An Update On ISIS Activities

November 17, 2016

 

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Today’s Major Developments

Barzani says he didn’t say that. [..]

Daesh attacks a wedding in Ameriyat Al-Falluja; kills 21 & wounds 42. [..]

Daesh attack in Hit repelled by Army, PMFs, citizens. [..]

CTS, Army units consolidating hold on east Mosul despite heavy resistance. [..]

Latest mass grave discovered near Hammam Al-Alil buried 300 policemen. [..]

PMFs take control of airport area south of Tal Afar. [..]

94 killed, 150 wounded in latest Syrian/Russian airstrikes on east Aleppo. [..]

SDF forces now 16 miles from Raqqa, but fighting continues near Ain Eissa. [..]

Opposition militias in Azaz city still shooting at each other. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Responding to Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani’s statement that Peshmerga will not withdraw from areas they liberate, Prime Minister Abadi’s office issued a statement stating that the agreement with the Kurdish side was clear in saying they would withdraw from all areas liberated during the current Ninewa operations. As for areas lost and recovered during the past government’s era, the constitutional provisions will apply. [ROJ]

The KRG Presidency Office issued a statement saying that the translation of Barzani’s speech was not accurate and Barzani is committed to the deal regarding Peshmerga’s presence in the liberated area. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. In Iraq, one of the oldest “dodges” for evading accountability for dubious statements is to blame the translator.

 

In response to a PMF leader’s statement that his militia is heading for Syria after defeating Daesh in Iraq, at the Syrian government’s request, the Prime Minister’s office said through its spokesman Saad Al-Hadithi that Iraq does not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs. [Arabi21]

Several Shia politicians say they oppose some PMF commanders’ statements about the PMFs participating in the war in Syria. [Mada]

 

The Ministry of Displacement and Migration says it has less than $30,000 dollars in its budget for displaced families. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is bad news but otherwise mostly another indication that the bill for displaced families and many other things is being paid for by the Coalition countries and the UN.

 

The Coalition says it conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, near Mosul (3), Sinjar (1), and Sultan Abdullah (1); and Hawija (2), Haditha (1), and Rawa (3). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

A local police source says the body of a beheaded woman was found near Al-Nasr Military Industry Establishment north of Taji. [Maalomah]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MOI source says two civilians were killed and six wounded by an IED placed near commercial shops in Grai’at, in Adhamiya. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MOI source says one civilian was killed and seven wounded by an IED explosion in Dara’iya village, in Mada’in. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

A security source says armed men kidnapped a Sahwa member upon leaving his house in Albu Aitha. [Maalomah]

The BOC says 24th army brigade destroyed an IED and found an explosives cache in Khaqarra.

[BOC Facebook Page]

The BOC says 55th army brigade found an ammunition cache in Arab Dawood. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

The BOC says 7th army brigade located an explosives cache in Abu Ghraib. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

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

IED incidents reported:                         3

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The Chairman of the Ameriyat Al-Falluja Subdistrict Council says 21 people were killed and 42 wounded by a suicide attack with a car bomb that targeted a wedding in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it killed more than thirty Sahwa fighters and wounded “tens” by detonating a parked car bomb in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. For Daesh, any Sunni who doesn’t join it is a “Sahwa fighter,” whether a man, a woman or a child. Whatever the cover story, it’s a mass murder of civilians. These incidents show over and over that Daesh fighters are basically a band of killers, notwithstanding the religious veneer provided by their tireless media types.

A more immediate question concerns security in Falluja District. For some time after the government’s victory there, there were no deadly incidents reported from Falluja. Efforts have been made to screen out Daesh fighters among the returnees, but incidents like this will raise fears that Daesh is back in Falluja.

Photos of the results of the terrorist attack. Some of the victims are children. [Twitter]

 

The Anbar Police Chief says security units captured Harith Al-Jubouri, a Daesh terrorist from Dora in Baghdad, who planned Tuesday’s suicide attacks in Falluja city, at a checkpoint in Ramadi. He says the terrorists who conducted the attacks were wearing military uniforms and carrying counterfeit security badges.  [Mada]

 

Hit/Haditha

Hamad Al-Karbouli, a battalion commander in the Tribal Mobilization of Kubaisa, says the Iraqi Army and its tribal allies repelled a Daesh attack on the city. Heavy mortar shelling accompanied that attack, which ended by withdrawal of the attackers to the western desert after heavy losses. Local sources say that the local population played a major role in stopping the attack. Over 17 attackers were killed and two vehicle bombs destroyed.  [Sumaria] [Maalomah]

Daesh said a group of its terrorists attacked Iraqi Army and Sahwa positions in Kubaisa city, killing several of them, including army officers, before returning safely. [Isdarat]

Daesh Daily comment. Daesh fighters always “return safely” (even when they don’t).

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A Tribal Mobilization commander says Iraqi Army helicopters destroyed two vehicles carrying 7 terrorists of Asian nationalities heading from Syria to Anah. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes photos of an attack on Iraqi Army positions in the Kilo 70 area north of Rutba. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Karabala town near the Syrian border. [Isdarat]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A security source says fighting with light arms and hand grenades erupted as Daesh attacked a PMF checkpoint near Shirqat junction. No account of casualties is available so far. The fighting turned into close combat and is continuing. [Ghad]

 

Daesh says it killed six PMF fighters, destroyed a vehicle, and captured weapons in an attack on PMF positions in the Ain Al-Baidha area west of Shirqat. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says the area is south of Shirqat. It also says its terrorists returned safely after the attack. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded another on the outskirts of Shirqat city. [A3maq]

Daesh says its snipers killed a PMF fighter in Shirqat city. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in Shirqat and south Ninewa areas with more than 150 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a PMF vehicle in the Fatha area. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it attacked PMF positions north and west of Baiji with 45 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

Tikrit

A security source says security measures extended at Tikrit checkpoints after news that Daesh terrorists are mingling with displaced families returning to their areas in the province. [Ghad] [Baghdadia]

 

Southern Salahuddin

A security source says an IED killed an employee of the Ministry of Electricity while he was performing maintenance of the power grid in Balad. [Etejah]

 

DIYALA

The Diyala Operations commander says 17 people wanted on terrorism charges were arrested in various parts of the province. [Sumaria]

 

Diyala Provincial Council says 12 liberated villages are witnessing the phenomenon of “fighting farmers,” forced to carry arms to protect their villages from Daesh attacks. [Sumaria]

 

Baquba/southeast Diyala

Daesh says it killed two Iraqi Army service members and destroyed their vehicle in the Bizayez area in Buhriz subdistrict. [Isdarat]

 

The Security Committee in Baquba says the men who carried out the car bomb attack on Shafta have been arrested.  [Ghad]

 

Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee in Mandali in southeast Diyala with an IED, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [Isdarat]

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF vehicle with an IED in the Dayniya area in Balad Ruz. Daesh also says it damaged a PMF vehicle in the Nida area in Balad Ruz, wounding the fighters inside. [Isdarat]

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

A tribal PMF commander says Daesh captured 75 civilians who were trying to escape Daesh controlled areas in Hawija, and accused them of trying to “leave the caliphate land.” [Sumaria]

 

Southwest

Daesh says its snipers killed two Peshmerga fighters near Murra village in Riyadh subdistrict. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh publishes photos of beheading four “spies” in Kirkuk province. [DawaAlhaq]

 

NINEWA

A report by several relief organizations says that 59,000 people have left Ninewa so far since the Ninewa liberation campaign started. [Anadolu]

A CTS commander says 80% of civilians in Mosul are still in the city. [Rudaw]

 

The MoD says the IAA conducted 800 attacks on Daesh during the Ninewa Liberation Operation, killing hundreds of terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

A Sunni COR member from Ninewa says the PMFs will participate in liberating the west side of Mosul city. [Sumaria]

 

A Canadian army officer said Canadian Special Forces have engaged Daesh directly several times recently with light arms and anti-armor weapons. Such battles were either in self-defense, or in defense of Ninewa or Kurdish citizens. [Baghdadia]

A Canadian commander told CBC News that Canadian Special Forces who are training the Peshmerga had destroyed 3 Daesh vehicle bombs using anti-armored vehicle missiles because the Peshmerga didn’t have such missiles. He says the Canadian troops don’t have any combat role in the battles, but sometimes they use force to help the Peshmerga or to protect civilians. [Mada]

 

Mosul

Ninewa liberation campaign

The CTS command says it liberated the 30th of July neighborhood in east Mosul and entered the Muharibin neighborhood. It says it’s a matter of hours before reaching central Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

Mosul Operations announced that CT units liberated Al-Tahrir neighborhood east of Mosul and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings.   [Mada]

Photos of Iraqi forces in Hay Al-Tahrir and Hay Al-Adel. [Sumaria]

A security source says CTS troops killed 2 Daesh Tunisian commanders in Hay Aden. [Maalomah]

 

IWMC says army units are now moving into the Al-Intisar, Jadidat Al-Mufti, Al-Salam, Younis Al-Saba’awi, and Palestine neighborhoods in southeast Mosul, while CT units are clearing the neighborhoods of Aden, Khadra, Al-Bakr, Al-Qadisiya Al-Oula, and Tahrir. [IraqPress]

 

A Ninewa liberation commander says Iraqi forces killed 20 Daesh terrorists, including 5 suicide bombers and 3 snipers in the east side of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

Ninth Army division spokesman says its troops killed 3 terrorists, including one suicide attacker, who tried to enter Al-Intisar neighborhood east of Mosul. [Rudaw]

Daesh says a group of its suicide terrorists sneaked into PMF positions near Hay Al-Intisar in east Mosul and killed four fighters. [A3maq]

Daesh says its snipers killed four SWAT members near Intisar, Arbajiya, and Tahrir. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed four SWAT members near Hay Al-Zahra in east Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed twelve SWAT members and destroyed a Humvee and damaged another near Hay Al-Zahra. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists from Mosul attacked an Iraqi Army headquarters with a vehicle bomb near Hay Al-Zahra with a vehicle bomb, killing twelve service members and wounding others, and destroying a Humvee and damaging another. Daesh also says its snipers killed nine Iraqi Army service members, wounding others in east Mosul. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces in east Mosul and in areas west of Mosul with 106 mortars, 2 locally made rockets, and 4 artillery shells. [Isdarat]

 

Mosul Operations says 100 Daesh operatives have been arrested so far by security personnel. [Baghdadia]

 

Other military developments in Mosul

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says its fighters shot and killed a Daesh military commander from Diyala near the car market on the west side of the city. [KM Facebook Page]

 

Kurdistan24 Kurdish TV says one of its reporters was shot in the leg by a Daesh sniper in Mosul. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of one of its media members from Mosul who was killed in battles. [Isdarat]

 

Conditions in Mosul

People of Mosul are burying the dead bodies of family members in their houses because they are unable to leave due to Daesh shelling. [Rudaw]

 

Local sources say the demand for cigarettes in the liberated parts of Mosul has spiked. Daesh banned cigarettes sales in the area under its rule in Ninewa. [Karemlash]

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of the “normal life” in Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Shura/Hammam Alil

Human Rights Watch says the bodies of 300 policemen were found in a mass grave in Hammam Al-Alil. [Ghad]

 

The IFP says its forces killed 24 terrorists and destroyed 8 vehicle bombs in Adhba 12 miles south of Mosul and northwest of Hammam Alil, adding that its troops are heading towards Aqrab checkpoint south of Mosul. [Ghad]

In another report, the IFP commander says his troops killed 85 Daesh fighters while clearing Adhba village. [Sumaria]

 

Here Daesh says it stopped a “PMF” attack near Adhba village northwest of Hammam Al-Alil. Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists from Mosul attacked the “PMFs” with a vehicle bomb, killing 15 fighters and wounding others, and destroying 2 Humvees. Daesh also says it destroyed a T72 tank with a missile. [Isdarat]

DaeshDaily comment. Notice the subtle appeal to sectarian hatred in calling the Iraqi units “PMFs”. The IFP military units are responsible for Hammam Al-Alil, while most PMFs are fighting to the west, now in Tal Afar. It’s the same dreary propaganda theme that Daesh is the protector of Sunnis, attacking the Shia on their behalf. By now, there can’t be too many people in Mosul who consider Daesh its protector.

Daesh publishes photos of the attack and the suicide terrorist. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Iraqi forces vehicles with rockets near Shura and Hammam Al-Alil. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Joint Operations Command says the IFP repaired the drinking water pumping station in Hammam Alil and is currently repairing the power station. [Buratha]

 

Nineveh Plain

Hamdaniya

Daesh says on Wednesday it stopped an Iraqi Army attack on Tal Akoub, north of the Zab River near Nimrud. Daesh says an Iraqi suicide terrorist attacked with a vehicle bomb, then other terrorists attacked Iraqi forces. Daesh says six Iraqi service members were killed and others wounded, and a Humvee and a BMP armored vehicle were destroyed. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it killed six Iraqi Army service members and wounded others, and destroyed a BMP armored vehicle in a suicide attack near Al-Abbas village in the Nimrud subdistrict on Wednesday. [A3maq]

 

Bashiqa

A military source says the Iraqi Army found a mass grave containing 35 Daesh victims, mainly young men in Bawiza. [BasNews]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

The PMF is clearing the Tal Afar Airport after liberating it yesterday, according to the Ninewa Operations Command. The PMFs eliminated Daesh’s so-called Chechnya squad at the airport.  [Sumaria] [Mawazin]

 

The PMF Press also reports that PMF units are still clearing Tal Afar Airport and searching for Daesh terrorists. It says because of the vast area of the airport (18 sq. km, 7 sq. miles) it would take at least two days to clear the airport. It also says the PMFs cleared Al-Abra village near the airport, destroyed 2 vehicle bombs, and shot down 3 drones. [Ghad]

 

A security source says PMF forces destroyed two vehicle bombs and shot down a Daesh drone in Abra village near the airport. [Mada]

PMFs found several Daesh tunnels at the airport perimeter, and destroyed a vehicle bomb that attacked security forces. The PMF organization also announced the downing of three Daesh drones over Tal Afar airport, as well as the liberation of Abra village. [Ghad]  [Ghad] [Buratha]

 

An Iraqi Army officer says the JOC issued orders to defuse IEDs in Tal Afar Airport instead of destroying them, in order to keep the remaining infrastructure. [Rudaw]

 

Joint Operations Command says Army helicopters killed 10 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles near Tal Afar airport. [Baghdadia]

 

IWMC says PMFs liberated the villages of Tal Al-Sawan, Tal Shian, Tal Azu, and Hamra. [IraqPress]

 

A source in Ninewa Provincial Council says the PMF forces are handing over the liberated areas in Tal Afar to the 15th Army division, as its units are heading out to liberate further areas. 16 villages have been turned over so far. [Sumaria]

 

PMF says that lack of engineering support is becoming a problem and that service ministries should provide more in terms of opening roads and other technical support. Adding that coordination with Operations command is excellent. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it stopped a PMF attack on Tal Afar Airport. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed an Abrams tank and damaged another with 2 rockets on the outskirts of Tal Afar Airport. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video allegedly from inside Tal Afar Airport. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of “battles” near Tal Afar airport. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. The video just shows a bunch of Daesh terrorists shooting. Several terrorists in both videos didn’t speak Arabic.

Here Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi Army and PMF attack on Tal Afar Airport, killing or wounding several service members and destroying an Abrams tank and damaging another. It also says it targeted Iraqi forces with more than15 mortar and artillery shells, forcing them to retreat. Daesh also says it destroyed a PMF Humvee and another vehicle near Sin Al-Dhaban village, southeast of Tal Afar, and Subban village, south of Tal Afar. [Isdarat] [A3maq]

 

A PMF commander says several ministries are not providing logistical help for the PMFs, especially concerning its engineering requirements. He also says Coalition planes didn’t participate in the battles west of Mosul and only Iraqi warplanes are bombing. [Sumaria]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Babel

The Babel Police chief says security units captured 3 Daesh terrorists in north Babel who were planning to attack Shia pilgrims. [Baghdadia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Coalition says it conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria; four near Ain Eissa, the others near Shaddadi, Deir Ez-Zor, and Tadmur. [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

130 Iraqi refugees have arrived at the Al-Hawl refugee camp, which is hosting 8,500 refugees so far. The refugees were admitted in groups after spending long hours of waiting in Rajm Sulaibi to cross the Iraq-Syria border. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says Coalition planes conducted 4 airstrikes, mistakenly targeting “PKK” positions west of Shaddadi. [A3maq]

 

Raqqa

A local activist says heavy battles erupted between the SDF and Daesh terrorists south of Ain Eissa. He also says Coalition planes targeted Daesh positions in the area, killing more than 20 terrorists, wounding others, and destroying 4 machine gun-mounted vehicles. He also says SDF fighters destroyed 2 Daesh vehicle bombs in the area. [ARA]

 

After capturing Khaneiz, SDF forces are now only 26 km (16 miles) away from Raqqa. Battles are continuing in the Ain Eissa area near Tal Al-Saman village. Hawar]

 

Daesh says several shops were destroyed by Coalition airstrikes in Hazima town north of Raqqa. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

Civil defense sources say 94 civilians killed and 150 wounded in the past two days as a result of intense air bombing by Russian and Syrian warplanes.  In return, the opposition shelled Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo killing seven civilians. [Rudaw] [BasNews]

 

Idlib

Russian warplanes attacked opposition (mainly Nusra) positions in Idlib and Hama, killing over 30 persons including several leaders. [ARA]

 

Al-Bab

Coalition spokesman Col. John Dorrian says Coalition warplanes are not providing air support to the Turkey-linked opposition forces in their advance towards Al-Bab. [ARA]

 

Turkey shelled 60 Daesh and 3 SDF targets in its support for the opposition forces.

 

An opposition commander says opposition groups captured Kandarliya village east of Al-Bab, killing or wounding several Daesh terrorists and destroying a heavy machine gun. He also says the opposition defused a Daesh vehicle bomb in the village. [ARA]

 

Later, an opposition group commander says the opposition recaptured Qabasin town from Daesh. [ARA]

 

The PYD’s Military Council of Al-Bab area received over 6000 refugees from Qabasin who escaped following Turkish shelling on that village. The refugees were received in Jubb Al-Dam and Qawaqly villages, controlled by the Council. [Hawar]

 

Daesh recovered Qabasin after a fierce attack with vehicle bombs, forcing opposition forces to retreat despite Turkish artillery support. Opposition forces recovered the city back after a few hours of Daesh control.  [ARA]

 

Turkish artillery shelled Al-Bab city with tens of bombs, while Daesh is keeping city hospitals for hospitalizing its fighters only. [Hawar]

 

Turkish backed opposition kidnapped 4 members of the PYD-established local council from Noman village liberated by the SDF earlier.  [Hawar]

 

Daesh says one of its Tunisian suicide terrorists attacked an opposition group’s position in Olan village north of Al-Bab with a vehicle bomb, killing six fighters and wounding others, and destroying or damaging 8 machine gun-mounted SUVs. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack and of the suicide terrorist. [Isdarat]

Daesh issues a video of the attack. First the video shows a vehicle moving, and later on it shows an explosion from a remote distance [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of battles with opposition groups in Olan village. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Turkish Army tank with a missile near Hazwan village west of Al-Bab. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting the tank. [Isdarat]

 

Azaz

The Azaz local council issued a statement asking all opposition groups to leave the city in order to protect the lives and properties of civilians. [ARA]

 

The internecine battle for control of Azaz is continuing between two opposition groups, i.e. Ahrar Al-Sham and Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya. The battle has been going on for several days. [Hawar]

 

A car bomb destroyed an opposition weapons cache near Azaz, killing 10 persons. No party has claimed responsibility so far.  [Rudaw]

 

Manbij

The second batch of YPG and YPJ forces withdrew from Manbij to participate in the liberation of Raqqa and handed over Manbij to the Military Council of the city. The forces however announced readiness to return whenever needed. [Hawar]

 

6 Villages controlled by Daesh are actually under siege amidst the advance of SDF forces west of Manbij. [EnabBaladi]

 

Turkey’s Prime Minister says that SDF should withdraw from Manbij or prepare to be expelled therefrom by force. [Anadolu]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists targeting Syrian Army positions in the Huwaisis area with artillery and heavy machine guns. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it killed or wounded several Syrian Army soldiers near Al-Muhr oilfield, west of Tadmur. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh publishes photos of attacking the Syrian Army in East Bari in Hama province. [Isdarat]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Syrian army killed 26 terrorists east of Deir Ez-Zor airport. [SyriaNow]

 

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

Several shells fell over Damascus without reports of details of casualties. [SyriaHR]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

A security source says ABM terrorists kidnapped a policeman near his house in Arish. [ElWatan]

 

Local sources say armed men kidnapped two civilians from two different areas in Arish after accusing them of cooperating with security forces. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says two civilians were wounded when an IED exploded on the coastal road in Arish. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh says it attacked an Egyptian Army patrol on Al-Bahr Street in Arish city with light and mid-sized weapon, damaging a Humvee. [Isdarat]

Daesh also says it targeted an Egyptian Army Humvee with an IED on the same street. Daesh says ambulances arrived to the area after the attack. [Isdarat]

 

Libya

Northeast

A Libyan National Army (LNA) commander says the Qawarsha area is completely under the control of the LNA. He also says Daesh terrorists are trapped in the Qanfouda area. Six LNA service members were killed in the battles.

An LNA spokesman says their troops stopped a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb near the customs area west of Benghazi, killing the suicide terrorist. Another LNA commander says his troops captured 2 Daesh terrorists near the European Hospital near Qawarsha. He also says his troops found a Daesh prison, a vehicle bomb factory, and a field hospital in the area. The UN envoy to Libya praised the LNA victory in Benghazi. [Wasat]

The LNA spokesman says 13 LNA soldiers were killed and 30 wounded during the last week west of Benghazi. He also says the LNA will clear all the areas west of Benghazi in the coming days. [AfriGate]

The LNA spokesman says Libyan warplanes launched 24 airstrikes on the Qanfouda and Qawarsha areas during the last few days. [Libya24]

An LNA Special Forces spokesman asks citizens not to enter the Qawarsha area yet, and to wait until the EOD clears the area from landmines and IEDs. [Wasat]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed one LNA soldier and wounded another in the Benghazi area. [Isdarat]

 

Central coast

A GNA military commander says his troops captured 23 more buildings in Hay Al-Giza and found the dead bodies of 15 Daesh terrorists. [Wasat]

 

A Misrata Hospital source says three GNA soldiers were killed and thirty wounded in battles in Sirte on Wednesday. [Wasat]

 

A military source says GNA troops secured and evacuated three women–from Iraq, Tunisia, and Syria– and their children, from the Giza area. [Wasat]

 

A GNA commander died in a hospital in Tunisia from wounds he sustained from a Daesh sniper in the Giza area two weeks ago. [Libya24]

 

AFRICOM says it killed more than 50 Daesh terrorists and bombed 23 targets in Sirte during the last 5 days. [AfriGate]

 

Local sources say Daesh terrorists who escaped from Sirte establish temporary checkpoints from time to time south of Sirte city. [Wasat]

 

Daesh says it damaged a GNA military vehicle with an IED on the coastal road, 40 km (25 miles) west of Sirte, wounding the soldiers inside. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Iraqi forces captured a house in the Mosul area where Daesh had filmed a wedding (photos). [Twitter]

 

A Facebook page of a Daesh terrorist from Anbar [Facebook]

 

Videos of the Day

A photographer from Mosul reuniting with his family for the first time in 2 years [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi forces in east Mosul [Sumaria]

 

A school in Mosul deserted because of Daesh [Sumaria]

 

Wounded Iraqi soldiers discussing the inadequate care provided by the government [Sumaria]

 

OTHER DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh publishes a new issue of its Naba magazine. [Isdarat]

 

November 16, 2016

People Shelled By Daesh (Odd Andersen)

People Shelled By Daesh (Odd Andersen)

Today’s Major Developments

Daesh still fighting back in east Mosul. [..]

Daesh executes 63 more people in Mosul. [..]

IFP captures key village south of Mosul. [..]

PMFs charge into Tal Afar province, go after Tal Afar airfield. [..]

Barzani puts another territorial claim on Ninewa territory captured by Peshmerga. [..]

The YPG is leaving Manbij, having trained local forces. [..]

Syrians, Russians unleash deadly airstrikes as Syrian Army moves on eastern Aleppo. [..]

Daesh, Turkey-supported groups, SDF all competing for Al-Bab. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The European Union mission in Iraq issued a statement saying the EU stands by Iraqis at this critical time and commends the courage and sacrifices of all Iraqis, in particular those actively taking part in the fight against Daesh. It also says it welcomes the unprecedented unified action to date, under the lead and coordination of central Iraqi authorities, of the Iraqi Army, Federal Police, Counter Terrorism Service, Peshmerga, and Popular Mobilization Forces, with the support of Coalition forces. It says it praises in particular the commitment of all those forces to protect civilians and respect their dignity and human rights throughout this campaign. [EU]

 

UK Ministry of Defense Advisor Imam Hafiz says in a press conference in the UK Embassy in Baghdad that hundreds of UK citizens have joined Daesh. He says the UK government established procedures for preventing citizens from joining Daesh and for capturing the terrorists who have already joined, once they return to the UK. [Rudaw]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, eight of them in or near Mosul, the rest in Hawija (1), Haditha (2), and Rawa (1). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

Center (Rusafa, Karkh, etc.)

The IWMC says a Daesh-connected cell planning for attacks on Shia pilgrims was arrested in Baghdad. [Sumaria]

The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentences 11 Daesh convicts to death on charges of assassinating the Diyala Governor’s advisor, among other terror charges. [Mada]

 

Northwest (Kadhimiya, etc.)

An MOI source says that an IED killed two civilians and wounded five others in Tobchi. [Mada]

IFP 8th brigade broke into a house in Shalchia based on intelligence information, arresting its owner and capturing a large explosives cache. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MOI source says 4 persons, including a woman, were arrested while transferring IEDs and an explosives belt in Tarmiya. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MOI source says gunmen shot dead a money exchange shop owner in his car in Ameen, robbing $60,000. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MOI source says one civilian was killed and four others wounded by an IED explosion in Nahrawan. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 42nd brigade captured a Daesh terrorist in Mada’in. He had appeared in a YouTube video fighting Iraqi forces in Amerli (video). [AIN]

 

Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

An MOI source says two civilians were killed and six wounded by an IED placed in a commercial area in Bayaa’. [Mada]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Iraqi Army 24th brigade destroyed 5 IEDs and captured a weapon and explosives cache in Haswa, in Abu Ghraib. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   10   (Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents reported:               5

 

ANBAR

Iraqi Army 8th division destroyed 63 IEDs in Falahat west of Falluja city and Zangoura west of Ramadi city, while the 10th army division cleared a 6 km road in Hay Al-Furat.  Anbar Mobilization intelligence units detected a large explosive cache in Albu Saleh. [MoD Website]

 

Falluja

Anbar Police department says it arrested a Daesh terrorist hiding in a tunnel inside a house in Falluja. The man was hiding there for 4 months, where food supplies, some rotten, were also found. [Mada]

 

Col. Jumaa Faza’ Al-Jumaili, a commander in the Anbar Tribal Mobilization, says engineering units in the Cement Factory, east of Falluja, defused 70 IEDs.  [Maalomah]

 

Hit/Haditha

Lt. Col. Nadhem Al-Jughaifi, of the Tribal Mobilization in Haditha, says US troops are inspecting the Haditha Dam area to establish an advance base there. The base will be the second for the US troops in the area after Ayn Al-Asad base near Hit. [ARA]

DaeshDaily comment. It’s not yet clear why the US would want two base locations in the same area. Further explanation will presumably follow.

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraq forces in Kubaisa, killing or wounding service members, including officers. [A3maq]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

Security sources in Anbar say Daesh attacked 1st army division positions east of Rutba with 10 vehicle bombs and groups of suicide attackers. The sources say all vehicles were destroyed as the army repelled the terror attack. [ARA]

 

Iraqi Army 1st division destroyed 3 IEDs while inspecting the international highway area east of Rutba.  [MoD Website]

 

Daesh says it destroyed 4 Iraqi Army vehicles and captured weapons and an SUV in an attack in the Kilo 60 area east of Rutba. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

Daesh issues a video of the attack. [A3maq]

 

A tribal source in Rahaliya subdistrict on the Anbar-Kerbala border says PMF units arrested 13 men from the subdistrict and took them to an unidentified location. The source says this could be in retaliation for a recent Daesh attack on Ayn Tamr, in Kerbala. [Anadolu]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The Salahuddin Operations Command says its engineering units destroyed 16 IEDs in Tilul Al-Baj, while the 21st infantry brigade found an explosives workshop and a cache. Rafidain Operations units destroyed an armored vehicle, while the IFP destroyed a Daesh vehicle. [MoD Website]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in areas north and west of Baiji with 40 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed three PMF fighters in the Palaces area on Makhoul Mountain. [A3maq]

 

Samarra

Iraqi Army 74th brigade and IFP 19th brigade arrested 3 men wanted on terrorism in Dujail and Jazeera Samarra. [MoD Website]

 

DIYALA

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

The Dijla Operations commander says his troops destroyed a Daesh boat in Himrin Lake. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A Kirkuk police commander says his troops captured 6 Daesh members who were linked to sleeper cells in Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

The Kirkuk Criminal Court sentenced a Daesh terrorist to 15 years imprisonment for terror attacks in the province. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says a civilian was wounded by a Daesh IED in Kirkuk District while he was trying to escape Daesh controlled areas. [Sumaria]

 

Hawija

A local source in Kirkuk says a masked man on a motorcycle shot dead “Abu Jabir,” a photographer of Daesh executions in Hawija.  [Sumaria]

 

Southwest

A Peshmerga commander says 38 Daesh terrorists were killed by Coalition bombing and Peshmerga shelling southwest of Kirkuk. The terrorists were planning on attacking Peshmerga positions in the area. [Rudaw]

 

NINEWA

The IAF destroyed an unspecified number of Daesh sites in Ninewa, according to an MoD statement (video). [MOD Website]

 

The Interior Ministry is accepting applications from volunteers for police work and other duties in Ninewa, according to an MoI statement. Volunteers can apply until the 23rd of this month, the statement said. [IPA]

 

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

A Ninewa GC member said that the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) had captured the neighborhoods of Aden and Tahrir in eastern Mosul. A security source said earlier in the day that the CTS had raided Tahrir, and a CTS officer said the neighborhood was “90 percent” under Iraqi control. The CTS has also seized the Al-Bakr neighborhood, according to the CTS commander, killing “tens” of Daesh militants in the operation. The CTS is now 4 km (2.5 miles) from central Mosul, the CTS commander said. [BasNews] [Baghdadia] [Sumaria] [BasNews]

 

Less sweeping was a statement by a CTS commander that Iraqi forces have captured 80% of Hay Al-Tahrir. [Rudaw]

 

More than eight neighborhoods have been cleared in eastern Mosul, the MoD announced. In the eastern Mosul area, more than 200 Daesh fighters have been killed and 100 vehicle bombs destroyed, while approximately 40,000 or 50,000 civilians remain in their homes as the operation progresses, the MoD announced (video). [MoD Website]

 

A COR member from Ninewa says Daesh is heavily shelling the liberated areas on the east side of Mosul, burying entire families in the rubble. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh concedes that Iraqi forces captured the neighborhoods of Al-Zahra, Al-Tisin, and Al-Samah, in addition to parts of Arbajiya, Intisar, Shaima, and Qadisiya Thaniya, since the battles started. [A3maq]

However, Daesh says Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces near Hay Al-Zahra with a vehicle bomb, killing seventeen Iraqi service members and destroying an Abrams tank and 3 Humvees. [A3maq] [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh also says its snipers killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded another near Hay Al-Zahra. [A3maq] In another report it says its snipers killed five service members there and wounded two others. [Isdarat] In another it says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee and a bulldozer near Hay Al-Zahra. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi SWAT forces in Hay Al-Tahrir north of Hay Al-Zahra, destroying an Abrams tank and 3 Humvees. [A3maq]

Daesh reportedly fired Kornet missiles during its counter-attack on Al-Zahra, prompting speculation as to how the group obtained the Russian-made weapons. [BasNews]

 

Here Daesh says a Tajik suicide terrorist attacked Iraqi SWAT forces with a vehicle bomb in Hay Al-Samah, killing 20 fighters and wounding others, and destroying 5 Humvees, and damaging 2. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Here Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army BMP vehicle and a Humvee with rockets near Hay Al-Intisar. [Isdarat]

Daesh says it destroyed a SWAT BMP armored vehicle in Hay Al-Intisar. [A3maq]

 

The Iraqi Army Ninth Armored Division has reportedly reached the Al-Salam neighborhood on the eastern bank of the Tigris, after which it intends to cross the river to conduct operations in the western half of the city. [BasNews]

 

The Iraqi 16th Division is preparing to launch operations on the Al-Arabi and other areas in the north of the city, according to JOC. Daesh is reportedly dug in at that location and operations are expected to be difficult, BasNews reports. The 16th Division destroyed two vehicle bombs on the northern edge of the city, a security source said. [Mada] [BasNews]

 

The CTS evacuated 120 families from multiple areas of Mosul to Al-Khazer IDP camp, a security source said. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces in several parts of east Mosul and east of Mosul with more than 125 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says an Egyptian suicide terrorist attacked Iraqi forces in Sheherazad village in southeast Mosul with a vehicle bomb, killing fifteen service members, destroying four military vehicles and damaging a BMP armored vehicle. [DawaAlhaq]

Yesterday Daesh said it killed thirteen SWAT members in the attack.

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles in east Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh publishes photos of battles “north of Mosul.” [Isdarat]

 

Military developments within Mosul

Daesh executed 25 civilians in Mosul on allegations of providing information to government security agencies, according to a media announcement by the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights. Their bodies have reportedly not been released to their families. The victims had reportedly been arrested in the last two days in various parts the governorate. The report also said that Daesh holds approximately 2,000 civilian captives and is attempting to move them toward Tal Afar for use as human shields there. [Waradana] [ROJ]

 

According to another report, Daesh executed 21 civilians in the city after conducting a campaign searching for mobile phones and other communications devices on the grounds that those possessing such devices are suspected of providing information to the security agencies. [BasNews]

 

Daesh executed 17 people from four families in the eastern Mosul neighborhood of Al-Bakr, according to reported remarks by a Ninewa Operations Command officer. The executions reportedly came as reprisals for the families having attempted to protest Daesh control of their neighborhood, according to the officer. [Waradana]

 

A “secret letter” reportedly obtained from Daesh in Mosul and reported by Reuters claims that Daesh “Caliph” Awwad Baghdadi is now never without his suicide vest. The Daesh leader reportedly has neglected his appearance after hiding in tunnels to evade capture and bombing attacks. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. Another Baghdadi sighting at which he is not actually seen.

 

Daesh has reportedly deployed wooden decoy tanks to draw fire from attacking aircraft, according to a report in Indian media. [Maalomah]

 

In western Mosul Daesh is preparing to deploy young boys as suicide bombers, and its fighters have acquired different clothing to better infiltrate the civilian population, an Iraqi security expert stated. [Mawazin]

 

Conditions in Mosul

A teenage Daesh affiliate reportedly detonated his suicide vest in his home, killing himself and all six members of his family who were present, a local source said. [Sumaria]

 

Video shows the “return to life” of barbershops in the neighborhood of Intisar after the expulsion of Daesh from the area. Daesh’s restrictions on men’s grooming had left the barbershops nearly empty, the reporter says. [Sumaria]

 

Shura/Hammam Alil/Mosul subdistrict

Mosul subdistrict

PMF forces in southwest Mosul subdistrict crossed into Tal Afar today and reportedly captured the Tal Afar Airport. These news items are covered in the Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar) section below.

