An Update On ISIS Activities

November 10, 2015

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

 

ANBAR

The Governor of Anbar has formed a committee to investigate the case of a local police officer who was displaced from Anbar before being abducted in Taji and tortured by his Iraqi Army captors, who cut off both of his hands. [Sumaria]

A member of Anbar GC says hundreds of displaced families entered Baghdad from Anbar after the CoR Speaker’s visit. He also says there are many people who infiltrated the displaced families near Bzaibiz Bridge. [Qurtas]

 

A video of IFP fighters destroying a Daesh fuel tanker bomb [YouTube]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its Hisbah work in Anbar. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

 

Ramadi

The Iraqi JOC spokesman says the first stage of liberating Ramadi was successful, and Iraqi forces are targeting Daesh inside the city. [Qurtas]

 

Coalition planes bombed Daesh in areas north of Ramadi, destroying several hideouts and three vehicle bombs, including an oil tanker laden with explosives, the IWMC says. [Baghdadia]

 

Coalition planes bombed a Daesh hideout in the Tameem area south of Ramadi, killing six Daesh members including an important commander who had just arrived from Syria, an Anbar Operations Command source says. [Baghdadia]

 

Anbar Operations Command troops killed many Daesh members and destroyed a vehicle bomb in Albu Farraj in north Ramadi District, the IWMC says, also announcing that Coalition airplanes destroyed several hideouts in Zangoura. [Baghdadia]

 

Heavy battles are ongoing around Ramadi city between Daesh and Iraqi forces, an Anbar police source says, adding that the Coalition bombed targets inside Ramadi city while Iraqi forces are trying to assist families that move outside of the city. [Baghdadia]

 

Dozens of families have evacuated Ramadi carrying white flags, and were received by Iraqi authorities at Anbar University, the Khaldiya District Council Chairman says, adding that the families were then relocated to various areas of Anbar including Khaldiya, Habbaniya and Jurf al-Sakhar after a security check. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh hideout and vehicle, killing five Daesh members near Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

Videos of Iraqi forces after liberating Albu Mari’ near Ramadi [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

Falluja

PMF forces stopped a Daesh attack on the Kubaishat area in Qarma, killing seven Daesh militants and destroying three vehicles, a PMF commander says. [Mada]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed nine Daesh terrorists and wounded four, destroying four vehicles mounted with machine guns in Falluja. Baghdad Operations Command troops destroyed eight hideouts, a vehicle mounted with a machine gun, and a rocket launcher in the Albu Sawda area of Falluja. Iraqi forces also killed a Daesh member in Subaihat. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The Falluja public hospital has not received any civilian casualties, a hospital source says, denying reports that civilian areas had been shelled by Iraqi forces. [Baghdadia]

 

Local sources say “armed men” rocketed Iraqi forces east and southeast of Fallujah. [Rafidain]

Daesh says it shelled Iraqi forces in east, northeast and southeast Falluja. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. Rafidain belongs to the Association of Muslim Scholars and for them there is nothing called Daesh in Iraq.

 

A PMF source says a PMF unit destroyed 5 vehicles including a Humvee bomb in Fallujah. The PMF destroyed several Daesh locations in addition to two vehicles in Saqlawiya. The source also says that PMF snipers killed three Daesh members in the same area. [Harbi] [Harbi] [Harbi] [Harbi]

 

A video of Saraya Al-Jihad in Sijar in Falluja [YouTube]
Daesh publishes photos of its billboards in Falluja. [JustPaste]
Daesh publishes photos of targeting an Iraqi Army location with a 23mm cannon southeast of Falluja. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Haditha

Iraqi forces with Coalition air support conducted a campaign in Albu Hayat in Hit, killing 65 Daesh members, destroying five vehicles, defusing 65 IEDs and four booby-trapped houses, and destroying a vehicle bomb, the Jazeera Operations commander says. [Mada]

 

Iraqi military and tribal fighters arrested the Daesh emir of western Anbar, a Tunisian called Abu Muhajir, a security source says. [Baghdadia]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Coalition planes bombed Daesh locations and gatherings in remaining Daesh-controlled pockets of Albu Hayat, killing 115 Daesh members and destroying six vehicles, five boats, and a weapons store house. [Mada]

Coalition airplanes conducted airstrikes on boats loaded with Daesh members near Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]

Daesh says a Belgian terrorist in an armored vehicle bomb attacked an Iraqi Army and tribal fighters convoy in Albu Hayat, destroying 3 Humvees and damaging 2. [Dump]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

Iraqi forces captured a factory for making IEDs and car bombs near Siniya. Iraqi forces also defused 40 IEDs planted on the road near Siniya on the way to Haditha. [Baghdadia]

 

The PMF Command said PMFs killed eight Daesh suicide bombers in the Makhoul Mountains area. [AIN]

 

Tikrit

Heavy clashes erupted between Daesh and Iraqi forces five kilometers west of Tikrit, a security source says. [Baghdadia]

 

DaeshDaily comment: In desert areas in western Salahuddin governorate, Daesh attack units have been operating in smaller groups of around ten fighters or less, sometimes supported by one or two vehicles rigged with explosives. These nimble units, designed for surprise attacks, are less vulnerable to airpower. In addition to their role in Daesh’s strategy to control the local area, the surprise attacks appear intended in large part to distract from their defeats in other areas where they have lost ground, in effect to bolster the credibility of the Daesh slogan that the Islamic State is “remaining and extending.” It is however worrisome to see such operations so close to Tikrit, which was cleared of Daesh forces.

 

Students of Tikrit University restarted their studies at the University after the government rehabilitated its buildings. [Gharbiya]

 

Samarra

Iraqi forces destroyed two Daesh explosives-rigged vehicles near Jazeera Samarra, the IWMC says. [Baghdadia]

 

Saraya al-Salam says it rocketed Daesh, killing sixteen Daesh fighters, wounding 7, and destroying two vehicles west of Samarra. [Harbi]

 

A video of Saraya Al-Salam shooting down Daesh fighters west of Samarra [YouTube]

 

BAGHDAD

Esteemed Iraqi politician and former leading member of the Iraqi Governing Council Adnan Pachachi dies in Dubai. He was 90 years old. [Erem]

 

The Kirkuk Governor says it is time for Prime Minister Abadi to resign and that a new technocrat government should be formed. [Erem]

 

The Supreme Judicial Council has received documents from the director of the al-Mada media organization regarding potential corruption in the sale of US dollars and has decided to form an investigative committee to examine further. [Mada]

A State of Law coalition CoR Member says his bloc respects the rule of law and will not protect anyone implicated in this issue. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment: Without naming anyone directly, the MP seems to be referring to former Prime Minister Maliki, who would have been in office during the time of the conduct under investigation.

 

An informed source says the Christian Patriarch Mar Luis Sako asked for demonstrations against article 26 in the National Card Law. The article states that the children of Muslim parents would become Muslims even if their other parent was not a Muslim. [IraqPress]

Daesh Daily comment. This new law angered all non-Muslims in Iraq. It violates the constitution and the rights of Iraqis and violates an Islamic principle that says there is no forcing of religion. Apparently Iraqi politicians are more focused on gaining political advantages at the expense of minorities.

 

Fourteen gun silencers that arrived to Baghdad airport are for training Swedish and Canadian Coalition forces, the Coalition spokesman says. [Mada]

 

The Coalition recognizes the efforts of the PMFs in liberating Baiji and has no role in managing the PMFs, a Coalition spokesman says. [Mada]

 

The Chairman of the Baghdad GC says the families of the 68 citizens who died because of electricity shocks during the last wave of rain should sue government officials including him. [Erem]

 

Prime Minister Abadi meets with the KRG Prime Minister to discuss the oil agreement. Some sources also say Abadi wants to develop a strategic alliance with the Kurdish Coalition in the CoR. [Ghad]

 

Coalition planes conducted airstrikes over Ramadi, Haditha, Falluja, and Sinjar, killing many Daesh members, and destroying three locations, in addition to an IED Factory in Haditha. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraqi security forces captured a terrorist cell responsible for planting IEDs and explosives in Baghdad, the IWMC says. [Baghdadia]

 

An Iraq Army 23rd Brigade unit defused 20 IEDs in the Sur area of South Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An Iraqi Army 52nd Brigade unit defused five IEDs in north Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed four terrorists, wounded others, and destroyed several IEDs in different areas around Baghdad. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh says it killed 2 “spies” in Albu Aitha and a third one in Arab Jabour in south Baghdad. [JustPaste]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded in an industrial area near Husseiniya in north Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding five others. [Baghdadia]
  • A man wanted on terrorism charges was arrested while trying to enter Baghdad in Husseiniya checkpoint. [Maalomah]
  • Five civilians, including a woman, were wounded when 3 mortar shells fell on a residential area in Dhira Dijla in southwest Baghdad. [Maalomah]
  • An IED exploded in a popular market in Shaab in northeast Baghdad, killing two people and wounding seven. [Mada]
  • Iraqi forces detonated an IED under control in Hurriya in northwest Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Ubaidi in east Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men fired on a pickup belonging to the Baghdad municipality, killing a municipal employee and wounding another, in Jurf al-Naddaf in southeast Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded in a commercial area near Saidiya in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 5. [Mada]
  • The body of a taxi driver was found shot in Hay Al- Jihad, in southwest Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • A Ministry of Oil employee was killed when unknown armed men opened fire on his vehicle in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Three men wanted on terrorism charges were arrested in Mahmoudiya. [Maalomah]

 

DIYALA

Moqtada Al-Sadr has issued an order freezing the work of Saraya al-Salam in Diyala, citing “infiltration of some members who are hurting the Sadr family reputation.” Saleem Al-Jubouri, Speaker of the CoR, thanked the cleric for his action, saying that weapons should be in the hands of the security forces alone.

[Sumaria] [Sumaria]

 

Flooding in the Himrin Mountain area uncovered seven Daesh hideouts, according to the chairman of the Diyala Governorate security committee. [Sumaria]

 

Baquba

Daesh says its terrorists shot and killed a PMF commander in Baquba. [JustPaste]

 

KIRKUK

A Peshmerga fighter was killed by a Daesh sniper in Al-Aziziya village near Daquq, a Kirkuk police source says. [Mada]

 

Coalition planes bombed Daesh locations in different locations in Hawija, killing 18 Daesh members, a security source says. [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

Makhmur

A Kurdish security source says his Peshmerga forces stopped a Daesh attack on Makhmur, killing and wounding 13 Daesh fighters. Five Peshmerga were wounded. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. We reported an attack on Makhmur yesterday; it is unclear from the reporting if this is a fresh attack or a story about the same fighting.

 

Mosul

Local sources say the Daesh leader Awwad Baghdadi arrived in Mosul from Albu Kamal in Syria, accompanied by foreign leaders. The sources say he didn’t come in a big convoy, but arrived separately through the desert area between Iraq and Syria. [Karemlash]

 

A security source says unknown armed men attacked Daesh locations in two villages in Qayara, south of Mosul, and killed seven Daesh members before disappearing. [IraqPress]

A local source says unknown armed men shot and killed an Egyptian Daesh member in Qayara. [Maalomah]

 

Local sources say a group of three armed men assassinated four Daesh members including a local commander in Mosul city center. [Karemlash]

 

A Daesh tunnel collapsed in Bartella east of Mosul, killing fourteen Daesh members inside, a KDP official says. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh arrested four doctors from Mosul General Hospital and removed them to an unknown location, accusing them of delaying treatment of wounded Daesh fighters. [BasNews]

 

An IED exploded on a Daesh convoy near Ayadhiya, west of Mosul, killing eight Daesh members and wounding three. [BasNews]

 

Kata’eb al-Mosul fighters used Molotov cocktails to attack a house that had been earlier confiscated by Daesh and used as an explosives factory, the group reports. The house was burned down in the attack. [KM Facebook Page]

 

Kurdish militia forces stopped a Daesh attack in mountains around Bashiqa on Monday, killing two Daesh militants, a Peshmerga commander says. [BasNews]

 

Daesh executed 32 of its own members, accusing them of deserting the battlefront, a PUK source says. [PUKMedia]

 

Northwest Ninewa

A security source says coalition planes bombed Daesh in several locations in Sinjar, killing and wounding 15 terrorists. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it detonated 2 IEDs on a Peshmerga vehicle, killing 4 fighters and wounding 6 in Kharayij northwest of Tal Afar. [Dump]

 

Other Governorates  

SOUTHERN IRAQ

The Karbala Criminal Court sentenced four Daesh members to death for killing the Iraqi soldier Mustafa Al-Adhari, who was captured in Falluja in May after being wounded in the leg. Daesh paraded the captive soldier in Falluja city before hanging him from a bridge for three days. The four Daesh members confessed to the killing after Iraqi security forces apprehended them in Kerbala. [Baghdadia]

 

Unknown armed men shot and wounded 2 National Security Service officers in Basra. [Mirbad]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

The Turkish President says “Turkish allies” are about to establish a safe area north of Syria. He also says Turkey will prevent Kurdish troops from moving west of the Euphrates River. [IslamMemo]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Northeast

Coalition planes bombed Daesh positions in al-Hawl and Tal Tamr in Hasaka countryside, a media source says, adding that battles continue in the area between Daesh and Syrian Democratic Front forces. [BasNews]

 

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters advanced further in rural areas south of Hasaka, liberating four villages, killing twenty Daesh fighters, and cutting off Daesh supply lines, a media source says. Coalition airplanes bombed a Daesh defensive position as Syrian Democratic Forces units advanced, the SDF spokesman says, adding that his fighters have liberated 48 villages from Daesh control to date. [Hawar] [PUKMedia] [Welati]

DaeshDaily comment: Syrian Democratic Forces are attempting to capture more border stations between Syria and Iraq, which would enable them to cut off lines of supply between Daesh’s territory in Syria and Iraq; this would be a major development if it occurs.

 

A video of the DSF clearing Daesh landmines [Hawar]

 

A YPG fighter says Daesh shelled YPG positions in Kobane’s western and southern countryside. [ARA]

 

YPG forces killed four Daesh members and destroyed a vehicle in Mount Abdel Aziz, according to a statement issued by the group, adding that Turkish Army shelling on YPG locations continued in border areas near Kobane [Hawar]

 

Four civilians including a child were killed and others wounded in Daesh shelling of a village 25 km (15.5 miles) south of Tal Abyad. [Hawar]

 

A leader of Daesh named Ada’i al-Khatouni was reportedly killed in fighting with SDF forces near Al-Hawl. Ada’i was the brother of Iraqi CoR member Zahed al-Khatouni and reportedly has two other brothers who continue to fight with Daesh. Another brother from the same family was killed in 2012 while manufacturing an IED. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the Russian bombing on Tabaqah in Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Safawiya village south of Tal Abyad. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Sakharat village northeast of Ain Eissa with Grad rockets. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest

The Syrian Army broke the Daesh siege on the Kowaires airbase in Aleppo southern countryside. It also captured many villages around the airport. Daesh was in control of these areas for the last two years. [ARA] [SANA]

Daesh publishes a video of the results of the Syrian bombing on the areas around Kowaires airbase. [MuslimNews]

 

Central and West
A Syrian military plane has reportedly transferred dozens of Assyrian fighters from the Syriac Security Forces known as “Sutoro”, along with YPG forces, from Qamishli to Damascus and then on to Sadad in the Homs countryside to fight Daesh, BasNews writes, citing a local source. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment: Sadad is a Christian town near Homs; it is plausible that Assyrian Christian fighters would coordinate with the regime to operate there; however we are more skeptical on the plausibility of Kurdish YPG forces’ involvement.

 

Daesh publishes photos of destroying a Syrian Army vehicle with a Kornet rocket near Homs. [JustPaste]

 

East

Jabhat Al-Asala Wa Al-Tanmiya, a Syrian armed group allegedly supported by Saudi Arabia and Jordan, announces the formation of Syria New Army to fight Daesh in the eastern areas of Syria. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its Hisbah in Deir Ez-Zor. [Archive]
Daesh publishes a video of the battles near the Deir Ez-Zor airport. [MuslimNews]

 

South

A Syrian Free Army commander was killed by unknown Daesh assassins in Daraa, Syrian opposition sources say. According to the source there have been several such assassinations against Syrian opposition forces recently. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED in a Syrian armed group headquarters in Jayrud northeast of Damascus, damaging it and wounding many fighters. [Dump]

 

Daesh says its terrorists sneaked into Yelda southeast of Damascus and clashed with Jaish Al-Islam, killing 13 of them, wounding many, and capturing 1. [Dump] [A3maq]

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

A new Daesh anthem [Archive]

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today in English [Archive]

 

Jordan. Local sources say the Jordanian Captain went to the training center carrying an AK-47 and didn’t use the official M16 in the attack. During lunch he started shooting, killing six and wounding seven before he was killed. Local sources say the killer didn’t kill himself; he was shot. The killer’s family is still refusing to accept the official statement. They say their son couldn’t have killed these people. [Khaberni] [Ammon] [Ammon]

DaeshDaily comment. Within tribal law, the family of the killer is held accountable for the families of the victims even if he was killed. That’s the reason the family is denying, because now they have to answer to the Jordanian victims’ families. In similar cases, Daesh published videos of such terrorists pledging allegiance before the attacks. What might they say if Daesh publishes a video like that with their family member?. 

 

Saudi Arabia. Unknown armed men opened fire on a traffic police patrol in Qatif in a Shia area, wounding a policeman and two civilian bystanders, an Interior Ministry spokesman says. [BasNews]

 

Iran. The Iran Ministry of Intelligence says forty foreign people from countries in the region were arrested in eleven parts of Iran, while trying to join Daesh in Iraq and Syria. [Arabi21]

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes a video of its terrorists in Sinai, sending a threatening letter to the Egyptian army. [ADI]

 

Libya. Local sources say five Daesh members arrived in Sirte to collect money and loot, sending them to Daesh accounts in Turkey. [AkhbarLibya24]

 

A Libyan Army commander says Daesh is about to control the city of Ajdabiya. The Army units in the city are fighting back, but Daesh has staged military attacks and ambushes in the city. [LibyaAkhbar]

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Syriac Security Forces “Sutoro” page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/al__WJEEH

https://twitter.com/obada700

https://twitter.com/RdctfvygbErdfgy

https://twitter.com/klashnmasry39

https://twitter.com/dya_la00

 

 

November 9, 2015

 

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

Anbar edges closer to the military campaign to recapture Ramadi city.

Al Mada newspaper reports possible Central Bank corruption.

Killer of three trainers & two others in Jordan may have been secret Daesh supporter.  

 

ANBAR

Iraqi planes are dropping leaflets on Ramadi, Falluja, Hit, Kubaisa, Rawa, Ana, and al-Qa’im, in preparation for upcoming liberation operations, according to an Anbar Operations Command source. [Ghad]

 

The German government will construct six thousand residential units in Anbar for displaced persons in the Governorate, the Anbar GC says. [Sumaria]

 

The leader of the Shia Al-Nujaba Movement militia says there are some attempts to isolate the 30th PMF Brigade (Sunni tribal fighters) from the Al-Nujaba fighters as part of an American plan to increase sectarianism in Iraq and separate the Sunni PMFs from the Shia PMFs. [Sumaria]

 

Ramadi

The first stage of the operation to liberate Ramadi is over, the Deputy Governor said, explaining that Iraqi troops have paused their advance on Ramadi to reorganize their forces, in order to consolidate control of ground taken in the campaign, before resuming the assault on Daesh-held areas of Ramadi city. He said Iraqi forces are deployed north and west of Ramadi and it just remains for them to take the city center. [Mada]

 

Iraqi ground forces and air power have started to shell and bomb chosen Daesh targets in Ramadi city and Jazeera Khaldiya, across the river from Khaldiya city, says the Chairman of Khaldiya Security Committee, adding that many Daesh members were killed in the attacks. Reinforcements of tanks, armored vehicles, and fighters arrived to join Iraqi forces in Khaldiya city, held by the government.   [Mada] [Mada]

 

Iraqi forces shelled and rocketed a Daesh local headquarters in Albu Farraj, killing six Daesh members and destroying the building as well as a vehicle bomb in the area, an Anbar Operations Command source says, adding that Daesh members are trying to hide in rural areas around Ramadi and avoid conflict with the local population.

 

Iraqi forces killed three Daesh members and wounded five in Habbaniya. [IWMC Report]

 

An Anbar Operations Command unit found six IEDs in the Kilo 7 area west of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

Coalition planes flew four sorties over Ramadi, destroying a Daesh hideout, a weapons store, an oil tanker, and reportedly disrupting Daesh supply lines. [IWMC Report]

 

A video of Iraqi soldiers listening, amused, to Daesh wireless communications during an airstrike on Albu Mari’. [YouTube]

 

Falluja

An IED exploded in Halabsa southwest of Falluja, killing a PMF fighter and wounding another. The Iraqi 59th Brigade discovered eight other IEDs in the same area. [IWMC Report]

 

MoD says Iraqi forces rocketed Daesh locations in Falluja, killing 14 terrorists including a Syrian commander known as Abu Urouba, and destroying two vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed five Daesh members and wounded three, in addition to destroying a vehicle carrying a heavy machine gun, in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi forces in Qarma captured two local Daesh leaders implicated in many operations against Iraqi forces, as they attempted to escape to Kirkuk. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting an Iraqi Army location in Qarma with a 23mm cannon. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of damaging an Iraqi Army bulldozer in Zoba’a with a 23mm cannon.  [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Haditha

Iraqi forces conducted a large military campaign supported by Coalition airpower in Hit District, advancing in four areas, according to a Jazeera Operations Command source. [Mada]

 

Coalition planes bombed Daesh weapons storehouses in the village of Mosakhin, northwest of Hit. [Baghdadia]

 

Jazeera Operations Command forces continued clearing houses, destroying IEDs, and opening roads in areas around Albu Hayat. They destroyed two booby-trapped hideouts, killed a Daesh sniper, and destroyed an armored vehicle. Another unit in the same command destroyed 62 IEDs and two vehicle bombs, defused another booby-trapped house, and killed two Daesh members on a motorcycle. [IWMC Report]

Iraqi forces supported by tribal fighters conducted a large campaign in villages around Albu Hayat killing eleven Daesh fighters, the Iraqi Seventh Division commander says, adding that his troops also destroyed three vehicle bombs, two motorcycles attempting to attack Iraqi troops, and a local headquarters for Daesh operations.  [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces killed five terrorists, and destroyed two vehicles mounted with machine guns. [Baghdadia]

 

A video of Albu Nimr fighters targeting Daesh terrorists fleeing Albu Hayat. [YouTube]

 

West Anbar

Jazeera Operations Command troops conducted a pre-emptive operation east of Rutba, capturing a water purification station in the Kilo 110 area. The station had been rigged with explosives, which Iraqi forces defused. The forces destroyed two bombs containing chlorine gas, and 12 other homemade bombs. [IWMC Report]

 

Local sources say Daesh executed 3 civilians in Anah. after accusing them of cooperating with Iraqi security forces. [Baghdadia]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

Iraqi forces defused four IEDs on the road between Siniya and Haditha, the IFP commander says. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says it rocketed Iraqi forces in Baiji with 7 Katyushas. [Alors]

 

Shirqat

A video of Badr fighters killing 2 Daesh members in Mount Makhoul. [YouTube]

 

A PMF commander says his troops found the bodies of 4 Daesh members killed in the battles in the Makhoul Mountains area during the last 2 days. He says the bodies had tattoos with strange paintings and sentences in foreign languages. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Similar reports appeared previously online. Many Daesh fighters come from not-so-Islamic backgrounds. Tattoos are prohibited within Islam, but these terrorists say they “repented” when they joined Daesh.

