July 15, 2016
Qayara Military Bridge
Today’s Major Developments
Turkish Army officers launch coup against Erdogan government.
CENTCOM Commander says more US troops may be coming to Iraq.
IAF F-16s hit 11 Daesh facilities in Al-Qa’im.
Daesh is losing ground slowly in Manbij.
REPORTS FROM IRAQ
The CENTCOM Commander, General Joseph Votel told Reuters in an interview in Baghdad that more American troops may soon be deployed in Iraq depending on requirements for the coming stages of the war against Daesh. He says American troops will be working from the Qayara Airfield and will use it as a staging point for the attack on Mosul. Votel says he feels more optimistic after meeting with senior Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Abadi. He anticipated the possibility that Daesh will move away from the city to areas outside of the city, and sys it’s important to maintain the resources to deal with that possibility. [AIN]
President Masoum and Prime Minister Abadi sent condolence letters to French President Hollande expressing their sorrow for the attack in Nice. Abadi says in his letter that Iraq is facing the same line of thinking, which promotes killing civilians. He says all of the world governments should form a quick and comprehensive plan that counters terrorism and the organizations that support terrorism. Several other Iraqi political parties and officials, including the KRG, Hakim, Badr, Masrour Barzani, and others issued statements condemning the attack. [Sumaria] [Sumaria] [Sumaria] [Sumaria] [BasNews] [Rudaw]
DaeshDaily comment. Another day has passed with no claim of responsibility for the Nice incident from Daesh or anyone else; no connection has yet been made between the perpetrator, who was a French-Tunisian and professional truck driver, and extremist groups.
Thousands of people demonstrated today in Baghdad, demanding the firing of corrupt officials, and appointment of new officials in the High Election Commission. Moqtada Al-Sadr attended the demonstrations and said the goal is to achieve comprehensive reforms in all government establishments. He also demanded the cancellation of the political and sectarian quota. He also says he stands with the Iraqi Army and security forces in fighting terrorism. [Sumaria]
DaeshDaily comment. What about the many Sadrist corrupt officials?
Video of today’s demonstrations [Yalla]
The Iraqi representative to the UN Security Council, Mohammed Al-Hakim, in a speech during a session in New York on Friday, said that Iraqi forces have freed 60% of the territory formerly controlled by Daesh. Hakim also said Iraq condemns the sectarian propaganda promoted by some Arab and non-Arab media outlets that promote violence in Iraq.
He also says Iraq urges the nations of the world to implement the provisions of Security Council resolutions on the war against Daesh, especially with regard to stopping the influx of foreign terrorists and stopping countries that make business deals with Daesh especially regarding oil and antiquities.
He said the Iraqi government stresses the need for the commitment of countries in the world, especially countries in the region, to pursue and prosecute the people who support Daesh, and the private associations that raise money for terrorists.
He said the Iraqi government has sent a request to Saudi Arabia to stop the fund-raising for Daesh that is disguised as support for the Falluja people.
He also asked the Council to support Iraq in its efforts to remove the Turkish troops stationed in the Ninewa region over Iraq’s objections. [Mada]
The Coalition says it conducted 6 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq (near Al-Qa’im, Baghdadi, Ramadi, Qayara, Mosul, and Sultan Abdullah). [InherentResolve]
Security-related incidents reported
North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)
Tribal PMFs killed a Daesh terrorist and seized an IED in the Abdul Kadhim area. [BOC Facebook Page]
An MoI source says a pharmacist was killed and his car was stolen when unknown armed men shot him in Husseiniya. [Mada]
Iraqi Army 22nd brigade found 2 IEDs in the Albu Abdu area. [BOC Facebook Page]
Iraqi Army 59th brigade found 140 IEDs and an explosive vest in the Bani Zaid area. [MoD Website]
East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)
An MoI source says one person was killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a restaurant in Niariya. [Mada]
Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)
An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Zafaraniya. [Mada]
South (Dora, Mahmudiya)
An MoI source says one person was killed and nine wounded when an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Abu Dsheer in Dora. [Mada]
Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an explosives cache in the Abraj area. It also captured 2 terrorists in the Turfa area and seized weapons and explosives. [BOC Facebook Page]
Iraqi Army 25th brigade found a large ammunitions and explosives cache in the Sayyed Abdulla area. [MoD Website]
An MoI source says two people were killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Saidiya. [Mada]
West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)
Iraqi Army 24th brigade captured a Daesh terrorist and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the Hamid Shaaban area in Abu Ghraib. [MoD Website]