 

Daesh says it damaged a PMF Abrams tank with a missile near Seta village. Daesh says its terrorists returned safely after the attack. [DawaAlhaq] [A3maq]

 

Hammam Al-Alil

The IFP captured the strategically located town of Adhba south of Mosul on Wednesday, which is northwest of Hammam Al-Alil on the main road into Mosul, according to Mosul operations commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Amir Rashid Yarallah. [Mada]

 

Daesh has withdrawn to the Albu Saif and Al-Ghazlani areas just south of Mosul’s southern entrance, according to BasNews correspondent. The IFP has reportedly surrounded Albu Saif and has been shelling Daesh there in preparation for storming the town. [BasNews]

 

Iraqi Joint Forces are just 1 km (0.6 miles) from the Mosul airport on the southern front, a Ninewa GC member said. [Mawazin] The airport is on the southeast corner of Mosul.

 

Daesh says a group of its terrorists sneaked into Iraqi forces positions near Hammam Al-Alil and attacked with light weapons and hand grenades, killing or wounding service members. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee near Al-Sada village west of Hammam Al-Alil, killing the service members inside. [A3maq]

Daesh said on Tuesday it destroyed an Iraqi Army amphibian armored vehicle with a missile near Hammam Al-Alil.  [Isdarat]

 

Shura

The IFP captured a Daesh explosives cache in Shura subdistrict, according to a statement issued on social media by the IFP. [Forat]

 

Nineveh Plain

Hamdaniya

Iraqi Armed Forces are continuing the effort to clear the Bartella area of explosives and prepare it for the return of displaced persons, according to an MoD statement (video). [MoD Website]

 

Iraqi troops captured the village of Tal Akoub north of the Zab River near Nimrud, Mosul operations commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Amir Rashid Yarallah announced. [Sumaria]

 

Seven Tribal Mobilization fighters were killed by an IED attack near the Nimrud ancient site, according to Tribal Mobilization commander Saad Al-Luhaibi. [Anadolu]

 

The MoD announced the recapture of the archaeological site of Nimrud Hill, but said that Daesh destroyed the site completely. [Sumaria]

 

Tel Keif

A group of residents trapped in Tel Keif district appealed on Sumaria News to the Iraqi government to expedite its liberation of the area, saying residents are facing shortages of food and basic supplies. Airstrikes are not effective against Daesh, the group said, because Daesh fighters are able to seek safety in their tunnels. The Tel Keif residents are not able to deal with their dead and wounded the group said, owing to Daesh’s control of the main roads. [Sumaria]

 

The Iraqi Army 16th Division captured a large Daesh training base in the Mosul Falls area, according to an MoD statement. [MoD Website]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

PMFs have captured Tal Afar airfield after heavy fighting with Daesh, according to an announcement by Ahmad Al-Asadi the PMF spokesman. Al-Asadi said that the PMFs were now tracking and pursuing Daesh members fleeing the airbase.

The Badr PMF announced earlier that its fighters had reached the “outer fence” of the airfield and were surrounding the facility. Daesh commanders fled toward the Syrian borders, PMF media reported. A field officer from the Hizbullah PMF militia made a similar report. [Maalomah] [Sumaria] [Buratha] [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. There are conflicting reports on the extent to which the airfield has been “captured.” The details should sort out by tomorrow.

 

PMFs captured weapons and rockets inside the airbase, according to the PMF media office. [Ghad]

The Hizbullah PMF militia reported that its intelligence monitored Daesh Turkish-language telephone calls from Tal Afar airfield. [Etejah]

DaeshDaily comment: Without commenting on the militia’s insinuation that Daesh is in contact with Turkish interlocutors, we note that Tal Afar is a Turkmen city and many of its inhabitants converse in the Turkish language, presumably including those who joined Daesh.

 

Daesh mobilized its fighters and all its materiel in areas south of Tal Afar airfield from surrounding areas in a bid to stop the move of the PMFs toward the airport, the PMF authority announced. [Waradana] [Maalomah]

 

Daesh denies losing the airport. It says it stopped the PMF advance. It says one of its suicide terrorists attacked the PMFs with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding several fighters and damaging an armored personnel carrier and 2 Humvees. [A3maq]

Daesh says 3 PMF Humvees were damaged after they drove through a minefield in Subban village, near Tal Afar Military Airport south of Tal Afar city. [A3maq] Daesh says it destroyed a PMF Humvee with an IED in the same area. [A3maq]

Daesh says a suicide terrorist from Tal Afar attacked a PMF convoy with an explosives vest in Subban, killing or wounding several fighters and destroying a personnel carrier and 4 Humvees. Daesh also says it targeted the PMF positions in the village with more than 100 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

More than 1,000 female Yazidi fighters are taking part in the campaign west of Mosul, according to the commander of the Yazidi Women’s Protection Units. [Ghad]

 

South (Baaj, Hatra)

PMFs have surrounded the village of Al-Hamra, and have destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb nearby, according to a statement issued by the PMF media office. [Forat]

 

More than 5,000 civilians are reportedly trapped in the Hatra District south of Mosul, according to the district mayor, who says they are trapped between the Daesh lines on one side and the PMFs on the other. [BasNews]

 

KURDISTAN

KRG President Masoud Barzani has rebuffed remarks by Iraqi MPs who said that the Peshmerga would withdraw from areas they liberated from Daesh. The Peshmerga will not withdraw from areas they captured from Daesh, he said. [Arabi21]

 

The southeastern KRG area of Garmian has made preparations to accept 1,000 displaced persons from Ninewa in addition to the 60 families that are already in the area, according to the area’s human rights affairs director. [ROJ]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Babel

Babel Police says three persons wanted on terrorism charges were arrested in the International Highway area north of Hilla.  [Mada]

 

Basra

Basra Judiciary media office says that a convict was executed for a terrorism-motivated murder in Al-Khalis, Diyala seven years ago.  [Sumaria]

 

Muthanna

The Chairman of the Security Committee in Muthanna Provincial Council says the Intelligence Service intercepted communications between Muthanna and Najaf that show Daesh is planning terrorist attacks on Shia pilgrims. He says security units have increased their patrols in the area. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition Brett McGurk shared a message from his Twitter account announcing that YPG units will be withdrawing from Manbij and returning to the east side of the Euphrates. He says all YPG units will depart Manbij after training local units to maintain security, describing the move as a milestone. [Birgun]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 10 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria: in Shaddadi (2), Ain Eissa (4), Albu Kamal (2), and Deir Ez-Zor (2). [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Asayesh (security) forces of the self-declared Kurdish Autonomous administration broke into the Amude Radio station of the Yekiti party, near Qamishli, and arrested four of its employees, according to a station officials. [Rudaw]

 

Turkish army is building a concrete wall near the village of Kardimiya in the Derik area, on the Syrian side of the border. The Turks are 50-150 m inside Syrian territory in that area. [Hawar]

 

A land mine killed a 15 year old shepherd near the Mount of Kawkab north of Hasaka, local sources say. [ARA]

 

Daesh said on Tuesday it destroyed an SDF bulldozer with a missile in Tal Al-Bashayer, southeast of Shaddadi. [Isdarat]

DaeshDaily comment. One way to tell that Daesh is losing in an area is that its reports start highlighting brave attacks on military equipment.

 

Daesh said on Tuesday it targeted SDF positions in Al-Jalal village, south of Shaddadi, with mortars and heavy machine guns. [Isdarat]

 

Raqqa

SDF forces advancing toward Raqqa captured the village of Kheneizi, 28 km (17 miles) west of Qantara amid fierce battles with Daesh fighters. The villages of Tuwayla’a and Tel Al-Saman were also liberated. The SDF spokesman says liberating Raqqa will end war in Syria, adding that the Coalition is supporting the SDF effort all the way. [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar] [Qasioun]

 

Local sources say Daesh closed Internet cafes and established a new checkpoint in Raqqa. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a vehicle carrying SDF fighters east of Tal Abyad, killing or wounding the fighters inside. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it killed seven SDF fighters with IEDs south of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed an SDF bulldozer near Meshahda village southwest of Ain Eissa. [Isdarat]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

Activists in Aleppo describe airstrikes on eastern quarters of the city as frenzied. They say over 50 air raids targeted opposition held areas, killing countless civilians and destroying a hospital. Tens of casualties also are reported as Syrian army and affiliated armed groups initiate an attack to recover eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo under heavy air and artillery cover. Reports by SOHR speak of 60-85 civilians killed so far. [Rudaw] [Hawar] [Qasioun] [SyriaHR]

 

Fierce battles broke out near Jam’yat Al-Zahra west of Aleppo city when the Syrian army approached opposition positions in the city. The operation is backed by air attacks by Russian and Syrian warplanes. [ARA]

 

Russian army denied any air attacks in Aleppo, saying that no strike has taken place for 28 days now. Russian MOD spokesman says reports by Al-Jazeera TV, SOHR, and similar sources of attacks on hospitals in Aleppo are “lies.” [Dorar]

DaeshDaily comment. A similar report, with graphic video of a ruined hospital, was on NBC News Wednesday night.

 

Idlib

Syrian warplanes killed two children and wounded four civilians in an airstrike on Al-Habit village in south Idlib. Airstrikes on Khan Shaikhoun also left several civilian casualties, including women and children, while Syrian artillery shelling of Al-Taman’a village also left civilian casualties. [Qasioun]

 

Al-Bab

Turkish backed opposition units withdrew from Qabasin village, just north of Al-Bab city, after entering it earlier. Turkish artillery shelled the Daesh controlled village, killing a child and wounding two civilians. [Hawar] [ROJ]

Daesh says it forced the opposition groups out of the city. Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Qabasin. [DawaAlhaq] [Isdarat]

Daesh says it killed eight opposition fighters and captured two SUVs in battles in Qabasin. [A3maq]

Daesh says Turkish Army tanks shelled Qabasin. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of fighting in Qabasin. [Isdarat]

 

SDF forces are advancing west from Manbij towards the eastern side of Al-Bab city, engaging Daesh in seven villages east of Qabasin under Coalition air cover, which killed over 50 terrorists.  SDF and Turkish-backed opposition units are both racing to control Al-Bab city. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it shot and damaged an opposition group’s SUV near Jabal Al-Bir north of Al-Bab. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh issues a video of targeting a Turkish Army tank with a missile near Qadiran village north of Al-Bab on Tuesday. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes two photos of people watching one of Daesh’s videos in a mosque in Al-Bab city. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Azaz

Local sources say a battle initiated between two opposition groups in Shamarin, in the Shahba area, for unknown reasons, has gone on for two days now. [Hawar]

 

A land mine in Ta’ana village in Shahba killed one civilian and wounded another. [Hawar]

 

Afrin

YPG says it killed 5 Daesh terrorists while blocking its attacks on several villages in Afrin and Kobane. [PUKMedia]

 

Manbij

The YPG says that it finalized training and habilitating the forces of Manbij Military Council to defend the city. A statement by the party says its units in Manbij are moving east to join the SDF units advancing to liberate Raqqa. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. This would seem to line up with the McGurk story above. However, notice the story under Al-Bab just above, in which SDF units are moving west to contest Al-Bab. Apparently we are asked to assume that all of those units are made up entirely of Arabs and other non-Kurds.

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Local activists say Daesh executed two men in Aqirbat subdistrict east of Hama on charges of cooperating with opposition forces.

 

Local activists say Syrian and Russian warplanes attacked Tamina and Tebat Al-Imam among other villages with cluster bombs, while the opposition retaliated by shelling Soran, controlled by governmental forces. [ARA]

 

Fierce battles initiated near Al-Sha’er and Al-Muhur oilfields east of Homs, between Daesh and governmental forces when Daesh initiated an attack on the area. Casualties were reported in both sides without any advances made on the ground, local activists say. Russian “Caliber” missiles were fired from the Russian ships in Syrian waters on Daesh positions, killing several terrorists but also civilians. [ARA]

 

SS missiles fired by governmental forces wounded several civilians in Al-Waar neighborhood in Homs, while Syrian warplanes attacked Rusten and Farhaniya, leaving two civilian casualties. Daesh is battling government units in Al-Sawame’ area east of Tadmur. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of its terrorists in Hama province. The photos show 3 terrorists watching a Daesh video on a laptop in a hideout. [Isdarat]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

A guided missile fired by a Syrian Army unit killed several Daesh terrorists in a room near the perimeter of Deir Ez-Zor airport. [SyriaNow]

 

Daesh punished two major traders in Deir Ez-Zor by having them faced backwards and mounted on donkeys, while touring Mayadin city in Deir Ez-Zor. The “defamation” is due to their adulterating cooking oil they sold with cheaper ingredients. [SyriaHR]

 

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

Daesh publishes two photos of lashing a man south of Damascus after accusing him of using drugs. [DawaAlhaq]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Neighboring countries

Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities arrested 30 Syrians on charges of cooperating with Daesh, raising the tally of Syrian terrorism prisoners to 214. The Saudis also arrested two Iranians on charges related to terrorism, putting total Iranian arrestees for such charges at 6. [Dorar]

 

North Africa

Egypt

Daesh said on Tuesday its snipers killed an Egyptian Army service member at a security barrier in the Mahdiya area, south of Rafah. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh said on Tuesday it destroyed an Egyptian Army vehicle with an IED in south Sadout, in Rafah. [Isdarat]

 

A 17-year-old man was shot and wounded by unknown armed men near Masoura village south of Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Medical sources say a policeman was wounded when security units were raiding terrorist hideouts south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

One soldier was killed and six others wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh said on Tuesday it destroyed an Egyptian Army bulldozer with an IED near Rayan Farm, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [Isdarat]

 

A security member was killed and two others wounded when terrorists attacked a security barrier south of Arish with RPG rockets. [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army M113 armored vehicle with an IED near Al-Safa south of Arish city. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it targeted the vehicle with two IEDs. [Isdarat]

 

Libya

An Italian website says the airstrikes that targeted Al-Qaeda fighters in south Libya on November 14th were conducted by 2 French airplanes. [Wasat]

 

Northeast

Benghazi Police issued a statement mourning one of its members who was killed in the Qawarsha area. [Wasat]

 

The LNA Special Forces spokesman says his troops are advancing in the Qawarsha area. He also says two of their soldiers were killed in the battles. [Wasat]

 

An LNA commander source says the LNA captured more buildings in the Qanfouda area. He also says one of his soldiers was wounded in the fighting. [Wasat]

 

Central coast

Daesh says it killed six GNA soldiers and wounded forty-two in battles in Sirte on Tuesday and Wednesday. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it killed or wounded thirty-six GNA soldiers in the Giza area in Sirte on Tuesday and Wednesday. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh issues a video of a group of terrorists searching vehicles south of Sirte city. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Of course Daesh says this was an “Islamic State checkpoint”, while in fact it is a bunch of masked terrorists who stopped vehicle on the road for a short period of time, as any criminal gang would do. We have reported such checkpoints earlier. The idea is that the “caliphate” is still able to do its duties in the Sirte area.

 

A Misrata Hospital source says three GNA fighters were killed and eight wounded in the Giza area in Sirte on Tuesday evening. The hospital says one GNA soldier was killed and sixteen wounded in the battles against Daesh in Sirte on Wednesday. [Wasat] [Wasat]

 

A GNA military source says Daesh terrorists set several houses on fire in the Giza area. [Wasat]

 

A local official says a new shipment of books has arrived in schools on the outskirts of Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Tunisia

Daesh says it wounded twelve Tunisian soldiers with two IEDs on Maghila village in Kasserine on Monday. [A3maq]

The Tunisian Ministry of Defense said six soldiers were wounded by a land mine while conducting a search on Maghila Mountain in Kasserine.

 

Security units captured in Ben Arous a takfiri cell that was planning to assassinate political media and security personalities and blow up security buildings. The cell consists of 3 young men and 1 young woman who were communicating via Facebook and collecting donations for families of terrorists fighting in Syria and Tunisia. [Tunisien]

 

Other countries

Yemen

Daesh issues photos of its terrorists in the Qifa area in Bayda. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Afghanistan

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked a bus carrying Afghani Intelligence Service members in Kabul with an explosives vest, killing or wounding twenty of them. Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist. [DawaAlhaq] [Isdarat]

Afghan officials said a suicide bomber riding a motorbike targeted a minibus carrying a unit that provides security for senior government officials and reports to the presidential palace.

They say four members of the force and three civilians were killed, and more than a dozen people were wounded. They also say the victims were not intelligence officers, nor did the bomber board the bus. [LATimes]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Mosul

A foreign volunteer doctor saving the life of an infant who was suffocating from a Daesh shell. Daesh is targeting the areas that people are trying to leave in east Mosul. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This doctor, working for nothing in a dangerous place, is a true hero.

 

Men from the Mosul area waiting in line at a barber shop in an area liberated from Daesh [Sumaria]

 

Civilians getting killed or wounded by Daesh shelling in Hay Al-Zahra in east Mosul [Rudaw]

 

Iraqi forces in Hay Al-Zahra [Mawsleya] [MoD]

Iraqi forces in Hay Al-Qadisiya in Mosul [Iraqia] [Mawsleya]

Iraqi forces in Hay Al-Bakr and Hay Al-Arbajiya in Mosul [Iraqia]

Iraqi forces in Hay Al-Intisar in Mosul [YouTube]

Rapid Intervention units fighting near Mosul [YouTube]

 

A Daesh explosives cache found southwest of Mosul [YouTube]

 

Hamdaniya

Iraqi forces in the Nimrud area [Iraqia]

 

Videos of the destruction caused by Daesh in Nimrud [Mawsleya] [Ghad] [NRT]

 

A church badly damaged by Daesh in Bartella, Hamdaniya. [Yalla]

 

Tal Afar

A video of PMFs destroying a Daesh vehicle bomb near Tal Afar [Mayadeen]

A video of PMF units in battles near Tal Afar [YouTube]

 

Other

A video of people of liberated areas in Ninewa welcoming Iraqi forces [YouTube]

Videos of IAA helicopters attacking Daesh targets in the Ninewa area [MoD] [MoD]

A video of a Daesh sniper captured by Peshmerga fighters [YouTube]

Videos of Peshmerga fighters in a battle with Daesh [Nawa] [Nawa] [Nawa]

A video of a Coalition airstrike destroying a Daesh building [MoD]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video about its operations in the Rutba area. The video shows them killing Iraqi soldiers and executing two PMF fighters using a heavy machine gun. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh issues another anthem in French. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh issues infographics about the results of Mosul battles during the last 30 days. [Isdarat]

 

Another Daesh propaganda video [YouTube]

 

 

 

 

November 15, 2016

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Today’s Major Developments

US Ambassador pledges continuing US support under new administration. [..]

Displacement Committee says 1.3 million displaced people have returned home. [..]

Diyala PC Chairman says 10,000 farmers out of work due to Daesh destruction. [..]

IDPs from Ninewa campaign now up to 60,000, but lower than expected. [..]

CTS Golden Division captures three more villages in east Mosul. [..]

Daesh executes 21 more civilians in Mosul. [..]

UNICEF arrives in Mosul for first time in over two years. [..]

PMFs in southwest Mosul reach Tal Afar border. [..]

Turkey-supported opposition groups edge in on Al-Bab. [..]

Germany launches nationwide raids to arrest Daesh supporters. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman says President Elect Donald Trump will strongly support Iraq in its war against Daesh. He also says liberating Mosul and other Iraqi cities doesn’t mean the end of the battle, and there is a need to fight the twisted ideologies that attract radicals. He also says the US supports a united Iraq and will help with reconstruction of the liberated areas. [Yalla]

 

The Chairman of the CoR’s Migration and Displacement Committee says 1.3 million displaced people have returned to their houses in the Diyala, Anbar, and Salahuddin areas since last year. However, a large number of displaced people have not been able to return to their liberated areas, including in north Babel. He also says the returnees are facing problems because of the lack of essential services. [Anadolu]

 

Prime Minister Abadi says the Iraqi government refused offers from Iran and Jordan to bomb Daesh terrorists in Iraq. However, he says both countries are supporting Iraqi and providing weapons and ammunition. [Mada]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 10 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq. Seven were in Ninewa, including targets in or near Mosul (6) and Qayara (1), and the others around Baghdad (1), Haditha (1), and Rawa (1). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Iraqi Army 22nd brigade destroyed a Daesh guesthouse and found two rockets and other explosives during a search in the Ibn Sina, Al-Zor, and Al-Falahat areas. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a Shia religious gathering in Nahrawan. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade found an explosives cache in the Khtaimiya area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and six wounded when an IED exploded near a sheep market in the Suwaib area. [Mada]

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

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

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

Iraqi Army 6th division EOD defused 46 IEDs near Tamimi River in the Abu Ghraib area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

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

Total IED incidents:         5

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The Falluja Police chief says the curfew was lifted in Falluja city and Iraqi forces are in control of the security situation. The curfew was issued on Monday after two Daesh suicide attacks with two car bombs killed or wounded thirty-five people. [Mada]

 

An Anbar Police source says security units clashed with two Daesh terrorists who were hiding in a tunnel under a destroyed house in Hay Al-Askari and killed one of them and captured the other. [BasNews]

 

The Falluja Police chief says the explosion in the industrial area in Falluja resulted from destroying IEDs and not from a vehicle bomb as some media outlets reported. [Maalomah]

 

Ramadi

Daesh says it killed three PMF fighters with an IED that was planted at their military position in the Juwaiba area east of Ramadi. [A3maq]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Anbar Operations commander says his troops found a Daesh explosives storehouse in Hay Al-Bakr in Hit district containing 430 IEDs, in addition to other weapons and explosives. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it wounded three Iraqi service members by detonating an IED on the road between Hit and Kubaisa on Monday. [A3maq]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

IAF Sukhois targeted a Daesh guesthouse in the Al-Qa’im District, killing Abu Saqar, the Daesh “minister of agriculture” for west Anbar, and destroying an anti-aircraft unit. [MoD Website]

 

The Jazeera Operations commander says Coalition planes attacked Daesh in the Qariba area, west of Rawa, killing 10 terrorists and destroying a vehicle bomb and a fuel station. [Mada]

 

A Tribal PMF commander says an Iraqi Sukhoi killed 3 Daesh terrorists who were trying to steal equipment and material from a textile factory west of Anah and move them to Syria, and destroyed two vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

A Tribal PMF commander says his fighters stopped a Daesh attack on Al-Waleed Border Station, killing 9 terrorists including 3 suicide bombers, and destroying a machine gun mounted vehicle. [BasNews]

 

Al-Abbas Combat Division, a Shia PMF faction, says it shot brought down a Daesh recon drone in Nukhaib, in eastern Rutba. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED in the Kilo 40 area east of Rutba on Monday. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it attacked an Iraqi forces’ military position in the Kilo 70 area north of Rutba. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the attack. The video doesn’t show any Iraqi forces’ casualties and the military positions seem to be abandoned. [A3maq]

Daesh also publishes photos of the attack. [Isdarat]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in Ain Al-Badha and Al-Naml areas with 25 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting “PMF” barracks in Shirqat city with mortars. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions north and west of Baiji with 31 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

Samarra

The Samarra Operations commander says his troops captured 8 Daesh terrorists, including a notable commander, in Samarra city. [AIN]

 

DIYALA

The Chairman of the Diyala Provincial Council says 10,000 farmers in the governorate are out of work because Daesh destroyed their lands and their equipment since 2014. [Sumaria]

 

Baquba/southeast Diyala

A local source says 2 armed men shot at a security unit near a Shia religious gathering in the Abdullah Bin Ali area 13 km (8 miles) northeast of Baquba, killing three security members and wounding two others, in addition to one civilian. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says security units captured a Daesh suicide terrorist who was planning to blow himself up near a Shia religious gathering in Al-Khalis. [Maalomah]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

The Dijla Operations commander says his troops found a Daesh guesthouse containing IEDs and explosives, and destroyed a Daesh boat near Himrin Lake. [Sumaria]

 

The Chairman of the Security Committee in Diyala Provincial Council says an Intelligence Service unit captured a Daesh leader who was close to the AQI leader Zarqawi, in Udhaim subdistrict. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A security source says armed men shot and killed one civilian and wounded another and stole the victim’s vehicle west of Kirkuk in Yaychi subdistrict. [Mada]

 

The Kirkuk Asayesh says it captured 59 terrorists and 35 terrorism suspect in Kirkuk in the first 10 days of November, in coordination with the Peshmerga and the police. [BasNews]

 

Hawija

An informed source says an unknown sniper shot and killed a Daesh Moroccan leader in Hawija. [Maalomah]

 

A Kirkuk Police commander says Coalition planes attacked 6 Daesh positions in Hawija killing several terrorists including a Kurdish commander from Kirkuk and another commander from Mosul. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

The UN says more than 2,000 people left east Mosul during the last 2 days, raising the number of displaced people to 60,000 since the start of the military operations. It says 75% of the displaced people are staying in camps, while the rest are living with host families or in buildings under construction. [Anadolu]

IOM estimates similarly that 56,000 have left their houses in Ninewa since the start of the military operations, but this is less than the number expected. [Sumaria]

 

The Coalition spokesman, Colonel John Dorrian, says the Coalition dropped more than 4,000 bombs on Daesh since the start of the Ninewa liberation operations, killing hundreds of terrorists and destroying 59 vehicle bombs and 80 tunnels. He praised Iraqi forces for their efforts and for protecting civilians. [Sumaria]

 

Thousands of children were born under Daesh rule in the Ninewa area. Bas News wrote a story in which it says the government needs to address this problem quickly and start registering these children officially. [BasNews]

 

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

Iraqi Golden Division units seized control of the Al-Akha, Al-Bakr, and Al-Hadba neighborhoods in eastern Mosul after shelling Daesh sites in the areas, a security source said. Three suicide bombers were reportedly killed and two vehicle bombs destroyed in the operations. [IPA]

 

More than one-third of eastern Mosul has been recaptured from Daesh, the MoI spokesman said. [AIN]

The Mosul campaign is proceeding “slowly” out of concern for the families still within Mosul city, a member of Ninewa GC said. [Buratha]

 

A Rapid Intervention commander says Coalition planes and drones launched several airstrikes on Daesh targets in Hay Al-Wihda in southeast Mosul and Ghizlani Camp in south Mosul, killing 21 terrorists. [Anadolu]

The Ninewa Police issued a similar report, saying that 18 Daesh were killed, including commanders. [BasNews]

 

IAA copters have flown over 880 sorties since the launch of the Mosul campaign, of which 420 were attack missions and 460 for logistics or transport, the MoD spokesman said. The IAA killed around 1,000 Daesh militants, he added. The IAF conducted 117 air raids killing around 250 Daesh members, according to the MoD spokesperson. The Qayara airfield will soon be used by Iraqi fighter jets, he said. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it targeted Sheherazad village in east Mosul with mortars, killing or wounding Iraqi SWAT members and destroying an Abrams tank and 2 bulldozers. [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed more than 13 SWAT members and destroyed 2 Humvees and 2 cars, and damaged a BMP armored vehicle in a suicide attack near Sheherazad. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says the attack was conducted by an Egyptian suicide terrorist who killed 15 Iraqi service members and wounded others. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it killed three Iraqi service members with a rocket “on the outskirts” of Hay Al-Intisar in east Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces bulldozer in Hay Al-Intisar. [A3maq]

Daesh says its snipers killed seven Iraqi service members in Hay Al-Intisar and Hay Al-Zahra in east Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of an Iraqi soldier being targeted by its snipers near Hay Al-Zahra. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces with 400 mortars, 4 Katyushas, and 4 Grad rockets in different areas east of Mosul and in east Mosul. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh shelled the Shaymaa neighborhood in eastern Mosul on Tuesday, killing and injuring 24 civilians including women and children, a Ninewa Police source said. [BasNews]

 

An Iraqi sniper killed a civilian in error in the Al-Muharibin neighborhood in northeastern Mosul, eyewitnesses said. [SotAlIraq]

 

Other military developments in Mosul

Reuters says Daesh executed 21 civilians in Mosul after accusing them of cooperating with Iraqi forces. It also says the battles are ongoing in 12 neighborhoods out of 50 on the east side of the city. [Arabi21]

 

Daesh evacuated three of its local command centers in central Mosul, a security source said. [Waradana]

 

Daesh is suffering a shortfall in fighters in Mosul and has taken to arming women and children, an Iraqi strategic expert said. [PressIraq]

 

A local source says the Daesh hisbah official in Ninewa, Abu Hafs Al-Halabi, and 3 of his associates fled Mosul to an unknown location, with millions of dollars and important documents. The source says this is the second time in less than 3 weeks that a senior Daesh official has disappeared with large amounts of money. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi security agencies have complained of lack of cooperation by local residents in newly captured areas of Mosul, according to an Iraqi Army officer. The officer, speaking anonymously, referred to the areas of Al-Samah and Qadisiya in eastern Mosul where he said returning IDPs were reluctant to provide information about Daesh members to Iraqi security agencies. [ARA]

 

Conditions in Mosul

The UNICEF says it was able to enter Mosul city for the first time in 2 years. It says 14 vehicles carrying humanitarian assistance arrived in Kokjali with humanitarian supplies to last one month, for 15,000 children and their families. [Anadolu]

 

Daesh issues a video of its media points and activities in Mosul city. [A3maq]

 

Hammam Alil/Mosul subdistrict

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions near Al-Arij and 3 other villages in the Hammam Al-Alil area with 155 mortars and 7 artillery shells, killing or wounding several fighters and destroying several vehicles. [Isdarat]

 

The IFP commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack near Taqtaq village, west of Hammam Al-Alil, killing 5 suicide terrorists and destroying a vehicle. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces’ armored vehicle with a missile on the outskirts of Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

 

The rest of the days news south of the city was generated by the PMFs, now almost to Tal Afar.

PMFs advanced in the villages of Tiniya, just up the road from Adaya, and Ayn Salibi, just west of Tiniya by the Tal Afar border after fierce battles with Daesh, PMF media announced. [Ghad]

 

Just to the south, PMFs captured the villages of Tal Al-Sawan and Madhalla along the Tal Afar border, and the small villages of Tal Um Mayur, and cleared the village of Um Kayuh, finding a weapons cache containing light and medium weapons and mortars, according to PMF media. PMFs also reportedly destroyed seven vehicle bombs west of Mosul on Tuesday. [Ghad] [Ghad] [Sumaria] [Buratha]

 

Farther south along the same corridor, PMFs captured the village of Lower Um Hijara on Tuesday, according to a PMF statement. PMFs captured the village of Upper Um Hijara on Monday. [Mada] [Sumaria]

Daesh says a group of its terrorists attacked PMF units in Seta village, east of Lower Um Hijara, destroying 2 Humvees, a bulldozer, and a car, before returning safely. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

 

The Badr militia says it captured two villages and says it advanced 10 km (6 miles) in the area north of Adaya and has surrounded Muhalabiya, located on the Tal Afar border. It says it destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb, killing the suicide terrorist, in addition to destroying a parked vehicle bomb. [Sumaria]

 

Reinforcements of four PMF “combat battalions” arrived in the western theater Monday, PMFs announced in a statement. The PMFs now report that they are 18 km (11 miles) from the Tal Afar Airport. [Buratha] [ROJ] [Maalomah]

 

The Interior Ministry spokesman said 955 “terrorists” have been killed on the southern Mosul front since the launch of Mosul operations, and another 108 were arrested. The IAF killed 545 Daesh members on the Southern front while the Coalition killed 352 on the same front, he added. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: We note the contradictory figures offered by the MoD and the MoI with respect to Daesh casualties in the two stories above. 

 

Qayara

Photos of schoolchildren returning to school for the first time since Qayara was recaptured from Daesh. [IPA]

 

Photos of the continuous fires in Qayara oilfields [BasNews]

 

Nineveh Plain

Hamdaniya

The Directorate of Antiquities says it started forming field teams to assess the damaged infected by Daesh on the Nimrud historical area. [IraqPress]

DaeshDaily comment. This deserves praise, for addressing a critical priority relevant to national reconciliation and for the prompt action.

 

Photos from the recently recaptured ancient site of Nimrud showing its vandalism by Daesh. [IPA]

 

“Thirty” Daesh leaders of Chinese and Japanese nationalities were killed in the capture of Nimrud, a member of Ninewa GC said. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. Terrorists described as Chinese are most likely not ethnic Chinese but Muslims from northwest China.

 

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi force’s Abrams tank in Mushairifa village. [A3maq]

 

Bashiqa

Peshmerga fighters in Bashiqa found documents that specify a Daesh payment of 10 silver dirhams (about 5 US dollars) for any of its fighters who could launch chemical weapons against Daesh’s enemies on the battlefield. Daesh fighters are currently earning about 50 US dollars per month, Rudaw notes. [Rudaw]

 

Mosul operations commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Amir Rashid Yarallah toured the Mosul Falls and Bawiza areas, and inspected a Daesh explosives workshop. [MoD Website]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

The “Sinjar Resistance Units” announced its fighters had captured the villages of Al-Sakiniya and Al-Hayali from Daesh in the west of Sinjar district. Its fighters destroyed one vehicle bomb and captured another in repelling a Daesh attack during the operation, the militia announced. Its engineering units were now clearing the villages of explosives, the group announced. [Sumaria]

 

South (Baaj, Hatra)

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions near Hay Al-Islam Company in Hatra district with 30 mortars and 6 artillery shells. [Isdarat]

 

KURDISTAN

Thousands of government employees, mostly teachers, demonstrated in Suleimaniya, Halabja, Kalar, and Chamchamal, demanding their salaries. [ROJ]

DaeshDaily comment. The severe economic downturn caused by the depressed oil prices has left the KRG unable to pay its employees on time, even for months at a time. However, a major contributing factor is the overdependence on government jobs. It was a long-standing policy of both the KDP and PUK parties to buy political loyalty by handing out government jobs to people who wanted them. KRG ministries were told whom to hire, whether they needed the workers or not. The ministries often became vastly overstaffed, even as they were unable to hire the more skilled workers they really needed. The result was a bloated and inefficient public sector and too little private enterprise to create a balanced economy. The oil crisis made this scheme unaffordable.  Having been bought off by the politicians, the Kurds are now angry at the politicians.

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Kerbala

The MoI says 1.4 foreign visitors entered Iraq so far for the Arba’in ceremony in Kerbala. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkish Counter Terrorism units raided several houses in Adana and captured 6 Daesh suspects. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the food production in Syria has declined to its lowest level since the civil war started. [ARA]

 

The Russian Minister of Defense says Russia used its aircraft carrier for the first time in Syria during the recent military operations. [ARA]

 

The Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement saying it has started a military operation targeting Daesh locations in Idlib and Homs provinces. [Dorar]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 11 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria; In the Ain Eissa area (5), Raqqa (2), Deir Ez-Zor (3), and Manbij (1).  [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Daesh says it killed two PYD Asayesh with an IED in Hay Al-Nashwa in Hasaka city on Monday. [A3maq]

 

Raqqa

Hundreds of displaced people returned to their houses in northern Raqqa area after their villages were cleared by the SDF (video). [Hawar]

 

The SDF EOD has defused more than 1,200 Daesh IEDs and land mines in the liberated areas so far. [Hawar]

A video of SDF units destroying Daesh IEDs in liberated areas [Hawar]

 

SDF commanders say the second stage of the Raqqa liberation campaign is continuing and aims at besieging Raqqa city. [Qasioun]

 

SDF units captured 4 villages and 5 farms south and southeast of Ain Eissa from Daesh in the 11th day of the Raqqa liberation campaign. [Hawar]

Daesh attacked the SDF with a vehicle bomb in the area. Coalition warplanes launched several airstrikes on Daesh positions. [Qasioun]

 

A military source says 10,000 people have left their houses in the Raqqa area for the Tal Abyad and Ain Eissa areas since the Raqqa liberation operation started. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on an SDF gathering in Meshahda village southwest of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says the vehicle bomb attack was conducted by a Malaysian suicide terrorist and it killed fourteen fighters and wounded others, destroying several vehicles. [Isdarat]

Daesh issues a video of the suicide attack. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. The video was taken from a distance, so we don’t know how Daesh could count the casualties.

