An Update On ISIS Activities

December 7, 2016

 

Sirte (AfriGate)

 

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq

General Townsend says Mosul campaign could take two more months. [..]

Daesh unleashes​​ wave of​​ IEDs on Baghdad. [..]

Iraqi airstrikes on Al-Qa’im alleged to have killed tens of civilians. [..]

Iraqi offensive runs into trouble in Southeast Mosul. [..]

PMFs extend control in strategic Tal Abta area near Tal Afar. [..]

Turkey

Turkey Prime Minister says Turkey and Russia are cooperating in Syria. [..]

Syria

Syrian Army continues assault on opposition forces in Aleppo. [..]

Turks shell Manbij-area villages for 15th​​ straight day. [..]

 

REPORTS​​ FROM​​ IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

U.S. Lieutenant-General Stephen Townsend, the Coalition commander, says the offensive against Daesh in Mosul could take two more months, and even if the group is defeated there it will still pose a threat to Iraq and the West. “I think they are going to be working on Mosul for a number of weeks more, maybe a couple of months more probably,” Townsend told Reuters in an interview aboard the French aircraft carrier​​ Charles de Gaulle​​ during a visit with senior military officers. [Reuters]​​ 

 

The KRG​​ issued a statement​​ on Tuesday stated the articles related to the Kurdistan Region’s share of the Iraqi budget bill for 2017 were “a serious political conspiracy.​​ It​​ warned the Kurdish members of the Iraqi parliament to avoid being part of the plan against the rights of the people of Kurdistan.​​ “The budget proposal was designed against the Kurdistan Region as the KRG, and its related institutions, did not participate in the process of preparing and approving the bill by the Iraqi Council of Ministers and Iraqi Parliament,” the statement read.​​ Regarding the Peshmerga’s share of the budget mentioned in the bill, the KRG statement explained it consisted of the same empty promises as previous years. [Kurdistan24]​​ 

However, this may be more of an internal KRG issue.​​ A KDP CoR member says the KDP didn’t vote for the budget. [BasNews]​​ However, the other four Kurdish​​ parties represented in the​​ CoR issued a statement thanking the CoR for approving the budgets for the Peshmerga and the KRG employees. [Mada]​​ 

 

The Coalition says it conducted 5 airstrikes on Daesh positions in Iraq, in or near Mosul (3),​​ Baiji (1), and Ramadi (1). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Daesh says it detonated 12 IEDs in Baghdad today, 5 in Shaab and Hay Ur, killing or wounding twenty people, 1 in Iskan, 1 near Shula, 1 in Ghazaliya, and 1 in​​ Ameriya, 2​​ on Al-Qanat Street​​ that​​ destroyed​​ 2​​ “Shia”​​ buses​​ and​​ killed​​ or wounded​​ the people inside, in addition to an IED on a bus in Sadr​​ City​​ that​​ killed​​ or wounded​​ the passengers inside.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest​​ (Kadhimiya, etc.)

The​​ Baghdad Operations Command (BOC)​​ says two people were killed and two wounded when 2 IEDs exploded near the highway in the Shula area. [Mada]​​ 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Iraqi Army vehicle in the Shula area.​​ [A3maq]

 

North​​ (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)​​ 

Daesh says it killed a policeman in Tarmiya.​​ [JustPaste]

A security source​​ said​​ armed men shot and​​ killed a policeman in Tarmiya.​​ 

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Northeast​​ (Adhamiya, etc.)

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a “Shia bus” in Hay Ur, killing everyone inside.​​ [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it killed eight Shia people by detonating an IED in a bus in Hay Ur.​​ [A3maq]

However, the BOC says three civilians were wounded when a roadside IED exploded in Hay Ur. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

Here Daesh says it detonated 3 IEDs on 2 Shia gatherings and a Shia bus in the Shaab area.​​ [A3maq]

The BOC says two civilians were wounded when a sticky IED exploded under a small bus in Hay Al-Qahera. [Etejah]​​ 

 

East​​ (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

The BOC says one civilian was killed and another wounded when a sticky IED exploded under a small bus on Al-Qanat​​ Street. ​​ [Etejah]​​ 

Daesh publishes a photo of a “Shia” bus destroyed by an IED on Al-Qanat Street.​​ [JustPaste]

 

The BOC says four civilians were wounded when an IED exploded near the Kasra​​ wa Atash area. [Etejah]​​ 

 

Southeast​​ (Mada’in, etc.)

A security source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in the Jisr Diyala area. [Ghad]​​ 

The BOC says​​ it​​ found 24 IEDs, 23 hand grenades, mortar shells, and 11 kg of explosives in different areas in south Baghdad. [Etejah]​​ 

The BOC says security units found a Daesh guesthouse and 5 liters of explosives in the Akhsaf area. [Etejah]​​ 

The BOC says security units found 4 IEDs and 3 mortar shells in the Sayyed Abdullah area. [Etejah]​​ 

 

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

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Iraqi Army patrol in Arab Jubour.​​ [JustPaste]

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Southwest​​ (Rasheed, etc.)

An MoI source says eight civilians were wounded when a parked car bomb exploded in Al-Shurta​​ Al-Rabia. [Mada]​​ 

Daesh’s version claims​​ that​​ more than twenty Shia were killed or wounded by a parked car bomb in​​ Al-Shurta Al-Rabia area.​​ [A3maq]

 

West​​ (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

A security source says one person was killed and four wounded when an IED exploded at an intersection in Hay Al-Adel. [Ghad]​​ 

A security source says unknown armed men in military uniforms kidnapped a mosque imam in Abu Ghraib. [Ghad]​​ 

 

The BOC says three people were wounded when an IED exploded in Ameriya. [Mada]​​ 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an MoD car in Ameriya.​​ [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on Saraya Al-Salam in Iskan.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an IFP vehicle in the Ghazaliya area.​​ [A3maq]

 

The BOC says security units found an IED and a rocket in the Arsan area. [Etejah]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:  ​​​​ 18(Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents: ​​ ​​​​ 13

 

ANBAR

Ramadi

The MoD says Iraqi Army 10th​​ division found several explosives caches in different areas in Ramadi​​ District. [Buratha]​​ 

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A Tribal PMF commander says security units allowed 300 families to return to their houses in Jazeera Ramadi after their areas were cleared. [Rudaw]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A tribal leader from west Anbar says tens of civilians were killed or wounded by mistake by Iraqi airstrikes on Al-Qa’im. A CoR member from Anbar says at least sixty people were killed and tens others wounded by the airstrikes. He asks Prime Minister Abadi to investigate the incident and to start the liberation operations of west Anbar. [Rudaw]​​ 

Daesh says more than sixty people were killed and one hundred wounded by 6 “Iraqi”​​ airstrikes on Al-Qa’im.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the results of the airstrikes.​​ [A3maq]

