An Update On ISIS Activities

July 15, 2016

 

Qayara Military Bridge

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

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

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]

 

BAGHDAD

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]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

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)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

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]

 

Ramadi

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]

 

Hit/Haditha

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]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

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]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

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]

 

Baiji

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]

 

Tikrit

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]

 

Samarra

A security source says a civilian was killed and seven others wounded when an IED exploded, in the Mkaishifa area north of Samarra. [Baghdadia]

 

Tooz

Daesh issues a propaganda video. The video also shows some of its attacks on Amerli. [JustPaste]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

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]

 

Northern Diyala

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]

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

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]

 

Southwest

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]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

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]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

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

 

North Africa

Egypt

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]

 

Libya

Central coast

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]

 

Tunisia

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]

 

Omar Mahmoud Othman, AKA Abu Qatada, the jihadi mouthpiece who used to live in the UK before being handed to Jordan, said the Nice attack is completely legitimate. [Ana Al-Muslim]

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 MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

 

 

July 14, 2016

The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Today’s Major Developments

Death toll 84 or more in Nice, France from Bastille Day attack by terrorist truck driver.

Government braces for major Sadrist demonstration; asks citizens not to attend.

1,000 more soldiers arrive at Al-Asad base near Haditha to join Al-Qa’im liberation campaign.

IAF bombing attack destroys Daesh facilities in four Hawija locations.

Libya military says Daesh has 300 fighters left in Sirte.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

The IWMC issued a statement asking citizens not to participate in Friday’s demonstrations because the demonstrations were not licensed. It also says Iraqi forces will deal with any “armed appearances” as a terrorist threat. Moqtada Al-Sadr has called for massive demonstrations in Baghdad. [Sumaria]

Security closed the Al-Jumhuriya Bridge, which links Tahrir Square to the International Zone entrance, and other streets in downtown Baghdad. [Mada]

Prime Minister Abadi held a meeting with military and security commanders and urged them to impose the rule of law and prevent any armed presence by demonstrators on the streets. [Mada]

 

Speaker Jubouri’s office issued a statement saying the Speaker met with the Chinese Ambassador to Iraq, who said his country donated 170 million dollars to support the displaced people in Falluja and Mosul. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Why is the leader of the legislative branch making this announcement?

 

The Coalition conducted 15 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq (near Qayara (4), Mosul (2), Kasik (1), Sinjar (1), Hit (3), Haditha (1), Habbaniya (1), and Ramadi (2)). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Iraqi Army 22nd brigade destroyed a Daesh guesthouse in Tarmiya. The same brigade killed 2 Daesh suicide terrorists in the Albu Faras area and destroyed another guesthouse. [BOC Facebook Page] Daesh says the Iraqi Army was conducting a search in Tarmiya when a suicide terrorist detonated his explosives vest, killing or wounding several soldiers. [JustPaste]

Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists, an Iraqi and a Kurd, detonated their vehicle bomb on Iraqi forces near the Taji Camp, killing or wounding twenty-three soldiers and PMF fighters. [JustPaste]

An MoI source says two people were killed and five wounded when a sticky IED exploded under a small bus in Husseiniya. [Mada]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and six wounded when an IED exploded near a market in Shaab. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded in a commercial area in Mashtal. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

Iraqi Army 25th brigade found an IED and explosives cache in the Sayyed Abdulla area. [BOC Facebook Page]

The MoD says Iraqi Army 25th division captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in the Sayyed Abdulla area. [Harbi]

Daesh says its snipers killed a “PMF member” in Alimiya in Arab Jabour, and another one in Mudhiriya in Rasheed. Daesh also says it detonated an IED on a PMF patrol in Sayafiya in Arab Jabour, killing a PMF fighter and wounding another. [JustPaste]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

A local police source says unknown armed men on a motorcycle shot and killed a civilian and severely wounded his son in the Makaseb area. [Maalomah]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

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

 

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

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The Falluja tribal PMF commander says a tribal PMF commander and two of his associates were wounded when a sticky IED exploded under their vehicle in Qarma. He says their security opened an investigation into people responsible for assassination attempts against tribal PMF leaders. [Mada] [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. This is alarming. A sticky IED usually means sleeper cells.

 

The Rapid Intervention Unit defused 70 IEDs in Falluja District. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 14th division defused 11 booby-trapped houses in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A Rapid Intervention Unit found 3 car factories, more than 700 rockets, and other explosives in Hay Al-Dhubat. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The Falluja Police Chief says IFP and Rapid Intervention units withdrew completely from Falluja city and the Iraqi Army and local police are now responsible for the safety of the people in the city. [Sumaria]

 

The MoD says Coalition warplanes killed 9 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and a heavy machine gun in the Qurtan and Albu Ali Al-Jassem areas. [Harbi]

 

The IFP Commander says Iraqi Army 8th division defused a vehicle bomb in the Albu Aifan area south of Falluja and 42 IEDs in the Falahat area west of Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

The MoD says Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an explosives cache in the Albu Auda area in Qarma. [Harbi]

 

Ramadi

The Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing 13 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicle bombs, 4 mortar units, and a guesthouse. [BasNews]

 

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi artillery targeted a Daesh house in the Albu Ubaid area, killing 4 terrorists and destroying a machine gun-mounted vehicle. [Maalomah]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says the IFP bombed a Daesh hideout north of the Albu Dhiab area, killing 15 terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

The MoD says Anbar Operations Command troops destroyed 47 IEDs and a motorcycle and killed a Daesh terrorist in the Zangoura area just west of Ramadi city. [Harbi]

 

The MoD says Iraqi Army 16th division killed 3 Daesh terrorists in northwest Ramadi. The terrorists were planning to attack Iraqi forces in the area but they were detected by the Military Intelligence Service. [Harbi]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack north of Thirthar, killing 12 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. [Harbi]

Daesh publishes photos of an attack on Iraqi forces near Thirthar Lake. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Haditha

The IAF destroyed a Daesh training camp, a weapons storehouse, and 10 vehicles in Hit, killing 70 terrorists. [MoD Website]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says the IAA targeted Daesh locations in Jazeera Hit, Dolab, and the Haditha area, killing 29 terrorists and destroying 5 vehicle bombs. [Maalomah]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The Jazeera Operations Commander says military reinforcements of 1,000 soldiers arrived to the Ain Al-Asad base to participate in the liberation operations of Anah, Rawa and Al-Qa’im. [Sumaria]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The Counter Terrorism Service Commander says 400 Daesh terrorists have been killed so far in the military operations in north Salahuddin. [Mawazin]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Coalition warplanes killed the Daesh wali of Shirqat and 2 of his associates when they bombed his vehicle near Marir village north of Shirqat. The same terrorist had been reported killed in internal clashes last year. [Mada]

 

Daesh issues a video of its operations in Shirqat [JustPaste]

 

The MoD says Iraqi forces destroyed a building that several Daesh terrorists were using as a barricade in Makhoul subdistrict. [Harbi]

 

Baiji

The IAA stopped a Daesh attack near Um Jamal village on the road between Baiji and Thirthar, destroying 20 vehicles and killing 60 terrorists. [MoD Website]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles on the road between Baiji and Haditha. [JustPaste]

 

The MoD says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on the Thermal Station area north of Baiji, and destroyed an armored construction shovel. [Harbi]

 

The MoD says Iraqi forces captured 9 men wanted on terrorism charges in areas west of Baiji. [Harbi]

 

Tikrit

A security source says local tribal PMF fighters killed 2 Daesh suicide terrorists east of Al-Daur. [Baghdadia]

 

The MoD says Iraqi forces captured 2 men wanted on terrorism charges who were trying to sneak into Al-Alam with returnee families. [Harbi]

 

The MoD says Salahuddin Operations Command troops stopped a Daesh attack with a vehicle bomb and defused 14 IEDs in the Diba’i area. [Harbi]

 

Tooz

A security source says three PMF fighters were wounded when an IED exploded on their convoy west of Tooz. [Mada]

 

A security source says a PMF commander was killed when a roadside IED exploded on his vehicle in Amerli subdistrict. [Maalomah]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The Diyala Police Chief says his troops captured 2 men wanted on terrorism charges in Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says four civilians, including two women, were wounded when an IED exploded in an orchard in Tawakul village. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A security source says a Daesh commander was captured in south Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

Hawija

A security source says Daesh executed a terrorist who used to be called the “slaughterer of Hawija,” one of Daesh’s executioners, after his attempts to flee the city. [Ghad]

 

The IAF destroyed a Daesh headquarters in Itaira village in Riyadh, killing 20 terrorists. The IAF also destroyed 2 Daesh checkpoints in Riyadh. [MoD Website]

The JOC says the IAF destroyed a Daesh hideout in Abbasi, killing several terrorists inside. It also says the IAF destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb factory in Riyadh subdistrict. [Harbi]

 

The IAF destroyed 2 Daesh locations in the Hawija Hospital compound. [MoD Website]

 

The IAF destroyed a Daesh sniper’s headquarters, a media center, and a rocket storehouse in Hawija. [MoD Website]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

The IWMC says Iraqi F-16s targeted Daesh in Hammam Al-Alil, killing the Daesh deputy wali of the area. Iraqi F16s also destroyed the Daesh hisbah office, properties office, and police office, killing a Daesh “judge” and several other terrorists. [Ghad]

 

A local source says Daesh is kicking out tenants in houses it gave earlier to its supporters in Mosul, in order to accommodate its leaders who have recently fled Salahuddin and Anbar following losing military operations. The houses belong to displaced people who left the city when Daesh arrived. [Sumaria]

 

A Ninewa police source says 2 IEDs exploded targeting “Daesh police” in the Al-Nour area east of Mosul, destroying 2 vehicles and killing 8 terrorists. The source says Daesh arrested thirty civilians in the area arbitrarily. [BasNews]

 

Local sources say Daesh increased its aggression against the people of Mosul and started to target them with arbitrary penalties and arrests. Daesh uses prisoners to dig trenches or forces them to the battlefields. A young man who published an anti-Daesh post on social media was arrested with his entire family. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Hay Al-Mansour in Mosul. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. This is another of the life-is-normal messages from places where life is the least normal.

 

Makhmur/Qayara

A Ninewa Operations Command source says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh gathering in Qanus village south of Qayara, killing 9 terrorists. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces near Al-Imam village south of Qayara. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes a photo of the Iraqi suicide terrorist who conducted the attack. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes a video of the attack [A3maq]

 

Daesh issues a video of destroying an Iraqi Army personnel carrier in Karama village just south of Haj Ali by the river. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Abrams tank with a guided missile near Ihjala village. [A3maq]

 

Coalition warplanes destroyed 2 Daesh positions in Dirbas and Awsaja villages, killing 20 terrorists and destroying a tank & 2 mortar units. Awsaja is just across the river from Qayara, [MoD Website]

 

The Ninewa Operations Commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Ihjala and Jada’a villages, killing 16 terrorists, including suicide bombers, and destroying 4 rocket launchers. [BasNews]

 

A security source says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh mortar unit in Jada’a village in Qayara, killing 3 terrorists. [Mada]

 

A security source says the Coalition destroyed a Daesh vehicle carrying weapons and military equipment in Arkabah just south of Qayara. The source also says the Coalition destroyed another vehicle carrying weapons in Qayara city, killing the terrorists inside. [Mada]

 

The Counter Terrorism Service says Iraqi forces cleared the Qayara Airfield residential compound 7km east of the airfield, killing 18 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs and a machine gun-mounted vehicle. [Sumaria]

 

The Counter Terrorism Service Commander says Iraqi forces stopped work on the floating bridge near Qayara because of the continuous Daesh attacks. [Mawazin]

 

KURDISTAN

The KRG President Masoud Barzani says on his Twitter account he had an important meeting with General Votel, the CENTCOM commander, and US Ambassador Stuart Jones, without giving more details. [BasNews]

 

The general secretary of the Peshmerga Ministry says there are 50,000 Peshmerga fighters in the Ninewa area but it’s still unknown how many of them will participate in the Ninewa liberation. He says the role of the Peshmerga will depend on future meetings with the Iraqi government and the Coalition. [Rudaw]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Basra

Basra Police say they captured a man wanted on terrorism charges, near a hospital in Basra city. [Baghdadia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Coalition conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria (near Manbij (9), Raqqa (1), Shaddadi (1), and Deir Ez-Zor (1)). [InherentResolve]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign. Heavy battles continued and Manbij Military Council troops are advancing towards the city center. More than 40 Daesh terrorists were killed in the battles since Wednesday. [Hawar]

 

Two Kurdish journalists were wounded when a Daesh land mine exploded on their vehicle in Manbij. [Hawar]

 

Daesh issues a video of a suicide attack on a YPG gathering southwest of Manbij. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG Humvee with an IED northwest of Manbij, killing the fighters inside. [A3maq]

 

Elsewhere in northern Aleppo. The YPG says it stopped a Daesh attack southwest of Kobane, killing a terrorist. [Hawar]

 

The Turkish Army targeted the YPG positions in Ziyarat village, west of Kobane, with heavy artillery. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says it stopped Turkey-backed opposition group attacks on the Sheikh Maqsoud and Afrin areas, killing 3 fighters and destroying 2 vehicles. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army heavy machine gun with a guided missile south of Kowaires Military Airport. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of one of its media centers in Aleppo. [JustPaste]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army SUV in an ambush near Salamiya city northeast of Homs in Hama District. [A3maq]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Daesh says it shot down a Syrian MiG and killed the pilot near Tharda Mountain in Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of the plane. [A3maq]

The Syrian government admitted losing the MiG, but said it went down due to technical problems. [Qasioun]

 

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

Daesh issues a video of a Syrian helicopter it shot down in East Ghouta, east of Damascus. [A3maq]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Eyewitnesses say 2 masked men kidnapped a civilian from the Nasr area in Arish center. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says 4 armed men broke into a school in Arish center and stole the salaries of the teachers. [ElWatan]

 

A security armored vehicle survived an IED explosion in the Bahbouh area, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says a policeman was wounded in the chest by a sniper in the Kharouba area, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says a policeman was killed when an IED exploded on his patrol in Joura village, south of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Libya

Northeast

A Libyan Special Forces spokesman says his troops stopped a Daesh attack on the Chinese Buildings area in Benghazi, killing 13 terrorists and capturing 3 vehicles and a cannon. [Wasat]

 

A Libya National Army spokesman says his troops handed over 13 terrorists captured in west Benghazi, including 7 foreigners, to security. [Libya24]

 

Central coast

The National Accord Government military spokesman says seven Libyan soldiers were wounded in the battles in Sirte. [Wasat]

A National Accord Government military spokesman says there are still 300 Daesh terrorists in Sirte and they have one tank and several mortar units. He says the reason for the delay is that unlike the early days of the battles, Daesh is now trapped in residential areas and has deployed its snipers over the buildings, which makes it a street war that requires more time. [Wasat]

 

Daesh issues a video of the results of the bombarding of houses and a mosque in Sirte [A3maq]

 

The Oil Facilities Guard Service says it found a mass grave of 8 bodies in Nawfaliya. The bodies belonged to people who were executed by Daesh in mid-2015. [Wasat]

 

Morocco

The Morocco Ministry of Interior says security units captured a Daesh cell of 6 members who were linked to the terrorists in Libya and were planning to conduct a terrorist attack in the kingdom. [Libya24]

 

Other countries

France

The major international news story overnight has been the vicious attack perpetrated in Nice, France, on the Mediterranean by a Tunisian-born resident of the city, who drove a large truck down a main street for two kilometers through crowds of people attending a fireworks display for Bastille Day, running over as many as he could. The death toll has continued to rise and was 84 by early morning. Neither Daesh nor any other organization has so far claimed responsibility for this incident.

 

Bangladesh

Daesh publishes infographics about its operations in Bangladesh. [A3maq]

 

Pakistan

Daesh says it killed a Pakistani policeman in the Bashir Abad area in Peshawar. [JustPaste]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today in Arabic, French, Turkish, and English [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a statement mourning the death of Omar Al-Shishani. [JustPaste]

July 13, 2016

Ali Mahmoud

 

Today’s Major Developments

France, Sweden sending more help

Iraqi forces clearing area west of Hit, looking toward Al-Qa’im.

Major population exodus reported from Shirqat.

Omar Shishani dies again.

All foreign Daesh terrorists reported to have left Hawija.

Iraqi units moving toward Qayara city from both sides of the river.

Manbij, SDF militias control most of Manbij.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

French President Hollande says his country will send more military advisors to Iraq to help in the Mosul liberation. France will also return Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Middle East. [BasNews]

The Swedish Minister of Defense says his country will raise the number of its military advisors in Iraq from 35 to 70. [Mada]

 

Prime Minister Abadi met in his office with General Joseph Votel, the CENTCOM commander, and discussed the preparations for the Mosul campaign. The commander expressed his condolences about the terrorist attacks in Karrada and Balad, and also congratulated Abadi for the victories against Daesh. [Rudaw]

 

KRG President Masoud Barzani called Prime Minister Abadi, congratulated him on the Qayara Airfield liberation, and stressed the importance of coordination between Baghdad and Erbil in the war against Daesh. [BasNews]

 

Abadi sent a letter to the Syrian President Al-Assad with the Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh Al-Fayadh, who explained to Assad the preparations for the Mosul campaign. [SANA]

 

President Masoum approved the death sentences on several convicts who participated in “serious terrorist attacks”, according to his spokesman. [Sumaria]

 

170 MPs attended the CoR session on Wednesday. The CoR set August 11 as the date to question the Minister of Defense, after a Shia MP accused the Minister of corruption. The CoR also voted to declare Baiji a disaster area, and to end the memberships of several MPs who have not attended the minimum number of required sessions set by COR rules. The CoR will resume its session on Sunday. [ROJ] [Sumaria] [Sumaria]

 

The Kurdish CoR members decided to leave Baghdad, for security reasons, after participating in the CoR sessions. Moqtada Al-Sadr called for demonstrations on Friday. [Rudaw]

Sadr arrived in Tahrir Square and said the demonstrations will be peaceful. [Mada]

 

The Saudi Ambassador says he requested armored vehicles from PM Abadi after receiving threats from people linked to Iran. [BasNews]

 

The Coalition conducted 17 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, 11 in Anbar–near Baghdadi (5), Al-Qa’im (1), Rawa (1), Haditha (1), Hit (1), Habbaniya (1), and Ramadi (1); in Baiji (1); and 5 in Ninewa–Qayara (2), Mosul (1), and Kasik (2). [InherentResolve]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says a suicide terrorist attacked an Iraqi Army checkpoint in the Husseiniya area, killing three people and wounding eleven, including soldiers. [Mada]

Daesh’s version says one of its suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces at the Shaab checkpoint near Husseiniya, killing or wounding more than 30 soldiers. [JustPaste] Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist. [JustPaste]

 

A National Security Service source says Iraqi forces trapped and captured 2 suicide terrorists in Taji. The source also says a 3rd suicide terrorist blew himself up on security personnel, causing minor injuries. [Maalomah]

The Baghdad Operations Command Spokesman says 4 suicide terrorists in a small bus were stopped at a checkpoint in Taji. One of the terrorists blew himself up, killing the other three terrorists. However, 3 security members were killed and 4 wounded. [Sumaria]

A security source says security captured 2 suicide terrorists who were trying to attack a prison in Taji. [Ghad]

Daesh publishes a photo of the suicide terrorist who detonated a vehicle bomb in Rashidiya yesterday. [JustPaste]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and six wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Hay Ur. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says a doctor was killed when a sticky IED exploded under his vehicle in the Jisr Diyala area. [Mada]

An MoI source says one person was killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded in Nahrawan. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

A senior intelligence source says Iraqi forces captured 5 Daesh terrorists from a cell of 7 terrorists responsible for detonating over 20 IEDs in Yusufiyah. The source also says security confiscated 9 IEDs and several weapons and explosives. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade killed a Daesh terrorist in the Akhsaf area. It also destroyed 3 Daesh guest houses in the Madhanik area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi forces seized weapons and explosives in 4 different areas in south Baghdad Governorate. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says two people were killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a market in the Hay Al-Amel area. [Mada]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   13    (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

The Chairman of the Anbar Tribes Council says Anbar provincial officials should start working in Anbar instead of Baghdad or Amman or Turkey. He also says some officials are holding secret meetings in Arab countries, which allows these countries to intervene in Anbar issues and that’s not acceptable. [Mada]

 

Falluja

Iraqi forces defused 80 IEDs in 2 booby-trapped houses in the Falluja military sector. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A member of the Security Committee in the Anbar Provincial Council says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 vehicle bombs and defused hundreds of houses and IEDs in a raid on the Halabsa and Albu Alwan areas. [Maalomah]

A Joint Operations Command (JOC) source says Iraqi forces destroyed 25 IEDs on the Halabsa road. [Harbi]

 

Ramadi

The JOC says Coalition warplanes targeted Daesh locations in several areas north of Ramadi, killing 58 terrorists and destroying 5 weapons storehouses, 3 tunnels, a vehicle, a boat and a guesthouse. [Harbi]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh hideouts in Jazeera Ramadi, killing 9 terrorists and destroying a vehicle and a heavy machine gun. [Sumaria]

 

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says 4 Daesh terrorists accidentally killed themselves as they were trying to booby-trap a vehicle in Jazeera Khaldiya. [Maalomah]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists who were hiding in a house in the Zangoura area. [Sumaria]

An Anbar Operations commander says Iraqi forces killed a Daesh terrorist and destroyed 47 IEDs and a motorcycle in the Zangoura area. [Harbi]

The IWMC says Coalition warplanes stopped a Daesh attack on Iraqi forces near the Zangoura area, destroying a vehicle bomb and killing 15 terrorists. [AIN]

The JOC says Iraqi Army 8th division found a Daesh ammunition storehouse in the Zangoura area. [Harbi]

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces near the Um Jamal area north of Thirthar Lake, killing eight soldiers and destroying a machine gun mounted vehicle. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says its terrorists attacked Iraqi Army military positions near Thirthar Lake, destroying 5 positions and killing the soldiers inside, in addition to 4 vehicles, one with machine guns. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/ Haditha

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, stopped a Daesh attack on the Sakran area in Barwana, killing 30 terrorists and destroying 13 vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

The JOC says Iraqi Army 7th division destroyed 23 IEDs and cleared a 1.5 km road in the Albu Hayat area in Haditha. [Harbi]

 

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, killed 7 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicle bombs in a military operation in Jazeera Hit. [Maalomah]

 

Jazeera Operations Command reported that its artillery killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle in 2 different areas west of Hit. Iraqi forces also found a small Daesh recon drone in the area. Coalition warplanes killed 4 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a cannon in Hay Al-Bakr in Hit District. He also says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 vehicles bombs, a rocket launcher and a mortar unit. [Mawazin]  [Mada]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The Jazeera Operations Command says Iraqi forces will finish liberating Jazeera Hit in the coming days and head toward the western areas of Anbar including Rawa, Anah, Al-Qa’im and the Iraq-Syria border. [Mawazin] [Mada]

 

A tribal PMF commander says tens of Daesh terrorists fled suddenly with their families from Anah District toward Syria. The reasons are the anticipated military operation to liberate the District and the threats by people in the area to fight Daesh and force it to leave. [Maalomah]

Daesh Daily comment. These stories are significant for strategic reasons, as are the Jazeera (desert) Hit stories above. Losing Hit earlier cut off Daesh’s southern route between Syria and Iraq, but a few pockets in Jazeera Hit remained. Along the Euphrates, Iraqi units are positioned west of Haditha to capture the three remaining cities east of the Syria border. This would effectively eliminate Daesh’s middle route between Syria and Iraq. (The northern route, between Mosul and Raqqa was largely cut off before, including by the Peshmerga/YPG victory in Sinjar and the YPG capture of much of northeastern Syria.)

    Taken together, the implication of the stories is that Iraq is now committing the forces to clean up central Anbar and then move on to the northwest, supported by airpower. Iraqi units would then be positioned on the Syria border and the border area could become a major focus of US anti-Daesh efforts. A “squeeze” strategy would then be likely, with movements toward Raqqa moving up the river through Deir Ez-Zor while the Syria Democratic Forces and allied militias move south from Manbij.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The Ministry of Displacement and Migration says 3,000 people have left their homes in the Shirqat area so far in July. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says Omar Shishani, one of its main leaders, was killed in Shirqat. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. This terrorist was responsible for killing hundreds of people from the Shaitat Tribe in Deir Ez-Zor in 2014.  

The A3maq news agency linked to Daesh confirmed the death of Shishani, saying he was killed in combat while trying to repel forces fighting to retake the city of Mosul. This is news at the Pentagon, which announced in March that Shishani had died from injuries sustained in a US airstrike on March 4 near the northeastern Syria city of Shaddadi, where Shishani had reportedly been sent to bolster local Daesh forces. Last year, the US offered a $5 million reward for Shishani.