Daesh says it killed seven SDF fighters with IEDs south of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]

 

A local source says the PYD allowed 171 families to return to their houses in Suluk city, more than a year after the city’s liberation. The returnees comprise less than 10% of the original population of the city. The source says the PYD is preventing the return of the families who have links to the opposition or to Daesh. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

The SOHR says at least six civilians were killed, including a child, in the airstrikes on Aleppo. [SyriaHR]

 

Syrian and Russian planes launched tens of airstrikes on opposition controlled areas in Aleppo city, killing or wounding civilians. However, according to Russian news agency Sputnik, the Russian Ministry of Defense says it didn’t conduct any airstrikes on Aleppo city on Tuesday. Syrian helicopters dropped barrel bombs on residential areas in the city, without reports about human casualties. [Qasioun] [Qasioun]

 

The Syrian Army is preparing for a major attack on opposition groups to capture the eastern parts of Aleppo. Syrian planes targeted the eastern parts, killing seven civilians. Syrian planes also targeted several areas around the city. [Hawar]

 

Four children were killed and two other civilians wounded when a land mine exploded in the town of Kufra, near Aleppo city. [Qasioun]

 

Idlib

Russian and Syrian planes targeted several areas in Idlib province, killing or wounding civilians. [Qasioun]

 

The Kafrhom Camp for displaced people in Idlib province was bombed by unknown planes and several civilians were killed or wounded. [Qasioun]

 

Al-Bab

Turkey’s Minister of Defense warned the YPG about approaching Al-Bab city. He says the YPG should not try to link areas it controls in Hasaka, Kobane, or Afrin, or else it would “pay a heavy price”. [Dorar]

DaeshDaily comment. Every such statement by the Turks—and there have been many—reminds us that fighting Daesh is not Turkey’s real priority.

 

Two opposition group commanders were killed by a Daesh land mine near Al-Bab. [EnabBaladi]

 

The Turkish Army has brought in 90 tanks in addition to heavy weapons, preparing for an attack on Al-Bab. [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

A Turkey backed opposition group commander says the opposition, supported by heavy Turkish airstrikes, captured Kurdish-majority Qabasin city north of Al-Bab, killing or wounding several Daesh terrorists. Opposition groups are only 2 km away from Al-Bab. [ARA]

 

Another opposition group commander says the opposition forces are 1 km away from Al-Bab city. Qabasin and its hill was an important defense line for Daesh. [EnabBaladi]

 

An opposition group spokesman say the opposition captured 3 Daesh terrorists near Al-Bab. [EnabBaladi]

 

The SOHR says most Daesh terrorists in Qabasin had left and only 10 remained to defend the city. [SyriaHR]

DaeshDaily comment. The usual Daesh style. Daesh doesn’t have enough manpower to defend on two major fronts in Syria and one in Iraq.

 

Daesh says two people were killed and ten wounded, including three children, one of them in severe condition, by Turkish Army tanks’ shelling on residential areas in Al-Bab city. [A3maq] [A3maq]

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

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting opposition groups and the Turkish Army in Jabal Al-Deir north of Al-Bab with mortars. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it damaged a Turkish Army tank with a missile near Qadiran village next to Al-Bab. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Turkish Army tank and an armored vehicle with 2 rockets near Hazwan village west of Al-Bab. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the rocketing. [A3maq]

 

Azaz

Opposition groups destroyed an SDF vehicle near Maraanaz, killing or wounding several SDF fighters, according to opposition group sources. Heavy battles erupted between opposition groups and the SDF in the Bilona area. The opposition destroyed 2 SDF cannons and wounded several fighters. Opposition groups also say they stopped an SDF attack on a village near Azaz city. [Qasioun]

 

The Turkish Army and opposition groups targeted Tal Rifaat with more than 20 shells. It’s unknown if there were casualties. [Hawar]

 

Battles re-erupted between Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabha Shamiya (Al-Sham Front) in Azaz city. [Hawar]

The 2 groups had announced earlier that they reached a truce and apologized to the people of Syria. [Hawar] [ARA]

Local sources from Azaz say people from the city demonstrated, protesting the violence and demanding that the opposition groups leave. The sources say opposition group militiamen shot at them, killing one person and wounding another. [Hawar]

 

Afrin

According to CNN-Turk, the Turkish military says opposition groups will head towards Afrin after Al-Bab. [BasNews]

 

Other Northwest Syria

Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists attacked an SDF (called “PKK”) position in Sarrin town south of Kobane in Ayn Al-Arab District on Saturday. Daesh says one of the terrorists detonated his explosive vest while the other shot at the survivors and retreated before clashing again with SDF fighters in “Qandahar” village 10 km (6 miles) from Sarrin where he detonated his explosive vest. Daesh says twenty-three “PKK” fighters were killed in the attack. [A3maq]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

The SOHR says warplanes targeted Daesh controlled areas east of Homs. It also says warplanes targeted Homs city with barrel bombs, killing or wounding several people. [SyriaHR]

 

The Lebanese Army issued a statement saying the American-made military vehicles that appeared in a Hezbollah parade in Qasir city in Homs province don’t belong to the Lebanese Army. The US Department of State said Washington has started an investigation into the issue. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of its field paramedics in the Huwaisis area. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of its terrorists near Tadmur. [Isdarat]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Syrian planes destroyed a Daesh vehicle and a bulldozer, killing or wounding several terrorists in Deir Ez-Zor. The Syrian Army targeted several Daesh locations southeast of Deir Ez-Zor Military Airport with artillery and heavy machine guns. The Syrian Army also shot down a Daesh drone over Deir Ez-Zor city. [SyriaNow] [SyriaNow]

 

Heavy battles continued between Daesh and the Syrian Army in Hay Al-Sinaa in Deir Ez-Zor city. Heavy battles also continued near the Deir Ez-Zor Military Airport. Daesh detonated a car bomb near the airport. [Qasioun]

 

A local activist says Syrian planes targeted several Daesh-controlled areas in Deir Ez-Zor city and its surroundings, killing four people, and wounding more than twenty, including civilians and Daesh members. He also says several Daesh terrorists were killed or wounded by airstrikes near the Deir Ez-Zor Military Airport and Tharda Mountain. [ARA]

 

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

The Syrian Army destroyed 6 Daesh vehicles east of Suwayda, killing or wounding the terrorists inside. [SyriaNow]

 

An informed source says 2 senior Daesh commanders have left Al-Hajar Al-Aswad south of Damascus toward Bir Al-Qasab without informing the Daesh emir of the area. The source suggests that several Daesh members in the area have reached an agreement with the Syrian government. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Local sources say a civilian who was kidnapped near his house in Asyut Street in Arish city by armed men 4 days ago has been released. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Unknown planes launched airstrikes on 3 houses in the Al-Qardha area, north of Sabha, killing eight people. Informed sources say the planes targeted Abdul Munim Al-Hasnawi, aka Talha Al-Libi. Al-Libi had been fighting alongside Al-Qaeda in Iraq and in Syria, and is connected to Al-Qaeda in Maghreb. Eyewitnesses say unknown armed men retrieved the dead bodies from the houses. [AfriGate] [AfriGate] [Wasat]

Local media sources say Libi survived the airstrike. [Libya24]

 

Northeast

Libyan warplanes targeted the Al-Saberi area. The airplanes came after a heavy day when ten LNA soldiers were killed and others wounded in the Qawarsha area. The LNA spokesman says their troops captured more areas west of Benghazi and managed to separate Qawarsha from Qanfouda. [AfriGate] [Wasat]

 

Eyewitnesses say a parked car bomb exploded in the Bu Diza area, in Benghazi, targeting the funeral of an LNA member who was killed in the Qawarsha battles. However, a security officer says the car exploded after a shell fell on it. [Libya24]

An LNA Special Forces commander says seven of his soldiers were wounded in the explosion. [Wasat]

A medical source says fourteen people were wounded in the explosion. [Wasat]

 

Daesh says its snipers shot two LNA soldiers in the Qawarsha area. [Isdarat]

Daesh says two IEDs exploded on two groups of LNA soldiers in the Qawarsha area, killing or wounding several of them. [Isdarat]

 

Central coast

Zamzam Hospital was equipped and opened in Sirte to replace the Ibn Sina Hospital that was damaged by Daesh terrorists. [Libya24]

 

The GNA Military says it captured more Daesh positions in the Giza area in Sirte. It also says it is preparing for a major military operation to capture Giza. [Wasat]

 

The Misrata Hospital says two GNA soldiers were killed and fifteen wounded in the battles against Daesh in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Daesh issues a video of detonating an IED on a GNA vehicle west of Sirte. [A3maq]

 

Tunisia

Tunisian media sources say the weapons storehouses that were found in Ben Guerdane belong to Daesh. The sources say Daesh terrorists trained in Libya were planning to capture several cities in Tunisia. Security forces found the storehouses based on information found in the mobile phone of a terrorist who was captured recently. [Wasat]

 

Other countries

Germany

Hundreds of German police have launched coordinated raids this morning in ten of the country’s 16 states, hunting for supporters and recruiters of Islamic State among a Salafist group calling itself ‘The True Religion.

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere stressed that this is not a move to ban Islamic beliefs, nor distribution of the Koran. He said: “[The] ban is not for Islamic beliefs; in general, Muslim life has a secure place in German society; freedom of religion is for everyone.”Handing out [the] Koran is not banned, since it’s like handing out the Bible, but misusing [this practice] to propagate Islam is banned.”

Of those targeted, Mr. De Maiziere said: “They believe there are two opposing camps in our society: the true Islamists and the infidels who are the enemies.

Many of the 800 Germans who went off to the Middle East for the so-called Caliphate declared by Daesh in Syria and Iraq were Salafists. [Express]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Iraq

A video of an Iraqi soldier from Mosul meeting with his family for the first time in two years [Sumaria]

 

A video of a Daesh weapons and ammunition cache captured by YPG fighters in the Sinjar area. [ROJ]

 

Egypt

A Daesh style video issued by a group that calls itself the Revolution Brigade shows the assassination of an Egyptian General in Cairo on October 22nd. The group claims to have killed the General because of the Egyptian Army attacks in Sinai and because the Egyptian Army killed demonstrators in different areas in Egypt. [YouTube]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh supporters issue infographics saying that Iraq has lost 42 billion dollars so far in the Mosul battles. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh issues infographics about the results of the 4th week of the Mosul battle. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes a pamphlet asking women to urge their husbands, sons, and brothers to sacrifice themselves in Daesh battles. [Isdarat]

 

November 14, 2016

Iraqi Special Forces

Iraqi Special Forces

Today’s Major Developments

IED attacks spike in Baghdad. [..]

Daesh stages large suicide attack in Falluja city. [..]

Iraqi Air Force, ground forces attack Daesh targets in Al-Qa’im District. [..]

Coalition unleashes 43 airstrikes on Ninewa. [..]

IDP total reaches 54,000 in Mosul. [..]

IFP & Army forces south of Mosul reported within two miles of main airport. [..]

Iraqi Army captures historic Nimrud. [..]

Opposition fighters accused of using chorine weapons in Aleppo. [..]

Turks bomb targets near Al-Bab; opposition groups move closer to city. [..]

Russian planes destroy hospital in Idlib. [..]

Daesh stages mass-murder attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

An arrestee working for A3maq new agency of Daesh, Abu Salih, described the media techniques adopted by the terror group and its means of selecting and editing news stories it publishes. All items are assessed and edited centrally before publishing, he says, adding that each Daesh reporter has contacts in the key organizations. [ARA]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq (near Mosul (10), Tal Afar (1), Haditha (1), and Al-Qa’im (1)).  [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

The BOC said Iraqi army 22nd brigade found a Daesh hideout containing a large explosives cache in the Al-Tha’er area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

Daesh said on Sunday that it killed a Shia cleric and eight other people by detonating an IED in a bus in the Shaab area. [A3maq]

An MoI source said on Sunday a security unit destroyed, under control, a parked car bomb in Shaab. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

Baghdad Operations Command said one civilian was killed on Sunday and three wounded when a parked car bomb exploded in Obeidi. [Sumaria]

Daesh said on Sunday it detonated a parked car bomb in the Obeidi area, killing or wounding “tens” of Shia. [A3maq] [DawaAlhaq] Daesh issued a video of the explosion. [A3maq]

 

Baghdad Operations Command said two civilians were wounded on Sunday when an IED exploded in Baladiyat. [Sumaria]

Daesh said it attacked a “Shia gathering” in Baladiyat with an IED, killing or wounding ten people. [A3maq]

 

An MoI source said on Sunday one person was killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded targeting a Shia religious gathering in Ghadeer. [Mada]

Daesh said on Sunday it attacked a Shia religious gathering with an IED on Al-Qanat Street. [A3maq]

Daesh issued a video of the explosion. [A3maq]

Daesh said on Sunday it targeted a “Shia gathering and a bus” in Sadr City and on the Mohammed Al-Qasim Highway. [A3maq]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MOI source says eight civilians were wounded by an IED planted near commercial shops in Mada’in. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

An MoI source says one policeman was killed and five wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in Arab Jubour. [Mada]

An MOI source says two civilians were killed and eight wounded in an IED blast in Mahmudiya. [Mada]

The BOC said its units managed to defuse an IED placed in one of the religious pilgrims service locations in Latifiya. [Sumaria]

The BOC says Iraqi Army 23rd brigade found an explosives cache and two Daesh guesthouses in Sayafiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

The BOC says 23rd army brigade destroyed an IED in Ubaid area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

An MoI source says the body of a lawyer was found stabbed in his car in Hay Al-Turath. [Mada]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

An MOI sources says eleven persons were victims of an IED explosion west of Baghdad. No further information is available. [Mada]

BOC says engineering units of 6th Army division defused two IEDs in Abu Ghraib, [BOC Facebook Page]

BOC says FR 5th brigade found an explosives cache in Shuhada, Abu Ghraib. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An MoI source said two people were killed on Sunday and six wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Abu Ghraib. [Mada]

 

Baghdad Operations Command said on Sunday an IED exploded in Ghazaliya targeting an Iraqi Army convoy, causing minor damages to vehicles. [Sumaria]

Daesh said on Sunday it targeted two Iraqi Army Humvees, in the Hamdaniya area in Abu Ghraib and in Ghazaliya, with IEDs. [A3maq] Daesh issues a video of the IED explosion in Ghazaliya. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh has started to claim responsibility for attacks in Baghdad, which indicates it is so desperate that it is willing to jeopardize its sleeper cells in Baghdad. Some of the attacks in Baghdad are claimed by Baathists.

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:    21   (Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents:                                17

 

ANBAR

MOD says that engineering units of 30th and 31st army brigades destroyed 35 IEDS in Al-Hassi, Al-Nassaf, and Zangoura. [MoD Website]

 

Falluja

Daesh says it conducted two suicide attacks with vehicle bombs on police barriers in Hay Nazzal and Risala in Falluja city, killing more than thirty people. Daesh publishes photos of the two suicide terrorists, both from Falluja. [A3maq] [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. With such attacks Daesh wants to create more troubles for the returnees, as it will be more difficult to deal with the additional security imposed by Iraqi authorities.

 

A medical source says that in the final count, nine people were killed and twenty-six wounded in the suicide attacks in Falluja. [Sumaria]

A Falluja Police source says a curfew was issued in Falluja after the two suicide attacks. [Mada]

 

An MOI spokesman Saad Maan had earlier set total casualties of the two car bomb attacks at 25. The first killed two policemen and wounded eight, as well as wounding nine civilians and wound destroying three cars including an ambulance. The second killed two security personnel, wounded two, as well as wounding two civilians and destroying seven vehicles. [Mawazin] [PUKMedia]

 

Ramadi

MOD says the 31st army brigade destroyed an explosives cache in the Kilo 7 area. [MoD Website]

 

An Anbar police source says a booby-trapped house exploded in the Al-Bakr neighborhood in Ramadi, killing one civilian and wounding another two. [BasNews]

 

Daesh said on Sunday it killed thirteen PMF fighters and wounded others and destroyed two SUVs in a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb in the Tameem area in southwest Ramadi city. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

 

Hit/Haditha

Iraqi Army brigades 38, 39, and 41 destroyed 11 IEDs in a joint operation in its sector, while 38th brigade destroyed 24 IEDs and 2 Daesh tunnels in Hay Al-Bakr west of Hit city. [MoD Website]

 

Major General Qasim Al-Mohammadi, the commander of Al-Jazeera Operations, says Coalition warplanes killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 guesthouses, as well as tunnels and large explosive caches, in the Sagra area south of Haditha.   [Mada]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A JOC source said on Sunday the IAF attacked 15 Daesh targets near Rutba, Akashat, Al-Qa’im and Anah, killing or wounding more than 70 terrorists and destroying foreign terrorists guesthouses, vehicle bomb factories and explosives storehouses. [Mada]

 

MOD says 1st Army division destroyed 15 IEDs and several Daesh vehicles in Akashat on the Syrian border in Al-Qa’im District. [MoD Website]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says his troops destroyed 20 IEDs on the road between Rutba and Akashat in addition to a Daesh shooting range. He also says Iraqi forces are conducting daily military operations in west Anbar near Rawa, Anah, and Al-Qa’im. He says Iraqi forces are waiting for the Military Command to start the liberation operations of west Anbar. [Mada]

 

Daesh said on Sunday that three children, a woman, and a man were killed and eight children and four women wounded in an “American” airstrike on two houses in the Akashat area. [A3maq]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Total returnees to various Salahuddin districts amounted to 117,227 families, all readmitted after passing security checks. [MoD Website]

 

Shirqat

MOD says emergency units of Salahuddin Operations Command destroyed a Daesh motorcycle and killed 3 terrorists in Sdaira village on the left side of Shirqat. Engineering units used hand grenades in Tilul Al-Baj to destroy several tunnels and explosives caches. A special search unit in Shirqat destroyed 51 IEDs. [MoD Website]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed four PMF fighters in Suwaidan and Imam Gharbi villages, north of Shirqat, and near Makhoul Mountain. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi Army positions in Shirqat with 4 mortars and 2 locally made rockets. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh issued a video on Saturday of destroying a PMG Humvee near the Khanuqa village. [A3maq]

 

Tikrit

MOD says a booby-trapped house in the Mo’skarat area was safely cleared wile two IEDs were defused safely in the Tajneed area in Tikrit.  [MoD Website]

 

Samarra

The Samarra Operations commander says his troops, supported by PMF units and citizens, are conducting a major security operation looking for wanted terrorists. He says 12 terrorists were arrested in different areas in Samarra so far. [Mada]

 

Southern Salahuddin

A wide-scale attack by army, police, and PMF units in Mtaibija and Himrin killed 27 terrorists and defused one car bomb and several IEDs, during the past 72 hours.  [Ghad]

 

DIYALA

Baquba/southeast Diyala

A Diyala Police source says a joint security force captured in Baquba a Daesh terrorist who fled the battles in Mosul. The terrorist had been responsible for several murders in Diyala before he left for Mosul. [Mada]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

A security source says a Peshmerga fighter and a member of the Presidential Guards were kidnapped on the road between Kifri and Baghdad. [Mada]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A source in the Immigration ministry says a fire in Laylan refugee camp killed a man and four of his sons, while wounding his wife and another son. The fire was attributed to negligence.  [Mada]

 

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch describe the displacement of Arab people from parts of Kirkuk as “war crimes.” [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

The MoD says Coalition planes killed more than 40 Daesh terrorists and destroyed several vehicles, including vehicle bombs, in addition to defensive positions in Tel Keif District on Sunday. It also says Coalition planes conducted 43 airstrikes on Daesh in Ninewa on Monday. [PUKMedia]

 

The UN says 54,000 people from Mosul have now been displaced since the start of the Ninewa liberation. [Anadolu]

 

Daesh “Caliph” Awwad Baghdadi is located somewhere west of Mosul between Tal Afar and Baaj districts, the PMF spokesman Ahmad Al-Asadi said. He provided no specific evidence. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh media in Mosul have begun promoting the idea of a “Dabiq of Mosul,” having lost the Syrian city of Dabiq to opposition fighters last month, a local source said. Daesh has referred to Dabiq as the site of a future last-stand battle between its fighters and anti-Daesh forces but has begun to paint the battle for Mosul with the same apocalyptic importance, the source said. The media is especially targeting the Western half of the city, while Daesh is already accusing the eastern half, where it has lost numerous neighborhoods to advancing Iraqi troops, of betrayal. [SotAlIraq]

 

As many as 700,000 people could need shelter and humanitarian relief before the end of the Mosul operation, according to IPA. The Norwegian Refugee Council has stated that “tens of thousands” of displaced Iraqis already lack water, food, electricity, and health services in areas captured by the Iraqi Joint Forces. [IPA]

 

Ninewa MP Ahmad Al-Jubouri has called on the Iraqi central government and the KRG to take a position against the political personalities who he says “paved the way” for Daesh in Mosul, specifically naming former Ninewa Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi and Ninewa politician Khamis Al-Khanjar. [ROJ]

 

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

The Joint Operations Command (JOC) announced that the areas of Qadisiya 2, Al-Arbajiya, and Karkukli in east Mosul have been completely cleared. [Buratha]

Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) troops repelled a Daesh attack in the Qadisiya neighborhood, killing 26 would-be suicide bombers, according to the CTS commander. [Ghad]

 

Daesh launched haphazard shelling on Qadisiya neighborhood after losing control of it, killing “tens” of civilians including women and children

Another report citing a security source said Iraqi troops killed three suicide attackers in eastern Mosul on Monday. [BasNews]

Daesh issued a video on Saturday of its terrorists in Qadisiya Thaniya, in east Mosul. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh doesn’t want to acknowledge it is losing areas in Mosul, however, the names of the areas where the battles are occurring are changing every day, a clear sign that Iraqi forces are advancing. Daesh just forgets to mention this fact. 

 

An Iraqi Ninth Armored Division soldier shot down a Daesh surveillance drone in the Intisar neighborhood in eastern Mosul on Monday, a security source said. [Mada]

Daesh says its snipers killed three Iraqi soldiers near Hay Al-Intisar, in east Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces Abrams tank near Hay Al-Shaymaa, in east Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces near Sheherazad village with two Grads and a locally made rocket. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh issued a video of a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb near Hay Al-Zahra. The video shows the vehicle moving then disappearing, and then there is the sound of an explosion. [A3maq]

 

A source close to Daesh says 40 American soldiers clashed directly with Daesh in the Kokjali area on November 2nd. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles in east Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Military developments within Mosul

The “Al-Nujaba” Shia PMF announced that its intelligence operation determined that most Daesh vehicle bombs originate from workshops in western Mosul. [Ghad]

 

Sumaria TV’s live feed from eastern Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

Conditions in Mosul
Daesh publishes photos of its “agricultural activities” in Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Shura/Hammam Alil

A member of the Ninewa Provincial Council says the IFP and Iraqi Army 9th division liberated Albu Saif village near Mosul city and are now 3 km (2 miles) away from Mosul International Airport. [Sumaria]

 

The IFP commander Raed Shakir Jawdat convenes with south Mosul tribal sheikhs to agree on procedures to hold ground in liberated areas. [Buratha]

 

Daesh issued a video on Saturday of damaging an Iraqi Army Abrams tank “on the outskirts of” Al-Arij village, near Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

 

IAA attack copters killed 20 Daesh fighters and destroyed two guesthouses and several vehicles in the Atasa area near Adaya junction, near the Tal Afar border, the IWMC announced. [Waradana] [Buratha]

 

PMF troops captured the village of Tal Rakrak, just south of Adaya, the IWMC announced. [Mada] [Baghdadia]

 

PMFs also captured the nearby village of Tal Sirwal, southwest of Tal Rakrak closer to the Tal Afar border, after heavy fighting, freeing 300 families who were being held by Daesh, the IWMC announced. Two vehicle bombs were also reportedly destroyed. [Waradana] [PressIraq]

 

A bit further south, PMF fighters captured the village of Upper Um Hijara, killing a “group” of Daesh fighters in the operation, PMF media announced. The PMFs also killed a Daesh sniper in the “heavy fighting,” according to PMF media. [Ghad][Sumaria]

 

PMFs have launched the “third phase” of their campaign west of Mosul, according to PMF spokesman Ahmad Al-Asadi, who called for Ninewa residents to support the PMF operations. Tal Afar’s airfield is an important objective in the PMF campaign west of Mosul and once captured will be a “launching point” for further operations targeting Tal Afar city, Al-Asadi said. He said PMFs were targeting an area of some 14,000 square km (5,400 square miles), covering Ninewa’s rural Hatra and Baaj subdistricts, and Tal Afar District. [Sumaria] [Roj]

DaeshDaily comment. The PMFs, doing their own reporting, keep referring to Tal Afar as if they are already there. Reality is that they are still working to capture villages in the Mosul subdistrict that extends west of the Hammam Al-Alil and Shura subdistricts and borders Tal Afar District. However, Adaya is fairly close to the southeast border of Tal Afar, as are the three villages noted in today’s story. The PMFs seem to be moving more west than north, suggesting that they will try to approach Tal Afar city from the south. The lack of reports of people leaving captured villages suggests that in this area at least, Iraq is implementing its strategy of limiting the number of IDPs by consolidating its hold on each village before moving on to the next.

 

Qayara

Daesh used mustard gas in attacks on Qayara that wounded seven civilians including a 5-year-old child. [Sumaria]

 

Nineveh Plain

Hamdaniya

The Ninewa Liberation commander said on Sunday Iraqi Army 9th division liberated historic Nimrud. [Mada]

The Iraqi 9th Armored also reportedly captured the village of Mushairifa, killing an unspecified number of Daesh fighters in the operation. [PressIraq]

 

A member of the Ninewa Provincial Council says Iraqi Army units killed 30 Daesh terrorists, including Asians, during the liberation of Al-Abbas village in Nimrud subdistrict. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi Ninth Armored Division troops earlier captured the village of Naifa west of the ancient site of Nimrud, Mosul operations commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Amir Rashid Yarallah announced. [Mada] [Baghdadia]  [Buratha]

 

Daesh’s earlier report said it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee, a BMP armored vehicle, and 4 other vehicles in a suicide attack near the Tal Al-Nimrud area. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it killed more than 25 Iraqi Army members in a suicide attack and fighting in that area. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it destroyed a BMP vehicle and damaged two Humvees and stopped an Iraqi forces attack on the Tal Al-Nimrud area. [A3maq]

 

Displaced people in the Hassan Sham Camp in Al-Khazer say they are facing difficult conditions in the camp. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh says it detonated several IEDs on Iraqi forces in a village southeast of Mosul, killing or wounding several service members and forcing the rest to retreat. [Isdarat]

 

Photos from inside a captured Daesh residence taken by a Swedish photojournalist who is embedded with the Peshmerga. [BasNews]

 

Bashiqa

The Peshmerga have withdrawn from Bashiqa and handed over security responsibilities to Ninewa Police and Kurdish intelligence, a PUK media official said. Government departments are clearing rubble in the area while the Peshmerga remain at the ready if they are needed to redeploy to Bashiqa, the PUK official said. [IPA]

 

However, Hamid Afandi, a local leader of the Peshmerga, says the Peshmerga will not leave Bashiqa after liberating it, saying that the city belongs to the Kurdistan region. [ARA]

The Peshmerga raised the KRG flag on Bashiqa. [Rudaw]

 

Tel Keif

Iraqi Army troops raided the International Trade Zone west of Tel Keif, killing 31 Daesh militants and destroying two vehicle bombs, according to Lt. Gen. Ali Al-Furayji. [SotAlIraq]

 

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces with a vehicle bomb near the International Trade Zone. Daesh says battles erupted after the attack and it killed or wounding several Iraqi service members and destroyed a Humvee. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces near the International Trade with 40 mortars. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes photos of fighting near the International Trade Zone. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on a PMF gathering west of Tel Keif. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed a Humvee and captured another, in addition to weapons and ammunition, west of Tel Keif. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A Yazidi YPG commander says his troops kicked Daesh out of 5 villages west of Sinjar. [SotKurdistan]

 

A KDP official says the Coalition is pushing the PKK to withdraw its fighters from the Sinjar area. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. This is all about placating the Turks and avoiding side issues in the difficult collaboration between the US and Turkey in Syria, where the US needs to rely on the SDF including the YPG but the Turks regard the YPG as part of the PKK.

 

Ahmed Al-Asadi, PMS spokesman, says Tal Afar airport is a strategic target to advance to the center of the district.  [Buratha]

 

On Sunday, Daesh issued a video of attacking Peshmerga positions in Al-Malha village, north of Tal Afar. [A3maq]

 

Daesh initiated a fierce counter attack on the hill of Al-Thawra village in Sinjar. YPG and YPJ units liberated this hill earlier during the campaign to avenge Yazidi women. The liberation campaign started on Nov. 12. [Hawar]

 

KURDISTAN

Thousands of people demonstrated in Suleimaniya demanding their salaries. [ROJ]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Kerbala

The Karbala Provincial Council confirms a suicide attack by 6 terrorists in Ain Al-Tamr district that left eight civilians dead and 5 wounded. Six suicide bombers armed with rifles were killed while trying to reach the district center before detonating themselves. The MOI said total civilian casualties, including wounded, were 12, confirming the death of all attackers.  [Mada] [Mada]

 

Daesh’s version says 5 of its terrorists attacked Ain Al-Tamr and clashed with Iraqi forces “for hours” before blowing themselves up, killing or wounding 60 “Shia” and Army and police members. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of 2 of the suicide terrorists, both from Mosul. [Isdarat]
Daesh says a sixth suicide terrorist conducted a suicide attack with an explosives vest on an Iraqi Army barrier in Ain Al-Tamr, killing eleven service members and wounding others. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

 

Basra

The Basra Police says it captured a man wanted on terrorism charges, in the airport area. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The trial of the suspects in the Daesh suicide bombing at Ankara Station has been adjourned until February 6th next year. [Evrensel]

We thank our friend in Turkey for this report.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A Russian fighter crashed into the Mediterranean after taking off from the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier in front of the Syrian coast. The pilot survived. [ARA]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria (near Ain Eissa (6), Deir Ez-Zor (1), and Albu Kamal (1)). [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Asayesh (security) units of the PYD autonomous administration defused two IEDs placed in a plastic bag in Qamishli. [ARA]

 

Local activists say two Asayesh members were killed when an IED exploded on their vehicle in Hay Al-Nashwa in Hasaka city. Another IED exploded on a car near Tal Abyad, severely wounding the driver.  [BasNews]

 

Three people, two girls from Mosul and a woman from Deir Ez-Zor, have died during the last two weeks on the Syria-Iraq border because of the bad conditions. [Hawar]

 

Raqqa

Refugees from five villages liberated by SDF forces are returning to their villages after the villages were cleared of Daesh war remnants and IEDs. SDF spokeswoman Jihan Al-Haj says 34 villages and 31 farms have been liberated since the start of the operation, which has killed 167 terrorists so far.  Hawar] [Hawar]

 

The SOHR says SDF units stopped a Daesh surprise attack on the Suluk area, killing “tens” of terrorists. It also says the battles are still ongoing. [SotKurdistan]

 

The SDF also says Coalition soldiers, including Brits, are participating “symbolically” in the Raqqa liberation battles. [SotKurdistan]

 

SDF forces found a 4-meter deep and 5-meter long tunnel in a liberated village during the mine/IED clearing campaign in the village. The tunnel was used by Daesh to avoid Coalition air attacks. [Hawar]

 

SDF fighters found camouflage suits made of sheep wool. These were used by Daesh to escape Coalition attacks during their search of Middle Khunaiz village. Similar suits were found earlier in Manbij. [Hawar]

 

Ten SDF fighters were killed in a suicide attack by a bombed motorcycle in Al-Mashahida village south of Ain Eissa. [ARA]

 

Coalition warplanes destroyed the bridge used by Daesh to supply rural areas where SDF forces are advancing. The bridge connecting the Tel Al-Saman and Ba’as areas was brought down without casualties. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it killed more than thirty YPG fighters (“PKK” in Daesh propaganda) in a suicide attack west of Ain Eissa and stopped their advance in the area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes two photos of burning cigarette boxes in Tabaqa. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo City

The Russian Ministry of Defense says that based on lab tests, opposition groups used chlorine in Aleppo. [SyriaNow]

 

As eleven civilians were wounded following attacks by opposition groups using poisonous materials, local population on both sides of Aleppo are worried about the coming “great Aleppo battle” to control the city between the two opposing parties, i.e. government forces and the armed opposition.   [Hawar]

 

Fighting and sniping operations in Aleppo took the lives of at least two civilians, SOHR says. It also said unknown warplanes attacked two villages north of the city. [SyriaHR]

 

Opposition units fighting the government forces in Aleppo formed a military council to coordinate war efforts, says Abu Bashir Maara, the head of the council. [Qasioun]

 

Governmental artillery bombing killed 16 civilians in the neighborhoods of Al-Saliheen, Al-Mashhad, and Al-Sukkari. The Governmental artillery shelling is targeting eastern quarters of Aleppo held by the opposition, and populated by over 300,000 persons. [Qasioun]

 

Local activists say Russian planes destroyed three hospitals west of Aleppo in one day, killing or wounding tens of civilians. [ARA]

 

Jarabulus

The Jarabulus Hospital was closed suddenly by the Turkish Army and a sign was hanged on it saying “Closed by orders from the Turkish wali (governor)”. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting SDF positions in Sheikh Nasser village, west of Ghandoura, with mortars and heavy machine guns. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Al-Bab

Turkish warplanes bombed 15 Daesh targets near the city of Al-Bab, including 10 defensive positions, a command & control center, and weapons caches.   [Sumaria]

 

Turkish backed opposition units closed in on Al-Bab after liberating three more villages north of the city. Battles are continuing around the Hazwan village, which Daesh is trying to defend. Coalition warplanes struck Daesh positions twice, as Turkish artillery kept shelling them. [ARA]

 

Daesh issues a video of a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb on Turkish Army tanks near Hazwan village, northwest of Al-Bab. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says 3 civilians were killed and 27 wounded, including 5 in critical condition, by Turkish tanks shelling on Al-Bab city. [A3maq]

Daesh issued a video on Sunday of the results of a Turkish tank shelling on Al-Bab. [A3maq]

Daesh says Turkish tanks are randomly shelling Al-Bab. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says Turkish Army tanks are also shelling Qabasin town, east of Al-Bab. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles near Al-Bab. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Turkish Army armored vehicle with a missile in Waqah village, west of Al-Bab. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting the tank. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh said on Sunday “American” planes conducted 3 airstrikes on the outskirts of Al-Bab. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes two photos of burning cigarettes boxes in Al-Bab. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Azaz

Battles erupted between two groups with the Free Syrian Army alliance supported by the Turkish military, the Jabhat al-Shamiya and Sultan Murad Brigade, over control of the Al-Salama border crossing near Azaz in Syria. Nineteen wounded Free Syrian Army fighters were brought to Kilis in Turkey for treatment. Two of these are said to have died while being transported in ambulances. [Cumhuriyet]

 

Battle between two other groups of opposition fighters erupted in Azaz city following two explosions in downtown Azaz yesterday that left 58 civilians and 26 Ahrar Al-Sham fighters dead. The group deployed in the city and closed major inlets installing checkpoint and barriers. [Hawar]

 

The Shamiya Front threatened to expel Ahrar Al-Sham fighters from Azaz, due to competition over control of border crossings (a potential revenue source) and for attacking their positions in the city. Some opposition groups accused SDF sleeper cells of conspiring to initiate differences among various opposition groups.  [ARA] [ARA]

 

Afrin

Turkish army is sending more tanks, armored vehicles, and artillery units to the borders of Afrin. Turkish units use medium weapons fire to terrorize the population of the border cities and villages. [Hawar]

 

Total casualties from air attacks on Ghazawiya crossing in Afrin, suspected to be by Russian planes, is nine civilians so far. The figure could get bigger as six others are in hospitals now. [Hawar]

 

Manbij

Daesh publishes photos of targeting SDF positions in Nahliya village, south of Manbij, with mortars and heavy machine guns. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Idlib

An attack by Russian warplanes with 4 missiles destroyed the hospital of Atarib, killing ten hospital workers, and 30 others including some civilians. The hospital was destroyed. [ARA]

 

Russian warplanes attacked Mishmishan village in Idlib, wounding five civilians including children. [Qasioun]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Eleven Daesh vehicles were destroyed and several terrorists killed in airstrikes east of Salmiya. [SyriaNow]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists west of Tadmur Silos. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Hama province. [DawaAlhaq]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh shelled Joura neighborhood in the city, controlled by the government forces, with mortar shells, killing and wounding several civilians. It also attacked the city’s government-held airport with a bomb-rigged car. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in the Albu Kamal desert. [Isdarat]

 

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

SOHR reported battles in Daraa between Syrian Army and Daesh forces, amid shelling and counter shelling. [SyriaHR]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Security units destroyed several ABM hideouts in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid, killing 14 terrorists, in addition to destroying 10 IEDs, 4 vehicles, and a motorcycle. [ElWatan]

 

A security source says a policeman was killed and another wounded by snipers south of Sheikh Zuweid. The source also says a police officer and two policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

Security units killed 2 ABM terrorists who were planting IEDs in Central Sinai on Friday. [VetoGate]

 

ABM terrorists shot and killed two civilians in Arish city on Friday. [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack with a car bomb on an Egyptian Army barrier south of Arish, on Sunday, killing or wounding several soldiers. Daesh says its terrorists clashed with the soldiers after the attack, using light and mid-sized weapons. [A3maq] [DawaAlhaq]

 

Libya

Northeast

The LNA says its troops captured more “important” positions in the Qanfouda and Qawarsha areas, including Daesh positions in Al-Shajar Street. [AfriGate] [Libya24]

 

The LNA Special Forces says one of its soldiers died from wounds he sustained in a land mine explosion in the Qawarsha area two days ago. [Libya24]

 

Central coast

The Misrata Hospital says two GNA fighters were killed and nine wounded in battles in Sirte on Monday. [AfriGate]

 

Medical sources say two GNA soldiers were killed by a Daesh land mine in Sirte Saturday evening. [Wasat]

 

The GNA Military says one of its tanks shelled Daesh sniper positions in the Giza area. It also says it provided a secure road for the civilians who are used by Daesh as human shields. The GNA Military spokesman said his troops can clear Giza in 24 hours but they fear for the safety of the civilians. 667 GNA soldiers have been killed and 3,000 wounded in the Sirte battles, while 1,500 to 2,000 Daesh terrorists have died so far. [Wasat] [AfriGate]

 

Daesh says it killed or wounded ten GNA soldiers in “heavy and continuous” battles in Sirte city. [A3maq]

Later, Daesh says it stopped a GNA attack in the Giza area in Sirte, killing five GNA fighters and wounding twenty-two. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

 

Daesh said on Sunday it destroyed a GNA military vehicle near the Steam Power Station, west of Sirte, killing the soldiers inside. [A3maq]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says between November 6 and November 12, security units captured 6 wanted takfiris and 29 other suspects in different areas of the country. [Tunisien]

 

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says security units found 3 weapons storehouses in different areas in Ben Guerdane within 48 hours. [Wasat]

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says security units captured 3 suspects linked to the third weapons storehouse in Ben Guerdane. [Tunisien]

 

Tunisian security units captured a terrorist in Sidi Bouzid who was calling on people to travel and fight with Daesh in Syria. [Wasat]

 

The Tunisian Ministry of Defense says six soldiers were wounded by a land mine while conducting a search in Kasserine. [AfriGate]

 

Other countries

Sudan

Giacomo Stucchi, a Senator who chairs the parliamentary committee that oversees Italy’s secret services, said Italian intelligence had played a key role in tracking down a Daesh terrorist known as Abu Nassim, a Tunisian national who was until recently reported to be leading a group of Daesh fighters around the port of Sabratha in Libya. Abu Nassim lived in Italy for most of his 20s. He subsequently fought in Afghanistan and Syria before reportedly moving to Libya in 2014.

