An Update On ISIS Activities

September 29, 2015

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

ANBAR

Falluja

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Nuaimiya, 12 km (7.5 miles) south of Falluja, killing 13 Daesh fighters, all from other Arab countries, and destroyed 3 suicide bomber guesthouses and a truck with a rocket launcher. The source also says Iraqi forces are clearing Falluja’s southern perimeter, preparing for a major attack to liberate the city in the coming days with help from Coalition airpower. [Mada]

 

A PMF commander says Daesh killed one of its injured terrorists before he could surrender to the Iraqi forces in Saqlawiya. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed 3 vehicles and 5 hideouts in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Ramadi

The IAF destroyed 8 Daesh hideouts in Albu Aitha and the IAA destroyed 2. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces attacked a Daesh convoy on the road between Albu Bali and Albu Ubaid northeast of Ramadi, killing 8 men and destroying 5 vehicles. [Ghad]

 

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says Anbar Operations Command shelled Daesh locations with artillery and mortars north of Ramadi, killing 12. IWMC also says the IAF destroyed 14 hideouts in Albu Aitha. [Baghdadia]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops killed 12 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 sites and a truck loaded with weapons and ammunition east of Ramadi. [Sumaria]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops rocketed Daesh near Tal Masoud east of Ramadi, destroying a supply storehouse. [Etejah]

 

A video of a Daesh terrorist having fun with his Iraqi companions [Facebook]

 

Hit/Haditha

Coalition airpower killed 11 terrorists and destroyed 2 hideouts and a rocket launcher in Kubaisa. [IWMC Report]

 

The Commander of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division says Iraqi forces shelled and destroyed a Daesh house in Jubba north of Baghdadi, killing 10 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

Western Anbar

A local tribal commander says Daesh has started to abandon its camps and hideouts in Horan Valley and Anbar desert in western Anbar in order to concentrate its forces inside the cities. [Mada]

 

The Anbar GC Chairman says the Iraqi Borders Command deployed 2 brigades on the borders with Saudi Arabia and Jordan. [Baghdadia]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

The PMF Commission says the Al-Nujaba Movement stopped a Daesh attack on the outskirts of Siniya, killing many of them, and destroyed 2 bulldozers and an armored vehicle. [Ghad]

 

IWMC says the Coalition destroyed a Daesh weapons hideout in Baiji. [Mada]
A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says the Coalition destroyed 2 Daesh vehicle bombs and killed the suicide bombers, one near Hay Al-Asri and the other near Tameem in Baiji. [Mada]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in the Hajjaj area south of Baiji, killing a police traffic captain and wounding a policeman. [Mada]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles in Baiji. [Just Paste]

 

A video of the AAH militia in Baiji [YouTube]

 

Shirqat

A security source says unknown armed men on motorcycles killed 3 Daesh members in Shirqat. [Mada]

 

Samarra

A Sunni MP from Samarra says the destiny of 600 detainees from Samarra is still unknown. He also asks Saraya Al-Salam, the Sadrist militia, to give the 21 detainees they have to Salahuddin Operations Command. [Sumaria]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A security source says Iraqi forces defused 4 IEDs east of Dhuluiya near the Diyala border. [Ghad]

 

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says the IAF bombed Daesh locations in Ain Al-Faras west of Tikrit, killing 7 terrorists and destroying 2 cars, a construction shovel and a hideout. [Mada]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Salahuddin. [Just Paste]

 

BAGHDAD

The Baghdad Operations Command spokesman says a parked-car bomb exploded Monday night in a parking lot near a restaurant on Al-Sadoun Street in downtown Baghdad, killing 3 civilians and wounding 18. [Ghad]  Another security source says 5 civilians were killed and 16 wounded in the explosion. [Baghdadia]

Daesh claims responsibility for the car bomb on Sadoun Street and says it killed PMF fighters. [Dump]

A security source says the Anti-Explosives Service defused a car bomb on Sadoun Street. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi security forces killed Daesh’s mufti of north Baghdad after raiding his house in Tarmiya, and arrested 2 of his associates. Another terrorist detonated himself during the raid. [BOC Facebook Page] The BOC spokesman says an Iraqi officer was wounded. [Ghad]

 

A security source says a suicide bomber detonated himself on a checkpoint in Tarmiya in north Baghdad, killing 3 soldiers and 3 civilians and wounding 7 soldiers and 5 civilians. [Baghdadia] Another security source said later that 5 soldiers were killed and 12 wounded in the Tarmiya raid. [Hurra]

A police source says unknown armed men clashed with Iraqi security forces at the same checkpoint after the attack and the fighting was still going on. [Sumaria]

Daesh’s version of the story says Iraqi security forces raided the house of a local operative called Abu Saif, in Tarmiya, and he fought them for 3 hours before detonating himself and killing 6 of them and wounding “dozens”. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment: The photos published by Baghdad Operations Command show that this Rambo was not fighting alone.

 

The security forces closed 2 Green Zone entrances after 200 demonstrators tried to break through. The demonstrators demanded the release of a civil society activist kidnapped last week in Baghdad. [Maalomah]

 

The leader of Badr militia says if the Americans really want to help against Daesh they should provide “us” with weapons and not participate in the battles. [Waradana]

DaeshDaily comment. Aside from the fact that the gentleman is picking up on an apparently baseless rumor, his comments reflect the anti-American tone of recent militia comments. The Badr militia’s origins and continuing relationship with Iran may be part of the explanation, but it wasn’t always anti-American. We get the feeling some of this is a message of opposition to the Prime Minister for working closely with the US.

The government had been able until recently to control war information and commentary through official media (including the IWMC) without competing (and sometimes self-promoting statements from militia leaders). Lately this is not working. We also notice that the militias seem to be less active than before, at least in Anbar. One point of certainty is that the challenge of dealing with the militia organizations after Daesh goes is a problem already developing.

 

A video of the displaced people establishing their own “markets” in the camps in Baghdad [Sumaria]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded near the industrial area in Taji in north Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 8. [Baghdadia]
  • Two employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Finance were killed and another wounded when unknown armed men opened fire on them as they drove in their government car on Al-Qanat highway in east Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near an Iraqi officer’s house in Albu Aitha in Dora in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding the officer and 2 members of his family. [Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were killed and 6 wounded in an IED explosion near a popular market in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • A retired Army officer was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Hay Al-Adel in west Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two unknown bodies were found shot, one in Al-Amin in east Baghdad, the other in Arab Jabour just southeast of Baghdad. [Mada]

 

Iraqi Army’s 23rd Brigade destroyed 2 suicide bomber guesthouses and defused 2 IEDs in the Al-Sour area in south Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi troops killed a terrorist in Hitawiyeen in west Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi Army’s 60th Brigade killed 6 Daesh members and destroyed their vehicles in Al-Abed and Ubaid areas in west Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Overall, the IAF conducted 6 sorties and the IAA 7.

The Coalition conducted 6 sorties, killing several terrorists and destroying 2 tunnels, 7 hideouts, 3 shelters and 4 rocket launchers. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

The Iraqi Army’s 5th Division and Dijla Operations Command held a reconciliation meeting for 250 tribal leaders from Diyala and north Baghdad. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: Such meetings are very important and are a way to start the national reconciliation process from the bottom up.

 

The Chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says Iraqi forces foiled 14 Daesh attempts to sneak into Diyala from Himrin Hills during the last 3 months. [Xendan]

 

Baquba

A security source says a roadside IED exploded on a police patrol in Balad Ruz, killing a policeman and wounding 4. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says a roadside IED exploded on an Iraqi Army patrol in Mansouriya east of Baquba, killing a soldier and wounding 3. [Baghdadia]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says 3 unknown bodies were found shot on a dirt road in Abu Saida. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a local merchant and stole USD 100,000 on the road between Abu Saida and Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says 2 armed men were killed while attacking a police checkpoint in Abu Saida, west of Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near the market in Muqdadiya, killing 2 civilians and wounding 6. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says a roadside IED exploded in Kanaan east of Baquba, killing a civilian and wounding 5. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a mukhtar near his house in Mandali, near the Iranian border east of Balad Ruz. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment: Mukhtars are local administrative officials. We have reported several attacks on mukhtars in Baghdad and now in Diyala. Assassinating mukhtars and other local leaders is a calculated move by Daesh and other armed groups, because they are the first ones to report unusual activities in their areas. Daesh killed many mukhtars in Mosul before they took over the city.

 

KIRKUK

A source in the Joint Operations Command says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower have started the campaign to liberate Hawija. [Mada]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed 2 Daesh locations in the Sayyed Khalaf village in Hawija, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Sumaria]

 

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations between Hawija and Makhmur, killing 7 and wounding 5. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

IWMC reports 22 Daesh members killed or wounded in a Coalition airstrike on Rufaila village in Mosul. It also confirms the reports about a Coalition airstrike that killed a Daesh police commander and 2 of his associates in Duaizat south of Mosul, conducted in coordination with the Iraqi Intelligence and Investigations Service. [Mada]

 

The IWMC says the IAF bombed a Daesh gathering in Qayara, south of Mosul, killing and wounding “dozens” and destroying 6 vehicles. [Mada]

A local source says the Coalition bombed Daesh inside Qayara oil refinery, killing 10 and wounding 12 and destroying 9 oil tankers. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Qayara is getting a lot of attention from the Coalition, as part of the campaign to reduce Daesh’s oil revenues but also because it is in a largely tribal area where Daesh’s takeover of Mosul got a lot of support and because it is on a plausible path to Mosul when Iraqi forces and the Coalition begin the hoped-for campaign to retake the city. 

 

Local sources say the Daesh office of mosques in Mosul was destroyed in an airstrike, killing “dozens” of terrorists including 2 leaders. [Maalomah]

Daesh publishes photos and a video of the results of the airstrikes on Mosul and says 11 civilians were killed and 33 wounded. [Just Paste] [A3maq]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Al-Subaiya village in Tal Afar, killing many Daesh fighters including an Algerian commander called Abu Muawiya and 6 of his associates. [Ghad]

 

A PUK official says Daesh executed 5 Iraqi Army and police officers in Hamdaniya. He also says the Coalition bombed Daesh near Bashiqa, killing 6 and wounding 4 and destroying 2 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

 

A local source says Daesh whiplashed 28 young men for listening to songs or trimming their beards. [Karemlash]

 

A KDP official says unknown snipers killed 10 Daesh members in 2 neighborhoods in Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says their sniper killed a Daesh terrorist at a checkpoint near a farm in Mosul. [The KM Facebook Page]

 

Local sources say unknown armed men shot and killed a Daesh Yemeni leader called Abu Ayman in his house in Mosul. [Maalomah]

 

A local source in Mosul says many Daesh terrorists are escaping Mosul, after their salaries were decreased USD $60 a month. [AIN]

 

Displaced people from Mosul ask the Iraqi government to let them volunteer for the upcoming liberation battles. [Karemlash]

A source in Ninewa police says Daesh continued digging trenches around the city anticipating the start of the liberation campaign. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says the Mosul forensics department received 37 bodies of Daesh terrorists killed in Coalition bombings in Kirkuk and Ninewa. [PUKMedia]

 

A local source says 6 Daesh terrorists, including a Brit, a Russian and Syrian, died in internal clashes between foreign and local terrorists in Hatra in rural southern Ninewa. [BasNews]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

The new Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East moves the Church’s headquarters from Chicago back to Erbil after 80 years outside Iraq. The new Patriarch himself, Gewargis Sliwa, has been living in Iraq, however, as the long-time Metropolitan of Baghdad, staying there through its worst days. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: This is a bold move by a leader with courage, and might help to keep Christian Iraqis in their country. The Assyrian Church of the East is one of the largest Assyrian Christian denominations.

 

Southern Iraq

The Director of Health in Diwaniya says 53 cholera cases were registered in the governorate and most were cured. [Mada]

 

An IED exploded near the house of the deputy chief of Basra Criminal Court without any casualties. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA 0

A leader in the Syrian opposition says if he had to choose between Daesh and Al-Assad he would choose Daesh. [Rudaw]  

 

The YPG says they stopped another Daesh attack on Abdul Aziz Mountain killing 5 terrorists. [Hawar]  

 

The Syrian Army attacked Daesh in Al-Shaer oil field near Tadmur and the clashes continued on. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its programs for kids in Aleppo. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

DaeshDaily comment: Iraqis and Syrians should think seriously about how to deal with this corruption of young people. Daesh is poisoning the thinking of too many children and teenagers.

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Egypt.  A video of 2 Egyptian young men making fun of Daesh [YouTube]

 

Libya. Daesh publishes a video of its 4 men who tried to free prisoners held at Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. The attempt on September 18 was foiled and the 4 terrorists were killed. [Archive]

 

The soldiers of the Shoura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna kill 7 Daesh members and capture one in the ongoing clashes in Derna. [AfriGate]

 

Algeria. The Algerian authorities found a tunnel used by Daesh terrorists between Algeria and Libya. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh says it captured another Afghani army barracks, killed its commander, and destroyed 2 vehicles in Nangarhar. [Dump]

 

Daesh publishes a video message from its terrorists in the Caucasus. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

A news page from Ninewa Valley.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/mz911946_aammzz

https://twitter.com/DabofMamd

https://twitter.com/MazicaPhone

https://twitter.com/AAhmadhamki

September 28, 2015

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

      Before leaving for the United Nations gathering in New York, Prime Minister Abadi announced that Iraq has established intelligence cooperation with several countries, including Russia, to fight Daesh. He noted that the many Russian citizens fighting with Daesh will be threat to Russia if they return. He also says Iraq is cooperating with other countries like Germany and Jordan. A Russian military source said on Saturday that Russia, Iraq, Syria and Iran will establish an intelligence center in Baghdad with military representatives from the four countries. [Sumaria

      A Shia MP, on the parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee says cooperation with Russia will not replace cooperation with the international Coalition. He also says intelligence coordination with Russia and Iran will not include putting their troops on the ground. [Sumaria]  

      The Chairman of the parliament’s Security and Defense Committee says Russian and Iranian experts arrived in Baghdad to discuss the “Coalition of 4”. [Rudaw]

       

ANBAR

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command denied the reports about the participation of American artillery and rocket launchers in the battles in Anbar and asks the media to take reports about the battles only from the IWMC. [Mada] The Coalition and the American Embassy in Baghdad also denied the reports. The Commander of the Iraqi 7th Division had said on Sunday that Coalition rocket launchers participated in the battles in Anbar. [Sumaria]

 

The spokesman of Anbar GC says the government’s help for displaced people is “weak” and asks that it release funds to help them. [Sumaria]

 

Falluja

Local sources said Daesh launched a major attack on areas near Mazra’a on Sunday, killing or wounding 38 Iraqi soldiers. [Gharbiya]

 

A security source says American troops arrived at a camp in Mazra’a west of Falluja and started recon operations. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. It’s not clear what the connection is between the Daesh attack and the reported US recon operation.

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says the IAA bombed a Daesh house in Falluja, killing a Tunisian commander called Abu Nihad. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes a video of targeting the Coalition locations at Al-Hadhaba airbase in Habbaniya. [Just Paste]

 

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed a Daesh sniper in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed a Daesh commander called Abu Osama Al-Sufiani and destroyed 3 vehicles in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Ramadi

Iraq War Media Cell reports that Iraqi forces, supported by IAA helicopters and Coalition aircraft, advanced north of Ramadi, killing many terrorists, destroying 20 Daesh sites, 6 vehicles, 2 motorcycles and 2 mortars, and defusing 60 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

 

However, the Army’s Acting Chief of Staff, visiting the Anbar Operations Command, talked about a halt in military operations north of Ramadi. This decision was explained vaguely as intended to provide the “needs” of the Anbar Operations Command and 10th Army Division. [MoD Website]  (This perhaps includes weapons and supplies.)

 

Adding to the confusion, local sources say Iraqi forces were deployed to attack Ramadi center in the coming days. Meanwhile, heavy clashes erupted between the Iraqi forces and Daesh in Albu Dhiab and Hamdhiya, north of Ramadi. [Gharbiya]

 

The Chairman of Anbar GC says 25,000 Army soldiers and 5,000 tribal fighters will start Ramadi liberation operations soon with support from Coalition airpower. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says a teen-age girl was killed and 4 other civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in a Daesh rocket and mortar attack on Khaldiya. [Sumaria]

 

The IFP Commander says the IFP killed a Daesh local commander and 6 of his associates in Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi. He also says they destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles with rockets and killed 5 terrorists in the same area. [Baghdadia]

 

The Iraqi Army’s 7th Division Commander says IAA helicopters attacked Daesh west of Ramadi killing 9 terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

IFP troops killed 8 Daesh terrorists in Hsaiba east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces rocketed Daesh in Albu Bali east of Ramadi, killing 16 terrorists including a local commander. [Ghad]

 

Hit/Haditha

Local sources say Iraqi forces launched a rocket attack Sunday on Daesh-controlled Kubaisa in Hit District that killed 38 “civilians.” [Gharbiya]

DaeshDaily comment. The report is unclear as to whether the 38 killed were all non-combatants.