Total Baghdad incidents reported: 11 (Includes only incidents reported)
Iraqi forces defused 90 IEDs in two houses and found 3 explosives factories and more than 400 rockets in the Falluja area. [BOC Facebook Page]
Iraqi forces cleared 50 houses and a school and defused 90 IEDs in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]
Iraqi Army 32nd brigade found a large ammunitions cache in the Halabsa area. [MoD Website]
The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says “tens” of Daesh terrorists fled Jazeera Khaldiya toward the western desert of Anbar in anticipation of an upcoming Iraqi attack in the area. [Maalomah]
An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing 12 Daesh terrorists and destroying a vehicle bomb, 3 mortar units, a rocket launcher, a guesthouse, and a machine gun-mounted vehicle. [Mada]
The Anbar Operations Command said Coalition warplanes destroyed Daesh hideouts in the Malahma area north of Habbaniya, killing 10 terrorists and destroying a vehicle bomb. [AIN]
Iraqi Army 10th division killed 4 Daesh terrorists in the Harija and Tarrah areas in northern Ramadi District. [MoD Website]
The IAF destroyed 4 Daesh hideouts and a vehicle in the Albu Dhiab area northwest of Ramadi, killing or wounding several terrorists. [MoD Website]
Iraqi Army 10th division secured 248 displaced people from the Albu Dhiab, Albu Assaf, and Albu Ali Al-Jassem areas. [MoD Website]
The IWMC issued a video of an Iraqi CH4 drone bombing a group of Daesh terrorists, north of Zangoura. [AIN]
A tribal PMF commander says Coalition warplanes destroyed 11 Daesh vehicles in a convoy in the Sakran area, killing 15 terrorists. [Maalomah]
An Iraqi Army source says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh hideout in the Dolab area west of Hit, killing 7 terrorists. [Harbi]
The JOC issued a statement saying Iraqi F-16s, in coordination with the MoI’s Al-Suqoor Intelligence Cell, bombed 11 Daesh targets in Al-Qa’im, destroying a suicide terrorist headquarters that was set up to conduct suicide attacks on Baghdad, killing 49 terrorists. The airstrikes also destroyed the Daesh military headquarters in Al-Qa’im, killing 24 terrorists, most of them from Shirqat, and destroying another guesthouse, killing 9 terrorists and wounding 3. The airstrikes also destroyed the Daesh “air defense position” headquarters in Al-Qa’im, killing 10 terrorists and destroying a vehicle. The JOC says the airstrikes are a response to the terrorist attacks in Karrada. [Baghdadia]
The Jazeera Operations Commander says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh gathering in Al Qa’im District, killing 7 terrorists, and destroying 2 vehicle bombs, 3 rocket launchers and a truck full of weapons and explosives. He says Daesh in Anbar has completely collapsed and is unable to launch open attacks on Iraqi forces there. [Mada]
Coalition warplanes killed 36 Daesh terrorists and destroyed weapons storehouses, a bulldozer, and 6 vehicles in different areas in west and central Anbar. [MoD Website]
A PMF commander says the main Daesh flag in Shirqat was destroyed by an IED. He says this action was a message from the people of Shirqat, expressing their rejection of Daesh’s presence. [Sumaria]
The Salahuddin Operations Command says its troops destroyed a Daesh machine gun-mounted vehicle with a Kornet missile in Makhoul. [Baghdadia]
The Salahuddin Operations Command source says its troops stopped a Daesh attack on the road between Siniya and Haditha, destroying 3 machine gun-mounted vehicles and a construction shovel, killing the terrorists inside. [Baghdadia]
The Salahuddin Operations Command source says its troops stopped a Daesh attack in the Thirthar area to the west, killing 10 terrorists and destroying an armored construction shovel and another armored vehicle, capturing 2 Humvees and an armored vehicle. It also says the IAA followed the terrorists as they retreated and destroyed 3 more vehicles, killing more terrorists. [Baghdadia]
A Salahuddin Police source says a child was killed and six others wounded when an IED exploded near the river in Dijla subdistrict south of Tikrit. [Mada]
A security source says a civilian was killed and seven others wounded when an IED exploded, in the Mkaishifa area north of Samarra. [Baghdadia]
Daesh issues a propaganda video. The video also shows some of its attacks on Amerli. [JustPaste]
A security source says two women and two children were wounded when a mortar shell fell on their house near the Sawamra area 6 km (4 miles) north of Baquba. [Sumaria]
A security source says a PMF fighter and a civilian were wounded when a roadside IED exploded in the Zarkoush village area near Saadiya. [Sumaria]
A PMF commander says a Daesh commander and 2 other terrorists were killed when an IED they were transporting exploded in their boat near the Himrin Lake. [Sumaria]
A security source says the police defused a 40kg IED that was planted on a dirt road in the Imam Wais area. [Sumaria]
A PMF commander says 70% of terrorists left Hawija and the situation is primed for an attack on the district in the coming hours. He says the IAA and IAF continued their attacks on Daesh locations and destroyed 2 media centers during the last 2 hours. He also says that more than 270 Daesh terrorist families were sent to Mosul during the past 2 days. [Maalomah]
