An Update On ISIS Activities

September 9, 2015

an iraqi army soldier conducts a foot patrol together with u.s. army soldiers from fox troop, sabre squadron, 3rd armored cavalry regiment, after they set a deserted village on fire, balad ruz, diyala province, iraq, 2008. 20 kms south of  balad ruz, fox troop, sabre squadron, 3acr, burning everything(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A source in the Iraqi 1st Rapid Intervention Division says the Division killed “dozens” of Daesh fighters and destroyed 5 Daesh vehicles in the military operation that started in Hitawiyeen south of Falluja yesterday. The source says the Division, supported by local tribal fighters, liberated Al-Hayakel south of the city and is advancing towards Falluja. [Etejah]

 

The deputy chairman of Anbar GC says the 1st Rapid Intervention Division also captured Nuaimiya south of Falluja, and that the Iraqi forces are just 700 meters away from Hay Al-Shuhada’ in south Falluja. [Buratha]

 

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says the IAF, based on intelligence information, launched an airstrike on Daesh near the old bridge in Falluja, killing Daesh media official Mohammed Nassir Al-Fahdawi. [Mada]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 9 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles and a construction shovel in different areas of Qarma subdistrict. [Ghad]

The PMF Command says it rocketed Daesh locations in Qarma, killing 4 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. [Buratha]

 

The Mayor of Qarma subdistrict says more than 2,000 families returned to their houses in several areas in the district but they are suffering from the lack of services and the destruction of the infrastructure. [Sumaria]

 

A video of Iraqi forces rocketing Falluja. [YouTube]

 

A source in Falluja hospital says 12 civilians, including 4 children, were injured in the shelling on the city. [Baghdadia]

 

Ramadi

A security source says Iraqi forces raided a Daesh hideout in Albu Aitha north of Ramadi and killed 6 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

The IAA bombed Daesh south of Ramadi killing 8 terrorists and destroying a vehicle and a hideout. [IWMC Report]

 

The deputy chairman of Anbar GC says the Iraqi Army 16th Division supported by the local police liberated several areas south of Ramadi and reached the 60 Street. [Buratha]

 

A security source says the IAA bombed Daesh east of Ramadi killing 17 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

An IFP source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh vehicle bomb attack in Hsaiba and killed 7 of the attackers. [8th Day]

The IFP Commander says IFP troops rocketed Daesh in Hsaiba and Tal Masoud east of Ramadi, killing 10 terrorists. [Sumaria]

 

Hit

A security source says 15 Daesh members were killed in a Coalition airstrike on Jawa’na in Baghdadi subdistrict. [Baghdadia]

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed the Daesh emir of Baghdadi, a Syrian terrorist called Abu Humam, and 2 of his associates. [Buratha]

IWMC says Iraqi forces rocketed Daesh near Baghdadi, killing a sniper and destroying 4 hideouts. [Ghad]

 

The Jazeera Operations Commander says Iraqi forces destroyed an oil tank bomb attacking Iraqi forces near Ain Al-Asad base in Baghdadi. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it attacked an Iraqi Army convoy leaving Ain Al-Asad base, destroying many vehicles and forcing the rest to a landmine. Daesh also says they forced an Iraqi helicopter to make an emergency landing on the base. [Dump]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed and destroyed a Daesh convoy of 13 vehicles in Mahboubiya in Hit District. [Baghdadia]

 

Haditha

The spokesman of the Iraqi 14th Emergency Battalion says it rocketed Daesh in Qusairiyat in Haditha District, killing 21 Daesh members. He says the shelling came after they got intelligence information about Daesh weapons storehouses in the area. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces with mortars west of Haditha. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

The Iraqi Forces Acting Chief of Staff meets with the Iraqi Army 9th Division Commander and with the Director of the Chemical Department to discuss the best ways to encounter Daesh’s use of chemical weapons in different battle areas and to send a specialized team to Salahuddin Operations Command. [MoD Website]

 

Baiji

The IFP Commander says his troops trapped a Daesh group near the Baiji refinery and killed 5 of them. [Sumaria]

 

The Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Service destroyed a Daesh fuel station in Albu Juwari near Baiji. [IWMC Report]

 

A source in Salahuddin police says 6 civilians, including a woman and a child, were injured when 2 mortar shells fell on the Albu Tu’ma area in south Baiji District. [Ghad]

 

A video of the Christian Babylon militia, fighting Daesh in Baiji [YouTube]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fighting west of Baiji. [Just Paste]

 

Tikrit

A security source says “dozens” of Daesh fighters were killed in clashes with the Iraqi forces near Ajil and Allas oil fields, northeast of Tikrit. [Baghdadia]

 

The PMFs say a PMF force killed 2 Daesh terrorists trying to plant 28 IEDs near Mkaishifa south of Tikrit. [Buratha]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A security source says unknown armed men blew up a house in Tuz, on the Kirkuk border. [Baghdadia]

A source in Salahuddin police says security forces defused a booby-trapped motorcycle in Tuz. [Baghdadia] Another source says a man was trying to leave a booby-trapped motorcycle in a popular market in Tuz but the citizens caught him and handed him over to the security forces. [Ghad]

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi reduces salaries of top political leaders, ministers, and other high-ranking government officials, including his own. [8th Day]

 

Verbal altercations erupted between Speaker Jubouri and some MPs in the CoR today about his visit to Qatar. [Iraq Press] Jubouri said he was ready to answer any questions about his visit. [Sumaria] The Speaker said later that everyone should be included in the national reconciliation efforts. [Sumaria]

 

The IAA Commander says Iraq received 4 new attack helicopters from Russia. [Xendan]

 

A member of the security committee in Baghdad GC says Iraqi security forces encircled the East Baghdad location where the deputy minister of justice was kidnapped, seven hours after yesterday’s kidnapping, forcing the armed group that kidnapped him to release him. [Etejah]

 

Baghdad Operations Command detonated 25 IEDs in Saadan in Abu Ghraib. [IWMC Report]

 

According to security sources:

  • Unknown armed men shot and killed 2 liquor dealers in Baghdad Al-Jadida in east Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion in Zafaraniya in southeast Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a grocery store in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 2. [Maalomah]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in Ubaidi in east Baghdad. [Mada]
  • Four civilians were killed and 5 injured when an IED exploded near a popular market in Khan Dhari in Abu Ghraib, west Baghdad. [Maalomah]
  • A displaced man from Anbar was killed and his son injured when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Ameriya in west Baghdad. [Iraq Press]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in north Baghdad. [Just Paste]

 

The IAF conducted 10 sorties and the IAA 14.

The Coalition conducted 16 sorties, killing 22 terrorists and destroying a rocket launcher and 3 boats. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

Dijla Operations Command captured 12 suspects in Al-Qatoun northwest of Baquba. [IWMC Report]

 

A member of Diyala GC says Daesh is using a new technique in attacking the Iraqi checkpoints in Diyala by sending individual units of 3 to 5 terrorists after sneaking through the orchards. [New Sabah]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian and kidnapped his son in south Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

A roadside IED exploded on a police patrol in Qazania northeast of Baquba killing a policeman. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

A Turkmen PMF commander says the PMFs stopped a Daesh attack between Taza and Bashir, largely Turkmen villages just south of Kirkuk city. He also says the Peshmerga, supported by the Coalition airpower, stopped another attack near Humaira in the same area. [Mada] Another source says Daesh’s wali (governor) of Rashad District, southwest of the city, was killed in the clashes. [Ghad]

 

A Peshmerga commander says the Coalition bombed Daesh heavily in Daquq District, killing many terrorists and destroying several car bombs. [PUKMedia]

 

NINEWA

A member of the Security and Defense Committee in the CoR says the Committee met with the Ninewa Operations Commander to discuss plans to start the Ninewa liberation operations. [Etejah]

 

An MP from Ninewa says the brother of former governor Atheel Al-Nujaifi is a candidate to become the new Governor. Nujaifi was implicated for his role in the fall of Mosul to Daesh and for his links to armed groups in the city. [Sumaria]

 

A local source says Daesh arrested 57 people for not paying their water and electricity bills. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says Daesh informed the people of Mosul it will replace the Iraqi currency with its golden coin soon. [PUKMedia]

 

A source in Mosul forensics says they received 17 bodies of Daesh members killed in Coalition airstrikes on Sinjar. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga in Ain Al-Sufra Mountain east of Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Southern Iraq

600 displaced families from Nineveh Plain and Tal Afar were asked to leave the residential compound south of Hilla where they have been living in. [Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Local activists say Daesh is collecting 10,000 Syrian lira from anyone who wants to leave Raqqa, and additional fees if they want to go to Turkey. They says the total cost for leaving Raqqa to Turkey is 55,000 lira including Daesh fees and the money for the smugglers linked to Daesh. [BasNews]

 

Displaced people from Al-Bab say Daesh is forcing Kurdish people to leave their houses in Al-Bab, northeast of Aleppo near the Turkey border, using different forms of intimidation. [Hawar]

 

A Kurdish military source says Daesh attacked the YPG in Tal Brak in Hasaka countryside, killing 2 Kurdish fighters, and the clashes are still going on. The source also says Daesh attacked the YPG in Tal Hamees in Hasaka, but the Coalition bombed the terrorists and destroyed an armored vehicle killing 2 terrorists. [BasNews]

Daesh publishes photos of the “quick” fight in Tal Brak. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh says the Coalition bombed Al-Tabaqa in southwest Raqqa with drones and Apaches killing 30 civilians. [Dump] Local sources say the airstrike killed 15 Daesh Ashbal Al-Khilafa boys. [Arabic Issues]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fights with the Syrian armed groups in Qalamoun, north of Damascus. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh says it captured a Syrian army rocket battalion after 2 attacks with car bombs killing 90 officers and soldiers. [Dump]

 

Daesh mobile media point. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. The Egyptian Army says it killed 30 terrorists and captured 41 and destroyed 3 vehicles and 32 motorcycles in the 3rd day of its military campaign in north Sinai. [Youm7]

 

Debates about Zawahiri’s newly published video. [Ana Al-Muslim] [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists’ graduation in Sinai. [Just Paste]

 

Libya. A group linked to Daesh in Libya says it shot and killed 2 Tunisian journalists captured a year ago. [Shurouq] However, the Tunisian minister of foreign affairs says they have proof the journalists are still alive. [Thawra News]

 

Other Daesh items

Daesh publishes photos of a Norwegian citizen and a Chinese citizen with “for sale” signs on them. [Twitter]

 

The 11th issue of Daesh’s Dabiq magazine [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

Daesh video publications [Sendvid] [Sendvid]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Sumer Democratic Republic page.  (A group promoting an independent Shia state in Iraq)

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/solid6_me

https://twitter.com/elsengaby_6

https://twitter.com/3alqam4

https://twitter.com/blshmrn24

 

 

 

September 8, 2015

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A security source says Iraqi forces liberated the Hitawiyeen and Kroosh areas south of Falluja on Monday, killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists and destroying 6 vehicles. [Ghad] A colonel in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces liberated 3 areas in Qarma, killing 13 Daesh members, and advanced in Qarma center. [BasNews]

The Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) also says the Iraqi 3rd Rapid Intervention Brigade killed 3 Daesh terrorists, including a sniper, in Subaihat in Qarma. [Ghad]

 

The BOC also says its troops killed 22 Daesh and destroyed 4 trenches in Nuaimiya just south of Falluja. [Ghad]

Daesh says it stopped the Iraqi forces attack on Nuaimiya, killing 11 soldiers and injuring 17, and destroying 2 bulldozers a Humvee and a BMP vehicle. [Dump]

 

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower launched a major military operation to clear Zoba’a villages south of Falluja, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed a terrorist and injured 2 and destroyed a vehicle with machine gun in Rashad, northeast of Falluja. [Ghad]

 

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Saqlawiya, just northwest of Falluja, killing 2 terrorists and destroying a vehicle. [Sumaria]

 

A local PMF commander says his troops conducted a military operation in Sijar north of Falluja, killing a local Daesh Hisbah official and 2 of his associates. [Maalomah]

 

A source in Falluja hospital says 11 civilians were killed, including women and children, and 7 injured in the Iraqi forces’ shelling on Falluja. [Baghdadia]

 

A video of the bombing on Falluja. [YouTube]

 

Ramadi

A security source says American advisers visited Iraqi units in the areas east of Ramadi and provided them with aerial maps and information about Daesh gatherings in the city. The source says Ramadi liberation battles might start in the next few days. [Mada]

 

The Coalition bombed Daesh near Jaraishi north of Ramadi, killing 50 Daesh terrorists and destroying 10 vehicles and 4 boats.  [IWMC Report]

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Jaraishi. [Just Paste]

 

 

The Chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Juwaiba, 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Ramadi, killing 18 Daesh members and destroying 3 vehicles carrying machine guns. [Mada]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Daesh attacked Iraqi forces in Hsaiba east of Ramadi with 3 vehicle bombs, killing 6 soldiers and injuring many others and destroying several vehicles. The source says Daesh is trying open gaps east of Ramadi to ease the siege on its forces in Khaldiya. [BasNews]

A video of the IFP destroying a car bomb before it reaches its target in Hsaiba. [YouTube]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 vehicle bombs attacking a security checkpoint in Madhiq east of Ramadi. [Maalomah] The IFP commander says his troops killed 3 Daesh fighters in Madhiq. [Baghdadia]

 

Daesh charity activities in Ramadi [Just Paste]

 

Haditha

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy heading from the T1 area southeast of Al-Qa’im toward Haditha, and destroyed 7 vehicles. [Baghdadia]

 

Four tribes from Anbar formed the Al-Asad Brigade, with 1,100 fighters, which participated in the battles against Daesh in Haditha. [Iraq Press]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles east of Haditha. [Just Paste]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Commander of the Anbar 2nd Emergency Battalion says Iraqi forces launched a preemptive military operation on the outskirts of Hit, killing a Daesh military commander and 6 of his associates. He says Iraqi forces are keeping the pressure on Daesh in Hit to prevent them from sneaking into Haditha or Baghdadi. [BasNews]

 

Jazeera Operations Command killed a Daesh sniper in Jubba, north of Baghdadi in the Hit District. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Al-Dolab northeast of Baghdadi, killing 3 terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

A video of the IAF bombing on Daesh in Anbar [MoD Website]

 

Daesh publishes a video of executing 2 local PMFs from Anbar. [Isdarat]

 

A video of a Saudi suicide bomber caught by the AHH [Facebook]

 

Daesh publishes photos of detonating 2 stations on the borders between Iraq and Jordan. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

A security source says Iraqi forces were deployed west of Tikrit after movement of Daesh forces from Anbar to Salahuddin was detected. [Maalomah]

 

Photos of the Iraqi Minister of Defense in Baiji. [The MoD Facebook Page] The Minister survived an attempt on his life in Baiji. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attempt.

