An Update On ISIS Activities

August 27, 2015

Iraqi Commanders

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

President Masoum, PM Abadi, CoR Speaker Jubouri and many other Iraqi officials mourn the Deputy Anbar Operations Commander and the Iraqi Army’s 10th Division Commander, killed in a Daesh rocket attack on Jaraishi north of Ramadi, according to official sources. Abadi, the Minister of Defense, and many other officials attended the funeral of the two commanders. (video) [Al-Ghad] [Al-Maalomah] [MoD Website]

A source in Anbar Operations Command refutes reports that Daesh breached Iraqi defense lines in Jaraishi north of Ramadi with car bombs. He Daesh shelled the area with Katyusha rockets at a time when the IAA was not flying in the area. [Al-Maalomah] The chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council had said the 2 commanders were killed by a suicide bomber in a car bomb. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: The unfortunate death of the commanders, and the injury to the Anbar Operations Commander last week, shows that Iraqi commanders are in the frontlines with their soldiers, unlike the corrupt officers who ran away from Mosul in civilian clothes. It also shows Daesh is still capable of attacking heavily in the Ramadi area even though they have been losing ground steadily.

 

People in Mosul are talking about the arrival of Coalition troops with heavy vehicles and weapons to areas east and west of Mosul. Ninewa officials say the weapons and equipment with these troops indicate they are not advisors and might be part of an unannounced military campaign to liberate Mosul. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment: This could be a huge development if true, but so far there are no confirming reports and we don’t know which Coalition country it might be. It’s a mysterious and intriguing rumor. (Also see the first news item under Ninewa below.)

    

ANBAR

Falluja

Baghdad Operation Command troops killed 2 terrorists and defused 24 IEDs and destroyed a car bomb and another vehicle in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

Al-Nujaba’ Movement, a Shia militia, says its snipers killed 3 Daesh fighters in Qarma. [Buratha]

The PMF Media says the PMFs captured a Daesh leader in the Shiha area of Qarma. [Buratha]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Qarma. [Dump]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh fighters attacking a security post in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Saraya Al-Jihad, a Shia militia, says they shelled and destroyed 3 Daesh hideouts in Sijar north of Falluja. [Buratha]

 

Ramadi

Anbar Operations Command troops advance in Jaraishi north of Ramadi, defusing 20 IEDs. [IWMC Report] This story is related to the rocket attack reported above.

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi an Iraqi helicopter in Jaraishi. [Dump]

 

The IAA kills 7 Daesh fighters and destroys a weapons storehouse in Jazeera Khaldiya.

The IFP has assumed control of the defense lines near the Euphrates River, and destroyed 7 vehicles in Khaldiya. [IWMC Report]

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition bombed a Daesh vehicle in Malahma east of Ramadi, killing 2 Daesh fighters and injuring 4. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says 6 of its terrorists (a Palestinian, a Tunisian, a German, a Tajik, a Saudi and a Syria) and in revenge for the killing of its Khaldiya military commander attacked the main headquarters of the Iraqi forces in north Ramadi with 4 car bombs killing the 2 commanders and many other soldiers. Daesh published the photos of the suicide bombers. [Dump]

 

The IFP kills 3 Daesh terrorists in Hsaiba. [IWMC Report] The IFP commander says they killed 13 Daesh fighters and destroyed 3 vehicles in 2 different operations in Hsaiba. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Daesh’s military commander in Ramadi escaped the city after gathering and sending heavy weapons out of the city to western Anbar. [Al-Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. The only way to interpret this story is that Daesh leaders think they are going to lose Ramadi.

Elsewhere in Anbar

Jazeera Operations Command destroyed a Daesh vehicle carrying a machine gun in Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy heading to a training camp in Hit, killing 50 Daesh fighters. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of an Iraqi sergeant saying he is trying to transport a minesweeper to Anbar without being provided with fuel for his truck or even a weapon. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A video of the PMFs in Anbar. [YouTube]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A member of Salahuddin GC says the situation in Baiji is getting more dangerous because some PMF troops, including the KH and AAH, are leaving Baiji and letting the local police face the danger alone. The deputy commander of the PMFs, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, says the situation in Baiji in under control and Iraqi forces are preparing for a major battle. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment: The troop movement could hypothetically reflect the improved security situation in Baiji and the need to build up forces elsewhere, like neighboring Kirkuk. However, our sources in Baghdad told us that some Shia militias are not happy with PM Abadi’s reforms that targeted some of their leaders and started to withdraw from Baiji about 2 weeks ago. In other places, leaving captured areas to local police control has led to renewed Daesh activity.

 

A source in Baiji police says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Siniya, killing 12 terrorists. He also says an Iraqi policeman was injured when he was shot by a sniper. The source says Daesh attacked the Baiji area heavily during the last 2 weeks with more than 58 car bombs and fuel tankers, which destroyed hundreds of civilian houses. [Al-Mada]

 

Another source says Iraqi Joint Forces stopped a Daesh attack on Tal Abu Jarad in Baiji killing 13 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Al-Baghdadia] Al-Nujaba’ Movement says their troops stopped the attack and stopped Daesh terrorists from sneaking in from Siniya to Baiji, killing 20 of them. [Buratha]

 

The PMF Media says the PMFs and the IFP conducted a military operation north of Baiji refinery that killed 50 Daesh terrorists. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

A Daesh billboard in Shirqat. [Just Paste]

 

A video of the PMF fights in Tal Abu Jarad. [YouTube]

 

Samarra

A source in Samarra Operations Command says an IAA M-35 helicopter was hit by ground fire in Jazeera Samarra but landed safely near the Strategic Line. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The IAA, part of the Army, is primarily a helicopter force.

 

Iraqi forces are advancing in Jazeera Samarra, destroying a car bomb and a Humvee and clearing several houses. The Iraqi 17th Infantry Brigade defused 8 booby-trapped houses and 12 IEDs in Jazeera Samarra. The IAA attacked Daesh from the air, destroying 2 construction shovels, a vehicle, 2 hideouts and 4 machineguns. [IWMC Report]

 

Tikrit

The spokesman of the Salahuddin Tribes Council says Daesh kidnapped dozens of civilians, including women and children, trying to escape Hawija in Kirkuk to Al-Alam in the Tikrit area. He also says a civilian was killed and another injured during the kidnapping. [Al-Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi units clashed with Daesh in Himrin Hills east of Tikrit, killing 4

terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

BAGHDAD

The Iraqi CoR approves the Political Parties Law unanimously. [BasNews] The CoR also voted on a law obligates the government to pay the salaries of its displaced employees in government controlled areas. [PUKMedia]

 

The Iraqi Ministry of Justice says it has started carrying out the 21 death sentences against terrorists that were approved by the President. [Erem]

 

The Integrity Committee in the CoR says they it will pursue political parties who are occupying government owned properties. The Committee says the properties are worth billions of dollars. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is apparently a common problem, and goes back to the first days after Saddam was removed.

 

An official in the headquarters Inspector-General office says his office will shortly publish its first report. He says the office returned 21 billion dollars from different ministries. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. The US helped Iraq create an Inspector-General system on the US model, with an IG in each ministry. The essential political independence of these positions was quickly compromised, their work was obstructed, and some IGs were assassinated, so the system underperformed. A positive report on progress made by the IG system is therefore significant, especially in the context of the new anti-corruption reform program

 

According to security sources:

  • A booby-trapped motorcycle exploded on a civilian vehicle in Taji in north Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 4. [Al-Maalomah]
  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Hurriya in north Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 6. [Iraq Press]
  • An IED exploded near the industrial area in Taji in north Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 5. [Iraq Press]
  • Two tribal PMF fighters were killed and 2 injured when armed men opened fire on their civilian car in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Shula in north Baghdad killing 2 civilians and injuring 7. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Militia members in military uniforms kidnapped 4 civilians in Zayouna in east Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • An IED exploded in a bus in Sadr City in east Baghdad killing or injuring 10 civilians. [Rudaw]
  • Unknown armed men in military uniforms kidnapped an Iraqi police colonel from his house and stole his car in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • The body of a woman was found shot in Jisr Diyala south of Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded in a residential area in Shurta 5th area in southwest Baghdad, injuring 2 civilians. [Al-Sumaria]
  • An IED exploded in Shuhada Bayya in southwest Baghdad injuring a civilian. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says the Iraqi Army 60th Brigade killed 5 Daesh terrorists, destroyed their house, and defused 3 IEDs in Al-Tala’a west of Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The media advisor of the MoD says 4 Russian military helicopters will arrive in Iraq in the coming days. [Xendan]

 

Overall, the IAF conducted 19 sorties and the IAA 4. (Results reported elsewhere herein)

The Coalition conducted 15 sorties, killing 74 terrorists and destroying 7 Daesh locations and 19 hideouts. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

A security source says Dijla Operations Command troops supported by PMFs conducted a security operation in Khailaniya north of Muqdadiya and killed 9 Daesh members and arrested 11 while confiscating weapons and vehicles. [Al-Baghdadia] Other security sources say 28 Daesh were killed and 18 arrested in the operation. [Iraq Press]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 Daesh secret hideouts in Himrin Hills, 85 km (53 miles) northeast of Baquba. [Buratha]

 

KIRKUK

A local official says the Peshmerga killed a suicide bomber, who claimed to be a displaced person, before he was able to detonate his car in Daquq, 44 km (27 miles) south of Kirkuk city. [BasNews]

A local source says the Peshmerga captured 12 villages from Daesh on the road between Tuz and Daquq and Daesh terrorists ran away towards Himrin or Hawija after booby-trapping many buildings and vehicles without so much resistance. [BasNews] A Peshmerga official says the Peshmerga and the Iraqi Anti-Terrorism troops, supported by Coalition airpower, liberated 13 villages, killed 40 terrorists and injured 30, and destroyed 13 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

 

A source in Kirkuk police says Iraqi Joint Forces—Army, PMFs and Peshmerga—shelled Daesh hideouts in a village in Hawija, killing 20. The source also says Iraqi forces are closing in on Daesh in the villages near Hawija and have liberated 7 villages so far. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A source in Kirkuk police says an officer from the Oil Facilities Protection Police was killed and 4 policemen injured when a car bomb targeted their patrol between Dibis and Kirkuk. [Al-Mada]

Another source says 3 policemen were killed and 11 injured. He also says security forces arrested 19 suspects after the attack. [Al-Mada]

NINEWA

In a startling development, an informed source says tribal fighters and PMFs supported by the IAA launched an attack on a village in Qayara, 60 km south of Mosul, and liberated it completely, killing 37 Daesh terrorists. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. This is startling because up to now there has been no ground campaign in Ninewa south of Mosul. All the attention has been on Anbar and Salahuddin. The overall strategy as enunciated by General Allen, head of President Obama’s task force on Iraq, has Mosul as the final target in the campaign. As of now, we have no further information on this, so can’t speculate as to whether this is a one-time attack or the beginning of a larger campaign in Ninewa.

 

A PUK official says the Coalition launched airstrikes on a Daesh headquarters in Qayara killing 3 terrorists, and on another location in Hammam Al-Aleel killing 7 terrorists, and destroyed a car bomb and a headquarters in the Al-Nasr area, and bombed several other Daesh locations in Ninewa killing dozens of terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

The same PUK leader also says the forensics department in Mosul received the bodies of the Daesh military leader in Baiji and his brother who were killed in Salahuddin. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Bashiqa. [Just Paste]

 

IWMC says the IAF, in coordination with the Intelligence Service, destroyed a Daesh car bomb factory and killed dozens of Daesh members in an airstrike near the Qayara Train Station south of Mosul. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A PUK official says a sniper from Kata’eb Al-Mosul killed Daesh’s deputy “emir” of Hamdaniya, southeast of Mosul. [Buratha]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

Kurdistan

Many notable KRG officials attended the burial of General Safeen Abdul Majid, the Commander of the Iraqi Army’s 10th Division, in Erbil. [Xendan]

 

Southern Iraq

A security source says the National Security Service in Basra arrested a 4-member Daesh cell in Mdaina in Basra. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The Iraqi Minister of Defense honored a Colonel who, as commander of the Basra Protection Battalion, ordered his soldiers to throw roses on the demonstrators in Basra. The Minister also honored other officers, and said the Iraqi Army will protect the demonstrations and freedom of speech. [MoD Website]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

A local source says Daesh captured 2 villages near Mare’ in Aleppo northern countryside and surrounded the town completely. The source says other Syrian armed groups in the town fought Daesh and killed 50 of its fighters and destroyed a vehicle. Daesh detonated a car bomb inside the town killing and injuring many civilians, then kept shelling it and killed many civilians including a child. The source says the town will definitely fall to Daesh if there is no intervention from Coalition airpower or from the Syrian opposition armed groups. [BasNews] Daesh claimed responsibility for the car bomb. [Dump] Local sources say more than a 100 fighters from all groups were killed in the battles. [Hawar]

Daesh said it captured a village near Mare’, killing 5 fighters from Syrian armed groups and arresting 3, and capturing weapons and vehicles. [Dump] Daesh then said it captured 2 more villages and weapons and vehicles and says its troops are surrounding Mare’ from 3 sides (east, west and north). [Dump] Daesh publishes photos from Mare’. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

A military source says the YPG stopped a Daesh attack on a village east of Hasaka, killing 7 terrorists and injuring 10 and destroying an armored vehicle, and the clashes are still going on. The source says the Coalition bombed Daesh heavily in east and west Hasaka countryside yesterday and today. [BasNews]

 

More than 1,400 displaced people returned to their houses in Kobane during the last 24 hours. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes a video about the bombing on Aleppo for the last year. [Archive]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news for today. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Libya. A Libyan military source says Daesh shelling the residential areas on the east coast area in Derna. [Akhbar Libya] Another source says Daesh is sending more of its terrorists to Misrata, then to Benghazi.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Facebook news page from Kurdish areas in Syria

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/rasone35

https://twitter.com/28_jarah

https://twitter.com/a7mad0abdllah22

https://twitter.com/hhhhcdtgtfcfdf

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The local PMF commander in Qarma says Iraqi forces stopped 3 Daesh attacks on different areas in Qarma subdistrict, killing many Daesh fighters including suicide bombers and destroying several vehicles and car bombs. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops destroyed a construction shovel bomb in the Shiha area, and that it killed a terrorist and injured another in Subaihat in Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Qarma. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Ramadi

The chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in the CoR says another investigative committee will be formed to investigate the fall of Ramadi. [Buratha]

 

A security source says the IAA killed 13 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles in an airstrike on Jazeera Khaldiya. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower captured the police stations in Albu Farraj and Albu Aitha north of Ramadi, killing dozens of terrorists and defusing several booby-trapped buildings. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces advanced in Jaraishi north of Ramadi, killing 3 Daesh members and defusing an IED and a booby-trapped hideout. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the Coalition destroyed 5 Daesh houses and killed “dozens” of terrorists in airstrikes on Jazeera Khaldiya east of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia] Another source says the Coalition bombed and destroyed 2 Daesh fuel tankers heading to Khaldiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The IFP killed 2 Daesh snipers and destroyed 3 vehicles and a hideout east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces cleared 2 more areas in Hay Al-Tameem west of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Badr militia commander says what’s happening in Anbar now is an ongoing encirclement. He also says the fight against Daesh is not easy and victory will need time. [Al-Mada]

 

The IAF conducted 2 sorties in western Anbar, destroying 2 Daesh convoys and killing 77 terrorists, including a Saudi and an Iraqi commander. [Al-Mada]

 

The Jazeera Operations commander says his troops killed 9 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 5 vehicles carrying heavy guns in Baghdadi, 90 km (56 miles) west of Ramadi. [Buratha]

 

A tribal leader from Rutba in west Anbar says Daesh confiscated the houses of everyone who left the city without “permission”. He also says the people who were caught trying to leave were put in public cages and tortured and humiliated. [Iraq Press]

A Commander of a Shia militia says his troops clashed with Daesh in the Rutba desert, killing 7 of them. Five of his fighters were injured. [Iraq Press]

 

The spokesman of Anbar GC says 2 Iraqi ministries will release the salaries of Anbar employees, except for those living in Daesh-controlled areas, whose salaries will be saved for them. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A video of the PMF operations in Anbar. [YouTube]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A security source says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh car bombs using Kornet missiles and killed 20 more terrorists attacking Iraqi troops in Tal Abu Jarad from Siniya. [Al-Ghad]

Salahuddin Operations Command killed 50 Daesh fighters in Baiji. [IWMC Report]

 

A video of the PMFs shelling Daesh near Baiji. [YouTube]

 

Shirqat

A security source says Daesh executed 8 young men in Shirqat publically and left their bodies in the streets, after accusing them of cooperating with the security forces. [BasNews] [Al-Mada]

 

IWMC says Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh convoy of 5 vehicles on the road between Baiji and Shirqat, killing many terrorists including a local commander. [Buratha]

 

Samarra

The IAF’s Sukhoi aircraft bombed Daesh’s Ain Al-Faras military compound in Jazeera Samarra, killing 14 terrorists including 2 commanders. [Al-Mada]

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Jazeera Samarra, destroying many of their vehicles. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Daesh forces civilians in Jazeera Samarra to stay in their houses in order to obstruct the advance of Iraqi forces in the area. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

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

 

BAGHDAD

A spokesman for the Commission on Integrity says the Commission issued a warrant prohibiting 334 people from traveling outside the country, including 20 ministers. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. The Commission is obviously feeling empowered by the anti-corruption reforms. The 20 ministers presumably include former ministers, but it’s a large number by any standard and indicates the breadth of the corruption among the political elite.