A security source says Daesh forced people of Al-Zab subdistrict to leave their houses and started to dig trenches and fill them with crude oil in anticipation of an Iraqi forces attack. [Sumaria]
A Kirkuk Governorate source says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh headquarters and a car-rigging factory in addition to several vehicles in Khabbaz village in Riyadh subdistrict, killing 5 terrorists and wounding 9. [Mada]
Daesh says it attacked Peshmerga positions in Shaheed compound in Riyadh district. [JustPaste]
A Kurdish security source says the Peshmerga stopped a Daesh attack on Banshaq village in Daquq District. However, three Peshmerga fighters were killed and another wounded. [Harbi]
Daesh’s version says its terrorists attacked a Peshmerga military position in Banshaq village, and killed four fighters, capturing weapons and explosives in addition to burning out several vehicles before returning safely. [JustPaste]
A Kirkuk Police source says a Peshmerga fighter was killed by a Daesh sniper near the Yarmouk compound in Daquq’s Rashad subdistrict. [Mada]
A local source says people of Mosul have started to revolt against Daesh’s orders and some are wearing jeans and smoking cigarettes publicly. The source also says the Iraqi flag was raised in some areas of Mosul. [Baghdadia]
A PUK official says “tens” of Daesh terrorists fled toward the outskirts of Mosul city after attacks on Daesh by unknown people intensified. He also says an armed group raised the Iraqi flag over a school on the east side of Mosul, and the flag remained there for over an hour. [PUKMedia]
The IWMC says Coalition warplanes killed a Daesh leader who is the brother of Daesh’s Ninewa wali in an airstrike in the Rashidiya area in north Mosul. [AIN]
The IWMC says Iraqi forces finished installing the bridge over the Tigris River between Makhmur and Qayara. [Rudaw]
Photos of the completed bridge [Yalla]
A JOC source says Iraqi military equipment crossed the river to Qayara after the floating bridge was completed. Iraqi forces also secured three families who had escaped Qayara, and moved them to a camp in Erbil. [Maalomah]
Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee near the Qayara Airfield southwest of Qayara city. [A3maq]
Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)
A security source says a small group of Daesh suicide terrorists dressed as Peshmerga attacked the Kurdish forces near Dabshiya village in Zamar subdistrict, but the Peshmerga stopped the attack. A security commander says 3 of the terrorists were killed while the 4th blew himself up without causing any casualties, and 2 fled. A Rudaw correspondent says tens of families arrived at Peshmerga positions in the area and some were arrested after being accused of being Daesh members. [Sumaria] [Rudaw]
South (Baaj, Hatra)
A local says Daesh burned five civilians to death in iron cages, accusing them of communicating with security sources in Tal Abta. [Sumaria]
REPORTS FROM TURKEY
The Turkish Army announced its intention to overthrow the government. [Hawar] Major news channels showed the military in the streets and recorded gunshots.
Turkish security sources say a group of “military rebels” took the Turkish Military Chief of Staff hostage. [Anadolu]
The Turkish official news agency, Anadolu, says the mastermind behind the military coup in Turkey is the legal adviser of the Turkish Military Chief of Staff. [Rudaw]
The Turkish Prime Minister says there is a coup attempt against democracy and public will in the country. He says he will announce the identity of the group that started the coup attempt and he also called on Turkish people to remain calm. [Anadolu]
Thousands of people demonstrated in several Turkish cities against the coup. A Turkish warplane destroyed a helicopter that belonged to the coup in Ankara. [Anadolu]
REPORTS FROM SYRIA
Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)
Daesh publishes photos of publicly cutting off the hand and foot of a young man in Raqqa. [JustPaste]
A local source says Daesh imposed a compulsory military draft on all men 15-40 years of age in Manbij. Daesh threatened over loudspeakers that anyone who violates this will be forced to the front lines or killed. [Hawar]
DaeshDaily comment. Daesh’s growing desperation is apparent from this story (among others). It has already lost most of Manbij.
Daesh says it killed a “YPG member” and wounded another with an IED in Qahtaniya city northeast of Hasaka. [A3maq]
Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)
The Coalition says it conducted 11 airstrikes on Daesh positions near Manbij, struck six separate Daesh tactical units and destroyed 18 fighting positions, and damaged a bridge used by Daesh. [InherentResolve]
The Syrian Arab Coalition (apparently a new alternative name for the Manbij Military Council), supported by Coalition strikes, maneuvered toward the center of Manbij City, denying Daesh access to critical supply routes. Coalition strikes on key targets halted Daesh attempts to reinforce positions in the north and severed a main resupply and reinforcement route Daesh used to bring in vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).