 

Tikrit

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh assault on Tikrit from four different angles of attack, a security source says. Seven Iraqi soldiers were wounded in repelling the attackers. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces captured two wanted men carrying large amounts of cash who had disguised themselves as displaced persons, heading to Albu Ajil near Tikrit from the Makhoul Mountains area. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. We have seen similar reports about Daesh members carrying cash in several areas.

 

Samarra

Samarra Operations Command troops killed a Daesh commander in the Jazeera Samarra area and several of his associates, as well as destroying five Daesh hideouts. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles west of Samarra. [JustPaste]

 

IFP troops destroyed two Humvees rigged as car bombs using Kornet rockets, the IFP commander says. [Baghdadia]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

Dijla Operations Command forces conducted a military operation in the Himrin Mountain area, destroying two camps and several IEDs and explosives, and capturing two vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos of destroying graves in Salahuddin. [JustPaste]

 

A video of the demonstrations in Balad against the return of Daesh supporters. [YouTube]

 

BAGHDAD

Regional states and non-state entities such as Daesh could be accessing billions of US dollars in hard currency generated by the sale of Iraqi oil, by exploiting irregularities in the registration of companies participating in the Iraqi Central Bank’s domestic currency market. This was revealed by a series of documents obtained by the Mada news organization from Ahmed Chalabi, late chair of the CoR Finance Committee, before his death last week.

The documents were reportedly gathered in the course of a Committee investigation into the entities participating in the currency market run by the Central Bank, in which it sells US dollars, generated from the export of Iraqi oil, on the domestic market in exchange for Iraqi dinars. Its purposes are to inject hard currency into the domestic market and regulate the value of the dinar.

The documents show that many of the firms involved in the multi-billion dollar sale of US dollars to local currency buyers are in fact false companies, some based outside Iraq, acting potentially as fronts for political parties, regional states, criminal activity, or armed groups.

The Iraqi Central Bank confirmed Sunday that the documents are genuine, Mada reported.

In one example cited by Mada, a large amount of hard currency released by the Bank was transferred to what appeared to be small companies in Jordan. In the documents reporting Chalabi’s committee’s investigation, the committee queried how such a small company in Jordan could handle billions of US dollars.

Before his death, Chalabi reportedly alleged that the loss of hard currency through illicit channels could be one cause of Iraq’s economic malaise. During the investigation he reportedly stated that through export of petroleum, $551 billion in US dollars entered the Iraqi central budget, and that the Iraqi government spent just $115 billion of this sum on imports, while selling more than $300 billion in cash to private banks and firms in exchange for dinars. Chalabi said this huge sum could have instead been used to build up the country’s hard currency reserves, intimating that corruption and fraud in the registration of the companies purchasing the hard currency from the Central Bank could be funneling this cash to illicit purposes. [Mada] [Mada] [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. It bears noting that certain countries in the region such as Iran and Syria struggle to obtain hard currency due to international trade embargoes. Although the extent of Iranian or Syrian involvement in the Iraqi currency markets, if any, is not clear from the documents, this is a potential channel by which regimes of the region could obtain hard currency at the expense of the Iraqi central budget and the Iraqi economy. At the same time we expect that some of this cash will have been funneled to Daesh. For example, one of the companies listed in the report was involved in the deal, reported here a couple of weeks ago, to import Toyota vehicles purchased in Jordan for Daesh.

        Mada’s exposé demonstrates that the confrontation against Daesh goes beyond the military field. Indeed even a small portion of those billions of US dollars turned over to improperly registered firms could sustain Daesh for years. Iraq, however, lacks the oversight and investigative capacity to conduct a full inquiry.

 

The CoR Speaker joins the Baghdad Operations Commander on a visit to the Bzaibiz Bridge (the crossway between Baghdad and Anbar) and orders that buses be provided to help the displaced people from Anbar move to Baghdad. He also demands punishment of security personnel who forced displaced people to pay in order to let them in. The Chairman of Anbar GC says 200 families crossed the Bridge to Baghdad in order to go from there to Kurdistan. [Sumaria] [Sumaria]

A member of Anbar GC says PM Abadi issued orders to open the Bridge for displaced families but the security forces are not following the orders. [Rudaw]

 

An Iraqi Sunni politician says the only solution for Iraq’s problems is to establish a Sunni region. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. Isn’t that what Daesh did? Which side is the gentleman on?

 

Iraqi judges have issued arrest warrants on many Iraqi officials that were not carried out, the judiciary spokesman says, without providing further details. [Baghdadia]

 

IAF conducted a sortie over Anbar while IAA conducted 13 sorties over various areas.

The Coalition conducted 15 sorties over multiple areas of Anbar and Ninewa, killing an unspecified number of Daesh members and destroying 19 Daesh locations as well as vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

According to security sources:

  • Three IEDs exploded in succession on an Iraqi convoy in Tarmiya in north Baghdad, wounding four soldiers and damaging a Humvee. [Ghad]
  • An unknown man on a motorcycle shot and killed a young man in Adhamiya in north Baghdad, using a gun fitted with a silencer. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded in the Siba area of downtown Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding seven.
  • An IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Sadr City in east Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding six others. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a commercial area in Zafaraniya in SE Baghdad, killing two civilians and injuring six. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded on a tribal PMF vehicle in Arab Jabour in south Baghdad, killing two fighters and wounding three. [Mada]
  • A civilian was killed when a sticky IED that had been attached under his car detonated in the Rashid area of south Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near a wholesale market in Ameriya in west Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding eight. [Mada]

 

Daesh says one of its snipers wounded an Iraqi soldier in Khtaimiya in south Baghdad. Daesh also says it detonated 4 IEDs on an Iraqi Army vehicle in the same area. [Alors]

 

Daesh says it detonated 2 IEDs on 2 Iraqi Army vehicles in different areas of Arab Jabour in south Baghdad. [Alors]

 

Daesh says it killed a PMF fighter by detonating a sticker IED under his car in Rasheed in south Baghdad. [Alors]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

Iraqi forces arrested a man in Baquba wanted on terrorism charges, according to the Chairman of the Diyala governorate security committee says. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

IFP troops arrested a local Daesh leader in Qaitan village of north Muqdadiya, the IFP commander says. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Diyala. [JustPaste]

 

Northern Diyala

Iraqi forces conducted a search campaign in rural areas southeast of Qara Tappa, uncovering a hideout containing IEDs and weapons, says the Chairman of the Diyala GC security committee. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

Daesh says its terrorists attacked a Peshmerga location in Al-Zab, killing 5 fighters and wounding others and forcing the rest to flee. [Dump]

 

NINEWA

Makhmur

A Peshmerga source says Daesh took advantage of the bad weather to launch an attack in Makhmur but Peshmerga stopped the attack. A PUK official says the Peshmerga stopped the Daesh attack between Makhmur and Dibis in Kirkuk, killing 18 Daesh fighters. Another PUK source says 4 Peshmerga fighters including an officer were wounded in the attack. [Rudaw] [PUKMedia] [PUKMedia]

 

Mosul

Local sources say Daesh executed 70 Facebook and Twitter activists in the Ghizlani Camp in south Mosul. The forensics department in Mosul says it received the bodies of 70 young men shot in the head and the chest. [Erem]

 

The leaders of the Albu Matyout tribe issued a statement denouncing any member of their tribe who joined Daesh. The leaders say Daesh killed 107 members of the tribe. They also say they support the Iraqi military and security forces, the Peshmerga, and the PMFs in the fight against Daesh.

DaeshDaily comment. Many members of the tribe joined Daesh and some are in leadership positions in Mosul. This statement reflects the deep divisions within the Iraqi Sunni community and sets up some tribal retaliation like what has happened in Salahuddin and Anbar. 

 

A member of the KRG Parliament says the Mosul Dam is in danger of collapsing and it needs USD 250-500 million for rehabilitation and maintenance. [Rudaw]

 

A Peshmerga senior commander says no date has been set yet to start the military operations to liberate Mosul or Sinjar. He also says the preparations are not done yet with the Coalition and with Iraqi forces in this regard and the weather is not permissive. [Rudaw] [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says a Daesh explosives storehouse in Tel Keif east of Mosul exploded because of an electricity fault, killing 3 Daesh members. [PUKMedia]

He also says the Coalition bombed the Daesh sharia court in Qayara in southern Mosul District, killing 7 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

 

Contrasting stories that say a lot about Daesh:

Daesh publishes photos of opening the Qayara General Hospital with modern equipment. [Karemlash]  

Local sources say Daesh executed 3 doctors in Hammam Al-Alil on Sunday, accusing them of providing information about its casualties. [Karemlash]

 

Daesh publishes a video of life in Mosul city. [Archive]

 

Northwest Ninewa

A PUK official says Coalition planes bombed Daesh in Sinjar and Tal Afar, killing 11 terrorists and destroying 6 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

 

A Peshmerga source says Kurdish forces shelled Daesh in Sinjar, killing or wounding 20. [BasNews]

 

A YPG Yazidi commander says the KDP doesn’t want to do anything to liberate Sinjar and they don’t let the YPG do it. [ROJ]

The YPG says their snipers killed 2 Daesh terrorists in Sinjar on Sunday. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the battles in Mount Sinjar. [MuslimNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing a man accused of pimping. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. One of Daesh’s ways of intimidating the communities is not only killing people but accusing them of honor related crimes to destroy their reputation. Some people have the courage to stand in Daesh face even if they know they would be killed, but even such people will think twice if their families’ reputation was on the line. 

 

Other Governorates  

KURDISTAN

A PUK official says his party prepared a reform proposal that will include reconciliation among the political parties in the IKR. [Rudaw]

 

The KRG issues a statement after a meeting between President Barzani and the German Minister of Defense. The Minister says Germany will continue sending weapons and aid to the Peshmerga. She also says Germany and the Peshmerga are not only cooperating in the war against Daesh but also in “giving hope to the refugees to return to their areas”. [BasNews]

 

Five hundred female fighters finished their training in a Peshmerga compound in Suleimaniya to participate in the war against Daesh. [PUKMedia]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Security forces arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges in Aziziyah in north Wasit Governorate, a local police source says. [Baghdadia]

 

Police in Dhi Qar Governorate next to Basra arrested a man from Baghdad wanted on terrorism charges as he was trying to enter the city of Nasariya. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Many news outlets and social media activists circulated this video about Daesh killing dozens of young boys in Syria who were handcuffed, naked and face down. To our observation, the video seems fabricated, whether by Daesh or by its opponents. Despite the barrage of gunfire, no blood appears in the video. Conceivably, it might be a Daesh video for training kids. Daesh has in the past published videos excerpts that attract criticism, then published the entire video to make its enemies look like liars and idiots. 

 

Northeast

The Democratic Syria Forces (DSF) say they liberated 36 villages and 10 farms in addition to border stations with Iraq and killed 172 Daesh terrorists so far in their advance toward Al-Hawl. [Welati]  A field source earlier said the DSF captured the road between Al-Khatouniya a point east of Raqqa and Al-Hawl.  [BasNews]

 

The DSF found several Daesh training materials and documents in the areas they liberated, written in Turkish and Azeri languages. The documents suggest that many Turkish terrorists are being trained by Daesh in northern Syria. [PUKMedia]

 

The PYD Asayesh clashed with demonstrators in Al-Malikiya town in Hasaka and arrested some of the young men to force them to join military service. The demonstration was organized by the Kurdistan National Council in Syria, which objects to PYD decisions to impose compulsory military service and change the school curriculum on its own authority. [BasNews]

 

The YPG said on Sunday the Turkish bombing continued on their positions in border areas around Kobane. [Welati]

A YPG senior commander says the YPG will respond to the Turkish attacks. [ROJ]

 

Daesh publishes photos of rocketing the YPG with Katyushas in Ain Eissa. [JustPaste]

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights publishes a new report about Daesh female slaves. [ROJ]

 

Northwest

A local activist says Daesh attacked the Syrian Army in the Industrial Area in Aleppo and captured strategic locations in the area. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the results of the Syrian Army bombing on the villages around the Kowaires airbase. [A3maq]

 

Central and West

Daesh publishes photos of executing an old man in Homs, after accusing him of blasphemy. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles in the Dowa area west of Tadmur. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

 

Two videos of the confession of a Tunisian Daesh terrorist caught by a Syrian armed group. [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

East

The RSS says Daesh executed members of other Syrian armed groups in Deir Ez-Zor after they repented. [ARA]

 

Daesh says the Syrian Army is trying to advance in the area. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles near the Deir Ez-Zor military airport. [JustPaste]
REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today in English. [Archive]

 

Jordan. An official source says the terrorist attack that killed two American trainers, a South African colleague, and two Jordanians could be a terrorist attack. The attack came on the anniversary of the AQI terrorist attacks in Amman in 2005. A Jordanian police captain shot the trainers in a police station in east Amman. Local sources say the killer is the nephew of a former MP who was also a leader of the Muslim Brothers in Jordan. The uncle says he is “not convinced” about the story and the family of the alleged killer refuses to bury him until they know the truth. Some sources say the killer wanted to resign but his request was denied. [IslamMemo] [Erem] [Kheberni]

Daesh supporters say the killer pledged allegiance to Awwad Baghdadi and a video will be published about that. [Ana Al-Muslim]

Daesh Twitter accounts praised the killer and the attack. [Twitter]

 

Egypt. Egyptian authorities say they killed an important Daesh member responsible for several attacks in Egypt, including the attack on the Italian Embassy and the killing of an American and a Croatian citizens, in a shot out in Cairo. [AfriGate]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the Egyptian bombing on Sinai. [JustPaste]

 

Libya.  Daesh publishes three photos of its newsletter distribution in Benghazi, Derna and Harawa.  [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. This is Daesh’s way of showing they exist in some areas, even if their existence is marginal.

 

Libyan jets destroy a Daesh convoy and two locations in Benghazi on Sunday. [ARA]

Local police arrested 3 local Daesh terrorists in Benghazi. [AkhbarLibya24]

 

A report about Daesh in Sirte. [LibyaAkhbar]

 

Daesh published a video on Sunday telling doctors in other countriers “you have no excuse not to come to us”. [Archive]

 

Unknown armed men attacked a Chinese oil company in Ajdabiya, burned several cars, and kidnapped 5 bodyguards. [AfriGate]

 

Tunisia. Tunisian authorities arrested 3 terrorism suspects, including one who came back from Syria. [Tunisien]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh publishes a video of one of its attacks in Afghanistan. [ADI]

Daesh says it attacked the vehicle of an Afghani official in Nangarhar with an IED, wounding him and killing or wounding other people with him. [JustPaste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

An anti-Daesh page from Mosul.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/Quwyg

https://twitter.com/kp_229

https://twitter.com/moslma_12

https://twitter.com/ras_fre

https://twitter.com/mik64ael

 

 

November 6, 2015

2

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

Among today’s major developments:

There are no major developments on the military front.

World Bank plans to aid reconstruction in Salahuddin.

Debate sharpens in Baghdad on whether Prime Minister had legal authority to include CoR and Presidency Council in his reform decrees.

 

ANBAR

Ramadi

Coalition airplanes killed nine Daesh terrorists and destroyed three storehouses, seven field positions and four heavy machine guns in Ramadi city. [IWMC Report]

 

Anbar’s provincial government supports Russian intervention against Daesh if it is coordinated with the central Iraqi government, the Governor says. [Maalomah]

 

Anbar Operations Command troops used Kornet rockets to destroy a Daesh fuel tanker rigged with explosives and two other vehicle bombs in Albu Aitha and Jaraishi, the IWMC says. It also said that the Coalition bombed a Daesh hideout in Albu Dhiab, killing four Daesh members. [Ghad]

In another incident, the Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces destroyed 4 Daesh vehicle bombs with Kornet rockets north of Ramadi and heavy clashes erupted after that with Daesh fighters. An Iraqi soldier was killed and 5 wounded. [Sumaria]

 

Coalition planes bombed a hideout in Albu Farraj in north Ramadi, killing nine Daesh members including the Daesh mufti of the area, security sources said. [Baghdadia]

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces near the Albu Farraj Bridge, killing many of them, then its terrorist attacked and killed the rest. It says three vehicles were also destroyed. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the battles north of Ramadi. [JustPaste]

 

The Chairman of Khaldiya District Council says 3 people were killed there and 6 wounded, including 3 soldiers, by Daesh mortar shells. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi forces cleared the Albu Mari’ area north of Ramadi, defusing 24 IEDs and killing 4 terrorists. [IWMC Report]
A video of Iraqi forces in the Al-Warrar Camp west of Ramadi. The Camp was liberated from Daesh 3 days ago. [YouTube]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the start of schools in Anbar. [JustPaste]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a vehicle carrying Daesh fighters in East Hsaiba. [IWMC Report]

 

Falluja

Eighth Division forces killed two terrorists responsible for mortaring Albu Shijil north of Falluja, destroying their vehicle and two mortar launchers. [Ghad]

 

Iraqi forces launched a military operation on a Daesh location near Qarma center, killing five terrorists and wounding others. [Maalomah]

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed several terrorists and wounded others and destroyed vehicles in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Anbar Operations Command troops responded to a mortar attack in Ameriyat Al-Falluja, and stopped the shelling. [IWMC Report]

 

Hit/Haditha

Jazeera Operations Command troops continue to clear houses and defuse IEDs in Albu Hayat. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh counter-attack on Albu Hayat, killing nine suicide bombers and capturing six militants, destroying three armored vehicle bombs and two other vehicles, PMF media says. [Zaman]

 

SALAHUDDIN

The World Bank will start reconstruction programs in the areas of Salahuddin Governorate that have been liberated from Daesh, according to the chairman of the Governorate Council. He said this would be the first time the World Bank backed reconstruction efforts specifically for liberated areas. [Mada]

 

Baiji

Daesh launched mortar shells on PMFs in Al-Salam village north of Baiji, killing three PMF fighters and wounding five, according to a security source. [Ghad]

 

Six Daesh leaders who were formerly members of the Islamic terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in northern Suleimaniya were killed in the fighting in Baiji, a PUK official says. The group included three Iraqi Arabs, one Iraqi Kurd, a Syrian and a Saudi, he said. [PUKMedia]

 

Anti-terrorism troops killed several dozen Daesh members and destroyed a construction excavator rigged with explosives as well as a vehicle bomb in the Sukaria intersection area near Siniya. Six Iraqi fighters were wounded. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAA conducted five sorties in the Baiji and Allas areas. [IWMC Report]

 

Salahuddin Operations Command troops, supported by the IAA, conducted military operations in the Siniya-Haditha road area, killing many terrorists and destroying 13 vehicle bombs. [IWMC Report]

 

Shirqat

A local source says eight men escaped from a Daesh secret prison in Shirqat. [Sumaria]

 

Samarra

Several Katyusha rockets fell on the city of Samarra, wounding five policemen, according to a security source. [Ghad]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles west of Samarra. [JustPaste]

 

Saraya Al-Salam publishes a video of its recent battles against Daesh in west Samarra. [YouTube]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

Thousands of people demonstrated in Balad, objecting to the return of families linked to Daesh. Balad was hit badly by AQI and Daesh and more than 900 people have been killed in terrorist attacks since 2003. [Sumaria]

 

BAGHDAD

The Sistani representative in Kerbala accused the Council of Representatives (CoR) of undermining the reforms introduced by Prime Minister al-Abadi, using the constitutional process as an excuse for delaying their implementation. He alleged that the CoR was exploiting the decrease in public pressure to stall the reform process. [Mada]

The Speaker of the CoR, Saleem al-Jubouri, welcomed the call from Sistani’s representative that reforms be consistent with the constitution, and said he would like to travel to Najaf to meet with the Shia clerical establishment there. [Maalomah]

Speaking in support of the reforms, former Deputy Prime Minister Baha Al-Ariji said that withdrawal of support for the reform initiatives is a first step toward the withdrawal of confidence from the Prime Minister on the part of most of the political blocs in the parliament. He accused factions who opposed the reforms of putting their partisan interests over the national interest. [Ghad]

 

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced his support for measures in the Parliament to withdraw authorization for PM Abadi to implement his proposed reforms.

Al-Maliki also insists he retains his position as vice president, and that the move to abolish that position was unconstitutional.

A source in the Council of Ministers said the reforms are ongoing and denied reports that the positions of the vice presidents and deputy prime ministers have been re-established. A CoR member from State of Law bloc says that the Iraqi courts have not yet decided about the return of the vice presidents to their positions. The three vice presidents whose positions were abolished have filed suits in federal court to challenge the constitutionality of the decision to shut down their offices. [Mada] [Mada] [Ghad]

 

Demonstrators have gathered in Tahrir Square in downtown Baghdad and attempted to march toward the International Zone in the city center. Security forces fired gunshots into the air to stop demonstrators from marching. [Mada]

 

Demonstrations also continued this week in multiple Iraqi governorates demanding more reforms, including Baghdad, Maysan, Kerbala, Nasariya, Diwaniya and Basra [Sumaria] [Sharqiya] [Sumaria] [Sumaria] [Mada].

 

A member of the CoR’s Oil Committee has said that there are negotiations between the federal government and the KRG to establish a new oil deal similar to the old agreement, which the committee member said was breached by the KRG. [Sumaria]

 

Ahmed Chalabi was buried in Kadhimiya. His media advisor says he died from natural causes. [Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops arrested 3 wanted men, killed 5 terrorists and wounded another, defused 92 IEDs, and destroyed 3 hideouts in different areas in Baghdad, Balad and Qarma. [IWMC Report] The Baghdad Operations Command has responsibility for parts of eastern Anbar and southern Salahuddin

 

Iraq is in control of its entire airspace using modern air defense and radar systems, the Air Defense commander said. No aircraft, including Coalition planes, are able to operate in Iraqi airspace without being under the observation of Iraq’s air defenses, he said. [Mada]

 

The Coalition conducted 12 sorties, killing many terrorists and destroying weapons and locations in different areas of Anbar and Salahuddin. [IWMC Report]

 

The Russian Emergency Minister says Russia will provide humanitarian aid to Iraq, Syria and Yemen next year. [Maalomah]

 

The MoD issues a statement to clarify the weapons shipments to Kurdistan that were stopped in Baghdad airport. The MoD says the shipments were brought from Canada and Sweden, through Kuwait and Turkey, and the government had given approval for that, but later at the airport inspectors found guns with silencers, not included in the original agreement, in both shipments and refused to let them fly to Kurdistan. The planes were held in the airport for some time but then PM Abadi ordered that they be allowed to fly back to Kuwait and Turkey. [MoD Website]

 

The KRG PM and Deputy PM and other officials will visit Baghdad on Saturday to discuss the unsettled issues between the Federal Government and the KRG. [PUKMedia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says security forces arrested a Daesh cell responsible for planting IEDs in Qadessiya in southwest Baghdad. Security forces also found weapons and explosives storehouses in 3 areas in north Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

An Iraqi Army 53rd Brigade unit destroyed 2 motorcycles and wounded a terrorist in Rashad in north Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

The Baghdad Operations Command Spokesman says Baghdad Police arrested a man wanted for terrorism charges, who disguised himself as a woman in Bub Al-Sham in north Baghdad. [AIN]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on a PMF vehicle in Mashtal in east Baghdad, killing or wounding 20 of them. [Dump]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops defused 3 IEDs in Al-Sour and Sayyed Abdulla in south Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A Rapid Intervention unit destroyed a truck and killed the terrorists inside it in Hay Al-Shuhada in northwest Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

A video of Iraqi security defusing a booby-trapped Quran in Kadhimiya. [Facebook]

DaeshDaily comment. For Daesh it’s all fair in war, even the holy book of Islam.

