An Update On ISIS Activities

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

 

IFP in Old Mosul

 

 

TODAY’S MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

 

Iraq

Two car bombs kill 20, wound 83 in central Baghdad. [..]

France targeting French terrorists in Iraq & Syria. [..]

Several casualties caused by Daesh attack in northern Kirkuk. [..]

IFP advancing in key Zanjili neighborhood near downtown Mosul. [..]

CTS troops seize most of northwest Mosul neighborhood. [..]

Badr commander openly undermining Coalition military strategy. [..]

 

Syria

SDF Raqqa campaign moves​​ into​​ outskirts of the city. [..]

Syrian Army continues gains in major battle for Maskanah. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Prime Minister Abadi says a plan was prepared under his supervision and in coordination with the PMFs to secure the Iraqi border with Syria and isolate Daesh terrorists.​​ [But see the Badr story under Sinjar below.]​​ He also says he is surprised by calls from some politicians for an “emergency government.” He says some people are trying to give terrorism a bigger size​​ so as to​​ gain a psychological and media victory. He says the elections will happen on time and no one can change constitutional timing. [Ghad]​​ 

DaeshDaily comment.​​ The continuous attacks on Karrada are not because it is a heavily Shia area. ​​ (In fact it’s a mixed area and many Christians are living there.) The attacks aim at embarrassing the government that’s located less than a mile inside the Green Zone. However,​​ had​​ these attacks happened​​ in another country, a lot of officials would have lost their jobs for negligence​​ or worse. Daesh couldn’t have moved vehicle bombs inside Baghdad without help from people inside security agencies. ​​ 

 

The​​ Wall Street Journal​​ reported that French special forces in Iraq are secretly hunting down and killing French nationals who have joined Daesh’s senior ranks, with the help of Iraqi soldiers. “French forces work in close cooperation with their Iraqi and international partners . . . regardless of national origin,” said a French Ministry of Defense spokeswoman who declined to comment more specifically on the operation.

At least 27 French nationals are being sought as high-value targets and an undisclosed number have already been killed using intelligence supplied by the French. About 1,700 Frenchmen have joined Daesh in Iraq and Syria, the​​ Journal​​ reported, but hundreds now have either died in the fighting or have returned back home. “They are dealing with them here, because they don’t want to deal with them at home,” a senior Iraqi counterterrorism officer directly involved in coordinating with the French special forces told the WSJ. “It’s their duty. It’s common sense. The most lethal attacks overseas were in France.” [IraqPress]​​ 

 

The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, in or near Mosul (4) and Tal Afar (2); Rawa (1),​​ and Baiji (1). [InherentResolve]

 

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower was largely dark at midnight Tuesday in honor of the victims of the Daesh attacks in Baghdad. [See just below] [Sumaria]​​ 

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

Center​​ (Rusafa, Karkh, etc.)

A police source says a car bomb exploded in​​ the​​ Jadriya area in Karrada, in front of​​ a​​ popular ice cream​​ shop,​​ killing 11 civilians and wounding 47 others,​​ in addition to causing damage to shops, restaurants, and civilian cars in this crowded area. [Sumaria]

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked a “Shia gathering” in the Karrada area, killing or wounding seventy people. [ICDNMay24]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ What Daesh didn’t say is that the terrorists attacked a popular ice cream shop where Iraqis from all sects gather, especially after breaking their Ramadan ​​ fast.​​ 

 

A police source says a car bomb exploded in Shawaka near Shuhada Bridge in front of the Public Pensions Department on Tuesday morning, killing 9 persons and wounding 36 others, while burning 7​​ out​​ civilian vehicles and causing material damage.​​ [Sumaria]​​ 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb on a “Shia gathering” in the Al-Shawaka area, killing or wounding fifty-three people. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ Shawaka is a mostly Sunni area.​​ 

 