 

A video of the Iraqi Golden Division detonating Daesh IEDs in Baiji. [YouTube]

A security source says Daesh executed 40 of its terrorists in Shirqat, accusing them of cowardice. [Ghad]

 

The Governor of Salahuddin asks the Iraqi government and the international community to help the displaced families from Baiji and Shirqat before winter. [Mada]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces with Katyusha rockets. [Just Paste]

 

BAGHDAD

Shia MPs are signing a petition to impeach the Speaker of the Iraqi CoR because of his visit to Qatar at the time of the conference of Sunni leaders, armed group representatives, and Baathists. The Speaker said he had cleared his visit with the government and he didn’t meet anyone from the conference. [Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The conference itself is an issue, as it looks like a sectarian effort to help Daesh, which makes Qatar’s policy toward Iraq an issue. One could take the Speaker at his word but still wonder about his judgment in making such an ill-timed trip.

 

Shia militia leaders issue a statement opposing the National Guard Law. [Etejah]

DaeshDaily comment. The timing of this statement, coming just after the conference in Sunni Qatar, is not surprising. Neither is the source, militias supported by Shia Iran. Aside from the sectarian angles, however, the National Guard Law is a bad idea. The stated purpose is to give provinces more power in military matters. That’s the problem, however. It would make it too easy for provinces to secede, for the next version of Daesh to take over governorates by getting control of their National Guard troops, or for provinces to otherwise defy the central government. Giving provinces more political and administrative autonomy, such as the Provincial Powers Law currently being implemented, is good. Decentralizing military authority looks more like a good way to lose the country.

The spokesman of Kata’eb Hezbollah says they will reveal the names of 6 personalities (MPs, tribal leaders and military officers) implicated in facilitating Daesh terrorist incidents in Baghdad. [Ghad] A video of the Daesh wali (governor) of Baghdad, most likely published by the KH, admitted their operations in Baghdad and explained how they have coordinated with BOC, MPs, and tribal leaders. [Etejah]

 

A member of the security and defense committee in the Iraqi CoR says Iraq received more weapons to destroy Daesh car bombs from a distance. [Buratha]

 

Unknown armed men kidnapped the Administration deputy of the Minister of Justice and MOJ’s general manager of investigations, in Binouk in east Baghdad. [Mada]

 

According to security sources:

  • A member of the Anti-Terrorism Service was killed when unknown armed men shot him in his car on Al-Qanat highway in northeast Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion in Niariya in east Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • A lawyer was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Mashtal in east Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • A policeman was killed and an officer injured when unknown armed men shot at their patrol in Talbiya in east Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Wardiya in Mada’in, south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8. [Baghdadia]
  • An employee of the Iraqi Ministry of Education was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad. [Maalomah]
  • Two civilians were killed and 5 injured when an IED exploded near a popular café in Tobchi in west Baghdad. [Mada]

 

The IAF conducted 3 sorties and the IAA one.

The Coalition conducted 14 sorties, killing 68 terrorists and destroying 14 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

A security source says a roadside IED exploded in Hay Al-Ummal in south Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Baghdadia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian in his shop in Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

A member of Diyala GC says 3 PMF fighters were killed and 3 injured while stopping a Daesh attack on Shirween, 45 km (28 miles) east of Baquba. [Sumaria]

 

Dijla Operations Command troops captured 3 men wanted on terrorism charges in Khalis. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says bodies of 3 unknown men were found in Hasawiya village north of Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

A policeman was killed and another injured when an IED exploded near a checkpoint in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 3 Daesh members, from Arab countries, after dawn prayer in Hawija. [Maalomah]

 

A security source says a man wanted on terrorism charges was arrested in downtown Kirkuk. [Ghad]

 

NINEWA

A PUK official says Daesh executed 27 people by electrocution in Mosul. [Sumaria]

 

A source in Ninewa police says Daesh executed a member of the Mosul municipal council arrested last year, and confiscated his assets. [BasNews]

 

A local source says more than 400 young men from Mosul escaped the city recently by paying USD 3,000 each to Daesh members to smuggle them between Mosul and Dahuk as a first step to migrate through Turkey. [Karemlash]

 

A local source says Daesh raided Mosul University and arrested 6 officials. [BasNews] Another source says Daesh arrested 3 doctors from Mosul Directorate of Health, accusing them of not obeying orders. [BasNews]

 

A local source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy on the 5th Bridge in Mosul, killing 11 Daesh members and destroying 5 vehicles. [BasNews]

 

A local source says an unknown armed group trapped Daesh fighters in Hay Al-Sukar in east Mosul and killed 10 of them, including 6 Germans. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its construction activities. [Archive]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The governor of Homs refutes reports that Daesh controls the Jazl oil field; he says Daesh controlled 5 posts in the field but the Syrian Army took 3 of them back. He also says Daesh attacked Jazl to ease the tension on them in Tadmur, where the Syrian Army is advancing from 3 sides. [Al-Watan]

Daesh publishes photos of the fight near Jazl. [Just Paste]

 

A local activist says Daesh is advancing in Homs eastern countryside and captured an oil field and 5 military posts west of Tadmur. [Orient]

 

A local source says Daesh tightened its security procedures after 7 of its prisoners escaped in Manbij in Aleppo. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fights near Kweris military airport in Aleppo. [Juts Paste] Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on the villages near Kweris. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh says it stopped an attack from Syrian armed groups on Harbal village in Aleppo’s northern countryside killing 8 of them. Daesh says the attack was supported by the Coalition airpower. [Dump]

 

Daesh says one of its suicidal terrorists managed to break through the YPG in Swidiya in north Raqqa with a car bomb, killing 35 of them including a Turkish (Kurd?) leader. [Bump]

 

Daesh publishes a video of detonating the Mar Alian monastery in Al-Qaryatayn. [Archive]

 

Daesh publishes a video of shelling the Syrian army at Deir Al-Zor airport. [Yandex]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. The Egyptian army says they killed 27 terrorists and arrested 154 suspects in Sinai (video). [Al-Mogaz]

 

Libya. A Libyan military commander says they stopped a Daesh attack in west Benghazi, killing and injuring “dozens” of terrorists. [Akhbar Libya] Another military source says 8 Libyan soldiers were killed and 10 injured in the attack. [Al-Hurra]

 

Kyrgyzstan.  There have been 45 Kyrgyz terrorists killed in Iraq and Syria.

http://www.eng.24.kg/community/176974-news24.html

 

Daesh audio newsletter for today in French. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news for today. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Iraqi Ministry of Defense page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/ahhhhha_hhhhhh

https://twitter.com/ENGISIS_80 (This account says Daesh has software that can create a new account every five seconds)

https://twitter.com/jaihoupr

 

 

September 4

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

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Important developments: The demonstrations continued this week in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. The airstrikes on Daesh intensified.  Military activity picked up in the Falluja area.

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces trapped a Daesh group in Subaihat, in Qarma subdistrict, killing “dozens” of them including 2 local commanders, and destroying 4 vehicles. [Maalomah]

 

A local PMF officer says the Coalition destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Zoba’a villages southeast of Falluja and Iraqi forces are shelling Daesh-controlled parts of the area preparing for a major attack. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces shelled a Daesh gathering at Al-Salam Intersection southwest of Falluja, killing 17 terrorists and injuring 14. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAA bombed Daesh in Jaffa west of Falluja, killing 12 terrorists and injuring 9 and destroying 4 vehicles and 2 motorcycles. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAA bombed Daesh in Albu Shijil, north of Falluja, killing 7 terrorists, injuring 5, and destroying 3 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

A PMF commander says 2 Daesh terrorists were killed when the IED they were trying to plant exploded on them in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Sumaria]

The IWMC says local PMFs shelled a Daesh gathering in Saqlawiya killing 5 terrorists including a local leader. [Maalomah]

 

Daesh publishes another video of the fights in Falluja district. [Archive]

 

A video of the Iraqi forces shelling Falluja. [YouTube]

 

A video of an Iraqi soldier getting killed by a Daesh sniper. [Facebook]

 

Ramadi

Iraqi forces killed 9 Daesh members and destroyed 2 vehicles and 3 hideouts in different areas east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

The IFP Commander says the IFP and Anbar Police conducted a preemptive operation in Hsaiba east of Ramadi, killing 30 Daesh and destroying an armored vehicle and 3 boats. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says the IFP supported by PMFs attacked Daesh hideouts in Albu Shahab and Khaldiya, killing 8 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. He also says the IFP shelled Daesh north of Hsaiba, killing 4 snipers and destroying a bulldozer and a mortar location. [Mada]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says Coalition airpower and Iraqi ground forces launched an attack on Daesh in Juwiba northeast of Ramadi, killing 60 terrorists and destroying 7 vehicles. [Mada]

 

Daesh says a Syrian terrorist detonated his BMP military vehicle on Iraqi forces in the desert of Humaira southeast of Ramadi, killing many of them and destroying 6 vehicles. [Dump]

 

Haditha

The leader of Albu Nimr tribe says Daesh is regrouping its troops in Wadi Horan and Qusairat in west Anbar and areas linking Anbar with Mosul, preparing for more attacks on Haditha and Baghdadi after their recent defeats there. [Mada]

 

The Jazeera Operations Acting Commander says his artillery shelled Daesh in Haqlaniyah in Haditha District destroying a rocket launcher. He also says his troops defused 3 IEDs east of Haditha. [Buratha]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces with Grad rockets west of Haditha. [Just Paste]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Anbar Operations Commander says the F-16 jets will participate in Anbar liberation battles after its staff finish their training. [Buratha]

 

SALAHUDDIN

IWMC says the IAA launched airstrikes on Daesh in Makhoul and Shirqat, killing 30 Daesh members. [Maalomah]

 

The IWMC says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Hay Al-Kahraba in Baiji, killing many Daesh fighters and destroying their vehicles. [Ghad]

 

A video of the Iraqi forces rocketing Daesh car bomb in Baiji. [YouTube]

 

A video of the PMFs in downtown Baiji. [Facebook]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces west of Baiji. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the fights in Jazeera Samarra. [Archive]

 

A Sunni tribal leader says the government is still not allowing (thousands) of displaced people from the villages around Amerli, 90 km east of Tikrit, for sectarian reasons one year after it was liberated from Daesh. [Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: This is a common problem with the mixed areas liberated from Daesh. The local communities still don’t trust their Sunni neighbors because some of them joined Daesh. People in Amerli, largely Shia Turkmen, were under siege from the surrounding Sunni villages for a few months and running out of food before Iraqi forces made up largely of Shia militiamen broke the siege. The militiamen retaliated against the surrounding villages, burning down a lot of homes.

 

BAGHDAD

Thousands were again in the streets for what now seem like the regular Friday demonstrations. Some are insisting that the reforms are not going fast enough! They gave the Prime Minister a deadline for implementing all the reforms. They also demanded he fire Iraq’s chief judge. [Mada] [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. The demonstrations have been a positive story, but demonstrators making unreasonable demands are a negative story, putting pressure on Al-Abadi that can’t be realistically met and putting the government in a no-win situation. The anti-government motives of other people in the crowd then matter, with the risk that those demonstrating will be used by the same people they are demonstrating against.

 

A video of the demonstrations in Baghdad today [Facebook]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops clashed with an armed group on Palestine Street while looking for the kidnapped Turkish workers. The BOC says an Iraqi soldier was killed and 4 injured in the clashes. [Mada]

A source from Kata’eb Hezbollah says Iraqi security forces raided their office in Palestine Street looking for the Daesh emir of Baghdad the KH captured 3 days ago. The source also says the Baghdad Operations Commander is trying to create troubles with them. A couple of MPs and PMF commanders in addition to the AAH leader intervened to solve the problem. [Etejah]

The AAH says the security forces relied on “false information” to raid the KH offices. The AAH  says they support the KH. [Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment: Apparently the story yesterday about the “traffic dispute” in Palestine Street was not entirely true. This is not the first time Iraqi forces clashed with Iranian-backed Shia militias. The militias are powerful in Baghdad and use the popularity of the PMFs and the backup of local politicians to conduct criminal activities. Even if the story about the “emir” was true, why would they keep him in their custody instead of giving him to the security forces? The kidnapping of the Turkish workers may show that Iran is trying to settle some scores with Turkey inside Iraq.

 

A police source says security forces arrested 2 men carrying knives and trying to make trouble during the demonstrations. [Sumaria]

 

The office of the Iraqi CoR Speaker Saleem Al-Jubouri says the Speaker’s brief visit to Qatar came after he cleared his trip with the Iraqi government and was based on an invitation from Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Many Iraqi officials were angry with the visit, which came at the same time as a conference of Sunni leaders and armed groups. [Buratha]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded near a checkpoint in Salamiyat in north Baghdad, killing a policeman and injuring 3. [Maalomah]
  • A civilian was killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded near a fish market in Sateeh in Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • A sticker IED exploded under a civilian car, killing one civilian and injuring a police captain and his wife and child in Wardiya in Mada’in. [Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men killed a former Sahwa commander and his wife and 3 children in Dora in south Baghdad. [Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Ubaidi in east Baghdadi killing a civilian and injuring 8. [Mada]

 

The IAF conducted 16 sorties and the IAA 25. (Results reported elsewhere herein).

The Coalition conducted 14 sorties, killing 46 terrorists and destroying 10 rockets and 6 vehicles, including 3 car bombs. [IWMC Report]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fighting with the Iraqi forces north of Baghdad. [Just Paste]

 

DIYALA

A security source says 5 unknown bodies were found shot in the head and chest in Hibhib west of Baquba. [Baghdadia]

 

Demonstrators in Al-Khalis occupied the local council building. [Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

IWMC says the IAA bombed Daesh in Bashir south of Kirkuk, killing 61 terrorists, including 3 foreign leaders, and destroying 3 armored construction shovels, 2 vehicle bombs, 3 vehicles and a weapons cache. [Maalomah]

 

IWMC says the IAF bombed a car bomb factory in Hawija, killing 2 Daesh members and destroying 2 vehicles. [Ghad]

 

A security source says the National Security Service arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges in Kirkuk. [Sumaria]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga near Hawija. [Just Paste]

 

NINEWA

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in several areas in Mosul, killing 34 terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

A security source says a Daesh local official was killed in an airstrike on his vehicle in Albu Saif, 10 km (6 miles) south of Mosul. [Ghad]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says they shot and killed a Daesh security man in his car. [The KM Facebook page]

 

Local sources say Daesh executed 2 local tribal leaders west of Qayara, south of Mosul. [Gharbiya]

 

A source in Mosul forensics says Daesh beheaded 8 of its own members accusing them of cowardice in Hatra District in southeastern Ninewa. [BasNews]

 

IWMC says the IAF bombed a Daesh convoy in Tal Afar, killing 7 terrorists and injuring 12 and destroying 3 vehicles. [Mada]

 

Daesh Friday prayers in Mosul [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Tel Keif  [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Southern Iraq

The Kerbala government preemptively shut down the Governor’s office and provincial council offices (in the same building) with concrete blocks to avoid repeating the scenario in Najaf, where demonstrators attacked the Governor’s office earlier this week and shut it down. Our sources in Kerbala said local police there used water hoses against demonstrators. The demonstrators in Diwaniya shut down the governorate building and gave PM Abadi one week to implement the reforms. [Sumaria] [Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Local sources say Daesh is killing the people they captured and confiscating their properties, accusing them of working with the Free Syrian Army in Al-Bab. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says they stopped another Daesh attack on their troops east of Ain Eissa north of Raqqa. [Hawar]

 

A military source says clashes continued in east and south Hasaka between Daesh and the Kurds. The source also says the Coalition continued its airstrikes on Daesh in the Raqqa area, including several on Hzaima north of Raqqa, destroying the Daesh headquarter there. [BasNews]

 

The GC of Aleppo declares Mare’ a disaster area after Daesh attacked it with chemical weapons. [Xendan]

 

Daesh says its terrorists captured 2 towns near Mare’, then continued advancing to gain control of the east side of the city, despite the Coalition bombing, before they retreated safely after killing many Jabha Shamiya fighters. [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment. This is hard to follow. They captured two towns, advanced further, then retreated. It sounds victorious, but maybe the real story is that they lost?

