An Update On ISIS Activities

August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016

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Today’s Major Developments

Ambassador Jones reiterates imperative of military coordination under Joint Command, US support for Al-Abadi reforms. []

36 executed for role in Speicher base massacre in 2014. []

Daesh suicide attack on Shia mosques in Kirkuk fails. []

Iraqi Air Force bomb kills 19 Daesh leaders in Mosul. []

Suicide attack by a child kills 54 at Kurdish wedding in Gazientep, Turkey. []

Syrian Army vs. YPG clashes escalate in Hasaka. []

Turkey’s Prime Minister rejects efforts to establish a Kurdish “entity” on Turkish border. []

Manbij Military Council captures 15 more villages south of Manbij. []

Turkey and Turkey-supported opposition groups threaten PYD over control of Jarabulus. []

Russia’s use of Iranian airbase is over already. []






The US Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones says the US is ready to help all Iraqi forces, including the PMFs, as long as they operate under the Iraqi Joint Command. He says the PMFs might get hit by mistake if they were not coordinating with the Iraqi military leadership; also that the US gave the Peshmerga $415 million worth of food and fuel supplies and salaries in coordination with the Iraqi government and not separately. He says that he would be happy if the case involving the Minister of Defense allegations were over, but says it is an internal Iraq issue and he can’t comment on it. He says there are no changes in the US policies in Iraq and the US supports Prime Minister Abadi’s reforms. [Rudaw] [Rudaw] [Mada] [Sumaria]


On Sunday, Prime Minister Abadi again received in his office the CENTCOM Commander, General Joseph Votel, and discussed the war. General Votel expressed continuing US support to Iraq, according a statement from the Prime Minister’s office. [Mada]


A map from the Institute for the Study of War shows the shrinking of Daesh controlled territory in Iraq and Syria [Twitter]


On Sunday, the Iraqi Ministry of Justice executed in Nasiriya Prison 36 terrorists who were convicted for their role in the Speicher Massacre. [Sumaria]


The IWMC says the Iraqi Air Force (IAF) dropped millions of leaflets on Tal Afar, Baaj and Hawija asking civilians to keep away from Daesh locations, prepare to encounter security forces, and follow secure exit routes to be designated by the Joint Operations Command. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. The intriguing element in this story is the inclusion of Hawija.


The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq: four in Ninewa, in and around Mosul (2), Qayara (1), and Sultan Abdullah (1); one in Kirkuk, in Bashir (1); and three in Anbar, in Ramadi (2) and Haditha (1) districts. [InherentResolve]



Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Kadhimiya)

An MoI source says two people were killed and six wounded when an IED exploded near a cafe in Hurriya. [Mada]


North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Daesh says it killed an MoI employee using a silenced gun in Tarmiya. [JustPaste]

The Baghdad Operations Command says the Iraqi Army continued its operations to clear the Hora and Ghazaliya areas in Tarmiya, and destroyed several Daesh guesthouses. [Mada]

A security source says Iraqi Army 22nd brigade found 5 explosives vests and 2 IEDs in the Hora area. The source says that was made possible by information obtained from a captured terrorist. [Mada]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian in Tarmiya. [Sumaria]


East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says two PMF fighters were killed and two others wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in Hay Al-Nasr. [Mada]

A police source says the body of an unknown woman was found shot in Sadr City. [Sumaria]

A police source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in Baladiyat. [Maalomah]


South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

An MoI source says two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in the Albu Aitha area in Dora. [Mada]

An MoI source says one person was killed and six others wounded when an IED exploded near a busy market in Dora. [Mada]

The MoD says Iraqi Army 23rd brigade destroyed 3 Daesh guesthouses and 2 IEDs in the Baijiya and Air Defense areas. [Harbi]

Daesh says it killed a Sahwa fighter in the Sayafiya area in Arab Jabour. [JustPaste]

Daesh says its snipers killed a “PMF” member in the Akhsaf area in Arab Jabour. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it killed a “PMF source” in the Sadr Al-Yusufiyah area. [JustPaste]

The MoD says Iraqi Army 25th brigade found 2 ammunition caches, in the Shakha 3 area in Latifiya and in Al-Habba Hills. [Harbi]


Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says a member of the Green Zone Protection Brigade was killed by unknown armed men in Hay Al-Jihad. [Mada]