Tunisia issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with the March 2015 Bardo Museum attack in Tunis, in which gunmen killed 21 tourists and a policeman. [France24]

 

Afghanistan

Daesh says it shot down an “American” helicopter that was supporting an Afghani troops attack in the Murghab area in Ghor. [A3maq]

Later, Daesh says the helicopter belong to the Afghani army. [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed or wounded more than 70 Afghani service members and destroyed 8 armored vehicles and 7 Humvees and captured an SUV and weapons and ammunition. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it killed an Afghani police officer and four other policemen with an IED near the Kabul Base in Jalalabad on Wednesday. [A3maq]

 

Pakistan

Daesh said on Saturday it killed 35 Shia pilgrims and wounded 95 in a suicide attack on a shrine in Baluchistan city. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the suicide terrorist. [Isdarat]

An explosion at a remote Sufi Muslim shrine in the Pakistani region of Baluchistan has killed 52 people and injured more than a hundred, officials say. Emergency services struggled to reach the Shah Noorani shrine in Kuzdar. [BBC]

DaeshDaily comment. The shrine is actually a Sunni shrine, but Daesh needs to tell its bloodthirsty followers and donors it is killing Shia. In any case, within Wahhabism, all shrines should be destroyed and all people who visit them are infidels.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Daesh fanboys issue instruction about how to modify Daesh videos in order not to be deleted. Some of the instructions including removing Daesh logos, changing video length, changing video titles, etc. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

Videos of the Day

Iraq

Iraqi forces checking the names of displaced people returning to their houses in Ramadi [Yalla]

 

Women from Ninewa talking about Daesh biters. Daesh has used women to bite other women who don’t follow the Daesh dress code. Daesh also used biters made of iron. [Al-Aan]

 

A Daesh explosion that targeted displaced people and Iraqi forces in a liberated area in Ninewa. [Sumaria]

 

Iraq’s Golden Division in Hay Al-Qadisiya, in northeast Mosul. [Yalla]

 

A Coalition airstrike destroying a Daesh fighting position outside of Mosul on October 22. [US Embassy]

 

Iraqi forces helping people trapped in the Bartella area. [Yalla]

 

Coalition airstrikes on Daesh in Ninewa [AIN]

 

Syria

Civil defense units saving a child from the rubble of a destroyed building in Khan Sheikhoun [Twitter]

 

A Daesh parked vehicle bomb loaded with 30 tons of explosives destroyed by SDF fighters [Hawar]

 

OTHER DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video about the Mosul battles.  [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh issues an anti-Hamas propaganda video [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video in Kurdish. The video shows messages from Kurdish terrorists asking Kurds to join Daesh. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. This is ironic since Daesh’s media is filled with anti-Kurdish Baathist propaganda.

 

Daesh issues an infographic about its Sunday attacks in Baghdad [A3maq]

 

November 10, 2016

clock-church

Note to our readers:       Daesh Daily will not be published tomorrow, Friday, in deference to the Veterans Day holiday.

 

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq

Al-Abadi raps Amnesty International report alleging abuses by troops against civilians. [..]

Provincial elections to be postponed one year. [..]

East Mosul military operation delayed by large number of civilians trapped by Daesh. [..]

Daesh death toll in Mosul campaign approaching 1,400. [..]

Daesh destroys a Catholic church in Mosul. [..]

Iraqi forces clearing locations in Bashiqa. [..]

Syria

Coalition unleashes 17 airstrikes in Syria. [..]

19 villages captured so far in Raqqa liberation campaign. [..]

Syrian Army gaining ground in East Aleppo. [..]

Turkey-supported opposition groups within three miles of Daesh-held Al-Bab. [..]

Afrin residents stage protest against Turkey’s occupation of city’s border area. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi refuted a Amnesty International report alleging Iraqi forces’ abuses against civilians during the Ninewa liberation operations. He says local residents attacked Daesh terrorists in several areas, and Iraqi forces had nothing to do with that. He says such false reports can create chaos among people and cause them to leave their homes. Amnesty said IFP units killed several Daesh collaborators in areas south of Mosul. The IWMC and IFP also issued statements refuting Amnesty International’s claims. [Anadolu] [Sumaria] [ROJ]

The media advisor of the Iraqi Federal Police (IFP) denied allegations by Amnesty International that IFP troops had been involved in killing civilians in Shura and other areas south of Mosul. [Buratha]

 

Iraqi provincial elections scheduled for 2017 will be postponed for around one year and held with parliamentary elections in 2018, says Saleem Al-Jubouri, CoR Speaker. He says this was the outcome of a meeting among the three presidencies, cabinet, and CoR. He says this will be submitted to the CoR for approval. [ROJ] [Sumaria]

 

Prime Minister Abadi says the Peshmerga will withdraw to their pre-Ninewa operations positions according to an agreement with the KRG. He also praised the cooperation between the Iraqi Army and the Peshmerga. [ARA]

 

The Coalition Command admitted killing 64 civilians in 24 air raids on Iraq and Syria. 13 raids in Iraq left 38 civilians killed while 11 others on Syria killed 26 civilians. Most casualties were in Mosul, Qayara, Raqqa, and Manbij.  [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. This may be an effort to refute a report we covered earlier this week which estimated a much higher civilian death toll from Coalition bombing. One source of the difference could be Daesh personnel counted as civilians.

 

The Coalition says it conducted 11 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, 7 in the Mosul area, 1 near Tal Afar, 1 near Baghdad, and 2 near Rawa. [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Iraqi army 22nd brigade located an explosives cache and a Daesh guesthouse containing light weapons in a search operation in Al-Tabi area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Obeidi. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

An MOI source says two civilians were killed and nine others wounded by an IED planted near a busy  market in Abu Dsheer. [Mada]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

An MoI source says a Council of Ministers employee was killed and his friend wounded when a sticky IED exploded under their car in Mansour. [Mada]

An MOI source says a money-exchange shop owner was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car exploded in Nafaq Al-Shurta neighborhood. [Mada]

A security unit discovered an explosives cache in Abbas Al-Ersan. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:     6     (Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents:                                3

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Daesh says it killed one Tribal PMF fighter with an IED in the Albu Alwan area, west of Falluja, on Wednesday. [A3maq]

A source in Anbar police says two Tribal PMF fighters were killed and a passer-by wounded while trying to defuse an IED in Albu Alwan. [Mada]

 

Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi Army 8th brigade destroyed 32 IEDs found in the Al-Hassi and Al-Nassaf areas west of Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi army 10th division located two large explosives caches in the Albu Ali Al-Jassem area east of Falluja.  [Sumaria]

 

The BOC says that Iraqi Army 24th brigade located a weapons and explosives cache in Halabsa, southwest of Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Ramadi

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Iraqi Army vehicle on the road between the Kilo 5 and Kilo 7 areas, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [Isdarat]

 

Anbar Operations command says its units safely detonated two IEDs located in the Albu Risha area. [Sumaria]

 

A hideout for explosives and rockets was found in Albu Assaf by the Iraqi Army 95th brigade. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

Col. Nadhum Al-Jughaifi, Haditha Tribal PMF intelligence officer, says Daesh sent units from Raqqa to arrest two of their leaders in Anah and Rawa on charges of facilitating the escape of Daesh fighters from Iraq and Syria. Mohammed Halim Al-Ani (Abu Usama) from Anah and Bilal Ziyad (Abu Yezid) from Rawa were duly arrested and transferred to Raqqa. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh issues a video of an attack on an Iraqi Army military position in the Kilo 160 area east of Rutba. [A3maq]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in Shirqat city in two areas north of Shirqat with 20 mortar shells. [Isdarat]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi Army positions in areas north and west of Baiji with 21 mortar shells. [Isdarat]

 

Samarra

Daesh publishes a photo of a suicide terrorist from Mosul who conducted an attack on a Shia gathering near the Samarra shrines. [Isdarat]

 

DIYALA

Baquba/southeast Diyala

Local sources in Baquba say unknown gunmen shot dead the owner of an internet café in Al-Saba’ village northeast of Baquba.  [Sumaria]

 

Khalis

A security source in Diyala says two mortar shells hit a farm in Khalis, killing a farmer. [Maalomah]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

Daesh publishes photos of targeting PMF positions in Qara Tapa with mortars. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

Daesh publishes two photos of setting a factory on fire in the Balad Ruz area. Daesh claims the factory belongs to “PMF members”. [Isdarat]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A Kirkuk Police source says a joint security force captured 31 suspects who helped Daesh terrorists in the attack on Kirkuk, in the Tariq Company area. [Baghdadia]

 

Hawija

A security source says Daesh executed eight people by crushing them under a bulldozer at an airfield near Hawija, after accusing them of communicating with security forces. [Sumaria]

 

A man whose farm was taken away by Daesh to use as a prison, helped to release 32 prisoners held by Daesh after breaking their locks. Daesh initiated a search campaign with orders to execute any of the escapees found. Daesh also executed 14 young men from Shemit village in Al-Zab subdistrict on charges of writing anti-Daesh slogans on the city’s walls, local sources say.  [Mada]

 

Jabbar Al-Maamouri, a PMF commander, says masked men killed the guards of a Daesh prison and released three men held by Daesh on charges of cooperation with PMF and security forces. [Sumaria]

 

Armed men shot dead a Daesh commander of Tunisian nationality in the middle of Hawija, a security source says. [Maalomah]

 

Southwest

A security source says one Peshmerga fighter was killed by a Daesh sniper near Atshana village, in Daquq. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

The Iraqi Ministry of Health denied media reports about deaths among Ninewa displaced families in camps because of lack of health services. [Rudaw]

 

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

The Counter Terrorism Service commander says there is a delay in the Mosul liberation because of the huge numbers of civilians trapped by Daesh. He says Iraqi forces will use new military tactics.

He also says Daesh has used 150 vehicle bombs in east Mosul so far. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi troops have surrounded the Qadisiya neighborhood in northeast Mosul, according to the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) spokesman. Troops are now clearing IEDs from the Al-Zahra neighborhood, the spokesman also said. [BasNews]

 

Iraqi troops killed 12 Daesh militants in the Intisar neighborhood in southeast Mosul as well as destroying three vehicle bombs. [Baghdadia]

Iraqi 9th Armored Division troops killed the Daesh member in charge of its “War Agency” in the Intisar area, the IWMC announced. [Mada]

Iraqi troops continued raiding operations in Intisar, Judaidat Al-Mufti, and Al-Shaymaa neighborhoods, the IWMC announced. [Waradana]

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi Army units “on the outskirts” of Intisar, destroying a house used by the Iraqi forces as headquarters, and killing everyone inside, in addition to destroying a BMP armored vehicle. Daesh says battles erupted after the attack and Iraqi forces retreated. [Isdarat]

 

Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) troops destroyed three vehicle bombs and two motorcycle bombs that were targeting Iraqi troops in the Al-Karama neighborhood in eastern Mosul, a security source said. [Mada]

 

Clearing operations are continuing in captured areas north (Iraqi Army) and west (PMFs) of Mosul, the IWMC announced. [Waradana]

 

Daesh says two of its suicide terrorists (a Saudi and an Iraqi from Mosul) attacked Iraqi forces with vehicle bombs “on the outskirts of” Al-Samah in east Mosul, killing thirty service members and wounding others, and destroying a bulldozer and six Humvees, and damaging two more Humvees. Daesh says it attacked the remaining Iraqi forces and forced them to flee. Daesh says “American” planes mistakenly targeted a house where Iraqi service members were barricading after the two suicide attacks. [Isdarat] [A3maq]

 

A video shows the Iraqi 9th Armored Division operating in eastern Mosul. [MoD Website]

 

Daesh issues photos of battles in east Mosul. The photos also show planes and drones in the sky. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes a photo of a suicide terrorist from Mosul who conducted an attack near Kokjali. [Isdarat]

 

Military developments within Mosul

1,363 Daesh members have been killed since the launch of the Mosul operation, according to a Coalition announcement. [IPA]

 

“Ninety percent” of residents in eastern Mosul have remained in their homes, according to Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Saidi who commands the CTS. [IPA]

 

Daesh issued a video in Mosul of the execution of “tens” of Daesh members who allegedly attempted a “coup” against Daesh’s “caliph” Awwad Baghdadi, a local source said. The source also said that Daesh has often made announcements about repelling coup attempts but has never revealed the identity of the alleged plotters. It is not clear from the video if the executions are related to the reported coup attempt by elements of Daesh’s “Islamic Police” last month. [Sumaria]

 

A Daesh member stormed a house in the Al-Jaza’ir area of Mosul and shot dead all six people inside including children and women, after learning that his brother had been killed in fighting with Iraqi Joint Forces in the Aden neighborhood. Daesh reportedly left the bodies in the streets of the neighborhood for several days before transferring them to a mass grave, and mobilized its fighters in the area, fearing that residents would conduct reprisal attacks. [Sumaria]

 

Conditions in Mosul

An MoI Intelligence major says Daesh destroyed the Dominican Fathers church in Mosul, also known as Al-Sa’a (Clock) Church. He says Daesh surrounded the church on Wednesday evening and closed all the roads around it, moving the pews and other furniture out before using giant digging machinery to destroy the church. [Anadolu]

DaeshDaily comment. Hey Daesh, we promise we will build it again.

 

Shura/Hammam Alil

Rapid Intervention troops repelled a Daesh attack on the village of Al-Arij near Hammam Al-Alil, according to Rudaw’s correspondent. Daesh attackers attempted to take control of the cement plant in the village (video). [Rudaw]

 

Another mass grave of Daesh’s victims has been discovered in Hammam Al-Alil subdistrict, this one containing the remains of around 400 people. [Rudaw]

 

The IFP destroyed a Daesh workshop for making vehicle bombs, according to General Ra’ed Shakir Jawdat, Commander of the IFP. [Waradana]

 

PMFs killed a group of Daesh fighters, including one would-be suicide bomber, who were dressed as IFP members (photos). [Ghad]

 

The Ashura Brigade PMF engineering unit defused three IEDs on the Baghdad-Mosul Road, PMF media announced. [Forat]

 

The “Babylon Brigades,” a Christian Iraqi PMF faction that has generally worked with Shia PMFs, is helping to storm trenches and surround villages southwest of Mosul, in preparation for raiding and clearing operations, a PR statement issued by the group said. [Maalomah]

 

Nineveh Plain

Bashiqa

Daesh terrorists are still hiding in tunnels in Bashiqa, four days after the city was liberated. [Rudaw]

 

Peshmerga fighters killed 15 Daesh members who had been hiding in Bashiqa since the Peshmerga captured the city and who attempted to flee the area overnight, a security source said. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh launched mortars “haphazardly” on the village of Bawiza which was recently recaptured by Iraqi Joint Forces, according to local sources. Iraqi Army artillery units “crazily” returned the heavy shelling, targeting the sources of the Daesh shelling in Daesh-held Qadisiya 2 in east Mosul, the sources said. Eleven civilians were killed in the exchange of fire, most in Qadisiya 2, a local source said. [ARA]

 

Iraqi troops reportedly cleared the Najmawi oilfield of IEDs and sniper nests near Bawiza, inflicting “great losses” on Daesh. [PressIraq]

 

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army Abrams tank “on the outskirts” of Bawiza. Daesh also says its snipers killed three PMF fighters and wounded others near Bawiza. [Isdarat] [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of damaging an Iraqi Abrams tank with a missile near Bawiza. [A3maq]

 

Hamdaniya

Iraqi Army troops and Tribal Mobilization fighters captured the villages of Abbas Al-Rajab and Numaniya, north of the Great Zab River, the commander of the Mosul operation said. These developments come amid an Iraqi effort to advance toward the famous historical Assyrian site of Nimrud, which Daesh vandalized during its control over Ninewa. [Mada] [Mada] [ARA] [Waradana]

 

Tel Keif

Iraqi Army troops destroyed two vehicle bombs and killed two snipers who were hiding in trees in the Mosul Falls area, a security source said. [Mada]

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of a PMF fighter being targeted by a Daesh sniper near Tel Keif. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it targeted a PMF gathering between the Farms and Qara Kharab areas with 4 SPG9 rockets. [Isdarat]

 

South (Baaj, Hatra)

The IFP captured two villages (Um Al-Quroun, Al-Tayish) in Hatra district, an IFP officer said. [BasNews]

Daesh issues a video of targeting a PMF armored vehicle with a missile in Um Al-Quroun village, north of Hatra. [A3maq]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Dhi Qar

SWAT units in Nasiriya are looking for seven terrorists smuggled in a water tanker and reported to have mingled among pilgrims who will visit Kerbala in the coming days. Identity and K9 checkups and searches are underway, a security source says. [Baghdadia]

 

Kerbala

The Kerbala Police chief says two men wanted on terrorism charges were captured at a checkpoint east of the city. [Mada]

 

Muthanna

Muthanna Police are deploying SWAT and emergency forces on the border with Saudi Arabia. The police say the need to monitor and control desert roads is essential to prohibiting the movement of terrorists across these borders. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkish authorities arrested over 10 persons on charges they had contacts with Daesh in the cities of Sivas and Duzce in northern Turkey. Three arrestees are of foreign nationalities. [Dorar]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition, said that dialogue is ongoing with both Turkey and the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) on the liberation of Raqqa. He acknowledged US support for SDF in its quest towards Raqqa, but said that the details on the roles of various parties in the Raqqa liberation are not specified yet. [ARA]

 

Raqqa Revolutionaries Brigade withdrew from the SDF campaign to liberate Raqqa due to leadership issues. The brigade, formed mostly of Arabs, said that initial agreement was that they, not the YPG, would lead the campaign and enter Raqqa. [Dorar]

 

The Department of State has amended the designation of Nusra Front as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by adding its new alias, Jabhat Fath Al-Sham. [State]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 17 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, and the majority of the strikes near Ain Eissa (13) in support of SDF units in the Raqqa liberation campaign, plus Raqqa (3) and Albu Kamal (1) [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

A local source says internal battles erupted between Daesh Saudi and Caucasus fighters in Markada in southwest Hasaka for unknown reasons. It took the intervention of top leaders to stop the fighting. [ARA]

 

According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Ali Botan, also known as Haji Korhan, the YPG Special Forces commander, was shot dead on the Qahtaniya-Qamishli road, identity of the assassins unknown. [Dorar]

The YPG Commander refuted this report, saying that it is part of the Turkish propaganda war against the YPG. [ARA]

 

A heliport for US helicopters is being set up by US forces near Abdul Aziz Mountain west of Hasaka, in an area controlled by the YPG. Kurdish fighters are protecting the location, and Hummer vehicles are often seen entering the area. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on an SDF (“PKK”) position near Makman village, west of Shaddadi, killing eight fighters and destroying two vehicles. [A3maq] [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack. [Isdarat]

 

Raqqa

SOHR says that 19 villages have been captured so far in the Raqqa liberation campaign. SDF forces advancing towards Raqqa liberated the villages of Hurriya southwest of Ain Essa and Hayes in the Suluk area, and the strategic Shahin Hills above the Balikh River and another two villages, while battles with Daesh are continuing around Hesha village. Al-Woroud village, south of Qantara, was also liberated. Talal Selo, SDF spokesman, said new groups have joined the SDF-led campaign.  Hawar]  [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar] [ARA] [SyriaHR]

 

A young man working in the hisbah department of Daesh killed his boss after orders by the latter to arrest a woman from his tribe. He fled the area of Hamarat where the incident took place in fear of Daesh retaliation. [ARA]

 

Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, spokeswoman of the SDF, pleaded for international humanitarian support for the refugees of war-affected areas between SDF and Daesh. She says there is not even a single refugee camp in the area. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of a market in the Maadan area in Raqqa. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

A report describing day-by-day battle of the so called “Great Battle for Aleppo” states that the opposition has failed to move Syrian government forces even a meter back, and has failed to lift the siege of the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo. The battle has passed its eleventh day without real opposition progress, and with some ground lost to the governmental forces. 21 opposition groups are involved in the fighting. Hundreds of fighters from both sides, and 149 civilians, were killed by the fighting. Syrian Army units recovered the areas of 3000 Apartments, 1070 Apartments, Hikma School, and Telat Mu’ta. Syrian warplanes attacked the villages of Rashideen and Mansoura west of Aleppo.[Hawar] [Qasioun]

 

Two civilians were wounded by sniper fire from Bustan Al-Basha east of Aleppo on the Sheikh Maqsoud area. Both were hospitalized. Battles also continued in the Al-Asad suburb, Qasimiya, and Salloum.  [Hawar]  [SyriaHR]

 

Russia estimates the number of Nusra Front fighters in east Aleppo at 6,000. [SyriaNow]

 

Russia says its cease-fire in Aleppo will continue as long as opposition forces do the same. The Russian Foreign Ministry says that it will still oversee cease-fire arrangements for humanitarian reasons. Russia also said that no air raid by other Russian or Syrian forces took place since Oct. 18. [Dorar] [SyriaNow]

 

Idlib

Russian warplanes bombed the military airport of Taftenaz, 11 miles northeast of Idlib city with cluster bombs, causing several casualties among opposition fighters and civilians alike. The planes also bombed Saraqib without reporting any casualties. [ARA]

 

Jarabulus

The head of Gaziantep municipality in Turkey, Fatima Shahin, says 30,000 Syrian citizens have returned to Jarabulus since Daesh was expelled from there. She added that over 10,000 returned from Turkey, saying that her municipality provides logistical support to the Syrian city. [EnabBaladi]

 

Al-Bab

Turkey-supported opposition forces are 5 km (3 miles) away from Al-Bab city, after recovering several villages from Daesh captivity. They are advancing from the northeast and the northwest.  Opposition forces recovered the village of Shadar north of Al-Bab after destroying a car bomb and engaging in fierce fighting with Daesh terrorists. The opposition forces have liberated 11 villages so far. [BasNews] [Qasioun] [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh issues a video of smoke allegedly resulting from a suicide attack on opposition groups in Shadar village, east of Al-Ra’i. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it targeted opposition groups near Al-Hadath and Sosanbat villages north of Al-Bab, killing 20 fighters. Daesh also says it detonated 10 IEDs on opposition fighters as they “were trying to break into” Al-Hadath village, killing or wounding several of them. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with Turkey-backed opposition groups north of Aleppo. [DawaAlhaq] [DawaAlhaq]

 

Azaz

Daesh says it killed four opposition fighters who attacked their defense perimeter in Numan village, east of Al-Ra’i. [A3maq]

 

Afrin

Thirty Turkish artillery shells hit Sanara village in Afrin without confirmed reports of casualties. The bombing is continuing from the Turkish side of the borders. [PUKMedia] [Hawar]

A young woman was killed and many other civilians were wounded by Turkish shelling on Marwaniya village. The Turkish Army targeted Afrin with more than 50 shells. [BasNews]

 

Thousands of Afrin residents carrying olive branches are heading to Shadia Plain in Rajo subdistrict to protest and organize a sit-in against Turkish occupation of parts of Afrin. The Turks have moved around 100 m into Syrian territory in that area. Clashes with the Turks have left over 8 sit-in participants wounded so far. [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

Manbij

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked an SDF position between Al-Qadr and Tal Hudhan villages, south of Manbij, with an explosives vest, followed by a group of terrorists who killed the remaining fighters. Daesh says its terrorists detonated IEDs between the two villages and in the nearby Al-Mashi village, destroying two cars and a motorcycle. Daesh says at least twenty SDF fighters were killed by the attack and the IEDs. [A3maq]

 

Other Northwest Syria

A man who was previously arrested by the SDF for 4 months north of Kobane claims that he was interrogated by an American investigator, in addition to the Kurdish investigators. The man, who was accused of being a Daesh member, also claims that the manager of the prison was an Iraqi. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A large Daesh force moved into Jab Al-Jarrah village east of Homs under a heavy mortar and artillery fire, and engaged in heavy fighting with governmental forces. However, the advance was repelled after intensive intervention of Syrian warplanes, which also attacked Rusten. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank in Maksar Al-Hisan village in Jab Al-Jarrah subdistrict. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of targeting the tank. [A3maq]

 

The Syrian Air Force attacked areas in Al-Lataminah village in Hama, with no casualty report so far. [SyriaHR]

 

An ambush by governmental forces in Salmiya confiscated a shipment of weapons and explosives aimed for Daesh. [SyriaNow]

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of its terrorists on the road between Ithariya and Salmiya. [DawaAlhaq]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The Syrian government formed Al-Jazeera and Euphrates Mobilization forces to recover Deir Ez-Zor from Daesh. [EnabBaladi]

 

The SOHR says battles between governmental forces and Daesh continued around Jabal Al-Tharda near Deir Ez-Zor amid mutual artillery shelling. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh issues a video of shelling Syrian Army position in Hay Al-Haweiqa, in Deir Ez-Zor city. [A3maq]

 

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

Russian warplanes attacked the cities of Douma and Saqba in Rif Damashq, killing 11 civilians including 4 children. The 10 airstrikes left considerable damage. The Russians bombed Harasta as well, while Syrian helicopters attacked Khan Al-Sheikh. Battles between government and opposition forces continued in Mahmudiya.  [Qasioun]

 

A government airstrike on Nasib crossing between Syria and Jordan left ten civilians, including children, dead. [Qasioun]

 

Syrian TV says a terror attack on Hader village in Quneitra left nine civilian casualties. [SyriaNow]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Three policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol south of Rafah. [VetoGate]

One policeman was killed and another wounded when a second IED exploded while security forces were raiding terrorist-infested areas south of Rafah. [VetoGate]

 

A 48-year-old civilian was killed when armed men shot him as he was driving his horse-drawn carriage south of Arish. [VetoGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say a woman was killed when a shell hit her house in the Tawila area in Sheikh Zuweid. An Arish hospital source says two children were severely wounded when a random shell hit their house in Ma’amiya village south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan] [ElWatan]

According to Daesh sources, the shells that kill or wound civilians in North Sinai are shot by the Egyptian Army. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Eyewitnesses say a security forces sniper shot and killed an armed man riding a motorcycle near Mukata’a village south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Egyptian service member near Lahfan village south of Arish. Daesh also says it targeted an Egyptian Army minesweeper with an IED south of Hay Al-Safa in Arish city. [Isdarat]

 

Libya

Central coast

AFRICOM says it conducted 9 airstrikes on Daesh in Sirte on Wednesday evening, raising the total number of airstrikes to 368. [AfriGate]

 

A GNA military source says GNA troops killed 5 Daesh snipers in the Giza area. The source also says the GNA military captured more buildings in Giza. [Wasat]

 

The GNA Military Spokesman refuted military reports about his troops withdrawing from Hay Al-Manara in Sirte. He says Daesh terrorists are trapped in small areas in Giza, but the GNA military is staying put because of the civilians who are trapped there. [Wasat]

 

A GNA military source says a Daesh Libyan leader and another Libyan terrorist were killed in Giza. [Libya24]

 

A Misrata Hospital source says one GNA soldier was killed and three wounded in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a GNA military vehicle on the Airport 17 road, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [A3maq]

 

Other countries

Yemen

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Houthi positions on Al-Alib Mountain in the Qifa area, in Bayda, with mortars. [Isdarat]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Abdullah Al-Muhaisini, the Saudi “cleric” of Al-Qaeda groups in Syria says the election of Donald Trump is “a step toward a victory for Sunnis” because the United States policy of supporting the Shia will become public after being a secret up to now. He says the Sunnis will win if they realize that the United States is with the Shia. He mentioned a video where the Shia cleric appeared in a Trump campaign rally in Detroit during the elections. [Twitter]

DaeshDaily comment. We are totally convinced that the first thing in the minds of the tens of millions of American voters who participated in the elections was the Sunni-Shia conflict. This bit of sectarian propaganda doesn’t go far from the claim of a former Sunni Iraqi who said that President Obama is supporting the Shia because Obama is himself a Shi’i.

 

Videos of the Day

Iraq

A video of the Golden Division commander, General Fadhil Barwari, having fun with people in Hay Al-Zahra, in east Mosul. [Yalla]

 

A video of Counter Terrorism fighters in battles with Daesh in Hay Al-Samah in east Mosul [Yalla]

 

A video of Iraqi forces securing families from east Mosul [Afaq]

 

A video of Iraqi soldiers saving cattle in villages near Mosul from Daesh IEDs [Sumaria]

 

A video of Iraqi Army 9th division destroying a Daesh vehicle bomb from a close range near Mosul [MoD]

 

A video of Iraqi forces destroying Daesh vehicle bombs in Ninewa [MoD]

 

A video of a Daesh prison found by Iraqi forces in Hammam Al-Alil. The prison was also used by a Daesh emir as a trade center for enslaved Yazidi girls. [Iraqia]

 

Syria

A video of a charging Daesh vehicle bomb damaged by heavy fire from opposition fighters east of Aleppo. Somehow, the suicide terrorist managed to leave the vehicle and run away. [YouTube]

 

A video of SDF battles in the Ain Eissa area [Hawar]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh publishes a new issue of its Naba magazine. In this issue, Daesh publishes an infographic about its operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan during the last lunar year. It says it conducted 100 operations that killed or wounded 1,033 people, including 317 Shia, 279 Afghani government members, 220 “murtads” and others. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh publishes an infographic about building 16 mosques in Raqqa city and surrounding areas. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of public execution, crucifixions, and cutting, in the Ninewa and Shirqat areas. A lot of the attendance were children, as usual. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. This seems to be a “hook” for the Wahhabis who want to join Daesh. Daesh is the “state” that implements its own sharia law. Daesh media messages recently are focusing on the propaganda that says the whole world is against Daesh because it is the only real representation of Islam. In reality, these publications are designed to attract psychopaths and sociopaths who want to see such acts of barbarism.

November 9, 2016

Laqta Village (Hawar)

Laqta Village (Hawar)

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq

Returnees in Salahuddin now up to 114,000 families. [..]

Fatal kidnapping incidents roil Diyala. [..]

Daesh floats rumor that Baghdadi may replace himself. [..]

Civilian exodus from Mosul reaches 40,000. [..]

CTS troops making progress in East Mosul against heavy opposition. [..]

Daesh executes 160 more civilians in Mosul. [..]

Syria

SDF continues advance toward Raqqa. [..]

Syria group alleges Coalition bombing killed 23 villagers. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

President Masoum, Prime Minister Abadi, Speaker Jubouri, KRG President Masoud Barzani, and other senior Iraqi officials congratulate Donald Trump on winning the US presidential election. [ROJ] [Mada] [ROJ] [Rudaw]

 

The MoD says the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, the US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, and General Stephen Townsend, the Coalition Commander, met with the Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Othman Al-Ghanimi, in his office in Baghdad. General Ghanimi congratulated the US for electing a new president, and General Dunford said that the US will continue its support for Iraq in the war against Daesh. [SotKurdistan]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 6 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, 3 in the Mosul area, 1 near Tal Afar, 2 in Rawa. [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Kadhimiya, etc.)