 

An official source says Iraqi forces confiscated 2 big excavators used by Daesh to dig tunnels in Baiji and Falluja. He says Daesh got the excavators from Iraqi dealers who made use of the easy import rules regarding construction materials. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Iraqi MoD says it cancelled 16 defense contracts worth 3.424 billion dollars, due to corruption suspicions, legal issues, or being unnecessary. [MoD Website]

 

The National Security Service says they found a large cache of explosives, IEDs and rockets in a hideout in Saba’ Al-Bor in north Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Shula in north Baghdad, injuring 8 civilians. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded in the industrial area in Husseiniya in north Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed an employee in the Iraqi Ministry of Finance while he was driving on the Army Canal highway in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Another dead body was found shot in Dora in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Two dead bodies of unknown men were found shot in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Two civilians were killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion in Radwaniya in northwest Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command killed a sniper and 5 other terrorists and destroyed 3 Daesh guesthouses in the Tala’a area in southwest Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

The BOC also defused an IED planted near an electricity pole in Obeidiat in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

The IFP defused a sticker IED planted under a civilian car in Saidiya in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

Iraqi forces raided several areas near Mada’in in south Baghdad, capturing wanted terrorists and destroying 12 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAF conducted 14 sorties and the IAA 42. (Results reported elsewhere herein)

The Coalition conducted 14 sorties, killing 60 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles, a weapons storehouse, and 17 other Daesh locations. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

The chairman of the subdistrict council in Khan Bani Saad southwest of Baquba says strange diseases started to appear in the area after a Daesh suicide attack last month. [Buratha]

 

Dijla Operations Command captured 6 wanted terrorists in Lake Himrin and destroyed 7 IEDs, 3 motorcycle bombs, an IED factory, 3 hideouts and weapons and explosives. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces arrested 4 men wanted on terrorism charges north of Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 Sahwa fighters in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an employee in the Iraqi Ministry of Finance was injured when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Hibhib northwest of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba, killing a displaced person and injuring 3 others from his family. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the bodies of 2 men kidnapped earlier were found dead in Wajihiya northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near a wholesale market in north Baquba killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says the Iraqi Joint Forces—including Army, police, PMFs, and Peshmerga—launched a major military operation and liberated 5 villages south of Kirkuk from Daesh. [Al-Maalomah]

A Peshmerga officer says the Joint Forces killed 33 Daesh fighters and injured many others in the operation. [Al-Maalomah]

The Kirkuk Governor says the military operation was stopped after achieving its goals. He also says 6 Peshmerga soldiers and 3 local fighters were killed. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says 40 Daesh terrorists were killed and 45 injured in the battles and Daesh is calling people using loudspeakers to donate blood for its injured. [Buratha]

 

Another source says the Peshmerga and Anti-Terrorism units of the Joint Forces liberated 7 villages in Daquq District south of Kirkuk. [Buratha]

A police commander says the Peshmerga launched a major attack on Daesh between Tuz (in Salahuddin) and Daquq and liberated 11 villages. He says 5 Peshmerga soldiers were killed and 22 injured while 18 Daesh terrorists were killed and 6 injured. Daesh launched an attack on the PMFs in the area, killing 5 of them according to a Peshmerga commander. [Rudaw]

A video of a Peshmerga fighter giving water to an injured Daesh terrorist in Daquq. [Rudaw]

A Peshmerga commander says the roads to Kirkuk from Baghdad and Tuz are secured now and Daesh threats on the city have vanished. He says Daesh used those areas to launch attacks on southern Kirkuk. [Rudaw]

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says more Iraqi troops arrived in Daquq, and also in Al-Fatha in Salahuddin. [BasNews]

Photos of the Peshmerga advances in Daquq. [BasNews]

 

A police source says a motorcycle bomb exploded near a checkpoint on the road between Kirkuk and Suleimaniya without any casualties. [Rudaw]

 

NINEWA

The IWMC says the IAF destroyed a Daesh convoy in Mosul, killing Daesh’s former wali (governor) of Raqqa.

The IAF also destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles carrying rocket launchers and killed a Daesh commander in Tal Afar. [Al-Mada]

 

A security source says Daesh rearrested 5 prisoners escaped from their prison in Mosul a couple of days ago and is looking for the others. [BasNews]

 

A commander in Ninewa police says Daesh executed 19 more civilians in Mosul. [Xendan]

 

A security source says Daesh executed 3 lawyers arrested days ago by publicly shooting them in the head in Qayara south of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says an unknown armed group attacked the Daesh Khansa Center for women in Mosul, killing 3 female Daesh members. [Buratha] He also says 13 Daesh members were killed in internal fights in Mosul. [Buratha] He also says the Coalition killed 17 Daesh terrorists in an airstrike on the left side of Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 4 Daesh leaders in a vehicle in Tal Afar. [BasNews]

 

The Shinkal Resistance Command (an anti-Daesh Yazidi armed group in Sinjar) says they destroyed a Daesh vehicle and one of their snipers killed a Daesh terrorist in separate operations in Sinjar. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles on Sinjar Mountain. [Just Paste]

 

Iraqi Minister of Higher Education fires 7 employees from the universities of Mosul and Tal Afar because they collaborated with Daesh. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Photos of Daesh firefighter supplies in Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh confiscates and burns more cigarettes in Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Southern Iraq

A source in Wasit police says security forces arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges in north Wasit. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of the drought in the Iraqi marshes. [Al-Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

A civilian was killed and 4 injured when an old mortar shell exploded on them in south Kobane. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian army attack on Zabadani near Damascus, killing an officer and 5 soldiers. [Dump] [A3maq]

 

Local activists say Daesh is harassing and kidnapping Kurdish citizens in Al-Bab countryside in order to force them to leave. [Welati]

 

Raqqa Liberation Brigade, part of the Free Syrian Army, issues a statement saying they refuse to accept a YPG plan to have Tal Abyad combined administratively with Kobane. They say Tal Abyad is part of Raqqa and it should remain this way. The RLB is part of the Burkan Al-Furat Operations Command, a coalition of Free Syrian Army and the YPG. [Welati]

 

Photos of Daesh graduation ceremonies. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fights in Mare’ in north Aleppo countryside. [Just Paste]

 

Photos of Daesh fishing business in Raqqa. [Just Paste]

 

Photos of Daesh training camp in Homs. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

A Free Syrian Army commander was killed in an attack by unknown assailants on his car in Hatay in south Turkey. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes photos of assassinating 2 men (in civilian clothes) whom they say were policemen, and confiscating their guns, near the post office in Arish center in Egypt. [Dump]

 

Libya. Daesh publishes photos of shelling Libyan forces in the Laithi area in Benghazi. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh kidnapped 4 security members in Sector 2 in Sirte. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Daesh publishes photos of men “repenting” in Harawa in Libya. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news collections. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

The Shinkal (Sinjar) Resistance Command.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/slpi492

https://twitter.com/dambgghk

https://twitter.com/abdalghfourdyab

 

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
CoR Council Of Representatives (Iraqi Parliament)
FSA Free Syrian Army
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IWMC Iraqi War Media Cell
JOC Joint Operations Command
KDP Kurdistan Democratic Party
KH Kata’eb Hezbollah
KM Kata’eb Al-Mosul
KRG Kurdistan Regional Government
MoD Ministry of Defense
MoI Ministry of Interior
MP Member of Parliament
PKK Kurdistan Workers’ Party
PM Prime Minister
PUK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
PYD Democratic Union Party (Syria)
YPG People’s Protection Units (Syria)

 

 

August 25, 2015

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A PMF commander says 3 Daesh fighters (age 14 to 16) were killed while trying to plant an IED near Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Al-Ghad]

 

The IAF killed 2 terrorists and destroyed 2 construction shovels near the Third Bridge in Falluja. [IWMC Report]

 

Baghdad Operations Command killed 7 Daesh fighters and destroyed 3 vehicles and 3 construction shovels in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

 

The PMFs say they shelled a Daesh headquarters and 3 hideouts in Al-Sijar north of Falluja, based on intelligence information, killing more than 20 Daesh members. [Afaq]

 

Daesh publishing photos of cutting the hand of a man in Falluja publically accusing him of stealing. [Just Paste]

 

The PMFs publish a photo of a digger allegedly used by Daesh to dig tunnels in Ramadi and Falluja. [Facebook]

 

Ramadi

A local tribal fighter says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Albu Shahab in Khaldiya, 20 km (12.5 miles) east of Ramadi, killing 13 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Al-Mada]

A security source says the Coalition bombed 4 Daesh tunnels in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The leader of the tribal fighters in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces are advancing in Anbar and that Daesh has been forced to avoid direct combat and instead rely on car bombs and suicide bombers. [BasNews]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed 3 Daesh boats and killed 6 terrorists trying to move weapons and rockets from Ramadi to Khaldiya. [Himrin]

 

A security source says an Iraqi soldier was killed and 5 injured when Daesh attacked their post with a car bomb in the Kilo 35 area west of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 truck bombs and a construction shovel bomb trying to break Iraqi defense lines near Ramadi. [Iraq Press]

 

Local sources say Daesh attacked Iraqi forces southeast of Ramadi, killing 8 soldiers and PMFs and injuring 23. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

The IFP killed 16 Daesh fighters, including a sniper, and destroyed a vehicle and 2 hideouts east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAF’s Sukhoi aircraft bombed Daesh in Albu Diab in Ramadi. [MoD Website]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Daesh is using cages to show and parade people it has imprisoned for reasons like smoking or shaving their beards in a prohibited way, to torture and humiliate people. [Al-Mada]

 

The Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Service cleared the Jubba area and Wadhahiya village in Baghdadi subdistrict, killing 17 terrorists and destroying 3 hideouts and a weapons storehouse in addition to 40 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

According to IWMC, the IAA and the Coalition killed 27 terrorists and destroyed 6 rocket launchers in Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]. A report on the same operation by the commander of the Iraqi 7th Division says his troops, supported by tribal fighters and Coalition airpower, recaptured Jubba in Baghdadi, killing 27 terrorists and destroying 10 rocket launchers. [Iraq Press]

 

A security source says unknown armed men attacked a Daesh checkpoint in Daesh-controlled Kubaisa west of Ramadi, killing 8 terrorists. The source also says unknown armed men attacked the house of a Daesh leader in Kubaisa with hand grenades, injuring him and killing his son. [Al-Baghdadia]

A video of the PMFs detonating a booby-trapped house. [YouTube]

 

SALAHUDDIN

A PMF commander and member of the CoR says Iraqi forces stopped Daesh attacks that employed 60 car bombs in Baiji during the last 3 days. He also says Iraqi forces are still not in full control of the refinery but they have gained control of Daesh supply lines in the area. [Buratha]

 

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces killed 15 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 car bombs and a construction shovel bomb and defused 19 IEDs in several operations in Baiji and Samarra. [Iraq Press]

 

Daesh says it took over the Mayor’s office in Baiji. [Independence News]

DaeshDaily comment: Daesh didn’t claim that in their reports today, but this website belongs to the Iraqi businessman Khamis Al-Khanjar, and is pro-Daesh.

 

Daesh publishes a video saying they control 70% of Baiji. [A3maq]

 

A PMFs video of the clashes in Baiji. [YouTube]

 

A video about destroying another car bomb in Baiji. [YouTube]

 

Iraqi forces cleared 3 villages, destroyed 62 IEDs and a car bomb, and killed 5 terrorists while advancing in Jazeera Samarra. [IWMC Report]

 

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces destroyed a car bomb and 5 Daesh hideouts and defused 19 IEDs in Jazeera Samarra. [Iraq Press]

 

The IAF conducted 20 sorties and the IAA 30, including an airstrike on Daesh in Samarra that killed 6 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

 

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

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi says the military operations are going well and according the plans and schedules. He also says Daesh is broken in Ramadi and they tried unsuccessfully to compensate for that in Baiji but they failed. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. An optimistic and encouraging prediction by the Prime Minister. Securing Ramadi and Baiji would be a military turning point.

 

PM Abadi says there are some people who are trying to “poison” the relationships between the demonstrators and the security forces by infiltrating the demonstrations and clashing with the security forces. The PM issued orders to the security forces not to shoot in the air during the demonstrations and says clashing with the demonstrators is a “red line”. [Al-Mada]

 

The spokesman of the PMFs says protecting the demonstrators is not their job and they are ready to secure any Iraqi city without disturbing the military situation on the frontlines. He also says Daesh losses in Baiji were bigger than all the other contested areas in Diyala, Anbar and the rest of Salahuddin combined. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: This statement comes in response to claims by the Badr militia leader who attributed Daesh recent advances in Baiji, since reversed, to the PMFs being busy securing the demonstrations. 