North​​ (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

A police source says an IED placed near a public parking lot in Shat Al-Taji exploded,​​ wounding three civilians.​​ [Sumaria]​​ 

 

South​​ (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

The BOC says 17th​​ army division found 3 IEDs while searching Shabisha and Mu’ainat.​​ [Harbi]​​ 

 

West​​ (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

A police source says 2 mortar shells fell in the Abu Ghraib area without causing casualties. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:  ​​​​ 5(Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents reported:  ​​​​ 4

 

ANBAR

Falluja​​ 

The BOC Says 59th​​ army brigades units defused a booby-trapped guesthouse in Halabsa west of Falluja, while 6th​​ army division destroyed 8 IEDs near Thirthar​​ to the north.​​ [Harbi]​​ 

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

Daesh says it targeted a PMF position in Ain Al-Baidha village with 2 mortars. [DMNMay24]​​ 

 

Baiji

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in the Thermal Station area, killing 3 terrorists and destroying a vehicle and 4 hideouts. [MoD Website]

 

Tikrit

Iraqi forces diffused 30 IEDs in the Al-Dayoum area in Tikrit. [MoD Website]

 

Western Salahuddin (Al-Daur, Tooz)

Daesh publishes photos of a Peshmerga member it captured near the Tuz Khurmatu Airport. [ICDNMay24]

 

DIYALA

Northern Diyala (Kifri, Khanaqin,​​ Khalis​​ north)

A local source says an IED wounded a soldier in the abandoned Al-Qarya Al-Asriya near Saadiya. The source says the IED could be​​ from​​ Daesh remnants.​​ [Ghad]​​ 

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk/Dibis

Fighting broke​​ out​​ between​​ KRG​​ Oil and Gas police and Daesh combatants near Dibis​​ District. Two Daesh combatants, one officer, two soldiers, and two of the Police commander’s bodyguards were killed.​​ Daesh combatants were trying to kidnap a civilian from Dibis when the confrontation started.​​ [PUKMedia]​​ 

A Kirkuk Police commander says a police officer and three policemen were killed and six others wounded in the Daesh attack in Dibis. He also says 2 Daesh terrorists were killed in the attack. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

Daesh says it blew up 9 “Peshmerga oilfields” with IEDs in Mushrifa and Bai​​ Hassan villages west of Kirkuk. [DMNMay24]​​ 

 

Daesh says it destroyed 2 towers that “provided electricity for Peshmerga” with IEDs in Baba Gurgur and Bai​​ Hassan villages, located by oilfields,​​ causing​​ a​​ partial power outage. [DMNMay24]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ Near Baghdad, Daesh says it is causing damages to electricity going to Shia areas. Near Kirkuk, it is for “Peshmerga” because as we all know, only Peshmerga use electricity. ​​ 

 

Hawija

Daesh publishes photos of distributing money to “poor people” in Al-Riyadh. [ICDNMay24]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ The photos show the terrorists distributing Iraqi currency. Apparently Daesh’s coins haven’t reached the Kirkuk area yet.​​ 

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

A report from Mosul says Daesh formed​​ an​​ “Al-Bara Bin Malik” brigade to develop drones​​ for combat​​ operations. The main sample used by Daesh is the Chinese DJI drone or alternatively the X8 drone.​​ Daesh buys the parts required from local markets, in Turkey mainly. The drones are used for reconnaissance purposes and sometimes armed with grenades and explosives to attack Iraqi forces.​​ US sources say Daesh uses​​ open source technologies and software in its drone operations,​​ which makes​​ them​​ difficult to trace and confine.​​ [Mada]​​ 

 

IWMC says army helicopters attacked Daesh gatherings​​ in Tal Faris, Baaj and Badoush,​​ killing 17 and destroying 3 vehicles.​​ [Sumaria]

 

