An Update On ISIS Activities

June 7, 2017

 

Raqqa

 

 

TODAY’S MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

 

Iraq

IFP nears full control of Al-Zanjili. [..]

PMFs near full control of Baaj. [..]

Controversial Barzani meeting sets September independence referendum. [..]

Syria

Coalition hits Raqqa with 17 more airstrikes. [..]

SDF units moving toward center of Raqqa from east and west. [..]

Russia criticizes US over airstrikes against Syria-allied militia convoy. [..]

Iran

Daesh attacks two major sites in Tehran, kills 12; Revolutionary Guard blames US. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

The Commission for Integrity says the Criminal Court sentenced former Ministry of Finance, Rafi’ Al-Eissawi, to 7 years on corruption charges, in absentia. [Sumaria] 

 

The Coalition says it conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, near Mosul (4), Rawa (2), and Baiji (1). [InherentResolve] 

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

A police source says an IED placed in a vegetable market in Ru’oud exploded, wounding 4 civilians. [Sumaria] 

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

The Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) says 17th army division found an IED and an explosives cache while searching Albu Awda, Kilo 17, and Duwailiba. The division’s EODs cleared a 700meter road of Daesh IEDs and mines. [BOC Facebook Page] 

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

The BOC says 6th army division found and destroyed 14 IEDs and found another cache containing 7 IEDs and other explosives  while searching  the Shandoukh, Karrad Zawaba, Fallujiyeen, and Luwayda areas. [Ghad] 

 

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

Total IED incidents reported:   3

 

ANBAR

Falluja 

A security source says 10th army division found large quantities of weapons and explosives while searching the Zaidan and Tarabsha areas. [Sumaria] 

 

Ramadi

Military Intelligence Service says its units captured weapons and explosives in 2 areas north of Ramadi. [Etejah] 

 

Ramadi police commander says army units arrested three men in civilian outfits carrying arms in the streets of the city, in violation of the law banning carrying of weapons in cities. [Sumaria]

 

Hit/Haditha

Chairman of the Anbar Provincial Council’s Security Committee says security services should change their plans to better protect Hit, because of the continuous breaches of security. He says security units should monitor Daesh sleeper cells and “incubators” and capture them in order to save civilians. [Sumaria] 

DaeshDaily comment. This is a big problem in all liberated areas. In Hit and elsewhere, Daesh families are being prevented from returning, for obvious security reasons. However, some with good connections or whose Daesh role has not yet been fully exposed have managed to stay—and some have continued to operate in sleeper cells or as “incubators” against the government. The Chairman wants these people to be either put in jail or kicked out of Hit. 

 

Security cameras filmed the Daesh suicide terrorist who detonated himself in Hit. The video shows children gathering before the explosion. [Sumaria] 

 

A security source said yesterday that three children were killed and two women wounded when a suicide terrorist blew himself up in a house in Hit after being trapped by security forces. [Sumaria

 

SALAHUDDIN (no reports)

 

DIYALA

Baquba/Southeast Diyala

The Dijla Operations Commander said yesterday that security units trapped a suicide terrorist near Hay Al-Mualimeen in Baquba. He said the terrorist blew himself up, slightly wounding four civilians and two security personnel. [Sumaria]

Daesh’s version says one of its suicide terrorists attacked “Shia intelligence” near Hay Al-Mualimeen in Baquba with an explosives vest, killing or wounding more than fifteen of them. [ICDNJune7]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, Khalis north)

A security source says Daesh terrorists broke into the house of an IAF employee in Al-Assaf village near Qara Tapa and executed him in front of his family. [Ghad] 

 

The Manager of the Jalawla subdistrict in Khanaqin says 318 families returned to their houses in the subdistrict after passing a security check. He says 13,394 families have now returned. [Sumaria] 

 

Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee with an IED in the Al-Dayniya area in Balad Ruz. [ICDNJune7]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk/Dibis

Kirkuk provincial council rejected the federal government resolution to allocate 20 megawatts of Kirkuk electricity to IDP camps and rejected another decision to distribute residential land parcels to employees of the oil ministry, on the pretext that most of them are Arabs. [ROJ]

 

A security source says security units captured a group of terrorists who were driving a vehicle bomb in Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

North Oil Company says a security unit found an IED near an oilfield in the Bay Hassan area in Dibis. [Sumaria]

 

Hawija

Chairman of the Diyala Provincial Council’s Security Committee says a senior Daesh commander was killed by the IAA in Fadhikha village east of Hawija city. [Ghad] 

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Human Rights Watch says neither Iraq nor the Coalition took enough precautions to protect civilians in the Mosul liberation battle. It says it recorded 7 attacks that killed at least 44 civilians in 5 populated neighborhoods, mostly caused by airdropped ordnance. [ROJ]

 

Mosul liberation campaign

IFP Commander says 193 snipers and 1,022 Daesh combatants have been killed since the start of west Mosul operations last February. 414 vehicle bombs, 1,053 vehicles, 283 IEDs, and 405 motorcycles were also destroyed. 

The Commander says 4,424 families (30,322 persons) escaped battle areas, and that 12,705 families (58,867 persons) have returned to their homes in liberated areas. [Shafaq]

 

Central Mosul

The IFP commander says his troops captured 85% of Hay Al-Zanjili and approached and reached the Bab Sinjar area near the old city, which leads to the Grand Mosque. It killed 34 Daesh combatants in Zanjili, including Abul Bara Al-Tunisi, a field commander.  He says the troops are moving carefully because Daesh booby-trapped buildings, houses, streets, electricity towers, and civilian vehicles He also says Daesh deployed its snipers in houses occupied by families. [Sumaria] [Shafaq]

 

Daesh’s version says it attacked IFP positions near Al-Zanjili, killing or wounding several soldiers, destroying a bulldozer and a Humvee, and 2 military positions, and capturing weapons and ammunition, in addition to several military positions. Daesh also says its snipers killed five soldiers and wounded another near the same neighborhood. [ICDNJune7]

 

The UN says Daesh’s Zanjili massacre showed that the brutality of Daesh is limitless. It was commenting on the killing of 163 civilians who were trying to escape towards army units. [Mada]

 

Daesh killed 7 more civilians and wounded 9 others who tried to escape Zanjili, a security source says. [Sumaria]

 

A DaeshDaily source says more than 100 Daesh terrorists have withdrawn from Al-Zanjili. The source says most of the remaining Daesh terrorists are snipers and suicide bombers. 

 

A security source says Daesh is confiscating civilian cars in Al-Shifa neighborhood and trying to block the roads therewith before the advance of security forces. Daesh is also looting escapees houses and booby-trapping them.  [Sumaria] 

 

Peshmerga counter-terrorism units say they killed Abu Humam, a prominent Daesh leader and second in command of the sharia office during battles in west Mosul. [Ghad] 

 

Southwest Mosul

Daesh says 3 of its Iraqi terrorists attacked CTS positions in Hay Al-Thawra and detonated their explosive vests, killing twenty soldiers, wounding others, and destroying 2 Humvees and a BMP armored vehicle, and damaging 5 more Humvees. [ICDNJune7]

 

East Mosul

The MoI says the Ninewa police killed a suicide terrorist who was trying to detonate his explosive vest on civilians in Al-Nour. [Sumaria]

 

Northwest Ninewa

Tal Afar

A security expert says the delay in liberation of Tal Afar is due to US and external pressures, saying that the city is of a strategic importance to Daesh due to its size and multitude of Daesh commanders in it. [Etejah]

A security source says armed men in 3 pick-up trucks attacked a Daesh checkpoint in Tal Afar, killing 5 of their combatants. [Waradana]

 

Baaj

PMF command says it liberated 30 villages along the Iraq-Syria border in the past 48 hours. It is establishing defensive barriers around these villages, fortifying them against possible vehicle bomb attacks, and building watchtowers. It added that it will hold ground in these villages after liberation. 