An MOI source says unidentified gunmen shot dead a medical supply company representative in Hurriya.  [Mada]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MOI source says one soldier was killed and four wounded by a roadside IED in Taji. [Mada]

The Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) says a Coalition airstrike killed three Daesh terrorist leaders in Tarmiya, who were targeted based on precise intelligence. [Ghad]

A local police source says a body of a Sahwa member was found shot in the head and chest in Tarmiya, three hours after being kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. [Maalomah]

The BOC says a bomb-rigged motorcycle went off in Tarmiya without causing any casualties. [Sumaria]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

Daesh says it killed or wounded thirty people with a parked car bomb that targeted a “Shia gathering” in Ameen yesterday. [A3maq]

An MoI source said yesterday that two people were killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a busy restaurant in Ameen.

A police source says the body of a civilian shot to death was found in Sadr City. [Sumaria]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

A local police source says unidentified gunmen using silenced guns killed a civilian in Al-Wihda. [Maalomah]

An MOI source said that a roadside IED in Bawi killed one and wounded two Water Resources Department employees and destroyed their car. [Mada]

BOC says the IFP 3rd brigade captured a pickup truck packed with weapons and ammunition in Zafaraniya, and arrested its driver. [Ghad]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

An MOI source says one civilian was killed and nine wounded by an IED placed in a popular vegetables market in Abu Dsheer. [Mada]

The BOC says that Iraqi Army 2th brigade defused an IED and located an explosives cache in the Kilo 5 area. [Ghad]

The BOC says Iraqi army 55th brigade detected an explosives cache in Suhailat. [Ghad]

The BOC says Iraqi army 42nd brigade detected an explosives cache in Ja’ara. [Ghad]

 

Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

An MOI source says one civilian was killed and eight wounded by an IED placed in a commercial area in Bayaa’. [Mada]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

An MOI source says two civilians were killed and six wounded by an IED placed near a coffee shop in Ghazaliya. [Mada]

The BOC says its Baghdad Operations Reconnaissance unit located an explosives cache in the Al-Ersan area. [Ghad]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   17    (Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents:                                9

 

ANBAR

Falluja

A source in Anbar Operations Command says 5 Daesh terrorists were arrested in Falluja while trying to blend in with families returning to the city. [Maalomah]

 

Ramadi

Daesh says it killed an Iraqi Army officer and three soldiers with a roadside IED between Khaldiya city and the Habbaniya Base. [A3maq]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The Anbar Police Chief says Iraqi forces finished their preparations for the liberation campaign in west Anbar. [Rudaw]

 

A source in the 7th army division says Coalition warplanes destroyed six Daesh targets in Anah and an oil tanker, killing several terrorists as well. [Sumaria]

 

MOD says Iraqi Army 1st division found and destroyed a large explosives cache in Rutba. [MoD Website]

 

SALAHUDDIN

114,387 families have returned to various areas of Salahuddin after finalizing their security check. The families are distributed over Tikrit, Shirqat, Al-Daur, Albu Ajeel, and Albu Touma. [MoD Website]

 

Shirqat

A Salahuddin Operations Command unit destroyed a gun-mounted vehicle in Shirqat, and proceeded to destroy two Daesh tunnels and a vehicle guarding one of them. Army helicopters killed 30 terrorists in Kanuqa while artillery shelled Daesh positions near the area. An Abrams tank intercepted and killed 15 terrorists trying to cross from the left side of Shirqat to attack army units. [MoD Website]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces north and west of Baiji with 19 mortars. [Isdarat]

 

Samarra

Samarra Operations Command announces the arrest of a 7-person terrorist cell east of Samarra, and 9 wanted terrorists in Shalalat area near Balad. [Baghdadia]

 

DIYALA

Baquba/southeast Diyala

Diyala PC announces five incidents of kidnapping civilians in the past two weeks. The Council said that some of these kidnappings ended with the death of the hostage even though ransom was paid. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed three Sahwa fighters and wounded another in Duhailah village in Khan Bani Saad on Tuesday. [Isdarat] [A3maq]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army armored personnel carrier with an IED in the Sinsil area, in Muqdadiya, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [Isdarat]

Security procedures have been tightened in the areas preparing for a Speaker Jubouri visit to attend a tribal reconciliation conference. [Sumaria] [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

Daesh says it killed or wounded several PMF fighters with 2 IEDs in the Ta’es area, in Udhaim subdistrict. [A3maq] [Isdarat]

 

A member of the Diyala Provincial Council says one Tribal PMF fighter was killed and two others wounded by an IED in the Shirween Basin area. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it wounded a PMF commander with an IED in the Hamada area, in Shirween in Mansouriya subdistrict. [Isdarat]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A security source in Kirkuk says Police killed a Daesh assailant hiding in a house Hay Aden in Kirkuk. The man, who tried to attack the police with a hand grenade, was part of the Daesh attack on the city last month. This makes 91 Daesh suicide attackers killed by security troops in Kirkuk since then. [Mada]

 

A Peshmerga official says media reports about Qush Qaya and Qutan villages in Dibis subdistrict, west of Kirkuk, are not true. He says the Peshmerga has information that people from the village helped the Daesh terrorists who attacked Kirkuk. He also says the villages were originally Kurdish and were given to Arabs by Saddam. Sunni CoR members accused the Peshmerga yesterday of burning the Qush Qaya village. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. So what if the villages were originally Kurdish? Did Peshmerga burn down homes in the village or not?

 

Hawija

Uday Al-Khadran, a PMF leader, says Daesh executed three of its own fighters, including a Saudi national, who tried to escape a Daesh detention center in Hawija. The three decided to attempt an escape after they were informed of their selection to perform suicide attacks. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Nothing like having choices. You can either agree to kill yourselves or we will kill you.

 

Southwest

Turkmen PMFs and Peshmerga are digging a 6 km x 2-3 m trench extending from Bashir, passing through Taza and ending in Daquq south of Kirkuk, to prevent Daesh fighters from infiltrating the area, says Ali Al-Husseini, PMF northern sector commander.  [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

Daesh media outlets in Mosul have begun to promote the story that Daesh’s “caliph,” Awwad Baghdadi will choose one of Daesh’s commanders to succeed himself as “caliph,” a local source said. The identity of the supposed successor has not been revealed the source said. The source added that this could indicate that Baghdadi expects to be killed in Mosul at any moment. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: This planted rumor assumes that Baghdadi is in Mosul, as they claimed when he made his “stay and die” speech some days ago. If Baghdadi were still at normal capacity, he would likely have surfaced in Mosul or elsewhere by now, so any transfer of leadership would be an indication that he cannot appear in public anymore and so needs to be replaced by someone who can provide a human face for Daesh’s organization and media messages.

 

The Minister of Displacement and Migration says 40,202 people have left their houses since the start of the Ninewa liberation operations. 2,168 others have returned to their homes. [ROJ] [IPA]

 

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) troops have isolated the areas of Tahrir and Qadisiya near central Mosul, a CTS commander announced. [Etejah]

Unidentified aircraft reportedly killed 16 Daesh members in airstrikes in the Tahrir neighborhood. [PressIraq]

 

CTS troops surrounded Al-Karama, Malayin 3, Shuquq Al-Khadra, Al-Zahra, Karkukli, Aden, and Al-Dhahabi on Wednesday, the Mosul operation commander announced. Later the Al-Zahra, Malayin 3, and Al-Samah neighborhoods of east Mosul were announced to have been cleared of Daesh militants, according to the IWMC. [Ghad] [Waradana]

Daesh issues a video of battles in Hay Al-Zahra. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. The area used to be called Hay Saddam, then Hay Al-Zahra after 2003, and Daesh changed it to Hay Al-Zarqawi.

Daesh says it killed more than 15 Iraqi Army service members, and destroyed 4 Humvees in a suicide attack near Hay Al-Samah. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of one of its Tajik terrorists who conducted a suicide attack in Hay Al-Samah yesterday. [Isdarat]

 

CTS troops repelled a Daesh attack in the Aden neighborhood of eastern Mosul, killing 10 would-be suicide attackers driving vehicle bombs a security source said. The attack came while the CTS troops were performing clearing operations in Aden, the source said, but CTS troops reportedly destroyed the attacking vehicles. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it stopped Iraqi forces attacks near Hay 90 and Hay Aden. [Isdarat]

The CTS reportedly found a Daesh explosives workshop in east Mosul. [Harbi]

 

Coalition planes killed five Daesh militants in the Intisar neighborhood of eastern Mosul, the IWMC announced. [Ghad]

 

A Coalition airstrike targeted a residence in the Al-Askari neighborhood of central Mosul, killing a civilian family of four, a security source said. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says it damaged two Iraqi Army Abrams tanks, a T72 tank, and a Humvee with rockets in east Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh publishes photos of battles in east Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh publishes a photo of an Iraqi terrorist from Mosul who conducted a suicide attack in east Mosul. [Isdarat]

 

Forty percent of Ninewa has been liberated since the launch of the Ninewa operations, the Ninewa GC announced. [Mawazin]

 

A Russian news outlet has reported that the Pentagon has transferred 1,700 elite American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division to Ninewa to potentially participate in the battle for Mosul. [SotAlIraq]

DaeshDaily comment. As reported here, one US paratroop division has rotated in, to replace another that has rotated out. No suggestion was made in that story that it would be moved out of Anbar to play an active role in Ninewa.

 

Other military developments within Mosul

Daesh executed 130 civilians in Mosul and hung their corpses from lamp posts, according to the CoR Committee on Human Rights. [AIN]

 

Daesh executed 30 civilians in central Mosul west of the Tigris by electrocution, on allegations of providing information to the Iraqi governmental agencies, a security source said. Daesh filmed the executions after its “sharia court” handed down the sentences for the 30, who had been held in one of Daesh’s prisons within the city. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh compelled more than 80 families to leave their homes in the Faisaliya area in eastern Mosul, forcing them at gunpoint to travel to western Mosul, presumably for use as human shields, a local source said. [Sumaria]

 

Unidentified assailants killed a Daesh commander in central Mosul’s Al-Dhubat neighborhood, a local source said. The slain Daesh official, known as “Abu Marwa Al-Ghalib” was responsible for Daesh assassinations of Mosul citizens and for “throwing them from the roofs of buildings,” the source added. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh has reportedly separated the Al-Hudaba and Al-Arabi neighborhoods in Mosul with concrete barriers, in a bid to prevent locals from escaping and to obstruct advancing Iraqi Joint Forces. [PressIraq]

 

Iraqi military intelligence units seized a cache of weapons and ammunition, including armor-piercing rockets and mortar shells, in the Sidawa area. [Forat]

 

Iraqi planes have been dropping millions of leaflets over Mosul, the IWMC announced (photo). [Ghad]

 

Conditions in Mosul

Daesh killed an elderly person who had attempted to rescue his grandson from Daesh’s captivity by attacking an armed Daesh troop with a bladed weapon, a local source said. Daesh had earlier sent a raiding party to the family house and taken the former police officer’s grandson into custody, beating the young boy of no more than 14 years and other family members including women, children, and elderly people. The grandfather attacked the Daesh unit wielding a knife and was shot dead on the spot. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh has suddenly deployed “tens” of youths from its “Youths of the Caliphate” (Fityan Al-Khilafa) in the alleyways of Old Mosul, in an apparent effort to suggest that it remains in control over the area, a local source said. [Sumaria]

 

The Ministry of Trade will ensure a supply of food aid for IDPs and for areas of Ninewa liberated from Daesh, the Ministry said in a statement. [Forat]

DaeshDaily comment. Trade manages the “food basket” program which provides regular rations of essential food items to Iraqi families.

 

The Parliamentary Committee on Health has announced a plan to refurbish and re-equip 13 hospitals in Mosul. [PressIraq]

 

The Health Ministry announced that the World Health Organization has sent ambulances and 20 trucks full of medical supplies and equipment to support Ninewa IDPs. [PressIraq]

 

Daesh has reduced the number of required prayers and prayer gatherings because of the war, a local source in Mosul says. It has also been promising the benefits of Paradise to those men who will enroll to fight in its ranks. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh issues another video of “normal life” in Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Shura/Hammam Alil/Mosul subdistrict

On the southern front, the IFP has captured 93 villages, killed 935 Daesh members, and freed over 2000 families from Daesh captivity, while seizing territory measuring 1,846 square km (712 square miles), General Ra’ed Shakir Jawdat, Commander of the IFP announced. [Ghad]

 

The IFP killed 125 Daesh militants on Tuesday and discovered two mass graves in the Hammam Al-Alil area, the IFP Commander announced. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. We assume the mass graves are those we reported yesterday, located at the Mosul College of Agriculture.

 

The IFP found 90 Grad missiles and 195 mortar rounds and 19 Katyusha missiles in a Daesh weapons cache near Hammam Al-Alil, the Commander announced. [Baghdadia]

 

The Interior Ministry has re-opened the civil defense center in Hammam Al-Alil, the ministry spokesman said. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says it conducted suicide attack on a PMF gathering in Tal Al-Zalat village on Tuesday, followed by an attack by its terrorists. Daesh says fifteen PMF fighters were killed or wounded in the attack. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it damaged 2 Iraqi Army Humvees in Al-Arij village west Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it damaged 2 Iraqi Army Humvees near Al-Arij and Al-Qahera villages with SPG9 rockets. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes photos of two of its suicide terrorists, an Iraqi from Mosul and a Tajik, who conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces near Al-Arij village yesterday [reported in yesterday’s edition]. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi forces attack on Al-Adhba village northwest of Hammam Al-Alil. [Isdarat]

DaeshDaily comment. This village is right on the main road toward Mosul and therefore a likely government target.

 

PMF artillery units killed seven Daesh fighters in shelling southwest of Mosul, a security source said. [Maalomah]

 

PMFs killed 22 Daesh members while advancing on the front southwest of Mosul, the IWMC said. [PressIraq]

 

The Abbas Brigade PMF has announced that its fighters are holding their positions southwest of Mosul along an 8 km (5 mile) line as planned. [Buratha]

The Abbas Brigade has also captured three villages, moving toward Tal Afar, the group announced. [Ghad]

 

PMFs are performing clearing operations in areas captured on the southwest front the PMF spokesman said. The “third phase” of PMF operations, in which PMF fighters will head toward “non-liberated areas” on the front, will be launched soon, he said.

PMFs have captured 74 villages and an area of 1400 square km (540 square miles) in the first two phases of the operation, he said. [Forat]

 

Video purports to show Ansar Al-Aqida, a Shia PMF faction, downing a Daesh drone. [Buratha]

 

Nineveh Plain

Daesh publishes photos of battles southeast of Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Bashiqa

Peshmerga fighters with Coalition air support repelled an attack launched by “tens” of Daesh militants who had been concealed in one of Daesh’s many tunnels in the area, killing the assailants on the spot, according to the assistant chief of staff of the KRG’s Peshmerga ministry. [Ghad]

 

Another report refers to Peshmerga fighters killing 17 Daesh fighters who “advanced from areas around Mosul” to Bashiqa subdistrict, according to a security source in Ninewa. Other attacking Daesh fighters reportedly fled the scene of the battle, the source said. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. It is not clear from the reporting if these two reports refer to the same fighting or to different incidents.

 

Daesh says one of its Uzbek suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces with a vehicle bomb in the Bawiza area, killing more than 17 service members and wounding others, and destroying 5 Humvees. It also says battles erupted after the attack, and 2 Iraqi Humvees were damaged. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Tel Keif

Daesh says it destroyed a military vehicle with a mortar shell near Tel Keif. It also says its snipers killed one Iraqi soldier. [Isdarat]

Here Daesh says the snipers killed a PMF fighter near Tel Keif. [Isdarat]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A large explosion was heard in Tal Afar on Wednesday, a security source said. Smoke clouds covered the area of the blast, the source added. [Buratha]

 

KURDISTAN

The Turkish military says its planes targeted 4 PKK positions in the Avashin area, destroying 4 mortars and a heavy machine gun. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

On the third day of the trial of those accused in the 2015 Ankara Station suicide bombing, there was a massive outburst of anger in the courtroom when one of the accused said, “I, as a Muslim …” suggesting that most people in Turkey do not share his view of what constitutes a Muslim. [Cumhuriyet]

We thank our friend in Turkey for this report.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Coalitions says it conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, near Abu Kamal (1), Raqqa (2), Ain Eissa (7), Manbij (1), and Mare’ (1). [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Al-Hawl refugee camp authorities say 438 Iraqi refugees were admitted into the camp after spending several days at Rajm Slebi border crossing between Iraq and Syria. [Hawar]

 

YPG units say they repelled a Turkish attack forcing the Turks back to the borders of Qamishli. It also says that its fighters repelled a Daesh attack on Malha village in Shaddadi. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says one of its Syrian terrorists conducted a suicide attack on an SDF (“PKK”) position near Makman village, west of Shaddadi, killing or wounding several fighters. After that, a group of its terrorists attacked the SDF, killing or wounding several fighters and destroying an armored vehicle, before returning safely. [Isdarat]

Daesh issues a video of the follow-up attack. [Isdarat]

Daesh issues a video of a suicide attack on SDF positions west of Shaddadi. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says a group of its terrorists attacked 3 “PKK” positions near Al-Malha village southwest of Shaddadi, killing more than 10 fighters and wounding others before returning safely. Daesh says Coalition planes mistakenly targeted the “PKK” positions near the village, killing or wounding more fighters. [DawaAlhaq]

 

A local source says Daesh arrested 8 of its members, including 4 Saudis in Markada city south of Hasaka, after accusing them of shooting and wounding Nada Al-Qahtani, a female senior Daesh member. [ARA]

 

Raqqa

Fayadh Al-Ghanim, commander of the Raqqa Falcons faction of the SDF, says that the advance towards Raqqa from two directions will meet near the Balikh River to end the first stage of Raqqa liberation campaign. He says that large areas have been liberated, many terrorists killed, and bombed vehicles destroyed. The advance from Suluk and Ain Eissa is continuing and has liberated over 15 km (9 miles) so far, and the two forces were expected to meet near the river today. Total distance advanced by SDF is estimated at 25 km 15.5 miles).  [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

The SDF says the population of the liberated village of Laqta is returning to their homes after it was cleared of Daesh remnants.  It also says that the village is of strategic military and commercial value. [Hawar]

 

A video of displaced people from Raqqa arriving in SDF-controlled areas [Hawar]

 

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs asked the United States to keep its promises and not allow the YPG to enter Raqqa, and only use them to isolate the city. [Dorar]

 

According to Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, Coalition planes killed more than 23 people, mostly women and children, and wounded 30 in Al-Hisha. [ZamanAlWasl] [EnabBaladi]

Daesh says fifteen civilians were killed in “American bombing” on Al-Hisha village north of Raqqa. [A3maq]

Daesh says the “PKK” randomly rocketed Al-Hisha village. [A3maq] Daesh issues a video of the rocketing. [A3maq]

 

Coalition planes killed six civilians and wounded tens, including women and children, in airstrikes on Qalta and Tal Al-Saman villages north of Raqqa. [Qasioun]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

Photos spread around social media and electronic forums show soldiers claiming to be Turkish Special Forces in opposition held areas near Aleppo. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. We have no confirmation for this story from a less than objective source.

 

The SOHR says five people were killed and twenty-two wounded by opposition groups’ shelling on west Aleppo. [SyriaHR]

 

Al-Bab

Daesh formed a military council in Qabasin, on the road to Al-Bab, to obstruct opposition advances toward Al-Bab city. The opposition is advancing towards Al-Bab from the north and northwest. The Turks shelled over 90 Daesh targets using heavy artillery as well as 5 YPG targets. [Hawar] [ARA] [ARA]

 

SDF accuses Turkey of attempting to obstruct the liberation of Raqqa through its support of Turkish backed opposition units towards Al-Bab. The opposition militias are only 11 km (7 miles) from Al-Bab. It says that the opposition groups are trying to eventually reach Aleppo, despite the risk of a direct confrontation with Syrian forces, Iranian backed units, and Russia. [Hawar]

A Turkey-backed opposition group commander says the Turkey-supported opposition is 9 km away from Al-Bab. He says the Turkish air force and ground troops will participate in the Al-Bab battles. He also says the SDF has no role in Al-Bab. [Qasioun]

 

Turkey backed opposition groups captured 3 villages north of Al-Bab after heavy battles with Daesh. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh says it killed twenty opposition fighters by artillery shelling near Al-Hadath village north of Al-Bab. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with opposition groups north of Aleppo. [Isdarat] [Isdarat]

 

Azaz

The SOHR says a young man was killed and another wounded by a Daesh land mine near Kaljibrin village. [SyriaHR]

 

Manbij

Displaced people, mainly from Ablah village, expressed their concerns from being forced out of their homes by Turkish bombardments. The displaced people, who arrived in Manbij earlier, also called for international humanitarian aid. [Hawar]

 

Other Northwest Syria

Nusra Front issued a statement admitting that Abu Hamza Al-Masri, one of its senior commanders, and another terrorist, were killed by a Coalition airstrike near Idlib on November 2nd. [ARA]

 

The SOHR says Syrian planes killed five civilians and wounded others west and southwest of Aleppo. [SyriaHR]

 

Ten civilians were killed by Syrian and Russian airstrikes on Idlib. [Qasioun] [SyriaHR]

 

Social media activists published photos and videos showing opposition units using and mounting Turkish and NATO armored vehicles in Shahba. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes a photo of a YPG (“PKK”) SUV it destroyed with an IED in Kobane yesterday, killing the vehicle’s four passengers. [A3maq]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

According to a local activist, Daesh repelled an attack by government forces in Huwaisis and Tal Al-Sawana east of Homs, inflicting heavy casualties to the attacking force. Syrian planes participated in the attack on Daesh units. [ARA]

 

Battles continued between Syrian troops and Daesh in the Tadmur silos areas, neither side could advance. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh publishes photos of digging trenches and tunnels near Syrian Army positions in Hama province. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh issues photos of its terrorists in the Jazal area. [Isdarat]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Hundreds of Daesh families are fleeing from Iraq to Deir Ez-Zor, mainly Albu Kamal (by the border), causing a huge crisis in the area as they use empty homes left by their owners or those occupied by IDP squatters, whom Daesh is expelling by force. And as Daesh is continuing the siege of areas controlled by government forces, it is still subject to Coalition air attacks like the drone attack on the Conoco area yesterday. [ARA]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

A diplomatic source says a young man installed a sticky IED under a Libyan Embassy vehicle in southeast Cairo before escaping with another person on a motorcycle. The source says the vehicle exploded minutes later without causing casualties. [Libya24]

 

Hundreds of people from areas south of Sheikh Zuweid left their houses and escaped to Sheikh Zuweid center and Arish because of the heavy battles in their areas. An eyewitness says the body of a man was found beheaded south of Sheikh Zuweid. The victim was accused of supporting security forces. [ElWatan]

 

A security source says two soldiers were wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say armed men blew up 2 small shrines in the Bir Al-Abd area in North Sinai. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

Daesh says its snipers killed two LNA soldiers in the Saberi area. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it targeted LNA positions in the Qawarsha area with mortars, killing or wounding several soldiers and damaging vehicles. [Isdarat]

 

Central coast

The GNA Military spokesman asks the GNA Presidential Council to provide financial support to finish the military operations in Sirte. He also says his troops postponed the liberation of the Giza area because there are many wounded people there, including civilians. [AfriGate] [Libya24]

 

A military source says Daesh forced the remaining civilians in the Giza area, including children, to wear explosives vests in order to prevent them from leaving. [Wasat]

 

A military source says a land mine planted by Daesh sleeper cells exploded, targeting a GNA vehicle on the coastal road in Qubaiba 25 km (15.5 miles) west of Sirte, and wounding three people. [Wasat]

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a GNA vehicle in the Qubaiba area on Monday, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [A3maq]

 

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

 

Tunisia

A group of terrorists shot at the house of a Tunisian soldier in Kasserine. The soldier had been killed at the same house by Daesh on Saturday. [Tunisien]

The Tunisian Ministry of Defense spokesman says military units killed a Daesh “emir” and other terrorists on Maghila Mountain. The terrorists had led the attack on the Tunisian soldier’s house. [Tunisien]

 

Other countries

Somalia

Daesh says it stopped a Somali forces’ marine attack on Qandala town near Bosaso city in east Somalia. It says the attack was conducted by 4 small boats and an unidentified ship. Daesh had said it captured the town after a surprise attack on October 26th. [A3maq]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

People from Bawiza near Mosul welcoming Iraqi forces [Mawsleya]

PMF units in Abu Hajaira village, west of Mosul [YouTube]

Children from Ninewa areas describing being whiplashed by Daesh several times [Iraqia]

A Daesh tunnel in Hammam Al-Alil [Mawsleya]

A Daesh terrorist surrendering to Peshmerga fighters in Bashiqa [Mawsleya]

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh issues a video of executing four men, including a teenager, in the Ninewa or Shirqat area, after accusing him of spying. The executions were conducted by Ashbal Al-Khilafa boys (2 Iraqis, a Russian, and a Tajik). [Isdarat]

November 8, 2016

An Iraqi special forces soldier is seen inside a tunnel used by Islamic State militants in Bazwaia, east of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

An Iraqi special forces soldier is seen inside a tunnel used by Daesh in Bazwaia, east of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq

Turkey reaffirms it’s staying in Bashiqa; links decision to preventing further PKK presence in Iraq. [..]

KRG officials already maneuvering to control parts of Ninewa. [..]

Daesh orders its fighters out of Rawa to Al-Qa’im. [..]

Daesh reported to move 25,000 people from Shirqat area to Hawija as human shields. [..]

Human conditions deteriorate in Hawija. [..]

Displacements from Mosul up to 37,000. [..]

IFP, IAA move on village north of Hammam Al-Alil. [..]

Syria

Syrian Army gains ground in Aleppo. [..]

SDF units capture villages in move toward Raqqa. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi says Iraq is coordinating with Syria in order to prevent Daesh terrorists from moving between the two countries. He also says it’s better for Iraq to coordinate between governments than armed groups. [Sumaria]

He also says that the government has started delivering the food ration materials to the liberated areas in Mosul. [Sumaria]

Abadi refuted media reports about appointing a military governor for Ninewa and says the government already has plans for managing the governorate. [Sumaria]

Abadi says all Iraqi forces will return to their positions after the liberation. He also says the Turkish threats are still there and they have internal problems that they want to solve in Iraq. [Mada]

 

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs says Turkey took measures to prevent the PKK from making Sinjar “another” Qandil. He says this was one of the reasons for the Turkish presence in Bashiqa. He also says Turkey doesn’t want the PMFs to enter Mosul or Tal Afar. [Anadolu]

Contradicting an earlier unofficial report, he also says Turkey has no intention of withdrawing from Bashiqa. [SotKurdistan]

 

A KRG official says the Peshmerga controls more than 90% of “Kurdish lands” outside the KRG. He also says these areas will join the KRG “legally.” [Sumaria]

The KRG President issued an order to form “Arab Peshmerga units” from several areas in Ninewa. [SotKurdistan]

DaeshDaily comment. These are both Kurdish power plays. As for Arab Peshmerga, as many people from those areas were Daesh members, this seems like a questionable proposal.

 

The Coalition says it conducted 10 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, five of them in the Mosul area and other Ninewa strikes in Tal Afar (1) and Sinjar (1). The others were in Baiji (1), Rawa (1), and Taji in north Baghdad. [InherentResolve].

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

Center (Rusafa, Karkh, etc.)

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Iraqi Army Humvee near the Muthana Airport in Baghdad on Monday. [A3maq] Al-Sumaria reported yesterday, according to a security source, that one civilian was wounded when an IED exploded near the Muthanna Airport.

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

A police source says the body of a woman stabbed to death was found in the Basatin area in Shaab. [Maalomah]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MOI source says that two civilians were killed and seven others wounded by an IED placed in a commercial area in Hay Ur. [Mada]

An MoI source says two people were killed and nine wounded when a car bomb exploded in Ameen. [Mada]

Daesh says it detonated a parked car bomb on a “Shia” gathering in the Ameen area. [A3maq]

A police source says the body of a civilian shot in the chest and head was found in Baladiyat. [Maalomah]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

An MOI source says one Iraqi army soldier was killed and six wounded in an IED explosion on an Army patrol in Arab Jubour.  [Mada]

Iraqi Army 42th brigade found an explosives cache in Ja’ara. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an IED and an explosives cache in the Suhailat area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade found 10 liters of explosives in the Iman area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

An MOI source says that a bomb attached to a car exploded, killing an MOI major in Ghazaliya.  [Mada]

 

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

Total IED incidents:                                7

 

ANBAR

Hit/Haditha

A Tribal PMF commander says they stopped a Daesh attack on a checkpoint near Haditha Lake, killing 4 terrorists and destroying a machine gun mounted vehicle. [Maalomah]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A Tribal PMF command says Daesh ordered its personnel in Rawa to evacuate the city and head to Al-Qa’im, further west, in anticipation of the expected army attack. Daesh is burning its guesthouses and HQs in the process and transferring their medium and heavy weapons. [Mada]

He says Iraqi forces intend to attack Rawa very soon. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the weapons it captured from Iraqi forces during the attack on Rutba city. [A3maq]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The Mayor of Shirqat says Daesh seized identification documents from people in areas east of Shirqat and forced 25,000 civilians to move to Hawija to use them as human shields. [Sumaria]

 

The Mayor also says local authorities found two graves in the Makhazen area containing the bodies of twenty-three Daesh victims, including women and children. [Buratha]

 

Daesh says it killed six PMF fighters in an ambush near Sheikh Ali village. [A3maq]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee in the Makhoul Mountains, killing the soldiers inside. [A3maq]

 

Tikrit

A PMF commander says the Daesh “emir” in the Fatha area and one of his assistants were killed by a Tribal PMF unit following a gun battle near Ajeel oil field.  [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it killed three PMF fighters and wounded two others with an IED in Al-Daur on Monday. [A3maq]

 

DIYALA

Baquba/southeast Diyala

A local source in Baquba says an IED exploded on a farm killing a farmer on his tractor in Daynia east of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A local source says one PMF fighter was killed and two wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol on the Al-Zor area. [Sumaria]

 

Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

Diyala Police Department announced the arrest of 3 terrorism suspects in Hibhib. [Mada]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

Kirkuk Police say they obstructed a new Daesh attempt to attack governmental buildings in the city. They arrested a group of six planning for such attacks in the city.   [Mada]

 

A security source in Kirkuk says that the body of a young man was found in a car dealerships area in downtown Kirkuk. The man was strangled with torture signs on the body. [Sumaria]

 

The districts and subdistricts Police directorate says it arrested two armed Daesh operatives in the middle of Kirkuk, who are currently being interrogated. [BasNews]

 

Photos of 2 Daesh terrorists captured in Kirkuk. [BasNews]

 

A Kirkuk Governorate source says the body of a young man from Hawija was found tortured and strangled in north Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

Hawija

Daesh is monopolizing medicines for its fighters and is depriving the population of them, according to local sources in Hawija. Nine civilians died recently for not being able to acquire medicines from the city’s hospital, controlled by Daesh. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh is distributing half a bar of soap and ½ kg of lentil as rations to the population of Hawija, with promises of heaven. A local source said that Daesh asks the population not to listen to the news about Ninewa. It filmed the distribution event as “distributing food rations to the population of Hawija”.  [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

Iraqi Joint Forces captured 12 neighborhoods in Mosul and 48 villages outside the city, the IWMC announced. Joint Forces troops and Coalition planes killed 202 Daesh fighters in the last four days, the IWMC also announced. [IPA]

A seemingly different estimate was provided by a “well-placed source” who said Joint Forces have killed over 700 Daesh fighters in Mosul in the last few days. [PUKMedia]

 

Iraqi Ministry of Immigration and Displacement announced it has received over 37,184 displaced people since the beginning of the Mosul operations. Refugees are coming from various areas in Mosul and Hawija. It also said that 146 families returned from Debaga camp to their homes in Tal Sha’er in Mosul. [ROJ]

 

Iraqi troops evacuated 77 families from the Al-Samah area of eastern Mosul, a security source said. [Maalomah]

 

Tuesday’s Mosul campaign operations consisted of searching operations in captured areas, the IWMC announced. [Ghad]

 

American Apache attack copters are being deployed to attack Daesh vehicle bombs inside Mosul, the Pentagon’s spokesman said. [IPA]

 

British warplanes have suddenly withdrawn temporarily from the Coalition operations in Iraq, the Telegraph reported. The paper reported that an electrical fault in electronic devices caused the UK to stop flights of its reconnaissance planes. The UK Defense Minister reportedly said that the country’s planes had gone back to Cyprus for repair and maintenance. [Baghdadia]

 

A story is circulating in Russian media citing “a military diplomatic source in Moscow” that 16 American soldiers have been killed in the Mosul operations area since the launch of the Mosul operation and 27 others injured. [Mawazin]

 

PMFs “will respond” to any Turkish intervention in Ninewa, the PMF spokesman said. [Waradana]

 

All military units involved in the Mosul operation will return to their bases after the operation is complete, Iraqi PM Haidar Al-Abadi announced. [Waradana]

PM Abadi also called for Kurdish Iraqis to join local PMFs in Ninewa. [Waradana]

 

Coalition planes destroyed a bridge linking Mosul to the Al-Khadr area, a security source said. [Sumaria]

 

Military Developments within Mosul

Daesh abducted 295 former members of the Iraqi security agencies near Mosul, the UNHCR spokeswoman said. She also said that Daesh compelled 1,500 families from Hammam Al-Alil to travel to Mosul for use as human shields or possible execution by Daesh. She also said the UN had information that 30 people were abducted in Sinjar last week, of whom 18 were reportedly executed on Friday. [Baghdadia]

 

Thirty-eight people from five different families, including children, died in Mosul when Daesh’s use of vehicle bombs and suicide attackers caused their homes to collapse on them, according to an officer in the Rapid Response Force. [IPA]

 

Daesh media outlets in Mosul have announced the identities of 20 suicide bombers who attacked Iraqi troops in the past three days, naming seven different foreign nationalities, including one Emirati, a local source said. Daesh media activity has increased in recent hours inside Mosul, especially in areas west of the Tigris, the source added. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh has destroyed the Ghazlani military camp in southern Mosul with a massive explosion, a security source in Ninewa said. [Maalomah]

 

Two explosions rocked the Al-Saha neighborhood in Mosul west of the Tigris, a local source said. Preliminary indications suggest that the blasts came from Daesh explosives-making workshops. [Sumaria]

 

Photos from inside Daesh tunnels around the areas of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

Iraqi troops found a Daesh tunneling machine in the Intisar neighborhood in eastern Mosul (photo). [Rudaw]

Daesh issues a video of Hay Al-Intisar after Iraqi forces “departed”. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of “securing civilians” from areas that were bombed by “American” planes in Hay Al-Intisar. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of Monday battles, including a suicide attack, near Hay Al-Intisar. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of battles near Hay Al-Intisar. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Conditions in Mosul

An elderly person and two children held by Daesh have died as a result of the cramped conditions in which Daesh is holding the civilians it has abducted and brought to Mosul, a local source said. The three died after being held in a residence in the Al-Farouq neighborhood where several families brought under duress from surrounding villages are being held. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh has destroyed the Al-Hilal mosque in central Mosul using explosives, a security source said. The destruction reportedly came as retaliation against the mosque’s imam who refused to quarter Daesh fighters in the mosque. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces’ Abrams tank with a missile near Hay Al-Shaima, and a Humvee near Hay Saddam east Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraq Abrams tank and a T72 tank near Hay Saddam. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of battles and a suicide attack near Hay Saddam. [A3maq]

 

Shura/Hammam Alil

General Ra’ed Shakir Jawdat, Commander of the IFP announced that his troops killed 40 Daesh members in coordinated operations with the IAA in the village of Abu Saif north of Hammam Al-Alil and south of Mosul. Among those killed was the Daesh commander, known as Ahmad Hafiz. [Forat]

 

A Ninewa police source says people of Salihiya village burned down the houses of 25 Daesh terrorists after kicking the terrorists and their families out of the village. [BasNews]

An earlier story said residents of Hammam Al-Alil city and the village of Salihiya have conducted reprisal attacks against families that joined Daesh, based on an Iraqi military source said. Residents set fire to 12 houses in attacks in Hammam Al-Alil; 8 other houses were burned down in Salihiya. [Rudaw]

 

Photos from a 20 kilometer (12 miles) network of tunnels discovered in Hammam Al-Alil. [Ghad]

 

Daesh says 2 suicide terrorists, an Iraqi and a Tajik, attacked Iraqi forces near Al-Arij village west of Hammam Al-Alil with a vehicle bomb, killing more than nine service members and destroying 2 BMP armored vehicles. [Diyab]

 

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi Army recon drone near Al-Abadi village, west of Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

Daesh says it shot down a PMF recon drone in the Adhba area near Al-Jurn village, west of Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

 

The IFP is clearing IEDs from the Shura area to prepare the area for residents to return, the director of the Shura subdistrict said. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi troops discovered the “largest” Daesh underground prison area during clearing operations in the Shura area, a member of Ninewa GC said. The prison contained 1,000 prisoners who are now being evacuated and relocated, the council member said. [Buratha]

 

PMFs discovered “the largest” Daesh weapons and ammunition cache in the area of Ain Al-Jahsh west of Shura, a PMF commander announced. The weapons store was used for supplying all of Daesh’s “Wilayat Al-Jazeera” administrative area, he said. [Maalomah]

 

The “Abbas Brigade” Shia PMF has announced it has launched its combat operations southwest of Mosul, which will include operating artillery, drones, missiles, electronic surveillance, and logistical and service units, according to a statement issued by the militia. [Forat]

 

Qayara

Daesh says its snipers killed four Iraqi soldiers and destroyed an armored personnel carrier in Suwaidan village south of Qayara. [A3maq]

 

Nineveh Plain

Bashiqa

Peshmerga fighters killed 14 Daesh members including six would-be suicide attackers who attempted to infiltrate Bashiqa city, a Peshmerga source said. [BasNews]

 

Coalition bombing destroyed some of the infrastructure in Bashiqa according to the assistant director of the KRG’s Peshmerga Ministry, who also said that Daesh’s use of its extensive “spidery” network of tunnels under the subdistrict posed a difficulty for Kurdish fighters as they battled Daesh in the area. [Ghad]

 

Iraqi troops cleared the village of Sada Bawiza, finding a number of Daesh’s tunnels in the area, the MoD announced. [MoD Website] [IPA]

Daesh says it killed more than seventeen PMF fighters and destroyed 5 Humvees in a suicide attack near the Bawiza area. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed 2 PMF Humvees with rockets near the Bawiza area. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting an Iraqi forces armored personnel carrier with a missile in the Bawiza area. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Video report of the Peshmerga operations in Bashiqa. [Sumaria]

 

Hamdaniya

Daesh set fire to a number of residences and government buildings in Hamdaniya District before it was ejected from the area, the MoD announced. [MoD Website]

 

Iraqi Army troops captured nine villages north of the Great Zab River, the MoD announced. [MoD Website]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh says it destroyed two vehicles carrying Peshmerga fighters with IEDs in Kakhurta village northwest of Tal Afar. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of one of the attacks. [A3maq]

 

South (Baaj, Hatra)

Daesh says it killed three PMF fighters with an IED in Um Quroun village north of Hatra. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces’ Abrams tank with a missile north of Hatra. [A3maq]

 

KURDISTAN

Bas News reports, according to an informed military source, that Iranian general Suleimani met with the PKK Leader Jamil Bayk in Suleimaniya. [BasNews]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Karbala

Col. Ala Al-Ghanimi, media officer of Karbala police says 11 persons were arrested in the province, including two for terror charges, both from Rutba. [Sumaria]

 

Basra

Basra police say it captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in Rumaila. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

English-language version of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet’s report into the second day of the trial into the Deash suicide bombing that killed 100 people in Ankara in 2015.

