An Update On ISIS Activities

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017​​ 

 

West Mosul

 

 

TODAY’S MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

 

Iraq

Top Daesh religious leader​​ reportedly​​ killed by Coalition airstrike. [..]

Daesh car bomb at Hit girls school leaves 17 dead, 24 wounded. [..]

Daesh executes 22 people in Hawija District for collaboration. [..]

Syrian Kurds create civil administration for Sinjar. [..]

PMF leader contradicts statements by Badr commander.​​ [..]

Syria

US-supported Free Army reportedly attacks Syrian forces threatening Al-Tanaf. Russian planes reported providing air cover to Syrian Army. [..]

SDF leader says it will​​ stand up to​​ Iran-supported pro-Assad Iraqi PMFs. [..]

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Daesh social media sources announced the death of Turki Al-Binali in a Coalition airstrike on Raqqa. He was considered Daesh’s religious leader, and was a student of top Saudi clerics and became famous when he issued a letter asking Muslims to pledge allegiance to Baghdadi.​​ [Ana Al-Muslim]​​ 

DaeshDaily comment.​​ This is the biggest leadership hit for Daesh since the Coalition killed Adnani.

 

The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, in or near Mosul (4) and Tal Afar (1); and Baiji (3). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Senior security sources say Daesh has planned major attacks on security forces in the Baghdad area during the month of Ramadan. [Mawazin]​​ 

 

Security-related incidents reported

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

A police source says a roadside IED targeted a​​ Tribal​​ Mobilization patrol in Hor Rijab, wounding three of the​​ patrol​​ members.​​ [Sumaria]

The​​ Baghdad Operations Command (BOC)​​ says 25th​​ army brigade found an ammunition cache and quantities of weapons in Shabisha and Mu’ainat near Mahmudiya following confessions of arrested terrorists.​​ [Ghad]​​ 

 

West​​ (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

A police source says security forces arrested a man driving a car bomb at Al-Suqour checkpoint west of Baghdad. The car was destroyed under control.​​ [Mawazin]​​ 

A police source says security units captured a person on terrorism charges during a raid in Abu Ghraib. [Sumaria]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:  ​​​​ 4(Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents reported:  ​​​​ 2

 

ANBAR

Hit/Haditha

A security source says a​​ car bomb explosion in front of Shaima girls​​ school​​ in​​ downtown Hit killed 17 and wounded 35,​​ most of them civilians. Four military personnel were wounded in the attack.​​ [Sumaria]

Daesh claimed responsibility, saying that Abu Talha Al-Iraqi was the suicide attacker.​​ [Ghad]​​ 

Iraqi Army 7th​​ division source says the terrorist who attacked Hit was from the city. He also says Iraqi forces identified the terrorists who planned the attack. [Sumaria]​​ 

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists detonated his explosives vest on an Iraqi Army gathering in the center of Hit city, killing more than twenty soldiers, including a brigade commander and an officer and wounding twenty others. Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist. [ICDNMay31]

 

Northwest Anbar

IWMC says the IAF targeted Daesh in Al-Qa’im and Al-Karabla, killing 22 terrorists, including vehicle bomb experts, and destroying a vehicle bomb factory in addition to headquarters and weapons and ammunition storehouses. [Ghad]​​ 

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Coalition planes killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle bomb east of Anah. [Sumaria]

The MoD​​ report on what appears to be the same incident says Coalition planes destroyed a Daesh guesthouse in Rayhaniya​​ near Anah,​​ killing 4 Daesh combatants.​​ [MoD Website]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Salahuddin Operations Command says total families returned to their homes in various parts of Salahuddin are now at 141,389.

 

Shirqat

A​​ DaeshDaily​​ source says a child was killed and a woman severely wounded by Daesh rocketing on Shirqat city.

