An Update On ISIS Activities

July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016

Sabah Shafi-IFP


Today’s Major Developments

Daesh vehicle bomb attack in Qamishli, Syria causes 35 deaths, 150 injuries, with toll mounting.

Daesh stages suicide attack in northwest Baghdad, kills at least three.

Impeachment of Anbar Governor overturned by federal court.

Search is on for more mass graves in Falluja after discovery of 25 bodies.

Coalition airstrike spoils wedding reception in Al-Qa’im.

Daesh executes 17 of its own fighters who fled Qayara battles.






Prime Minister Abadi’s spokesman says the Council of Ministers did not send to the COR the proposed law that would grant extra benefits to MPs. He says the proposed law violates the PM’s reforms. An MP had said the law had been sent by the Council. [Mada]


The Iraqi government and the KRG issued statements condemning the terrorist attack in Qamishli. [Sumaria] [Sumaria] (See story under Syria)


The Coalition says it conducted 10 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq near, around Baghdadi (2), Hit (2), Albu Hayat (1), and Ramadi (1) in Anbar; and Qayara (2), Sultan Abdullah (1), and Sinjar (1) in Ninewa. [InherentResolve]



The JOC says the Military Intelligence Service stopped 4 suicide attacks with explosives vests in Baghdad and captured one of the terrorists. [Mada]


Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Kadhimiya)

The Baghdad Operation Command Spokesman says a suicide terrorist was trying to attack a busy market in Shula, a Shia area, but was surrounded by the IFP. Then he detonated himself, also killing an IFP member who grabbed him trying to stop his crime, and wounding another. [Mada]

However, an MoI source says a suicide terrorist blew himself up near a checkpoint in Shula, killing three people, including an IFP member, and wounding eight others, including three IFP members. [Mada]

Daesh’s version says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked a police checkpoint in Shula, killing or wounding twenty policemen. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. In all its reports Daesh describe the Iraqi Army and Police as “Rafidhi” (Shia), ignoring the fact that most of the victims are civilians, many of whom might be Sunnis. This is reflected by the petro-dollar incubator media who don’t want to recognize the fact that the vast majority of Sunni Iraqis have joined the political process and are on the frontlines fighting Daesh.


North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says two MoI employees were killed and another wounded when unknown armed men shot at a civilian vehicle on the Muthanna Bridge. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 22nd brigade found a weapons and explosives cache in the Albu Zabar area. [BOC Facebook Page]


East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and six others wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Tal Mohammed in Baghdad Al-Jadida. [Mada]


Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and ten wounded when an IED exploded near a soccer field in Khanasa village in Mada’in. [Mada]


South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

An MoI source says two people were killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Yusufiyah. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an explosives cache in Yusufiyah. [MoD Website]

The Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces seized a large weapons and explosives cache in the Shakha 1 area in Latifiya. [Ghad]

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade destroyed 2 Daesh guesthouses in the Huwaira area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 25th brigade found 2 IEDs in the Shabisha area. [MoD Website]


Southwest (Rasheed)

Two slightly conflicting reports on the same incident:

An MoI source says two displaced people were killed and nine wounded when 2 mortar shells fell on their camp in Saidiya. [Mada]

A police source says five children were killed when 2 mortar shells fell on a displaced persons camp in Saidiya. [Sumaria]


West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

A police source says the body of a Sahwa fighter was found tortured and strangled to death in Radwaniya. [Sumaria]


Total Baghdad incidents reported:   15    (Includes only incidents reported)



The Anbar Governor, Suhaib Al-Rawi, says the Federal Court overruled his impeachment. The Governor was voted out of office by the Anbar Provincial Council and challenged the decision in court. [BasNews]



A member of the Security Committee in the Anbar Provincial Council says the bodies of 25 civilians, executed by Daesh, were found in the Teacher’s Institute building in Falluja. He says intelligence information indicates there are more mass graves in the city, and specialized teams are searching for them. [Mada]


Iraqi forces continued their operations to clear the Falluja areas, and defused 35 booby-trapped houses and 7 IEDs, cleared 2 hospitals and found weapons and explosives. [BOC Facebook Page]


The west Baghdad Operations Commander says that 85% of Saqlawiya and Qarma, and 30% of Falluja have been cleared of IEDs and mines. [Mawazin]


The Qarma PMF Brigade Commander says two of his fighters were killed while trying to defuse a booby-trapped house in Qarma. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Most of these fighters did not get adequate training for this job. These are just civilians in military uniforms. They should not be used in such missions.