Later on,​​ Daesh says, according to “medical​​ sources,”​​ more than 120 people were killed in the airstrikes.​​ [A3maq]

 

Daesh says an IED exploded on Iraqi soldiers while they were trying to defuse it, killing seven soldiers, and wounding others, destroying​​ two​​ vehicles in the Kilo 120 area east of Rutba.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED in the Kilo 70 area west of Rutba, killing two soldiers​​ and wounding others.​​ [JustPaste]

 

The MoD says Iraqi Army 1st​​ division captured a Daesh commander and defused​​ two​​ IEDs in Rutba. [Buratha]​​ 

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The MoD says Salahuddin Operations Command units, supported by the IAA, continued clearing Kan’ous village, killing 30 terrorists and destroyed 4 vehicles and a mortar unit. [Buratha]​​ 

Daesh says it killed several Iraqi soldiers by detonating a booby-trapped house near Kan’ous village. It also says it damaged a BMP armored vehicle with an IED near the village.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says it killed several soldiers and destroyed an Iraqi Army T72 tank by detonating another​​ booby-trapped house while stopping a fourth Iraqi forces’ attack on the village.​​ [A3maq] [JustPaste]​​ 

Here Daesh says its snipers killed nine Iraqi soldiers near the village. It also says it destroyed​​ two​​ BMP armored vehicles.​​ [A3maq]

 

The MoD says the IAA killed 12 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles east of Shirqat. [Buratha]​​ 

 

Iraqi Army 21st​​ brigade shot down a Daesh drone in Shirqat. [Buratha]​​ 

 

Tikrit

Daesh says its snipers killed four PMF fighters in the​​ Al-Sammaka​​ and Allas areas.​​ [A3maq]

 

The MoD says Salahuddin EOD Department found 8 IEDs in a building the Tikrit area. [Buratha]​​ 

 

Iraqi Army 18th​​ brigade stopped a Daesh attack on the Allas​​ oilfield, destroying several vehicle bombs. [Buratha]​​ 

 

Samarra

Samarra Operations Command captured 14 terrorists and found 7 IEDs in​​ multiple​​ areas​​ of​​ Samarra​​ District. [Buratha]​​ 

 

DIYALA

The Diyala Police says it captured 6 men wanted on terrorism charges in different areas in the governorate. [Mada]​​ 

 

Baquba/southeast Diyala

A security source says unknown armed men in a civilian vehicle shot and killed an MoI captain​​ as​​ he was leaving his house in Baquba. [Maalomah]​​ 

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

The Diyala Police say​​ the Diyala EDO directorate defused an IED in Saleh Al-Ali village in Muqdadiya. [Mada]​​ 

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Northern Diyala​​ (Kifri, Khanaqin, etc.)

Daesh says it damaged a PMF Humvee with an IED, wounding one fighter, in the Albu Taraz area in Udhaim.​​ [JustPaste]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

The Arab Council in Kirkuk issued a statement asking the central and provincial governments to investigate the assassination of Mohammed Thabet, the manager of the government-owned Baba Gurgur Radio, who was shot and killed by armed men in a civilian car while he was driving his vehicle in Hay Al-Urouba in Kirkuk yesterday. [Mada]​​ 

 

Hawija

A security source says the Peshmerga received 300 civilians who escaped Daesh controlled areas in Hawija​​ District at a checkpoint in the Maktab Khaled area. [Mada]​​ 

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

East Mosul

An Iraqi Army captain says 3 Iraqi soldiers were killed and​​ 43​​ people wounded, including​​ 19​​ civilians in nearby houses, by 12 Daesh vehicle bomb attacks on the Al-Salam Hospital. [Anadolu]​​ 

A security source says Daesh sent 16 vehicle bombs to break the siege on Al-Salam Hospital. The source says the hospital is important for Daesh because it is used as the military command​​ center​​ in east Mosul and because several Daesh wounded commanders are in the hospital. The source says Coalition planes destroyed 2 vehicle bombs and Iraqi forces destroyed several others, but some of them reached Iraqi forces. The source says Iraqi Army troops withdrew from the hospital and are waiting for the CTS​​ before trying​​ again. [Ghad]​​ 

A CTS commander says twenty civilians and ten soldiers​​ were killed in the attack on the hospital. He says Iraqi forces withdrew to save the lives of the civilians,​​ especially​​ those​​ inside the hospital. [BasNews]​​ 

Daesh says it killed nine PMF fighters and destroyed 3 Humvees with a suicide attack when​​ “PMFs”​​ tried​​ to reach their trapped members near Al-Salam Hospital in southeast Mosul.​​ [A3maq]

Here​​ Daesh says most of the Iraqi Army force near​​ Al-Salam Hospital was destroyed. It says it conducted 5 suicide attacks near the hospital, killing twenty-three soldiers and wounding forty-six and destroying 9 BMP vehicles, 5 Humvees and an Abrams tank. Daesh says only small numbers of​​ its​​ soldiers and vehicles are trapped near the hospital.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed 3 Iraqi BMP armored vehicles near Al-Salam Hospital.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of destroyed Iraqi Army vehicles near Al-Salam Hospital.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of destroyed Iraqi Army vehicles near Al-Salam Hospital.​​ [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of battles near Al-Salam Hospital.​​ [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ A friend in Iraq told us Iraqi Army 9th​​ division has run into some serious trouble after advancing to Al-Salam​​ Hospital.​​ The friend says “An Iraqi Army 9th​​ division battalion was cut off at the hospital and suffered heavy casualties. Coalition airstrikes bombed Daesh fighters heavily in the area and the Iraqi Army and CTS were able to allow the battalion​​ to withdraw. It was good to see the Iraqi Army finally get aggressive and not leave all the fighting to CTS, but they pushed in too far too quickly without adequate rear area​​ security and paid the price.  It’s a reminder that Daesh remains well-entrenched and is not disintegrating yet.”​​ 

 

The Ninewa Liberation commander says CTS troops liberated Hay Al-I’lam in east Mosul. [Sumaria]​​ 

A security source says CTS units defused 3 Daesh vehicle bombs near a mosque in Hay Al-I’lam. [Maalomah]​​ 

People of Hay Al-I’lam and Hay​​ Al-Tameem in Mosul celebrated the liberation of their areas from Daesh. [Mawsleya]

 

A security source says CTS units killed a Daesh commander and​​ two​​ of his associates in Hay Al-Barid in east Mosul. [Maalomah]​​ 

 