 

Baiji

A​​ DaeshDaily​​ source says several PMF fighters were killed or wounded in a Daesh attack on Siniya. ​​ 

 

The MoD says army units blocked a Daesh attack on the defense lines in Harariyat, Baiji, killing 5 of them and destroying 1 vehicle.​​ [MoD Website]

 

Tikrit

MoD says Salahuddin SWAT units found 46 IEDs in​​ the​​ Dayoum area near Tikrit.​​ [MoD Website]

 

Southern Salahuddin​​ (Balad,​​ Dujail)

MoD says the 2nd​​ battalion-Special Forces arrested Khalid Ghalib Hussein, wanted on terror charges, who escaped Mosul to Dhuluiya, in Balad.​​ [MoD Website]

 

Samarra

MoD says 17th​​ IFP brigade found an IED in​​ the​​ Zangour area along with a mobile phone and lists of names of Daesh operatives. [MoD Website]

 

Eastern Salahuddin (Al-Daur, Tooz)

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF SUV in the Al-Jalam area in Al-Daur, killing or wounding the fighters inside. [DMNMay31]

 

DIYALA

Baquba/Southeast Diyala

A local source says armed men attacked an Iraqi Army logistics vehicle near Al-Kasasba village, 12 km northwest of Baquba, killing one soldier and wounding another. [Sumaria]

 

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

A PUK official says that​​ a​​ Badr (part of the PMF) movement official in Qara Tapa subdistrict was killed and 4 of his bodyguards wounded by an IED explosion near Al Suwaidat village of the subdistrict.​​ [ROJ]

Daesh says it killed a Badr commander and wounded five of his associates and destroyed their vehicle with an IED in Qara Tapa. [DMNMay31]​​ 

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk/Dibis

A Peshmerga source in Kirkuk says Daesh established​​ Wilayat Al-Jabal​​ (Mountains Province) in​​ the​​ Himrin​​ Mountains to​​ conduct​​ guerrilla​​ attacks on Salahuddin and Kirkuk after​​ their hold on major cities fails. He says all recent attacks on Salahuddin ,​​ Diyala,​​ Kirkuk, and Diyala were​​ made by​​ this new command.​​ [Mada]

 

Hawija

A security source says Daesh executed 10 men on charges of cooperation with army and PMF in Bakara village near Hawija.​​ It also burned 4 men​​ to death in Abbasi subdistrict,​​ and 8 civilians​​ including women and children in Hawija​​ on the same charges. The source also says Daesh combatants killed Abu Talha Al-Yamani, a Daesh leader who escaped Mosul to Hawija for unknown reasons.​​ [Mada]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Liquor stores​​ have​​ reopened in Mosul, but their owners​​ are still a bit cautious. At least two shops were opened in east Mosul. The shops sell their​​ products​​ in water bottles to consumers who are still a bit afraid to consume alcohol openly.​​ [Rudaw]​​ 

 

Military sources say army units found a mass grave in west Mosul containing 60 civilian bodies, including 36 women.​​ [Sumaria]

 

Mosul liberation campaign

Central​​ Mosul

An Iraqi Army officer says Iraqi forces secured more than 500 civilians from west Mosul during the last 24 hours. [Rudaw]​​ 

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Daesh says it destroyed a building where IFP snipers were barricading near Bab Al-Tob with 5 SPG9 rockets. [DMNMay31]​​ 

Daesh says it shot down 2 IFP recon drones on Al-Farouq Street and near Bab Al-Tob. [DMNMay31]​​ 

 

Military Intelligence says 6th​​ army division found 36 newly made heat missiles hidden in a house in Al-Shifa​​ neighborhood. These shoulder held missiles are among​​ the​​ effective anti-armor weapons used by Daesh militants.​​ [Buratha]​​ 

 

IFP commander says Daesh​​ has​​ ​​ lost 80% of its suicide attackers in battles, and lost tens of vehicle bombs, many​​ captured by the IFP units advancing steadily in Zanjili neighborhood. He says​​ that because Daesh​​ has​​ lost most of its suicide attackers, it is instead as​​ scattered groups hiding behind civilians.​​ [Buratha]​​ 

Kurdish CTS forces say Coalition planes killed Abu Mindhir Al-Urduni, a major Daesh leader in west Mosul.​​ [BasNews]​​ 

 

A military source says CTS rescued over 400 civilians held by Daesh in Zanjili, killing 40 combatants in its part of the neighborhood.​​ [Mawazin]​​ 

 

A security source says Daesh executed three men in Sarjakhana.​​ [Waradana]

IFP says it killed 3 Daesh combatants in Bab Al-Beidh in old Mosul​​ . [Harbi]​​ 

 

North​​ & northwest​​ Mosul

Daesh says its snipers killed four IFP or CTS soldiers and wounded two others in Hay Al-Rifa’i in the northwest and near Kornish Street in central Mosul. [DMNMay31]​​ 

 

Daesh says it damaged a CTS Humvee, a bulldozer, and a military vehicle with rockets in Hay Al-Najjar. [DMNMay31]​​ 

