March 5, 2018
East Ghouta (BBC)
CoR passes 2018 budget. [..]
Anbar Governor predicts high voter turnout in May election. [..]
Diyala PC member demands Al-Abadi do something about Diyala’s deteriorating security. [..]
IAF airstrike takes out Daesh leadership circle in northern Diyala. [..]
Government units win multiple clashes with Daesh in Hawija. [..]
Daesh Daily source says PMFs in Ninewa killed four Daesh arrestees. [..]
Police in Mosul kill or arrest 19 Daesh members, but lose 4 policemen. [..]
Babel PC sounds alarm on Daesh “sanctuaries” along Baghdad border. [..]
SOHR says civilian death toll in East Ghouta has reached 794. [..]
UN aid convoy reaches East Ghouta; but medical supplies seized by Syrian Army. [..]
Russian bombing continues in East Ghouta. [..]
White House slams Russians for bombing civilian neighborhoods. [..]
Turks estimated to have captured 29% of Afrin. [..]
UN accuses YPG of refusing to let civilians leave Afrin. [..]
Daesh still targeting Syrian troops, SDF in Albu Kamal. [..]
REPORTS FROM IRAQ
The Independent published an article entitled “Inside Syria: With its enemies diverted or fighting each other, ISIS is making a swift and deadly comeback.” The article points out that Daesh is making a comeback in Hawija and in Raqqa, Syria. The article says that Daesh is reemerging because of the conflicts with the Kurds in Iraq and Northern Syria, saying that security efforts were diverted in Iraq because of the Kurdistan referendum and the federal government’s efforts to take back control of disputed areas on October 16, 2017. In Syria, the Kurds are suddenly caught up in fighting Turkish forces in northern Syria rather than focusing on fighting Daesh and ensuring the security of liberated regions. [BasNews]
Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday. Al-Abadi stressed the importance of cooperation with NATO to fight terrorism. [Sumaria]
The British Air Force announced that it will not be withdrawing from Iraq, as it is a part of the International Coalition. British Air Force Commander Marshal Hillier said “We will not withdraw any of our troops until we have fully achieved our goals.” [Knooz]
DaeshDaily comment. Perhaps this is an answer to the startling statement last week by Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, a London resident for many years, that US “bases” in Iraq (so implicitly Coalition forces in general) compromised Iraq’s sovereignty, which seemed to advocate a Coalition withdrawal.
Germany is considering withdrawing some of its military personnel from Iraq, in light of the military victory over Daesh, and changing the nature of its forces’ role in Iraq. [SotIraq]
DaeshDaily comment. Germany’s personnel were reportedly most involved in supporting the Coalition airstrike campaign, which is now less extensive due to its success in Iraq and most of Syria.
The CoR passed the 2018 budget on March 3. 176 of the 328 members voted yes. However, some of the 328 were not there. Kurdish members boycotted the vote. One Kurdish representative said “We boycotted the vote and there are proposals to boycott the political process in Iraq completely due to the unfair treatment we are receiving.” [Rawabet]
KRG CoR members say they consider the passage of the budget in its current form to be in flagrant violation of the principle of partnership and consensus on which the new Iraq was built. [Rudaw]
Sunday, KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani expressed his concern over the 2018 budget, indicating that he will meet with Kurdish parties to take a stand on it. [Sumaria]
However, Gorran MP Hoshyar Abdullah called for the international community to intervene and impose the “guardianship of the UN” on the Kurdistan Region. Hoshyar says Kurds have lost their rights and have become victims of “fabricated” political conflicts between the federal government and the KRG. [Sumaria]
Monday, Iraq’s President Fuad Masoum called for “urgent” meetings between senior officials of the KRG and the national government as differences between the two sides escalate over the budget. [Anadolu]
Security-related incidents reported
North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)
Daesh said it killed a tribal PMF commander in Tarmiya on Sunday. [ICDNMar5]
East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)
A police source says two civilians were wounded in an IED explosion in east Baghdad. [Sumaria]
Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)
Saturday, a security source said two unidentified bodies were found with gunshot wounds on the side of a road in southeast Baghdad. [Sumaria]
South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)
Monday, a security source said two civilians were wounded when an IED exploded near a popular market in southern Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
West (Abu Ghraib, etc.)