Daesh says its snipers killed eight​​ CTS soldiers​​ on the outskirts of Hay Al-Nour in east Mosul.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army Humvee with rockets on the outskirts of Hay Al-Nour.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it destroyed​​ two​​ Iraqi Army military positions in Hay Al-Qadisiya Al-Thaniya with mortars.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it targeted​​ “Iraqi Army and militias”​​ in several areas in east Mosul with 150 mortar shells, 15 artillery shells, a Grad rocket, and 8 Katyushas.​​ [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ What Daesh​​ neglects​​ to say is that most of these shells are​​ aimed at places Daesh has already lost and are​​ falling on civilians who​​ are​​ just trying​​ to leave. ​​ 

 

Daesh says its snipers killed eleven Iraqi soldiers​​ on the outskirts of the Al-Ikha’, Al-Intisar, and Al-Shaimaa​​ areas in east Mosul. Daesh also says it killed two more service members in battles in the same areas.​​ [A3maq]

Here Daesh says its snipers killed twenty-one Iraqi soldiers​​ in​​ Al-Nour,​​ Al-Ikha’, Al-Intisar, and Al-Shaimaa in​​ east Mosul.​​ [JustPaste]

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army Humvee with a 12.5mm sniper weapon in Hay Al-Shaimaa.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi Army, militias, and Peshmerga with 66 mortars, 2 Grad rockets, 2 locally made rockets, and 2 Katyushas in areas in east Mosul and east of Mosul.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it killed twenty Iraqi service members and destroyed an Abrams tank and 3 Humvees with a locally made rocket in Al-Azirat village east of Mosul.​​ [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video​​ of​​ captured​​ British journalist John Cantlie talking about the destroyed bridges in Mosul.​​ [A3maq]

 

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces with a vehicle bomb in Hay Al-Wihda in south Mosul, killing eight soldiers, wounding others, and destroying 3 Humvees. Daesh says it destroyed 3 BMP vehicles after the suicide attack.​​ [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist and another photo of the explosion from a distance.​​ 

[JustPaste]​​ [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it killed twenty-one Iraqi soldiers, destroyed a Humvee, and damaged another in battles in east Mosul.​​ [JustPaste]

 

North and west Mosul

The Iraqi Army 16th​​ division commander says his troops​​ have​​ arrived near Hay Al-Masarif in northeast Mosul and will work with the CTS units to capture it. [Buratha]

 

Conditions in Mosul  ​​ 

A Ministry of Trade director says the ministry established a committee to deliver food ration items to the liberated areas in Mosul. [Mawsleya]

 

People in liberated areas in east Mosul say they are trapped in their houses and ask for urgent supplies of food items. [Karemlash]​​ 

 

“PMF Intelligence” says Daesh terrorists in Mosul are getting infected with serious skin diseases because of the lack of medical supplies. [PressIraq]

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Shura/Hammam Alil

The IFP commander says power is being restored and police stations were reopened in Hammam Al-Alil. [Buratha]​​ 

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The IWMC says the IAA killed 12 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and 2 ammunition caches in the Adhba area. [Ghad]​​ 

 

PMF units destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb that was trying to break the siege on Tal Abta. [PressIraq]

The PMF Press says the IAA destroyed 3 Daesh vehicle bombs in the Tal Abta area. [Ghad]​​ 

 

The MoD says the IAA killed 42 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles in the Tal Abta area. It also says the IAA killed 14 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 pickup vehicles and 7 hideouts in the same area. [Buratha]​​ 

 

A PMF source says PMFs started the attack on Tal Faris village​​ north of Tal Abta, the last Daesh defense line in the Tal Abta area. [Forat]

 

Daesh says it targeted PMFs in Al-Irbeed and Al-Adhba Hills with 8 mortars and 2 heavy artillery shells.​​ [JustPaste]

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Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

The IWMC says the IAA killed 10 Daesh terrorists near the Tal Afar Airport. [Ghad]​​ 

 

Daesh says it killed or wounded several PMF fighters​​ with​​ a suicide attack​​ conducted by a Syrian terrorist, and destroyed 2 bulldozers near​​ the Arab​​ Al-Hazimiya village south of Tal Afar.​​ [A3maq] [JustPaste]​​ 

Daesh says it shot down a recon drone and destroyed a PMF T72 tank near Al-Hazimiya.​​ [A3maq]

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SOUTHERN IRAQ

Basra

A judicial source says the Basra Criminal Court sentenced to death a terrorist who detonated a car bomb in Um Qasr in January 2013. [Buratha]​​ 

 

REPORTS FROM​​ TURKEY​​ 

 

The Turkish Prime Minister says in Russia that Turkey is acting as a liaison between Russia and armed groups in Aleppo. He also says Operation Euphrates Shield is not in any way connected to what happens in Aleppo, nor is there any intention to change the regime in Syria.​​ [Hawar]

He also says Ankara and Moscow are cooperating in order to stop bloodshed in Syria, and are working on stopping the activities of terrorist organizations like Al-Nusra. He also says there is a possibility of a new constitution in Syria that serves all Syrian​​ sects.​​ [ARA]

 

REPORTS FROM​​ SYRIA

 

The Coalition says it conducted 13 airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria, in or near Raqqa (3), Ain Eissa (3), Deir Ez-Zor (3), Manbij (1), Palmyra (1), and Albu Kamal (2). [InherentResolve]

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A local source says Turkish Army officers met with​​ Syrian​​ opposition group commanders in Atama.​​ [Hawar]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

According to the Syrian official news agency, SANA, six Rmeilan oilfield workers were killed and nine wounded when an IED exploded​​ against​​ their vehicle northeast of Hasaka. [PUKMedia]

Hawar says five civilians were killed and four severely wounded when a roadside IED exploded on a small bus on the road between Tal Hamis and Al-Qahtaniya.​​ [Hawar]

 

Hundreds of Iraqi refugees, in addition to several Syrian families, arrived​​ at​​ Al-Hawl Camp.​​ [Hawar]

 

The PYD Asayesh captured 2 Daesh terrorists in Hay Al-Qahtaniya city (video).​​ [Hawar]

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Daesh says it targeted​​ SDF​​ positions in​​ two Hasaka​​ villages with 12 mortars.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Raqqa

Eighteen civilians, including women and children, were killed by a Coalition airstrike on 3 houses in​​ Mushairifa village, north of Raqqa, according to local sources. [Qasioun] [Dorar]

Daesh says twenty people were killed in an “American bombing” on residential areas in Mushairifa village.​​ [A3maq]

 

Liwa’ Thuwar Al-Raqqa (Raqqa Revolutionaries Brigade), an SDF faction, says the Coalition and the SDF reached an agreement to have the brigade lead the Raqqa liberation battles. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

Sixty-one people were killed and more than 120 wounded in Syrian airstrikes on Aleppo according to opposition civil defense​​ personnel. [Dorar]

One hundred opposition fighters surrendered to the Syrian Army in Aleppo. [SyriaNow]

 