 

Syria’s Director of Antiquities says Daesh detonated 3 historic tower tombs in Tadmur. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it captured more buildings in Hay Al-Qadam in south Damascus. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes photos of shelling an Egyptian Army compound in Sheik Zuwaid in Sinai. [Just Paste]

 

Algeria. Daesh publishes an audio recording of Kata’eb Al-Ansar from Algeria pledging allegiance and joining Daesh. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A popular page from Anbar.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/Alzarkue

https://twitter.com/al55malk

https://twitter.com/khl_is

 

 

September 3, 2015

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

    2   

ANBAR

Falluja

A local PMF commander says snipers in a PMF tactical unit killed 3 Daesh terrorists in Subaihat village in Qarma. [Buratha] He also says Iraqi forces attacked Daesh in Al-Shahabi in Qarma, killing 7 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicle bombs, a truck loaded with weapons and explosives, and a rocket launcher. [BasNews]

 

A security source says the Rapid Intervention 1st Division destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles using Kornet missiles in Nuaimiya, site of an important dam 5 km (3 miles) south of Falluja. The source also says the same unit destroyed a Daesh construction shovel in Subaihat. [Waradana]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the fights in Falluja. [Archive]

 

Ramadi

The chairman of Khaldiya subdistrict council says the IAA destroyed a Daesh convoy of 7 vehicles in Jazeera Khaldiya east of Ramadi. [Maalomah]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition armed 2 tribal fighter battalions, 500 fighters each, in a military compound in Khaldiya. He says the fighters will be deployed to the security sectors east of Ramadi and north of Khaldiya. [Mada]

The chairman also says the Coalition bombed a Daesh gathering on the Albu Ubaid Bridge between Khaldiya and Hsaiba, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Mada]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed 3 Daesh locations in Al-Qarya Al-Assriya northwest of Ramadi, destroying them and killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists. [Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces killed 8 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 bulldozers north of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

The Coalition destroyed a Daesh vehicle in Albu Dhiab north of Ramadi and a shovel and a bulldozer in Habbaniya and killed 8 terrorists in Ramadi District. [IWMC Report]

 

The IFP Commander says a Rapid Intervention force shelled a Daesh group in Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi with an SPG9 rocket, killing 3 of them and injuring 1. [Mada] He also says the IFP shelled Daesh on the other side of the Euphrates in Hsaiba, destroying 2 vehicles. He says the IFP commandos killed 6 Daesh fighters and destroyed a vehicle in Hsaiba. [Sumaria]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says an IFP unit rocketed a Daesh communication center near Tal Masoud in Hsaiba, destroying it completely and killing the terrorists inside. [Ghad]

 

The IFP Commander says Iraqi forces killed 5 Daesh terrorists while detonating houses and roads in Hsaiba. He also says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 Daesh supply vehicles in Hsaiba. [Mada]

 

Daesh says 28 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in an airstrike on Sajariya east of Ramadi. [A3maq]

 

Haditha

The commander of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division says Daesh lost 112 fighters in its failed attack on Haditha and Baghdadi during the last 72 hours. Daesh named the attack “The Bride of Fights”, another Saddam era term. [Mustaqila]

The Coalition destroyed 3 car bombs and a bulldozer in addition to several boats used by Daesh to transport terrorists in Haditha. [IWMC Report]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi security forces supported by tribal fighters conducted a preemptive military operation in Baghdadi, killing 6 Daesh members and destroying weapons and equipment. [Baghdadia]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

Daesh publishes photos of opening its sharia institution in Hit. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says its troops supported by PMFs destroyed 4 houses and killed 9 Daesh fighters barricaded in them in Baiji. [Maalomah]

 

IWMC says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations in Baiji on Thursday at noon killing “dozens” of its fighters. [Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces killed several Daesh suicide bombers trying to sneak into Baiji. The source also says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Tal Abu Jarad west of Baiji. [Maalomah]

 

Al-Nujaba Movement says they destroyed an armored vehicle bomb coming from Siniya to attack Iraqi forces in Tal Abu Jarad. [Buratha]

Al-Nujaba also says they shelled Daesh in Siniya, killing 17 and injuring 33 and destroying a Daesh car bomb factory. [Buratha]

 

Shirqat

The JOC says the IAF bombed a Daesh gathering in Makhoul between Baiji and Shirqat, killing 30 terrorists. [Etejah]

 

Samarra

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command says Iraqi forces shelled and rocketed Daesh hideouts west of Mkaishifa, killing 25 terrorists including the Daesh security commander in Samarra, a Chechen called Abu Omar. The JOC says Daesh was planning for a major attack on Samarra with car bombs and suicide bombers. [Etejah]

 

A video of a Daesh armored vehicle captured west of Samarra. [YouTube]

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

A video of a tribal leader from Tikrit joining the PMFs and detonating the houses of Daesh members in Albu Ajil [YouTube]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped several Daesh attacks on Ajil and Allas oil fields. The source says the terrorists are coming from their hideouts behind Himrin Hills. [Etejah]

A security source says the IAA destroyed one of main roads used by Daesh to smuggle oil between Kirkuk and Salahuddin. [Etejah]

 

A PMF commander says 500 displaced families returned to their homes in the residential compound in Al-Daur District in eastern Salahuddin. [Mustaqila]

 

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi’s office issued a statement saying 90% of the security guards of the Iraqi officials will be removed, with no exceptions. [Mustaqila]

 

A member of the security and defense committee in the CoR says the embassies inside the Green Zone don’t have the right to object to opening the roads near them. [Buratha]

DaeshDaily comment. They have the right to object if Iraq fails to provide adequate protection for their embassies and diplomats once the streets are opened. Protecting embassies is an obligation on all governments. Embassies are located in the Green Zone for a reason.

 

A security source says clashes erupted between an Iraqi security unit and armed men on Palestine Street in east Baghdad, without giving more information. [Sumaria] Another security source says clashes were between the police and a PMF unit because the PMFs tried to pass in the street without coordinating with the police. 5 PMFs and 4 IFPs were injured in the clashes. [Mada]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Tarmiya in north Baghdad, killing 3 civilians and injuring 7. [Baghdadia]
  • Four civilians were killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in Thaalba in north Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • A body of an unknown man was found shot in the head in Suleikh in north Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion near a medical center in Niariya in east Baghdad. [Mustaqila]
  • An employee of the Iraqi Ministry of Environment was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car on Palestine Street in east Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Armed men in military uniforms shot 2 civilians in Al-Ghadeer in east Baghdad, killing one and injuring the other. [Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were killed and 5 injured when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Zafaraniya in south Baghdad. [Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were injured when an IED exploded in Dora in south Baghdad. [Sumaria]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion near a commercial area in Iskan in west Baghdad. [Mada]

 

The IAF conducted 14 sorties and the IAA 25 (results reported elsewhere herein)

The Coalition conducted 26 sorties, killing 83 terrorists and destroying 7 vehicles and 6 Daesh locations. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

A security source says villagers managed to capture 2 armed men planting an IED on the road between Muqdadiya and Baquba and deliver them to the security forces. [Baghdadia]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says Daesh sleeper cells were responsible for the assassination of the Iraqi Army general in Baquba yesterday. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near a popular café in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 4. [Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed the Chairman of the Hawija District Council, in Kirkuk city. Hussein Ali Saleh Al-Jubouri was an important tribal leader who had survived numerous previous assassination attempts. [Ghad]

 

A security source says the IAF bombed a Daesh location in the Al-Khan village in Hawija, killing 17 Daesh fighters. [Ghad]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Al-Khan. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga near Hawija. [Just Paste]

 

NINEWA

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a Daesh commander in Hamdaniya. The source says the assassinations against Daesh have increased significantly in the last few days. [Maalomah]

 

Local sources say Daesh tightened its security procedures in Mosul and increased the numbers of the checkpoints. Daesh had promised the people of Mosul when they captured the city last year they would remove all the existing checkpoints and allow people to move freely. [Ghad]

 

A KDP official says 15 Daesh members were killed in clashes with the Jabour tribe in Qayyara west of Mosul. He says the clashes erupted because the tribe refused to let Daesh recruit their sons. [Sumaria]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 3 Daesh members in a sheep market in west Mosul. The source says Daesh then surrounded the area and arrested dozens of people randomly. [BasNews]

 

A security source says the Coalition launched 8 airstrikes on Daesh in Mosul, killing 30 terrorists, most foreigners, and destroying 2 houses. [Ghad]

 

A Ninewa Police source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Hatra southwest of Mosul, killing 9 including 3 snipers. [BasNews]

 

Local sources say Daesh started Wednesday to force all government employees to wear “sharia clothes”, which means Afghani style. [Buratha]

DaeshDaily comment: We still can’t comprehend how the Afghani style became the official clothing of Islam.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Kurdistan

The deputy chairman of the Peshmerga Affairs committee in the KRG Parliament refutes reports about reaching a deal with Baghdad about Ninewa and says the Peshmerga will not participate in Ninewa’s liberation unless Baghdad agrees on some conditions regarding economic issues and the salaries of the Peshmerga. [ROJNews]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Local activists say Daesh publicly executed its police commander in Raqqa, an Iraqi terrorist called Abu Karam, by firing squad, after internal disputes arose following their latest defeats in Hasaka. [BasNews]

 

Local activists say an 11-year-old boy was killed in a Daesh shelling of the town of Tal Aren, 20 km (12.5 miles) southeast of Aleppo. [BasNews]

 

A Syrian opposition commander says the US-trained Division 30 started its first operation against Daesh in Mare’. [Xendan]

 

Hundreds more families are returning to their houses in Kobane from Turkey. [Welati]

 

Local activists say the Coalition conducted 3 airstrikes on the Daesh finance building in Raqqa. There was no estimate of casualties. [Dorar]

Daesh says Coalition drones bombed its sharia court in Raqqa. [Dump]

 

The Assyrian Network for Human Rights says the Syrian regime’s bombing on Al-Qaryatayn is preventing hundreds of Christian families from leaving the city. They also say the bombing stopped the deal to release the Christian families held hostage by Daesh, although the mediators had managed to release 34 hostages so far, most of them women and children. [Orient News]

Daesh publishes photos of its public meetings with the Christian citizens in Qaryatayn where it offered them its usual choices (leave, stay and obey and pay taxes, or get killed). [Just Paste]

 

Daesh says it attacked a YPG checkpoint on the Syrian-Iraqi border in Yarubiya in Hasaka and killed many YPG fighters, and planted IEDs on the road and detonated a YPG vehicle. [Dump]

 

Daesh final exams for teachers in Khafsa in Aleppo. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Saudi Arabia. A spokesman of the Saudi MoI says 46 Saudi women are known to have joined Daesh since 2011. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. It would be reasonable to assume that the actual number is significantly higher.

 

Egypt. Daesh says it detonated an IED on an Egyptian Army vehicle south of Kharouba near Arish in Sinai. [Dump]

 

Algeria. Daesh publishes a video of Sariyat Al-Ghuraba, an Algerian terrorist group, pledging allegiance. [Archive]

 

Daesh daily newsletter. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Saddam Brigade page. A perfect match between Saddam’s people and Daesh.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/kmkmkmkmkm51

https://twitter.com/martn_gon1

https://twitter.com/hozaifa1924soon

 

 

 

September 2, 2015

 

REPORTS FROM­ IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

The Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says Iraqi forces killed 6 Daesh members and destroyed 2 vehicles and a weapons cache in Qarma. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Qarma, destroying 2 vehicle bombs and killing several Daesh fighters. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A local PM commander says Iraqi forces stopped an attack on Subaihat in Qarma, killing “dozens” of terrorists. [Buratha] A security source says a unit from Baghdad Operations Command destroyed a Daesh house in Subaihat killing 5 Daesh terrorists barricaded inside. [Al-Ghad]

Daesh’s version is that two of its suicide bombers (a Syrian and a Tajik) attacked Iraqi forces consecutively with Humvee bombs, killing “dozens” of them in Subaihat, and publishes a photo after the attack. [Dump] [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment. We noticed today for the first time that Daesh made significant grammar mistakes in its reports. Because of its religious façade as an Islamic entity, Daesh has always been careful with its grammar. Religious organizations, imams, and clerics lose a lot of credibility when they make grammar mistakes. Not to make too much of the errors themselves, we wonder if this indicates a change in the Daesh media leadership.

 

IWMC says the IAA bombed a Daesh construction shovel and several big trucks near the third bridge in Falluja. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles in Falluja. [Just Paste]

 

A PMF video of the operations near Falluja [YouTube]

 

Ramadi

The IFP commander says the 1st Rapid Intervention Brigade killed 4 Daesh fighters and destroyed a bulldozer in Hsaiba east of Ramadi. [Iraqi Media Network] He also says the IFP destroyed 5 Daesh vehicles in the same area, and bombed a Daesh convoy of 15 vehicles near Tal Mshaihda, forcing them to flee. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Coalition jets, coordinating with the Iraqi Intelligence Service, bombed a Daesh boat carrying mortar shells north of Habbaniya. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

IWMC says the Coalition destroyed several vehicle bombs in Albu Hayat west of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Local sources in Anbar say they expect a military operation in September to liberate Ramadi with participation of American troops, but they didn’t say how many American troops. [Al-Mada]

 

Haditha

The spokesman of the 14th Emergency Battalion says the Coalition bombed a Daesh 10-vehicle convoy in Qusairiyat near Haditha, destroying all the vehicles and killing more than 30 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy that included an armored construction shovel, 2 Humvees and a machine-gun-carrying truck attacking Iraqi forces near the train station in Haditha and destroyed them completely. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Photos of the armored vehicles the tribal fighters captured from Daesh after the failed attack on Haditha. [Twitter]

 

The leader of Albu Nimr tribe says 15 tribal fighters (10 from his tribe) were killed and 7 injured during the last 24 hours while supporting the Iraqi forces stopping a Daesh attack on Haditha. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. The Albu Nimr are one tribe that has stood up to Daesh in Anbar when it most dangerous, and previously suffered heavy losses for doing so.