 

According to security sources:

  • Two civilians were killed and nine injured when an IED exploded near a popular market in Saba’ al-Bor in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded on an Iraqi Army vehicle in Tarmiya in north Baghdad, killing one soldier and wounding three. [Baghdadia]
  • Security forces arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges, at the Rashidiya Checkpoint in north Baghdad. [Buratha]
  • Two civilians were killed and four injured when an IED exploded near a fish farm in Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Also in Mada’in, an IED exploded near a popular restaurant, killing a civilian and wounding seven. [Mada]
  • A woman and two children were killed in a roadside IED explosion in Rashid in south Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Unknown assailants shot and killed a policeman near his house in Nahrawan in south Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • The body of an unknown man was found shot in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad. [Sumaria]
  • An IED exploded near a commercial area in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad killing a civilian and wounding 7. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a café owner in Tobchi in northwest Baghdad. [Baghdadia]

 

DIYALA

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A roadside IED exploded near Abu Saida, killing a civilian and wounding two others, a security source said. [Baghdadia]

 

Unknown armed men shot and killed a high school teacher in Muqdadiya, according to security sources. [Baghdadia]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

Coalition airstrikes in Mosul killed 21 Daesh members, destroying three houses, a vehicle, and several weapons storehouses, according to a Ninewa Operations Command source. [Mada]

 

New Daesh fighters are coming to Mosul from Syria, traveling through Baaj, a local source says. The fighters, who are mostly Syrian nationals, have paraded in Mosul to show their strength. [Karemlash]

 

Daesh executed six female doctors in Mosul after an argument with a Russian female member of Daesh, local sources in Mosul say. [Karemlash]

 

Daesh has demolished a convent in Tel Keif, according to the Governor of Ninewa. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh publishes photos of former security members “repenting” or “re-repenting” in Mosul. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest Ninewa

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Al-Khazer. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga in Tal Al-Reem in Sinjar. [JustPaste]

 

Other Governorates  

KURDISTAN

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region, Qubad Talabani, has spoken out against the dominant role of parties in the KRG, saying the political parties decide governmental matters outside the proper governmental channels. [PUKMedia]

DaeshDaily comment. This is absolutely true, and one of the primary flaws of the Kurdish political system. Having this said by a Talabani, however, seems like a major new development.

 

The Speaker of the Iraqi CoR, Saleem al-Jubouri, met with leaders of the Gorran party, including the Speaker of the KRG parliament. Gorran issued a statement saying it had not requested any outside intervention to resolve the political crisis in the Kurdistan region but it welcomed any effort to solve the crisis in the IKR and to restore legitimacy to the regional parliament. [ROJ]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Police in the north of Wasit Governorate arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges. [Baghdadia]

 

The road between Basra and Baghdad has been closed as two tribes are fighting it out in northern areas of Basra Governorate, deploying light and medium weaponry. [Baghdadia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Northeast

A field source says YPG forces stopped three Daesh vehicle bomb attacks near Al-Hawl, in Hasaka Governorate in far northeastern Syria. [BasNews]

 

The Syrian Democratic Forces have advanced on Al-Hawl, liberating more villages in their campaign, killing many Daesh fighters, and destroying a vehicle bomb, the SDF spokesman says. The spokesman said SDF was backed by Coalition airstrikes against targets in the Al-Hawl area. [Welati]

Daesh has continued to plant IEDs in the areas near Al-Hawl, a YPG fighter says, adding that Daesh is also burning oil wells in the area to create thick smoke in order to conceal targets on the ground from air raids. [ARA]

 

Daesh says it killed more than 250 YPG fighters in Hasaka countryside during the last week. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide bombers attacked the YPG in a village in Tal Brak with a car bomb, killing and wounding many YPG fighters (photos). [Dump] [Dump] [Dump] [Dump]

 

SDF forces have advanced to three kilometers from the Tishrin oil field on the road between Hasaka and Al-Hawl. [Hawar]

 

A video of YPG fighters liberating a village in south Hasaka. [Hawar]

 

Kurdish security forces (asayesh) shot and killed a man in Hasaka during an altercation over his son’s absence from service in the YPG militia, a local activist said. After the YPG militia imposed compulsory military service in the areas it controls, the man’s son reportedly fled to Iraq to avoid service. Asayesh visited the family to investigate and an argument allegedly led to their shooting the father to death. An Asayesh commander denies that his forces shot the father, saying he died of a heart attack. [ARA]

DaeshDaily comment. Aside from the hopeful lie, the real problem here is that PYD/YPG are setting themselves up as a government and imposing their will on a population that has not elected them. More incidents will follow. As the US is coordinating with the YPG militarily, it is in position to take issue with this but has apparently remained silent. Turkey has not remained silent and is now threatening to intervene.

 

Daesh has been deploying animals fitted with explosive booby traps in its attempt to stop the advance of YPG fighters in the Hasaka area, the YPG says. [Rudaw]

 

Northwestern Syria

Daesh fighters used mustard gas in fighting in Mare’ city near Aleppo in August, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Local activists say Daesh hit the city with 50 shells that day. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh says it detonated a booby-trapped building and several IEDs in Tal Al-Taana in Aleppo, killing 20 soldiers and wounding others. [CDN]

 

Daesh publishes a video and photos of the results of 3 Coalition airstrikes on Al-Bab. [A3maq] [Dump]

 

South

Daesh says it captured 2 Syrian armed group fighters in Al-Laja in Daraa (photos). [Dump] [Dump]        

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

Turkish authorities arrested 20 Daesh suspects, including two Russian nationals, in Antalya. [Anadolu]

 

A Turkish TV station reported that Turkish authorities detained 21 passengers on an airplane landing in Turkey from Casablanca, Morocco after another passenger reported they were Daesh members. Another 20 passengers were released after investigations. [Fars]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Daesh audio newsletter for today in Arabic. [Archive]

 

Egypt.  A civilian car exploded in Sharqiya Governorate in northeastern Egypt, killing three people inside, a security source says. The car was reportedly booby-trapped but exploded prematurely, killing three armed men inside. [Anadolu]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the vehicle bomb attack on the Police Club in Arish 2 days ago. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian Army fuel tank with an IED south of Rafah. [JustPaste]
Daesh publishes another video about its terrorists celebrating the fall of the Russian airplane. One of the terrorists in the video says Daesh will kill Russians everywhere no matter how young they are. [Archive]

DaeshDaily comment. Within the Salafi Takfiri line of thinking, Abu Qatada, one of Al-Qaeda’s supporters who was delivered by the UK to Jordan recently, issued a fatwa in the 1990s permitting the killing of Algerian soldiers’ children.  Although Abu Qatada and Daesh are not on good terms now, it seems they are using his fatwa to legitimize killing children. This offends one of the most basic Islamic principles, that all children must be protected. Everyone protested this fatwa when it was issued and we don’t know of any other fatwa that legitimizes the killing of children.

 

Libya. Local sources say Daesh terrorists hijacked 2 trucks loaded with wheat in Jufra and took them to Sirte after releasing the drivers. The sources say such incidents have become common in areas near Sirte recently, where Daesh is selling the wheat to citizens of Sirte for high prices. [LibyaAkhbar]

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya issues a report about the deteriorating situation in Sirte. Around 13,000 families have fled the city so far. [AfriGate]

 

A security source says 30 people were assassinated in Ajdabiya recently, including mosque imams, security members and civil society activists. Many sources said earlier that Daesh is active in the city. [LibyaAkhbar]

Daesh claimed responsibility for assassinating a mosque imam in Ajdabiya. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. This is the same strategy used in many Iraqi cities before Daesh actually captured those cities, by assassinating its potential opponents first. It seems Daesh is using the expertise of Saddam loyalists everywhere it goes now.

 

Daesh publishes photos of its billboards and its pamphlet distribution in Harawa. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

 

Afghanistan.    

Daesh says it ambushed local police in Nangarhar killing or wounding 10 policemen. [Dump]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

Democratic Syria Forces page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/aaaak2002

https://twitter.com/monimosman96

https://twitter.com/sadkingp18

https://twitter.com/qytrbcxa_omarl

https://twitter.com/Haidarah1980

https://twitter.com/7roofwa7toof

https://twitter.com/imooon922

November 5, 2015

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

Optimistic military assessment offered in Anbar.

Movement of Iraqi forces toward Shirqat is apparently stalled.

Russian airliner in Egypt was likely blown up by a bomb on board, but it’s not yet confirmed.

 

ANBAR

Military battles to defeat Daesh will not last long, the Anbar Operations Commander said, citing massive losses the organization is suffering in the governorate. Iraqi forces will head west in Anbar after liberating Ramadi, he added.  [Sumaria]

The battles for Ramadi have stopped due to heavy rains, he said, adding that many Daesh IEDs and booby-trapped houses have exploded in the downpour. He said Coalition planes have continued targeting Daesh positions despite the weather. [Sumaria]

He also says Daesh attacks with suicide bombers and vehicle bombs are now very few in Ramadi because most of the suicide bombers were killed and because Iraqi forces are controlling the roads and preventing the movement of Daesh vehicles. [Sumaria]

 

Falluja

Iraqi forces captured the Albu Daeij area near Falluja after 12 hours of battle, an Iraqi military commander has announced. Daesh had used the area to moved vehicle bombs and suicide bombers to Ameriyat al-Falluja. [AIN]

 

A video of the 1,000 meter long Daesh tunnel between Falluja and Kata’eb Hezbollah positions in the Hayakel area which was discovered in August. [Etejah] The tunnel was built to facilitate attacks on KH.

 

Coalition airplanes destroyed 5 Daesh vehicles on the Albu Shijil Bridge that were heading to Falluja with weapons, ammunition and fuel. [IWMC Report]

 

A local PMF commander says the IAA bombed Daesh in Kubaishat in Qarma killing 3 terrorists. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting an Iraqi military position in Albu Sawda in Qarma with a 23 mm cannon. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh opens a religious institute in Falluja. [JustPaste]

 

Ramadi

Chairman of Khaldiya District Council said Daesh has more than 500 civilian prisoners, including members of the security forces, in secret prisons in the Ramadi area. He said Daesh has executed some of these people in the last few days. [Mada]

 

The IAA targeted a Daesh gathering in Ramadi city, killing 5 terrorists and wounding 7, and destroying 2 vehicles carrying anti-aircraft machine guns. [IWMC Report]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi forces conducted an operation targeting a Daesh gathering near Ramadi’s western entrance, killing a Saudi Daesh commander and three of his associates, and destroying three vehicles carrying weapons and explosives. [Mada]

 

Coalition airplanes bombed Daesh gatherings in al-Warrar, west of Ramadi, according to IWMC. [Baghdadia]

 

Coalition planes bombed Daesh positions on the road west between Ramadi and the Kilo 35 area, killing seven Daesh members, according to a security source. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb and killed the suicide bomber and defused many IEDs west of Ramadi. Four Iraqi soldiers were wounded. [IWMC Report]

 

Coalition planes conducted several airstrikes on Daesh in Jaraishi north of Ramadi destroying 6 hideouts and several IEDs and vehicle bombs and killing 5 terrorists including a sniper. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraqi forces shelled Daesh with mortars near Jaraishi, killing four Daesh members, a security source said. [AIN]

 

Seven civilians were wounded when a Daesh mortar shell fell on a popular restaurant in Khaldiya, a security source said. [Sumaria]

 

The IAA destroyed 5 Daesh locations and 2 weapons storehouses in Sajariya northeast of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraqi artillery destroyed 10 Daesh vehicles and killed many terrorists in Siddiqiya east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

IFP troops killed a Daesh suicide bomber as he tried to attack them east of Ramadi, the IFP commander said. In a separate event, IFP troops destroyed three Daesh vehicles carrying machine guns east of Ramadi. [Sumaria]

 

The IAA destroyed 3 Daesh locations and a big weapons storehouse in Tal Mshaihda east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAA targeted a Daesh gathering in Humaira south of Ramadi near the Stadium, killing 7 terrorists and wounding 11. [IWMC Report]

 

Hit/Haditha

Coalition airstrikes destroyed the Daesh sharia court in Hit on Wednesday. [Baghdadia]

 

A Coalition airstrike targeted two Daesh vehicles in Hay al-Bakr, destroying the vehicles and killing seven, a security source said. [Mawazin]

 

Jazeera Operations Command troops, supported by Iraqi airpower, started to clear Albu Hayat, which was captured yesterday, and advanced to the west. The troops killed 2 Daesh snipers, defused 10 IEDs and destroyed 7 vehicles, 3 of them rigged with bombs. [IWMC Report]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

The PMF spokesman said 920 Daesh members were killed and dozens captured during operations to liberate Baiji which ended 10 days ago. Iraqi forces now control the Baiji area completely and are preparing to liberate the remaining areas in northern Salahuddin. [Mada]

 

Notwithstanding the above report, a Salahuddin Operations Command source said a mortar shell fell on Iraqi forces near the Al-Salam village south of Baiji, killing three PMFs and wounding four. [Mada]

 

A security source said that an IFP commando unit stopped a Daesh attack on the Siniya air base, killing seven Daesh members and destroying three vehicle bombs. [Mada]

However, another security source says 7 PMF fighters were killed and 5 wounded in a Daesh attack with several vehicle bombs in Siniya. [Baghdadia]

Daesh’s (always victorious) version says its terrorists entered an Iraqi Army base in Siniya and clashed with the Iraqi forces for hours. Then 3 of its suicide bombers detonated themselves on Iraqi forces near the Siniya-Haditha intersection. [A3maq]  This intersection is the first intersection west of Siniya toward Anbar.

DaeshDaily comment: Apparently Daesh still has the ability to conduct such attacks near Baiji. Perhaps the frequently used term “control completely” does not apply to Baiji. Daesh is trying to reopen a road between Salahuddin and Anbar.

 

A Salahuddin Operations Command Force killed many Daesh members in an operation near the Siniya-Haditha intersection. Three vehicles were destroyed along with an armored construction excavator and five vehicle bombs. [Mada]

Photos of the damaged Daesh vehicles after the battle [Twitter]

 

A video of Iraqi forces fighting a trapped Daesh group in Fatha near Baiji. [Facebook]

 

The IAF destroyed a Daesh location in Al-Sufra southwest of Baiji, killing many Daesh terrorists. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh says it stopped another Iraqi forces attack in the Makhoul Mountains area. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. The lack of any clear progress by Iraqi forces toward Shirqat is becoming more obvious as the days pass. Iraq reports occasional successful clashes with Daesh but nothing more.

 

Shirqat

Unknown assailants kidnapped and killed an Iraqi Daesh member, cut his body into five pieces, and threw it into the street, in an apparent revenge attack for a previous execution by Daesh. [Sumaria]

 

Tikrit

The IAF bombed a Daesh meeting west of Mkaishifa, killing or wounding 14 terrorists and destroying a weapons and explosives storehouse. [IWMC Report]

 

Samarra

The IAF bombed Daesh near Samarra, killing 23 Daesh terrorists and wounding 12 including the military commander of Samarra. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles west of Samarra. [JustPaste]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A Joint Operations Command (JOC) source says the IAA destroyed three Daesh hideouts and three military vehicles, killing many Daesh members in Salahuddin, without specifying the location within the governorate. [Mada]

 

The Minister of Defense arrived at Balad airbase in southern Salahuddin to receive two Czech-made L159 jets, which were delivered as the first shipment under an agreement between Iraq and the Czech Republic. [MoD Website] [Mada] [Sumaria]

 

BAGHDAD

The PMF spokesman, an MP for the Badr political party, said that there are two factions in the Iraqi CoR, one which supports Russian intervention against Daesh in Iraq and another which is opposed. He said that the Iraqi government alone has the authority to make this decision. The spokesman also spoke out against the American Ambassador and other external sources issuing statements criticizing the PMFs, saying the PMFs represent an official Iraqi front with support of the Iraqi people and neither the US Ambassador nor any other foreign official has the right to interfere in the Iraqi internal affairs. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment: The gentleman’s comments illustrate the persistent tendency of the Iraqi government to work against itself. One would think the spokesman for the PMFs would be a government official in the Ministry of Defense or Prime Minister’s office, but instead he is a parliament member making partisan comments that occasionally undermine the government.

 

The Supreme Judiciary Council announced that Iraqi intelligence arrested a Daesh terrorist who admitted his responsibility in the car bomb attack in a popular market in the Jamila area in August that killed or wounded 200 people. He also admitted he paid bribes to some security personnel in order to park the vehicle in the market. For two days before the deadly attack he sold vegetables from his vehicle in the market at low prices to attract large crowds, before excusing himself on the day of the attack, saying he was going to eat breakfast, then detonating his vehicle remotely with a mobile phone device. [Mada]

 

A Shia member of the CoR Presidency Committee (leadership committee) met with the UN representative to Iraq, but said the Shia alliance had decided against participation in a national reconciliation conference reportedly scheduled to take place in Egypt with UN sponsorship. [Buratha]

DaeshDaily comment. We suspect there is a larger and unreported story. There has been an effort to create some kind of reconciliation between the government and Daesh-implicated Baathists. It’s not clear who’s pushing it, and neither government nor Baathists are likely to endorse what would be a politically controversial initiative. There was the earlier conference in Qatar including representatives of other Arab countries, reports of another conference held in Tanzania that were denied, and this latest iteration scheduled for Egypt.

 

The leader of Saraya al-Jihad met with the deputy chairman of the PMF Committee, saying the Saraya Al-Jihad are ready for the anticipated battle for Falluja. [Buratha]

The PMF Committee deputy chair said that regardless of the disputes between the PMFs and the Iraqi government, the Iraqi government is still the sponsor of the PMFs and the PMFs may not operate without orders from the Prime Minister. The PMFs must preserve and respect the authority of the Prime Minister’s office, he said. [Buratha]

 

A member of the CoR’s Finance Committee announced that the government’s new salary schedule, announced earlier, was designed impulsively and without proper deliberations. [Etejah]

DaeshDaily comment: The government appears to be retreating from its attempt to change the salary schedule of public workers after facing heavy pressure to abandon the changes. 

 

PMFs were surprised at the Iraqi government decision to decrease the PMF’s budget, not to provide them with new weapons, and to decrease the numbers of PMF fighters, a PMF source said. [Maalomah]

A member of the CoR Finance Committee says the government decided to decrease funding for the PMFs from supporting 156,000 fighters to 100,000.

[Qurtas] The PMF spokesman said that the PMFs presented the names of 156,000 people to the Ministry of Finance and were surprised when the list was returned with 56,000 of the names deleted. After the intervention of top Shia clerics in the Marjiya and the PMF leadership, 10,000 of the deleted names have been restored to the list. [Mawazin]

DaeshDaily comment. Let’s hope this story gets cleared up quickly before the political fallout gets too intense. The apparent manpower reduction surely reflects Iraq’s perilous financial situation. It may also reflect some optimism that the civil war against Daesh will soon come to a successful end, so that fewer PMFs will be needed. It may also reflect old suspicions about ghost soldiers. The government needs to clarify its purposes. For sure, putting 56,000 men into unemployment will not be helpful to stability in Iraq.

 

The Integrity Court sentenced the former Minister of the Environment to prison for two years on corruption charges. [Baghdadia]

 

An Iraqi Army 22nd Brigade unit defused 8 IEDs in different areas in Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The MoD publishes a video of airstrikes on Daesh in Anbar and Salahuddin. [MoD Website]

 

The Chairman of the CoR’s Security and Defense Committee says one of the four F-16s has a defect in its radar that hugely affects its work. He also says Iraq will receive the first shipment of 24 Korean planes in early 2016. [Mada]

 

A report about corruption cases in the displaced persons camps where they have to pay officials or security personnel for services. [Ghad]

 

A security source say the Intelligence Service obtained information about Daesh plans to detonate car bombs in the predominantly Shia Kadhimiya area in north Baghdad. [Ghad]

 

The IAF conducted 15 sorties and the IAA 50.

The Coalition conducted 17 sorties, killing many terrorists and destroying 14 locations, 3 Daesh gatherings, weapons and equipment. [IWMC Report]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded in Taji in northern Baghdad Governorate, killing a policeman and wounding five others. [Mada]
  • Bodies of two women who were apparently stabbed to death were discovered in Ubaidi in eastern Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded inside a small bus in Mashtal in eastern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding six. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men in a civilian car shot 2 men who were selling alcohol secretly, killing one of them and wounding the other in Baladiyat in east Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A traffic police major was killed when a sticky IED detonated under his car in Hay al-Amel in southwest Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Bodies of two unknown men were found bearing gunshot wounds behind Rashid

wholesale market in southwest Baghdad. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh says its terrorists killed 2 “spies” for the Iraqi Army in their houses in Khtaimiya in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [JustPaste]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

Security forces foiled an attempt by armed men to kidnap two doctors as they left a hospital in Baquba, capturing the would-be kidnappers, a security source said. [Maalomah]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says unknown armed men killed a civilian and kidnapped another near Abu Saida. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A Kirkuk criminal court sentenced four Iraqi Daesh members to 15 years each in prison on terrorism charges. [Rudaw]

 

An unspecified number of displaced families were reportedly evacuated from Hawija to the Himrin Mountains, according to a PMF source. [Maalomah]

 

The Peshmerga prevented 60 families from fleeing Daesh-controlled areas in Hawija to go to Kirkuk city, forcing them to stay outside and face the bad weather. [Ghad]

 

NINEWA

An MP from Ninewa says Ninewa might be liberated, or at least parts of it, before the end of the year, if Anbar is liberated soon. [Sumaria]

 

Mosul

The Coalition launched an airstrike on the Daesh hisbah office in Abu Saif village in Mosul, killing more than 17 Daesh members, according to IWMC. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment: “Hisbah” refers to the Daesh religious police.

 

A Ninewa Operations Command source says Coalition planes bombed Daesh again in Qayara, killing 20 Daesh members and destroying 2 combat locations and weapons hideouts. [Mada]

 

The IAF destroyed a Daesh weapons storehouse and 3 weapons caches in Hay Al-Tanak in west Mosul. [IWMC Report]

 

Northwest Ninewa

The recapture of Sinjar from Daesh has been delayed due to the presence of the PKK in the area, according to the popular Yazidi militia commander of Sinjar. He says PKK forces do not have authorization to remain in Sinjar. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. Sometimes it’s hard to follow the bouncing ball in Iraq. The YPG, not the PKK directly, moved into Sinjar to help the Yazidis when Iraq failed them and the Peshmerga left. They have tried to extend their influence there. However, some Yazidis are now maneuvering to stay in the good graces of Barzani and the KRG, who have an uneasy relationship with the PYD and YPG. It may be a case of what have you done for me lately.