An opposition source says more than eighteen civilians were killed and others wounded by Syrian bombing and shelling in east Aleppo.​​ [Hawar]

 

Twelve people were killed and tens​​ wounded by opposition groups rocketing​​ west Aleppo​​ in retaliation. [SyriaNow]

The Russian Ministry of Defense says a Russian colonel died from wounds he received from opposition shelling on western areas of​​ Aleppo.​​ [ARA]

 

The​​ Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)​​ says the Syrian Army captured the Aleppo​​ Old City. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

The YPG found weapons and ammunition storehouses in​​ neighborhoods it​​ captured in east Aleppo (video).​​ [Hawar]

 

A YPG commander refuted media reports​​ that it was​​ handing the areas​​ it​​ captured in east Aleppo to the Syrian government.​​ [Hawar]

 

A local activist says opposition groups asked for a 5-day humanitarian truce to allow for​​ treatment of​​ 500 medical cases and for any civilian who wants to leave the besieged areas in Aleppo.​​ [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of its PR activities, especially for children in Maslama city.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Idlib

Several people including a child were killed and others wounded by airstrikes on different areas in Idlib province. [SyriaHR]​​ 

 

Al-Bab

Local sources say seven Turkish soldiers and eight opposition fighters were killed by unidentified airstrikes on 3 villages north of Al-Bab yesterday. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.​​ [Hawar]

 

A Turkish military source says two Turkish soldiers were killed and another severely wounded in a vehicle bomb attack west of Al-Bab. [PUKMedia]

An opposition commander says Daesh attacked Turkish Army and opposition groups near Al-Dana village northwest of Al-Bab with a vehicle bomb, killing two Turkish soldiers and wounding several opposition fighters.​​ 

He also says Daesh rocketed the Jabal Al-Deir area and Al-Dana village, wounding several fighters. He says the Turkish Army responded by conducting​​ several airstrikes near the northern entrance of Al-Bab city, killing or wounding tens of Daesh terrorists, and destroying 3 vehicles and 2 military positions. He says Turkish Army tanks also shelled the northern areas of Al-Bab city.​​ [ARA]

 

The Turkish Army says it conducted several airstrikes​​ Tuesday​​ on Daesh positions​​ in​​ northern​​ Aleppo, destroying a tank, 7 military positions, and a meeting area.​​ [ARA]

 

Daesh says it killed three fighters and destroyed 2 SUVs and captured a third​​ in​​ an attack​​ on​​ opposition​​ groups​​ west of Al-Bab.​​ [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted 2 suicide attacks on Turkish troops and opposition groups near Al-Kafr and Waqah villages west of Al-Bab.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says, after the suicide attacks, it attacked Al-Kafr, killing three opposition fighters (or Turkish soldiers), and destroying 2 vehicles, and capturing a third.​​ [JustPaste]​​ 

Here​​ Daesh says it destroyed a Turkish Army tank and damaged 3 others in a suicide attack near Waqah village.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh issues​​ a​​ video​​ showing the two​​ suicide attacks from​​ a​​ distance.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the battles, including aerial photos of a suicide attack.​​ [JustPaste]​​ 

 

Manbij

The Manbij Military Council says Turkish artillery continued its shelling on Manbij-area​​ villages for the 15th day. It says today the artillery shelled 3 villages south of Manbij using phosphorus bombs.​​ [Hawar]

Photos of the bombs.​​ [Hawar]​​ 

The MMC says it shelled the opposition-controlled Sheikh Nasser village with heavy artillery in response.​​ [ARA]

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Daesh publishes photos of battles in the Manbij area.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

Other Northwest Syria​​ 

The PYD-backed Hawar says, according to “special​​ sources,”​​ that​​ the Turkish Army brought​​ in​​ 100 Turkmen Iraqi families and gave them residence in Kurdish villages in the Shahba area.​​ [Hawar]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The SOHR says Daesh arrested 20 men in Subaikhan town in Deir Ez-Zor. It says the men protested when Daesh seized the houses of people who had left the town. [SyriaHR]

 

A local activist says heavy battles continued between Daesh and the Syrian Army and allied militia near the Deir Ez-Zor Military Airport. He says more than 20 Daesh terrorists were killed and 2 cars were destroyed by 2 airstrikes in the area. The Syrian Army bombed and shelled Daesh controlled areas in Deir Ez-Zor, wounding several people, and Daesh responded by shelling the government controlled areas.​​ [ARA]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army cannon with a rocket near the Syrian Army 137th brigade headquarters west of Deir Ez-Zor.​​ [A3maq]

 

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

An opposition group commander was wounded by an IED in Al-Muzayrib town west of Daraa​​ on the Jordanian border. The attack may have been conducted by Daesh​​ sleeper cells.​​ [ARA]

 

According to the Syrian official news agency, SANA, a military official says Israel launched several rockets near Al-Mezzeh​​ Airport west of Damascus. [Sumaria]​​ 

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OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Neighboring countries

Iran

The Iranian Minister of Interior says security units killed 3 Daesh terrorists who were trying to sneak into Iran from Iraq.​​ [ARA]

 

North Africa

Egypt

An officer was killed and five soldiers wounded when an IED exploded on them near Al-Kharouba​​ village south of Sheikh Zuweid.​​ [VetoGate]

 

Security units killed eight ABM terrorists and destroyed their 4 motorcycles near Al-Dhahir village south of Sheikh Zuweid. Security units also destroyed another motorcycle south of Rafah, killing 2 more terrorists.​​ [ElWatan]​​ 

 

Security Units discovered a tunnel dug by terrorists 500m away from a security barrier near Rafah city entrance. The tunnel is used by the terrorists to attack security forces.​​ [VetoGate]

 

Four soldiers were wounded when​​ takfiri​​ terrorists attacked a security barrier east of Arish city.​​ [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says it damaged an Egyptian Army personnel carrier with an IED south of Bir Al-Abd city.​​ [JustPaste]

 

Libya

Northeast

Medical sources say at least eighteen people were wounded in 3 explosions, including 2 parked car bombs, near the Special Forces camp in the Bu Atni area in Benghazi. [AfriGate] [Wasat]​​ 

 

The LNA Special Forces says it captured the road between Qanfouda and Busnaib west of Benghazi. LNA units captured more areas and destroyed a vehicle bomb in Qanfouda. [AfriGate] [AfriGate]​​ 

 

Three EOD members were killed and others wounded by a Daesh leftover land mine southwest of Derna.​​ [Libya24]​​ 

 

Central coast

The Misrata Hospital says four GNA fighters were killed and forty-two wounded in Sirte on Tuesday. [Wasat]

The Misrata Hospital says it received​​ 18​​ children whose parents were killed while fighting​​ alongside​​ Daesh in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

A security source says a land​​ mine planted by Daesh sleeper cells exploded in the Qubaiba area, 23 km west of Sirte, without causing human casualties. [Wasat]

 

The GNA EOD says it​​ has​​ started to remove IEDs and land​​ mines from the Giza area in Sirte. It asked citizens not to rush to their houses in the city before it’s cleared. [Libya24]​​ 

 

Daesh says it killed eight​​ Government of National Accord (GNA)​​ fighters and destroyed​​ 3 Humvees in an ambush on the Coastal​​ Road west of Sirte.​​ [JustPaste]

Here Daesh says it damaged 3 GNA SUVs in an ambush on the Coastal Road 50km west of Sirte, killing or wounding the fighters inside.​​ [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ It may be noteworthy that Daesh made no claims about victories in Sirte itself, only for a location far away.