Central​​ Mosul

IFP commander says his units​​ are advancing deep into Zanjili neighborhood​​ northwest of downtown,​​ ​​ killing 14 Daesh combatants​​ and destroying 9​​ motorcycles.​​ The advance is aided by artillery and rocket shelling on Daesh positions.​​ [PUKMedia]​​ 

 

IFP says it killed the Daesh official responsible for​​ executing young men from Mosul, who tried to escape the city, several months ago, as​​ he tried to escape the Zanjili neighborhood. ​​ [Waradana]​​ [Etejah]​​ 

 

IFP says it captured the training school for Daesh suicide attackers in Zanjili in west Mosul.​​ [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ It’s a sad commentary on life when you​​ get​​ training in order to kill yourself.

 

Daesh says it attacked CTS units near Hay Al-Zanjili, killing or wounding several soldiers, damaging a bulldozer, and capturing 3 military positions. [ICDNMay24]

Daesh issues a video of battles in Hay Al-Zanjili. [A3maq]

 

IFP says its units are engaged in fierce urban warfare with Daesh in the narrow streets of​​ Old Mosul.​​ [PressIraq]

 

A ​​ CTS source says Daesh​​ has​​ started burning its archives​​ in the​​ Old​​ City, especially​​ in the​​ war, finance,​​ hisbah, and security offices, to hide the identities of its operatives and the crimes​​ they​​ committed.​​ [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it attacked IFP positions near Kornish Street, killing or wounding six soldiers including two officers and destroying a military position. [ICDNMay24]

Daesh says it targeted 2 IFP positions near the same street with 20 rockets. [DMNMay24]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed three IFP soldiers near the Bab Lakash area. [DMNMay24]

 

Daesh issues a video of battles in the Bab Al-Tob area. [A3maq]

 

Southwest Mosul

Military Intelligence Service says Iraqi forces found 3 vehicle bombs, including a garbage truck in Hay Al-Najjar. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

North​​ & northwest​​ Mosul

A military source says CTS forces liberated 90% of Al-Sihha Al-Oula neighborhood.​​ [Harbi]

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked CTS positions in Al-Sihha with 2 vehicle bombs, killing or wounding several soldiers and destroying a Humvee. [ICDNMay24]

Here Daesh says it killed a CTS sniper, destroyed a military vehicle, and damaged a bulldozer in battles in Al-Sihha. [DMNMay24]

 

Other Daesh reports​​ (unverifiable)

Daesh says it targeted “IFP and militia” units in several areas in west Mosul with more than 60 mortars. [DMNMay24]

 

Hammam Al-Alil/​​ Mosul subdistrict

PMF says it blocked a Daesh attack with suicide attackers in Tal Al-Zalat in the northern Mosul subdistrict, killing 12 of them. It says Daesh left its dead bodies on the battlefield and retreated.​​ [Mawazin]​​ 

 

Saraya Al-Jihad, a PMF faction, says it stopped a Daesh attack in the Tal Zalat, Muhalabiya, and Adaya areas, killing 13 terrorists. It also mourned the death of one of its commanders, who was killed. [Sumaria] [Ghad]​​ 

 

Daesh says it attacked 4 Iraqi forces military positions 20 km (12 miles) west of Mosul, killing twenty-five soldiers and capturing 2 Humvees and a heavy machine gun. Daesh also says it attacked Iraqi forces in Tal Zalat in Mosul subdistrict, destroying 4 vehicles before a suicide terrorist detonated his explosive vest. It says it also killed five soldiers and destroyed 9 armored vehicles in Tal Khazaf. It says it killed six more soldiers on Al-Atshana Mountain and killed ten more soldiers and destroyed 6 vehicles in Al-Harada village. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of alleged Saudi weapons and military vehicles it captured from the Iraqi Army in Tal Khazaf village west of Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Northwest​​ Ninewa

Sinjar

PMF command says it liberated the Jaya village on the Iraqi Syrian borders at the beginning of the 6th​​ stage of its operations.​​ [PressIraq]

 

