An Update On ISIS Activities

April 12, 2017








Truck bomb near Ramadi kills 8. [..]

IAA destroys Daesh convoy entering Al-Qa’im. [..]

IFP reported closing in on heavily defended Grand Mosque. [..]

CTS reports advances in southwest Mosul. [..]


PYD reportedly enabling an Assyrian autonomous area in Hasaka. [..]

So. Syria opposition claims Russia attacked areas it captured from Daesh. [..]


Daesh stages another suicide attack in Kabul. [..]





The National Intelligence Service says Coalition planes killed 6 of Daesh’s top media personnel when they destroyed their car in an unidentified part of Iraq. The Daesh officials had operated in Baghdad and southern Iraq. [Sumaria] 


Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr demanded that Syrian President Assad step down from power to preserve his reputation and not end up like Gaddafi and others. [Anadolu]


The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, in and near Mosul (5), Kasik (1), and Tal Afar (2). [InherentResolve]



Security-related incidents reported

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

A police source says one person was killed and three others wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Bub Al-Sham. [Sumaria] 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

A police source says an IED in Al-Wardiya killed one civilian and wounded four others.  [Ghad] 


South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

The BOC says 17th army division found an explosives cache during a search in Shabisha and Duwailiba, and has arrested a man wanted on terror charges in Falahat. [BOC Facebook Page]


Total Baghdad incidents reported:   3(Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents reported:   2




Daesh says it destroyed a police vehicle in the Al-Annaz area in Zoba’a with an IED, killing or wounding the policemen inside. It says it detonated an IED on an Iraqi Army vehicle in the Al-Sheeth area in Zoba’a. It also says it blew up the house of a Sahwa official in the Al-Saadan area in Zoba’a. [JustPaste]



An Anbar Police source says eight farmers were killed and others severely wounded when a lorry bomb exploded in the Abu Al-Jir area west of Ramadi. [Maalomah]

Northwest Anbar

A Tribal Mobilization source says army helicopters destroyed a convoy of 8 Daesh vehicles entering the city of Al-Qa’im, killing 20 men including local leaders and destroying all vehicles. [Maalomah] 


A DaeshDaily source says Daesh arrested 11 former Army officers and killed four others in Rawa after accusing them of communicating with the Coalition.



Daesh says it targeted an Iraqi Army military position in the Kilo 120 area east of Rutba with 6 mortars. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it targeted Iraqi Army and Sahwa positions in Trebil on the border and nearby areas with 7 mortars, 5 heavy artillery shells, and 3 Grad rockets. [JustPaste]




Daesh says its snipers killed a PMF fighter near the Makhoul Mountains. [JustPaste]



Daesh says it targeted an Iraqi Army military position on the road between Baiji and Haditha with 5 Katyushas. [JustPaste]



PMF says its 41st brigade arrested 12 suicide attackers armed with explosive belts and light arms who were trying to enter Tikrit from Mosul. The arrest was made in Zuwairja and Wadi Al-Yabis, on the Tikrit-Ramadi border. The gunmen were coming from Hatra. [Sumaria] 


Daesh publishes photos of a group of its terrorists near the Allas Oilfield. [JustPaste]



Baquba/Southeast Diyala

Daesh publishes photos of one of its snipers targeting a policeman in Abu Qarma village in the Al-Waqf area. [JustPaste]


Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, Khalis north)

A local source says Daesh released one of the civilians it captured in Qara Tapa last week. Daesh had kidnapped three civilians and beheaded one of them, while the third is still held by Daesh. [Ghad]

Diyala Police says its forces defused an IED in Dawalib, east of Mansouriya, while arresting 7 others including a terrorism suspect, who surrendered to the police in different parts of the province. [Sumaria] 


KIRKUK (No reports)




Mosul liberation campaign

JOC say shat west Mosul has fallen into the army’s hands, militarily speaking, as Daesh is under full siege from all directions. A spokesman says that Iraqi forces are targeting Daesh with light and medium arms to avoid civilian casualties. [Waradana]


Central Mosul

A Russian correspondent operating in west Mosul says the sounds of helicopters and shooting never stop in Mosul even for a single minute. He says Rapid Response units are surrounding the Grand Mosque and are slowly advancing on foot, cautious about the 1,000 Daesh combatants inside. He says that killing is everywhere in the Old City. He was surprised at some civilians who live near the battlefronts, but says it is better than humiliation in IDP camps. [Mada]


A DaeshDaily source says the IFP advanced to a positions 50m away from the Al-Hadba’ minaret at the Grand Mosque. However, he says Daesh detonated 4 vehicle bombs and forced the IFP to retreat.  


A DaeshDaily source says Daesh is hiding vehicle bombs inside houses in Mosul in order to avoid being targeted by airstrikes. He says Daesh intends to detonate the vehicles when Iraqi forces approach.


IFP says it found a cache containing 1,000 Katyusha rockets and 800 fuses in Bab Al-Jadid in old Mosul. [PressIraq]


IFP says its rocket units shelled Daesh gatherings near the fifth bridge, north of downtown Mosul. [Harbi] 


Daesh says its snipers killed two IFP soldiers near Bab Al-Tob. [JustPaste]

Here Daesh says its snipers killed three IFP soldiers near Bab Al-Tob. [JustPaste]


Southwest Mosul

A CTS commander says CTS units entered Hay Al-Abar and Hay Al-Tanak in west Mosul. He also says Coalition airstrikes are playing a major rule in foiling Daesh attacks in Mosul. He says the Coalition has stopped more than 70% of the Daesh attacks. [Rudaw] 

A security source also reported CTS units entering Al-Abar and Al-Tanak neighborhoods in west Mosul. It says CTS snipers killed 5 Daesh combatants while the units destroyed several Daesh vehicles. [Maalomah] 


A security source says CTS liberated over 40% of Al-Abar, killing 17 Daesh combatants and arresting 6 Daesh women working for the hisbah office. [BasNews] 

A more recent report says CTS liberated Al-Abar neighborhood after inflating heavy casualties and damage on Daesh. [PressIraq]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack near Al-Abar, killing several soldiers, destroying a Humvee, and damaging another. [A3maq]  Daesh also says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee and another vehicle during battles near Al-Abar. [A3maq]


Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee and damaged an armored personnel carrier with SPG9 rockets near the Ras Al-Jadda area. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi Army recon drone in the Ras Al-Jadda area. [JustPaste]


West-central Mosul

Military intelligence says IAF planes destroyed several Daesh tankers, one booby-trapped, in Yarmouk and Al-Thawra neighborhoods in west Mosul. [IraqPress]


A DaeshDaily source says Coalition planes killed 2 Daesh terrorists in an airstrike on their motorcycle in Hay Al-Rifa’i on Wednesday evening. The source says one of the terrorists was a French commander responsible for a sniper battalion. The source also says Coalition planes destroyed 3 houses in the area, used for ammunition storehouses.


North & northwest Mosul

The MoD says army helicopters killed 20 Daesh combatants and destroyed a 23 mm cannon near Saboniya, where 9th army division is operating. [Sumaria] 


9th army division entered the Halila village northwest of Mosul, killing 35 Daesh combatants. The division also captured agricultural products storehouses in the area. [PUKMedia] 

Daesh says a suicide terrorist from Fallujah attacked Iraqi Army units near Halila village northwest of Mosul with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding several soldiers and destroying a BMP armored vehicle. [JustPaste]

Daesh also says two of its suicide terrorists, an Egyptian and an Iraqi, attacked Iraqi Army units near the village with vehicle bombs, killing or wounding several soldiers, destroying 4 Humvees, and damaging 2 BMP armored vehicles and a Humvee. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the 2 suicide terrorists. [JustPaste] [JustPaste] Daesh issues a video of the suicide attacks. [A3maq] 


Other Daesh reports

Daesh says it targeted “Iraqi Army and militias” in several areas in west Mosul with 171 mortars, 17 Katyushas, and 13 heavy artillery shells. [JustPaste]


East Mosul

Human conditions in Mosul

A doctor in west Mosul says operations are done on the wounded without anesthesia, as Daesh looted most pharmacies on the west side of the city, leaving them almost out of medicines. He says food and water conditions are very bad in west Mosul. He adds that when Daesh combatants bring in a fighter needing an operation, they bring the required medicines along with them, while depriving the rest of the population. [Anadolu]


Hammam Al-Alil/ Mosul subdistrict

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army Humvee with an SPG9 rocket near Badriya village southwest of Mosul. [JustPaste]


Northwest Ninewa

Tal Afar

Daesh publishes photos of distributing a CD containing one of its recent propaganda videos to people in Tal Afar. [JustPaste]

Daesh also publishes a photo of a group of its terrorists watching one of its publications near the Tal Afar Airport. [JustPaste]



The spokeswoman for YPJ units in Sinjar says the SDF freed over 137 Yazidis arrested by Daesh, during its Raqqa operations, many of them women and children. Those freed were delivered to their families in Sinjar. [Mawazin] 



Daesh says its snipers killed a Peshmerga fighter in Rawala village south of Makhmur. [JustPaste]



IWMC says the IAF attacked a Daesh gathering in Shayhan village near Hatra, killing 15 of them including 3 local leaders. [Ghad] 


A DaeshDaily source says Daesh arrested several former Army officers in Hatra without giving any reasons.