Yakup Şahin, one of the key figures in the trial has admitted bringing the suicide bomber who carried out the Ankara massacre, Yunus Emre Alagöz, along with a second suicide bomber, from Gaziantep to Ankara. He says he has no connection with any organization, and having an Islamic life style does not show that he worked in concert with anybody.

He also says “None less than the President said he had been tricked. We are also trying to earn a crust and have been tricked.” [Cumhuriyet]

We thank our friend in Turkey for sharing this report.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Russia said that the map of control in Syria will drastically change when the Russian naval assets arrive on the Syrian coast shortly, as the countdown for the end of war in Syria will then start.  [ARA]

 

Department of State spokesman Mark Toner says the US doesn’t want to seek a federal system in Syria. He also says that the YPG will withdraw from Raqqa after the liberation. [Dorar]

 

The SOHR says American reinforcements arrived in the Kobane area to participate in the Raqqa campaign. [SotKurdistan]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 17 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, 15 of them in the Ain Eissa area, the other two in Mare’ (1) and Palmyra (1). [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

The Turkish Army targeted Shorak village, between Qamishli and Amuda, with heavy and light weapons. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it assassinated a “spy” working for the “PKK” with an IED near Tal Maarouf village south of Qamishli on Monday. [A3maq]

 

YPG says it blocked two Turkish attempts to smuggle opposition fighters into its areas in “Rojava” in two different locations, using both military and civilian vehicles. [Hawar]

 

An Iraqi refugee of 19 is suffering total paralysis, but is unable to receive appropriate medication due to lack of support by humanitarian organizations. Staying in Al-Hawl camp for six months now after escaping Daesh held Rabia in northwest Ninewa, his family is unable obtain medication any more. Hatim has now developed diabetes as well which makes his situation even worse.

 

YPG units blocked an attack by Daesh on Malha village southwest of Shaddadi, which left attackers with tens of casualties. YPG fighters are now in possession of 21 dead bodies of Daesh terrorists. [Hawar]

Daesh says it killed ten “PKK” fighters in an attack on 3 positions near Al-Malha village. [A3maq]

 

Local sources say an IED exploded, targeting a YPG vehicle in Qahtaniya. The sources say the PYD Asayesh closed the area and prevented people from approaching. [BasNews]

 

Raqqa

Talal Salo, the SDF spokesman, said the Coalition had provided modern weapons to the SDF to assist in the liberation of Raqqa. As he praised Coalition aerial support to is forces, he said that it was essential to coincide these operations with the attack on Mosul in Iraq to disrupt Daesh’s focus. [Hawar]

 

SDF spokeswoman Jihan Al-Sheikh Ahmed says that the SDF forces advanced 14 km (9 miles) in Ain Eissa and Suluk killing 43 Daesh terrorists and destroying 7 vehicles. [Hawar] [ROJ]

SDF forces liberated the villages of Abdullah, Jalil, Atiya, Qadriya, and Abdul Qadir in the Ain Eissa sector. These villages are 1 km apart from each other. It also liberated the village of Hayawi in Suluk. [Hawar]

[SyriaHR]

 

SDF says it captured weapons and explosive caches left by Daesh terrorists who escaped the areas of Suluk and Ayn Eissa during the SDF advance towards Raqqa. [Hawar]

 

A local activist says Daesh blew up several bridges near Ain Eissa. [ARA]

 

Tens of refugees from Daesh occupied areas are arriving in Ain Eissa, held by the SDF. The refugees expressed gratitude to SDF and happiness for getting free of Daesh control. [Hawar]

 

Daesh issues a video of destroying 2 “PKK” vehicles with a missile southeast of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]

 

Hawar publishes photos of the yesterday’s suicide attack on Laqta village. [Hawar]

 

Turkey’s Foreign Minister requested the US to keep SDF forces out of Raqqa liberation process, saying that it does not want participation of “wrong groups” in this operation. The US has said that the SDF will be part of besieging Raqqa but would not enter the city. [ARA]

 

SDF forces shelled Al-Mashahida area north of Raqqa with artillery and multiple rocket launchers causing several casualties. This coincided with Coalition air strikes on Al-Semen village in the area. [Qasioun]

 

SOHR says Coalition warplanes bombed Al-Khubaiz north of Raqqa killing one civilian. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh says it detonated 2 IEDs on 2 vehicles carrying “PKK” members near Hammam Al-Turkman village south of Suluk subdistrict. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says two children were killed in an “American” airstrike that targeted a tractor near Al-Qalta town north of Raqqa. [A3maq]

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

 

A local activist says tens of Daesh “mines battalion” members arrived in Raqqa from Iraq to plant land mines around Raqqa city. [ARA]

 

Daesh issues 3 photos of the “normal life” in a market in Raqqa. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh publishes 3 photos of a farm in Raqqa. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo City

Syrian army is advancing in Aleppo and is controlling several positions it lost earlier, according to sources close to the battlefield. The advance was made in 1070 apartments, Al-Asad, Al-Minyan, and Tal Mu’ta neighborhoods. Tens of casualties were inflicted to both sides. Government forces also occupied several buildings in Salahuddin neighborhood, while air force and artillery bombed several areas in the western Rif area. [Hawar]

 

Jarabulus

A local source says three opposition fighters were killed and seven wounded in clashes between two opposition groups (Ahrar Al-Sham and Sultan Murad) in Jarabulus. [Hawar]

 

Al-Bab

PYD-backed Hawar news agency says Daesh withdrew from five villages Shahba area and handed then over to the groups backed Turkish military. The villages are Sheikh Jarrah, Sheikh Battal, Sheberan, Tel Jerji, and Ayasha. The agency said that these villages are void of population who abandoned it following Turkish artillery bombardment.  [Hawar]

 

Syrian opposition troops backed by Turkey are still heading towards Al-Bab after liberating Sheikh Battal, Sheikh Jarrah, and Tel Jerji. Turkish artillery shelled 57 Daesh and 1 YPG positions in the process. [ARA]

 

Turkish backed opposition forces managed to recapture Shadoud and Ablah from Daesh on the road to Al-Bab with air support from the Coalition and artillery cover from Turkish army. [ARA]

 

Opposition forces also controlled the villages of Numan, Terhin, and Susanbat in its drive towards Al-Bab backed by Turkish artillery. [Qasioun] [Dorar]

 

As opposition units are 8 km (5 miles) only from the city of Al-Bab now, Turkey announced its willingness to control an area of 5000 square kilometers on its southern borders, demanding SDF forces to evacuate Manbij as well and move to the east of it.  [EnabBaladi]

 

Azaz

Daesh attacked SDF factions in the Shahba Dam area and the battles are still ongoing. The Turkish Army also shelled SDF positions in the area. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on opposition groups near Shadoud village south of Akhtarin. [A3maq]

 

Manbij

A 12 years old child threw a hand grenade in a schoolyard in Manbij before escaping. The grenade was thrown over the outside school wall, SDF forces are searching for the kid whose father denied any connections to Daesh. Six children were wounded in the attack. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Other Northwest Syria

An airstrike by the government on Khan Sheikhoun village left nine civilian killed, says opposition sources. Casualties were identified as seven women and two children. [Rudaw]

 

Another airstrike by Syrian air force on Baarbu village left eleven civilians dead, mostly children. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Daesh says it killed four “PKK” fighters with an IED in Kobane. [A3maq]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

The SOHR said that government’s warplanes attacked four villages north of Hama. Army helicopters attacked Betish northwest of Hama as well, but no reports of human casualties are available. [SyriaHR]

 

Battles between government forces and Daesh are continuing in Tal Al-Sawan east of Homs, as the army is trying to recover this area from Daesh control. The SOHR says Syrian warplanes bombed Al-Sawame’ area as well, with no reports of casualties. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack on Tal Al-Sawan in the Huwaisis area east of Homs. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army positions with heavy and mid-sized weapons near Aqareb Al-Safi village in Hama province. [DawaAlhaq]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The SOHR says battles around Deir Ez-Zor airport, Tharda, and Panorama between the government forces and Daesh are continuing amidst artillery shelling from both sides. [SyriaHR]

 

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

Abdul Salam Al-Khalidi, commander of the Tribal Army, an opposition group, guarding Jordanian-Syrian borders, escaped an assassination attempt by an IED near Rukban refugee camp hosting over 60,000 Syrian refugees. Jordan directly supports the army. [EnabBaladi]

 

Opposition units (Fath Al-Sham) executed 11 prisoners out of 40 it’s holding on charges of joining Daesh in Buraiqa, near Quainter. [EnabBaladi]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Three officers and six soldiers were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle near the Joura road south of Sheikh Zuweid. After the explosion, armed men shot at the vehicle. [VetoGate]

 

Several schools were shut down because of heavy battles in several areas south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

A local source says 4 shells fell on houses in Ma’aniya village south of Sheikh Zuweid, wounding three civilians. [ElWatan]

 

A security source says security units found an IED in a garbage container near a police station in Arish. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

LNA Special Forces spokesman says one of its fighters was killed when a land mine exploded in the Qawarsha area. [Libya24]

 

Central coast

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook says Washington is prepared to carry out more airstrikes against the Daesh in Sirte if requested by the GNA government. [Wasat]

 

The GNA military spokesman says its troops found large Daesh tunnels, in addition to large vehicle bombs in Sirte. He also says his troops defused vehicle bombs and land mines planted by Daesh on the coastal road. [Libya24]

He also says his troops found large numbers of vehicle bombs and land mines in the Giza area. [Wasat]

 

A military source says a Daesh terrorist was found hiding on a farm in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Tunisia

Local media sources say that Tunisian military units clashed with a group of terrorists in Al-Salloum Mountain in Kasserine, killing one terrorist and wounding another. [Tunisien]

 

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says security units captured 4 Daesh terrorists in Gabes city. [Wasat]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

A video of Iraqi soldiers destroying a car bomb found on the road between Samarra and Baghdad [Yalla]

 

Video of people of Hay Al-Intisar in east Mosul welcoming Iraqi forces [Mawsleya] [Mawsleya] [Mawsleya]

 

A video of a Daesh vehicle bomb that killed civilians in Hay Al-Intisar [YouTube]

 

A video of Peshmerga troops in Bashiqa [Sumaria]

 

A video of Sistani office distributing food items to displaced families in the Ninewa area [Sumaria]

 

A video of IFP fighters swimming in the mineral water pond in Hammam Al-Alil [Twitter]

 

Videos of IFP units providing humanitarian aid to people in Hammam Al-Alil [Twitter] [Hurra]

 

A video of the mass grave found near west of Hammam Al-Alil. The IFP discovered the mass grave at the University of Mosul School of Agriculture west of Hammam Al-Alil city, which it captured on Sunday. The grave holds at least 100 corpses, including women and children. [YouTube] [Sumaria] [AIN]

 

A video of IFP units in Hammam Al-Alil [Twitter]

 

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

A propaganda video about Daesh activities in Deir Ez-Zor [DawaAlhaq]

 

November 7, 2016

Iraqi Soldiers

Iraqi Soldiers

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq

Iraqi airstrikes hit Anah, Rawa, Al-Qa’im. [..]

Daesh stages mass-murder IED attacks on Tikrit, Samarra. [..]

Kirkuk Police arrest five sleeper cell suspects in deadly Kirkuk attack. [..]

2,000 Daesh fighters reported killed in Ninewa liberation campaign. [..]

Mosul citizens who left now total over 30,000. [..]

Daesh fights back hard in East Mosul. [..]

IFP moves on from Hammam Al-Alil victory; approaches Mosul city limits, airport. [..]

Iraqi troops free 1,000 Daesh prisoners, 400 hostages south of Mosul. [..]

Peshmerga, Iraqi Army take more villages, consolidate control of Nineveh Plain. [..]

Syria

SOHR estimates 5,470 Daesh personnel have died in Coalition airstrikes. [..]

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces start drive on Raqqa; make early progress. [..]

Egypt

Egyptian security personnel kill estimated 70 Daesh-linked terrorists. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

The Coalition says it conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, seven of them in the Mosul area. The others were in Sinjar (1), Tal Afar (1), and Rawa (3). [InherentResolve]. The Iraqi Ministry of Defense also reported IAF airstrikes in northwest Anbar. (See below). These are likely indicators of coming events.

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

Center (Rusafa, Karkh, etc.)

An MoI source says six people were wounded when and IED exploded in the Alawi area. [Mada]

A security source says one civilian was wounded when an IED exploded near the Muthana Airport. [Sumaria]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MOI source says two civilians were killed and six wounded by an IED placed in a busy market in Taji. [Mada]

The IWMC says a Counter Terrorism Service drone killed the Daesh military commander of Baghdad and Diyala, in Tarmiya. [Mada]

Daesh says its snipers shot and wounded an Iraqi Army officer at the Al-Tabi checkpoint in Tarmiya. [Isdarat]

Daesh says it shot and wounded a policeman in Tarmiya Center. [Isdarat]

Iraqi army 22nd brigade found 5 Daesh guesthouses and a weapons and explosives cache in the Zor area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

Daesh said it killed an Iraqi Army officer and another soldier and destroyed a Humvee with an IED in the Rashidiya area on Saturday. [A3maq]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MOI source says one civilian was killed and seven wounded by an IED placed in a commercial area in Fudhailiya. [Mada]

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

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

An MOI source says three civilians were killed and seven wounded when two mortar shells hit the Arab Jubour area.  [Mada]

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade defused two IEDs in Shakha 6 area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade detected 2 mortar shells and detonators in Karaghoul. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Iraqi army 24th brigade defused 3 IEDs and found large explosives caches in raids on Zuwainat and Hammed Shaaban areas. [BOC Facebook Page]

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF Humvee with an IED in the Hamdaniya area in Abu Ghraib. [A3maq]

Daesh said on Saturday that it killed an Iraqi Army officer and three soldiers with an IED in Abu Ghraib [A3maq]

 

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

Total IED incidents                                  10

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Daesh says it detonated 5 IEDs in the Zoba’a villages southeast of the city Sunday, killing or wounding several Iraqi service members, including three EOD experts, and destroying 4 vehicles. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Since Falluja was retaken by the government, there have been almost no violent incidents reported from Falluja. This incident thus stands as an exception, so far. In the bad old days, however, the Zoba’a villages were one of the most common target areas in Falluja District.

 

Ramadi

Here Daesh says it detonated an IED on a vehicle carrying four Americans working in a security company in the Tameem area, killing them at once. [Isdarat] [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. If true, it seems we would have heard some confirmation, but no confirmation has been seen so far.

 

Iraqi Army 1st division defused 21 IEDs in two areas in Ramadi. It also found 20 cans of explosives in a hospital in the Albu Dhiab area. [MoD Website]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The MoD says that IAF Sukhoi air strikes on Daesh complexes in Anah and Rawa cities left 30 terrorists, mostly from Caucasus and Uzbekistan, killed. The IAA also destroyed explosives workshops in Anah and Al-Qa’im.  [Maalomah] A separate IWMC report said IAF Sukhois lunched 5 airstrikes on Daesh locations in Rawa, killing tens of terrorists and destroying 11 vehicles. [Sumaria]

 

IWMC also says Iraqi Army Aviation (IAA) targeted a Daesh gathering in Anah, killing 15 terrorists, including two medical officials, and destroying several vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

A Tribal PMF commander says Daesh has forced tens of children aged 12-14 from Anah and surrounding areas to join its Ashbal Al-Khilafa. [Maalomah]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says Daesh established concrete barriers and checkpoints near the Syrian border in Al-Qa’im in order to prevent its fighters from fleeing to Syria. [Mada]

 

Daesh said on Sunday that it killed or wounded five Iraqi soldiers, destroyed two vehicles, and captured weapons in an attack near the Kilo 70 area west of Rutba. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the attack. [A3maq]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A Daesh sniper detonated himself in a mosque minaret after running out of ammunition and being besieged by a security force in Shirqat. No casualties except him were reported. [Etejah]

Daesh issues a video of its terrorists in Shirqat last week. [A3maq]

 

Salahuddin Operations Command EOD cleared a small bridge booby-trapped by Daesh near Khanuqa. It also found a Daesh tunnel and defused 30 IEDs, and an explosives cache in different areas in Shirqat. [MoD Website]

 

Baiji

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting Iraqi Army positions in the Makhazen area north of Baiji with SPG9 rockets. [Isdarat]

 

Tikrit

A security source said on Sunday that 14 people were killed, including a general and his son, and 25 wounded by the car bomb explosion near a checkpoint south of Tikrit. [Sumaria]

Photos of the explosion [Sumaria]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Tikrit with a vehicle bomb on Sunday. [A3maq] Daesh says it killed 25 Iraqi service members and destroyed 6 vehicles in the attack. [A3maq]

 

Daesh said on Sunday that it killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded others with an IED in the Jalam area in Al-Daur. [A3maq]

 

The commander of the Ajeel Oilfield protection battalion says his troops stopped a Daesh attack on the field, killing 10 terrorists. He also says two of his soldiers were wounded in the attack. [Sumaria]

Daesh says the terrorists attacked an Iraqi Army barracks in the Ajeel Oilfield, burned the towers around it, and detonated 2 IEDs on Iraqi forces, killing or wounding several service members. [Isdarat]

Daesh says its terrorists broke into an Iraqi forces’ military position in Ajeel Oilfield. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says its snipers also killed three PMF fighters in the Allas Oilfield. [Isdarat]

 

Samarra

Two bomb-rigged ambulances exploded in Samarra Sunday, the first in the public transport station near the two holy shrines of Samarra and the second at the South Tikrit checkpoint. The total casualties were at 21, including 10 Iranian pilgrims. Further information reveled that an army brigadier and his son were among the casualties.  [Buratha] [ROJ]

Daesh said on Sunday that it targeted Iraqi and Iranian Shia pilgrims near the shrines in Samarra with a car bomb, then a suicide terrorist targeted the survivors with an explosive vest. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says forty-seven pilgrims, including fifteen Iranians, were killed and tens wounded in the 2 attacks. [A3maq]

An Iranian Red Crescent source says 88 Iranian pilgrims were transported to Iranian hospitals for treatment following the two suicide attacks on Sunday, in addition to several treated in Iraqi hospitals. [Buratha]

Photos of the explosion in Samarra [Sumaria]

 

Samarra Operations command says its forces detonated another car bomb in Al-Dawajen on the Baghdad-Samarra main road. [Buratha]

 

Southern Salahuddin

A joint security force destroyed 4 Daesh guesthouses in the Bishkan area in Dhuluiya. An IFP unit captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in Dhuluiya. [MoD Website]

 

DIYALA

Baquba/southeast Diyala

A local source in Diyala says unidentified gunmen attacked and killed two civilians in their car at the Al-Rai intersection north of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi Army positions in Khan Bani Saad and Bizayez Buhriz on Saturday without giving more details. [A3maq]

 

The Chairman of the Security Committee of the Diyala PC says a joint security force captured two men wanted on terrorism charges. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A Muqdadiya local council member warned of a possible return of Daesh to Khalaniya village and its surrounding area, taking advantage of security forces involvement in Ninawa. Adnan Al-Tamimi stated that Daesh is increasing it attacks on checkpoints and on areas surrounding that village. [Ghad]

 

The manager of Abu Saida subdistrict says a joint security force found a large Daesh guesthouse in Mukhaisa village orchards. He says the guesthouse has several underground rooms and was surrounded by IEDs. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

Daesh said on Saturday that it killed or wounded five Iraqi soldiers in an attack on an battalion headquarters in the Nida area in Saadiya on Friday. It also says it killed two PMF fighters and wounded another by detonating a booby-trapped house in the Albu Taraz area in Udhaim. It also says it killed a PMF fighter and wounded four others by detonating an IED on their vehicle in the same area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces’ Humvee with an IED in the Qara Tapa area in Saadiya on Saturday. it also says it damaged another Iraqi forces Humvee and an IFP vehicle with 2 IEDs and in the Hamid area in Balad Ruz. [A3maq]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

The Directorate of district and subdistrict police in Kirkuk says a Daesh sleeper cell of five persons was arrested in the city. The five facilitated the entry of Daesh terrorists to Kirkuk last month and participated in the battles that took place. They operate under Daesh command from Hawija.  [BasNews]

 

A security source says 2 armed men in a vehicle shot and killed a civilian near a mosque in east Kirkuk. [Mada]

 

Daesh published photos of executing two “spies” in the Kirkuk area. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Hawija

Daesh publishes photos of the Al-Zab area. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Southwest

Daesh says it damaged a PMF SUV in Atshana village in Daquq subdistrict with an IED. [Isdarat]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

General update

The Mosul Operation is unfolding ahead of schedule according to remarks by Brett McGurk, the White House’s envoy to the Coalition. [IPA]

 

More than 2,000 Daesh members have been killed in the Mosul operations, the Ninewa Operations Commander said. [PressIraq]

The IAF killed 83 Daesh members in various areas of the city, an MoD statement said. [Etejah]

 

Coalition Spokesman John Dorrian says 3,000 to 4,000 Daesh fighters remain in Mosul. [SotAlIraq]

 

Iraqi troops reportedly found lists of Daesh members in Mosul in documents recovered from the pockets of dead Daesh fighters in an unspecified village near Mosul (photos). [PressIraq]

 

The UN spokesman says 5,000 people left Mosul on November 5th and 6th, raising the number of total displaced people to 34,000 since the Ninewa liberation operation started. [Anadolu]

The Iraqi Red Crescent estimate, apparently earlier, says that more than 26,000 people had been displaced. [SotAlIraq] 9,700 of those displaced are children, according to UNICEF. [ARA]

 

East Mosul

There are 14 million IEDs planted inside the city of Mosul to impede Iraqi troops progress, a member of the Ninewa GC security committee said Monday. One home had been rigged with no fewer than 35 devices, the GC member said. [Etejah]

DaeshDaily comment. We are not putting our credibility behind the gentleman’s estimate.

 

Daesh says it killed sixteen Iraqi service members and destroyed an Abrams tank and two Humvees in a suicide attack near Hay Al-Samah in east Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video with battles near Hay Al-Samah. [A3maq]

Daesh says terrorists burned down two Iraqi forces’ Abrams tanks after infiltrating the Hay Al-Samah area. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of a UAE suicide terrorist who attacked Iraqi forces with a vehicle bomb in Hay Al-Samah. [Isdarat]

 

Iraqi troops are preparing to clear the areas of Al-Karama, Al-Quds, Al-Samah 1, and Al-Samah 2, a Ninewa GC member said. [Mawazin]

 

Daesh fighters are making a “noticeable retreat” in eastern Mosul according to one report, citing disorganization among Daesh fighters following the death of two commanders in the eastern sector, Muhammad Al-Uzbeki, and Abu Aisha Al-Bilawi.[ARA]

 

Another report cites a condition of “confusion” and “disobedience of orders” among Daesh fighters as Iraqi troops advance. Daesh’s “sharia court” issued execution orders for seven fighters who fled their posts, a local source said, while another source reports that another three fighters were executed by the organization after abandoning the front. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh said on Sunday that it killed eighteen Iraqi SWAT members and destroyed 12 Humvees and damaged 3 in a counter attack on Iraqi forces on the outskirts of Hay Aden in east Mosul. Daesh also says it destroyed an Iraqi forces’ Humvee and a bulldozer near the 90 area. Daesh says Iraqi forces haven’t captured any neighborhoods in Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh issued a video on Saturday showing battles near Hay Aden in east Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh issued videos on Sunday of vehicles it captured and destroyed near Hay Aden. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Iraqi troops conducted raids in Intisar, Judaidat Al-Mufti, and Al-Shaymaa areas in eastern Mosul, the deputy JOC commander announced. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it killed eighteen Iraqi service members and destroyed 2 Humvees and a BMP armored vehicle in a suicide attack “on the outskirts” of Hay Al-Intisar. [A3maq]

Daesh says it captured 2 Iraqi forces’ Humvees and a BMP armored vehicle near Hay Al-Intisar in east Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Daesh buried “more than ten” of its slain fighters in a mass grave inside a football stadium in Mosul after sustaining heavy casualties in street-to-street fighting with Iraqi troops in the Aden neighborhood in east Mosul, a local source said. Daesh has moved many of its wounded to the neighboring Al-Bakr neighborhood for treatment in a makeshift hospital inside a residential building, the source added. [Sumaria]

 

Elsewhere in Mosul

An Iraqi F-16 airstrike, based on intelligence provided by the Counter Terrorism Service, destroyed a large weapons cache in western Mosul. [Harbi]

Coalition planes targeted “vital” Daesh targets in multiple areas of Mosul, according to ARA’s correspondent. [ARA]

 

15,000 Ninewa residents are fighting as PMF members according to the head of the PMF authority, Falih Al-Fayad. [Harbi]

Ahmad Arslan, commander of a Turkmen Shia PMF announced to the Russian media that PMFs do not need US air support in their campaign in Mosul. [Waradana]

 

An advisor to the Badr PMF organization said that PMFs would only fight on the fronts that had been designated for them and were not planning to enter Mosul city. However, he said that in the event of the collapse of the Iraqi Army in Mosul, PMFs would intervene to “defend the city.” [SotAlIraq]

 

Military Developments within Mosul

Daesh has filled the basins of public water fountains in eastern Mosul with crude oil and set them alight in an effort to create smoke to obscure the ground from attacking aircraft, local sources said. [Arabi21]

 

Iraqi troops discovered a Daesh tunnel network underneath the eastern Mosul neighborhood of Intisar, and found nine boxes of PKC ammunition inside one of the tunnels. [Maalomah]

 

The “emir” of the Daesh treasury [Diwan Al-Mal], Faris Abu Bakr, known as “Abu Muhammad,” has been killed by Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service troops in eastern Mosul, according to the IWMC. [PUKMedia]

 

An American volunteer medic treated casualties of Mosul combat. When Iraqi forces pushed into Mosul’s urban center last week, Derek Coleman, an American volunteer medic, was among those treating the wounded at a front-line field clinic. He said he helped treat 44 casualties before he lost count. [AP]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee “on the outskirts” of Hay Saddam in Mosul. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh changed the name of the area to Hay Al-Zarqawi. Not much of a name improvement.

Daesh says Coalition planes mistakenly targeted Iraqi forces convoys with 6 rockets in the same area, killing or wounding “tens” of service members. [A3maq]

 

Conditions in Mosul

Daesh’s printed propaganda operations, including its print magazine and other publications, have completely ceased in Mosul, a local source said. The source also cited “semi-confirmed information” that Daesh had moved its printing presses outside the city. [Sumaria]

 

Women from Ninewa who have escaped Daesh rule or whose areas are liberated are shedding the black garb that Daesh imposed on them, but fears remain, “I still don’t believe I live in freedom away from Daesh control,” one woman said. Many women in the Hasan Chamchamal IDP camp east of Mosul have cast their black over-garments onto a fence where they have been hanging since (photos). [Sumaria]

 

Daesh publishes photos of animal farms in Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh issues 3 photos of “normal life” in Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. Such propaganda has proliferated lately as life in Mosul has become less and less normal.

 

Shura/Hammam Alil/Mosul subdistrict

On Saturday President Masoum congratulated Iraqi forces on the liberation of Hammam Al-Alil. [Sumaria]

 

The IFP seized the village of Qabr Al-Abd north of Hammam Al-Alil, a Ninewa security source said. The village is located 5 km (3 miles) from the limits of Mosul city and is near the Mosul airport, which the source said the IFP would advance on and attempt to capture. [Mada]

Daesh actually conceded on Sunday that Iraqi forces captured part of Hammam Al-Alil, but said it conducted two suicide attacks, killing ten soldiers and destroying 4 vehicles and the battles were ongoing. [A3maq]

 

The IFP freed 400 families that had been held by Daesh near Hammam Al-Alil, according to General Ra’ed Shakir Jawdat, Commander of the IFP. [Baghdadia]

 

On Sunday, according to a Ninewa Provincial Council member, Iraqi forces found a large Daesh prison in Shura and freed more than 1,000 prisoners, including former army and police members. [Sumaria]

 

The IFP reportedly discovered a mass grave at the University of Mosul School of Agriculture west of Hammam Al-Alil city, which it captured on Sunday. The grave holds at least 100 corpses, the IWMC announced. [Sumaria] [AIN]

 

Video of Hammam Al-Alil residents bathing in the sulphur springs of the area, which they had been forbidden to do under Daesh rule. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi military Humvee with and IED west of Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it destroyed two Iraq Humvees with IEDs west of Hammam Al-Alil, killing the soldiers inside. [A3maq]

 

PMF commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis said that PMFs have captured 65 villages southwest of Mosul since the launch of their fighting operations there. PMFs have also “completely” cut off the road between Raqqa and Mosul he said. [Buratha]

 

Daesh published photos of an Irish suicide terrorist conducting an attack on PMF units in Ghuzail Kabir village. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. There is one photo of the terrorist (Sean Kelly) standing in front of a vehicle bomb, then two remote photos of an explosion.

 

Daesh said on Sunday it attacked Iraqi forces in the Al-Adhba area northwest of Hammam Al-Alil city, killing sixteen service members and destroying 3 Humvees. [A3maq]

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi Army recon drone near Adhba village. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes photos of battles near Adhba village. [Isdarat]

 

IFP also captured the village of Arij and the Mosul Cement Factory north of Hammam Al-Alil. [Baghdadia]

Daesh says it damaged 2 Iraqi forces’ Humvees near Arij village. [A3maq]

 

The IFP announced that on the southern front since the launch of the Mosul operations it had captured 93 villages and 1846 square km (712 square miles) of territory, killed 935 Daesh members and arrested 106, destroyed 212 vehicle bombs and captured 26 vehicles, as well as defusing 1,420 IEDs. [PUKMedia]

IFP announced that it found a vehicle bomb hidden in a medical clinic in Hammam Al-Alil. [Waradana]

 

Daesh says it detonated 4 booby-trapped houses and several IEDs on Iraqi Army PMF members near Um Al-Masayid village southwest of Mosul, killing more than twelve fighters and destroying 4 Humvees. [A3maq]

 

A “source” tells Daesh’s A3maq that PMF fighters killed “tens” of men from Adaya village and took tens of men and women to an unknown area. Daesh publishes an aerial photo allegedly showing men and women isolated in two groups. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. The Iraqi government should investigate this to show that Daesh is lying. If it were true, Daesh would have real photos of executed people. The message here is for Sunni people not to leave their areas. This message was heavily distributed by Daesh and its online fanboys. Daesh doesn’t want to be separated from civilians, otherwise it would have no human shields.