 

Other countries​​ 

Somalia

A Somali minister tells Reuters the government regained control of​​ Qandala town, which​​ had been​​ captured by Daesh. [AfriGate]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Syria

Iraqi refugees in Al-Hawl Camp​​ [ARA]

Iraqi refugees talking about the desperate situation in the Al-Hawl Camp [Sumaria]

Libya

An​​ Egyptian Daesh terrorist captured in Sirte​​ [Facebook]​​ 

A​​ group of Daesh terrorists in Sirte taken​​ on​​ a mobile phone of one of the terrorists.​​ [YouTube]​​ 

 

OTHER​​ DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today​​ [Bayan]​​ 

 

Daesh publishes the 4th issues of its Rumiyah magazine in Russian, Turkish, German,​​ Pashto,​​ Farsi, Urdu, Croatian, and Indonesian.​​ [JustPaste]​​ 

 

Daesh issues infographics about the SDF Raqqa battles.​​ [A3maq]

 

December 6, 2016

 

Al-Salam Hospital in Mosul

 

Today’s Major Developments

Agreement reported​​ for 45,000​​ Sunni tribal fighters to be included in PMF budget. [..]

Daesh reported to blow up historic minaret in Anah. [..]

CTS, Army move toward southeast Mosul and closer to river. [..]

Mosul displaced persons total edges up to 82,000. [..]

PMFs extend control in Tal Abta area​​ near Tal Afar District. [..]

General Dunford confers with Turkey’s military chief at Incirlik. [..]

Syrian Army extends further into east Aleppo as civilian deaths rise. [..]

 

REPORTS​​ FROM​​ IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

A Sunni CoR member says an agreement has been reached that 45,000 Sunni tribal fighters would be paid for by the 2017 federal budget. She says this was an alternative to allocating a certain percentage of the budget. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

The Prince of Kuwait says he supports Iraq’s achievements in the war against Daesh. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

150 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment have been deployed to Iraq to help in the fight against Daesh​​ 

They’re part of a 500-strong force that’ll train Iraqi and Kurdish forces. [TheBay]​​ 

 

The Coalition says it conducted 6 airstrikes on Daesh positions in Iraq, in or near Mosul (3), Ramadi (1), Haditha (1), and Rawa (1). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North​​ (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)​​ 

A security source says armed men shot and killed a policeman in Tarmiya. [Ghad]​​ 

A security source says the bodies of two men were found shot in Taji. [Ghad]​​ 

Iraqi Army 59th​​ brigade found 20 mortar shells in the Albu Dalaf area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 44th​​ brigade found an explosives cache in Rashidiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast​​ (Adhamiya, etc.)

A security source says two people were wounded when an IED planted inside a garbage bin exploded in Shaab.​​ [Ghad]​​ 

 

East​​ (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source​​ said​​ on Monday that two civilians were killed and ten wounded in a vehicle bomb explosion in Sadr City.​​ 

Daesh’s version​​ says sixty Shia were killed and twenty were wounded when it detonated a parked car bomb​​ in Sadr City​​ on Monday.​​ [A3maq]

 

The BOC says two civilians were wounded when an IED exploded in Baghdad Al-Jadida. [Sumaria]​​ 

Daesh’s version​​ says it detonated an IED on a Shia gathering in Baghdad Al-Jadida, killing three people and wounding seven.​​ [A3maq]

 

The BOC says one civilian was killed and three wounded when an IED exploded inside a small bus in Zayouna. [Mada]​​ 

 

West​​ (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

A security source says the body of a Tribal PMF fighter was found shot in his vehicle in Ameriya. [Sumaria]​​ 

A security source says four civilians were wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Zaidan, in Abu Ghraib. [Ghad]​​ 

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported: ​​ 10​​ (Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents:  ​​​​ 5

 

ANBAR

Children in displaced people camps in Anbar are getting infected with strange skin diseases. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

Falluja

A local source says the southern areas of Falluja city are still filled with Daesh IEDs, rockets, and booby-trapped houses. The source says there are even IED factories in several​​ places.​​ [Mada]​​ 

 

Ramadi

The Anbar Police​​ Chief says security units raided the Tourist City in Habbaniya and captured 22 men wanted on terrorism and other criminal charges. [Mada]​​ 

 

The​​ Chairman of the Khaldiya​​ subdistrict​​ council says security units are searching Jazeera Khaldiya and defusing tens of booby-trapped houses and IEDs in order to allow displaced families to return to their houses. [Maalomah]​​ 

 

Hit/Haditha

A Tribal PMF commander says the IAA destroyed a convoy of 11 Daesh vehicles in the Saqra area. He says the convoy was preparing to attack a security barrier in Haditha​​ District. [Maalomah]​​ 

 ​​​​ 

A tribal PMF commander says PMFs and IFP units captured 3 terrorists2 Iraqis and a Syrianin Haditha​​ District. He says the terrorists were trying to smuggle Babylonian antiquities to Syria.​​ They​​ have contacts in Babel​​ Province​​ with people who provide them with antiquities. [Ghad]​​ 

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

A Tribal PMF commander says tens of Daesh terrorists are moving their families from Mosul to the Ubaidi area​​ in Al-Qa’im in order to send them to Syria. He says convoys have arrived​​ in​​ the area but the IAA is not targeting them because it has orders not to attack families who are escaping battle areas. [Maalomah]​​ 

​​ 

A Tribal PMF commander says Daesh rigged several historical sites in Anah​​ with explosives, including an 11th​​ century minaret, in order to destroy them. [Mada]​​ 

A local source says Daesh blew up the Anah minaret. [Harbi]​​ 

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A security source says the IAA killed “tens” of Daesh terrorists in the Shirqat desert. He says the terrorists were moving towards Shirqat city. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces captured the northern part of Kan’ous village.​​ [Mada]​​ 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee with a rocket on the outskirts of Kan’ous village on Monday.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of battles and a suicide attack on the outskirts of Kan’ous village.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh also says it targeted Iraqi forces with more than 40 mortars.​​ [DawaAlhaq]