An MoI source says one person was killed and six others wounded when an IED exploded near car dealerships in Bayaa. [Mada]


West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says one person was killed and ten wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Abu Ghraib. [Mada]

The Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi Army 60th brigade trapped and killed 3 Daesh terrorists in a house in the Arsan area. [Baghdadia]


Total Baghdad incidents reported:   19    (Includes only incidents reported)




The British Embassy in Baghdad says a British citizen working for a contractor was killed while trying to defuse a Daesh IED in Ramadi. Western personnel with Janus Global Operations are working to remove IEDs and mines from Ramadi. [Baghdadia] A security source says the contractor was killed, and another contractor and a policeman were wounded, in a booby-trapped house in the Malaab area in Ramadi. [Baghdadia]


The MoD says the IAA killed 50 Daesh terrorists in Jazeera Khaldiya. An Iraqi Army Air (IAA) CH4 drone also destroyed a Daesh hideout in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing 5 terrorists. [Harbi]

An Anbar Operations Command source says one policeman was killed and three others wounded by an IED while patrolling Jazeera Khaldiya. [Mada]

The PMF Press says PMFs have started to clear the Albu Kanaan area in Jazeera Khaldiya. [Maalomah]



A security source says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh headquarters in Wasiliya village north of Baghdadi on Saturday, killing several terrorists including the Daesh wali of Jazeera Baghdadi. [ARA]


Daesh says it shelled and rocketed Iraqi forces in the Zuwaighir area east of Hit. [JustPaste]


The IFP commander says his forces captured 3 Daesh commanders in Sheikh Hadid village in Haditha District.  [Maalomah]


Rutba/Western Anbar

A Tribal PMF commander says Daesh terrorists are withdrawing from Anah in anticipation of an Iraqi forces attack. He says Iraqi forces currently in Haditha District are awaiting a JOC command to enter the Anah District. [Maalomah]


Daesh says eight civilians, including three children and two women, were killed by an “American airstrike” on Al-Qa’im. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the results of the airstrike. [A3maq]


Daesh says it shelled and rocketed Iraqi forces in the Rutba area. [JustPaste]


A security source says a joint security force captured 7 Daesh terrorists who were planning to attack pilgrims in the Nukhaib area. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh and the AQI before that have killed many Shia pilgrims who were on their way to Mecca.



The MoD says Salahuddin Police arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges in Salahuddin. It also says more than 82,000 families have returned to their houses in the governorate so far after passing the security check. [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. If one assumes an average Iraqi family has five people, this totals over 400,000 people.



Daesh publishes photos of a suicide attack, conducted by another boy, on Iraqi forces south of Shirqat. [DawaAlhaq]



Daesh says it targeted PMF positions with mortars in the Thermal Station area. [JustPaste]



Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

The Diyala Police say their troops captured 3 men in Muqdadiya wanted on terrorism charges. [Mada]


Northern Diyala

A local source says Daesh kidnapped a security member, his father, and his brother from their houses in the Wadi Al-Hassan area. [Sumaria]


Daesh says it killed a “murtad” in Mayah village in the Nidi area. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh uses this term (which means someone who left Islam) to describe anyone who doesn’t follow Daesh.

Daesh also says it detonated an IED on a “PMF” vehicle in the same area, killing one PMF member and wounding another. [JustPaste]


A Peshmerga source says the Kurdish forces captured 3 men in the Qara Tapa area wanted on terrorism charges. [BasNews]




On Sunday, 3 Daesh suicide terrorists attacked Shia mosques and a party headquarters in Kirkuk. Apparently, the police and Asayesh had information about the attacks. The first one was stopped by a policeman who shot the suicide terrorist before he reached his target; the cop was wounded by the blast. The second wounded one civilian as the terrorist he was trying to attack a Turkmen party headquarters. In the third case, a 12-year-old boy was arrested before he detonated himself. In the report, there is a video of the terrified boy who says he was kidnapped by Daesh and forced to wear the suicide vest.

The Kirkuk Police chief says the 3 terrorists who conducted the attacks in Kirkuk came with displaced families from Ninewa. He also says an IED exploded in south Kirkuk. He says two policemen were wounded in the 4 attacks. [Rudaw] [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh use of young kids is unavoidable as long as they control the territory where the kids live. It is not only a crime against humanity that these kids are being sacrificed for Daesh’s political ambitions, but it is also dangerous, because the kids can cross checkpoints and even borders without being suspected. 