Iraqi politicians have different opinions regarding the trench the government intends to dig around Falluja to prevent Daesh attacks. [Sumaria]



The Chairman of the Security Committee in Khaldiya subdistrict council says the IAA targeted Daesh locations in Jazeera Khaldiya, destroying a hideout, 3 guesthouses, and 2 vehicle bombs, and killing 10 terrorists. [Maalomah]


The IWMC says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh vehicle bomb and IED factories in Jazeera Khaldiya, in addition to an ammunition and explosives cache, killing tens of terrorists. [Mawazin] [AIN]


The Anbar Operations Commander says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh hideout and a weapons storehouse in the Albu Ali Al-Jassem area, killing 8 terrorists. [Sumaria]


The Anbar Police issued a statement saying they captured 3 Daesh terrorists, including a Syrian terrorist, in the Kilo 70 area. [Ghad]


Iraqi Army 6th division destroyed large quantities of explosives in the Al-Tash area. [MoD Website]

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces found 92 IEDs and large quantities of rockets and light and mid-sized weapons, in addition to TNT and C4 explosives in the Al-Tash area. [Maalomah]



Coalition warplanes killed 9 Daesh terrorists in Hay Al-Bakr and 9 others in Mahboubiya, and destroyed a vehicle loaded with weapons in Aliya village near Dolab. Coalition warplanes also destroyed an IED and vehicle bomb factory in the Qusairiyat area. [MoD Website]

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition warplanes, killed 18 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle bomb factory in the Qusairiyat area. [Mada]


An Iraqi Army 7th division commander says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh convoy in Al-Tasiya village, north of Baghdadi, destroying 6 vehicles and killing the terrorists inside. [Sumaria]


Iraqi Army 7th division destroyed 42 ammunition caches and 6 IEDs in Dolab. [MoD Website]


Western Anbar

A tribal PMF commander says Coalition warplanes bombed the wedding celebration of a the Daesh military commander in Al-Qa’im, killing him and 7 of his associates, and destroying 4 machine gun mounted vehicles, a rocket launcher, and a mortar unit. [Mada]


A tribal PMF commander says an IFP battalion commander and two of his associates were killed, and four soldiers were wounded when an IED exploded on their military vehicle in the Akash area, 25 km (15.5 miles) north of Rutba, toward Al-Qa’im. [Mada]



More than 62,000 displaced families have returned to their houses in Salahuddin governorate thus far after passing the security check. [MoD Website]



Security and provincial officials say Iraqi forces are ready to liberate Shirqat, but the displacement wave stopped the military operations.

A local official says that the Sadrist militia, Saraya Al-Salam, withdrew from the Shirqat area because the Military Command didn’t approve their participation in the campaign. Moqtada Al-Sadr had order the Saraya to go to Shirqat to “help its residents.” [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. There has for some time been a perceptible reluctance to include Saraya Al-Salam in high-profile locations and battles, presumably for well-considered political reasons. They were assigned to handle the Samarra area, which eventually became a focus of military attention but has quieted down since Daesh was driven out.


Salahuddin Operations Command troops stopped a Daesh attack on Sheikh Ali village, and destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb with an Iraqi Army Abrams tank. Iraqi forces also stopped a Daesh attack on the Makhoul area, killing 6 terrorists. Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh shelter and an armored vehicle, killing 6 more terrorists in the Rihaiwat area in Makhoul. [MoD Website]


Daesh says its snipers killed an Iraqi Army Lieutenant Colonel near Shirqat. [JustPaste]



Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists wearing explosives vests, west of Siniya. [MoD Website]




The Diyala Police spokesman says 2 men wanted on terrorism charges were captured in Baquba. [Sumaria]


Northern Diyala

A PMF commander says Iraqi armed forces and local tribal fighters stopped a Daesh attack on Albu Mari village in the Al-Hawi area. [Sumaria]


A local source says a child was wounded when 3 mortar shells fell near Shawk Al-Reem village. [Sumaria]


The chairman of the Saadiya subdistrict council says 192 families returned to their houses as the 11th group of returnees. Saadiya was the first city in Diyala that fell to Daesh in June 2014 and was liberated by Iraqi forces last year. [Sumaria]