 

A Ninewa Operations Command source says Coalition planes bombed Daesh gatherings and locations in Sinjar, killing or wounding 15 and destroying 2 vehicles and weapons and equipment. [Mada]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on a grain silo in Tal Afar. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of whiplashing men in Tal Afar accused of adultery. As usual, dozens of children were watching. [JustPaste]

 

Other Governorates  

KURDISTAN

Turkish military jets bombed PKK positions in northern Dahuk. [Rudaw]

 

CoR Speaker Saleem Al-Jubouri visited Erbil and met with KRG’s Prime Minster Nechirvan Barzani and with the Kurdistan Islamic Union to discuss the political situation between Baghdad and Erbil and the political crisis in the IKR. [BasNews] [Sumaria]

The Speaker also met with Barham Salih, the deputy general secretary of the PUK, stressing the role of negotiations and dialogue in solving the political crisis in the IKR. Al-Jubouri and Salih agreed that Iraqi forces and Peshmerga need to increase the level of coordination between them to fight Daesh. [Buratha]

 

A KDP official and former Iraq Vice President, Rowsch Shaways, says the KDP won’t refuse to talk to anyone in Erbil or in Baghdad and that negotiations are the best way to solve problems. He also says Baghdad didn’t fulfill its financial commitment towards the KRG and sent only half of the budget allocation this year. [Rudaw] [Rudaw]

 

A counter-argument to the last point came from a government source who said the Iraqi government delivered 12 billion dollars to the KRG in 2013 while the KRG didn’t send the government anything from oil revenues that year. [Sumaria]

 

The Criminal Court in Kalar in far southern Suleimaniya sentenced a Daesh member, an Arab from Qara Tapa in northern Diyala, to five years in prison. [Mada]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

A Kerbala Governorate Council member announced that 28 mentally disabled people were infected with a disease whose symptoms are similar to cholera but which has not been identified specifically. Five of the infected died in a government-run residence. Health authorities decided to move the remaining infected individuals to another location. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs says Turkey has prepared military plans to fight Daesh in Syria. He also says the Turkish military intervention in Syria is a “matter of time”. [Dorar]

DaeshDaily comment. This might sound like a challenge to the Russians, but is mostly a challenge to the PYD and YPG, which are now moving toward a separate government, even changing boundaries, displacing residents, and changing the school curriculum. In Ankara, this looks like a movement toward an independent Kurdish state, which has been a Turkish “red line.”

 

The PKK has announced the end of the truce with the Turkish military that it had announced after the Ankara bombing last month. [PUKMedia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Northern Syria

YPG sources announced the identity of the 32-year old Canadian fighter killed near al-Hawl south of Hasaka yesterday as John Robert Gallagher. [BasNews]

 

Syrian Democratic Forces captured a main road between Hasaka and al-Hawl, cutting off a major Daesh supply line, a military source says. Heavy clashes continued in several other places in south Hasaka. [BasNews]

 

The YPG has defused more than 1,000 Daesh IEDs in the areas between Hasaka and Shaddadi, a YPG commander says. [PUKMedia]

 

The SDF are warning residents to keep away from Daesh-held areas. Local sources say that people from Al-Hawl have started to leave the town. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles in Tal Brak. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the YPG in the Um Barameel village near Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh claims responsibility for the motorcycle bomb in Tal Brak and says it killed 2 YPG fighters and wounded 2. [Dump]

The YPG said yesterday no one was hurt in the explosion.

 

Northwestern Syria

A video of a pro-Assad militiaman capturing a wounded Daesh terrorist near the Kowaires airbase. [Facebook]

Central and Western Syria
Al-Nusra surrounded Abudl Baset Al-Sarout and fighters from his Bayada Martyrs Brigade in Homs and killed some of his fighters. Al-Sarout is a former Syrian soccer player and national icon but pledged allegiance to Daesh. A statement by Al-Qaeda in Homs confirmed the death of many of Sarout’s fighters and says his remaining fighters are trapped. [Ana Al-Muslim] [JustPaste] Al-Nusra had issued a statement that it would kill any Daesh member it finds. [Dump]

 

Residents of Atshan village in Hama Governorate said Daesh detonated a car bomb in their village yesterday because they were accused of supporting the Syrian Democratic Front. The village was raided many times by Daesh before. [Hawar]

 

Eastern Syria

Eyewitnesses say three Russian airstrikes on Albu Kamal in Deir Ez-Zor killed or wounded dozens of civilians including women and children. The sources say the airstrikes targeted a Daesh weapons storehouse in a school in addition to a market and a mosque. [Souria]

Daesh publishes a video and photos of the results of the Russian airstrikes on Albu Kamal. [A3maq] [JustPaste]  Daesh says 50 people were killed, including 4 women and 13 children, and dozens wounded in the airstrikes. [A3maq]

 

The humanitarian situation has deteriorated in Syrian government controlled areas in Deir Ez-Zor because of the Daesh siege and shelling. [Souria]

Daesh publishes a video of blowing up a tunnel used by Syrian soldiers in Rusafa in Deir Ez-Zor. [A3maq]

   

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Daesh audio newsletter in English for today. [Archive]

 

Jordan. A woman in her twenties left her house in Jordan to travel to Turkey to become the first Jordanian woman known to join Daesh, local sources said. [BasNews]

 

Lebanon. A bombing attack on the Al-Nusra Front’s Sharia Committee in Arsal in northeast Lebanon killed 10 persons including the head of the committee. The identity of the attackers was not reported. [Maalomah]

 

Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities confiscate a shipment of children’s clothes with Daesh’s name and pictures of suicide belts painted on them. [WatanSerb]

 

Kuwait. Kuwaiti authorities identify a woman who was distributing Daesh promotional leaflets in Kuwait and say she will be arrested soon. [WatanSerb]    

 

Egypt. An Egyptian airport worker might have planted an IED in the Russian airplane. The Egyptian authorities are denying this report but the manager of the Sharm Al-Sheikh airport was fired from his job. [IslamMemo]

DaeshDaily comment. As reported in mainstream media, the British government announced its preliminary conclusion that a bomb planted before takeoff caused the crash, and US analysts are inclined toward the same conclusion. This needs to be confirmed by physical evidence collected by the crash-site investigation.

British authorities have barred their citizens from using the airport and will send military airplanes to transport them back to the UK. [IslamMemo]

An Italian newspaper says Daesh and Al-Qaeda might have cooperated in the airplane incident. [IslamMemo]

 

Tunisia. The Tunisian Minister of Interior says security forces arrested a Daesh cell of 9 members that specialized in sending terrorists to Syria. [Tunisian]

 

Other countries

A Bosnian court sentenced the head of the radical Salafi movement in Bosnia to seven years in prison for recruiting terrorists for Daesh in 2013 and 2014. [Aawsat]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

A pro-Assad page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/AL869

https://twitter.com/actsbu9

https://twitter.com/abubker2Dawlawi

https://twitter.com/jahehwjs99871

https://twitter.com/ASLYROOD130

November 4, 2015

1

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

Iraqi forces advance further around Ramadi.

Suspicions are raised in Ahmed Chalabi’s death.

Democratic Syria Forces capture more areas from Daesh; Canadian fighting with them killed.

 

ANBAR

A video depicting the difficult situation faced by displaced families in the camps after heavy rains. [Sumaria]

 

The IAA commander said IAA conducted 375 sorties over Anbar in the last two weeks, killing 300 Daesh members and destroying 60 vehicles. [Sumaria]

 

Ramadi

A source in the Golden Division says Iraqi forces conducted a large military campaign near Albu Farraj north of Ramadi, and another campaign at the same time in Hay Al-Tameem south of Ramadi, killing 40 Daesh members. [Mada]

 

A Joint Operations Command (JOC) source says Iraqi forces captured the Jaraishi Bridge north of Ramadi and cut off Daesh supply lines to the city. [Mada]

The chairman of the Khaldiya District Council says Iraqi forces completely cleared the Jaraishi area, 17 km (10.5 miles) north of Ramadi, killing many Daesh members, and are advancing toward the northern entrance of Ramadi. [Mada]

Iraqi forces supported by the IAA killed 21 Daesh members in Jaraishi and Albu Farraj and destroyed seven hideouts and defused 109 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

IWMC says Iraqi forces killed a Daesh Lebanese emir, Talib Jwair, and four of his associates in Jaraishi. [Mada]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh hideout and killed three snipers in Albu Aitha. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraqi forces stopped an attack on Habbaniya, killing two Daesh members and destroying two personnel carriers. Two Iraqi policemen were wounded. [IWMC Report]

 

A JOC source says Iraqi anti-terrorism units captured the Warrar Camp, former headquarters of the Iraqi Army Eighth Brigade west of Ramadi, killing or wounding many terrorists. Daesh had used this compound as its area headquarters. [Mada]

An Anti-Terrorism Service commander says Daesh terrorists fled from the Warrar Camp in Ramadi. IAF is targeting them, killing some. [Sumaria]

 

Iraqi forces killed three suicide bombers in the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

A video of Iraqi forces in the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi. [YouTube]

A security source says Coalition planes launched heavy airstrikes targeting Daesh gathering sites in the Street 17 area of downtown Ramadi, killing many of them. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says it shelled Iraqi forces with mortars in the Kilo 7 area. [JustPaste]

 

IWMC says Iraqi forces liberated 3 more areas west of Ramadi, including the Palestine Bridge that links the city to the west. [AIN] It says Iraqi forces raised the Iraqi Flag on Palestine Street, across the river from the Anbar Operations Command headquarters. [Ghad] An Anbar GC member says Iraqi forces are only 300 meters away from the former headquarters. [AIN]

 

An Anbar operations command source says Daesh is preventing Ramadi residents from leaving the city or raising white flags, threatening to kill anyone who disobeys. The JOC had asked Ramadi residents to leave the city in anticipation of the attack on the city. The source says Daesh is using Ramadi’s civilians as human shields. [Mada]

A member of Anbar GC said that several families came to Iraqi forces northwest of Ramadi seeking protection and will be relocated to a secure location. [Sumaria]

IWMC says Iraqi troops brought 60 families to the Habbaniya base who had escaped from Ramadi. [Mada]

 

IAA targeted two Daesh gatherings and destroyed two vehicles carrying anti-aircraft machine guns, killing seven Daesh members and wounding eleven in Humaira south of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

IAA killed five terrorists and wounded seven in Tal Mshaihda east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAF destroyed four Daesh locations and a weapons storehouse in east Hsaiba. [IWMC Report]

IFP troops attacked Daesh fighters in east Hsaiba, liberating two houses. [IWMC Report]

 

A video shows Iraqi Special Forces rocketing Daesh vehicles with Kornet missiles in Tameem, just southwest of Ramadi. [Facebook]

 

A video from inside Ramadi hospital with wounded Daesh fighters. [YouTube] (We couldn’t confirm the date of the video.)

 

Falluja

Anbar Operations Command artillery shelled Daesh in Albu Shijil north of Falluja, killing 20 Daesh members including the emir of Jazeera Khaldiya, and wounding 15 others. [IWMC Report]

 

A local PMF commander says that Iraqi forces destroyed five vehicle bombs attacking Iraqi forces in Qarma. [Mada]

 

Baghdad Operation Command forces killed six militants and destroyed a vehicle mounted with a machine gun, and defused 12 IEDs in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An Iraqi Army 36th Brigade killed two terrorists in Subaihat in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An Iraqi Army unit from the 59th Brigade defused two IEDs in Halabsa, southwest of Falluja across the river. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A video of PMFs destroying IEDs near Falluja [YouTube]

A video of a close-in battle between Golden Division fighters and Daesh near Falluja [YouTube]

 

Daesh publishes photos of leaflet distribution in Zoba’a and Qarma. [JustPaste] [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Haditha

A JOC source says the IAF launched an airstrike on a Daesh meeting in Hit, killing the Daesh sharia emir of Jazeera Khaldiya, Abu Azzam, and 15 of his associates, and destroying 15 vehicles. [Mada]

 

The commander of the Iraqi Army Seventh Division said more than 70 Daesh members were killed and five vehicle bombs destroyed during operations to liberate Albu Hayat in Baghdadi. He added that Iraqi forces destroyed four main Daesh centers and defused many booby-trapped houses and IEDs. [Baghdadia]

Daesh says its terrorists killed 20 Iraqi soldiers and destroyed 3 Humvees, a bulldozer and a mine destroyer in Albu Hayat. [Dump] Daesh publishes a video of a few of its terrorists walking in Albu Hayat. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fighting in Baghdadi. [JustPaste]

 

The chairman of Haditha District Council says tens of families (who had traveled by air to Baghdad from Haditha) are waiting at the gate to Baghdad International Airport for transport back to Haditha. [Sumaria]

 

Jazeera Operation Command continued its operations to clear Albu Hayat area and captured a car bomb factory with many IEDs inside; killed two snipers, three suicide bombers, and 11 other terrorists; and destroyed a vehicle and two mortars. In later operations, Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh hideout in the area, killing three militants and destroyed three vehicle bombs. [IWMC Report]

 

West Anbar

A video of Albu Nimr tribal fighters in west Anbar [YouTube]

 

A Jazeera Operations Command source says 7 Iraqi policemen were killed and 3 wounded in a Daesh attack in the Kilo 160 area near Rutba. [BasNews]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

Salahuddin Operation Command troops killed three suicide bombers near Baiji. An Iraqi soldier was killed. [IWMC Report]

 

A video of PMFs fighting Daesh in the Makhoul Mountains area [YouTube]

 

A video of Golden Division fighters destroying a vehicle bomb [YouTube]

 

Tikrit

A CoR member from Salahuddin says the former Governor stole US $100,000,000 from the annual projects budget. This was covered up in part by phony projects supposedly carried out in Daesh-controlled areas. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Saddam’s home village of Al-Awja south of Tikrit from two sides, killing 15 Daesh members and destroying their vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

Samarra

A security source says the IAA destroyed an armored construction excavator and a truck loaded with explosives in the Sharif Abbas area 15 km (9 miles) northwest of Samarra. [Mada]

 

An IFP source says IFP troops rocketed Daesh near the Strategic Line, destroying 3 hideouts and a vehicle. [Harbi]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the battles near the Thirthar area. [Archive]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

IWMC says the IAA targeted Daesh near Allas oilfield killing several terrorists. The IAA also targeted Daesh in the Al-Ramla area between Salahuddin and Kirkuk, killing 8 terrorists. [Mada]

 

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi helicopter in the Allas area. [Dump]

 

BAGHDAD

Prime Minister Abadi meets with the Chief of the Sunni Endowment to discuss the displaced persons situation in Iraq and to discuss the religious leaders’ education campaigns to fight the “twisted thinking” of Daesh. [Shafaaq]

DaeshDaily comment. The Sunni Endowment is an independent organization that oversees Sunni mosques and owns extensive properties acquired largely from bequests. It has opened some of its mosques to help deal with the displaced persons problem. The Shia Endowment has done the same.

 

The Governor of Baghdad has opened a residential compound in Abu Ghraib with capacity to hold 10,000 displaced persons. The compound is still under construction but is reportedly 80 percent complete. [Sumaria]

This came after the Governor said he will announce a “radical solution for the displaced families who are living in camps in Baghdad,” which will solve the problem of more than 10,000 displaced persons in Baghdad. [Mada]

A spokesman of Sistani’s office says the government efforts to help the displaced people, especially after the rain, are not sufficient. [Sumaria]

 

The CoR Speaker says the liberation battles will last longer than expected. He also says the end of Daesh depends on political “understandings” between regional powers (Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey) and international powers (the US, the UK and Russia). [Mada]

 

The Iraqi National Security Advisor says corruption is one of the main reasons for the weakness of the security system in Iraq. [Rudaw]

 

President Masoum, PM Abadi and many Iraqi officials attended a funeral ceremony for Ahmed Chalabi in the CoR building. [Xendan] [Buratha]

The rapporteur of the Iraqi CoR says that the body of the late Ahmad Chalabi was not present at his funeral, which was only “symbolic.” Chalabi’s body is still in custody of the forensic authorities because his family has expressed suspicions about the cause of his death. [Mada]

An official source said that the Chalabi family brought two doctors, one from the US and one from the UK, to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. [Sumaria]

The chairman of the CoR’s Security and Defense Committee said Chalabi possessed many important files about corruption in Iraq and was in good health before his death. The CoR will await the results of the results of the forensic investigation, he says. [Sumaria]

 

Coalition planes conducted 15 airstrikes altogether, killing many Daesh members and destroying seven hideouts, 17 Daesh locations, two vehicles, unspecified chemical materials, and a rocket launcher. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraq Central Bank denies reports in the Wall Street Journal that the US has stopped transferring money there on fears that the funds will find their way to Iran or to Daesh. [Sumaria]

 

Prime Minister Abadi has ordered that the Bzaibiz area between Baghdad and Anbar be opened for humanitarian cases and to allow food supplies into Anbar. [Baghdadia]

 

The Minister of Displacement and Migration says the CoR refused to allocate 400,000 Iraqi Dinars (USD 330) to each displaced person as monthly aid. He also says if the displacement problem in Iraq is not solved, Europe will face more migrants. [Rudaw]

 

Prime Minister Abadi met with a delegation from the Badr Organization to discuss the war against Daesh. The Badr representatives announced they completely support the war and the reforms. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Another supportive statement from Badr toward the Prime Minister and the war effort, after many negative ones, hopefully a positive sign.

 

The media center of the judiciary in Al-Rusafa announced today that a group of three terrorists was captured with 12 million narcotics pills. They were captured in the Ayn al-Tamr area in Kerbala near the Anbar border. The source says that the trade in illicit drugs is a major source of income for Daesh. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. The most common drug used by Daesh is the stimulant Kiptagon. The “traditional” narcotics such as cocaine and heroin are not common in Iraq but Kiptagon is widespread, especially in the border areas in the west. Iraqi territory functions as a transit area for drugs coming from Afghanistan and Iran towards the Gulf region.  

 

The Minister of Defense meets with the Iranian military attaché in Baghdad to discuss intelligence cooperation and the fight against “terror groups”. [Mada]

The Minister visits a training camp for fighters from Ninewa being trained by Australian trainers in Baghdad (video and photos). [MoD Website] [Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says security forces foiled the kidnapping of a Ministry of Oil general manager, near his house in Suleikh in north Baghdad by armed men in military uniforms. Security forces arrested 4 of the men; the rest managed to flee. [Mada]

 

The Chairman of the CoR’s Security and Defense Committee says Iraq will receive 5 more F-16s next week. Iraqi received 4 jets in July. Eventually there will be 36 delivered. [Shafaaq]

 

A Jaish Al-Mukhtar commander says they rocketed Camp Liberty based on information provided by a Mujahidin Khalq member from inside the camp. Twenty five members of the anti-Iran MEK group were killed and 200 wounded in the attack. [Fars]

DaeshDaily comment. Once again Jaish Al-Mukhtar gives exclusive statements to Fars, a “news” source tied to the Iranian regime! This avoids scrutiny of who this organization really is, who is really leading it, and who is really making its decisions (not necessarily someone from Iraq).

 

The MEK residents of Camp Liberty organized a protest and say the Iraqi government cut off their food and fuel for the fifth day in a row. [IraqPress]

DaeshDaily comment. This is an absurd and embarrassing failure by the Iraqi government, which had agreed to protect these people. First they let some mythical militia mortar them with heavy casualties, then they allow the perpetrators to put out a self-serving account of the incident without challenging it; meanwhile they cut off the people’s food. The Prime Minister needs to end his silence, deal firmly with the MEK issues, and replace the people who are responsible for what has happened.

 

The Al-Nujaba Movement leader says the PMFs have the ability to overthrow the governing system in Iraq but they won’t do it because they follow the Marjiya orders. He also says Iraq is paying for the Coalition airstrikes while 90% of them are “fictional”. [Sumaria] [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Well, thanks for not overthrowing the government, but we are reporting on all the airstrikes every day and would like to point out that they are not fictional to the people being bombed.

 

The Iraqi Army 42nd Brigade Commander says his troops captured a Daesh group in Mada’in responsible for 20 terrorist attacks. [Mawazin]

 

Daesh publishes photos of rocketing Iraqi forces in Abu Ghraib with Katyushas. [JustPaste]

 

According to security sources:

  • Unknown armed men killed a civilian in Graiat in northeast Baghdad, using guns fitted with silencers. [Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men attacked a money exchange office in Mashtal in east Baghdad, wounding the owner of the business and stealing 120,000 ID. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near an industrial area in Basmaya, southeast Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding eight. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a commercial area in Mada’in, killing a civilian and wounding 3. [Gharbiya]
  • An IED exploded near a popular restaurant in the Bayaa area in southwest Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding six. [Mada]

 

DIYALA

Diyala police showed confessions of 19 Daesh members on TV, including leaders responsible for many terrorist attacks in Diyala. Some attacks occurred as far back as 2007. [Sumaria]

 

Baquba

A security source in the Abbara area north of Baquba says Daesh members are hiding in orchards in the subdistrict and were responsible for at least eight attacks in the last few months, including assassinating four soldiers yesterday. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Yesterday Daesh published photos of a training camp in Diyala which was reportedly liberated from Daesh long ago. Daesh can infiltrate supposedly liberated areas by posing as civilians and hiding in rural areas, from which they continue their terrorist activities targeting civilians.

 

A car dealer and a lawyer were kidnapped in two separate incidents inside Baquba city. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says a policeman was killed when a sticky IED exploded under his civilian car in Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A police commander in Kirkuk said his officers arrested four Daesh members in an underground hideout 35 km (22 miles) southwest of Kirkuk city. He says they were responsible for planning yesterday’s attack on Dibis. [Sumaria]

A Daesh suicide group broke into the mayoralty building and the police building yesterday. After one blew himself up, the remaining three tried to destroy the building. Security forces were able to kill the remaining assailants before they could complete the attack. Four policemen were killed and 15 wounded. [Mada]

The Daesh (always victorious) version says 2 of its Kurdish suicide terrorists attacked the police building and the mayor’s office in Dibis on Tuesday, killing 6 guards while a third terrorist detonated a car bomb on the main checkpoint. The 2 others fought with the security forces for 2 hours before detonating themselves. [Dump]

 

IAF bombed a Daesh meeting in Al-Abbasi subdistrict in Hawija, killing many terrorists including the Daesh military commander. [IWMC Report]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A local source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh location in east Mosul, killing 4 snipers from Arab countries. [BasNews]

 

Local sources say Daesh blew up 13 houses belong to Shabak citizens after looting them in Bazwaya in Hamdaniya District. [BasNews]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says its fighters destroyed a vehicle near the Sayyed Hamad village with an IED, killing a Daesh sharia court official and his driver. [KM Facebook Page]

 

A PUK official says Daesh executed one of its commanders in Mosul for “refusing to obey orders”. [PUKMedia]

 

A former CoR member from Mosul says Daesh brought new commanders from Belarus and Azerbaijan who have started to change Daesh military plans and positions in the city. He says Daesh has evacuated its locations inside the city and moved the families of its commanders closer to the Syrian border. [Mawazin]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its tax collection process. [Archive]

 

Northwest Ninewa

Ninewa Operations Command says Coalition jets destroyed 10 Daesh locations and a weapons storehouse and killed 8 terrorists in airstrikes on areas east and west of Sinjar. [Mada]

 

Photos from Sinuni area in northern Sinjar District. This area of 140,000 people was liberated from Daesh but the population has not returned. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. The likely reasons for not returning are the uncertainty of their protection by the Peshmerga and the fact that the pro-Daesh Arab neighbors who turned against them are still there with no authority there to deal with them.