A3maq, which is a regular Daesh news outlet, had denied the Pentagon’s claims in March. Shishani (real name Tarkhan Batirashvili) was also known as Omar the Chechen. The red-bearded jihadist was said to be a close military adviser to Daesh leader Awwad Al-Baghdadi. He had held numerous senior military positions within the group, including “minister of war.” [BBC]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh’s hisbah office in Shirqat, destroying large quantities of weapons and explosives. [Harbi]

 

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces with a vehicle bomb north of Shirqat, killing eighteen soldiers and wounding others, and destroying 3 vehicles. Daesh also says it destroyed 2 Abrams tanks, 3 Humvees, and a bulldozer, with guided missiles north and northeast of Shirqat. [JustPaste]

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

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Shirqat city. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Such photos are standard Daesh propaganda now. In general, however, they are most likely to depict places where life is worst and Daesh’s control is slipping. 

 

Samarra

The JOC says Samarra Operations Command captured 3 men wanted on terrorism charges in different areas of Samarra city. [Harbi]

 

Tooz

The JOC says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles and a gathering in the Zarqa area. [Harbi]

 

The JOC says Dijla Operations Command troops searched 4 villages in the Amerli area and destroyed 2 booby-trapped boats and an ammunition cache. [Harbi]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

A security source says unknown armed men broke into a house of a local tribal leader in Baquba, killing him and another civilian. [Mada]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a doctor in Baquba city. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot at civilians near a commercial area 3 km (2 miles) south of Baquba, killing two people. [Sumaria]

 

The Diyala Police chief says his troops captured 3 men wanted on terrorism charges in different areas in Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in the Al-Salam subdistrict east of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A security source says unknown armed men kidnapped a Ministry of Electricity employee and a school teacher from their houses in Dibis subdistrict. [Sumaria]

 

Hawija

A JOC source says a Daesh foreign terrorist fled Hawija toward Mosul, and says only Daesh terrorists who are from the District remain. The source says Iraqi forces have isolated Hawija from Qayara, Shirqat and Fatha. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. This seems the Daesh way of fleeing: the foreign terrorists leave. The idea might be that the local terrorists can always shave their beards and act like they are local civilians. Even if they get identified later, as happened in Falluja and Ramadi, they can cause a lot of troubles for the Iraqi government because some politicians will back them up as harmless people being persecuted by the Shia-majority government. 

 

A local source says Daesh is preventing the people of Hawija from leaving while allowing the families of its terrorists to move toward Mosul. The source says the Iraqi Army is blocking the road between Hawija toward Shirqat, Qayara, Baiji, and Tikrit while Peshmerga are surrounding Hawija from the east. [Mada]

 

A JOC source says Coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on Daesh gatherings in Riyadh, Abbasi, and Hawija city, destroying several Daesh guesthouses and vehicles. The source said no information was available on human casualties. [Mada]

 

The IAF bombed 22 Daesh targets in Hawija and Al-Zab, including government buildings, schools, a bank, terrorists’ houses and civilian houses taken by Daesh and used as weapons and explosives storehouses, in addition to vehicles and caravans. [MoD Website]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

An informed source says clashes erupted between Daesh and people of Hammam Al-Alil subdistrict south of the city after the people raised Iraqi flags on houses and buildings. The source says tens of people are trying to kick Daesh out of the subdistrict. [Sumaria]

 

Eyewitnesses say people in Mosul raised the Iraqi flag over 20 buildings in different areas in the city, causing some panic among Daesh terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

A source from Mosul city says several Daesh terrorists who fled from Qayara shot themselves in different parts of their bodies to avoid execution for deserting. [Etejah]

 

The former Governor of Ninewa, Atheel Al-Nujaifi, says Daesh’s presence in Mosul is “weak” and that opens the door “national forces” to work on liberating the city from the inside. [Sumaria]

 DaeshDaily comment. Nujaifi the separatist is still trying to execute his plan to take over Ninewa with his own “National Mobilization Forces.” The government and the US have made it clear that they are not wanted.  

 

Nineveh Plain

A local source says a Daesh suicide terrorist attacked his own colleagues in a restaurant in Bartella subdistrict, killing 9 of them. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. Might be a dispute over the tip?

 

Makhmur/Qayara

Iraqi forces captured 47 villages between Makhoul and Qayara. 17 villages other villages are still under Daesh control, 8 of them on the eastern side of the Tigris. A local activist says Iraqi forces have arrived at the Tigris from the east and met up with forces on the other side. [ARA]

DaeshDaily comment. A few days ago, Secretary of Defense Carter stated while visiting Iraq that the Qayara Airfield will be used as a staging base for the assault on Mosul, a development we had predicted. To secure the base for that purpose, however, Iraq needs to capture the surrounding villages so as to keep the base far enough away from potential mortar fire from surrounding villages.

 

The JOC says Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb after liberating Ihjala village. Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded. It says Iraqi forces have started to construct a floating bridge on the Tigris between Ihjala and the Haj Ali area on the east side of the river. [Harbi]

 

The Ninewa Operations Commander says Iraqi forces arrived at the Tigris River in the Qayara subdistrict and are only a few kilometers from the city. [Mada]

 

A security source says Daesh targeted Iraqi forces in Qayara with mortars, wounding 5 soldiers. The source says Iraqi forces responded to the source of fire, killing 8 terrorists and destroying a vehicle. [Sumaria]

Daesh says 3 of its terrorists attacked Iraqi Army positions south of Qayara, killing 5 soldiers, burning out a personnel carrier, and capturing light weapons before returning safely. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says Ali Mahmoud, a journalist with the Iraqi Al-Ghadeer TV, was killed and two of his colleagues were wounded while covering military operations in Qayara. [Baghdadia]

 

KURDISTAN

A video of a 21-year-old Dutch woman who married a Daesh terrorist and went to Raqqa, then Mosul, then surrendered to the Peshmerga with her 2 children. [Kurdistan24]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Muthanna. The Muthanna Police Chief says he got information about Daesh’s intention to attack central and southern governorates. He says security measures were increased throughout the governorate. [Ghad]

 

Qadisiya. A security source says Explosive Ordinance Disposal defused an IED that was planted near a fuel station in east Diwaniya. [Ghad]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Daesh says it detonated 2 IEDs on 2 YPG SUVs, killing five fighters and wounding others near Al-Hawl. [JustPaste]

Daesh says a senior YPG security official was wounded by the IED in Al-Hawl. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Heavy battles continued between Manbij Military Council fighters and Daesh in the northern parts of the Hazawana neighborhood. The MMC has liberated 85% of the area. [Hawar]

 

The Coalition says it conducted 10 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, 8 of them near Manbij. The others were in Deir Ez-Zor and Tadmur. [InherentResolve]

 

The MMC issued an announcement to civilians of Manbij city, stating that they can move around between 9 AM – 2 PM, and advised them to stay at least 300m away from the battles, to stay away from Daesh locations in the city, and not to use motorcycles in their movements. [Hawar]

 

MMC troops secured 1,300 civilians who were trapped in areas in west Manbij (video). [Hawar]

The Manbij Military Council established the first displaced families camp in east Manbij. [Hawar]

 

However, local sources say Daesh is trapping civilians in the eastern and southern parts of Manbij and preventing them from leaving their houses. Daesh also deployed snipers in the areas. Daesh terrorists killed two women who left their house 2 days ago and cut off the food supplies to civilians, providing food to their terrorists only. [Hawar]

 

Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by Coalition warplanes, captured the National Hospital in Manbij city. An SDF source refuted media reports about negotiations with Daesh to let it leave the city after turning over their heavy weapons. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian Democratic Forces source says Manbij Military Council troops captured the Saba Al-Bharat circle in west Manbij after heavy battles with Daesh that lasted 4 days. The source also says the MMC stopped several Daesh attacks near the hospital, killing 28 terrorists. [BasNews]

 

Syrian Democratic Forces say the southern and western part of Manbij is almost empty of Daesh except for some small pockets. [EnabBaladi]

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb on the YPG in southwest Manbij, killing eight fighters and wounding many others. [JustPaste]

 

A local source says Daesh levied a fine of $1,000 on the families of anyone who attempts to leave and in the process hits a land mine and becomes killed or wounded in Manbij and other areas. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says Coalition warplanes conducted 16 airstrikes on “residential areas” in Manbij during the last 24 hours. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. This is more standard Daesh propaganda. The Coalition airstrikes always miss their military targets and kill civilians or are aimed at civilians, which shows the cruelty of the West toward Muslims. This sets up the companion media theme that Daesh, by contrast, is the protector of Sunni Arabs. Daesh’s real issue is that these airstrikes almost always land on them.

 

Elsewhere in Aleppo, thousands of displaced people arrived in Afrin near the Turkey border during the last 2 days, escaping Daesh controlled areas in north Aleppo. [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Photos were circulated on social media of Russian soldiers in Tadmur city. [Dorar]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes launched airstrikes on Daesh locations in areas east of Homs and areas south of Tadmur. [SANA]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes launched airstrikes on Daesh locations in 2 villages, 14 km (9 miles) east of Silmiya city in Hama. [SANA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles against Syrian troops east of Tadmur, including a suicide attack. One of the photos shows a Russian warplane that was burned to the ground. [JustPaste]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Russian warplanes launched extensive airstrikes on 2 towns east of Deir Ez-Zor. Daesh attacked Syrian troops near Tharda Mountain to regain areas it had recently lost. Battles continue between Syrian troops and Daesh near the Haweiqa area in Deir Ez-Zor city, while Daesh targeted Joura and Qusour neighborhoods with mortars. [Qasioun]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Daesh says it damaged an Egyptian Army armored vehicle with an IED in the Bir Lahfan area south of Arish, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. Daesh also says it detonated another IED on a personnel carrier in the same area. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the attacks. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says a policeman was killed by a sniper in the Joura area in south Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

Security sources say Egyptian Apaches attacked an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis cell in a house in Touma village in south Sheikh Zuweid, killing 9 terrorists. [ElWatan]

 

Security sources say 6 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists broke into a cafe in Sheikh Zuweid and kidnapped a young man after accusing him of cooperating with the army. [VetoGate]

 

Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists blew up a 5 story house near the Bahbouh neighborhood in Sheikh Zuweid, claiming that the house was used by security forces to monitor terrorists. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says two policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle near Baghdad village in Central Sinai. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

Nine civilians were wounded when a shell fell on the Sidi Younes area in Benghazi. [Wasat]

 

Four civilians, including two children, were wounded when a shell fell near the medical university in Benghazi. [Wasat]

 

Central coast

The National Accord Government Military says the situation in Sirte is stable except for a Libyan soldier that was killed and several others wounded in Daesh’s shelling on the city. He also says Libyan warplanes continued their attacks on Daesh. He says the battle areas have no civilians, but there are still some families trapped in Sirte that are suffering from lack of food supplies. [Libya24]

The Misrata Hospital says it received twenty-two Libyan soldiers who were wounded in the battles in Sirte. One of the soldiers later died in the hospital. [AfriGate]

 

The Libyan National Accord Government Military says Daesh terrorists are trapped in a 4.5 sq. km area in Sirte. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles in Sirte. [JustPaste]

In the photos, Daesh shows for the first time, that it is using SBG9 anti-armor missiles. [Wasat]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

A video of the aftermath of the Shaab (Baghdad) checkpoint explosion [YouTube]

 

A video of Daesh terrorists joking while one of them is raping an enslaved girl in a nearby room [Twitter]

 

A Twitter hashtag about the death of Shishani [Twitter]

A short video of Omar Al-Shishani [YouTube]

 

A video of Iraqi forces swimming in the Tigris near Qayara [ISOF]

A video of Iraqi forces in Ihjala village [ISOF]

 

A video of a Coalition airstrike destroying a Daesh “technical” vehicle near Albu Kamal [CJTF]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

July 12, 2016

Iraqi Soldier 2

Today’s Major Developments

Parliament resumes sessions in Baghdad.

Falluja area military  commander says 10,000 IEDs have been removed.

Ramadi Mayor says 250,000 displaced people have returned to Ramadi.

IAF, Coalition, military reinforcements target Daesh facilities in Hawija.

Iraqi forces capture 7 more villages in Makhmur & Qayara, free hundreds of prisoners.

US agrees to pay major share of Peshmerga salaries.

Major Coalition bombing attack hits Daesh in Manbij.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The COR resumed its sessions on Tuesday, and the security situation in Iraqi and the security attacks, especially the Karrada attack, were the top subjects of the session. [ROJ]

The Chairman of the COR’s Security and Defense Committee said today that the vehicle in Karrada came from Diyala and was stopped at a checkpoint in Al-Khalis but the K9 units did not detect the explosives. 300 people were killed and 250 wounded in the July 3rd attack. [Baghdadia]

Another Security and Defense Committee member, a Sunni MP from Ninewa, says the Committee’s report shows that the terrorists who delivered the vehicle bomb to Baghdad had official government badges. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. It is a well-established fact that most of the terrorist attacks in Iraq, and especially in Baghdad, are facilitated by Daesh supporters who work for the government. Only few politicians want to talk about this because many mouthpieces will cry the same old theme of Sunni marginalization. Shia militias, by the way, also use government badges to move freely and do whatever they want.  

 

A CoR source says President Masoum approved the changes in the criminal law and ordered an investigation to check the reasons for the delays in implementing the death sentences against terrorists, after heavy pressure from militia leaders and Shia politicians. The changes will allow the Ministry of Justice to implement death penalties without the President’s approval. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. The president is a senior PUK member, and the PUK has signed international agreements that prohibit death sentences. Because of that he was always reluctant to sign for the death sentences. President Talabani before him was a known opponent of the death sentence.

 

The Council of Ministers issued orders in its regular meeting on Tuesday for government directories to prepare for anticipated displaced people from Ninewa during the upcoming liberation operations, and to prepare a timeline for the return of Anbar displaced people. [Mada]

The Council also called for postponing planned demonstrations. Activists and Sadrists have called for a major demonstration on July 15 against corruption, which many have linked to the Karrada explosion. [Mada]

The Council issued orders to form a committee that will compensate the families of the Karrada victims and rebuild the damaged buildings. [Sumaria]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says Coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, around Qayara (3), Sinjar (1), and Kasik (1) in Diyala; Bashir (1) in Kirkuk; and Baghdadi (1) in Anbar. [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

Center (Rusafa, Karkh, Karrada, etc.)

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed an AAH commander and his family, then burned down their house in Karkh. [Rudaw]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says seven people were killed and nineteen wounded when a parked car bomb exploded near a wholesale market in Rashidiya. [Mada] Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, saying one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists attacked a “PMF gathering”, killing or wounding “tens” of them. [JustPaste]

Iraqi Army 22nd brigade found 4 IEDs in the Baghdadi area. It also destroyed a Daesh guesthouse and seized 2 vehicles in the Khadra area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says the body of an unknown man was found shot in Zafaraniya. [Mada]

An MoI source says two people were killed and eight wounded when an IED was detonated at a popular market in Wardiya. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

An MoI source says two people were killed and four wounded when an IED exploded in a commercial area  in Dora. [Mada]

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

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   7      (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The West Baghdad Operations commander says Iraqi forces have defused more than 10,000 IEDs and hundreds of booby-trapped houses and government buildings in Falluja city. [Maalomah]

 

Iraqi forces defused 80 IEDs and 2 booby-trapped houses and found a big IED factory in the Falluja military sector. Iraqi forces also destroyed 96 IEDs near Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A tribal PMF commander says the first tribal leaders’ meeting was held in Qarma and the participants agreed to delay the return of the displaced families until September because of delays in security checking procedures and because of the lack of basic services. [Mada]

The Chairman of the Anbar Provincial Council says the central government is not showing real efforts to clear Falluja and Qarma from IEDs and help the return of the displaced families. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Sources from Anbar say one of the main problems about the IED removal and the reconstruction is the disputes between local leaders on the contracts. Most of them have their own preferred companies. 

 

Ramadi

The Mayor of Ramadi says 60% of the displaced families (around 250,000 people) returned to their houses in the city. However, he described the infrastructure rehabilitation to date as “superficial.” [Mada]

 

A security source says an Anbar emergency police commander was wounded and three of his associates killed when his troops stopped a Daesh attempt to sneak into the Zangoura area. The source says 2 Daesh terrorists were killed. [Sumaria] [Mada]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says his troops found a 6 km long tunnel, 3 motorcycles, and 4 IEDs in the Al-Tharah area north of Ramadi. [IraqPress]

 

The Anbar Police Chief says Iraqi forces cleared the Albu Jadaya and Ihsan Farm areas, north of Ramadi, killing “tens” of terrorists. [Mada]

 

Hit

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Jazeera Hit and killed 17 Daesh terrorists, and destroyed 7 boats, 4 guesthouses, 3 mortar units, and 2 machine gun- mounted vehicles. [BasNews]

 

Haditha

A tribal PMF commander says 150 Daesh members, including commanders, were caught trying to sneak into Haditha with displaced families. [Maalomah]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

Daesh publishes photos of a ceremony for school children in west Anbar. [JustPaste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The Salahuddin Governor says thousands of families have left their houses because of the ongoing military operations in Shirqat. [Sumaria]

He also says the Shirqat liberation will be easy, and it is important to keep the PMFs in Salahuddin because the local forces still need training. He says the tribes signed an agreement to kill any Daesh terrorist. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. Such agreement is important to prevent retribution from the terrorists’ tribes.

 

Baiji

The IFP Commander says a Rapid Intervention unit conducted a military operation in Baiji District, killing 18 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The Diyala Police Chief says his troops captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says an IED exploded on a police patrol in Muqdadiya, killing one policeman and wounding two. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces targeted Daesh sleeper cells with mortars in Mukhaisa village. [Sumaria]

A security source says Daesh prevented the people of Mukhaisa from going to the main cafe in the village and threatened to kill anyone who violates this order. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian near his house in Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

A security source says 5 terrorists were captured in Al-Nida desert, east of Baquba. The source says the terrorists were responsible for attacking the staff of an Iranian company that was implementing a gas station project, 2 years ago. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A Kirkuk police commander says his troops captured a Daesh terrorist responsible for killing six civilians in Dibis and detonating a vehicle bomb in the governorate. [Sumaria]

 

A Kirkuk Governorate source says two Peshmerga fighters were killed and another wounded when Daesh targeted their position in Sheikh Saleh village in western Daquq. [Mada]

 

Hawija

The IWMC says the IAF destroyed several important Daesh hideouts and headquarters in addition to a car bomb factory and a big weapons and explosives storehouse in different areas in Hawija District, killing many terrorists. [Ghad]

 

A security source says Coalition warplanes targeted Daesh’s headquarters and gatherings in several areas of Hawija, killing 15 terrorists, wounding 30, and destroying 10 vehicles. [Mada]

 

A security source says large military reinforcements arrived in Kirkuk Governorate in preparation for Hawija’s liberation. [Ghad]

 

A Peshmerga source says Kurdish forces in southwest Kirkuk secured tens of families who escaped Daesh controlled areas in Hawija. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Iraqi airplanes dropped thousands of leaflets on Mosul asking the citizens to cooperate with Iraqi forces and to prepare for the upcoming liberation battles. [Ghad]

 

Daesh issues a video of the British journalist John Cantlie, talking about the airstrikes on Mosul University. He was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and is still a hostage. [DawaAlhaq]

 

A local activist says unknown armed men beheaded 2 Daesh hisbah members in west Mosul. [ARA]

 

A Peshmerga Ministry source says Turkish artillery in Zilkan camp targeted Daesh locations in the Shalalat area, 10 km north of Mosul, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. The source also says the Turks shelled Daesh locations in Fadhliya. [BasNews]

 

Nineveh Plain

A PUK official says Peshmerga artillery targeted a Daesh gathering in Bahzani village in Hamdaniya, killing 4 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Mada]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

A JOC source says Iraqi forces liberated two villages near Qayara and crossed the Tigris River. The source also says Iraqi forces captured more of the road between Mosul and Shirqat. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces also liberated 5 more villages on the western side of the Tigris. The source also confirms that Iraqi forces cut off Daesh supply lines completely between Shirqat and south Ninewa.  [Mada]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces found an underground Daesh prison at the Qayara Airfield and rescued hundreds of innocent people. It also says the troops are still looking for prisons and tunnels on the base. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Abrams tank with a guided missile near Qayara Airfield. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Iraqi forces at the Airfield with locally made rockets. [JustPaste]

 

KURDISTAN

The KRG and the US Department of Defense signed an agreement in Erbil whereby the DoD will pay more than half of the salaries of the Peshmerga in addition to providing other military support. [BasNews]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Dhi Qar

The Governor of Dhi Qar says extensive security measures were imposed after a Shia militia leader threatened to break into the Nasiriya Central Prison and kill the prisoners who were sentenced to death on terrorism charges. The Governor says the delay in executing these terrorists is not beneficial to anyone. The prison has hundreds of terrorists who were sentenced to death, including foreigners. [Anadolu]

A video of the Shia militia threatening to break into the prison [Twitter]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The Turkish Prime Minister says his country is working on improving its relationships with all countries in the region including Iraq, Egypt, and Syria. [ZamanAlwasl]

DaeshDaily comment. In which case, removing those unwanted Turkish soldiers in Bashiqa would seem like a good idea.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says Coalition warplanes conducted 16 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, 14 near Manbij and 2 near Raqqa. [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

A local activist says four Syrian Democratic Forces fighters were killed and several others wounded in a Daesh ambush in Al-Hawl subdistrict. Daesh had said yesterday that it killed three YPG fighters in the area. [ZamanAlwasl]

 

Coalition warplanes launched extensive airstrikes on central and west Raqqa city. [Qasioun]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign. Manbij Military Council troops killed a Daesh emir and 6 other terrorists in battles in north and northwest Manbij, and destroyed a Daesh facility used to operate drones and make explosives. [Hawar]

 

Coalition warplanes launched heavy airstrikes on Daesh in Manbij city. Heavy battles continued in the southern and western areas of the city. Manbij Military Council troops and Daesh both deployed their snipers and many civilians were killed or wounded. Daesh is refusing to provide medical support for wounded civilians, only treating their wounded terrorists. [Qasioun]

Manbij Military Council troops, supported by Coalition warplanes, killed 32 Daesh terrorists in south and west Manbij. [Hawar]

 

Field sources say Manbij Military Council troops captured 6 Daesh terrorists and killed many others in west Manbij. [EnabBaladi]

Syrian Democratic Forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicle bombs being used to try to break the siege on Daesh terrorists trapped in the National Hospital in west Manbij. [Hawar]

A video of a Daesh tunnel found in west Manbij [Hawar]

A video of a Daesh military training center for young boys in west Manbij after it was captured by the MMC [Hawar]

 

Manbij Military Council troops foiled Daesh attempts to flee from west Manbij to the city center, destroying a vehicle bomb, 2 cars, and 2 motorcycles, and killing or wounding several terrorists. Daesh terrorists are burning tires to block the vision of Coalition warplanes. [Hawar]

 

Other news from northern Aleppo. Daesh issues a propaganda video about its battles in Syria and “exposing the reality of the opposition groups” in Aleppo. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

The Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement saying its warplanes destroyed a large Daesh military camp, 3 weapons storehouses, 3 tanks, 4 personnel carriers, and 8 machine gun-mounted vehicles in the Tadmur area. [Qasioun]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The Syrian Army, supported by foreign militias, advanced in the Tharda Mountains area in Deir Ez-Zor after heavy battles with Daesh. Syrian troops also advanced in south Deir Ez-Zor. Syrian and Russian warplanes targeted several residential areas in Deir-Ez-Zor, killing one civilian and wounding three. [Qasioun]

 

A video of a Coalition airstrike destroying a Daesh armored dump truck near Albu Kamal, on June 29. [CJTF]

 

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

Free Syrian Army fighters attacked a Daesh convoy in the Hamad area, killing more than 15 terrorists, including an Iraqi emir, and destroying 10 machine gun-mounted vehicles. [Dorar]

 

The battles between opposition groups and Daesh affiliates continued near Ain Dhikr town west of Daraa. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh’s attempt to capture Dumayr Military Airport 55km northeast of Damascus failed, according to sources close to Daesh. [EnabBaladi]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

A security source says Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis shot and wounded a man south of Sheikh Zuweid, after accusing him of cooperating with the Egyptian Army. [VetoGate]

 

A police first lieutenant was killed by a sniper at a security barricade in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Security forces stopped an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis attack in Shalaq village south of Sheikh Zuweid, killing 2 terrorists and wounding 3. [ElWatan]

 

Security forces captured 37 terrorism suspects in 2 areas in Arish. [VetoGate]

 

A police major died from wounds he sustained during the Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis attack on a police vehicle in Arish, raising the number of casualties to two officers and a policeman. [VetoGate]

 

A local source says a 60-year-old man who was on a terrorist wanted list for allegedly cooperating with security was wounded by Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists in Masoura village, south of Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Libya

Northeast

Daesh says it attacked a Libyan Army gathering in west Benghazi, killing or wounding more than ten soldiers. [JustPaste]

 

Central coast

The National Accord Government Military spokesman says his troops stopped the Daesh attempt to break the siege on the Sirte port area, killing 10 terrorists and forcing the rest to retreat. He also says Libyan artillery and warplanes continued their attacks on Daesh hideouts near Sirte University. [Wasat]

Another military source says Libyan warplanes destroyed several vehicles and killed “tens” of terrorists in airstrikes on Daesh locations in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

The spokesman of the Misrata troops says his troops targeted Daesh with both Libyan artillery and warplanes at Daesh positions near the Ouagadoudgou compound, destroying storehouses and the main headquarters. He also says a Misrata fighter was killed and twenty wounded by a Daesh mortar attack in the Zafaran area. [AfriGate]

 

A medical source says 241 Libyan soldiers were killed and more than fourteen hundred wounded so far during battles in Sirte. [Wasat]

Two Libyan soldiers were killed and twenty-four wounded in the battles in Sirte city. [Libya24]

 

A local source says many families are still trapped in residential areas in Sirte and are being used by Daesh as human shields. [Wasat]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisia Ministry of Interior issued a statement saying national security units captured a Daesh cell of 7 members in the Al-Mourouj area in Tunis. [Tunisien]

 

Other countries

European intelligence agencies say Daesh is training women and children of its foreign terrorists in Syria and Iraq to conduct suicide attacks in their home countries. [AfriGate]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh publishes a new issue of its Naba’ magazine. [JustPaste]

In this issue, Daesh publishes statistics about its attacks in the month of Ramadan. The attacks do not include the explosions in Ataturk Airport in Turkey, or the Medina attack in Saudi Arabia.