Daesh issues a video of damaging an Iraqi forces tank near the Adaya Intersection. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed 2 Iraqi forces’ Humvees and damaged another with IEDs in Arbid village, on the main north-south road west-northwest of Hammam Al-Alil. [Isdarat]

 

Qayara/Makhmur

Daesh says its snipers killed two Peshmerga fighters in Karaw village near Makhmur. [A3maq]

 

Nineveh Plain

Bashiqa

The Peshmerga have complete control over the Bashiqa subdistrict and are conducting search operations throughout the city, a security source said. [Sumaria]

 

The Peshmerga launched their assault in the morning, and announced later that they had captured four areas (Intisar, Al-Askari, Bahzani, next to Bashiqa city, and Ras Al-Ayn) in Bashiqa on Monday, Mosul operations commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Amir Rashid Yarallah announced. Yarallah said the Kurdish fighters were continuing to advance in the city. Air support for Peshmerga fighters provided by Apache helicopters was instrumental in the battle for Bashiqa a Peshmerga officer said. [Mada] [Mada] [ARA]

 

Around 8 to 10 Daesh suicide bombers detonated themselves in Mosul after the Peshmerga pressed the siege and cut off any escape routes, the KRG Peshmerga Ministry said. [Sumaria]

 

The Peshmerga reached the Al-Azzawi crossing west of Bashiqa that links Mosul to the roads to Dahuk and Erbil governorates, a Ninewa security source said. [Mada]

 

A security source said that the Peshmerga killed three Daesh commanders in Bashiqa, all of Libyan nationality. [Maalomah]

 

Hamdaniya

Iraqi Army troops captured the village of Manarat Shabak east of Mosul, the JOC deputy commander announced. [Sumaria]

 

A Japanese citizen who had been captured last month by the Peshmerga on suspicions of belonging to Daesh has been handed over to the Japanese government, the KRG Security Council announced. [Maalomah]

 

Rudaw interviewed the mother of a Daesh suicide bomber from Fadhiliya who detonated himself in Qayara earlier. The mother said before Daesh took over Mosul their 24-year-old son worked in industry in the city but lost his job after Daesh came to Mosul. The young man drifted into associating with Daesh and eventually the mother said the family had not seen him for a year when Daesh presented them with 400 US dollars as a reward to his family for his suicide attack. [Rudaw]

 

Tel Keif

Iraqi troops have captured the Sada Bawiza area and have surrounded the former headquarters of the Iraqi Army’s Second Division in eastern Mosul, an Iraqi Army source said. Iraqi troops entered Bawiza for the first time this morning, according to the Northern Front commander. [Buratha] [ARA]

Daesh issues a video of its terrorists in the Sada Bawiza area. [A3maq]

Daesh says it stopped a PMF attack on the Bawiza area and destroyed 4 Humvees and an armored personnel carrier. Daesh says it damaged another APC near the area. [A3maq] [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged a PMF armored personnel carrier with a missile near the Sada Bawiza area.

Daesh publishes photos of targeting an Iraqi forces’ APC in the Bawiza area. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it killed more than twelve PMF fighters and destroyed 4 Humvees and an armored personnel carrier in a suicide attack near the Waterfalls area near Shalalat, north of Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of battles near the Waterfalls area. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh checkpoints on the Syrian border preventing are Mosul residents from traveling to Syria even as it permits its fighters and their families to do so. [Dorar]

 

South (Baaj, Hatra)

Daesh has announced the death of one if its most important propaganda filmmakers in Mosul, a local source said. Shahata Al-Masri was killed with two of his aides in an airstrike in Baaj, the source said.  [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

“Mosul Call,” a mostly Muslim Brothers conference was held in Turkey and attended by several Muslim Brothers leaders, including the Qatar-based Egyptian cleric Qardhawi, and others, in addition to Iraq’s controversial Association of Muslim Scholars. The conference called on Turkey to participate in the Ninewa liberation in order to prevent an “ethnic cleansing”. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. This suspicious gathering should be seen for the sectarian propaganda event it really was. The purpose is to derail the Ninewa liberation campaign or redirect it into a Sunni takeover at Iraq’s expense. The conveniently Sunni Turks now look like the last chance for maintaining Sunni dominance in this part of Iraq. The Association of Muslim Scholars will be remembered by many Americans as the most-quoted propaganda mouthpiece of the insurgency against the Iraqi government and the US military in the early post-Saddam days. In fact, it was neither “Islamic” nor “scholarly.” All these supposedly religious and concerned people were silent when Daesh was executing thousands of Iraqis (most of them Sunnis) in public entertainment events, enslaving thousands of Iraqi women, throwing people from the roofs of buildings, etc. These are essentially pro-Daesh people who are faced with defeat and trying to scheme a way out. They are also a threat, however, and should be treated accordingly.

 

Media sources say the TAK, a group close to the PKK, claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack in Deir Bakr two days ago. [Sumaria]

 

The first hearing took place today in the trial of 36 people over the Ankara Railway Station slaughter in which a hundred people died. The trial itself, for a mass murder carried out by two Daesh suicide bombers who mingled in with the crowd assembling for a peace rally, will be heard at Ankara Serious Crime Court No 4.  The trial is planned to last five days.

Certain key figures such as Daesh’s leaders in Syria, İlhami Balı, Deniz Büyükçelebi and Edremit Türe are on the run. The indictment calls for certain of the suspects to be sentenced to life sentences 101 times over, but also for “attempting to change the constitutional order” and “murdering 100 people,” for which cumulative jail terms would be from 7,631 to 11,750 years for attempting to murder 391 people as part of the activity of a terrorist organization and possession of unlicensed arms and explosives as part of the activity of a terrorist organization. [Cumhuriyet]

We thank our friend in Turkey for this report.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says 655 civilians were killed by Coalition airstrikes since September 2014. It also says the airstrikes killed 5,470 Daesh terrorists and 138 Nusra terrorists. [SyriaHR]

DaeshDaily comment. The 655 seems like a high number as a percentage of the total Daesh casualties, but we don’t know the SOHR’s definition of “civilians,” a definition Daesh has consistently manipulated.

 

The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, after meeting with his counterpart in Ankara, says the Coalition is working with Turkey on a long term plan to capture and govern Raqqa. [Anadolu]

 

The Turkey Deputy Prime Minister says Turkey’s priority in Raqqa, as in Aleppo and Mosul, is that “demographic changes” do not occur. [Qasioun]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 18 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, 16 of them in the Ain Eissa area, the other two in Mare’ (1) and Albu Kamal (1). [InherentResolve] All the airstrikes in the Ain Eissa area were because of a Daesh offensive in the area.

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

The YPG says it blocked a wide-scale Daesh attack in Al-Malha village, inflicting heavy casualties to the attackers. The YPG says that although the battle is still on, its units are in control. [Hawar]

Daesh says its terrorists broke into two “PKK” position near Al-Malha village, southwest of Shaddadi. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it killed or wounded more than thirty five “PKK” fighters near Al-Malha village. [A3maq]

 

An IED exploded in front of the national hospital in Qamishli without causing any casualties, hospital sources said.  [ARA]

 

The YPG says that the Turkish army targeted its units in Ain Dewar with machine gun fire. No casualties were reported as the YPG fired back. [Hawar]

 

YPG says it killed 12 Daesh terrorists during Daesh’s failed attack on the villages of Qardisan, Qadriya, and Shamseddin. [Hawar]

 

Daesh attacked the village of Bir Haba, south of Mount Abdul Aziz, with heavy weapons. [Hawar]

 

The Turkish army is continuing construction of trenches in the Derek area near the village of Kardamiya, while over 10 armored vehicles have crossed over the “Rojava” borders for reconnaissance missions. [Hawar]

 

A refugee from Mosul in Al-Hawl refugee camp said that he had to pay $2600 to smugglers to get him and his family out of Mosul, but they smuggled him alone and returned his family. He said that life in Mosul is becoming more miserable with strict Daesh practices and a multitude of roadblocks and checkpoints. He said that Coalition airstrikes are not that useful as they target administrative buildings that were evacuated by Daesh, which now operates from civilian houses after expelling their owners. He said that one raid killed 22 civilians near the fourth bridge. He described the situation in Mosul as very sad, yet he said the hope of return is giving the refugees the power to go on. [Hawar]

 

A local source says Daesh beheaded 2 of its members in Markada because they were smuggling people outside the city. [ARA]

 

A local source says a Daesh emir survived an assassination attempt when an IED exploded under his vehicle near a medical center in Markada. [ARA]

 

Daesh said it killed two “PKK” members and wounded others with an IED in Hay Al-Nashwa in Hasaka city on Friday. [A3maq]

Local sources said an IED exploded on an Asayesh vehicle in Hay Al-Nashwa, without causing casualties.

 

Raqqa

The SOHR said on Sunday that 30,000 SDF fighters, supported by the Coalition, started the Raqqa liberation campaign. [SyriaHR]

The SOHR says the SDF captured more than 10 villages and farms in the 2 days of its Raqqa liberation operations. [SyriaHR]

 

The SDF forces have advanced 12 km (7.5 miles) from Ain Essa city towards Raqqa, liberating Obeid, Laqta, and four other villages, as well as the farms of Jihad and Sheikh Salih to the southeast. 10 terrorists were killed and 2 car bombs destroyed.  The SDF also destroyed a vehicle bomb near the liberated farm of Jadou.

The operation is under US support according to defense secretary Ashton Carter, who says that the initial goal is to isolate Raqqa from its surroundings before liberating it. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the commander of the International Coalition, says the operation will help prevent Daesh terrorists from moving into Mosul as well as contributing to Daesh’s final defeat. The SDF announced the start of Raqqa liberation operations yesterday. [PUKMedia] [IraqPress] [Mawazin] [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

A Daesh attack with a vehicle bomb on the village of Laqta on the road to Raqqa left tens of civilian casualties. The attack targeted a gathering of tradesmen from Damascus and Aleppo. Laqta was the main village liberated by the SDF and 10 Daesh fighters were killed there. [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

The SDF announced the composition of its forces to take part in the liberation of Raqqa, which is called the Euphrates Fury. It will include the YPG, YPJ, Raqqa Falcons, Liberation Brigade, Raqqa Martyrs Brigade, Turkmen Martyrs Brigade, Raqqa Freemen Brigade, Tal Abyad Martyrs Brigade, and the Syrian Military Council. The SDF says that the 30,000-man force will get around 80% of its fighters from Raqqa. It called on Turkey to keep away from Syrian affairs.  [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

The SDF says that the populations of various areas in Raqqa are flowing towards liberated areas. [Hawar]

 

Abu Ikrima Al-Anbari, the financial officer of Daesh in Raqqa, escaped with $300,000 to an unknown location, according to local sources. The source said that Al-Anbari is not the first command figure of Daesh to escape Raqqa with the group’s money. A search campaign was initiated for him in Raqqa and surroundings. [ARA]

 

Daesh closed down 7 internet cafes in Raqqa. It started an extensive search for persons of Kurdish ethnicity in the city and established new checkpoints. Several young men have already been arrested, as mobile phones are checked for names and software. [ARA]

A local activist says Daesh captured a woman from an internet cafe in Raqqa after accusing her of “spying” for the SDF. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it destroyed 6 SDF vehicles (which it called “PKK” vehicles), one of them carrying a heavy machine gun, with missiles, southeast of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed a “PKK” armored vehicle with a missile near Hadriya village north of Raqqa, killing the fighters inside. [A3maq]

 

Daesh said on Sunday that it killed fourteen PKK fighters with a car bomb near Laqta village, southeast of Suluk. [A3maq]

Daesh said on Sunday that it killed sixteen SDF fighters in another suicide attack near the Laqta area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh said on Saturday it attacked “PKK” fighters in 6 villages east of the Tishrin Dam and east and west of Ain Eissa, killing or wounding thirty-five fighters. Daesh says American planes intervened and conducted airstrikes on the villages. Daesh also says most of its terrorists returned safely to their positions. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says Coalition planes targeted 2 houses in Laqta village, killing at least six civilians. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video of destroying two “PKK” cars southeast of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Raqqa. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

Opposition shelled the Kurdish Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo with heavy artillery. They also used sniper fire, which resulted in an injury of 17 years old boy.  [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

The ground battles in and round Aleppo between the governmental army and the opposition are continuing in three areas, under air cover from Syrian warplanes. Ten civilians were reported lost during Syrian air attacks on seven neighborhoods in the city. Airstrikes on Dar Azza left 11 more dead. The opposition shelled Ashrafiya, Dawar Basil, Hamdaniya and New Aleppo with rockets. The army forces are backed by Al-Nujaba Iraqi Shia militia. [Hawar] [ARA]

 

Jarabulus

4 Turkish tanks, 7 BMPs, and 10 various vehicles entered the city of Jarabulus, local sources said. The Turkish reinforcement coincides with the SDF move toward Raqqa, the sources noted. Hawar]

 

Al-Bab

Turkey-backed opposition militias continued their advance northwest of Al-Bab, liberating the villages of Battal, Sheberan, Tel Jerji, and Sheikh Jarrah. The attack was accompanied by heavy Turkish artillery shelling that left many Daesh casualties. The opposition also liberated the villages of Ayoubiya, Amiriyah, and Jubain. [ARA] [ARA] [Qasioun]

 

The opposition forces also liberated Al-Burj city after killing 15 Daesh terrorists, under air cover from Coalition planes and artillery support of the Turkish army. [ARA]

 

Local activists say two brothers were killed and their third brother lost his legs from a Daesh land mine as they were trying to escape from Daesh in Shawa village, north of Al-Bab. Hundreds of civilian Kurds are leaving their houses in the area and moving toward Afrin. [BasNews]

 

Azaz

A Turkish drone was surveying the area of Tal Sha’er west of Kobane. The flight coincided with heavy Turkish artillery shelling on the village of Ziyarta. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it recaptured Ablah, Shadoud, and Baraan villages. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with the PKK northeast of Aleppo Industrial city. [Isdarat]

 

Afrin

Syrian opposition with heavy weapons attacked the village of Manazi west of Afrin. [Hawar]

 

Manbij

Daesh attacked with heavy weapons the village of Tel Osman, southeast of Tishrin Dam. [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Battles broke out in Homs between Daesh and government forces, who received air cover from the army and Russian air force, which bombed the villages of Sukhnah, Teba, and Shandakhiyat, killing over 20 terrorists. [ARA]

 

The SOHR says the Syrian Army captured several Daesh positions north of Tadmur. [SyriaHR]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Coalition planes launched heavy airstrikes on Daesh locations near Albu Kamal city and near the Syria- Iraq border. [Qasioun]

 

Local sources say Daesh executed a woman and her husband after accusing them of blasphemy. A local activists say foreign terrorists stopped her in the street after accusing her of wearing a pair of shoes that don’t conform to Daesh’s dress code and when she resisted they shot and killed her, accusing her of blasphemy. They also say the next day when her husband protested to a Daesh court, he was arrested and tortured to death. [ARA]

 

Local activists told the SOHR that Daesh executed two people in 2 villages west of Deir Ez-Zor, after accusing them of robbery. One of the victims was 16 years old. [SyriaHR] [Rudaw]

 

A local activist says Daesh is forcing people in Albu Kamal to wear Afghani style dresses, and are charging people large amounts of money to sell them these dresses in Deir Ez-Zor. He also says Daesh is arresting many people, after accusing them of selling cigarettes or smuggling people outside of the city. Another local activist says Daesh confiscated tens of houses in Albu Kamal in order to give them to Daesh terrorists coming from Iraq. [ARA]

 

A local activist says the Syrian Army, supported by warplanes, stopped a Daesh attack on the Deir Ez-Zor Military Airport, killing or wounding several fighters and destroying a machine gun-mounted vehicle. Warplanes also targeted Deir Ez-Zor city and wounded seven civilians in Halabiya village northwest of the city. [ARA]

 

The SOHR said Daesh shelled government controlled areas in Deir Ez-Zor, killing one soldier. [SyriaHR]

 

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

Twenty-two civilians, including children, were killed by Syrian Army shelling and bombing east of Damascus on Sunday. [Qasioun]

Daesh publishes photos of schools in the Yarmouk Basin area. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. What great PR for the Syrian government! The government is killing its own children while terrorists are putting other Syrian kids in school.

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Security units shelled ABM terrorists in Akkour village, south of Sheikh Zuweid, killing 50 terrorists and wounding 30 and destroying 6 vehicles and 10 motorcycles. [VetoGate]

 

Security units destroyed 18 IEDs and landmines in Abu Tawila and Akkour villages, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

13 of these landmines were planted around a school in Akkour village. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says a soldier was killed by a sniper bullet near Abu Tawila village, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

A security source says Counter Terrorism artillery shelled on Saturday a house where ABM terrorists were hiding in Al-Touma village, south of Sheikh Zuweid, killing 20 terrorists. [ElWatan]

4 other terrorists were killed when the CT units destroyed their vehicle. [VetoGate]

 

Security sources say two Counter Terrorism soldiers were killed and another wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan] [VetoGate] [VetoGate]

 

Security units allowed the residents of 4 areas south of Sheikh Zuweid to return to their houses on Saturday after the areas were cleared of terrorists. [VetoGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say a man and a woman were killed and three other civilians wounded when mortar shells fell on houses in Yamit village, west of Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Medical sources say a 17-year-old young man was killed and two others wounded when a shell hit a house in Hay Al-Rasm, west of Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Eyewitnesses say a child was killed when a shell hit a farm west of Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

The Daesh military commander in Benghazi was killed 2 days ago in a Libyan airstrike on the Qawarsha area. [AfriGate]

 

Security units captured a Daesh car bomb in the Hawari area in Benghazi on Sunday. [Wasat]

 

Central coast

Daesh said on Saturday that it killed or wounded 33 Government of National Accord (GNA) fighters in Sirte. [A3maq]

 

A GNA military source says the father of the Daesh emir in Sirte surrendered with his family. The source says the father admitted that his son, Hassan Karami, was killed in August. [AfriGate]

 

The GNA military spokesman said on Sunday that his troops captured more villages in Giza, killing many Daesh terrorists. However, he admitted that Daesh’s fierce resistance is delaying the full liberation of the area. [AfriGate]

He said Daesh is trapped in a very small area, but added that his troops need weapons and the GNA is not providing them. [Wasat]

A notable GNA field commander was severely wounded by a Daesh sniper in Giza. [AfriGate]

 

A Libyan air force source says the Coalition continued its air sorties to support the GNA military in Sirte. [AfriGate]

Multiple U.S. defense officials told Fox News the U.S. military had suspended its bombing campaign against Daesh in Sirte.

 

Misrata Hospital says two GNA soldiers were killed and twenty wounded in Sirte battles on Saturday. [Wasat]

 

The GNA Military said it secured 14 civilians from Sirte on Sunday. [Wasat]

 

A medical convoy arrived in east Sirte on Saturday. [AfriGate]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian Ministry of Defense said on Saturday that a soldier was killed by a group of terrorists. [AfriGate]

Daesh said it assassinated a Tunisian soldier near his house in Kasserine on Saturday. [A3maq]

 

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says security units captured 3 Daesh terrorists in Gabes who admitted their role in helping Daesh members travel to Syria. [Tunisien]

The Ministry had said on Sunday that security units captured 2 Daesh terrorists in Tataouine who were planning to travel to Libya. [Wasat]

 

Other countries

Somalia

Daesh said on Sunday that it attacked a government building in the Bay region with hand grenades. [A3maq]

 

Daesh said on Sunday that it targeted a police station in Hay Tawfiq in Mogadishu city with hand grenades. [A3maq]

Daesh says the Deputy Commander of the police station was killed from wounds he sustained in the attack. [A3maq]

 

Pakistan

Daesh says it killed two people and wounded another in an attack in Karachi city. [Isdarat]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Iraq

Videos of Iraqi forces entering Hammam Al-Alil [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube]

An Iraqi soldier meeting his family in Hammam Al-Alil after a long separation [YouTube]

 

People from Ninewa welcoming Iraqi forces [Dijla] [YouTube] [Mayadeen]

 

A video of Iraqi forces in east Mosul [YouTube]

 

A video of BBC crew surviving a suicide attack in Mosul [BBC]

 

A video of an Iraqi soldier taking a selfie while a Daesh vehicle bomb is charging [YouTube]

A video of Iraqi soldiers having fun near a captured Daesh vehicle bomb [YouTube]

 

A video of a Daesh vehicle bomb captured by PMFs west of Mosul [YouTube]

 

Syria

A video of Daesh documents found by opposition fighters west of Aleppo [YouTube]

 

Libya

A video of a Daesh prison in Sirte captured by the GNA [Al-Aan]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh issues infographics about the third week of Mosul battles. [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video from its terrorists in Deir Ez-Zor. The terrorists in the video ask Daesh terrorists in Mosul to hold their ground and threatened the Shia that Daesh will come after them. [Isdarat]

 

November 4, 2016

East Mosul (Ghadeer)

East Mosul (Ghadeer)

Today’s Major Developments

UN human rights agency warns about Daesh abductions, civilian airstrike deaths. [..]

Daesh makes major attack on Shirqat. [..]

Iraqi military revises ground forces tactics to lessen number of displaced villagers. [..]

Iraqi forces capture ten more villages in east Mosul. [..]

Daesh institutes a military draft age of nine. [..]

PMF units capture four villages against stiff opposition southwest of Mosul. [..]

Daesh claims responsibility for deadly vehicle bomb in Diyarbakir. [..]

SDF blunts Daesh attack in Azaz despite Turkish shelling. [..]

US suspends Sirte airstrikes; not much left to hit. [..]

Tunisian government backtracks on anti-Wahhabi statement. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Friday warned that Daesh terrorists have taken some 1,600 civilians to Mosul city in an attempt to shield themselves from airstrikes there, and that nearly 400 women from Kurdish, Yazidi and Shia Muslim communities in Tal Afar are now being held captive.

Daesh has taken “trucks full of abducted civilians” from Hammam al-Alil to Tal Afar city. Some of the families were told that they would be going to Syria. On Wednesday, 150 families were moved from Hammam al-Alil to Mosul.

Further reports stated that 180 people were killed on Wednesday in the town of Kokjali on the eastern edge of Mosul and potentially another 200 in Mosul. OHCHR is working to verify the details.

Since 17 October, Daesh terrorists have been forcibly recruiting children as young as nine and 10 to fight in Mosul.

Meanwhile, the OHCHR continues to receive reports of mass killings, including a report on Monday that Daesh killed 50 of its own militants at the Ghazlani military base in Mosul for alleged desertion.

OHCHR raised concerns about airstrikes against civilians, which reportedly killed four women and seventeen other civilians in the Al-Quds neighborhood in eastern Mosul on Wednesday evening. “We remind the Government and its allies that all military operations, as well as security screening of people, must be carried out in full compliance with international humanitarian law, and that they must strictly abide by the principles of humanity, distinction, proportionality, necessity and precautions to minimize loss of civilian life,” said OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.

Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) today recorded a total of 22,224 individuals displaced by fighting in the Mosul region that began on October 17. [UN]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq. Ten were in Ninewa, including targets in or near Mosul (5), Sinjar (2), Tal Afar (2), and Kasik (1); the others were around Baiji (1), Haditha (1), and Rawa (1). [InherentResolve]

 

1,700 US paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, NC are heading to Iraq to replace the departing 101st Airborne from Fort Campbell, KY. This appears to be just a normal rotation; it worked the opposite way at the last rotation.

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

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

Iraqi Army 59th brigade found 6 Katyusha rockets and other explosives in Dhabitya. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

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

An MoI source says a police unit found the bodies of two unknown women shot in Hay Al-Basatin. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a busy restaurant in Ameen. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

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

A senior MoI source says Al-Suqoor Intelligence Cell captured a member of a Daesh assassination unit in Zafaraniya. The source says the terrorist admitted to assassinating three people and planting seven IEDs in different areas in Baghdad. The terrorist also led the Cell to a weapons cache. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an IED and other explosives in the Albu Shallal area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

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

Total IED incidents:                                5

 

ANBAR

Falluja

A security unit found 16 IEDs and other explosives and destroyed a trench in the Bustan Al-Tikriti area, southwest of the city. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A senior Anbar Operations Command source says most Daesh terrorists have withdrawn from Anah, and only 120 are left, deployed in residential areas. The source says there are also 600 terrorists in Rawa, but the vast majority of Daesh’s fighters in northwest Anbar are in Al-Qa’im because it’s close to the Syrian border. The source also says Daesh has prohibited the people in those cities from leaving in order to use them as human shields. [Maalomah]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says sixteen soldiers and policemen were killed and eleven wounded when Daesh terrorists attacked Shirqat city. The source says security forces killed 20 Daesh terrorists and trapped 5 more in the Grand Mosque in the city. [Mada]

Daesh itself issued multiple reports on this attack. Daesh says heavy battles erupted after its fighters broke into Shirqat city. [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed five PMF fighters in the fighting. [A3maq] . . . killed an Iraqi Army officer and four of his bodyguards. [A3maq] . . . destroyed an Iraqi forces’ Humvee on Al-Sadda Street. [A3maq] . . . destroyed a PMF BMP armored vehicle, a Humvee, and an SUV. [A3maq] . . . destroyed a PMF vehicle loaded with ammunition with an IED. [A3maq] . . . burned down a police station. [A3maq]

Daesh says its terrorists “controlled” the government compound in Shirqat, the Shirqat Hospital, and 3 neighborhoods. [A3maq] . . . destroyed 5 PMF cars near the hospital. [A3maq] . . . captured four PMF fighters and one IFP member. [A3maq] . . . killed more than 30 Iraqi soldiers and PMF fighters and destroyed more than 5 military vehicles so far, and the battles are still ongoing. [A3maq] [DawaAlhaq]

 

Baiji

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces in several areas north and west of Baiji with 65 shells. [Isdarat]

 

Tikrit

A security source says twelve people, including women and children, were killed or wounded when an IED exploded in Al-Alam. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it targeted a PMF patrol with an IED in the Dayoum area near Tikrit. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed a PMF fighter in the Ajil Oilfield. [Isdarat]

 

DIYALA

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Daesh says it detonated 4 IEDs on an Iraqi Army convoy in the Waqf area in Abu Saida, killing or wounding several service members, in addition to a Saraya Al-Salam commander. [Isdarat]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

Daesh says it attacked an Iraqi Army barracks in Albu Eissa village in Udhaim, captured ammunition, and then burned the barracks and a vehicle down. [Isdarat]

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

A security source says two civilians were killed and three wounded on the road to Dibis District when an IED exploded on families escaping from Hawija. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says five people were killed and fifteen wounded on the road between Al-Alam and Himrin Mountains when an IED exploded targeting families who were trying to escape Daesh-controlled areas. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. The long-suffering people of Hawija need desperately to be liberated from Daesh.

A lot of promises have been followed by no action. Meanwhile, Daesh has made major attacks to both the east (Shirqat) and the west (Kirkuk city) of Hawija.

 

Southwest

A security source says a joint Peshmerga and police unit killed a Daesh suicide terrorist near Razqari village, on the road to Daquq. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

The DaeshDaily war-zone correspondent reports that unlike previous battles, Iraqi forces in Ninewa, after capturing a village, secure it and remove IEDs before moving on to the next village. By doing that, Iraqi forces are able to allow displaced families to return to their houses as soon as possible, after passing the security check.

 

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

The Mosul operations commander announced that Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) troops had captured six areas of eastern Mosul on Friday (Al-Malayeen, Al-Samah, Al-Khadra, Karkukli, Al-Quds, and Al-Karama). However in another reported statement attributed to the Command, these areas are described as “surrounded” by Iraqi troops. [ROJ] [Forat]

Daesh issues a video of battles on the “outskirts” of Hay Al-Samah in east Mosul. [A3maq]

 

The CTS raided the Al-Zahra neighborhood and surrounded the Al-Tahrir neighborhood in eastern Mosul, the CTS commander said. [Forat]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces captured the Al-Zuhur and Al-Malayeen neighborhoods on the east side of Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

The CTS commander tells Reuters that Iraqi forces got a foothold in Mosul faster than expected. He says some areas were captured within hours instead of the anticipated days. He also says Iraqi forces might just surround some areas and move ahead to capture other areas in order to save time. [Karemlash]

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces near Kokjali, Sheherazad, and near Jalaiwkhan in Hamdaniya with four vehicle bombs, killing or wounding ten service members and destroying several military vehicles. [Isdarat]

 

More than 5,000 people fled the Kokjali area on Friday, the Ministry of Migration and Displacement announced, presumably mostly to the east. Sources in the Iraqi Red Crescent and the World Food Programme also stated that Mosul had seen its largest movement of displaced persons since the start of the campaign. [IPA] [ARA]

 

A military source says tens of Daesh families meanwhile fled from the east side of Mosul to the west side. The source also says that for the first time in more than two years Daesh terrorists didn’t appear in the mosques on the east side. [PUKMedia]

 

Ninewa’s deputy governor says the Iraqi Army and Counter Terrorism Service are “determined” to kill Daesh “caliph” Awwad Baghdadi inside Mosul. [Mawsleya]

 

Coalition planes targeted a car carrying Daesh commander Saad Al-Rashidi in western Mosul, according to a local source in Mosul, who also said that the airstrike came as a result of “precise intelligence information.” In one story Al-Rashidi is identified as the “deputy chairman” of Daesh’s “Office for the Tribes of Ninewa,” according to an IWMC statement. [Sumaria] [Forat]

 

A local source says the Iraqi Air Force destroyed a Daesh rockets storehouse near the Waterfalls area around Shalalat, killing the terrorists inside. [Baghdadia]

 

The MoD says Iraqi Army 9th division found a 12-ton Daesh excavator used to dig tunnels near Mosul city (video). [Baghdadia] [MoD]

 

An Iraqi correspondent and cameraman working for the Iraqi TV channel Al-Iraqiya were injured while covering the Mosul battles, according to a statement issued by the Journalism Freedom Observatory in Iraq. [Waradana]

A security source says two TV cameramen (one from Sumaria, one from Baghdadia) were wounded during the Mosul liberation battles. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says it destroyed 4 Iraqi forces’ Humvees near Qulan Tapa village east of Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed six PMF fighters and destroyed 3 Humvees near Qulan Tapa in front of Hay Saddam east of Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces’ bulldozer with a missile near Qulan Tapa. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack with a car bomb near the 90 area east of Mosul, destroying 7 Iraqi forces’ Humvees. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces near Kokjali. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed 4 Iraqi forces’ Humvees and a BMP armored vehicle in a second suicide attack near Kokjali. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Abrams tank near Kokjali. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed two PMF Humvees near the Kokjali factories. [A3maq]

 

Here Daesh says Iraqi forces failed on Friday in advancing east of Mosul. It says Iraqi forces tried to break into Al-Quds cemetery near Kokjali, but Daesh attacked them with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding service members, destroying two Humvees and a bulldozer, and forcing them to retreat. Daesh also says Iraqi forces tried to enter the 90 area in east Mosul, but it attacked them with 2 vehicle bombs, killing or wounding many service members, and destroyed 13 Humvees, damaging 2 more Humvees, and destroying an armored personnel carrier, a BMP armored vehicle, and a bulldozer. Daesh says after that, heavy battles erupted near Qulan Tapa village and Daesh destroyed 4 Humvees and damaged an Abrams tank, and shot down 2 recon drones. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi forces’ recon drone in Mosul city. [A3maq]

                        

Military developments within Mosul

Residents of eastern Mosul stormed a Daesh prison, killed its guard, and freed 45 people that had been detained by Daesh, a Ninewa security source said. [Sumaria]

 

A Ninewa Liberation source says people revolted against Daesh in several areas in Mosul city. [Mawazin]

 

“Chaos” is breaking out in neighborhoods of western Mosul (Al-Mansour, Al-Mamoun, Wadi Hajar, Al-Sina’a, Al-Naft) as Daesh takes to mass flight in the face of the advancing Joint Forces, a local source in Ninewa said. “Tens” of Daesh members are evacuating their houses and traveling by cars on the roads that lead to Syria. [Buratha]

DaeshDaily comment: If this is true, the advance of the PMFs toward Tal Afar to cut off the route to Syria may also be prompting the timing of the reported exodus as much as the Iraqi advances east of the Tigris.

 

However, Daesh has ordered the “conscription” of everyone over the age of nine in Mosul, according to the UNHCR spokeswoman. All citizens are instructed to hand over their children above the age of nine to Daesh. The IPA article speculates as to whether Daesh intends to use the children as human shields. [IPA]

 

A security source says security forces found a Daesh decoy vehicles factory west of Mosul (photos). [Ghad] Decoy vehicles are used to draw airstrikes against meaningless targets.

 

Video of Counter Terrorism Service troops operating inside Mosul. [Mawsleya]

 

Conditions in Mosul

The movement of civilians within the city of Mosul has all but stopped with the fresh advances by Iraqi troops in the city, local sources said. [Mawsleya]

 

A large fire is reportedly burning at Mosul Airport south of the city, according to local sources. [Mawsleya]

 

Shura/Hammam Alil/Mosul subdistrict

Hammam Al-Alil

Iraqi forces broke into Hammam Al-Alil early Saturday morning. [AIN]

 

Daesh says it stopped Iraqi Army and PMF units from entering Salahiya village south of Hammam Al-Alil, killing or wounding several service members, and destroying 3 Humvees, and an armored personnel carrier. [Isdarat]

 

The Ninewa Liberation commander says Iraqi forces captured Juhayna and Jahuni villages, south of Hammam Al-Alil. [Mada]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi Army 15th division killed 2 Daesh suicide terrorists, a Saudi and a Tunisian, in Salahiya village, south of Hammam Al-Alil. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi forces’ recon drone near the Salahiya Intersection south of Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces’ T-72 tank with a missile near Salahiya village. [Isdarat]

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in several areas near Salahiya village with 170 mortar shells. [Isdarat]

 

Mosul subdistrict (southwest of city)

PMFs have captured four villages and other strategic assets southwest of Mosul, including part of the national strategic oil pipeline, and taking control of the strategic Adaya junction, not far from the Tal Afar border, according to a statement issued by PMF media. 2000 square km (772 square miles) have been captured in the “first page” of the western front operations, the statement said. [Mada]

 

The Saraya Al-Jihad PMF announced it had captured three villages (Katan, Abhara, Mushairifa) southwest of Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

Badr PMF commander Hadi Al-Ameri said his fighters would deliver aid and food to displaced villagers west of Mosul and promised that they would return home “soon.” [Buratha]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on a joint Iraqi Army and PMF convoy near the Adaya Intersection, near the Tal Afar border, killing seven PMF fighters, and wounding five, and destroying an Abrams tank, two Humvees, and an SUV. Daesh also says two Humvees were destroyed in a nearby minefield and the fighters inside were killed. [A3maq]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on PMF units near the same intersection, destroying an Abrams tank, two Humvees, and a car. [A3maq] [A3maq]

Daesh says three PMF fighters were killed by a mistaken helicopter airstrike in the same area. [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video of a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb on Iraqi forces near Masayid village near Jurn. The video does not show any targets or casualties. [A3maq]  The village was captured yesterday by Iraqi forces.

 

Daesh says it killed more than fifteen PMF fighters with a parked car bomb in Tal Shihab village to the southeast. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it shot down a PMF recon drone in Tal Zalat village on Thursday. [A3maq]

 

The PMF Command says PMFs have killed 185 Daesh terrorists and destroyed or defused 53 vehicle bombs west of Mosul so fat. [AIN]

 

Daesh issues a video of battles southwest of Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Nineveh Plain

Daesh issues a video of a PMF fighter it captured southeast of Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles east and southeast of Mosul. [DawaAlhaq] [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh issues a video of an Iraqi forces’ recon drone it shot down east of Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Peshmerga positions in Deir Um Tutha village with mortars. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh issues a video of people pledging allegiance to its leader Baghdadi in a mosque in Tal Afar. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Forcing people to appear on such videos is a typical Baathist propaganda stunt during tough battles.

