, threatening to kill them if they do. [Mada]

A member of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says Daesh shot at families who were attempting to flee Falluja toward the Falahat Bridge, west of the city, killing three civilians. [Maalomah]

 

A tribal leader from Falluja says Daesh issued a curfew in the city and closed the main roads with concrete blocks. [Sumaria]

An informed source says Daesh issued a curfew in Falluja to prevent its terrorists from leaving through the secure routes provided by Iraqi forces for civilians. [Etejah]

However, the Anbar PMF spokesman says Daesh ordered its terrorists to shave their beards and dress in civilian clothes, preparing to leave Falluja. [Mada]

A JOC source says thousands of leaflets were dropped over Falluja asking citizens to stay away from Daesh locations and promising to free the city from Daesh. [Mawazin]

 

Daesh issues a video of the results of an American airstrike on a mosque and houses in Falluja. [A3maq]

 

The Chairman of the Falluja Salvation Council says 1,200 fighters from Falluja tribes are participating in the liberation operations. [Harbi]

 

The National Powers Alliance, the Sunni coalition, praised Iraqi forces and PM Abadi for the Falluja liberation operations. [Sumaria]

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Journalism Freedoms mourns Tahseen Ali Al-Saedi, a journalist who was accompanying the Iraqi forces. [Baghdadia]

 

The Chairman of the Sunni Endowment says the fighters who came from other areas in Iraq to participate in the Falluja liberation are “the pride of Iraq and Iraqis.” He says the Endowment has been calling for the liberation of Falluja for two years now, asking the Iraqi forces to save the civilians in the city. He also asked the citizens of Falluja to cooperate with security forces. [Mada] [Sumaria]

 

The Association of Muslim Scholars, a self-appointed Sunni organization, issued a statement condemning the Iraqi forces attack on Falluja, holding the Iraqi government, Shia militias, the US, the Coalition and Iran responsible for all civilian casualties. As usual, the AMS never mentioned Daesh in the statement. [AMS]

Daesh Twitter accounts started a hashtag (support Falluja with your prayers), claiming that Falluja City and its citizens will be annihilated. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. The AMS is a deceptively named extremist organization that is neither religious nor scholarly. Its views can’t be taken seriously but do coincide with the anti-government, anti-Shia, anti-US outlook of the Falluja diehards.

    Falluja is still a symbol of sectarian hatred but is also still a sectarian cause among Sunni Arab media. However, it has now been occupied for over two years by a terrorist organization. A large percentage of its people have fled. The government attack on Falluja will anger many of those who remain, including those who claim to oppose Daesh. However, it’s wrong to think, as many do, that only Daesh supporters remain in the city. Most residents don’t want to leave their houses, especially those who are weak or poor. Others are intimidated by Daesh threats against those who leave, including some executions of people who tried.

    The Sunni Arab media are too indulged in hatred and self-defeat to admit their sectarian motives. In fact, most of these media outlets and Twitter accounts (including semi-official accounts in the Gulf) don’t mention Daesh at all. The fight now is between the “infidel” Shia government and the innocent civilians of Falluja, exactly as it was it was before, when the fight was between the “infidel” Americans and the people of Falluja.

Many thousands of Falluja civilians have suffered because of this non-stop media propaganda. Those who didn’t like this, and wanted their city to live in peace, were slaughtered or forced to flee. AQI dominated the city after assassinating Sheikh Hamza Al-Eissawi, the imam of Anbar, who had called for peace. The Sunni Arab media didn’t mention that. AQI and Daesh forced orphaned girls in the city to marry their suicide terrorists, just before the terrorists blew themselves up, but the Arab media hasn’t mentioned that. The children of Falluja have lost their opportunity for a meaningful education for years. The city’s schools and mosques and hospitals became military headquarters. Many Falluja houses are destroyed. None of this has been an issue to the AMS types or the Arab media. That media has never wanted to give Iraq a chance, and has never accepted democracy in Iraq. Daesh didn’t create that. THAT created Daesh.

    Falluja has been the hub of the insurgency since 2003 and therefore a powerful symbol to Sunni extremists. Many countries, including US allies, have held public fund-raisings for the “mujahedeen” in Falluja. The city became a destination for jihadists from all over the world, thanks to the continuous Arab media propaganda, and the open borders of Syria and Turkey.

    For Shia and many other Iraqis, therefore, Falluja has been the symbol of evil since 2003. Most terrorists who were caught  admit they were hosted, trained, and armed in Falluja. With the Iraqi forces in Anbar recovering territory by heading west, Falluja was temporarily bypassed, but the recent attacks that killed hundreds of civilians in Baghdad gave the Shia militias as well as other Iraqi units even more motivation to attack Falluja. The symbolism is powerful and the stakes are huge.

 

North and east of Falluja. Iraqi forces liberated 11 areas and villages in the northern and eastern areas of Falluja District, according to the IFP commander. [Ghad]

 

Iraqi Army 14th division killed 14 Daesh terrorists in the Abu Shijil area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Daesh claims it conducted a suicide attack with a car bomb on Iraqi forces in Albu Shijil, killing sixteen soldiers. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says the car bomb killed fifteen Iraqi soldiers in Albu Shijil. [JustPaste]

Iraqi forces also killed 2 snipers and destroyed a mortar unit in Albu Shijil. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces shot down a Daesh recon drone in Saqlawiya. [Buratha]

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed the Daesh military commander of Saqlawiya and four of his associates, destroying 4 machine gun-mounted vehicles. He says Daesh are fleeing to Falluja and that Saqlawiya center will be liberated in the coming hours. [Mada]

 

Local sources say Iraqi forces captured the Albu Shandoukh area, north of Saqlawiya. [Ghad]

 

The Anbar PMF spokesman says Iraqi forces cleared the Zaghareed and Abu Sdaira areas north of Falluja, killing “tens” of terrorists. He also says Iraqi forces are opening a cleared road to allow for the passage of tanks and vehicles. [Mada]

 

The PMFs captured the Sijar village north of Falluja. [Ghad]

A security source says Iraqi F-16s destroyed a Daesh explosives factory in the Sijar area, killing 8 terrorists, including a Tunisian explosives expert. [Buratha]

 

Saraya Al-Salam, the Sadrist militia, says its troops are on alert in Jazeera Samarra and have closed the roads between the Jazeera area and the areas northeast of Falluja. [Ghad]

 

The PMF Press says PMF troops captured the Jordanian hospital east of Falluja. [Buratha]

Daesh issues a video of battles east of Falluja. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces in the Ma’amel area east of Falluja, killing sixteen soldiers and destroying a tank and a bulldozer. Daesh says 20 Iraqi soldiers in total were killed in the attack on north and east Falluja. [A3maq] [JustPaste]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Abrams tank with a guided missile in the Ma’amel area. [A3maq]

 

The IFP commander says his troops found Daesh tunnels used by the terrorists to attack security forces and then escape back to the city. [Sumaria] The exact location was not specified.