 

The Integrity Court sentenced the former director of the Anti-Explosives Service in the MoI to two years in prison for his role in purchasing useless explosives detection devices. [Al-Maalomah] The Court also sentenced Baghdad’s former Amin (Mayor) to one year for his role in shady deals on several construction projects. [Al-Mada]

 

The Anti-Explosives Unit in the Iraqi Army’s 17th Division defused 7 IEDs in Latifiya in south Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

Security forces confiscated an explosive cache of TNT, rockets and dozens of IEDs in Taji in north Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops found 2 explosive storehouses in north and west Baghdad. [Al-Etejah]

 

Daesh says it detonated the car of an Iraqi colonel with a sticker IED in downtown Baghdad killing him immediately. [Dump]

 

According to security sources:

  • Unknown armed men shot and killed 2 Sahwa fighters at a checkpoint in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]
  • Unknown armed men attacked a police patrol in Tarmiya, killing one policeman. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A major in the MoI’s Intelligence Department was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Shaab in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed when unknown armed men shot him in his car in Boub Al-Sham in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian in Husseiniya in northeast Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • The body of unknown man was found shot in Baladiyat in east Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • A security unit defused a car bomb parked near a popular restaurant in Zafaraniya in south Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • An Iraqi soldier was killed and another injured when a sniper targeted them at a checkpoint in Arab Jabour south of Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 6. [Al-Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in a popular market in Mansour in west Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • A civilian was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Tobchi in west Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An employee of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Shula in northwest Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

DIYALA

Dijla Operations Command killed a Daesh terrorist and destroyed 3 car bomb workshops, 2 car bombs, 2 motorcycle bombs and 3 other vehicles near Lake Himrin, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Baquba. Iraqi forces also found 3 Daesh hideouts, 16 IEDs, a booby-trapped electricity generator and 6 motorcycles. [IWMC Report]

A source in Dijla Operations Command says the Coalition bombed several Daesh targets in Himrin Villages near Qara Tapa, killing 23 terrorists. [Iraq Press]

The Dijla Operations commander says Iraqi forces found a large Daesh underground training camp dug in Himrin Hills equipped with a communications center and heavy digging machines and surrounded by land mines and IEDs. He says the security forces found 4 tons of explosives in the camp. [Afaq TV]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Muqdadiya District says security forces conducted a preemptive operation in Al-Khailaniya in the north of the district and killed 10 Daesh members and arrested 11 in addition to confiscating 15 motorcycles. He says the group was preparing for a major attack to capture the northern areas of Muqdadiya. [Al-Ghad]

 

A security source says a tribal leader was killed along with his brother and their driver when unknown armed men shot them in their car in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says a police captain and a policeman were killed and 3 others injured when an IED exploded on their patrol on the road to Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion in a commercial area in Abbara subdistrict north of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A farmer and his son were killed and another son was injured when an IED exploded in a village in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A source in Kirkuk police says security forces arrested 4 terrorists linked to Daesh in downtown Kirkuk. The source says the group was part of Ansar Al-Sunna before joining Daesh and was responsible for 5 car bomb attacks and many other explosions and assassinations targeting Shia citizens and police and army members. [Al-Ghad]

 

A security source says Iraqi aircraft bombed a large Daesh hideout in Hawija southwest of Kirkuk, based on intelligence information from local sources, killing or injuring dozens of Daesh fighters. [Afaq TV]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces near Daquq. [Just Paste]

 

NINEWA

Today’s atrocities in Mosul:

  • A member of Mosul Notables Council says Daesh tortured and mutilated 23 merchants from Mosul who opposed Daesh’s control of their city. Daesh cut off their ears, a punishment reminiscent of Saddam’s days. [Xendan]
  • A PUK official says Daesh executed 10 civilians in front of their families in Bab Al-Tob in Mosul for opposing Daesh. [Buratha]
  • A security source says Daesh publicly executed 5 civilians, including 3 members of the Iraqi High Electoral Commission, in downtown Mosul. [Al-Sumaria]
  • A Ninewa police commander says Daesh executed a TV reporter by shooting him in a public area in west Mosul. [8th Day]
  • Daesh publishes photos of stoning a man to death, accusing him of adultery. [Just Paste]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul publishes their first video about their operations. [The KM Facebook page]

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says they targeted a Daesh fuel tanker with an IED, killing the terrorists inside it. [The KM Facebook page] They also say they killed a Daesh security official on Monday. [The KM Face book page]

 

DaeshDaily comment. The number of Daesh executions and atrocities is increasing, especially in Ninewa and in the Mosul area. Some of these serve unintentionally to reveal that people in Mosul are increasingly frustrated from living under Daesh. The number of assassinations of Daesh members is also increasing and emphasizes the same point. However, the slow progress of the government’s military effort has left these and other brave citizens exposed to retaliation. If the government can finally solidify its hold on Baiji and move toward Shirqat, up the road toward Mosul, the pressure on Daesh will increase but the citizens who oppose them would be at increased risk until and unless Mosul is recaptured.

 

A security source says Daesh arrested 90 civilians arbitrarily in the Muhandiseen area in Mosul, accusing them of aiding the prisoners escaped yesterday. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment: This is another Saddam era standard procedure, in which they would arrest as many people as possible from the location of any event and torture them in order to get information.

 

The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights says Daesh recruited 1,500 children and is training them in 4 camps in Mosul. [Erem]

 

Local sources say 10 civilians and Daesh members were killed or injured in an airstrike on a popular restaurant in Mosul. [Karemlash]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga in Tal Al-Reem. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Kurdistan

The KRG’s president Masoud Barzani attended the funeral of a Peshmerga commander who died in a car accident yesterday. [BasNews]

 

Southern Iraq

A security source says 2 convicted Daesh terrorists were executed in Nasariya prison. The Iraqi Minister of Justice had said on August 15 that they received 21 presidential decrees approving death sentences imposed by the courts for criminals convicted of terrorism. Another convicted terrorist died after being taken to the hospital with health problems. [Al-Maalomah] [Al-Ghad]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Kurdish sources say Daesh kidnapped more than 100 civilians from Al-Bab countryside in Aleppo during the last week. [Welati]

 

The YPG says it stopped a Daesh attack on their soldiers in Abdul Aziz Mountain in Al-Jazeera and one YPG fighter was killed in the attack. [Hawar]

Another source says the YPG searched the area looking for Daesh terrorists who conducted the attack and killed 2 of them. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of detonating Baalshamin Temple in Tadmur. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh snipers in West Qalamoun. [Just Paste] And health center. [Just Paste]

 

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

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. The Egyptian Army says it destroyed a Daesh explosives storehouse in Sheikh Zuweid in north Sinai. [Islam Memo]

 

Libya. The Libyan Army says they killed 4 Daesh terrorists in west Benghazi. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Tunisia. The Tunisian authorities arrested 2 young men trying to cross the border to join Daesh in Libya. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Daesh collections of news today. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Another Facebook page from Anbar, with photos and info about local Daesh terrorists.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/Aws_MK

https://twitter.com/TawheedTawhee12

https://twitter.com/spacelolo_7

https://twitter.com/eid7080

https://twitter.com/AliKama30084027

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
CoR Council Of Representatives (Iraqi Parliament)
FSA Free Syrian Army
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IWMC Iraqi War Media Cell
JOC Joint Operations Command
KDP Kurdistan Democratic Party
KH Kata’eb Hezbollah
KM Kata’eb Al-Mosul
KRG Kurdistan Regional Government
MoD Ministry of Defense
MoI Ministry of Interior
MP Member of Parliament
PKK Kurdistan Workers’ Party
PM Prime Minister
PUK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
PYD Democratic Union Party (Syria)
YPG People’s Protection Units (Syria)

August 24, 2015

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

Baghdad Operations Command killed 18 Daesh terrorists and injured 3, destroyed 6 vehicles and a motorcycle, and defused 50 IEDs in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says the IAF foiled a Daesh attempt to drown some areas in Falluja District by building a dirt dam on the Euphrates River. [Al-Ghad]

 

Daesh publishes photos of renovating the children hospital in Falluja. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Zoba’a. [Just Paste]

Ramadi

Local sources say 46 Iraqi soldiers and PMFs were killed and 48 injured in the ongoing battles in Ramadi yesterday and today. [Al-Gharbiya]

The Anbar Police commander says Iraqi forces are making big advances in Ramadi liberation battles and are forcing Daesh to retreat in many areas. He also says the tribal fighters have an important role in fighting Daesh and in holding the ground. [BasNews]

Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh fighters, defused 20 IEDs, and destroyed a vehicle in different areas near Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack with 2 car bombs in the Kilo 35 area west of Ramadi, killing 12 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia] The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 fuel tanker bombs and a construction shovel bomb attacking the Iraqi forces in the 35 Kilo area. Two Iraqi soldiers were injured in the attack. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh says a Tajik and a Syrian terrorist attacked Iraqi forces at Kilo 35 with a construction shovel bomb, then two more Syrians attacked with 2 car bombs, killing and injuring many Iraqi soldiers. [Dump]

 

A source in Anbar Police says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Hsaiba east of Ramadi, killing 6 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah] The IFP commander says Iraqi forces killed 11 Daesh terrorists in Hsaiba. [Al-Sumaria]

A local source says Iraqi forces clashed with Daesh in Hsaiba and the battles are still going on. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

A local tribal leader says Daesh detonated his house and his brother’s east of Ramadi. His brother is the current Iraq Ambassador to Bahrain. [Iraq Press]

A member of the Ramadi District Council says “powerful fronts” added fake names to the displaced people’s list to steal their grant money allocated by the government. [Buratha]

DaeshDaily comment. The corruption in the displaced families lists, from officials stealing the money allocated for the families, is widespread and is hindering the government’s efforts to support them.

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

A source in Anbar Police says the IAA bombed a Daesh mortar launching location in Al-Baghdadi in Hit District, killing 5 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah] IWMC says Jazeera Operations Command and the IAF killed 12 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 5 rocket launchers in Baghdadi. [Al-Baghdadia]  Another source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Baghdadi, killing 9 terrorists and destroying 4 car bombs. [Al-Ghad]. These stories are likely overlapping.

 

An IFP commander says Iraqi forces stopped a large Daesh attack on Albu Hayat in Haditha District, 170 km (105 miles) west of Ramadi, killing 14 terrorists including 3 suicide bombers and destroying 7 vehicles. [Al-Mada]

 

IWMC says the IAF bombed the biggest Daesh car bomb factory and an IED factory in Rutba. [Al-Ghad]

 

Daesh billboards in Al-Qa’im. [Just Paste]

 

A video of the PMFs’ battles in Anbar. [Facebook]

 

A video of Iraqi troops destroying a fuel tanker bomb. [YouTube]

 

A video of a PMF fighter being killed by a Daesh sniper. [YouTube]

 

SALAHUDDIN

The Iraqi Federal Police commander says Iraqi Joint Forces liberated Tal Abu Jarad completely and reached Daesh defense lines in Siniya Subdistrict and are ready to liberate it. [Al-Maalomah] A security source says the PMFs killed a Daesh local commander and 2 of his associates near Siniya.

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says Daesh captured 50 young men from Shirqat and executed 30 of them, accusing them of using social media. [BasNews]

Another source said Shirqat hospital received the bodies of 50 Daesh terrorists killed in the fights in Baiji. [Buratha]

 

An Iraqi Special Operations commander says Daesh attacks on Baiji refinery have failed. [Buratha]

The Iraqi government issued a statement saying PM Abadi visited Iraqi forces in Salahuddin and Baiji. He met with the security and military commanders and asked them to prepare plans to liberate the remaining Daesh-held parts of the Baiji refinery area as soon as possible. [Ray Al-Youm]

A security source says a colonel in the IFP was killed in battles with Daesh in Baiji. [Al-Baghdadia]

The Iraqi Intelligence Service shelled Daesh with rockets in Al-Mazraa in Baiji, killing 12 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles including 2 car bombs. [MoD Website]

IWMC says the IAA killed 6 Daesh terrorists in the Samarra military sector. The Cell also says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 vehicles including a car bomb in the same sector. [Buratha]

A security source says unknown armed men kidnapped 3 civilians in Tikrit. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh publishes a video of the battles near Samarra. [Archive]

Salahuddin’s Governor says around 800,000 USD per month is being stolen from the salaries of Education directorate employees in Salahuddin in addition to money stolen from employees of the Health directorate and other government entities. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. PM Abadi ordered a massive audit of the salaries of displaced people and people from Daesh occupied areas because of such corruption and because some of the money is going directly to Daesh. The central government sends salary money to its directorates. When staff members don’t come, perhaps because they are displaced persons, others sometimes sign for the money and steal it.

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi’s office refutes reports about the PM issuing orders to prevent demonstrations. [Al-Mada] A local official in Babel said the PM yesterday ordered Iraqi security to break sit-in demonstrations and open the roads in Babel, after demonstrations Saturday and Sunday. [Al-Sumaria]

The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights says the displaced people in Iraq are on the verge of a catastrophe and asks the international organizations for urgent help. The UN’s coordinator for humanitarian affairs in Iraq says there is a huge lack of supplies for the displaced people and the funding will be over in 2 months. [Al-Ittihad]

The spokesman of the PMFs says they are reorganizing and redeploying their troops in response to the increase in military operations and Daesh’s changes of tactics. [Buratha]

A video of an Iraqi taxi driver performing a “practical joke” near a checkpoint in Baghdad by claiming he was a suicide bomber while the passenger is trying to escape. [YouTube]

Denmark decides to temporarily withdraw its 7 F-16s participating in the Coalition airstrikes on Daesh, for maintenance and rest. [Al-Mada]

Iraqi 17th Infantry Division found a Daesh storehouse in Arab Jabour in south Baghdad (video). [Mod Website]

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Shaab in north Baghdad,, killing 2 civilians and injuring 7. [Iraq Press]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a policeman in Mishahda in north Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • An IED exploded near a popular café in Mada’in in south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 9. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • The body of a civilian kidnapped by unknown armed men in Sadr City was found hours later. [Iraq Press]
  • A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion in Dora in south Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a lawyer in west Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]
  • A civilian was killed when an IED exploded under his car in Tobchi in northwest Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The IAF conducted 8 sorties and the IAA 2. (Results reported elsewhere herein).

A video of the Iraqi airstrikes on Daesh. [MoD Website]

The Coalition conducted 11 sorties, killing 40 terrorists and destroying 4 heavy machine guns, 3 vehicles and 15 Daesh locations. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

A local official asks Diyala GC to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the Kirkuk governorate’s decision to give an ultimatum to 30,000 displaced families from Diyala to leave Kirkuk city within one month. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A policeman was killed and another injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Kanaan in southeast Baquba. [Al-Gharbiya ]

 

A security source says Iraqi Joint Forces conducted a military operation in Qara Tapa, 110 km (67 miles) northeast of Baquba, killing 10 Daesh fighters and destroying 2 vehicles. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in the Hashimiyat village northwest of Baquba, killing 2 Sahwa fighters. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in a popular market in Muqdadiya, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8. [Al-Baghdadia] Another IED exploded near the Old Market in Muqdadiya, injuring 6 people including 2 policemen. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a mosque imam in Balad Ruz east of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A roadside IED exploded in Khan Bani Saad south of Baquba, killing a man and his wife and injuring their 2 children. [Al-Gharbiya ]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says the Coalition launched airstrikes on Daesh locations and vehicles in Daquq, 35 km (22 miles) south of Kirkuk, without giving further information. [Al-Ghad] Another source says the Coalition killed “dozens” of terrorists and destroyed three of their tactical units in the airstrikes. [Al-Sumaria]

A PMF source says Iraqi Turkmen units within the PMFs have advanced against Daesh south of Taza subdistrict in Kirkuk. [Al-Ghad]

NINEWA

The spokesman of the National Mobilization Forces says Daesh’s morale is collapsing. It executed dozens of its members for running away from battle. He also says this is the best time to start Mosul liberation battles, as many people in Daesh-occupied areas are ready to revolt against Daesh and are waiting for support from the Iraqi government. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A Peshmerga source says the Kurdish forces, supported by Coalition airpower and Arab tribes from the region, liberated the Al-Duwizat village in Makhmur, killing 30 Daesh terrorists. The village had been captured by the Peshmerga in December but Daesh recaptured it after the Peshmerga withdrew and handed control of the village to local police and Sahwa. [Iraq Press]

 

Eyewitnesses say Daesh executed 14 men from Mosul, accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi security forces. [Al-Mada]

 

A security source says 25 Peshmerga soldiers and officers imprisoned by Daesh in a Christian family house in Mosul escaped to an unknown location. [Al-Ghad] A PUK official says the prisoners escaped from a Daesh prison inside Mosul University after paying bribes to their guards. [PUKMedia]

 

A PUK official says the mufti of Daesh sharia court in Mosul committed suicide in his house. He also says the forensics department received 11 bodies of Daesh terrorists killed in airstrikes in addition to 17 former members of the Iraqi High Electoral Commission executed by Daesh. [PUKMedia] He also says the Coalition bombed the Daesh sharia court in Tal Afar, killing 12 including the Daesh “judge” responsible for executing dozens of civilians in the city. [PUKMedia]  The Coalition also bombed Daesh in several areas in and around Mosul, killing 28 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

A local source says Daesh brought 30 dead bodies of its fighters killed by the Coalition airstrikes on Sinjar, including 7 boys less than 15 years old. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Al-Ayadhiya. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

The directorate of Yazidi affairs in the KRG says many Yazidis are selling their properties for low prices in Sheikhan and other areas just to leave Iraq. The directorate warned that this will gradually empty Iraq’s Yazidi population. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A military expert says Daesh got chemical weapons in Syria and moved them to Iraq to use them against the Kurdish forces. [Rudaw]

 

Dahuk police say an armed man shot and killed a German woman and injured another woman in a popular market in Zakho.  [Iraq Press]

 

Norway’s Minister of Defense says her country is committed to train the Peshmerga in their fight against Daesh. [BasNews]

 

Southern Iraq

Moqtada Al-Sadr issued orders to his followers to participate in the demonstrations this coming Friday, to demand that the “failed security officials” be taken to the courts. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A local NGO says Iraq’s marshes will be completely dry within 40 days because of the lack of water. The NGO also says the marshes have lost 90% of their animals, bids, and fish. [Al-Ghad]

 

Basra. Local politicians, tribal and community leaders, and civil society activists say today they started the preparation to establish an autonomous Basra Region. [Al-Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. This idea has been raised multiple times before, and it’s arguably not good for Iraq as a whole. For sure, the timing of this initiative could not be worse.