A Kirkuk police commander says his troops captured 4 men wanted on terrorism charges in Kirkuk city. [Sumaria]



The IWMC says the IAF targeted Daesh locations in several areas in Hawija District, killing two commanders who came from Mosul, and destroying weapons and explosive storehouses. The IAF also destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in Al-Riyadh subdistrict. [Ghad]




A local source says Daesh executed 17 of its own members who fled the fighting in Qayara. The source says the execution happened in the Shoura area. [Sumaria]


The IWMC says Daesh delivered the bodies of 60 of its terrorists who were killed in battles and airstrikes to their families in Mosul. [Ghad]


A Peshmerga Ministry source says Coalition warplanes targeted a Daesh convoy in the Azzawi Intersection area north of Mosul, destroying 5 vehicles and killing 9 terrorists. Daesh had executed seven young men from Mosul in the same area earlier today, after accusing them of cooperating with the Peshmerga. [BasNews]


A Ninewa police captain says Daesh is using the houses of Christians it had confiscated in Mosul as prisons and torture chambers. He also says Daesh blew up the houses of 4 Christian families after looting them. [Maalomah]


A security source says a group of unknown people raised the Iraqi flag over the Daesh mosque that was built and named after the Daesh leader, in addition to other places in Mosul city, causing alarm among Daesh terrorists. [Sumaria]


A local source says Daesh terrorists have started to get rid of the Afghani style dresses, and are shaving their beards, withdrawing from Mosul city streets in fear of an Iraqi Army attack on the city. [AIN]


A medical source says a displaced woman from Mosul committed suicide after receiving news that her husband was executed by Daesh in Mosul. The man was captured by the terrorists more than a year ago and had three children. [Maalomah]


Nineveh Plain

Daesh says it shelled and rocketed Peshmerga positions in different areas in the Nineveh Plain. [JustPaste]



A Ninewa police captain says Iraqi forces found the bodies of forty local police officers who were executed by Daesh in a mass grave in Ihjala village. [BasNews]

The Ninewa Police says Daesh executed fourteen civilians, including five women and a child, after they were caught trying to escape toward Iraqi forces in Ihjala village. [Ghad]


Daesh says it targeted Iraqi forces in different areas in Qayara district with 56 locally made rockets and 31 mortars. Daesh also says it targeted Iraqi Army positions in the Qayara Airfield residential compound with 10 mortars. [JustPaste]


Daesh publishes photos of its medical field services. [JustPaste]


Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists shelling or rocketing Peshmerga positions in Shandoukha village. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Peshmerga positions near Al-Malha village with mortars and heavy machine guns. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it targeted Peshmerga positions with dozens of IEDs in different areas in Sinjar district. [JustPaste]



The KRG sends 3 tons of medical supplies to Qamishli. The KRG also announced its hospitals will receive the people who were wounded in the terrorist attack. [BasNews] (See story below under Syria)




The Coalition says it conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, eight of them in and around Manbij, two in Mare’ in northern Aleppo, and in Deir Ez-Zor and Tadmur (1). [InherentResolve]

DaeshDaily comment. This is one of the rare times we see the Coalition bombing in Tadmur (Palmyra), which had been a military operations area of Russian aircraft and the Syrian Army. We wonder if this indicates some new strategy or understanding.


In that context, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told US troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina that is quoted as saying that the Coalition will look for chances to attack Daesh in Syria from the south. “This of course will have the added benefits of helping the security of our Jordanian partners and further splitting the Syria theater of operation from the Iraqi theater of operation.” [Reuters]

DaeshDaily comment. It’s not clear whether this means far southern Syria, where the US has not been active militarily, or Deir Ez-Zor, near where the US is trying to build up the small New Syria Army, based by the Jordanian border in southeast Syria, which failed in its effort to seize part of Albu Kamal (Bukamal) recently, partly because its American air cover was withdrawn during the battle to go to Falluja. We continue to believe that Bukamal is a Coalition target, and that this is one reason for the plans on the Iraqi side to reach Al-Qa’im and complete the liberation of northwest Anbar. 


Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

The PYD Asayesh issued a statement saying a vehicle bomb exploded in west Qamishli, targeting civilians on a crowded street, causing massive damage to the surrounding buildings, in addition to a large number of civilian victims. [Hawar]

The Jazeera Medical Commission says the casualties of the explosion are thirty-five people killed, including children, and one hundred fifty wounded so far. However, there are still victims underneath the rubble. [Hawar]

Local officials say more than fifty people were killed in the explosion. [Qasioun]

The hospitals in Qamishli issued an urgent call to the citizens to donate blood for the victims of the explosion. [Hawar]

Videos of the aftermath of the explosion [Step] [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment.

The attacks on civilians in different countries show that Daesh wants to divert the attention from its losses in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Daesh wants to show its blood thirsty supporters it can still inflect pain and suffering world-wide. It wants to show that it is still “victorious” But that’s not all Daesh wants.

Daesh lost Falluja recently, and will lose Sirte and Manbij very soon. Losing Manbij will separate the core Daesh military organization between Iraq and Syria and might lead to a fracture within the organization itself, turning it into 2 smaller terrorist groups. One plausible theory is that Daesh wants to negotiate. Negotiations usually don’t happen unless the two parties don’t want to suffer more causalities. The negotiation theme has been apparent in the messages sent by Daesh’s social media accounts since the Karrada attack. This is how a terrorist group like Daesh delivers a “peace offer”.

In Iraq, some major Daesh supporters have flipped sides in public and started talking about “how to defeat Daesh!” We can believe them, and negotiate with them, only if we ignore that they are Daesh. The Daesh story is way more complicated than a bunch of jihadis who want to establish their own twisted version of a state. One of the biggest mistakes we make is to believe what Daesh media are saying.     


Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide terrorists attacked a YPG headquarters in west Qamishli with a vehicle bomb, killing more than one hundred people and wounding others. Daesh says the next plan is retaliation against the “crimes” of Coalition warplanes in Manbij, and it threatened more attacks. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes infographics about the Qamishli attack. [A3maq]
The US Presidential convoy, Brett McGurk condemns the attack on Qamishli and promises to support the Kurds in Syria in their war against Daesh. [ARA]


Media sources say Coalition warplanes started using Rmeilan Airbase north of Hasaka to launch airstrikes on Daesh in Syria. [Dorar]


Daesh publishes 3 photos of its hisbah activities in the Karama area in Raqqa. [JustPaste]


Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters who have cleared parts of the strategic northern city of Manbij have found a vast collection of intelligence on Daesh, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

The United States and its coalition partners are sifting through approximately 10,000 items of intelligence, including computer data files, thumb drives and Daesh rewritten textbooks, said Col. Chris Garver, the Baghdad-based spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Coalition-backed Syrian fighters have retaken about half of Manbij from Daesh, Garver told reporters at the Pentagon.

The files are providing a clearer understanding of how Daesh used Manbij to process incoming foreign fighters for Iraq and Syria and how it also hosted external attack operations there to “send trained terrorists out into the world,” Garver said. [Stripes]


Manbij Military Council (MMC) troops stopped a Daesh attack on their military positions near Hay Al-Kajli, killing several terrorists and wounding others. [Hawar]

MMC troops killed “tens” of Daesh terrorists and stopped their attack on Ilan village. MMC fighters also stopped 3 Daesh attacks, killing 9 terrorists. MMC fighters advanced in Hay Al-Kajli, killing 11 terrorists. [Hawar]


Manbij Military Council troops freed 750 civilians from Al-Kajli and other areas in Manbij city (video). [Hawar]

However, a mother of nine from Manbij was shot by a Daesh sniper when she was trying to leave Hay Al-Kajli. She says Daesh had made their life extremely difficult, and prevented them from leaving, even to get milk for their infants. [Hawar]


Daesh is burning down civilian houses and tires in order to distort the vision of Coalition warplanes (video). [Hawar]


Daesh says it killed twenty YPG fighters and destroyed 4 armored vehicles and a bulldozer in Manbij city. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says a group of its terrorists attacked YPG fighters in Hay Al-Banawi in south Manbij, killing more than fifteen fighters, and wounding others, destroying 4 vehicles. Daesh also says it destroyed an armored bulldozer with a rocket in west Manbij, killing the driver. Daesh says it attacked YPG in north Manbij as well, killing or wounding several fighters, and capturing light and mid-sized weapons. [JustPaste]


Manbij Military Council troops shot down a Daesh drone near Abu Qalqal subdistrict (video). [Hawar]


Daesh publishes a video of battles in Manbij [A3maq]