PMF media says PMF EODs are clearing the border strip extending​​ southward​​ from Um Jurais village on the Syrian border west of Sinjar,​​ liberated earlier, clearing all villages and roads​​ of Daesh war remnants.​​ [IraqPress]​​ 

 

Badr Organization says its troops cleared 17km (11 miles) on the Iraqi-Syrian border near the Um Jurais border crossing, killing 13 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicle bombs and capturing 5 machine gunmounted vehicles. [Sumaria]​​ 

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Daesh issues a video of targeting a PMF bulldozer with a rocket southwest of Sinjar on Monday. [A3maq]

 

The​​ PMF deputy commander says PMFs​​ will liberate the border strip​​ all the way​​ to the city of​​ Al-Qa’im​​ in northwest​​ Anbar.​​ [Dorar]

 

Hadi Al-Amiri, Commander of​​ the​​ Badr faction of the PMF,​​ says his forces are coordinating with Syrian government and will not allow the Americans to control the Iraqi-Syrian borders. He says that reaching the borders will assist the Syrian government it its endeavors to reach the borders on the Syrian side. He says PMFs​​ would accept Syrian invitation to enter Syria after the elimination of Daesh in Iraq.​​ [EnabBaladi]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ This may be the point where the PMF role in the Ninewa Liberation Campaign veered off course. This has been enabled by the long delays in finishing the job in Mosul, leaving the PMFs largely on their own and in an enhanced role. This has empowered Al-Amiri and other pro-Iran elements in the PMFs whom Al-Abadi had​​ so far held in check. Al-Amiri has already declared that he is now making his own decisions. The​​ pro-Iran elements continue to reflect a strong sectarianism (thus​​ unconditional support for Assad), supporting Iran’s unconditional support for Assad. The US is trying to defeat Daesh without handing the whole country back to Assad, leaving room for some negotiation on the future of Syria that might leave Assad out. This explains the still mysterious Free Army supported by the US, UK, and Jordan that is supposed to move north into the Bukamal and Deir Ez-Zor areas, exactly what Al-Amiri intends to prevent.​​ 

 

The​​ Badr faction of the PMF says US troops in the​​ Iraqi-Syrian​​ border​​ areas have withdrawn inside Iraq, while the British units headed back to Jordan leaving​​ behind​​ the​​ portable offices​​ they​​ used as operations​​ rooms,​​ in​​ the​​ Hamima and Sakir areas​​ in the​​ eastern​​ Homs desert.​​ [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Syrian opposition sources say Iraqi PMFs​​ are​​ now​​ in front of Al-Hawl from the Syrian side of the border, and​​ have​​ met there with​​ YPG units in​​ Sinjar. It added that scores of Yazidi fighters led by Qasim Shwan joined the PMFs​​ in their recent battles in Sinjar, Qayrawan, and Baaj.​​ [ZamanAlWasl]

 

South (Hatra, Baaj)

PMF says it is​​ surrounding the​​ Baaj district center​​ except for its​​ south and southwestern sides,​​ leading​​ to​​ the​​ Anbar desert.​​ The PMFs are​​ 15 km​​ (9 miles)​​ away from the city center.​​ [Harbi]​​ 

 

The​​ PMF deputy commander says that PMF forces will assist the Iraqi army units to hold ground along the border with Syria to prevent the return of terrorists to the area.​​ [Harbi]​​ 

 

PMF media says Daesh escaped towards​​ the​​ Syrian border from Jabir Ghinfas village in Baaj as PMF units approached it.​​ [IraqPress]​​ 

 

A PMF figure says Daesh executed 12 combatants and a field commander in Baaj on charges of escaping​​ the​​ battlefield. They were arrested while trying to flee.​​ [Sumaria]​​ 

 

IWMC says Iraqi army CH4 drones destroyed a guesthouse in Wahda village northwest of Baaj,​​ killing 8 Daesh combatants, and destroyed a vehicle bomb in​​ Al-Botha village south of Baaj.​​ [Forat]