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

  

 

July 11, 2016

Qayara Airfield

Today’s Major Developments

US sending military personnel to newly captured Qayara base, to create staging area for Mosul operation.

Iraqi units defusing IEDs, clearing out former Daesh locations in Falluja.

Over 1,000 Haditha area displaced families return home.

Daesh members on the defensive in Shirqat, Qayara villages, Mosul

Diyala PC Chairman says most Diyala drug dealers working with Daesh or Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Human Rights Watch accuses Daesh of atrocities in Makhmur.

Manbij anti-Daesh campaign now controls large areas of city.

Libyan government says it has taken almost all of Sirte from Daesh.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, in Iraq, says the US will send 560 more troops to Iraq, to transform Qayara Airfield into a staging hub for the Mosul battle. Prime Minister Al-Abadi announced on Saturday that Iraqi forces had captured the airfield. Most of the engineers, logistics personnel, security, and communications forces will concentrate on building up the base, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Mosul. “These additional U.S. forces will bring unique capabilities to the campaign and provide critical enabler support to Iraqi forces at a key moment in the fight,” Carter said on an unannounced visit to the country. [Sumaria]

 

A KDP COR member says the KDP will attend Tuesday’s CoR session without any prior conditions. [ROJ]

The PUK and Gorran announced they are going to merge into one block in the Iraqi CoR. [ARA]

 

The Iraqi Minister of Defense says he received in his office Canada’s Minister of Defense, who arrived in Baghdad on Monday. [ROJ]

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Daesh says its terrorists attacked a “PMF hideout” in the Albu Ubaid area in Rashidiya, killing five fighters. [JustPaste]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says a Ministry of Justice employee was killed when a sticky IED exploded near his vehicle in Adhamiya. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says two people were killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a popular market in Ameen. [Mada]

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Niariya. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

Iraqi forces found weapons and explosives caches in the Kilo 12, Albu Wawi, and Abu Ubaid areas in south Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi forces attacked a Daesh group that was trying to plant an IED in the Akhsaf area, and killed 1 terrorist. Iraqi forces also killed 2 more terrorists and destroyed 5 Daesh guesthouses, an IED factory, and 16 IEDs in the same area. [MoD Website]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says the owner of a bakery was killed and two of his workers wounded when armed men broke into the bakery in Hay Al-Sihha in Dora. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Attacks on bakeries have been a common tactic of AQI and then Daesh, and are intended to create tension and chaos.

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says three people were killed and ten wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Abu Ghraib. [Mada]

A local police source says a Sahwa fighter was killed and two others wounded when an IED exploded on their patrol in the Ibrahim Bin Ali area. [Maalomah]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   9      (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The Falluja Police Chief says his officers deployed on the city streets so that Iraqi Army and IFP troops could withdraw from the city after completing their military mission. He says the Explosive Ordinance teams are clearing out the city to allow displaced families to return to their houses. [Maalomah]

 

Iraqi forces defused 45 IEDs and 3 booby-trapped houses in the Falluja area. They also found an IED factory in Hay Al-Dhubat in northwest Falluja in addition to large quantities of rockets and explosives. Iraqi forces also destroyed 126 IEDs in the Qarma area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The JOC says Anbar Operations Command troops destroyed a large Daesh hideout and storehouse in the Albu Aifan area. Iraqi forces also found 4 locally made rocket launchers near the Old Falluja Bridge. Iraqi Army 8th division troops found 3 IEDs in the Halabsa area southwest of the city. [Etejah]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a deserted Daesh vehicle bomb in the Albu Hawa area. [MoD Website]

 

Coalition warplanes killed 4 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a building where they were hiding in the Albu Ali Al-Jassem area. [MoD Website]

 

Ramadi

The IAF destroyed 7 Daesh hideouts in the Albu Dhiab area northwest of Ramadi. Iraqi forces killed 2 Daesh terrorists who were planting IEDs in the same area. [MoD Website]

 

Iraqi forces defused more than 60 IEDs in the Albu Risha area. [MoD Website]

 

The Chairman of the Anbar Provincial Council says hundreds of families escaped the Jazeera Ramadi area north of the city in anticipation of an Iraqi forces attack on the area. He called for international organizations to provide aid to these families. [Sumaria]

 

Hit

Coalition warplanes killed 16 Daesh terrorists and destroyed trenches and weapons storehouses in the Jananiya and Al-Bakr areas in Hit District. Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and 3 boats in the Al-Bakr area. [MoD Website]

 

Iraqi Army 7th division troops stopped a Daesh attack in Shakariya village near Jazeera Hit, killing 8 terrorists and destroying a vehicle and a motorcycle. [MoD Website]

 

Iraqi Army 7th division troops found 32 rockets and 10 explosives cans in Hay Al-Sikak in Hit. [MoD Website]

 

Haditha

A tribal PMF commander says more than 1,000 families returned to their houses in Haditha District after Iraqi forces secured their areas and restored basic services. [Maalomah]

 

Western Anbar

The IWMC says the IAF destroyed a Daesh vehicle armoring factory in the Karabla area in Al-Qa’im, killing “tens” of terrorists.

 

Daesh publishes a video of the results of an American airstrike on a hospital in Al-Qa’im. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. The video doesn’t show any human casualties. We wonder what this “hospital” was used for.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A senior intelligence source says several Daesh leaders, including the Salahuddin wali, Abu Abd Al-Adhim Al-Ajili, were killed by a Coalition airstrike on Shirqat. The source also says Ajili was one of the leaders of the Speicher Massacre, and had previously held several important positions in Daesh. [Mada]

 

A senior intelligence source says the IAA dropped hundreds of leaflets on Shirqat, asking people to stay away from Daesh locations. The source also says Iraqi forces will enter Shirqat very soon. [Mada]

 

The Mayor of Shirqat says Iraqi forces “forgot” Shirqat and headed toward areas south of Mosul. He says the District should have been liberated directly after Iraqi forces liberated Tikrit and other areas in Salahuddin, but that didn’t happen. He also says the Coalition is running the military operations in Shirqat, and is likely depending on old maps. [Sumaria]

However, the Salahuddin Governor says the Shirqat liberation operations are ongoing. [PUKMedia]

 

A PMF commander says the Daesh leader, Baghdadi, issued orders to arrest 20 of his commanders in Shirqat, accusing them of cowardice. He says Daesh collapsed in Shirqat, and most of the terrorists fled with their families toward Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

Salahuddin Operations Command troops, supported by the IAA, destroyed a Daesh hideout near Sheikh Ali village, killing more than 55 terrorists, including a suicide bomber, and destroyed 4 vehicles. [MoD Website]

 

A security source says Daesh launched more than 20 mortars on Iraqi forces in the Tulul Al-Baj area near Shirqat city, killing a tribal PMF fighter and wounding three others. [Mada]

Daesh’s version says it targeted Iraqi forces in the Tulul Al-Baj, Ain Baidha, and Bedouin Compound areas with 148 mortar shells. [JustPaste]

 

A PMF commander says a 70 year old man killed his grandson in Shirqat. The grandson had beaten his own mother because she cursed the Daesh leader. After that, the man left Shirqat with his family. [Ghad]

 

The Salahuddin Governor’s office issued a statement mourning the death of Ahmed Mohammad Al-Jubouri, a local journalist killed while covering the Shirqat liberation fight. [AIN]

 

Baiji

The IAA targeted a Daesh gathering and mortar unit, killing several terrorists in the Thermal Station area. [MoD Website]

 

Daesh publishes photos of a suicide terrorist who attacked Iraqi forces with a vehicle bomb north of Baiji. Daesh also published photos of the attack. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Tikrit

Iraqi forces defused a booby-trapped house and an IED in the Dhiba’i area. [MoD Website]

 

The Salahuddin Governor says Iraqi forces will start a military operation in the coming hours to clear areas east of Al-Daur District. [PUKMedia]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The Chairman of the Security Committee in Diyala Provincial Council says 70% of drug dealers in Diyala are either linked to Daesh or Al-Qaeda. He says radical groups are using drug trade to generate revenues. He says security forces have captured many drug networks. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says local police found the bodies of two young men shot to death on the road between Baghdad and Diyala. [Maalomah]

 

Northern Diyala

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a PMF vehicle in Mansouriya subdistrict, killing two fighters and wounding two. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF Humvee in the Albu Khayal area in Udhaim, killing three fighters. [JustPaste]

 

The JOC says Dijla Operations Command troops captured a man wanted on terrorism charges and defused an IED in Udhaim. [Etejah]

 

The Diyala Police spokesman says the police captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in Al-Khalis. [Mada]

 

A local police source says a group of 20 Daesh terrorists broke into Khal Eissa village in Qara Tapa subdistrict in Kifri and kidnapped a Sunni Arab man. [BasNews]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a Peshmerga patrol in Keif village in Dibis subdistrict. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes a propaganda video about its operations in Kirkuk. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Hawija

A security source says the IAA destroyed a Daesh convoy near Hawija, killing 17 terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

A local source says more than half of Daesh’s men in Hawija District have escaped. He says Daesh terrorists started shaving their beards and moved with their families toward remote areas in Al-Zab subdistrict, in anticipation of an Iraqi Army attack. [Etejah]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

An MP from Ninewa says Daesh is collapsing in Mosul and people in the city have started a revolt against Daesh. He says young men from Mosul assassinated several Daesh terrorists using guns with silencers during the last few days. He also says his fighters currently in the city are awaiting orders from the Iraqi JOC to start fighting against Daesh from inside the city. [Ghad]

 

Local sources say Daesh executed 13 of its terrorists in Mosul after they fled the battles in the Qayara area. [Maalomah]

 

A Peshmerga source says 50 families escaped Mosul and arrived in Peshmerga controlled areas in Sheikhan District. [BasNews]

 

A local source says Daesh is providing housing and furniture to some of its leaders who recently arrived in the city after withdrawing from Falluja and Qayara. The source also says foreign Daesh terrorists started to change the local currency to Turkish lire and American dollars, and are selling their furniture, houses, and cars, in preparation for relocating from the city. [ARA]

 

Daesh issues a video of a recreational trip for children of foreign terrorists in Mosul. [A3maq]

 

The Iraqi Army 15th division Commander says more Iraqi forces are arriving at the Ninewa Operations Command in Makhmur, preparing for the Mosul liberation. [Mada]

 

Nineveh Plain

Daesh says its snipers shot a Peshmerga fighter in the Al-Khazer area. [JustPaste]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

The JOC says Iraqi forces completely cleared the Qayara Airfield of IEDs. [Etejah]

 

The JOC says Iraqi forces defused an IED in the Khara’eb Jabur area. [Etejah]

 

A security source says Daesh closed all of its headquarters and removed its checkpoints in Qayara in anticipation of attacks from Iraqi forces.  [Mada]

 

A security source says the people of Awsaja village, just southeast and across the river from Qayara, raised the Iraqi flag over their houses after Daesh terrorists fled the village in fear of approaching Iraqi forces. [Mada]

 

A Ninewa police general says 9 Daesh terrorists, including Brits and Turks, were killed and 19 others wounded in internal Daesh clashes in Qayara. [BasNews]

 

Human Rights Watch says Daesh ruled Iraq’s Makhmur District for 21 months with summary executions, torture, and collective punishment of villagers. It prevented civilians from fleeing and placed them at unnecessary risk of attack.

“Out of the headlines, Daesh routinely destroys lives and families in the Iraqi towns and villages it occupies,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director. “Simply trying to escape Daesh’s cruel rule can be a death sentence.” In May 2016, Human Rights Watch interviewed 20 residents from villages in Makhmur district, in northwest Iraq, who had fled to a displaced persons camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Daesh forces captured Qayara, Khabata, and Makouk, among other towns and villages in mid-2014.

The villagers told Human Rights Watch that before Iraqi government forces retook the area in March, 2016, Daesh executed or “disappeared” government security personnel, civilians attempting to flee, and suspected government informants. [HRW]

 

Daesh says it targeted the Qayara Airbase with 20 locally made rockets. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Another “victory” claim from the Daesh propaganda machine. Just say you lost the base.

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A Peshmerga spokesman says Coalition warplanes and Peshmerga artillery targeted a Daesh military position in Awdal village in Sinjar District, killing or wounding several terrorists. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh says its snipers shot a Peshmerga officer in Jadala village in western Sinjar. [JustPaste]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Qadisiya. The Chief of Police says his troops captured 2 cattle smugglers in the Diwaniya desert. One is wanted on terrorism charges. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

A Turkish newspaper publishes photos of a Daesh leader who was treated in a Turkish hospital in 2014. The newspaper accused the Turkish Government of giving priority for treatment to Daesh terrorists. [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh was not in control of any city before mid-2014, and many of its wounded terrorists used to be treated in Turkey.

 

7 more suspects implicated in the attack on the Ataturk Airport were captured, raising the number of detainees to 37 so far. [Xendan]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Al-Qaeda leader, Zawahiri, issued an audio statement criticizing the roles of Saudi Arabia on one side and Daesh on the other side in Syria. [EnabBaladi]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Local activists say Daesh publicly beheaded four soccer players in Raqqa in addition to a fifth civilian. Daesh had prevented any sports teams in the city since capturing it 3 years ago. [Qasioun]

DaeshDaily comment. We propose to our friends in Syria that when Daesh is removed from Raqqa, the official celebration should include a soccer game.

 

Daesh publicly executed five more civilians in Raqqa, accusing them of communicating with the Coalition. [EnabBaladi]

Daesh publishes photos of the execution. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh says it killed three YPG fighters and wounded others with an IED in Al-Hawl east of Hasaka. [A3maq]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign. The Coalition Spokesman, Chris Garver, says Syria Democratic Forces captured more than 1,000 sq. km in the Manbij area. He also says the SDF are repeatedly defeating Daesh’s attempts to break the siege around Manbij. On Saturday, the Daesh security official of Manbij and the Daesh military commander of the western side of the city were killed in the battles. [ARA]

 

A Syria Democratic Forces source says the SDF is moving slowly toward Manbij City center. “Tens” of Daesh terrorists, including commanders, were killed in the battles. [ARA]

 

Manbij Military Council troops clashed heavily with Daesh in the Hazawana neighborhood in south Manbij. Coalition warplanes launched airstrikes on Daesh locations in the area. [Hawar]

Manbij Military Council troops captured a school in south Manbij (video). [Hawar]

Daesh says it attacked the YPG with a vehicle bomb in south Manbij. [A3maq]

 

Manbij Military Council troops stopped a Daesh attack on villages near the Sajur River, destroying a machine gun-mounted vehicle and a cannon, forcing the terrorists to flee. [Hawar]

 

Manbij Military Council troops are 200m away from the south edge of the Saba’ Bharat Circle in west Manbij and 400m away from the northwest edge. MMC fighters captured 6 terrorists and killed 7 during the fighting. [Hawar]

 

Three civilians were killed and four wounded, all from the same family, when a Daesh land mine exploded on them while they were trying to escape in east Manbij. [Hawar]

 

Photos of MMC fighters in west Manbij [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on the YPG in north Manbij. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a video of a YPG fighter it captured north of Manbij. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of destroying a YPG Humvee with a guided missile north of Manbij. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes a video of a bridge in Manbij that was destroyed by an American airstrike. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Elsewhere in Aleppo. More than 1,000 displaced people who fled Daesh-controlled areas north of Aleppo arrived in Afrin. The displaced people say Daesh is capturing civilians in those areas in order to use them as human shields. [ARA]

 

Ahrar Al-Sham, a radical Islamic opposition group, says it captured 2 Daesh terrorists who were trying to plant sticky IEDs in Bansh city in Idlib. [EnabBaladi]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed Daesh vehicles and military positions in the Khinaifees area east of Homs. Syrian warplanes also targeted Daesh locations near Jab Al-Jarrah town, 70 km (43.5 miles) east of Homs. [SANA]

 

Local activists say Daesh terrorists sneaked into areas close to Tadmur. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army cannon with a guided missile near Tadmur silos. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack on Al-Abraj hill, southeast of Tadmur. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles against Syrian troops in Khattab and Abu Alaya villages east of Homs. [JustPaste]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

A local activist says battles continued in the Tharda area in Deir Ez-Zor after Daesh launched an attack on Sunday, killing several Syrian soldiers. He says Syrian warplanes targeted Daesh locations with cluster bombs in several areas in Deir Ez-Zor. Daesh targeted civilian areas Al-Joura neighborhood with mortars. [ARA]

 

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

A video of a Daesh fuel tank destroyed by a Syrian warplane in Aslaha village west of Suwayda [SANA]

 

Battles continued between Syrian opposition groups and Khaled Bin Al-Walid Army, a Daesh affiliate, west of Daraa. The Syrian Opposition says six of its fighters were killed and four wounded while they were attempting to break into Ain Dhikr town west of Daraa. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh says one of its Egyptian suicide terrorists detonated his explosives vest in a Jaish Al-Islam gathering, killing sixteen fighters, including seven commanders, and wounding thirteen in Al-Dumayr city, 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Damascus. [JustPaste]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

A security source says a police officer and two policemen were killed, and a police captain lost his legs, when terrorists attacked a security barrier in the Jisr Al-Wadi area in Arish center. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed an Egyptian soldier at a security border station southeast of Arish. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it damaged an Egyptian Army tank with an IED southeast of Arish. [A3maq]

Daesh says it targeted an Egyptian Army M60 vehicle with an IED southeast of Arish. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it attacked a police minesweeper south of Arish, killing or wounding five policemen. [JustPaste]

 

Security sources say Egyptian Apaches destroyed 2 vehicles and 4 motorcycles, killing 16 takfiri terrorists in the Tarabin area in Sheikh Zuweid. Security forces also clashed with terrorists in the area, killing 2 and wounding 2. [VetoGate]

 

Egyptian Counter Terrorism forces launched extensive campaigns on Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis hideouts in south Sheikh Zuweid on Sunday after Daesh killed a civilian, accusing him of cooperating with security forces. The Counter Terrorism forces destroyed an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis vehicle, killing 3 terrorists, and destroyed 2 houses in Albu Zara’i village. Security also captured 7 suspects. [ElWatan]

 

Daesh says it targeted an Egyptian Army M113 vehicle near the Sidra area south of Sheikh Zuweid. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Egyptian Army SUV in the Hasana area in Central Sinai, killing an Egyptian Army general and several of his associates. [JustPaste]

Medical and security sources say a police general and a policeman were killed when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle in the Hasana area. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army personnel carrier near the Hasana area in Central Sinai, with 2 IEDs. [JustPaste]

 

Libya

Northeast

The Benghazi Medical Center says a Libyan Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer was killed while defusing a land mine in the Sabiri area. [Wasat]

 

Central coast

The National Accord Government Military Spokesman says Daesh only has the Ouagadougou compound and a few pockets in residential areas still under its control in Sirte. He anticipates that the battle against Daesh will be over within the next few days. [Libya24]

 

A military source says Libyan troops killed 3 Daesh terrorists near the Sirte trade port. The source also says fighting continued near the Ouagadougou compound in the city. [Wasat]

 

Photos of a Daesh mass grave found in the Zaafaran area west of Sirte [Wasat]

Libyan troops found a secret Daesh prison and released 3 prisoners in the same area. [Libya24]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

 

July 1, 2016

Arwa Al-Tamimi

Daesh Daily is a unique compilation of the latest reports from Arabic-language media, government, military, and Daesh, provided to government practitioners and others actively working on Iraq and other Daesh-affected countries, as a public service.

 

Note to Our Readers. Consistent with our policy of not publishing on holidays, Daesh Daily will take a break next week in honor of Independence Day and Iraq’s Eid holiday.

 

Today’s Major Developments

UN statistics show civilian casualties lower in June than in May.

Remaining Daesh fighters around Falluja, Jazeera Khaldiya believed almost gone.

Daesh suicide counter-attacks south and west of Shirqat repelled.

Ninewa Operations Commander says Iraq now controls 75% of strategic Haj Ali area.

Anti-Daesh militia forces gain further ground in Manbij.

Daesh stages major attack on civilians in Bangladesh.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

According to UNAMI, the overall civilian casualty figures in June fell compared to May. There were 382 civilians killed in June (including 28 federal police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department), and 1,145 civilians injured. These figures were down from 867 were killed and 1,459 injured in June.

A total of 280 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias) but excluding Anbar Ops) and 312 were injured.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate in June with 978 civilian casualties (236 killed and 742 injured). Other province totals were Ninewa 56 killed, Salahuddin 24 killed and 21 injured, Kirkuk 20 killed and 11 injured, Diyala 21 killed and 8 injured, and Karbala 8 killed and 18 injured. According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 357 civilian casualties (15 killed and 342 injured). [UNIraq]

 

The Ninewa Governor announced officially the process for forming Ninewa Tribal PMFs units. He says the Ninewa government will receive the volunteers, and the federal government and the KRG will oversee the process. General Louis Yousif, a Christian Iraqi, says volunteers will be trained in 5 compounds. [AIN]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 9 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, five in Ninewa, around Mosul (2), Sinjar (1), Kasik (1), and Sultan Abdullah (1); in Baiji (1); and near Ramadi (2) and Baghdadi (1). [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Kadhimiya)

A Ministry of Housing and Construction employee was killed when an IED exploded under his vehicle in Shula. [Mada]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says armed men threw a hand grenade at the house of an Army Major in Tarmiya, wounding two of his brothers. [Mada]

A security source says the body of a young man was found shot in the Thaalba area. [Maalomah]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Shaab. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

An MoI source says two people were killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Dora. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade defused 4 booby-trapped houses and 4 IEDs in the Hawarat area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an explosives cache in the Harkawi area. Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an explosives cache in the Harkawi area. It also found 3 IEDs in Um Al-Tanki village. [BOC Facebook Page]

An MoI source says one person was killed and eleven wounded when an IED exploded near a wholesale market in Yusufiyah. [Mada]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

Daesh says it killed three Iraqi soldiers and destroyed a car in the dump area in west Baghdad. [A3maq]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:    9     (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The Chairman of the Sunni Endowment led the first Friday prayer in Falluja after it was liberated from Daesh. [Sumaria]

 

The Anbar Police chief says the Falluja police directorate was reopened. He says police stations will be reopened gradually in the coming few days. [Mada]

 

Iraqi forces defused 115 IEDs in Falluja District. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says military operations in southern Falluja District were concluded after all of the areas in Ameriyat Al-Falluja were captured. [Harbi]

 

A member of the Security Committee in the Anbar provincial council says Iraqi forces cleared the Albu Khaled area in Ameriyat Al-Falluja after Daesh terrorists withdrew without a battle. [Maalomah]

A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces attacked a Daesh hideout in the Al-Abar area in Ameriyat Al-Falluja, killing 15 terrorists. [Mada]

 

The MoD issues another video about destroying the Daesh convoy that was fleeing Ameriyat Al-Falluja [MoD Website] The video shows close shots of Daesh terrorists trying to escape. One of them even tried to camouflage himself as a tumbleweed.

The Combined Joint Task Force also issues a video of destroying a Daesh convoy near Habbaniya. [CJTF]

 

Iraqi Army 53rd brigade destroyed a Daesh convoy of 13 vehicles, killing 37 terrorists between the Taqsim area and the Japanese Bridge. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi forces captured 2 Daesh construction shovels in the Bustan Al-Tikriti area southwest of the city. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The spokesman of the Falluja District Council says Iraqi forces captured the Al-Falahat and Albu Alwan areas and all villages west of Falluja after heavy battles, killing “tens” of Daesh terrorists. He also says Jazeera Khaldiya is the last Daesh stronghold between Falluja and Ramadi. [Mada] However, . . .