 

The Basra Criminal Court sentenced Luay Al-Eres, the former Iraqi Minister of Transportation to 7 years in absentia for corruption charges related to a Ministry contract with a security company. [Buratha] Like many accused ministers before him, Mr. Al-Eres skipped the country before the trial.

 

Qadessiya. The chairman of the security committee in Diwaniya says security forces captured 2 Daesh terrorists and confiscated IEDs they intended to use against civilian targets in the governorate. [Al-Ghad]

 

Wasit. A security source say Wasit police arrested a Daesh member in Suwaira north of Kut. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs says his country and the US will soon start military operations to kick Daesh out of areas in northern Syria. He says the details of the plans were finalized yesterday and other Coalition members might participate in the military operations. [PUKMedia]

 

A video of ISIS blowing up Baal Shamin temple in Tadmur. [Rudaw]

 

A Kurdish activist says a 4-year-old child was killed and other civilians injured in a Daesh shelling on Aleppo countryside. [Rudaw]

 

Local source in Hasaka says Daesh and the YPG exchanged 6 prisoners. A local source close to the YPG refutes the reports about the deal. [Welati]

 

A report about the situation in Tal Abyad after the YPG captured it from Daesh. [Welati] Children of Tal Abyad will return to school after 2 years. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says the Daesh prisoner who participated in the massacre in June committed suicide in his cell. [ROJNews]

 

Daesh kidnapped 65 Kurdish civilians including women in the Qulan village south of Kobane. [Welati] Local sources say Daesh kidnapped 19 Arab civilians from the same village. [Hawar]

 

The YPG liberated a village and is advancing in Hasaka countryside and preparing to break through Al-Hawl town, 50 km (31 miles) from Hasaka. The Coalition is already bombing Daesh in the town. [Welati]

 

Daesh publishes a video of how they captured Al-Qaryatayn city. [Archive]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

Turkey says its security forces captured 36 people, including 31 foreigners, trying to cross the border from Kilis and join Daesh in Syria. [Rudaw]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Saudi Arabia. Saudi media says 2 brothers were killed the same day–one fighting with government forces in Yemen, the other as a suicide bomber with Daesh. Daesh said the second brother was a doctor but the Saudi media say he had a diploma in nursing. [Rudaw]

 

Libya. Daesh in Derna says Mukhtar BilMukhtar, the Algerian terrorist reportedly killed by an American airstrike, is still alive and he is wanted by Libya for treason. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

Daesh publishes a video of executing a “spy” from Fajr Libya militia. [Archive]

 

Tunisia. A Tunisian guard was killed and 3 injured in clashes with terrorists on the border with Algeria. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Nigeria. Boko Haram sent 80 of its terrorists to fight with Daesh in Libya. [Islam Memo]

 

More Daesh reports for today. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in Russian. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Peshmerga Facebook Page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/59D2NOlAQa0awZI

https://twitter.com/ABO_ADWAN_17

https://twitter.com/othmanMohsin8

https://twitter.com/mothalb

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
IWMC Iraqi War Media Cell
JOC Joint Operations Command
KDP Kurdistan Democratic Party
KH Kata’eb Hezbollah
KM Kata’eb Al-Mosul
KRG Kurdistan Regional Government
MoD Ministry of Defense
MoI Ministry of Interior
MP Member of Parliament
PKK Kurdistan Workers’ Party
PM Prime Minister
PUK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
PYD Democratic Union Party (Syria)
YPG People’s Protection Units (Syria)

 

 

August 21, 2015

 

Demonstrations

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

The commander of the local PMFs in Qarma says Iraqi forces cut Daesh supply lines in Qarma and trapped 300 terrorists in the city center. [Al-Maalomah]

Iraqi forces destroy a Daesh 350-meter tunnel in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

The chairman of the Ameriya Subdistrict Council says Daesh shelled the city heavily with mortars, destroying many civilian houses and shops. He didn’t mention if there were any human casualties. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A security source says 3 civilians, including 2 women, were injured in the shelling on Falluja. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh services in Falluja. [Just Paste]

Ramadi

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on its defense line in the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi, killing 7 of the attackers. [Al-Maalomah]

Iraqi forces destroyed a fuel tank bomb attacking them near the train station west of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

Iraqi forces are advancing towards Albu Farraj north of Ramadi, defusing 31 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

The PMF commander of Anbar says Iraqi forces are advancing in the areas between Thirthar and Albu Aitha and now are clearing the area near the Albu Aitha Dam. [Al-Baghdadia]

The IAA killed 7 Daesh fighters and destroyed a car bomb and another vehicle in Albu Aitha. [IWMC Report] The JOC says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition airpower, cleared Mudhif in Albu Aitha, killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists and destroying 3 car bombs and a truck carrying a rocket launcher. An Anbar Police commander says Iraqi forces dug a 3 km (2 mile) defensive trench between Hsaiba and Jazeera Khaldiya to prevent Daesh from escaping and from attacking Iraqi forces with car bombs. [Al-Ghad]

Daesh publishes photos of the suicide attack in Albu Aitha. [Just Paste]

Iraqi forces destroyed 2 vehicles, including a car bomb, north of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

A local PMF commander says only the Euphrates River separates Iraq forces and Daesh in Khaldiya. He also says the local tribes need more weapons to continue fighting in order to support Iraqi forces to take full control of Jazeera Khaldiya and advance from the east towards Ramadi. [Al-Mada]

The IFP killed 2 terrorists trying to sneak into the defense line in Hsaiba. The IFP killed 2 more terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles and defused 6 IEDs in Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces killed 8 Daesh fighters and destroyed 3 targets, including a truck loaded with explosives, using SPG9 rockets in east Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]

The PMFs media says they captured a Daesh leader trying to run away from Ramadi disguised in women’s clothes (photo). [Buratha]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command says the IAA destroyed a Daesh car bomb factory in Rutba in west Anbar. The JOC also asked the citizens to stay away from Daesh locations and weapons storehouses. [Al-Maalomah]

The Iraqi 7th Division commander says the Coalition bombed a training camp and a car bomb factory in Rutba, killing 43 Daesh members. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A security source says 5 Daesh members were killed when the fuel tanker bomb they were working on at a house in Anah in west Anbar exploded. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says dozens of Daesh terrorists were killed and many of their vehicles destroyed in the Coalition bombing of their supply lines in several areas west of Ramadi District. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The Al-Jazeera Operations Commander says his troops killed 3 Daesh terrorists trying to plant an IED in Jubba in Baghdadi, 90 km (56 miles) west of Ramadi in Hit District. He says his troops killed another Daesh fighter near a checkpoint in Baghdadi. [Al-Sumaria] He also says his troops bombed Daesh hideouts in Haditha district, killing 15. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The leader of Albu Fahad tribe says the government’s decision to cut off the salaries of Anbar employees will increase sectarian tensions and will push people to join and support Daesh. He says the Anbar government employees have already lost a lot because of Daesh control and now they are being punished because of the government’s inability to defend them. [Al-Sumaria]

 

SALAHUDDIN

IWMC says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on them in Jazeera Samarra. [Al-Maalomah]

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says the IAA bombed a Daesh location in Albu Jwari in Baiji district, killing 8 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah] Another source in the SOC says the IAA destroyed 3 car bombs in Baiji. [Al-Maalomah]

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces cleared Tal Abu Jarad in Baiji, killing 11 terrorists. [Al-Ghad]

The MoD says Iraqi forces, led by the Ground Troops commander, are advancing in Jazeera Samarra. [MoD Website] Iraqi forces supported by the IAA continued their operations to clear Jazeera Samarra, destroying 4 car bombs. [IWMC Report] The commander of the IFP’s 5th Division says his troops are advancing from the Strategic Line towards Thirthar Lake and now control 20 km (12.5 miles) of the road between Samarra and Tikrit. They destroyed 10 Daesh vehicles, including 6 car bombs, and defused 100 IEDs. [Al-Sumaria]

Salahuddin Operations Command captured parts of Tal Abu Jarad in Baiji. [IWMC Report] Kata’eb Hezbollah says they control Tal Abu Jarad (video). [Al-Etejah]

The IAF bombed Daesh in Siniya, killing 10 terrorists and destroying a headquarters, a vehicle, and a fuel tanker bomb. [IWMC Report] A security source says the IAA bombed Daesh in Siniya, killing 15 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia] A security source says Iraqi forces killed dozens of Daesh fighters near Siniya and captured 2 more terrorists in the same area. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh publishes a video of their terrorists in a hotel in north Baiji. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes a photo of the Syrian terrorist who bombed himself on Iraqi forces near Samarra. [Dump]

BAGHDAD

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated today in Baghdad, demanding reforms in the judiciary system, anti-corruption measures, and service improvements. [Al-Etejah] Security forces in Baghdad issued a high alert and strengthened security procedures in advance of the demonstrations. [Al-Baghdadia] IAA helicopters flew over the demonstrations waving Iraqi flags, apparently intended as a gesture of solidarity. [Al-Etejah]

Hundreds of PMF fighters demonstrated in Baghdad demanding their salaries, which have not been paid for months. [Iraqi Media Network]

Photos of the demonstrations in Baghdad [Al-Mas News] [Al-Mustaqila]

 

There were also demonstrations, larger than previous demonstrations, in the provinces of Basra, Kerbala, Qadessiya, Baquba, Kut, Najaf, Hilla, Kirkuk, Maysan, Nasariya and the provincial capitals and some other cities.

Sistani says Daesh’s control over many areas in Iraq happened because of corruption and mismanagement. He also says Iraq might get divided if real reforms don’t happen. [Al-Mada]

The Finance Committee in the CoR says Iraq spent more than 40 billion dollars since 2003 on the food ration system but most of the money went to brokers, which in turn affected the quality of the ration items. [Al-Mada]

The new director of the Council of Ministers Secretariat says 3 million Iraqis are living below the poverty line. [Al-Gharbiya]

DaeshDaily comment. The director did not specify what that line is, and surely there are more than 3 million poor people in Iraq.

 

Finally, the Iraqi government brings K9s to deploy them in checkpoints (video). [Al-Sumaria]

Security forces arrested a major Daesh terrorist responsible for many car bomb attacks in Nahrawan in southeast Baghdad. [Al-Etejah]

 

Seven terrorists ran away from the 1st Division prison in Baladiyat in east Baghdad after a fire erupted in the area. Security forces surrounded the area and captured 4 of them. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The Iraqi MoD, and Daesh, hasn’t responded to the reports about the death of Daesh’s second in command, Abu Muslim Al-Turkmani. He was a Lt. Colonel in the former regime’s army. [Karemlash]

According to security sources:

  • Two civilians were killed and 8 injured when an IED exploded in a popular market in Saba’ Al-Bor in north Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a Sahwa fighter in Albu Aitha in south Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]
  • An IED exploded in a popular market in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were killed and one injured when an IED exploded under their car in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad. [Voice of Iraq]

 

The IAF conducted 17 sorties and the IAA 10 (results reported in other stories herein).

The Coalition conducted 21 sorties, killing 126 terrorists and destroying 48 “locations.” [IWMC Report] IWMC says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations in Baiji in Salahuddin and Habbaniya, Albu Shahab and Baghdadi in Anbar in addition to a weapons storehouse south of Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]

 

DIYALA

A security source says 2 wanted members of Al-Qaeda were arrested at a checkpoint in Muqdadiya, disguised in military uniforms. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The mayor of Abu Saida subdistrict, northeast of Baquba, says security forces defused 5 IEDs in Mukhaisa village. He also says Daesh created a minefield in the village’s orchards. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Dijla Operations Commander says his troops closed some of the roads in Diyala to protect the demonstrators in Baquba and apologizes for the inconvenience. [Buratha]

 

KIRKUK

A Peshmerga source says heavy clashes erupted between Daesh and the Naqshbandi Army in Hawija, resulting in a total of 28 fatalities between the two sides. [Xendan]

DaeshDaily comment. The Naqshbandi Army is a Baathist-connected organization that collaborated in the Daesh takeovers of 2014. The two organizations have clashed before.  

 

NINEWA

The deputy chairman of Ninewa GC says the CoR’s report about the fall of Mosul was political and unprofessional and does not establish an obligation on the Iraqi judicial system. He asks how the Investigative Committee could name him as one of the accused officials without even interviewing him. [Karemlash]

 

A local source says Daesh arrested 32 young men from different areas in Ninewa accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi security forces. The source says 20 of these men were executed and their bodies delivered to the forensics department in Mosul. [BasNews]

 

Former Vice President Nujaifi says Daesh executed 3 female elections candidates from his bloc on Tuesday. [Karemlash]

 

A local source says Daesh arrested 5 young men trying to escape from Mosul to Turkey and executed them in one of its camps. [Al-Ghad]

 

A KDP official says Daesh executed 15 of its young members, age 13 to 18, in Sinjar, accusing them of running away from battles. [Buratha]

 

A PUK official says the Peshmerga stopped a Daesh attack north of Mosul, killing 7 terrorists. He says the Coalition destroyed a car bomb used by Daesh to start the attack. [PUKMedia]

 

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed 5 Daesh locations in Asheq village west of the Tigris, killing everyone inside them and destroying many vehicles. [Rudaw]

 

A local source says a Daesh leader was killed by a drone strike south of Mosul. The source also says many Daesh leaders are leaving the city for Raqqa because of the intensified airstrikes on them. [Al-Ghad]

 

Mosque imams in Mosul said in their Friday prayer speeches that anyone who doesn’t follow their caliph, Awwad Baghdadi, is a heretic and should be killed. [Al-Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment: This takfir (calling Muslims heretics) is a typical proclamation of radical extremists. It started with elements in the Salafi movements and was cemented by the writings of the early founders of the Muslim Brothers who claimed that anyone who lives under and supports or doesn’t revolt against the Muslim rulers is a heretic. In recent publications, Daesh showed its terrorists killing people for accusations like “blasphemy” or “cussing God” and most likely these people just refused to pledge allegiance to Awwad or mentioned his name in the wrong way. The end goal for such groups is to get power by terrorizing people in the name of religion.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Southern Iraq

Basra. The Basra Police commander says security forces arrested 7 suspects wanted on terrorism charges and confiscated weapons from them in Al-Faw in south Basra. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Kerbala. A PMF commander says the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani arrived in Kerbala to meet with Iraqi leaders. [Erem News]

 

Najaf. The Observatory for Journalistic Freedoms says Najaf’s deputy governor assaulted a local journalist yesterday for publishing an article about corruption in the governorate. PM Abadi issued a statement asking the security forces to protect journalists and to “respond swiftly” to anyone who attacks journalists. [Iraq Press]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Italian officials say Italian museums will lower their flags to half-staff to honor the director of archeology in Tadmur, Dr. Khaled Al-Assa’d, who was beheaded by Daesh. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The spokesman of the Kurdish security in Qamishli says a Daesh car bomb a couple of days ago came through the Turkish border. [Welati]

 

A local source says negotiations started between the YPG and Syrian government forces after a dispute started yesterday over territories in Hasaka. [Rudaw]

 

Local sources in Deir Al-Zor say an Egyptian Daesh leader ran away from the town of Al-Mayadeen in eastern Syria with 3 million dollars. The terrorist was responsible for Daesh taxes in the town. [BasNews]

 

Daesh published photos of the results of the bombing on Al-Mayadeen. [Just Paste]

 

A video of Daesh terrorists arrested by the YPG in Kobane confessing their crimes. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian army attack on Zabadani near Damascus. [Ana Al-Muslim]

A page for photos of Daesh terrorists towards Albu Farraj. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

Daesh religion lessons. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Egypt. A military source says Egyptian Apaches bombed Daesh terrorists gathered in an abandoned school south of Rafah, killing 10 of them. The source also says military forces arrested 17 Daesh terrorists in 2 different operations south of Arish. [Al-Mogaz]

 

Libya. Local sources say Kata’eb Abu Sleem and Derna Youth are advancing in Derna, killing 4 Daesh fighters and capturing 4. [Al-Wasat]

 

Local sources say Daesh controls Sector 3 in Sirte and changed the main mosque’s name to Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. [Al-Wasat]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh publishes a video message to the people of Afghanistan. [Archive]

