An Update On ISIS Activities

August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016

US Artillery Supporting Iraqi Forces (CJTFOIR)

US Artillery Supporting Iraqi Forces (CJTFOIR)


Today’s Major Developments

Iraq announces the liberation of Qayara city. []

CoR votes no-confidence in the Minister of Defense. []

Border Guard fights off Daesh attack on Anbar-Jordan border. []

Salahuddin Governor survives assassination attempt. []

Daesh executes 48 people in Hawija. []

IAF takes out a Daesh police headquarters in Mosul, killing 36. []

Human Rights Watch director pressures KRG over journalist assassination. []

Contention, confusion continue over Turks, Kurds, and Jarabulus. []

Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri tells Iraq’s Sunni Iraqis to fight the government through them. []





Prime Minister Abadi issued a statement congratulating the Iraqi people on the liberation of Qayara. [Mada]


President Masoum, Prime Minister Abadi, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaafari met separately with the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Waleed Al-Mu’alim, to discuss security along the Iraqi-Syrian border, according to a statement from Abadi’s office. [Mada] [Sumaria] [Mada]


The CoR officially passed a no-confidence vote against the Minister of Defense, Khalid Al-Obeidi. A CoR source says 142 MPs voted to oust the Minister out of 263, while 105 opposed. The Minister apologized after the vote to Iraqi people for having to leave his post, saying that he fought the corruption as much as he could but the corrupt officials are stronger. [Mada] [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The truth about the Minister’s corruption allegations against other officials has not been fully determined, though his charges against CoR Speaker Jubouri did not result in charges, so no conclusive judgment can be made about them.

However, this could have not have come at a worst time. Iraqi forces just liberated Qayara and are heading to Mosul soon. The Minister is from Mosul, where people have lost their trust in their former and current leaders. He is himself a military man, and holds a Ph.D. The Minister could have stood as a trustworthy leader for the people of Mosul. Many officials who have been involved in corruption, or failed miserably to protect the country, were not punished and are still in office.


Prime Minister Abadi met with a senior PUK delegation in his office in Baghdad. Abadi told the delegation that liberated areas in Ninewa should be run properly and without conflicts, according to a statement from his office. [Sumaria]

A member of the delegation says that Abadi said that he won’t oppose the Kurds’ right to decide their future, but there must be some discussion between Iraq and the KRG before that, in order to decide whether they stay together or separate and become good neighbors. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. We would like to see the Prime Minister confirm this if true (and we’re not doubting it necessarily). This would be a highly significant story for the future of both Iraq and Kurdistan.


A senior military source says Iraq received two more of the L159 military aircraft from the Czech Republic. Iraq has received four of the planes so far out of the 13 promised. [Mada]



Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

A police source says the police found the bodies of two unknown men tied and shot in the Thaaliba area. [Sumaria]


Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says unknown armed men shot and killed a money exchange office owner in his vehicle in Adhamiya and stole $100,000 dollars. [Mada]

An MoI source says two people were killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a garage in Shaab. [Mada]

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area near Hay Ur. [Mada]

The MoI spokesman says Iraqi forces defused an IED in Adhamiya center. [Etejah]


East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

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

A police source says the bodies of two unknown men were found shot in Ameen. [Sumaria]


South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

The Iraqi Army 17th division commander says his troops started a campaign to clear several areas in south Baghdad from IEDs and booby-trapped houses. He says the troops destroyed 10 houses filled with weapons and explosives, in addition to many IEDs (photos). [Sumaria]

An MoI source says a joint security force captured 11 people wanted on terrorism charges in Yusufiyah. [Mada]

A police source says two civilians were wounded when a parked car bomb exploded in Arab Jabour. [Sumaria]

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade found an IED and 3 hand grenades in an elementary school in the Thuwar area. [BOC Facebook Page]


Southwest (Rasheed)

A police source says a civilian was killed and his son wounded when a sticky IED exploded under their vehicle in Hay Al-Hussein. [Maalomah]


West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

A police source says one person was killed and three wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Subaihat in Abu Ghraib. [Maalomah]


Total Baghdad incidents reported:   13    (Includes only incidents reported)