 

Qarma. A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces liberated the mayoralty building in Qarma and raised the Iraqi flag on it. [Maalomah]

The PMFs Commission says Explosives Ordinance Disposal units are clearing the Qarma city center after it was liberated from Daesh. The PMFs are also securing civilians from Qarma.  [Maalomah] [Maalomah]

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces liberated 3 villages and isolated Falluja city from Qarma. [Etejah]

The IFP commander says his troops cleared the road between the Qarma and Subaihat bridges. [Ghad]

The Qarma PMF commander says Iraqi forces liberated the Albu Hadid area, north of Falluja. [Maalomah]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces killed 36 Daesh terrorists, including the Falluja wali Haj Hamza and another local Daesh commander, wounding six others. Iraqi forces also destroyed a Daesh guest house in Rashad, just south of Qarma center. [Mada] Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists in the Rashad area. [BOC Facebook Page]

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces liberated the thermal (electricity) station area, Shahabi, and Dawaya in Qarma, killing 40 terrorists. [Mada]

The IFP Commander says his troops destroyed 7 vehicle bombs during the liberation of the thermal station area. [Mada] He also says IFP commandos killed 15 Daesh terrorists and defused 6 IEDs in the thermal station area. [Mawazin] The IFP killed a female Daesh Azerbaijani sniper in the Shahabi area. [Harbi]

Videos of Badr and IFP troops in the thermal station area [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

The PMF press says Daesh is sending foreign suicide terrorists to the Qarma area to delay Iraqi force’s attack on Falluja. [Etejah]

A local source says there are 200 foreign terrorists now fighting with Daesh in Falluja. [Ghad]

 

South of Falluja. An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi forces liberated two areas in Nuaimiya just south of the city, killing 14 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles bombs. [Mada]

 

The Falluja Operations commander says Iraqi forces entered the Nuaimiya area and arrived at Tuffaha Bridge. He also says Iraqi forces are rapidly advancing toward their targets in Falluja, but he did not specify a timeline. [Ghad]

A security source says Iraqi forces captured 37 Daesh terrorists near the Tuffaha Bridge. [Ghad]

Daesh publishes photos from Nuaimiya and Tuffaha Bridge south of Falluja. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of Iraqi forces in Nuaimiya. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says heavy clashes erupted between Iraqi forces and Daesh in Nuaimiya, Ma’amel, Muwadhafin, and Qarma. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed 2 Iraqi Army bulldozers east of Falluja, and a third one in Saqlawiya. [A3maq]

An IAA drone blasted a Daesh hideout in Khudhair village in Nuaimiya, killing 15 terrorists. [BOC Facebook Page]
Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army bulldozer in the Ubaid area, in Zoba’a. Daesh also says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee with a guided missile in Albu Shijil. [JustPaste]

 

Ramadi

A security source says Iraqi forces blew up a Humvee bomb under control in Jazeera Khaldiya. [Maalomah]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The IWMC says members of the Al-Suqoor Intelligence Cell killed the Daesh executions, police, and hisbah officials in Shirqat, before returning safely on May 19. The executions officer was responsible for killing Ali Abed Al-Jumaili, a young man from Shirqat, because he raised the Iraqi flag in the city. Daesh had issued a video of throwing Jumaili from a tower in March. [Sumaria]

 

Baiji

A PMF source says Al-Nujaba’ Movement, a Shia PMF faction, stopped a Daesh attack in the Makhoul Mountains area. [Harbi]

 

Samarra

A security source says the PMFs captured a Daesh terrorist, in Jazeera Samarra, implicated in the car bomb explosion in Basra early last month. [Sumaria]

 

Southern Salahuddin

The MoI says the Daesh cell responsible for the suicide attacks in Balad and Dujail was arrested. A suicide terrorist killed three people and wounded eight in Dujail on Saturday, and another terrorist had killed eight people and wounded twenty in Balad on May 12. [Sumaria]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

A security source says 3 men wanted on terrorism charges were arrested in Hay Al-Tahrir, 3 km south of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

Daesh says it blew up the houses of four PMF fighters in the Albu Eissa area in Udhaim. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it targeted an Iraqi Army battalion headquarters with 2 rockets in Udhaim. [JustPaste]

 

Southern Diyala

Daesh says it blew up an electricity tower in the Nida area in Balad Ruz. [JustPaste]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

The Military Intelligence Service says it killed a suicide terrorist who was transporting a vehicle bomb filled with produce in the Slaiman area in Kirkuk. It says he was on the way to Baghdad, attempting to detonate the bomb in the Jamila market area in Sadr City (photos). [Ghad]

 

A Peshmerga source says Kurdish troops stopped a Daesh attack west of Kirkuk, killing all 10 attacking terrorists. [BasNews]

 

Hawija

A Kirkuk police source says a Daesh IED exploded in the Khabiba area, southwest of Kirkuk, on a family that was trying to escape from Hawija, killing one of them. The source says the remaining three members of the family arrived in Dibis. [Mada]

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of its road services in Hawija. [JustPaste]

 

Southwest

Daesh issues a video of the damage it caused in Bashir. [JustPaste]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A local source says Daesh distributed leaflets in Mosul urging its terrorists to hold their ground and not flee. [Maalomah]

 

A Ninewa Police source says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh media center in Mosul, killing 10 terrorists. [BasNews]

 

The spokesman of the Arab tribes of Ninewa says the tribes have 15,000 fighters ready to participate in Mosul liberation, and they refuse the participation of the PMFs or any other forces from the rest of Iraq. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This sounds too much like a propaganda statement from Daesh supporters.

 

A local source says unknown armed men destroyed a Daesh ammunition storehouse with an IED in Mosul center. [Maalomah]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it killed a Daesh military official near the Haramat area. [KM Facebook Page]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Hammam Al-Alil. In one of the photos Daesh terrorist is checking the length of a man’s trousers. [JustPaste]

 

Nineveh Plain

A KDP official says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh convoy in Tal Aswad in Hamdaniya, killing 5 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. [Mada]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

An informed source says Daesh executed 8 of its terrorists who fled the Rutba battles to Tal Afar by burning them in a pastry oven in Tal Afar. [Etejah]

 

KURDISTAN

KRG President Masoud Barzani and CoR Speaker Saleem Al-Jubouri met in Erbil to discuss the security and political developments in Iraq and the ways to accelerate the resumption of CoR sessions, according to statement from Jubouri’s office. Jubouri said after the meeting that the CoR should resume its sessions. The chairman of the PUK’s CoR bloc says the leaders of the Kurdish blocs will meet with Prime Minister Abadi in Baghdad next week. [Mada] [Rudaw]

 

Turkish warplanes bombed several areas in Amedi District on Sunday evening. [PUKMedia]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Kerbala

The Mid-Euphrates Operations commander says Iraqi forces successfully secured the Shaaban Shia ceremonies in Kerbala and arrested 8 Daesh terrorists. Millions of people attended the ceremonies. [PUKMedia]

 

Wasit

The Wasit police chief says security forces caught 2 men in Suwaira wanted on terrorism charges. He says security forces captured 16 people wanted on terrorism charges and defused 10 booby-trapped houses and 56 IEDs and found 10 C4 explosives barrels during the last 30 days.  [Mada] [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Security forces say they captured 10 Daesh terrorists, 9 of them foreigners, in Gaziantep. The terrorists were planning to go to Syria. Security forces also confiscated weapons and explosives in different operations in Gaziantep this week. [ARA]