 

A collection of Daesh tech security lessons. [Dump]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Dhikra Sarsam, an Iraqi civil society activist

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/na3l_0_mjhd

https://twitter.com/abou3amer123821

https://twitter.com/fah_non90

https://twitter.com/SECURITY_EXP71

https://twitter.com/CacrestaDfsdf

https://twitter.com/stoufrih

 

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
IWMC Iraqi War Media Cell
JOC Joint Operations Command
KDP Kurdistan Democratic Party
KH Kata’eb Hezbollah
KM Kata’eb Al-Mosul
KRG Kurdistan Regional Government
MoD Ministry of Defense
MoI Ministry of Interior
MP Member of Parliament
PKK Kurdistan Workers’ Party
PM Prime Minister
PUK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
PYD Democratic Union Party (Syria)
YPG People’s Protection Units (Syria)

 

August 20, 2015

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

The PMF Media says the PMFs stopped a Daesh attack with 7 car bombs north of Falluja. They also claim to have killed 60 Daesh terrorists in a surprise attack near the Euphrates River north of Falluja. [Buratha]

A source in the Iraqi 1st Rapid Intervention Division says the Division stopped a Daesh attack on the Iraqi forces south of Falluja, killing 2 terrorists and destroying a motorcycle. [Al-Sumaria]

MoD says Iraqi forces captured a Daesh explosives cache in Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia]

Baghdad Operations Command killed a Daesh terrorist and destroyed 2 vehicles and 10 IEDs in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

The Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says Iraqi forces killed 5 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and a rocket launcher in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [Al-Ghad]

Ramadi

The Chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the IAA bombed a Daesh gathering in Jazeera Al-Khaldiya, killing the Daesh military commander for the area and 30 other terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

A source in Anbar Police says the Coalition bombed Daesh supply lines west of Ramadi, killing dozens of Daesh terrorists and destroying their weapons and vehicles. The source also says Iraqi forces are in full control of the areas west of Ramadi and are preparing to liberate more areas. [Al-Maalomah] The Anbar Police commander says Iraqi forces destroyed Daesh defense lines in Ramadi and that there will be huge military developments in the coming days. [Al-Mada]

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces launched a large military operation in Albu Aitha, 12 km (7.5 miles) north of Ramadi, killing Daesh’s car bomb official in Ramadi and 4 of his associates, and destroying 3 car bombs, a rocket launcher and a truck loaded with weapons and IEDs. [Al-Mada]

Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, stopped 2 Daesh attacks on Albu Aitha, killing 8 terrorists.  [IWMC Report]

The commander of the local PMFs in Anbar says the Ramadi Second Battalion, 650 local fighters, was deployed to Albu Aitha Bridge 2 days ago and will participate in the Ramadi liberation battles. [Buratha]

 

Daesh says a Syrian terrorist attacked Iraqi forces near Albu Aitha Bridge with a car bomb, killing and injuring many of them and stopping the attack on the area. [Dump]

The IFP commander says his troops killed 2 Daesh terrorists and injured others as they tried to sneak into the Iraqi forces’ defense lines in Tal Mshaihda. [Al-Ghad] He also says an IFP force destroyed a Daesh hideout in Hsaiba and killed 3 snipers. [Al-Ghad]

Iraqi forces killed 9 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 hideouts and 2 vehicles in Hsaiba and Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the IFP killed 5 Daesh fighters and injured 4 others and confiscated their vehicle and weapons, after they tried to booby-trap houses near a school in Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh car bomb factory and 3 other locations in Al-Qa’im in far western Anbar. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of killing a Daesh suicide bomber before he could blow himself up. [Facebook]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A source in the Iraqi Joint Operations Command says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh car bomb attack in Tal Abu Jarad in Baiji, killing 15 Daesh fighters and forcing the rest to retreat. [Al-Maalomah] A video of the battles in Tal Abu Jarad. [YouTube]

Another JOC source says large Iraqi military enforcements arrived in Baiji to complete the liberation of the area and support a move toward Shirqat to the northwest, Daesh’s last stronghold in Salahuddin. He also reported intelligence information that Daesh leader Awwad Baghdadi has issued orders for his fighters to withdraw from Baiji. [Al-Maalomah]

 

Salahuddin Operations Command stopped a Daesh attack and destroyed 7 car bombs, and secured the road to Baiji refinery. The IAA destroyed 3 more car bombs and killed the terrorists inside them. [IWMC Report] A security source says the IAA destroyed a total of 10 Daesh car bombs in Baiji and nearby Siniya. [Al-Baghdadia]

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed a Daesh hideout in Baiji, killing 4 Daesh leaders (2 Tajiks, an Iraqi and an American). He says these were the terrorists who led the Daesh attacks in Baiji and their deaths will break the backbone of Daesh in Baiji. [PUKMedia] Daesh had announced late yesterday that the American (called Abu Abdullah) was one of 4 suicide bombers who attacked Iraqi forces in Baiji with car bombs (photos). [Just Paste]

The commander of the Iraqi Rapid Intervention Division says Iraqi forces killed 150 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 40 car bombs and cleared all the areas captured by Daesh in the western and southwestern areas of Baiji. [Xendan]

Daesh says they shelled Iraqi forces with mortars in west Baiji. [Just Paste]

Samarra

A security source says 30 Iraqi soldiers and PMFs were killed or injured when a suicide bomber detonated an oil tanker bomb near the Strategic Line west of Samarra. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, continued their operations to clear Jazeera Samarra and broke through Daesh’s first defense line to capture another village in the area, killing 3 terrorists and destroying 18 IEDs and 7 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

The MoD says the IAA bombed and destroyed several Daesh locations in Jazeera Samarra. [Al-Baghdadia] MoD publishes a video of the IAA bombing Daesh in Jazeera Samarra. [YouTube]

A source in Samarra Operations Command says Iraqi forces liberated 3 villages in Jazeera Samarra, killing 30 Daesh terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles, a construction shovel and a fuel tanker. He also says 2 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 4 injured in the battles. [Buratha]

IWMC says Iraqi forces and the IAA destroyed 6 car bombs and a motorcycle bomb and captured 2 car bombs in Jazeera Samarra. [Al-Ghad]

Samarra Operations Command says its troops killed Daesh’s military leader in Jazeera Samarra. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi’s office says the PM issued orders to reduce the numbers of the security personnel for Iraqi officials by 90%, which will make 20,000 security men available for other duty. [Al-Maalomah]

The spokesman of the Supreme Judicial Council says 29 Iraqi officials, including former ministers, were indicted on corruption charges. [Iraq Press]

Former PM Nouri Al-Maliki returns to Baghdad from Tehran. Many sources thought he escaped Iraq because of the Mosul report. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily comment. A lot of what passes for information in Iraq comes through the rumor mill, a convenient medium for undermining the reputations of people you don’t like.

 

The acting director of the Commission on Integrity says that in 2015 alone there have been 13,000 investigations started on corruption cases. [Iraq Media Network]

Al-Suqoor Intelligence Cell publishes a summary of its operations in August that killed 236 Daesh terrorists, including top commanders and “emirs,” in Anbar and Mosul. [Iraqi Media Network]

Daesh says it attacked Iraq Army barricades in Tarmiya in north Baghdad, destroying many of them and killing an Iraqi captain and many soldiers. [Dump]

According to security sources:

–        An employee of the Ministry of Electricity was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Rashdiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

–        A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion in Al-Mashtal in east Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

–        A policeman was killed and 3 injured when a roadside bomb exploded on their patrol in Hay Al-Wihda in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–        An IED exploded near the industrial area in Basmaya in south Baghdad, killing 3 civilians and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]

–        An IED exploded in a popular market in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 9. [Buratha]

–        A security source says 2 Iraqi soldiers were injured in another IED explosion in Abu Ghraib. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The IAF conducted 16 sorties and the IAA 65 (results reflected in other stories herein).

The Coalition conducted 15 sorties, killing 24 terrorists and destroying 7 vehicles, including 2 car bombs, and 9 locations in addition to a car bomb factory, a storehouse and 3 tunnels. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 2 injured when a roadside bomb exploded in Al-Khalis. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Mayor of Sadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baquba, says 150 more displaced families returned to their houses in the subdistrict. [Al-Mada]

 

A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 2 injured in an IED explosion in Abbara north of Baquba. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

A security source says the bodies of 2 men kidnapped 3 months ago were found in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says security forces arrested a traffic police officer who used to facilitate Daesh movement inside the city by providing them with forged licenses and official documents. [Al-Baghdadia]

IWMC says the IAF killed 19 Daesh terrorists in an airstrike on a Daesh convoy north of Tuz. [Al-Ghad]

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Daquq, killing many terrorists including a local leader. [Xendan]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the IED in Kirkuk. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of killing and crucifying 6 PMFs in Kirkuk. [Just Paste]

DaeshDaily comment. These men were in civilian clothes, most likely Sunni civilians from Hawija who wanted to leave Daesh-controlled areas.

 

A security source in Kirkuk says a Daesh terrorist captured recently admitted that he and other young men from Tuz went to Al-Alam in Salahuddin and stopped a truck full of Iraqi soldiers and executed them as part of the Speicher massacre. [Al-Ghad]

A police commander in Kirkuk says a Peshmerga soldier was killed in an IED explosion in the Al-Basheer village in Taza. [Rudaw]

NINEWA

IWMC says the IAF bombed a Daesh convoy in Tal Afar, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles loaded with weapons. [Al-Ghad]

 

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed 2 Daesh vehicles in Makhmur, killing 4 local Daesh notables. [PUKMedia] He also says Daesh publicly executed a member of the Hamdaniya District Council in Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says they detonated an IED on a Daesh vehicle near Tal Afar, killing a Sudanese Daesh sharia judge and his associate. [The KM Facebook page]

 

A video of a 53 year old British man joining the Peshmerga to fight Daesh. [Xendan]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A Kurdish source says the YPG forces continued their advances in the southern areas of Hasaka countryside and surrounded Daesh in the town of Al-Hawl after heavy clashes. The source says the Coalition’s jets and Apache helicopters participated in the battles. [BasNews]

 

Hundreds of displaced families are returning back to Kobane from Turkey. [BasNews]

 

 

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A Kurdish military source says Daesh attacked the YPG near Tal Abyad, but Kurdish forces supported by the Coalition airpower stopped the attack, killing 19 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of destroying Mar Alian Monastery in Al-Qaryatayn with bulldozers. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Al-Qaryatayn and says there were no casualties. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Daesh’s Sham News website was suspended. http://theshamnews.com/

 

Egypt. Daesh says it detonated a car bomb parked near the Egyptian State Security Service in Cairo. [Dump]

An Egyptian official says 29 people were injured in the attack. [Muslim] A security source says 5 suspects participated in the attack, including a motorcycle driver who drove the suspects away after they parked the car and 2 in the other car who were filming. [Al-Mogaz]

 

Libya. Daesh says it captured more posts in the East Coast area of Derna. [Just Paste]

Local sources say Daesh released 4 young men from the Gaddafi tribe in Sirte after capturing them in Sector 3. The sources say Daesh controls the Sector and is seizing housing belong to the citizens and writing “Islamic State Property” on them. [Al-Wasat]

DaeshDaily comment: Sirte is becoming another Mosul.

 

Yemen. Daesh says it attacked a Yemen Army post in Hadhramaut, killing everyone inside and capturing weapons and ammunition. [Dump]

 

Daesh audio newsletter. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

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Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

ANBAR

Falluja

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces are preparing to break through Falluja and the shelling continues on the city. [Al-Mada]

Baghdad Operations Command killed 5 terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and a rocket launcher in Qarma.  [IWMC Report]

The Iraqi Intelligence Service says they took over a large Daesh explosives storehouse in Qarma. [Al-Ghad]

Ramadi

Iraqi forces shelled Daesh with rockets near the defense lines in Albu Aitha killing 24 terrorists including 3 leaders. [IWMC Report] The IWMC says Iraqi forces killed 2 suicide bombers and 4 other terrorists in Albu Aitha. [Al-Ghad]

The Coalition bombed and destroyed a Daesh hideout and explosives storehouses in Al-Humaira south of Ramadi, killing everyone inside. [IWMC Report]

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says 2 Iraqi brigades arrived near the east side of Ramadi as reinforcements for the breakthrough into the city. [Al-Maalomah] He also says Iraqi forces broke through Daesh locations in Hay Al-Malaab killing 35 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

The IFP advanced in Hsaiba east of Ramadi, killing 3 terrorists, destroying 6 vehicles, and defusing a booby-trapped house. [IWMC Report]

A security source says 6 Daesh leaders were killed in a Coalition airstrike on the Al-Sharqa area east of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

The IFP says they killed 10 Daesh terrorists trying to cross the Euphrates River and sneak into the Iraqi forces defenses east of Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]

A security source says Iraqi forces control the international road between Iraq and Jordan west of Ramadi. [Buratha]

A video of the Iraqi forces entering the 60 Street near Ramadi. [YouTube]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Anbar Governor says the Council of Ministers decided to stop paying the salaries of the government employees in Anbar. [8th Day]

DaeshDaily comment. There was no clear explanation, but Iraq is apparently trying to avoid sending salary money directly to provinces held by Daesh, which diverts some of it. Some of that money even goes directly to Daesh supporters.

A media source says verbal altercations erupted at the Anbar Liberation Conference in Baghdad, because some attendees participated in the 2014 demonstrations that led to the Daesh invasion. [8th Day]

The Anbar Liberation Conference ended with a fist fight between some tribal leaders (video). [Al-Mada] The speaker of the CoR said in the conference that approving the national guard law will preserve the right of the fighters from Anbar who are going to participate in liberating their governorate. [Iraq Press]

The spokesman of the PMFs says Anbar liberation battles depend on Iraqi military plans and reinforcements, and the US has nothing to do with that. A MP linked to the AHH has said the US is hindering Iraqi forces’ attempts to break through Anbar cities. [Al-Maalomah]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, are advancing in Jazeera Samarra and have killed 30 terrorists and destroyed 6 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

Iraqi forces defused 35 IED in Sayyed Ghareeb. [IWMC Report]

The IFP commander says the Police Commandos killed 6 Daesh terrorists in an ambush near Baiji. He also says Iraqi forces broke the siege on 2 Iraqi soldiers trapped in Tal Abu Jarad. [Al-Baghdadia]

The mayor of Baiji says Daesh attacked Iraqi forces in 3 areas inside Baiji with 3 car bombs, killing 4 soldiers and injuring 8. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says Iraqi Joint Forces stopped a Daesh attack on Baiji that employed 10 fuel tanker bombs. The source says one of the tankers exploded, killing 10 Iraqi soldiers. He also says Iraqi forces supported by the IAA are still blocking a Daesh attack on several areas in Baiji, with no support from Coalition airpower. [Al-Baghdadia]

Another source in Salahuddin Operations Command says Iraqi forces destroyed 9 car bombs and killed the suicide terrorists inside them, but 12 Iraqi soldiers were killed when the 10th car exploded on them. [Al-Mada]

Daesh says it controls the Albu Jarad area in Baiji completely. [The Sham News] And publishes photos and a video of one of its suicide bombers in Baiji. [The Sham news] [Archive]

Al-Nujaba’ Movement, a Shia militia, says they sent more troops to support the Iraqi forces in Baiji. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh publishes photos of the 2 suicide terrorists who failed in their mission and were caught by Iraqi forces. [Independence News]

The Iraqi forces operation to liberate Jazeera Samarra continues. The commander of the Iraqi ground forces says the operation is “purely Iraqi” and the Coalition didn’t participate in it. The spokesman of the MoD says Iraqi forces liberated the Albu Ghafel village killing 150 Daesh terrorists and forcing them to retreat. He says the battles continue with support from the IAA and the IAF. [MoD Website]

Daesh says they stopped the attack of the Iraqi forces on Jazeera Samarra and forced them to retreat. [A3maq] [Dump]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a displaced man working in a wholesale market in Tuz. [Al-Baghdadia]

BAGHDAD

A Shia MP says some political leaders want to cancel the indictments against corrupt officials based on a national reconciliation argument. He says the Iraqi government should prevent these people from traveling and should coordinate with the Interpol to bring back the ones who left the country. [Al-Maalomah]

Security forces arrested 5 suspects linked to the car bomb attack on Habibiya in Sadr City last Sunday. [Al-Maalomah]

According to security sources:

–          The body of an unknown man was found shot in the head in Hurriya in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion in Talbiya in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          An IED exploded near a checkpoint in Mada’in in south Baghdad, killing a Sahwa fighter and injuring 3. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          A civilian was killed and 2 injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Mada’in. [Al-Sumaria]

–          An employee of the Ministry of Electricity was kidnapped in Zafaraniya in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          A civilian was killed and 3 injured in an IED explosion in Ameriya in west Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

Overall, the IAF conducted 9 sorties and the IAA 44 (details reflected in other stories).