 

DIYALA

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Diyala Police say​​ they​​ defused an IED and captured 6 men wanted on terrorism and other charges in different areas in Muqdadiya. [Ghad]​​ 

​​ 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A security source says the manager of the government-owned Baba Gurgur Radio, Mohammed Thabet, was shot and killed by armed men in a civilian car while he was driving his vehicle in Hay Al-Urouba in Kirkuk. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

Hawija

Daesh publishes 2 photos of distributing CDs that have​​ a​​ statement by​​ its new spokesman​​ in Kirkuk province.​​ [JustPaste]

​​ 

NINEWA

Prime Minister Abadi says there is no problem concerning the registration of the children who were born while Daesh was in charge in Mosul. [Karemlash]​​ 

DaeshDaily comment.​​ People spread​​ rumors that the Iraqi government won’t register any child who was born while Daesh was in charge.​​ 

 

The IWMC says IAF planes dropped millions of leaflets on Mosul, Hawija, and Al-Qa’im,​​ promising​​ the defeat of​​ Daesh. [Maalomah]​​ 

 

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

East Mosul

A CTS commander says​​ CTS troops in the Shallalat area are waiting for the arrival of the Iraqi Army 16th​​ division from the north to close the eastern side of Mosul completely. He also says​​ his troops found a large Daesh weapons and ammunition storehouse in​​ Hay Al-Zuhour in east Mosul.​​ [Mada]​​ 

​​ 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces​​ have​​ captured 24 neighborhoods in Mosul city so far.​​ [Maalomah]​​ 

 

A CTS commander says Coalition planes launched 10 airstrikes on Daesh positions in the Sina’a area in east Mosul. [Anadolu]​​ 

A local source says Coalition planes destroyed the Union of Engineers building in the Faisaliya area in east Mosul. The source says Daesh used the building as weapons and ammunition storehouse. [PressIraq]

 

The Iraqi Army 9th​​ division deputy commander says Iraqi forces captured Al-Salam Hospital, the highest government building in east Mosul and​​ just​​ 1 km away from the Tigris River, and the Educational Hospital. He also says Iraqi forces broke into Hay Sumer in southeast Mosul and captured the College of Medicine. [Rudaw] [SotIraq]​​ 

The Ninewa Liberation commander says Iraqi Army 9th​​ division entered​​ Al-Salam Hospital​​ in east Mosul. [Mada]

 

The two reports above put Daesh’s ten reports below from the same location in perspective:

Daesh says​​ “American”​​ planes mistakenly targeted Iraqi forces with 2 airstrikes near Al-Salam Hospital in southeast Mosul.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says it conducted 3 suicide attacks with vehicle bombs on Iraqi forces near Al-Salam Hospital in Hay Al-Wihda in southeast Mosul.​​ [A3maq]

Here Daesh says more than thirty Iraqi service members were killed and 2 BMP vehicles, a Humvee and several vehicles were destroyed in the suicide attacks.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says it conducted a fourth suicide attack near Al-Salam Hospital, killing five soldiers and destroying a BMP armored vehicle.​​ [A3maq]​​ Here Daesh says 2 of the suicide terrorists were from Mosul and 2 from Syria.​​ Daesh publishes a photo of one of the suicide attackers from Mosul.​​ [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists who attacked Iraqi forces today​​ in southeast​​ Mosul, returned safely after the impact of the explosion sent him flying.​​ [A3maq]

In other reported action near Al-Salam Hospital,​​ Daesh says it destroyed 2 Iraqi forces BMP armored vehicles and captured a third one​​ [A3maq]; destroyed an Iraqi forces Humvee​​ [A3maq]; and damaged a Humvee and a BMP armored vehicle​​ [A3maq];​​ 

Daesh issues a video of battles and a suicide attack near Al-Salam hospital.​​ [A3maq]

 

A CTS commander says the CTS captured Hay Al-Barid in northeast Mosul and​​ advanced​​ toward​​ Hay Al-Muthanna. Local sources say Daesh​​ has​​ started to burn large numbers of tires in Mosul in order to block the vision of Coalition planes.​​ 

Daesh​​ claims​​ it killed at least nine “SWAT members” and destroyed an Abrams tank and 2 bulldozers in a suicide attack​​ conducted by an Iraqi terrorist​​ in Hay Al-Barid.​​ [A3maq] [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

The CTS commander​​ also says the CTS destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb in Hay Al-Bakr, killing the suicide terrorist.​​ [IraqPress]

However, another​​ military source says twenty-one civilians, mostly women and children, were killed and thirty-five wounded by a​​ different​​ Daesh vehicle bomb that targeted a market in Hay Al-Bakr. [Etejah] ​​ 

Daesh issues a video of battles on the outskirts of Hay Al-Bakr in east Mosul.​​ [A3maq]

 

Counter Terrorism units arrived​​ at​​ the Nabi Yunus shrine​​ close to the Tigris.​​ This was the site of “Jonah’s Tomb,” which​​ Daesh destroyed in 2014. [PressIraq]

 

A Ninewa Police captain says the Iraqi Army found a Daesh prison in Hay Al-Qadisiya Al-Oula in east Mosul and freed four prisoners. He also says the army found lists of names of civilians who were executed by Daesh in addition to torture devices. [BasNews]​​ 

 

A security source says Iraqi Army 9th​​ division entered Hat Al-Mithaq and Hay Al-Wihda in southeast Mosul. [Maalomah]​​ 

 

Local sources say Daesh is forcing people out of their houses in Hay Al-Nour and Hay Al-Muthanna in order to use their​​ houses as military positions. [Mawsleya]

 

Daesh issues an infographic about Iraqi forces’ casualties in the 7th week of the Mosul battle.​​ [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles in east Mosul.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

North and west Mosul

A military source says Coalition planes targeted the Old Bridge in Mosul, cutting off the last road for vehicles between the two sides of Mosul city.​​ [Karemlash]​​ 

Daesh says “American planes” targeted the roads​​ leading​​ toward the bridge with 12 airstrikes.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the results of the airstrike. The video also shows people complaining about losing the final bridge in the city.​​ [A3maq]

 

A member of the Ninewa Provincial Council says Daesh forced hundreds of families to move to west side of Mosul in order to use them as human shields. [IraqPress]​​ 

 

Conditions in Mosul

The UN says more than 82,000 people have left Mosul city since the Mosul liberation operation started.​​ [Anadolu]​​ 

DaeshDaily comment.​​ The pace of displacements seems to have slowed.