 

Ramadi

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Daesh terrorists and commanders are fleeing Jazeera Khaldiya in large numbers toward the west after Iraqi forces surrounded the area and shelled it extensively. [Maalomah]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says an Iraqi soldier shot down a Daesh drone in the Albu Farraj area. [Harbi]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The Salahuddin Governor says 350,000 people are trapped in Shirqat, and asks the central government to prepare an urgent plan to help the affected families. [Sumaria]

 

A Salahuddin police source says the IAA stopped several Daesh attacks on Tulul Al-Baj west of Shirqat, and in the Makhoul subdistrict of Baiji, destroying 7 vehicle bombs. The source also says an Iraqi soldier was killed in one of the attacks. [Mada]

 

The Ministry of Migration and Displacement says it received 455 families who escaped Daesh controlled areas in north Salahuddin during the last 2 days. [Sumaria]

 

Baiji

The IWMC says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Sheikh Ali village, destroying 2 vehicle bombs. [Ghad]

 

Daesh says it conducted 3 suicide attacks on the Iraqi Army in Al-Dibis village in Makhoul subdistrict. [A3maq] Daesh says an Iraqi Army Abrams tank and an armored vehicle were destroyed in the 3rd attack. [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it launched a major attack on Iraqi forces in the village and conducted 3 suicide attacks, killing many soldiers. Daesh says it cleared the western part of the village and the battles are ongoing. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. But you didn’t tell us when you lost this village.

Daesh publishes aerial photos of one of the suicide attacks. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it heavily shelled and rocketed Iraqi Army positions on the Haditha-Baiji road, then attacked the positions, burning down one of them. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack. [JustPaste]

 

The IWMC says Rapid Intervention units killed 7 Daesh terrorists and destroyed an ammunition cache in the Fatha area northeast of Baiji city.  [Ghad]

 

Tooz

A hero died in Tooz. The deputy governor of Salahuddin says a PMF fighter prevented a massacre when he grabbed a Daesh suicide terrorist who was trying to target a crowded area. The terrorist blew himself up, killing the PMF soldier and wounding three others. [Sumaria]

A photo of the PMF fighter who was killed in Tooz [Twitter]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

A security source says armed men shot and killed a civilian near Barwana Kabira village 14 km (9 miles) northeast of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

The Diyala Police Chief says his troops captured 2 men wanted on terrorism charges in north Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

The Chairman of the Security Committee in Diyala PC says a Daesh terrorist who used to be Zarqawi’s mail carrier between 2005-2006 was killed by Al-Qaeda in an ambush in the Al-Waqf area. He says the terrorist disappeared after Zarqawi was killed, and he was hiding in the orchards for some time. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says 2 civilians were kidnapped on a dirt road in Wajihiya. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

The Hawija Tribal PMF Commander says Hawija liberation operations will start very soon with participation from Iraqi Army, police, PMFs, Peshmerga, and the people of Hawija. [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A PUK official says unknown armed men killed a Daesh commander on the west side of Mosul and another group killed another commander on the east side. After the attacks, Daesh arrested several young men in Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

A PUK official says Daesh invented a new punishment for those who refuse to fast for the month of Ramadan in Mosul. The punishment includes public lashing and the breaking of fingers. He says the irony is that most Daesh terrorists are not fasting. [PUKMedia]

 

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes launched several airstrikes on Daesh locations in Mosul, killing 7 terrorists, including 3 local commanders, and wounding 6. [PUKMedia]

 

A security source says 250 families of Daesh members escaped from Hammam Al-Alil subdistrict toward Syria. [Maalomah]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

The Ninewa Operations Commander says Iraqi forces liberated 75% of the Haj Ali area, just across the Tigris from Qayara, amounting to 264 sq. km (more than 100 sq. miles). He says Iraqi forces have liberated 7 villages consisting of 25,000 residents in the Haj Ali so far, and that Iraqi forces will surprise Daesh in the next few days with attacks from different sides. [Mada]

He also says the PMFs will participate in Mosul’s liberation. He also says all foreign Daesh terrorists have fled Mosul. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. As for the Commander’s last comment, we have no real evidence to support such a sweeping statement, conceding that many Daesh terrorists have fled from various places.

 

The Commander says only 2 villages are separating Iraqi forces from capturing Qayara, and Iraqi forces will concentrate their efforts on capturing the Qayara Airfield. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. The Commander’s troops have moved into position just east of the Tigris and dislodged Daesh from most of its territory there. Qayara city is on the west bank of the river, and there are two oil fields west of the city. The Qayara Airfield is also west of the city. Meanwhile, the units moving from Shirqat are heading up a major road that goes west of the river along the river.

Qayara city is just north of the junction between the north-south Shirqat-Qayara Road and the east-west Makhmur-Qayara Road, and there are thickly settled neighborhoods to its south. However, Iraqi commanders have indicated they will send these units, who include some of Iraq’s best troops, toward the Airfield. Getting control of the Airfield, the oil fields, and the city, is unlikely to be an easy operation, but the main focus will move out of Makhmur District and into Qayara, the southernmost subdistrict in the Mosul District, and we expect that some of the Ninewa operations command will also move west, to the Airfield.

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Journalism Freedoms says Arwa Al-Tamimi, a freelance war photographer, was severely wounded by an IED while accompanying Iraqi forces in the Qayara area. Arwa, who covered the Falluja campaign, is the first Iraqi female journalist to get wounded in the fighting.  [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Other Iraqi journalists were killed or wounded in battles recently. In an interview Major Ala’ Al-Idani, the MoD war correspondent who lost his eyesight in an IED explosion in Falluja, told us that Iraqi female war correspondents are even more fearless than their male counterparts. 

 

The Iraqi Army 15th division commander says more Iraqi military reinforcements are joining the Ninewa Operations Command troops to participate in the Mosul battle. [Mada]

 

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes destroyed Daesh rocket launchers and long range artillery in a  village in Qayara, killing 3 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A Ninewa Operations Command source says Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh locations in Tal Afar, including a prison, killing 8 terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

KURDISTAN

Eyewitnesses say Turkish warplanes bombed several PKK positions in the Amedi District in northern Dahuk. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The Russian Media Agency reported that Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister said after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, that Turkey and Russia should work together to find a political solution for the Syrian crisis. [ARA]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A report about thousands of people who had fled Raqqa when Daesh captured the city and are trapped in camps in desert areas controlled by the government in dire conditions.

[Al-Akhbar]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Several sources say foreign Daesh terrorists in Raqqa refused to go to the front lines after their salaries were decreased 2 months ago. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh targeted Syrian Democratic Forces positions in Al-Fatesa village and the silos area north of Raqqa. Daesh and the SDF also clashed near Suwaidan village north of Raqqa. [Qasioun]

 

Syrian Democratic Forces says they stopped a Daesh attack near Abu Fas village south of Shaddadi, destroying a vehicle. [Hawar]

 

A local activist says two children were killed by a Daesh land mine in Humaria village, southeast of Qamishli. He also says another Daesh land mine exploded in Falaha village, south of Hasaka, killing a young man. [BasNews]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, 6 near Manbij and 1 near Mare’. [CJTF]

 

Manbij campaign. Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by Coalition warplanes, captured the Mills area in Manbij after heavy battles with Daesh. [Qasioun]

A video of a Coalition airstrike on the Mills building in Manbij [Qasioun]

Manbij Military Council fighters stopped a Daesh attack near Dadat town, on the road between Jarabulus and Manbij, killing large numbers of terrorists, and shooting down a drone and capturing large quantities of ammunition. MMC fighters also killed 4 Daesh terrorists in another area near Manbij. [Hawar]

 

Video of civilians from Manbij arriving at MMC positions [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

A local activist says Syrian Democratic Forces captured a Daesh IED factory in Manbij, in addition to several Daesh documents (photos). He also says the SDF liberated more than 40% of the city. [PUKMedia]

 

Local sources say eleven people, including women and children, were killed by 2 Coalition airstrikes on the Hazawana area in Manbij. [Dorar]

 

Daesh publishes a photo of a Syrian suicide terrorist, from Hama, who attacked “the YPG” in west Manbij yesterday. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide terrorists, from Aleppo, attacked a “YPG gathering” south of Manbij with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding eighteen fighters. Daesh also says one of its snipers shot a Kurdish fighter and when five other fighters went to rescue him, it targeted them with a rocket, killing all of them. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed four “YPG members” in south Manbij yesterday. [A3maq]

 

A Turkey-backed opposition group says it captured a Daesh suicide terrorist who was driving a car bomb near the Atamah crossing on the Turkish border north of Idlib. It also says the terrorist admitted that there was a second vehicle bomb. [Dorar]

Another source says 3 suicide terrorists were captured in the area. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

An opposition group commander says Daesh targeted Mare’ with mortars, killing a civilian and wounding five others. He also says heavy battles continued between opposition groups and Daesh near Tal Hussein village on the road between Azaz and Mare’. [ARA]

 

A local Kurdish activist says Daesh arrested tens of civilians in Sukaria village, 12 km (7.5 miles) northeast of Al-Bab. He says Daesh is claiming that there are YPG sleeper cells in the area. He also says Daesh is using hundreds of Kurds who were arrested to dig trenches. [BasNews]

 

The YPG says Daesh shelled Shiyoukh town west of Kobane, then a Daesh group crossed the Euphrates and attacked the YPG positions in the area. It says at least 2 Daesh terrorists were killed and others wounded, and the rest fled back to Jarabulus. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says the Turkish Army targeted areas west of Kobane with heavy artillery. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says Turkey backed opposition groups rocketed Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo city and the YPG then attacked the opposition location, killing one fighter. [Hawar]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes destroyed a Daesh headquarters and several vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition southeast of Tadmur. [SANA]

 

Hundreds of families arrived today in the Batma area east of Tadmur, escaping Daesh-controlled areas in Raqqa, Deir Ez-Zor, Aleppo, Idlib, and Homs. [SANA]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes launched extensive airstrikes on Daesh 10 km (6 miles)  southeast of Deir Ez-Zor, destroying several military positions and vehicles. [SANA]

 

Daesh issues a video of targeting a Syrian Army bulldozer in Tharda Mountain. [A3maq]

 

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

About 60,000 people trying to flee Syria are trapped without aid in extremely harsh conditions near Jordan’s northeastern border, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). They called for an immediate resumption of humanitarian assistance and international efforts to protect and relocate this population.

In the wake of a suicide attack on a nearby military post on June 21, which killed seven Jordanians and injured 14 others, no food or medical assistance—and only extremely limited water—have reached the people who have gathered in a large informal camp in an area known as the “berm.” MSF ran a mobile health clinic for people trapped at the berm before it was forced to suspend its activities following the attack. [DoctorsWithoutBorders]

The Jordanian Government spokesman says Jordan’s national security comes first. He also says the border area where the refugees are trapped has become infested with Daesh. [Qasioun]

DaeshDaily comment. So, Mr. Spokesman, does that mean all these people should starve to death on behalf of  your security?

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops destroyed 3 Daesh machine gun-mounted vehicles southeast of Al-Qasr village, 40 km (25 miles) from Suwayda. [SANA]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

A security source says an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorist was wounded when an IED he was trying to plant exploded on him on the International Road in Rafah. [ElWatan]

 

Security sources say Explosive Ordinance Disposal defused a 30kg IED in the Kilo 17 area west of Arish. [VetoGate]

 

Security sources say the security found an explosives cache in a cave in Nakhal city in Central Sinai. Flags of Daesh’s Sinai Governorate was also found in the cave. [VetoGate]

 

Libya

Northeast

Daesh says “Hafter soldiers”, supported by warplanes, tanks, and armored vehicles, tried to advance in the Shajar Street area in Benghazi. Daesh says it targeted the troops with an IED, then clashed with them before heavy clashes erupted with many different weapons. Daesh says it killed several soldiers and damaged a BMP armored vehicle, forcing the troops to flee. [JustPaste]

 

Photos of the Qar Younes area in west Benghazi after it was liberated from Daesh [Wasat]

 

Central coast

The Libyan National Accord Government Military spokesman says their troops captured the 700 Area, are clashing with Daesh around the Ouagadougou compound, and are advancing toward Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte (photos). [Wasat] [Wasat] [AfriGate]

 

A military source says Libyan warplanes bombed Daesh locations in Sirte, killing or wounding several terrorists. Libyan troops captured Daesh’s main headquarters in the 700 Area. [Libya24]

 

The Misrata Central Hospital says three Libyan soldiers were killed and thirty-eight wounded in the battles in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Other countries

Bangladesh

A commando assault brought a deadly Bangladesh hostage standoff to an end. The rampage of terror and the ensuing hostage drama at a café that brought Dhaka to its knees for 12 hours ended in a bloodbath after commandos stormed the eatery, which was popular with expatriates.

Around 7:30 in the morning on Saturday, Dhaka time, security forces moved into the Gulshan diplomatic zone, and five hostages, including women and children, were freed minutes after the offensive had begun, a witness told bdnews24.com. An army official said at least five persons were killed during the raid, but it is yet to be confirmed whether they were hostages or gunmen.

Replying to a query from a hostage’s relative outside the scene around 9:45am, Bangladesh Police Chief Shahidul Hoque said that 18 people had been rescued alive. However, he left without answering how many people died. According to unconfirmed reports, at least one foreigner was shot during the raid inside the café, but no official comment was available from police.

Army men in armored personnel carriers (APCs) moved in with commandos. Over 1,000 rounds of gunshots were fired and almost 100 blasts were heard in the first half an hour of the raid. Heavy firing and explosions continued at least for an hour after the operation had begun. A resident at a building, just 50 yards from the scene, reported spotting snipers firing their guns. Shots were being fired from APCs. Grenades were also apparently exploded. Later, the APCs smashed into the walls and entered the restaurant premises. Police moved in, gunfire was exchanged, and two police officers died of injuries sustained in the shooting.

A bdnews24.com correspondent, at an entrance to the street where the restaurant is located, said he saw firefighters rushing to the scene with extinguishers, probably to put out flames from explosions. He also reported a medical team rushing to the scene with stretchers.

The developments began around 8:45pm on Friday at the Holey Artisan Bakery on Road No. 79 near Gulshan-2. Witnesses said eight to 10 men, one of them armed with a sword and the others carrying “small firearms with big magazines” raided the place. The men shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) on their way in and started firing, with around 20 guests still inside, several of them foreigners according to the restaurant’s supervisor, Sumon Reza, who managed to escape. But media reports suggest the number of people was higher.

Police said the restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone came under attack around 9pm on Friday. The armed men were still inside when the Rapid Action Battalion chief Benazir Ahmed briefed the press.

The restaurant’s manager Sumon Reza, who managed to escape, said the attack started with an explosion. He said the men shouted “Allahu Akbar” or ‘God is great.” There were eight of them, and heavily armed with knives, firearms and explosives, he said. “Around 20 foreign nationals who were inside hid under the tables after the loud blast. [BDNews24]

Daesh has now claimed responsibility for this incident, which is still unfolding. [BDNews24]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh has again distracted attention from its defeats in one place by staging a mass-murder incident somewhere else that gets heavy worldwide news coverage. This happens too often to be a coincidence. As Daesh continues to lose ground in Iraq, its desperation to compensate for its defeats may increase.

In other violent incidents:

A local Awami League leader has been hacked to death at Bandarban’s Naikhyangchharhi Upazila.

Mongshoilung Marma, 56, was the vice-president of the ruling party’s Ward No. 1 unit at the Upazila’s Baishari Union. He and his family lived in the union’s Dhabongkhali Parha.

Baishari police investigation center In-Charge Subinspector Anisur Rahman said Marma came under attack in the union’s Shoshankhola area on Thursday night while returning home from a local bazaar.

“Unidentified assailants hacked him with sharp weapons from behind, leaving him dead on the spot.” Naikhyangchharhi police OC Abul Khayer said they would soon lodge a case over the murder. [BDNews24]

Daesh’s version says it assassinated the leader of a Buddhist party in the Bandarban area in southeast Bangladesh yesterday. [A3maq]

 

A Hindu pastor was hacked to death at Madhupur in Jhenaidah Sadar early Friday in the latest attack blamed on radical Islamists.

The victim Shamananda Das, 62, was the attendant of Radhamadan Monastery. He had been serving there for 40 years.

Deputy police chief of the district Gopinath Kanjilal said Shamananda, also known as Babaji, was a priest in the temple.

But the Jhenaidah Sadar Police Officer-in-Charge said the man was ‘a temple volunteer who helps conduct prayers’.

The attack happened in Jhenaidah District, 210 km (120 miles) southwest of Dhaka, as the victim was plucking flowers for his morning prayers near the temple, Rahman said. The worker died on the spot. [JagoNews24]

Daesh’s version says its terrorists stabbed a Hindu man to death in the Madhupur area in southwest Bangladesh. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. These sad stories show that Daesh is desperately trying to open a new front after its losses in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Killing the Coptic priest in Egypt was also part of this scheme. The Daesh “caliphate” needs media “victories” in order to keep the its “remaining and expanding theme”, and is depending on local street thugs. This what Daesh did in Iraq to instigate violence between Sunnis and Shia. The best thing that could happen for Daesh is a retaliation against Muslims in these countries. Daesh is trying to show that it has started a holy war against the entire world. The worst thing we can do is to believe this lie, since the vast majority of Daesh victims are Muslims living in Muslim countries. 

 

Afghanistan

Daesh issues a propaganda video about its attacks in Afghanistan. The video ends with a young boy executing a Taliban member in the Kot area in Nangarhar. [JustPaste]

 

DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video about its terrorists during the month of Ramadan. The video shows how Daesh members are involved in fighting and worshiping while other Muslims are busy making money. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. Making a living is not that shameful as far as we know. And claiming to be religious while killing innocent people is shameful.

 

 

 

June 30, 2016

 

Iraqi Soldier

One of our readers reported that the Iraqi and US attack on the Daesh convoy heading across the desert from Ameriyat Falluja was reported elsewhere as the Coalition killing 250 Daesh members and described in some “commentaries” as a retaliation for the Istanbul airport attack. He asked whether Iraq should do more of these attacks if they are so effective.

We don’t make this linkage. We think the Ameriyat Al-Falluja incident and the Jazeera Khaldiya incident the next day were desperate escape attempts by Daesh fighters who were trapped because government forces had seized all of their territory. What made these attempts desperate was the fact that the convoys were large and out in the open, making them obvious and easy targets. Daesh learned long ago to travel  in smaller convoys and individual vehicles, and even so they are picked off all the time, even one vehicle at a time, by the relentless Coalition bombing.

Daesh Daily is a unique compilation of the latest reports from Arabic-language media, government, military, and Daesh, provided to government practitioners and others actively working on Iraq and other Daesh-affected countries, as a public service.

 

Note to Our Readers. Consistent with our policy of not publishing on holidays, Daesh Daily will take a break next week in honor of Independence Day and Iraq’s Eid holiday.

 

Today’s Major Developments

Daesh convoy fleeing Jazeera Khaldiya attacked by Iraqi aircraft, with heavy casualties.

Iraqi forces move past Shirqat to Ninewa border.

Daesh fighters reported retreating from Shirqat, Qayara.

Campaign for Manbij moves forward against Daesh resistance.

Gorran MP accuses KDP of starting a campaign to arrest political opponents.

Daesh assassinates priest in north Sinai.

Battle for Sirte continues with heavy casualties on both sides.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

UNICEF warned on Thursday that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called on warring parties in Iraq to protect their rights.  In a report titled “A Heavy Price for Children,” UNICEF said that the number of children in Iraq at serious risk of death or wartime exploitation had increased by 1.3 million in the past 18 months. It described Iraq as “one of the most dangerous places in the world for children.”

The report said that the 2014 Daesh invasion of large areas of Iraq’s north and west and the military operation to unseat them have had a “catastrophic impact,” with some 4.7 million Iraqi children in need of humanitarian assistance. It said children were also affected by the lack of adequate health care, poor public services, and the desperate state of education.

“Children in Iraq are in the firing line and are being repeatedly and relentlessly targeted,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Iraq representative. “We appeal to all parties for restraint and to respect and protect children. We must help give children the support they need to recover from the horrors of war and contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous Iraq.” UNICEF called for urgent action to protect children’s rights in Iraq. It appealed for humanitarian access to all children across Iraq, including Daesh-controlled areas, to improve education and to provide psychological and recreation programs. [Mada]

 

Prime Minister Abadi issues a statement saying the priorities now are to liberate Mosul, achieve political and economic stability, and improve the electricity situation. He says he respects the Federal Court decision and will not oppose its decision on the cabinet change. He also says the PMFs will have a role in all battles and that no one can impose their will on Iraq. [Rudaw] [Mada]

 

The US Ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, says the participation of the PMFs in the Mosul battle is for Prime Minister Abadi to decide, and he has yet to discuss this issue with the Prime Minister. He also says the United States is committed to eliminating Daesh this year. [BasNews]

 

The disgraced former Ninewa Governor, Atheel Nujaifi, says the people who want the PMFs to participate in liberating Mosul are supporting the Iranian plan in Iraq. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. And what about the people who support the Turkish plan to divide Iraq?

 

The UK Embassy in Baghdad issued a statement saying the UK will bring 200 more military advisors to Iraq, raising the total number to 550 in Ain Al-Asad base near Haditha. It says the decision was made after the Iraqi victory in Falluja. [Rudaw]

 

The Russian Military Industry Establishment says it provided Iraqi recently with 12 Mi28 (Night Hunter) helicopters as part of a 4.2-billion-dollar deal signed in 2012 to provide 48 helicopters. [Mada]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 19 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, around Mosul (4), Qayara (1), Sultan Abdullah (1),Tal Afar (1), and Sinjar (1); Baiji (1); and Falluja (2), Habbaniya (1), Ramadi (1), Hit (1), Haditha (1), Baghdadi (1), Al-Qa’im (1) and Al-Waleed (1) on the Syrian border). [CJTF]

 

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

Center (Rusafa, Karkh, Karrada, etc.)

A police source says armed men in an SUV shot at a liquor store on Abu Nuwas Street, killing three people. The source also says another group shot at a liquor store near the National Theater, wounding two people. [Sumaria] (Also see the story below from Adhamiya)

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

An MoI source says the body of an unknown woman was found stabbed in Husseiniya. [Mada]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade found 2 IEDs and other explosives in the Fahhama area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says a liquor shop owner was killed and his partner was wounded when armed men shot at them in their store in Adhamiya. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and seven wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Zafaraniya. [Mada]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says a suicide terrorist detonated his explosives vest at a market in Shurta Rabi’a, killing six people and wounding nineteen. [Mada]

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists detonated an explosives vest in Shurta Rabi’a, killing forty “Shia PMFs.” [A3maq]

Here Daesh says an Iraqi suicide terrorists blew himself up at a Shia gathering, killing or wounding forty people. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Notice again the standard Daesh lie that its attacks are against Shia and especially Shia PMFs. As in many other such cases, this attack was against defenseless civilians.

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says three people were killed and nine wounded when an IED exploded near a market in Bakriya. [Mada]

A police source says the IFP surrounded a suicide terrorist who was trying to detonate himself in Radwaniya, trapping him before he blew himself up without causing casualties. [Sumaria]

 

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

 

ANBAR

Falluja

Falluja city. The west Baghdad Operations Commander says Explosive Ordinance Disposal continued its operations to clear Falluja city and they are removing over 100 IEDs daily. [Mawazin]

 

Iraqi forces found 9 car rigging factories and an IED factory, and confiscated weapons and explosives from civilian houses in Dhubat Thaniya in Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

South. Faisal Al-Eissawi, the Manager of Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict, provided an explanation for yesterday’s dramatic attack on the Daesh convoy. He told Samarra TV that Daesh had been trying to attack Ameriyat Al-Falluja with large numbers of men for 3 days. He says when the attack failed, Daesh escaped into the desert to the west, but the IAA and the IAF attacked the convoy, destroying dozens and dozens of vehicles, and later on the Coalition arrived. He says Daesh disguised the convoy with some families and because of Coalition rules of engagement they did not at first attack the convoy. They attacked later when it reached Razzaza Lake near Kerbala. [SamarraTV]

 

The IWMC says, regarding the Daesh convoy in Ameriyat Al-Falluja yesterday, that Coalition warplanes participated in the attack at 6:40 AM. The IAA Commander had said yesterday that Iraqi forces started the attack on the convoy at 1:20 AM. [Ghad]

 

The Anbar Operations commander says that after the destruction of its convoy yesterday, the Daesh “Falluja Governorate” is officially done. [AIN]

 

Sheikh Jbail Al-Aliawi, a tribal PMF commander from Falluja, told Daesh Daily today that Daesh has collapsed in Falluja District, but it still has some pockets in different areas. He also says the Iraqi government is going to divide Falluja into security zones and assign security in these zones to tribal leaders.