Monday, a security source said that three civilians were killed by an IED placed near shops in Radwaniya. [Rudaw]
Total Baghdad incidents reported: 5 (Includes only incidents reported)
Total IED incidents reported: 3
Governor of Anbar Mohammed Al-Habusi met with the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Jan Kubis, to discuss preparations for the upcoming elections. Al-Habusi stressed that Anbar will see a high turnout in the polls because the people of Anbar believe that voting will bring stability and prosperity to the governorate, which has been enjoying good security conditions since its liberation.
Al-Habusi stressed that stability will continue to improve with more reconstruction and job creation. Jan Kubis said that he will personally oversee the reconstruction of Anbar and visit Anbar’s liberated areas to see the situation on the ground. [BasNews]
Anbar PC member Hammed Al-Dulaimi said on Monday that “returning IDPs to Anbar is futile because there needs to be a radical solution involving the tribes and security forces to ensure that the residents in those areas don’t experience security problems.” [Knooz]
Sources within the PMF organization are warning that there are 3,000 Daesh terrorists on the border with Syria that may try to infiltrate into western Iraq. [Sumaria]
DaeshDaily comment. We doubt the number, but more could be done about the actual number if some PMF organizations were not diverting some of their attention to supporting the Syrian Army in Idlib.
A security source says that on Monday a security unit killed 2 suicide terrorists in Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict in Falluja. [Baghdadia]
Sunday, Anbar Police thwarted an armed attack on a patrol carrying prisoners returning from court in the center of Ramadi. [Sumaria]
Iraqi forces killed a suicide terrorist and destroyed his motorcycle bomb near a checkpoint west of Ramadi on Friday. [Arabi21]
Daesh said it conducted a suicide attack on an Iraqi Army barrier near the Kilo 7 area, west of Ramadi, on Friday. [ICDNMar3]
Anah (including Rawa)/Al-Qa’im
Monday, a commander in the Upper Euphrates 2nd regiment said that 30 vehicles that were used to smuggle oil to Syria were seized in Rawa and Al-Qa’im. [BasNews]
Sunday, a security source says two border guards were injured in a Daesh IED explosion near the Iraq-Saudi Arabia border. [Sumaria]
In what may be another version of the same story, a security source in the Anbar Operations Command says that three members of the Anbar Border Guard were injured when a land mine left behind by Daesh exploded. [BasNews]
A DaeshDaily source says four PMF fighters were killed and four others wounded when a Daesh rocket fell on their military position near Mtaibija. The source says Daesh is still in control of the woods areas and constantly attacks Iraqi forces from there.
Eastern Salahuddin (Al-Daur, Tooz)
Sunday, a DaeshDaily source said a 1st lieutenant in a Rapid Response unit was killed in his car in a Daesh ambush on the road connecting Tooz District to Diyala.
In a news report on what may be the same incident, a security source said a Rapid Response squad was attacked by gunmen in Tooz and an officer was killed. [Sumaria]
A DaeshDaily source says the White Banners kidnapped three drivers who were providing logistics to PMF units in the Qadir Karam area, northeast of Tuz Khurmatu.
Diyala Police announced the arrest of 4 people on terrorism and criminal charges in Hibhib (southwest), Khanaqin (NE), and Mandali (SE). [Baghdadia]
Monday, Diyala PC member Furat Al-Tamimi called on PM Haider Al-Abadi to intervene immediately to stop the deterioration of security in Diyala Governorate. Al-Tamimi accused the government of being preoccupied with the election campaign and says they are leaving the Governorate vulnerable to terrorist attacks. [Sumaria]
Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, Khalis north)
The Security Committee of the Diyala PC announced the elimination of a close circle of Daesh leaders in the Himrin area that manages all of the scattered Daesh cells in the area. The Iraqi Air Force strike is believed to have killed 5 Daesh leaders. [Sumaria]
Monday, a local official announced that 262 displaced families have started returning to their homes in Jalawla. [Sumaria]
Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)
Daesh said on Monday it killed or wounded IFP soldiers and destroyed 2 SUVs in an attack on the road between Mandali and Balad Ruz.