 

A security source says Jazeera Operations Command destroyed a Daesh hideout and killed the terrorist inside in Jubba near Baghdadi. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh said it shot down a Coalition drone in Baghdadi. [Isdarat]

 

A local source says Daesh destroyed the Abdullah Bin Al-Mubarak Mosque in Hit using bulldozers claiming it’s “pagan and polytheistic”. [Baghdadia] Photos of the destroyed mosque [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment: Within the takfiri theology, any mosque that has writings on the walls, like Quranic verses, is pagan. Sometimes they destroy the whole mosque, especially if it has a grave, and sometimes they just destroy the walls and the writings.  

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

A source in Anbar Operations Command says unknown armed men attacked a group of Daesh terrorists in a popular Al-Qa’im market, killing 6 of them before escaping. The source says military intelligence suggests a tribal revolution has started against Daesh in Al-Qa’im. [Mada]

 

The spokesman of the Iraqi 14th Emergency Battalion says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy of 8 vehicles coming from Syria to Rutba, killing 16 terrorists and destroying all vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh published a video on Sunday of an attack on an Iraqi border station on the Jordanian border. [Isdarat]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A source in the Iraqi JOC says the Coalition bombed a Daesh hideout near a Baiji city market, killing “dozens.” [Ghad]

 

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Al-Tameem in Baiji, killing 2 terrorists. It killed 3 more and destroyed a vehicle in nearby Tal Abu Jarad. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the IAA targeted Daesh in Zuwiya in northern Baiji District, killing 8 terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says Daesh terrorists have started to use motorcycles to move between Shirqat and Baiji, fearing the IAA helicopters. [Maalomah]

 

Tikrit area

A security source says unknown armed men kidnapped 30 civilians from the Albu Tu’ma Village north of Tikrit. The source says the armed men clashed with a PMF force in the area and the clashes are still going on. [Sumaria]

 

Dijla Operations Command killed 2 Daesh terrorists and wounded 6, and seized 5 IEDs and 4 motorcycles near Himrin Hills within Salahuddin. [IWMC Report]

 

IWMC says an Iraqi helicopter fell because of a technical problem west of the Speicher base, but the crew was rescued by a second helicopter. [Mada] A security source had said earlier that the helicopter was shot down. [Mada]

Daesh publishes a video of what it says are the remnants of the “shot down” helicopter. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment: It’s not obvious from the video that the remnants belong to a helicopter.

 

Samarra

The IFP commander says Samarra Operations Command artillery destroyed 5 Daesh vehicle bombs in addition to 2 vehicles carrying machine guns west of Samarra. [Baghdadia]

 

Saraya Al-Salam publishes a video of its operations in west Samarra. [YouTube]

 

BAGHDAD

“The Death Squads” publish a video saying they released the Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad earlier after the Turkish government “issued orders” to Jaish Al-Fatah in Syria to stop the siege on Shia towns in Idlib Governorate. [YouTube]

 

A member of the Human Rights Committee in the Iraqi CoR says the Committee visited several prisons in Iraq and documented many human rights abuses, including getting confessions under torture. She also says some people have been under arrest for 4 years or more without court orders. [Erem]

DaeshDaily comment: This information is not surprising at all. It is dangerous to be an inmate in many Iraqi prisons despite ongoing efforts to clean up the system. Abuse of prisoners is also counter-productive. It is well established by now that life in Iraqi prisons has radicalized many men, some later prominent in Al-Qaeda and Daesh, and the Iraqi government hasn’t done a lot to address this problem.

 

The Chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in the CoR says his Committee sent reports to the PM, the MoD and to the Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council about some corrupt and ineffective military and security commanders but nothing has been done so far. [Gharbiya]

 

A Shia MP refutes the reports of a coup attempt on PM Abadi. Reports appeared in Iraqi and Arabic media about a coup after the government announced Monday as a holiday. [Sumaria] [Iraq Press] [Erem]

 

The Iraqi Intelligence Service says it raided several hideouts belong to Daesh’s “South State” in south Baghdad and found weapons and explosives. [Mada]

 

According to security sources:

  • A civilian was killed and 5 injured when an IED exploded in a small bus in Sadr City in east Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 7 injured when an IED exploded in a commercial area in Hay Ur in northeast Baghdad. [Buratha]
  • An IED exploded in the industrial area in Basmaya in southeast Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 6. [Gharbiya]
  • An education supervisor was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Hay Al-Amel in south Baghdad. [Gharbiya]
  • A civilian was killed and 7 wounded when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Saidiya in west Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Eight civilians were injured in an IED explosion in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad. [Etejah]

 

Several clashes suddenly erupted in western Baghdad Governorate.

Baghdad Operations Command troops defused a booby-trapped house and destroyed a Daesh vehicle with machine gun in Albu Sawda. [BOC Facebook Page]

The Iraqi Army 60th Brigade killed 6 Daesh terrorists and wounded 8 in the Ubaid area. [BOC Facebook Page]

The Iraqi Army 38th Brigade attacked a Daesh gathering in the Albu Khanfar Village, killing 1 terrorist and wounding 3. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 14th Division destroyed a Daesh oil tanker bomb attacking them in Al-Maqbara. [BOC Facebook Page]

DaeshDaily comment. Military clashes in this area have been few, so why now? A Daesh effort to weaken government pressure on Falluja just to the west is one speculative possibility.

 

Overall in the past 24 hours, the IAF conducted 19 sorties and the IAA 24.

The Coalition conducted 29 sorties, killing many terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles and 39 Daesh sites. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

The Chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says no PMFs migrated to Europe and the people whose photos were published on social media are not official PMF fighters. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: Some people published “Before and After” photos online of some Iraqis migrating to Europe and claimed they were PMFs.

 

Baquba

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a police major in his car on the road between Sabtiya Village and Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in Abbara subdistrict north of Baquba, killing 2 civilians and wounding 5. [Baghdadia]

 

Muqdadiya

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a mosque imam in Wajihiya south of Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 civilians in an ice cream shop in Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

Northern Diyala

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a college professor in Qara Tapa. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says the IAA targeted a Daesh group heading from Hawija to Mosul, killing 14 and destroying their vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

A Turkmen MP says the Turkmen welcome any troops that liberate the areas under Daesh control in Kirkuk as long as they come with approval from Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

A member of Salahuddin GC says the Badr militia launched a major military operation on Daesh in areas between Diyala and Kirkuk, killing “dozens.” [Maalomah]

 

A security source says an unknown man’s body was found tied and beheaded in Laylan, 20 km (12.5 miles) east of Kirkuk. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations in Hardan, 20 km (12.5 miles) west of Mosul, killing or wounding 14 terrorists. The source also says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Qayara south of Mosul, killing or wounding 26, including Daesh’s police commander for the area. [Ghad]

 

Daesh executed 3 men from Mosul, accusing them of cooperating with Iraqi security forces. [Karemlash]

 

A local source says Daesh decreased the study years in the college of medicine in Mosul University from 6 years to 4 years and changed the curriculum. [BasNews]

 

A KDP official says Daesh prohibited gatherings of more than 3 people in Mosul, fearing a popular uprising. [Sumaria] He also says Daesh arrested 265 people for taking selfies. [Karemlash]

 

A local source in Mosul says Daesh arrested 50 young men for wearing jeans and trimming their beards. [Mada]

 

A source in Ninewa police says an IED exploded on a Daesh “police” patrol between Sinjar and Tal Afar, killing 8 terrorists. [BasNews]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

The YPG forces advance toward Al-Hawl after heavy clashes with Daesh, in which 12 Daesh fighters were killed. [BasNews]

 

The YPG stops a Daesh attack on Abdul Aziz Mountain, killing 2 Daesh terrorists and confiscating an armored vehicle. [Hawar]  

 

A Syrian military source says Russian jets conducted 20 recon sorties over Deir Al-Zor. [Fars]

 

Local activists say military jets bombed Al-Mayadeen town in Deir Al-Zor, causing many casualties including civilians. The sources say the jets might have been French or Russian. [ARA]

 

A local Jabha Shamiya commander says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Aleppo’s northern countryside. He also says the JS attacked Daesh and captured numerous military posts in Harbal. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it detonated a car bomb on Syrian Army soldiers on the road between Tadmur and Homs, killing 4 and wounding others. [Isdarat]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing men from other Syrian armed groups. [Muslim News]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Saudi Arabia. The Saudi MoI says security forces killed 2 suspected Daesh members and arrested 3 in Riyadh and Dammam. [Erem]

 

Videos of a Daesh Saudi cell of five that was killed (2) and/or captured (3). One of those killed was caught in Iraq earlier and delivered to the Saudis who released him after 3 years. [Islam Memo] [YouTube]

DaeshDaily comment: Three years in prison doesn’t seem like an adequate sentence for killing Iraqi citizens. This guy just waited out the time and joined Daesh. Giving light punishment to terrorists and then letting them go back to their countries can be counter-productive.

 

Egypt. Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Egyptian police truck, killing or wounding 15 policemen. [Isdarat]

 

Unknown armed men shot and killed a soldier and wounded an officer and another soldier in Giza. [Youm7]

 

Tunisia. Security sources say a group of 15 terrorists raided a town in El Kef and stole food supplies before running back to the mountains. [Tunisien]

 

Mauritania. Mauritanian terrorists join Daesh. [AfriGate]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh says it targeted the car of an Afghan MP with an IED, wounding him and 2 of his bodyguards in Nangarhar. [Isdarat] Daesh also says its terrorists attacked 2 Afghan Army barracks and killed 9 soldiers in Nangarhar. [Isdarat] Daesh says it attacked another Afghani barracks and killed 50 soldiers and captured 2, then beheaded the commander of the barracks. [Isdarat]

 

Bangladesh. Daesh claims responsibility for killing an Italian citizen in Dhaka, using guns with silencers. [A3maq][Twitter]

 

Uzbekistan. Daesh publishes a video message from its Uzbekistan terrorists to the Taliban. [Archive]

 

A collection from Daesh’s Dapiq magazine [Dump]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

An anti-Daesh group from Al-Qa’im page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/abu_sohaib_26

https://twitter.com/abdallahabdo116

https://twitter.com/ritagonze30

https://twitter.com/Kaatab199912

 

September 23, 2015

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

ANBAR

The Anbar Governor denies the reports about making an agreement with the Americans to bring Apache helicopters and artillery to Anbar without getting approvals from Baghdad. He says the role of the Americans in Anbar is advisory and security agreements are handled by the Iraqi government. [Mada]

 

The Chairman of Anbar GC says 30,000 tribal fighters are ready to hold the ground after the liberation of Anbar. [PUKMedia]

 

Falluja

A security source says 3 Daesh members were killed when an IED they were transporting exploded in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Maalomah]

A PMF commander says his troops killed 2 Daesh Saudi terrorists in Saqlawiya. [Sumaria]

 

The IWMC says the Iraqi 1st Rapid Intervention Division destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in Subaihat in Qarma. [Iraqi Media Network]

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 3 terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicle bombs in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos of whiplashing 3 “thieves” in Zoba’a. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the fighting southeast of Falluja. [Archive]

 

Ramadi

A security source says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh guesthouses in Albu Shijil north of Ramadi, killing 30 and wounding 14. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

Anbar Operations Command shelled Daesh with artillery and rockets in Jaraishi and Albu Aitha, killing 8. The IAA also attacked Daesh locations in Albu Aitha. [IWMC Report]

Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi forces attack on Jaraishi, killing “dozens” of soldiers. Daesh also says it detonated 2 booby-trapped houses on Iraqi soldiers in the area. [Dump]

 

Iraqi forces defused 40 IEDs and seized 2 rocket launchers north of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAA destroyed 3 Daesh oil tankers in Juwaiba, 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the IAA destroyed Daesh shovels trying to establish sand barriers in Albu Da’aij southeast of Habbaniya. [Maalomah]

 

The IFP commander says his troops killed 26 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 vehicles east of Ramadi. [Baghdadia]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces killed 5 Daesh fighters attacking Jazeera Khaldiya east of Ramadi. [Maalomah]

 

IWMC says the Coalition killed 7 Daesh fighters and destroyed a boat in Hamdhiya east of Ramadi. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

Hit/Haditha

Jazeera Operations Command says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Albu Hayat, 10 km south of Haditha, killing 24 and destroying 4 vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed the house of a Daesh leader called Abu Talha in Kubaisa, killing him and his family. [Baghdadia]

 

Western Anbar

Al-Suqoor Intelligence Cell says it coordinated 3 airstrikes on Daesh meetings in Hit and western Anbar on September 18 and September 20, killing or wounding 44 Daesh members. The Cell says several Daesh leaders were killed in the airstrikes, including an Australian called Abu Islam and a local terrorist responsible for the car bombs in Baghdad. [Mada]

 

A security source says the Coalition, in coordination with the intelligence service of Jazeera Operations Command, bombed Daesh in the Kilo 160 area in west Anbar, killing 13 and destroying 4 vehicles. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. “Kilo 160” means that the area is 160 miles from Ramadi.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

Daesh says it captured 2 Iraqi Army barracks north of Tikrit and took weapons and ammunition. (No mention of whether there were soldiers in the barracks.) Daesh also shelled Iraqi forces west and east of Baiji with mortars and rockets in addition to launching a Grad rocket on Speicher base. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment: Daesh didn’t mention anything about its failed attack on Baiji yesterday but we saw some Daesh Twitter accounts mourning several terrorists in Baiji.

 

The IFP killed 11 terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles in Tal Abu Jarad. The IFP also killed 4 terrorists in Hay Al-Tameem in Baiji. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the IAA targeted a Daesh gathering in Al-Msahaq village north of Baiji, killing 5. The IAA also destroyed a Daesh armored vehicle on the road between Baiji and Shirqat. [Maalomah]

 

A video of the AAH fighting in Hay Al-Tameem in Baiji. [YouTube]

 

A video of the PMFs in Baiji [YouTube]

 

Shirqat

A security source says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles and killed 4 men near Zuwiya south of Shirqat. [Maalomah]

 

Samarra
A security source says Iraqi forces raided a Daesh house in Jazeera Samarra and seized 14 IEDs and several military vehicles. Iraqi forces found another hideout and seized 22 IEDs and 3 vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

A PMF source says the PMFs destroyed a Daesh vehicle and killed the terrorists inside it in Jazeera Samarra. [Buratha]
A video of Saraya Al-Salam ambushing a car bomb west of Samarra with an IED. [YouTube]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a large Daesh attack in Yethrib subdistrict, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles carrying machine guns. The source says Daesh tried to capture an area in Yethrib in order to shell Balad Airbase with Katyushas and disturb the operations of the F-16s. [Etejah] Another source says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 Daesh boats trying to sneak into Yethrib. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an Iraqi Daesh member beheaded his Arab commander for making sexual advances on his wife. [Sumaria]

 

Unknown armed men shot 2 civilians in Tuz Khurmatu, killing one of them and injuring the other. [Gharbiya]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing 4 PMFs. [Just Paste]

 

BAGHDAD

A security source says the Katyusha attack in Baghdad on Monday evening was conducted by Al-Mukhtar Army. Iraqi forces raided the house of the leader of this militia in Maysan on Monday morning. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces captured Daesh’s wali of north Baghdad in Khan Bani Saad in Diyala. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fighting in north Baghdad. [Just Paste]

 

The Mayor of Abu Ghraib says 6 people died from cholera in the district so far. Baghdad’s Governor says 240 cases of cholera were registered in Abu Ghraib. [Iraq Press]

 

The Iraqi Minister of Defense honors an army sergeant for killing 4 Daesh terrorists. [MoD Website]

 

According to security sources:

  • Unknown armed men kidnapped a civil society activist from a restaurant in Waziriya in central Baghdad, along with the restaurant owner. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near Al-Taji Military Camp in north Baghdad, targeting an Iraqi Army patrol, killing 2 soldiers and wounding 5. [Maalomah]
  • A civilian was killed when unknown armed men shot him on Palestine Street in east Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded in Niariya in east Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 3. [Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed and 5 wounded in an IED explosion near a popular restaurant in Jisr Diyala in southeast Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 7 wounded when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Zafaraniya in southeast Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A Mukhtar was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Nahrawan in southeast Baghdad. [8th Day]
  • Security forces found two suicide belts in the house of a policeman in Dora in south Baghdad. The policeman was not in the house but his wife was arrested. [Sumaria]
  • Two civilians were killed and 9 wounded in an IED explosion near a wholesale market in Ameriya in west Baghdad. [Mada]

 

Baghdad Operations Command captured 2 men wanted on terrorism charges in Hay Al-Adel in west Baghdad. [IWMC Report]

 

Overall, the IAF conducted 3 sorties and the IAA 30.