 

Daesh publishes a photo of a Syrian young boy detonating himself on Iraqi forces in eastern Anbar. [Dump]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Daesh kidnapped 20 people in Rutba, accusing them of cooperating with Iraqi security forces. [Al-Mada]

 

Eyewitnesses say Daesh released 230 people arrested earlier in Rutba for participating in a demonstration last week. The prisoners were tortured and some were tied to electricity poles in the city before they were released. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

A security source says a Daesh member was killed in an internal dispute about empty houses in Rawa in west Anbar. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh vaccinations in Al-Qa’im in far western Anbar [Just Paste]

 

The mayor of Rahaliya subdistrict in southwest Anbar says 142 of the food ration items arrived in the subdistrict in coordination with the Iraqi security forces. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: Many areas under Iraqi government control in Anbar are suffering from the lack of food and fuel items because Daesh controls many roads.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

The spokesman of the AHH says military operations will start in the coming days to liberate Albu Juwari in Baiji District and liberate the refinery completely. He says Albu Juwari is the supply center for Daesh in Baiji. [Waradana]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh ferry crossing the Tigris east of Zuwiya in northern Baiji District, killing 30 Daesh fighters and destroying 5 vehicles. [Al-Ghad]

 

The IFP commander says the 3rd Rapid Intervention Brigade attacked Daesh between Siniya and Baiji. He also says the IFP’s artillery shelled Daesh in the outskirts of Baiji. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

A security source says the IFP Commandos killed 3 Daesh suicide bombers, destroyed 2 vehicles, and confiscated 10 Harris communication devices near Baiji. [Al-Ghad]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fighting west of Baiji. [Just Paste]

 

Elsewhere in Salahuddin

Daesh publishes photos of the fighting west of Samarra. [Just Paste]

 

The Iraqi Ministry of Justice says 23 criminals who participated in the Speicher Massacre were transferred to Nasariya Prison to be executed. [Buratha]

 

BAGHDAD

Debate erupted between political blocs about pilgrims from Mosul heading to the Haj in Saudi Arabia in a bus carrying Daesh flags and slogans. The spokesman for PM Abadi says the pilgrims were obviously forced to carry Daesh flags and many other Sunni and Shia groups supported this opinion, while others think this is a challenge in the face of the Iraqi government. 500 pilgrims arrived in Baghdad through Anbar and Kerbala on Sunday. [Al-Mada]

 

A member of the security and defense committee in the Iraqi CoR says 5 new F-16 jets arrived in Iraq and their ammunition will arrive in the next 2 days. [Al-Maalomah]

 

Major Sunni Iraqi politicians boycott the national (Sunni) conference in Qatar. Many Sunni armed groups’ representatives and former army officers were expected to attend, prompting politicians to call the conference a pledge of allegiance to Daesh. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily comment: It is hard to understand why a small country like Qatar is so interested in destroying the political process in Iraq, since 2003. Qatar’s support for the radical armed groups in Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria and Palestine is totally out of proportion to its small size.

 

Muttahidoun, a Sunni bloc in the Iraqi CoR, issues a statement saying many Sunni notables and young men are being kidnapped in Baghdad and says the government and the security forces are responsible for capturing the criminals and the militias behind these kidnappings. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

Al-Abadi says the “corrupted” and organized crime are behind the recent kidnappings in Baghdad and are trying to undermine the authorities. The PM was attending the first reconciliation conference for Baghdad Belt, which includes rural areas around the City. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi Army’s 25th Brigade seized a weapons and explosives cache in the Al-Rakoub area in south Baghdad, based on information obtained from a terrorist arrested earlier. [Al-Ghad]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says the Iraq Army’s 60th Brigade raided a house in the Al-Ubaid area in northwest Baghdad and killed 5 Daesh terrorists, including 2 foreigners, and injured and arrested 3. [Al-Ghad]

 

According to security sources:

  • Militia members kidnapped a Sunni mosque imam and his wife in Adhamiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • An IED exploded under the car of an employee in the Iraqi Ministry of Justice in Shaab in north Baghdad, killing him and severely injuring his son. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near a parking lot in Husseiniya in north Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men kidnapped 18 workers of a Turkish company from the construction site of the Al-Habibiya stadium in Sadr City in east Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion in the industrial area in Talbiya in east Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • A civilian was killed and 11 injured in an IED explosion in Jisr Diyala in southeast Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • An employee of the Iraqi Ministry of Education was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Hay Al-Amel in southwest Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded in a wholesale market in Ameriya in west Baghdad, killing 3 civilians and injuring 5. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

DIYALA

A security source says unknown armed men shot at the convoy of an Iraqi Army general in Al-Hadid, 15 km (9 miles) west of Baquba, injuring him and 2 of his bodyguards severely. The general is the brother of a Sunni MP from Diyala. [Al-Ghad] Other sources say the general and one of his bodyguards were killed in the attack. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says a police captain was killed when an IED exploded in his car in Hay Al-Ummal in south Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 civilians in west Baquba. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A security source says unknown armed men kidnapped a medical doctor in front of his clinic in the center of Muqdadiya, northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says a roadside IED exploded north of Muqdadiya, injuring a local tribal leader and killing 2 of his companions. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near a parking lot in Balad Ruz east of Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 3. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A Kurdish security official says his forces arrested a Daesh member responsible for many terrorist attacks in Daquq. [Xendan]

 

A police commander says security forces arrested 4 Daesh members who sneaked from Hawija into Kirkuk. [BasNews]

 

NINEWA

The Iraq Joint Operations Command says it opened a joint coordination center with the KRG to start implementing the Ninewa liberation plan. [Al-Ghad]

 

A security source says Daesh executed another elections candidate and refused to give his body to his family. The candidate was captured by Daesh in September 2014. [BasNews]

 

Eyewitnesses say Daesh arrested 50 men for shaving their beards. [Karemlash]  Daesh publishes a photo of questioning a man with a “kind of” shaved beard. [Dump]

 

A KDP official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Badoush in south Mosul, killing a Daesh emir, 2 of his brothers, and 2 other terrorists. [Rudaw]

 

An informed source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Gwer, 35 km (22 miles) east of Mosul, killing 8 fighters and destroying 2 Humvees. [BasNews]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says they detonated an IED on a Daesh vehicle in Mosul, killing an emir and 2 of his associates. [The KM Facebook Page]

A PUK official says Kata’eb Al-Mosul assassinated Daesh’s Hisbah official on the “left side” of Mosul (a local term which actually refers to the right side of the river as seen on a map). [PUKMedia]

 

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed a Daesh headquarters on the “left side” of Mosul, destroying it completely and killing all the terrorists inside. The Coalition also bombed Daesh in Al-Qasr village in Hamdaniya. [PUKMedia]

 

A Peshmerga official says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations in Sinjar today. He also says 7 Daesh were killed and 2 vehicles were destroyed in the clashes with the Peshmerga yesterday. [Xendan]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga in Baqofa, a Christian town near Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh vaccinations in Qayara. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Peshmerga in Makhmur and Tal Al-Reem and Shandoukha village. [Dump] [Dump] [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Local activists say Daesh detonated the last remaining government building in the border area in Jarabulus. Daesh also moved all its materials and equipment from Jarabulus to Raqqa. [BasNews

DaeshDaily comment. This is a clear indication that Daesh may be leaving the city soon. Not wanting to deal with the Turks in a border location perhaps contributes to the decision.

 

The YPG says Daesh terrorists crossed the river in boats and attacked its forces twice, west and southwest of Sarrin in Kobane district, but the YPG stopped both attacks and forced them to flee. [Hawar]

Daesh says 7 civilians were killed in the bombing on Sarrin southern countryside. [Dump]

 

The YPG forces are advancing towards Al-Hawl town and now they are 10 km (6 miles) away. Daesh has dug trenches and planted mines in anticipation of a YPG attack. [Welati]

 

A military source says Daesh attacked the Kurdish forces in the Al-Melabiya camp in south Hasaka heavily and the clashes are still going on. The source says 2 Kurdish fighters were killed and 2 Daesh terrorists. [BasNews]

 

Daesh kidnaps more Kurdish people from Al-Bab countryside northeast of Aleppo and executes one of them. So far the terrorists have kidnapped more than 150 Kurds. [Welati]

 

A YPG official refutes reports that the US intends to train Syrian opposition fighters in Kurdish Syria in coordination with the YPG. [BasNews]

 

A Kurdish official in the Syrian opposition says the Syrian Peshmerga (a group of Syrian Kurdish fighters trained by the KRG) will participate in securing the safe zone in north Syria with Free Syrian Army and Turkmen forces according to an agreement between Turkey and the US. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment: The YPG, which is more powerful on the ground in Syria than the Syrian Peshmerga, will not be happy with this move.

 

Daesh says a woman and a child were killed in the Syrian opposition shelling on Al-Qidam in south Damascus. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of lashing 2 men for “false testimony” in north Raqqa. [Dump]

 

Daesh activities for children in Al-Qaryatayn. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh sends a video message from Syria to Palestine. [Archive]

 

Daesh publishes more videos and photos of people happy about the return of the Caliphate golden coin. [Archive]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

The spokesman of the Turkish MoI says the EU countries were not able to stop the influx of Daesh fighters to Turkey. He also says Turkey prevented 20,000 Daesh suspects from entering the country and deported 2,100 suspected foreign fighters. [Rudaw]

 

The president of the Peoples’ Democratic Party says if Daesh kidnapped the 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad then the solution is easy. [Erdogan’s party] can solve the problem with one phone call to Daesh since they have a good relationship! [ROJNews]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

In the day’s most bizarre development, Daesh says its terrorists attacked a Russian Army post in Dagestan, killing and injuring many of them. [Dump]

 

Yemen. Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked a Houthi mosque in Hay Al-Jarraf in Sanaa with an explosive belt followed by a car bomb parked nearby, killing and injuring “dozens” of people. [Dump]  Local sources say they heard the sound of a big explosion in Hay Al-Jarraf and think it was a car bomb, as there was no sound of airplanes. [Yemen Journal] 32 people were killed and 98 injured in the explosion. [Al-Mayadeen]

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes photos of targeting an Egyptian army M-113 armored vehicle south of Sheikh Zuweid in Sinai. [Dump]

 

Libya. Libyan security forces publish photos of Daesh terrorists obtained from a Daesh terrorist’s mobile phone. [Akhbar Libya]

 

A Libyan military source says the clashes continue between Libyan forces and Daesh in Benghazi. He also says the Libyan forces are advancing slowly because of the mines and IEDs planted by Daesh in the streets. [Akhbar Libya]

 

A proud Daesh father taught his 2 year old kid how to behead his teddy bear. [YouTube]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Jazeera Operations Command page.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/baghdad2021

https://twitter.com/MansorSaanie

https://twitter.com/2rhabe

 

 

 

 

September 1, 2105

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

ANBAR

Falluja
Baghdad Operation Command troops killed 5 Daesh snipers, destroyed 4 Daesh vehicles carrying machine guns and 8 hideouts, and defused 8 IEDs in different areas in Qarma. [Al-Ghad]

A security source says Iraqi troops killed 4 Daesh snipers in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Al-Baghdadia]

A video of Iraqi forces shelling Daesh locations in Falluja. [YouTube]

Ramadi

This just in: A source in Anbar Operations Command says American helicopters bombed Daesh locations in the city of Ramadi, killing 13 terrorists. [Al-Mada]
DaeshDaily comment: To our knowledge, this is the first time US helicopters have been used against Daesh in Iraq, in which case this could be a hugely important precedent.

The leader of the tribal PMFs in Khaldiya says Daesh issued orders to its members to kill their injured terrorists on the battlefield in order not to have them captured by Iraqi soldiers and possibly give up military information. He also says Daesh dug massive graves for its fighters in north Ramadi.  [Al-Maalomah]

The chairman of Khaldiya subdistrict council says the Coalition bombed and killed a Daesh local terrorist trying to attack Iraqi forces near the Japanese Bridge east of Ramadi with a bomb-rigged Humvee. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says IFP troops killed 6 Daesh fighters, including 2 snipers, in Tal Masoud and Hsaiba east of Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]
A video of the IFP battles in Hsaiba. [YouTube]

The IFP commander says Daesh tried to blow up the former health center building occupied by Iraqi troops in Tal Mshaihda east of Ramadi with a Humvee bomb camouflaged as an IFP vehicle but Iraqi forces destroyed it before it reached its target. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Haditha
This just in: The IWMC says Jazeera Operations Command troops, supported by the IAF and tribal fighters, launched a major attack on Daesh in Barwana, in Haditha district, killing 70 terrorists and destroying 12 vehicles. [Al-Mada]

A security source says Iraqi troops supported by tribal fighters and Coalition airpower stopped a big Daesh attack on Haditha, killing 23 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

The spokesman of Emergency Battalion 14 in Anbar says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Jubba and Baghdadi in Haditha District, killing 18 terrorists, most of them Saudis. [Al-Baghdadia] IWMC says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Jubba killing 16 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

Iraqi troops cleared the Sunjuk area in Haditha, killing 16 terrorists and destroying a vehicle. [IWMC Report]

Iraqi troops killed 11 Daesh and destroyed 2 vehicles in Alus in Haditha. [IWMC Report]

Elsewhere in Anbar
The Albu Nimr tribe leader says Daesh infiltrated the Iraqi security forces in Anbar and its spies provide the terrorists with information about the movements of Iraqi troops. He says Iraqi forces have their own informants who provide them with information about Daesh. [Al-Mada]

A security source says the Coalition bombed a 10-vehicle Daesh convoy carrying weapons east of Al-Qa’im, destroying all the vehicles and killing the terrorists inside them. [Al-Baghdadia]

The spokesman of Emergency Battalion 14 in Anbar says Daesh issued a curfew and started a search operation in Rutba after unknown armed men on a motorcycle killed a notable Daesh leader in the center of the city. [Al-Maalomah]

IWMC says the Iraqi Army 75th Brigade killed 2 Daesh fighters and captured their vehicle carrying a machine gun in Barwana. [Al-Ghad]

 

SALAHUDDIN 

Baiji
The spokesman of Salahuddin Tribes Council says Iraqi forces are closing out Daesh in Baiji and have surrounded Siniya and will liberate both of them very soon. However, he warns that Daesh still has an open supply line between Zuwiya and Fatha, both just north of Baiji, which should be cut off before going into Siniya. [Buratha]

Local sources say 11 civilians were killed and 18 injured in a bombing by an unknown jet on a popular market in Makhoul village in Baiji. [Al-Gharbiya]

The IWMC says dozens of Daesh terrorists, including commanders, were killed in Coalition airstrikes on Baiji. [Al-Mada]

Daesh publishes a photo of a Qatari suicide bomber in Baiji. [Independence News]

Shirqat
Eyewitnesses say Daesh forced people in Shirqat to pledge allegiance in exchange for food and fuel. [Buratha]

Local sources say Daesh executed 3 taxi drivers accusing them of transporting families outside of Shirqat. [BasNews]

Elsewhere in Salahuddin
A source in the Iraqi Army says unknown armed men in military uniforms stopped a convoy carrying 40 detainees going from Dujail, 120 km (75 miles) southeast of Tikrit, to Baghdad and took the prisoners to an unknown location. [Al-Mada]
DaeshDaily comment: Previous similar incidents were either militias releasing their prisoners, or kidnapping Daesh suspects and killing them, or Daesh freeing their members. 