 

Daesh says its snipers killed a CTS or IFP officer and four soldiers in Hay Al-Sihha and near Hay Al-Zanjili and Bab Al-Tob. [DENMay31]

Daesh says it killed several CTS soldiers in an attack in Hay Al-Sihha. [DENMay31]

Daesh says it killed four CTS soldiers and damaged a Humvee in Hay Al-Sihha. [DMNMay31]​​ 

Daesh says it destroyed a CTS Humvee, bulldozer, and a military position with rockets near Hay Al-Zanjili. [DENMay31]

 

East Mosul

Local police arrested 4 suspects after finding pro-Daesh graffiti in east Mosul. The suspects were released later. [Mawazin]​​ 

 

A​​ DaeshDaily source​​ says Daesh threatened shop owners in east Mosul and told them not to provide any information to Iraqi forces.​​ 

 

Other Daesh reports (unverifiable)

Daesh says it targeted “Iraqi Army and militias” in several areas in west Mosul with 162 mortars. [DMNMay31] [DENMay31]

 

Daesh says it shot down 4 Iraqi forces recon drone in different areas in west Mosul. [DENMay31]

 

Human conditions in Mosul

The WFP says over 180,000 civilians in west Mosul are facing starvation as they are living in dire humanitarian conditions. WFP says IDPs who escape battle area searching for​​ IDP camps after difficult road conditions are provided​​ with​​ food all along the way by the program.​​ [PUKMedia]​​ 

 

Hammam Al-Alil/​​ Mosul subdistrict

Daesh says it destroyed 2 PMF vehicles with 2 IEDs near Harada village. [DMNMay31]

 

Northwest​​ Ninewa

Tal Afar

Daesh says it targeted PMF positions in the Tal Afar Airport and nearby areas with 127 mortars. [DMNMay31]​​ 

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting PMF positions west of the Tal Afar Airport with mortars. [ICDNMay31]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ Daesh made sure the rocket launchers were placed few feet away from houses in a residential area, so that return fire would be likely to kill civilians.​​ 

 

Daesh publishes a video of the results of “American” bombing on residential areas in Tal Afar city. [A3maq]

 

Sinjar

In a major development,​​ Syrian Kurdish leaders​​ formed the autonomous administration council of Sinjar with notable participation of YPG, YPJ, Sinjar protection units, and over 400 Yazidi representatives from all over the world. The council is formed of 101 persons including 23 women, and represents all major villages of Sinjar.​​ The system is similar to those the PYD has set up in Syria.​​ [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ The next voice you hear will come from Erbil. [..]

 

Iraqi forces captured an Arab tribal leader from the Sinjar area while he was in Rutba and trying to reach Al-Qa’im after fleeing from Al-Qayrawan. The leader participated in the Daesh attack on the Yazidi people. Local sources say politicians from Ninewa are trying to intervene and have him released. [Karemlash]​​ 

 

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF communications vehicle, 2 bulldozers, and a Humvee, and damaged another Humvee with rockets near Al-Jayer village west of Sinjar. [DMNMay31]​​ 

Later on, Daesh says it destroyed 2 PMF bulldozers with rockets near the same village. [DENMay31]​​ 

Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists (from Tal Afar and from Syria) attacked PMF units near the village with 2 vehicle bombs, killing fifteen fighters, wounding others, and destroying 5 bulldozers and 3 Humvees. [ICDNMay31]

 

South (Hatra, Baaj)

In an obvious response to the controversial comments of Badr commander Hadi Al-Amiri yesterday, A PMF commander says the PMFs will​​ not​​ cross the Syrian border because such an operation needs CoR approval and international agreements. Al-Amiri had said the PMFs would coordinate with all parties on the other side of the border “except the terrorists.” A PMF spokesman says neither PMFs nor any other Iraqi force can cross the border without CoR approval. He says talking about sending PMFs to Syria while Iraqi forces are fighting Daesh in Iraq is unrealistic. He says the PMF Commission will follow the orders of Prime Minister Abadi. [Mada]​​ 

 

The Mayor of Baaj says PMFs delayed their advances to the south toward Al-Qa’im because of a Daesh counter-attack. Informed sources say Iraqi Army 15th​​ division will join the PMFs in west Ninewa and attack Baaj.​​ 

 

PMF media says PMF units are encircling Baaj district center by gradually capturing all villages around it. All operations are supported by army helicopters.​​ [IraqPress]