 

The Gaziantep Governor says security forces killed a Daesh terrorist and captured 30 since May 17 and have confiscated 15 explosives vests and 95 kg of TNT. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, in or near Shaddadi, Raqqa (3), Ain Eissa, and Mare’ (2). [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

The Turkish Army is burning farms on the Syrian side of the border in Qamishli, and continues to build a wall on the border. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says 2,250 people from 38 villages attended its religious seminars near “the frontlines with the Kurdish forces” in the Raqqa area. Daesh says 85 young men joined its terrorists after the seminars. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Clashes erupted between opposition groups, supported by Turkish artillery, and Daesh near Kafr Ghan village, 12 km (7.5 miles) east of Azaz and 3 km from the Turkish border. Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh in Yahmoul, Fairouziya, and Kafr. [Hawar]

 

750 families arrived in Afrin from Raqqa, escaping the upcoming battles. Daesh has allowed people to leave Raqqa city to the countryside after Coalition planes dropped leaflets on the city last week that asked people to leave. [EnabBaladi]

DaeshDaily comment. This is not the Daesh we know. They generally want civilians to stay, even though they may get killed, because they serve as human shields. Its own spokesman said in his recent audio message they will continue fighting even if “houses were destroyed, honor was violated, or people were killed”.

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Tal Maksour village west of Kowaires Airport with 100 60mm mortars. [JustPaste]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

More than one hundred people were killed or wounded in several suicide attacks on Tartus and Jableh cities. One of the suicide terrorists detonated himself inside a hospital in Jableh, killing the entire emergency staff. [BasNews]

 

The Syrian government says 45 people were killed in Jableh and 19 in Tartus. Local sources say two suicide terrorists blew themselves up and a car bomb exploded in a bus station in Tartus. A fourth terrorist blew himself up in a nearby area. A car bomb was detonated in a bus station in Jableh, while 3 suicide terrorists blew themselves up, one near an electricity station, one in a residential area, and the third in the emergency hall in a hospital. [EnabBaladi]

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Right says at least fifty three people were killed in Jableh, and forty eight in Tartus, on Syria’s normally safe Mediterranean coast. [Ghad]

Daesh says 10 of its terrorists attacked Alawite and Shia gatherings in Tartus and Jableh, killing or wounding 400 people, in “the first attack of its kind in the Syrian coast area.” [A3maq] [JustPaste]

 

Videos of the aftermath in Jableh and Tartus. [SANA] [SANA]

 

Local sources say unknown armed men attacked displaced families from Aleppo in Tartus after the terrorist attacks. The sources also say Syrian security forces raided the locations of some displaced people and captured some men. The Tartus Governor asked people to “self-control” and not attack the displaced people. [EnabBaladi]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops, supported by Syrian warplanes, cleared several areas near Sha’er oilfield and east of Qaryatayn. [SANA]

 

Daesh issues a video of 2 Syrian soldiers who surrendered to its terrorists in the Al-Barda area, east of Qaryatayn. [A3maq]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Local sources say Coalition warplanes dropped leaflets, signed New Syria Army, east of Deir Ez-Zor, asking citizens to stay away from Daesh locations and promising people freedom (photos). [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed Daesh vehicles and military positions southwest of Deir Ez-Zor airport, killing many terrorists. Syrian warplanes also killed 23 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 trucks loaded with weapons near the Tharda mountains southeast of Deir Ez-Zor. [SANA]

 

Local sources say Daesh terrorists stoned a 15 year old boy to death in Deir Ez-Zor, after accusing him of sodomy. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Hajin City in Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

The house of the second in command of the Al-Muthanna Movement, Daesh affiliate in Daraa, exploded, killing him, his son, and 2 other members of his group. The house was used by the movement as an IED storehouse. [Qasioun] [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its Yarmouk camp. [JustPaste]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Security sources say Egyptian Apaches and F-16s launched airstrikes on Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis gatherings in 7 villages in Sheikh Zuweid, killing 70 armed men and wounding 130, and destroying 40 vehicles, 30 motorcycles, and 5 hideouts. Local sources say this was the fiercest Egyptian attack on the terrorists, who were planning an attack in the area. Security forces also surrounded and shelled a group of 100 terrorists who fled to the Irsal area, west of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan] [ElWatan] [VetoGate] [VetoGate]

 

Three policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle in Karm Al-Qawadees, west of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

Security forces found several weapons and explosives storehouses and killed 6 terrorists in the Al-Halal mountain in Central Sinai. The forces launched a campaign in the mountains after getting information from 5 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists. [ElWatan]

 

Unknown armed men shot and wounded a civilian west of Rafah. Two more civilians were wounded in Rafah city by unknown armed men. [VetoGate] [VetoGate]

 

Libya

Northeast

Daesh says it detonated an IED on Libyan troops in the Qawarsha area in Benghazi, killing six soldiers and wounding others, and detonated another IED when the rescuers came, killing or wounding more soldiers. Daesh also says its snipers killed five more soldiers in the same area. [JustPaste]

 

Central coast

The Libyan National Accord military operations room in Misrata says military reinforcements arrived in Bu Qarin from south and west Libya to participate in the Sirte liberation. [AfriGate]

 

Local sources say a civilian was killed when a Daesh land mine exploded on his car west of Sirte. [Libya24]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with Fajr Libya troops. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest

Security forces captured a Daesh cell in Sorman. Four security members were killed and four others wounded in the operation, according to Libyan official TV. [AfriGate]

 

Other countries

Yemen

The Governor of Aden says more than 30 people were killed in 2 consecutive explosions in 2 Yemeni Army recruiting centers in the Khor Makassar area in Aden. [Xendan]

Daesh publishes a photo of the Yemeni suicide terrorist who attacked the recruiting center in addition to photos of the explosion. Daesh says 30 people were killed and “tens” wounded in the attack. Daesh says it followed up the terrorist attack with an IED explosion near the compound gate, killing or wounding more soldiers. [JustPaste] [A3maq] [JustPaste]

A security source says 42 people were killed in the 2 explosions in Aden. [Rudaw]

 

Afghanistan

Daesh publishes photos of a group of its terrorists in Afghanistan. [JustPaste]

 

Malaysia

Malaysian police say they arrested 14 Daesh suspects in different areas of the country during the last 4 days, including an aviation engineer. [AfriGate]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Syrian opposition news page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/rochanroroo45

https://twitter.com/ALFORQAAAAAAAN

https://twitter.com/jajajajajjaa11

https://twitter.com/a3sdfg1

https://twitter.com/o__o141

 

Other Daesh media 

The Daesh spokesman issued a video message on Saturday. The message was a repetitive speech in which he attacked everyone, and stressed to terrorists in the West that they should attack anyone there, because “there are no civilians in the West,” which is something Daesh had said before. Perhaps significantly, he said also that Daesh will always be victorious even if it loses Mosul or Raqqa or Sirte.  He also says, unlike Al-Qaeda, that Daesh will continue its war and won’t care about the loss of lives or buildings. [JustPaste] [YouTube] [JustPaste]

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

 

 

May 20, 2016

Coalition Raqqa Leaflet

Today’s Major Developments

Sadrists invade Green Zone, Council of Ministers; cause security forces to use tear gas, live fire.