 

KURDISTAN

Turkish army says its​​ planes​​ destroyed PKK weapon storehouses and shelters in Qandil and Hakork​​ in​​ northern Kurdistan. No more details of the attacks were reported, except that the attacking planes returned home safely. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says the US will change its tactics in the war on Daesh and will​​ try to​​ eliminate​​ Daesh fighters​​ them after​​ trapping​​ them in one place, in order to prevent​​ them from​​ escaping​​ and returning​​ to their original countries. He says​​ the US​​ is trying to​​ do​​ its​​ utmost to prevent​​ emergence of​​ a new​​ terrorist​​ enemy after Daesh​​ is​​ eliminated.​​ [Dorar]

 

Turkey’s​​ President Erdogan says in statements conveyed by the official TRT TV station that Turkey is planning to form​​ a​​ Syrian national army in north Syria by unifying scattered opposition factions. The stated​​ aim​​ is to​​ protect north Syria, and confront the​​ Assad​​ government and the​​ secessionists​​ alike.​​ [ZamanAlWasl]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ The real aim is to assert Turkish authority in northern Syria; the real target is the Syrian Kurds.

 

Russia’s Foreign​​ Minister​​ Sergei Lavrov​​ says US​​ actions around the Al-Tanaf border point​​ are​​ a violation of Syrian state’s sovereignty. He says​​ it​​ would have been​​ better if the US​​ had​​ coordinated with Russia on the issue of the safe areas. He says Russia is trying to communicate it position to the US through available channels, and will discuss the issue further in the coming talks in Astana.​​ [SyriaNow]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ Al-Tanaf highlights the emerging issue in the Syria conflict. With the departure of Daesh being anticipated by all parties, the​​ original​​ core issue in Syria is increasingly in focus. Assad, despite being responsible for the deaths of maybe 400,000 of his own people, is supported by Russia as part of its power game against the US and NATO, and by Iran and pro-Iran Iraqi militias as part of their Shia-sectarian campaign in the Middle East. The US and the Coalition would like to bring moderate Syrians into the political and military equation​​ and not just hand Syria back to Assad, thus its support for the Free Army and for the SDF campaign in Raqqa. The immediate issue is who takes control of Deir Ez-Zor and Bukamal. ​​ 

 

SOHR says this May witnessed the​​ lowest​​ number of civilian casualties​​ from​​ Russian airstrikes since its involvement in Syria​​ started, at 27, including 3 women and 8 children,​​ all in Daesh controlled areas in Homs, Hama, and Aleppo following the suspension​​ of​​ the​​ escalation agreement. It says​​ that​​ on the other hand, Coalition-caused​​ civilian casualties rose to 225,​​ from 23 April to 23 May, marking the highest number of casualties since the start of Coalition operations in Syria.​​ [SyriaHR]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ Some of SOHR’s numbers remain to be verified, and some likely won’t be.

 

The Coalition says it conducted 18 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, in or near Tabaqa (3), Raqqa (11), and Deir Ez-Zor (4). [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Daesh issues a video of targeting an SDF vehicle with a rocket southeast of Shaddadi. [A3maq]

 

Raqqa

Daesh publishes photos of the results of Coalition airstrikes on Raqqa. [ICDNMay24]

 

West of Raqqa

SDF says it captured 3 villages 20 km​​ (12 miles)​​ east of Tabaqa,​​ securing​​ the road between Raqqa and other cities. SDF​​ killed​​ 25 Daesh combatants and destroyed​​ a vehicle bomb while defusing another in the past two days.​​ [PUKMedia]​​ 

 

Sources reported that Daesh is fiercely defending Khatouniya village west of Raqqa as SDF forces are trying to capture it.​​ [Qasioun]

 