The Coalition conducted 21 sorties killing “dozens” of terrorists and destroying 8 rocket launchers, 19 locations and 3 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

Abu Saida/Muqdadiya

The Governor of Diyala forms a committee to intervene in the tribal conflict in Abu Saida. Several people have been killed or wounded in incidents between a Sunni tribe and a Shia tribe in the subdistrict. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says 2 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 5 injured when a roadside IED exploded east of Abu Saida. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near Muqdadiya Old Market, killing a civilian and injuring 6. [Baghdadia]

 

Baquba

The Chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says 4 brothers were arrested in Baquba, linked to the recent assassinations in the city. [Sumaria]

 

Unknown armed men shot at a civilian car 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Baquba, killing a child and wounding his parents. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a man and his wife in their car in Khan Bani Saad, southwest of Baquba. [Maalomah]

 

Balad Ruz

The Dijla Operations commander says his troops destroyed a car bomb and killed the suicide bomber attacking a checkpoint in Balad Ruz. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says an explosives expert was killed and another wounded while trying to defuse a car bomb in the center of Balad Ruz. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces captured a suicide bomber before he detonated himself in a popular market in Balad Ruz. [Etejah]

 

Six civilians were wounded in an IED explosion near the main checkpoint in Balad Ruz. [Etejah]

 

KIRKUK

A security source in Kirkuk says Daesh deployed Ashbal Al-Khilafa, young boys trained by Daesh, to the frontlines near the Peshmerga forces, because most of its fighters were deployed to Baiji. [Sumaria]

 

An Arab MP from Kirkuk says representatives of Arab tribes from Kirkuk will meet with PM Abadi after Eid to discuss the participation of 700 tribal fighters in the battles against Daesh in Hawija. [BasNews]

 

A Peshmerga source says the Kurdish forces liberated another village near Daquq, killing 7 Daesh terrorists. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

A security source says the IAF killed the Daesh terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Turkmani, responsible for selling Yazidi girls into slavery, in an airstrike on his house in Tal Afar. [Iraqi Media Network] Later in the day, however, the Pentagon reported that a Coalition airstrike had killed him.

 

A security source says Daesh executed 5 police officers in Qayara, who were accused of coordinating with the Ninewa Operations Command. [Mada]

 

A security source says intelligence sources intercepted Daesh communications indicating that Daesh may withdraw from Qayara and Hammam Al-Alil to Mosul, after the heavy bombing on their locations.

The source also says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Tel Keif, killing 12 and wounding 15 and destroying 2 vehicles; and in Badoush, 20 km (12.5 miles) west of Mosul, destroying 4 SUVs and killing the men inside. Daesh’s wali of the rural Baaj District was killed in a Coalition airstrike. The Coalition also bombed Daesh in Ashiq village in Tal Afar, killing many Daesh members. [Ghad]

 

The Peshmerga Chief of Staff refutes the reports about the arrival of American troops near Mosul. He says the Kurds will liberate Sinjar, Bartella, Alqosh and Bashiqa before the Iraqi forces are able to enter Mosul. He says the time of the attack on Mosul has not been determined yet and the Kurds haven’t decided whether to participate or not. [Rudaw]

 

A member of Ninewa GC says the Iraqi government is not serious about liberating Mosul especially when it moved the local police from Ninewa to Speicher base. A Kurdish member of the security and defense committee in the Iraqi CoR says the operations to liberate Mosul are supposed to start in 45 days. [Rudaw]

 

A security source says Daesh executed 3 officers from the Iraqi Army’s 2nd Division after arresting them in their houses south of Mosul. The 3 had previously “repented” to Daesh. [Maalomah]

 

A local source says Daesh executed another local journalist in Mosul, after accusing him of communicating with foreign media. [BasNews]

 

Photos of the Daesh trench east of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fighting on Bashiqa Mountain. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

According to a pro-Daesh source, Daesh says it killed the commander of German trainers of Kurdish soldiers in Iraq, as revenge for Mohammed Al-Kurdi, the terrorist killed by German police two weeks ago. [Independence] The Commander was found dead in his hotel in Erbil.

DaeshDaily comment: Although Independence is a source close to Daesh in Iraq, but we have not confirmed this report from any Daesh source.

 

Southern Iraq

Basra police says they arrested another man from Anbar wanted on terrorism charges. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

A Kurdish field source says the YPG attacked Daesh in several villages and locations south of Tal Brak and forced them to retreat to Al-Hawl and Al-Shaddadi. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it beheaded 2 “spies” working for the Turkish government in Al-Rai’ town near the Turkish borders in Aleppo Governorate. [Just Paste]

 

A field commander of Jabha Shamiya says Daesh shelled Mare’, injuring 2 people. He also says the explosives officer at the JS was killed while booby-trapping a house close to Daesh controlled areas. The JS shot down a Daesh drone near Mare’. [ARA]

 

Jaish Al-Muhajireen Wal-Ansar, a militia of foreign and local fighters in Aleppo, pledged allegiance to Al-Nusra. [Hawar]

 

The Syrian Army bombed several areas in Tadmur, killing 20 Daesh terrorists and 12 civilians. [Hawar]
Daesh says it cut off the road between Homs and Tadmur and destroyed 3 Syrian army vehicles and killed many soldiers. [Dump]

 

Daesh claimed responsibility for the car bomb in Hay Al-Zahra in Homs yesterday and says a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle, killing and wounding dozens of Alawites. [Dump]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its advertising activities in Ghandoura in Aleppo. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Yemen. Daesh publishes photos of a first aid training session for its members in Hadhramaut in Yemen. [Just Paste]

 

Egypt. The Egyptian Army says it found 3 explosives storehouses in Giza and Arish and confiscated 30 tons of explosives. [Youm7]

 

Libya. Libyan forces attacked Daesh in several areas in Derna, killing 4 terrorists. [AfriGate] Libyan helicopters also bombed Daesh in Derna while SCMD fighters continued their advances in the area. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh kidnapped 8 members of the Gaddafi tribe south of Sirte. [Youm7]

 

Daesh publishes a video responding to Zawahiri’s video. [Twitter]

 

Daesh publishes a video message from its terrorists in the Caucasus. [Archive]  

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

Falluja News page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/serag197400

https://twitter.com/aldawla12345

https://twitter.com/wwwwweeee2

https://twitter.com/d3wlh71

 

 

September 22, 2015

 

قوات الجيش العراقي

قوات الجيش العراقي

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

      Speculation persists about American troops participating in the Anbar campaign. The reports of American advisors leaving their bases in convoys might be the reason, but the rumors are being taken seriously and favorably by many Iraqi officials. Some Shia militia leaders accused the government of halting the Anbar campaign on American orders but we think the American advisors are gathering more information about the battlefield (and perhaps advising the Iraqis to stop relying on bullrush attacks and try other more “Economy of Force” tactics). The Badr, AAH and KH militias issued a joint statement asking the Iraqi government not to depend on the Americans [Sumaria], but the leader of ISCI, Ammar Al-Hakim, in a meeting with the Spanish Ambassador, asked for a bigger role by the Coalition to fight Daesh [Buratha].

      The spokesman of the PMFs says the PMFs respect the relationships and the agreements with the American side but they won’t accept having these agreements turned into orders given to them. He also says it’s highly unlikely the Americans will fight in Iraq, but the PMFs won’t fight alongside them anyway [Mada].

      PM Abadi’s spokesman says the role of the American troops is advisory and that hasn’t changed yet. He also says it’s not accurate to link the American advisors coming to Iraq and the new Russian support to Syria, and that Iraq deals with the Daesh problem based on its own national interests. [Mada]

             

ANBAR

Falluja

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces launched a major attack in Azraqiya northwest of Falluja, killing the Daesh commander of river operations, a Saudi terrorist called Abu Dujana, and 7 of his associates, and destroyed 14 boats. [Mada]

 

Iraqi forces killed 8 Daesh terrorists, wounded 7, and destroyed an anti-aircraft cannon near the Al-Salam intersection southwest of Falluja. [IWMC Report]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 4 terrorists in Qarma, including the Daesh military commander, and destroyed 3 vehicles and 6 hideouts. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 2 Daesh terrorists in Nuaimiya south of Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Ramadi

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh weapons storehouse and an IED factory in Sufiya east of Ramadi, killing 16 terrorists and wounding 20. [Sumaria] IWMC reports that

Iraqi forces destroyed 2 weapons storehouses and a training camp in addition to a Daesh headquarters. [IWMC Report]

 

 

IAA helicopters targeted Daesh in Albu Shijil and Malahma to the north, killing many terrorists. [IWMC Report] A source in Anbar Operations Command says the IAA hit 3 Daesh locations in Albu Shijil and Malahma, killing 5 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Albu Aitha north of Ramadi with Katyusha rockets. [Just Paste]

 

The Chairman of the subdistrict council in Khaldiya says 2 civilians were killed and 3 injured in Daesh mortaring on different areas of the city. [Maalomah]

The Chairman also says 350 tribal fighters finished their training at Habbaniya Base and will join the Iraqi forces. [Maalomah] He also says the American troops deployed surveillance balloons at the Habbaniya base. [Sumaria]

A local commander says a brigade of 1,000 tribal fighters was established and is being trained at the Habbaniya and Baghdadi bases. [Iraq Press]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops killed a Daesh sniper and destroyed 5 Daesh locations in Hsaiba east of the city. He also says the IFP Commandos destroyed 3 mortar detachments and a rocket launcher being used to shell the Khaldiya police station. [Buratha]

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle and a hideout in Hsaiba. [IWMC Report]

 

The Chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Khaldiya and Hsaiba killing 15 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops killed 2 Daesh snipers near Tal Masoud. He also says the IFP killed 14 Daesh fighters near Ramadi. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Siddiqiya east of Ramadi, killing 2 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle and killed 4 terrorists near Anbar University. [IWMC Report]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Baghdadi, killing 4 terrorists and wounding 3. [Mada]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

A security source says the Coalition launched an airstrike on Daesh in Al-Qa’im, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes a video of attacking then detonating an Iraqi Army border station with Saudi Arabia. [Archive]

DaeshDaily: This video shows a typical Daesh attack from A to Z, first shelling the station with mortars, then sending a suicide bomber in a vehicle bomb, then breaking through and blowing up the place. It’s not clear exactly when and where this attack took place or what happened to the soldiers inside the station.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

The Commander of IFP Special Forces says the IFP launched an attack on Daesh in several areas in Baiji, killing 25 terrorists. They destroyed 2 Humvee bombs, captured an armored construction shovel, and seized chemical materials used by Daesh in manufacturing IEDS. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Tal Abu Jarad west of Baiji. The source says Daesh detonated fuel tankers to obscure the visibility for IAA pilots, then launched the attack. Four Daesh terrorists were killed and 13 IFP members wounded. [Mada] Another source says 6 bodies of Daesh terrorists, mostly from Central Asia, were taken by the Iraqi forces and 4 were left on the battle field. The source also says 2 car bombs were bombed and destroyed north of Baiji. [Mada]

 

The commander of Al-Nujaba’, a Shia militia, says his troops and Iraqi forces stopped the attack on Baiji and destroyed 9 car bombs. He also says they found the bodies of 26 Daesh terrorists and captured 17 men, including a Chinese, a Central Asian, a Libyan and a Saudi. [Mada]

A source in the Iraqi Intelligence Service says they intercepted Daesh wireless communications in Baiji, indicating that the leader of the Daesh Chechen brigade withdrew with his fighters from Baiji, accusing the Iraqi Daesh members of cowardice. [Mada]

A security source says the Coalition destroyed a Daesh convoy of 10 vehicles near Baiji. [Ghad]

 

Videos of battles in Baiji [YouTube] [YouTube]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces west of Baiji with mortars and “locally made” rockets. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] And Speicher base with Katyushas. [GulfUp]

 

Tikrit

The IFP Commander says Iraqi forces raided a bomb factory in Al-Alam east of Tikrit and confiscated 50 rockets and 200 kg of TNT. [Buratha]

 

Daesh publishes photos of an Iraqi Army barrack north of Tikrit. [Just Paste]

 

Samarra

Samarra Operations Command killed 3 terrorists, wounded 4, and captured 4 men wanted on terrorism charges. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the 2 suicide bombers, and Iraqi and a Syrian, who detonated a vehicle bomb in the Iraqi forces west of Samarra. [Just Paste]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A member of Salahuddin GC asks the government to pay the salaries of the PMF fighters. [Etejah]

 

A video of a car bomb explosion on Iraqi forces [YouTube]

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi’s office issued a statement criticizing the Human Rights Watch report about Salahuddin. It says the report deliberately ignored several facts, including that Dasesh booby-trapped many houses before it left and also that the report was based on statements of unreliable witnesses. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. At issue are actions of Iraqi (mostly militia) forces after they entered Tikrit several months ago. (Click on the link for the report.) The behavior of Shia militias in Sunni areas is highly sensitive, and Abadi made strenuous efforts after earlier incidents elsewhere to exert some level of control over them and minimize human rights abuses.

 

An Iraqi official says PM Abadi was targeted by several assassination attempts recently, including 2 foiled by the American Embassy. [Aawsat]

 

A report about the cholera cases in Baghdad and other cities. [Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command publishes photos of the truck used to launch the Katyusha rockets on Baghdad Airport yesterday. [Sumaria] Baghdad Operations Command troops found 2 trucks loaded with Katyusha rockets in addition to 3 IEDs in Sabiyat near Taji in north Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops destroyed a Daesh vehicle carrying a machine gun and destroyed 4 houses used by the terrorists in west Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

The IFP killed a Daesh suicide bomber in Tuwaitha in south Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Baghdad Operations Command defused 7 IEDs in south Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

According to security sources:

  • Five terrorism suspects were arrested in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Eight civilians were injured when an IED exploded in a commercial area in Suleikh in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Three unknown bodies were found in Bub Al-Sham in north Baghdad. A woman’s body was found in Baghdad Al-Jadida in east Baghdad. [Sumaria]
  • The body of an unknown man was found in Baladiyat in east Baghdad. [Sumaria]
  • Security forces defused a car bomb in Mashtal in east Baghdad. [Etejah]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed 2 brothers in their car in Jisr Diyala in southeast Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were killed and 8 wounded in an IED explosion in Abu Dsheer in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A civilian was injured when a roadside IED exploded in Rasheed in south Baghdad. [Sumaria]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 wounded in an IED explosion in a commercial area in Bakriya in west Baghdad. [Mada]

 

The MoD publishes a video of the IAF bombing Daesh targets in several areas. [MoD Website]

 

Overall in the past 24 hours, the IAF conducted 8 sorties and the IAA 15.

The Coalition conducted 12 sorties, killing many terrorists and destroying 3 heavy machine guns, a rocket launcher, 2 vehicles and 5 Daesh locations. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

The Chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says security forces found an IED factory on the outskirts of Baquba and arrested 3 wanted terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says a civilian was killed and another wounded when unknown armed men shot them in the Shifta area of central Baquba. [Mada]

 

Unknown armed men kidnapped a former general in Saddam’s army in north Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

Unknown armed men shot and killed an employee of the Ministry of Education on the road between Baquba and Al-Khalis. [Baghdadia]

 

A civilian was killed and 4 wounded in an IED explosion in Kanaan south of Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

An IED exploded in Muqdadiya, killing a civilian and wounding 4. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Diyala. [Just Paste]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says the Coalition killed the Daesh leader of “Islamic police” by bombing his vehicle in Hawija. [Mada]

 

A Peshmerga source says Kurdish forces supported by Coalition airpower liberated Karkran village, 45 km (28 miles) south of Daquq, from Daesh and are clearing the area of IEDs. [Mada]

 

The mayor of Makhmur says Daesh shelled the city with 3 Katyusha rockets, with no casualties. [Iraq Press]

NINEWA

A local source says Daesh executed 4 of its local leaders, accusing them of cowardice. The source also says Daesh destroyed 2 military camps in Tal Afar and the runway of Mosul airport. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. Why would you destroy a runway unless you thought enemy aircraft might land on it in the near future?