Daesh publishes a video of the results of American airstrikes on Manbij. [A3maq]


Other reports from northern Aleppo

Heavy battles erupted between the YPG and Turkey backed opposition groups after the opposition shelled Sheikh Maqsoud with mortars. [Hawar]

The YPG says one of its fighters was killed and three wounded in the battles. [Hawar]

Photos of the results of the opposition shelling on Sheikh Maqsoud. [Hawar]

Opposition groups also shelled Jalma village in Afrin with 20 Katyushas, wounding one civilian. [Hawar]


The opposition groups commander says Daesh launched a massive attack on Mare’ after heavy shelling. He says a group of Daesh terrorists infiltrated the southern side of the city, then other Daesh groups arrived. He says the opposition groups stopped the attack, causing Daesh massive casualties. Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh locations near Mare’, destroying 2 military vehicles and killing several terrorists. [ARA]


Daesh says it stopped an opposition group attack on Kafr Ghan village, north of Aleppo, killing many fighters with IEDs and forcing the rest to retreat. [A3maq]

Daesh says the Coalition warplanes supported opposition groups in the attack. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the battles and the Coalition airstrikes. [JustPaste]


Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army and allied militia attack on its positions southeast of Tadmur, killing six soldiers, wounding others, and capturing weapons and ammunition. [JustPaste]


Local activists say Daesh provided free wi-fi service for people in its media centers in Mayadin, to allow people to download its publications.

Russian warplanes bombed Daesh locations near the silos area east of Tadmur. Russian warplanes also targeted Daesh locations near the Jab Al-Jarrah area east of Homs. [ARA]


Syrian warplanes destroyed a Daesh headquarters in Qulib Al-Thor village east of Silmiya. [SyriaNow]


Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army machine gun-mounted vehicle with a land mine east of Silmiya. [JustPaste]


East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh issues a video about the failed New Syria Army attack on Albu Kamal. The video shows New Syria Army training and reports on one of its phone conversations, taped by Daesh. [JustPaste]


A local activist says Daesh publicly executed four young men in Deir Ez-Zor, after accusing them of smuggling people out of Albu Kamal and helping them escape Daesh controlled areas. He also says Daesh arrested ten people near the city without giving any explanation. [ARA]


Syrian warplanes conducted several airstrikes on areas in Deir Ez-Zor city. Russian planes dropped humanitarian assistance in areas under Syrian Government control. [ARA]


Local activists say people in Deir Ez-Zor started “underground schools” to teach their children. The people are avoiding Daesh’s expensive and useless schools. In the video, a Daesh terrorist who claims to be a teacher doesn’t know the difference between Arabic past tense and present tense. [Al-Aan]


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

A local activist says Nusra Front withdrew from all of its positions in the Yarmouk Basin, west of Daraa. The area has been the front line between Nusra and other opposition groups on one side, and Daesh affiliates on the other side. [ARA]

DaeshDaily comment. There have been news reports that Al-Nusra wants to disengage itself from Al-Qaeda as a way to moderate its image among opposition groups in Syria, a move that is disputed within its own ranks.


Media sources say the bodies of eighteen unknown people were found in a Daesh guesthouse in Jassem city in Daraa. [Dorar]




North Africa


Security sources say three civilians were killed while transporting an IED in their horse-drawn carriage in the Sumran area south of Arish. The sources say security is checking their relationship with Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis. However, social media sources close to Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis say the three civilians were killed in an Egyptian military shelling on a house in the area. [VetoGate]


A security source says yesterday’s explosion in a brick factory in south Arish happened because of a guided Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis missile that was aimed at a nearby checkpoint. [ElWatan]


Daesh says Israeli airstrikes near Arish, Rafah, and Sheikh Zuweid city killed civilians and destroyed houses. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. In Daesh’s propaganda, in Egypt as in Iraq and Syria, all airstrikes against Daesh miss their targets and instead kill innocent civilians.