A DaeshDaily source says Daesh looted the remaining vehicles and equipment at the Directorate of Antiquities in Hatra and moved them to Syria.


Nineveh Plain (Hamdaniya, Bashiqa, Tel Keif)

A Ninewa Governorate official says the electricity station in Al-Hamdaniya was reactivated and it will provide power to Hamdaniya and areas in east Mosul. [Rudaw]


Qasim Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, met with the leaders of the KDP and PUK during his visit to the Kurdistan region. Regarding their recent issues with Baghdad in the wake of the flag-raising incident, he reportedly urged them to talk with Baghdad about these issues. [ROJ]


KRG President Masoud Barzani met in his office with UK minister Tobias Ellwood and the UK Ambassador to Iraq Frank Baker, according to a statement from Barzani’s office. The two sides expressed their concern regarding the after-Daesh stage and confirmed that Ninewa needs management that respects all the ethnic groups in the province, according to the statement. They also agreed that it is essential to have coordination and cooperation between the KRG, Baghdad, and the international community. [Rudaw] 



Speaking to a university crowd, President Erdogan says his country will participate in the Raqqa campaign if the PYD keeps out of it. You can’t use one terrorist group to eliminate another, says Erdogan. [ARA]

DaeshDaily comment. At this point, who is asking Turkey to participate in the Raqqa campaign? The sultan seems to be responding to an imaginary request.




Coalition spokesman, Col. John Dorrian, says Russian and Syrian forces have not made any move to threaten Coalition forces in Syria. He also says Coalition units haven’t changed their positions in the Manbij area. [Rudaw] 

The Coalition says it conducted four airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, all of them in or near Tabaqa, west of Raqqa. [InherentResolve]


Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)


PYD forces withdrew from the Khabur Assyrian villages in a step observers believe will lead to an autonomous Assyrian area. The Democratic Assyrian party is dominant in Tal Koran and other villages in the area handed over by the PYD. [ZamanAlWasl] 



Reports indicate that 17 SDF fighters may have been killed in fighting near Tabaqa. [RayAlYoum]   

However, the Raqqa Post simultaneously claims that Coalition planes mistakenly targeted Suqour Al-Raqqa Brigades (an SDF faction) near Al-Tabaqa on Tuesday evening, killing eighteen fighters and wounding “tens”. [RaqqaPost] 


West of Raqqa

PYD says Daesh executed 4 Kurdish fighters it arrested during the battles for Raqqa with SDF forces. Daesh hung the heads of the 4 fighters in a public square in Raqqa to terrify the population, the source says. [Sumaria]


SDF reported continued battles with Daesh west and south of Tabaqa, saying it killed 15 Daesh combatants and destroyed two vehicle bombs. SDF says it advanced 2.5 km on the southwest side of the city. [Hawar]

SDF says it destroyed a vehicle bomb 4 km west of Haddaj village, south of Tabaqa. [Hawar]


Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked SDF positions in Ahmed Al-Khalaf village west of Al-Tabaqa with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding more than fifteen fighters. It says, after that, a group of its terrorists killed three fighters who had survived the explosion. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it stopped an SDF attack southeast of the Al-Tabaqa Airport, killing six fighters and damaging a military vehicle. [JustPaste]

Here Daesh says six SDF fighters were killed after entering a land mine field south of Al-Tabaqa Airport. [A3maq] 


Daesh says it killed two SDF fighters north of Al-Tabaqa city. [JustPaste]


SOHR reported Coalition airstrikes in support of SDF east of Tabaqa. [SyriaHR]


SOHR says Daesh shelled Ayn Qirat village held by the SDF. [SyriaHR]

SDF says Daesh is using mortars and heavy artillery to shell Ayn Qirat, which has only civilians. [Hawar]


Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting Coalition planes near Jab Sha’er village north of Raqqa with heavy machine guns. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it damaged a bulldozer and an SUV with heavy machine guns near Jab Sha’er village. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it targeted SDF positions in Al-Mushrifa village east of Tal Al-Saman with 5 mortars. [JustPaste]


SDF received 160 IDPs escaping Maskana village near Tabaqa, and transferred them to safety in Manbij IDP camps. SDF says many of them sold all their belongings in order to afford escape from their areas, still under Daesh’s rule. [Hawar]


A Daesh minefield killed a whole family on the road from Raqqa to Sahlabiya. Daesh also executed one civilian in Dawar Al-Na’eem for smuggling civilians towards opposition areas in Aleppo. [Qasioun]


East of Raqqa

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked American and SDF forces near Al-Qadisiya Farm east of Raqqa with an explosives vest, killing or wounding twenty fighters or soldiers. Daesh says 3 “American” helicopters were seen transporting casualties. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

Daesh says it targeted SDF positions in the village with 43 mortars, 10 heavy artillery shells, and 4 SPG9 rockets. It also says it wounded an SDF fighter with a bomb dropped from a drone near the village. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it targeted SDF positions in Al-Babeli village west of Al-Karama subdistrict, with 9 mortars. [JustPaste]


Raqqa city

Daesh publishes photos of its hisbah activities in Raqqa city. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a photo of one of its religious seminars in Raqqa city. [JustPaste]



SOHR says a Daesh land mine killed three children near Manbij. [SyriaHR]


Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

Daesh publishes photos of targeting 2 Syrian Army tanks with rockets in Al-Atshana village east of Deir Hafer. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army and Shia militias in Al-Zakiya village east of Deir Hafer with heavy machine guns. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a photo of targeting a Russian plane with a heavy machine gun near Al-Ma’amoura [JustPaste]


Afrin/Azaz/Al-Bab/ Jarabulus

Kurdish sources say Turkey is mobilizing more soldiers all along the border with northern Syria and is continuing to dig trenches and construct its border wall. [Hawar]

Afrin Hospital is receiving civilians wounded in Turkish bombing on border villages. [Hawar]


Turkish-allied militias shelled with artillery fire the Basofan village in Shirawa subdistrict of Afrin. YPG 

says it responded with counter fire. [Hawar]

An unidentified plane attacked Shirawa, causing damage. Observers say it was most likely Russian. [Hawar]


Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Opposition sources say Russia is funding a new 400man militia of Lebanese and Syrian fighters to protect their areas in Baqa’a, west of Homs. The sources say the announced aim of these groups is protect their areas from Daesh extension into their areas. [EnabBaladi]


SOHR says government forces bombed Sama’alil village northeast of Homs during fighting with Daesh in the area. [SyriaHR]


Daesh publishes photos of stopping a Syrian Army attack north of the Tadmur Silos. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it killed eleven Syrian soldiers and destroyed a BMP armored vehicle while stopping the attack. [JustPaste] 

Daesh issues a video of destroying a Syrian Army BMP armored vehicle near the Tadmur Silos. [A3maq]


East (Deir Ez-Zor)

SOHR says Daesh executed a man in Mayadin publicly for fighting against it back in 2014. It also reported artillery fire exchanges between Daesh and government forces in various parts of Deir Ez-Zor. [SyriaHR]


Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army positions north and south of Deir Ez-Zor city with different kinds of weapons. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army T72 tank and a military position with rockets on the Harabish Mountain south of Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army military position in Deir Ez-Zor city. It also says it targeted Syrian Army positions in 2 different areas in Deir Ez-Zor with mortars. [JustPaste]


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

Syrian opposition factions say Russian planes are attacking their positions captured from Daesh in east Qalamoun. [Qasioun]


Daesh is planning to enter areas to be evacuated by Ahrar Al-Sham and their families wet of Yarmouk camp in Damascus according to the agreement with Iranian backed militias under Qatari auspices. Some frictions between Ahrar Al-Sham and Daesh combatants were recorded near the camp. [ZamanAlWasl]