Deputy PMF commander says that Baaj was the last stronghold of Daesh and that only few small villages are left before announcing liberation of the west side of the province, which is expected in the coming two days. [Mawazin] 

 

PMF Press says PMF units captured the segment of the international road between the Syrian border and Al-Qa’im. [Ghad] 

 

A local source says tens of Daesh terrorists who fled Baaj have arrived in Al-Qa’im. The source says Daesh allowed its fleeing terrorists to cross into Syria. [Sumaria]

 

KURDISTAN

The Kurdish meeting between KDP, PUK, and the Islamic Union, boycotted by Gorran and the Islamic Front decided to hold a referendum on Kurdistan independence on the 25th of September and Kurdistan parliament elections on the 6th of October. It says the referendum seeks to know the opinion of the residents of Erbil, Dahuk, and Suleimaniya regarding the independence issue. [Anadolu]

The boycott by Gorran and the Islamic Front was based in part on the fact that in his invitation, Masoud Barzani presented himself as President of the Kurdistan region. Gorran does not accept this, as Barzani’s term, including extensions, ended some time ago. [ROJ]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY 

 

Turkish parliament ratified an agreement that allows Turkey to deploy armed forces in Qatar based on an existing protocol.  It says that the aim is to enhance Qatari forces capabilities to deploy and defend its country. It also ratified another agreement related to training local police and security forces of Qatar. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister says you cannot define a country as terrorist just because 6 or 7 countries say so. [Anadolu]

DaeshDaily comment. We hear constantly about the Sunni vs. Shia power struggle in the Middle East. Sect is not the only source of division, however. Another division is between Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia is the capital of Wahhabism. Qatar has been a Wahhabist country but has supported the Muslim Brotherhood. Turkey is a Muslim Brotherhood country. Egypt is allied with Saudi Arabia here because it is anti-Muslim Brotherhood for internal reasons. 

 

Germany decided to withdraw its personnel from Incirlik airbase in Turkey and transfer them to the Al-Azraq base in Jordan. Germany’s Ministry of Defense says it has 20 soldiers and several Tornado planes as well as recon and supply aircraft in Incirlik, and all will resume their anti-terror activities from Jordan. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Coalition says it conducted 21 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria (near Tabaqa (1), Raqqa (17), Al-Tanf (1), and Albu Kamal (2)).  [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Al-Hawl IDP camp management says it received over 2,000 Iraqi refugees and 8 Syrian IDPs in the past few days, adding that around 1,000 more are waiting at Rajm Sulaibi crossing. [ARA]

 

A Daesh landmine in Kobane killed a 13 year old child. [ARA]

 

Raqqa

Raqqa city

SDF said it killed over 75 Daesh fighters on the east and west sides of Raqqa. The fighting on the east side is still in Mashlab neighborhood, while on the west side SDF is approaching the Jazra area after liberating Hirqal castle. Daesh is mainly using suicide attackers on booby-trapped motorcycles to defend against the SDF advance. [PUKMedia] 

Later an SDF source says its forces captured Al-Mashlab neighborhood. [ARA]

 

Sources say SDF forces are only 2 km away from the center of Raqqa, advancing from 3 directions. Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the Coalition, says Raqqa operations are accelerating. [EnabBaladi]

The Pentagon says the US is supporting the SDF Raqqa campaign with Apache helicopters and a Marine howitzer unit, as well as multiple rocket launchers. [Qasioun]

 

SOHR says Coalition planes are targeting Daesh sniper positions in Raqqa. [SyriaHR]

SOHR says, however, that Coalition planes killed 8 civilians in airstrikes on Raqqa, making a total of 29 civilians killed by such airstrikes within the last 48 hours, including 3 children. [SyriaHR]

Local activists say Coalition planes destroyed Raqqa Museum which contains valuable antiquities, in addition to 4 Daesh vehicles in various parts of the city. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Daesh issues a video of “the suffering” of the people of Raqqa who are trying to get in and out of Raqqa city. [A3maq]

 

West of Raqqa

A Daesh land mine killed a two year old child and wounded 2 other kids near Jaabar village west of Raqqa. [ARA]

 

SDF says it captured Albu Asi village on the Aleppo-Raqqa road, and is now only 15 km (9 miles) away from government forces in Khirbat Mohsin village. [Qasioun]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

Government forces captured 5 more villages from Daesh east of Maskanah, while engaging Turkey backed opposition militiamen in Baza’a, east of Al-Bab. [Hawar]

 

Syrian government planes dropped thousands of leaflets over Idlib and Jisr Al-Shughur, calling on young men to lay down arms and return to the “state which welcomes them,” just as their counterparts did in other areas. The leaflets say that the government’s decision to restore law and order is irrevocable. [SyriaNow]

 

Afrin/Azaz/Al-Bab/ Jarabulus

Assassinations and counter assassination, and bombings, are raging in Idlib while Turkey tries to develop a unified force from its allied militias. Observers say Turkey is aiming to open a road between Jarabulus and Idlib, passing through Azaz, amid strong opposition from Nusra Front to the Turkish presence in the Idlib area. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. The recent fighting among opposition groups could also be attributed to the new conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. 

 

Kurdish sources say Turkey-allied militiamen arrested 15 persons from 6 villages in Afrin. They allege that arrestees were subject to torture during investigations by Turkish intelligence. [Hawar]

 

Turkey formed a new militia in Azaz called Ahl Al-Diyar, which says in a statement that its main targets are the YPG and YPJ. [Hawar]

YPG says its units killed 5 Turkey-allied militia fighters in various parts of Afrin during the past 6 days. [Hawar]

YPG says it blocked a Turkey-allied opposition attack on several villages in Shahba in Afrin, killing 11 attackers and destroying 1 armored vehicle. [Hawar]

 

Kurdish sources say Turkish forces set fire to wheat crops in Shadia in Afrin. The people managed to extinguish the fire later on. The Turkish Army is destroying all border areas standing in front of its proposed border wall. [Hawar]

 

Turkey-allied militias reported the second attempt in two days of Syrian forces to move to Baza’a east of Al-Bab, using artillery and mortar fire. It says Turkish artillery shelled government forces positions. [Qasioun]

 

Turkey backed opposition says it killed an SDF fighter in a failed attack by SDF on Barsaya Mountain near Azaz. It says it killed 7 SDF fighters and wounded 15 near Tal Rifaat on Tuesday. [Dorar]

 

SOHR says SDF mortar shelling on oppositionheld villages near Azaz killed one civilian and wounded several others. [SyriaHR]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Hama

SOHR says Daesh killed around 50 government soldiers and allied militiamen in fighting east of Salmiya. [SyriaHR]

 

17 government soldiers were killed in battle with Daesh near Sheikh Hilal village east of Hama, captured by the Syrian Army on Tuesday. [Qasioun]

Opposition sources say Daesh captured a position from government forces near Sheikh Hilal village. [Qasioun]

Daesh says it killed many Syrian soldiers and captured vehicles and ammunition in battles southeast of Sheikh Hilal east of Salmiya. Daesh publishes photos of the vehicles in captured. [ICDNJune7]

 

Homs

Russian planes killed 4 civilians in attacks on Jubb al-Jarrah and Rasm Al-Tawil, held by Daesh east of Homs. [Qasioun]

 

Government forces captured three more locations from Daesh in the desert east of Palmyra, with Russian air support. [Qasioun]

 

Observers say government forces are now in direct touch with the Free Army positions after capturing Zenobia resort in eastern Homs from Daesh on Tuesday. They also say that both sides are racing to control as much area as possible. [EnabBaladi]

 

Syrian Army claims it captured a new position from Daesh east of Tal Al-Sawana, east of Homs. [SyriaNow]

 

SOHR says government forces advanced east of Homs near Arak oil field capturing several strategic hills. [SyriaHR]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Deir Ez-Zor

Russian planes initiated intense attacks on Daesh held areas in Deir Ez-Zor following Daesh advances in the city yesterday, No reports of casualties are available. [Qasioun]