Kirkuk’s Governor Rakan Saeed Al-Jubouri says that a delegation from the Ministry of Interior arrived in Kirkuk Governorate to assess the security situation. Al-Jubouri says that during the meeting they discussed the reality of the security situation in Kirkuk, especially in Kirkuk city, and the importance of cooperation between citizens and security mechanisms. [Sumaria]
A DaeshDaily source says that IFP units killed two Daesh terrorists hiding in a tunnel in Ain Al-Ward south of Kirkuk. The IFP used grenades to smoke them out of the tunnel but the terrorists were killed inside.
Hawija (Riyadh, Al-Zab, etc.)
Mayor of Hawija District Sabhan Al-Jubouri said that 8 terrorists who attacked a police station in Hawija were killed. No policemen were killed. [TRT]
A DaeshDaily source said on Monday that IFP units killed 9 Daesh terrorists who were hiding in Sadouniya village. The source says several Daesh terrorists had fled the village towards the Makhmur area before the IFP raid.
Sunday, the PMF announced that 4 terrorists were killed and 3 villages were cleared. One of the terrorists killed was a leader in the attack on PMF intelligence service members in Al-Sadouniya on February 18. [Buratha]
Sunday, a security source says clashes broke out between the PMF and Daesh in Al-Saadiya village in Al-Abbasi. The PMF killed 20 terrorists and say that another 15 terrorists are trapped in the village. The source says a number of PMF fighters were killed and wounded but did not give any further information. [SotIraq]
On Sunday, Daesh said a group of its terrorists killed seven Iraq soldiers, wounded five, and damaged 4 vehicles in clashes near Saadiya village, near and south of Abbasi, before returning safely. [ICDNMar4]
On Monday, Daesh said it killed three PMF fighters, wounded six others including a commander, and damaged 2 vehicles near Saadiya village. [ICDNMar5]
Daesh said it shot down a PMF recon drone in Tuwairiya village, west of Abbasi, on Saturday. [ICDNMar4]
Sunday, a DaeshDaily source said a leading PMF security official and his son were killed in a Daesh ambush near Kadhimiya village in Hawija. The PMF official was the AAH intelligence officer for the southern Kirkuk area.
A DaeshDaily source says the PMF killed Daesh’s execution official in Abbasi subdistrict in Hawija south of Kirkuk, following a brief gunfight.
Sunday, a DaeshDaily source said the IFP killed 4 Daesh terrorists including a suicide attacker that attacked the 19th brigade’s headquarters near Riyadh subdistrict south of Kirkuk. A Daesh tunnel was also found in the area containing large quantities of food supplies and ammunition.
Saturday, a DaeshDaily source said three Daesh terrorists were killed in clashes with the IFP and the PMF near Abbasi in Hawija. The Daesh members were identified by local police as being from Sada village in Abbasi subdistrict.
Saturday, the IWMC reported that the PMF and IFP killed 6 Daesh members and trapped 10 others in Tuwairiya village in Abbasi subdistrict. [IraqPress]
On Saturday, Daesh said it wounded an IFP soldier and destroyed a vehicle in clashes west of Abbasi. [ICDNMar3]
Daesh said it killed an IFP member and wounded three others in ambush west of Abbasi on Friday. [ICDNMar3]
Saturday, A DaeshDaily source said a suicide attacker putting on an explosive belt was shot dead by PMFs before reaching his destination in Bakara village in Hawija.
Saturday, Ninewa Police Chief Brig. Gen. Hammed Al-Jubouri said that 11 Daesh members had been arrested and 8 were killed in Ninewa Governorate. [Sumaria]
Nineveh Plain (Hamdaniya, Tel Keif, etc.)
A DaeshDaily source says the PMF executed 4 Daesh terrorists immediately after arresting them. The terrorists were found in a tunnel in Sheikhan village.
Monday, a security source says that Daesh killed four policemen, including a police captain, in clashes in old Mosul. The Daesh terrorists fled the scene after the attack. [BasNews]
A security source says that some of staff belonging to Daesh’s A3maq news agency were arrested in the Al-Tanak neighborhood in west Mosul. [Ghad]
Saturday, a DaeshDaily source said local police units arrested 12 wanted Daesh terrorists in Sumer neighborhood in east Mosul, including the Daesh “information minister” and a hisbah official.