Iraqi forces defused 31 IEDs, a booby-trapped house, and an explosives vest, and found a chlorine factory and 3 rocket launchers, in addition to other weapons and explosives in the Falluja area. [BOC Facebook Page]



Jazeera Khaldiya/Jazeera Ramadi

The Deputy Chairman of the PMF Commission, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, says Iraqi forces had thought there were only a few terrorists in Jazeera Khaldiya, but after arriving in the area they counted between 1,000  and 1,300 terrorists–most of whom have been killed. He says the Daesh terrorists barricaded themselves in the Albu Kanaan area but the PMF killed most of them. [Maalomah]


Iraqi Army 50th brigade trapped 2 Daesh suicide terrorists in Jazeera Khaldiya, forcing them to detonate their explosive vests. [BOC Facebook Page]


The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, killed 11 Daesh terrorists including several suicide bombers while clearing the Albu Bali area. [Maalomah]


The PMF Press says the PMFs killed 2 Daesh doctors (a male and a female) who have Italian passports and were working with Daesh medical units in Jazeera Khaldiya. [AIN]


Daesh says an IFP major and two AAH commanders were killed in the Jazeera Khaldiya battles. [Mu’ta]

DaeshDaily comment. Many Daesh fanboys collect these photos from Iraqi social media sources who issue statements mourning their dead fighters.


An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh terrorists and destroyed their boat in the Ali Al-Jassem area. [Mada]


The Anbar Police chief says Iraqi forces will liberate Jazeera Ramadi in the coming days. He says the battle will be easier than Jazeera Khaldiya because of the collapse of Daesh. [Mada]


Other Ramadi reports

A Coalition airstrike on Daesh targets in Ramadi District destroying 4 rocket systems and 4 rocket rails. [InherentResolve]


The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says local police killed 4 Daesh terrorists who were trying to infiltrate the Madhiq area. [Sumaria]


A security source says two children were killed when a roadside IED exploded on them in the Zangoura area. The area was liberated from Daesh more than two months ago [Sumaria]


Rutba/Western Anbar

A tribal PMF commander says the Iraqi Border Guard stopped a Daesh attack on a border station in the Dhaba’at area in Rutba near the Jordan border, killing 30 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs. Twelve Border Guards were wounded. [Maalomah]


Daesh publishes photos of attacks on Iraqi forces east of Rutba. [DawaAlhaq]


Daesh publishes photos of an attack on Iraqi forces near the Al-Tanaf border area. [DawaAlhaq]


Daesh publishes photos of its air defense units in Al-Qa’im. [DawaAlhaq]




A security source says Iraqi forces found a Daesh tunnel in the Tilul Al-Baj area (photos). [AIN]


A security source says unknown armed men attacked a Daesh field hospital on the outskirts of Shirqat with a hand grenade, killing a Daesh terrorist and wounding 2 others. [Sumaria]


Daesh says “American” warplanes launched more than 30 airstrikes on a poultry factory northeast of Shirqat. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. We are expected to believe that Daesh had nothing to do with this “poultry factory,” and that all the victims were innocent farmers (and chickens).



The Intelligence Service captured 29 men wanted on terrorism charges, including an Iraqi Army major, as they tried to sneak into the Hajjaj area with their families. [MoD Website]


A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack with several vehicle bombs in the Himrin Mountain area, killing or wounding several terrorists. [Maalomah]


An informed source says Iraqi forces found small mobile Daesh oil refineries in the Siniya area. [Baghdadia]


Daesh says it damaged 2 Iraqi forces Humvees in the Makhazen area, north of Baiji. [A3maq]



A SWAT unit captured a man and his 2 sons wanted on terrorism charges in Tikrit. [MoD Website]


Daesh says its snipers killed a “PMF fighter” in Allas oilfield. [JustPaste]



The IAA killed 6 Daesh terrorists who attacked Iraqi forces in the Zarqa area. [MoD Website]


Southern Salahuddin

A security source says an IED exploded near a checkpoint in Dujail, targeting the car of the Governor of Salahuddin, without causing human casualties (photos). [BasNews]



The Military Intelligence Service captured 2 Daesh terrorists and seized a large weapons and explosives cache in Diyala. [MoD Website]