 

Syria says its planes attacked Daesh positions near Raqqa bridge, killing around 50 combatants.  [SyriaNow]

 

Syrian Army says it killed Abu Omar Al-Beljiki, one of the most important Daesh commanders, in Deir Ez-Zor. [SyriaNow]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on the Syrian Army southwest of Deir Ez-Zor city. [ICDNJune7]

 

Mayadin

SOHR says Daesh executed a man in Ashara village, south of Mayadin on the Euphrates, on charges of abandoning Islam. Coalition planes attacked the village, killing one Daesh fighter and destroying a vehicle and a motorcycle. [SyriaHR]

 

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

Russia strongly criticized the US air strike on a government-allied militia convoy heading to Al-Tanaf border point. It says that such action is a direct involvement in the Syrian armed conflict, which is illegal and unacceptable, adding that it will raise the issue before the UN Security Council. [ARA]

A video showing the airstrike of the Coalition on pro-government convoy in the Syrian eastern desert. [Qasioun]

SOHR says that the Coalition strike on the pro-government convoy killed 17 Syrian soldiers and destroyed several vehicles. [SyriaHR]

A pro-government militia says its self-discipline cannot last forever and that it will strike US targets in the area if it has to, It says it has the rocket power to reach US targets. [Dorar]

 

Sources confirmed the death of Abu Mohammed Al-Maqdisi, commander of Jaish Khaled, in a Coalition airstrike on Shajara. [EnabBaladi]

Sources identified at least 4 Daesh commanders killed in the airstrike targeting the religious court in Shajara, in Yarmouk Basin. [Qasioun]

12 Jaish Khaled (Daesh) combatants, including commanders, were killed and many others wounded in an airstrike by unidentified planes (possibly Coalition’s) on their gatherings in Yarmouk Basin. [Hawar]

Daesh publishes photos of a bakery in Al-Shajara town. [ICDNJune7]

 

Opposition militias claim to have killed 25 and wounded 40 Hezbollah fighters after blocking their attack near Daraa. [Qasioun]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Neighboring countries

Iran

Daesh claimed responsibility for two attacks on the Imam Khomeini shrine and the Iranian Shura Council in Tehran that left 12 dead and over 40 wounded. The attackers randomly opened fire in the two buildings while one suicide attacker detonated himself inside the Shura Council building. The Mayor of Tehran says a third attack was foiled. [Sumaria] 

 

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard accused the US and Saudi Arabia of masterminding the Tehran attacks, saying that the attack followed the US-Saudi summit. It also says that it will retaliate against Daesh which claimed responsibility and those who support it. [Arabi21]

 

The Iraqi government and Masoud Barzani condemned the attacks in Tehran in separate statements. [ROJ]

A US Department of State spokesman issued a statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran. [Sumaria] 

 

Daesh issues infographics about the 2 attacks. It says 3 terrorists attacked the Parliament and 2 attacked the shrine. It also says it killed or wounded sixty people in the 2 attacks. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a short video of the Parliament attack. [A3maq]

 

North Africa

Libya

An LNA unit says it captured in Sabha a Daesh terrorist who fled from Benghazi. [AfriGate]

 

Tunisia

Security units captured a Daesh cell of 2 members in Beja on Tuesday. [Tunisien]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

 

Afghanistan 

Daesh said on Tuesday it killed an Afghani Army battalion commander and one of his associates in Jalalabad. [ICDNJune7]

 

Great Britain  

Media sources say the police blew up 2 IEDs in a controlled detonation near the US Embassy in London. [Sumaria]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Rapid Intervention Units advance in Hay Al-Zanjili. [Mawsleya]

Civilians are killed by Daesh terrorists in Hay Al-Zanjili. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi forces find a Daesh clinic and guesthouse in a civilian house in Hay July 17th. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi Army 16th division finds a Daesh land mine factory in Musherifa. [Mawsleya]

 

2 Daesh members surrender to Iraqi forces in the Badoush area. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi and American soldiers in a friendly arm wrestling competition. [Facebook]

 

DAESH MEDIA                                                                                                                                                   

 

Daesh Audio Newsletter for Today [Bayan]  

 

 

 

        

June 6, 2017

 

Raqqa

 

 

 TODAY’S MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

 

Iraq

Al-Abadi expresses sorrow at Middle East dispute over Qatar policy.  [..]

Bodies found in Mosul of 54 civilians tortured and killed by Daesh. [..]

UNHCR accuses Daesh of mass murder of 163 people trying to escape. [..]

A woman’s revenge leaves a Daesh commander dead. [..]

PMF leader says western Ninewa campaign is virtually over. [..]

Revenge attacks target Daesh members in Hammam, Shura, Qayara. [..]

Syria

SDF campaign moves into Raqqa city. [..]

Coalition hits Raqqa with 24 airstrikes. [..]

Syrian Army gaining ground on Daesh in Hama province. [..]

Coalition planes attack Syrian forces threatening Al-Tanaf. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Prime Minister Al-Abadi expresses his sorrow for the new disputes in the Middle East. He says countries in the region now realize that terrorism is not targeting a certain sect or group but everyone. He says Iraq is ready to cooperate with any country against terrorism. [Sumaria] 

DaeshDaily comment. Al-Abadi is alluding to the sudden diplomatic isolation of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other countries over its alleged support of terrorists.

 

Abadi also reiterated yesterday’s statement that no one in any military unit will be allowed to cross the border to Syria. He says Iraqis don’t want to be involved in the Syrian conflict. He also says that Iraqi forces continued their operations to secure the border with Syria and to prevent Daesh attacks. [Sumaria] 

 

Prime Minister Abadi says Mosul University will be reopened soon. [Sumaria] 

 

The Coalition says it conducted 5 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq (near Mosul (3), Tal Afar (1), and Hawija (1)). [InherentResolve] 

 

BAGHDAD

Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force, says the battle for Raqqa will be difficult but it will be a fatal blow to Daesh. He says it will be difficult for Daesh to convince new recruits to join after losing its capitals in Iraq and Syria, but also saying there are more fierce battles to fight after Raqqa and Mosul. He also says that Daesh is a threat not only to Iraq and Syria but to the whole world, as was shown in the Manchester attack. 

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Kadhimiya, etc.)

The Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) says military intelligence arrested a terrorist who is a member of Daesh’s “Wilayat Al-Falluja,” after staking out an unspecified northwest Baghdad location. The BOC says the terrorist was moving around using fake identities. [Ghad] 

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

A police source says unidentified gunmen opened fire and wounded a food shop owner seriously in Nahrawan. [Sumaria] 

A security source says a shop owner was severely wounded when armed men shot him with silenced guns in Nahrawan. [Ghad] 

 

Southwest (Rasheed, etc.)

A police source says an IED placed in a sheep market in Suwaib exploded, wounding three civilians. [Ghad] 

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Military Intelligence Service says its units captured a “dangerous terrorist” in Mansour. [Sumaria] 

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:  4(Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents reported:   1

 

ANBAR

Falluja

A police source says a roadside IED exploded targeting a police patrol in Subaihat, killing one policeman and wounding another. [Ghad] 

 

Hit/Haditha

A security source says three children were killed and two women wounded when a suicide terrorist blew himself up in a house in Hit after being trapped by security forces. [Sumaria] 

 

Northwest Anbar

IWMC says the IAF bombed Daesh tunnels in Al-Qa’im, killing several terrorists including commanders who were hiding in the tunnels. [Sumaria] 

 

Rutba

A Tribal Mobilization source says Daesh destroyed two bridges on the international expressway connecting Iraq to Jordan and Syria, using IEDs and mines. The bridges are located east of the Al-Waleed border point located by the IraqSyria border. [Sumaria] 

 

The Mayor of Rutba District says security forces in the city facilitated the crossing of 60 families escaping from Anah, Rawa, and Qa’im through Rutba to areas in Ramadi. [Sumaria] 

 