The Coalition flew 16 sorties, killing 25 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles and 4 Daesh locations. [IWMC Report]

DIYALA

A member of Diyala GC says the Council decided to let all remaining displaced families return to their houses. [Buratha]

An MP from Diyala says 120 people, most of them Sunnis, were kidnapped during the last 7 days and 31 of them were tortured then killed, accusing Shia militias. He asked the government and the international community for help. [Iraq Press]

A security source says 4 people from one family were injured in an IED explosion in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says an IED exploded in the Al-Hadeed area in northeast Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 4. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says the bodies of 2 men were found shot in Al-Khalis. [Al-Baghdadia]

KIRKUK

A security source says a woman and her daughter were killed and several other civilians injured, including women and children, when 2 Grad rockets fell on a residential area in south Kirkuk. [Al-Ghad]

A security source says Daesh executed 12 people and hung their bodies on electricity poles in Hawija for trying to escape to Al-Alam subdistrict. [Al-Mada]

NINEWA

A member of the Mosul Investigative Committee says the KRG’s President Barzani didn’t answer their questions and had his office manager send a brief reply. He says Barzani issued a written order to the Peshmerga at the time Mosul fell not to fight Daesh unless they got attacked. The AAH leader criticized the Committee for not putting Barzani’s name on the list of leaders cited in the report. Other sources said Committee chairman was put under huge pressure to remove Barzani’s name. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. The Peshmerga withdrew at that time from Ninewa border areas disputed between Iraq and the Kurds. Usually, they operated in those areas and provided security services even though the areas were not part of the KRG, a serious source of conflict with Baghdad. When Daesh arrived, however, the Peshmerga initially avoided confronting them and withdrew. Daesh then moved into those areas. This is likely the context of the issue with Barzani.

The head of the Committee says the Turkish consul in Mosul acted as the real governor of Mosul and used to meet with suspicious people before the fall of the city. [Al-Mada] The Committee says Daesh used to get 11 million dollars a month in Mosul from extortion before they captured the city. They used to take a million dollars a month from a contractor who was transporting oil from Baiji, and from the street electricity generators, and even from the government directorates.  [Xendan]

DaeshDaily comment: And of course some government officials and military and security commanders were busy in their own corruption schemes.

The spokesman of the KRG issues a statement responding to Maliki’s accusation that blamed  Mosul’s fall on Ankara and Erbil and says the former PM should take the responsibility for his actions that led to the Daesh advances. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. The allegations reported above about the Peshmerga and about the Turkish consul may be the context for Maliki’s statement. The one clear implication of these conflicting statements may be that there will be plenty of blame to go around on the Mosul post-mortem.

The spokesman of the National Mobilization Forces in Ninewa says internal disputes have erupted between Daesh terrorists in Mosul because of privileges given to the foreign terrorists but not Iraqi terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

A PUK spokesman says unknown armed groups attacked Daesh in Telkeif and killed 8 terrorists. He says another group attacked a Daesh security post in Mosul, killing 6 terrorists. [Iraq Press]

A Peshmerga source says Daesh has been shelling the Kurdish forces in Bashiqa northeast of Mosul for 3 days, but causing no casualties. [Rudaw]

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Southern Iraq

Basra. Basra GC says PM Abadi’s visit to the governorate yesterday was to reassure oil companies that were threatened recently. Some demonstrators cut the roads to some of these companies, demanding jobs. [8th Day]

Dhi Qar. The Governor of Dhi Qar says security forces arrested an armed group linked to criminal activities while claiming to be PMFs. The group has opened several offices in the governorate as a cover for their criminal activities. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: Such groups, even the ones linked to real fighters against Daesh, will be Iraq’s next security problem. The ability of the Iraqi military and security forces to control these groups is uncertain. Our local sources say Shia militias, especially the AHH, are expanding their influence in many Shia areas, using the popularity of the PMFs and the weakness of the security agencies to their advantage.

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Daesh publicly beheaded the 81-year-old director of archaeology in Tadmur and hung his body by his feet. [The Sham News]

DaeshDaily comment: Daesh will do anything to appear in the news. All these outrageous criminal acts make almost everyone on Earth angry, but not the few psychopaths who respond to the news by joining Daesh. Daesh has thousands of prisoners in Iraq and Syria. When they want to appear in the news, or divert attention from negative military developments, they pull some out and kill them. Some former Daesh prisoners in Mosul said Daesh used to kill prisoners arbitrarily whether they were “guilty” or not. They also tortured people just to get “confessions,” to give them a public excuse. This notable scholar was the latest victim. They didn’t kill him when they invaded Tadmur, but held him until they wanted more international attention.

The general director of Syrian archaeology says the archaeologist, Khaled Al-Asa’ad, who refused to leave the city when Daesh took over, refused to give information about the locations of archeological treasures to Daesh. [Rudaw]

Kurdish military sources say Daesh attacked the Kurdish forces in Abdul Aziz Mountain and the clashes continue there. They say the Coalition’s Apache helicopters supported the Kurdish forces and 6 Daesh terrorists were killed in the battle. The Coalition also bombed a Daesh meeting in Tal Barak. [BasNews]

A child and 9 other people were killed and 58 injured in a truck bomb attack near the Kurdish security office in the Industrial Area in Qamishli. [ROJNews] Other sources say 11 people were killed. [Welati] A leader in the Kurdish security agency says the suicide bomber attacked civilians in the area after failing to attack the Kurdish security building. [Hawar] Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack and says it was done by a fuel tanker. [The Sham News]

The YPG says they found weapons and explosives buried in the ground in Suluk city. They also say a civilian was killed and 5 injured when a sticker IED exploded on their car on the road to Suluk. [Hawar]

Burkan Al-Furat Operations say they arrested 4 Daesh suspects trying to sneak into Kobane countryside. [Welati]

Daesh says one of its suicide bombers attacked Syrian armed groups north of Al-Qaryatayn with an armored vehicle with 8 tons of explosives, killing and injuring many of them. [Dump] Daesh publishes a photo of the armored truck used in the attack. [The Sham News]

A video of actor Michael Enright, who joined the YPG to fight Daesh. [YouTube]

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

The spokesman of the Turkish foreign affairs ministry says Maliki’s “hallucination” about Turkey’s role in the fall of Mosul should not be taken seriously. Ankara summoned the Iraqi Ambassador and told him Maliki’s statement is completely unacceptable. [Xendan]

The Turkish PM urges religious leaders to unite against radical groups like Daesh and says Daesh represents the greatest danger to Islamic culture. [Rudaw]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Libya. Local officials say more than 1,000 left their homes in Sirte after Daesh’s attack on the city. [Al-Wasat]

The Libyan MoI says 2 policemen were killed in the clashes with Daesh in Benghazi. [Al-Wasat]

Daesh’s radio is in Benghazi now. [The Sham News]

Tunisia. A security source says a policeman was killed and 2 injured when an unknown man on a motorcycle opened fire on them in Sousse. [Al-Wasat]

Daesh audio newsletter. [Archive]

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

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Acronyms  

AHH

Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq

COMSEC

Council of Ministers Secretariat

GC

Governorate (Provincial) Council

GoI

Government of Iraq

FSA

Free Syrian Army

IAA

Iraqi Army Aviation

IAF

Iraqi Air Force

IED

Improvised Explosive Devise

IFP

Iraqi Federal Police

IKR

Iraqi Kurdistan Region

IP

Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)

IWMC

Iraqi War Media Cell

JOC

Joint Operations Command

KDP

Kurdistan Democratic Party

KH

Kata’eb Hezbollah

KM

Kata’eb Al-Mosul

KRG

Kurdistan Regional Government

MoD

Ministry of Defense

MoI

Ministry of Interior

MP

Member of Parliament

PKK

Kurdistan Workers’ Party

PM

Prime Minister

PUK

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

PYD

Democratic Union Party (Syria)

YPG

People’s Protection Units (Syria)

August 18, 2015

Iraqi Soldier

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

      The Special Investigative Committee of the Council of Representatives (CoR) issued its report about the fall of Mosul on Sunday. The report cited 36 Iraqi politicians and security and defense leaders as responsible for what happened in Mosul. The report recommended that these people be referred to the courts for further investigation.

      News stories in June 2014 attributed Mosul’s fall to a surprise attack and a collapse of Iraqi military units, but our own evaluation at the time was that this was largely an inside job by Baathists and other anti-government Iraqis. Daesh already had a large measure of control in Mosul even before June 2014 with the connivance of some politicians and military leaders and the incompetence of others. Some of them even had contacts with Daesh and other armed groups in Mosul.

      Former PM Maliki was first on the list. He defended himself by saying the fall of Mosul was arranged between Ankara and Erbil. His bloc in the CoR says the Special Investigative Committee was partisan and not neutral. Legalities aside, it’s hard to avoid blame when one-third of the country was lost on your watch.

       

ANBAR

Falluja

Iraqi forces supported by the IAF killed 3 Daesh terrorists; they also destroyed 2 car bombs and defused 25 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

Daesh Daily comment. It is a standard Daesh tactic to slow the advancement of Iraqi forces by planting IEDs. As Iraqi units move further into Falluja and Ramadi, the number of IEDs needing to be dismantled will continue growing.

 

Iraqi forces stopped a 5-car-bomb Daesh attack while advancing in Al-Humaira in Qarma. [IWMC Report] Baghdad Operations Command killed 5 terrorists and injured 1 and destroyed a vehicle and a rocket launcher in Qarma. [IWMC Report] It also destroyed a Daesh hideout and killed a Daesh terrorist in Subaihat in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

Ramadi

The spokesman of Anbar’s Governor says Iraqi forces captured the Anbar Traffic Police Directorate and Al-Zaytoon in the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi. He also says Iraqi forces are advancing in Al-Malaab west of the city and in Al-Tameem to the south and are close to the 20 Street inside Ramadi. [8th Day] The deputy chairman of Anbar GC says the Iraqi Army’s 16th Division, supported by tribal fighters and PMFs, captured large areas around Al-Qassem Bridge south of Ramadi and will capture the rest of the bridge area in the next few hours. [Al-Maalomah] He also says Iraqi forces are advancing in the western part of Ramadi city and are preparing for a major attack to reach the city center. [Al-Maalomah] Anbar Operations Command says 30 Daesh terrorists were killed and 14 of their vehicles destroyed in the battles in west Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces killed 11 Daesh fighters, defused 13 IEDs, and captured 3 buildings east of Ramadi. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says the commander of the IFP’s 2nd Brigade was shot and wounded by a Daesh sniper in the battles in east Ramadi. [Al-Sumaria]

The IFP stopped a Daesh attack on Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi. Iraqi forces also killed 9 terrorists and destroyed 8 IEDs in Hsaiba. [IWMC Report]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Anbar Governor says an “Anbar Liberation Conference” will be held tomorrow in Baghdad to discuss the security and humanitarian issues in Anbar and how to keep the momentum and accelerate the liberation process. He says many international invitees will attend the conference in addition to Iraqi officials. [Al-Mada]

A security source says Daesh executed 2 civilians in Rawa district in west Anbar, accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi security forces. [Al-Baghdadia]

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

A source in Anbar Operations Command says 7 Daesh terrorists were killed in a Coalition airstrike on Al-Qa’im in far west Anbar. [Al-Baghdadia]

Local sources say a civilian was killed and 5 injured, including 2 children, in the Coalition’s bombing of Al-Qa’im. [Al-Gharbiya]

SALAHUDDIN

The Mayor of Baiji says Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas taken by Daesh in the last few days. [Al-Baghdadia]

The Badr militia commander says Daesh was able to make a “breach” in Baiji because Iraqi security forces were busy protecting the demonstrations. He also says Iraqi forces are foiling continuous attacks by Daesh on Al-Allas oil field. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: What do the military, the PMFs and the militias have to do with protecting the demonstrations?

 

Salahuddin Operations Command re-captured the Albu Jarad area near Baiji refinery and cleared it of IEDs. [IWMC Report]

A video of the PMFs destroying a Daesh car bomb in Abu Jarad. [YouTube]

A security source says a PMF sniper in Baiji shot and killed a Daesh Hisbah official responsible for Salahuddin. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh publishes photos of tribes pledging allegiance in Shirqat. [Dump]

The MoD says Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA and IAF, launched a major attack on Jazeera Samarra towards Thirthar. [MoD website] This is in effect an attack on Daesh’s supply line.

The Governor of Salahuddin asks PM Abadi to intervene to learn what happened to Watban Ibrahim’s wife, who disappeared with 2 other people after burying her husband in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad.  Watban was Saddam’s half-brother, who died in prison last week. [Iraq Press]

A video of a Kata’eb Hezbollah sniper killing a Daesh fighter. [Facebook]

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi says reducing the number of ministries doesn’t target any particular political party. The PM reduced the number of ministries from 33 to 22 on Sunday. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Apparently some are being eliminated and others merged. This in itself should reduce the opportunities for corruption.

The Iraqi Minister of Oil, Adel Abdel Madhi, says corruption and mismanagement have cost Iraq over 400 billion dollars since 2003. He says Iraqi government employees cost more than half the annual budget, yet work efficacy is only 6%, which makes the Iraqi government a social welfare entity instead of an efficient service and security provider. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily comment. Amen to all of that. Public service is not the primary motive for staffing decisions in Iraq, another major reason for the corruption. Hiring people to give them salaries and retain political support is a larger objective. This has produced an ongoing policy of excessive hiring and makes the government a vast jobs program, even as ministries lack some of the specialized skills they actually need. Many government employees sit around a lot because there is not enough work to do, one reason for the low “efficacy” rate. This applies equally in the KRG. The huge drop in government oil revenues may be exposing these policies as unsustainable.