 

A local source says disputes have escalated among Daesh terrorists in Mosul, especially due to the financial crisis caused by dwindling resources. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. The crisis seems to follow from all the recent bombing of Daesh assets by Coalition aircraft, the loss of the oil fields in Salahuddin to Iraqi forces, and the recent government decision to hold salary payments to its employees in Ninewa so as to stop Daesh from extorting much of the money for themselves.

 

A source in Dijla Operations Command says the IAA targeted a Daesh meeting in Qayara, killing 22 terrorists including the Daesh wali of Dijla (south Ninewa). [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment: Local sources on Facebook say the airstrike was conducted by the Coalition. Maalomah is a pro-Shia militia agency that usually downplays the role of the Coalition.

A security source says Daesh evacuated 3 secret prisons in addition to its Qayara military camp south of Mosul and moved the prisoners to unknown locations. [Maalomah]

 

The spokesman of the National Mobilization Forces says Daesh has started to dig a 3m by 4.5 m trench east of Mosul anticipating the start of Ninewa liberation battles. [Sumaria]

 

An Iraqi official says 11 Daesh terrorists, including 2 Germans and a Brit, were killed in internal disputes on Saturday in Baaj. A source in the Peshmerga says 13 Daesh terrorists were killed in Coalition airstrikes on several areas in Ninewa. [Karemlash]

 

A PUK source says 24 Daesh terrorists were killed in Coalition airstrikes on several areas in Ninewa. [PUKMedia] He also says the Coalition bombed 2 Daesh locations on the left (east) side of Mosul, killing 30 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

A member of Mosul Notables Council says Daesh killed a mosque imam for refusing to issue a fatwa for young men to join Daesh. [Karemlash] A local source in Mosul says the terrorists are forcing the mosque imams to issue fatwas to join Daesh. [Rudaw]

 

A member of Ninewa GC says Daesh raised taxes and fees on citizens in Mosul, including hospital fees. [Baghdadia]

 

Local sources say Daesh increased its checkpoints to deal with the growing number of its fighters leaving the Baiji battlefields and running away to Mosul, or leaving the Mosul outskirts for the city to avoid the heavy bombing. [Ghad]

 

A Kurdish forces source in Sinjar says his troops killed 2 Daesh terrorists. He also says the Coalition bombed Daesh on the road between Sinjar and Tal Afar on Monday killing 4 terrorists. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the damages at a grain factory in Mosul after a Coalition airstrike. [A3maq]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

Southern Iraq

A security source in Basra says a cell of 9 Daesh members, originally from Anbar, was arrested. [Mada]

 

A member of Babel GC says 50 cases of cholera were detected in the governorate and most of them were treated. [Maalomah]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Daesh released 6 Kurdish women and their children after kidnapping them on Sunday from Qulana village in Kobane countryside. Daesh still hold 26 men from the same village. [Welati]

 

Daesh attacked the YPG southeast of Sarrin, but they stopped the attack, killing 16 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

A YPG source says the Kurdish forces supported by the Coalition airpower clashed with Daesh near Al-Hawl west of Hasaka, killing 40 and wounding 60. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on a hospital in Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh confiscated 300 houses belong to Kurds in Manbij during the last 10 days. [Hawar]

 

The JAT, a Syrian armed group, publishes a video of detonating a fuel tanker on Daesh in Harbal near Mare’. [YouTube]

 

Local activists say a car bomb exploded in Hay Al-Zahra in Homs wounding 12 civilians. [ARA] The Syrian regime says a civilian was killed and 12 wounded in the attack (video). [SANA]

 

Al-Nusra imitates Daesh and kills 10 people, including a young boy, accusing them of homosexuality (video). [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Hay Al-Qadam in south Damascus. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Egypt. The Egyptian army says the first stage of its campaign in Sinai is over (video). [Youm7]

 

Libya. A source in the Shoura Council of Mujahedeen (SCMD) in Derna says its fighters trapped Daesh on the eastern coast of Derna. He also says Daesh booby-trapped the areas they controlled to stop the SCMD from advancing. [Arabi21]

 

The Libya Salvation Government asks the judicial workers to go back to their jobs in Derna after Daesh’s defeat there. [Ana Al-Muslim]

DaeshDaily comment. In the comment section of this website, Daesh supporters seem extremely agitated by this because it’s the first time the infidel courts are functioning in Derna since the fall of Gaddafi and they blame Al-Qaeda for it.

 

The Libyan army says it controls a major street in Benghazi after heavy clashes with Daesh. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh continued its search campaign in Sirte and arrested many people. [AfriGate]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh says the clashes continue between its terrorists and the Afghan army in Nangarhar and 35 Afghan soldiers have been killed so far. [Dump]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

A local news page about Mosul.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/Albarqwi24

https://twitter.com/3al84m4

https://twitter.com/3shaqalmnoni

https://twitter.com/gaex04x

September 21, 2015

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

ANBAR

Falluja

Saraya Al-Jihad refutes Daesh rumors about the PMFs withdrawing from the battles in Falluja after the American forces intervene. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment: Many Iraqi and Arabic media outlets reported that the American troops will engage directly in the fight against Daesh and keep the PMFs aside. We know of no basis for these reports.

 

The Iraqi JOC says an Iraqi 1st Rapid Intervention Division destroyed 3 Daesh hideouts and killed 3 terrorists near Nuaimiya police station.

They also conducted a security operation in Subaihat village in Qarma Subdistrict, destroying 2 Daesh hideouts and a rocket launcher and defusing dozens of IEDs. [Ghad]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 12 terrorists and destroyed 8 hideouts and a machine-gun carrying vehicle in Qarma. [The BOC Facebook page]

 

A short video of 2 Daesh Saudi terrorists in a guesthouse [Twitter]

 

Ramadi

The Chairman of the Khaldiya security committee says Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists in Khaldiya; they also destroyed a vehicle carrying Daesh salaries and another carrying food and medical supplies in addition to 3 suicide bomber guesthouses. [Mada]

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says Iraqi forces shelled Daesh gatherings in Khaldiya, killing or wounding “dozens” of terrorists. Iraqi forces also conducted military operations in Hsaiba east of the city and Albu Aitha to the north, killing many Daesh fighters and destroying their vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

IWMC says the IAF bombed Daesh in Sufiya east of Ramadi, killing “dozens” of terrorists and destroying 45 vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

The IFP commander says his troops attacked Daesh in Hsaiba, killing 12 terrorists and destroying their vehicles. He also says his troops rocketed 5 Daesh locations, including a factory and training camps in east Ramadi city. [Etejah]

The IAF bombed 2 Daesh locations in Albu Dhiab north of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

In Malahma, north of Habbaniya, the IAF bombed a Daesh convoy of 12 vehicles and destroyed a weapons storehouse and a car bomb factory, killing 16 terrorists and wounding 20, and destroyed 3 other vehicles. [IWMC Report]

The IAA destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles carrying machine guns and 3 Daesh locations in Albu Shijil north of Ramadi, killing 5 and wounding 7. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh says it shelled the Habbaniya base (where US personnel are stationed) with Grad rockets. [Just Paste]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces conducted a large military campaign in Albu Hayat and Alus in Haditha, killing 15 Daesh fighters. [Mada]

 

The spokesman of Iraqi Emergency 14th Battalion says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy of 7 vehicles heading from Kubaisa to Hit, killing 15 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

Jazeera Operation Command says the Coalition killed the Tunisian Daesh emir of Kubaisa and his Saudi deputy in an airstrike. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

Western Anbar

The Battalion spokesman also says the IAA targeted and injured Daesh’s top local leader in Rutba, Shakir Whayib. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily comment: This terrorist was reported killed a couple of times in the past. Apparently his deaths are an ongoing story.

 

Jazeera Operations Command and Coalition airpower destroyed a Daesh boat and a rocket launcher, at an unspecified location.

 

Daesh publishes photos of Ashbal Al-Khilafa, the young boys they recruited. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A security source says 13 Daesh terrorists, including 2 from Arab countries and 3 from Central Asia, surrendered themselves to the Iraqi forces after a battle in Baiji. Nine Daesh terrorists, including 2 suicide bombers, were killed in the battle. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment: This is one of the few reports we see about captured Daesh terrorists. Usually these fighters get killed on the spot, a not so smart military practice. Many Iraqi soldiers and PMFs say they don’t trust that these terrorist won’t be freed from prison somehow and they have to kill them. It would be informative to see what happens to these prisoners.

 

The PMFs issued a statement saying their troops killed Daesh’s wali of Salahuddin in Baiji. [Buratha]

 

A PMF source says the PMFs captured a Daesh sniper hiding in a house in Baiji. An Iraqi JOC source says Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists and destroyed their vehicle in Siniya. [Maalomah]

 

Salahuddin Operations Command destroyed 4 Daesh vehicles carrying machine guns and killed their crews in Al-Salam village between Tikrit and Baiji. [IWMC Report]

The SOC also destroyed a vehicle bomb and a booby-trapped hideout near Al-Fatha, just northeast of Baiji. [IWMC Report]

 

A PMF force destroyed an armored vehicle and vehicle bomb in Albu Jarad north of Baiji. [IWMC Report]

 

Shirqat

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says IAA helicopters targeted Daesh locations in Zuwiya in Shirqat, killing or wounding many terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

The Salahuddin Operations Commander says his troops defused 35 IEDs east of Al-Mu’tasem subdistrict and Dhuluiya. He also says Iraqi forces shelled Daesh in Jazeera Samarra, killing many terrorists. [PUKMedia]
Daesh publishes photos of the Syrian suicide terrorist who attacked Iraqi forces west of Samarra. [Just Paste]

 

A video of the AAH in Baiji [YouTube]

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi says there is a strong resistance to his reforms from “people who live on corruption money,” but he will continue with them even if that costs him his life. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The Prime Minister has made this dramatic statement before, but it has context. Corrupt officials in Iraq have often responded to investigations and possible prosecutions by threatening and sometimes assassinating people. Anyone actually confronting an official over his corruption is taking a serious personal risk, one reason why many are reluctant to face down the corrupt. Abadi is essentially facing down all the corrupt officials at once.

 

As an example of the problem, the Iraqi Central Investigation Court, which handles cases of terrorism and organized crime, says 4 employees of the Ministry of Trade were arrested for assassinating several Ministry employees, including a journalist killed by a sticker IED under his car a week ago. [8th Day]

Regarding the war against Daesh, Abadi also says it was forced on Iraq and that the people who let Daesh terrorists enter Iraq are the people now facing its terror. [Maalomah]

 

The Health Committee in the Iraqi CoR says 50 cases of cholera in Baghdad were registered officially and 4 people died before they reached the hospital. [Ghad]

 

A Shia MP says 68 MPs so far have signed a petition to end the sectarian quota, under which positions in particular ministries have to be given to Shia, Sunni, or Kurdish parties. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment: Good luck with that.

 

A security source says Iraqi forces arrested a Daesh member on Sunday south of Baghdad. He admitted he recently established a “committee” to assassinate Daesh defectors. [Mada]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed a terrorist and defused a booby-trapped house in northeast Baghdad and killed another in south Baghdad. The BOC troops also defused 25 IEDs in different areas in Baghdad. [The BOC Facebook page]

The Iraqi 38th Armored Brigade killed 10 Daesh terrorists and destroyed an Abrams tank in north Baghdad. [The BOC Facebook page]

DaeshDaily comment. It does occur to us frequently that the military vehicles being destroyed by Iraqi forces and by Coalition and Iraqi aircraft are often American vehicles abandoned by Iraqi troops.

 

A police source says 9 Katyusha rockets were launched on the outskirts of Baghdad Airport without any casualties. [Mada] Another source says 2 people were killed and 7 wounded when 2 Katyusha rockets fell on Ameriya (near the airport) in west Baghdad. [Mada] Baghdad Operations Command says it found the 2 trucks used for launching the rockets in Taji. [Mada]

A video of the rockets flying to their targets [YouTube]

 

A security source says a Daesh member responsible for car bomb attacks in Jisr Diyala and Mada’in was arrested in Tuwaitha in south Baghdad. [Ghad]

According to security sources:

  • Unknown armed men shot a mukhtar in his house in Tarmiya, north of the city, killing him and injuring 2 members of his family. [8th Day] Daesh claims responsibility for killing the Mukhtar. [A3maq]
  • An Iraqi soldier was killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Hamamiyat in Taji in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed an employee of the Ministry of Justice on Al-Qanat Highway in east Baghdad. [Gharbiya]
  • Twelve civilians were killed and 46 injured when a car bomb exploded in Al-Ameen 2nd Area in east Baghdad. [Buratha] Daesh claimed responsibility for the car bomb in Al-Ameen and says it targeted PMFs. [Dump]
  • The body of an unknown man was found shot in Dora in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 5 wounded when an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Three farmers were kidnapped by unknown armed men in Radhwaniya in west Baghdad. [Maalomah]

 

The IAF conducted 10 sorties and the IAA 62 (results reflected elsewhere herein).

The Coalition conducted 7 sorties, killing 31 terrorists and destroying 8 vehicles, including 2 vehicle bombs, and 19 hideouts and 3 heavy machine guns. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

Muqdadiya

A security source says 5 people were killed and 3 wounded in clashes between Rubai’a (Shia) and Suwairat (Sunni) tribes in Abu Saida west of Muqdadiya. The government directorates are closed for the 4th day because of the fighting. The clashes between Sunni and Shia in Abu Saida escalated after Daesh detonated 3 car bombs in Diyala, resulted in hundreds of casualties. [Etejah]

DaeshDaily comment: This is the usual Daesh scenario: a car bomb against civilians, Shia militias retaliate against Sunni civilians, more people join Daesh, and then more car bombs.

 

A policeman was killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol near Abu Saida. [Gharbiya]

 

A sticker IED exploded under the civilian car of a police officer in Wajihiya, just south of Muqdadiya, killing him and injuring a second policeman. [Baghdadia]

 

An IED exploded inside a van in Muqdadiya, killing a civilian and wounding 3. [Maalomah]

 

Elsewhere in Diyala

An IED exploded in Al-Abbara subdistrict, killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Baghdadia]

 

Two civilians were killed and 8 injured when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Balad Ruz. [Baghdadia]

 

Security forces arrested an armed man with 5 IEDs at a checkpoint between Kanaan and Balad Ruz. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says people of Al-Abbasi Subdistrict in Hawija are asking Iraqi forces for help after mosque imams in the town asked their people to fight Daesh. Daesh started a campaign to arrest the imams and young people over the last couple of days. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment: If true, this would be the first time mosque imams publicly announced their hostility to Daesh in areas it controls.

 

A security source says Daesh arrested dozens of young men from Al-Khan village in Hawija without giving any reason. [BasNews]

 

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations and vehicles in Daquq, killing 5 terrorists and wounding 13. [Mada]

 

A security source says 2 Turkmen PMF fighters were wounded by a Katyusha rocket near Basheer, a Shia town just south of Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it shelled the Peshmerga and (they say) Coalition troops at Al-Hurriya base in Kirkuk with 3 Grad rockets. [Dump]

NINEWA

The (former) Governor of Ninewa, Atheel Nujaifi, says he will stay in his position until a presidential decree appoints another Governor. [Mada] The Judicial Administration Court refused the case filed by Nujaifi against the CoR after it fired him. [Buratha]

 

A PUK official says Coalition airpower killed 46 Daesh terrorists and wounded 80, and destroyed 16 vehicles, in several airstrikes in Ninewa. [PUKMedia]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy of 4 vehicles heading from Tal Afar to Sinjar, killing 13 terrorists including 3 local leaders. [Ghad]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed and destroyed a Daesh car bomb factory in the industrial area on the left (east) side of Mosul. [Ghad]

 

A local activist says Daesh changed the name of Mosul University, the second biggest Iraqi university and one of the biggest research centers in the Middle East, to the Islamic State University. It also prohibited girls from attended certain colleges and departments like physics, chemistry, biology and others. [Ray Al-Youm]

DaeshDaily comment: Who says women can’t handle science? Was Marie Curie just a myth?