A DaeshDaily source said on Monday that Ninewa IFP units, supported by Coalition drones, arrested Atiya Al-Obeidi, a Daesh commander, who was hiding in a house in the Al-Quds neighborhood in east Mosul. The source says the units confiscated large amounts of money in addition to forged IDs from the house.
Monday, a security source says that security units arrested 3 prominent Daesh leaders in far northwest Mosul, including Daesh’s wali of Badoush. [Etejah]
Secretary General of the Babelyoun (Christian) battalions, Ryan Chaldean, denied reports that there is a mass grave containing the remains of 4 Christians in Badoush and said that the media should be more careful in broadcasting such news. [Baghdadia]
A DaeshDaily said on Monday that PMF units found large quantities of Daesh weapons and ammunition in a tunnel south of Hatra.
A DaeshDaily source said on Monday that PMF units, in coordination with the Hatra mayor, allowed 150 displaced families to return from displacement camps to their houses in several villages in the Hatra area. The source says even families who have members with Daesh were allowed to return.
A DaeshDaily source says two PMF fighters were killed in a mortar attack on Wardiya village in Baaj District on the Iraqi-Syrian border. The shells are believed to have been fired from a location near Al-Hawl IDP camp in Hasaka, Syria.
The Babel Provincial Council warned, on Saturday, that senior Daesh leaders are meeting in areas south of Baghdad. According to the Babel PC, areas in northern Babel Governorate, and Latifiya in neighboring south Baghdad, have become a sanctuary for thousands of terrorists. [Knooz]
Monday, a security source says that Kata’eb Hezbollah repulsed a Daesh attack in Jurf Al-Sakhar District in northern Babel, killing 5 Daesh terrorists. A PMF fighter was killed and 4 were wounded [Etejah] [BaghdadToday]
REPORTS FROM TURKEY
Turkish security sources say that Turkish Intelligence units arrested 4 Iraqi Daesh members who were planning to attack the US Embassy in Ankara. [BasNews]
Turkish security forces arrested 4 foreigners on suspicion they belong to Daesh, in the northern state of Samsun, on the Black Sea. [Anadolu]
REPORTS FROM SYRIA
According to Civil Defense (White Helmets), 794 civilians have been killed in the last 15 days in East Ghouta. 38 civilians were killed in Russian and Syrian airstrikes on Monday. [Anadolu]
Monday, the UN announced the entry of its first aid convoy into East Ghouta. [ZamanAlWasl]
However, a World Health Organization (WHO) official says that the Syrian government went through the international aid convoy, before it entered the besieged East Ghouta, and confiscated first-aid kits, surgical supplies, kidney dialysis equipment, and insulin from the truckloads of relief supplies that are being brought in to aid the 400,000 trapped civilians. [Dorar]
The Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria claims that military factions operating in East Ghouta promised to allow civilians to exit through the designated safe passage and to allow the entry of aid convoys. The Center did not specify which factions made this promise. [Dorar]
However, the spokesman for the Rahman Corps, Wa’el Alwan, said on Monday that it is Russia’s continued heavy bombardment of East Ghouta that is preventing aid convoys from entering the region. [Dorar]
France’s President Emanuel Macron called on his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to “exert the necessary pressure” on the Syrian government to stop the attacks on East Ghouta. [ZamanAlWasl]
Macron also called on Russia to fulfill its commitments and assume its responsibilities in order to prove its credibility. [Anadolu]
Russia in Syria
The Syrian Human Rights Network calculated the number of Syrian civilians that Russian forces have killed since the beginning of Moscow’s intervention in Syria in September 2015. The report says that Russian forces have killed 6,019 civilians in Syria since September 2015, including 1,708 children and 642 women. The report pointed out that Russian planes launched 914 attacks on vital civilian centers, including 162 attacks on medical facilities. [Dorar]
According to Civil Defense (White Helmets), 11 civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes Monday morning in Jisreen town in East Ghouta. [Dorar]
The White House attacked Russia, accusing It of killing civilians in East Ghouta under the pretext of fighting terrorism. [Dorar]
Russia’s Ministry of Defense responded to the White House’s accusations that the Russians are killing civilians in East Ghouta. Russia’s Ministry of Defense called the accusations “false” and said that the US is only complaining because the Syrian forces repelled pro-US militias in the region. [EnabBaladi]
Deputy Chairman of Russian State Duma Committee of Defense Affairs Yuri Shvetkin says that it is the US and its allies that are the ones violating UN resolutions. Shvetkin stressed that the US forces’ presence in Syria without the invitation of the Syrian government is an act of aggression against an independent and sovereign state. Shvetkin says that the US should take responsibility for its own violations. Shvetkin stressed that Russian and Syrian forces are working in accordance with all resolutions of the UN Security Council. [SyriaNow]
Qasioun reports that the Turkish forces have captured 687 square kilometers in Afrin, of the 2,377 square kilometer area that the YPG controlled. [Qasioun]
DaeshDaily comment. If you believe the claim, and assumed that the YPG controlled all of Afrin before, that equals 28.9% of Afrin now held by the Turks and their militia allies.