Daesh says it killed four policemen and wounded two with an IED in Baquba. [A3maq]


Iraqi Army 18th division found a large weapons and explosives cache in Buhriz. [Harbi]


Northern Diyala

A PMF commander says Daesh is using a new route for its terrorists to sneak between Diyala and Salahuddin after Iraqi forces launched a campaign to clear the Al-Hawi Basin area. He says Daesh is making moves in the area depending on people in the area for shelter and logistic report. [Sumaria]


Southern Diyala

A security source says two Sahwa fighters were killed when armed men attacked their military position in Arab Jabbar village in Khan Bani Saad. [Sumaria]


The MoI spokesman says Diyala police found a weapons, ammunition, and explosives cache in the Bardiya area in Khan Bani Saad. [Etejah]




A displaced man from Hawija says Daesh’s presence in Hawija is now reduced, and most of its leaders have escaped with their families. He also says Daesh is taking money from people who want to leave,  and other people are leaving the city with smugglers who are close to Daesh. He says many of the Daesh terrorists who had left are now in Erbil and Kirkuk, claiming to be “sources” for the authorities. [Yalla]

DaeshDaily comment. The same scenario has developed in areas that were liberated previously, including Falluja, Ramadi and Rutba. Corrupt officials release terrorists, either for money or because of family ties, and claim the terrorists were “sources”.  


Al-Abbas Combat Division, a Shia PMF, says it will accept the Peshmerga’s call for support in liberating Hawija as long as it’s done under the Iraqi government command and Prime Minster Abadi’s orders. [Sumaria]


A security source says Daesh killed 20 civilians, including 9 women, and captured 45 others, including 6 women. The source says the civilians were trying to escape Hawija when they fell into a Daesh ambush. [Mada]


An Arab COR member from Kirkuk says Daesh executed more than 25 young men who had been in a Daesh prison for some time. [Sumaria]


A local source says Daesh executed three young men from Mahmudiya village in Hawija District after accusing them of communicating with Iraqi forces. [Mada]


Daesh publishes photos of collecting and destroying satellite receivers in Hawija. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. The more Daesh gets trapped, the more it tries to isolate people from the world. They are so busy executing people, it’s surprising they can find the time to do this.




The IWMC says Iraqi F-16s destroyed a Daesh police headquarters in Mosul, killing 36 terrorists, including 16 foreigners, and 2 senior officials. [Baghdadia]


Coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on different locations north of Mosul, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles, including a vehicle bomb, 3 rocket launchers, a cache of mortars, and a checkpoint. [MoD Website]


A security source says unknown armed men set 4 empty Daesh offices in Mosul on fire. [Maalomah]


Daesh publishes photos of its road repair work in Mosul. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. This of course proves once again that everything is normal in the caliphate.



The Joint Operations Command (JOC) says Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, IAF, and Coalition warplanes, liberated Qayara completely and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings. [Mada]


The Ninewa Operations Commander says Daesh has lost an important source of revenue because they used to smuggle out more than 100 fuel tanker trucks filled with fuel every day. He says he doesn’t have the number of Daesh terrorists killed so far, but their dead bodies are all over the city. The Counter Terrorism Service Commander says Daesh desperately defended Qayara because of its importance for its revenues. [Rudaw]


A member of the Qayara subdistrict council says the people of Qayara celebrated the liberation of the city by burning down several Daesh guesthouses. He says Iraqi forces will move ahead to the Shura and Hammam Al-Alil subdistricts soon. [Sumaria]


A Mosul forensics source says the bodies of 300 Daesh terrorists killed in the Qayara battles have arrived at the morgue in Mosul, most of them foreigners. [BasNews]

A Ninewa forensics department says it received the bodies of 123 Daesh terrorists, including a female Sudanese doctor, who were killed in the Qayara battles. [Sumaria]


Daesh publishes a photo of one of its Iraqi terrorists and says he was killed. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh does this all the time, but some reports suggest that Daesh claims some still-living terrorists were killed in order to hide them.