Iraqi forces seize town on Jordanian border; border crossing will be reopened.

Daesh stages another bizarre mass execution in Mosul.

Coordinated attack on Daesh in Raqqa looms.

Nigeria Army liberates 97 from Boko Haram.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Thousands of Sadrists broke into the Green Zone and entered the Council of Ministers building (photos and video). Several sources say the Sadrist militia, Saraya Al-Salam, was deployed near the Green Zone. [Mada] [Sumaria] [Mada] [SotIraq] [Ghad] [Rudaw] [BasNews]

 

The Joint Operations Command (JOC) says some “intruders” broke into government buildings, exploiting the fact that Iraqi forces are preparing to liberate Falluja. The IWMC says the “riot groups” attacked security forces near the Green Zone with knives, wounding several of them. The JOC later said Iraqi forces controlled the riots near the Green Zone.  [Sumaria] [Sumaria] [Mada]

 

An MoI source says 81 people were injured when security forces used tear gas against the demonstrators. Security forces also used live bullets, leaving at least 2 people wounded. [Mada] [Mada]

 

Security forces issued a curfew in Baghdad and prevented civilian vehicles from entering the city. Later on Prime Minister Abadi ended the curfew. [Sumaria] [Mada]

A police source says the demonstrators withdrew from the Green Zone. [Sumaria]

 

Prime Minister Abadi said in a televised statement that some people are trying to drag the country into chaos, attacking the security forces when Iraqi forces are preparing to liberated Anbar and Mosul. He says the breach that happened today is unacceptable and that the law should prevail. He also says Rutba was liberated yesterday and Falluja will be next. [Sumaria] [Mada]

 

Abadi visited the Joint Operations Command headquarters. [Sumaria]

A police source says the Counter Terrorism Service’s Golden Division was deployed around the Green Zone. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is the best unit in the armed forces and it was the spearhead in all Iraq’s victories over Daesh. However, putting these units in Baghdad takes them away from the battlefield. The Prime Minister should make a bigger issue over this.

 

Moqtada Al-Sadr issued a statement condemning the government’s “violence against the unarmed protestors” and demanding that all the “revolutionizes” who were captured be released. He also says the government will face the same fate as Saddam and Gaddafi.

DaeshDaily comment. Something tells us that this statement was written earlier and that Sadr was actually preparing for this. Peaceful demonstrators don’t break into government buildings. And speaking of Saddam, he once fired the Ministr of Interior because the Minister told his troops to “shoot above the heads of the demonstrators.” Saddam thought the word “above” was unnecessary. The last person who can credibly criticize other people’s violence is Moqtada himself. We reported yesterday that the Sadr militia, Saraya Al-Salam, was deployed in Baghdad; this was supposedly to “support security forces” but was more likely intended as a show of force.

While demonstrating against government ineffectiveness and corruption is a national duty, breaking into the Green Zone and damaging government buildings is a crime, and the way in which it was done this time raises reasonable suspicions as to the motive, especially given the urgent military requirements of the moment.

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Journalism Freedoms mourns Ala’ Qassem Mohan, a journalist who died from a wound he sustained in the Sadr City terrorist attack a few days ago. [Sumaria]

 

The IWMC says IAF planes dropped leaflets on Mosul, Shirqat, Qayara, and Shura, urging citizens to stay away from Daesh locations so to avoid upcoming airstrikes. The planes also dropped “safety cards” that could be used by civilians at government checkpoints when they leave Daesh controlled areas. [Baghdadia]

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

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

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

A security source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in Zafaraniya. [Sumaria]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

A security source says unknown armed men shot and wounded a woman in Dora. [Sumaria]

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade troops destroyed 5 IEDs in the Manari area of Arab Jubour.

[MoD Website]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

Daesh says it attacked 2 PMF military positions in the Rasheed area. [JustPaste]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An Iraqi Army 24th brigade unit destroyed a Daesh machine gun-mounted vehicle in the Abadi area of Abu Ghraib, killing the terrorists inside. [BOC Facebook Page]

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a market in Radwaniya, killing two people and wounding seven. [Mada]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:    7     (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Falluja city. A PMF source says that the Falluja liberation operation has not been postponed, despite the events in Baghdad. [Harbi]

 

A PMF commander says Baghdad Operations Command held a meeting for Iraqi Army and PMF commanders, setting the date for the start of the Falluja liberation operations. [ROJ]

 

The IFP commander says his troops are ready to participate in the Falluja liberation. [Harbi]

12 major PMF factions have been now deployed near Falluja. [Harbi]

Daesh Daily comment. The Sadrist Saraya Al-Salam is not one of them.

 

A tribal PMF commander says many Daesh terrorists fled Falluja with their families after Iraqi forces surrounded the city. [Maalomah]    

 

Al-Suqoor Intelligence Cell says the IAF bombed a Daesh location in Falluja, killing 13 terrorists, including 9 suicide terrorists, and wounding 4, and destroying 21 explosives vests and a machine-gun mounted vehicle. One of the dead terrorists is Hamid Al-Jumaili, a terrorist who had escaped Abu Ghraib prison and was responsible for transporting Daesh vehicle bombs from Ameriyat Al-Falluja to Baghdad, in addition to 2 Iraqi explosives experts. The Cell says Daesh was planning to transport the suicide terrorists to Baghdad. [Harbi]

 

Rapid Intervention artillery killed 2 Daesh terrorists and wounded 5 in the Muwadhafin neighborhood in Falluja city. [BOC Facebook Page]

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces shelled and rocketed Daesh locations in Falluja, killing 22 terrorists and destroying 3 machine gun-mounted vehicles and a rocket launcher. [Mada]

 

North and east of Falluja. Iraqi Army 51st brigade killed 5 Daesh terrorists and wounded 4 and destroyed a rocket launcher in Albu Shijil and Zaghareed village near Saqlawiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi Army 14th division artillery shelled Daesh gatherings in Rashad, Rofa, and Saqlawiya, killing 10 terrorists and wounding 4, and destroying 2 hideouts and a machine gun-mounted vehicle. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Coalition warplanes killed 4 Daesh terrorists in the Rofa area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A Rapid Intervention unit killed several terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and heavy machine gun near the leather factory, east of Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A Rapid Intervention unit killed 8 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a guesthouse in the Subaihat area in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A PMF commander says his unit rocketed and destroyed a Daesh explosives storehouse in Qarma. [Harbi]

 

South and west of Falluja. Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army 23mm cannon in the Ma’amir area in Zoba’a. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says several Sahwa fighters were killed when a booby-trapped house exploded on them in the Jaffa area, west of Falluja. [JustPaste]

 

Ramadi

The chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces cleared the Albu Dhiab area, north of Ramadi, killing “tens” of terrorists. He also says Iraqi forces are preparing to launch a major attack to clear several areas north of Ramadi. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. We’d be more impressed if these areas hadn’t been “cleared” before.