A local source says a woman burned herself to death when Daesh tried to force her to marry a foreign Daesh terrorist who participated in killing her husband, who was accused of coordinating with Iraqi security. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh says it recaptured 3 areas near the Strategic Line after heavy fights with Iraqi forces killing and injuring many of them. [Dump]

Salahuddin Operations Command troops killed 5 terrorists, including a sniper (exact location not specified). [IWMC Report]

BAGHDAD

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) says 1,325 Iraqis were killed and 1,811 injured during the month of August. [UNAMI Website]

Local sources say armed men ambushed an Iraqi Army convoy of 5 Humvees in Arab Jabour  south of Baghdad, destroying all the vehicles and killing everyone in them. [Al-Gharbiya]

According to security sources:

  • A civilian was killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion in Taji in north Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • A civilian was killed and his brother injured when unknown armed men opened fire on them near the generator they operate in Ameen 2nd in east Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • Security forces detonated a car bomb under control on Sadoun Street in downtown Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded near car dealerships in Nahrawan in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 7. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a wholesale market in Abu Dsheer in south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 9. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian in his vehicle in Dora in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were killed when an IED exploded near the main road in Arab Jabour south of Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

The IAF conducted 6 sorties and the IAA 23, killing 7 terrorists in different areas near Mosul.
The Coalition conducted 12 sorties, killing 59 terrorists and destroying 5 vehicle bombs, 4 machine guns, 14 locations and 2 mortars. [IWMC Report]

Iraq’s Minister of Culture and Antiquities says he gave the names of Chechen Daesh terrorists dealing with Iraqi stolen antiquities to the Russian Embassy in Baghdad. [PUKMedia]

DIYALA

A member of Diyala GC says more than 3,000 displaced families returned to their houses in the eastern areas of the governorate. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says a civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in a village in Abu Saida subdistrict northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia] Another source says a sticker IED exploded under the civilian car of a policeman in Mukhaisa in Abu Saida, killing him and injuring his brother. [Al-Baghdadia] A security source says unknown armed men kidnapped 3 civilian brothers from a displaced family in Abu Saida. [Al-Baghdadia]
DaeshDaily comment. Many sources have said earlier that Daesh sleeper cells are functioning in Abu Saida, especially in the Mukhaisa orchards, which has led to retaliation.  There are few military clashes in Diyala, but an increasing number of nasty incidents, in a province with significant numbers of Sunnis, Shia, and Kurds, and Daesh supporters and haters. As a general interpretation, IEDs are planted by Daesh; kidnapping and murders are perpetrated by Shia militiamen, sometimes in retaliation for the IEDs. This is why dead bodies are sometimes found in the streets after IED incidents.

A security source says a civilian was killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion in the Al-Sada Village in Abbara subdistrict north of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed an employee of the Sunni Endowment in Balad Ruz east of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]
DaeshDaily comment. The Sunni Endowment is an independent organization that builds and maintains Sunni mosques. It owns thousands of properties, often bequeathed by religious people, and is therefore wealthy. There are also Shia and Christian endowments. 

KIRKUK

 

Photos of Iraqi families escaping Daesh-controlled areas south of Kirkuk [Al-Sumaria]

A Peshmerga source in Kirkuk says a group of Peshmerga snipers finished their training with Coalition experts and joined the Kurdish forces south and west of Kirkuk. [Al-Mada]

A source in Kirkuk police says security forces arrested a Daesh Iraqi leader called Abu Huthaifa as he tried to sneak from Hawija to Kirkuk. [Al-Maalomah]

Daesh publishes photos of its fighters in Kirkuk. [Just Paste]

NINEWA

A local source says Daesh killed 150 women from Mosul during the month of August because they were communicating with their families outside the city or because they used to work for the Iraqi government or they were civil society activists. [PUKMedia]

A police source says Daesh executed 4 young men publically for trying to leave Mosul. [BasNews]

A local source says Daesh rearrested the 21 prisoners who escaped its prison earlier and paraded them in downtown Mosul. [BasNews]

A security source says Iraqi jets bombed Daesh in Kasik camp, 123 northwest of Mosul, killing 12 foreign terrorists. [BasNews]

The Ninewa Operations commander says Iraqi jets bombed Daesh in Makhmur, killing 22 terrorists and destroying 5 Humvees. [Karemlash]

A PUK official says the Peshmerga, supported by Coalition airpower, stopped a Daesh attack on Sinjar killing many terrorists and destroying 5 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

A source in the Peshmerga Ministry says Daesh shelled the Kurdish forces in Telskuf, killing 8 fighters and injuring 2. The Peshmerga responded by bombing Daesh locations in the area, killing many of them and destroying 2 vehicles. [Karemlash]

A Kurdish source says the Peshmerga, supported by Coalition airpower, stopped a Daesh attack on Mount Bashiqa, killing 15 Daesh and destroying their vehicles. A member of the Iranian Kurdistan Freedom Party was killed in the battle. [Iraq Press]

A security source in Ninewa says Daesh terrorists are abandoning checkpoints after the heavy bombing by the Coalition. Daesh also tightened its security procedures to prevent the civilians from leaving Mosul, after executing 9 taxi drivers. The cost of smuggling people outside the city is 1,000 to 1,500 USD per person. [Karemlash]

The KRG’s Security Council says Daesh shelled the Peshmerga near Mosul Dam with a rocket containing poison gas. It says a Peshmerga fighter was taken to the hospital after the attack and they are examining the remains of the rocket. [Rudaw]

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Local sources say Daesh shelled Mare’ with rockets containing poison gas after failing to break through the city. The sources say 20 people, including civilians, suffered from suffocation after the shelling. [BasNews]
Shahba News says this the second time in 10 days Daesh uses chemical weapons in Mare’. It says Daesh used “Fozlika” cannons in Tal Malid town, 3 km (2 miles) away, to launch the chemical shells. [Shahba Press]
DaeshDaily comment: Usually Daesh doesn’t shy away from mentioning any atrocities they commit. There must be some reason preventing them from mentioning their use of chemical weapons. Note the similar poison gas story above from the KRG (not the first such report in Daesh Daily). It may seem that Daesh has crossed every red line, but confirmation they are using chemical weapons would show they have crossed another one, which would deserve some additional action from governments opposing Daesh.  

Local sources say the clashes between Daesh and the Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya Sunni militia continued in Mare’ without either gaining ground. They also say the Coalition bombed Daesh locations in the area. [Hawar]

Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya says its fighters managed for the first time to assassinate 3 Daesh terrorists, 2 Saudis and a Syrian, in Daesh controlled areas near Al-Mahdoum east of Aleppo. [Shahba Press]

Al-Nusra publishes a video of beheading a Tunisian Daesh member captured in Aleppo’s northern countryside. [BasNews]

A Kurdish activist says the YPG shelled Daesh in Al-Hawl in west Hasaka, killing 46 terrorists including a Kurdish leader. [PUKMedia]  The YPG says they stopped a Daesh attack on Ghuzailia village north of Al-Hawl. [Xendan]

The YPG says they stopped a Daesh attack on a village 8 km (5 miles) to the east of Ain Eissa. [Xendan]

Another civilian was killed by a Daesh mine in Tal Abyad. [BasNews]

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

A Turkish court in Diyarbakir put two Vice journalists and their Iraqi translator under arrest, accusing them of conducting terrorist activities for Daesh. [BasNews]

The editor in chief of Bugün newspaper says Turkish security raided their office because they published a report about a weapons shipment from Turkey to Daesh in Syria. [Xendan]

Turkish media sources say 2 Turkish soldiers were injured in Karkamış by Daesh fire coming from Jarabulus.  [Hawar]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Yemen. Daesh publishes photos of ambushing civilians in Shabwa in Yemen, claiming they were Houthis. [Just Paste]

Egypt. Daesh publishes a video of the operations in Sinai. [Archive]

Libya. The Libyan Commandos say one of their commanders was killed with 4 other soldiers and 6 injured in an IED explosion in Benghazi. [Akhbar Libya]

A police source in Greece says they confiscated a ship carrying a big shipment of weapons coming from Turkey to Libya with a crew of Syrians and Egyptians. [Akhbar Libya]

Daesh claims responsibility officially for the explosion near the oil and gas company in Tripoli yesterday. [Dump]

Daesh miscellaneous news. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day
Ninewa Operations commander page

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day
https://twitter.com/matabk36
https://twitter.com/jouphumi
https://twitter.com/_233esh
https://twitter.com/1julanar_

 

 

August 31, 2015

 

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

ANBAR

Falluja

Iraqi forces killed 5 Daesh fighters in Qarma. [IWMC Report] A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces killed the Daesh security officer in Qarma and 4 of his associates in a military operation in Subaihat east of Falluja. [Buratha] Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says the IAF killed a Daesh sharia judge in an airstrike on Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia] IWMC says the Iraqi Intelligence Service found a Daesh cache of explosives in Dhabitya in Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

IWMC says the Iraqi Rapid Intervention 1st Division killed several Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles in Hitawiyeen south of Falluja. [Buratha]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Zoba’a south of Falluja. [Just Paste]

 

A source in Falluja hospital says a civilian was killed and 10 injured, including 4 women and 4 children, in mortar shelling by Iraqi forces on different areas in the city. [Al-Sumaria]

 

DaeshDaily comment. We have notice that military activity around Falluja has diminished compared to the Ramadi area. We have seen no reports that explain this.

 

Ramadi

IFP sources say Iraqi troops are advancing slowly east of Ramadi because of the IEDs and booby-trapped houses (video). [Rudaw]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says Daesh shelled the city with mortars, injuring 5 civilians. [Al-Maalomah]

The chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says the Coalition bombed Daesh in several areas east of Ramadi, killing dozens of terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

The commander of the tribal fighters in Khaldiya says his troops and Iraqi River Police destroyed 3 Daesh boats and killed 7 fighters trying to cross the Euphrates River from Ramadi to Khaldiya. [BasNews]
Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower stopped a Daesh attack near Habbaniya. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Iraqi forces killed a Daesh snipers commander and 4 other terrorists in a military operation east of Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]

 

A security source says the IAA destroyed 5 Daesh vehicles and killed several terrorists attacking Iraqi troops in Hsaiba east of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 car bombs attacking them in Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi helicopter in Al-Madhiq. [Dump]

 

The PMF Media says Saraya Al-Jihad destroyed a Daesh car bomb with a Kornet missile in Sajariya east of Ramadi. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

The IFP commander says Iraqi forces destroyed 5 booby-trapped buildings in Tal Mshaihda east of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says Iraqi forces were trying to attack Humaira near Ramadi when a Syrian suicide bomber attacked them with a car bomb, destroying 3 vehicles and killing dozens of them. [Dump]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Anti-Terrorism Service (ATS) Commander refutes reports that American troops have arrived in Anbar to participate in the liberation battles. [Al-Maalomah] The ATS spokesman refutes reports about halting the military operations in Anbar and says they are part of the Daesh media war. He says the death of the 2 Iraqi commanders in Anbar gave more motivation for the troops to move ahead against Daesh. [Buratha] An IFP officer had said that disputes erupting between the American troops and the PMFs in Anbar led to dismissing the PMFs from military operations east of Ramadi. [Iraq Press] A PMF commander refutes these reports and says the PMFs didn’t leave Ramadi and are still participating in the battles against Daesh. [Iraq Press]

 

The Iraqi Army’s 7th Division commander says Iraqi troops stopped a Daesh attack from 4 sides in Baghdadi in Hit District, killing 32 terrorists and capturing 2 vehicle bombs. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Iraqi security forces supported by tribal fighters stopped a Daesh attack on Barwana in Haditha District in west Anbar, killing 12 Daesh including foreign fighters. Two tribal fighters were killed and 4 injured. [Al-Ghad] The commander of the tribal PMFs in west Anbar says 3 tribal fighters were killed and 5 injured. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

IWMC says Jazeera Operations Command troops supported by tribal fighters destroyed a Daesh car bomb in Omaira east of Haditha. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh says it killed 38 Iraqi soldiers and PMFs in Barwana and Haditha and the clashes are still going on. Daesh says it started the attack with a car bomb killing or injuring dozens of Iraqi soldiers. Daesh also says it stopped an Iraqi attack on Haditha with heavy shelling after detonating 5 IEDs. [A3maq] [Dump]

 

Iraqi forces killed 2 snipers and destroyed 2 vehicles, including a bomb-rigged Humvee, and defused 4 IEDs and 3 booby-trapped houses in different areas in Anbar. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed the municipal council building in Rutba in west Anbar, used as headquarters for Daesh, killing or injuring dozens of Daesh members. The source also says 3 civilians were injured in the bombing. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of PMFs destroying a heavy armored vehicle bomb, barely. [YouTube]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A source in the Joint Operations Command says Iraqi forces liberated Baiji general hospital and 90% of Hay Al-Asry in Baiji district center. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. News that Iraqi forces are still fighting for parts of downtown Baiji undermines the previous and repeated optimistic statements about controlling Baiji.

 

A security source says IFP Commandos killed 4 Daesh, including a suicide bomber in Baiji. [Al-Ghad]

Local sources say 6 Iraqi soldiers and PMFs were killed and 16 injured in battles against Daesh in several areas south of Baiji. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says the Iraqi Golden Division is advancing in Albu Juwari northeast of Baiji, liberating the houses on its outskirts. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A security source says the IAA bombed a Daesh ferry in Zuwiya in Baiji District, killing the Daesh “navy commander” and another local terrorist. [Al-Maalomah]

 

Samarra

The Iraqi 17th Infantry Brigade found a car bomb factory and defused 2 car bombs and 48 IEDs in Jazeera Samarra. [IWMC Report]

Saraya Al-Salam, the Sadrist militia, says they found a Daesh explosives storehouse near the Strategic Line in Samarra (video). [Waradana]

DaeshDaily comment: Iraqi forces liberated these areas some time ago and Daesh recaptured them in the last couple of weeks. This is a common story with the fight against Daesh, when the Iraqi strike forces like the Golden Division manage to liberate an area but other troops fail to hold the ground.

 

Tikrit
A security source says more Iraqi military reinforcements arrived to Al-Fatha north of Tikrit to liberate the remaining areas under Daesh control. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A PMF commander threatens his troops will leave the Allas and Ajil oil fields within 24 hours if the Iraqi government doesn’t provide them with fuel. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh publishes photos of the fights near Allas and Ajil oil fields. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

Daesh says it burned 4 PMF fighters alive, including 3 brothers, in response to the AHH burning a Daesh fighter in Salahuddin last week. The PMFs fighters were captured in Nukhaib in west Anbar. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily comment: While Daesh didn’t previously need reasons to burn people alive, recent Shia PMF videos of militiamen mimicking Daesh are disgusting to say the least. Iraqi commentators on social media, from all sides, condemned these videos and say they hurt the image of the PMFs and give Daesh reasons to legitimize their crimes.