 

A Ninewa Police source says an IED targeting a Daesh police convoy exploded in Tal Afar, killing 3 terrorists and damaging 3 vehicles. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing 2 men accusing them of stealing from “Muslims money”. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. This term means Daesh’s budget. Usually Daesh cuts off the hands of thieves but these men were accused of stealing from Daesh itself.

 

Elsewhere in Ninewa

A local source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh “air defense” headquarters in Baaj, killing 25 terrorists including a European explosives expert. [Sumaria]

 

Other Governorates  

KURDISTAN

Barham Salih, deputy secretary of the PUK, says there must be “real reforms” in the Kurdistan. [Sumaria]

 

A PUK official complained that President Barzani has always acted as a KDP leader rather than a KRG president. [Hawar]

 

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says he refuses to put the Region’s oil under the control of the central government in Baghdad but he is ready to involve the central government in selling and exporting the oil “transparently.” He says the oil policies of the KRG “are not failing.” He also stressed that the Kurds have the right to obtain independence from Iraq. [Sumaria]

 

A CoR member from Gorran says the Iraqi government stopped exporting Kirkuk oil to Ceyhan in Turkey. He says that was a warning sign to the KRG for not keeping its part in the oil deal with Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

The KRG Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani of the PUK, says Daesh will not be defeated without “changing the policies in Iraq”. [Rudaw]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A UN spokesman says around 124,000 Syrians left their houses between October 5 and October 30. The Russian MoD says Russian jets conducted 1,631 sorties bombing 2,084 targets since they started the airstrikes on September 30. [Anadolu]

 

Northern Syria

A motorcycle bomb-rigged motorcycle parked near the YPG PR office in Tal Abyad exploded with no human casualties. [Welati]

 

A YPG source says a bomb-rigged car exploded in Atshan village in Hasaka southern countryside, killing or wounding many civilians. [ARA]

 

The Kurdish National Council in Syria says the PYD prevented its delegation from crossing to the IKR. [BasNews] Members of the KNCS say they were prevented because of their objections to the PYD policies like compulsory military service and the changing of school programs to PYD oriented curriculum. Meanwhile the KDP prevented 4 wounded YPG fighters from crossing into the IKR. [Welati] [Welati]

 

The Commander of Jaish Al-Islam, a Syrian armed jihadi militia, says his group is ready to cooperate with Turkey against the PYD. [Welati]

 

The Democratic Syria Forces liberated the Wansa village in Hasaka southern countryside after 2 days of fighting, killing 6 Daesh members. [Hawar]

A source close to the YPG says a Canadian citizen fighting with the YPG was killed yesterday in clashes against Daesh near Al-Hawl town. [BasNews]

The DSF advanced 3 km (2 miles) towards Al-Hawl, liberating 5 more villages and killing 7 members and destroying a vehicle bomb. [Hawar]

Daesh says one of its Syrian suicide bombers attacked a YPG convoy moving toward to Al-Hawl near Tal Brak with a vehicle bomb, killing or wounding many YPG fighters and forcing the rest to flee. [Dump]

Several journalists survived a Daesh vehicle bomb attack on their vehicle while covering the battles in the area. [Welati]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its recovery services after the Russian airstrikes on Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

The Democratic Syria Forces captured 5 border stations between Hasaka and the Iraq border after Daesh withdrew from them to Al-Hawl without a fight. [Rudaw]

 

Fars publishes an aerial view video of the battles in Aleppo between the Syrian Army and Daesh. [Fars]

 

Northwestern Syria

Another Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was killed in Aleppo. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it stopped another Syrian Army attack on the Sheikh Ahmed village near Kowaires airbase, killing many soldiers and destroying 2 vehicles. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh continued its attack on Tal Arn near Al-Safira, killing 5 civilians including a 4-year-old child, and wounding 1. Civilians from the town left their houses and moved into tents 7 km (4 miles) away after the Syrian Army abandoned the town. [Hawar]

Central and Western Syria

Local sources say the Syrian Army regained control of the road between Aleppo and Hama, securing its supply lines. Daesh captured several areas on the road in late October. [Anadolu]

 

Eastern Syria

The RSS says Daesh arrested 70 people from Al-Mayadin in Deir Ez-Zor without giving any reason. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its terrorists in the Rusafa area of Deir Al-Zor and says it captured several buildings in the area. [A3maq]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

The UN Security Council announces the agenda for its meetings and once again Daesh is not on the agenda. [Rudaw]

 

A discussion between Daesh and Al-Qaeda supporters about Zawahiri’s last speech [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today in French [Archive]

Daesh “From the Frontlines” video [Archive]

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes an audio message insisting it brought down the Russian airplane and says “we are not obligated to show how we brought it down and we will announce it on the date we want”. [Archive]

A video of the Russian airplane crash scene filmed shortly after the crash. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists, and in response to the arrest of tribal women from Sinai by the Egyptian authorities, detonated a car bomb on the Police Officers Club in Arish, causing “dozens” of casualties. [Dump]  Egyptian authorities say at least 3 policemen were killed in a car bomb explosion near the Club. [AfriGate]

 

Daesh publishes photos of beheading a man in Sinai, accusing him of being a spy for Egyptian intelligence. [Dump]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Egyptian mine destroyer and an armored vehicle in 2 IED attacks in 2 areas near Rafah. [JustPaste]

 

Other countries

Daesh says its terrorists attacked a Bengali police checkpoint in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing a policeman and wounding another. [Dump]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

A Falluja page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/mae1352

https://twitter.com/Ndjdnd4

https://twitter.com/Faluj1

https://twitter.com/om_ans92

https://twitter.com/boncha8

https://twitter.com/jddj5077

 

 

November 3, 2015

 

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

Major progress reported by Iraqi forces in Ramadi area.

Ahmed Chalabi dies in Baghdad.

 

ANBAR

The Chairman of Anbar Governorate Council says an agreement was reached that tribal PMFs will hold the ground in liberated areas in Anbar. [Sumaria]

 

An Anbar operations command source says that two planes loaded with munitions arrived at Habbaniya air base to equip Anbar police. [Maalomah]

 

Ramadi

An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi forces advanced in Ramadi and are one kilometer away from Anbar Governorate Council headquarters. [Harbi]

 

A member of Anbar Governorate Council says Iraqi forces cleared Jaraishi, capturing Jaraishi Bridge on the Jaraishi road, 18 km (11 miles) north of Ramadi. The member says Iraqi forces are advancing with support from Coalition air power. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces killed two Daesh fighters and destroyed a Humvee rigged with explosives in Albu Farraj north of Ramadi. [Etejah]

 

The IAA destroyed 3 Daesh locations and a big weapons storehouse and killed 12 terrorists and wounded 17 in Siddiqiya near Habbaniya. [IWMC Report]

 

The Anbar Police Chief says Iraqi forces liberated the Seven Kilo area west of Ramadi, killing 100 Daesh members and destroying several vehicles. [Sumaria]

An Anbar Operations Command source says that Iraqi forces killed 58 Daesh members and defused 150 IEDs in the battles to clear the 7 Kilo area, and are advancing toward the former Anbar Operations Command headquarters. [Mada]

The chairman of the Khaldiya District Council says that an Anbar police battalion moved to the Seven Kilo area to hold the territory after it was liberated from Daesh. [Sumaria]

Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb and cleared 260 IEDs along the international road between the 7 Kilo area and Zangoura just west of Ramadi and killed a suicide bomber. [IWMC Report]

 

The chairman of Khaldiya district council says that the Iraqi Forces completely liberated the Al-Madhiq area 20 km (12.5 miles) east of Ramadi. [Mada]

 

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says an Iraqi Rapid Intervention unit attacked Daesh forces east of Hsaiba, killing 14 Daesh militants including two snipers. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles carrying weapons and ammunition in East Hsaiba. [IWMC Report]

 

Coalition planes conducted 17 sorties on Ramadi, killing 7 terrorists and destroying 6 Daesh locations, 7 vehicles, 5 hideouts, a weapons cache, and a vehicle bomb. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Coalition airplanes destroyed six Daesh houses and four vehicles, killing many Daesh militants inside Ramadi city. [Mawazin]

 

A security source said that Iraqi forces killed a Somali-British suicide bomber as he tried to attack Iraqi forces in Ramadi. The source said that Abu Khalid al-Somali is the thirteenth suicide bomber killed by Iraqi forces in the last 48 hours. [Maalomah]

 

A video of Iraqi artillery shelling Daesh in Ramadi. [Facebook]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the results of the bombing on Ramadi. [A3maq] [JustPaste]

 

Falluja

A local PMF commander says Daesh used chlorine gas in shelling Iraqi forces in Qarma. [Baghdadia]

 

The IAA targeted a Daesh gathering in Albu Shijil to the north, killing 8 terrorists and wounding 12. [IWMC Report]

 

An Iraqi rapid intervention unit killed two assailants trying to approach the Nuaimiya police station south of the city. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Hit/Haditha

A source in Jazeera operation command says that Iraqi forces liberated the Albu Hayat area near Baghdadi, killing 40 Daesh members. The Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy trying to support the Daesh fighters in Albu Hayat. [Mada]

A local PMF commander said Iraqi forces killed the Syrian commander of Daesh in the Albu Hayat area and three of his associates. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an Iraqi Major working in the anti-explosives unit was killed by a Daesh IED in Baghdadi. [Baghdadia]

 

The IAA destroyed 5 rockets and killed 5 terrorists in Jubba in Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]

 

Western Anbar

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Al-Qa’im. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos (some of them real) about attacking an Iraqi Army headquarters in the Kilo 160 area in west Anbar with 2 vehicle bombs. Two suicide terrorists conducted the attack, an Iranian and a Syrian. [JustPaste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A security source says Iraqi forces defused 260 IEDs in Baiji. [Baghdadia]

 

IWMC says the IAA destroyed a Daesh hideout, killing eight militants and destroying an excavator in Makhoul. [AIN]

 

The PMF spokesman says the battles to liberate Makhoul and Himrin Mountains are “almost done” and the next step will be areas southwest of Kirkuk city. [Mada]

 

A PMF commander says his troops found a Daesh document talking about 10 suicide bombers who escaped their vehicles rather than detonating themselves. The document requested changing the strategy by sending suicide bombers in vehicles with remote controlled detonators. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is an amazing story and deserves serious analysis, but we don’t know what to say.

 

Iraqi artillery shelled a Daesh vehicle convoy near the Al-Salam village north of Baiji, destroying most of the vehicles and killing many Daesh fighters. [IWMC Report]

 

A video of PMFs fighting Daesh in Al-Fatha. [YouTube]

 

A video of AAH members blowing up a “Daesh house” in Baiji. [YouTube]

 

Shirqat

The commander of the Iraqi Christian PMFs says Iraqi forces are preparing to liberate Shirqat from Daesh. [Etejah]

 

A local source says a Daesh explosives factory exploded in a residential area in Shirqat, killing 6 terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

Tikrit

IWMC says Iraqi forces killed six Daesh militants who were trying to attack them in the Dayoum area, west of Tikrit, destroying their vehicle. [AIN]

 

Samarra

IWMC says that the IAF destroyed three car bomb factories in Samarra, killing many Daesh members and destroying ten vehicle bombs and eleven vehicles carrying machine guns. [Mada]

 

The head of the IFP says that Iraqi forces destroyed three Daesh locations west of the Strategic Line west of Samarra. [Baghdadia]

 

Samarra Operations Command troops arrested a terrorist and seized his vehicle bomb and destroyed a vehicle carrying a machine gun near the Strategic Line. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling and rocketing Iraqi forces in the Samarra Dam area. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles west of Samarra. [JustPaste]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A video of Iraqi women from Dujail on their way to fight Daesh. One of the women lost her son in the fight against Daesh. [YouTube]

 

BAGHDAD

A source in the Iraqi National Congress says its leader Ahmed Chalabi died in Baghdad after a heart attack. [Mada]

President Masoum issued a statement mourning the death of Chalabi. [PUKMedia]

A member of the CoR’s Finance Committee says the death of Chalabi, the Chairman of the Committee, will have an impact on its work regarding the 2016 budget. [PUKMedia]

 

Prime Minister Abadi’s spokesman explains that the new salary schedule is only for the base salary and doesn’t include benefits and other allocations for employees. He added that the PM’s office is reviewing the new salary schedule. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. The new salary schedule has been a hot issue and resistance has been high. Some compromise proposal may result from the review.

 

A Sunni CoR area says that the liberated areas will face a Sunni–Sunni conflict after being liberated from Daesh, and that this conflict could continue for years without effective political intervention. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. If and when Daesh is pushed out of Iraq, a lot of people victimized by its atrocities and other actions will be facing neighbors who were Daesh supporters, some still active. The search for justice will be urgent, but complicated to achieve, and revenge can be a powerful motive in Iraq.

 

According to security sources:

  • The body of an unknown man was found shot dead in Kamaliya in East Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded in Zafaraniya in southeast Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight. [Mada]
  • Four civilians were wounded when a roadside IED exploded in Arab Jabour in south Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • A woman was killed and five members of her family wounded when a mortar shell fell on her home in the Hor Rajab area of south Baghdad. [Maalomah]
  • The body of an unknown man was found shot in Hay Al-Jihad in southwest Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a livestock market for sheep in Suwaib, southwest Baghdad, killing two people and wounding seven. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a furniture market in Iskan in west Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and wounding 6. [Baghdadia]
  • An Iraqi Army major was killed and his driver wounded when unknown armed men shot them in their civilian car in Hay Al-Adel in west Baghdad. [Mada]

 

An Iraqi Army 38th Brigade Unit defused 12 IEDs in West Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi security forces found four storehouses for weapons and explosives in different areas of Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED in Arab Jabour, killing a soldier and wounding 2. [JustPaste]

 

DIYALA

Daesh publishes photos of opening a training camp in Diyala. [Dump]

 

Baquba

A security source says unknown armed men in two SUVs kidnapped a lawyer in Baquba city center. [Mada]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near a house in Abbara, killing a civilian and his wife. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says it ambushed an Iraqi Army patrol near Zaghniya, killing 4 soldiers and destroying 2 vehicles. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says that an IED exploded near a bakery in Al-Khalis northwest of Baquba, killing two civilians and wounding four. [Maalomah]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

Security sources in Wajihiya, just south of Muqdadiya, say two civilians were killed and four wounded in an IED that exploded while they were waiting in line for aid from the local government. [Baghdadia]

 

Eastern Diyala

A security source says that unknown armed men attacked and killed a civilian in Mandali near the Iran border. [Mawazin]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Anti-Crime unit in Dibis, 45 km (28 miles) southwest of Kirkuk; then clashes erupted after the explosion.  [Sumaria]

A security source says several armed men attacked the police compound in Dibis and one detonated himself while the others went to the roof of the police building. The source says several policemen were killed or wounded in the attack. [Ghad]

A police commander says the situation in Dibis is calm after security forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists after heavy clashes for hours in the police compound. He says 6 Peshmerga and policemen were killed in the attack. [Rudaw]

 

An Arab CoR member of Kirkuk says that 700 police from Hawija joined a training camp in Baghdad, to be trained to hold the territory after Hawija is liberated from Daesh. [Sumaria]

 

IWMC says the IAF destroyed Daesh headquarters in Hawija, killing several Daesh members including the military commander of Al-Abbasi subdistrict. [AIN]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Hawija. [JustPaste]
Daesh publishes a video message from its terrorists in Kirkuk. [Archive]

 

NINEWA

Daesh publishes photos of its training with armored vehicles in Ninewa. [JustPaste]

 

Mosul

A local source says the Coalition launched heavy air strikes on Daesh positions in Mosul on Monday evening. [Baghdadia]

 

The Coalition destroyed three Daesh car bomb factories in the Wadi Okab area of Mosul, killing and wounding many terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in several areas in the Tal Abtah area of Tal Afar, killing and wounding many Daesh members including a Chechen commander. The bombing raids reportedly included a Daesh prison. [PUKMedia]

 

IWMC says Coalition jets bombed a Daesh gathering in Nimrud, 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Mosul, killing 20 terrorists. [Mada]

 

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

 

Daesh publishes a photo of the bombing on the Industrial Area in Mosul. [Dump]
Daesh publishes a video of the battles in south Mosul. [Archive]

 

Northwest Ninewa

Coalition airplanes launched five airstrikes on Daesh in Sinjar, killing ten Daesh members. [Rudaw]

 

Arabic media sources say differences between the KDP and the YPG are delaying the attack on Daesh in Sinjar and the starting date was postponed several times because of that. [Hadath]

DaeshDaily comment. The YPG helped the Yazidis in Sinjar and gained popularity in the area. After that it started to recruit young Yazidis and mobilized them to fight Daesh, which didn’t sit well with the KDP.

 

A Peshmerga commander says the Kurdish forces arrested 7 Daesh members and confiscated 12 explosives belts west of Rabi’a. The commander says they were about to launch a suicide attack on his troops. [Xendan]

 

Other Governorates  

KURDISTAN

The American special envoy Brett McGurk met with high-ranking officials in the KRG and also with YPG officials. [BasNews]

 

Turkish jets launched heavy airstrikes on PKK locations in the Qandil Mountains. [Mada]

 

A member of the KRG parliament says that the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim, arrived to Kurdistan to intervene in the current political crisis in Kurdistan. [Sumaria]

 

The general secretary of the Peshmerga ministry says 1,258 Peshmerga fighters have been killed, 7,301 wounded and 62 are missing in the war against Daesh. [PUKMedia]

He also says the Ministry has no knowledge of or relationship to the weapons-carrying Canadian and Swedish planes turned away at Baghdad airport. [BasNews] We reported on that story yesterday.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Northern Syria

Local activists say Russian jets launched heavy airstrikes on Raqqa, destroying 2 bridges and a hospital and a major Daesh training camp in addition to a civilian house that might belong to a Daesh leader. [BasNews]

Daesh says Russian jets launched 26 airstrikes on Raqqa, destroying a hospital and 2 bridges and killing 10 civilians including 2 women. [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos and a video of the results of the Russian bombing on Raqqa. [JustPaste] [JustPaste] [A3maq]

 

A field source says the Syrian Democratic Forces liberated three more villages in south Hasaka, killing 13 Daesh members and wounding others. The source also says Daesh tried to attack SDF forces with two vehicle bombs but that the SDF managed to destroy them. [BasNews]

The Syrian Democratic Forces published photos of dead Daesh fighters and confiscated weapons in Hasaka. [Hawar]

 

An American YPG fighter says the YPG captured one of the largest Daesh weapons storehouses to date in Hasaka, containing tons of explosives. [PUKMedia]

 

A YPG source says that the Syrian Democratic Forces with Coalition air support captured new areas near al-Hawl east of Hasaka. [ARA]

 

Local sources say Daesh leaders are moving their families from Raqqa in anticipation of the SDF attack on the city. [ARA]
Daesh publishes photos of the battles against the YPG near Ain Eissa. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says it stopped a YPG attack near Tal Brak by using two vehicle bombs driven by 2 Syrian suicide bombers. [Dump]

Daesh publishes a video of the fighting with the YPG in Tal Brak. [A3maq]

 

Northwestern Syria

Daesh says Syrian jets and helicopters targeted the Sheikh Ahmed village near Kowaires Airbase east of Aleppo with 15 airstrikes and 50 barrel bombs, then Syrian troops advanced to the village but they were stopped after Daesh destroyed a tank and 2 vehicles and killed several soldiers. [A3maq]

 

Daesh says the battles continued for the third day near in Tal Al-Taana in east Aleppo after its fighters managed to take part of the area on Sunday. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Tal Istabil in southeast Aleppo. [JustPaste]

 

Central and Western Syria
A Syrian military source says Syrian troops killed 25 Daesh fighters and destroyed 6 vehicles near Mahin. [SANA]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack west of Tadmur, killing 85 soldiers. The attack started with Russian airstrikes. The battle is still going on. [A3maq]

 

A video of a Daesh truck being destroyed by an airstrike. [YouTube]

 

Southern Syria

Daesh terrorists capture the Al-Mudawara village northeast of Daraa from Syrian opposition groups. Daesh is now only 3 km (2 miles) away from the international road between Daraa and Damascus. Daesh says it killed many opposition fighters and destroyed a tank and 2 vehicles. [A3maq] [Dump]

 

Eastern Syria

Local activists say that Daesh sentenced three brothers in Deir ez-Zor to 400,000 lashes each for killing their sister five years ago. [ARA]

DaeshDaily comment. We know the number seems absurd, but that is what the report said.

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Daesh audio newsletter for today in English. [Archive]

 

Egypt.  More than a hundred Russian and European experts arrived in Egypt to investigate the downed Russian airplane. [Hadath]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its celebrations about the fall of the Russian airplane. [Archive]

DaeshDaily comment. Many Daesh supporters anticipated that the video would have evidence that Daesh was actually responsible for the downing of the airplane, but it was only about the celebrations.

 

Libya.  Local sources say Daesh issued a warning, using a local radio station, to businesses in Sirte that they should pay taxes or else. Daesh also ordered many businesses to change their work practices, especially regarding women’s clothing and makeup. [AfriGate]

 

Tunisia. The Tunisian Minister of Defense denies the reports about asking US drones to monitor the borders with Libya to protect the country against Daesh advances. [Anadolu]

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister says Daesh being close to the Tunisian border doesn’t mean it entered the country. [Tunisien]

 

Other countries

Pakistan. Daesh says it killed the “PMF” Commander in Salarzai in Pakistan by detonating an IED on his vehicle. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment. This is the first time we hear about PMFs in Pakistan.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

A YPG page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/welaytsinai13

https://twitter.com/abou_amina36

https://twitter.com/abuabdallah154

https://twitter.com/sae_kgh

https://twitter.com/abuhawra31

 

 

November 2, 2015

Albu Hayat

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

 Major Iraq military drive begins in and around Ramadi with heavy Coalition bombing support.

Parliament sends mixed message on Al-Abadi’s reforms.

Erdogan’s party regains parliamentary majority in Turkey.