Daesh publishes a photo of an Iraqi boy allegedly conducting an attack on a Shia mosque in Kirkuk. [JustPaste]

Daesh says the suicide terrorists attacked the Shia mosque with an explosives vest. It also says it detonated IEDs on 2 “PMF” gatherings in Hay Tiseen and Hay Huzairan in Kirkuk. [A3maq]



A security source says six displaced people, including women and children, were killed and five wounded by a Daesh IED that targeted them on the road between Hawija and Kubaiba village. The source says the civilians were trying to escape toward Peshmerga positions. [Mada]

A tribal leader says there are 500 civilians, mostly women and children, trapped between Hawija and Kubaiba village in Dibis, and asks the Peshmerga to allow them to get to areas under the Kurdish forces control. [Sumaria]


Daesh says its snipers killed one Peshmerga fighter and wounded another in Zaqa’ village in Riyadh. [JustPaste]



A PUK official says Coalition warplanes killed “tens” of Daesh terrorists and destroyed fuel tanker trucks, an IED factory, and several hideouts in different areas in Ninewa. [PUKMedia]



The IWMC said on Saturday that the IAF destroyed a Daesh headquarters in Hay Al-Mithaq on the east side of Mosul, killing 19 Daesh leaders, some top level, including the emir of Iraq, the manager of Awwad Baghdadi’s office, the finance officer, the “military industry” officer, the chemical industry officer, the courier officer, and the security official of Mosul. [ARA]


A local activist says a Daesh Kurdish commander, Abu Hajer Al-Kurdi, was killed by one of the Coalition airstrikes on Hay Al-Mithaq. [ARA]

A local source says the Coalition wounded a local Daesh commander and several of his associates with a guided missile in Hay Al-Mithaq on Sunday. [ARA]


A PUK official says Daesh captured 12 men in Mosul and drowned them in the Tigris River after accusing them of being members of the Ninewa Falcons Brigades. [PUKMedia]


Local sources say Daesh arrested young men from different areas in Mosul on Sunday without giving any reasons, apparently to create fear among people. A local activist says Daesh is forcing people to go to their government jobs and shops in order to use them as human shields against airstrikes. [ARA]


A local source says a Saudi Daesh terrorist responsible for recruiting children in Mosul was killed by unknown armed men in Mosul. [Maalomah]


A local source says 130 Daesh vehicles, loaded with hundreds of terrorists, all from Arab countries, fled Mosul toward Raqqa. The source says Daesh foreign terrorists are leaving Mosul towards Syria in large numbers. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. There have been similar reports from various “sources” over the past few months. If we add them all up, there would be very few Daesh fighters left in Mosul. If so, why is the ongoing major military campaign necessary? This makes us wonder about the collective reliability of these reports. If true, however, the abandonment of Mosul by the foreign jihadis will give the local terrorists and Daesh activists a chance to blend in with the civilians before Iraqi forces arrive so they can tell people they have opposed Daesh all along.


Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Mosul. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Such photos usually appear when life is no longer normal in that location.


Daesh issues photos of its hisbah activities in Ninewa. [JustPaste]


Daesh issues a pamphlet explaining its “religious reasons” for destroying Sunni mosques and shrines in Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]


Daesh said on Saturday that Coalition warplanes destroyed 25 fuel tanker trucks that belonged to civilians near Mosul. [A3maq]


Nineveh Plain

On Saturday, Daesh published photos of battles in the Nineveh Plain area. [DawaAlhaq]



The MoD says Coalition warplanes destroyed 17 Daesh fuel tanker trucks, killing 4 terrorists, in the Qayara area. [Harbi]


A Ninewa Police colonel says Daesh targeted Iraqi forces with Katyusha rockets filled with chlorine in recently liberated villages in the Qayara area, wounding three soldiers. [ARA]


A Ninewa Police colonel says Daesh is burning oilfields in the Qayara area to block the vision of warplanes. [BasNews]


Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces in Al-Nasr village in Makhmur with 90 mortars. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED near Izhailila village southwest of Qayara. [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army personnel carrier near Shabala village south of Qayara with an SPG 9 rocket. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh is firing away from long distance because they no longer control these villages. Such reports may sound “victorious” to naïve Daesh supporters, but they show weakness.


Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A Ninewa Police source says Daesh executed 6 of its military commanders in the Hassan Coy area, after accusing them of attempting to flee. [BasNews]


Daesh says it shelled and rocketed Peshmerga locations in different areas in Sinjar. [JustPaste]


South (Baaj, Hatra)

[See the earlier report under National News noting leaflets dropped on Baaj]



An informed source says the Asayesh captured several terrorists who were planning multiple attacks in Suleimaniya. [Baghdadia]




Fifty-four people were killed and more than a hundred wounded in a suicide attack on a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep, twenty-two of them under the age of 14. The suicide bomber was himself a child, aged 12-14, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Mr. Erdogan has blamed Daesh for the attack.

One woman lost four children in the attack, the Haberturk newspaper reported. Emine Arhan told the newspaper “If it weren’t for my only surviving child, I would have killed myself.” Another victim was a nine-year-old girl who had stayed at the party to see the bride after her parents had left, according to the Vatan newspaper.

A disproportionately large number of women and children were killed in the attack because it targeted henna night, a part of the celebration attended mainly by women and children, says BBC Monitoring’s Turkey analyst Pinar Sevinclidir. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Daesh should be “completely cleansed” from the border area with Turkey.

He was speaking amid reports that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels were preparing to try to seize the Daesh-held border town of Jarabulus.  [BBC]

He says “It’s our National duty to fight this terrorist organization on our land and abroad”.


The terrorists attacked a wedding ceremony of someone from the Democratic Peoples’ Party. Thousands of people participated in the funeral ceremonies, chanting “Erdogan is the killer”. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. Two of the deadliest attacks attributed to Daesh in Turkey targeted Kurdish celebrations. Daesh didn’t claim responsibility for either attack.


Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey, as a neighbor to Syria, and other concerned countries like Russia, Iran, and the US should open a new page regarding the Syrian crisis without wasting more time. He asked all of the active parties in the Syrian crisis to meet and to use the “voice of reason” to stop the bloodshed in Syria and create a governing system that involves all Syrians. He says everyone can see that there are efforts to establish a Kurdish “entity” south of Turkey, and that would open the road for similar entities. He says Turkey will never accept this and the Syrians will also object. [Anadolu]


Yildirim had said on Saturday that Assad may remain as President of Syria on an interim basis. [Sputnik]

DaeshDaily comment. This might sound like a pro-Assad policy change, but Assad would not regard it as such.




Major Syrian Islamic groups, including Al-Qaeda, Ahrar Al-Sham and others will announce a new coalition in the coming days. [Arabi21]


The Coalition says it conducted airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, near Manbij (6) and in or near Um Tamakh (1), Raqqa (1), Ain Eissa (1), and Deir Ez-Zor (1)). [InherentResolve]


Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Heavy battles erupted again between the YPG and the Syrian government forces near the post office in Hasaka city. [Hawar]

The Syrian government accused the YPG of breaking the truce that had been established on Sunday. [ARA]


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Kurdish forces have captured around 90% of Hasaka. [SyriaHR]

DaeshDaily comment. This seems to make no sense, as the Kurds already controlled Hasaka militarily. However, they had allowed the government to continue operating in government buildings. Now the YPG is attacking some of those buildings in response to the movement of government troops into Hasaka. The whole situation is confusing and the reports are somewhat conflicting.


Special sources say Syrian Government and YPG representatives held a Russia-sponsored meeting today at its Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia. [ZamanAlWasal] A tentative agreement was later announced.


Syria Now, a Syrian government affiliated website, said earlier that Asayesh members are burning government buildings in Hasaka, despite the peace attempts. [SyriaNow]


The YPG captured several more areas in Hasaka including Gwairan Central Prison, East Nashwa, Basel Intersection, the College of Economy, and the bank, in addition to a school used as a headquarters by the government-backed militia. Battles are still ongoing, and the YPG has trapped government forces in the stadium and museum. [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar]

The Kurdish forces have killed more than 40 Syrian troops and militiamen in Hasaka so far. [Hawar] [Hawar]

Later on, the YPG captured 230 Syrian soldiers from different areas, 10 km (6 miles) east of Hasaka. [Hawar]