The chairman of the Integrity Committee in the CoR survived an IED explosion on his convoy in west Baghdad. One of his bodyguards was killed and several others injured in the attack. [8th Day]

The Iraq Minister of Defense says the military commanders cited in the CoR report about the fall of Mosul will be referred to the military courts. [Al-Sumaria]

Baghdad Operations Command arrested a terrorist in Dora in south Baghdad, confiscating an explosives belt and 2 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

The IAA conducted 53 sorties and the IAF 8. (Details in other stories)

The Coalition conducted 12 sorties killing 60 terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles and 27 Daesh facilities and 3 tunnels. [IWMC Report]

According to security sources:

–          An IED exploded in Sadr City in east Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 2. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          An IED exploded on a police patrol in Mada’in in south Baghdad, injuring 2 policemen. [Al-Sumaria]

–          Two people were killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad. [Iraq Press]

–          A policeman was killed and 3 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          A civilian was killed and 3 injured in an IED explosion in Latifiya in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          Two people were killed and 9 injured in an IED explosion in Al-Duwanim in southwest Baghdad. [Iraq Press]

–          An IED exploded in Bayaa in southwest Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 2. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          An IED exploded in Saidiya in southwest Baghdad, injuring a civilian. [Al-Sumaria]

 

DIYALA

The Mayor of Abu Saida subdistrict says Iraqi security forces found a Daesh training camp in Al-Mukhaisa village and confiscated weapons and explosives. He says terrorists in the camp were responsible for many recent attacks on Diyala civilians. [Al-Sumaria] He also says the camp had an explosives workshop that had made 150 IEDs every month. [Buratha]

Local sources say Shia militias burned Sunni orchards in Al-Khalis. [Al-Gharbiya]

The Chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says security forces arrested 2 suspects wanted on terrorism charges. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says the IFP killed a Daesh terrorist and arrested 2 others in Imam Wees northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia] Diyala Police commander says his troops clashed with Daesh in Imam Wees and destroyed a car bomb and another vehicle. [Al-Etejah]

A security source says an IED exploded in Khan Bani Saad south of Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 2. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a former officer in the Iraqi Army in north Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 civilians working in a car workshop in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says Balad Ruz arrested one of the most notable Daesh financers in the city. [Al-Etejah]

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in areas northeast of Baquba, killing 21 terrorists. [Xendan]

KIRKUK

IWMC says the Daesh wali of Kirkuk was killed with several other terrorists in a Coalition airstrike on Al-Riyadh west of Kirkuk. [PUKMedia]

NINEWA

A KDP official says Daesh stoned 5 women to death in Al-Ghizlani camp in Mosul. [Al-Sumaria]

A local source says Daesh executed another Sunni imam,,  in Qayara south of Mosul. [PUKMedia]

A source in Ninewa says Daesh gave a 60-day ultimatum to merchants in Mosul to get rid of their frozen chicken and replace it with fresh chicken for health reasons. [Al-Mada]

A PUK official says Coalition airstrikes on Mosul killed 2 Daesh local emirs in Qayara in addition to dozens of other terrorists on Monday. [Karemlash] He also says the Coalition bombed Daesh in several areas near Tal Afar, killing 8 terrorists and injuring others. [PUKMedia]

A Yazidi singer joins the Sun Battalion, a military unit of 123 Yazidi girls who intend to participate in the fight against Daesh. [Iraq Press]

A Peshmerga commander says Kurdish forces stopped a Daesh attack on Al-Gwer, 35 km east of Mosul and 40 km west of Erbil, killing 5 terrorists. [BasNews]

A Peshmerga source says they also stopped a Daesh attack on Baashiqa in the Nineveh Plain last night. [Xendan]

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

 

 

Southern Iraq

Kerbala Police commander says the Intelligence Service captured a car bomb and arrested its driver in the Ain Al-Tamur district near Anbar. [Al-Mada] IWMC says security forces arrested 2 suspects wanted on terrorism charges and captured the car bomb in Ain Al-Tamur. [Al-Etejah]

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Local activists say Daesh expanded its control to more areas in Al-Qusayr and Tadmur. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh seems to be giving higher priority to government-held areas while yielding in areas in far northern Syria they previously held. The planned safe zone along the northern border further limits their range, especially as they can’t match up with the Turks.

Local activists say Daesh kidnapped 73 Kurdish civilians in Al-Bab countryside in Syria. [Welati]

A Kurdish military source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Tal Hamis south of Qamishli, where Daesh is fighting the YPG, killing and injuring many terrorists. Syrian jets also bombed Daesh, in Al-Shaddadi south of Hasaka. [BasNews]

A source in Kurdish security in Hasaka says they found 500 kg of explosives in areas captured recently from Daesh in Hasaka. [BasNews]

The spokesman for Al-Burkan Operations says the Coalition bombed Daesh south of Sarrin during the last 48 hours, killing 5 terrorists. [Welati]

Daesh publishes photos of cutting off hands of 3 men accused of theft. [Just Paste]

Daesh says it killed Al-Nusra’s security officer in Daraa. [Dump]

Daesh publishes segments of CNN report about Division 30 and threatens to kill them. [The Sham News]

Daesh says FSA’s vehicles advanced from Turkish lands towards their locations in Syria. [The Sham News]

More public beheadings. [The Sham News]

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Daesh issues a video, “A Message to Turkey,” asking Turkish people to “repent” from supporting Erdogan and fight him, saying he sold the country to the PKK and the “crusaders”. [Rudaw]

The Daesh video message to Turkey. [The Sham News]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Libya. The Arab League recommended a strategy to help Libya’s military in the fight against Daesh, but did not respond to the Libyan government request that they recommend airstrikes. [PUKMedia]

A Libyan source refutes the news about Daesh controlling the east coast in Derna and says their attack was stopped. [Al-Wasat]

More people are leaving their houses in Sirte to other areas after Daesh’s attack on the city. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Daesh publishes statistics about their military operations for the last lunar month. [Archive]

A collection of Daesh publications. [Just Paste]

Daesh news collection for today. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/gg_x6

https://twitter.com/jzw_z

https://twitter.com/Mch0aXXAwg5atvP

https://twitter.com/plaisir_faire

 

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Acronyms  

AHH

Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq

COMSEC

Council of Ministers Secretariat

CoR

 Council Of Representatives (Iraqi Parliament)

FSA

Free Syrian Army

GC

Governorate (Provincial) Council

GoI

Government of Iraq

IAA

Iraqi Army Aviation

IAF

Iraqi Air Force

IED

Improvised Explosive Devise

IFP

Iraqi Federal Police

IKR

Iraqi Kurdistan Region

IWMC

Iraqi War Media Cell

JOC

Joint Operations Command

KDP

Kurdistan Democratic Party

KH

Kata’eb Hezbollah

KM

Kata’eb Al-Mosul

KRG

Kurdistan Regional Government

MoD

Ministry of Defense

MoI

Ministry of Interior

MP

Member of Parliament

PKK

Kurdistan Workers’ Party

PM

Prime Minister

PUK

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

PYD

Democratic Union Party (Syria)

YPG

People’s Protection Units (Syria)

 

August 14, 2015

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says Iraqi forces shelled a Daesh hideout in Hay Nazzal in Falluja with rockets, killing 6 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces killed 2 terrorists and injured 2 others and defused 24 IEDs in Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia]

The leader of Sahwa in Qarma says Iraqi forces raided a Daesh hideout in Al-Rashad in Qarma center, killing 4 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of the Iraqi forces shooting down a Daesh spy plane in Qarma. [YouTube]

Daesh publishes photos of its “anti-armored” battalion in Falluja. [Just Paste]

 

A video of the Iraqi forces destroying a Humvee bomb in Saqlawiya. [YouTube]

Ramadi

A security source says Iraq forces raided a Daesh hideout in Hay Al-Tameem south of Ramadi, killing 8 terrorists and injuring others. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says clashes between Iraqi forces and Daesh continue in the Al-Malaab area west of Ramadi and people there are leaving their homes. [Al-Baghdadia]

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces are engaged in a large military campaign to clear Hsaiba east of Ramadi, and have killed dozens of Daesh terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia] The IFP commander says Iraqi forces killed 29 Daesh fighters and destroyed many of their vehicles and weapons in Hsaiba. [Al-Sumaria]

The Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces supported by the Coalition airpower captured Al-Madhiq, 9 km east of Ramadi, killing dozens of Daesh terrorists. [Ray Al-Youm] A member of Anbar GC says Iraqi forces cleared Al-Madhiq completely. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says Iraqi forces captured a school in Al-Madhiq, killing dozens of terrorists. The source says the school was Daesh’s most important headquarters in the area and the Iraqi forces are now clearing the school and the areas around it from IEDs. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh says a Turkish suicide bomber attacked Iraqi forces near Anbar University with a truck full of explosives, killing and injuring many of them. [Dump]

The Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council says 28 displaced people in Bzaibiz crossroads suffered from food poisoning after getting expired food items from a local NGO under the supervision of the Anbar Governor’s office. [Al-Baghdadia]

Elsewhere in Anbar

A security source says an Iraqi sniper infiltrated Daesh defense lines in Rutba and killed 2 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says Daesh kidnapped 8 traffic policemen in Hit last week and killed 2 of them today. [Al-Baghdadia] Eyewitnesses say Daesh kidnapped dozens of “repented” policemen in Hit and Kubaisa, accusing them of forming secret cells to kill Daesh fighters. They say Daesh executed 2 of them publicly in Hit. [Al-Sumaria]

The Commander of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division says his troops destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles near Al-Baghdadi, using Kornet missiles. [Al-Sumaria]

The Anbar Governor says Iraqi forces opened Al-Razzaza crossroads to displaced families leaving Anbar. [Iraq Press]

SALAHUDDIN

There were big military developments in and around Baiji, mostly bad. The Iraqi media accounts and Daesh accounts are overlapping and there is no way to entirely sort out the explanations. Daesh reported four specific vehicle bomb attacks by foreign jihadis:

–          A Tunisian terrorist attacked Iraqi forces west of Baiji with a car bomb, killing and injuring many Iraqi troops. [Dump] Daesh publishes a photo of the Tunisian terrorist and the moment of the explosion. [Dump]

–          A Turkish terrorist attacked Iraqi forces in Tal Abu Jarad, south of the refinery, killing and injuring many of them. Daesh publishes a photo of the Turkish terrorist and the moment of the explosion. [Dump]  [Dump]

–          A Tajik terrorist also attacked Iraqi forces with a car bomb in Tal Abu Jarad. [Twitter]

–          An Algerian terrorist attacked the Iraqi forces with a fourth car bomb in southwest Baiji; Daesh published his photo. [Dump]

Daesh says its terrorists control “almost half” Baiji after 6 suicide attacks. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack on Baiji. [Dump]Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces with Katyusha rockets south of Baiji. [Dump]

Government reports track approximately with the Daesh claims. A government security source says Iraqi soldiers were killed or injured when Daesh attacked them with 5 oil tanker bombs in Tal Abu Jarad. [Al-Baghdadia] Another source says Daesh infiltrated Iraqi defense lines in Tal Abu Jarad and the clashes are still going on. [Al-Baghdadia] The Mayor of Baiji says Daesh attacked the Iraqi forces with 12 car bombs and 200 terrorists, killing and injuring many soldiers. [Erem] The IFP commander says Iraqi forces killed 15 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 5 vehicles in Tal Abu Jarad and Albu Jwary in Baiji. [Al-Ghad]

A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 2 injured when 20 mortar shells fell on Albu To’ma in south Baiji. [Al-Ghad]

A security source says the IAA and IAF bombed Daesh locations in several areas in Shirqat killing 120 terrorists. [Al-Mada]

A source in the Iraqi North Oil Company says Daesh smuggles oil and moves openly between Iraqi cities in coordination with corrupt Iraqi officials. Daesh lost tens of millions of dollars in revenues when Iraqi forces recaptured Ajil oil field in Salahuddin but they still have oil business in other areas. [BasNews]

BAGHDAD

More demonstrations occurred today in Baghdad and 7 other governorates. The demands were again about corruption, services and judicial independence. Some sources say the demonstrations were infiltrated by political parties. Some demonstrators in Baghdad were angry because Maliki left for an unannounced visit to Iran.

Unknown men assaulted some of the demonstrators in Al-Tahrir Square in downtown Baghdad, then ran away. [Al-Mada]

PM Abadi says he has 38 bodyguards while some officials have 900. He says there are 10,000 bodyguards just for the CoR. [Al-Mada]

PM Abadi warns that some people are trying to politicize the demonstrations and make them platforms for partisan disputes. [Al-Sumaria] The PM, responding to the demonstrations, asks the judiciary to make substantial reforms and fight corruption. [Rudaw]

President Masoum says he approved more than 300 execution sentences imposed during the last 3 years. [Al-Baghdadia] President Talabani was known to oppose capital punishment on principle.

According to security sources:

–          The bodies of three unknown men were found shot in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Mada]

–          A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in a commercial area in Jisr Diyala in southeast Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

–          Two civilians were killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in Al-Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

–          A civilian was killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion in Bayyaa in south Baghdad. [Buratha]

–          Unknown armed men shot and killed a barber in his shop in Nafaq Al-Shurta in southwest Baghdad and injured 2 other civilians.

DaeshDaily comment: This suggests Sunni extremists as the perpetrators. During the sectarian violence from 2006 and 2007, barbershops were attacked because they were cutting beards. After several attacks, most barbers in Baghdad put signs on their shops saying “Sorry, but we don’t cut beards anymore.” 

 

KIRKUK

A Peshmerga general says the Coalition bombed Daesh targets in several villages in Daquq, killing and injuring many terrorists. [Al-Ghad] A security source says 8 Daesh terrorists were killed and 7 injured. [Al-Sumaria]

A Peshmerga source says 2 men, a woman, and her child were killed and 9 others were injured when an IED exploded on them while trying to escape from Daesh in Hawija. [Al-Mada]

NINEWA

The Peshmerga, supported by Coalition airpower, stopped Daesh attacks on Sinjar and Makhmur, killing 20 terrorists and destroying many of their vehicles. [Al-Hurra]

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in the Sultan Abdullah village in Makhmur, killing and injuring dozens of terrorists. He also says Daesh shelled the Peshmerga in Tal Al-Reem west of Makhmur but they haven’t attacked the Kurdish forces in a long time. [PUKMedia]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga with mortars and Katyusha rockets. [Just Paste]

A security source says Daesh executed another mosque imam in Mosul. [BasNews]

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it killed 4 Daesh terrorists in 2 attacks in Mosul. [The KH FB page] [The KH FB page]

Daesh publishes photos

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

A KDP official says 4 Daesh terrorists were killed in internal disputes over spoils in east Mosul. [Buratha]

 

Southern Iraq

Sistani’s rep in Kerbala says the Marjiya welcome PM Abadi’s reform program and says the reforms cannot be done without reforming the judiciary. [Al-Sumaria]

A video of demonstrators in Kerbala chanting “Tehran out out, Kerbala will remain free”. [YouTube]

DaeshDaily comment. The story runs counter to a common but debatable western media story line that Iraq is becoming an Iranian satellite. The truth is that most Iraqis don’t like Iran, and anti-Iran sentiment in strongly Shiite Kerbala has been high for a long time.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Local activists say Daesh kidnapped 50 Kurdish citizens from Al-Bab village in north Aleppo. [BasNews]

Daesh says its terrorists captured a village in north Aleppo from other armed opposition groups. [Dump] Daesh publishes a video of the clashes with the Syrian opposition in north Aleppo. [YouTube]

Friday prayers in Al-Qaryatayn. [Just Paste]

Turkish forces shot Arab displaced people from Tal Abyad trying to cross the border to Turkey, killing 3 of them and injuring 9. [Welati]

Kurdish security forces release 28 prisoners held previously for suspicion of working with Daesh in Tal Abyad. [Welati]

The Turkish Army raided the Kobane people’s refugee camps in Suruc and arrested many of them. [Hawar]

Hasaka women are forming a women’s battalion to defend the city. [Hawar]

Kurdish sources say Turkey is sending fertilizer to a Daesh controlled area in Aleppo to make explosives. [Hawar]

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkish authorities say they arrested 34 Daesh and PKK suspects in different states. [Anadolu]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Libya. Local sources say 12 beheaded bodies were found crucified in the eastern areas of Sirte. [Al-Wasat] Daesh arrested dozens of young men in Sirte during the last 3 days, mostly from the Al-Firjan tribe, and local sources say they might have been executed. [Al-Wasat] Local sources say Daesh invaded the health clinic in Sector 3 in Sirte and killed 22 wounded men, then burned the clinic. [Al-Wasat] Daesh had surrounded the sector and shelled it for 3 days before breaking in. [Akhbar Libya]

Local sources say a Saudi and an Egyptian Daesh terrorist were killed in the clashes in Sirte. [Al-Wasat] Several Daesh Twitter accounts say they will execute the prisoners in Sirte, and Daesh says they will publish the photos of the executions soon. [Akhbar Libya] [Akhbar Libya] Daesh says they executed 25 men from Sirte so far. [Islam Memo]

The Ministry of Health in the Libyan interim government asks the Security Council to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the situation in Sirte. [Al-Wasat] Photos of the executed men in Sirte. [Twitter] [Twitter]

Local sources say Daesh attacked Libyan government forces in Benghazi, killing 7 soldiers and destroying a tank and 3 vehicles. [Akhbar Libya] Daesh says it captured several Libyan Army posts in Al-Saberi in Benghazi and captured 2 tanks and 2 vehicles in addition to weapons and ammunitions. [Dump] [Ana Al-Muslim]

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

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Abdul Majid Al-Hattari, a Yemeni “imam” of Daesh.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/777kooora313

https://twitter.com/beloversniper

https://twitter.com/Aliraqi494Omar

https://twitter.com/Abo_muslim66

 

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Acronyms  

AHH

Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq

COMSEC

Council of Ministers Secretariat

CoR

Council Of Representatives (Iraqi Parliament)

FSA

Free Syrian Army

GC

Governorate (Provincial) Council

GoI

Government of Iraq

IAA

Iraqi Army Aviation

IAF

Iraqi Air Force

IED

Improvised Explosive Devise

IFP

Iraqi Federal Police

IKR

Iraqi Kurdistan Region

IWMC

Iraqi War Media Cell

JOC

Joint Operations Command

KDP

Kurdistan Democratic Party

KH

Kata’eb Hezbollah

KM

Kata’eb Al-Mosul

KRG

Kurdistan Regional Government

MoD

Ministry of Defense

MoI

Ministry of Interior

MP

Member of Parliament

PKK

Kurdistan Workers’ Party

PM

Prime Minister

PUK

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

PYD

Democratic Union Party (Syria)

YPG

People’s Protection Units (Syria)

 

August 13, 2015

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A security source says the IAA, based on intelligence information, bombed a Daesh gathering near the maternity hospital, killing Daesh’s wali of Falluja, Abu Hussein Al-Bilawi, and 32 others. [Al-Maalomah]

However, a source in Falluja hospital says 23 civilians were killed, including women and children, and 33 injured in the IAA bombing on the maternity hospital. Daesh uses civilian places for its gatherings which makes the places targets for the Iraqi forces.  [Al-Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily Comment: This is also another tactic from the Saddam manual. Saddam used to hide weapons in civilian shelters.