 

PMF says its units​​ blocked a Daesh attack with 3 vehicle bombs near​​ Qubba​​ Wahibi village east of Baaj,​​ killing all Daesh combatants.​​ [Harbi]​​ 

Daesh says it attacked 2 PMF positions in Qubba village west of Al-Qayrawan town, killing fifteen fighters, destroying a machine gun-mounted vehicle, and capturing weapons and ammunition. [ICDNMay31]

 

PMF source say Daesh lost most of its fighting capability in Baaj, and most likely it will retreat to the desert instead of defending the city. Daesh forced 4,000 civilians from west Ninewa to move with its terrorists to the desert in order to use the civilians as human shields.​​ 

 

KURDISTAN

Demining department in Erbil says a member of the demining team was killed by a land​​ mine while scanning for mines in​​ the​​ Soran area in Erbil. The mine is expected to be of the remains of the Iraq-Iran war in the eighties. [ROJ]

 

Kurdish sources say Turkish planes attacked positions in​​ the​​ Qandil​​ Mountains in Kurdistan for the second day in a row. [ROJ]

 

Kurdish sources say Turkish army is moving freely in and around its base in​​ northern​​ Dahuk. The sources say Turkey​​ has​​ established over 10 bases for its army in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. [ROJ]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Basra

A security source says the National Security Service in Basra captured a Daesh suspect from Baiji. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

UN​​ Secretary​​ General Antonio Guterres​​ threatened to​​ refer​​ the Syrian government to the International Penal Tribunal if it keeps obstructing the arrival of UN humanitarian aid to needy areas in Syria.​​ [Dorar]

 

An Iranian opposition website says Qasim Soleimani, commander of Al-Quds​​ militia of the​​ Republican​​ Guards is on the Iraqi-Syrian borders with the Iraqi PMF units.​​ [Arabi21]

 

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US decision to provide weapons to the YPG a “mistake.” He said in a news conference on Wednesday. “Such steps are extremely dangerous for Syria’s unity and territorial integrity.” [Independent]​​ 

 

The Coalition says it conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria, in or near Tabaqa (3), Raqqa (4), Deir Ez-Zor (1), and Albu Kamal (5). [InherentResolve]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

Al-Hawl refugee​​ camp management says it received 51 Iraqi families (260 persons) escaping war areas in Iraq. The management says the number of refugees and IDPs in the camp is constantly increasing​​ but without​​ any support​​ from​​ international relief organizations, saying the camp will​​ very soon​​ be​​ unable to receive any more refugees or IDPs very shortly.​​ [Hawar]

 

Raqqa

YPG units started to receive more US weapons in the past 24 hours, Reuters says. Brett McGurk, US envoy to the Coalition, says the battle for Raqqa city will start very shortly. ​​ [ARA]

 

West of Raqqa

SDF says its forces liberated Qibab​​ Abu​​ village,​​ 20 km​​ (12 miles)​​ east of Tabaqa after fierce battles killing many of Daesh combatants and acquiring large quantities of weapons.​​ [PUKMedia]​​ 

A​​ later​​ report says SDF repelled a Daesh counterattack​​ on​​ Qibab​​ Abu​​ village,​​ inflicting heavy casualties​​ on​​ the attackers.​​ [Hawar]

 

Battles between SDF and Daesh are also taking place inside Hamam village, ​​​​ entered by SDF earlier. [ARA]

 

Coalition forces executed an air drop in Shanina village near Raqqa and arrested three Daesh personnel, all brothers. US soldiers were also airdropped. [Dorar]

 

Daesh says it targeted SDF positions on the Syriatel Hill west of Tabaqa with 7 mortars. [DENMay31]​​ 

Daesh says it killed seventeen SDF fighters and wounded others in an attack on Raqqa at Al-Samra village west of Raqqa. [ICDNMay31]

 

Daesh says heavy battles are ongoing west of Raqqa after the SDF captured the village and surrounded Al-Mansoura town. It also says frequent battles are ongoing north of the city. It says 5​​ of its terrorists conducted attacks with a car bomb and explosive vests on SDF positions in the Al-A’liya area south of Al-Mansoura on Monday. [A3maq]

Daesh says 6 of its terrorists attacked SDF positions in Abu Qabi’ village in Al-Mansoura subdistrict west of Raqqa. It says 4 of them were killed while 2 returned. It also says it has no casualty count for the SDF. [A3maq]​​ 