An informed source says the YPG and Asayesh attacked the Syrian Government Security Compound in Hasaka. [ARA]


18 civilians, including children, have been killed and 34 wounded so far in the battles in Hasaka. [Hawar] [Hawar]

A Syrian Intelligence officer shot a family of five, wounding the mother and two of her children in Hasaka. [Hawar]


The PYD-backed Hawar says 53 Syrian soldiers and militiamen surrendered or were captured by the Asayesh so far. [Hawar]


Around 800 families arrived in Tal Tamr on Sunday, escaping the fighting in Hasaka. [Hawar]


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says uneasy calm returned to Hasaka after the heavy battles. [SyriaHR]


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that on Saturday military reinforcements arrived at the “American base” several kilometers northwest of Hasaka city. It also says Coalition warplanes flew over the area.  [SyriaHR]

The Pentagon said Monday the United States has not created a de facto no-fly zone in northern Syria despite back-to-back incidents in which jets were scrambled to protect troops on the ground.

“Our warning to the Syrians is the same we’ve had for some time,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook. “They would be advised not to fly where our forces are operating.” He also said “We’re going to defend our forces on the ground, absolutely.” [Stripes]


A video of the battles in Hasaka [Hawar]


The YPG says the Turkish Army also targeted 2 villages east and west of Kobane with heavy artillery. It also says Daesh rocketed Qadiriya village west of Ain Eissa. [Hawar]

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG bulldozer with a guided missile west of Ain Eissa. [A3maq]


Local sources say Daesh arrested more than 100 civilians east of Raqqa without giving any reasons. [ARA]


Daesh publishes a photo of a YPG drone it shot down east of Shaddadi. [JustPaste]


Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign

Manbij Military Council troops continued their campaign to liberate areas south of Manbij. At the same time, MMC Explosives Ordinance Disposal is clearing roads, villages and farms from Daesh’s mines and IEDS. Daesh has planted IEDs and mines in civilian houses which hinders the return of families. [Hawar]


Manbij Military Council troops liberated 15 more villages south and southeast of the city on Sunday, killing more than 27 terrorists. [Hawar] [Hawar] [Hawar]


Daesh says its terrorists sneaked into Um Tamakh village southwest of Manbij and killed four YPG fighters. [A3maq]

Daesh says it stopped another YPG attack near Um Tamakh village. [JustPaste]


The MMC had said on Saturday that the military operations were concluded north of Manbij, but continued south of the city. [Hawar] However, MMC troops stopped a Daesh attack near the Sajur River north of Manbij, killing 14 terrorists. [Hawar]

In addition, Daesh said on Saturday that it killed an American soldier and six YPG fighters in an attack conducted by 4 of its terrorists in Dhahr Al-Amara village north of Manbij. Daesh says its terrorists returned safely. Daesh says another group of 5 terrorists attacked the “American high-security headquarters” at the residential compound west of the Tishrin Dam, without giving details about the results. [A3maq]


The Manbij Military Council spokesman says the Turkish Army targeted MMC positions with tens of Katyushas near the Sajur River. He says the shelling targeted the MMC specifically, and not Daesh, since Daesh is 20km (12.5 miles) away from that area. [Hawar]


A video of 2 Daesh prisons discovered in Manbij city [Hawar]



Local sources say Turkish artillery targeted Daesh locations near Jarabulus and PYD positions north of Manbij. [Anadolu]

Informed sources say the Turkish Army shelled several areas 3 km west of Jarabulus. [Hawar]


Turkey has approved the opposition group’s plan to move from Al-Ra’i to Jarabulus. [ZamanAlWasl]

Special sources say Turkey-backed Islamic groups brought large military reinforcements through Turkey near Jarabulus. Turkish Army minesweepers are clearing mines in the area in order to allow the opposition groups to attack the city. Field sources say Daesh terrorists and their families are withdrawing from Jarabulus to Al-Bab. [Dorar]


Local sources in areas east and south of Jarabulus say Daesh is withdrawing from Jarabulus villages and Syrian Democratic Forces are advancing in the area. [SyriaNow]


Local sources say 400 Turkey-backed opposition fighters are on the border near Jarabulus preparing to enter Syria. [Hawar]

A video of Turkey-backed opposition group fighters preparing to enter to Syria [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. The video also shows young boys with weapons. Most militias in Syria, and in Iraq, use under-age teen-agers in their military operations. 