 

BAGHDAD

A former Iraqi minister says a verbal dispute erupted between PM Abadi and the leader of Badr militia because the PM refused to give American machine guns to Al-Abdal Movement, a Shia militia. [BasNews]

According to security sources:

  • A civilian was killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded near a fish market in Taji in north Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]
  • A civilian was killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in a commercial area in Niariya in east Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • An Iraqi soldier was killed and 2 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Sayafiya in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded on a police patrol in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad, killing a policeman and injuring 4. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Two civilians were killed and 5 injured when an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Hay Al-Amel in south Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • Two civilians were killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in the Al-Siba’ area in downtown Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in Saidiya in southwest Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian in his shop in Hay Al-Jihad in west Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • The body of an unknown man was found shot in Mansour in west Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The IAF conducted 15 sorties and the IAA 13. (Results reported elsewhere herein)

The Coalition conducted 11 sorties, killing 72 terrorists and destroying 5 vehicles, 3 IEDs and a boat. [IWMC Report]

 

 

DIYALA

A security source says an IED exploded on an Iraqi police patrol in Mansouriya in Muqdadiya District, killing a policeman and injuring 3 including a captain. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed a former colonel in Saddam’s army in his shop in downtown Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in Wajihiya northeast of Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces conducted search operations in two villages in Mandali near the Iranian border and captured 3 men wanted for terrorism charges and a weapons cache. [Buratha]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot at a civilian car, killing a man and injuring his wife in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the body of a man kidnapped a week ago was found in northeast Baquba. Another source says a civilian was kidnapped near his house in east Baquba. [Al-Sumaria] [Al-Sumaria]

 

The Speaker of the Iraqi CoR, who is from Diyala, visits Khanaqin to discuss the return of the displaced families in the city to their houses in Jalawla. [PUKMedia]

 

KIRKUK

Arab tribal leaders and notables from Daquq held a press conference to refute the reports about the Peshmerga destroying Arab villages in the district. They say the destruction happened because of Daesh activities and because of the Coalition bombing. [Al-Mada] An MP and some Arab tribal representatives from Kirkuk said many houses were detonated and destroyed after the Peshmerga entered the Arab villages in Daquq. [Kirkuk Now]

 

Daesh military clothes market in Hawija. [Just Paste]

 

NINEWA

The Chairman of the Ninewa Governorate Council of Ninewa says Daesh is facing a financial problem in Mosul and is not able to pay salaries for its terrorists, and raised the taxes in the city to pay for the government employees. The Chairman asks the central government to release the salaries of its employees in Mosul (although he says Daesh takes 30% of these salaries). [Karemlash]

 

The MoD says the IAF bombed Daesh headquarters in Baaj west of Mosul killing 3 Iraqi Daesh leaders. [Al-Maalomah]

A Peshmerga officer says the Coalition bombed about 20 Daesh locations in Sinjar and Baaj, killing dozens of Daesh terrorists including 4 leaders. [Xendan] Another source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Bashiqa burning their vehicles without giving information about the casualties. [Karemlash]

 

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Ayadhiya and Badoush and other areas in Ninewa killing dozens of Daesh terrorists and destroying many vehicles. He also says an armed group detonated an IED on a Daesh truck on the main road between Mosul and Baghdad, killing 4 terrorists including 2 foreigners. [PUKMedia]

 

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in the Al-Nasr Village west of Makhmur, 55 km (34 miles) south of Erbil, killing 7 terrorists. The Coalition also destroyed 6 vehicles in the Al-Salahiya Village in Hammam Al-Aleel south of Mosul and a Daesh convoy in Zuwiya in Qayara south of Mosul, killing 8 terrorists. [Al-Mada]

 

The Yazidi Council asks the government to open an investigation into the fall of Sinjar to Daesh, similar to the one about Mosul. [Al-Sumaria]

Dozens of Yazidis demonstrated against the KDP, demanding that the Peshmerga allow them to travel to the Yazidi areas in Syria and asking for the release of dozens of Yazidi young men arrested by the Kurdish forces. [Karemlash]

 

The same PUK official cited above says Daesh executed 112 of its own members, including 18 leaders, in the old prison south of Mosul, accusing them of a military coup attempt. He says Daesh arrested 5 members, who then implicated the rest. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The Iraqi Journalist Freedoms Observatory says Daesh executed a journalist days after she was captured from her house in Mosul. [Karemlash]

 

Local sources say Daesh detonated houses of Christian Iraqi in Mosul without giving any reason. The sources say Daesh had previously used these houses as alternative locations. [Karemlash]

 

A video of Daesh traffic police in Ninewa. [Archive]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fights in Sinjar. [Just Paste]

 

Other Governorates

Southern Iraq

The Criminal Court in Kerbala sentenced 4 Daesh members to death for killing an Iraqi soldier in June. The 4 terrorists were captured trying to enter Kerbala to conduct terrorist activities. [PUKMedia]

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A local source says a Daesh Libyan emir was killed in Hasaka countryside by Syrian Daesh members who refused to obey his orders to go to the front lines. [BasNews]

 

A military source says 4 Daesh members sneaked into the southwestern countryside of Tal Abyad but the Kurdish forces killed 3 of them and forced the fourth to flee. [BasNews]

 

Local sources say Daesh is calling people using loudspeakers in Jarabulus to join its forces preparing for street fights. The sources also say Daesh relocated its troops and started to dig trenches in the city. Daesh is collecting a 10% tax from the citizens and imprisoned 16 people for not obeying its orders. [Welati]

 

The YPG publishes the names of 7 of its fighters, most from Turkey, killed in the clashes with Daesh in Kobane. [Welati]

 

The YPG finished training a group of Arab fighters to join its troops. [Hawar]

 

Daesh says it detonated a building after Syrian opposition troops sneaked into it south of Damascus, killing 7 fighters, injuring 15, and capturing 1 (photos). Daesh also says it killed 7 Syrian opposition fighters and injured 10 while advancing in the area. [Dump] [Just Paste] [Dump]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Yemen. Daesh claims responsibility for the attack near the American Embassy in Sanaa on Saturday says it detonated 2 IEDs on the Houthi guards of the Embassy, killing and injuring many of them. [Dump]

 

Libya. A military source says 4 Libyan soldiers were killed and 22 injured in the fights against Daesh in Hawari. [Akhbar Libya]

A Daesh Twitter account claims responsibility for the attack near the Italian Gas Company (ENI) in Tripoli. [Twitter]

 

A Daesh media point in Sirte. [Just Paste]

 

Tunisia. The Tunisian MoI says security forces arrested 4 suspects returning to the country after participating in terrorist activities in Libya. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh says an Afghani police commander was killed and four of his bodyguards injured in a sticker IED explosion in Nangarhar. Daesh was happy about this but did not clearly claim responsibility.

 

Daesh daily audio newsletter in French. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Al-Abdal Militia page.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

http://justpaste.it/nev9

https://twitter.com/ABO_hamza_5

https://twitter.com/Samarrah_News11

 

Note: Please see the links to Google Maps in the location names.

Demonstrations in Baghdad

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

ANBAR
Falluja
A source in Anbar Operations Command says the IAA bombed a Daesh gathering in Ameriyat Al-Falluja, killing 15 Daesh fighters and destroying a vehicle. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Subaihat east of Falluja and in Al-Salam near Ameriyat Al-Falluja, killing 15 Daesh members and destroying a vehicle carrying a rocket launcher. [Al-Baghdadia] Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says an Iraqi Special Forces unit killed 4 Daesh fighters and injured their leader as they tried to booby-trap a house in Subaihat. [Al-Sumaria]

The Anbar Operations Commander says the IAF destroyed 6 Daesh locations and 2 large weapons storehouses in Al-Salam. [PUKMedia]

Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh fighters and destroyed a vehicle and 2 hideouts in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

The PMFs destroy 3 Daesh tunnels, one 200 meters long, in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Al-Sumaria] IWMC says the IAA destroyed a Daesh convoy of 11 vehicles in Albu Shijil in Saqlawiya. [Al-Sumaria]

A source in Anbar police says Daesh executed 6 of its own members publically in Hay Nazzal in downtown Falluja because they objected to the torture in Daesh prisons. The source says Daesh kept the bodies and prevented the families from taking them. [Al-Gharbiya]

Ramadi
The commander of the tribal PMFs in Anbar says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower cleared the Al-Makhazen area in Albu Aitha, 16 km (10 miles) north of Ramadi, killing 4 suicide bombers. [Al-Mada] The IAA bombed Daesh’s locations in Albu Aitha, destroying vehicles and motorcycles. [IWMC Report]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Albu Aitha. [Just Paste]

Daesh says 2 suicide bombers (a Saudi and a Syrian) attacked the Iraqi Army convoy in the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi, killing everyone in the convoy. [Dump]

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition bombed the Daesh sharia court in Albu Bali, 18 km (11 miles) northeast of Ramadi, killing 13 Daesh members. He also says the Coalition bombed a Daesh headquarters in the same area, destroying a weapons and explosives storehouse and a fuel tanker bomb. [Al-Mada]

A security source says Iraqi forces defused 20 IEDs and a car bomb in Jaraishi north of Ramadi. He also says Iraqi forces are conducting a large search and screen campaign in the area. [Al-Baghdadia]
A security source says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Albu Shahab north of Ramadi, killing 22 terrorists and destroying many vehicles and IEDs. [BasNews]

Iraqi forces are advancing towards Humaira south of Ramadi and clearing the roads from IEDs. [IWMC Report]
The Coalition bombed a Daesh gathering near the train station south of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

The IFP killed a Daesh sniper and another fighter and destroyed 2 vehicles and 9 hideouts and a weapons cache near Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

The chairman of the security committee in Anbar GC says Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh snipers and destroyed a Humvee bomb in Al-Toq east of Ramadi. He also says Daesh is trying to find a gap between Iraqi forces’ defense lines so as to launch a vehicle bomb attack and thereby ease the Iraqi forces’ siege on them in Ramadi. [BasNews]

A video of the Iraqi forces fights near the Stadium in Ramadi. [YouTube]

Elsewhere in Anbar
In the most negative news of the day, local sources say 60 Iraqi soldiers and PMF fighters were killed or injured in 2 Daesh suicide attacks in west Anbar. [Al-Gharbiya]

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Daesh opened a road between western Anbar cities and Albu Kamal and other cities in Syria, allowing local merchants to transport food and fuel from Syria to Anbar after paying taxes to Daesh. Daesh also improved its internet services in the Syrian areas so that they could be used in Anbar. [BasNews]

The Anbar Governor says the Iraqi Ministry of Trade will deliver the food ration items to the liberated areas in Anbar. [Al-Sumaria]

The last video of the Deputy Anbar Operations Commander ordering an IAA pilot to target a building in Ramadi. [Al-Sumaria] He was killed yesterday as we reported.

SALAHUDDIN 
Baiji
A security source says the IFP shelled Daesh locations on the outskirts of Baiji, killing 4 terrorists and destroying 3 mortar launching locations. [Al-Ghad]

Shirqat
A security source says a Moroccan terrorist publicly executed a school guard for opposing Daesh in Shirqat. [Al-Sumaria]

Samarra
A security source says the IAA bombed a Daesh gathering west of Samarra, killing 8 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

Iraqi forces are advancing in Jazeera Samarra, killing 3 terrorists, destroying 3 hideouts, and defusing a car bomb. The IAA bombed Daesh in the area, killing 7 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

Elsewhere in Salahuddin
The IAA destroyed a Daesh location in Allas oil field, killing 16 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

A security source says two Daesh members were arrested after sneaking through Himrin Hills to Al-Fatha northeast of Tikrit. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says 120 displaced families returned from Kurdistan to their houses in the villages between Baiji and Tikrit.

BAGHDAD
Thousands of people demonstrated today in Baghdad, and many other Iraqi cities demanding continuation of the anti-corruption reforms. [Al-Mada] The demonstrators demanded more reforms and pledged to give Prime Minister Abadi more authority to fight corruption. [Rudaw]     The Baghdad Operations commander says Iraqi security forces will prevent any demonstrations in downtown Baghdad outside Tahrir Square, the usual place for the demonstrations every Friday. He also says 4,000 security members will be deployed to secure the demonstrations. [Al-Baghdadia]
Sistani representative in Kerbala warns the demonstrators that some people negatively impacted by the reforms might infiltrate the demonstrations. [Al-Sumaria] Some demonstrators were taken to the hospital after being stabbed by unknown men, and some demonstrators tried to instigate problems by throwing water bottles at the security forces. [Al-Sumaria] A civil society activist says some demonstrators tried to cross the barbed wire and attack the security personnel near Tahrir Square. [Waradana]
DaeshDaily comment: Our sources at the demonstrations say some men from political parties started to show up, either to chant against certain political fronts or harass the demonstrators or the security forces. One of our contacts in Babel got death threats from unknown sources telling him to stay away from the demonstrations.  

The spokesman of PM Abadi says Iraqi officials who oppose reform, especially regarding the state owned properties, should show some courage and announce their position publicly. He has said some officials and political parties got their hands on extremely valuable properties and he has issued orders to get the properties back. [Al-Sumaria]
DaeshDaily comment: The Iraqi state owns properties worth billions of dollars all over the country. Many politicians used their positions to buy or rent these properties for extremely low prices. This move by Abadi angered these politicians but they don’t dare to express this anger publicly given the current public mood.

The spokesman of President Masoum says the president refused to sign the decree firing his 3 vice-presidents because Abadi didn’t inform the Presidency about the reforms before he announced them. [Iraq Press]

PM Abadi orders the security forces to prepare the necessary arrangements to open the Green Zone to the citizens. [Al-Maalomah]
DaeshDaily comment. The so-called Green Zone is a large area, set aside after 2003 invasion for security reasons. Being excluded from it has been an inconvenience and an issue to many Baghdad citizens, but a large percentage of Iraqi leaders and key government offices are located there, precisely because of the greater security of this protected area. Expect any opening of the Green Zone to be balanced with continuing tight security in some parts of it.