 

The Chairman also says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh gathering in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing 10 terrorists, including the Daesh mortar units commander in the area, and destroying 3 rocket launcher-mounted vehicles. [Mada]

 

Hit/Baghdadi/ Haditha

The commander of the tribal PMF in Haditha says two fighters were killed when they were trying to defuse a roadside IED in the Dolab area. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Baghdadi, killing 5 terrorists and destroying a machine gun-mounted vehicle. [Maalomah]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces liberated Bustan station on the Iraq-Jordan border, killing 150 Daesh terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

The Joint Operations Command (JOC) said Iraqi forces cleared the international road between Ramadi and the Trebil border crossing with Jordan. A member of the Anbar PC Security Committee says Council members and security officers are waiting at the border crossing for the Minister of Interior to attend the official ceremonies reopening the crossing. [Mada]

 

A security source says 30-45 Daesh terrorists sneaked from Syria into western Anbar in armored vehicles. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. This seems to contradict yesterday’s report about the terrorists fleeing to Syria. However, we have also predicted that Daesh would make a stand somewhere in Western Anbar.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A security source says an unknown masked man killed the Daesh security officer of Shirqat and one of his associates near the man’s house.

 

Baiji

A tribal leader says Iraqi forces launched a large military campaign to clear the Himrin Basin and Mountains. [Maalomah]

 

The IFP says its troops killed 3 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a hideout in the Makhoul Mountains area. [Harbi]

 

Tikrit

A local source says Daesh terrorists blew up the house of an Al-Daur subdistrict council member and stole 150 sheep in the Albu Khaddu area, southeast of Al-Daur. [Ghad]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack. [JustPaste]

 

Iraqi forces captured 4 Daesh suspects in two different locations in Tikrit District. [MoD Website]

 

DIYALA

Northern Diyala

Daesh says it detonated then blew up the houses of two “PMF” fighters in the Qala’ area of Udhaim. Daesh also says it blew up a fuel station that belongs to a “PMF” fighter in the same area. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it killed a neighborhood Mukhtar in Saadiya. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. This is one of the oldest Daesh “standard procedures”. The mukhtars are local officials responsible for documenting citizens in their neighborhoods and acting as a link between the citizens and the local governments. During Saddam’s days the mukhtars were responsible for reporting any “threat” in their areas. By killing them, Daesh cuts off these links and hopes to benefit from any resulting local chaos.

 

A PMF commander says 200 displaced families returned to their houses in the Al-Hawi area. [Harbi]

 

A security source says a Daesh cell of 3 terrorists was captured in the Al-Nida area. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

A local police source says Kirkuk police captured 2 Daesh terrorists and seized guns with silencers in east Kirkuk. [Maalomah]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A local source says Daesh killed 13 civilians in Mosul by drowning them in iron cages, after accusing them of communicating with security forces. [Harbi]

 

A KDP official says Daesh arrested 22 people from Al-Zuhour neighborhood in Mosul city center. [Mada]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

Local sources say Daesh beheaded three men in Safina village in Qayara because the men had attempted to escape the village, and threatened to behead their entire families. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army vehicle with an IED east of Al-Nassr village. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces with 70 mortar shells in Kharbardan and Kubruk villages. [JustPaste]

 

KURDISTAN

A Turkish newspaper says Turkish warplanes attacked hideouts and weapons storehouses in the PKK’s Qandil Mountains operations center. [Ghad]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The Turkish parliament approved a constitutional amendment that allows the parliament to revoke the immunity of 138 Kurdish MPs, after accusing them of terrorism. Turkey accused the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party of being the political façade of the PKK. [Maalomah] [SANA]

DaeshDaily comment. The increasingly dictatorial and paranoid behavior of Mr. Erdogan is really worrisome.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Daesh publishes a video about the Syrian opposition groups who work with the Coalition. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently activists say Coalition warplanes dropped leaflets on Raqqa asking people to leave the city (photo). The director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says this is not the first time Coalition planes dropped leaflets, but it’s the first time they asked people to leave. He also says these leaflets might be linked to YPG preparations to attack the city. [RBSS] [BasNews]

 

The Russian news agency, Sputnik, quoting YPG sources, says the attack on Raqqa will commence in the coming hours. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh issues a video of one of one of its religious seminars in Raqqa. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

An opposition group commander says Turkey-backed opposition groups, supported by Turkish artillery, recaptured Yahmoul and Tal Hussein from Daesh. [ARA]

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Daesh captured 15 of its own terrorists, including a French member, as they tried to flee to Turkey from Jarabulus. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says two women and two men were killed and four other civilians wounded in a Coalition airstrike on Arshaf village north of Aleppo. [A3maq]

 

Security forces captured 2 Daesh terrorists who were members of a sleeper cell in Azaz. [ARA]

 

Daesh shelled several villages in the Kobane area with heavy artillery. Coalition warplanes targeted Daesh in the Jabal Shami area, near Jarabulus. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says Daesh terrorists tried to cross the river to Shekhlar in Afrin, but YPG fighters stopped them, killing a terrorist. [Hawar]

 

A 25 year old man was wounded by Turkey-backed opposition groups’ shelling on Afrin. [Hawar]

 

A child was killed and three wounded when Turkey-backed opposition groups shelled Sheikh Maqsoud. [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes conducted several airstrikes on Daesh gatherings near Sha’er oilfield, destroying several vehicles. [SANA]

 

A local activist says Syrian troops, supported by Russian warplanes, attacked Daesh in the Sha’er oilfield area but Daesh stopped the attack. [ARA]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops captured several hills southeast of Homs from Daesh. [SANA]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army BMP armored vehicle east of Tadmur. Daesh also says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank east of Tadmur airport. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it killed seven Syrian soldiers and destroyed 2 tanks in an ambush northwest of Tadmur. [A3maq] [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack near the Barda area east of Qaryatayn, killing or wounding several soldiers and destroying 2 tanks. [JustPaste]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Russian and Syrian warplanes conducted more than 20 airstrikes on Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh captured more areas south of Deir Ez-Zor after heavy clashes with Syrian troops and its allied militias. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian Army general and lieutenant were killed on Thursday in battles with Daesh near the Deir Ez-Zor military airport. [Qasioun] [EnabBaladi]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

A Syrian official source says government-backed militias ambushed a Daesh group north of Suwayda, killing or wounding several terrorists and confiscating a shipment of weapons and ammunitions. [SANA]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Egyptian warplanes continued their airstrikes on terrorist positions south of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, and east of Arish, for the second day. [ElWatan]

 

Eyewitnesses say Egyptian warplanes killed 5 Daesh terrorists south of Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Security forces destroyed 2 IEDs in Barath village south of Rafah. [VetoGate]

 

Security sources say 4 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists attacked a police patrol in near the Sheikh Zuweid police station. The police responded, killing 2 terrorists and causing the remaining two to flee. [VetoGate]

 

According to two slightly conflicting stories from the same source, security forces killed either one or four an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists who attacked a security checkpoint from a motorcycle and were killed shortly after in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate] [VetoGate]

 

A policeman was wounded by a sniper near Joura village, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say a mortar shell fell near the peace-keeping compound in the Joura area south of Sheikh Zuweid without causing any casualties. [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says it attacked an Egyptian army convoy south of Sheikh Zuweid and destroyed an armored vehicle, forcing the convoy to retreat. [JustPaste]

 