SALAHUDDIN

Southern Salahuddin (Balad, Dujail)

Daesh says it wounded a PMF commander in east Balad. [ICDNJune6]

 

A security source says armed men opened fire on a PMF checkpoint near Balad and wounded two PMF fighters. The attackers are believed to have come from Yathrib subdistrict. [Sumaria]

 

DIYALA

A CoR member from Diyala says Daesh terrorists in Diyala started to coordinate recently with Al-Qaeda terrorists to conduct attacks in Diyala. [Ghad]

 

Baquba/Southeast Diyala

A peshmerga commander says around 400 Daesh combatants are trying to make the Himrin Mountains a base for their terror operations. He says they are assuming hit and run operations like kidnapping, assassination or planting IEDs. [ROJ]

 

The Dijla Operations Commander says security units trapped a suicide terrorist near Hay Al-Mualimeen in Baquba. He says the terrorist blew himself up, slightly wounding four civilians and two security personnel. [Sumaria]

 

Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

The Diyala Police spokesman said on Monday that a suicide terrorist approached a checkpoint east of Balad Ruz but police at the checkpoint discovered him and prevented him from approaching. He said two policemen were slightly wounded when the terrorist blew himself up. [Sumaria]

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked a checkpoint at Balad Ruz entrance with an explosives vest, killing or wounding several people. [DMNJune6] 

A CoR member from Diyala says the terrorist was a teenager from the Al-Dayniya area and was recruited by a Daesh female member. [Sumaria] 

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

A local source says 17 Daesh members, including a foreign leader, were killed by an airstrike on Daesh’s sharia court in Hawija. [Sumaria]

 

A DaeshDaily source says Daesh executed 3 of its senior commanders in Hawija after it caught them trying to flee with a large amount of money. 

 

A local source in Kirkuk says Daesh established a field hospital in Hawija to provide treatment to its personnel wounded in battles in Mosul and elsewhere. The hospital is based in a house Daesh confiscated in the heart f the city and was equipped with equipment taken from local hospitals. Foreign and Arab doctors are working in the hospital, which admits only Daesh members. [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

Central Mosul

The IFP says it captured 75% of Al-Zanjili, killing 34 terrorists, including a Tunisian commander, and destroying 4 vehicle bombs. [Sumaria]

 

IFP says some of its units advancing in Zanjili entered the neighboring Al-Shifa’ neighborhood to chase Daesh combatants there. The main forces are still advancing in Zanjili with artillery, drone, and helicopter support. [Buratha]

 

An IFP source says the IFP stopped a Daesh attack in Al-Zanjili, killing 4 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs. It says Daesh was trying to recapture several strategic positions in the area.  [BasNews]

 

A security source says 16 civilians who were trying to escape from Al-Zanjili were killed or wounded when Daesh targeted them with Katyusha rockets. [Sumaria] 

 

Daesh says it captured 2 military positions near Al-Zanjili. [ICDNJune6]

Daesh says it damaged an IFP Humvee with heavy sniper guns near Al-Zanjili. [DMNJune6] 

 

Daesh says one of its Iraqi media members attacked IFP units near Al-Zanjili with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding several soldiers. Daesh publishes a photo of the terrorist. [ICDNJune6]

Daesh publishes photos of battles near Al-Zanjili and Bab Al-Tob. [ICDNJune6]

DaeshDaily comment. The photos only show the terrorists moving through openings in walls and underground tunnels. 

 

Daesh says three of its terrorists broke into a CTS position in Al-Thawra and set 10 vehicles on fire. [ICDNJune6]

 

A woman in west Mosul stabbed a Daesh commander to death in a house he was living in, in Al-Shifa’. The commander, a Saudi, was responsible for executing the woman’s husband and daughter earlier. [Waradana]

 

IFP says it killed the Daesh official in charge of manufacturing IEDs in west Mosul. [PressIraq]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed two Iraqi soldiers near Bab Al-Tob. [ICDNJune6]

Daesh says it killed or wounded Iraqi soldiers in an attack near Bab Al-Tob. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of battles near Bab Al-Tob. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it targeted an IFP position on Halab Street with several SPG 9 rockets. [DMNJune6]

 

North & northwest Mosul

A military source says CTS troops found 54 bodies of civilians tortured and killed by Daesh while clearing Al-Najjar and Rifa’i neighborhoods in west Mosul. The torture signs were evident on the bodies, believed to be of persons who tried to escape Daesh-held areas. The bodies were found in two houses, 37 in one, 17 in the other. [Anadolu]

 

Daesh says it killed seven CTS soldiers, wounded others, and captured weapons and ammunition in an attack on Hay Al-Sihha. [DMNJune6] 

 

East Mosul

The MoI says Ninewa police captured antiquities stolen from the Mosul Museum in a house of a Daesh operative in east Mosul. [Sumaria] 

 

Other Daesh reports (unverifiable)

Daesh says it shot down 4 IFP recon drones in Sarjakhana and on Al-Farouq Street. [DMNJune6] 

Daesh says it shot down 2 Iraqi Army recon drones near the Old Bridge and the 5th Bridge in west Mosul on Monday. [DMNJune6] 

 

Daesh says it targeted “Iraqi Army and militias” in different areas in west Mosul with 95 mortars. [DMNJune6] 

DaeshDaily comment. Our sources say the civilian casualties in west Mosul have increased significantly since Daesh was trapped in the Old City. The sources say Daesh mortars and snipers have killed hundreds of people during the last few days. 

 

Human conditions in Mosul

The UNHCR says Daesh mass-murdered 163 Iraqi civilians trying to escape Daesh held areas in west Mosul on June 1st. [Ghad] 

 

Hammam Al-Alil/ Mosul subdistrict

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights says there are 90,000 displaced people, who escaped from areas in west Ninewa, living in the desert without any aid. It also says a woman and a child died of thirst near Tal Abta. It says thousands of displaced people were put in a camp that has only 200 tents.  [PUKMedia] 

 

Northwest Ninewa

Tal Afar

A Ninewa Operations colonel says Coalition planes conducted several airstrikes on Daesh’s gatherings and positions in Tal Afar, killing many terrorists, including the Daesh “wali,” his 3 brothers, and another senior commander. [BasNews] 

DaeshDaily comment.  This proves again that being a Daesh wali is the most dangerous job in the world.

 

Sinjar

PMF Press says PMFs continued their operations south and west of Baaj toward the Syrian border. It says the PMFs liberated 17 villages and 3 residential compounds so far. It also says PMFs, supported by the IAA, killed 47 Daesh terrorists. It says PMFs secured 200 families in the area. [Ghad] [Harbi] 

One of the residential compounds was the Khabaza residential complex south of Sinjar Plain airport. [Buratha] 

PMF also claims it rescued 2,000 families and 10,000 heads of sheep and moved them to safety during its Tuesday operations. [Ghad] 

 

Sinjar protection units (proPKK) say that rumors they are abandoning their positions in Sinjar are not true and that they are still holding their positions in the liberated areas of Sinjar to protect the Yazidi people. It says KDP media keep spreading lies to destroy trust between the units and the Yazidi people. It adds that areas liberated by the PMFs are still not safe due to the multitude of Daesh land mines planted in the area that need to be removed before allowing people to return to their villages. [ROJ]

 

Baaj

PMFs say they liberated 4 more villages south of Baaj. [Buratha] 

 

Hadi Al-Amiri, head of the Badir PMF faction, says their operations in western Ninewa are almost over after liberating over 12,000 sq. km and all villages towards the western borders with Syria. He says after the liberation of Hatra, Baaj, Qayrawan, Qahtaniya and many villages and complexes, the operation is almost over. [Sumaria]

 

By losing Baaj, Daesh has lost its “Wilayat Jazeera in full. Heretofore, its fighters would disappear in the vast Jazeera desert area, forcing extraordinary efforts to track them in such a vast featureless area. Sources in Mosul say Daesh has only the Euphrates wilayat left, part of which is within Syrian territory. The Islamic State will shrink even further after the liberation of the Qa’im, Rawa and Anah areas. But some observers see the necessity of using an airport in Baaj as a base to monitor the large Jazeera area which Daesh might use for hiding, training, and initiating future attacks. [SotIraq]

 

Hammam Al-Alil/Shura/Qayara

DaeshDaily sources say at least 200 Daesh members have been killed in revenge attacks in the Shura, Hammam Al-Alil, and Qayara areas during the last few weeks. The sources say the families of Daesh victims are hunting down Daesh members. People in the Shura area had revolted against Daesh when Iraqi forces were approaching the area, but Daesh killed them with their families, including women and children. 