A soldier was killed and three others wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in the Kontila area in Central Sinai. [VetoGate]

Daesh says it killed Egyptian soldiers with an IED near Kontila village. [A3maq]




Reports appeared about Libyan warplanes killing the most notable Daesh leader in Libya, Abu Hafs Al-Libi in Qawarsha. The terrorist, whose real name is Mar’i Faleh Al-Hatak, is one of the most wanted men by the United States because of his participation in attacks on the American and British consulates in Benghazi. [Libya24]


The spokesman of the Libyan Special Forces says their troops captured 2 factories and a residential compound in the Qawarsha area. [Wasat]


Two Libyan Army commanders were killed in battles in Qawarsha. [AfriGate]

Another Special Forces commander was killed by a land mine in the same area. [AfriGate]


The Libyan Red Crescent says it found the bodies of three paramedics who were captured and executed by Daesh in April in Qawarsha. [Wasat]


A Libyan Special Forces commander says his troops secured foreign workers who were trapped in the battle area in Qawarsha. [Wasat]

He also says Libyan troops have started to remove IEDs and land mines from the area. [Libya24]


Daesh says it attacked and damaged 2 Libyan National Army vehicles in the Qawarsha area, killing one of the drivers. Daesh also says it killed five soldiers and wounded two. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it damaged a Libyan National Army armored vehicle with an IED, killing the soldiers inside. Daesh says it killed or wounded more soldiers with 2 IEDs in the Qawarsha area. [JustPaste]


Daesh says it killed a Libyan National Army soldier and wounded others with an IED in Al-Shajar Street in west Benghazi. [JustPaste]

Daesh had said earlier that it killed five soldiers and wounded six with 2 IEDs on the same street. [JustPaste]


Central coast

A security source says a Palestinian Daesh leader was captured as he was trying to flee from Sirte. The source says the terrorists have executed more than ten young people in the city. [Wasat]


A National Accord Government Military spokesman says the battlefields in Sirte have been relatively quiet the past 2 days, and Libyan troops continued the shelling on Daesh areas. The source also says Libyan warplanes launched 4 airstrikes on Daesh positions in Sirte. [AfriGate]


A Libyan National Accord Government source says American warplanes are participating in limited operations against Daesh in Sirte. The source says the American participation in the battles happened after an agreement with the National Accord Government that includes specific technical conditions, including that both parties should announce their operations at the same time. [AfriGate]



Media sources say the Tunisian Army killed 2 terrorists in Jendouba province in northwest Tunisia. A Tunisian soldier was wounded in the clashes. [AfriGate]



The Morocco Ministry of Interior says it captured 52 Daesh suspects who were planning terrorist attacks in the kingdom, and confiscated weapons and explosives. [Sumaria]


Other countries


Daesh says one of its terrorists attacked Somali security members with a hand grenade in Mogadishu. [A3maq]



A French official says one of the 2 terrorists who attacked the church in Normandy yesterday and killed Father Jacques Hamel, was under government surveillance and had an electronic detection device after being caught twice attempting to leave to Syria to join Daesh. He was captured in Turkey and returned to France in 2015. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. A noble and innocent man was killed because of this criminal. He is perhaps an example of the fact that the world still hasn’t figured out how to deal with terrorists who were captured before or after they joined Daesh in Iraq and Syria. For example, a terrorist who took photos with severed heads in Syria was sentenced to just two years in prison in a European country. Really? Joining an international terror organization that publicly calls for killing civilians all over the world should not be dealt with as a minor crime. Many of these terrorists either killed civilians in Iraq and Syria or were planning to. European countries need to take stronger measures.


Daesh issues a video of the 2 terrorists who conducted the Normandy attack pledging allegiance to the Daesh leader, Baghdadi. [A3maq]



The Spanish Ministry of Interior says it captured 2 Moroccan brothers in Girona after they were accused of financing Daesh in Iraq and Syria. The terrorists transferred money from Europe to pay for the transportation costs of terrorists who were heading to the two countries. [Sumaria]



Sabah Shafi, the IFP fighter who grabbed the suicide terrorist in Shula and died with him [Twitter]


A Kuwaiti “scholar” prays for the people of Mosul to pass this “catastrophe” safely. [Twitter]

DaeshDaily comment. Mosul has been suffering under Daesh rule for 2 years, and this supposed scholar person and people like him didn’t pray for its people. The same “scholar” said once “If they describe any person as a “terrorist,” it means he is a good man.”


Videos of the Day

A video of families secured by Iraqi forces in the Shirqat area [Yalla]


A video of opposition fighters destroying a Daesh vehicle bomb in Kafr Ghan [YouTube]


A video of the battle in Mare’ [YouTube]


A video of the raids on Daesh supporters in Morocco [Medi1TV]




Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]


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