A Daesh land mine killed 3 civilians, including 2 children, and wounded eight others who were trying to escape Daesh-held areas towards SDF positions in Al-Mansurah​​ west of Raqqa on the Raqqa-Tabaqa road.​​ [Hawar]

 

SOHR says SDF forces are besieging Hunaida and Mansurah west of Raqqa. If it manages to capture these villages, the SDF will be in control of over 40​​ km of the southern banks of the Euphrates River.​​ 

 

SDF says it found a mass grave of Daesh victims 4 km (2.5 miles) east of Tabaqa. The bodies were mostly of government soldiers and state employees executed by Daesh since their takeover of the city back in 2014.​​ [Qasioun]

 

North of Raqqa

SDF says its forces captured Asadiya village north of Raqqa after battles with Daesh combatants.​​ [Qasioun]

 

Coalition planes also attacked the Division 17 location north of Raqqa, but reports of casualties are not available.​​ [Qasioun]

 

SOHR described the advance of SDF north of Raqqa as significant, as they have reached the perimeter of the former 17th​​ division barracks where Daesh is fortifying. By taking over this area, the SDF would be only 3 km (2 miles) from Raqqa city. SOHR also says that Daesh continues to send fighters from the city to the battlefronts, over 900 so far. [SyriaHR]

 

East of Raqqa

News reports say SDF is at the outskirts of Al-Mashlab neighborhood, north east of Raqqa city, and has already captured parts of it after battles with Daesh.​​ [EnabBaladi]

 

Coalition planes killed 5 civilians and wounded 10 others in an airstrike on Suwaidiya village east of Raqqa, and killed several others and wounded tens of civilians in the eastern neighborhoods of Raqqa city.​​ 

 

SOHR says Coalition plane skilled 4 civilians all from one family in an airstrike on Maadan village east of Raqqa, also causing large material damage.​​ [SyriaHR]

Daesh issues a video of the results of “American bombing” on Al-Suwaidiya village east of Maadan. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it targeted SDF position in the Al-Karama area and nearby villages with 23 mortars and 5 SPG9 rockets. [DMNMay24]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting SDF positions in several areas east of Raqqa with artillery, rockets, and heavy machine guns. [ICDNMay24]

Daesh says it targeted an SDF military position near Albu Rashid village east of Raqqa with 3 artillery shells. [DMNMay24]​​ 

 

Raqqa city

SDF shelling of Raqqa city killed 6 civilians near Dalla​​ roundabout,​​ while Coalition​​ airstrikes on​​ northern​​ and eastern locations in​​ the city caused heavy damage to commercial areas​​ on Al-Mansour​​ Street.​​ [Qasioun]

 

SOHR denied​​ reports​​ that SDF have entered Raqqa city or captured any of its buildings, saying that they are still on the outskirts of the city​​ but​​ only​​ a few hundred meters away from it. [SyriaHR]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

As government forces captured 3 more villages near Maskanah​​ east of Aleppo, Daesh​​ declared​​ the city a military area, meaning that civilians are not allowed in or out of the city. There is only one village separating government forces from entering Maskanah​​ city.​​ [Hawar]

Daesh says it killed several government soldiers near the​​ sugar factory near Maskanah, while Russian planes initiated over 40 airstrikes on the city. Syrian government forces are only 1 km away from the city now.​​ [Qasioun]

Syrian Army says it​​ captured over 16 villages near Maskanah​​ in the past few days,​​ killing or wounding over 2,000 Daesh combatants, and destroying 115 vehicles, 7 tanks, 4 cannons, 5 vehicle bombs and 14 command centers, among other targets,​​ in addition to killing at least 6 Daesh leaders.​​ [SyriaNow]

SOHR reported over 225 Syrian and Russian airstrikes​​ in one day​​ on Maskanah​​ in addition to intense government and Russian artillery shelling as the​​ ground​​ forces approach the city. This​​ puts​​ the total airstrikes on the city​​ at over 800 since May 22​​ (nine days). ​​ [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army and Shia militia positions west of Maskanah with heavy artillery. [ICDNMay24]