 

ANBAR

Ramadi

Iraqi forces restarted Ramadi liberation operations from multiple directions on Sunday. [Baghdadia]

The Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airplanes are advancing in many areas around Ramadi, killing many Daesh members and destroying their vehicles. Iraqi forces advanced in Albu Farraj north of Ramadi and in areas east of Ramadi and maintained the momentum in the south and the west. He says the coming hours will show “big” military results. [Mada]

 

The Spokesman of Anbar GC says dozens of Daesh members were killed and many others wounded when Coalition planes targeted 8 Daesh locations in Ramadi city. [Baghdadia]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Ramadi. [JustPaste]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces liberated 1,200 meters (3/4 mile) of the road to the former Anbar Operations Command headquarters north of Ramadi. He says the Coalition killed 15 Daesh terrorists in Albu Dhiab and Albu Farraj north of Ramadi. [Sumaria]

 

The Commander also says Iraqi troops crossed the Albu Farraj Bridge and are advancing toward the city. He says Iraqi forces defused 150 IEDs but there are still many more, which slows the advances. [Sumaria]

Coalition airplanes killed 11 terrorists, including 2 snipers, and destroyed 2 rocket launchers and five Daesh locations and a hideout near the Albu Farraj Bridge. [IWMC Report]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Albu Farraj. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says the Coalition destroyed a Daesh explosives storehouse in Jazeera Khaldiya east of Ramadi, killing 4 Daesh members inside. [Baghdadia]

 

The Chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition aircraft, are now positioned in important areas in Hsaiba and Madhiq east of Ramadi after heavy fighting that killed many Daesh members. He says Iraqi forces are advancing in those areas by the hour and deploying troops to hold the ground in the cleared areas. [Mada]

 

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says an Iraqi Rapid Intervention unit shelled a Daesh hideout in Hsaiba east of Ramadi with an SPG9 rocket, killing 5 terrorists. [Mada]

 

Iraqi forces continued their operations west of Ramadi, destroying a vehicle bomb and defusing IEDs in residential buildings. Coalition planes bombed a Daesh gathering in the area, killing 5 terrorists, including a sniper, in addition to destroying 10 hideouts and a vehicle and rocket launchers. Two Daesh suicide bombers tried to sneak into the Iraqi forces’ area; one was killed and Iraqi units are still looking for the other. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh says one of its Tunisian suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces in the 7 Kilo area west of Ramadi, killing or wounding “dozens” of Iraqi soldiers. [Dump]

 

Falluja

The IWMC says 3 Daesh oil tankers were destroyed and several Daesh members were killed or wounded in an Iraqi airstrike on Albu Shijil north of Falluja. [Mada]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 11 Daesh fighters and wounded 4, destroyed 2 vehicles and 2 hideouts, and defused 11 IEDs in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An Iraqi 3rd Rapid Intervention Brigade unit destroyed a Daesh truck in Subaihat in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An Iraqi Army 55th Brigade unit defused 3 IEDs in Dwailiba near Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Hit/Haditha

An Iraqi Army 7th Division source says Iraqi Army troops supported by tribal fighters and the IAA liberated the western Albu Hayat area east of Baghdadi. [Sumaria]

Daesh’s alternate version says it stopped a large Iraqi attack on Albu Hayat from 4 sides and destroyed many vehicles. Daesh also says it shelled Khasfa west of Haditha with mortars and with 12 Katyusha rockets, forcing Iraqi troops to retreat. [Dump]

 

A security source says the IAA targeted a Daesh gathering in Baghdadi, killing 4 terrorists and wounding others. The source also says the Iraqi Army 8th Division artillery shelled Daesh in Falahat and Madhiq east of Ramadi, killing many Daesh fighters and destroying 5 vehicles carrying machine guns. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack at a checkpoint east of Baghdadi, killing 6 Daesh terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says his troops defused 33 IEDs near Baghdadi. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the Coalition destroyed a Daesh IED factory in Kubaisa. [Baghdadia]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A security source says an Iraqi police major was killed in an IED explosion in Fatha north of Baiji. [Baghdadia]

 

The IFP Commander says his troops rocketed Daesh in the Makhoul Mountains, killing 23 Daesh fighters and destroying 3 vehicles. [Baghdadia]

A video of PMFs fighting Daesh in Makhoul Mountains [YouTube]

 

A video of IFP and PMF fighters destroying a vehicle bomb [PMF Media]

 

Shirqat

A local source says Daesh surrounded 3 neighborhoods in Shirqat and arrested several people after Iraq flags were raised on houses. [Sumaria]

 

An Iraqi Army captain says Iraqi forces finished their preparations for a large military campaign to liberate Shirqat in the coming days. [BasNews]

 

Samarra

Samarra Operations Command troops killed 7 Daesh fighters and wounded another and destroyed 6 vehicles and a fuel tanker bomb in the Samarra Dam area. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source said on Sunday Iraqi forces stopped a massive Daesh attack on the Strategic Line areas west of Samarra. [Ghad]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A security source says unknown armed men kidnapped a civilian in downtown Tuz. [Sumaria]

 

The MoD says the IAF launched 5 airstrikes on Daesh in Salahuddin, including Samarra (video). [MoD Website]

 

BAGHDAD

UNAMI says 714 Iraqis were killed and 1269 wounded by the terrorism and violence in October. [Baghdadia]

 

The CoR issues an unclear statement supporting PM Abadi’s reform but asking that he respect the separation between the legislative and the executive powers. [Rudaw] CoR members quoted say the meaning is that the CoR does not want Abadi to issue any more reforms without first getting its approval. [PUKMedia]

DaeshDaily comment. Abadi did in fact impose reforms on the COR and President’s office as well as the ministries and other offices under his own authority, raising a jurisdictional question. The other branches went along at first but resistance has grown. An alternative interpretation is that many CoR members just don’t like the reforms, which have cost them money and attacked some of their corrupt ways.

 

The Badr Commander, Hadi Al-Ameri, also an MP and former Minister of Transportation, says after meeting with the British Ambassador to Iraq that the international Coalition should support Iraq “more seriously” and launch more airstrikes on Daesh, and stop calling the PMFs “militias”. He also asked the Coalition to help stop the flow of Daesh terrorists from Turkey and train Iraqi security forces.

DaeshDaily comment. This is a sudden and possibly important development. Al-Ameri has until now been on an anti-American kick and was totally against the Coalition airstrikes, which undermined Abadi’s leadership. One wonders what, or who, changed his mind.

 

The Chairman of CoR’s Security and Defense Committee, a Sadr MP, says Iraqi security stopped 2 airplanes at Baghdad International Airport, Swedish and Canadian, carrying light weapons and silencers intended for Kurdistan. There has been no clear explanation. The rapporteur of the Committee, a Kurdish MP, says the weapons were intended for the two countries’ missions in Erbil, to assist Peshmerga training. The planes had to fly back to their countries with the cargo still on board. [Rudaw]

 

According to security sources:

  • Two civilians were killed and 9 wounded when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Husseiniya in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a commercial area in Ubaidi in east Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 4. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 4 wounded when an IED exploded near a popular market in Sayyed Abdulla village in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Unknown armed men stopped a civilian car and stole USD 130,000 from it in Nahdha in downtown Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 7. [Mada]
  • Bodies of three unknown persons were found shot in three different areas in Baghdad. [Mada]

 

The IAF conducted 4 sorties and the IAA 43.

The Coalition conducted 16 sorties, on Ramadi and Habbaniya; Baiji and Shirqat; Mosul, Tal Afar, and Sinjar, killing an unknown number of terrorists and destroying 24 Daesh locations, 8 hideouts, 5 vehicle bombs and weapons and ammunitions. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says unknown armed men attacked an Iraqi Army vehicle, killing 4 soldiers near the Al-Qubba village 6 km (4 miles) south of Abu Saida. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says it shelled PMFs in Abu Saida with mortars. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. In all such reports Daesh says it attacked PMFs, even if the victims were civilians.

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a PMF fighter near his house in Abu Saida. [Sumaria]

 

Elsewhere in Diyala

Daesh says it ambushed and killed 2 Sahwa fighters in Diyala (photos). [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of 2 houses destroyed by PMFs in Diyala. [Dump] [Dump]

 

KIRKUK

The Kirkuk Police say they arrested 12 Daesh suspects in Kirkuk city who came from areas recently liberated from Daesh. [Ghad]

 

A Kirkuk Police source says a security force detained more than 30 people who escaped Daesh controlled in south Shirqat, in Taza, 25 km (15.5 miles) south of Kirkuk. The source says some of the detainees are police or army personnel and they are being investigated to determine if they are wanted. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A local source in Ninewa says Daesh is selling wheat from areas it controls in Ninewa in Baghdad in coordination with corrupt officers. The Iraqi government buys wheat and other grains from Iraqi farmer for subsidized prices. [Ghad] Normally, farmers would sell their product to government silos in Ninewa

 

A local activist says Daesh executed 12 young boys who escaped from one of its training camps. The source says Daesh is training 4,000 boys in its Ashbal Al-Khilada camps. [ARA]

 

A report about a 15 years old Yazidi girl kidnapped by Daesh who then managed to escape and tell her story to Rudaw [Rudaw]

 

Daesh has lists of names and addresses of all the journalists in the city which make them easy targets. Twenty-four journalists have been executed by Daesh in Mosul so far. [Rudaw]

 

A Ninewa Police source says Daesh executed a judge in Mosul, months after he was arrested. [BasNews]

An Iraqi Army general says Daesh executed 3 Iraqi Army officers with the judge. [Karemlash]

 

A PUK official says Daesh executed another policeman in Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

A Ninewa Police source says the MoI appointed a new Police Chief for Ninewa. The new Chief is the first one from outside Ninewa since 2003. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. The new Chief will remain outside Ninewa for a while longer, as the Ninewa police headquarters is at the Speicher base in Salahuddin pending Ninewa’s liberation.

 

A local source says Daesh threatened school teachers they will be beheaded if they don’t go to work. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says the Coalition killed 20 Daesh members and destroyed 2 vehicles and several locations in airstrikes on Bashiqa and Tal Afar. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of opening a new “media center” in Mosul. [JustPaste]

 

Northwest Ninewa

IWMC says the Coalition launched several airstrikes on Daesh in Ninewa. Coalition planes bombed a Daesh gathering in Ashiq in Tal Afar, killing many terrorists, and destroying 2 vehicles, one of them carrying mortars and the other carrying fighters in Qubuk village in Tal Afar. The Coalition also destroyed a Daesh location and killed a Daesh local commander and many suicide bombers in Sinjar. [Mada]

 

A Peshmerga source says Kurdish forces killed 4 Daesh suicide bombers attacking checkpoints in Hardan in Sinjar. [BasNews]

Daesh says only 5 of its terrorists attacked the Peshmerga in Hardan killing “dozens’ of them and destroying 5 excavators and 6 armored vehicles. After that 2 of the attackers detonated themselves while the remaining 3 went back safely. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment. Obviously Daesh cannot get away from its Baathist practices. One consistent theme of Daesh media reports is “We are always victorious.” If they are not in fact victorious in some battle, the story is twisted and maybe changed to maintain the theme, as in this case. Looking at this more broadly, however, government media and PMF media are often guilty of the same thing. All of this propaganda-as-news makes it harder to write Daesh Daily.

 

A Peshmerga fighter says he shot a Daesh suicide bomber in Rabi’a but the terrorist detonated himself wounding 2 Kurdish fighters. [Rudaw]

Daesh says its terrorists detonated a vehicle bomb in Rabi’a killing 2 Peshmerga and wounding 8. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment. Notice again the alternate Daesh version of an incident that twists the story to fit the “We are always victorious” theme.

 

Daesh publishes a video of attacking the Kurdish forces on Bashiqa Mountain. [A3maq]

 

The Peshmerga Chief of Staff says the Kurdish forces are prepared to capture Sinjar and waiting for President Barzani’s orders. He also says Daesh has brought reinforcements to Sinjar, anticipating the attack. [BasNews]

 

Makhmur

A report about 70 Daesh members who escaped Daesh controlled areas and surrendered to the Peshmerga in Gwer [Rudaw]

 

Other Governorates  

SOUTHERN IRAQ

A security source in Kerbala says the Intelligence Service arrested members of a Daesh network trying to transfer 1 billion Iraqi dinars (around USD 850,000) to Daesh. [PUKMedia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Northern Syria

A field source says the Democratic Syria Forces (a coalition of Kurdish forces and other Syrian armed groups) liberated 12 villages in western Hasaka countryside. The source also says Daesh launched massive counterattacks with vehicle bombs and suicide bombers near Al-Hawl town. The source says dozens of fighters on both sides were killed or wounded in the continuous battles. [BasNews]

 

The YPG says the Turkish Army has continued to mortar them in the border areas near Kobane. [PUKMedia]

The YPG says Daesh is still trying to capture Sarrin town in Kobane district. [ARA]

 

The YPG says its troops destroyed a Daesh vehicle bomb before it reached a YPG checkpoint in Sallaliye in Hasaka. [Rudaw]

 

The family of the man who set himself on fire, objecting to the YPG’s forced recruitment of his daughter, says he died in a hospital in Turkey. [ARA]

 

The Democratic Syria Forces (DSF) destroyed a Daesh car bomb and killed the terrorist inside, 13 km (8 miles) southwest of Tal Brak. [Hawar]

 

The spokesman of the DSF says the battles to liberate east Hasaka countryside continue and they are approaching Al-Hawl. [Welati]

 

Daesh says it destroyed the car of a PYD official in Hasaka with a sticker IED, wounding him and his associate. [Dump]

 

Daesh publishes a video of beheading the 2 activists from Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RSS) in Urfa, Turkey. [Come To Success]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the YPG in Um Barameel village near Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Northwestern Syria

A local source says Daesh attacked the Tal Arn town in Al-Bab killing 7 Kurdish young men who tried to defend their town while the Syrian Army was idle. The source says Daesh controlled many areas around the town and is advancing towards it, threatening the lives of thousands of civilian Kurds. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian armed groups attack on Harbal in Aleppo’s northern countryside. Daesh says the attack was accompanied by 20 Coalition airstrikes and publishes photos of the result of the bombing. [JustPaste]  (In this case, “Coalition” probably refers to Turkey.)

 

Central and Western Syria
Syrian opposition sources say Daesh captured Mahin town in Homs after killing 50 Syrian soldiers and militiamen, bring Daesh close to the International Road that links southern and northern Syria, and to the Christian town of Sadad. [ARA]

Daesh says it captured Mahin and publishes photos of the town. [Dump] [JustPaste]

Daesh says Syrian forces tried to recapture the hills near Sadad with aid from Russian airplanes. [A3maq] [Dump]

Daesh publishes photos of the vehicles, tanks and weapons they seized after the battles in Mahin. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the results of the Russian bombing on Homs and says it killed 16 civilians near a bakery. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of a Russian airstrike on Al-Qaryatayn and says it caused material damage but no human casualties. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of its members defusing landmines near Al-Qaryatayn. [JustPaste]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

Several Syrian jihadi groups (including Jabha Shamiya, Jaish Al-Sham and Ahrar Al-Sham) congratulate Erdogan’s Justice and Development (AKP) party for winning the election in Turkey. [PUKMedia]

DaeshDaily comment. This was a major and somewhat surprising victory with uncertain consequences. It appears that the PKK decision to resume hostilities has backfired politically.

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri issues an audio statement asking jihadi groups in Syria to unite against the Americans, the Russians, Assad, Iran, and Hezbollah. [MTV]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its suicide terrorists. [Archive]

Daesh audio newsletter for today in French [Archive]

 

Kuwait. The Kuwait Criminal Court sentenced 5 people to 10 years in prison for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations for Daesh from Kuwaiti tribes. The terrorists told the tribes they were collecting money to aid Syrian people. [Sharq]

 

Egypt.  Daesh claimed responsibility for shooting down the Russian civilian airplane over Sinai. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment. Russian and Egyptian sources denied the reports about a terrorism explanation for the airline crash but now they say they are waiting for the results of the investigation. Daesh supporters on Twitter said Daesh will publish a new report about the airplane, supposedly with evidence of its role.

 

Libya. Daesh publishes photos of whiplashing 2 men publically in Sirte. [JustPaste]

DaeshDaily comment. The reality of Daesh in Sirte is becoming stronger every day, with no apparent opposition from anyone.  

 

Tunisia. Tunisian authorities arrest 3 terrorism suspects in Djerba. [Tunisien]

The Tunisian MoI says Daesh established training camps in Libya near the Tunisian borders and says the situation is “dangerous and requires more attention”. [AkhbarLibya24]

 

Other countries

Daesh publishes a video of cutting off the hands of 2 men accused of theft in West Africa. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

A Daesh page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/sdf265

https://twitter.com/BuSak15

https://twitter.com/AhmedMMashal

https://twitter.com/Ddffss1222

https://twitter.com/Asirat_hramin15

 

October 30, 2015

2

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

Daesh stages beheadings of four Peshmerga prisoners in Hawija.

Al-Abadi’s party, Islamic Dawa, reaffirms its support for his reforms.

Rain limits military activities.

 

ANBAR

A video of the Anbar displaced families camps after the rain. [Rudaw]

 

Falluja

Iraqi airpower destroyed a Daesh location in Falluja city. [IWMC Report]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops killed 5 Daesh fighters and wounded 3 and destroyed 4 vehicles and 22 IEDs in Qarma in addition to killing 6 other fighters in Subaihat in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

 

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Kbaishat in Qarma, killing 14 Daesh fighters, including 3 wearing explosives vests, and destroying 4 vehicles, and forced Daesh to retreat to Qarma center. He says Daesh is using the bad weather to make advances in the area. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The official military success stories keep coming from Qarma, but the implication of Daesh retreating to Qarma center is that they still control parts of it after all these government victories.

 

Ramadi

The Chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says Daesh shelled Khaldiya and Habbaniya with dozens of mortars. Daesh hasn’t stopped their occasional shelling and rocketing of the two cities, which has gone on for months now. [Mada]

 

A Joint Operations Command (JOC) source says a Rapid Intervention unit stopped a Daesh attack on East Hsaiba, killing several Daesh fighters and destroying a vehicle and a weapons cache. [Mada]

 

The Anbar Operations Commander says military operations in Ramadi District stopped because of the bad weather and will resume next week. [Maalomah]

 

An IFP commander says the Daesh leader in Albu Assaf, northwest of Ramadi, was killed with 4 of his associates. He didn’t say how they were killed. [Sumaria]

 

A pro-Daesh video from inside Ramadi city. [YouTube]

 

Daesh publishes photos of destroying an Iraqi Abrams tank with a rocket south of Ramadi. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Haditha

The Jazeera Operations Commander says his troops destroyed 29 IEDs, 3 rockets and a vehicle carrying a machine gun, and defused 4 booby-trapped houses east of Baghdadi. [Baghdadia]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says his troops launched a military operation on Al-Omairiya in Baghdadi, killing 7 Daesh members and defusing 6 booby-trapped houses. [Mada]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

The IAA destroyed a Daesh hideout in Makhoul Mountains, killing many fighters, while Iraqi troops recaptured a tower and a building taken earlier by Daesh, killing many Daesh members and destroying weapons and equipment. [IWMC Report]

 

Two videos of Iraqi forces in the Makhoul Mountains. [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

 

A video of Shia PMFs blowing up the Al-Fattah Sunni mosque in Baiji. The PMFs said earlier the mosque was booby-trapped by Daesh. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. The video isn’t clear on whether the motive is anti-Daesh or sectarian. Daesh has used many mosques for military operations. Whatever the motive, blowing up people’s mosques can only undermine the anti-Daesh campaign.

 

Samarra

A Samarra Operations Command source says Iraqi forces cleared the Samarra Silo, killing 17 Daesh men and destroying several vehicle bombs. An Iraqi lieutenant and 3 soldiers were killed and 5 soldiers wounded in the operation. The source also says Iraqi forces supported by artillery and the IAA are advancing to Sharif Abbas and the Strategic Line areas west of Samarra. [Mada]

 

IAA helicopters targeted Daesh fighters withdrawing from the Samarra Silo towards the Strategic Line, killing many of them and destroying 3 vehicles, 2 of them vehicle bombs. IFP troops destroyed another vehicle bomb near the Silo. [IWMC Report]

 

IFP troops destroyed 2 vehicle bombs approaching Iraqi forces in Mkaishifa, northwest of Samarra. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos and a video from the fights west of Samarra. [JustPaste] [JustPaste] [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos and video of the battles near the Samarra Dam. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists who were killed while attacking Iraqi forces west of Samarra (a Tunisian, an Iraqi, a Tajik, a Yemeni and a Bahraini). [MRKZGulf] [MRKZGulf]  [MRKZGulf]  [MRKZGulf] [MRKZGulf] [MRKZGulf] [MRKZGulf]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Samarra with Grad rockets. [MRKZGulf] [MRKZGulf] [MRKZGulf] [MRKZGulf]

 

Two videos of Saraya Al-Salam militiamen in Al-Huwaish in west Samarra. [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

BAGHDAD

The Dawa Party issues a statement supporting Prime Minister Abadi’s reforms. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. This is potentially important, as some inside the Dawa Party and the State of Law bloc have been threatening in recent days to withdraw support for the reforms, which has seriously undermined the Prime Minister.

 

Demonstrations continued in Baghdad and several other Iraqi cities, though the numbers have been dwindling. [IraqPress]

 

Wathiq Al-Battat, the Commander of Al-Mukhtar Army, in an exclusive statement for Fars, the Iranian news agency, claims responsibility for the rocket attack yesterday on the Mujahidin Khalq at Camp Liberty. [Fars]

DaeshDaily comment. In this story, absolutely nothing is as it seems. It is a fictional account of a tragedy that is unfortunately real.

    The Mujahidin e-Khalq (MEK) is an Iranian group that supported the overthrow of the Shah but held progressive ideas and soon fell out with the new Iranian regime, fought with Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War, and advocates the overthrow of the regime though it now renounces violence. Understandably, it is hated by Iran. It was given a safe haven in Diyala while the US military was there, but that became unsafe due to Iranian and Iraqi pressure, and the group was eventually moved to Camp Liberty on the Baghdad airport property for its own safety. Based on an understanding among the UN, US, and Iraq, it is supposed to be protected there. Yesterday’s deadly attack is in complete violation of that understanding. That’s the real tragedy.

From a friend of Daesh Daily, here is the story behind the fictional account. “Al-Mukhtar Army” is the same organization that claimed a previous attack on the Mujahidin e-Khalq at Camp Liberty, and its “commander” Wathiq Al-Battat issued a statement then, too.  But the Mukhtar Army does not exist, except possibly as an occasional entity created to attack Mujahidin e-Khalq.  After the previous rocket attack, Battat was arrested but then released because authorities concluded he could not possibly have had anything to do with it. 

It gets even more interesting. Battat may not exist anymore either. Daesh said it killed Battat at the end of last year. So this statement to Fars was apparently issued by a dead guy claiming credit for a fictional army!

It begs explanation as to why this apparently non-existent guy gave his story only to an Iranian news agency. Or maybe no explanation is needed. And maybe the real explanation of who carried out the attack on Camp Liberty is not so hard to figure out. They can’t admit that, of course, which maybe explains the real-life existence of the non-existent Mukhtar Army.

What is harder to figure out is why the Iraqi government has not at least denounced this attack.

 

By contrast, the Sunni coalition in the CoR has issued a statement condemning the attack on Camp Liberty and asking the government to protect the Iranian refugees there. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says a displaced woman and her child were killed and 3 others wounded when the shelter they lived in collapsed because of the rain in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [BaghdadTimes]

 

Baghdad Operations Command troops found 12 IEDs and other explosives in Meshahda in north Baghdad. [IWMC Report]

 

According to security sources:

  • Two civilians were killed and 7 wounded when an IED exploded near a popular market in Saba’ Al-Bor in north Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A woman was killed and 3 wounded when an IED exploded in front of a residential building in Bataween in downtown Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 8 wounded when an IED exploded in Saidiya in southwest Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Three civilians were wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in Arab Jabour in south Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

The Coalition conducted 10 sorties over Ramadi, Mosul, Sinjar and Baiji, destroying 64 targets and 7 gatherings. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

Daesh says it detonated an IED near the houses of a Sunni PMF in Al-Qatoun, causing damage to the house. [JustPaste]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says 2 mortar shells fell near a Shia shrine in Little Abu Saida village without causing any casualties. [Sumaria]

 

A local source says unknown armed men shot and killed a PMF fighter as he drove through Abu Jasra village on the road between Muqdadiya and Baquba. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Many reports recently confirmed that Daesh is occupying a lot of orchards in Muqdadiya.