Syrian government says its army killed 7 Daesh combatants in Kasrat Izzeldin in Dumair, just east of Damascus. [SyriaNow]


SOHR reported that Syrian opposition factions started their attack on Jolan and Sahm Al-Jolan west of Daraa, among other areas held by Jaish Khaled (Daesh Affiliate), to recapture areas taken by Daesh earlier. The attack started with medium machine gun fire on Daeshheld areas. [SyriaHR]


Syrian opposition factions say they are preparing a campaign against Daesh with Jordanian support, from Tanaf up to Deir Ez-Zor. [Arabi21]


Daesh says it killed seven opposition fighters and wounded nine others in battles near Jillen and Adwan towns west of Daraa. [A3maq]


Daesh says its snipers killed a Syrian soldier in Al-Sabinah town southwest of Damascus. It also says it targeted Syrian Army positions in the town with 4 mortars. [JustPaste]




North Africa


Egypt’s Ministry of Interior says it identified the terrorist who attacked the church in Alexandria, a 31-year-old oil worker from Suez. [Sumaria]

Local sources say a 5-year-old child was wounded when a shell fell on him in the Abu Shanar area in Rafah. [AhlMisr]

Security units stopped an ABM attack on a security barrier in the Bala’a area in Rafah, killing 3 terrorists. [AhlMisr] [AhlMisr]

Libya (No reports)



Tunisia’s Ministry of Interior says security units captured a terrorist cell of 3 members in Sousse who were planning to join terrorists in other countries. A security source says a terrorist cell of eight student girls were captured in Al-Monastir. They girls admitted their relationships to Daesh. [Sumaria] 

Security units also captured 2 takfiris in Jendouba. [Tunisien]


Morocco’s Ministry of Interior says security units captured a Daesh cell of 7 members in Fez and Moulay Yacoub. It says the cell was recruiting and sending terrorists to Iraq and Syria. [Sumaria] 



Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in the Qifa area. [JustPaste]





Daesh says it killed five Afghan soldiers and destroyed a Humvee with an IED in Achin in Nangarhar on Tuesday. [A3maq]


Najib Danish, spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, told CNN that a suicide attacker detonated explosives Wednesday near major political offices in Kabul, killing at least five civilians and injuring ten others. He says the attack took place near the Administrative Office of the President and the ministries of defense and finance. [CNN]

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists conducted an attack with an explosives vest on a checkpoint near the presidential building in Kabul. [A3maq]



German media says a security unit captured 2 suspects, an Iraqi and a German, involved in detonating an IED near a soccer club bus in Dortmund on Wednesday. [Sumaria]




Videos of the day


CTS units enter Hay Al-Tanak in southwest Mosul. [Mawsleya]


Daesh destroys Al-Agaydat in central Mosul. [Mawsleya]



SDF fighters secure civilians near Raqqa. [YouTube] 




Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]


Daesh publishes a photo of one of its Yemeni terrorists who might have been killed in Al-Baidha, in Yemen. [JustPaste]



April 11, 2017


CTS Soldiers





Ministry of Planning disputes WFP food insecurity analysis. [..]

Ninewa reopening its government services offices in west Mosul. [..]

JOC says army in Mosul is not in a hurry. [..]


US-Russia war of words continues in Moscow. [..]

SDF blocks three Daesh counter-attacks near Tabaqa. [..]

Syrian Army gains ground against Daesh in Homs District. [..]




Prime Minister Abadi met in his office with UK minister Tobias Ellwood, to discuss the Mosul liberation, support for stability in the liberated area, and for infrastructure development in southern Iraq, and encouraging British companies to invest in Iraq, according to a statement from Abadi’s office. [Sumaria]

The Minister also met with Speaker Jubouri according to a statement from Jubouri’s office. [Sumaria]


Prime Minister Abadi says in a press conference that a referendum could not be held in Kirkuk while there are still unliberated areas and displaced people, He also says he aims to resolve all of the issues in the disputed areas through dialogue. [Sumaria]  


The Ministry of Planning says only 2.1% of Iraqi families suffer from food insecurity. [Rudaw] 

A joint report by the World Food Program (WFP) said half of the Iraq population will be threatened by food insecurity if the crisis in the country continues. It reports a study revealing that 35% of the population and 66% of IDPs are subject to this danger. [Anadolu]


The Coalition says it conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, in and near Mosul (6), Tal Afar (1), Kasik (1), Qayara (3), Baiji (1), and Rawa (1). [InherentResolve]





Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.) 

For the third day in a row, Iraqi Army worked on clearing Tarmiya District, one of Daesh’s safe havens. Baghdad Ops Command (BOC) reported destruction of several Daesh locations and weapons today. It says the operation will not stop until the Baghdad perimeter (north and west)  is clear of Daesh. [Anadolu]

BOC says it killed 2 terrorists during the operation who were wearing explosives vests. [Sumaria] 

BOC says orchard owners will participate in the second stage of the operation. It says it wants to send a positive message to the people of Tarmiya to gain their cooperation. [Sumaria] 


South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

The MoD says 17th army brigade found explosives and ammunition caches in Kilo 5 and Albu Habba. [MoD Website]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting an Iraqi Army vehicle with an IED in the Karaghoul area in Yusufiyah. [JustPaste]


Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

A police source says two people were wounded when a roadside IED exploded in Radwaniya. [Sumaria]


West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

A police source says an IED placed in a popular marketplace in Zaidan, Abu Ghraib, exploded and wounded three civilians. [Sumaria] 

A roadside IED targeting an army patrol in Agargouf exploded, wounding three soldiers. [Sumaria] 

The MoD says the Military Intelligence Service captured 4 terrorists in the Al-Yarmouk area. [Sumaria] 


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

Total IED incidents reported:   4




MoD says 10th army division destroyed 65 IEDs in Albu Aitha and the gas factory area. 8th army division arrested a terrorism suspect and returned 46 families to Al-Nassaf and 44 to Al-Hassi. [MoD Website]


Northwest Anbar

IWMC says IAF attacked Daesh targets in Qa’im, killing the Daesh guesthouses official, the arms development official, the military official of Qa’im, and the vehicle-rigging official in the city, along with several other combatants. [Sumaria] 


The Mayor of Anah says aircraft should be more careful when targeting Daesh in the subdistrict. He says civilians are more affected by the airstrikes than Daesh. [Sumaria] 



MoD says 1st army division destroyed 25 IEDs in the Kilo 160 area. [MoD Website]




Daesh says it targeted “PMF” positions in Shirqat city and Ain Al-Baidha village with 9 mortars. It also says its snipers killed a PMF fighter near Ain Al-Baidha. [JustPaste]



MoD says army units repelled a Daesh attack in Harariyat, in the Makhoul Mountains. [MoD Website]

PMF says its artillery destroyed several important Daesh targets around Zuwiya junction north of Makhoul. [Ghad] 



An EOD unit from Salahuddin Ops Command found a group of IEDs near the railway and destroyed them all without incident. [MoD Website]



Salahuddin Ops Command says its forces arrested 4 terror suspects in Dhuluiya and Albu Shandhal in Mu’atasim subdistrict, and killed another in Abu Dalaf. [MoD Website]



Baquba/Southeast Diyala

The Dijla Operations Commander says security units captured 4 men on terrorism charges in Baquba and Saadiya. [Sumaria] 


A member of the Diyala Provincial Council says more than 1,100 Daesh terrorists have arrived in the Diyala area. He says some came from Mosul area after Daesh lost many areas there, and many came from Hawija because they anticipate an Iraqi attack on the city. [BasNews] 


Daesh says its snipers killed a policeman in Abu Qarma in Al-Waqf. [JustPaste]


Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

The Chairman of the security committee in Albu Saida says a policeman was wounded by a Daesh attack near Abu Qarma village. He also says 2 mortars fell on orchards near the village without causing casualties. [Sumaria] 


Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, Khalis north)

The Manager of Jalawla subdistrict says 538 displaced families have started to return to the subdistrict, raising the number of returnees to 13,000 families. [Sumaria] 


A security source says Iraqi army helicopters destroyed a Daesh convoy of six 4-wheel drive vehicles near Himrin, also killing an Arab Daesh commander. [Maalomah] 


Daesh says it attacked an Iraqi Army barracks in the Al-Nida area, killing several soldiers, including an officer, wounding others, and destroying 3 Humvees. [JustPaste]


The Chairman of the Mansouriya subdistrict council says Diyala police EODs defused an IED that was planted in an orchard near Al-Duwalib village. [Sumaria] 




Daesh says it targeted Peshmerga positions in Kubaiba village in Al-Dibis with 20 mortars. [JustPaste]



A local source says 600 civilians who escaped from Hawija and arrived in the Maktab Khalid area ten days ago are not allowed to enter Kirkuk and are suffering from a severe lack of food and medical supplies. The source says three children have died so far. [Sumaria] 


Southwest (Daquq, Rashad, etc.)