 

Daesh executed 2 young men for taking photos with their mobile phones. [Karemlash]

 

A security source says Daesh executed a reporter of Sama Al-Mosul TV station. [Karemlash]

 

A PUK official says an airstrike on an industrial area destroyed a Daesh factory used to manufacture chemical weapons. [PUKMedia]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

Kurdistan

The Chairman of the Kurdistan Security Council says more than 1,300 Peshmerga fighters have been killed in the fight against Daesh, mostly by IEDs. He also says Daesh used chemical weapons against the Kurdish forces in 4 locations. [BasNews]

 

Southern Iraq

A notorious Shia militia leader returns to the news. The Rafidain Operations Commander says security forces raided the house of Wathiq Al-Battat, the General Secretary of Hezbollah in Iraq and the leader of Al-Mukhtar Army, an Iranian backed Shia militia, north of Amarah in Maysan Governorate. They arrested 10 of his bodyguards but he was not home. The force was implementing an arrest warrant issued during the Maliki government for his role in kidnapping Sunni civilians. A member of the security team was killed and 4 injured in the raid. The Commander says a bigger force, including IAA helicopters, will be formed to find and arrest Battat. Daesh had claimed it killed Battat in Diyala last year. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Daesh released a Rudaw Network photographer it captured near Qamishli last year as part of a prisoner exchange with the YPG. [Rudaw] Other sources say the deal included several other people in exchange for Daesh prisoners. [BasNews]

 

A KRG official says the YPG is getting 10 million dollars a month from selling oil from areas it controls in Syria to Turkey, through the Iraqi Kurdistan. The source says both the KRG and the Syrian government approve this deal. [Rudaw]

 

Raqqa

Syrian jets launched 7 airstrikes on Raqqa. [BasNews]

Daesh publishes photos and videos of the results of the bombing on Raqqa and says 6 civilians were killed and 21 wounded. [Just Paste] [A3maq] [A3maq] [A3maq]

 

Hasaka

A YPG source says the battles continue between Daesh and the YPG southwest of Hasaka and the Coalition is launching daily airstrikes on Daesh in the southern Hasaka countryside. A Syrian security source says Daesh is preparing a major attack on different areas in Hasaka. [Rudaw]

 

Two car bombs exploded in Ras Al-Ain in Hasaka near a security checkpoint, killing 3 Kurdish Asayesh and wounding 9 civilians. A third car was found close by. [Rudaw]

 

The Coalition launched several airstrikes on Daesh in Shaddadi and Markada in Hasaka. [ARA]

 

Field sources say 200 Daesh fighters attacked the YPG south of Hasaka but the Kurdish forces stopped the attack, killing 23 of them, wounding 14, and destroying 2 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

 

The Kurds released 20 people in Sarrin arrested for dealing with Daesh after being vouched for by local leaders. [BasNews]

 

Deir Al-Zor

Daesh publically executed a 22-year-old woman in Deir Al-Zor after accusing her of spying. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the battles in Deir Al-Zor. [MediaFire]

 

Elsewhere in Syria

A local source says the Coalition bombed a big Daesh convoy in Aleppo’s northern countryside, destroying it completely and killing 25 terrorists. [BasNews]

 

Jabha Shamiya detonated a car bomb on a Daesh weapons storage compound in Harbal town east of Mare’, destroying the storehouses and killing 20 Daesh members. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it beheaded a man in Aleppo and confiscated his properties after accusing him of transporting weapons for the Syrian regime. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Syrian forces in Hama. [Just Paste]
Daesh publishes photos of the training of its “rapid intervention units”. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

A video of purported Daesh terrorists arriving at airports in Turkey [YouTube]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Egypt. The Egyptian Army says it implemented an airborne operation and killed 10 terrorists and captured one, and destroyed 3 vehicles and a weapons storehouse in Al-Wahat in Giza. The Egyptian Army also says it killed 9 terrorists and destroyed 7 vehicles and 14 motorcycles and 28 hideouts in the 15th day of its operations in Sinai. [Youm7]

 

 

Tunisia. A Tunisian expert says one of the reasons more Tunisians are joining Daesh is because of the slight punishments they get when they get caught in Tunisia. [Tunisien]

The Tunisian Minister of Justice says more than 1,000 terrorists are in Tunisian prisons including French and Germans. [Tunisien]

 

Morocco. The Moroccan MoI says it arrested 6 terrorists planning an operation to free Daesh prisoners. [AfriGate]

 

A Moroccan expert says the weapons confiscated from Daesh groups in Morocco came from Algeria. [AfriGate]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh publishes a photo of beheading an Afghani soldier in Nangarhar. [Dump]

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

Daesh A3maq Media page.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/_KL2Q

https://twitter.com/fgdfhfddoeduiy

https://twitter.com/ghfghfuj

https://twitter.com/keep_it_up291

 

September 18, 2015

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

             

ANBAR

Falluja

The Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says the IAF bombed a Daesh hideout in the Al-Golan area within the city of Falluja, killing many terrorists including foreigners. [Ghad]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces killed 5 Daesh fighters attacking a security post in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Maalomah]

 

A PMF official says more than 2,000 PMF fighters haven’t received any salaries since they were deployed to Ameriyat Al-Falluja in June last year. [Ghad]

 

Daesh publishes another anti-migration video from Falluja. [YouTube]

 

Ramadi

The Chairman of the subdistrict council in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces cleared the Albu Assaf area north of Ramadi, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

The Commander of the tribal fighters in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on the Abu Flais area in Khaldiya, 20 km (12.5 miles) east of Ramadi, killing dozens of Daesh fighters and destroying many vehicles. [Mada]

 

A source in Anbar police says Daesh shelled public and residential areas in Khaldiya with mortars, killing and wounding many civilians. [Maalomah]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces deployed more reinforcements east of Ramadi, preparing for a major campaign on the city. [Maalomah]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops rocketed Daesh in the Albu Murad area in Ramadi city, killing 16 of them and wounding 6. [Mada]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi troops conducted a large military operation on the outskirts of Tameem, 10 km (6 miles) south of Ramadi, killing 12 Daesh fighters and destroying 7 vehicles, a fuel tank and a rocket launcher. [Mada]

 

IWMC says the IAF bombed a Daesh hideout in the stadium area in Ramadi, killing “dozens” of Daesh members. [Mada]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh vehicle bomb attacking Iraqi forces in the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed 4 Daesh vehicles and killed several terrorists in Humaira southeast of Ramadi. [Ghad]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Commander of Al-Assad Brigade, a local tribal force, says his troops and the Iraqi Army 7th Division stopped a Daesh attack on Barwana in Haditha District. [Buratha]

 

Jazeera Operations Command killed 2 terrorists; and destroyed a vehicle bomb and 3 trucks loaded with weapons, in addition to 2 hideouts and 2 motorcycles, near Alus in Haditha district. [IWMC Report]

Jazeera Operations Command supported by tribal fighters cleared the road between Haditha and Baiji and defused 4 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

Daesh publishes photos of the fights in Alus. [Just Paste]

 

Western Anbar

A local official says people in Rutba established civil-defense units to fight Daesh, and recently killed 5 Daesh members in an ambush. [Sumaria]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A security source says Iraqi forces killed a Daesh local leader responsible for recruitment in Shirqat. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says an armed group targeted a Daesh checkpoint in Shirqat with an RPG 7 rocket, killing 4 Daesh members and injuring 2. [Maalomah]

 

Baiji

A security source says Iraqi forces supported by IAA helicopters advanced in Baiji and cleared the roads to the refinery and to Fatha and Shirqat. [Maalomah]

 

The IWMC says the PMFs killed Daesh’s commander in north Baiji. The commander appeared previously in a video threatening the Iraqi forces. [Ghad]

 

The Chaldean PMFs Commander says Iraqi forces have encircled Siniya west of Baiji from all sides preparing to break through. [Etejah]

 

The leader of Albu Nimr tribe says unknown fighter jets bombed a residential compound in Baiji killing 150 displaced people, 50 of them from his tribe. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: So far we haven’t confirmed this story from any other source.

 

Tikrit

A local PMF commander in Salahuddin says Daesh is attacking Ajil and Allas oil fields east of Tikrit. The fields have more than 100 wells used to finance Daesh operations. [Iraq Press]

 

IWMC says the IAA launched an airstrike on a Daesh hideout in Shajarat Al-Dur, west of Tikrit, killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists and destroying an armored construction shovel and 4 vehicles. [Mada]

 

Samarra

Salahuddin Operations Command found an explosives factory and defused 137 IEDs near the Strategic Line. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide bombers attacked Iraqi forces west of Samarra with a vehicle loaded with 3 tons of explosives, killing or wounding “dozens” of them. [Dump] Daesh also says 2 of its suicide bombers (an Iraqi and a Syrian) detonated another vehicle on Watban Street west of Samarra, killing or wounding “dozens.”[Dump]

 

BAGHDAD

Thousands of people demonstrated today in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, demanding “real reforms” especially in the judicial system. [Mada] [Mada] [Baghdadia] [Ghad] [Gharbiya]

Daesh Daily comment. The real message is another political attack against the chief judge and against high court judges who made critical decisions favorable to Al-Maliki during his tenure.

Former PM Allawi, who lost his position as Vice President in the reforms, says PM Abadi should be replaced with a “more capable” person. [Maalomah] Allawi also criticized Abadi last week.

Daesh Daily comment. Wonder who he has in mind.

 

A member of the security and defense committee in the Baghdad GC says the terrorist attacks in Baghdad are part of a plan to weaken Abadi’s government. [Etejah]

 

The spokesman of Kata’eb Hezbollah complains that Abadi’s government is giving a larger role to the American advisors in the battle against Daesh. [Etejah]

Daesh Daily comment. This could be true, and if so is a good thing. The statement reflects the persistent anti-American propaganda from this particular militia, and we can wonder whether they are speaking for themselves or for the country to the east.

 

The Baghdad governor says 4 women died and 65 others were infected with cholera in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad. [Sumaria] Local sources in Abu Ghraib say cholera spread in the area because of the lack of clean drinking water. [Iraq Press]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops arrested 5 men as they were planting IEDs in Meshahda in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page] Iraqi forces found a big weapons and explosives storehouse in Tarmiya yesterday and arrested 2 men.

 

According to security sources:

  • Two unknown bodies were found shot in Fudhailiya in east Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An employee of the Ministry of Justice was killed when unknown armed men shot him in his car on Al-Qanat Highway in east Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near Al-Rasheed wholesale market in south Baghdad killing 2 civilians and wounding 5. [Mada]
  • Seven civilians were wounded when an IED exploded near a popular market in Suwaib in southwest Baghdad. [Maalomah]
  • A parked motorcycle exploded in Khan Dhari in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad killing 2 civilians and wounding 4. [Maalomah]

 

The IAF conducted 4 sorties and the IAA 21 (results reported elsewhere herein).

The Coalition conducted 10 sorties, killing many Daesh fighters and destroying 3 hideouts, 2 vehicles and a construction shovel. [IWMC Report]

 

An Iraqi video making fun of Daesh. [YouTube]

 

DIYALA

The Chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says Iraqi forces ambushed and killed 2 Daesh members in Himrin Hills, 90 km (56 miles) north of Baquba. [Sumaria] He also says 2 men wanted on terrorism charges were arrested in Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says unknown armed men opened fire on a group of youth in a residential area of Abu Saida, killing 7 of them and wounding 5. [Baghdadia]

 

A local official in Al-Khalis says the demonstrations were postponed in the district this week because some of their demands were already approved, including replacing the mayor. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

A security source in Kirkuk says Daesh arrested 10 mosque imams in Hawija for refusing to renew their allegiance to Awwad Baghdadi. [Buratha]

 

A Peshmerga commander says his troops attacked Daesh in Al-Koubia village west of Kirkuk, killing 7 terrorists. He also says the Coalition bombed Daesh in the nearby Tal Al-Warid village, killing 8. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the results of the airstrike on Hawija yesterday. [A3maq]

 

NINEWA

An Iraqi commander says 90 American advisors arrived in Makhmur District, 90 km (56 miles) southwest of Mosul, to train Peshmerga and tribal fighters. He also says preparations are ongoing to open the headquarters of Iraq’s Ninewa Operations Command in Makhmur. [Karemlash]

 

A PUK official says Daesh executed one of its emirs, a former high ranking local Baathist, in Mosul, accusing him of betrayal. [PUKMedia]

He also says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Tal Afar, Bashiqa and Qayara, killing more than 30 terrorists and wounding many others. [PUKMedia]

A source from Ninewa says the Coalition bombed Daesh near Bashiqa, killing or wounding 22 of them. [Mada]

 

A medical source in Ninewa says the forensics department in Mosul received 30 bodies of Daesh fighters killed in Coalition airstrikes on Tel Keif, Bashiqa, and the Shabak village of Fadhliya just northeast of Mosul. The source also says dozens of other fighter were brought in wounded and most Mosul hospitals are filled with them. [Ghad]

 

IWMC says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Abu Maria village, 50 km (31 miles) west of Mosul, killing and wounding dozens of Daesh members including the media official. IWMC also says “dozens” of Daesh were killed or wounded in an airstrike while digging a tunnel between Al-Ashiq village and Tal Afar. [Mada]

 

A local source says a sticker IED exploded under a Daesh truck in Shura south of Mosul, killing 4 terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh’s Friday speeches in Mosul focused on begging people to join Daesh in its fights. [Ghad]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A Syrian local commander says Daesh executed 7 civilians in Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, accusing them of being members of the FSA and other armed groups. [Welati]

 

A local source in Manbij says Daesh has given an ultimatum to Kurdish residents to either leave the city or join them. The source says Daesh kidnapped dozens of Kurds and beheaded 3 of them recently. [Hawar]

 

A commander of Jabha Shamiya, a coalition of Syrian armed groups, says the Coalition launched more than 8 airstrikes on Daesh in Aleppo’s northern countryside, killing 14 terrorists and destroying a huge convoy. He also says Daesh continued its shelling on Mare’ and clashes erupted between the JS and Daesh in the area. [ARA]

 

The YPG says its troops stopped several Daesh attacks in Jazeera and Kobane during the last 24 hours. [ROJNews]

Daesh says it attacked the Kurdish forces northeast of Sarrin, without giving more details. [Dump]

 

A local activist says a new mass grave was found in Abu Hama village in east Deir Al-Zor. He says the 15 beheaded bodies found in the mass grave belonged to members of the Shaitat tribe executed by Daesh. [ARA]

 

Local activists from Deir Al-Zor say Daesh brought 2 Abrams tanks to the city in order to send them to the battle near Deir Al-Zor airport. They also say Daesh appointed a new (Iraqi) military commander in the city after their previous commander was severely wounded. [ARA]

 

Daesh sends another video message to the immigrants to Europe telling them it would be better for their kids to join Ashbal Al-Khilafa (Daesh’s military unit of young boys) than to die in the sea. [Archive]
Daesh publishes a video, in Kurdish, about their bakeries management in Raqqa. [Archive]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Egypt. The Egyptian Army says its troops killed 9 terrorists and arrested 88; and destroyed 61 IEDs, 28 hideouts, 18 vehicles and 32 motorcycles on the 12th day of its military operations in Sinai. [Youm7]

 

Libya. Sources in Tripoli says Daesh detonated a back fence of Mitiga Airport in Tripoli in order to enter and free their prisoners there but Libyan security forces managed to kill all the attackers. Three security officers were killed. [AfriGate] Daesh says 4 of its suicide terrorists (2 Sudanese, a Moroccan and a Tunisian) entered Mitiga Airport, “where the prisoners are being tortured”, and clashed with the Libyan forces there before they were killed. [Dump]

 

The Libyan air force launches airstrikes on Daesh locations in Benghazi. [AfriGate]

 

A local source says the situation in Sirte is becoming worse after Daesh took control of the city. Services and communications have been cut off for about a month now and Daesh is raiding houses every day looking for people they want. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh calendar distribution in Burqa. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes statistics for its operation last month. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Daesh propaganda page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/Albarqwi24

https://twitter.com/wa4091

https://twitter.com/kp145789388

 

 

 

September 17, 2015

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

6

 

Two suicide explosions in downtown Baghdad, in Wathba Square and Bab Al-Sharqi, killed 24 people and wounded 121. [Sumaria] A security source says the suicide bomber in Wathba Square was a Saudi soldier, Aqil Al-Baqawi. [Maalomah] A photo of the Saudi ID found with the suicide bomber. [Saymar]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the 2 attacks and said they targeted Iraqi police in the 2 areas. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment: Thousands of civilians go to these 2 squares in downtown Baghdad, many of them Sunnis of course. To justify their terrorist attacks on civilians, Daesh and other Takfiri groups use a fatwa from Ibn Taymiyyah, an obscure 13th century cleric. The fatwa is called Tatarrus (Shielding) and it basically says if a wanted kafir is hiding among dozens of Muslims or other forbidden-to-kill people then it is fine to kill all of them, even women and children, in order to kill the kafir. Daesh, Al-Qaeda and other Salafi-Takfiri groups use this fatwa extensively, ignoring anything in the Quran or the Hadith.