 

Elsewhere in Diyala

Daesh says it destroyed a PMF vehicle with an IED in Balad Ruz, killing 4 PMF fighters. [JustPaste]

 

KIRKUK

Daesh publishes a video about the American airborne operation and beheads 4 Peshmerga fighters in the same part of the prison. One of the terrorists in the video appears to be the British terrorist “Jihadi John,” associated with previous beheadings, speaking in English and addressing President Obama. [HademAswar]

 

A local source says Daesh is transporting oil on more than 30 oil tankers every day from oil fields it controls southwest of Kirkuk, driving them through Hawija and Mosul, and selling the oil in Syria. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. We wonder who is collaborating with Daesh to make this possible, in both countries.

 

A security source says 2 men wanted on terrorism charges were arrested at a checkpoint in south Kirkuk. [Ghad]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

A security source says 11 Daesh members were killed or wounded in a Coalition airstrike on the police station and the mayoralty building in Qayara, 60 km (37 miles) south of Mosul. [Mada]

 

A PUK official says Daesh executed 25 men and 5 women in Mosul, accusing them of communicating with Iraqi security forces. He also says Coalition airplanes bombed Daesh in 2 villages in Kasik, in Tal Afar, killing or wounding many fighters. [PUKMedia]

 

Northwest Ninewa

A Ninewa Police source says Daesh executed a former police captain and a municipal council member in Wana in Tal Afar. [BasNews]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul destroyed a Daesh vehicle in Ashiq in Tal Afar District with an IED, killing or wounding four Daesh members. [KM Facebook Page]

 

Other Governorates  

KURDISTAN

President Barzani met in Erbil on Thursday with General Lloyd Austin, the CentCom Commander, and Ambassador Jones. The KRG says they discussed the war against Daesh. [BasNews]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Northern Syria

A 14 years old boy says he ran away from Raqqa because Daesh is forcing compulsory military service on males aged 14-30. [Hawar]

 

Northwestern Syria

A Jabha Shamiya commander says Daesh launched a large attack on the JS in Mare’ but the JS stopped the attack. He says 7 Daesh fighters were killed and many wounded while 3 JS fighters were killed. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos and a video of the results of the bombing on Al-Bab. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Tadif. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Maslama in east Aleppo. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Manbij. [JustPaste]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RSS), an anti-Daesh Syrian journalist group, says one of its activists and his friend were found beheaded in their house in Urfa, Turkey. [RSS Facebook Page]

DaeshDaily. Several Daesh Twitter accounts said the two men were killed by Daesh. Daesh previously killed the father of the founder of the RSS and several of its members.  

 

Daesh publishes a video message to the people of Turkey. [Archive]

 

Turkish security forces referred the cases of 30 Daesh suspects, out of 33 arrested, to the general attorney office. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Lebanon. In a video with a truly stomach-turning story, a young man from Tripoli, Lebanon joined Daesh in Raqqa, Syria and brought his two sisters. He then tricked his father into coming to Raqqa to get his daughters back. After he arrived, the son made blasphemy accusations against him to Daesh, and Daesh publicly executed the father in front of his son and daughters. Daesh published a photo of the beheading. We mentioned the incident when it happened. The rest of the story came later. [MTV]

 

Egypt.   Medical sources say 3 policemen and 4 civilians were wounded when an IED exploded on a police armored vehicle in Arish. [Youm7]

 

Libya.   Daesh publishes photos of the battles in Derna. [JustPaste]

 

Local sources say Daesh is gradually appearing in Ajdabiya and has started assassinating and kidnapping people in the city, sometimes using sticker IEDs. [AkhbarLibya24] [AfriGate]

 

Eyewitnesses say unknown airplanes bombed Daesh locations in south and west Sirte. The Libyan government didn’t claim responsibility for the airstrikes. [AfriGate]

A member of the security committee in Sirte rejects the reports and says no one is targeting Daesh in Sirte because the Libyan authorities and the international community just abandoned the city to Daesh. [Erem]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/t0tt4

https://twitter.com/Nshil7

https://twitter.com/Otaku56

https://twitter.com/UnUnUnU___79

https://twitter.com/abdllmalekasat

https://twitter.com/ahmdv53

 

 

October 29, 2015

6

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

Iraqi forces try to recover their equilibrium in the Samarra area.
Heavy rains devastate displaced persons camps and impact military activity.

More public comments in Baghdad between people supporting or backtracking on Al-Abadi’s reforms.

 

ANBAR

The CoR’s Speaker Jubouri meets with the Anbar Governor to discuss Anbar liberation operations and says more fighters from Anbar should join the Iraqi forces. [Ghad]

Jubouri said during the meeting that operations like the one in Hawija should be conducted in Anbar. [Sumaria]

 

Falluja

An Anbar Police source says Daesh attacked Iraqi forces near the Japanese Bridge, 20 km (12.5 miles) northwest of Falluja, killing 3 Iraqi soldiers and wounding 4. The source says Daesh is making use of the bad weather to attack Iraqi forces and to launch rockets from Falluja (when there is no airpower to target them). [Mada]

 

An Anbar Police source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Sijar north of Falluja, killing 7 terrorists. The source also says Iraqi security forces supported by local tribal fighters destroyed a Daesh house in the same area, killing those inside. [Baghdadia]

 

A PMF source says PMFs rocketed Daesh in Saqlawiya. [Harbi]

 

A Joint Operations Command (JOC) source says a fuel tanker bomb loaded with chlorine exploded in Al-Fhailat south of Falluja, killing “dozens” of Daesh members. The source says Daesh prepared the tanker to detonate it on Iraqi forces in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [Mada]

 

The 1st Iraqi Rapid Intervention Division destroyed 7 booby-trapped houses in Nuaimiya and Hitawiyeen south of Falluja, while 71 Daesh IEDs exploded because of the rain. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Daesh publishes photos of establishing a “media center” in Zoba’a south of Falluja. [Dump] [Dump] [Dump]

 

An Iraqi Army 59th Brigade Unit seized 6 IEDs in Halabsa west of Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Iraqi forces killed 30 Daesh members and wounded 4 and destroyed 5 vehicles in Qarma. [BOC Facebook Page]

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on a checkpoint in Qarma, killing 6 including 2 suicide bombers. [Baghdadia]

 

A local official says the local government in Ameriyat Al-Falluja opened the schools for the displaced families to stay in after the heavy wave of rain. [Baghdadia]

Another official says 500 displaced persons tents were destroyed by the rain, along with their belongings and food supplies. [Sumaria] He says more than 1,000 displaced families were affected by the rain. [Sumaria]

The Ameriyat Police commander says 4 displaced people were wounded when a house collapsed on them. [Sumaria]

A video of the displaced people camps flooded in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [YouTube]

 

Ramadi

The Coalition launched 2 airstrikes on Ramadi city, killing 12 terrorists and destroying 5 locations, 2 rocket launchers, 8 boats and 2 machine guns. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says an electricity fault caused by the rain destroyed 35 booby-trapped houses and 10 IEDs in East Hsaiba and Madhiq east of Ramadi. [Baghdadia]

IWMC says IFP snipers killed 3 Daesh members trying to plant IEDs in East Hsaiba after their previously planted IEDs were blown up by the rain. [Ghad]

Iraqi forces rocketed Daesh in East Hsaiba, killing 5. [IWMC Report]

 

The Coalition bombed Daesh north of Ramadi, destroying a small bridge and 3 hideouts in Albu Farraj and Jaraishi. [IWMC Report]

An Anbar Police source says an Iraqi Army commander was killed by a Daesh sniper in Albu Farraj. [Sumaria]

 

Photos of Daesh landmines exposed by the rain [Etejah]

 

A video of and Iraqi SWAT headquarter flooded near Ramadi. [YouTube]

 

Hit/Haditha

Jazeera Operations Command troops defused 91 IEDs and 4 booby-trapped houses and 2 vehicles and cleared roads and houses east of Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]

 

Iraqi forces rocketed Daesh in Jubba north of Baghdadi, killing 4 and destroying 4 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes a video of executing 4 policemen from Baghdadi and Haditha. [Isdarat]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A PMF commander says 3 Daesh hideouts were exposed by the rain in the Makhoul Mountains, forcing the fighters inside them to flee and leave their weapons and equipment behind. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles in Makhoul Mountains. [JustPaste]

 

A Badr Commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack on the liberated areas in Al-Fatha, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Qurtas]

 

A video of the AAH finding Daesh weapons and ammunition buried in the ground. [YouTube]

A video of Badr forces in Makhoul Mountains. [YouTube]

 

Shirqat

A local source says a small Daesh military structure collapsed, killing a Daesh fighter and wounding 3. [Sumaria]

 

Tikrit

The Minister of Interior attends the funeral of the Speicher Base Commander, General Ali Al-Ameri, and Lieutenant Mustafa, who were killed in Mkaishifa. [MoI Website]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh now reports almost every day about shelling and rocketing Speicher Base.

 

Samarra

A security source says 25 mortar shells fell on different areas in Samarra city. The source also says Balad hospital registered more than 40 Iraqi fighters killed or wounded since yesterday. [Ghad]

 

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces with a Humvee bomb west of Samarra destroying many vehicles and killing the soldiers inside them. [Dump]

 

Daesh says another suicide terrorist attacked an Iraqi Army gathering near Samarra Dam, killing or wounding many fighters. [Dump]

Daesh publishes photos of the battles near Samarra Dam. [JustPaste]

 

An IFP source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Jazeera Samarra and killed “dozens” of Daesh members and destroyed 8 vehicle bombs. [Harbi]

 

IWMC says Iraqi forces cleared Al-Huwaish and Samarra Silo completely from Daesh. [Mada]

PMF Media had said a PMF unit cleared the Samarra Silo from Daesh fighters who sneaked into it yesterday. [Mada]

 

Iraqi Army 5th Division troops, IFPs and PMFs cleared the Muthanna Establishment (a former military/industrial compound) west of Samarra, killing 14 terrorists and destroying a vehicle carrying a machine gun. However, seven Iraqi soldiers were killed in the operation. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces reopened the road between Samarra and Tikrit after securing it. [Sumaria]

 

A PMF commander says the situation is “stable” in Samarra district and Daesh was defeated in west Samarra. [Sumaria]

 

The IAF conducted one sortie and the IAA 8 over Samarra. [IWMC Report]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A security source says Daesh fighters sneaked into an Iraqi position north of Al-Alam from Himrin Mountains, moving weapons and ammunitions using mules. The source says 20 Iraqi soldiers were either killed or wounded but Iraqi forces supported by IAA airpower stopped the attack and killed all the attackers. [Ghad]

 

The IWMC says the IAA bombed a Daesh gathering in Himrin Mountains, killing several Daesh terrorists and destroying their vehicles. [Ghad]

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi meets with Iraqi civil society activists to discuss the reforms and says the reforms should continue. [Sumaria]

The Sunni Coalition in the CoR says some of its members are “not convinced” about Abadi’s reforms. [Sumaria]

A Sunni MP says the Sunni Coalition and former PM Allawi’s CoR bloc met today in Speaker Jubouri’s house to discuss whether or not to continue supporting Abadi’s reforms. [Sumaria]

Former PM Maliki says other political blocs will withdraw their authorization for Abadi’s reforms. He also says Iraq wouldn’t be facing the Daesh problem now if he had made a military response sooner to the demonstrations in Anbar. He says he didn’t do it because he didn’t want to violate the constitution.  [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. The fact that Maliki and Allawi were Prime Minister before, and wish they still were, undermines the credibility of any moves or statements they make about replacing Abadi or opposing his reforms.

Maliki also says Abadi’s decision to cancel the 3 Vice President positions was unconstitutional and it is being contested in the Iraqi Federal Court. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. We expressed our own doubts about the constitutionality of that decision when Abadi made it.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Baha Al-Araji says Iraq should solve its problems by working in unity, not by replacing the Prime Minister. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is direct support for Abadi from the Sadrist faction.

A State of Law CoR member says some SoL members, motivated by agendas from outside Iraq, are trying to break the SoL and are attacking PM Abadi without approval from the SoL leadership.

 

PM Abadi meets with the deputy chief of the PMF Commission and with the Badr commander to discuss the war against Daesh. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. The deputy was outspoken recently against Abadi.

 

A member of the CoR’s Finance Committee says the Committee has no reservations about the 2016 budget except for a couple of points. [Baghdadia]

Another member of the Finance Committee says the 2016 budget is “unrealistic” because it projects more than 12 billion dollars from sources other than oil revenues. [Ghad]

 

A member of the CoR’s Integrity Committee says initial investigations showed that 500 billion dollars of corruption money was “smuggled” out of Iraq and asks the government and international organizations to follow up on it. [Ghad]

 

The Minister of Interior meets with a European Union delegation in his office in Baghdad to discuss Daesh recruitment, media, and sleeper cells. Iraq and the EU will cooperate through a joint intelligence center the EU intends to establish. [MoI Website]

The Minister says in the meeting that thousands of terrorists are coming into Iraq and Syria through Turkey and the international community should do something about it. [ROJ]

 

An MoI source says 15 Katyusha rockets targeting the Baghdad International Airport fell on Radwaniya west of Baghdad. The source says there is no information yet about casualties. [Mada]

IWMC says the rockets were launched from Bakriya near Abu Ghraib, targeting Camp Liberty, and fell on the Camp’s perimeter. [Mada]

Another source says 38 rockets fell targeted the Rapid Intervention compound at the camp. Security forces found a truck with Katyusha launchers in Bakriya. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. The targeted area includes many military compounds including the Rapid Intervention, the Golden Division and the Iranian Mujahideen Khalq.

 

A website close to Mujahideen Khalq says at 7:40 pm the camp was rocketed, causing massive damage and fire, and killing many MK members (names). [Iran News Online]

A source from Camp Liberty says 22 MK members were killed and more than 100 wounded in the attack. [BasNews]

The official Iranian news agency, Fars, hasn’t reported the attack yet.

 

The Mayor of Abu Ghraib says 5 displaced persons from the same family were killed when the roof of the unfinished structure they lived in fell on them because of the rain. [Baghdadia]

Photos of the floods in Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

PM Abadi approves the recommendations of the crisis cell formed to deal with the displaced people problems caused by the rain. [IMN]

 

Unclear videos of the Katyusha rockets falling [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube] [YouTube]

Photos of the truck with the rocket launchers [Facebook]

 

The Saudi Okaz newspaper reports an Iraqi official says Ambassador Jones gave PM Abadi information about a Kurdish Iraqi car dealer who sold Daesh Toyota vehicles in exchange for oil. The official says the information was obtained from Daesh members who were rescued in the airborne operation in Hawija. [Okaz]

A website close to former PM Maliki reported on October 22 that Sardar, a major car importer in Iraq and allegedly one of Saddam’s business partners, sold the cars to Daesh and the deal involved 3 countries.

DaeshDaily comment. Earlier reports from Kurdistan had implicated Sardar and KRG officials in such deals. We have to wait for a response from the Embassy about the accuracy of the Okaz report. [Erem] [Iraq Anba] [Malaf]

 

Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority says flights at the Baghdad airport are going as usual today. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says its sniper killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded another in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [JustPaste]

 

According to security sources:

  • A civilian was killed and 8 wounded when an IED exploded in Shaab in northeast Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A roadside IED exploded on a Sahwa vehicle in Hor Rajab in south Baghdad, killing 2 Sahwa fighters and wounding 2. [Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men killed 3 men and wounded 3 women from the same family in their houses in Arab Jabour in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • The bodies of 2 unknown men were found in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad. [Mada]

 

An Iraqi Army 23rd Brigade Unit defused 23 IEDs in Khtaimiya near Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

The IAA conducted 20 sorties in total. The Coalition airpower conducted 10 sorties on Anbar, Salahuddin and Ninewa killing many terrorists and destroying 13 locations, 5 boats, 2 rocket launchers and 2 mortar locations. [IWMC Report]

 

A video of Iraqis playing music in a boat in the flood water in Baghdad [ShakwMakw]

 

DIYALA

Baquba

Speaker Jubouri meets in his office with the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Interior, MPs from Diyala, security and military officials from Diyala, and the UN rep in Iraq to discuss the situation in Diyala. [Sumaria]

 

Muqdadiya/Abu Saida

A security source says unknown armed men killed a school teacher in his house in Muqdadiya. [Sumaria]

 

Elsewhere in Diyala

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 civilians in Masoudiya in Balad Ruz.

A security source says unknown armed men burned 4 houses and blew up 4 houses in Masoudiya without human casualties. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. An IED exploded in the same area 2 days ago, killing or wounding PMF fighters, which suggests a probable retaliatory motive and perpetrators for these crimes.

 

Three displaced persons from Ali Awah in Ninewa died and dozens left their tents because of the heavy rains in Khanaqin camps. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

Daesh beheaded 4 men at the location of the airborne operation in Hawija. [A3maq]

Daesh says it will publish a video soon about the airborne operation in Hawija. (Their advance promotion for it suggests there may be beheadings published in that video too). [GulfUp]

 

The Kirkuk Police Chief says security forces captured 6 Daesh members from multiple areas in Kirkuk after months of investigations. He says the group admitted conducting several explosions and assassinations during the last couple of years. [Kirkuk]

 

Displaced families in Kirkuk camps ask the government for urgent help after their camps were ruined by rain. [Ghad]

 

A video of the rain in Kirkuk [Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

The Peshmerga issued a statement saying the Coalition bombed Daesh in Al-Khazer, destroying vehicles and heavy weapons and killing many Daesh members. [BasNews]

 

A Ninewa Police source says unknown armed men set a Daesh weapons storehouse on fire in Qusiyat north of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says Daesh executed 2 former police commanders who were arrested from their houses six months ago. Daesh also executed a policeman after arresting him from his house. The official also says Daesh burned 3 people alive, accusing them of communicating with Iraqi security forces. [PUKMedia]

The PUK official says unknown armed men killed a Daesh emir with guns with silencers in Mosul. He also says the Coalition bombed Daesh in several areas in Ninewa, killing 7 and destroying 5 vehicles in addition to several buildings and locations. [PUKMedia]

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says one of its snipers killed a Daesh terrorist at a farm in Mosul. [KM Facebook Page]

 

A security source says Daesh executed a female CoR election candidate in Badoush. [BasNews]

A security source says Daesh arrested a journalist from his house west of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

Northwest Ninewa

Daesh attacked the Peshmerga in Sinjar from Baaj, but the Peshmerga forced them to retreat, killing 36  and wounding 17. [IWMC Report]

DaeshDaily comment. This is the first time we see an IWMC report about Peshmerga activities.

 

Daesh says it launched 34 rockets on the Kurdish forces in Mount Sinjar, killing 40 of them and wounding “dozens”. [JustPaste]

 

The YPG in Sinjar issues a statement saying they killed 24 Daesh members and wounded 11 in the battles in several areas in Sinjar on Wednesday. [ROJ]

 

Other Governorates  

KURDISTAN

The Chairman of the Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc in the CoR says Speaker Jubouri will visit Erbil to meet with President Barzani in an effort to help solve the current crisis in Kurdistan. [Rudaw]

 

A KDP CoR member says an international entity should oversee the “new” oil deal between Baghdad and Erbil. [Sumaria]

 

The KRG Envoy to the EU says the KRG requested direct weapons and military support for the Peshmerga from the EU, saying that Baghdad “hinders” the delivery of military aid to Erbil. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Unfortunately, the frequent crying from the KRG and its sympathizers about having to get its military support through Baghdad rather than directly from the US is less about the war effort than about creating precedents for Kurdish independence.

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

The Chairman of the security committee in Basra GC says the body of the young local journalist kidnapped yesterday was found in the city. [Mada]

A security source says the victim was kidnapped by an armed group in a no-tags military vehicle. The Iraqi Journalism Freedoms Observatory rep in Basra said 5 Basra journalists received death threats from a group claiming to be linked to Daesh. [Ghad]

DaeshDaily comment. The slain journalist was not one of the 5 who were threatened. Many activists and journalists were threatened in different parts of Iraq, some of whom we know personally, after the wave of demonstrations started. 

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Northern Syria

A Commander with Burkan Al-Furat (a Coalition of Syrian armed groups and the YPG) declared  Raqqa a “military area” and says the start date of the battles against Daesh in Raqqa will be announced soon. [ARA]

 

The PYD says the declaration of the Turkish government about shelling the YPG is a proof that Turkey supports Daesh. [ROJ]

 

Local activists say Daesh has started to collect the end-of-service money for the families of Syrian soldiers in Shaddadi. The Syrian government gives this money to the families of the soldiers who get killed in the battles. The activists say the father of one soldier protested and Daesh beheaded him publicly. [ARA]

 

Daesh says its snipers killed 3 YPG fighters in Ain Eissa. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of schools in Raqqa. [ShareText]

 

Northwestern Syria

Local sources say clashes erupted between Daesh local and foreign terrorists over loot in Manbij. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Jub Ghabsha town in east Aleppo. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says 2 people were killed and 6 wounded, including women and children, in an airstrike on Masmala in Aleppo. [JustPaste]

 

Local activists say the Syrian Army regained control over the areas Daesh captured in Al-Safira. [ARA]

Central and Western Syria
Daesh publishes photos of shelling and rocketing the Syrian army in Ithriya. [JustPaste]     

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

The Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad says Turkey has prevented 30,000 Daesh members from going to Iraq. He also says Turkey is bombing Daesh in Syria. [Sumaria]

 

Turkish President Erdogan says Turkey will not allow a Kurdish autonomous region like the KRG in north Syria. He also says Turkey will attack “terrorists” without asking approval from anyone. [Welati]

 

Turkish security arrested 15 Daesh suspects in raids on 28 houses in Istanbul. Turkish security also arrested 8 people trying to join Daesh in Syria including a terrorist trying to transport explosives. [Anadolu]

 

Photos of Kobane displaced people camps ruined by rain in Turkey. [BasNews]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Daesh audio newsletter for today [Archive]

 

Egypt.  A video of an aspiring terrorist hurting himself with a handmade bomb in Cairo [Youm7]

 

Libya.    Daesh claims responsibility for assassinating an imam in Ajdabiya. [Dump]

 

A group linked to Daesh in Libya claims responsibility for the shelling on the demonstrators in Benghazi on October 23. Nine civilians were killed and many others wounded because of the shelling. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

The Shoura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna issues an “amnesty” for Daesh members who “repent”. [Ana Al-Muslim]

DaeshDaily comment. Another sign of “peace” between Daesh and Al-Qaeda.

 

A local source says Daesh is occupying the houses of people who left Sirte, especially government employees, or giving them to its members. [AfriGate]

 

Local sources say Daesh kidnapped the nephew of a member of the Libyan Parliament in Bani Jawad. [AkhbarLibya]

 

Other locations

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in the Caucasus. [JustPaste]

Daesh publishes photos of its rocket manufacturing in “West Africa”. [JustPaste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

The US Digital Outreach Team page

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/alfaluja_huiol

https://twitter.com/TMIS311

https://twitter.com/abo_askndr116

https://twitter.com/talebiidriss

https://twitter.com/now_134_

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2015

1

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Among today’s major developments:

The Daesh attacks in Samarra become a broad assault and expand to new areas.

Major political crises in Baghdad and Erbil continue.

Iraq sues Turkey for selling Kurdish oil.

 

ANBAR

A CoR member from Anbar warns that the ongoing internal political disputes are delaying Anbar liberation and says Iraqi forces can defeat Daesh in Anbar if a political decision is made to start the assault on Ramadi and Falluja. [Maalomah]

 

A member of Anbar GC says the Anbar Police Chief promised to return 3,000 policemen from Anbar to service and he has an initial approval from the Minister of Interior. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. These policemen were fired because they left their posts and ran away when much smaller numbers of Daesh terrorists attacked and captured their cities.