According to security sources:

  • The body of an unknown man was found shot in Hay Al-Basateen in north Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • A civilian was killed by unknown armed men in Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]
  • A car bomb exploded in the Zafaraniya police station in south Baghdad while being defused, without any casualties. [Al-Sumaria] Daesh says it set up the car as bait for the Iraqi police, then detonated it when they towed it to Zafaraniya police station. [Dump]
  • A sticker IED exploded under the car of a traffic police captain in Jisr Diyala in south Baghdad, killing him and severely injuring his wife. [Waradana]

In total, the IAA conducted 65 sorties and the IAF 26. (Results reported elsewhere herein)
The Coalition conducted 16 sorties, killing 18 Daesh and destroying 3 vehicles, 4 locations, a rocket launcher and heavy machine guns. [IWMC Report]

DIYALA
The director of the health directorate in Diyala says Daesh used radiated materials in the last 3 car bomb attacks in Khan Bani Saad, Kanaan and Hwaider that caused hundreds of casualties. He says many of the injured people suffered burns resulting from radiated materials. [Al-Mada]

The Dijla Operations Commander says 16,000 displaced families returned to their houses in different areas in Diyala since March. [Al-Sumaria]

KIRKUK
A security source says the IAA bombed several Daesh houses in Basheer south of Kirkuk, killing 27 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah] Another source says 12 Daesh were killed in the bombing in addition to destroying 4 Humvee bombs. [Al-Mada]

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Makhmur (in Ninewa) and Hawija, killing 12 terrorists. [Al-Mada] Another source says the Coalition drones bombed 5 Daesh locations in Basheer and Albu Mifrij 30 km (18.5 miles) south of Kirkuk in Rashad, killing 12 terrorists and injuring 7. [Al-Sumaria]
Daesh says its terrorists broke through an Iraqi Army barricade in Albu Mifrij and killed everyone inside. [Dump] And publishes photos of the dead soldiers. [Just Paste]

Daesh says an Iraqi suicide terrorist attacked the Peshmerga in Tal Al-Bassal village in Tuz, killing and injuring many of them. [Dump]

Daesh says a Saudi terrorist attacked the Peshmerga with a car bomb on the road between Kirkuk and Dibis, killing and injuring many of them. [Dumb]

Kirkuk police found the body of a young man tortured and shot in downtown Kirkuk. [Al-Mada]

NINEWA
A PUK official says 19 Daesh members were killed in internal fights in Baaj west of Mosul. [Al-Sumaria]

An Iraqi Army officer says Daesh detonated Abu Bakr Mosque, the oldest mosque in Shoura subdistrict, 45 km (28 miles) south of Mosul, claiming the mosque has a grave in it. [Iraq Press]
DaeshDaily comment. Mosques with graves co-located violate Daesh’s 7th century theology. 

Daesh confiscates more cigarettes in Ninewa. [Just Paste] And shows some municipal services. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of the clashes in Bashiqa. [Just Paste]

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Southern Iraq
The Governors of Diwaniya and Muthanna submit their resignation to PM Abadi. [Buratha] [Buratha]

The Chairman of the security committee in Babel GC says the Iraqi National Security Service, in coordination with Babel police, arrested 5 members of Daesh’s Wilayat Al-Janoub (the southern state) in Iskandariya in north Babel. [Al-Sumaria]

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Local sources say Daesh started to evacuate many of its locations in Jarabulus in Aleppo and move the vehicles and equipment (most of them looted earlier from Kobane) to Raqqa. The sources also say Daesh transformed the cement storehouse in the city into a car bomb factory. [BasNews]

A military source says Kurdish fighters managed for the first time to cross the Euphrates River, using boats, to the eastern areas in Jarabulus and attack Daesh, killing 12 terrorists before returning safely. The source says Daesh randomly shelled the Kurdish areas across the river randomly after the operation. [BasNews]

Other sources say groups from Burkan Al-Furat Operations crossed the river in small boats and conducted the attack on Daesh. The sources also say Daesh started to dig a trench and plant IEDs on the river bank to prevent such attacks. [Welati]

Welati reporter says Daesh arrested more than 50 young Kurdish men from villages in Al-Bab countryside and released some of the older men they arrested earlier. [Welati]

Clashes continue between Daesh and Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya (the Levant Front) near Mare’. The JS managed to destroy a Daesh car bomb near the town and hung the bodies of Daesh fighters publicly in the streets. [Welati] [Welati]
A JS commander says they recaptured a small town near Mare’ from Daesh and killed 6 of its fighters. [ARANews] He also says they killed the Daesh commander who led the attack and destroyed a car bomb with a Kornet rocket. [ARANews]
A video of the first seconds after the car bomb explosion in Mare’ yesterday. [YouTube]
Syrian sources say a Daesh suicide bomber attacked a civilian car with people trying to leave Mare’, killing 6 civilians and injuring 4. [Twitter] [Twitter]
Thousands of people leave their houses in Aleppo countryside after the Daesh attack on Mare’. [Shahba Press]
Daesh says it captured the grain silos east of Mare’ after killing several JS fighters and arresting 4. [Dump]
Daesh publishes more photos from Mare’. [Just Paste]

Daesh says it stopped a JS attack on Harbal village it captured south of Mare’, killing 14 fighters and destroying an armored vehicle. [Dump]

Daesh says it captured Harjila village in north Aleppo countryside from the Syrian armed groups after they withdrew from it. [Dump]

The Coalition bombed Daesh in Maskana in Aleppo’s eastern countryside, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. [ARANews]

Daesh Friday prayers near Damascus. [Dump]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Egypt. Daesh food items distribution in Sinai. [Just Paste]

Daesh miscellaneous news for today. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes a trailer of its coming video publication. [Archive]

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

Facebook Page of the Day
Diyala Police page.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day
https://twitter.com/murasel_harbi
https://twitter.com/talebiidriss
https://twitter.com/jenrallle1234
https://twitter.com/111alia07270839
https://twitter.com/HG____16

August 27, 2015

Iraqi Commanders

Note: Please see the links to Google Maps in the location names.

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

President Masoum, PM Abadi, CoR Speaker Jubouri and many other Iraqi officials mourn the Deputy Anbar Operations Commander and the Iraqi Army’s 10th Division Commander, killed in a Daesh rocket attack on Jaraishi north of Ramadi, according to official sources. Abadi, the Minister of Defense, and many other officials attended the funeral of the two commanders. (video) [Al-Ghad] [Al-Maalomah] [MoD Website]

A source in Anbar Operations Command refutes reports that Daesh breached Iraqi defense lines in Jaraishi north of Ramadi with car bombs. He Daesh shelled the area with Katyusha rockets at a time when the IAA was not flying in the area. [Al-Maalomah] The chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council had said the 2 commanders were killed by a suicide bomber in a car bomb. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: The unfortunate death of the commanders, and the injury to the Anbar Operations Commander last week, shows that Iraqi commanders are in the frontlines with their soldiers, unlike the corrupt officers who ran away from Mosul in civilian clothes. It also shows Daesh is still capable of attacking heavily in the Ramadi area even though they have been losing ground steadily.

 

People in Mosul are talking about the arrival of Coalition troops with heavy vehicles and weapons to areas east and west of Mosul. Ninewa officials say the weapons and equipment with these troops indicate they are not advisors and might be part of an unannounced military campaign to liberate Mosul. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment: This could be a huge development if true, but so far there are no confirming reports and we don’t know which Coalition country it might be. It’s a mysterious and intriguing rumor. (Also see the first news item under Ninewa below.)

    

ANBAR

Falluja

Baghdad Operation Command troops killed 2 terrorists and defused 24 IEDs and destroyed a car bomb and another vehicle in Qarma. [IWMC Report]

Al-Nujaba’ Movement, a Shia militia, says its snipers killed 3 Daesh fighters in Qarma. [Buratha]

The PMF Media says the PMFs captured a Daesh leader in the Shiha area of Qarma. [Buratha]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Qarma. [Dump]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh fighters attacking a security post in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Saraya Al-Jihad, a Shia militia, says they shelled and destroyed 3 Daesh hideouts in Sijar north of Falluja. [Buratha]

 

Ramadi

Anbar Operations Command troops advance in Jaraishi north of Ramadi, defusing 20 IEDs. [IWMC Report] This story is related to the rocket attack reported above.

Daesh says it shot down an Iraqi an Iraqi helicopter in Jaraishi. [Dump]

 

The IAA kills 7 Daesh fighters and destroys a weapons storehouse in Jazeera Khaldiya.

The IFP has assumed control of the defense lines near the Euphrates River, and destroyed 7 vehicles in Khaldiya. [IWMC Report]

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition bombed a Daesh vehicle in Malahma east of Ramadi, killing 2 Daesh fighters and injuring 4. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says 6 of its terrorists (a Palestinian, a Tunisian, a German, a Tajik, a Saudi and a Syria) and in revenge for the killing of its Khaldiya military commander attacked the main headquarters of the Iraqi forces in north Ramadi with 4 car bombs killing the 2 commanders and many other soldiers. Daesh published the photos of the suicide bombers. [Dump]

 

The IFP kills 3 Daesh terrorists in Hsaiba. [IWMC Report] The IFP commander says they killed 13 Daesh fighters and destroyed 3 vehicles in 2 different operations in Hsaiba. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Daesh’s military commander in Ramadi escaped the city after gathering and sending heavy weapons out of the city to western Anbar. [Al-Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. The only way to interpret this story is that Daesh leaders think they are going to lose Ramadi.

Elsewhere in Anbar

Jazeera Operations Command destroyed a Daesh vehicle carrying a machine gun in Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh convoy heading to a training camp in Hit, killing 50 Daesh fighters. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of an Iraqi sergeant saying he is trying to transport a minesweeper to Anbar without being provided with fuel for his truck or even a weapon. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A video of the PMFs in Anbar. [YouTube]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A member of Salahuddin GC says the situation in Baiji is getting more dangerous because some PMF troops, including the KH and AAH, are leaving Baiji and letting the local police face the danger alone. The deputy commander of the PMFs, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, says the situation in Baiji in under control and Iraqi forces are preparing for a major battle. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment: The troop movement could hypothetically reflect the improved security situation in Baiji and the need to build up forces elsewhere, like neighboring Kirkuk. However, our sources in Baghdad told us that some Shia militias are not happy with PM Abadi’s reforms that targeted some of their leaders and started to withdraw from Baiji about 2 weeks ago. In other places, leaving captured areas to local police control has led to renewed Daesh activity.

 

A source in Baiji police says the IAA destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Siniya, killing 12 terrorists. He also says an Iraqi policeman was injured when he was shot by a sniper. The source says Daesh attacked the Baiji area heavily during the last 2 weeks with more than 58 car bombs and fuel tankers, which destroyed hundreds of civilian houses. [Al-Mada]

 

Another source says Iraqi Joint Forces stopped a Daesh attack on Tal Abu Jarad in Baiji killing 13 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Al-Baghdadia] Al-Nujaba’ Movement says their troops stopped the attack and stopped Daesh terrorists from sneaking in from Siniya to Baiji, killing 20 of them. [Buratha]

 

The PMF Media says the PMFs and the IFP conducted a military operation north of Baiji refinery that killed 50 Daesh terrorists. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

A Daesh billboard in Shirqat. [Just Paste]

 

A video of the PMF fights in Tal Abu Jarad. [YouTube]

 

Samarra

A source in Samarra Operations Command says an IAA M-35 helicopter was hit by ground fire in Jazeera Samarra but landed safely near the Strategic Line. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. The IAA, part of the Army, is primarily a helicopter force.

 

Iraqi forces are advancing in Jazeera Samarra, destroying a car bomb and a Humvee and clearing several houses. The Iraqi 17th Infantry Brigade defused 8 booby-trapped houses and 12 IEDs in Jazeera Samarra. The IAA attacked Daesh from the air, destroying 2 construction shovels, a vehicle, 2 hideouts and 4 machineguns. [IWMC Report]

 

Tikrit

The spokesman of the Salahuddin Tribes Council says Daesh kidnapped dozens of civilians, including women and children, trying to escape Hawija in Kirkuk to Al-Alam in the Tikrit area. He also says a civilian was killed and another injured during the kidnapping. [Al-Mada]

 

A security source says Iraqi units clashed with Daesh in Himrin Hills east of Tikrit, killing 4

terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

BAGHDAD

The Iraqi CoR approves the Political Parties Law unanimously. [BasNews] The CoR also voted on a law obligates the government to pay the salaries of its displaced employees in government controlled areas. [PUKMedia]

 

The Iraqi Ministry of Justice says it has started carrying out the 21 death sentences against terrorists that were approved by the President. [Erem]

 

The Integrity Committee in the CoR says they it will pursue political parties who are occupying government owned properties. The Committee says the properties are worth billions of dollars. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This is apparently a common problem, and goes back to the first days after Saddam was removed.

 

An official in the headquarters Inspector-General office says his office will shortly publish its first report. He says the office returned 21 billion dollars from different ministries. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. The US helped Iraq create an Inspector-General system on the US model, with an IG in each ministry. The essential political independence of these positions was quickly compromised, their work was obstructed, and some IGs were assassinated, so the system underperformed. A positive report on progress made by the IG system is therefore significant, especially in the context of the new anti-corruption reform program

 

According to security sources:

  • A booby-trapped motorcycle exploded on a civilian vehicle in Taji in north Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 4. [Al-Maalomah]
  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Hurriya in north Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 6. [Iraq Press]
  • An IED exploded near the industrial area in Taji in north Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 5. [Iraq Press]
  • Two tribal PMF fighters were killed and 2 injured when armed men opened fire on their civilian car in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Shula in north Baghdad killing 2 civilians and injuring 7. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Militia members in military uniforms kidnapped 4 civilians in Zayouna in east Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • An IED exploded in a bus in Sadr City in east Baghdad killing or injuring 10 civilians. [Rudaw]
  • Unknown armed men in military uniforms kidnapped an Iraqi police colonel from his house and stole his car in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • The body of a woman was found shot in Jisr Diyala south of Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded in a residential area in Shurta 5th area in southwest Baghdad, injuring 2 civilians. [Al-Sumaria]
  • An IED exploded in Shuhada Bayya in southwest Baghdad injuring a civilian. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says the Iraqi Army 60th Brigade killed 5 Daesh terrorists, destroyed their house, and defused 3 IEDs in Al-Tala’a west of Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The media advisor of the MoD says 4 Russian military helicopters will arrive in Iraq in the coming days. [Xendan]

 

Overall, the IAF conducted 19 sorties and the IAA 4. (Results reported elsewhere herein)

The Coalition conducted 15 sorties, killing 74 terrorists and destroying 7 Daesh locations and 19 hideouts. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

A security source says Dijla Operations Command troops supported by PMFs conducted a security operation in Khailaniya north of Muqdadiya and killed 9 Daesh members and arrested 11 while confiscating weapons and vehicles. [Al-Baghdadia] Other security sources say 28 Daesh were killed and 18 arrested in the operation. [Iraq Press]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 Daesh secret hideouts in Himrin Hills, 85 km (53 miles) northeast of Baquba. [Buratha]

 

KIRKUK

A local official says the Peshmerga killed a suicide bomber, who claimed to be a displaced person, before he was able to detonate his car in Daquq, 44 km (27 miles) south of Kirkuk city. [BasNews]

A local source says the Peshmerga captured 12 villages from Daesh on the road between Tuz and Daquq and Daesh terrorists ran away towards Himrin or Hawija after booby-trapping many buildings and vehicles without so much resistance. [BasNews] A Peshmerga official says the Peshmerga and the Iraqi Anti-Terrorism troops, supported by Coalition airpower, liberated 13 villages, killed 40 terrorists and injured 30, and destroyed 13 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

 

A source in Kirkuk police says Iraqi Joint Forces—Army, PMFs and Peshmerga—shelled Daesh hideouts in a village in Hawija, killing 20. The source also says Iraqi forces are closing in on Daesh in the villages near Hawija and have liberated 7 villages so far. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A source in Kirkuk police says an officer from the Oil Facilities Protection Police was killed and 4 policemen injured when a car bomb targeted their patrol between Dibis and Kirkuk. [Al-Mada]

Another source says 3 policemen were killed and 11 injured. He also says security forces arrested 19 suspects after the attack. [Al-Mada]

NINEWA

In a startling development, an informed source says tribal fighters and PMFs supported by the IAA launched an attack on a village in Qayara, 60 km south of Mosul, and liberated it completely, killing 37 Daesh terrorists. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. This is startling because up to now there has been no ground campaign in Ninewa south of Mosul. All the attention has been on Anbar and Salahuddin. The overall strategy as enunciated by General Allen, head of President Obama’s task force on Iraq, has Mosul as the final target in the campaign. As of now, we have no further information on this, so can’t speculate as to whether this is a one-time attack or the beginning of a larger campaign in Ninewa.