The Anbar GC says 53 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the airstrike on the maternity hospital and held the MoD responsible for the civilian casualties. [Al-Sumaria] A Sunni member of the defense committee in the CoR says the IAA should be more careful and discriminate between civilians and Daesh terrorists. [Al-Sumaria]

IWMC says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh locations, 2 car bomb factories and a communications center in Falluja. [Al-Sumaria]

A source in the Intelligence Service says Iraqi forces stopped a major Daesh attack on the Habbaniya base, killing many terrorists and destroying their vehicles. [Al-Maalomah]

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces destroyed a bulldozer bomb attacking Iraqi forces defense lines in Saqlawiya. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists trying to plant an IED on the main road to Qarma center. [Al-Maalomah]

Iraqi forces continued their operations in Qarma, killing 11 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles and defusing 5 IEDs and a booby-trapped house. [IWMC Report]

A police officer in Ameriyat Al-Falluja says Daesh shelled civilian areas in the city, killing 2 children and injuring 10. [Al-Baghdadia]

Kata’eb Hezbollah says Daesh dug the tunnel in Al-Hayakel for months because they were not able to break through the KH defense lines. The tunnel was destroyed yesterday. [Al-Maalomah]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Zoba’a. [Just Paste]

The PMFs intercept Daesh communications in Falluja. [YouTube]

Ramadi

Anbar’s Governor fires his deputies and advisors and promises more reforms. He also asks the central government to release the allocations of the governorate. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says the Coalition bombed 3 houses in Jazeera in Khaldiya used as Daesh security headquarters, killing many terrorists inside them. [Al-Baghdadia]

IWMC says the IAA bombed a Daesh location in Albu Shijil in Khaldiya, killing 12 terrorists. [Al-Ghad]

Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces shelled Albu Aitha then clashed with Daesh in the area and reached Albu Aitha Bridge and defused 30 IEDs. Iraqi forces killed 35 terrorists and are advancing in the area. The Coalition conducted 4 sorties in the area. [IWMC Report]

Iraqi forces are advancing towards Ramadi from the south and the west, killing 2 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces killed 8 Daesh terrorists and defused 25 IEDs and 8 booby-trapped houses while advancing east of Ramadi. [Al-Sumaria]

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces liberated several building in Hsaiba east of Ramadi and destroyed 8 IEDs and a car bomb. Another source says the IAA bombed Al-Tameem south of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

However, a source in Anbar police says Daesh attacked the Iraqi forces in Hsaiba killing 4 soldiers and injuring 5 and destroying 3 Humvees. [BasNews]

A security source says an IED exploded on an Iraqi forces patrol in Area 160 west of Ramadi, killing or injuring 5 soldiers. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces with an armored Humvee bomb, killing and injuring many of them and destroying 5 vehicles in the Kilo 18 area west of Ramadi. [Dump] Daesh publishes photos of the terrorist and his vehicle. [Dump]

Elsewhere in Anbar

A security source says Daesh raided the gold shops in Kubaisa, stealing $170,000 worth of jewelry. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says the Coalition bombed an 8-vehicle Daesh convoy west of Haditha, destroying it completely. [Al-Baghdadia]

The IWMC says an IAF airstrike on the Al-Faidha area in Rutba killed the Daesh sharia “judge” in Rutba and 4 other foreign terrorists and injured 10 others; it also destroyed 4 vehicles, a car bomb factory and a weapons storehouse. [Al-Mada]

A source in Anbar GC says Iraqi forces are preventing hundreds of families from entering Baghdad in Bzaibiz and Razzaza. [BasNews]

SALAHUDDIN

The IAF bombs Daesh locations in northwest Baiji (video). [MoD Website]

An Army captain and a PMF fighter were killed and 6 injured in a raid on a Daesh house in Albu Toma in south Baiji. Iraqi forces managed to break through and kill the 9 nine Daesh fighters barricaded in the house. [Al-Ghad]

BAGHDAD

A security source says a car bomb exploded at the Jamila wholesale market in Sadr City, killing or injuring more than 100 people. He says 25 are still missing. [Al-Mada] Iraqi sources gave different numbers on casualties. [Iraq Press] Initial media reports said 60 were killed and 200 injured in the explosion. [Al-Gharbiya] [Al-Mada] A security source says 8 more bodies were found in Jamila, raising the number of casualties to 68 dead and 150 injured. [Al-Baghdadia] The search is still going on for more victims. More than 30 vehicles and dozens of shops were burned in the explosion. [Al-Baghdadia] Another source says 76 people and 100 injured in the explosion. [Oman Daily]

A video of the first moments after the blast. [YouTube] Photos of the aftermath in Jamila. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh proudly claimed the responsibility for the attack and said it killed 90 PMFs and injured 200. [Dump] A Daesh website publishes photos of the casualties and says Daesh made the biggest barbeque of the year with Shia flesh. [The Sham News]

DaeshDaily sources in Baghdad say security forces are looking for a displaced man from Anbar as a suspect in the attack. The man arrived recently in the Jamila area and disappeared one day before the explosion.

Baghdad GC says they sent inquires to Baghdad Operations Command about the explosions and demanded answers, as the market is a major commercial area and was supposed to be well protected.

A Shia MP says the explosion puts responsibility on PM Abadi to clean house at the security agencies. [Al-Ghad]

A former MP says the number of bodyguards for current and former central government officials is 25,000. [Xendan]

A former Shia MP says Iran is financing its militias, including Hezbollah in Lebanon, using Iraqi money. [Iraq Press]

Katae’b Hezbollah reacted with hostility to a CNN report that General Raymond Odierno, the outgoing Army Chief of Staff and one of the masterminds behind the “surge” strategy in Iraq, suggested that breaking up Iraq and Syria might be part of the political solution to the crisis. KH says they will “cut off the hand trying to divide Iraq.” [The KH Website]

DaeshDaily comment: We wonder if this empty and self-serving threat applies even if it’s an Iranian “hand.” The main point of Odierno’s comments was actually that the US should consider embedding ground troops with Iraqi forces in order to break the current military stalemate on the ground.

 

However, Odierno’s comment about dividing Iraq prompted a statement from PM Abadi’s office saying his comments “irresponsible” and show ignorance about the situation in Iraq. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. We wonder if Abadi himself authorized this unfortunate statement. Perhaps reading Odierno’s entire statement before denouncing it would have made the PM response unnecessary or brought a more balanced response. Usually, denouncing your friends is not a smart leadership strategy.

The Iraq President, Fuad Masoum, says that while he supports the reforms, PM Abadi never consulted with him about them and he heard about them from the media. [BasNews]

A Sunni MP says Abadi’s reforms cannot happen without a general amnesty law and other political agreements. [Al-Sumaria]

The Iraq CoR voted to give the “livelihood allowances” of the MPs to the displaced people and the PMFs. They also voted to send the corruption cases, including those involving arms contracts, to the Commission on Integrity, Iraq’s main anti-corruption agency. [Iraq Press]

The Sunni Mufti of Iraq says there are 19 corruption cases in the Sunni Endowment and the Iraqi government should deal with them.

DaeshDaily Comment: The Baath party leader who was caught recently said Saddam’s deputy, Izzat Al-Douri, was extremely powerful in the Endowment even after 2003. 

 

In another bizarre corruption story, two men in Australia under indictment for offering a $1 million bribe to win construction contracts for their firm are revealed to be the father and uncle of a Daesh terrorist. Mohammed Elomar, reported killed in a Coalition airstrike on Raqqa, had made himself famous by being pictured holding up severed heads of people beheaded, killing Iraqi soldiers, and raping and torturing Yazidi women.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mamdouh-elomar-and-ibrahim-elomar-win-right-to-travel-overseas-amid-bribery-allegations-20150811-giw9a4.html

According to security sources:

–          A civilian was killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion in Saba’ Al-Bor in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          Daesh says it detonated an IED in Tarmiya. [Dump]

–          The body of an unknown man was found shot in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]

–          An IED exploded near a popular soccer field in Mada’in in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 6. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          An IED exploded in a commercial area in Zafaraniya in south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 6. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          An IED exploded in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]

Overall in the past 24 hours, the IAF conducted 8 sorties and the IAA 26 (results reported in other stories). The Coalition conducted 11 sorties, killing 11 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

DIYALA

The Diyala Court of Appeals says arrest warrants were issued for 12 officials, including 2 former governors, on corruption charges. [Al-Sumaria]

Local sources say Shia militias killed 19 Sunni civilians and threw their bodies into the Diyala River in an act of revenge for crimes not specified. [Al-Gharbiya]

Two policemen were killed when an IED exploded on their patrol in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

Unknown armed men shot and killed 2 workers in a bakery in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily Comment: Attacks on bakeries were common during the sectarian violence in 2006 and 2007. It is another way of increasing discontent depriving the community of essential services.

 

A civilian was killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion in Al-Abbara north of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

Unknown armed men kidnapped a lawyer working for the Commission on Integrity in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia] The Muqdadiya Mayor says security forces released the kidnapped lawyer 2 hours later. [Al-Sumaria]

An IED exploded in Al-Wajihiya northeast of Baquba, killing 2 civilians and injuring 6. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh says they detonated 4 IEDs in different areas in Diyala. [Dump]

Diyala GC votes unanimously to disband the district and subdistrict councils and cancel several positions, as well as the Isnad councils (an old version of the PMFs). [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. It’s not clear what the decision on the councils means. The GC has no authority to eliminate the councils. The Isnad councils were an Al-Maliki initiative modeled somewhat on the Sahwa councils and arguably have been overtaken by events.

KIRKUK

A local official says Daesh destroyed 3 bridges linking Kirkuk to Diyala, Tikrit and Ninewa. [Al-Sumaria]

The National Security Service in Kirkuk arrests 2 suspects from Tal Afar responsible for several terrorist attacks. [Al-Sumaria]

NINEWA

A KDP official says 17 infants died in Mosul hospitals because of the lack of food and medicine. He says the doctors are afraid they would get killed if they document these deaths. [Al-Sumaria]

He also says a car bomb exploded inside a Daesh headquarters in east Mosul killing 13 terrorists including 3 emirs. He says the attack happened because of internal differences. [Xendan]

A source in Ninewa police says Daesh arrested 30 civilians in Qayara and Shura south of Mosul, accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi security forces.[BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. This follows a growing pattern. Daesh finds it is threatened or losing ground in some location, and responds by arresting and often executing local people, presumably including many innocent people seized for Daesh’s public intimidation purposes.

Local sources say Daesh publicly beheaded 3 men and a woman in north Mosul, accusing them of working with the Iraqi security forces. [Al-Ghad]

The MoD says the IAF destroyed 16 oil tankers used by Daesh to smuggle oil from Al-Qayara refinery in south Mosul (video). [MoD Website]

A security source in Ninewa says the Coalition bombed Daesh inside Qayara, refinery killing 12 terrorists. [BasNews]

Daesh says the Coalition bombed civilian houses in Qayara for the second day in a row. [A3maq] Daesh also publishes a video of the “civilian” oil tankers bombed in Qayara. [A3maq]

A Peshmerga officer says the Coalition bombed Daesh in 2 villages near Mosul killing 20 terrorists and destroying 3 car bombs. [Rudaw]

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in 2 villages west of Makhmur, killing 18 and injuring 18. [PUKMedia]

Daesh publishes photos of car dealerships in Mosul. [The Sham News] And the fuel market. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga. [Just Paste]

An audio recording about intercepted Daesh wireless communications in Mosul. [Facebook]

 

Daesh publishes a video of one of its Iranian terrorists. [Archive]

Daesh publishes photos of establishing a “media post” in Tal Abta. [Just Paste]

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

The KRG’s PM, Nechirvan Barzani, says the KRG will never give any part of Sinjar back (to the Iraqi government). He also says the Yazidis were targeted because they were Kurds and they were Yazidis. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. About the last thing Iraq needs right now are bombastic statements from the KRG about disputed territories.

The KRG PM also says they managed to liberate 2,058 Yazidis from Daesh so far. The statements came in a special ceremony in Dahuk to bury the bodies of 67 Yazidis found in a mass grave in Ninewa. [Al-Sumaria]

Southern Iraq

The body of an unknown young man was found in Al-Iskandariya in north Babel. [Al-Gharbiya]

A Babel Police source says security forces defused a car bomb in Mahawil in north Babel. [Al-Sumaria

The Muthanna GC decides to disband the local councils in the governorates and prepare for new elections. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. This is the fourth report we have about removing local council members, but the first that indicates the real purpose is to renew these organizations by holding elections.

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

The general secretary of the PYD meets with Russian officials in Moscow to discuss forming a large alliance to fight Daesh. [Welati]

Daesh brought reinforcements from Deir Al-Zor and attacked the YPG south of Qamishli. The clashes are still going on and the Coalition is bombing Daesh in the area. [Welati]

Sixteen hundred people returned to their houses in Kobane from Turkey. [Welati]

Kurdish security forces say they arrested several members of Daesh sleeper cells and confiscated weapons in Tal Abyad. [Hawar]

Al-Nusra attacked Daesh and captured a village from them near Azaz north of Aleppo. [Hawar] Daesh says they stopped the attack, killing many Nusra fighters and capturing a tank and an armored vehicle. [The Sham News]

Daesh publishes the names of the Syrian pilots and technicians they killed at the Kweiris military airport. [The Sham News]

Daesh training for mosque imams in Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste]

Daesh lashes drug users in Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste] And cuts down a historical tree. [Archive]

More destruction of graves in Raqqa. [Just Paste]

Daesh snipers in south Damascus. [Just Paste]

And more executions. [The Shame News]

Daesh publishes a video of stoning 2 young men to death after accusing them of homosexuality. [Isdarat]

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkish media says Turkey is building a concrete wall on its borders with Syria in Hatay. [BasNews]

The Turkish minister of foreign affairs says his country will not allow the PYD forces to enter the safe area in Syria. [BasNews] He says Turkey is ready to train the forces that are going to liberate Mosul. He also says they will not attack the PYD in Syria. [Welati]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Kuwait. The Kuwait MoI says they arrested 3 suspects and confiscated around 20 tons of weapons and explosives from their homes. [Xendan]

Libya. Daesh surrounds the biggest neighborhood in Sirte and shells it, killing 19 people and injuring 15 including a woman and a child. [Al-Wasat]

Yemen. Daesh says it detonated a car bomb near a 4-story building belonging to the Huthis in Sanaa, killing and injuring many of them. [Dump] A security source says a car bomb exploded near a mosque in north Sanaa. [Yemen Now]

 

Afghanistan. A former Taliban member explains why he left them and joined Daesh. [Ana Al-Muslim]

Daesh publishes photos of “imams” in different countries who support them. [The Sham News]

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Some Facebook pages of Daesh supporters.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008855442329&fref=ufi

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007298086215&fref=ufi

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009882545349&fref=ufi

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008620087944&fref=ufi

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/A__tNT__

https://twitter.com/TurMedia223

https://twitter.com/monasesi

https://twitter.com/wi7is