 

Al-Abbas Combat Division, a Shia PMF faction, says Prime Minister Abadi is to open an investigation into how Daesh vehicles were able to remove the barrier and flee Ameriyat Al-Falluja yesterday. It also praised the role of the tribal PMFs and Iraqi forces that attacked the convoy. [Sumaria]

 

Photos of Daesh weapons that were seized from the Ameriyat Al-Falluja convoy [Ghad]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi Army 8th division, supported by tribal fighters, liberated the Al-Hassi area in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

A member of the security committee in Anbar Provincial Council says Iraqi forces liberated the Albu Aifan and Zuwiya areas in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. He also says Daesh is completely broken in Falluja and Iraqi forces entered the areas on foot without fighting. [Maalomah]

 

However, an Anbar police source says a group of Daesh terrorists attacked a police gathering with light and mid-sized weapons in the Al-Wadi area in Ameriyat Al-Falluja, killing four policemen and wounding five. [Mada]

 

East. A police source says Iraqi forces captured 3 men wanted on terrorism charges in Subaihat in Qarma. [Maalomah]

 

Ramadi

The Anbar Operations Commander said Iraqi and Coalition warplanes destroyed 60 Daesh vehicles trying to flee from Jazeera Khaldiya north toward Thirthar. [Sumaria] In a later statement he says Iraqi forces destroyed 72 Daesh vehicles, including 2 vehicle bombs. [Mawazin]

The chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says the IAA targeted the Daesh convoy based on intelligence information. He also says the IAA intensified its strikes after getting information that the Daesh terrorists intended to flee. [Maalomah]

A video of an IAA helicopter hunting and destroying a Daesh vehicle in the Ramadi desert [Twitter]

 

Sheikh Jbail Al-Aliawi, the tribal PMF commander cited in the Falluja story above, gave an even higher estimate to Daesh Daily, saying that more than 150 Daesh vehicles were destroyed as Daesh fighters were trying to flee Jazeera Khaldiya.

 

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces ambushed and captured more than 200 Daesh terrorists who were trying to flee from the Jaraishi area toward Thirthar. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. Putting these Ramadi stories together with the story of yesterday’s ill-fated Daesh convoy out of Ameriyat Al-Falluja, it appears that a large percentage of the Daesh fighters in eastern Anbar ran out of moves and decided to make a run for it—with largely fatal results. The likely major death toll among Daesh terrorists will likely add considerably to security in this volatile area.

 

A member of the Security Committee in Anbar GC says Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh hideout in the Zangoura area, killing 33 terrorists and destroying a machine gun-mounted vehicle. [Anadolu]

 

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says 300 civilians left their houses today in Jazeera Khaldiya and was received by Iraqi 10th division, which moved them to a camp 18 km west of Ramadi. He asks the Iraqi government and local international organizations to provide aid for these people. [Sumaria]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

Daesh publishes photos of publicly lashing people for refusing to fast in western Anbar. [DawaAlhaq]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

The spokesman of the Salahuddin Tribal Leader Council says Iraqi forces and tribal fighters have reached Ramadhaniyat village, the last village before Ninewa in Salahuddin. He says after the village there is the Hatra crossroad. He says Daesh now controls only Shirqat city in Salahuddin Governorate. [Anadolu]

 

Similarly, a member of the Salahuddin PC says Iraqi forces are rapidly advancing in the Shirqat areas and will arrive in Qayara very soon. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh issues a video from Shirqat city, saying the city is still under its control. [A3maq]

However, a security source says the IAA destroyed a Daesh convoy of 13 vehicles that was leaving Shirqat for Mosul through the desert. [Maalomah]

 

Baiji

The Salahuddin Operations Command says Iraqi forces stopped 2 Daesh attacks, one in the Thermal Station area and one in Albu Omaira village near Shirqat Intersection, killing 18 terrorists. It also says Explosive Ordinance Disposal destroyed 45 IEDs north of Baiji. It says its intelligence cell captured several Daesh suspects who were trying to return to west Baiji with the displaced families after   intelligence found their names on a Daesh suspect list.  [Etejah]

Daesh publishes a video of battles near the Shirqat intersection. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it attacked the Iraqi Army near the Bedouin Residential Compounds south of Shirqat. Daesh says an Iranian suicide terrorist detonated his vehicle bomb on Iraqi forces, destroying 3 Humvees and a personnel carrier, killing the soldiers inside. Daesh also says it captured a Humvee and a personnel carrier, in addition to light and mid-sized weapons. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh publishes photos of spoils it got in the area. [JustPaste]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Iraqi forces shot down a Daesh recon drone in Makhoul subdistrict. The source also says Daesh targeted Iraqi forces with mortars in the subdistrict from the eastern side of the Tigris river, killing a policeman and wounding three. [Ghad]

 

Tikrit

A PMF source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on the Allas oilfield, killing 3 terrorists, and forcing the rest to flee. [Ghad]

 

Samarra

The Salahuddin Governor says displaced families have returned to their houses in Jazeera Samarra, and only Daesh suspects and accomplices are not welcome to return. [Mada]

 

Tooz

A Salahuddin police source says unknown armed men kidnapped four Turkmen civilians in Tooz. [Ghad]

 

DIYALA

Northern Diyala

The Chairman of the Security Committee in Diyala PC says that, according to intelligence sources, Daesh cells and Al-Qaeda cells clashed in the Al-Waqf area. He says 4 terrorists from both sides were killed or wounded in the clashes. He says this is the first time such a fight has happened in Diyala since Daesh achieved dominance in 2014. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Hawija

A security source says the Daesh-appointed manager of Hawija Hospital, a terrorist from Tal Afar, and several other officers, fled the city toward Mosul after the Iraqi Army’s advances in the Shirqat area. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A local journalist says Coalition warplanes bombed Daesh locations near the Cultural Group area on the east side of Mosul, killing the Daesh head sharia court “judge” and his wife, both of whom were French citizens. [ARA]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says one of its snipers killed a Daesh terrorist in the Shraikhan area. [The KM Facebook Page]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

A security source says that Qayara Airfield, a former military base that has been a Daesh headquarters, is almost empty and most of the terrorists have withdrawn to areas west of Mosul near the Syria border, in what seems to be a response to the advance of Iraqi forces toward Qayara. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. We have pointed out that this modest base could be a useful staging area for the Ninewa Operations Command and the Coalition. No specific effort has been made to seize it, despite all the forces now gathered across the river in Makhmur, nor has any plan for doing so been announced. The stated destination of the troops now entering Ninewa from Salahuddin, however, has been reported as the Qayara Airfield, not Qayara city. The old airfield is not that close to the city; it’s in the desert 10 miles west of the Tigris.

 

A JOC source says the Iraqi Army, supported by tribal fighters, launched a major attack on Daesh in the Haj Ali area, southeast of Qayara city. [Ghad]

An Iraqi Army Major says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition warplanes, captured Derbas and Karama villages in the Haj Ali area, destroying 4 vehicle bombs and killing several Daesh terrorists. [Sumaria]

Later on, the IWMC confirmed the capture of the 2 villages. [Baghdadia]

A local activist says the Daesh Qayara military commander was killed in the liberation battles of the 2 villages. [ARA]

 

Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists, a Palestinian and a Russian, attacked the Iraqi Army in Al-Rajla village west of Makhmur, destroying a personnel carrier and 4 Humvees, killing twenty-five soldiers and wounding others. [JustPaste]

Daesh says a third suicide terrorist, a Kurd, attacked Iraqi forces in the same area, destroying 3 vehicles and killing the soldiers inside. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the Palestinian and Kurdish terrorist. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

Rudaw says the Kurdish suicide terrorist appeared in a video in March, beheading three Peshmerga fighters. [Rudaw]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A Peshmerga commander says his troops, supported by Coalition warplanes, stopped a Daesh attack east of Sinjar. He says the battles lasted for 1½ hours, and many Daesh terrorists were killed. Two Peshmerga fighters were wounded. [Xendan]

 

Daesh says it attacked a Peshmerga military position near Um Al-Shababit village, west of Tal Afar, and burned down the military position, killing eight Peshmerga fighters. including an officers, and destroying an SUV. Daesh also says another group of its terrorists attacked 34 Peshmerga positions on the outskirts of Sinjar city, killing seven fighters, and destroying the military positions before returning safely. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack near Um Al-Shababit village. [JustPaste]

Daesh also says it targeted Peshmerga positions in Sinjar with 47 mortars. [JustPaste]

 

The Al-Abbas Combat Division says it received requests from several Kurdish, Turkmen, Christian, and Yazidi commanders, to join its ranks. The Division had participated in liberating Bashir and they intend to go to Tal Afar. [Harbi]

 

KURDISTAN

A Gorran CoR member asks the Iraqi Government and the Embassies in Iraq to pressure the KDP to stop its political terrorism against other parties in Kurdistan. She says the KDP has started a campaign to arrest members of Gorran and the Kurdish Islamic Group without any legal justification. [Sumaria]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Basra

Basra Police says it captured a woman wanted on terrorism charges in Qurna district. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkey Post says the authorities identified the 3 terrorists who attacked Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, killing 42 people and wounding 147. It says the attackers were from Dagestan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. The security also raided 16 locations in Istanbul and captured 13 suspects, including 3 from central Asia. The Counter Terrorism Service in Izmir also raided several areas and captured 9 Daesh suspects. [AfriGate] (Note: The casualty toll was later raised to 44 dead and over 230 wounded.)

 

A video shows one of the 3 terrorists shooting and killing a security officer at the airport who had suspected him. The security officer approached the terrorist, questioning his identity, before the terrorist shot him. [Arabi21]

 

CCTV footage has caught one of the attackers at Istanbul Ataturk Airport smashing his rifle on the floor in frustration over being unable to find new victims. The footage released by Il Giornale newspaper shows dozens of people running away after hearing gunshots outside. The attacker, who was dressed in black and carrying a rifle, is seen entering the building, but finds the airport’s registration area completely empty. He then appears to search the area for victims, but failing to find any, throws his gun on the floor in an apparent display of anger. [RT]

 

Ahmed Chataev, a Russian citizen of Chechen origin, suspected of being the mastermind behind the deadly Istanbul airport attack earlier received refugee status in Austria. This helped him to repeatedly avoid extradition to Russia on terrorism charges. He joined Daesh in 2015 and was fighting in Syria according to a Turkish media report that cited police sources. Chataev was assigned a leading role in training extremists that would then commit terrorist attacks in both Russia and Western Europe, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee said. He added that, in Syria, Chataev also commanded a unit consisting “primarily of immigrants from the North Caucasus,” Russia’s Kommersant newspaper reported earlier this year. [RT]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

A Kurdish security source says security captured the terrorists who were responsible for detonating a car in Tal Abyad on Wednesday. The Tal Abyad Asayesh (Kurdish security) said yesterday eight civilians and two YPG fighters were killed and more than ten civilians wounded when a parked-car bomb exploded near the local government office in Tal Abyad. [BasNews]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign. Thousands of civilians from different neighborhoods in Manbij managed to escape Daesh controlled areas in the city to head toward liberated areas, especially the silos. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. If the Falluja pattern is repeated, this might be the sign of a pending Daesh collapse in the city.

Heavy clashes are ongoing in Hay Al-Hazawana in west Manbij. [Hawar]

 

Manbij Military Council troops liberated Hay Al-Asadiya in Manbij after heavy battles 1 km away from Manbij Central Market. The neighborhood is a mix of Arabs and Kurds, and contains the house of the late MMC Commander, Faisal Abu Layla, who was killed at the beginning of the Manbij campaign. [Hawar]

 

A video of Manbij Military Council troops advancing in different areas in Manbij city [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling and rocketing “YPG fighters” in Adasat village northwest of Manbij. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG SUV, killing two fighters, in Kharija village, northwest of Manbij. [A3maq]

 

Daesh attacked Manbij Military Council troops south of Sajur River, south of Jarabulus. The fighting is still ongoing. [Hawar]

 

The Combined Joint Task Force says the Coalition conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, 6 of them in the Manbij area. [CJTF]

 

Other Aleppo reports. Seven civilians were killed and others wounded during Syrian airstrikes on Al-Bab. [Qasioun]

 

Turkey-backed opposition groups continued their shelling and rocketing on Sheikh Maqsoud. [Hawar]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video about its terrorists in Aleppo. [JustPaste]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked a Syrian Army barricade west of Talila, east of Tadmur. Then, its terrorists captured 7 military positions, killing more than 20 soldiers and capturing weapons and ammunition. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the attack. [DawaAlhaq]

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

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The battle near Albu Kamal completely stopped after the failure of the New Syria Army attack on Wednesday. The New Syria Army says five of its fighters were killed and the rest returned to the Al-Tanaf base after “completing the mission”. [EnabBaladi]

 

The Coalition conducted another airstrike near Albu Kamal. [CJTF]

DaeshDaily comment. The New Syria Army misstep is obviously an embarrassment, and no real clarification was offered today. However, it was confirmed today by Col. Garver, the Coalition spokesman, that gaining control of this cross-river area that includes Al-Qa’im and Albu Kamal would close the last major Daesh supply route between the two countries. Today’s airstrike, occurring the same day as an airstrike around Al-Qa’im, was no coincidence. Why the New Syria Army attack got launched prematurely is a question still needs to be answered.

 

Daesh publishes photos of vaccinations for children in Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]

 

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

Daesh says its affiliate, Khaled Bin Al-Waleed Army, sneaked into west Deraa and attacked Jaish Al-Ababil, an American backed opposition group, and destroyed 3 tanks and 3 armored vehicles, in addition to a heavy cannon. [A3maq]

 

Doctors Without Borders says 70,000 Syrian refugees are trapped on the Jordan border and are in dire need of food, water, and medical assistance. The organization also says the refugees need shelter and protection from the continuous shelling on the area. Jordan closed the border after a Daesh attack with a vehicle bomb that killed seven soldiers. [Dorar]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Neighboring countries

Lebanon

Lebanese authorities have arrested more than 400 Syrian refugees so far since the terrorist attack on Al-Qaa 3 days ago, according to the official news agency. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

Security sources say they foiled 2 terrorist attacks in Beirut. They say the first one was concerning an ambulance bomb that was to enter the southern Dahieh area, and the second one to attack a casino by 3 suicide terrorists, including a female. [Sumaria]

 

North Africa

Egypt

Daesh says it attacked an Egyptian Army convoy with light and mid-sized weapons in Rafah, in the northeast corner of Sinai. Daesh also says it detonated 2 IEDs on a minesweeper and detonated another IED on a patrol southwest of Rafah. Daesh says several soldiers were killed or wounded in the attacks. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says a 21 year old policeman lost his hand and leg when an IED exploded on his patrol south of Rafah. [VetoGate]

 

A policeman was killed when takfiri terrorists attacked a security vehicle on the road between Rafah and the nearby city of Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says a group of Daesh terrorists attacked security positions in the Najd Circle area south of Sheikh Zuweid. The source says Egyptian forces stopped the attack, killing 3 terrorists, and wounding 5. [VetoGate]

 

Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis shot at an ambulance on the road between Rafah and Arish along the Mediterranean, wounding an Egyptian soldier who had already been wounded in another area. [VetoGate]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near the Arish General Hospital, killing a policeman and wounding two. [ElWatan]

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Egyptian Army armored vehicle near the General Hospital in Arish city, killing or wounding four soldiers, including a captain. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says Father Azmi Musa, a 49-year-old Egyptian priest, was shot and killed by 3 takfiri terrorists in Arish. [VetoGate]

A senior security source said the priest has a very good reputation in the city and he was rebuilding his church that was previously destroyed by radicals. The source also said, however, that the priest was on an assassination list of 350 people, including tribal leaders, Christians, judges, and security personnel, in addition to civilians accused of working with security forces. [VetoGate]

Daesh claims responsibility for the assassination and threatens more similar attacks. [DawaAlhaq]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh claimed the priest was a “muhareb” (warrior), and that means it will start to attack any Christian in Egypt simply by calling them “muhareb”. This term is only used to describe non-Muslim soldiers or militants who attack Muslims areas, and it was never used to describe non-Muslims living in Muslim countries.

The priest was mourned by both his Coptic Church and the Al-Azhar Mosque. [Arabi21]

 

Libya

Northeast

A military source says a local Daesh commander was killed in the battles in the Bu Snaib area in west Benghazi. [Wasat]

A military source said on Wednesday that the Libyan National Army had captured the area after heavy battles, killing “tens” of terrorists. [AfriGate]

 

Central coast

The National Accord Government Military Spokesman says Daesh terrorists are barricading in the Ibn Sina Hospital area, Ouagadougou compound, and Al-Amarat compound in Sirte city. He also says more than 246 Libyan soldiers were killed and more than 800 wounded in the battles in Sirte. He says hundreds of Daesh terrorists have been killed, including 193 in Misrata. [Wasat] [Wasat]

 

A Libyan military source says a Libyan commander was killed by a Daesh sniper in the 700 Area in Sirte. The source says three Libyan soldiers were killed and thirty-seven wounded in battles in Sirte since Wednesday. [Wasat]

 

A Libyan military source says Libyan warplanes bombed the Daesh main headquarters in Sirte, causing mass casualties. The source says the building used to belong to the Internal Security Service. [Wasat]

 

Daesh says it stopped “Fajr Libya” attacks in east and south Sirte, killing or wounding fifty fighters, and destroying 5 vehicles with IEDs. Daesh also says its snipers killed ten fighters in west Sirte, forcing the rest to flee. [JustPaste]

 

Tunisia

A Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs source says Turkish authorities agreed to return the son of a senior Tunisian military doctor to Tunisia. The doctor traveled to Turkey to bring back his son who had joined Daesh in Syria and was later captured in Turkey, but the father was killed in the Ataturk Airport explosion. [Tunisien]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

The New Syria Army, was active on social media two days ago, but it accounts have stopped posting since yesterday. [Twitter]

Reports about the Desert Ghosts, a group linked to the New Syria Army, which conducted several covert operations against Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor recently. [Twitter]

 

Daesh supporters accused the Iraqi Islamic Party of killing the “civilians” in the Ameriyat Al-Falluja convoy. [Twitter]

Photos of the vehicles left by Daesh terrorists in the desert after fleeing Ameriyat Al-Falluja [Twitter]

 

Videos of the Day

A video of a Daesh member in Falluja saying in May that he and his fellow terrorists prefer to die in Falluja [Twitter]

A video of the Daesh sharia court in Falluja [Harbi]

 

A video of families escaping Jazeera Khaldiya and received by Iraqi forces [Twitter]

 

OTHER DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]    

 

June 29, 2016

 

Tribal Fighters from Ameriyat Al-Falluja

 

Daesh Daily is a unique compilation of the latest reports from Arabic-language media, government, military, and Daesh, provided to government practitioners and others actively working on Iraq and other Daesh-affected countries, as a public service.

 

Note to Our Readers. Based on requests from several readers, we are expanding the Social Media section and adding more analysis, to serve you better. We would appreciate any comments.

 

Today’s Major Developments

Al-Abadi accuses Turkey of plotting to steal Mosul from Iraq.

Al-Jubouri criticizes Anbar politicians over firing of Governor.

Saudi Arabia under fire from Iraqi leaders over sectarian criticism of PMFs.

Daesh fighters trying to escape by convoy from Ameriyat Al-Falluja take major casualties.

Death toll rises from Istanbul airport attack.

US-trained New Syria Army has disastrous day in Albu Kamal.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi says fears about Turkish ambitions to grab Mosul are real, and that any Turkish interference or expansion of Turkish troops into Mosul will lead to a massive war. [Sumaria]

Abadi says the military plans for Ninewa liberation were changed after MPs issued statements exposing the plans and endangering Iraqi forces. He also says Mosul will be liberated this year. [Sumaria]

 

Prime Minister Abadi’s Spokesman says Iraqi forces started the military campaign to move toward Mosul to liberate the city. He says the war on terrorism is the war of all Iraq and Iraqi forces including the Army, IFP, Counter Terrorism, local police, Peshmerga, and PMFs will all take part. [Anadolu]

 

Abadi visits a displaced people camp in Rasheed District in Baghdad and says he ordered government agencies to make a greater efforts to helping the displaced people. [Mada]

 

The Iraqi President, Fouad Masoum, Speaker Jubouri, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the KRG issued statements condemning the terrorist attack in Istanbul. [Sumaria] [Rudaw] [BasNews]

 

Speaker Jubouri issued a statement after meeting with members of Anbar Provincial Council, saying that political conflicts will not benefit Anbar and that international support requires a stable political situation in the governorate. The council voted the Governor out yesterday. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. If Jubouri can figure this out, why can’t the Anbar politicians figure it out? If the Governor did something criminal or otherwise disqualifying, a specific explanation is owed to the public. If not, this was a reversion to the dysfunctional politics that Iraq needs to leave behind.

Beyond the immediate Anbar situation, this incident reminds us that one constitutional reform most needed in Iraq is to have directly-elected term-limited governors, thus creating one position that is accountable to voters. Too often, the position is a political prize that causes scheming by political parties after every provincial election, often with outcomes that don’t reflect the election results and work against the public interest.

 

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs says the Iraqi PMFs are sectarian and are led by Iran. He also says these militias should be dissolved and the Iraqi Army should fight Daesh. He also called for the formation of an Iraqi government that includes all people and groups in the country. The Chairman of the PMFs Commission says the Minister is interfering, and that this is not the Minister’s business, and that this speech is not good for the relationships between countries. He also says there are 140,000 PMF fighters from different sectarian compositions. The spokesman of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign affairs says Iraqi Government objects to the continuous interference of the Saudis in Iraq’s internal affairs. He also advised Saudi Arabia not to export its problems to other countries or its internal crisis to Iraq. [Arabi21]

DaeshDaily comment. Instead of admitting its role in supporting terrorism in other countries, including  Iraq, Saudi Arabia keeps on making statements intended to undermine Iraq. The Iraqi government has its flaws, but regional interference has added to the burden. If Saudi Arabia wants to be friends with Iraq it could stop the anti-Shia rhetoric that is spewed everyday all over the kingdom. In Ramadan prayers, a Saudi cleric prays for God to support the faithful against “apostate Shia, the treacherous Jews, the begrudged Christians,..” Isn’t this the same as Daesh rhetoric?

As for the Shia PMFs, the Presidential Envoy, Brett McGurk, said only 20% of them are loyal to Iran. This is a problem, and the Iraqi government should address it, but not based on Saudi opinions.

 

The commander of the Ninewa PMFs, General Louis Yousif, says in the alternative Ninewa PMFs Command Center in Erbil that 5 training camps will be opened to receive PMF volunteers from Ninewa. He says the Ninewa PMFs will be under the PMF Commission administratively, and will take orders from the Ninewa Operations Command. He also says a committee will be formed, headed by the Ninewa Governor, to receive the volunteers. He says there are already 1,000 Christian, Shabak, Yazidi, and Turkmen PMF fighters from Ninewa who are fighting Daesh and will join the PMFs. [Mada]

 

The combined Joint Task Force says Coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq. Significantly, five were around Al-Qa’im and one in Rutba (1), in western Anbar (See stories below), with others in Ramadi (2) and Falluja (1) in Anbar, Qayara (5) and Mosul (3) in Ninewa. [CJTF 

 

BAGHDAD

 

Baghdad Operations Command says security captured a Daesh terrorist cell in Baghdad and confiscated large quantities of weapons and ammunition. [Mawazin]

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Kadhimiya)

A security source says a traffic police officer was killed when a sticky IED exploded under his civilian vehicle in Hurriya. [Mawazin]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Iraqi Army 22nd brigade found a large Daesh guesthouse in an orchard in the Albu Hosa area, and confiscated IEDs, ammunition, equipment, and military uniforms. [BOC Facebook Page]

A security source says a tribal leader, who is also a member of a civil society network, was killed when an explosives vest he was wearing exploded accidently in Tarmiya. The source says the leader was trying to attack Shia gatherings in Dujail. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. We don’t know what to make of this report. And so far we cannot confirm it. We once helped evaluate the USAID-funded program that actually created this civil society network, and it was a very good and meaningful program. Civil society activists in Daesh controlled areas, or in communities infected with Daesh, have been targeted. Some of them were killed, many left, and we suspect that hardly any joined Daesh. We don’t know if this is the case here, but it is a sad story anyway.

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Ameen. [Mada]

The body of an unknown man was found tied and tortured on Al-Qanat highway. [AIN]

An MoI source says the owner of a private electricity generator was shot by armed men in Baladiyat. [Mada]

An MoI source says two people were killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Obeidi. [Mada]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:    7     (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education says it started the procedures to move Anbar University back to Ramadi. [Sumaria]

 

Falluja

Falluja city. Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh car rigging factory and found rockets and IEDs in Hay Al-Jolan in northwest Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Sumaria publishes a document showing a leave permit for Daesh terrorists found in Falluja. Interestingly enough, this document looks like the documents Saddam’s army once used. [Sumaria]

 

North. Iraqi Army 14th division defused 10 booby-trapped houses and 10 IEDs in Azraqiya, north of Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

South. There were several media reports about a major and violent clash in Ameriyat Al-Falluja in which Daesh took heavy casualties, but they were to some extent conflicting.

An Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict council member says Iraqi forces issued a curfew in the subdistrict after Daesh terrorists sneaked into liberated areas. Iraqi forces then started searching the suspected areas in order to protect civilians and government offices. [Mada] He says a Daesh terrorist who was arrested admitted that 40 Daesh snipers sneaked into the liberated areas. [Maalomah]

The council member also said Iraqi forces trapped 450 Daesh terrorists, including notable commanders, in the Al-Hassi, Albu Assi, and Albu Aifan areas in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. However, Iraqi forces somehow withdrew from a nearby area, allowing the terrorists to escape. When local officials contacted the military commanders they said the convoys should not be attacked because they were carrying families. So Coalition warplanes didn’t target the convoy; however, IAA helicopters targeted the last 10 vehicles of the convoy, killing “tens” of Daesh terrorists. [Maalomah]

The IAA Commander says a Daesh convoy of more than 700 vehicles, retreating from the Al-Hassi area, was attacked by the IAA, destroying more than 130 vehicles, and killing “tens” of Daesh terrorists. He says most of the Daesh members who were retreating were foreigner who refused to surrender to Iraqi forces. The Joint Operations Command (JOC) spokesman says Iraqi forces started an operation to catch the Daesh terrorists who escaped to the desert. [Mada]

The Anbar Operations Commander’s version says his troops trapped 2,000 Daesh terrorists and 500 vehicles in the Al-Hassi area south of Falluja. However, a Daesh construction shovel managed to open the road for the terrorists and more than 400 vehicles sneaked from the Al-Hassi area toward the desert in the west. He says Iraqi forces attacked them, destroying the vehicles, and killing a large number of terrorists. He says Daesh had attacked a military position in Al-Salam intersection south of Falluja yesterday. Iraqi forces stopped the attack, destroying more than 20 vehicles. [Sumaria]        In a separate statement, the Commander said Iraqi forces killed “tens” of Daesh terrorists and destroyed 300 vehicles while the terrorists were trying to flee from areas south of Falluja. [Ghad]

The spokesman of Kata’eb Hezbollah, says Iraqi forces, supported by the IAA, destroyed more than 100 Daesh vehicles, killing more than 60 terrorists. He says tens of Daesh terrorists have fled to desert areas and are trying to regroup. [Mada]

 

DaeshDaily comment. This video published by the MoD shows the IAA destroying dozens of vehicles. Other videos from the scene show also many vehicles. The estimates of the AOC commander are inconsistent, but this was clearly a carnage. [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube] [Etejah] [Twitter] [Twitter]

A video of an alleged Daesh terrorist captured in Ameriyat Al-Falluja [Twitter]

 

Ramadi

Daesh says it stopped an Iraqi Army attack on the Zangoura area, destroying a Humvee and a minesweeper, and captured another minesweeper, killing several soldiers and forcing the rest to flee. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it captured an Iraqi Army minesweeper on the outskirts of the Zangoura area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles in the Zangoura area. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Jazeera Operations commander source says Iraqi Army 7th division artillery shelled Daesh in Jubba and Dolab, killing 9 terrorists and destroying 3 boats and a motorcycle. He also says Iraqi forces continued their operations in areas west of Hit and up the Euphrates river, destroying Daesh hideouts and supply lines. He also says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition warplanes, are working on liberating Jazeera Hit, Rawa, and Al-Qa’im and intend to reach the Iraq-Syria border. [Mada] [Harbi]

DaeshDaily comment. The other side of the western Anbar story is the new initiative by the newly arrived New Syria Army and Coalition airpower on the Syria side of the border, as reported yesterday. However, see today’s bad news Syria story under East (Deir Ez-Zor) below.

 

Western Anbar

Related to the above story, a PMF commander says Daesh attacked Iraqi forces in the Kilo 160 area. He says Iraqi forces stopped the attack, destroying 30 vehicles, killing large numbers of terrorists and capturing 9, including 5 foreigners. He says the battles are still ongoing. [Sumaria]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition and IAF warplanes, killed 300 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 50 vehicles south of the Kilo 160 area. He says the terrorists were trying to sneak from a village south of Kilo 160, near Rawa, toward Al-Qa’im. [Sumaria]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat

A Salahuddin Police commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack on a village south of Shirqat city, killing 8 terrorists and destroying a vehicle bomb. He also says Iraqi forces found the bodies of 35 Daesh members who were killed in battles in Tulul Al-Baj. [Mada]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Iraqi forces found a multi-km long tunnel in the Tulul Al-Baj area. The tunnel links the area to Baiji District and is equipped with rooms and hideouts. [Maalomah]

 

The Counter Terrorism Service Commander says Iraqi forces in Shirqat District advanced 15 km (9 miles) toward Shirqat city. He also says Iraqi units moved toward the desert northwest of Shirqat to secure the area. He says Daesh is using only vehicle bombs to attack and the IAA destroyed 3 vehicle bombs. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. The geography is somewhat confusing in this area. Tulul Al-Baj is small but strategically located on the main road north into Ninewa, whereas Shirqat is just northwest of Tulul Al-Baj, off the main highway. In general, our impression from fragmentary reports is that Iraqi forces are trying to surround Shirqat. Shirqat is an important military objective, on its own terms and for the Ninewa liberation campaign, but the road north moves through Makhmur District and close to the city of Qayara. Still, Iraqi reports yesterday claimed that they had already reached Shirqat city.

 

Daesh says it targeted Iraqi in the Shirqat intersection with 60 mortars. [JustPaste]

 

A local source says unknown armed men attacked a Daesh communications center in Shirqat, killing the communications officer and 2 of his associates and burning down the center. [Sumaria]

 

The director of the Salahuddin Migration and Displacement Directorate says two civilians were killed and eight wounded by a Daesh mortar shell in the Tulul Al-Baj area while they were escaping Shirqat toward Baiji. [Mada]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces advanced 4 km (2.5 miles) on the road between Tulul Al-Baj and Qayara. It contradicted an earlier MoD report, which said Iraqi forces were close to the Qayara Base, saying Iraqi forces are more than 40 km (25 miles) away from the Qayara Base. [Ghad]

 

Baiji

Daesh issues a video of a small group of its terrorists in the residential compound near the Shirqat intersection, claiming it controls the compound. [A3maq]

 

The IFP commander says his troops killed 31 Daesh and destroyed a machine gun-mounted vehicle and ammunition cache, and a mortar unit, in the Fatha and thermal stations areas north of Baiji.  [Ghad]

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi Army positions near the oil factory north of Baiji, killing eighteen soldiers and wounding twenty-five. Daesh also says it targeted Iraqi forces with mortars in different areas in Baiji District. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it attacked an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED in the Fatha area. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles near Al-Dibis village. [JustPaste]

 

Tikrit

Daesh says one of its snipers killed a PMF fighter in Allas Oilfield. [JustPaste]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The Diyala Sahwa official says five Sahwa commanders received dead threats recently. He says the Sahwa fighters will be eliminated by Daesh or Al-Qaeda if there is no support from Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says Daesh gave a 48-hour ultimatum to Badoush prison escapees to join its terrorists in areas between Abbara and Abu Saida, northeast of Baquba. The source says 30-40 prisoners who escaped Badoush prison when Daesh captured Mosul are hiding in orchards in the area, and Daesh wants them to join its ranks. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi police vehicle in the Al-Ridha area in Udhaim, killing the policemen inside. [JustPaste]

 

KIRKUK

Kirkuk

A Kirkuk Police commander says his troops captured 6 people wanted on terrorism charges and confiscated weapons and military gear in Tarklan village, 15 km (9 miles) southwest of Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

The Kirkuk Criminal Court sentenced 2 Daesh members responsible for several explosions in Kirkuk to 15 years in prison. [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

The Ninewa Governor issues a statement saying the Iraqi Minister of Defense approved establishing an air bridge (rescue flights) in order to bring back 7,000 people who fled areas in Ninewa and are in a camp in Al-Hawl. [ARA]

 

Mosul

A local source says the Daesh leader, Awwad Baghdadi, appointed a new military commander for Mosul. The new terrorist is German citizen who spent several years in Afghanistan and came to Iraqi when Daesh captured Ninewa in 2014. [Sumaria]

 

Security sources say people of Mosul are cooperating extensively with Iraqi forces and are providing a lot of information about Daesh in the city. The Iraqi Army has dropped leaflets on Mosul containing phone numbers of security forces so civilians can communicate with them more efficiently. [ARA]

 

A high ranking Iraqi officer tells Reuters that Iraqi military are in contact with people in Mosul who are preparing for a popular uprising against Daesh when Iraqi forces attack the city. [AIN]

 

Local sources say a Daesh member surrendered to the Peshmerga in Bashiqa, east of the city in Mosul District. Local sources also say the Daesh terrorist forced his family out into the street and then blew up his house in Fadhiliya village. [ARA]

 

A local source says Daesh executed three religious leaders in Mosul after accusing them of inciting people against Daesh. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Hay Al-Nour in Mosul. [JustPaste]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

The Ninewa Operations Command says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Al-Nassr village, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs. [MoD Website]

Daesh says it shelled and rocketed Iraqi forces in Al-Rajla and Al-Nassr villages. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces in Al-Nassr village, then an Iraqi suicide terrorist attacked Iraqi forces.

Daesh says several Iraqi soldiers were killed or wounded in the attack. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh says it detonated a booby-trapped house in Um Al-Dhiban village west of Sinjar on Kurdish “infidels,” killing seven of them. Daesh also says it shelled and rocketed Peshmerga positions in several areas in Sinjar District. [JustPaste]

 

Kerbala

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces west of Kerbala with 3 vehicle bombs and an explosives vest. [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. On Tuesday, the Mid Euphrates Operations Command says a group of Daesh terrorists attacked a security barricade in west Kerbala on the road to Nukhaib in Anbar with 3 vehicle bombs, but Iraqi forces stopped the attack, killing the terrorists and destroying the vehicle bombs. [Mada]

 

Muthanna

The Chairman of the Security Committee in the Muthanna PC says Daesh is planning to conduct several attacks in southern and central governorates during the later days of Ramadan month and during Eid celebrations. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying an Iraqi man and a woman were killed, and several other Iraqis wounded, in the suicide attack in Ataturk Airport. [Sumaria]

 

Security officials in Ataturk International Airport say the 2 terrorists started to shoot at people at the international departure area of the airport then blew themselves up after police shot them. The Turkish Prime Minister says the evidence of the attack points to Daesh. [ARA]

According to Sputnik, the PKK issued a statement saying it doesn’t conduct attacks against civilians and its troops have not conducted suicide attacks [Xeber24]

 

Syrian Democratic Council issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack in Istanbul and expressed their condolences for the people of Turkey. [Hawar]

The Istanbul Governor issued a statement saying forty-one people were killed and two hundred and thirty-nine wounded in the terrorist attack. [Hawar]

 

Two Turkish MPs and other politicians accused President Erdogan of supporting Daesh and allowing the formation of terrorist cells in Turkey, in addition to allowing injured Daesh terrorists to be treated in Turkey. [SANA]

 

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior issued a statement saying a Tunisian military doctor was killed in the terrorist attack on Ataturk Airport. A Tunisian Ministry of Defense source says the General/Doctor traveled to Turkey 2 months ago to bring back his son, a medical college student, who joined Daesh 2 years ago. [Arabi21]

 

Photos of 2 of the suicide terrorists [Arabi21]

 

Turkish newspapers published a list of the names of victims (photo). [Arabi21]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The combined Joint Task Force says Coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria. In and around Albu Kamal (8) in eastern Syria and Manbij (6) and Mare’ (1) in northwest Syria. [CJTF] (But see story below about Albu Kamal.)

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

A 23-year-old man from Kobane was killed by the Turkish Army while trying to cross the border into Turkey. Local sources say the young man was disabled and was trying to cross into Turkey to get treatment. [Hawar] [ARA]

A 10-year-old boy died after being wounded yesterday by the Turkish army in Hashisha village in Tal Abyad. Twelve people were wounded yesterday by the Turkish Army as they were trying to cross the Turkish border. [Hawar]

 

Syrian Democratic Forces say they stopped a Daesh attack southeast of the Tishrin Dam, killing or wounding several terrorists and capturing a military vehicle. They also say they shot down a Daesh recon drone. [Hawar]

 

The Tal Abyad Asayesh (Kurdish security) says eight civilians and two YPG fighters were killed and more than ten civilians wounded when a parked car bomb exploded near the local government office in Tal Abyad. [Xeber24]

Another victim died later on from wounds caused by the explosion. [Hawar]

Daesh says it detonated a parked vehicle bomb in front of YPG headquarters in Tal Abyad, killing or wounding fifty “YPG members”. [JustPaste]

A video of the aftermath of the explosion [Hawar]

 

Battles continued between Syrian Democratic Forces and Daesh in Suwaidan village north of Raqqa. Coalition warplanes launched extensive airstrikes on Daesh locations in Raqqa city. [Qasioun]

 

Daesh issues a video of its religious activities for young boys in Tabaqa city. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of beheading a man publicly in Raqqa after accusing him of blasphemy. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a photo of its terrorists in Raqqa. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in north Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

A man who was displaced from the Al-Bab area and is now in Afrin says he saw the dead bodies of more than one thousand civilians dropped in a garbage dump near Al-Bab city. He says Daesh terrorists are raiding Kurdish areas in the city and are kidnapping boys aged 11 years and older. [Hawar]

 

The YPG issued a statement saying the Turkish Army increased its shelling on its positions and civilian locations in the Kobane area. [BasNews]

 

Twelve civilians, including four children, were wounded by Turkey-backed opposition group shelling on Sheikh Maqsoud. [Hawar]

 

Manbij campaign. Manbij Military Council troops captured the traffic police building in Manbij city and found two 800m tunnels. Battles are still ongoing in other parts of the city. [Hawar]

Manbij Military Council troops captured the Mills intersection in the city. Street battles are ongoing in different neighborhoods (video). [Hawar]

Manbij Military Council troops advanced from the silos area toward the west, killing 7 Daesh terrorists. [Hawar]

A video of families escaping from Manbij [Hawar]

A video of weapons and ammunition seized by MMC troops in Manbij [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack that destroyed 2 buildings where YPG fighters had set up barricades west of Manbij. [A3maq]

Daesh issues a distant video of a suicide attack on a YPG gathering near Kilo 4 village north of Manbij. [A3maq]

 

Local activists say Daesh launched a counter attack on Syrian troops near Khanasir city in Aleppo’s southern Safira District and captured Al-Haman Mountain. He also says Daesh cut off the supply lines between Khanasir and Hama. [ARA]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes conducted airstrikes on Daesh gatherings south of Tadmur, destroying 5 vehicles and killing or wounding many terrorists. [SANA]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Day 2 for the New Syria Army appears to have been a disaster in spite of American participation.

Daesh says Syrian opposition groups trained at an American compound in Jordan arrived in areas west of Albu Kamal, supported by American airpower. Daesh says it attacked them in the Al-Hamdan Airport in the Al-Hizam area, killing forty fighters and capturing fifteen in addition to capturing 6 SUVs, 6 trucks loaded with weapons and explosives, and 12 drones. It says the remaining opposition fighters escaped to the desert and that Daesh is now hunting them down. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of beheaded opposition group fighters who were killed in battles west of Albu Kamal. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of vehicles and weapons it had captured from opposition groups west of Albu Kamal. [JustPaste]

Daesh also issues a video of the vehicles, weapons, and dead opposition fighters. [A3maq]

Daesh says it destroyed 2 opposition group SUVs in an ambush. Daesh says the 2 vehicles were escaping the battles toward the Al-Tanaf border crossing. [A3maq]

 

The spokesman of the New Syria Army confirmed that his troops withdrew toward the desert from the Albu Kamal area, telling Reuters that the first part of the campaign is over. [Xeber24]

The spokesman says their troops conducted an airdrop operation from American planes in the Albu Kamal area. He says the idea was to conduct a “qualitative hit” against Daesh. He says their troops captured some areas, then retreated. [HalabToday]

 

The General Secretary of the New Syria Army says the reason for the failure in the Albu Kamal battle is the lack of military support and the small number of fighters. He says there is no real intention from the international community to fight Daesh or the Assad regime. He says the New Syria Army coordinated with tribal fighters from Anbar to start an attack from the Iraqi side, but this was not done. The New Syria Army captured Hamad village and airport before retreating. [Dorar]

DaeshDaily comment. Amidst ground and bombing campaigns that are apparently working, this is one that seems to have failed abysmally, in spite of the reported participation of US pilots and aircraft. The hard-to-miss conclusion is that somebody screwed up, and since the US trained these units and supported them in the field, some explanation is in order.

Unfortunately, this experience is too similar to an earlier failure of a small US-trained force that likewise ran immediately into overwhelming force and was decimated, causing derision and a lot of negative comments. That experiment never recovered.

We thought yesterday that the New Syria Army was part of a larger strategy and that a cross-border effort also involving Iraqi troops coming into Al-Qa’im could eventually be part of the strategy, but while they may be on their way they are not there yet and the New Syria Army was put into a position for which it was not prepared. The direction seemed clear yesterday; now we wonder whether there was less to this than it seemed. We are listening for the explanation.

 

A Syrian military spokesman says Syrian warplanes conducted airstrikes on Daesh locations in Tharda village in Deir Ez-Zor, destroying 3 headquarters and killing or wounding several terrorists. [SANA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists on the front lines against Syrian troops in Deir Ez-Zor. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of beheading a man, after accusing him of supporting infidels in Deir Ez-Zor. The photos show dozens of children in the audience as the terrorists conduct the public execution. [JustPaste]

 

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

Daesh says Khaled Bin Al-Waleed Army, a Daesh affiliate, killed four opposition fighters and wounded six while they were trying to sneak into the Ain Dhikr area in the Yarmouk Basin west of Daraa. [A3maq]

Opposition groups clashed heavily with Daesh in different areas west of Daraa. Opposition groups also rocketed Daesh locations in the Ain Dhikr area. [Qasioun]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

Daesh says it killed an Egyptian Army “spy” in Sheikh Zuweid. [JustPaste]

Armed men shot and killed a civilian near his house in Sheikh Zuweid. [VetoGate]

 

Medical sources say a police officer was killed and two policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle in Rafah. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh says it destroyed 2 Egyptian Army vehicles with 2 IEDs, one south of Kharouba, and another west of Karm Al-Qawadis, killing or wounding several soldiers. [JustPaste]

 

Libya

Northeast

A Libyan military commander says twenty-two soldiers were killed and sixty-one wounded in the battles to liberate Qar Younes. [AfriGate]

 

The Libyan military says it conducted 4 airstrikes on the Qawarsha area in west Benghazi. [AfriGate]

 

Libyan Special Forces say they found underground Daesh storehouses in the Najila area in Benghazi. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles in west Benghazi. [JustPaste]

 

Central coast

The National Accord Government Military says it captured Daesh defense lines in east Sirte after heavy clashes. It also says its troops are defusing Daesh IEDs and land mines in the area. A military source says Libyan warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on Daesh position in Sirte, causing massive damages. [Wasat]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Sirte. [JustPaste]

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian Ministry of Interior says it captured a “takfiri” in Sousse who previously tried to join a terrorist group in Syria. [Tunisien]

 

Other countries

Afghanistan

Daesh says it captured 2 Afghani Border Police positions in the Dih Bala area in Nangarhar after killing ten policemen and capturing light and mid-sized weapons. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of an attack on Afghani Army vehicles in the Kot area in Nangarhar. [JustPaste]

 

India

An Indian official told Reuters security captured 5 men linked to Daesh that were planning several attacks in the country. The men were recruited by a Daesh terrorist who lives outside of India. [Sumaria]

 

The Philippines

Daesh says it killed fifteen Philippine soldiers in 2 attacks during the past 2 days in Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao. [A3maq]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Daesh supporters started a hashtag called the South Falluja Massacre, claiming the convoy that was destroyed by Iraqi forces in Ameriyat Al-Falluja was for civilian people. They accuse specifically the Fallujan Albu Eissa tribe of the attack. Of course they don’t say why these “civilians” were heading west carrying rocket launchers and heavy machine guns and why there are no women and children in any video or photo on the scene. [Twitter]

An Iraqi pilot says no woman or child was hurt in the attack. He also says he used his own gun to kill a Daesh terrorist who fled a destroyed vehicle.

 

A video of PMF fighters killing a Daesh terrorist who was trapped in a trench in Kerbala desert. [Twitter]

Daesh said it attacked Iraqi forces west of Kerbala with vehicle bombs and suicide terrorists, without telling the rest of the story. Iraq officials said all Daesh terrorists were killed and their vehicles destroyed.

 

Videos of the Day

(Iraq) A video of families from Shirqat secured by Iraqi forces [MoD]

 

(Syria) A video of a Coalition airstrike that destroyed a Daesh fighting position near Mare’ on June 21 [CJTF]

 

OTHER DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

June 28, 2016

Daesh Vehicle

Daesh Daily is a unique compilation of the latest reports from Arabic-language media, government, military, and Daesh, provided to government practitioners and others actively working on Iraq and other Daesh-affected countries, as a public service.

 

Note to Our Readers. Based on requests from several readers, we are expanding the Social Media section and adding more analysis, to serve you better. We would appreciate any comments.

 

Today’s Major Developments

Falluja campaign moves south and west of the city.

Anbar PC suddenly votes to fire the Governor.

Battle for Shirqat is on.