 

A PUK official says the Coalition launched airstrikes on a Daesh headquarters in Qayara killing 3 terrorists, and on another location in Hammam Al-Aleel killing 7 terrorists, and destroyed a car bomb and a headquarters in the Al-Nasr area, and bombed several other Daesh locations in Ninewa killing dozens of terrorists. [PUKMedia]

 

The same PUK leader also says the forensics department in Mosul received the bodies of the Daesh military leader in Baiji and his brother who were killed in Salahuddin. [PUKMedia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Bashiqa. [Just Paste]

 

IWMC says the IAF, in coordination with the Intelligence Service, destroyed a Daesh car bomb factory and killed dozens of Daesh members in an airstrike near the Qayara Train Station south of Mosul. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A PUK official says a sniper from Kata’eb Al-Mosul killed Daesh’s deputy “emir” of Hamdaniya, southeast of Mosul. [Buratha]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

Kurdistan

Many notable KRG officials attended the burial of General Safeen Abdul Majid, the Commander of the Iraqi Army’s 10th Division, in Erbil. [Xendan]

 

Southern Iraq

A security source says the National Security Service in Basra arrested a 4-member Daesh cell in Mdaina in Basra. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The Iraqi Minister of Defense honored a Colonel who, as commander of the Basra Protection Battalion, ordered his soldiers to throw roses on the demonstrators in Basra. The Minister also honored other officers, and said the Iraqi Army will protect the demonstrations and freedom of speech. [MoD Website]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

A local source says Daesh captured 2 villages near Mare’ in Aleppo northern countryside and surrounded the town completely. The source says other Syrian armed groups in the town fought Daesh and killed 50 of its fighters and destroyed a vehicle. Daesh detonated a car bomb inside the town killing and injuring many civilians, then kept shelling it and killed many civilians including a child. The source says the town will definitely fall to Daesh if there is no intervention from Coalition airpower or from the Syrian opposition armed groups. [BasNews] Daesh claimed responsibility for the car bomb. [Dump] Local sources say more than a 100 fighters from all groups were killed in the battles. [Hawar]

Daesh said it captured a village near Mare’, killing 5 fighters from Syrian armed groups and arresting 3, and capturing weapons and vehicles. [Dump] Daesh then said it captured 2 more villages and weapons and vehicles and says its troops are surrounding Mare’ from 3 sides (east, west and north). [Dump] Daesh publishes photos from Mare’. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

A military source says the YPG stopped a Daesh attack on a village east of Hasaka, killing 7 terrorists and injuring 10 and destroying an armored vehicle, and the clashes are still going on. The source says the Coalition bombed Daesh heavily in east and west Hasaka countryside yesterday and today. [BasNews]

 

More than 1,400 displaced people returned to their houses in Kobane during the last 24 hours. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes a video about the bombing on Aleppo for the last year. [Archive]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news for today. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Libya. A Libyan military source says Daesh shelling the residential areas on the east coast area in Derna. [Akhbar Libya] Another source says Daesh is sending more of its terrorists to Misrata, then to Benghazi.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Facebook news page from Kurdish areas in Syria

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/rasone35

https://twitter.com/28_jarah

https://twitter.com/a7mad0abdllah22

https://twitter.com/hhhhcdtgtfcfdf

 

August 26, 2015

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The local PMF commander in Qarma says Iraqi forces stopped 3 Daesh attacks on different areas in Qarma subdistrict, killing many Daesh fighters including suicide bombers and destroying several vehicles and car bombs. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops destroyed a construction shovel bomb in the Shiha area, and that it killed a terrorist and injured another in Subaihat in Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Qarma. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Ramadi

The chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in the CoR says another investigative committee will be formed to investigate the fall of Ramadi. [Buratha]

 

A security source says the IAA killed 13 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles in an airstrike on Jazeera Khaldiya. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower captured the police stations in Albu Farraj and Albu Aitha north of Ramadi, killing dozens of terrorists and defusing several booby-trapped buildings. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces advanced in Jaraishi north of Ramadi, killing 3 Daesh members and defusing an IED and a booby-trapped hideout. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says the Coalition destroyed 5 Daesh houses and killed “dozens” of terrorists in airstrikes on Jazeera Khaldiya east of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia] Another source says the Coalition bombed and destroyed 2 Daesh fuel tankers heading to Khaldiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The IFP killed 2 Daesh snipers and destroyed 3 vehicles and a hideout east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces cleared 2 more areas in Hay Al-Tameem west of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Badr militia commander says what’s happening in Anbar now is an ongoing encirclement. He also says the fight against Daesh is not easy and victory will need time. [Al-Mada]

 

The IAF conducted 2 sorties in western Anbar, destroying 2 Daesh convoys and killing 77 terrorists, including a Saudi and an Iraqi commander. [Al-Mada]

 

The Jazeera Operations commander says his troops killed 9 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 5 vehicles carrying heavy guns in Baghdadi, 90 km (56 miles) west of Ramadi. [Buratha]

 

A tribal leader from Rutba in west Anbar says Daesh confiscated the houses of everyone who left the city without “permission”. He also says the people who were caught trying to leave were put in public cages and tortured and humiliated. [Iraq Press]

A Commander of a Shia militia says his troops clashed with Daesh in the Rutba desert, killing 7 of them. Five of his fighters were injured. [Iraq Press]

 

The spokesman of Anbar GC says 2 Iraqi ministries will release the salaries of Anbar employees, except for those living in Daesh-controlled areas, whose salaries will be saved for them. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A video of the PMF operations in Anbar. [YouTube]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A security source says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 Daesh car bombs using Kornet missiles and killed 20 more terrorists attacking Iraqi troops in Tal Abu Jarad from Siniya. [Al-Ghad]

Salahuddin Operations Command killed 50 Daesh fighters in Baiji. [IWMC Report]

 

A video of the PMFs shelling Daesh near Baiji. [YouTube]

 

Shirqat

A security source says Daesh executed 8 young men in Shirqat publically and left their bodies in the streets, after accusing them of cooperating with the security forces. [BasNews] [Al-Mada]

 

IWMC says Iraqi forces destroyed a Daesh convoy of 5 vehicles on the road between Baiji and Shirqat, killing many terrorists including a local commander. [Buratha]

 

Samarra

The IAF’s Sukhoi aircraft bombed Daesh’s Ain Al-Faras military compound in Jazeera Samarra, killing 14 terrorists including 2 commanders. [Al-Mada]

Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Jazeera Samarra, destroying many of their vehicles. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Daesh forces civilians in Jazeera Samarra to stay in their houses in order to obstruct the advance of Iraqi forces in the area. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes more photos of the fights in Salahuddin. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

BAGHDAD

A spokesman for the Commission on Integrity says the Commission issued a warrant prohibiting 334 people from traveling outside the country, including 20 ministers. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment. The Commission is obviously feeling empowered by the anti-corruption reforms. The 20 ministers presumably include former ministers, but it’s a large number by any standard and indicates the breadth of the corruption among the political elite.

 

An official source says Iraqi forces confiscated 2 big excavators used by Daesh to dig tunnels in Baiji and Falluja. He says Daesh got the excavators from Iraqi dealers who made use of the easy import rules regarding construction materials. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Iraqi MoD says it cancelled 16 defense contracts worth 3.424 billion dollars, due to corruption suspicions, legal issues, or being unnecessary. [MoD Website]

 

The National Security Service says they found a large cache of explosives, IEDs and rockets in a hideout in Saba’ Al-Bor in north Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Shula in north Baghdad, injuring 8 civilians. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded in the industrial area in Husseiniya in north Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed an employee in the Iraqi Ministry of Finance while he was driving on the Army Canal highway in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Another dead body was found shot in Dora in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Two dead bodies of unknown men were found shot in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • Two civilians were killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion in Radwaniya in northwest Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command killed a sniper and 5 other terrorists and destroyed 3 Daesh guesthouses in the Tala’a area in southwest Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

The BOC also defused an IED planted near an electricity pole in Obeidiat in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

The IFP defused a sticker IED planted under a civilian car in Saidiya in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

Iraqi forces raided several areas near Mada’in in south Baghdad, capturing wanted terrorists and destroying 12 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

 

The IAF conducted 14 sorties and the IAA 42. (Results reported elsewhere herein)

The Coalition conducted 14 sorties, killing 60 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles, a weapons storehouse, and 17 other Daesh locations. [IWMC Report]

 

DIYALA

The chairman of the subdistrict council in Khan Bani Saad southwest of Baquba says strange diseases started to appear in the area after a Daesh suicide attack last month. [Buratha]

 

Dijla Operations Command captured 6 wanted terrorists in Lake Himrin and destroyed 7 IEDs, 3 motorcycle bombs, an IED factory, 3 hideouts and weapons and explosives. [IWMC Report]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces arrested 4 men wanted on terrorism charges north of Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 2 Sahwa fighters in Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an employee in the Iraqi Ministry of Finance was injured when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Hibhib northwest of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba, killing a displaced person and injuring 3 others from his family. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the bodies of 2 men kidnapped earlier were found dead in Wajihiya northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded near a wholesale market in north Baquba killing a civilian and injuring 5. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says the Iraqi Joint Forces—including Army, police, PMFs, and Peshmerga—launched a major military operation and liberated 5 villages south of Kirkuk from Daesh. [Al-Maalomah]

A Peshmerga officer says the Joint Forces killed 33 Daesh fighters and injured many others in the operation. [Al-Maalomah]

The Kirkuk Governor says the military operation was stopped after achieving its goals. He also says 6 Peshmerga soldiers and 3 local fighters were killed. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says 40 Daesh terrorists were killed and 45 injured in the battles and Daesh is calling people using loudspeakers to donate blood for its injured. [Buratha]

 

Another source says the Peshmerga and Anti-Terrorism units of the Joint Forces liberated 7 villages in Daquq District south of Kirkuk. [Buratha]

A police commander says the Peshmerga launched a major attack on Daesh between Tuz (in Salahuddin) and Daquq and liberated 11 villages. He says 5 Peshmerga soldiers were killed and 22 injured while 18 Daesh terrorists were killed and 6 injured. Daesh launched an attack on the PMFs in the area, killing 5 of them according to a Peshmerga commander. [Rudaw]

A video of a Peshmerga fighter giving water to an injured Daesh terrorist in Daquq. [Rudaw]

A Peshmerga commander says the roads to Kirkuk from Baghdad and Tuz are secured now and Daesh threats on the city have vanished. He says Daesh used those areas to launch attacks on southern Kirkuk. [Rudaw]

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says more Iraqi troops arrived in Daquq, and also in Al-Fatha in Salahuddin. [BasNews]

Photos of the Peshmerga advances in Daquq. [BasNews]

 

A police source says a motorcycle bomb exploded near a checkpoint on the road between Kirkuk and Suleimaniya without any casualties. [Rudaw]

 

NINEWA

The IWMC says the IAF destroyed a Daesh convoy in Mosul, killing Daesh’s former wali (governor) of Raqqa.

The IAF also destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles carrying rocket launchers and killed a Daesh commander in Tal Afar. [Al-Mada]

 

A security source says Daesh rearrested 5 prisoners escaped from their prison in Mosul a couple of days ago and is looking for the others. [BasNews]

 

A commander in Ninewa police says Daesh executed 19 more civilians in Mosul. [Xendan]

 

A security source says Daesh executed 3 lawyers arrested days ago by publicly shooting them in the head in Qayara south of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

A PUK official says an unknown armed group attacked the Daesh Khansa Center for women in Mosul, killing 3 female Daesh members. [Buratha] He also says 13 Daesh members were killed in internal fights in Mosul. [Buratha] He also says the Coalition killed 17 Daesh terrorists in an airstrike on the left side of Mosul. [PUKMedia]

 

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed 4 Daesh leaders in a vehicle in Tal Afar. [BasNews]

 

The Shinkal Resistance Command (an anti-Daesh Yazidi armed group in Sinjar) says they destroyed a Daesh vehicle and one of their snipers killed a Daesh terrorist in separate operations in Sinjar. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the battles on Sinjar Mountain. [Just Paste]

 

Iraqi Minister of Higher Education fires 7 employees from the universities of Mosul and Tal Afar because they collaborated with Daesh. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Photos of Daesh firefighter supplies in Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh confiscates and burns more cigarettes in Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

 

Southern Iraq

A source in Wasit police says security forces arrested a man wanted on terrorism charges in north Wasit. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of the drought in the Iraqi marshes. [Al-Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

A civilian was killed and 4 injured when an old mortar shell exploded on them in south Kobane. [BasNews]

 

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian army attack on Zabadani near Damascus, killing an officer and 5 soldiers. [Dump] [A3maq]

 

Local activists say Daesh is harassing and kidnapping Kurdish citizens in Al-Bab countryside in order to force them to leave. [Welati]

 

Raqqa Liberation Brigade, part of the Free Syrian Army, issues a statement saying they refuse to accept a YPG plan to have Tal Abyad combined administratively with Kobane. They say Tal Abyad is part of Raqqa and it should remain this way. The RLB is part of the Burkan Al-Furat Operations Command, a coalition of Free Syrian Army and the YPG. [Welati]

 

Photos of Daesh graduation ceremonies. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the fights in Mare’ in north Aleppo countryside. [Just Paste]

 

Photos of Daesh fishing business in Raqqa. [Just Paste]

 

Photos of Daesh training camp in Homs. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

A Free Syrian Army commander was killed in an attack by unknown assailants on his car in Hatay in south Turkey. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes photos of assassinating 2 men (in civilian clothes) whom they say were policemen, and confiscating their guns, near the post office in Arish center in Egypt. [Dump]

 

Libya. Daesh publishes photos of shelling Libyan forces in the Laithi area in Benghazi. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh kidnapped 4 security members in Sector 2 in Sirte. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Daesh publishes photos of men “repenting” in Harawa in Libya. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

Daesh miscellaneous news collections. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

The Shinkal (Sinjar) Resistance Command.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/slpi492

https://twitter.com/dambgghk

https://twitter.com/abdalghfourdyab

 

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
CoR Council Of Representatives (Iraqi Parliament)
FSA Free Syrian Army
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IWMC Iraqi War Media Cell
JOC Joint Operations Command
KDP Kurdistan Democratic Party
KH Kata’eb Hezbollah
KM Kata’eb Al-Mosul
KRG Kurdistan Regional Government
MoD Ministry of Defense
MoI Ministry of Interior
MP Member of Parliament
PKK Kurdistan Workers’ Party
PM Prime Minister
PUK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
PYD Democratic Union Party (Syria)
YPG People’s Protection Units (Syria)