Daesh says its snipers killed a PMF fighter in Al-Bashir village. [JustPaste]

A security source said yesterday that a PMF fighter was wounded by a Daesh sniper in Bashir.   




Joint Operations Command (JOC) says the army is not in a hurry, and it is a matter of a short time before announcing the liberation of all of Mosul. He says the Grand Mosque operation is delicate, and due to the heavy population in the area, JOC must depend on infantry units to liberate tit. He says the army’s main concern is to prevent Daesh from using civilians as human shields. He says Iraqi forces are using new tactics that depending on how the battles are progressing. [Sumaria] 

DaeshDaily comment. We understand the strategy, and it is hard to disagree with it, but we fear that too little attention is being paid to its negative consequences. There are negative trade-offs. Iraq is saving military lives, and civilian lives in downtown Mosul, but this has allowed Daesh to continue executing large numbers of people while the Mosul strategy continues at its measured pace. Many of those are executed for communicating or otherwise cooperating with Iraqi forces, because Iraqi forces still haven’t arrived in their area, exposing people who have been trying to help and expecting them to come sooner. Daesh is already recycling the insurgency in Ramadi, especially by killing police officers. It has become a larger threat in northern Diyala and western Salahuddin and has intimidated segments of the population and rocketed multiple areas. The Kurds are showing their impatience with the delay in their agenda by playing political games at Iraqi’s expense.  So the slow-but-sure policy seems to be working militarily in Mosul, but a lot of people are dying because the government is fixated on Mosul to the exclusion of other priorities but Daesh is not.


Mosul liberation campaign

Ninewa’s Governor says the provincial government has ordered the reopening of government directorates in west Mosul in order to start serving citizens again. [Rudaw] 


As security source says Daesh punished 33 of its combatants by cutting off their ears for escaping battlefields. It threatened to cut off the other ear if such action is repeated. The source says Daesh used this method instead of execution of deserters, due to its shortage of fighters. [Buratha]

DaeshDaily comment. This procedure was used by Saddam in the 1990s. More than 5,000 young men lost their ears because they refused to join Saddam’s military. You can’t teach old Baathists new tricks. 


Daesh issues a video of battles in west Mosul. [A3maq]


Central Mosul

IFP says its elite units assaulted 3 Daesh defensive positions near the Grand Mosque, killing five terrorists after a battle with light arms. Following the assault, IFP stationed more snipers atop the buildings surrounding the mosque. [Sumaria] 

A security source says Iraqi units killed two Daesh suicide attackers who approached Iraqi lines near the Grand Mosque before they were able to detonate themselves. [Waradana]


A local source says Daesh killed the children of a mosque preacher in west Mosul to punish him for refusing to support Daesh orders to people to join its fighters. [Sumaria] 


Daesh says it destroyed several Iraqi Army military positions near Bab Al-Tob with SPG9 rockets, killing several soldiers. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces bulldozer in battles near Bab Al-Tob. [A3maq]


Sources in Mosul say Daesh is forcing 12-14 year old boys to work at car rigging workshops in Mosul. Their job is mainly carrying explosive materials into the workshops. [Mawazin] 


Daesh says seventy-three people were killed and more than 200 wounded by “American and Iraqi” bombing on several areas in Mosul city during the last 3 days. [A3maq]


Southwest Mosul

A security source in Mosul says Daesh shelled a group of civilians gathered around artesian wells to draw water near Risala neighborhood. The shelling killed 2 civilians and wounded 9 others. [Sumaria]


Daesh says it killed an IFP soldier and wounded another in an attack on their position near Ras Al-Jadda. Daesh also says it destroyed a building where IFP soldiers were barricading near Ras Al-Jadda, killing at least one soldier. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee and damaged another in the Ras Al-Jadda area. [A3maq] [A3maq]


Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces Humvee in the Al-Matahin area. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed a CTS military position in the Al-Yabisat area. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of two CTS soldiers targeted by its snipers in west Mosul. [JustPaste]


West-central Mosul

IAF destroyed a Daesh supply line connecting the Al-Rifa’i, 17th of July, and Al-Najjar neighborhoods in west Mosul. Daesh has used this route to move vehicle bombs around the neighborhoods.  [Harbi] 


PMF media says Iraqi army units have started clearing three liberated neighborhoods, i.e. Matahin, Yarmouk, and Maghrib. They have also started to secure safe exit of families from these areas to safety in IDP camps. [Maalomah] 

DaeshDaily comment. If the battle is over and Daesh is being cleared out, why displace people now?


The IWMC says the IAF launched several airstrikes on Hay Al-Yarmouk and Hay Al-Thawra, destroying several fuel tanker trucks and other vehicles. [Sumaria] 


Daesh says it damaged a CTS Humvee with an IED in Al-Yarmouk. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces Humvee in Al-Yarmouk. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi forces Humvee and bulldozer in Al-Yarmouk. [A3maq]


Other Daesh reports

Daesh says its snipers killed five Iraqi soldiers in different areas in Mosul city. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it targeted “Iraqi Army and militias” in several areas of Mosul city and 2 nearby villages with 206 mortars and 4 Katyushas. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it destroyed or damaged 4 Iraqi Army Humvees and 2 bulldozers with rockets in several areas in Mosul city. [JustPaste]


North & northwest Mosul

The IWMC says the IAF destroyed a Daesh hideout, killed a military commander of west Mosul, and several other terrorists in the Al-Harmat area. [BasNews] 


East Mosul

A Ninewa police source says Daesh shelled east Mosul with rockets, killing 7 civilians and wounding 13 in Al-Majmo’a Al-Thaqafiya. [BasNews] 


The National Retirement Commission says it has started working again in east Mosul. [Sumaria] 


Hammam Al-Alil/ Mosul subdistrict

Daesh says it destroyed several Iraqi Army military positions near Al-Badriya village, just southwest of Mosul city, with SPG9 rockets, killing several soldiers. [JustPaste]


The IWMC says the IAF destroyed a Daesh hideout in Muhalabiya, killing many terrorists, including the Daesh security official of Tal Afar. [BasNews]


Northwest Ninewa

Tal Afar

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in the Tal Afar Airport and nearby villages with 25 mortars. [JustPaste]



IWMC says IAF killed 10 Daesh combatants near Baghdad-Mosul expressway near Hatra and destroyed their weapons. The remaining group escaped into Hatra. [Ghad] 


IWMC says IAF destroyed a Daesh rigging workshop, and a communication center in Alaiba village near Hatra, and killed three suicide attackers. [Ghad] 



A Turkish newspaper says the Turkish operation Tigris Shield will start by the end of April or beginning of May in northern Kurdistan. It says the first target of the operation will be PKK controlled locations in Dahuk, including Zakho at the northwest corner of Iraq. It also says one of the aims of the operation is to prevent the PKK from having a route between the Qandil area and Syria. [SotKurdistan]



A security source says unknown armed men threw hand grenades on the Communist Party headquarters in Diwaniya without causing casualties. [Sumaria] 

DaeshDaily comment. Social media activists say the attack came as a response to the protest at the Diwaniya University yesterday. Hundreds of students protested the visit of the AAH leader, Qais Al-Khazali, to the University of Diwaniya and forced him to leave while shouting “Iran, out, out.” 