Events still unfolding in deadly major attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

Coalition-trained New Syria Army challenges Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Prime Minister Abadi issued a statement saying Daesh collapsed rapidly in Falluja, but also warning of potential Daesh attacks to compensate for its defeats. [Sumaria]

 

The KRG Presidency issued a statement saying its President Masoud Barzani had a phone call with Abadi, congratulating him on the liberation of Falluja. It also says both sides agreed on continued coordination to fight and defeat Daesh. [Sumaria]

 

The Supreme Federal Court in Iraq cancelled the results of two parliament sessions on April 14 and April 26. The first one removed Speaker Jubouri from his position, and in the second session, Prime Minister Abadi appointed 5 new ministers. [Sumaria] [SotKurdistan]

 

Prime Minister Abadi’s office says the Council of Ministers approved the redistribution of the Sahwa salaries after their budget was decreased by the CoR. [Sumaria]

 

Gorran MP says Gorran and the PUK formed a united block of 30 MPs in the Iraqi COR. He also says it will be the largest Kurdish block in the CoR since the KDP has 25 MPs. [Sumaria]

 

The Combined Joint Task Forces says the Coalition conducted 11 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, around Qayara (3), Mosul (1), Kasik (1), and Tal Afar (1); Bashir (1) and Baiji (1); Falluja (2), and Hit (1)). [CJTF]

 

The IAA issued a statement saying Iraq received a new shipment of Russian MI28 helicopters. [Mada]

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

Northwest (Kadhimiya)

An MoI source says one person was killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a bakery in Tobchi, a Shia area. [Mada]

 

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Daesh says its terrorists attacked an Iraqi Army and PMFs convoy of 30 vehicles while they were trying to raid an area in Tarmiya, destroying or damaging several vehicles, and forcing the rest to retreat. [JustPaste]

Iraqi Army 45th brigade found a Daesh guesthouse in the Um Najem area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

A security source says an IED exploded in front of the house of a Ministry of Education Director in Hay Ur, causing material damages. [Ghad]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says armed men broke into a house in Obeidi, killing four women. [Mada]

An MoI source says a civilian was killed and six others wounded when a sticky IED exploded under a small bus in Mashtal. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

Daesh says it killed six “PMF members” and destroyed their vehicle with an IED in Al-Ma’had Street in Zafaraniya. [JustPaste]

An MoI source says two people were killed and nine wounded when an IED exploded near a popular café in the Old Diyala Bridge area. [Mada]

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

An MoI source says two Sahwa fighters were killed and two others wounded when an IED exploded on their civilian vehicle in Arab Jassem village in Yusufiyah. [Mada]

Daesh says it killed an Iraqi Army battalion commander and several of his associates by detonating an IED on their vehicle in the Qurtan area in Yusufiyah. Daesh says when a patrol arrived to the area, it detonated another IED, killing or wounding several soldiers. [JustPaste]

Daesh says its snipers killed an Iraqi soldier in Alimiya and another soldier in Sayafiya in Arab Jabour. Daesh also says it destroyed an Iraqi military position with a 12.5mm cannon in Sayafiya. [JustPaste]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade found an explosives cache in the Arab Dawood area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 23rd brigade defused a booby-trapped house in Alimiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Southwest (Rasheed)

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Saidiya. [Mada]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

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

 

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

 

ANBAR

The Anbar Provincial Council voted in favor of firing the Anbar Governor. The Governor says he will go to court to object the decision. [Mada]

 

Falluja

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces cleared more than 80% of the Halabsa Albu Alwan, and Albu Harat areas south and west of Falluja, killing “tens” of Daesh terrorists and destroying 4 vehicle bombs. He says Iraqi forces will fully clear the areas in the coming hours.  [Mada]

The IWMC says Iraqi Army 8th division liberated the Halabsa and Albu Alwan areas. [Baghdadia]

The Anbar Operations Commander says Coalition warplanes destroyed 8 Daesh vehicle bombs in the Halabsa area, killing the terrorists inside. [Sumaria]

 

A member of the security committee in Anbar provincial council says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Ameriyat Al-Falluja, destroying a construction shovel bomb and 2 machine gun-mounted vehicles, and killing several terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

The spokesman of the Baghdad Operations Command says 400 Daesh terrorists who had fled the battles in Falluja are now trapped in north Ameriyat Al-Falluja. He says a military operation is needed, but airstrikes were not possible today due to weather conditions. [Ghad]

 

A PMF commander says Daesh had used food rations as a weapon to control the families in Falluja. He says Daesh gives every family two kinds of papers to get food rations: one is for the terrorists and their families and grants more access to food, and the other for the rest of the citizens. Any family suspected of not supporting Daesh would be punished by taking their food rations paper. [Sumaria]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Jazeera Operations commander says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Jazeera Hit, killing 5 Daesh terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs, a motorcycle, 5 boats, and a rocket launcher. Iraqi forces also found a big weapons and explosives storehouse and defused 17 IEDs west of Hit. [Mada]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

Daesh says it attacked the Trebil border crossing between Iraq and Jordan, killing or wounding several Iraqi soldiers. [JustPaste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat/Baiji

The IWMC says Iraqi forces captured the entrance to Shirqat. It also cited reports of massive numbers of Daesh terrorists fleeing the district. [Baghdadia]

A Counter Terrorism Service source says Iraqi forces broke through Daesh defense lines in the Shirqat area, then Daesh terrorists fled, leaving large numbers of weapons and IEDs. [Harbi]

 

The Salahuddin Governor says Iraqi forces are liberating several areas in Shirqat, and will liberate all of Shirqat very soon. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi forces are providing vehicles to secure families who escaped Shirqat areas. [MoD Website]

 

The Counter Terrorism Service Commander says his troops liberated a major section of the road to Qayara, and will soon move ahead toward Qayara. [AIN]

 

A Counter Terrorism Service commander says more than 25 Daesh terrorists were killed when Iraqi forces liberated the village of Al-Baj Hills south of Shirqat. [Mawazin]

 

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army T55 tank and destroyed 2 Humvees in battles near Shirqat. [JustPaste]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Daesh arrested six civilians, including a local tribal leader, in Shirqat. [Ghad]

The IWMC says Daesh executed five young men in Shirqat after accusing them of organizing people to cooperate with Iraqi forces. [Mawazin]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Iraqi forces killed 2 Iraqi suicide terrorists who were trying to sneak into Iraqi military positions near Mohammed Al-Musa village. [Ghad]

 

Daesh says it launched a major attack on Iraqi forces in several areas in Shirqat. Daesh says an Iraqi suicide terrorist attacked Iraqi forces in Al-Dibis village with a vehicle bomb while an Iranian suicide terrorist attacked another convoy near the Shirqat intersection. Daesh also says it “cleared” the Bedouin residential compounds near the intersection. Daesh says the battles are still ongoing. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes 3 photos of the Iraqi suicide terrorist, his vehicle bomb, and the explosion. [JustPaste]

Daesh issues a video of targeting an Iraqi Army Abrams tank near Al-Dibis village with a guided missile. [A3maq]

Daesh says it captured part of Al-Dibis village in Makhoul subdistrict. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces near Sheikh Ali village in Makhoul subdistrict. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces at the oil factory northeast of Baiji. [A3maq]

 

Tooz

A Salahuddin police source says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh terrorists who were preparing to attack a checkpoint west of Tuz Khurmatu. [Mada]

 

The Spokesman of the Tooz Mayoralty says two unknown armed men on a motorcycle killed a Sunni Turkmen civilian in Hay Al-Tin west of Tuz Khurmatu. [BasNews]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

The Diyala Police spokesman says the police found a Daesh sleeper cell hideout east of Baquba, and confiscated 6 silenced guns. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

Daesh publishes photos of blowing up the houses of two “PMF members” in Udhaim. [JustPaste]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

The KRG’s security council confirms that Coalition warplanes killed the Daesh military commander and the finance officer of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

A Sunni MP from Ninewa says former Governor Nujaifi is Turkey’s agent in Iraq and is supporting Turkey’s historical ambition of annexing Mosul to Turkey. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. There is a certain amount of history between the Nujaifis and Turkey, and this MP is not the only one with these suspicions.

 

An informed source says armed men shot a local Daesh commander in his car west of Mosul, killing him and 2 of his associates. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Kata’eb Al-Mosul has claimed responsibility for the attack yesterday, without mentioning the two associates.

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it killed a Daesh terrorist responsible for stealing the houses of displaced people in Hay Al-Amel. The KM also says its fighters threw a hand grenade at a Daesh security office in Hay Al-Mithaq, killing a Daesh security official of the area. [KM Facebook Page] [KM Facebook Page]

 

Daesh issues a video of the “normal life” in Mosul. [A3maq]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

A security source says Counter Terrorism troops conducted an airdrop operation on a headquarters in Qayara, killing 15 terrorists and capturing 8. [Sumaria]

However, a Counter Terrorism Service commander refuted the report. [Mawazin]

 

A member of the Ninewa Provincial Council says Iraqi forces are slowly heading to Qayara. He says there are still many villages on the eastern side of the river in Qayara District that have not yet been liberated. [Mawazin]

 

A security source says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh headquarters in the Haj Ali area, killing 3 Daesh local commanders. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it detonated a booby-trapped house on PMF fighters in Rajla village, killing four of them and wounding another. [JustPaste]

 

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes destroyed Daesh rocket launchers in Qayara city, killing 4 terrorists. [Mada]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

A Ninewa Operations Command source says a Daesh suicide terrorist detonated himself in the middle of a Daesh convoy in the rural Baaj subdistrict without any apparent reason, destroying 6 vehicles and killing 14 terrorists. The source says the convoy was headed toward Raqqa. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed a Peshmerga fighter in Gwer in Makhmur and another one in Aski Mosul. [JustPaste]

 

KURDISTAN

The KRG Ministry of Interior says it captured the 2 terrorists who attacked the main building of Rudaw TV in Erbil. A Twitter account linked to Daesh had claimed responsibility for the attack. Five people were wounded by a hand grenade on June 25th. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. As far as we know, Daesh hasn’t claimed responsibility for the attack on Rudaw so far.

However, the Spokesman of the Kurdistan Islamic Group says the group refutes the accusation that one of its members was involved in the attack. He says it is just a means to put political pressure on the party, and that the person arrested is an engineer who works for the government. [SotKurdistan]

 

A member of the KRG’s parliament says the United States will send $450 million dollars as support to the Peshmerga. She also says she doesn’t have information about the way in which the money will be spent but it could be used to pay salaries for soldiers for 9 months. However, the General Secretary of the Peshmerga Ministry had said earlier that this money will not be used for salaries. [SotKurdistan]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Kerbala

The Mid Euphrates Operations Command says a group of Daesh terrorists attacked a security barricade in west Kerbala on the road to Nukhaib in Anbar with 3 vehicle bombs, but Iraqi forces stopped the attack, killing the terrorists and destroying the vehicle bombs. [Mada]

 

Al-Abbas Combat Division, a Shia PMF, says it will deploy its armored units in west Kerbala governorate. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The Governor of Istanbul says twenty-eight people were killed and about sixty wounded in 3 suicide attacks on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Turkish authorities issued a temporary ban on media outlets, ensuring they cannot publicize details of the attacks. [Anadolu] [Anadolu] [Anadolu] By late evening the government had revised the death toll upward to 36.

 

A video of a terrorist blowing himself up after he was shot in Ataturk Airport. Thankfully, everyone has gone by then [YouTube] [Facebook]

 

More videos of the explosions and the aftermath in Ataturk Airport [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

A Turkish official tells Reuters that Turkey changed the rules of engagement on its border with Syria in order to allow NATO to conduct air sorties on the border. NATO members have said they were not able to conduct sorties because of the difficult Turkish rules of engagement [ARA]

 

A Turkish newspaper publishes a secret police report about the terrorists in Syria who are linked to Syrian armed groups. The report says Syrian “refugees” are manufacturing explosives in Turkey and are sending them to Syria. The report says the continuous support for armed groups in Syria will eventually create problems for Turkey. [SANA]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The Russian Ambassador to Syria said in Damascus that he does not anticipate a Syrian attack on Aleppo and Raqqa in the near future. [ARA]

 

The Combined Joint Task Forces says the Coalition conducted 12 airstrikes on Daesh in Syria, around Manbij (7), Mare’ (2), Raqqa (2), and Deir Ez-Zor (1)). [CJTF]

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Daesh captured Maghara village north of Raqqa after heavy battles with Syrian Democratic Forces. Daesh also attacked Suwaidan and Hisha villages near Ain Eissa, north of Raqqa. Daesh used the almost complete absence of Coalition warplanes to attack Syrian Democratic Forces and shell their positions in areas north of Raqqa. [Qasioun]

 

Local sources say Daesh shelled 2 villages near Shaddadi east of Hasaka with mortars. [Qasioun]

 

An eyewitness says twelve civilians, including women and children, were shot and wounded by Turkish troops as they were trying to cross the border in the Hashisha area, 35 km (22 miles) east of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it opened 17 literacy schools for 900 students of all ages in Raqqa. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of “normal life” in Tabaqa. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its activities in Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign. The Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman says his troops captured the Traffic Directorate building in southwest Manbij, and entered Karama and Hazawana neighborhoods. Syrian Democratic Forces have captured more than 30% of Manbij city, according to SDF sources. [Xendan]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting Adasat village, near Manbij, with Katyushas. [JustPaste]

 

Here Daesh says one of its Tajik suicide terrorists attacked a YPG gathering near Hattabat, south of Manbij, and a Syrian terrorist attacked a building where YPG fighters are barricaded near Kilo 4 village south of Manbij, with a vehicle bomb. Daesh says twenty-five YPG fighters were killed in the 2 attacks. [JustPaste]

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

 

Daesh says it conducted 2 suicide attacks on the YPG, one in Kilo 4 village north of Manbij city, and another near the silos in the south. [A3maq]

 

A Syrian Democratic Forces source says Daesh launched a major attack from Jarabulus on SDF positions near Qirat village, 19 km (12 miles) south of Jarabulus. The source says the SDF, supported by Coalition warplanes, stopped the attack, destroying a Daesh vehicle and killing several terrorists. [BasNews]

 

Manbij Military Council troops destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb near the northern entrance of Manbij city. [Hawar]

 

Manbij Military Council troops found receipts in Manbij that shows Daesh’s imported goods and materials from Turkey to Manbij and Mosul through Turkey-based companies. [Hawar]

 

A video of the Manbij Military Council troop’s battles in Manbij [Hawar]

 

A video of a house of a Daesh Russian “emir” captured by Manbij Military Council troops in the Manbij silos area. The house belonged originally to a Kurdish civilian who was forced to leave the city. [Hawar]

 

A video of families from Manbij who managed to escape the city toward Manbij Military Council troop areas [Hawar]

 

Northern Aleppo. Syrian opposition groups stopped Syrian Democratic Forces’ attack on Kafr Kalbin south of Azaz. [Qasioun]

 

Russian warplanes bombed residential areas in Al-Bab, killing eight civilians and wounding tens including women and children. [Qasioun]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The New Syria Army, supported by Coalition warplanes, captured the Al-Balakos area, 15 km (9 miles) south of Albu Kamal. Daesh brought heavy military reinforcements to the city in preparation for a New Syria Army attack. Tens of families from Albu Kamal are leaving the city.  [Qasioun]

The New Syria Army is an opposition group established in November, 2015, consisting of hundreds of fighters from Deir Ez-Zor and Homs, and trained by the Coalition in Jordan. The attack aims to close the Daesh-controlled road between Syria and Iraq, and there are reports about military preparations on the other side of the border in far western Anbar to start a similar operation. [Masalah]

The spokesman of the New Syria Army says Iraqi Counter Terrorism troops and tribal fighters are participating in the operation from the Iraqi side. He says Iraqi forces advanced from Haditha towards Rawa. [Al-Aan]

DaeshDaily comment. These developments confirm our hunch that the overall military strategy foresees the convergence of the anti-Daesh campaigns in western Anbar and eastern Syria. Albu Kamal (often just called Bukamal) is a city and subdistrict just across the river from Al-Qa’im. Seemingly all the fighting in Deir Ez-Zor has been the constant and nasty conflict between the Syrian Army, supported by Russian warplanes, and Daesh. Now the Coalition-trained New Syria Army and Coalition bombers have shown up in areas along the Syria-Iraq border. We suspect the Iraqi Army will soon show up in Al-Qa’im. Raqqa is up the river from Bukamal, down the river from Manbij.

 

The spokesman of the New Syria Army says they aim to capture Albu Kamal, then head toward Deir Ez-Zor. The media center of the Army publishes a photo saying, “We are coming, Daesh…this time from the sky.” This message implies that the attack will involve airdrop operations. [Dorar]

However, Daesh issued a video of beheading five young men in Albu Kamal, after accusing them of working for the New Syria Army. [JustPaste]

Activists say Coalition planes bombed the industrial area in Albu Kamal and dropped leaflets saying the Coalition is coming soon. [EnabBaladi]

 

Daesh publishes a video of targeting a Syrian Army tank with a guided missile on Tharda Mountain, south of Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian troops stopped a Daesh attack on military positions in the Tharda mountain area, killing or wounding several terrorists. [SANA]

Daesh says it destroyed 2 Syrian Army tanks with guided missiles in the Tharda area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of battles with Syrian troops in Deir Ez-Zor. [DawaAlhaq]

 

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

A local source says Nusra fighters left their positions in the Ja’ouna area in Yarmouk Camp. Daesh controls about 70% of the camp. [EnabBaladi]

Daesh issues a video of its terrorists in the Ja’ouna area. [A3maq]

 

Battles are still ongoing between Daesh and opposition groups in Hay Al-Tadhamun, south of Damascus. [Qasioun]

 

A Syrian military source says Syrian artillery shelled Daesh locations in Al-Qasr village, 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Suwayda. [SANA]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

North Africa

Egypt

The Egyptian military bombed 5 Takfiri gatherings in different areas in Sheikh Zuweid, killing 33 terrorists and wounding more than 50. The Egyptian Air Forces received information about large gatherings of terrorists before sunset who were trying to attack checkpoints south of Sheikh Zuweid. The electricity was completely cut off to the city because of airstrikes. [VetoGate]

In another version: The Egyptian Army foiled a major Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis attack on checkpoints in south Sheikh Zuweid. Security got information about 2 big gatherings for Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis in the  Qabr Omair and Shallaq areas in south Sheikh Zuweid. The terrorists were moving ahead through several checkpoints in the area using trucks and motorcycles, carrying heavy and midsized weapons. Egyptian Army helicopters targeted the two areas around dusk, killing 33 and wounding 50 others, and destroying 3 vehicles and several motorcycles. [ElWatan]

 

Four policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their armored vehicle on the coastal road in Arish. [VetoGate]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack. [JustPaste]

 

An 18-year-old girl was shot in the face by unknown armed men in Rafah. [VetoGate]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed two Egyptian soldiers west of Karm Al-Qawadis. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of detonating an IED on an Egyptian Army personnel carrier near the Bir Lahfan area, south of Arish. [JustPaste]

 

Libya

Northeast

The Libyan National Army spokesman refuted media reports about a cease-fire in Benghazi city. Libyan warplanes targeted Daesh locations in west Benghazi. [Wasat]

 

Central coast

The Libyan National Accord Government Military says its troops shelled Daesh locations near the 700 Area in Sirte, killing 7 Daesh terrorists. It also says its troops, supported by heavy artillery and warplanes, captured more areas in Sirte city center, killing more than 10 terrorists. It also says the troops advanced in the southern areas of the city. [AfriGate]

It also said its troops killed a recon group of 15 Daesh terrorists. [Wasat]

 

The Libyan National Accord Government Military continued its operations with the Libyan Red Crescent to distribute humanitarian aid to people in liberated areas in Sirte. [AfriGate]

 

Northwest

Libya24 TV channel publishes a document from the Ministry of Justice that says Gaddafi’s son, Saif Al-Islam should be released in accordance with the amnesty law of 2015. [Libya24]

 

Algeria

The Algeria Minister of Justice says Algerian troops killed 3 Daesh terrorists who participated in the murder of Herve Gourdel, a French tourist who was killed in September 2014. So far, 6 terrorists who participated in the crime have been killed, according to the Algerian government. [Sumaria]

 

The Algerian Ministry of Defense says it captured 3 terrorists in Illizi Governorate on the Libyan border. [Wasat]

 

Other countries

Lebanon

The Lebanese Army arrested more than one hundred Syrian refugees in camps in Baalbek after accusing them of entering Lebanon illegally. The arrest came after suicide attacks on Monday that killed or wounded more than twenty people. [Dorar]

 

The Lebanese Minister of Interior says the suicide terrorist who attacked Al-Qaa town came from Syria and not from a refugee camp in Lebanon. [ZamanAlWasl]

 

The Lebanese Prime Minister warns that the attacks on Al-Qaa yesterday might be the start of a new wave of terrorist attacks in the country. [Sumaria]

 

Pakistan

Daesh says it killed a Pakistani military member in Peshawar. [JustPaste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Several people are asking why Daesh is conducting suicide attacks in Turkey and not Iran [Twitter]

[Twitter] [Twitter]

 

Sunni Twitter accounts are accusing Shia militias of the suicide attack in a Sunni mosque in Abu Ghraib. Daesh has not claimed responsibility for the attack, which that killed or wounded twenty-four people. [Twitter]

 

Videos of the Day

Iraq

A video of the new Russian helicopters received by Iraq [MoD]

 

A video of another Daesh weapons storehouse found in Falluja [YouTube]

A video of a Daesh terrorist captured by tribal fighters in Ameriyat Al-Falluja [YouTube]

 

A video of Iraqi forces in Shirqat areas [AfaqTV]

 

A video of Mosul city taken by Kata’eb Al-Mosul [KM Facebook Page]

A video of Tal Afar PMFs raising Iraqi flag in Zuwiya village [YouTube]

 

Syria

A video of a Coalition airstrike destroying a Daesh technical vehicle near Mare’ on June 18th [CJTF]

 

OTHER DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes a new issue of its Al-Naba’ magazine [JustPaste]

 

June 27, 2016

Iraqi Troops

Daesh Daily is a unique compilation of the latest reports from Arabic-language media, government, military, and Daesh, provided to government practitioners and others actively working on Iraq and other Daesh-affected countries, as a public service.

 

Note to Our Readers. Based on requests from several readers, we are expanding the Social Media section and adding more analysis, to serve you better. We would appreciate any comments.

 

Today’s Major Developments

Iraq declares complete victory in Falluja.

Coalition bombards Daesh targets in Shirqat; 5,000+ residents have already fled.

Agreement among Iraqi and Kurdish ministers will unify PMF forces for Mosul liberation and cut Nujaifi out.

Coalition bombing increases in Ninewa.

Erdogan issues surprise apology to Russia for downed military plane.

Rebel force in Syria takes more of Manbij from Daesh.

Daesh unleashes eight suicide attacks in Yemen.

Nigerian Army reports freeing 5,000 people from Boko Haram.

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

NATIONAL NEWS

The Falluja Operations Commander announced on Sunday that Falluja was fully liberated. Prime Minister Abadi arrived in the city and, in a symbolic gesture, raised the Iraqi flag near a bridge in the city where Daesh last year had executed and hung the body of an Iraqi soldier. The manager of Ameriyat Al-Falluja subdistrict says Iraqi forces released 21,000 men from Falluja after investigating them, while 2,000 Daesh suspects were sent to Baghdad for further investigations. [Mada]

Photos of Prime Minister Abadi in Falluja [BasNews]

 

The Department of State issued a statement saying the Special Presidential Envoy for the international coalition to counter Daesh, Brett McGurk, congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and the security forces for completely liberating Fallujah from Daesh control. [Mada]

 

Colonel Christopher Garver, the Coalition Spokesman, says the Coalition provided airstrikes and intelligence, to Iraqi forces in Falluja and will continue to do so. He also says the military operation was difficult and there is still much to be done to return people to their houses. He also says Daesh is suffering from moral deterioration and is an organization in chaos. Daesh is also finding it difficult to pay its terrorists. He also says more than 725,000 displaced people have returned to their houses, and 25,000 Daesh terrorists have been killed thus far. [Mada]

 

The Minister of Defense says Daesh controls only 10% of Iraq areas and is losing large numbers of its terrorists. He says Coalition warplanes are providing a lot of support in the liberation operations. He says there is no need for American or Turkish or any other ground troops in the Ninewa liberation operations. He says Iraqi forces will advance toward Mosul carefully in order to preserve civilians lives and the infrastructure of the city. [BasNews]

 

A hugely important meeting was held in Baghdad among major government leaders including the Ministers of Defense and Interior and the KRG Minister of Interior, intended to confront the major political complications that could undermine the Ninewa liberation campaign. As a result, the Chairman of the PMF Commission says 15,000 PMF fighters from Ninewa will participate in the Ninewa liberation operations. The Minister of Defense says all the people of Ninewa can be involved in the operations, and that the Coalition will provide support and training for all the Ninewa PMFs. The KRG’s Minister of Interior says the KRG supports this solution. [Sumaria]

The unspoken but critical indirect message was then translated by a Christian PMF commander from Ninewa. All those fighters will be under unified government and PMF Commission control. He says those 15,000 fighters won’t have anything to do with former Governor Nujaifi’s National Mobilization Forces (NMF), which Nujaifi has repeatedly tried to inject into the liberation campaign under his leadership. The PMF commander says Nujaifi has two options: either to join the new force or to dissolve his NMF. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. Nujaifi’s scheme has had the support of Turkey’s President Erdogan who sent Turkish troops to Bashiqa with the connivance of KRG President Barzani and refused to remove them despite open hostility from Prime Minister Al-Abadi and the Iraqi government, which has disdained Nujaifi and the NMFs from the start. Today’s news seems to show, first of all, that the US strategists understood this scheme for what it really was and put some heavy pressure on to create a unified approach to the Ninewa liberation. Perhaps the agreement of the KRG minister indicates that Barzani has decided to back off. As for Erdogan, he simultaneously made headlines of his own yesterday by finally and surprisingly apologizing for Turkey’s downing of the Russian military plane earlier in the Syria conflict.

    All of this is extremely important to the war effort, and in our opinion appears to solve the biggest obstacle to restoring Iraqi control of Ninewa. However, it may prove to be even more important in achieving political reconciliation after Daesh is defeated.

The Chairman of the CoR’s Security and Defense Committee says the Committee has recommended to Prime Minister Abadi that the PMF force in Ninewa be formed without regard to ethnic, partisan, or tribal loyalties. [Sumaria]

 

The Combat Joint Task Force says Coalition warplanes conducted 23 airstrikes on Daesh in Iraq, 17 of them in Ninewa, including around Qayara (9), Mosul (6), and Tal Afar (2). The continuing Daesh attacks in Anbar are reflected in the strikes in Ramadi (1), Hit (2) Baghdadi (1), Albu Hayat (1), and Rutba (1). [CJTF]

DaeshDaily comment. The number of airstrikes seems to be rising, and they are now concentrated heavily on Ninewa as might be expected.

 

BAGHDAD

 

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.)

Iraqi Army 22nd brigade defused 5 roadside IEDs in the Qanater area. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Northeast (Adhamiya, etc.)

An MoI source says one person was killed and eight wounded when an IED exploded near an industrial area in Talbiya. [Mada]

 

East (Sadr City, New Baghdad, etc.)

An MoI source says a sticky IED exploded under a small bus in Hay Tareq, killing the driver and wounding five other people. [Mada]

An MoI source says a Ministry of Electricity employee was killed when armed men shot him and stole his car in Palestine Street. [Mada]

 

Southeast (Mada’in, etc.)