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bakr Bozdag says that nearly half of the Syrian territory targeted by Operation Olive Branch is under Turkish control. [Anadolu]
DaeshDaily comment. Turkish math, perhaps.
Bozdag says that 41 Turkish soldiers have been killed and 200 wounded during Operation Olive Branch. [Anadolu]
The UN Secretary General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the YPG is preventing civilians from leaving the Afrin area. The UN says that only 5,000 civilians have managed to get out of Afrin. Dujarric says there are no contacts between the UN and the local authorities in Afrin. [Anadolu]
Qasioun reports that Turkish-allied militias captured another village in northwestern Afrin. [Qasioun]
Hawar reports that the Turkish forces shelled Berbeni village in Rajo with heavy artillery, injuring 21 civilians, including 7 children. [Hawar]
Qasioun reports that Turkish-allied militias captured 4 strategic hills from the YPG in Shara subdistrict in northeast Afrin. [Qasioun] [Dorar]
Northeast (No reports)
Central and West
SOHR reports that clashes continue between Tahrir Al-Sham and Ahrar Al-Sham in Maarat Al-Numan city in southern Idlib. [SyriaHR]
A DaeshDaily source says that Tahrir Al-Sham killed 14 Daesh terrorists in various ambushes in Idlib. The source also says there are unconfirmed rumors of a possible merger between Daesh and Tahrir Al-Sham.
East (Deir Ez-Zor)
Qasioun reports that the Syrian forces are fighting Daesh in the villages of Dahla and Jadid Aqaidat east of Deir Ez-Zor and on the banks of the Euphrates River. [Qasioun]
Qasioun reports that violent clashes continue between Daesh and the Syrian forces near the T2 base in southern Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]
On Saturday, Daesh publishes photos of targeting a Syrian Army military position near Albu Kamal city with an SPG9 rocket. [ICDNMar3]
On Saturday, Daesh said its snipers killed a Syrian soldier in Al-Ghabra village, north of Albu Kamal. Daesh also said it destroyed a Syrian Army SUV with a rocket in the same village. Daesh issued a video of targeting the tank. [ICDNMar3]
On Sunday, Daesh its snipers killed a Syrian soldier near Albu Kamal city. [ICDNMar4]
On Sunday, Daesh issued a video of targeting a Syrian Army military position near Albu Kamal city with a rocket. [ICDNMar4]
On Saturday, Daesh issued a propaganda video about an attack on SDF units northeast of Al-Sha’afa. [ICDNMar3]
On Monday, Daesh published photos of targeting SDF positions northeast of Al-Sha’afa with artillery shells. [ICDNMar5]
On Monday, Daesh published 2 photos of distributing its Naba’ magazine to its members in the Albu Kamal area. [ICDNMar5]
SOHR reports that airstrikes in Hamouriya city caused foul odors and more than 18 people sustained suffocation and breathing difficulties, in addition to the rising toll of other civilian casualties. [SyriaHR]
Syria Now reports that there was a sudden collapse in the ranks of Tahrir Al-Sham and its allies and they fled after the Syrian forces made significant progress into their area of control in East Ghouta. [SyriaNow]
On Saturday, Daesh published photos of targeting a Syrian Army military position near the city of Al-Hajar Al-Aswad with heavy machine guns. [ICDNMar3]
On Monday, Daesh said its snipers killed an opposition fighter in Yelda. [ICDNMar5]
On Sunday, Daesh issued a video of targeting a Syrian Army military position near Hay Al-Tadhamun, in south Damascus city, with heavy machine guns. [ICDNMar4]
A DaeshDaily source said on Monday that Daesh beheaded a young man publicly in Beit Rawa village, west of Daraa, after accusing him of working for opposition groups.
OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS
On Sunday, Daesh published photos of assassinating two Yemeni soldiers in Hay Al-Mansoura, in Aden. [ICDNMar4]
Daesh said it stopped a Houthi attack in the Qifa area on Sunday, killing a fighter and wounding another. [ICDNMar5]
In a joint press conference with his Brazilian counterpart, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Brazil to “support Lebanon in changing the concepts that a group of countries are trying to impose [on Lebanon].” Bassil expressed his concern that there is a growing call to allow Syrian refugees to integrate into the communities of small host countries such as Lebanon. Bassil said “the impact of the imposition of integration and resettlement on host countries would lead to dramatic political changes at the international level.” Bassil stressed that the political process is the best way to solve the Syrian crisis and that a political solution should develop towards free elections in which the Syrian people decide the nature of the new administration. Bassil says that “Lebanon has suffered enough” from hosting Syrian refugees. [ZamanAlWasl]
Sunday, according to Egyptian security sources, a Daesh cell of 6 members was arrested in Minya in Middle Egypt. The cell had set up a training camp near Maghagha city in north Minya and had detailed plans to target security and government facilities, churches, and military and security figures. [VetoGate]
Sunday, the Egyptian Army announced the killing of 10 dangerous terrorists as a part of Operation Sinai 2018. [BaghdadNews]
On Sunday, Daesh published a report about several operations against government forces in North Sinai.
It said it damaged 2 Egyptian Army M60 tanks with IED, south of Sheikh Zuweid. It also said it killed or wounded several soldiers with light, mid-sized, and sniper weapons in the same area. It said it destroyed an M60 tank and a military bulldozer and damaged another M60 tank and 3 other vehicles with IEDs, south of Arish. It said it destroyed a Humvee with an IED in the Sabika area, east of Bir Al-Abd city, killing the soldiers inside. It also said it killed or wounded six soldiers in clashes in different areas south and west of Arish. [ICDNMar4]
Daesh issued a video of an Egyptian Army tank that was reportedly set on fire by Daesh south of Arish on Thursday. [ICDNMar3]
On Sunday, Daesh published a photo of targeting an Egyptian Army military position with heavy machine guns, south of Arish. [ICDNMar4]
Daesh issued a video of exploding an IED on an Egyptian Army vehicle in Sheikh Zuweid city on Sunday. [ICDNMar5]
Users on social media in Libya are warning of online evidence that Daesh cells are moving in Sirte and that there may be terrorist attacks in Sirte soon. [Libya24]
REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
Sunday, Daesh released a video of the Daesh attack on Nigerian and American soldiers last October, 2017. The footage is from a helmet camera that was worn by one of the American soldiers. [Yahoo]
On Monday, Daesh said it assassinated a Somali Intelligence member in Afgooye. [ICDNMar5]
On Saturday, Daesh said it wounded four Afghan soldiers and destroyed their vehicle with an IED in the Bati Kot area, in Nangarhar. [ICDNMar3]
On Sunday, Daesh issued a propaganda video about new areas it captured in Afghanistan. [ICDNMar4]
On Monday, Daesh published 2 photos of showing the video to its supporters in an unknown location in Nangarhar. [ICDNMar5]
On Sunday, Daesh said it shot and killed a Taliban member in Jalalabad. [ICDNMar4]
On Sunday, Daesh said it shot and killed an Afghan Army officer in Jalalabad. [ICDNMar4]
On Sunday, Daesh said it shot and killed a Shia “infidel” in Quetta. [ICDNMar4]
DaeshDaily comment. Translation: Replace the word “infidel” with “civilian.”
The Philippine military announced on Monday that it had thwarted a terrorist plot to launch attacks on cities in the southern Philippines. [Watan]