Kurdish sources say a large explosion targeted a police school in Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey. No party claimed responsibility so far. [BasNews] 


Russia demanded that Turkey explain its deportation of the attacker in Saint Petersburg metro station that killed 14 civilians. Turkey says deportation was made in coordination with the Russian consulate, which denies it. [Hawar]




The White House again accused Syria of being responsible for the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack, and Russia of covering up for it. Secretary of State Tillerson, in Moscow, says the days of the Assad family in power is nearing an end. [Dorar]


President Putin expressed concern about repeating the Iraq scenario in Syria. During his meeting with his Italian counterpart, he says he has information that other “chemical theatre plays are being prepared in Syria to blame them on the government,” adding that the western countries which criticized Donald Trump in the beginning are now seeking ways to ally with him. [ZamanAlWasl


In a sign of the newly tense relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit to Moscow. Tillerson has met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, however. [SyriaNow]


Russia reported the death of two of its “military trainers” from a Syrian opposition mortar shelling. It did not specify the location. [ARA]


A Syrian website published the substance of the agreement reached by Iran and its allies in Syria with Syrian opposition factions headed by Ahrar Al-Sham, under Qatari sponsorship. The agreement would cover five cities where a ceasefire of 9 months would prevail and would include five Syrian cities, would release over 1500 prisoners from government prisons, and allow the departure of willing combatants of  Madhaya and Zabadani, and the departure of the Shia Fawaa and Kefraya population to safer places. The exchange of prisoners starts today. [EnabBaladi]


A YPG source says the YPG will soon announce the establishment of a “Kurdish Army” of 50,000 fighters in Syria. [SotKurdistan] 


The Coalition says it conducted 19 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, near Tabaqa (12), Raqqa (3), Deir Ez-Zor (3), and Albu Kamal (1). [InherentResolve]


Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)


An IED planted by Daesh targeted a PYD vehicle in Azzawi village in Al-Shaddadi, south of Hasaka.  The explosion killed one person and wounded several others based on a preliminary count. [BasNews] 



Sources close to the opposition say PYD forces are making arrests among the Arab population in villages north of Raqqa. The most recent instance was Awadh village in Ayn Eissa subdistrict where several men were arrested on charges of cooperation with Daesh. Three men were wounded during PYD’s arrest campaign in the village. [ZamanAlWasl]


Daesh says it killed two SDF fighters by a bomb dropped from a drone in the Al-Karama area east of Raqqa. [JustPaste]

Here Daesh says only one fighter was killed by the bomb. [A3maq]


West of Raqqa

SDF reported repelling a large Daesh counter attack on Ayed Al-Kabir village south of Tabaqa, captured by the SDF yesterday. Kurdish sources say they inflicted heavy losses to the attacking force including a Daesh emir. [PUKMedia] 


SDF says it repelled another Daesh counterattack on Ajeel village, captured by SDF earlier. [Hawar]


SDF blocked a third Daesh attack west of Tabaqa, destroying a Daesh vehicle bomb. Fighting is continuing. [Hawar]


SOHR reported several Coalition airstrikes on Daesh targets east of Tabaqa. [SyriaHR]



A local source says the bodies of three women who were raped and then killed were found near Khafsa town southeast of Manbij. The source says Syrian Army and allied Shia militias have kidnapped tens of civilians, including women, from the area. [BasNews] 


Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

Russian Army says terrorists were noted transferring poisonous chemicals to Khan Sheikhoun, Jira, and eastern Ghouta. [SyriaNow]


Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army and allied Shia militia positions in Al-Sharifa village east of Deir Hafer with tank shells. [JustPaste]


Afrin/Azaz/Al-Bab/ Jarabulus

Kurdish sources say Turkish backed opposition based in Mare’ are shelling Um Hawsh and Um Al-Qura with mortars, causing numerous casualties. [Hawar]


YPG issued a statement revealing Turkish attacks on Kurdish areas near the border in northern Syria, mainly in Afrin, saying that the YPG has the right to respond as it has the right of self-defense. [Hawar]


Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Syrian Army says it advanced for over 10 km ( 6 miles) south of Palmyra, capturing Al-Abtar Mountain and Qasr Al-Halabat after inflicting heavy casualties to Daesh combatants. [SyriaNow]


SOHR reported government forces’ advances in battles with Daesh in east of Homs. [SyriaHR]


East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Syrian Army says it killed 15 Daesh combatants near Sina’a neighborhood in Deir Ez-Zor. It also says it is advancing to the west of the city. [SyriaNow]


SOHR confirmed continued fighting between government forces and Daesh around Maqaber and Tharda Mountain amid heavy airstrikes by government planes. Casualties were reported on both sides. [SyriaHR]


Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Albu Lail town in Deir Ez-Zor province. [JustPaste]


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

Syrian opposition units started artillery shelling in preparation for an attack to capture areas held by Jaish Khaled (Daesh affiliate) west of Daraa. SOHR reported a child killed in this artillery shelling. [SyriaHR]




Neighboring countries


Kuwaiti security sources say the main suspect in the attack on the Alexandria church in Egypt once worked as an accountant in Kuwait, but was deported back to Egypt because of his connections to Daesh after information from Egyptian security. The sources say it’s strange that the suspect was released in Egypt. [Sumaria] 


North Africa


Daesh issues infographics about its attacks against Egyptian forces in Sinai from Jan 1 – April 11. It says its snipers killed seventy-nine soldiers while it killed fifty-five soldiers in military operations, in addition to thirty-eight soldiers who were killed by IEDs. [A3maq]

Daesh says its snipers killed three Egyptian soldiers at 2 security barriers south of Arish. [JustPaste]

Daesh issues a propaganda video about its sniper operations in the Sinai area. [DawaAlhaq] 


Daesh says it stopped an Egyptian Army attack west of Rafah. It also says the terrorists clashed with an Egyptian Army patrol in the area with light and mid-sized weapons. [JustPaste]


Medical sources say three children were wounded when an IED exploded in a garbage dump in Hay Al-Sabil in Arish city. [AhlMisr]


Security sources say a policeman was wounded by a sniper near the Sheikh Zuweid police station. [AhlMisr]

A security source says a soldier was wounded by an ABM sniper at a security barrier south of Rafah. [ElWatan]


A security source says security units defused 4 IEDs, 3 south of Sheikh Zuweid, and one in Rafah. [ElWatan]



Security units captured 3 takfiris in Sousse province who were communicating with a Daesh terrorist in Syria and planning to go there. [Tunisien]


The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says national guard units captured 7 takfiris in the Bizerte area.  It says the suspects were trying to excavate antiquities in the archeological area of Utica. [Tunisien]





Daesh publishes photos of its spoils it got in Jowzjan. [JustPaste]

Daesh said on Sunday it killed nine Afghan soldiers and captured 5 in an attack in Jowzjan.



Kazakhstan announced it will revoke the citizenship of Kazakhs who joined Daesh, President Nursultan Nazarbayev says there are around 500-600 Kazakhstan citizens among around 5 000 Daesh combatants from ex-USSR republics. The parliament passed an act to revoke the citizenship of those who join Daesh. [Anadolu]

DaeshDaily comment. This is a bold move, and it will certainly give potential jihadis something to think about (like never seeing their family again). This probably will reduce the number of Kazakhs joining Daesh and other extremist groups. The concern is with those not sufficiently dissuaded. Where will these stateless people go. The problem would be multiplied if other countries do the same thing. This could be an immigration nightmare, or maybe people like this would find a home with a ruthless dictator somewhere. The problem is being passed on the international community.




Videos of the Day


A child from Mosul says 4 Daesh terrorists killed 45 civilians, including her father. [Mawsleya] 

Displaced people say Daesh executed entire families in west Mosul. [Mawsleya] 

Iraqi soldiers in close battles in west Mosul. [Facebook]

Iraqi soldiers in battles near Al-Nouri Mosque. [Facebook]

Iraqi forces find a Daesh explosives storehouse in Old Mosul. [Facebook] 


CTS commanders take a tour in Al-Matahin. [Mawsleya] 

Iraqi forces in Al-Yarmouk in West Mosul. [Mawsleya]


Many families leave west Mosul. [Facebook] 

Displaced people say Daesh forced them out of their houses. [Mawsleya]


PMFs stop a Daesh attack in the Siniya area. [Harbi] 

Normal life is returning to Hammam Al-Alil. [Mawsleya] 


SDF fighters find a Daesh tunnel in Al-Ayed village. [YouTube] 




Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]


Daesh publishes a photo of one of its terrorists who might have been killed in Al-Baidha. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes a photo of one of its media members who might have been killed in the Raqqa area. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes a photo of one of its terrorists who might have been killed in the Aleppo area. [JustPaste]   



April 10, 2017


Displaced near Raqqa





Iraq ministry says 47% of displaced people have returned home. [..]

World Food Program warns of food crisis in Iraq as war continues. [..]

Daesh executes large numbers of Iraqis in west Mosul, Hawija, Baaj. [..]

CTS captures two more neighborhoods in west-central Mosul. [..]

Mass grave of executed Yazidis found in Sinjar. [..]


Russia, Iran now say US presence in Syria is illegal. [..]

SDF soldiers holding firm vs. Daesh counter-attacks around Tabaqa. [..]

Coalition-supported opposition force repels Daesh attack in SE Syria. [..]


Daesh attacks on two Coptic cathedrals kill 43, wound 119. [..]


US Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan. [..]