Prime Minister Abadi says the Mosul battle is going the right way​​ regarding protection of civilians.​​ He also says he doesn’t expect fast results from the fighting. He says the liberation of Mosul is a matter of time.​​ [Buratha]​​ [Mada]​​ 

 

Local sources say the prices of food and fuel items increased sharply in Mosul. [Mawsleya]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Hay Sumer in Mosul city.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

Hammam Alil/Mosul subdistrict

Southwest of Mosul city, the IFP commander says his troops found a Daesh IEDs factory in Khuwaitala village,​​ southwest of Tal Zalat,​​ and confiscated more than 300 IEDs and 15 rockets. [Harbi]​​ 

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces captured the southern part of Tal Abta​​ in far southwestern Mosul subdistrict.​​ [Maalomah]​​ 

A PMF source says the IAA killed 38 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles in the Tal Abta area. [Mada]​​ 

 

A PMF commander says PMFs cut off the road between Tal Abta and Tal Afar. He also says PMFs destroyed 6 Daesh vehicle bombs in the area.​​ [Harbi]​​ 

 

Qayara/Makhmur

Daesh publishes a photo of an Iraqi suicide attacker who attacked Iraqi forces​​ southwest of Makhmur city. The photo​​ shows a teenager.​​ [StoreUp]​​ 

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on PMFs who were trying to advance toward Al-Faisaliya village​​ (also known as Sada)​​ in far southern Tal Afar, northwest of Tal Abta.​​ [A3maq]

Daesh says​​ 21​​ PMF fighters were killed or wounded and an armored personnel carrier and 3 vehicles were destroyed after a second suicide attack near Al-Faisaliya village.​​ [A3maq]

Here Daesh says the​​ two​​ suicide attackers were from Chechnya. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF’s BMP armored vehicle and a tank with 2 rockets in Al-Faisaliya.​​ [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF T72 tank and a BMP armored vehicle with 2 rockets in Al-Salhiya​​ (Mosul)​​ side of the border)​​ and Al-Faisaliya​​ (Tal Afar side).​​ [A3maq]

​​ 

A Peshmerga sources says they​​ stopped a Daesh attack near Sinjar,​​ killing 7 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicle bombs. [Etejah]​​ 

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Basra

A security source says Basra Operations Command captured a man, his son, and a woman on terrorism charges in Zubayr. The source says the three suspects arrived​​ in​​ Zubayr as displaced people two years ago. [Sumaria]​​ 

 

REPORTS FROM​​ TURKEY​​ 

 

Turkey’s military says the country’s military chief held talks with his U.S. counterpart during a previously announced visit to an air base in southern Turkey.

A brief military statement Tuesday said the meeting took place Monday at Incirlik Air Base where U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford was paying a “Christmas visit” to American military personnel serving there. The base is home to jets involved in the US-led coalition’s campaign against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

It was the second meeting by the top Turkish and U.S. military chiefs in the past month and came amid the​​ Coalition’s efforts to​​ help​​ dislodge Daesh from Mosul and development of similar plans for an offensive​​ on​​ Raqqa​​ in Syria. [AP]​​ 

According to the PYD-affiliated Hawar, a similar meeting on November 6 was followed by the start of the SDF’s campaign on Raqqa. [Hawar]​​ 

DaeshDaily comment.​​ However, the Raqqa campaign has subsequently disappeared without official​​ explanation, as Turkey targeted some of the military units expected to participate in it and they seemed to lose interest in the Raqqa campaign after starting it.

 

REPORTS FROM​​ SYRIA

 

The Syrian Network for Human Rights says three journalists were killed during the month of November, one by the government and two by the opposition. It also says the government wounded eleven journalists, the Russians wounded three, and the opposition wounded one. [EnabBaladi]

 

The Turkish Prime Minister says the Syrian crisis is heading to a solution. The King of Saudi Arabia calls for a political solution in Syria. [SyriaNow] [Tunisien]​​ 

​​ 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Hasaka

A local source says a Daesh leftover land​​ mine exploded on a motorcycle in Al-Hafayer village, south of Hasaka, severely wounding two civilians. [ARA]

​​ 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with the​​ SDF (called​​ “PKK”)​​ south of Shaddadi.​​ [DawaAlhaq]

 

Raqqa

The SOHR says Coalition planes targeted Al-Abbara village north of Raqqa, killing three people including a child.​​ [SyriaHR]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo city

An opposition commander says the Syrian Army captured 12 neighborhoods in Aleppo so far. The opposition lost 60% of the areas in controlled in Aleppo. An opposition Civil Defense official says fifty-three people were killed and more than 200 wounded in Aleppo by the Syrian Army and allied militias on Tuesday. So far, 828 civilians​​ have been​​ killed in Aleppo during the last 3 weeks.​​ [Anadolu]​​ 

 

A local activist says Syrian planes killed fifteen civilians and wounded tens in airstrikes on Hay Al-Jaloum in east Aleppo. He says the opposition responded by shelling and rocketing government controlled areas. [ARA]

At least thirty-four civilians were killed by airstrikes on opposition-controlled areas in Aleppo. [Qasioun]​​ 

 

Anas Al-Abdah,​​ President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, says in Erbil says the opposition will not withdraw from Aleppo, responding to Russian demands. He says he is working on a humanitarian truce to evacuate wounded and sick people from the city. [ARA]

However, an opposition military commander says the opposition​​ has​​ decided to leave the city. He says the opposition groups authorized​​ their​​ representatives in Turkey to negotiate a deal through the UN. [Qasioun]​​ 

 

An opposition commander says the opposition attacked Syrian troops in Hay Al-Zahra in Aleppo with a vehicle bomb, killing “tens” of soldiers​​ (video). [ARA]​​ [EnabBaladi]

 

A Nusra Front spokesman​​ confirmed that​​ it raided​​ the​​ storehouses of other armed groups in Aleppo.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

Local residents in the YPG-controlled areas in east Aleppo say opposition groups​​ are forcing residents as young as 14 to join their ranks. [Hawar]

 

Idlib

While several activists praised the new opposition commander in Aleppo, Yasser Abdul Rahim, other criticized him because he violated the deal with the Syrian government and shelled Kefraya and Al-Fawaa​​ north of Idlib, prompting the government to shell the besieged areas of Zabadani and Madaya. ​​ [EnabBaladi]​​ 

 

An opposition Civil Defense source says Russian warplanes killed seven civilians and wounded tens in airstrikes on Kafr Sajna in Idlib province. He also says Russian planes killed a woman and her child and wounded other civilians in Hass​​ in Idlib.​​ [ARA]

 

Several sources say Abu Dhar, a Daesh Tunisian military commander, and 4 other “emirs” including the Tunisian Bilal Al-Shawash, defected and left Raqqa for Idlib. The sources say the defectors, who left because of disputes over leadership positions, stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, other sources linked this move from Raqqa to Idlib to the Daesh spokesman’s call on Daesh fighters to attack Turkish targets.​​ [ARA] [Dorar] [EnabBaladi] ​​ 

 

Ahrar Al-Sham issued a statement saying it refused orders to accept Daesh defectors who wanted to join the Turkey-backed Operation Euphrates Shield.​​ [ARA]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ The above two stories might be connected.