And the other questions about these suicide attacks: How could a Saudi terrorist reach downtown Baghdad? Where are the checkpoints? Who let him in, and why?

 

ANBAR

Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces killed 20 Daesh terrorists and captured 2 leaders in battles in Qarma and Ramadi. [Ghad]

 

Falluja

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces, supported by Iraqi airpower, attacked Daesh in Qarma district center, killing 9 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. [Mada] He also says Iraqi forces captured a tribal leader in Abu Ghraib who appeared recently at a pro-Daesh conference in Falluja. [Etejah]

 

A local PMF commander says his troops shelled a Daesh house in Qarma, killing 5 Daesh members and wounding others. [Maalomah]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 14 Daesh fighters and wounded 5 and defused 18 IEDs in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page ]

 

Daesh republishes the video of the fighting in the Falluja District, in Kurdish. [Archive]

 

Ramadi

A source in Anbar Police says Iraqi River Police killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 boats trying to move weapons to Khaldiya. The source says Daesh has been trying to move weapons by the river since the roads were cut off by Iraqi forces. [Mada]

 

The Chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition, based on intelligence information, bombed a Daesh house in Juwaiba, killing 5 terrorists from other Arab countries and destroying 3 vehicles. [Mada]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops conducted a military operation in Khaldiya, killing 7 Daesh terrorists including 2 commanders, one from Saudi Arabia and one from Mosul. [Mada]

 

IWMC says the IFP destroyed a Daesh hideout and a vehicle and killed the Daesh “emir” of Khaldiya and 4 other terrorists. [Ghad]

 

Local officials in Khaldiya ask the Iraqi government, and the American troops, to liberate the areas under Daesh after the heavy bombing on the city yesterday. [Rudaw]

 

IWMC says Iraqi forces shelled Daesh hideouts in Abra north of Ramadi, killing 6 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Ghad]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Humaira south of Ramadi, killing 6 of them. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Zangoura, a village just west of Ramadi, killing 6 members. [Baghdadia]

 

A video of the Iraqi Golden Division in Anbar. [Facebook]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Iraqi 7th Division Commander says IAA helicopters destroyed a vehicle bomb attacking Iraqi forces west of Haditha. [Sumaria]

 

IWMC says the 7th Division stopped a Daesh attack near Baghdadi, killing 2 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles and 2 motorcycles. [Baghdadia]

 

The MoD says the Coalition bombed the vehicle and the house of the Daesh group that beheaded a young man in Hit, killing everyone inside (video). [MoD Website]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Al-Saqra village near Haditha. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces east of Haditha. [Just Paste]

 

Western Anbar

Daesh says it detonated several IEDs on Iraqi soldiers near the Jordanian border, killing 20 of them and wounding 7. [Dump]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

Daesh publishes photos of throwing a man from the roof, after accusing him of homosexuality. [Just Paste]

And another public execution. [Just Paste]

 

Photos of PMFs treating a wounded dog. [Facebook]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A security source says Daesh beheaded a university student in Shirqat accused of cooperating with Iraqi security forces. [Ghad]

 

Baiji

A video of the PMFs in Baiji. [YouTube]

 

Tikrit

A security source says 2 mortar shells fell south of Al-Alam subdistrict in the Tikrit area, killing one person and injuring another. [Buratha]

 

Samarra

IWMC says IFP troops destroyed 3 Daesh vehicle bombs west of Samarra. The IAA destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles carrying terrorists and heavy machine guns in the same area. [Ghad]

 

Daesh publishes a video, in Kurdish, about the fighting near Samarra. [Archive]

 

BAGHDAD

The MoD tried to cancel a contract with an international company for 150 armored vehicles but the company refused. The MoD turned these vehicles into ambulances. [MoD Website]

 

According to security sources:

  • Two men wanted on terrorism charges were arrested in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Security forces defused an IED in Hay Al-Basateen in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 5 wounded in an IED explosion in Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • An IED exploded in a taxi in Abu Dsheer in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 2. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and wounding 8. [Mada]

 

A source in the IWMC says the IAF conducted 13 sorties and the IAA 24, including an airstrike on Al-Salam village between Tikrit and Baiji that killed 8 terrorists.

The Coalition conducted 22 sorties, killing 30 terrorists and destroying 17 vehicles. The Coalition also bombed Daesh in Tal Afar, killing a Daesh commander and 11 other terrorists. [Ghad]

 

DIYALA

An IED exploded near a popular market in Abu Saida, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8. [Gharbiya]

 

An Iraqi Army commander was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car between Abu Saida and Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

Unknown armed men attacked a real state office in Muqdadiya killing 2 civilians and wounding 2. [Baghdadia]

 

An Iraqi man with Dutch passport was killed 3 days after he was kidnapped in Muqdadiya. His body was found after his family paid the $50,000 ransom. [Baghdadia]

 

An IED exploded near the Property Registration Directorate in Muqdadiya killing 2 civilians and injuring 5. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

The Deputy Chairman of the security committee in Kirkuk says the IAF bombed a small bridge linking Hawija to Ninewa. It was being used by Daesh after the Coalition destroyed the major bridges and isolated Hawija. [Ghad]

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh gathering in Hawija, killing 10 Daesh members. [Ghad]

 

An Asayesh source says security forces arrested 4 men wanted on terrorism charges in Kirkuk. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

A source in Mosul says the Coalition bombed Daesh heavily in several areas in Ninewa, killing more than 50 terrorists and destroying weapons and vehicles. [Mada] Another source says the forensics department in Mosul received more than 100 bodies of Daesh terrorists killed by Coalition airstrikes during the last few days. [Ghad]

 

An MP from Ninewa says the people of Mosul are waiting patiently for the Iraqi forces to come and free them. He says Daesh is executing 50 people every day in Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh executed a former parliamentary election candidate in Mosul one hour after they captured her. [Karemlash]

 

Local sources say Daesh arrested a Russian terrorist and her husband after they caught her riding a bicycle in Mosul. [Karemlash] According to a Russian official, 2,500 terrorists from Russia and 7,000 from Eastern Europe have joined Daesh. [PUKMedia]

 

A PUK official says Daesh reduced the amount of food rations for the citizens in Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

A Peshmerga source says Kurdish forces stopped a Daesh attack west of Mosul killing 6 of the attackers and destroying a vehicle. [BasNews]

A Peshmerga source says the Kurdish forces stopped a Daesh attack on Bashiqa, killing or wounding 10 Daesh members. [Mada]

 

Daesh issues another video to the refugees fleeing the rergion, telling them it’s better to live under “caliphate dignity” rather than in humiliation in the West. [Archive]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Tal Afar. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

A local activist says Daesh stopped its “repent” classes in Maadan town in Deir Al-Zor because of the intensified Coalition airstrikes. [ARA]

          

A video of fighters from Shaitat tribe beheading a Daesh member. Daesh killed hundreds of men from the tribe in Deir Al-Zor. [Sendvid]

 

The Assyrian Observatory for Human Rights accuses the Self-Management authority in Hasaka of trying to make demographic changes, based on their decision to confiscate the properties of people who leave the city. [ARA]

DaeshDaily comments. The implication is that the Kurds are trying to improve their future political prospects by reducing the numbers of non-Kurdish Syrians in areas they control. Many of those who have left are Assyrian Christians. Assyrians in Iraqi Kurdistan have made similar property-confiscation charges against Kurds.

 

Local sources say the Syrian Kurdish Asayesh found and defused a booby-trapped water tank in Hasaka. [ARA]

 

The Asayesh issue a 9pm to 5 am curfew in Hasaka, reacting to the recent Daesh suicide attacks on the city. [Welati]

 

Field sources says heavy clashes erupted between Daesh and the Kurdish forces in Tal Brak countryside in Hasaka. The sources also say the Coalition bombed Daesh in Al-Hawl while the Syrian government helicopters bombed Daesh near Tal Abyad. [BasNews]

 

A local military source says Daesh brought reinforcements of men and heavy weapons from Jarabulus close to Kobane countryside. [BasNews]

 

Local activists say the Syrian regime’s jets launched 12 airstrikes on Daesh locations in Raqqa. [PUKMedia]

Daesh publishes photos and a video of the results of the airstrikes and says 30 civilians were killed and 50 wounded. [Juts Paste] [A3maq]

 

The YPG spokesman says there are no American troops in northern Syria but there is strong cooperation with them in fighting Daesh. [Xendan]

 

The General Coordination Body in Syria’s Kurdistan, linked to the PYD and the YPG, refutes the report that it has no intention to allow the Syrian Kurd troops trained in the IKR to enter Syria. [Hawar]

 

Local sources say Daesh shelled the Kurdish town of Tal Hasel in Al-Bab countryside, injuring a woman and her child. [BasNews]

 

A Daesh media center in Al-Bab. [Just Paste]
Daesh says it shot down a Syrian MIG21 jet in Jazl (video). [Dump] [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes charts of their suicide operations during the last 2 weeks. [Dump] [Dump]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Egypt. The Egyptian Army says it killed 17 terrorists and captured 62; defused 53 IEDs; and destroyed 42 hideouts, 16 vehicles and 13 motorcycles in the 11th day of its campaign in Sinai (video). [Youm7] [Youm7]

 

The Egyptian MoI says 3 more terrorism suspects were killed in clashes with security forces on the road between Cairo and Suez. [Anadolu]
Daesh claims responsibility for assassinating the Egyptian police general in Al-Arish yesterday. [Dump]

 

Tunisia. The Tunisian MoI says it fired 110 security members, from Army and Police, for their links or support to terrorist organizations. [Tunisien]

 

The Tunisian MoI also says its forces continued its campaign against the terrorists in several areas and found hideouts and weapons in Kasserine and Kef states. [Tunisien]

 

A very interesting article from supposedly a foreign jihadist. We really hope it’s not a satire website, because it gives you a glance at the caliber of people joining Daesh.

 

Daesh terrorists send more video messages to the immigrants. [Archive] [Archive] [Archive] [Isdarat] [Sendvid]

 

Daesh publishes another document (in German) repeating their “fatwa” that women of people who fight them are automatically divorced. [Archive]

DaeshDaily: As we pointed out earlier, this a clear message to rape or force marriage on women of the Sahwa fighters and any other group that fight Daesh.

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Ahrar Ninewa page. Another page from Ninewa publishing photos of local Daesh terrorists.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/ta_ra_f3

https://twitter.com/A__22___A

https://twitter.com/Agrej1

https://twitter.com/Ansar_baQiyya

 

September 16, 2015

1

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

      

ANBAR

Falluja

A source in the Iraqi 1st Rapid Intervention Division says Iraqi forces killed 10 Daesh fighters and wounded 5, and defused 10 IEDs in Nuaimiya, just south of Falluja. [Etejah]

 

The Coalition bombed 3 Daesh trailers carrying rockets and weapons at Al-Salam Intersection southwest of Falluja, killing 5 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 13 Daesh terrorists and wounded 2 and defused 10 IEDs in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

Anbar Operations Command troops destroyed a Daesh truck carrying a rocket launcher in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [IWMC Report]

 

A PMF commander says security Iraqi forces found booby-trapped cooking pots in some houses in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: We wonder if this is linked to the booby-trapped chicken we reported some weeks back.

 

Ramadi

The Mayor of Ramadi says 200 more American soldiers arrived at Habbaniya base. He also says the American troops have started to patrol beyond the base. This led him to think they were preparing to bring US Special Forces to participate in the battles. [8th Day]

DaeshDaily comment: Now we know why some Iraqi sources thought US troops were coming to fight in Anbar.

The Anbar Operations Commander says there are no Coalition troops fighting on the ground in Anbar. He also says it is impossible for the tribal fighters to liberate Anbar without the Iraqi Army and the PMFs, even if supported by the Coalition. [Buratha]

 

A security source says Daesh shelled Khaldiya with mortars, killing 4 civilians and injuring 20. [Gharbiya] Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack on Khaldiya. [Just Paste]

 

Iraqi forces supported by Iraqi airpower stopped a Daesh attack on Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi. Iraqi forces are still advancing on Ramadi from all sides. [MoD Website]

DaeshDaily comment. This optimistic claim seems to be true in general, but it would be more reassuring if they were not “advancing” so often in the same places.

 

IWMC says the IAF bombed a Daesh gathering near the Ramadi stadium, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Buratha]

 

The IFP destroyed a Daesh hideout in Tal Masoud in Hsaiba east of Ramadi, and stopped a Daesh attack and killed 4 terrorists in the nearby Siddiqiya area. [IWMC Report]

A security source says the IFP Commandos stopped a Daesh attack in Tal Masoud, killing 10 Daesh fighters and destroying 2 trucks carrying machine guns. [Ghad]

 

The IFP commander says his troops rocketed a Daesh hideout in Hsaiba, killing Daesh’s emir for the area and 4 of his associates. [Baghdadia]

 

Hit/Haditha

Jazeera Operations Command says its troops attacked Daesh in Jubba near Baghdadi, killing 3 terrorists, destroying a rocket launcher, and defusing 16 IEDs and a booby-trapped house. [Ghad]

Jazeera Operations Command says IAA helicopters targeted Daesh in Al-Dolab in Hit, killing 23 terrorists and destroying several vehicles. It also says its artillery shelled Daesh in the same area, killing 4.  [Maalomah]

 

Western Anbar

A security source says Daesh killed 4 young men by throwing them from the top of a hill, and beheaded another in Al-Qa’im, accused of collaborating with Iraqi security forces. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations and a gathering in Rutba, killing 20 terrorists and wounding 11 and destroying several vehicles and hideouts. [Baghdadia]

 

The spokesman of the Iraqi 14th Emergency Battalion says 500 tribal fighters finished their training at Ain Al-Assad Base and will join the IFP forces. [Baghdadia]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

The Iraqi Special Operations Commander says Iraqi forces are advancing slowly in Baiji because of the IEDs planted by Daesh and because they are operating in residential areas. [Buratha]

 

A PMF source says PMF artillery shelled Daesh in north Baiji, killing 9 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says 70 civilians were killed or wounded in a Coalition airstrike on nearby Siniya. [A3maq]

 

A video of the fights in Albu Jarad near Baiji [YouTube]

 

A video of the AHH in Baiji [YouTube]

 

Tikrit

A security source says IAA helicopters attacked 4 Daesh locations near Al-Salam Village between Tikrit and Baiji, killing “dozens” of Daesh fighters. [Ghad]

 

IWMC says the IAA attacked Daesh gatherings in Al-Maslakha area in the Makhoul Mountains, killing “dozens” of Daesh fighters and destroying their vehicles. IWMC says Iraqi troops killed 2 Daesh terrorists from Arab countries and destroyed a booby-trapped hideout in Baiji. [Maalomah]

 

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says Iraqi forces stopped a massive Daesh attack in Owainat, 20 km (12.5 miles) south of Tikrit, killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists and destroying 10 vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

The body of a young man was found shot in south Tikrit. [Mada]

 

BAGHDAD

The security committee in Basra GC says 2 of the Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad were released blindfolded near the Turkish hospital under construction in Basra. Sistani issued a statement on Saturday repudiating the kidnapping and calling it an aggression against Shia principles and rule of law. [Mada]

Security sources opened an investigation to see how the kidnappers could transport the men from Baghdad to Basra with all the checkpoints on the road. The Turkish Ambassador to Iraq says the 2 men were in good health and all the others are in good condition. Other sources suspect that the 4 unidentified bodies found in Kut (see story below) belong to some of the kidnapped workers. [Iraq Press]

 

According to security sources:

  • The body of an Iraqi soldier was found shot in Taji in north Baghdad. [Maalomah]
  • Five civilians were wounded when an IED exploded near a parking lot in Husseiniya in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed 2 women, one in Meshahda in north Baghdad and one in Abu Dsheer in south Baghdad. [Sumaria]
  • The body of an unknown man was found shot in Zafaraniya in southeast Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 6 injured when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Jurf Al-Naddaf in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men attacked a joint checkpoint in Arab Jabour in south Baghdad, killing 2 policemen and 2 Sahwa fighters. [Baghdadia]
  • A sticker IED exploded under a civilian car carrying 5 Iraqi soldiers in Mada’in in south Baghdad, killing one and wounding the other 4. [Mada]

 

The IAF conducted 4 sorties and the IAA 23. (Results reported elsewhere herein)

The Coalition conducted 13 sorties, killing “dozens” of terrorists, and it destroyed 30 vehicles, 3 rocket launchers, and 33 Daesh “locations.” [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh media publications in north Baghdad. [Just Paste]

 

DIYALA

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil on the road between Balad Ruz and Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says 2 unknown bodies were found in Al-Hasawiya village in Abu Saida, west of Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says Daesh moved 500 of its fighters to Rashad district, 65 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, preparing to launch an attack on the Peshmerga to regain the ground they just lost. The source also says Daesh intends to burn “black oil” in Zegyaton Valley to create smoke and distract the Iraqi and Coalition pilots. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. This is yet another Saddam trick. In Kuwait, Iraq set fire to oil wells to create smoke and impede coalition pilots. For supposedly foreign jihadis, Daesh’s tactics have a remarkable resemblance to those of Saddam’s army.