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

 

South (Dora, Mahmudiya)

The Military Intelligence Service says it raided a Daesh guesthouse in south Baghdad, and captured several terrorists who were planning attacks in Baghdad city. (video). [Ghad]

An MoI source says two people were killed and five wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Hay Al-Sihha in Dora. [Mada]

IFP troops found a weapons and explosives storehouse in the Fatouh area. [BOC Facebook Page]

Iraqi Army 55th brigade found a weapons and explosives cache in the Karaghoul area in Yusufiyah. [MoD Website]

 

West (Mansour, Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib)

An MoI source says an MoD officer was killed and another wounded when armed men shot at their civilian vehicle on the highway in Abu Ghraib. [Mada]

 

The Anbar Operations Command spokesman says a suicide terrorist detonated himself in a (Sunni) mosque in the Zaidan area in Abu Ghraib, killing five people and wounding eighteen. [Mada]

 

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   11    (Includes only incidents reported)

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The Al-Iraqia TV issued a video of the confessions of “tribal leaders” who appeared in a Daesh video pledging allegiance to Daesh in a public ceremony in Falluja last year. Daesh had beheaded Samir Murad, a captured Iraqi soldier during the ceremonies. They were captured while trying to sneak out with displaced families. [PUKMedia]

DaeshDaily comment. When Daesh published this video, we said that some of these tribal leaders were essentially forced to attend, and some attendees shown were not actually tribal leaders. One was a farmer, another a blacksmith. Daesh got what it wanted from the video, to demonstrate tribal support for Daesh. However, it also generated more tension between Shia and Kurds on one side and Sunnis on the other, as the soldier killed was a Shia Kurd. Now the arrest and, it is argued, the humiliation of these tribal leaders has created anger among Sunnis. However, capturing people who collaborated with Daesh sends a strong and important message to Daesh supporters: Daesh will no longer be there to protect you from prosecution; and when Iraqi forces come, you will be brought to justice.

 

The deputy PMF commander, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, says the PMFs will remain and hold the ground in Falluja areas. [IraqPress]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces killed 96 Daesh terrorists in different areas in Falluja during the past 24 hours. [Ghad]

Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists and wounded 2, and destroyed 6 machine gun mounted vehicles, a vehicle bomb, 2 weapons caches, and 2 guesthouses, and defused 691 IEDs, 2 booby-trapped mosques, 38 houses, a school and a water station in different areas in Falluja District. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Falluja city. A video of Iraqi forces in Hay Al-Jolan. The area was the last Daesh-held area in Falluja, and it was liberated Sunday. [AIN]

Photos of the Iraqi forces attack on Hay Al-Jolan [Sumaria]

 

The Minister of Planning reopened the Falluja mayor’s office and other service directorates in the city. [Mada]

 

The IFP commander says his troops killed more than 1,500 Daesh terrorists in Falluja, including the 2 commanders responsible for defending the city, and destroyed 90 vehicle bombs. He also says his troops found documents on 266 people who conducted terrorist attacks in Baghdad. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The info identifying potential terrorists could be particularly valuable in reducing the violence in Baghdad. This report provides further evidence that much of Baghdad’s violence has come from people hiding out in Falluja.

 

A video states that more than 7,000 men who left Falluja are detained in Anbar pending screening. (All men with escaping groups are subject to this screening.) 13,000 have already been released while 2,046 have been determined to have links to Daesh, according to the Anbar Police commander. [Sumaria]

 

Expressing concern about the extremely dire conditions for more than 85,000 people who have fled the Falluja and its surroundings over the last month, the United Nations food relief agency today said it is sending additional rations to provide immediate food relief to the growing number of displaced.

 

“The people of Fallujah have been suffering under siege for many months without access to food or medical care. Reaching them now with life-saving food and other humanitarian assistance is the absolute top priority,” the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Deputy Country Director in Iraq, Maha Ahmed, said in a news release.

“The situation is heart-breaking,” she added. “We met a young mother this week who escaped the violence in Fallujah with her new born baby in her arms – he was only 4 days old when they fled.” [UN]

 

A report appeared about Ahmed Al-Ma’amouri, the 21 year old Iraqi soldier who was shot by in the leg by a Daesh sniper while he was rescuing a wounded civilian in Falluja. [Sumaria]

 

North. The IWMC says Iraqi Army 14th division artillery targeted Daesh gatherings in the Azraqiya area northwest of the city, killing many terrorists. [Ghad]

The PMF Commission issued a statement saying it found hundreds of tons of weapons and ammunition in Azraqiya. It says that location was Daesh’s main storehouse in Anbar. [Etejah]

 

West. The Anbar Operations commander says Coalition warplanes destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles that were attacking Iraqi forces in the Halabsa area, west of Falluja. [Sumaria]

The Chairman of the Anbar Provincial Council says Iraqi forces started a military operation to liberate the Halabsa and Albu Alwan areas. [Sumaria] He says Iraqi forces killed 20 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 6 vehicle bombs in the operation. [Maalomah]

 

South. A tribal PMF commander says Iraqi forces broke into several areas in Ameriyat Al-Falluja, killing 40 Daesh terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

East. The Falluja Operations commander says the road between Baghdad and Falluja, closed for two years, was reopened for military vehicles, and civilian vehicles will soon be allowed to use it. [Maalomah]

 

Ramadi

The IWMC says Daesh brought in new rockets with ranges of up to 20 km, and the IAF targeted the Khaldiya storehouse where they were kept, destroying them and killing 13 terrorists. [Ghad]

[Ghad]

 

The IWMC also says the IAF targeted Daesh trenches and tunnels near the highway in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing 37 terrorists. The IAF also destroyed a Daesh hisbah office in Jazeera Khaldiya, killing “tens” of terrorists. [AIN]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces defused 7 IEDs in the Albu Aitha area. [Ghad]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Jazeera Operations commander says Iraqi forces conducted a large-scale military operation targeting Daesh locations and gatherings in Jazeera Hit, killing 15 Daesh terrorists and destroying 2 vehicle bombs. Iraqi forces also found 24 IEDs and 2 explosives vests in Hay Al-Mashatel in Hit. [Mada]

 

Rutba/Western Anbar

The Mayor of Rutba says IFP troops and tribal fighters stopped a Daesh attack from 3 sides on the western areas in Rutba District, destroying a vehicle bomb and a machine gun-mounted vehicle and forcing the rest of the terrorists to flee. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it conducted a suicide attack on Iraqi forces at the Sudani intersection in north Rutba, killing twenty-six soldiers. [A3maq] [A3maq]

Here Daesh says it attacked Iraqi Army positions at the Sudani Bridge intersection near Rutba. Daesh says a Syrian suicide terrorist detonated his car bomb at the intersection, then its terrorists attacked Iraqi forces killing more than twenty-five soldiers. Daesh says the battles are ongoing. [JustPaste]

 

The French Ministry of Defense says French and American warplanes destroyed a Daesh car-rigging factory in Al-Qa’im. It says the warplanes had to conduct 2 separate airstrikes on the factory because of its size. [Mada]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Shirqat/Baiji

The Salahuddin Governor says more than 5,500 people have fled Daesh-controlled Shirqat and north Salahuddin. He also says the provincial government doesn’t have the capacity to deal with such numbers, but local tribes are offering shelter and help. [Sumaria]

A Counter Terrorism Service commander says he expects a revolution against Daesh in Shirqat. He confirms that more than 5,000 civilians have left the district already, a clear indication that people don’t want to be under Daesh control. [Mada]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Coalition warplanes destroyed an IED and explosives factory in Al-Jurf village in Shirqat. [Ghad]

 

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh hideout in Shirqat, killing the Daesh wali of Shirqat, Qusai Al-Ahmadi. He also says 28 Daesh terrorists were killed or wounded in the airstrike. [PUKMedia]

 

A PMF spokesman says 155 Daesh terrorists fled Shirqat toward the Ninewa desert. He also says Shirqat will be liberated very soon. [Maalomah]

 

The IWMC says Iraqi forces secured 477 citizens who escaped Daesh areas in Shirqat. [Ghad]

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command source says Iraqi forces captured new areas south of Shirqat, including Al-Baj Hills and Al-Naml village. The source also says Iraqi forces defused 60 IEDs and the IAA destroyed 6 Daesh vehicle bombs. [Ghad]

 

Daesh says it shelled the Iraqi Army in Makhoul subdistrict with mortars, destroying 2 vehicles. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. This is Daesh’s way of admitting that Iraqi forces captured the subdistrict.

 

Daesh issues a video of a suicide attack with a vehicle bomb on Iraqi forces in Al-Dibis village in Makhoul. [A3maq]

 

Iraqi forces, and based on information provided by displaced families, captured 7 Daesh terrorists west of Baiji. [MoD Website]

 

Tikrit

Salahuddin Operations Command troops captured 4 Daesh suspects in Tikrit. [MoD Website]

 

Tooz

The IWMC says Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh Humvee in the Zarqa area, killing the terrorists inside. [Ghad]

Daesh says it targeted “PMF fighters” in the Maidan and Zarqa areas in Tooz with 162 mortars. [JustPaste] Here Daesh says it attacked Iraqi forces “with all kinds of weapons” in the Zarqa area, then detonated 2 IEDs on Army vehicles, killing or wounding the soldiers inside. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says Turkmen PMFs opened training camps for boys who want to join the PMFs (photos). [BasNews]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

A security source says the police captured a man wanted on terrorism charges in west Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says armed men shot and killed two farmers near Hussein Al-Hamadi village, 14 km (9 miles) southwest of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

The Diyala Police Chief says he formed a committee to investigate the Sunni alliance allegations about violations in Wajihiya, just south of Muqdadiya. He says the Diyala police took journalists to Al-Aswad village in Wajihiya to confirm the absence of such violations. He asks the politicians to keep their differences away from security issues. The manager of Wajihiya subdistrict also confirmed that there were no displacements, killings, or house burnings as the Sunni Alliance claimed recently. [Sumaria]

 

The Dijla Operations commander says his troops liberated an Army captain and a civilian short time after they were kidnapped on a main road in Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]

 

Northern Diyala

The Chairman of the Security Committee in Diyala Provincial Council says security destroyed a Daesh training camp in the Himrin Basin. He says Daesh was planning to send 10 terrorists per month from this area to Diyala and other governorates. He also says Daesh is trying to recruit women as suicide terrorists in Diyala. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces confiscated more than 150 kg of C4 hidden in the Himrin Hills area. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army bulldozer with an IED in the Himrin Hills area. Daesh also says it detonated an IED on an Iraqi Army patrol in the same area. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes 3 photos of attacking “PMF positions” in Udhaim with mortars. [JustPaste]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A security source says Coalition warplanes targeted Daesh in several areas in Mosul, destroying several vehicles and hideouts and killing more than 20 terrorists, including local commanders. The source also says many Daesh terrorists have now abandoned their personal vehicles and are now traveling by taxi or motorcycle in order to avoid the airstrikes. The source also says unknown armed men killed more than 3 Daesh terrorists, and destroyed a vehicle in 3 different attacks in Mosul city. [Karemlash]

 

A PUK official says Coalition warplanes bombed a Daesh vehicle in Mosul, killing the Daesh’s war official in Ninewa and another local terrorist. He says Coalition warplanes also bombed a Daesh vehicle on the road between Mosul and Qayara, killing the Daesh finance official of south Ninewa and 3 of his associates. [PUKMedia]

 

The CoR’s Security and Defense Committee Chairman says that, according to intelligence reports, Daesh leaders are fleeing Mosul, anticipating the start of the Iraqi forces liberation operations. [AIN]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it killed a Daesh security member on the road to Tal Abata west of Mosul. [KM Facebook Page]

 

Makhmur/Qayara

The Ninewa Operations commander says 3 brigades of local police totaling 1,000 men arrived in Makhmur to participate in the Ninewa liberation operations after finishing their training at Speicher base. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. These are the people who really cared about liberating their city from Daesh. Unlike former Governor Nujaifi’s so called National Mobilization Forces, these people responded to the Iraqi government call and went into the official training in Salahuddin. The ones who didn’t want to make the effort and preferred to stay in Kurdistan, later joined Nujaifi.

 

The IWMC says Iraqi Army 71st brigade destroyed a Daesh mortar unit near Al-Nassr village, killing 4 terrorists. [Ghad]

A Ninewa police source says Coalition warplanes killed 10 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles in the Haj Ali area. [BasNews]

The JOC spokesman says the military operations south of Mosul have not stopped. He says the Iraqi Armed Forces Chief of Staff said that Iraqi forces stopped the operations in order to organize but media outlets interpreted that statement as a halt in the operations. [PUKMedia]

Coalition warplanes destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb and a truck loaded with ammunition in Qayara, killing 4 terrorists. Coalition warplanes also destroyed 2 Daesh ferries in the Safina area. [MoD Website]

 

Northwest (Tal Afar, Sinjar)

Daesh says one of its snipers killed a Peshmerga fighter in the Al-Khazer area. It says it targeted the area with mortars, damaging a vehicle. [JustPaste]

 

KURDISTAN

A local source says Turkish warplanes bombed several villages in the Qandil Mountains. [PUKMedia]

 

The commander of Iran’s ground forces says “terrorists” are attacking Iran from areas in northern Iraq. He threatens to target these areas. The KRG had issued a statement asking Iran and Turkey to stop their attacks on the KRG areas, and asking the PKK and opposition groups in Iran not to use Kurdistan as a launching pad against Iran or Turkey. Five civilians were wounded by Iranian shelling on the Haj Omara area. [ROJ] [ROJ]

 

A source says the KRG’s attorney general’s office issued a warrant to arrest Rafi’ Al-Rifai’, the self-proclaimed mufti of Iraq, after getting complaints from families of Daesh victims. Rifai’, who has praised Daesh more than once, is actually living in Kurdistan. [ROJ]

DaeshDaily comment. This is not the only dubious anti-Iraq character being allowed to live comfortably in Kurdistan. The important question is why this has been allowed.

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

In a surprise development, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for his country’s downing of a Russian military plane in November 2015. In so doing he moved toward overcoming the hostility that had prevailed in Russia-Turkey relations since that incident. [Rudaw]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

The YPG says it stopped a Daesh attack east of Shaddadi in eastern Hasaka, killing or wounding many terrorists. Two of its fighters were killed. [ARA]

 

Local activists say the Turkish Army targeted the western area of Tal Abyad on the border with heavy machine guns, causing damage.

 

Local activists say Syrian Democratic Forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb that was attacking a military barrier south of Suluk in Raqqa District. The SDF also clashed with Daesh terrorists trying to sneak into the area. Daesh launched 7 rockets on Ain Eissa, wounding three civilians. [BasNews]

 

Daesh terrorists sneaked into Habsawi village, north of Raqqa, and clashed with Syrian Democratic Forces, killing or wounding several fighters. [Qasioun]

 

Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Manbij campaign. Manbij Military Council troops advanced in Manbij city and are 1 km away from the main market. [Hawar]

 

The MMC says it stopped a Daesh counter-attack on the silos area south of Manbij. Coalition warplanes meanwhile launched several airstrikes on Daesh locations in Manbij areas. [Qasioun]

The Combat Joint Task Force says Coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on Daesh locations near Manbij. [CJTF]

 

According to a pro-MMC report, people from Manbij are buying new colorful clothes, for the first time in two years, from a local market in Haya Kabira village, 10 km (6 miles) east of Manbij. [Hawar]

 

A Syria Democratic Forces source says the SDF broke Daesh defense lines in south Manbij and captured Al-Matahen intersection, killing 16 terrorists. The source says the clashes are ongoing. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it conducted 2 suicide attacks on YPG troops north and south of Manbij. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of battles south of Manbij, including a suicide attack that was conducted by a Syrian terrorist. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it killed fifty-one YPG fighters in the Manbij area, mostly by IEDs in booby-trapped houses. [JustPaste]

Daesh says it destroyed a YPG armored vehicle and an SUV in Dha’ifa village, north of Manbij (video). [A3maq]

 

An opposition commander had said opposition groups, supported by Turkish artillery, surprised Daesh in these villages north of Aleppo and captured them. [ARA]

 

Other Aleppo incidents. Turkey backed opposition groups attacked Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo city and the Ashrafiya area, but the YPG stopped the attacks, killing or wounding several fighters. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says its terrorists sneaked into 7 villages north of Aleppo, and captured them, forcing opposition groups to flee. [JustPaste]

 

Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

A Syrian military source says Syrian warplanes bombed Daesh locations in the Sha’er oilfield and Huwaisis areas, east of Homs. [SANA]

Daesh issues a video of its terrorists in Huwaisis village. Daesh had said it captured the village on Sunday. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of an attack on Syrian troops southwest of Qaryatayn. [DawaAlhaq]

 

East (Deir Ez-Zor)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has spoken out against the reported killing of 25 children in recent air-strikes in the Syrian town of Al-Quriya, a village near Deir Ez-Zor. “Nothing justifies attacks on children–no matter where they are–nor under whose control they live,” the UN agency said in a statement. “UNICEF deplores these attacks and calls on all parties to the conflict to keep children out of harm’s way.”

According to the statement, issued on 26 June, three attacks reportedly hit heavily crowded areas in the town, including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from under the rubble.

UNICEF said that amid an intensification of violence, attacks on children in Syria are becoming commonplace, with callous disregard for their lives. It also recalled that under international humanitarian law, the killing and maiming of children is a grave violation. [UN]

More than 250,000 people have been killed and 4.8 million have been forced to leave the country since the Syria conflict started.

 

Daesh issues a video of executing five activists in Deir Ez-Zor, after accusing them of spying. The activists were killed in 5 different gruesome ways. [DawaAlhaq]

 

Daesh issues a video of its religious activities in Deir Ez-Zor. [DawaAlhaq]

Daesh publishes photos of its charity activities in Albu Kamal. [JustPaste]

 

DaeshDaily comment: We invite you to read the previous three stories again, just for the contrast, so as to get the appropriate impression of Daesh’s sincerity.

 

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

Local sources say opposition groups launched attacks on Daesh areas in the Yarmouk Camp and Tadhamun neighborhood, killing or wounding several Daesh terrorists and capturing buildings and streets. [Qasioun]

 

However, Daesh says it captured the Ja’ouna area in eastern Yarmouk Camp after trapping members of Al-Qaeda there for 80 days. Daesh says heavy clashes erupted in the last 3 days and Al-Qaeda terrorists withdrew through the sewage tunnels after 6 of them were killed. Daesh also says Al-Qaeda, Jaish Al-Islam, Ahrar Al-Sham, and other opposition groups attacked its positions in the Yelda area, but it stopped the attack, killing or wounding 13 of them. [A3maq] [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the battles. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

 

OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 

Neighboring countries

Jordan

Local activists warn of a humanitarian catastrophe in the Rakban camp after the Jordanian government closed the border on Syrian refugees, stopping the aid supplies to the camp. [ARA]

A local activist says 15-20 families are leaving the camp every day and going back to Daesh controlled areas. He also says an unaccompanied child died because of the heat wave and because of the water shortage in the camp. [Arabi21]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on the Rakban refugee camp, near the Syria-Jordan border, and issued a video of the attack, saying it targeted an “American base.” Seven Jordanian soldiers were killed in the terrorist attack on June 21st. [A3maq] [A3maq]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh will do anything to make the lives of IDPs and refugees miserable. It actually helps their recruitment, because young men in this situation can be more easily  bought off with a small salary to join Daesh.

 

Saudi Arabia

The Saudi police says it captured a former Army official in his 50s who beheaded his wife in Rimah governorate north of Riyadh. A local newspaper says the police found Daesh documents in the killer’s house. [Sumaria]

 

North Africa

Egypt

A senior security source says Egyptian troops shelled a convoy that was approaching a security barrier south of Sheikh Zuweid, killing 10 terrorists and wounding 30. [VetoGate]

A security source says 2 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists were killed while attacking a security barrier south of Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

A security source says an Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis sniper killed a policeman in the Joura area, south of Sheikh Zuweid. Security defused 3 IEDs in Arish city. [ElWatan]

Security captured a dangerous Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis suspect in a hideout in Har Al-Tarabin, in south Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

Armed men shot and wounded a civilian in Abu Tawila village in south Sheikh Zuweid. [ElWatan]

 

A security armored vehicle survived an IED explosion in Arish. [ElWatan]

 

A security source says Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis terrorists attacked a Sinai Cement Factory bus, south of Arish, killing an engineer and severely wounding four workers. [ElWatan]

Daesh says it targeted an Egyptian Army personnel carrier with an IED in the Bir Lahfan area south of Arish. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says security destroyed a 100 kg barrel of explosives west of Arish. The barrel was supposed to target police vehicles. [ElWatan]

Daesh says it targeted a police minesweeper with an IED in the Kilo 17 area west of Arish. Then its terrorists attacked the police with light and midsized weapons. [JustPaste]

 

Libya

Northeast

Libyan troops captured Al-Jawhara resort in west Benghazi after heavy battles with Daesh. [Libya24]

Libyan Special Forces captured Najila neighborhood in the Qawarsha area. [Libya24]

 

Libyan police captured a Daesh terrorist while he was trying to flee from the Al-Saberi area. [Libya24]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Libyan National Army attack on Shajar Street in west Benghazi, killing or wounding several soldiers and damaging 2 tanks. [JustPaste]

Daesh says a Libyan Army armored vehicle was destroyed after Daesh planted mines on Al-Shajar Street, killing the soldiers inside. [JustPaste]

 

Libyan warplanes conducted several airstrikes on Daesh locations south of Ajdabiya and in west Benghazi. [Libya24]

 

Central coast

The Libyan National Accord Government Military spokesman says Daesh is trapped in a 7 km (4 sq. mile) area in Sirte city. He says the military situation is relatively calm, and Libyan warplanes and artillery kept up their attack on Daesh locations. [Wasat]

 

The Libyan National Accord Military said on its Facebook page that its troops stopped a new Daesh attack from the Mediterranean side. It also says the troops are advancing in the 700 Area, and the artillery killed 7 Daesh terrorists. [AfriGate]

Daesh says it shelled a Fajr Libya gathering in the 700 Area in south Sirte, killing or wounding several fighters and destroying several vehicles. [JustPaste]

 

The Misrata Central Hospital says three Libyan soldiers were killed and eighteen wounded in battles in Sirte. [Wasat]

 

Algeria

Algeria media sources say 332 Daesh terrorists were captured in 11 states close to the Libya and Tunisia borders. [Libya24]

 

Other countries

Lebanon

The Lebanese Army issued a statement saying five people were killed and fifteen wounded, including military personnel, in suicide attacks in the Al-Qaa area. The Army says it found 4 explosive vests west of the area. It also says the Army’s artillery shelled terrorist locations on the outskirts of the Christian Al-Qaa village. [Rudaw]

Eight suicide bombers attacked the village on Monday, killing five people and wounding dozens more, in the latest violent spillover of the five-year-old Syrian war into Lebanon. Security sources said they believed Daesh was responsible for the bombings in Qaa, located on Lebanon’s border with Syria, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility. [Reuters]

Thirteen people were wounded in new attacks in Al-Qaa, hours after the first attacks. [SANA]

 

Yemen

Daesh says 2 of its Yemeni suicide terrorists attacked a Yemeni counter terrorism center in Hadhramaut, with 2 vehicle bombs, then another 4 terrorists attacked the center, killing the remaining people inside. Daesh also says a suicide terrorist detonated his explosives vest on a Yemeni Army elite unit south of Mukalla while another Yemeni terrorist detonated his explosives vest on another gathering north of the city. Daesh says more than fifty people were killed, and over one hundred wounded in the 8 suicide attacks. [JustPaste]

Here Daesh says fifty-four people were killed in the attack. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the suicide terrorists. [JustPaste]

The manager of health in Hadhramaut says forty-one people were killed and thirty wounded, including civilians, in the terrorist attacks in Mukalla. [MukallaToday]

 

Nigeria

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday it liberated 15 villages in northeast Nigeria and freed 5,000 people and killed 6 Boko Haram terrorists. [AfriGate]

 

Somalia

Daesh says it killed a Somali policeman and wounded three others in an attack with 2 grenades at a checkpoint in Mogadishu city. [A3maq]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

A photo of a huge IED found in Falluja [Twitter]

And another IED storehouse [Twitter]

 

A tribal leader in Anbar says one of the displaced people who appeared in a video recently claiming he was tortured by Iraqi forces is a Saddam army officer and a Daesh commander who participated in massacring soldiers in Saqlawiya in 2014 [Twitter]

 

Videos of the Day

A video of an Iraqi Army Abrams tank destroying a Daesh vehicle bomb in the Makhoul Mountains area [Twitter]

 

A video of the IEDs and booby-trapped houses in Falluja [Yalla]

A video of a Daesh IED factory in Falluja [Twitter]

 

A video of convoys of civilians leaving Shirqat [Twitter]

A video of Iraqi forces securing displaced people from Shirqat [Twitter]

A video of displaced families from Shirqat [Hurra]

A video of Iraqi forces ambushing a Daesh group in Makhoul Mountains [Twitter]

 

A video of MMC fighters in Manbij. One of the fighters shows a fake anti-aircraft weapon Daesh put on civilian houses so they would be targeted by the Coalition. [Al-Aan]

 

OTHER DAESH MEDIA

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video titled “Two Years Since the Caliphate”. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh issues a propaganda video praising the terrorist attacks in France and the US. [DawaAlhaq]