 

KURDISTAN

Gorran (Change) and the two Islamic Kurdish parties are boycotting the meeting to be held by Masoud Barzani, head of KDP, and other Kurdish parties leaders on Wednesday, saying that the meeting is not serious, and it is more important activate the legitimate bodies of the region, a reference to the parliament being suspended in effect by Barzani and the KDP. [ROJ]

 

The office dealing with Yazidi kidnapping victims says SDF liberated a Yazidi woman and three of her children (3, 4, and 11) from Daesh captivity near Raqqa. The family is from Kujo village, brutally captured by Daesh back in 2014. The family will be transferred to Dahuk and then to its home village. [BasNews] 

 

The KRG government responded to Human Rights Watch accusations of mistreating IDPs from Mosul and holding them prisoner. It says that whoever is proven connected to Daesh is subject to legal procedures in the Kurdistan region, and is entitled to legal rights such as hiring attorneys. It says that every arrest made was based on local and international intelligence information, and those who are proven innocent are transferred to IDP camps immediately. It says Kurdistan cannot afford to have terrorists touring around Erbil under these difficult circumstances. [ROJ]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Coalition says it conducted 35 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria (near Raqqa (24), Deir Ez-Zor (9), and Albu Kamal (2)).  [InherentResolve] 

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Daesh publishes photos of targeting a “Shia Army bulldozer” with a rocket in Hasaka. [ICDNJune6]

 

Raqqa

The latest televised reports say SDF forces attacked Raqqa city from three directions and entered the city from its eastern side in the Mashlab neighborhood capturing its checkpoint and several buildings,

 

SDF says that its forces entered Raqqa from Mashlab neighborhood east of the city at 16:00 PM Tuesday, saying that fierce battles are now taking place in that area. [Hawar]

An SDF spokesman says there no set time limit to complete the Raqqa operation, adding that the start was delayed until SDF reached the western entrance of the city which happened Monday. He says the southern part of the city was already open and SDF forces are advancing from the east, north, and west. He says there is no deal or agreement with Daesh to allow them to withdraw from the city. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it attacked SDF positions east of Hay Al-Mashlab “on the outskirts of Raqqa,” killing seven fighters and wounding seven others. [ICDNJune6]

DaeshDaily comment. Again we see the classic Daesh response. It issues a “victorious” version of the day’s events, pretending that this is the only story and omitting the fact that their headquarters city is now under attack.

 

SOHR says while SDF forces entered the eastern side of Raqqa, other SDF forces are advancing towards Andalus neighborhood north of the city and 17th division perimeter. Andalus was mostly populated by Kurds before the Daesh occupation. [SyriaHR]

 

Coalition planes attacked the Popular Credit Bank in Raqqa, destroying the building entirely and killing several civilians. Daesh ordered all internet cafes to close down starting Wednesday. The city is reported to be out of power, water, communications, or any form of services. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh issues a video of the results of “American bombing and shelling” on Al-Mansour and Al-Noor streets in Raqqa. [A3maq]

 

The UN expressed concern for the estimated 400,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa city as the battle for the city started. It says in a statement that humanitarian conditions in the city are devastating, and called for unconditional access of humanitarian aid for almost 4 million Syrians. [Anadolu]

 

The SDF spokesman announced that the battle to liberate Raqqa had started, calling on local residents to cooperate with the SDF units moving into the city and stay away from Daesh gatherings and centers. [PUKMedia] 

 

SDF liberated 4 villages yesterday, prior to moving into the city today, killing 36 Daesh combatants, media sources say. [PUKMedia] 

 

According to a media report, Coalition planes killed 17 civilians in an attack on a gathering of civilians near the old bridge and a boat carrying civilians in the Euphrates. The planes killed 3 others from one family when attacking a car attempting to exit Raqqa near the fire brigade. On Sunday, Coalition planes killed 15 civilians in the old bridge and Tayar areas. [Dorar]

Another report says total civilian deaths from the Coalition strike are up to 21. [Qasioun]

DaeshDaily comment. Portraying civilian deaths as coming from a deliberate attack on civilians is not responsible journalism if you offer no evidence. In general, we are frustrated lately by these partial (and likely biased) stories that focus solely on alleged civilian casualties and leave the rest of the story out.

 

North of Raqqa

SOHR says Syrian government forces captured two villages inside the administrative borders of Raqqa province: Kharbat Mohsin and Kharbat Al-Saba’.  [SyriaHR]

 

Turkey says the SDF (called “PKK” by the Turks) raised a second US flag on the customs building near the border crossing in Tal Abyad, the second raised by the group. It says the flags can be seen from Sanliurfa province in southern Turkey. [Anadolu]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Afrin/Azaz/Al-Bab/ Jarabulus

Kurdish sources say Turkish army constructed a third military road inside Syrian territories near Afrin cutting off 300 olive trees owned by local peasants in the process. [Hawar]

 

YPG says it blocked an attack by Turkeybacked opposition forces in Mare‘ and Sheikh Eissa, killing several attackers and destroying several vehicles including an APC.  [Hawar]

 

Opposition says it repelled an attack by government’s affiliated militias on areas east of Al-Bab city, forcing the attacking forces to retreat. [ARA]

 

Opposition says it killed 7 SDF fighters in an attack on two checkpoints near Tal Rifaat in Azaz, held by the SDF since last February. [Qasioun]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Hama

Syrian Army says it captured three more villages from Daesh east of Hama near Salmiya. [SyriaNow]

It also killed tens of Daesh combatants in the Salmiya area, 60 of them near the oil pipeline near Salmiya. [SyriaNow]

Syrian government says its planes and artillery attacked 11 villages and other Daesh locations east of Hama. [SyriaNow]

Opposition sources say Daesh killed 5 government soldiers and destroyed two rocket launchers in battles east of Salmiya in Hama. [Qasioun]

 

Government forces captured several locations north of Aqarib village near Salmiya, aided by intense Russian air support. [Qasioun]

Opposition sources say Russian planes killed 10 civilians in a strike on Abu Hawadid village, held by Daesh east of Hama. [Qasioun]

Daesh says it recaptured a strategic hill southeast of Sheikh Hilal village, east of Salmiya, killing two Syrian soldiers and wounding seven. [ICDNJune6]

DaeshDaily comment. In the face of all the other developments reported above, another “victorious” story from Daesh’s media machine.