 

A police commander says his forces and the Asayesh conducted a search in Daquq center, arrested 12 people wanted on terrorism charges, and confiscated weapons and vehicles. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Al-Zab subdistrict, 75 km (46.5 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, killing 11 Daesh terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says the Coalition has cut off Daesh supply lines in Hawija completely after destroying 2 bridges linking the district with the Al-Zab and Al-Abbasi subdistricts.

 

Daesh publishes a video of the destroyed bridge between Hawija and Ninewa. [A3maq]

 

The governor of Kirkuk says 240 displaced families from Daquq arrived in Kirkuk after the fighting between the Peshmerga and Daesh there. [BasNews]

 

A Peshmerga commander says Daesh shelled the Kurdish forces west of Kirkuk and the Peshmerga responded by shelling Daesh locations. The Coalition bombed Daesh in the same area, killing 6. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its media center in Al-Zab. [Gulfub] [Gulfub]

DaeshDaily comment: Daesh uses these centers to spread its propaganda, especially among young men, and to recruit people. In addition, by publishing these photos they want to show that life is going on as usual in their areas. 

 

NINEWA

A PUK official says 15 Daesh members were killed in clashes with the Jabour tribe in Qayara south of Mosul. [Sumaria] He also says Daesh started a search campaign for books in Mosul houses and burned 5 private libraries. [Sumaria]

 

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed 10 Daesh locations in different areas in Ninewa, killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists. He also says Daesh shelled the Peshmerga in Al-Khazer, wounding 4 Kurdish fighters; but the Coalition bombed Daesh in the area, killing 18 members and destroying vehicles and weapons. [Karemlash]

 

A source in Ninewa police says Daesh executed 5 Kurds in Mosul on Tuesday, accusing them of giving information to the Peshmerga. [BasNews]

 

A medical source from Mosul says Daesh executed another mosque imam in the city. He was arrested in July with his son. [Karemlash]

Daesh executes 4 men in Mosul, including 3 religious leaders, because they refused to pledge allegiance. [Karemlash]

 

A source in Ninewa police says 8 Daesh members were killed when an IED exploded on a Daesh police convoy near Mosul airport. [BasNews]

 

A local source says Daesh closed 7 medical centers in Mosul without giving any explanation. [Karemlash]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Kurdistan

A KDP official says the Rojava Peshmerga, Syrian Kurd fighters trained by the KRG, will return to Syria. This announcement followed the meeting between the KRG President Barzani and the PYD leader yesterday.

Another KDP official says efforts are ongoing to let in the 3,000 Syrian fighters who are deployed now near Mosul but the PYD is putting up obstacles. [BasNews] A PYD official says there is still no agreement about these forces, citing differences regarding its leadership. [Welati]

DaeshDaily comment. This is all about the complicated politics of the Syrian mess. Turkey does not want to work with the PYD because of its PKK connection, and worries that an emerging Kurdish jurisdiction in Syria will strengthen separatist sentiment among Kurds in Turkey. It has no issues with the KRG-trained Syrian Kurds. The US Coalition has militarily supported the YPG, however, providing heavy air support. The meetings yesterday included the US Ambassador. Barzani is caught in between, trying to stay on the good side of Erdogan and distancing the KRG from the PYD, but also trying to help Kurds in Syria. A force of 3,000 men is significant and potentially valuable on the ground, but the YPG does not want an anti-Daesh force it does not lead and Barzani does not want to put his trainees under the YPG. If all this does not make sense, it’s not our fault.

 

A Daesh media publication in Kurdish [Archive]

 

Southern Iraq

A security source says 4 unknown bodies were found north of Kut. [Ghad]

 

Babel Operations Command arrested 4 men wanted on terrorism charges in Mwailha north of Hilla. [IWMC Report]

 

Rafidain Operations Command arrested 3 men wanted on terrorism charges in Al-Laj between Baghdad and Wasit. [IWMC Report]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Daesh publishes a video about the immigrants to Europe. [Isdarat] And it sends them a video message asking them to go to Daesh controlled areas. [Archive]

 

The Legislative Council, part of the Self-Management Administration in Al-Jazeera, says it issued a law to confiscate the properties of the displaced families and put them to public use. Its avowed purposes are to discourage people from leaving the area, stop the “financial bleeding,” and preserve the properties. The Council says the owners will have the right to get back their properties when they return. The “law” was opposed by many members of the Council, especially Assyrians. [BasNews]  Kurdish legal experts say this “law” violates both international and local law. [Welati]

 

The PYD Asayesh found an oil truck loaded with 2 tons of explosives in Hasaka. Daesh attacked Hasaka with 3 car bombs in the last 2 days, killing 35 people, mostly civilians. [Welati]  

 

A YPG source says the Kurdish forces stopped a Daesh attack on a village southwest of Kobane, killing 4 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

A civilian was killed when a Daesh mine exploded in Kobane countryside. [BasNews]

 

Local activists say Daesh kidnapped a Kurdish family of 8, including 5 children, near Al-Bab. [BasNews]

 

A local source says the Kurdish forces managed to destroy a truck bomb and kill its driver in Tal Abyad countryside. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack on Therda Mountain in Deir Al-Zor, killing 30 soldiers. [Dump]

 

A local activist says a car bomb exploded in the Al-Zahra neighborhood in Homs, killing 11 people and injuring 20, mostly civilians. [ARA News] Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide bombers detonated a car bomb in Al-Zahra, killing and wounding “dozens” of Alawites. [Dump]

Daesh publishes another video about capturing Tadmur. [Archive]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Saudi Arabia. The spokesman of the Saudi MoI says security forces arrested the members of 2 Daesh cells, in Riyadh and Dharma. [Sumaria]

Saudi authorities publish photos and a video of the suspects and the weapons. [Islam Memo]

 

Egypt. The Egyptian Army says its troops killed 6 terrorists, arrested 22 wanted people, defused 81 IEDs, and destroyed 21 hideouts and 14 vehicles in the 10th day of its operation in Sinai. An Egyptian soldier was killed. [Youm7]

The Egyptian MoI says unknown armed men in a civilian vehicle shot and killed a Central Security Service general in Sinai. [Youm7]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its operations in Sinai. [Archive]

 

Libya. Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists on the east coast in Derna. [Just Paste]

 

Tunisia. Tunisian authorities arrested 8 suspects wanted for terrorism charges in Mahdia. [Tunisien]

DaeshDaily audio newsletter in French [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Iraqi Ministry of Defense page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/Dr_fazza

https://twitter.com/Sana_lraq1

https://twitter.com/602cow

September 15, 2015

1

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

ANBAR

The Joint Operations Command refutes the reports about US troops coming to Anbar and about suspending the operations of the Iraqi Army and the PMFs in Anbar. [Maalomah] The American Embassy in Baghdad also refuted the reports. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Sounds like it was a Daesh rumor; also sounds like an old Baathist trick.

 

Ramadi

The Minister of Defense says in a CoR hearing that Iraqi forces have encircled the city of Ramadi but will need a little more time to liberate it. He also says the help from the Coalition is better now and its airstrikes on Daesh hideouts are more precise. [Buratha]

 

The IAA attacked Daesh from the air north of Ramadi, killing 7 terrorists and injuring 11. [IWMC Report]

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Khaldiya, killing 4 terrorists and destroying a vehicle. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces killed 2 Daesh terrorists trying to plant IEDs north of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

Iraqi forces destroyed 3 Daesh rocket launchers in Albu Aitha. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Iraqi forces killed 12 Daesh fighters in Hsaiba east of Ramadi, including a Saudi terrorist called Abu Hafsa. [Sumaria]

A video of Al-Abdal Movement, a Shia militia, in Hsaiba [YouTube]

 

A security source says an IFP force destroyed a Daesh supply vehicle and killed 3 terrorists inside it and destroyed 5 Daesh locations east of Ramadi. [Ghad]

 

Falluja

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Rashad in Qarma, killing a foreign Daesh leader called Abu Jumana Al-Muhajer and 4 of his associates and destroying a big weapon storehouse and 3 trucks and a rocket launcher. [Mada]

The commander also says Iraqi forces shelled a Daesh meeting at a house in Subaihat in Qarma, killing 9 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

He also says Iraqi forces conducted a search operation east of Falluja and arrested a notable local Daesh leader. [Maalomah]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops detonated 28 Daesh IEDs and destroyed 10 targets in Qarma. The Iraq 60th Brigade killed a terrorist and wounded 3 in the Al-Abed area. The 2nd Rapid Intervention Brigade killed 4 terrorists and destroyed their vehicle in Nuaimiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A video of the PMFs in Nuaimiya [Facebook]

 

Hit/Haditha

A member of Baghdadi subdistrict council says more diseases and viruses are spreading in the city because of the lack of clean water. Daesh cut off the water on Baghdadi and people there are forced to drink unclean water directly from the river. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: The water level in the Euphrates decreased significantly after Daesh closed Al-Tabaqa Dam in Syria.

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh near Baghdadi, killing many terrorists and destroying a rocket launcher. [Ghad]

 

Jazeera Operations Command killed 27 Daesh terrorists in the Al-Dolab area, northeast of Baghdad on the river. [IWMC Report]

Western Anbar

A Lt. Colonel in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces conducted a large campaign north of Al-Qa’im and killed a Daesh sharia judge, a Syrian terrorist called Abu Dhari and 9 of his associates, and destroyed 3 vehicles and a rocket launcher in addition to 7 suicide bomber guest houses. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. This report is significant because Iraqi ground forces have not operated in this mostly Daesh-controlled area in far western Anbar. This and recent reports on Coalition bombing missions in western Anbar suggest that Iraq is extending its Anbar campaign to the west. However, neither side can hold ground in the open desert area away from the cities and the Euphrates.

 

The Iraqi JOC says the Coalition, based on information provided by the Iraq Federal Information and Investigation Service, bombed the biggest Daesh car bomb and IED factory in Iraq, located in Akashat between Al-Qa’im and Rutba, and killed many terrorists. [Mada]  Akashat is a phosphate mining town on the Syrian border.

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed the Daesh headquarters in Rutba, located in the Agriculture Directorate, killing 9 terrorists and injuring 4. [Baghdadia]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Rutba. [Just Paste]

 

A security source says a Border Guard Battalion commander and a soldier were killed and an officer and another soldier wounded when an IED planted by Daesh exploded on their convoy near the Annaz border crossing on the border with Saudi Arabia. [Sumaria]

 

SALAHUDDIN

The spokesman of the Salahuddin Tribal Council says 2 displaced people from Salahuddin died in the Nukhaib of Anbar near Kerbala and asks the government to allow 75 families trapped there to cross into Salahuddin. He says these families escaped the military operations to Shirqat, then to Mosul, but then ran away from Daesh. [Sumaria]

Baiji

The PMF spokesman says Daesh fighters, mostly suicide bombers from central Asia, are fighting in Baiji because of its importance for the terrorists. He says Iraqi forces are killing such terrorists by the “dozens” every week and can identify their Asian origins from their dead bodies. [Sumaria]

 

A PMF source says Iraqi forces conducted a security operation in Baiji and captured 3 Daesh Saudi terrorists. An IFP source says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Baiji while the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh construction shovels trying to open an alternative road from Fatha to Baiji refinery. [Buratha]

 

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says the IAA destroyed a Daesh convoy of 4 vehicles heading from Makhoul Mountain to Baiji. [Mada]

 

The Anti-Terrorism Service troops killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and 2 motorcycles in Baiji. [IWMC Report]

A PMF commander says PMF snipers killed 2 Daesh fighters trying to sneak into a residential area close to Baiji refinery. [Sumaria]

 

Shirqat

A security source says the IAA attacked a Daesh convoy in Shirqat, killing 30 terrorists and destroying 6 vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 4 Daesh members at a mobile checkpoint in the center of Shirqat. [Ghad]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a Moroccan Daesh terrorist called Abu Akram Al-Maghribi as he left his house in Shirqat. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says Daesh is sending more reinforcements to Shirqat preparing for a major attack from the Iraqi forces. [Etejah]

DaeshDaily comment. All of this is good news for Iraq. Shirqat is at the northwest corner of Salahuddin on the road into Ninewa. It’s an obvious military target, but Iraq forces have been unable to fully secure Baiji in order to move on to Shirqat. The Shirqat news helps explain the news above about Daesh fighting hard to hold some ground in Baiji.

 

Samarra

A security source says Iraqi Army artillery, based on intelligence information, shelled 10 Daesh hideouts in Jazeera Samarra, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Maalomah]

A military source says Iraqi forces found a big Daesh car bomb and IED factory in Al-Sadda west of Samarra and arrested 4 terrorists. [Etejah]

 

Tikrit

A security source says the IAA bombed Daesh in Himrin Hills east of Tikrit, killing 12 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

A video of Iraqi forces destroying Daesh vehicles in Himrin Hills. [YouTube]

A security source says heavy clashes erupted between Iraqi forces and Daesh near the oil fields east of Tikrit and 4 Daesh terrorists were killed. [Baghdadia]

 

BAGHDAD

A Shia MP says Iraqi political fronts have threatened PM Abadi that they won’t “remain silent” if the reforms threaten them (intended as a political warning). [Sumaria]

A member of the Security and Defense Committee in the CoR says the F-16s changed the equation in the fight against Daesh because of their precision in targeting Daesh locations. [Etejah]

 

A security source says a Russian plane arrived in Baghdad carrying 300 tons of weapons and ammunition for the Iraqi armed forces. [Ghad]

 

Overall, the Coalition flew 14 sorties, killing 38 terrorists and destroying 7 hideouts, 2 tunnels and 2 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

According to security sources:

  • Unknown armed men kidnapped an advisor of the former Anbar Governor in Baghdad center. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Saba Al-Bor in north Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 7. [Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 wounded when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Husseiniya in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed 2 civilians in their car in Habibiya in Sadr City. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a liquor store in Mashtal in east Baghdad, killing the store’s owner and injuring 4 other civilians. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 5 wounded when an IED exploded near a popular market in Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Maalomah]
  • The body of an unknown man was found shot in Saidiya in southwest Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Four unknown bodies were found in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. There have been several nasty incidents lately in Abu Ghraib. This         reflects its location at the western edge of Baghdad Governorate, on the Anbar border near         Falluja, and the large number of Daesh supporters there. Parts of the Baghdad Governorate         do have significant Daesh pockets, another being Tarmiya at the northern end of the         Governorate.             