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank and a 57mm cannon with 2 rockets in Al-Karama village southeast of Deir Hafer. [DMNMay24]​​ 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army tanks and armored vehicles with rockets near the Al-Jarrah Military Airport. [ICDNMay24]

 

Afrin/Azaz/Al-Bab/ Jarabulus

Kurdish sources say YPG and YPJ repelled an attack by Turkey backed opposition on​​ Aska village in Afrin, killing two and wounding tens of them, and forcing the attacking force to retreat​​ [Hawar]

 

A Daesh land​​ mine killed 3 civilians in​​ Al-Bab city.​​ [Qasioun]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Deir Ez-Zor

Daesh killed a man, a woman, and a child in artillery shelling on Albu Shams village west of Deir Ez-Zor. ​​ [Qasioun]

 

Syrian​​ forces say they killed a Daesh group of 11 combatants approaching military points​​ near the​​ gas factory west of 137th​​ battalion’s location near Deir Ez-Zor. [SyriaNow]

 

Syrian Army​​ says its​​ artillery killed 6 Daesh combatants and destroyed 4 fortifications in Tulul Al-Gar near Deir Ez-Zor. It also says it blocked a Daesh attack on​​ Tal Barouk northwest of Deir Ez-Zor, killing several​​ Daesh fighters.​​ [SyriaNow]

 

Daesh publishes photos of Syrian Army supplies dropped by mistake into Daesh positions in the Deir Ez-Zor area. [ICDNMay24]

 

Mayadin

Coalition planes killed a woman and two children as they were attacking Quriya village held by Daesh​​ near Mayadin​​ east of Deir Ez-Zor, while the victims of Daesh shelling of​​ the​​ governmentheld Joura neighborhood in Deir Ez-Zor​​ were​​ 1 civilian killed and over 50 wounded.​​ [Qasioun]

 

SOHR says Daesh closed down 27 shops selling food and fodder in Mayadin east of Deir Ez-Zor on charges of using the Syrian official currency instead of the Daesh currency. Daesh earlier imposed using its own currency in its held areas. [SyriaHR]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.

Opposition sources say a brigade affiliated​​ with​​ Hezbollah is present in one of the Red Crescent IDP camps between​​ Al-Seen airport and Zaza.​​ The opposition says it is contemplating a military operation to clear the camp. [EnabBaladi]

 

Sources say Daesh handed over to the government the names of its combatants willing to ​​ leave Jobar neighborhood in Damascus , which will leave the whole capital under the government’s control. [SyriaNow]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Yemen

Daesh publishes photos of battles with Houthis in the Qifa area. [ICDNMay24]

 

North Africa

Egypt

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army M60 tank with an IED near the industrial city south of Arish on Monday. Daesh also says it destroyed another M60 tank with another IED in Hay Al-Masaeed in Arish city. [A3maq]

 

Tunisia

Tunisian Ministry of Interior says DNA tests identified the terrorist who was killed in Kasserine by a security unit on Tuesday as Sami Rahimi, a Daesh leader who was responsible for several attacks in the country. [Tunisien]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

 

Afghanistan​​ 

Daesh says it destroyed a fuel tanker truck that provided fuel for “American forces” on the road to Jalalabad city. [DMNMay24]​​ 

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The Philippines​​ 

Daesh says its snipers killed seven Philippine soldiers in Marawi city. [A3maq]

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Daesh Audio Newsletter for Today [Bayan]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video explaining its “reality.” [ICDNMay24]

 

Daesh issued a propaganda video encourages people to commit “lone wolf” acts and take out anything or anyone that they can. It also shows and mentions specific U.S. cities, most noticeably Las Vegas.​​ 

Other targets listed in the video include Times Square, Johns Hopkins Hospital, multiple banks, and churches. ​​ [ICDNMay24]

 

 

 

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