Here Daesh says six SDF fighters were killed in the attack and others wounded. [ICDNMay31]

Daesh also says it killed SDF soldiers with a rocket in the same village. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of targeting SDF fighters in the village with a rocket. [ICDNMay31]

 

East of Raqqa

Daesh publishes photos of targeting SDF positions in Al-Shaer village east of Raqqa with a 57mm cannon. [ICDNMay31]

Daesh publishes 2 photos of targeting SDF positions in Albu Rashid village east of Raqqa with mortars. [ICDNMay31]

 

Raqqa city

SDF captured east and west Sahal villages west of Raqqa after fierce battle with Daesh accompanied by heavy artillery and rocket shelling from both sides, while Coalition planes attacked Madina and Dara’iya post offices in the city cutting all line communications.​​ [Qasioun]

 

SOHR says Coalition planes killed three civilians in an airstrike on Raqqa city. [SyriaHR]

SOHR says a man wounded by a Coalition strike on Raqqa died of his wounds Wednesday. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh says “American” planes bombed the 2 Raqqa communications centers and put them out of service. [A3maq]

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

 

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

Government forces are closing down on Maskanah, amid fierce fighting in surrounding​​ villages. Reports are speaking of large casualties​​ on​​ both​​ sides of the​​ battle. Fighting was also reported near the​​ sugar​​ factory and Karma village southeast of Deir Hafer, captured by government forces earlier.​​ [Hawar]

 

Tens of Russian airstrikes were reported on the ​​ city of Maskanah​​ in the past 24 hours, while government forces are advancing towards it.​​ [Qasioun]

 

SOHR says government forces are maneuvering to enter Maskanah​​ from several directions.​​ [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh says it targeted Syrian Army and allied militia positions near Al-Ja’abat village west of Maskanah with 37 mortars and 15 artillery shells. Daesh also says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank with a rocket near the same village. [DMNMay31]​​ 

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Syrian Army and allied militia positions near the train station south of Maskanah with tank shells and heavy machine guns. [ICDNMay31]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting a Syrian Army tank, a cannon and a machine gun mounted vehicle in Al-Karma with rockets southeast of Deir Hafer. [ICDNMay31]

Daesh issues a video of targeting a Syrian Army tank with a rocket. [A3maq]

 

Afrin/Azaz/Al-Bab/ Jarabulus

SOHR​​ reported artillery shelling and counter shelling between SDF and Turkey backed opposition in​​ the​​ Azaz and Maraanaz areas.​​ [SyriaHR]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.

Russian frigates in the Mediterranean shelled Daesh supply and logistic points near Palmyra using its winged Caliber missiles (cruise). Russia says the US, Turkey, and Israel were notified​​ in advance. Meanwhile, Daesh says it killed 3 Syrian soldiers in an ambush​​ in​​ Abbasiya, south of Palmyra.​​ [ARA]

 

Government forces started a​​ large operation against​​ Daeshheld areas east of Salmiya, east of Hama. ​​ Intense Russian air strikes preceded the attack directed to Aqirbat village,​​ the​​ main Daesh stronghold in the area. Daesh attacked Salmiya and surrounding villages several days ago killing over 52 persons. [EnabBaladi]

Government says Daesh rockets​​ shelled​​ a​​ village east of Salmiya,​​ causing damage. [SANA]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army convoy near Al-Abbasiya area, south of Tadmur. It says one of its Uzbek suicide terrorists attacked the convoy with a vehicle bomb destroying 2 bulldozers and a machine gun mounted vehicle. Daesh also says it captured a bulldozer and a BMP armored vehicle. [ICDNMay31] [A3maq]​​ 

Daesh says it killed three Syrian soldiers in an ambush in the Al-Abbasiya area south of Tadmur. [DMNMay31]​​ 

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army BMP armored vehicle and 2 bulldozers near the same area. [DENMay31]

Daesh publishes photos of battles in the area. [ICDNMay31]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack near the Al-Talila area east of Tadmur, killing or soldier and wounding four others. [DMNMay31]​​ 

 

Daesh issues a video of two Syrian soldiers who surrendered to its terrorists near Tadmur city. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a propaganda video about its battles in the Homs area. [ICDNMay31]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Deir Ez-Zor