Uzbek terrorist in Sweden admits he worked on Daesh orders. [..]





The Minister of Migration and Displacement says 47% of the displaced people in Iraq (around 2 million people) have returned to their houses so far. [BasNews] 

The Iraqi government said it will pay 1.5 million Iraqi dinars (around $1,200) to every displaced family that returns. [Rudaw] 


A joint report by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Iraqi government says half of the Iraq population will be threatened by food insecurity if the crisis in the country continues. It reports a study revealing that 35% of the population and 66% of IDPs are subject to this danger. [Anadolu]


Prime Minister Abadi met in his office with a US Congressional delegation, headed by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, to discuss the liberation of Mosul, the return of displaced people, and stabilizing the liberated areas, according to a statement from Abadi’s office. The US delegation also met with Speaker Jubouri. [Rudaw] [Sumaria] 


The Coalition says it conducted 9 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, in and near Mosul (5), Taji (1), and Al-Qa’im (3). [InherentResolve]



Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.) 

On Sunday, Iraqi forces started a military operation to clear Tarmiya. A Sunni CoR member says Iraqi forces should shorten the time of the operations in order not to let some “shady people” use the operation for sectarian gains. [Sumaria] 

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh has been reporting attacks in Tarmiya for years now. The honorable MP should focus on Daesh victims instead of trying to add an obstacle to the military operations. 


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

A security source says a security unit found a large explosives and weapons cache in Tal Taqa. [Ghad] 


Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

The BOC says an IFP unit found 17 mortar shells and a large quantity of explosives hidden in a bedspring in Nahrawan. [Ghad] 


South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

The Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) says the 17th army division found 36 mortar shells and an IED while searching three areas in south Baghdad. [Ghad] 

The MoD says 17th army division found and destroyed explosives caches in Shakha 3, Sakhrija, Duwailiba, and Gharebawiyeen. [MoD Website]


West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Military intelligence says 6th army division and military intelligence arrested a “very serious” terror suspect in Ameriya. The man is wanted on several terror charges. [Ghad] 

A security source says security forces defused an IED in Haswa in Abu Ghraib. [Ghad] 


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

Total IED incidents reported:   2




MoD says 8th army division arrested a wanted person in Angour, destroyed 4 IEDs at the Assalam-Zuwiya junction road, and arrested one more suspect in Abu Jir. [MoD Website]


A member of Khaldiya subdistrict council says army units found and defused a large Daesh explosives cache, buried underground west of Khaldiya. [Maalomah] 



Daesh said it destroyed a police SUV with an IED on Street 40 in Ramadi city, killing three policemen and wounding two. [JustPaste]


Northwest Anbar

IWMC says an airstrike by IAF in the Karabla area in Qa’im killed 14 Daesh combatants who were planning to move to north Baghdad for terror operations. The strike also destroyed a car-rigging workshop and a command center of Daesh’s wilayat of Baghdad. [Maalomah] 



Daesh says a group of its terrorists attacked an Iraqi Army military position in the Kilo 60 area east of Rutba, killing two soldiers and destroying a Humvee before returning safely. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes photos of detonating an IED on an Iraqi Army patrol in the Kilo 40 area north of Rutba. [DawaAlhaq] 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting an Iraqi Army military position near the Kilo 25 area north of Rutba with mortars. [JustPaste]




MoD says Salahuddin Operations EODs defused three explosives belts in a school in Shirqat. [MoD Website]


Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists near Al-Khanuqa village. [JustPaste]



Salahuddin Operations Command repelled a Daesh attack on the defenses of the Iraqi forces in Harariyat  Baiji and destroyed three Daesh positions, killing all combatants inside. [MoD Website]

IWMC says IAF planes destroyed several Daesh vehicles and weapons, including a vehicle bomb, and killed 12 Daesh combatants north of Harariyat. [Ghad] 


Daesh says it targeted PMF and IFP positions on the road between Baiji and Haditha, and in three areas north of Baiji with 28 mortars and 3 SPG9 rockers. [JustPaste]



A local source in Salahuddin says two Daesh combatants were killed in an army mortar shelling on Mtaibija when the shells destroyed their vehicle. [Sumaria] 


The MoD says security units found a large IED storehouse near Albu Ubaid village, west of Tikrit. [Harbi] 



The Samarra Operations commander says his troops killed a Daesh terrorist who tried to sneak into their positions in the Albu Dalaf area, east of Samarra. [Sumaria] 

Daesh says it assassinated the PMF commander of the Abu Dalaf area and his son in their house near Samarra in a “security operation”. [JustPaste] [A3maq] 

DaeshDaily comment. A “security operation” is usually conducted by security forces, not by a couple of thugs on a motorcycle terrorizing families. 


Daesh says it destroyed 2 PMF and IFP vehicles with 2 IEDs in the Al-Jalam area near Samarra, killing or wounding the fighters inside. [JustPaste]



Baquba/Southeast Diyala

Daesh publishes photos of targeting the Shia village of Zaghinya in the Al-Waqf area east of Baquba with mortars. [JustPaste]


Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, Khalis north)

A source in the Diyala Provincial Council says Tribal Mobilization backed by army units killed a Daesh combatant in the Al-Zor area, near Mansouriya. [Sumaria] 

Diyala Police says it captured a hideout containing large quantities of weapons and explosives in Shirween near Mansouriya. Many of the explosives were buried underground. [Ghad] 


Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

A member of the Diyala Provincial Council says five mortars fell on Ali Al-Hassan village, south of Balad Ruz, without causing casualties. [Sumaria] 


Hawija (Riyadh, Al-Zab, etc)

A DaeshDaily source says Daesh executed 12 civilians in Hawija after accusing them of communicating with Iraqi forces.

A DaeshDaily source says several Daesh members, including a senior Iraqi terrorist, were killed in ongoing internal clashes in Al-Zab. The source says Daesh executed 4 senior commanders after the dispute. 

Southwest (Daquq, Rashad, etc.)

A security source says a PMF fighter was wounded by a Daesh sniper in Bashir. [Sumaria] 



Mosul liberation campaign

A Mosul member of the CoR says Daesh executed hundreds of civilians in recent days for attempting to escape Daesh held areas west of Mosul, saying that 140 were executed in Hay Al-Tanak and 20 in Tal Afar recently, apart from tens killed by Daesh sniper fire on their escape. [Maalomah] 


IFP says that since the start of Mosul operations, its forces have liberated 61 areas, killing 512 Daesh combatants including 77 snipers. [Mada] 


A DaeshDaily source says most of the Daesh elite forces of foreign fighters have been annihilated in west Mosul. The source says most of the remaining terrorists are Iraqis. 


Local sources say many Daesh commanders are escaping the west side of the city while the bodies of their combatants are lying in the streets of the old part of the city. Daesh lost several commanders in battles on the west side of Mosul. [AIN] 


Several media sources said local Daesh terrorists nominated a terrorist called Abu Hamza Al-Maslawi to replace Daesh leader Awwad Baghdadi. A DaeshDaily source says Maslawi, whose real name in Mahdi Ghadeer Al-Salami, was wounded in his eyes by a Coalition airstrike in Diyala in 2006, but recovered later. The source says Iraqi forces captured him in 2009 in Hatra, but 90 terrorists attacked the police station where he was held and released him. The source says Maslawi held several important positions and became a member of Daesh’s Shura council. 