 

The MOD publishes another video of airstrikes on Daesh in Anbar and Salahuddin. [MoD Website]

 

Falluja

An Anbar Operations Command source says 14 Daesh members were killed in IAF airstrikes on several areas within Falluja city. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Saqlawiya north of Falluja, killing 5 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. [AIN]

 

An Anbar Operations Command source says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh members trying to plant IEDs near Nuaimiya south of Falluja. [Baghdadia]

An Iraqi Army 36th Armored Brigade unit killed 7 terrorists and destroyed 3 hideouts in Nuaimiya. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

An Iraqi Army 59th Brigade unit found a weapons and explosives storehouse in Shiha north of Falluja. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

A member of Khaldiya District Council says education in Khaldiya and Habbaniya is collapsing because of the lack of teachers in the two areas. [Sumaria]

 

A member of Qarma District Council says security forces supported by tribal fighters launched a search campaign in Qarma and arrested 12 Daesh members. [Baghdadia]

 

A member of Qarma District Council says Iraqi forces cleared a poultry farm north of Qarma, killing many Daesh terrorists and defusing many IEDs. He says the farm was an important Daesh location. [Baghdadia]

 

A local PMF commander says a Daesh bulldozer bomb was destroyed by an airstrike in Albu Auda in Qarma. He says the military airpower is looking for 3 other vehicle bombs in the same area. [Sumaria]

 

A video of PMFs defusing booby-trapped houses in Qarma. [YouTube]

 

Daesh publishes photos of establishing a new “media center” in Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [JustPaste]

 

Ramadi

The former National Security Advisor, Dr. Mowaffak Al-Rubaie, a member of the CoR’s Security and Defense Committee, says Ramadi is surrounded by the Army, the IFP, and the Anti-Terrorism unit and doesn’t need the PMFs to liberate it. He says the PMFs will liberate Shirqat and Hawija on their way to Mosul. [Ghad]

 

The PMF media says the PMFs stopped a Daesh attack in the Thirthar desert, killing 24 Daesh fighters. [Buratha]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh inside Ramadi, killing 16 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Mawazin]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces killed 20 Daesh terrorists, including a sniper, and destroyed 2 vehicles and a motorcycle in Albu Farraj north of Ramadi. [Etejah]

 

A video of Iraqi forces rocketing Daesh from Khaldiya. [Facebook]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its fighters in Ramadi. [JustPaste]

 

Hit/Haditha

A security source says Iraqi forces shelled Daesh in Al-Dolab, killing 4. [Baghdadia]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says his troops defused 5 booby-trapped houses and defused 26 IEDs and destroyed 7 rockets east of Baghdadi. [Sumaria]

 

Western Anbar

A security source says a 2-year-old child was killed when several Daesh IEDs exploded because of the rain in Kubaisa. [Baghdadia]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A security source says 2 Iraqi fighters were killed and 14 wounded, mostly PMFs, while stopping a large Daesh attack from three sides on Al-Fatha near Baiji. The source says “dozens” of Daesh terrorists were killed in the attack. [Mada]

The IFP Commander says his troops killed 3 Daesh members in Al-Fatha. He also says the IFP troops defused 15 IEDs in Baiji. [Maalomah]

A Badr commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack on Al-Fatha killing “dozens” of terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

An IAA source says the IAA targeted a Daesh convoy in Makhoul Mountains, destroying 4 vehicles and killing the terrorists inside. [Mada]

A PMF commander says his troops find the bodies of 3 Daesh terrorists with Asian features killed by airstrikes in the Makhoul Mountains. [Sumaria]

A video of PMFs in Makhoul Mountains. [YouTube]

 

A video of close battles in Baiji. [YouTube]

A video of PMFs destroying a Daesh vehicle bomb with a rocket. [YouTube]

A video of PMFs shooting down a Daesh drone. [YouTube]

 

Shirqat

A local source says Daesh deployed many of its Ashbal Al-Khilafa members (14-17 year old boys) in Shirqat streets. The source says some of the boys were wearing explosives belts. The source says Daesh brought the boys from Mosul to raise the morale of its fighters in Shirqat. [Sumaria]

 

Tikrit

Daesh says it rocketed Speicher Base with 20 Katyushas. [JustPaste]

 

Samarra

    There were major military developments in the Samarra area, mostly west and southwest of the city, and mostly negative for Iraq.

A security source says Daesh launched a massive attack on Samarra District, gained ground in the Abbasiya and Al-Huwaish areas, and captured a section of the road between Samarra and Tikrit near Mkaishifa. Daesh used several vehicle bombs and sneaked through small roads to attack Iraqi locations. A source in Balad hospital says the hospital received dozens of Iraqi fighters killed or wounded in Samarra. [Ghad] A security source said 11 PMF fighters were killed and 17 wounded in the battles in Samarra. [Ghad]

A security source says Daesh took advantage of bad weather to launch attacks on several areas: west of Samarra, north of Al-Alam, the Himrin Hills, Allas oil field and west of Tikrit. The source says 2,000 PMF fighters arrived in Al-Fatha to support Iraqi forces there and more troops were deployed to Al-Alam. [Baghdadia] The main attacks were in Samarra and west.

 

A security source says Daesh attacked Iraqi forces in Abbasiya and Sharif Abbas northwest of Samarra city with 4 vehicle bombs. Iraqi forces destroyed 3 of them but the fourth exploded, killing 10 Iraqi fighters. The source also says Daesh sneaked into the Al-Hawi and Al-Huwaish areas close to Samarra city and burned a security forces vehicle. He says the IAA is flying over the area but has not attacked, because Daesh members are hidden in civilian houses. [Mada]

Daesh says its terrorists launched a massive attack on an Iraqi Army location in Al-Huwaish and burned 3 Humvees. [Dump]

A video of a Daesh fuel tanker exploding on Iraqi forces. [YouTube]

However, a Joint Operations Command source says the IAA supported Iraqi forces in stopping the attack on the area and caused many casualties, notwithstanding the bad weather. [Mada]

An IAA source says Iraqi helicopters targeted Daesh members trying to attack Iraqi forces on Al-Abbasi Bridge west of Samarra, killing many of them and destroying several vehicle bombs. [Mada] [Ghad]

 

Daesh publishes photos and a video of the fights near Samarra Dam, northwest of the city. [JustPaste] [A3maq]

Daesh publishes photos of its 3 suicide terrorists (a Tajik, an Egyptian and a Saudi) who attacked Iraqi forces near Samarra Dam. [Dump] [Dump] [Dump]

Daesh publishes photos of the weapons and equipment they seized from Iraqi forces near Samarra Dam. [JustPaste]

 

A security source says 2 Katyusha rockets fell on Al-Qatoul in west Samarra city, wounding 3 persons. [Mada]

 

A security source says 4 civilians were wounded in a Daesh shelling near the shrines in Samarra. [Ghad]

A security source says Iraqi forces tightened their security procedures at Samarra’s entrances. He also says security forces and PMFs gathered in Samarra to protect the shrines. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. An Iraq expert among our sources says Daesh has been in position to rocket the Shia shrines in Samarra for a long time but they didn’t do it, fearing a massive Shia reaction against Sunnis in Baghdad and other places, similar to what happened in 2006, which cost AQI a lot of its support within Sunni communities. However, Daesh may now feel that the danger to their positions from Iraqi forces’ advances in Anbar and northern Salahuddin outweighs that risk. The Samarra attack also shows Daesh can depend on its sleeper cells and can disappear and reappear very easily in many areas.

 

The Mayor of Samarra says the situation in the District is “normal,” there is no curfew, and the government employees went to their work today. He says 2 mortar shells fell on the city, wounding at least one civilian. He also says a few Daesh terrorists sneaked into Al-Huwaish and occupied 2 civilian houses during the night and in the morning clashes erupted with Iraqi forces. He says the troops are dealing with the issue and Daesh did not manage to control high buildings or deploy snipers. [Baghdadia]

A security source says many people from Samarra went to the IFP’s 5th Division headquarters to volunteer to defend their city. [Baghdadia] A security source claims the Joint Operations Command sent weapons and ammunition to those volunteering to fight Daesh. [Baghdadia]

 

A member of the Security Committee in Samarra District Council says the IAA destroyed 4 Daesh vehicle bombs on the highway west of Samarra. He also says Iraqi forces killed 3 terrorists wearing explosives vests and trapped another in Al-Huwaish. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh says 2 of its suicide terrorists attacked Iraqi forces on the highway between Samarra and Tikrit with 2 armored vehicle bombs killing or wounding dozens of soldiers. [Dump]

Daesh says it captured the road between Tikrit and Samarra and seized 3 vehicles, 2 of them with anti-aircraft machine guns, a bulldozer and 2 Kornet rockets. [Dump]

 

Daesh says it rocketed the Samarra Operations Command with Katyushas. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh says its terrorists captured 8 Iraqi Army locations near the Strategic Line west of Samarra. [Dump]

Daesh says it captured the Strategic Line, Sharif Abbas, and the Samarra Silo areas west of Samarra and seized dozens of vehicles plus weapons and ammunition from Iraqi forces. [Dump]

The Iraqi JOC Spokesman says Daesh is trying to open a gap in the Strategic Line areas by using car bombs, and sleeper cells who shoot at Iraqi forces from the tops of buildings. He says Iraqi forces are preparing a counterattack to liberate the areas controlled by Daesh. [Mawazin]

DaeshDaily comment. The Strategic Line here means the oil pipeline from the refinery city of Baiji to Anbar province.

 

A security source says Daesh launched a large attack in west Samarra city and Iraqi forces asked for air support. [Sumaria]

The leader of the Khazraj tribe says his fighters were deployed in Dujail after the Daesh attack on west Samarra. [Mawazin]

IWMC confirms the reports about the PMFs killing a Qatari Daesh leader yesterday in Jazeera Samarra outside the city. [Baghdadia]

Daesh says another suicide bomber attacked the Iraqi Army and PMFs west of Samarra, killing or wounding many of them. [Dump]

Daesh says yet another suicide bomber attacked a gathering of Iraqi Army vehicles west of Samarra, destroying many of them and killing or wounding many soldiers inside. [Dump]

 

A security source says an Iraqi Army major and five soldiers were killed in clashes with Daesh terrorists in the Thirthar area southwest of Samarra. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The huge Thirthar Lake is west of Samarra across the desert, but most of it is in Anbar. The attacks reportedly came from west of Samarra, from the Daesh-controlled and forbidding desert area. One likely purpose of the Daesh assault west of Samarra is to reopen a road across the desert to Falluja, to offset the loss of supply routes cut off by government forces.

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A security source says a child was killed and 3 others lost because of the heavy rains on displaced persons camps in Tuz. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a school principal in Tuz. [Sumaria]

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi meets in his office with the American Special Envoy Brett McGurk and Ambassador Jones to discuss the war on Daesh and the American support for Iraq. The Envoy said the US is committed to support Iraq and all the support will be supervised and approved exclusively by Baghdad. [Sumaria]

 

A State of Law CoR member says PM Abadi invited SoL members for a meeting this evening to discuss the salary schedule and the reforms. [Sumaria]

Another SoL member says the SoL requested the meeting with Abadi and that there is no decision as yet on whether to withdraw the authorization regarding the reforms. [Sumaria]

A third SoL Representative refuted yesterday’s reported statements about withdrawing the reform authorization from PM Abadi, describing them as just “leaks and individual behavior,” and says the Dawa Party has not made a decision. He also says the Chairman of the SoL bloc in the CoR didn’t even know about this issue. [Sumaria]

Another SoL member says withdrawing the reform authorization from Abadi was intended to correct the political process. She says she has no idea how the statement against Abadi reached the media because the SoL had put it on hold. [Rudaw]

The SoL spokesman denied the reports about issuing a statement against Abadi. [Maalomah]

A CoR member close to Abadi says the SoL is angry with Abadi for many things, including his statement against Maliki, not cooperating with the Quadripartite Coalition, and suggesting Emad Al-Kharsan as the Chief of COMSEC. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. Yesterday’s anti-Abadi leaks from State of Law sources apparently brought out the political caution flag from other members of the Coalition, including Dawa, who don’t share the same opinion. If there is significant sentiment for replacing the Prime Minister, who comes from their own party, the outcome may depend on the position taken by Grand Ayatollah Sistani. If Sistani doesn’t support dumping him, the PM’s critics in State of Law can just follow up today’s denials by saying it wasn’t a real issue. Another possible consideration for the parliamentarians is that dumping Al-Abadi could cause a movement to take the position away from Dawa.

 

The rapporteur of the CoR’s Finance Committee says the Iraqi government is not going to send the 2016 budget to be read at the CoR yet because it is negotiating a loan with IMF for a loan that might change it a lot. [Rudaw]

The Minister of Finance says Iraq will spend 20% of its budget on Defense. [PUKMedia]

 

The Chairman of the PUK bloc in the CoR says the new salary schedule in unfair and it has nothing to do with the reforms. She says the PUK supports Speaker Jubouri in opposing the schedule and the government will have to withdraw it because of the political and public pressure. [Ghad]

Government employees from different ministries and agencies demonstrated in Baghdad and other governorates against the new salary schedule. [Baghdadia] [Baghdadia] [Baghdadia] [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. Government employees are poorly paid but dependent on their government jobs in an economy where the private sector is so small. A high percentage of the budget goes to salaries, and Iraq supports an excessive number of government employees. Iraq’s financial crisis is the apparent reason for proposing a salary schedule with lower salaries, and if changing the salaries is deemed unacceptable, the financial crisis will get that much worse and more and more people may not get paid on time, whatever their salaries.

 

A Council of Ministers source says PM Abadi didn’t appoint Mr. Emad Dhia Al-Kharsan as the General Secretary of COMSEC. The source says Abadi asked Mr. Kharsan to prepare a study about the work of COMSEC. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. If he wasn’t really appointed to the position, why didn’t they deny the news reports when they came out instead of waiting until opposition arose to the appointment?

 

The Head of the Sunni Endowment issues orders to all mosques to open their doors for the displaced families to shelter them from the heavy rains. [Sumaria]

The Salahuddin Governor, the Anbar GC Chairman and the Albu Nimr tribal leader ask PM Abadi to help the displaced families whose camps were ruined by the rain. [Sumaria] [Sumaria] [Sumaria]

The Chairman of the CoR’s Services Committee says the 63 mm of rain are beyond the capacity of the water pumps especially with the shortage of electricity because of the rain. [Sumaria]

A video of the floods in Karrada in Baghdad. [YouTube]

The Baghdad GC Chairman says tomorrow will be an official day off because of the rain. [Sumaria]

 

Displaced families in Baghdad ask Sistani and the other Marjiya to intervene to urge the Iraqi government to pay more attention to them. [Baghdadia]

 

Security forces in Baghdad tightened their procedures and deployed more mobile checkpoints in several areas after getting information about Daesh members moving around in Baghdad using small vans. [Mada]

 

The spokesman of the Judiciary Council says the Central Criminal Court sentenced 3 Daesh members (an Iraqi, a Saudi and a Jordanian) to death. [Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. These terrorism death sentences don’t always get carried out. Many AQI members were caught and sentenced, then sent back to their countries in political deals. Some came back to Iraq like the infamous “living suicide bomber” who killed an entire Iraqi family with a tanker bomb. The then National Security Advisor, Mowaffak Al-Rubaie personally took him and other Saudi terrorists on a plane back to Saudi Arabia, where he “repented” as part of a Saudi government program, then simply traveled to Syria and joined Daesh. [YouTube]  

 

An IFP commando unit discovered a weapons and explosives storehouse in Al-Nawaeer in northeast Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Iraqi patrol in Yusufiyah, killing and wounding several of them. [JustPaste]

 

An Iraqi Army 23rd Brigade unit defused 2 IEDs in Tal Al-Samar in south Baghdad. [BOC Facebook Page]

 

According to security sources:

  • Two policemen were wounded when an IED exploded on their vehicle in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Ghad]
  • An IED exploded in Mashtal in east Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 6. [AIN]
  • An IED exploded near a popular restaurant on Al-Kifah Street in downtown Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 5. [Mada]
  • A PMF fighter was killed and 3 wounded when an IED exploded on civilian vehicles they
  • were driving in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 2 others wounded when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Ameriya in west Baghdad. [Mada]

 

DIYALA

A member of Diyala GC says Dijla Operations Command secured 200 km (125 miles) of borders between Diyala and Salahuddin. He says these borders were used by Daesh to move terrorists and car bombs to Diyala. [Sumaria]

 

Baquba

A security source says unknown armed men attacked and killed a Ministry of Justice employee, then took his car, on the road between Baquba and Muqdadiya. [Baghdadia]

 

Elsewhere in Diyala

A member of Diyala GC says more than 1,000 families are living in a disastrous situation in Khanaqin because of the rain and asks the government for urgent solutions. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

A CoR member from Kirkuk says 17 Daesh members were among the freed prisoners in the airborne operation in Hawija. He says they were imprisoned by Daesh for some violations and they will be delivered to Baghdad next week for questioning. [Sumaria]

 

A Peshmerga source says the Kurds permitted 56 families escaping Daesh controlled areas in Hawija District to enter a village in Dibis, 55 km (34 miles) northwest of Kirkuk city. [Mada]

 

NINEWA

Mosul

The CoR Speaker Jubouri issues a statement condemning Daesh executions of tribal leaders and citizens in Mosul. [Rudaw]

 

A Ninewa Police source says Daesh beheaded 10 civilians, including university students, based on various allegations in Mosul. [BasNews]

 

A KDP official says Daesh executed 34 persons, including women, in Mosul Woods and in Hammam Al-Alil. He says some of the victims were former security members who “repented” earlier. [Karemlash]

 

A report from Reporters without Borders about the Mosul journalists who were abducted or killed by Daesh [RSF]

 

Northwest Ninewa

Daesh says it attacked 4 Peshmerga locations in Shandoukha village in Tal Afar, killing 8 Kurdish fighters and wounding 18. [Dump]

 

A Peshmerga commander says Daesh attacked the Kurdish forces in many areas in Sinjar but the Peshmerga stopped them and caused them many casualties. [Rudaw]

 

A KRG official says the PKK is trying to control the IKR. A Peshmerga Ministry official says the Peshmerga will not allow (the YPG) to participate in the Sinjar liberation. The KDP cut off the road between Sinjar and Syria a couple of days ago and the YPG demanded an explanation. [ROJ] [Hawar]

 

Local sources say heavy clashes erupted in Hay Nasir in Sinjar between Daesh and the YPG. [Hawar] A YPG official says Daesh attacked the Peshmerga and the YPG forces heavily in Hay Nasir and the Kurdish forces killed many of them. [PUKMedia]

The YPG says more than 100 Daesh fighters were killed since the YPG started its military campaign in Sinjar on October 8. They also say they conducted an operation today in Sinjar, killing many Daesh terrorists, and they will issue a statement about it soon. [Hawar]

 

Elsewhere in Ninewa

Daesh publishes photos of cutting off the hands of 2 men accusing them of theft. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing an old man accusing him of spying for the Peshmerga. [JustPaste]

 

Other Governorates   

KURDISTAN

A PUK CoR member says the KDP decision to replace Gorran ministers created a rift between the Kurdish CoR members in Baghdad and stopped the meetings between the Kurdish parties. She says the move was not good and it came at a time when the political parties were trying to resolve the issues. [Mada]

 

The Chairman of the Gorran bloc in the CoR says replacing the Gorran ministers in the KRG has debased the democratic experience in Kurdistan and gives a bad image to Iraqi and international public opinion. [Ghad]

 

A PUK CoR member says his party refuses to take over Gorran ministries. He also says what the KDP did was a “coup against legitimacy.” [Sumaria]

 

The Islamic Movement of Kurdistan, another coalition member, says replacing the Gorran ministers will complicate the political situation in Kurdistan. [Buratha]

 

A KRG official says a KRG delegation will visit Baghdad soon to discuss the disputes between Baghdad and Erbil and to reach a “clear” oil deal. [Sumaria]

 

SOUTHERN IRAQ

A Babel Police source says the Musayyib police defused 7 IEDs between Musayyib and Jurf Al-Sakhar north of Hilla. [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Northern Syria

Daesh says it detonated 4 IEDs on YPG forces in Qamishli countryside, killing 8 YPG fighters and destroying 4 vehicles. [Dump]

 

The YPG say they released 21 military recruits because they are under 21 years old and delivered them to their families in Hasaka. [ARA]

 

Daesh continued its attacks on the YPG in Kobane countryside without making any advances. [Welati]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its “reconciliation” activities in Hasaka. [MediaFire]

 

The YPG says Daesh fighters from south Jarabulus rocketed the YPG forces southeast of Kobane without any casualties. The YPG also says they stopped 2 attacks near Ain Eissa and Tal Hamis and 2 Daesh fighters were killed in the battles. [Hawar]

 

A PYD official says the canton (self-management) system is uniting Syrian Kurdistan. The PYD joined Tal Abyad to its canton system. [Welati]

 

Northwestern Syria

Local sources say the battles continued between the Syrian Army and the armed groups near Ithriya, in southwest Aleppo, and Syrian aircraft bombed the area heavily.

DaeshDaily comment. This report says “armed groups” instead of Daesh. There is an important development in the area where many sources say Daesh, Nusra and other groups agreed not to fight each other and focus on the Syrian forces, and that this led to their recent advances in Aleppo. If true, this is a major development in the Syrian civil war. 

 

Local activists say Daesh captured several areas in Al-Safira and the Syrian regime prevented its militias from leaving the city. [ARA]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles with the Syrian army on the road between Ithriya and Raqqa. [JustPaste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Syrian forces in Aleppo. [Dump] [Dump] [Dump]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

Iraq sues Turkey in the International Court of Arbitration in Paris for a billion dollars, for selling Kurdistan oil. [Cihan]

 

Turkish authorities say 7 Daesh members and 2 policemen were killed and 15 suspects were arrested in the raid in Diyarbakir 2 days ago. The authorities say they found Darth Vader masks in the terrorists’ house, used to protect their faces from flying debris. [BasNews]

 

Turkish authorities say a Daesh cell in Gaziantep was responsible for the suicide attack in Ankara and took orders from Daesh in Syria. [Anadolu]

 

Turkish authorities say 32 Daesh suspects, including 2 women, were arrested so far in Kunya. [Anadolu]

 

The Turkish PM says Turkey will not allow the creation of anti-Turkey entities in Syria. He also says the YPG conducted ethnic cleansing in many Arab and Turkmen villages in Tal Abyad. [BasNews]

The President of the Peoples’ Democratic Party commented on the Turkish PM’s statement that Turkey will not allow the YPG to cross the Euphrates River to Jarabulus and said “who is in Jarabulus? It’s Daesh. Why don’t you attack them instead?” [PUKMedia]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Daesh audio newsletter for today in English. [Archive]

 

Egypt.  Egyptian President Al-Sissi extends the emergency state in Sinai for 3 more months, for the fourth time. [Anadolu]

 

Ethiopia. Ethiopian authorities say they arrested the first Daesh cell, 20 members, in the country. [IslamMemo]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh says it captured 2 Afghan Army locations in Nangarhar, killing 5 soldiers and capturing one (photo) and seizing weapons and ammunitions. [Dump]  

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day

A page for the people of Mosul

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/dmsffy

https://twitter.com/a1s254j

https://twitter.com/sadkingq15

https://twitter.com/salam2222222222