Security sources killed 6 terrorists in Jabal A-Halal in Central Sinai. [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a police armored vehicle with an IED in Arish City. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a police minesweeper west of Arish City. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Egyptian Army M60 near Bir Lahfen village south of Arish. [JustPaste]

 

Libya

Northeast

Photos of the Benghazi University library that was burned down by Daesh. A Libyan military source says the University is still filled with Daesh mines and IEDs. [AfriGate] [AfriGate]

 

Daesh published a video of executing a mosque imam and his brother on March 19th in the Fata’eh area east of Derna. [AfriGate]

 

A Libyan special forces commander says his troops shelled Daesh locations in the Qawarsha and Fa’akat areas in Benghazi with heavy artillery, destroying armored vehicles and tanks and killing several terrorists. [AfriGate]

 

Central coast

An eyewitness says Daesh called on the people of Sirte to fight against the military forces of the National Accord Government. [Libya24]

 

Local sources say Daesh executed four young men from Sirte after accusing them of being soldiers. [Libya24]

 

The National Accord Government Operations Room says its troops are positioned in the Buerat area 75 km (47 miles) west of Sirte. It also says its troops found the bodies of three fellow soldiers who were killed by a Daesh car bomb in Al-Hisha Al-Jadida during the last few days. [Libya24]

 

Daesh says it detonated several IEDs on a Fajr Libyan convoy on the road between Jufra and Bu Najim, forcing the convoy to retreat. [JustPaste]

 

Other countries

Nigeria

The Nigerian Army says it liberated 97 women and girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. [AfriGate]

 

Niger

The Niger Army says Boko Haram terrorists attacked a village in southeast Niger and shot and killed two civilians, burned several others alive, and wounded seven more. [AfriGate]

 

Yemen

Daesh issues a video about its operations in Yemen. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Bangladesh

Daesh says it killed a medical doctor whom it accused of being a Christian missionary in Kushita, in west Bangladesh. [A3maq]

 

The Philippines

Daesh says it detonated an IED on Filipino soldiers on Basilan Island. [JustPaste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Raqqa news page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/kaMopu5

https://twitter.com/hshshsgj5

https://twitter.com/AssAtwhe3d

https://twitter.com/MES_IQ993

https://twitter.com/alnajdi012

 

Other Daesh media

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste] 

 

May 19, 2016

 

 

Egyptiam boy 1 Egyptian Boy 2

Today’s Major Developments

Joint Operations Command says Baghdad bombing perpetrators captured.

Canada pledges major increase in its military training support for Iraq.

Coalition, IAF F-16s hit Falluja as more PMFs gather for assault on city.

IRAQI FORCES IN WESTERN ANBAR ROLL ON TOWARD JORDANIAN, SYRIAN BORDERS

Suspicious EgyptAir crash into the Mediterranean kills 66 people.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The JOC issued a statement saying it captured the terrorist cell responsible for the recent attacks in Baghdad. [Ghad]

 

The Canadian Ambassador says Canada will increase the number of its military trainers in Iraq from 69 to 450. Canada will also provide Iraqi forces with weapons, equipment and vehicles, and will deploy helicopters and appoint liaison officers in the Iraqi MoD. [Rudaw]

 

A Baghdad Operations Command source says the BOC is implementing a new security plan and preparing for more Daesh attacks in Baghdad before the Falluja liberation operations. [Sumaria]

 

A member of the CoR’s Security and Defense Committee says the Committee hosted security and intelligence commanders to discuss the recent attacks. He also says the Committee will host the Ministers of Defense and Interior on Sunday. [Mada]

 

The Sunni alliance issued a statement holding the Prime Minister responsible for the safety of “Sunni people and their representatives” after the Kata’eb Hezbollah spokesman accused the Sunni alliance of “implementing a foreign powers agenda” and threatened them. The alliance says 2,200 Sunnis are being detained by the KH. [Mada]

 

The Chairman of the Haditha District Council says security forces are preventing sick people from Haditha from crossing Bzaibiz Bridge to get treatment in Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 14 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq: 5 in Anbar, in or near Albu Hayat (2), Haditha, Baghdadi, and Falluja; 9 in Ninewa, in Kasik (3), Tal Afar, Mosul (2), Qayara (2), and Sultan Abdullah.  [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

Hundreds of Saraya Al-Salam armed men were deployed in east Baghdad “to support security forces”. [BasNews]

 

Al-Mada publishes an interview with the Daesh official responsible for terrorist guesthouses in Baghdad, a 33 year old terrorist with an elementary school degree originally from Mukhaisa village in Abu Saida. [Mada]

 

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near the industrial area in Taji. [Mada]

Iraqi forces found a weapons and explosives cache in Dhabitiya and exploded a roadside IED in Tarmiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

An MoI source says the bodies of two men were found shot and killed in Fahhama. [Mada]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says a Ministry of Electricity employee was killed and his brother wounded when a sticky IED exploded under their car in Adhamiya. [Mada]

An MoI source says an IED exploded near a commercial area in Hay Al-Basateen in Shaab, killing one person and wounding six. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

A security source says the body of an unknown young man was found shot in Nahrawan. [Maalomah]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

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

A security source says Iraqi forces destroyed an IED under control in Mahmudiya. [AIN]

A security source says four Iraqi soldiers were wounded when a booby-trapped house exploded on them in Rafa’i village in Arab Jubour. [Ghad]

Daesh says one of its snipers killed an Iraqi soldier in Arab Jubour. Daesh also says it damaged a “PMF” vehicle with light and mid-size weapons, killing or wounding the “fighters” inside. [JustPaste]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

A security source says a policeman was killed and two wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in the Ibrahim Bin Ali area. [Maalomah]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   11    (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

An Anbar police source says 4 Shia PMF battalions arrived in Qarma to participate in Falluja liberations operations. [Mada]

A PMF commander says PMF units deployed artillery and rocket launchers near Falluja, preparing for the liberation operations. [Etejah]

 

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh IED factory in the industrial area in Falluja city, killing 13 terrorists and destroying several vehicles. [Mada]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi F-16s destroyed several Daesh hideouts in Falluja, killing “tens” of terrorists. [Buratha]

Daesh says 17 people were killed in an Iraqi airstrike on Halabsa and Golan neighborhoods in Falluja. [A3maq]

 

A PMF source says “tens” of civilians left Falluja areas through secured routes responding to the Iraqi forces’ call. [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. “Tens” is not a lot of people. Thousands of people are trapped in the city.

 

A Badr commander says 9 PMF brigades joined Rapid Intervention units and started to advance towards Falluja from the thermal station area. He says the PMFs launched 100 rockets on Falluja. [Mawazin]

Rapid Intervention troops killed a Daesh terrorist in the thermal (electricity) station area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi Army 14th division artillery shelled Daesh gatherings in different areas in Qarma, killing 8 terrorists, wounding 11, and destroying 4 hideouts and 2 IEDs. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander confirmed the capture of a Chechen Daesh terrorist in Jaraishi, north of Falluja. [AIN]

 

Ramadi

The Anbar Operations commander says Iraqi forces defused 9 booby-trapped houses, 5 IEDs, and found an explosives vest in Ramadi’s Aramel neighborhood. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. In just this one neighborhood in Ramadi, Iraqi forces have defused dozens of houses and hundreds of IEDs during the last few months, and they are not done yet. This is not only about stopping Iraqi forces; it’s about punishing the people in Ramadi who resisted Daesh.