The Ministry of Education says teams of the ministry started inspecting schools in the liberated areas in west Mosul to start operating as soon as possible. The teams are also monitoring the attendance of teachers to start the education process. It says that the March salaries of education personnel in west Mosul will be paid. [Sumaria]


Central Mosul

A security source in Mosul says Rapid Response units killed two Daesh combatants by the grand mosque in the old city. [Maalomah] 


Daesh says it killed or wounded IFP soldiers by targeting their position with an SPG9 rocket near Bab Al-Tob. [JustPaste]


A Ninewa Police source says Daesh executed 7 of its commanders in Zanjili in west Mosul for abandoning the battlefield. [BasNews] 


Daesh says it targeted an IFP military position on the Kornish Street with an SPG9 rocket. It also says it damaged an IFP Humvee on the same street. [JustPaste]


Southwest Mosul

Daesh says it destroyed a CTS Humvee during battles in the Al-Matahin area. [JustPaste]


West-central Mosul

Commander of Mosul Liberation Operations says CTS forces liberated Al-Sikak and Al-Yarmouk Al-Oula neighborhoods and raised the Iraqi flag over their buildings. CTS liberated the Al-Matahin neighborhood in southwest Mosul earlier. [SkyPressIraq]

Military sources say 5 CTS soldiers and 4 officers were killed in the fierce battles for the Al-Yarmouk neighborhood, while Daesh lost 41 combatants in this battle. [Anadolu]


IWMC says IAF planes destroyed car rigging and explosives workshops in Wadi Okab, while attacking a Daesh combatants gathering near the city where tens of them were killed. [Ghad] 


Daesh says it damaged a CTS Humvee with an SPG9 rocket near the Old Sina’a area. [JustPaste]


Other Daesh reports

Daesh says its snipers killed eleven Iraqi soldiers in several areas in Mosul. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes photos of battles in Mosul. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it targeted “Iraqi Army and militias” in several areas in Mosul with 136 mortars and 13 Katyushas. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes a propaganda video about its suicide terrorists in Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]


North & northwest Mosul

The IFP says it killed six major Daesh leaders in the Al-Khawsar area in 17th of July neighborhood west of Mosul, saying that very shortly, it will attack the grand mosque of Mosul after destroying 60% of Daesh defenses around it. [Mada] 


A Ninewa Police colonel says Coalition planes targeted Daesh positions in the 17 Tammuz area, killing 43 terrorists and wounding others. [BasNews] 

A National Security officer says 3 civilians were killed and 4 wounded, including women and children, by 3 Daesh rockets that fell on the Al-Hadba’ area in northeast Mosul. He says the rockets were filled with chlorine. [BasNews] 

The MoD says Iraqi forces killed several Daesh snipers and destroyed vehicles in the Al-Saboniya area, west of Badoush. [Harbi]  

The PMFs say they shot down a Daesh recon drone over Badoush. [Harbi] 


Daesh says it killed or wounded PMF fighters by detonating a booby-trapped house in Al-Rayhaniya village northwest of Mosul. [JustPaste]


Human conditions in Mosul

The Ministry of Migration and Displacement says it received 6,855 IDPs from west Mosul today, making the total number of IDPs 281,630. The IDPs were distributed among 7 camps run by the ministry. [PUKMedia] 


A DaeshDaily source says food prices in Daeshcontrolled areas in west Mosul have skyrocketed. For example, a kilo of sugar is being sold for more than $30, while wheat flour and several other food items are not available. The source says a 7-month-old child died in the Hawi Al-Kanisa area because of the lack of food. The source says Daesh terrorists have food supplies for themselves that could feed them for months. 

Northwest Ninewa

Tal Afar

A DaeshDaily source says Coalition planes intensified their airstrikes on Tal Afar destroying 11 guesthouses, in addition to killing a Daesh commander and his driver in an airstrike on their vehicle. 

PMF organization says it repelled a Daesh attack on Tal Hasani and Qasr Mihrab areas near Tal Afar. It also says it found and defused two Daesh minefields near Hajaf village and is planning to start a campaign to clear several other minefields of Daesh all along main and off the road routes near Tal Afar. [Mada] 

PMF killed 12 of the 30-man strong Daesh force that attacked Tal Hasani. [Maalomah] 

MPF destroyed 10 Daesh vehicles packed with ammunition in a shelling on Al-Hamra village near Tal Afar. [Harbi] 

PMF media says army helicopters destroyed two Daesh houses used for storing weapons in Tal Afar , and destroyed three pick-up trucks outside the houses. [Waradana]



A mass grave containing the bodies of 1,646 Yazidi civilians executed by Daesh was found by PMFs in Sinjar. [Harbi] 


A Peshmerga commander says the Peshmerga have started to train 489 fighters who defected from the PKK’s People’s Protection Units in Sinjar. [BasNews] 


A source in Ninewa Police says several Daesh commanders and their families escaped Tal Afar towards Baaj recently. [BasNews] 


A DaeshDaily source says Daesh executed its finance officer for Al-Baaj and his Belgian assistant after they fled with a large amount of money last week. The source says the two were captured near the Turkish border. 

A DaeshDaily source says Daesh executed four civilians in Baaj after accusing them of communicating with the Coalition. The source says Daesh filmed the execution, led by a British terrorist. 

A DaeshDaily source says 200 Daesh terrorists arrived from Syria to Baaj in civilian vehicles. 


PMF says it received 60 families escaping Hatra southwest of Mosul, and provided them with food supplies and medical care. [Harbi] 


Daesh says it killed three PMF fighters and wounded two in an attack on Al-Jamsa village. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it killed the PMF official of Al-Shabali village and wounded several of his fighters in an ambush. [JustPaste]


A DaeshDaily source says Daesh arrested a senior Baath Party member in Hatra for unknown reasons. The source says the Baathist was one of the first people who supported Daesh and urged people to join it in 2014. 

A DaeshDaily source says a vehicle carrying 4 Daesh leaders in Hatra was destroyed by a drone near the Hatra Directorate of Agriculture. The source also says a senior Daesh leader was killed by a Coalition airstrike near Al-Sheikhan village in Hatra.  


A PUK source says Iranian Revolutionary Guard general Qassem Soleimani arrived in Suleimaniya and met with senior PUK officials to discuss internal PUK disputes, the referendum, and the KRG flag issue in Kirkuk. [BasNews]  

DaeshDaily comment. None of which should be any of Iran’s business.



Hundreds of students protested the visit of the AAH leader, Qais Al-Khazali, to the University of Diwaniya and forced him to leave while shouting “Iran, out, out” (video). [BasNews] 

DaeshDaily comment. Some pro-Iran thugs tried to clear their history by joining the PMFs. Apparently some university students have good memories. However, student protests are often organized by Sadrists. 




Russia and Iran say they will confront any coming US attack on the Syrian government, saying that they will keep cooperating in combating terrorism until defeating it. Presidents of both countries spoke over the phone and agreed that the US surpassed the “red lines” in Syria and that its presence in northern Syria is illegal. Both countries called for an independent investigation of the “chemical attack” incident in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib that drew the US reaction. [ARA] Meanwhile, Secretary of State Tillerson was arriving in Moscow to confer with Foreign Minister Lavrov. 

DaeshDaily comment. It’s damage control time in Tehran and Moscow.


A Syrian opposition source leaked audio communications between two Syrian Army officers, regarding the US strike on Shayrat airport in western Homs. The conversation reveals that 24 Tomahawk missiles fell inside the base, while 18 fell in unpopulated areas outside the base. [Qasioun]

A Syrian official says his country is not intending to fight the US in Syria. A Russian official says the role of Russian forces is to back President Assad against terrorism. He said the arrival of a Russian missile frigate to the Syrian coast was according to a preset plan and has nothing to do with the American strike. [Dorar]

Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister, says US strikes on Syrian target could be repeated. He says he hopes Assad allies, including Russia, are now aware what kind of tyrant they are supporting. [Dorar]


Out of 204 foreign volunteers fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Daesh in Syria and Iraq, there are 69 Germans, according to German Home Office. It says that three of them were killed in Turkish airstrikes against YPG forces in Syria while 43 have returned to Germany. Germany says these volunteers do not pose a security threat like those returning from Daeshcontrolled areas. [EnabBaladi]


The Coalition says it conducted 18 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, fourteen in or near Tabaqa west of Raqqa and four near Albu Kamal in the east. [InherentResolve] 


Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)


Daesh banned the population of  Markada villages, south of Hasaka from leaving their areas towards Mayadin and Deir Ez-Zor. The population is in fear of being punished by SDF forces for their cooperation with Daesh, and also of a drastic food crisis in this city and surrounding villages, the last Daeshcontrolled area in the province. Recently, battles between SDF and Daesh in the Shaddadi area drew nearer to Markada. [ZamanAlWasl]


Daesh says it destroyed an SDF vehicle south of Hasaka city with an IED on Sunday, killing or wounding the people inside. [JustPaste]



West of Raqqa

SDF says it captured the Abbad Al-Kabir village 3 km south of Tabaqa, after a “big” battle with Daesh. [Hawar]

SOHR says Daesh lost 36 combatants during the past 24 hours of fighting with SDF units backed by Coalition planes in Tabaqa and in Albu Khashab, in Deir Ez-Zor. It says Daesh lost 11 combatants in the recent battle for Abbad village south of Tabaqa. [SyriaHR]

SDF says fierce non-stop battles with Daesh are underway west and south of Tabaqa, aimed at capturing the city. SDF claims its forces are only 3 km away from the city. [Hawar]

Daesh says it attacked SDF positions near a barrier south of Al-Tabaqa. [JustPaste]


SDF is now advancing towards Tabaqa from three directions–western, southern, and eastern–after battles with Daesh that left at least 10 Daesh combatants killed. [ARA]