Several armed groups from Jarabulus issued a statement announcing the formation of the Jarabulus Military Council. The statement says that Turkey had let large numbers of “mercenaries”, including Daesh, into Syria since Manbij was liberated in order to attack any kind of stability in Syria. It warned Turkey against any aggression on Jarabulus, and asks the International Coalition to fulfill its commitment and prevent Turkey from any interference. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. This group is of course PYD-affiliated.

3 hours after the announcement, the Commander of the Jarabulus Military Council was assassinated by a sniper in Shiyoukh city. 2 men, allegedly linked to Turkish Intelligence were captured. [Hawar]


Other Northwest Syria reports

The YPG says it stopped another Turkey-backed opposition groups attack on Sheikh Maqsoud. [Hawar]


The Turkish Army brought more reinforcements to the border with Afrin. [Hawar]

Around 1,100 displaced civilians arrived in Afrin on Monday from Jarabulus, Al-Ra’i, Al-Bab, Deir Ez-Zor, Albu Kamal, and Tadmur. [Hawar]


Local sources say Daesh kidnapped 142 civilians, including children, from different villages in the Shahba’ area north of Aleppo. [Hawar]


Daesh publishes 2 photos of an opposition group drone it shot down north of Aleppo on Sunday. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes photos of its religious activities for Ashbal Al-Khilafa in Aleppo. [DawaAlhaq]


East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Syrian troops continued their attacks on Daesh in several areas in Deir Ez-Zor. The Syrian Army attacked Daesh west of Deir Ez-Zor with rockets, heavy artillery and airpower. [Qasioun]


Informed sources say Daesh executed a former Syrian Army officer in Basira town in Deir Ez-Zor. [BasNews]


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

Daesh fired its emir of Damascus and hired another terrorist called Abu Hisham Al-Khabouri. The new terrorist is from Golan and was previously the Daesh military commander. [ZamanAlWasl]


Local activists accused the Syrian officials in Al-Rukban Refugee Camp on the Jordan border of corruption and of stealing the humanitarian aid that arrives at the camp. [ARA]


Daesh issues a video of a Syrian soldier it had captured in the Bir Qassab area. [A3maq]




Neighboring countries


Russia’s use of an air base in Iran ended almost as soon as it started.

The Iranian Minister of Defense criticized the way the Russians announced their use of the Hamadan Airbase. He said Iran didn’t give Russia the space, but was just allowing Russian bombers to use it for a while. Russia has announced that it has stopped using the airbase. [Arabi21]

The spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Russia doesn’t have any military bases or military presence in Iran, and its air operations have ended. [Dorar]

The spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense says Russian bombers have returned to Russia from Hamadan Airbase after “finishing the job.” [Anadolu]


North Africa


Eyewitnesses say Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (ABM) executed 2 of its members after accusing them of providing security forces with information that led to the killing of the ABM leader. [ElWatan]


An Egyptian soldier was wounded by a sniper at a security barrier, south of Rafah. [ElWatan]

Security forces killed a terrorist after spotting him planting IEDs in Tayra village in Rafah. A security member was wounded when an IED exploded on his vehicle in the Bir Lahfan area. [ElWatan]


Medical sources say a 17-year-old girl survived after being shot twice in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]


A security officer was killed when 3 terrorists shot him in Arish city center. [ElWatan]


A website close to Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Intelligence headquarters in the Qasima area. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. We reported last week that terrorists blew up a deserted security building in Qasima.


Local sources say Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists blew up a well in Central Sinai. [VetoGate]




Libyan Special forces said on Sunday four of its fighters were killed by a land mine in Qawarsha. [AfriGate]


Daesh says it killed four of General Hafter’s fighters by detonating a booby-trapped house in Qawarsha. It also says it destroyed an armored vehicle, killing or wounding the crew in the Qanfouda area west of Benghazi. [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed or wounded several Hafter fighters with 2 IEDs in the Chinese Buildings Compound in west Benghazi. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of a tank and 3 armored vehicles it destroyed in the Chinese Buildings Compound on Saturday. [A3maq]

However, a military source says Libyan troops captured the Chinese Buildings compound in the Qanfouda area. [Libya24]