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Peshmerga vehicle with an IED near Al-Malha village north of Tal Afar. Daesh also says it targeted a Peshmerga patrol with an SPG9 rocket in the same area. [Isdarat]

 

South (Baaj, Hatra)

A local source says a Daesh Usra Army convoy was bombed and 5 of its vehicles destroyed near Baaj. The source says this “elite” Daesh unit was supposed to stay in Mosul, but some members have been leaving for the Syrian border. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says four PMF Humvees were destroyed and twelve fighters were killed when they struck a land mine near Ain Al-Islam Company in Hatra District. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces in Ghuzail Kabir village in Hatra, killing “tens” of soldiers. [A3maq]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Daesh’s A3maq, according to a “security source”, says Daesh terrorists detonated a parked car bomb near a police headquarters in Diyarbakir. [A3maq]

 

Turkish sources say seven people were killed and more than one hundred wounded when a parked vehicle bomb exploded near the Riot Management Division building in Diyarbakir. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. This is a rare occasion where Daesh announced its responsibility for an attack in Turkey. Daesh didn’t claim responsibility for the two earlier suicide attacks that were attributed to Daesh, and killed many Kurdish people. 

 

Military sources say the Turkish military sent 35 train wagons loaded with armored personnel carriers near the Iraqi border. [Anadolu]

 

The Malaysian Police say Turkish security in Istanbul captured 2 Daesh Malaysian terrorists who were on their way to Syria. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Coalition says it conducted 5 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, near Mare’ (3), Ain Eissa (1), and Albu Kamal (1)). [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Iraqi refugees in Al-Hawl camp in Hasaka are complaining about the lack of assistance from international rescue organizations, especially as winter is coming. The refugees are mostly from Daesh held areas in Ninewa. [ANHA]

 

Daesh trained fifty children, so called “Caliphate Scouts” units, and sent them to the city of Raqqa. They were trained in a camp in Markada. [ARA]

 

Daesh arrested 20 of its own fighters who tried to escape its stronghold in Markada. The arrestees were transferred to the Al-Sawame’ prison. [ARA]

 

Local sources say an IED exploded on an Asayesh vehicle in Hay Al-Nashwa in Hasaka, without causing casualties. [ARA]

 

A Turkish security source says Turkish army found a 400-meter tunnel connecting Nusaybin in Turkey to Qamishli in Hasaka. The source accused the PKK of using the tunnel to transfer weapons and personnel between the two countries. [ARA]

 

Raqqa

Col. John Dorrian, spokesman of the Coalition said that 30-40,000 fighters are ready to besiege and overwhelm the city of Raqqa. Col. Dorrian did not identify these forces, but it is widely believed that they are from the US backed opposition forces. Turkey is hostile to the idea of involving such forces in battles for Raqqa. [Dorar]

 

Sixty-five young fighters from Raqqa have joined SDF forces after finishing one month of military and political training in a camp in Kobane. This is the fourth such group trained to join the Raqqa brigade of the SDF. [ANHA]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo City

The Russian announced truce is in place in Aleppo so far, as no breaches were reported. The so-called humanitarian truce was to end Friday evening, and was intended by the Russians to provide opposition fighters with time to withdraw from the city.

The SOHR says that Russian helicopters destroyed the remains of its fallen helicopter after rescuing its pilots. [Qasioun] [SyriaHR]

 

Two Russian military personnel were wounded on the Castello road in Aleppo, according to the Russian defense ministry. [SyriaNow]

 

Azaz

Fifteen civilians in Kafr Naha in Azaz and two in Atarib, 9 miles west of Aleppo, were killed following Russian and Syrian airstrikes on the two cities. Syrian warplanes also bombed the cities of Arum Al-Kubra and Khan Al-Asal, causing damage. [Qasioun]

 

The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) says its units blocked a Daesh attack on Shahba Dam, Wahshiyah, and Tal Madhiq, killing 32 terrorists on Wednesday and Thursday. The clashes coincided with Turkish artillery shelling on the villages of Tal Madhiq, as well as Hasiya, Harbal, and Um Hawsh. [Hawar]

 

The Turkish Army said in a statement that three of its soldiers were wounded in a mortar shelling by Daesh on areas held by Turkish backed opposition militia. [ARA]

Later on, the Army says, one of the soldiers died of the wounds he sustained. [Anadolu]

 

A commander of the Syrian opposition backed by Turkey died in a Turkish hospital. Abdul Salam Mustafa was wounded by an IED last Saturday. [ARA]

 

Daesh attacked Turkish backed opposition forces in Tal Jijan near Akhtarin with a vehicle bomb, killing 13 and destroying the defensive line and several vehicles. Turkey retaliated by shelling Daesh positions in Ablah. [ARA]

 

A leading opposition figure, Mohammed Nour, denied Daesh report of an attack on Tal Jijan, adding that no explosion took place. He described the news as loser’s propaganda—to cover for its inability to make advances on the battlefield. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh says it damaged a Turkish Army tank with a missile near Ablah village south of Akhtarin. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged another Turkish tank with a missile in Tilal Al-Enab village south of Akhtarin. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of one of the attacks. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it killed more than fifteen opposition fighters and destroyed 3 cars in a suicide attack near Tal Jijan village south of Akhtarin. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the suicide attack. [A3maq]

The video doesn’t show any targets or casualties.

 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting opposition groups in Sandi village with mortars. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with the “PKK” northeast of the Aleppo Industrial City. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Afrin

Afrin received over 350 refugees who escaped various areas under Daesh control including Raqqa, areas around Manbij, Mosul, Deir Ez-Zor, and Azaz. The refugees entered the area through the Qatma village crossing.  [ANHA]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Russian Ministry of Defense said that one of its helicopters made an emergency landing in Tadmur and was shot at after touching the ground. The Ministry said that all pilots returned safely after being rescued by rescue planes. [ARA]

 

Intensive battles took place between Daesh and the Syrian army in the Al-Sawame’ area near Tadmur under heavy artillery and shelling by governmental forces. Battles are underway in Huwaisis east of Homs as well. [Qasioun]

 

Russian warplanes attacked Sukhnah east of Homs wounding several civilians. [Qasioun]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The SOHR reported heavy battles between governmental forces and affiliated militias and Daesh fighters on the outskirts of 137th brigade barracks southwest of Deir Ez-Zor. No casualties count is available yet.  [SyriaHR]

 

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

Syrian opposition troops said that they captured 3 defense barriers of Daesh in Qalamoun. The battle left several Daesh terrorists dead, including a Tunisian commander. [Qasioun]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Neighboring countries

Kuwait

Kuwait security arrested 4 persons of Kuwaiti and other nationalities, identified as Daesh operatives, planning terror attacks on the verge of parliamentary elections to be held on the 26th of November. Maps of sensitive and top secret locations were found with the group, a Kuwaiti security source said.  [ARA]

 

North Africa

Egypt

Eyewitnesses and medical sources say armed terrorists in a vehicle and a motorcycle shot and killed a police general after he left the Friday prayers in Al-Azhar Street, in Arish city. [VetoGate]

Daesh says it assassinated Hisham Shahin, a general in the Egyptian Army, on Al-Azhar Street in Arish city. [A3maq]

 

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior says a car bomb exploded in Nasser City in Cairo, without causing any casualties. It says a judge survived the explosion. Egyptian media sources say security units defused an IED in Giza, and captured 2 suspects who were transporting it. [Anadolu]

 

Security units killed 9 terrorists in Al-Touma village, and four more outside the village. Security units also destroyed hideouts south of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah. [VetoGate]

 

The body of a 35-year-old women was found shot in the Jisr Al-Wadi area, in Arish. [VetoGate]

 

The body of a 55-year-old man was found shot near the Maidan area, in Rafah. [VetoGate]

 

Libya

Northeast

A military source says the Libyan National Army stopped a suicide attack on a military gathering in the Saberi area, in Benghazi, and killed the suicide terrorist. [Wasat]

 

Libyan planes targeted a weapons storehouse in the Qanfouda area. [Wasat]

 

Central coast

Multiple U.S. defense officials told Fox News the U.S. military has suspended its bombing campaign against Daesh in Sirte, after three months of airstrikes. When the strikes were first announced, the Pentagon said they would last for “weeks.”

US officials said Daesh has been decimated inside Sirte, another reason to “pause” the strikes.  They did not rule out strikes in the future. “The reality is there are fewer targets to hit right now without risk of civilian casualties,” said one official.  [FoxNews]

DaeshDaily comment. We did report yesterday that US Marines helicopters had now been used in Sirte. The story today did not say whether that might continue, though it would make sense if the targets are smaller.

 

The Misrata Hospital says 661 Government of National Accord soldiers were killed and around 3,000 wounded since the start of the Sirte liberation operations in May. [Wasat]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian government issued a statement saying the Prime Minister fired Abdul Jalil Ben Salem, the Minister of Religious Affairs, because of statements that hurt Tunisian diplomatic interests. [Tunisien]

The Minister had told the Saudi ambassador to Tunisia that Saudi Arabia should do something about its religious school, because it produces terrorism.

DaeshDaily comment. This looks like another of those incidents in which Saudi pressure has forced a government to backtrack on criticism of the hateful Wahhabi ideology that empowered Daesh and has led to so much death and disorder in the Middle East. For the record, we think the Tunisian minister got it right; that more such messages are in order from multiple countries until Saudi support for this deadly extremism changes; and the United States should be one of the next nations to speak up.

 

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says security units captured a Daesh supporter in Gabes. The security captured 3 more takfiris related to the first suspect. [Tunisien]

 

Other countries

Yemen

Daesh says it stopped a Houthi attack on the Dhahra village in Bayda, killing five fighters. [A3maq]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Scenes from liberated towns and villages on the way to Mosul [CJTF]

 

A video of AP Tactical, a security solutions company, supporting Kurdish forces in the Ninewa battles [Facebook]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul issues a video from the Dawasa area, in west Mosul. [KM Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi forces being attacked by a Daesh vehicle bomb in Ninewa [YouTube]

 

A video of a Daesh vehicle bomb captured by Iraqi forces in Ninewa [YouTube]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]

 

Daesh issues another propaganda video asking its terrorists to be patient. In the video Daesh mentions the Dabiq battle, again. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh announced a monthly competition for teachers and the prizes will be in Daesh currency. [DawaAlhaq]

 

November 3, 2016

Kokjali (Rudaw)

Kokjali (Rudaw)

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq’s Catholic patriarch wants to preserve Christian towns in Ninewa; asks western help. [..]

Daesh destroying buildings, setting booby traps in Anah ahead of expected Iraq attack. [..]

Human Rights Watch blasts Kurds for ejecting Arab residents and IDPs from Kirkuk. [..]

Counter Terrorism commander says further moves into Mosul are imminent. [..]

Heavy fighting underway in part of southeast Mosul. [..]

IFP, PMFs take more villages south & west of Mosul; surround Hammam Al-Alil. [..]

80,000 people reported to have returned to homes in Qayara. [..]

Kurdish HDP party leaders in Turkey detained as attack on political opposition widens. [..]

Daesh in Syria moves fighters from outlying areas to defend strategic Al-Bab city. [..]

US Marines unleash attack helicopters on Sirte. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

In a meeting with the American Consul in Erbil, the Chaldean Patriarch Luis Sako says the Christian towns in Ninewa should be preserved and there should be no demographic changes. He also asks the US and the European Union to help achieve national reconciliation in Iraq. [Mada]

 

A member of the CoR’s Security and Defense committee says a CoR investigation revealed that Iraqi planes were involved in the airstrike that killed or wounded 66 women at a Shia gathering in Daquq on October 21. [Mada]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, seven of them in the Mosul area. The others were in Sinjar (1), Bashir (2), Haditha (1), and Rawa (1). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

Center (Rusafa, Karkh, etc.)

The Baghdad Operations Command spokesman says two civilians were wounded by an IED explosion near the Mission Complex in Karrada. [Mada] [Baghdadia]

Daesh says it killed sixteen people in an IED explosion on a “Shia gathering” in Karrada. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Regardless of what Daesh says, this area on the outskirts of Karrada District is one of the most mixed areas in Baghdad. Even the few remaining Jewish Iraqi families live nearby. Daesh wants to misrepresent Baghdad as a purely Shia city.    

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MOI source said a university professor was killed by a bomb attached to his car in Waziriya. [Mada]

An MOI source said an IED placed near a furniture shop in Shaab killed one and wounded six civilians. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

Local Police sources said a civilian was shot dead by unidentified armed gunmen on a motorcycle in Kamaliya.  [Maalomah]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MOI source said an IED placed in a commercial area in Al-Arifiya killed one civilian and wounded six others. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

The MOI reported that an IED killed two and wounded three PMF fighters in their vehicle in Albu Aitha. [Mada]

A joint security force discovered a Daesh safe house and captured weapons and ammunition caches in Al-Bawi. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

An MOI source said an IED placed in commercial area in Furat killed two and wounded four civilians. [Mada]

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Daesh says it killed or wounded ten Iraqi Army members with an IED at the Hamdaniya Brigade headquarters gate in Abu Ghraib, on Wednesday. [A3maq]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   9     (Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents:                                7

 

ANBAR

Ramadi

Daesh says it destroyed a police vehicle east of Ramadi with an IED, killing or wounding the policemen inside. [Isdarat]

 

Hit/Haditha

Jazeera Operations Command announced the liberation of the “Air Defense area” located in Haqlaniyah and clearing off IEDs and war remains therein. [Mada]

 

Jazeera Operations commander said Coalition planes killed 16 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicle bombs in Al-Buhairat, north of Haditha.  [BasNews]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A local Tribal PMF commander said Daesh has demolished two government buildings and booby-trapped over 40 houses in Anah. [Mada] [Sumaria]

 

A Tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces launched a military operation near Anah and killed a Daesh commander and 6 of his associates and destroyed 4 machine gun-mounted vehicles and a truck loaded with weapons. [BasNews]

 

A security source in Anbar announced the killing of 6 Daesh terrorists who attacked a security position in the Kilo 110 area.  [Maalomah]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A security source says Iraqi Army 66th brigade shot down a Daesh drone in the Khanuqa area. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh said that on Wednesday it targeted Iraqi forces in the Shirqat area with 12 locally made rockets and several mortars. Daesh said it destroyed a PMF supply vehicle near Al-Naml. It also said it destroyed 3 PMF positions with SPG9 rockets in the Dibis and Sheikh Ali areas. Daesh said it destroyed an Iraqi Army vehicle with an IED south of Shirqat, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. Daesh also said it destroyed a PMF military position with a missile near the Makhoul Mountains. [Isdarat]

 

Baiji

Daesh said that on Wednesday it targeted Iraqi forces in areas north and west of Baiji with 85 mortars. Daesh also said it attacked two PMF barracks in the Makhazen area north of Baiji with light and mid-sized weapons. [Isdarat]

 

Tooz

Daesh says it damaged a PMF Humvee with an IED in Laqoum village, in Suleiman Bek. [Isdarat]

 

DIYALA

Baquba/southeast Diyala

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a SWAT Humvee in the Bizayez area, in Buhriz. [Isdarat]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Daesh says it killed a PMF commander with an IED in the Hamada area of Muqdadiya. [Isdarat]

 

A Diyala security source said unidentified gunmen shot two civilians dead in Mukhaisa. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

Human Rights Watch says Kurdish authorities in Kirkuk, in their most recent round of displacements, have been ejecting Arab residents and Arab internally displaced people there since ISIS attacked the city on October 21, 2016.

Human Rights Watch says it is not aware of any similar displacements affecting Kurdish residents of the city. Given that Arabs seem to be the sole victims of these demolitions and evictions, and no explanation has been given by the authorities as to why they are being so targeted, the KRG actions appear to be discriminatory. [HRW]

A Kurdish Kirkuk Provincial Council member denied the HRW report and said the provincial government helped the Arab displaced people. The chairman of the Provincial Council’s Security Committee says HRW should be talking about the Arabs who are taking Kurdish lands in Kirkuk with support from political parties. [ROJ]

 

Hawija

A commanding figure in the Tribal Mobilization forces of Hawija said “rebelling young men” in Hawija shot dead the deputy commander of Daesh police in the city.  [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

An MP with the Kurdish bloc in the Iraqi parliament alleged that Turkey is looking for an excuse to intervene in the Mosul conflict. Turkey wishes to intervene but has yet to find a “true pretext” for its intervention, he explained. [ROJ]

 

9700 children have fled the Mosul area since the launch of the Mosul operation, UNICEF announced. [Anadolu]

 

Sistani office sends truck loaded with humanitarian assistance to villages south of Ninewa (photos). [Sumaria]

 

PMF deputy commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis has announced that his fighters will combat Daesh in Mosul city if the government orders them to. [PressIraq]

DaeshDaily comment. It would better serve the cause if Shia PMF leaders made fewer self-serving statements.

 

Australia is preparing to send 200 advisors to train Iraqi soldiers in street fighting techniques, an Australian military spokesman said. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh issues a video of “normal life” in Mosul today. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. We have seen such videos from Ramadi and Falluja a day or two before the cities were liberated.

 

Mosul

JOC command announced that 82 Daesh militants were killed and six vehicle bombs destroyed Thursday in the Mosul operations. [Forat]

 

Mosul liberation campaign

East. The Counter Terrorism Service Special Operations Commander announced that his troops would begin attacking Daesh in Mosul from several axes “within hours.” The evidence from the fighting in Kokjali showed that Daesh was losing control over its field operations and its fighters, he added. [ARA]

 

The commander announced that his troops had stopped a “desperate” Daesh attempt to impede the progress of Iraqi troops after they defeated Daesh in Kokjali. [Mada]

 

A CTS commander says Iraqi forces captured 3 Daesh terrorists in Kokjali, including an emir. [Rudaw]

 

The commander of the Counter Terrorism Service said his troops are fighting an “irregular war” in Mosul. He also urged Mosul residents to stay indoors to reduce Daesh’s ability to use them as human shields. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh is depending on long tunnels under Mosul that link different areas within the city to escape from the attacking Iraqi troops, according to a CTS Special Forces officer. [Mada]

Photos of tunneling machines captured from Daesh. [Ghad]

 

Hundreds of families fled the Kokjali area just east of Mosul on Thursday, heading for safer areas bordering the IKR, according to Sumaria’s correspondent. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF Humvee “on the outskirts of” Kokjali. [A3maq]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi Forces near Al-Quds Cemetery, near Kokjali, and destroyed an Abrams tank. [A3maq] [A3maq]

Daesh publishes a photo of the Dagestan terrorist who conducted a suicide attack near Kokjali. [Isdarat]

 

Photos from Kokjali after it was liberated from Daesh [Rudaw]

 

Southeast. Joint Forces raided Hay Al-Intisar in southeastern Mosul Thursday afternoon, according to a statement issued by the Mosul operations commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Amir Rashid Yarallah. [Mada]

 

Heavy fighting is underway in Hay Al-Intisar, amid Iraqi shelling of Daesh-held areas and Daesh’s attempts to use civilians as human shields, a security source said. Iraqi Army units destroyed five Daesh Humvees in Intisar, a security source said. [Maalomah] [Waradana]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on PMF units in Sheherazad village, next to Hay Al-Intisar. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of fighting near Hay Al-Intisar. [A3maq]

 

Other military developments in Mosul

The elite “Usra Army” has suddenly disappeared from the alleyways of the Old Mosul (Mosul Al-Qadima) neighborhood to which it had deployed over a week ago, giving locals cause to speculate whether Daesh “caliph” Awwad Baghdadi is actually in the area, according to a local source. The Usra Army was viewed as an “invincible force,” by loyal Daesh members so its sudden disappearance from the area has come as “another shock” to the group’s supporters in Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

Abu Omar Al-Urduni, the head of Daesh’s “Shura Council,” was killed when a missile struck his vehicle in central Mosul, a local source said. It was not known if the missile, which also killed two others with him, was launched from a piloted or an unmanned aircraft. [Sumaria]

 

Unknown assailants reportedly set fire to a Daesh vehicle in the central Al-Hudaba neighborhood. [PressIraq]

 

Russia has alleged that US planes are targeting residential areas in Mosul and other sites in Ninewa. [Waradana]

DaeshDaily comment: Russia is trying to suggest equivalence between its bombing operations in Syria and the Coalition bombing in Iraq. Maybe this shows that Mr. Putin is actually sensitive to all the criticism.

 

Daesh’s A3maq says, according to a medical source, more than nine people were killed (including four children and one woman) and 115 wounded in “American” airstrikes on “residential neighborhoods” in Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh says “American” planes conducted 13 airstrikes on Mosul. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the airstrikes. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Hiding among civilians is what terrorists have been doing in Iraq since 2003. 

 

Baghdadi

Heavy explosions rocked eastern Mosul for a short time after the Daesh broadcast by Al-Baghdadi (reported yesterday). The broadcast was followed by Daesh fighters launching rockets in Mosul’s eastern neighborhoods, while some Daesh members cheered for the morale boost that Baghdadi’s address delivered, chanting “We will fight until death!” [ARA] [Karemlash]

 

However, a Coalition spokesman says that Baghdadi “lost control of his fighters” in Mosul after Iraqi troops entered the city. [Ghad]

 

The Golden Division commander believes that Baghdadi is not even present in Mosul. [IPA]

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson made similar remarks, claiming that Baghdadi is directing his fighters over the Internet. [Ghad]

 

A security source says the Daesh leader recorded his speech on the Iraq-Syria border after he left Ninewa, before the start of the Ninewa liberation operations. [Sumaria]

 

Controversial former Ninewa governor Atheel Al-Nujaifi has said that many Daesh families have fled to Syria, calling Awwad Baghdadi a “desperate idiot” and saying his followers were foolishly “hoping for miracles.”  [Sumaria]

 

DaeshDaily comment: Baghdadi’s speech was an exhortation to the troops and loyal supporters, but it came from weakness. It signifies the impending end of Daesh’s lie that it controls a large caliphate. The opportunists who helped Daesh capture all those areas in Iraq heard their leader telling them, loud and clear, that they should stay, fight, and die. Chances are he won’t be joining them.

        The mindset is not new really. It’s very much a Baathist pattern not to face the music when things go bad. Saddam made a similar speech, from his own hole in the ground. There will be clever adaptations as before: using political connections to avoid criminal accountability; seeming to switch sides; insisting one was never with Daesh anyway; playing the old anti-government, anti-Shia card. We can also expect a boost in shaving industry sales and fewer men with beards.

        Such tactics won’t help everyone. There will be some foreign terrorists who did not leave soon enough and now can’t leave their rat holes safely. There are some kids who were brainwashed to kill themselves. There are many local terrorists who have nowhere to run. But the caliphate story will soon be over. Daesh will put up the usual fight in Mosul, and that might take some time. Booby-trapped buildings, suicide terrorists, and IEDs will require a lot of effort and sacrifice, as in Ramadi and Falluja, but the collapse will happen faster than expected. Daesh will try the usual media-grabbing attack somewhere else, in Egypt or Libya or somewhere else, to distract attention from its defeat, but it likely won’t work as well as before. Losing Iraq should also accelerate its defeat in Syria.

        That doesn’t mean that Daesh’s terrorism will be over, in Iraq or elsewhere. There will still be networks of hatred. There will still be organized crime disguised as jihad. The attacks on civilians will continue. But Daesh and its Baathist collaborators have now seen the one thing they previously didn’t see: determination. Retaking Ramadi put all the momentum on the government’s side. Iraq finally showed Daesh the iron fist of a self-respecting country. With help from good people all over the world, and at great cost, Iraq has found the way to stand up and defeat Daesh.

 

Shura/Hammam Alil

The IFP are in control of the hills overlooking Hammam Al-Alil city, the IFP commander says. [Rudaw]

 

The DaeshDaily correspondent says the IAA and the artillery is targeting Daesh positions in Hammam Al-Alil, preparing for a ground attack on the city.

The MoD says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh vehicle bombs and a vehicle carrying a 23mm cannon south of Mosul. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED near Kharba village, south of Hammam Al-Alil, killing the soldiers inside. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh says it destroyed 2 Iraqi forces Humvees with IEDs near Salahiya village, south of Hammam Al-Alil. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Humvee, bulldozer, and an armored personnel carrier south of Hammam Al-Alil, with missiles. [A3maq]

 

The MoD says the IAA destroyed two Daesh vehicles north of Shura, killing the terrorists inside. [Maalomah]

 

Iraqi troops also captured the village of Al-Jurf, the IWMC announced. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi troops captured two villages southwest of Mosul, Sayyed Hamad, and Al-Dhibaniya, the IWMC announced. [Ghad]

 

The IFP have killed over 1,000 Daesh fighters, captured 74 villages, and evacuated 4,500 families on the Southern Front since the launch of operations, the IFP commander announced. [Sumaria]

 

The Shia PMF, Badr, announced that its fighters captured three villages (Tal Zalat, Masad, and Sihaji) southwest of Mosul, all in a west-to-east row moving toward the city. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it conducted 2 suicide attacks on Iraqi forces near Tal Zalat. Daesh says it destroyed a Humvee, a bulldozer, and a car in one of the attacks. [A3maq] [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it destroyed a PMF bulldozer with a missile near Adaya village, southwest of Tal Zalat. [A3maq]

 

Badr’s commander Hadi Al-Ameri announced that his fighters had cut off one of the main routes between Raqqa and Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

PMFs captured the village of Masayid in a battle lasting three hours. [AIN]

Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists, and Iraqi and a Syrian, attacked Iraqi forces near Masayid village, near Jurn, with a vehicle bomb. Daesh says another suicide terrorist, a Syrian, attacked with another vehicle bomb. After that, heavy battles erupted. Daesh says twenty-five Iraqi service members were killed or wounded in the attack. [Isdarat]

Daesh publishes a phot of one of the Syrian suicide terrorists. [MRKZGulf]

 

PMFs captured the village of “Western Ayn Jahsh” southwest of Jarn and captured the hill in Tal Shihab to the north of Ayn Jahsh. [Ghad] [Etejah] [“Tal” in Arabic = “hill”]

 

PMFs “leveled” an unspecified number of Daesh positions in the area of Ghuzail Al-Sufli. [AIN]

 

The IFP evacuated 15 displaced families south of Mosul as well as killing four Daesh members, and  destroying a vehicle, a vehicle bomb, and an arms depot, the JOC announced. [Sumaria]

 

Qayara

American artillery troops fired rockets from Qayara base at Daesh targets in Hammam Al-Alil. [Ghad]

 

An Iraqi military transport helicopter crashed after taking off from Qayara airfield after it had received rapid service, the IWMC announced. [Ghad]

 

The Counter Terrorism Service commander says 80,000 people have returned to their houses in Qayara subdistrict so far. [BasNews]

 

The MoD says the IAA destroyed 8 Daesh vehicles and several houses used by Daesh, west of Mushairifa village, killing the terrorists inside. [Maalomah]

 

Nineveh Plain

Hamdaniya

Iraqi Army troops captured the village of Al-Khorta, after a battle in which an unspecified number of Daesh fighters were killed, according to a statement issued by the Mosul operations commander Lt. Gen. Abd Al-Amir Rashid Yarallah. [Mada]

 

The MoD says the IAA destroyed a Daesh hideout in the Qaraqosh area. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says it conducted 2 suicide attacks on Iraqi forces near Jalaiwkhan village, near Ali Rash. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

The MoD says IAA aircraft killed more than 37 Daesh fighters and destroyed 4 vehicles, a hideout, a rocket launcher, and a mortar unit west of Mosul, the MoD announced. [Maalomah]

 

The spokesman of the PMF authority announced that the militias are 15 km (9 miles) from Tal Afar and advancing rapidly toward the city northwest of Mosul. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. We are not sure what point on the map the gentleman is referring to, but the PMFs are not yet close to the city of Tal Afar, based on battle reports.

 

Daesh has moved hundreds of its hostages to Tal Afar for use as human shields, a military source said Thursday morning. [PUKMedia]

 

PMFs cut off the route between Tal Afar and Mosul, according to a PMF statement which claimed that PMFs have now cut off all Daesh supply routes between Tal Afar and Mosul. [PUKMedia]

DaeshDaily comment. We can’t validate the claim, but it’s clear from our map that the PMFs don’t yet control the whole road between Mosul and Tal Afar.

 

PMF commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis has reportedly announced that his fighters have cut off the road between Mosul and Raqqa. [PressIraq]

 

PMFs killed two Saudi Daesh commanders west of Mosul, a security source said. [Maalomah]

 

PMFs claim to have killed a Daesh member bearing an Israeli passport west of Mosul. [PressIraq]

 

PMFs reportedly defused a bus rigged with explosives that Daesh had left behind in a village west of Mosul. [PressIraq]

 

The “first page” has ended on the Western Front of the Mosul operation with the liberation of 52 villages in an area of 450 square km (173 square miles), the front commander said. [Mawazin]

 

South (Baaj, Hatra)

Daesh says it killed twenty-five Iraqi service members and destroyed a Humvee near the “Ain Al-Islam Company” in Hatra district. [A3maq]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The two co-leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP opposition party, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were detained at their respective homes as part of a counter-terrorism inquiry, the Turkish Ministry of Interior announced. At least nine other HDP MPs were also taken into custody.

Meanwhile social networks could not be accessed from inside Turkey. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Whatsapp were reported to be inaccessible shortly after the detentions, even when users tried to circumvent restrictions using a virtual private network (VPN). [BBC] [Anadolu] [Anadolu]

DaeshDaily comment. The credibility of the Turkish government loses ground every day, with no end in sight to its ill-motivated and ill-disguised crackdown on political opponents

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A missile-armed frigate has joined Russian navy units in Syrian coasts according to Russian sources. The frigate is equipped with “Caliber” missiles, including surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles. [Dorar]

 

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign affairs said “terrorists” who try to breach the humanitarian truce in Aleppo will pay severely for such attempts. [SyriaNow]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, near Raqqa (2), Mare’ (2), Idlib (2), Deir Ez-Zor (1), and Albu Kamal (1)). The strikes near Idlib engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed five vehicles and two fighting positions. [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Brigadier Talal Sello, the spokesperson of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), said that his personnel are doing their best to assist Iraqi refugees along the borders with Iraq, adding that they do not have enough resources to meet all refugees’ demands. He called on international organizations to intervene immediately, as winter is coming. [Hawar]

 

A medical source says two pro-government militiamen were slightly wounded when an IED exploded in Hay Ghuwairan in Hasaka city. The source says the IED targeted and missed an Asayesh vehicle. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it killed four “PKK members” with an IED in Hay Ghuwairan in Hasaka city. [A3maq]

 

Raqqa

The SOHR says a civilian was killed in an air strike by warplanes (believed to be by the Coalition) on Laqta, north of Raqqa. [SyriaHR]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Fierce fighting between government forces and opposition fighters is continuing in almost all of Aleppo neighborhoods since yesterday. Shelling and counter shelling caused fourteen civilian casualties so far, press sources said. [Hawar]

 

The Syrian opposition resumed attacks on government held positions in Aleppo with a vehicle bomb. The opposition said that it plans to retake Aleppo neighborhoods held by governmental forces. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Syrian opposition units shelled Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo with mortars and gas cylinders, killing one child and wounding two civilians. The shelling is sourced from Bustan Al-Basha neighborhood east of the city. [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

Al-Bab

Opposition sources confirmed the withdrawal of Daesh units from the Infantry School in Muslimiya and other areas. The Syrian Army and Syrian Democratic Forces now control these areas. The opposition believes Daesh gave up these areas to defend the attack by Turkey-supported opposition fighters on the strategically important city of Al-Bab. [Dorar]

 

Azaz

The SDF killed 15 Daesh terrorists during an attack by the terror group to recover three villages liberated by the SDF earlier: Washiyah, Tal Madhiq, and Shahba’ Dam. The fighting is still ongoing. [Hawar]

 

Photos published by the opposition showed fighters mounting a Turkish army APC without the presence of Turkish soldiers. This indicates whom Turkey is supporting, even with heavy weaponry used to shell liberated villages held by the SDF. [Hawar]

 

Three Russian air raids on Maraanaz left 10 civilians killed and 20 wounded according to activists on the ground. The Russian warplanes bombed several other villages accompanied by government artillery bombardment in the area. [ARA] [Qasioun]

 

Turkey-backed opposition units continued their assault to recover the villages recently taken over by Daesh, backed by Turkish artillery cover. Ablah village near Mare’ was recovered after killing 5 Daesh terrorists and destroying two vehicles, press sources said. [ARA]

 

The Turkish Army says its artillery has supported the advance of opposition groups towards Al-Bab and Akhtarin villages taken by Daesh two days ago. It said that 100 Daesh and 4 YPG targets were shelled in process. It also says 22 Daesh terrorists were killed in ground operations in addition to another 14 in Turkish airstrikes.  [ARA] [Qasioun]

 

Opposition groups recovered over 11 villages occupied by Daesh in the last few days of operations in Azaz. Total area recovered is around 1000 sq. Km (390 sq. miles). [Qasioun]

 

Daesh says it killed two opposition fighters with an IED near Ablah village, south of Akhtarin. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed 3 cars carrying opposition fighters with a parked car bomb near Ablah village. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it killed or wounded ten “PKK members” in an attack near the Aleppo Industrial Area. [A3maq]

 

Afrin

Turkish artillery shelled three villages in Afrin, causing material damage to several houses. No human casualties were reported so far. [Hawar]

 

Other Northwest Syria

Opposition activists said Syrian army helicopters used poisonous gases in bombing the village of Beshqatin, west of Aleppo, causing serious cases of suffocation. Winds spread gases around to neighboring areas, causing similar symptoms among women and children. Islamic opposition units in the area fired back at the Army’s locations using multiple rocket launchers and artillery. [ARA]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Daesh says it destroyed a Russian attack helicopter with a missile in the Huwaisis area, east of Homs. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of targeting the helicopter. [A3maq] The helicopter was on the ground when it was hit by the missile.

 

The SOHR says an air raid on Rusten killed six civilians, including five children. It did not identify the attacking planes. [SyriaHR]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Government military spokesman says that 9 Daesh terrorists were killed by the units defending Deir Ez-Zor airport in a recent attempt by the terror group to break through the eastern defense line of the airport.  [SyriaNow]

 

The SOHR says containers were airdropped near government positions in Deir Ez-Zor. It also says Daesh shelled the army’s positions in the city. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh publishes photos of a plastic factory in Mayadin. [Isdarat]

 

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

The SOHR says two civilians were killed in air raids on Tafas, in western Daraa. It did not identify the attacking planes. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with the opposition in East Qalamoun. [Isdarat]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Eyewitnesses say ABM terrorists beheaded a local man and threw his body on the road in the Zare’a area, west of Arish. They say the victim was wearing an orange suit, the same used by Daesh for execution. [VetoGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say unknown armed men kidnapped a young man in Arish city center. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh said on Wednesday it destroyed 2 Egyptian Army vehicles with IEDs in south Arish. [Isdarat]

 

Libya

Northeast

Daesh said on Wednesday it detonated an IED on a Libya National Army (LNA) machine gun-mounted vehicle in Qawarsha, killing one soldier and wounding another. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh said on Wednesday it targeted LNA positions with mortars in the Qanfouda area. [Isdarat]

 

Central coast

The US Marines are using Super Cobra attack helicopters to mount close-range airstrikes against Daesh in Sirte, the US Navy said Thursday.

The gunship attacks, the first of their kind to be confirmed in over two months, were launched overnight from the USS San Antonio, in the Mediterranean. [Libya24]

 

A GNA Military source says a Daesh police commander was killed in the battles in the Giza area, in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Terrorists in 2 cars shot and killed two men who were accompanying a security commander in the Gharbiyat area, in Sirte. [AfriGate]

Daesh said yesterday it assassinated two GNA fighters within the Gharbiyat area.

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs told the Parliament that he told the Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia to do something about its religious school, as it produces terrorism. [Tunisien]

 

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says security units captured a terrorism suspect in Aryanah. [Tunisien]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

A video from inside Mosul city [Rudaw]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]
Daesh publishes a new issue of its Naba magazine [Isdarat]