Daesh shelled with artillery three neighborhoods held by the government in Deir Ez-Zor,​​ killing and wounding several civilians.​​ Coalition planes destroyed​​ two Daesh vehicles,​​ killing and wounding several combatants. [Qasioun]

 

SOHR reported battles around Deir Ez-Zor airport​​ and the Rusafa area​​ between Daesh and government forces under intense air cover from government planes. [SyriaHR]

 

Daesh publishes a photo of sunset in Deir Ez-Zor. [ICDNMay31]

 

Mayadin

Daesh says Coalition planes killed Rayan Mashal, the founder of Daesh’s​​ A3maq​​ news agency and his daughter in a strike on his house in Mayadin city east of Deir Ez-Zor. His real name​​ was Bara Kadek. [EnabBaladi]

 

South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.

In an apparently major development, US-supported​​ Free​​ Army factions attacked government forces in the eastern Syrian​​ Desert​​ in​​ eastern​​ Homs​​ and​​ claiming to​​ have broken through their​​ lines​​ in places. The opposition is aiming to prevent Syrian government forces from reaching​​ the Al-Tanaf border point, which they have threatened to attack.​​ In a related major development,​​ Russian planes​​ are reported to have​​ attacked the advancing​​ Free​​ Army units.​​ [Qasioun]

SOHR says​​ Free Army​​ units are fighting government forces without air cover east of Saba’​​ a Biyar​​ near the Jordanian border​​ and Zaza junction,​​ while the government forces have​​ Russian air support.​​ [SyriaHR]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ We would like to see more of the information behind this story, but it was reported by multiple sources.

 

Responding to yesterday’s statement by Badr commander Hadi Al-Amiri, the​​ SDF says it will confront the Iraqi PMFs​​ if​​ they​​ try​​ to approach its areas​​ in Syria, saying that it will not be a bridge between Iran and the Syrian regime.​​ [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh says its affiliate, Jaish Khaled, distributed $18,000​​ plus​​ food​​ supplies​​ to 500 families in areas it controls west of Daraa during the last month. [ICDNMay31]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Neighboring countries

Lebanon

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Lebanese Army positions in the Jiroud Al-Qaa area with mortars. [ICDNMay31]

 

North Africa

Egypt

Two soldiers were wounded when a roadside IED exploded on the international road in Arish. [AhlMisr]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

 

Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Health says the casualties of the terror attack in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter near the Dutch and German embassies in Kabul left 80 civilians killed and 350 wounded.​​ [Sumaria] The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast

 

Daesh says it assassinated a military trainer who works in the police academy near the Jalalabad City Airport. [A3maq]

 

The Philippines ​​ 

Daesh publishes photos of the Philippine Army vehicles it captured in Marawi. [ICDNMay31]

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Daesh issues a video of battles with the Philippines Army in Marawi. [A3maq]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

A visual of the progress made by the Iraqi Security Forces in the operation to liberate the city of Mosul. [CJTFOIR]

 

Iraqi forces monitor Daesh terrorists’ movement in Old Mosul [Mawsleya]

 

A Daesh bulldozer tries to move concrete barriers to allow a vehicle bomb to attack Iraqi forces, but Iraqi forces destroy the vehicle. [Facebook]

 

Iraqi soldiers​​ under heavy fire​​ save a woman who was shot by Daesh in west Mosul. [Yalla]

 

Iraqi forces clear more areas in west Mosul. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi forces capture large parts of Hay Al-Sihha. [Mawsleya] [Mawsleya]​​ 

People of Hay Al-Sihha leave their houses. [Mawsleya]

 

Iraqi forces capture a Daesh commander who tried to escape with his family from west Mosul [Facebook]

 

Rapid Intervention Units enter Hay Al-Zanjili and secure tens of families [Mawsleya] [Facebook]

 

Iraqi soldiers celebrate in Mosul, [Facebook]

Young men from Mosul play the Ring Game, a traditional game played during the month of Ramadan, for the first time​​ since​​ Daesh [Mawsleya]

 

Rapid Intervention soldiers battle Daesh in west Mosul [Facebook]

 

PMF fighters battle Daesh near the Syrian border [Facebook] [Facebook]

 

An Iraqi small drone drops a bomb on a Daesh ammunition storehouse. [Facebook]

A Daesh vehicle bomb attacks PMF soldiers. [Facebook]

 

Security units capture a Daesh terrorist from Fallujah who was trying to sneak a vehicle bomb into Baghdad. [Facebook] [Facebook]

 

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