A military source says 10 civilians from Sudan and Chad escaped the battle in the Qanfouda area. [Libya24]

Daesh said on Saturday that French drones launched extensive airstrikes on the Qanfouda area. [A3maq]


The Libyan Military Command says its troops captured a boat loaded with weapons in the Benghazi area. [Wasat]


Daesh issues a video of 3 of its Libyan suicide terrorists conducting attacks on Libyan troops. [JustPaste]


Central coast

The National Accord Government Military spokesman says 35 Daesh terrorists were killed in the battles in Sirte on Saturday. He also says his troops captured large quantities of Daesh weapons and ammunition in addition to money and gold found in Daesh’s hisbah and finance offices (photos). [AfriGate] [Wasat] [Wasat]


He also says that his troops captured most of Hay 1 and Daesh is in control of Hay 3 and a few other buildings. Libyan troops captured the Sirte mosque, where Daesh’s religious leader, the Bahraini Turkey Binali, used to make his speeches, in addition to a Daesh prison in the city located in the former Internal Security building. [AfriGate] [AfriGate] [AfriGate] [Wasat]


Photos of Libyan troops after they captured the mosque and the Daesh prison in Sirte city [AfriGate]


The National Accord Government Military Press says its troops captured several residential units and other buildings in Sirte. It says it destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles bombs. It also says Coalition warplanes destroyed Daesh snipers positions in the city. [AfriGate]


A medical source says eleven Libyan soldiers were killed and eighty wounded in the battles in Sirte on Sunday. [AfriGate]

A medical source says a Libyan commander was seriously wounded in the Sirte battles on Monday. [Wasat]



Security forces captured 9 terrorism suspects last week in different areas in Tunisia. [Tunisien]


Other countries


Daesh publishes photos of assassinating a Yemeni security colonel from close range using a silenced gun in the Sheikh Othman area, in Aden. [JustPaste]



On Saturday Daesh said its terrorists attacked an African Union forces barracks on the outskirts of Mogadishu city. [A3maq]



Daesh publishes photos of destroying a shrine and graves in Nangarhar. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. This is a Wahhabi signature move. Daesh wants to assert its links to Wahhabism in order to attract followers.


Daesh issues photos of beheading a “spy” in Nangarhar. [JustPaste]




Videos of the Day

The Al-Qaeda leader, Zawahiri, issued a new video message to jihadis, asking them to join the Taliban, and criticizing Daesh in stronger terms than usual, linking it to Saddam’s army and intelligence service. [YouTube] [Ana Al-Muslim]



A video of the Speicher massacre convicts being taken to the gallows in Nasiriya [YouTube]


A video of Iraqi forces conducting an airborne drop in Jazeera Khaldiya [YouTube]

A video of Daesh tunnels found in Jazeera Khaldiya [Etejah]


An activist from Anbar issues a recording of a phone call between a relative of a captured Daesh terrorist and a security officer. The two parties were negotiating a corrupt deal to release the terrorist for $12,250 paid to the security officer. [Facebook]


A video of an improvised Daesh gun with silencer made out of plumbing pipes [YouTube]


A video of Peshmerga fighters blowing up 2 Daesh suicide terrorists from a distance [YouTube]


A video of the floating bridge in Qayara. Ambassador Jones says the bridge was a gift from the US, and says it cost a lot! [YouTube]


A video of a Daesh vehicle bomb found in Jada’a village in Qayara [YouTube]


A video of Iraqi forces at the Qayara Airfield [Mosuliya]


A video of an Iraqi child celebrating the liberation of his village from Daesh [MoD]



A video of a Syrian child interrupted by a barrel bomb while singing for her father. [YouTube]


Other countries

A video of Moroccan security capturing a Daesh terrorist in Casablanca [YouTube]


A video of a hidden camera program in Yemen where some young men claiming to be Daesh terrorists are beheading dummies in the street. The joke was on them when a man came up to them with a loaded gun. [YouTube]




Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes a new issue of its Dar Al Islam magazine. [JustPaste]


Daesh issues a propaganda video criticizing bad Muslim scholars, and calling upon its terrorists to keep attacking countries that bomb Daesh. Daesh says they should not seek approvals from anyone and should kill any target, military or civilian, as soon as they can. [DawaAlhaq]


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