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh machine gun mounted vehicle with a Kornet rocket in the Albu Bali area north of Khaldiya. [MoD Website]

 

A video of a family of 8 who returned to their destroyed house in Ramadi [Sumaria]

 

Hit/Baghdadi/Haditha

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces killed 2 Daesh terrorists in an SUV in the Dolab area. [Mada]

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces near Dolab, killing 13 soldiers and wounding others, and destroying 3 military positions, 3 personnel carriers, 2 BMP armored vehicles, and 7 Humvees. [JustPaste]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 machine gun-mounted vehicles in the Barwana area in Haditha. He also says Daesh terrorists are not fighting Iraqi forces in open battles and most of its leaders have fled to Syria since last week. [BasNews]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The Chairman of the Security Committee in Anbar Provincial Council says Iraqi forces handed Rutba over to its district government after the city was liberated from Daesh. [BasNews]

 

A member of the security committee in Anbar Provincial Council says Iraqi forces started a military campaign to clear the border areas near Syria and Jordan. [Mada]

 

Akashat. The IWMC says Iraqi forces captured the Akashat intersection, on the international road between Rutba and Trebil border crossing to Jordan. [Mada]

The Anbar Police Chief says Iraqi forces cleared the Akashat area and secured the road between Rutba and Trebil. [BasNews]

A tribal PMF commander says 15 Daesh terrorists were killed in the operation. [Maalomah]

The Anbar Operations commander says Iraqi forces attacked a Daesh hideout in the Akashat area, killing 5 suicide terrorists and destroying 5 vehicle bombs. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. Akashat is a fairly new industrial town, noted for its phosphate plant, and located northwest of Rutba, on the way to Al-Qa’im.

 

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces cleared the Sudani intersection on the road to Al-Qa’im. [Maalomah]

He also says the IAA targeted Daesh in several areas on the Iraq-Jordan border, killing “tens” of terrorists and destroying several vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

A video of a Coalition airstrike on a Daesh vehicle bomb near Al-Qa’im on April 29 [CJTF]

 

Rutba. The IWMC says Iraqi forces captured the Karabla Bridge near Rutba. [Baghdadia]

The JOC says Iraqi forces liberated the Korean village west of Rutba. [Buratha]

The IFP says its troops defused a Daesh vehicle bomb in Rutba. [Harbi]

 

The Jazeera Operations Command issued a summary of its operations to date, saying its troops, supported by Iraqi and Coalition airpowers and tribal fighters, killed more than 1,300 terrorists, and destroyed more than 300 vehicles, defused or destroyed 4,000 IEDs, and liberated more than 30 cities and villages. It also says Iraqi forces stopped more than 60 attacks on Haditha and 25 on Baghdadi. [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. The Haditha and Baghdadi resistance to Daesh attacks is legendary. In total, and for the last two years, Daesh attacked the two cities hundreds of times, but the people just stood their ground and refused to give in.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says the IAA destroyed a Daesh headquarters in Sheikh Hamad village in Shirqat, killing 5 terrorists. The IAA also destroyed a Daesh ferry and several boats in east Shirqat. [Ghad]

 

Baiji

Kata’eb Hezbollah says it shelled a Daesh gathering in the Makhoul Mountains area with mortars, killing 9 terrorists, wounding 20, and destroying several vehicles. [Harbi]

 

A PMF source says the PMF destroyed a Daesh house, a vehicle, and motorcycle, killing several terrorists in the Siniya-Haditha road military sector. [Harbi]

 

Tikrit

A SWAT unit arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges in Tikrit. [MoD Website]

 

A PMF source says Iraqi forces stopped another Daesh attack in the Ajeel oilfield area northwest of Al-Alam. [Ghad]

 

Samarra

A security source says the body of a police station commander was found shot in the head in his office in the Dijla District north of Samara. The source says it may have been a suicide. [Mada]

 

Southern Salahuddin

A Salahuddin Police source says security forces raided the Hadhira area west of Balad and captured 3 people suspected of being involved in the attack on the café in Balad last week. [Ghad]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

A police source says two Iraqi soldiers were killed and two wounded when an IED exploded on the patrol in the Al-A’ali village east of Baquba. [Maalomah]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Daesh says it targeted a “PMF gathering” in Abu Saida with a Katyusha rocket (photos). [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

 

Northern Diyala

Daesh says it destroyed a “PMF” pickup truck with an IED in the Albu Najm area in Udhaim, killing the “fighters” inside. [JustPaste]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A Kirkuk police commander says security forces captured 4 men wanted on terrorism charges and seized 30 mortar shells south of Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

Southwest

A police source says a Daesh mortar shell fell on Bashir police station, wounding a policeman and damaging several vehicles. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

The IWMC says Coalition warplanes killed the new Daesh new wali of south Mosul in an airstrike on his vehicle near Tiloul Nasser village, north of Qayara. Coalition warplanes also killed the Daesh sharia “judge” and 3 of his associates near the Qayara Bridge. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. A piece of advice: Don’t say yes if Daesh offers you a job as a wali. It is not a promotion. It’s a death sentence.

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says one of it snipers killed a Daesh terrorist at a temporary checkpoint in the Shamsiyat area. [KM Facebook Page]

 

A local source says unknown armed men shot and killed Abu Malak Al-Dulaimi, a Daesh hisbah official, in Mosul center. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” on Maidan Street in Mosul. [JustPaste]

 

Nineveh Plain

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh convoy heading from Batnaya village to Tel Keif, killing 18 terrorists and destroying 6 vehicles. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. This might be the same story from yesterday with more details.

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

The IWMC says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh convoy in Ayadhiya in Tal Afar, killing Sufian Ahmed Yousef, the military commander of the area. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Shandoukha village northeast of Tal Afar with mortars and rockets. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting the Sinjar cement factory with mortars and rockets. [JustPaste]

 

KURDISTAN

Turkish warplanes continued the airstrikes on several locations in Amedi District, without causing human casualties. [PUKMedia]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Babel

The Babel police chief says his troops captured 3 men wanted on terrorism charges in Musayyib, north of Hilla. [Mada]

 

Najaf

Photos of a graduation ceremony at an elementary school in Najaf. By the end of the ceremony, the children participated in a play where some of them, dressed in security uniforms, surrounded another kid dressed as a Daesh terrorist. [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. Why on Earth would you put children in this?