SOHR reported a new Coalition airstrike on Raqqa, but has no information on casualties. [SyriaHR]


SDF reported continued battles east of Tabaqa, saying they destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb, the second in two days, and killed at least 4 combatants in battle. [Hawar]

SOHR reported the deaths of 25 Daesh combatants in failed attempts to recapture areas east of Tabaqa from SDF forces. [SyriaHR]

Daesh publishes photos of battles east of Al-Tabaqa city. Daesh says it recaptured positions in the area from the SDF and damaged a bulldozer. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting SDF positions near Al-Qadisiya Farm east of Raqqa with SPG9 rockets. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it attacked SDF positions near the Al-Tabaqa Military Airport and in nearby villages, killing or wounding several fighters, destroying 4 military positions, and damaging a bulldozer. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it targeted SDF positions at the Al-Tabaqa Military Airport with 3 Grad rockets. [JustPaste]


SDF says it received 150 civilians escaping battle areas with Daesh near Raqqa as well as some from Mosul and Tal Afar in Iraq. [Hawar]

SDF says Daesh killed two children who tried to escape Daesh-held Maskana village near Tabaqa along with their families towards SDF forces. Daesh is openly threatening people who try to escape Daesh-held areas. [Hawar]


Spokesman of the Elite Syrian Forces says the ESF is part of the Free Syrian Army and part of the Coalition efforts to liberate Raqqa. He says the ESF has played an important role in liberating the Al-Karama area. He also says the ESF, around 3,500 fighters, is not part of the SDF and it is open to cooperate with the KDP-trained Roj Ava Peshmerga. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. This Sunni Arab military group was formed with Coalition support as part of the effort to broaden the image of the SDF as a largely Kurdish force as it seeks to dislodge Daesh from Raqqa with Coalition help. 


Ex-engineers of Euphrates Dam say the danger of a major flooding and Dam collapse was eliminated, after opening of flooding gates and raise of river levels, which also enabled the return of drinking water to Raqqa. The engineers demanded in a statement that the Dam be kept out of war operations so that technical teams inside the Dam can perform maintenance. [Arabi21]


Other Raqqa reports

More than 150 displaced people, mostly women and children, arrived in SDF-controlled areas west of Raqqa. An SDF official says the SDF receives hundreds of people from the Raqqa area and some from Ninewa, and the total number has exceeded 8,000 so far. [SotKurdistan] 

Daesh publishes 2 photos of battles in Bayoudh village, north of Al-Tabaqa. [DawaAlhaq] 


Daesh says it attacked SDF positions in Jab Sha’er village west of Ain Eissa in northern Raqqa. [JustPaste]


Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

SOHR reported air drops of food supply containers by Syrian planes over Fawaa and Kefraya, the Shia villages north of Idlib. [SyriaHR]


Daesh says its snipers killed a Syrian soldier in Al-Mahdoum village east of Deir Hafer. [JustPaste]


Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Syrian government says a bomb placed in a bus killed a woman and wounded several others in the Hasba area in Homs. [SyriaNow]


Daesh issues a video of battles in the Draihem area east of Khanasir. [A3maq]


Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army positions near Ithariya town with Grad rockets. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it ambushed a Syrian Army convoy south of Tadmur city, killing thirty soldiers, wounding others, and destroying 7 vehicles. [JustPaste]


East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Government says Daesh shelling with four shells of Al-Joura area in Deir Ez-Zor killed 2 children and wounded 19 civilians. [SyriaNow]


SOHR reported continuing government air strikes on Daesh held areas in Deir Ez-Zor, but no reports of casualties are available. [SyriaHR]


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

The Coalition said its forces and partnered Vetted Syrian Opposition forces repelled a Daesh attack targeting a partnered military base in southern Syria April 8. It says Daesh initiated the attack on the Al- Tanaf garrison with a VBIED and 20-30 fighters, followed by a ground assault and suicide vests. It says Coalition and partnered forces defended against the Daesh attack with direct fire before destroying enemy assault vehicles and the remaining fighters with multiple Coalition airstrikes.

Daesh said it conducted 2 suicide attacks and 2 attacks on US backed opposition groups in the area on Saturday. [A3maq] 

Opposition sources say eight opposition fighters were killed and others wounded in the Daesh attack on Al-Tanaf. They also say 4 Daesh terrorists were killed. [BasNews] 

Daesh sources say that the Coalition “admitted” that at least three Coalition soldiers were killed and ten wounded, in addition to tens of opposition fighters killed or wounded, by the attack on Al-Tanaf 2 days ago. [DawaAlhaq] 

DaeshDaily comment. We checked the Coalitions statement and there has been no such “admission. 


Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Tasil town west of Daraa. [JustPaste]




Neighboring countries


A Kuwaiti newspaper says security units captured a Daesh cell of 4 members who were planning to launch attacks on US forces and a Shia mosque in Kuwait. [IraqPress] 

North Africa


Egyptian health ministry says the recent count of Daesh attack casualties on two Christian cathedrals in Egypt is at 27 killed and 78 wounded in Saint George Cathedral in Tanta, and 16 killed and 41 wounded at Saint Marcus Cathedral  in Alexandria. [Hawar]

The suicide attackers on both churches were Egyptians, and both fought in Syria before returning to Egypt, say the authorities. [Arabi21]

Egypt announced a state of emergency for three months in the whole country following the deadly attack, while the UN Security Council condemned the attacks. [ARA]


Daesh claimed responsibility for firing a Grad rocket on an Israeli settlement in Eshkol in southern Israel. The rocket was fired from Sinai. No casualties were recorded from the missile firing. [Anadolu]

Egyptian security says it killed 7 members of a terror cell in Asyut. The cell was operating in the Awamer desert. [Arabi21]


Daesh said on Sunday that one of its “security units” conducted the attacks on the churches. [A3maq] 

Daesh issued infographics about its operations with Copts in Egypt. It says it killed more than eighty people and wounded “tens” in the attacks. [A3maq] 


Security sources say the Egyptian Army launched several airstrikes on terrorists south and west of Rafah and in Sheikh Zuweid. The sources say the terrorists were planning to attack security barriers. [ElWatan]


Daesh says its snipers killed two Egyptian soldiers south of Arish. [A3maq]


Security sources say EOD experts destroyed 3 IEDs on the Al-Joura road, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]


Security units stopped an attack on a security barrier, south of Arish, killing 7 takfiris. Medical sources say two soldiers were wounded in the attack. [ElWatan]


Security sources say ABM terrorists set a garage on fire in south Arish before fleeing the area. [ElWatan]


Security sources say armed men shot and wounded an 11-year-old girl in south Rafah. [ElWatan]



Air attacks by forces affiliated with General Khalifa Hafter killed 3 and wounded 2 soldiers from the Fifth Regiment of the National Accord Government military, south of Sirte. [Arabi21]





A CNN source says that a US Army Special Forces soldier was killed on Saturday while on counter terrorism duty in the Nangarhar province. It says that the soldier was mortally wounded, then killed by terrorists, after helping Afghan forces conduct an attack on a Daesh affiliate. [CNN] 


Daesh said 10 of its terrorists attacked a joint American and Afghani Armies’ military position in the Shadal area in Nangarhar on Saturday, killing several US soldiers, in addition to fifteen Afghani soldiers. Daesh says 7 of its terrorists returned safely. [DawaAlhaq] 


Daesh said on Sunday it killed nine Afghan soldiers and captured 5 in an attack in Jowzjan, and have been on continuous attack since Saturday. [A3maq] 



The Uzbek attacker of Stockholm admitted during investigations that he committed the attack on Daesh orders. He was carrying a homemade hand grenade during the attack but he did not use it. He had used his Facebook account to promote Daesh. Swedish police say they have evidence that the man is a terrorist. [SyriaNow]



Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting Eshkol in southern Israel, near Gaza City, with Grad rockets. [JustPaste]  [See Egypt story above]



Daesh says a group of its terrorists attacked Houthi positions in the Wadi Al-Asra area in Qifa, killing six fighters and damaging an SUV before returning safely. [JustPaste]



A military source in Somalia says a suicide attacker detonated himself at a large military training base near Mogadishu, killing and wounding several soldiers. [Sumaria] 




Videos of the Day

An Iraqi sniper uses digital technology to hunt Daesh. [Maalomah]

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Daesh audio newsletter for today [Bayan]


Daesh publishes a photo of one of its Yemeni terrorists who might have been killed in Al-Baidha. [JustPaste]