 

DIYALA

A member of Diyala GC refutes the media report from yesterday about an attack on an Iraqi Army headquarters in Mansouriya that supposedly killed 7 soldiers and wounded 5. [Sumaria]

 

The bodies of 2 unknown men were found shot east of Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]

 

Unknown armed men shot and killed a police major as he left his house in Abu Saida west of Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

An IED exploded on a police patrol in Mandali near the Iran border, east of Balad Ruz, killing a police officer and injuring 3. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says the IAF F-16s bombed and destroyed Sadr Al-Nahar Bridge on Al-Zab River northeast of Hawija on Monday. The bridge was used by Daesh for their supply line from Mosul to Baiji and south Kirkuk. [Mada]

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command says the F-16s are bombing Daesh in Hawija and forcing the terrorists to leave towards Shirqat and Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

A local source says Daesh kidnapped 30 young men in Hawija, accusing them of plotting to assassinate Daesh members. [Sumaria]

 

Kirkuk Criminal Court sentenced 4 members of a terrorist sleeper cell to 15 years in prison. [Ghad]

 

Daesh publishes photos of rocketing the Peshmerga in Kirkuk. [Just Paste]

 

NINEWA

A government official from Ninewa says the Iraqi government fired 1,200 employees from different directorates in Mosul for collaborating with Daesh. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Sinjar, Bashiqa and Badoush, killing or wounding more than 30 Daesh terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

A local source in Mosul says unknown groups posted death threats on the houses of Daesh members. [Maalomah]

 

A PUK official says 17 Daesh members were killed in clashes with a local tribe west of Mosul. Daesh executed 4 members of the tribe last week. [Karemlash]

 

An MP from Ninewa says Daesh executed 4 government employees in Hammam Al-Alil, 35 km (22 miles) south of Mosul, publicly accusing them of working with the Iraqi government. [Sumaria]

 

A local source says Daesh beheaded 2 men in Mosul accusing them of blaspheming God. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: Following Daesh supporters’ discussions online we know that cussing Daesh’s leader, Awwad Baghdadi, or even criticizing him in any way, is defined as blaspheming  God and the offenders should be killed mercilessly. Most likely these two men did nothing but criticize Daesh or its leaders in some way. It’s another old intimidation technique borrowed from the Baathists (often by Daesh members who are Baathists).

 

An MP from Ninewa says the Iraqi Haj Commission prevented 400 pilgrims from Ninewa from going to Saudi Arabia and gave their seats to government officials. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment: Our sources in Baghdad informed us that the Commission prevented some young men from accompanying their parents to Haj for security reasons, but their count is way less than 400. We can’t blame the Commission, however as many Iraqi officials really need to go to Mecca and repent.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Kurdistan

The KRG President Barzani met with the American Ambassador to Iraq and the leader of the PYD political party to discuss the war against Daesh. [Rudaw]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A car bomb exploded near the YPG HR office in Msharifa in Hasaka, killing 13 civilians and 3 YPG guards. [Rudaw]  Daesh claimed responsibility. [Dump]

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack on 2 areas in Safira southeast of Aleppo. [Dump]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Manbij and Tadmur. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in the rocket battalion headquarters in Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

A Turkish newspaper says the Turkish government is ignoring Daesh online campaigns and not closing Daesh websites. [SANA]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Lebanon. The Lebanese says they arrested a terrorist responsible for many attacks on the Lebanese forces and several car bombs. [NNA] Other sources say the terrorist is a Daesh security officer in Arsal. [Safir]

 

Kuwait. A Kuwait court imposed death sentences on 7 Daesh members convicted of the terrorist attack on a Shia mosque. The court also sentenced 8 to prison for 2 to 15 years. [KUNA]

 

Egypt. The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the reports about Daesh kidnapping 12 Egyptian workers are not true. [Youm7]

 

The Egyptian Army says it killed 55 terrorists, captured 35 wanted men, defused 41 IEDs, and destroyed 5 explosives storehouses in the 9th day of the military operation in Sinai. Two soldiers were killed and 12 wounded. [Youm7]  

 

Libya. Libyan sources say Daesh is trying to buy its way out of Derna by offering 4 million Libyan dinars to allow their leaders, including their Yemeni emir, to leave to Sirte. [AfriGate]

 

Morocco. Authorities say they arrested 5 Daesh members who were planning to join Daesh in Iraq and Syria. [Etejah]   

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Al-Rutba Youth page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/K_H_O9999

https://twitter.com/Albarqwi24

https://twitter.com/aa_h_w  

September 14, 2015

1

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Now trending on social media: a video of an Egyptian cleric saying anyone who becomes a Shia should be killed, and that their blood equals the blood of snakes or mice or mosquitoes, and that anyone who kills them will go to heaven. [Facebook]

DaeshDaily comment: The amount of hatred being spread by mosques over much of the world is appalling and consequential. Such clerics reflect the Salafi-Takfiri line, but not the Sunni faith as a whole. Many are funded by the Saudis to counter Iran, but are raising a generation of suicide bombers who think killing civilians is the best pathway to Heaven. An amazing number of them have died in Iraq and Syria and their successors keep coming. Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon have become the battlefields of this unholy battle between Iran and the Saudis.

    The silence in the face of this message is a crime. The terrorists produced by this sociopathic line of thinking, who don’t die as suicide bombers, are going back to their countries to attack civilians there. Egypt is undermining its own military operation against Daesh when it allows extremist clerics like this to influence its people. Daesh is the pinnacle of this thinking and we will never get rid of Daesh and similar organizations without dealing seriously with such “clerics” who spread their poison in a sick cause, not only in Arab and Muslim countries but also in the west.  

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

Baghdad Operations Command continued its operations to clear Tuffaha Bridge and Nuaimiya from booby-trapped houses and IEDs and destroyed a Daesh hideout. [IWMC Report] Its troops killed 7 Daesh terrorists and defused 2 booby-trapped houses and 10 IEDs near Tuffaha Bridge. [BOC Media] Iraqi Rapid Intervention Forces killed 3 Daesh terrorists and wounded 5 in Nuaimiya. [BOC Media]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 8 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and 2 hideouts in Qarma. [BOC Media]

 

Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi forces attack south of Falluja (photos). [Just Paste]

 

A video of the PMFs near Falluja. [YouTube]

Ramadi

The Chairman of the Subdistrict Council in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces encircled Albu Aitha north of Ramadi preparing to break through. He also says Albu Aitha is one of Daesh’s main strongholds and Iraqi forces have captured many parts of it. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of destroying an Iraqi Army armored vehicle in Albu Aitha. [Just Paste]

 

The Coalition bombed Daesh in Albu Dhiab north of Ramadi, destroying a vehicle bomb and 3 ammunition caches. [IWMC Report]

 

The Anti-Terrorism Service troops destroyed 3 trucks loaded with explosives north of Anbar University. [IWMC Report]

 

The IFP Commander says the IFP and Anbar Police arrested 26 members of Daesh sleeper cells in Khaldiya. [Forat]

 

The Chairman of Khaldiya’s Security Committee says Daesh shelled several areas in Khaldiya with mortars, killing 2 civilians and injuring 6. [Baghdadia] A security source says Daesh shelled the areas near Khaldiya hospital the same day the government reopened it, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces destroyed 4 Daesh boats trying to cross the Euphrates to Khaldiya. [Baghdadia]

 

The IFP Commander says the Rapid Intervention Forces killed 2 Daesh terrorists in Hsaiba east of Ramadi. [Baghdadia]

Videos of the PMFs battles in Hsaiba. [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

The IFP also killed a Daesh sniper in Tal Mshaihda east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

Hit

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy between Hit and Ramadi killing 9 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed a Daesh sharia official for west Ramadi and one of his associates in Jubba north of Baghdadi. [Sumaria]

 

The Commander of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division says Iraqi airpower, in coordination with the Military Intelligence, destroyed a Daesh weapons and explosives storehouse in the Al-Doulab area in Hit. [Sumaria] He also says Daesh allowed several families to leave Al-Doulab after paying $800 per person and after Daesh confiscated their properties. [Sumaria]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

A PMF spokesman refutes the reports about the PMFs withdrawing from Anbar after the arrival of American troops. He says Anbar liberation is the Iraqi forces’ job and the participation of the Americans troops will serve Daesh. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily comment. There is a Sunni rumor that US troops are coming to Anbar, apparently baseless.  The rumor is enough to bring another blustering statement from an anti-American Shia militia spokesman. We wonder if the gentleman would also like the Americans to stop bombing Daesh in Anbar so as to make him feel better.  

 

Local officials from Anbar say the Iraqi Ministry of Education did not allow thousands of graduating high school students from Anbar, in areas under government control, to participate in final exams. The chairman of Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict says 4,000 students demonstrated to demand participation in the central exams. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is a once in a lifetime exam that determines what university placement each student who passes will get. The students’ college education and career depend on it. Those who fail to pass, or don’t take the test, are forced to repeat their entire final year of high school. All of which makes the Ministry of Education, which one might presume to  be a ministry of smart people, look incompetent. It’s another example among too many of why Iraqis are frustrated with their government.

 

Daesh publishes a video of fighting in Anbar. [Archive]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

The Mayor of Baiji says Iraqi forces cannot liberate Baiji because of the lack of support and reinforcements from the Iraqi government. A KH militia official charges that the government is not supporting Iraqi forces there and is “not serious” about liberating Baiji. [Rudaw]

 

A PMF spokesman says 3,000 Daesh terrorists have been killed since the start of the military operations in Baiji last year. [Maalomah]

 

The Anti-Terrorism Service troops and IFP advanced in Hay Al-Tameem in Baiji, killing 6 Daesh fighters and destroying 3 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

The PMFs say their troops clashed with Daesh in Baiji for 14 hours and stopped a Daesh attack, killing more than 50 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the fights in Baiji. [Archive]

 

Tikrit

Samarra Operations Command defused 6 booby-trapped houses in Mkaishifa south of Tikrit and arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges. [IWMC Report]

 

The Iraq Minister of Migration and Displacement says 30,000 displaced families have returned to their homes in Salahuddin. [Rudaw]

 

BAGHDAD

A member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi CoR says Shia MPs are trying to pass the Military Compulsory Service Law instead of the National Guard Law.  [Maalomah] A Shia MP linked to the AH says the new draft of the NG Law was changed (by the Americans of course) and the current version is not the one approved by the Council of Ministers. He says the new draft requires that NG commanders to be graduates of the military colleges and to be from the same governorates, which excludes the PMF commanders and allows Saddam officers to come back. [Buratha]

 

According to security sources:

  • The body of unknown man was found shot in near Al-Qanat Highway in east Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men kidnapped 2 employees of the Ministry of Water Resources in Rustumiya in southeast Baghdad, then killed one of them and threw his body on the highway. [Sumaria]
  • Security forces found an IED and a Daesh flag in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Sumaria]
  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8. [Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 wounded in an IED explosion on Al-Kifah Street in downtown Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a former Army officer in Hay Al-Adel in west Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An employee of the Iraqi Ministry of Industry was severely wounded when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Hay Al-Hussein in west Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two people were killed and 7 wounded when a parked car exploded in Al-Nusour Square in west Baghdad. [Mada]

 

Daesh pamphlet distribution in north Baghdad [Just Paste]

 

Security forces found 2 tankers filled with explosives and 2 IEDs in addition to Daesh pamphlets in Abu Ghraib in western Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command killed a Daesh terrorist and wounded another and destroyed a mortar and a weapons cache in the Ubaid area in Abu Ghraib. [IWMC Report]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi and Coalition airpower bombed Daesh locations and convoys in Falluja and Hit, Baiji and Tuz, Kasik and Sinjar, killing many Daesh terrorists and destroying vehicles, car bombs, a training camp and a weapons storehouse. [Ghad]

 

The IAF conducted 10 sorties and the IAA one.

The Coalition conducted 16 sorties, killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists and destroying 10 hideouts, 2 vehicle bombs and a troop carrier. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

A security source says armed men attacked an Iraqi Army headquarters in Mansouriya, killing 7 soldiers and injuring 7. [Rudaw]

 

A security source says 2 unknown bodies were found in the Al-Doulab Village south of Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says a roadside IED exploded in Abbara subdistrict north of Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 4. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 5 wounded in an IED explosion in a popular market in Qara Tapa subdistrict in northern Diyala. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

The Governor of Kirkuk says the Peshmerga liberated large areas from Daesh south of Kirkuk. He also says Kirkuk received 240 displaced families who escaped from Daesh controlled areas. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily Comment: As usual, the Governor didn’t mention Iraqi forces’ participation in the battles against Daesh in Kirkuk.

 

The Governor says he sent instructions to Kirkuk University to accept all Christian Iraqi students from Tikrit University. [Sumaria]

 

The spokesman of the Asaish (Kurdish security) says his forces arrested 45 Daesh members in Daquq villages. [Sumaria]

 

A PUK official says the Iraqi armed forces killed a Daesh local commander in Hawija who was responsible for killing hundreds of civilians. [PUKMedia]

 

NINEWA

The director of the Kidnapped Yazidis Office in the KRG says 18 Yazidis from Sinjar were liberated last night and transported to Dahuk. [Etejah]

 

A local source says Daesh arrested 57 civilians in Mosul accusing them of spying. [BasNews]

 

A source in the forensic department in Mosul says they received the bodies of 33 Daesh terrorists killed in Coalition airstrikes during the last 24 hours. [BasNews]

 

The deputy governor of Ninewa says the Iraqi government prevented 422 pilgrims from going to Saudi Arabia for security reasons. He says the government allowed men over 60 and women over 45 to go and 585 people from Mosul went to Haj. [Iraq Press]

 

A PUK official says a local group called the Mosul Independent Youth claimed responsibility for killing 5 Daesh female members from Al-Khansa Battalions in the Al-Majmoua Al-Thaqafiya area of Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

A Peshmerga source says 4 Peshmerga fighters were killed by a mortar shell in Sinjar. The source also says the Coalition’s bombing in Sinjar killed 8 terrorists. [Rudaw]

 

A member of Mosul Notables Council says Daesh leader Awwad Baghdadi attended the Friday prayers last week in Tal Afar. [Karemlash]

 

A PUK official says Daesh executed another mosque imam in Mosul. [Karemlash]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

A report of Kurdish families paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to intermediaries to get back their sons who joined Daesh. A Kurdish official says 500 Kurds joined Daesh. [Iraq Press]

 

Southern Iraq

The Chairman of Kerbala GC says security forces defused a car bomb in Ain Al-Tamur in the west, close to Anbar. [Baghdadia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The YPG Asayesh in Hasaka says 3 of its members were killed, along with 10 civilians, and many other civilians were wounded in a car bomb attack in Khushman in north Hasaka. [Hawar] Another source says a car bomb exploded near a YPG headquarters, killing 8 people, and 30 minutes later an oil tanker bomb exploded nearby, killing or wounding 15 people. [Rudaw] A third source says the leader of a local militia linked to the Syrian regime was killed in the attack. [Hawar] The casualty count of the 2 explosions increased to 26 people, mostly civilians. [Welati]

Photos of the explosion in Hasaka. [BasNews]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the two attacks. [Dump]

 

A YPG official says Daesh is deploying a major concentration of troops to Shaddadi in south Hasaka to attack the Kurdish forces. [Welati]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the fighting with the Syrian Army in southeast Hasaka. [Yandex]

 

A YPG Asayesh source says 10 Daesh members disguised as Kurdish fighters sneaked into Tal Tamur, a mostly Assyrian town in Hasaka. [BasNews]

 

Kurdish sources say Daesh shelled villages west and southwest of Kobane, wounding 7 civilians. The sources say the Kurdish forces responded and shelled Daesh locations in south Jarabulus. [BasNews]

 

A military source says a YPG fighter was killed and 4 injured when Daesh shelled the Kurdish forces with mortars south of Sarrin. [BasNews]

 

A local source says 6 Daesh members were killed and 4 injured while preparing a car bomb in Manbij in eastern Aleppo countryside. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack trying to retake the rocket battalion headquarters in Deir Al-Zor (photos). [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing 2 men accused of murder. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh says it captured 2 hills, killed a Syrian colonel, and destroyed a tank in Jazl. [Dump]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes photos of destroying an Egyptian army tank south of Sheikh Zuweid. [Just Paste]

 

The Egyptian Army says it killed 11 terrorists, arrested 51 suspects, and destroyed 63 IEDs, 5 vehicles, 26 motorcycles and 55 hideouts in the 8th day of its campaign in Sinai. [Youm7]

 

Egyptian MOI says security forces killed 2 terrorists responsible for many terrorist attacks, in their hideout between Cairo and Suez. [AfriGate]

 

Libya. Daesh publishes a video of executing a Tunisian man in Benghazi, after accusing him of spying. [Archive]

 

A car bomb exploded in Tripoli without reports of casualties. [AfriGate]

 

Italian news agency ANSA says Daesh kidnapped 12 Egyptian workers, including Copts, in Sirte. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Baghdad Operations Command page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/dawla90102

https://twitter.com/naser56753411

https://twitter.com/Isis__229W

https://twitter.com/hezabr113

https://twitter.com/nseem9999