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting “Nusairis” with Grad rockets in Tal Jadid town in the Hama area. [ICDNJune6]

 

Homs

Government forces say they captured strategic hills east of Homs, a step to eliminate Daesh’s presence from Homs and Hama. [SyriaNow]

 

Syrian Army says it blocked a Daesh attack on Tafha Hills east of Homs, destroying two machine gunmounted trucks. [SyriaNow]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Deir Ez-Zor

Opposition sources say Daesh captured a position from government forces in the Panorama neighborhood in southern Deir Ez-Zor, while battles are continuing. [Qasioun] A report from another source said Daesh captured more positions from government forces in Panorama, opposition sources amid heavy fighting and artillery shelling. [ZamanAlWasl]

However, the government denied there were Daesh advances in Panorama. It said it killed at least 50 combatants and destroyed 6 vehicles and two Daesh tanks in continuous fighting, and its planes destroyed Daesh supply lines. It also says it killed three Daesh commanders in battle, one Kuwaiti and two Saudis. [SyriaNow]

 

SOHR says Daesh is attacking government forces for the 4th day in a row to capture the Al-Joura area in Deir Ez-Zor city, northwest of downtown, under intense artillery and air attacks. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh publishes photos of distributing wheat in Deir Ez-Zor. [ICDNJune6]

 

Mayadin

A Coalition drone destroyed a Daesh vehicle near Mayadin east of Deir Ez-Zor. It also destroyed a Daesh fuel tanker in Buqris near Mayadin. Another drone attacked Ward oil field and adjoining desert areas, destroying Daesh targets and killing several of its combatants. [SyriaHR]

 

Albu Kamal

Coalition planes killed 20 Daesh combatants in an airstrike on a Daesh HQ in Al-Ma’alef area near Albu Kamal. The planes also attacked several other targets. [Qasioun]

 

SOHR says Coalition planes attacked the industrial area in Albu Kamal, destroying two Daesh engineering vehicles. [SyriaHR]

 

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

The Coalition says it destroyed what were reportedly pro-Syrian regime forces near Al-Tanaf in southeast Syria on Tuesday.

It says that pro-Assad forces, consisting of a tank, artillery, antiaircraft weapons, armed technical vehicles, and more than 60 troops, entered a “well-established de-confliction zone.”

It also says “The Coalition issued several warnings via the de-confliction line prior to destroying two artillery pieces, an anti-aircraft weapon, and damaging a tank.” [Sumaria]

 

Coalition forces attacked, for the first time, Daesh units in Halba, in the eastern desert east of Damascus killing 14 combatants and destroying several vehicles. Daesh leaders were among the casualties. [Qasioun]

 

Opposition forces say they resumed their attack on government forces east of Damascus and in the Suwayda desert, claiming to have killed several Syrian soldiers and captured government positions. [Qasioun]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

One soldier was killed by a sniper in Arish. [AhlMisr]

 

Eyewitnesses say 3 armed men shot and killed two policemen in Hay Al-Masaeed in Arish.  [ElWatan]

 

Daesh says it killed four “spies” who worked for the police south of Arish. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army military vehicle with an IED near a security barrier west of Sheikh Zuweid. [A3maq]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

 

Australia

Australia is investigating connections of the recent Melbourne attack to terrorism. Victoria police say the attacker, Yacoub Khairi, has a heavy criminal record but was recently released conditionally. He was arrested once for attempting to attack a military base in 2008. The Australian Prime Minister wondered in a press conference how a man with such a record could be released. [Anadolu]

 

DAESH MEDIA                                                                                                                                                   

 

Daesh Audio Newsletter for Today [Bayan] 

June 5, 2017 

 

West Mosul

 

 

TODAY’S MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

 

Iraq

Al-Abadi rules our Iraqi forces fighting in Syria. [..]

IFP in Mosul still battling for Al-Zanjili. [..]

Minister says 95% of east Mosul and south Ninewa IDPs have gone home. [..]

. . .but UN cites starvation risk, other hazards for west Mosul children. [..]

PMFs, IAA capture Baaj city. [..]

CoR reps from KRG opposition parties blast illegal KRG oil deals. [..]

Syria

Coalition drops 20 more airstrikes on eastern Syria. [..]

SDF captures several more Raqqa-area villages; approaching Raqqa from all sides. [..]

Syrian Army recovers Maskanah, nearby villages, after long battle. [..]

Coalition creating second operating base for Free Army inside Jordan. [..]

Great Britain 

Daesh claims responsibility for London attack. [..]

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Talking to both Shia and Sunni clergy, Prime Minister Al-Abadi says Iraqi forces will not enter into wars outside Iraqi territory. This statement seems to be a response to Badr commander Hadi Al-Amiri who announced an intention to cross the border well into Syria to help Assad, and another statement about going deep into Saudi Arabia. [Anadolu]

DaeshDaily comment. We don’t like to make too much out of one Prime Minister statement, but if this one accurately represents Al-Abadi’s policy, it could be historically significant and a major step toward political reconciliation in Iraq. Al-Amiri’s statement reflects Badr’s Iran connection but also a demand to pursue a sectarian foreign policy that promotes Iran’s political power agenda in competition with Sunni Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, while Iraq is mostly Shia and its leadership might find it natural to side with the Syrian government against Sunni militias, such a policy is seen as sectarian by Sunni Iraqis and contributes to the alienation of Sunni citizens.  It seems that Al-Abadi gets this, but he will face a lot of pressure from Shia politicians who don’t get it or seek to gain political advantage through sectarian appeals.

 

The Coalition says it conducted 3 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, all near Mosul. [InherentResolve] 

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

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

The Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) says 6th army division defused a booby-trapped house in Al-Abayachi in Tarmiya. [Ghad] 

The BOC says 59th army brigade found and disposed of two explosives and ammunition caches during a search mission in Um Najm. [Ghad] 

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

A police source says armed men shot dead a civilian working in a foodstuffs company in Suleikh, outside Adhamiya. [Sumaria]

 

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

A police source a mortar shell fell on a civilian house in Ibrahim Bin Ali, killing one 10yearold child and wounding 4 of his family members. [Sumaria]

BOC says 6th army division found and destroyed 15 IEDs of Daesh remnants while searching the Al-Annaz area between Thirthar and Muwahada channels. [Ghad] 

The BOC says 23rd army brigade defused 8 booby-trapped houses and destroyed an IED while clearing an 80meter road of IEDs in Al-Manari. [Ghad] 

 

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Military Intelligence Service says its units captured a “dangerous terrorist” in Ameriya. [Sumaria] 

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   9(Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents reported:   3

 

ANBAR

Falluja 

Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says 28,000 displaced people have returned to their homes in Jazeera Khaldiya. [Sumaria]

 

Ramadi

The MoD says 8th army division found 63 IEDs while searching Albu Risha, and Al-Tash 1st and 2nd areas. [MoD Website]

 

Hit/Haditha

The MoD says 7th army division found a weapons cache hidden in a house under construction in the Husseiniya area of Hit, guided to the location by an arrested Daesh terrorist. [MoD Website]

 

IWMC says IAF attacked large Daesh gathering mobilizing for an attack in Al-Wata north of Haditha and killed a large number of them. [Buratha] 

 

Northwest Anbar

The MoD says 8th army brigade and Baghdadi police found a large explosives and ammunition cache hidden in a house in Al-Baghdadi subdistrict. [MoD Website]

 

Rutba

A Tribal Mobilization commander says Coalition planes destroyed two Daesh vehicle bombs that tried to attack Al-Waleed on the Iraq-Syria border (across from Al-Tanaf on the Syria side). [Sumaria] 

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The MoD says 60th army brigade shot down a Daesh drone in Shirqat. [MoD Website]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed a PMF fighter in Al-Kahf village and another one near Al-Khanuqa village. [DMNJune5] 

 

Baiji

The MoD says army units repelled a new Daesh attack on the defense line in Harariyat destroying three vehicles, and three fighting positions killing all Daesh combatants inside. [MoD Website]

 

Tikrit

A Salahuddin Operations Command SWAT unit found 34 IEDs in Sheshin area in Tikrit. [MoD Website]

 

Salahuddin Ops Command says total families returning to their homes in all parts of the province reached 141,840. [MoD Website]

 

Samarra

The MoD says Samarra Operations special forces arrested two terror suspects at Sindiya Bridge and the Sheikh Ibrahim area. [MoD Website]

 

The MoD says 17th IFP brigade destroyed 3 IEDS in Zangour along the Tigris banks, and defused 5 others found in an empty house. [MoD Website]

 

Eastern Salahuddin (Al-Daur, Tooz)

Daesh says it destroyed a Peshmerga armored personnel carrier with an IED near Al-Zarqa Bridge, west of Tuz Khurmatu, killing or wounding the fighters inside. [DMNJune5] 

 