“The KRG should provide serious answers about how it came to be that this journalist (Wadat Hussien) was kidnapped and killed in broad daylight, following repeated interrogations by Asayesh forces,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “He is one of dozens of journalists in KRG territory who have been killed, beaten, detained, or harassed.” [HRW]

DaeshDaily comment. International pressure is now on the KRG. The implication is that someone in authority is responsible for this “hit.”




Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said the Kurdish PYD party, the political arm of the YPG, wanted to unite Kurdish-controlled cantons east of Jarabulus with those further west. “We cannot let this happen,” he said. “(Daesh) should be completely cleansed; this is an absolute must. But it’s not enough for us . . . . The PYD and the YPG militia should not replace Islamic State there,” Isik told Turkish broadcaster NTV.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu by phone on Thursday that YPG fighters were retreating to the east side of the Euphrates, as Turkey has demanded, foreign ministry sources in Ankara said.

A spokesman for the Coalition said the Syrian Democratic Forces (which prominently includes the YPG)  had withdrawn across the Euphrates “to prepare for the eventual liberation” of Raqqa. [Reuters]

The Turkey Minister of Defense says Turkish troops will remain in northern Syria until the Free Syrian Army (FSA) controls the area. He also says Turkey aims to push to YPG into areas east of the Euphrates within the week. [SyriaNow] [SyriaNow]

DaeshDaily comment. What’s in a name? The term “Free Syrian Army” no longer refers to the previous Free Syrian Army but is Turkey’s politically correct label for the mostly radical militias who support Turkey, whom we have previously called “Turkey-backed opposition groups” for lack of a better term.


During his visit to Sweden, the US Vice President Joe Biden says the Turkish Army is ready to fight Daesh in Syria and it wants to stay in Syria as long as it takes. He says the Turkish government changed its position after realizing the magnitude of Daesh’s danger. [ARA]


In an article with the headline: “Three expert views: a PYD Operation Appearing to be against Daesh”, the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper asked three experts for their views on Turkey’s participation in the Jarabulus operation. The three experts agreed the operation was not aiming at Daesh, but at the PYD. Read full article here. [Cumhuriyet]

DaeshDaily comment. We thank our ready from Turkey for translating this article.




The Coalition says it conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, including 7 in the Manbij area, and the others around Shaddadi (3), Raqqa (1), and Deir Ez-Zor (2). [InherentResolve]


Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

A local activist says Daesh raided houses in Raqqa looking for receivers. Daesh issued penalties of imprisonments, lashings, and $30 dollar fines against the violators. [ARA]


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says heavy battles continued between Syrian Democratic Forces and Daesh in Azzawi and Safian villages south of Shaddadi. [SyriaHR]


Daesh says it captured a rocket launcher in an attack on Tal Al-Hamidat village south of Shaddadi. [A3maq]


Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide terrorists attacked Kurdish troops south of Anad village, west of Shaddadi, with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding many of them. Daesh issues photos of the attack. [DawaAlhaq]


Daesh publishes photos of its “bird farms” in Raqqa. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. The photos show a couple of ostriches and a couple of peacocks. Such posts are common from Daesh, but reflect its pathetic efforts to prove that there is an actual “state” and that it has “bird farms,” “factories,” “service”, and “cultural activities.” Such media efforts should hurt rather than help Daesh’s image, but Daesh knows its fanboys are not sophisticated enough to realize this.


Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Eyewitnesses say 30 trucks loaded with fighters and weapons headed from Kurdistan to Turkey and might be on its way to north Syria after reports of an agreement between Turkey and the KRG to send Roj Ava Peshmerga (Syrian Kurds trained by the KRG) to Syria. [SotKurdistan]



A late report from a Daesh Daily reader says that Turkish troops fired howitzers at YPG units detected in Jarabulus. [Cumhuriyet]

Local sources say clashes erupted between the Turkey-supported opposition groups and a group of fighters in the same uniforms in Hay Al-Mahatta in Jarabulus. 2 IEDs exploded during the clashes and 80 fighters were reportedly killed. [Hawar] [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. Yesterday, Hawar reported that some Daesh terrorists dressed in Turkey-backed opposition groups uniforms remained in Jarabulus. We can’t confirm these reports so far.