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkish sources say a Daesh terrorist detonated his explosives vest when security forces raided his hideout in Gaziantep. Another terrorist was captured in the hideout and additional casualties were reported. [ARA]

 

Five people were killed, including a Syrian refugee, and five wounded by the 4 mortar shells that fell Wednesday on Kilis, just north of the Syrian border. [Cihan]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently says warplanes launched four raids today morning on the Al-Hamrat area, east of Raqqa, killing an entire family and destroying 7 houses.
Also warplanes launched another five raids targeting the Municipal Stadium in Raqqa city center.
The warplanes and drones flew over Raqqa city for more than half an hour before and after the raids.
RBSS reporters in both eastern and western suburbs of Raqqa reported that warplanes flew over both regions. Warplanes and drones also flew over the YPG-controlled Tal Abyad. [RBSS]
An eyewitness says a car exploded in Tal Abyad, wounding its owner and two children. The YPG reported earlier that Daesh was rigging civilian cars with explosives and selling them to people in other areas. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of publicly executing and then crucifying three young men after accusing them of “spying” (one for the Coalition, one for the Free Syrian Army, and one for the regime). [JustPaste]

 

225 young Arab men from Shaddadi joined the SDF after finishing military training. [Hawar]

 

A 20 year old man was killed by a Daesh leftover land mine in Abu Salman village, southwest of Shaddadi. [ARA]

 

Seven people were wounded, including a 4 year old child, when a shell coming from Turkey fell on a soccer field in Qamishli. [Hawar]

 

Syrian students, for the first time in 3 years, were able to attend the final exams in Hasaka. Some of them traveled hundreds of kilometers to reach the city. [SANA]

DaeshDaily comment. The choice between living under Daesh or under Assad dictatorship couldn’t be clearer, but there must be another choice.  If the opposition wants to do anything, it has to deal with this issue and provide these kids with the means to get proper education.

 

Daesh says 1,000 children finished one of its sharia seminars in Raqqa. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. We don’t think that so many people believe that Daesh is a religious organization anymore. The prime purpose of these seminars is to raise suicide terrorists. This is the danger of letting a terrorist organization like Daesh be in charge of any place in the world.   

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked opposition groups in Jarez with a vehicle bomb. [A3maq]

Daesh says it recaptured Yahoul, Al-Bul, Jarez, and Sheikh Reeh villages east of Azaz, north of Aleppo, after “light clashes” with Turkey-backed opposition groups (video). [JustPaste] [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 3 airstrikes on Daesh near Manbij. [CJTF]

 

Local sources say Daesh terrorist kidnapped a woman in Manbij because she refused to marry her daughter to a Libyan terrorist. [Hawar]

 

Local sources say Daesh is kidnapping boys aged 13-16 years old from several villages near Manbij and taking them to a training camp on the road to Aleppo. [Hawar]

 

The commander of Failaq Al-Sham (a Turkey-backed opposition group) was killed in the battles near Baraghida. [Hawar]

 

Life returned to normal in Hasaka after yesterday’s clashes between Syrian troops and the Kurdish Asayesh. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says Daesh shelled several areas west and south of Kobane with heavy artillery over the past two days. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says Turkey-backed opposition groups killed a man and a boy while the two were trying to reach Daesh controlled areas in Kafr Ghan, north of Aleppo. [A3maq]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Daesh captured several military positions from the Syria Army in the Jazal area, while Syrian troops captured several Daesh positions near Sha’er oilfield after heavy Russian airstrikes. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh issues a video of one of the Syrian Army military positions it captured near Jazal, northwest of Tadmur. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video, from its Homs wilaya, talking about the “suffering of Muslims” in India, and threating to conduct terrorist attacks there. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. Again, when Daesh loses ground it shows such videos to give the impression that it is still “expanding.” However, Daesh forgot to mention that the 150 million Muslims in India are not takfiris, and hence its terrorists will kill them, if they can, and not protect them. India, the biggest democracy on earth, has its problems like any other country, but Daesh is not the solution for any of them. In general, this video is another bad joke.

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Eight civilians were killed and “tens” wounded in Syrian airstrikes on Deir Ez-Zor. The battles continued between the Syrian Army and Daesh in Al-Sina’a neighborhood and Syrian warplanes bombed the area. Syrian warplanes and artillery targeted villages around the Deir Ez-Zor military airport. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops destroyed several Daesh vehicles, including 2 vehicle bombs, and killed a group of terrorists near the Panorama barricade. Syrian troops also killed 3 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a pickup truck loaded with weapons in Marai’ya village, east of Deir Ez-Zor military airport. The source says Syrian troops killed more Daesh terrorists in the Sina’a and Urfi neighborhoods and destroyed their vehicles. [SANA]

 

Daesh says it captured 5 Syrian Army positions in the Tharda Mountain area, south of Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb on a Syrian Army gathering in a school near the “Panorama” military barricade, west of Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops stopped a Daesh group attempting to infiltrate the Lajat area, between Daraa and Suwayda, killing or wounding several terrorists. [SANA]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Aviation says an Egyptian plane flying from Paris to Cairo crashed, killing 66 people, including thirty Egyptians, fifteen French, and two Iraqis, in addition to people from 8 other countries. [Maalomah]

 

Two policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Local sources say a woman and her five children were killed when a rocket fell on their house in the Zawar’a area, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Daesh supporters issue a report about the suffering of the people of Sinai, especially women, because of the Egyptian Army military operations. [DawaAlhaq]

That reports includes the story of an elementary school boy who was asked in an exam to write a segment about the virtue of mothers. He wrote “My mother died, and everything died with her,” creating a social media firestorm. Daesh exploited the story and claimed the boy’s mother was killed by the Egyptian Army in Sinai. The boy didn’t know he would become an instant celebrity and senior government officials would talk to him. In this segment the boy says his mother died 5 years ago. [VetoGate]

 

A policeman was killed by a sniper at a checkpoint south of Arish. [VetoGate]

 

Security forces killed 20 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (Daesh-affiliated) terrorists in North Sinai on Wednesday. [VetoGate]

 

 

Libya

Northeast

Medical sources say three people were killed and nine wounded when a mortar shell fell on a market in Benghazi. [AfriGate]

 

The Libyan Army spokesman says Libyan helicopters and artillery targeted Daesh in Qawarsha. He also says the terrorists took advantage of the bad weather and smuggled in “2 or 3” bulldozers. [Libya24]

 

Central coast

The Libyan National Accord Government says it re-captured Bu Qarin and the surrounding areas, but lost thirty of its fighters, including seven killed in a vehicle bomb attack. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says 26 Fajr Libya fighters were killed and thirty others wounded in 2 suicide attacks east of Bu Qarin. [A3maq] [JustPaste]

 

A military source says National Accord government warplanes bombed Daesh locations in the Khamsin Gate area, in addition to a Daesh convoy 30 km (19 miles) west of Sirte, killing “tens” of terrorists. [Libya24]

 

The spokesman of the National Accord military forces says Libyan troops found the bodies of 5 Daesh terrorists thrown in an alley in Bu Qarin. [Libya24]

The NA Military Operations Room says its troops stopped a Daesh attack that used a vehicle bomb. [Libya24]

 

Local sources say a Daesh reinforcement convoy arrived in Sirte from Nawfaliya. [Libya24]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisia Ministry of Defense says its troops killed Saif Al-Din Al-Jamali, one of the most dangerous Daesh terrorists, in the Maghila Mountain area. [AfriGate]

 

Other countries

Afghanistan

Daesh publishes photos of a religious seminar for young boys in Nangarhar [JustPaste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

VetoGate, an Egyptian news page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/ab0_a_393

https://twitter.com/alnajdi012

https://twitter.com/corresteam4

https://twitter.com/pro_manirq88

https://twitter.com/MuslmTrabelsi

 

Other Daesh media 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]