DIYALA

Baquba/Southeast Diyala

The MoD says 18th and 5th army division found tens of mortar shells and a large cache of ammunition, rockets, and projectiles hidden on a farm in Bazul Ahmed Beg village in Hashimiyat, just north of Baquba.  [MoD Website]

 

Commander of Dijla Operations says army troops destroyed two boobytrapped houses and arrested 10 terror suspects in the Al-Jadid Basin area northwest of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

A PMF source says a joint force of army, police, and PMFs killed a Daesh fighter and arrested 20 suspects in Al-Hadid village in Hibhib, northwest of Baquba, destroying a large guesthouse full of IEDs. [Ghad] 

 

Military intelligence says it killed a Daesh terrorist in Al-Hadid subdistrict who participated in an earlier attack on an army checkpoint northeast of Baquba. [Ghad] 

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee in Abu Qarma village in Al-Waqf. [ICDNJune5]

 

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin, Khalis north)

A peshmerga local commander says two Kurdish men were kidnapped in Tapa village of Qara Tapa subdistrict near Himrin, in Diyala. He says only Daesh would do such a thing. [ROJ]

 

The Sheikh of the Zarqoush tribe says his tribesmen joined army units to repel a Daesh attack on one of the Zarqoush villages in Himrin, northeast of Baquba. The Sheikh warned of increased Daesh activity in the Himrin area. [Sumaria] 

 

Southern Diyala (Balad Ruz, Mandali)

A Diyala Police spokesman says a suicide terrorist approached a checkpoint east of Balad Ruz but police at the checkpoint discovered him and prevented him from approaching. He says two policemen were slightly wounded when the terrorist blew himself up. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

IWMC says IAF planes destroyed a Daesh HQ and a weapon storehouse, killing tens of Daesh terrorists in Hawija. [Buratha] 

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

A DaeshDaily source says the bodies of 20 Daesh members were found in Qayara, Hammam Al-Alil, and Hatra. The source says a group calling itself “The Revolution Against Daesh” is responsible for these assassinations.   

 

Central Mosul

IFP says it now controls over 60% of Zanjili neighborhood in west Mosul after killing 23 Daesh combatants. [Sumaria] 

 

A local source in Mosul says civilian casualties among escapees killed by Daesh between Al-Shifa’ and Zanjili neighborhoods amounted to 150. [Harbi] 

 

Daesh says its snipers killed an IFP officer and three soldiers near Hay Al-Zanjili and Bab Al-Tob. [DMNJune5] 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting IFP positions near Bab Al-Tob with rockets. [ICDNJune5]

 

Daesh says it shot and struck an IAA helicopter near Hay Al-Zanjili on Sunday and forced it to make an emergency landing. [DMNJune5] 

 

Responding to accusations of using white phosphorus in west Mosul, the Joint Operations Command (JOC) says Coalition planes shot smoke missiles to allow civilians to escape Daesh held areas in Al-Shifa’ neighborhood and block the vision of Daesh snipers. It says this tactic has been used several times in east and west Mosul. [Harbi] 

 

An IFP drone killed 7 Daesh combatants in Bab Al-Jadid in the old city. [Sumaria]

 

Southwest Mosul

The government reopened the clinic in Mansour neighborhood to provide health services to the population. This is the first clinic of the kind to be opened in west Mosul and will be supplied with doctors and medicines. [Sumaria] 

 

North & northwest Mosul

IFP says it found a Daesh prison in the 17th of July neighborhood in west Mosul. The prison was equipped with torture equipment, where bodies of two men and a woman were also found. Daesh set fire to the prison before escaping it. Iraqi units earlier found a large prison in Zanjili where tens of prisoners, mostly from Anbar, were held in underground cells. All the prisoners were liberated. [Sumaria]

 

The MoD says 15th army division blocked a Daesh attempt to attack Rayhaniya village in the Badoush area and killed 15 attackers. [Harbi] 

 

Other Daesh reports (unverifiable)

Daesh says it targeted “Iraq Army and militias” in different areas in west Mosul with 80 mortars. [DMNJune5] 

 

Daesh publishes photos of destroyed IFP vehicles in west Mosul. [ICDNJune5]

 

Human conditions in Mosul

In his meeting with the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad to discuss Iraqi refugee issues in Turkey, the Minister of Immigration and Displacement said 95% of east Mosul and southern Ninewa IDPs have returned to their home areas. [Sumaria]

 

The UN says 100,000 children are threatened with death in west Mosul, and many were killed while trying to escape combat areas. It says all attacks on hospitals, schools, and other infrastructure facilities should stop immediately. [BasNews] 

 

Mosul subdistrict

PMF says IAF destroyed a Daesh IED workshop in Muhalabiya. [Harbi] 

 

Northwest Ninewa

Tal Afar

PMF says the Iraqi Air Force (IAF) destroyed a Daesh weapons storage facility in Zanazel village on the Mosul-Kasik road. [Harbi] 

 

PMF says IAF destroyed three Daesh houses connected to each other and used as a car-rigging workshop, killing 17 Daesh combatants including the rigging technicians. [Harbi] 

 

PMF says the IAF destroyed a parking lot used as a vehicle armoring location in Uruba neighborhood in Tal Afar. [Harbi] 

 

Security expert Abdul Karim Khalaf says that strategic importance of Tal Afar has dropped with the PMF liberation of Baaj. He says that Tal Afar is now a target of medium importance that can fall to Iraqi units at any minute. [Mawazin] 

 

Sinjar

Daesh says it destroyed 2 PMF bulldozers, a Humvee, and an armored personnel carrier with rockets near Al-A’aliya village, southwest of Sinjar. [ICDNJune5]

 

South (Hatra, Baaj)

PMF Command said on Sunday that PMFs, supported by the IAA, captured Baaj. [Mada] 

A DaeshDaily source says Daesh terrorists took 300 families from Baaj in order to use them as human shields. The terrorists have fled Baaj towards the desert. 

 

PMFs say they liberated 4 more villages along the Syrian border. [Ghad] 

 

PMFs also say they liberated 9 villages in northwest Baaj, killing 34 Daesh fighters and destroying 4 vehicle bombs, and captured a T72 tank, a 23 mm cannon and several other weapons. It says Daesh combatants escaped towards Syria. [Harbi] 

 

PMF EODs are continuing clearing Baaj center, liberated Sunday, from Daesh remnants, IEDs and land mines, and moving civilians to safe places in the backlines. [Harbi] 

 

Nineveh Plain (Hamdaniya, Bashiqa, Tel Keif)

A security source says Iraqi forces found the bodies of five unknown men who were executed by PMFs in Bartella. [Karemlash] 

 

Qayara/Makhmur

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists near Karaw village, southeast of Makhmur. [ICDNJune5]

 

KURDISTAN

The Kurdish Gorran, Islamic Union, and Islamic Front parliament members in the Iraq CoR issued a statement denouncing signature of an oil agreement between the KRG and a Russian gas company. The statement says the agreement lacks transparency and should be subject to the approval of the KRG parliament (which has been frozen into inaction by the KDP). They accused the KDP of messing with Kurdish people’s lives and wasting its wealth with mysterious oil deals, also citing the deal with Dana Oil of the UAE.  [ROJ]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Coalition says it conducted 20 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, on or near Raqqa (11), Deir Ez-Zor (6), Albu Kamal (2), and Al-Tanaf (1). [InherentResolve] 

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Al-Hawl refugee camp officials say 850 Iraqi refugees escaping battle areas arrived at Al-Hawl camp, while another 1,000 are still waiting at the Rajm Sulaibi crossing. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with “the Shia army and militias” near Tal Al-Jayer in Hasaka. [ICDNJune5]

DaeshDaily comment. This area in southeast Hasaka belongs to Shaddadi. It is close to the Iraqi border. Daesh refers to the Iraqi Army as the “Rafidhi” (Shia) Army, while it refers to the Syrian Army as the “Nusairi” Army.  