A Turkish official says 20 Turkish tanks entered into Syria and more will be sent if needed. [SyriaNow]


Opposition group commanders say the “Free Syrian Army” will run Jarabulus city until it is completely secured, then several organizations, led by the Jarabulus Local Council (which is located in Karkemish city in Turkey) will run the city later. [EnabBaladi]


The General Commander of Sultan Murad Division, a Turkey backed opposition group, says the SDF has not yet withdrawn from areas west of the Euphrates. [Qasioun]

Two other FSA commanders say Syrian Democratic forces have not yet withdrawn from Manbij but may do so in the coming hours. [EnabBaladi]


Turkish military sources say the Turkish Army targeted PYD forces that captured 7 villages south of Jarabulus after Daesh’s withdrawal. The sources say the PYD violated the Turkish-American agreement that designated the Sajur River as a line for the Syrian Democratic Forces. The Turkish sources say the SDF is actually “PYD” with several Arab members who are with them. [ARA]


The Turkey-supported opposition groups, supported by Turkish troops and warplanes, captured Amarna village after battles with Syrian Democratic Forces. [Qasioun]

Local sources say a Turkish warplane bombed the radio station in Amarna southwest of Jarabulus, 1 km northwest of the village. [Hawar]


The PYD backed Hawar publishes photos of civilians who were wounded by Turkish shelling on Dandaniya village northwest of Manbij, claiming the shells may have contained chemicals. [Hawar]


The Jarabulus Military Council, created by the Syria Democratic Forces a few days ago before the Turkey invasion, issued a statement saying its war is not against the opposition groups, nor with the Turkish Army, but with Daesh. At the same time, it says it will defend itself against any attack. [Hawar]


The Syrian Army is reported to be securing the road for the return of thousands of displaced people to Jarabulus. [Anadolu]


Manbij campaign

Manbij Military Council troops liberated Tal Othman and Nafila villages south of Manbij, killing 4 terrorists, and destroying a vehicle bomb, capturing weapons and ammunition. Battles are still ongoing in several villages south of Manbij. [Hawar]

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked the “infidel Kurds” in Nafila village with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding “tens” of them. [DawaAlhaq]


Daesh says one of it suicide terrorists attacked Kurdish troops with a vehicle bomb in Kasra village south of Manbij, killing at least fourteen fighters. [DawaAlhaq] It says it killed or wounded more YPG fighters in the village after the suicide attack. [A3maq]


Daesh says it killed nine YPG fighters in 2 attacked on Tal Hudhan and Sayyed villages, south of Manbij. [A3maq]


The YPG issues a statement saying it completed its mission liberating Manbij and has returned to its bases after turning the military leadership over to the Manbij Military Council, and handed its civilian leadership to a civilian council in Manbij on August 15th. [Qasioun]


Other Northwest Syria reports

A local activist says Daesh launched a massive attack on Ikada village near Azaz, but opposition groups stopped the attack, killing several Daesh terrorists. [ARA] [Qasioun]


The FSA stopped a large YPG attack on Kaljibrin village in Azaz, capturing 3 YPG fighters. The YPG also targeted areas near Mare’ with heavy machine guns, wounding a woman. Warplanes launched extensive airstrikes on YPG positions in Ming, Deir Jamal, and Tal Rifaat north of Aleppo. [Qasioun]


Daesh says it killed or wounded several opposition group fighters by detonating 5 IEDs on 3 of their vehicles between Dalha and Hawar Kilis villages, north of Aleppo. [JustPaste]


In Afrin, in Syria’s far northwestern corner, Turkey-backed opposition groups targeted Ain Dara village with 2 mortars, causing material damages. [Hawar]


Nusra Front launched a large operation and captured the headquarters and storehouses of the former FSA’s division 16 in Aleppo city. [EnabBaladi]

DaeshDaily comment. The situation in Aleppo is changing rapidly, and bigger groups will try to take over smaller groups in order to create the anticipated new united opposition front.


Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Heavy battles erupted between Syrian troops and Daesh near the Tadmur silos while Russian warplanes dropped bombs in the area. [Qasioun]


Daesh says four Syrian soldiers surrendered to its terrorists in the Jab Al-Jarrah area east of Homs. [A3maq]


East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh issues a video of targeting Syrian Army positions in Deir Ez-Zor with mortars. [A3maq]


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

Daesh issues a video and photos of its attack on Syrian opposition groups near the Jordan border. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh had said yesterday that it killed twenty-six FSA fighters in the attack.




North Africa


Security sources say an officer and two soldiers were wounded by 3 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis mortar shells on a security barrier in Rafah. [ElWatan]


Security sources say Egyptian Counter Terrorism troops killed 3 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis troops and wounded 3 in Touma village, south of Sheikh Zuweid. The source also say Counter Terrorism troops killed 3 Ansar Bair Al-Maqdis terrorists and wounded 1 as the terrorists were planting IEDs in Bala’a village, west of Rafah. [ElWatan]


Daesh issues a video of executing an Egyptian Ministry of Interior member on a street in Arish. [DawaAlhaq]

Security sources confirmed that the victim in the Daesh photos was the kidnapped police driver. Eyewitnesses say Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists brought the driver handcuffed in a pickup vehicle and then executed him in a street in Hay Al-Masaeed in Arish. [ElWatan]

DaeshDaily comment. We reported two days ago that Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists had captured a police chief’s driver near the Wadi Bridge in Arish and hijacked his vehicle.

A policeman was wounded when a mortar shell fell near the police station in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]


A security source says an officer and a soldier were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]




The Libyan National Army spokesman says his troops captured the Qawarsha area in west Benghazi completely. A military source says the troops also captured the Chinese Buildings area. [AfriGate] [Wasat]


A medical source says one Libyan soldier was killed and ten others wounded in a Daesh suicide attack in the Qanfouda area, west of Benghazi. [Wasat]


A Libyan commander says seven members of his Explosives Ordinance Disposal team were killed and twelve wounded by land mines and IEDs in west Benghazi so far. He says the area is still dangerous for civilians and many of them were killed or wounded because they returned to their houses prematurely. [AfriGate]


Central coast

A military source says a Daesh Saudi commander and several other terrorists were killed in battles in Hay 3 in Sirte on Wednesday. [Wasat]




The Al-Qaeda leader, Zawahiri, issued a statement asking Sunni Iraqis not to surrender to the current situation and to review their mistakes as a first step to unite and fight the Iraqi Government that belongs to Iran. He says the Iraqi Government is trying to annihilate the Sunnis under the guise of fighting Daesh. He asks the Sunnis to fight the “Crusader-Safavid-Nusairiya Coalition” in a long guerrilla war that aims to control the region. He also asked the Syrian groups to help the Sunnis in Iraq since “their battle is one.” He also asked Iraqi Sunnis to follow the way of the former AI-Qaeda leader, Zarqawi (video). [Arabi21] [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. With Daesh’s demise, Al-Qaeda is trying to come back to Iraq. Several Iraqi experts said that Al-Qaeda has been building a base in Iraq during the last two years, helped by the fact that no one is fighting it in Iraq now. Al-Qaeda is more of a long-term planner, and it is preparing to gather the defeated Daesh terrorists under its umbrella, in Iraq and elsewhere.


Videos of the Day

A video of the Iraqi forces searching houses in Jazeera Khaldiya. Daesh even booby-trapped the dead bodies of its fighters. [Yalla]

A video of an Iraqi Abrams tanks targeting a group of Daesh terrorists in Albu Kanaan [YouTube]


A video of battles in Jazeera Khaldiya [Harbi]


A video of the Daesh emir of Albu Bali after being captured by the IFP [YouTube]


Photos of displaced people from Shirqat. [Yalla]


A video of Qayara people celebrating their liberation [Yalla]


Videos of Qayara people welcoming Iraqi forces [MoD] [Mosuliya]


A video of Iraqi forces in Qayara city center [MoD]


A video of a battle in Qayara [YouTube]


A video of Iraqi soldiers facing a charging Daesh vehicle bomb [YouTube]


Photos of Coalition artillery supporting Iraqi forces with indirect fire [CJTFOIR]

DaeshDaily comment. A Daesh-linked website republished the photos and claimed they were from the Qayara battle.




Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]


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