 

Al-Bab

The PYD-affiliated Hawar says unidentified warplanes targeted Turkey-backed opposition groups east of Akhtarin, killing several fighters. This is the third time unidentified planes targeted the opposition in the area. The Syrian government had said it was not responsible for such airstrikes. Hawar also says tens of Turkish Army armored vehicles carrying around 1,000 Turkish soldiers arrived in the Al-Bab area. According to local sources, Turkey is building a military bases in the area.​​ [Hawar]

 

The SDF spokesman says the Al-Bab Military Council troops will lead the battles in Al-Bab, and the SDF will not intervene. [EnabBaladi]

DaeshDaily comment.​​ This council is an SDF affiliate. Turkey has a council of its own for the same city.​​ 

 

 

Daesh says Coalition planes conducted 9 airstrikes on Al-Bab city.​​ [A3maq]

 

Manbij

Turkish warplanes targeted Qart​​ Weran​​ village, west of Manbij. [Hawar]

Tens of civilians left their houses in villages west of Manbij because of Turkish bombing. [Hawar]

 

The Manbij Military Council says it shot and killed a Daesh suicide bomber who sneaked into Kasra village. It says the terrorist’s explosives vest was filled with chemical weapons. [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A local activist says Syrian planes targeted several areas between Tadmur and Sukhnah, including a displaced persons​​ camp, wounding several civilians, including children. Fifteen Syrian soldiers and allied militiamen were killed in battles with Daesh near the Tadmur Silos area. [ARA]

A local activist says 22 Syrian soldiers and militiamen were killed and 3 vehicles were destroyed by Daesh land mines in the area. He says heavy battles erupted in the area and more Syrian troops were killed or wounded.​​ [ARA]

 

Daesh issues photos of Syrian soldiers fleeing southeast of Tadmur.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

​​ 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh publishes photos of religious training, mostly for children, south of Deir Ez-Zor.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

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

A child died of cold and hunger in the Rukban Camp near the Jordanian border, according to a source from the camp. [ARA]

 

Daesh issues a video of the results of Syrian opposition shelling on Al-Shajara town northwest of Daraa.​​ [A3maq]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Local sources say unknown armed men detonated a​​ deserted​​ religious institution that belongs to the Al-Azhar Mosque south of Sheikh Zuweid, destroying large parts of the building with IEDs without causing human casualties.​​ [VetoGate] [ElWatan]​​ 

 

An officer and two soldiers were wounded when an IED exploded during a search south of Arish city.​​ The​​ [VetoGate]​​ 

 

The Egyptian Military spokesman​​ had said​​ 8 terrorists were killed and 4 others captured during a search south of Arish.​​ He also says security units destroyed an IED storehouse and several hideouts in different areas in North Sinai.​​ [Bidaiah] [VetoGate]

 

​​ Libya

Northeast

The​​ Libyan National Army (LNA)​​ says it captured more than 6​​ Daesh​​ positions in the Qanfouda area. It says the LNA is still advancing in the Qanfouda and Busnaib areas.​​ [Libya24]​​ 

 

Central coast

The​​ Government of National Accord (GNA)​​ military said it trapped 3 Daesh terrorists in a house in the Giza area and is​​ dealing with​​ another group at an unspecified location.​​ [Wasat]

The GNA military spokesman said on Tuesday morning​​ its​​ troops were still dealing with some small Daesh pockets​​ in the Giza area.​​ [Wasat]

He says the announcement of Sirte’s liberation is postponed until the GNA military can remove land​​ mines and get rid of Daesh’s small pockets south of the city. He also says 5 children from Benghazi were secured in the Giza area. He says more than 90 women and 60 children have been secured so far.​​ [Wasat]

 

A Misrata Hospital source says one GNA fighter was killed and thirteen wounded during battles with the remaining​​ Daesh​​ fighters​​ in Sirte on Monday.​​ [Wasat]

 

A GNA military source refuted media reports about negotiations with the remaining Daesh terrorists in Sirte. He says GNA troops​​ have​​ surrounded 10 houses where Daesh terrorists are barricading in the Giza area. He says his troops found the bodies of two infants and tens of Daesh terrorists under the rubble. He also says two GNA fighters were killed and twenty wounded during Tuesday’s battles.​​ [Wasat]

 

Misrata Hospital says 713 GNA fighters were killed and 3,210 were wounded since the Sirte liberation operation started in May.​​ [Wasat]

 

AFRICOM says it conducted 3 airstrikes on Monday, destroying 7 Daesh fighting positions. It says the total number of airstrikes increased to 495 since August.​​ [Wasat]

 

Later on, the GNA military issued a statement saying​​ it​​ completely controlled the Giza area.​​ [Wasat]

 

However, a​​ GNA military spokesman says even after capturing Giza, it is too early to talk about​​ Sirte’s​​ complete liberation from Daesh.​​ [Libya24]​​ 

 

A military source says GNA fighters captured a Libyan Daesh commander in the Giza area.​​ [Wasat]

 

Daesh says it killed or wounded twenty GNA fighters in the Giza area in Sirte after heavy battles.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

Here Daesh says it stopped a GNA attack that was supported by Coalition planes in Sirte, killing or wounding around fifty GNA fighters.​​ Daesh says the war will not​​ end​​ in Sirte but it will expand in other areas in Libya.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

 

Morocco​​ 

The Morocco​​ Ministry of Interior says security units captured​​ two​​ Daesh loyalists in Casablanca who were planning terrorist attacks in the kingdom. [Sumaria]

 

Other countries​​ 

Yemen

The Aden Security Directorate says its counter terrorism units captured a Daesh cell of 8 terrorists responsible for assassinations of army and security members and confiscated silenced guns. It also says the terrorists have been in contact with Daesh in Iraq and Syria. [IraqPress]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Videos of the Day

Iraq

 

 

Displaced people suffering from the rain in camps in Erbil. [Sumaria]​​ 

Libya

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for​​ today​​ [Bayan]​​ 

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Daesh issues a video about the situation in Bahrain. The video accuses the Bahraini government of spreading immorality and asks its supporters to conduct attacks against the government, Shia, and American bases. The video talks about several Bahraini terrorists who were killed in military operations in Syria and Iraq. A Bahraini terrorist appears on the screen and talks about how Daesh implemented its own sharia and enslaved “infidels”.​​ [DawaAlhaq]​​ 

DaeshDaily comment. This is one of the rare occasions where Daesh “officially” admits it enslaved people.​​ The reference here is to Iraqi Yazidis.​​