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting a “Shia Army” tank with a rocket in Hasaka. [ICDNJune5]

DaeshDaily comment. The website that published the photos, Al-Sawarim, claims to be reporting directly for Daesh. However, the captions on the photos (that came from Daesh media) say the “Rafidhi Army”, while Al-Sawarim says in the title that the tank belongs to the “Nusairi Army.”  

 

Raqqa

SOHR says SDF forces are almost equally distant from Raqqa on all four sides of the city, and have started to repair roads and bridges to start its drive towards the city. [SyriaHR]

 

The BBC broadcast a video showing Daesh preparations and fortifications for the battle of Raqqa. It says the video was smuggled out of Raqqa by an anti-Daesh group. [EnabBaladi]

 

West of Raqqa

SDF says it liberated Rabi’a village near Raqqa after intense battles with Daesh, while putting 5 other villages under siege. [PUKMedia] 

 

SDF drew to within 3 km (2 miles) of Raqqa after battles with Daesh and its control of 3 more villages. Coalition planes allegedly killed 2 civilians and wounded 8 others in a strike on Albu Asi village west of Raqqa. [Qasioun]

 

SDF units are engaging Daesh in Hawi Hawa village, 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Raqqa. Battles are continuing until this moment. [Hawar]

 

SDF captured Hurriya Dam from Daesh on Sundaythe third major dam SDF has captured in its Raqqa campaign. [Hawar]

 

North of Raqqa

SDF says it liberated 4 more villages northwest of Raqqa killing 36 Daesh combatants. [Hawar]

 

PYD forces raised the US flag at the Tal Abyad border crossing with Turkey. [Dorar]

 

East of Raqqa

Daesh says it targeted SDF positions in Al-Babeli village and nearby areas with 45 mortars and 5 SPG rockets destroying 3 vehicles. [DMNJune5] 

 

Raqqa city

SDF attacked targets in Raqqa with over 30 artillery shells from the northern side of the city, while Coalition planes attacked the People’s Army area northwest of Raqqa center. No reports of casualties are available. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh issues a short video report about bread production in Raqqa. It says it decreased the price of one kilo of bread to 10 cents to ease the burden on people. It also says it prohibited direct sale of bread from bakeries to citizens to avoid airstrikes. It says citizens can buy bread at shops. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. This is another way for Daesh to control the people of Raqqa. 

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

Government forces regained Maskanah, the last Daesh stronghold in east Aleppo on Sunday. [Hawar]

Syrian Army captured 18 more villages east of Maskanah after regaining control of the city on Monday. Daesh is reported to have withdrawn from these villages. [Qasioun]

Syrian government says that by capturing Maskanah and surrounding villages, its army has freed the whole area east of Aleppo.  Syria says it captured several cities and 250 villages as well as the two strategic airports of Kowaires and Jarrah. [SyriaNow]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army positions east of Maskanah with tank shells and heavy machine guns. [ICDNJune5]

Daesh issues a video of targeting a Syrian Army BMP armored vehicle with a rocket south of Maskanah. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. “Daesh is always victorious” (even when it isn’t).

 

SOHR says that government forces have reached the border between Aleppo and Raqqa districts, after capturing 5 more villages east of Maskanah. [SyriaHR]

 

SOHR says fierce battles are continuing near the Khanasir-Ithariya Road between Daesh and government forces, cutting the road leading to Aleppo. Government forces say they reopened the road Monday and traffic is normal. [SyriaHR]

 

Afrin/Azaz/Al-Bab/ Jarabulus

YPG and YPJ units blocked an attack from three directions by Turkeybacked opposition militias, killing two and forcing the rest to withdraw. The opposition militias shelled the area with tens of mortar shells and burned the crops on cultivated lands near their positions.  [PUKMedia] 

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Government forces made major advances against Daesh east of Hama, capturing 5 strategic positions east of Salmiya.  Government forces say they will drive forward to Aqirbat, the last Daesh stronghold in Hama. [EnabBaladi]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting the “Nusairis” in Salmiya city with Grad rockets. [ICDNJune5]

 

Daesh issues a video of targeting a Syrian Army tank with a rocket southeast of the Ismaili Muslim village of Sheikh Hilal. [A3maq]

 

Government forces say they expelled Daesh combatants from 4 locations east of Homs after fierce battles that left tens of Daesh fighters killed. [SyriaNow]

 

SOHR says fighting intensified between Daesh and government forces east of Homs near the grain silos area, where Daesh destroyed a Syrian army vehicle. Daesh also killed 3 children in artillery shelling on Jubb Al-Jarrah city, held by the government. [SyriaHR]

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army SUV in the Al-Hamad area, east of Homs, on Sunday. [ICDNJune5]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its agricultural activities in Homs countryside. [ICDNJune5]

DaeshDaily comment. The question then becomes: Will the crops come in before Daesh goes out?

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Deir Ez-Zor

Battles are raging around the Panorama roundabout captured by Daesh on Saturday and the 137th army brigade position between Daesh and the Syrian army amid tens of air strikes by government planes on Daesh positions. [Qasioun]

Syria says its planes attacked Daesh gatherings in Panorama, Tharda mountains, 137th brigade, and Palmyra-Deir Ez-Zor road. [SyriaNow]

 

Coalition planes killed 3 civilians and wounded others in an airstrike on Abu Nital village north of Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

 

Mayadin

Daesh executed 11 of its own combatants in Mayadin city east of Deir Ez-Zor without specifying reasons. It also reportedly sent reinforcements to battlefronts with the Syrian army in Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]

 

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

The Coalition-supported Usoud Al-Sharqiya says it shot down a Syrian plane in the eastern Syrian Desert, adding that its units are searching for the pilot who parachuted out of the burning plane, in an area far from government forces positions. [Qasioun]

 

The Opposition says the Coalition is sponsoring establishment of a second camp for the Free Army on the Jordanian side of the Syrian border to prepare opposition units to fight Daesh. The new location is in Al-Zakaf, 70 km from Al-Tanaf and 130 km from Albu Kamal. [Qasioun]

 

The commander of the opposition forces says the new camp will have specific missions like patrolling the desert areas in search of Daesh fighters and initiating small and medium-scale attacks. He says another target is to advance to the Euphrates valley, possibly to Albu Kamal or another location. [EnabBaladi]

 

Sources close to the Syrian government says 150 US soldiers and armored vehicles crossed Simalka border point in Erbil towards Syrian territories. [SyriaNow]

 

Daesh affiliate Jaish Khaled issues photos of the harvest season in the Yarmouk Basin. [ICDNJune5]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

 

Great Britain

Daesh claimed responsibility for the London attack. [A3maq] 

 

Afghanistan 

Daesh says it destroyed an American armored vehicle and damaged another with 2 IEDs in Ghani Khel in Nangarhar. [ICDNJune5]

 

The Philippines  

Daesh says it killed ten Philippine soldiers in battles in Mamasapano on Sunday. [A3maq]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Iraqi forces battle Daesh in Hay Al-Zanjili. [Mawsleya] [Mawsleya] [Facebook]

Iraqi forces find a Daesh vehicle bomb in Zanjili. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi forces secure hundreds of families from Hay Al-Zanjili. Civilians say Daesh snipers shot at them. [Mawsleya] [Mawsleya] [Mawsleya] [Mawsleya]

Iraq Army units secure a child whose parents were killed by Daesh snipers. [Mawsleya] 

 

Daesh killed more than one hundred civilians who were trying to escape from Al-Zanjili. [Mawsleya]

 

Four civilians were killed and ten wounded by Daesh mortars while they were receiving food supplies in Hay Al-Uraybi. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi troops find a Daesh vehicle bomb factory in west Mosul. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi forces find a Daesh flour storehouse in Hay Al-Rifa’i. Daesh stockpiled flour and other food items while people were starving. [Mawsleya]

 

DAESH MEDIA  

 

Daesh Audio Newsletter for Today [Bayan]

                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

June 2, 2017