The continued pressure SAC is applying to Daesh inside the city has enabled civilians to flee through the SAC perimeter and escape Daesh control.
The fight remains heavily contested. The SAC continues to hold their defensive positions and launch offensive operations into the north and south sides of the city, despite multiple Daesh attacks with VBIEDs, armored vehicles, and large formations of fighters.
Since the start of the operation, the Coalition has conducted more than 400 strikes in and around Manbij, destroying Daesh heavy weapons, vehicles, fortifications, VBIED facilities, armored vehicles, technical vehicles, bridges, and caches. [InherentResolve]
Daesh publishes photos of destroying a Syrian Army cannon south of Kowaires Airport with a guided missile. [JustPaste]
Manbij Military Council troops captured the National Hospital 1 km west of Manbij city center. [Hawar]
Daesh says Coalition warplanes destroyed a bridge in north Manbij on the road to Jarabulus. [A3maq]
Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)
The Russian Ministry of Defense says its warplanes intensified its airstrikes on Daesh locations near Tadmur and conducted more than 50 airstrikes since Tuesday. [ARA]
East (Deir Ez-Zor)
Local sources say that on Thursday, Daesh beheaded six members of the New Syria Army publicly in Deir Ez-Zor. The victims were captured in a Daesh ambush in Albu Kamal. [Hawar]
Eight civilians were killed and more than twenty wounded, including women and children, in a Russian airstrike on Albu Lail city east of Deir Ez-Zor. [Qasioun]
South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)
Clashes erupted between Free Syrian Army (FSA) units and a Daesh cell in Jassem city in Daraa, and an FSA fighter was killed and several others wounded as the Daesh cell was captured. The FSA published a photo of explosives found in the cell’s hideout. [EnabBaladi]
A video of the explosives found in the hideout [YouTube]
OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS
A security source says Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists shot and killed a government employee near his house in Arish. [ElWatan]
Security sources say Egyptian troops destroyed an IED planted on the International Road in Sheikh Zuweid city. [VetoGate]
The Libyan National Accord Government Military says its troops fought their way into the Ouagadougou compound, Ibn Sina Hospital, and the Jiza area in Sirte. It also says they destroyed 3 Daesh vehicle bombs in the city. It says “tens” of Daesh terrorists were killed in the battles today and photos of the destroyed vehicle bombs were published. [Wasat]
A Libyan military spokesman says Libyan helicopters conducted 4 airstrikes on Daesh locations in Sirte, in addition to destroying the 3 vehicle bombs. [Wasat]
A military medical source says seventeen Libyan soldiers were killed and more than 145 wounded in battles in east and south Sirte city. [Wasat]
A medical source had said earlier that seventy Libyan soldiers were killed and sixty wounded in the first hours of the Libyan troop’s attack on remaining Daesh positions in Sirte. The attack started after many days of shelling by Libyan troops. [AfriGate]
Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists, an Egyptian and a Libyan, detonated their car bombs on National Accord Government troops south of Sirte, killing or wounding “tens” of soldiers. [JustPaste]
The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says three of its citizens were killed, including a woman, and a four-year-old child was lost in the Nice attack. [Wasat]
A Tunisian Judiciary Spokesman says Tunisian authorities opened an investigation regarding the terrorist attack in Nice. [Tunisien]
SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES
A video of IAA helicopters destroying Daesh vehicles in Jazeera Khaldiya [YouTube]
DaeshDaily comment. Although Abu Qatada is an official enemy of Daesh, Daesh’s online fan boys completely supported him on this statement. As with other Salafi jihadi clerics, Abu Qatada claims that this is “undisputed” among “scholars.” In fact, such clerics depend almost entirely on Ibn Taymiyyah’s teaching and ignore countless Quranic verses and Prophet’s literature that say otherwise. As a captured terrorist once said “I don’t care about the Quran; I care about jihad.”
Getting into a religious debate with Abu Qatada and his like is exactly what they want. They are fame mongers. But to be fair, it’s not his fault that he’s not in prison. In fact, the recent trend is to release jihadi scholars, like Maqdisi and Tahawi, maybe to use them in the war against Daesh, ignoring the fact that the writings of these “scholars” are the reason Daesh exists in the first place.
Such criminals have been spewing hatred for decades now, and are essentially calling for genocide. Anyone who doesn’t support their twisted teaching should be killed—men, women and children. It is strange that there is no international law that would punish such people.
The only reason that terrorists like Khaled Sheikh Mohammed are not so influential is because they are in in prison. Abu Qatada, Maqdisi and others are way more dangerous.
Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]