An Update On ISIS Activities

August 10, 2015

Demonstrations

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

      On Saturday, Prime Minister Al-Abadi issued a series of orders intended to meet insistent demands for reform. He is proposing to parliament to eliminate the 3 Vice President positions and the 3 Deputy Prime Ministers, decrease the number of bodyguards for all Iraqi officials, eliminate political hiring at the independent commissions, and investigate corruption cases through an independent and non-partisan committee.

      These orders seem to have created a lot of support and optimism among Iraqi people, and prompted the parliament, and even some governorate councils, to suggest further reforms. However, the political parties’ reactions were mixed. Most politicians avoided criticizing the reforms publicly and supported the PM, but some of them think his moves violate existing political agreements among the parties and might destroy the political process.

      The PM has gained popularity since his appointment and these reforms made him more popular. However, his position depends on continued support in the parliament. The people whose positions would be eliminated are all men with political stature and clout. The major blocs in the parliament need to be on board in fact and not just in word. So Al-Abadi is simultaneously in a very strong position but politically vulnerable.

      The corruption that is a central focus of the current demonstrations is decidedly relevant to the military situation. Daesh, and Al Qaeda in Iraq before that, have taken advantage of the incredible corruption in the military and security establishment. Some of the soldiers criticized for not fighting Daesh’s Mosul takeover didn’t exist. All the ghost soldiers have still not been specifically accounted for, making actual troop strengths unclear. The people collecting the salaries of ghost soldiers have not been fully accounted for either. The government’s campaign to defeat Daesh thus depends heavily on the PMFs, most of them in Shia militias deeply unpopular in Sunni areas the government needs to win over.   

       

ANBAR

Falluja

The local PMF commander in Qarma says all the foreign Daesh leaders in the city have left. All remaining Daesh members are from the city. He also says Iraqi forces breaking through into Falluja cannot happen right now because Daesh still has some strongholds in Qarma and also Saqlawiya that Iraqi forces need to liberate first. [Al-Maalomah]

Meanwhile, Iraqi forces killed 17 Daesh fighters in Qarma, and destroyed a vehicle and defused 21 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Humaira in Qarma and confiscated 2 construction shovels. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of liberating the Albu Khalifa area in Qarma. [Al-Sumaria]

The Iraq War Media Cell issued confusing and overlapping reports on IAA bombing. It says IAA bombed Daesh again in Albu Shijil and Malahma, killing 30 terrorists and injuring 20, and destroying 14 boats and 12 vehicles. [IWMC Report] It issued a separate report on IAA bombs on Al-Malha and Albu Shijil that killed 7 terrorists and injured 9, and destroyed 3 vehicles and 2 boats. [IWMC Report]

The IAF destroyed 2 Daesh locations in Albu Ali Al-Jassim and Ameriyat Al-Falluja. [IWMC Report]

IWMC says a Daesh religious leader in Falluja was injured in an airstrike, based on intelligence information. [Al-Masdar]

A source in Falluja hospital says 6 people including one woman were killed, and 10 injured including 3 children, in the shelling on different areas in the city. [Al-Baghdadia]

Ramadi

The Coalition bombed a Daesh truck full of explosives and IEDs in Sajjariya, destroying it completely, in addition to a Daesh hideout in Tameem and a weapons storehouse in Jaraisha. [IWMC Report]

The IAF conducted 6 sorties on different battlefields and destroyed a Daesh headquarters in Albu Shahab, killing 6 terrorists and destroying a weapons storehouse. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Iraqi forces launched an attack on a Daesh leader’s house in Al-Madhiq east of Ramadi, killing 7 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the Coalition bombed a Daesh meeting in Al-Jazeera east of Ramadi, killing 30 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

The Iraqi Federal Police commander says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh snipers and destroyed 3 vehicles in Hsaiba, 7 km (4.5 miles) east of Ramadi. [Al-Sumaria]

Elsewhere in Anbar

Anbar’s Governor says the aid committees and the local governments have started providing urgent support to the liberated areas in Anbar. He also says the local directorates have started to restore the services as displaced families return. [Al-Mada]

Al-Jazeera Operations Command destroyed a Daesh rocket launcher in Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]

The Commander of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division says his troops are preparing to launch military operations to liberate the western areas of Anbar. [Al-Masdar]

SALAHUDDIN

Salahuddin Operations Command killed 3 Daesh terrorists in Baiji and 7 others near Al-Jazeera. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Iraqi forces are 4 km (2.5 miles) away from the northern areas of the refinery where a few Daesh terrorists are located. [BasNews] He also says Iraqi forces are preparing to launch a major attack on Shirqat and the northern areas in Salahuddin, and reports that Daesh blew up the major asphalt factory in Shirqat. [BasNews]A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says Iraqi forces liberated an important part of Baiji refinery. DaeshDaily comment. These two stories create opposite impressions about how the war in Salahuddin is going. The government can’t fully control Baiji but it plans to attack Shirqat, further up the road toward Mosul.

 

An Iraqi army captain says more reinforcements arrived at the Speicher base, in preparation for freeing the remaining areas in Baiji. He also says Iraqi forces, supported by Coalition airpower, attacked Daesh in the villages near Makhmur to the north and liberated one of them, killing and injuring many terrorists. [BasNews]

Daesh says its terrorists have moved closer to Al-Fattah Mosque in Baiji center (video).  [Archive]

BAGHDAD

The UN coordinator for humanitarian affairs in Iraq says the food supplies provided by the UN to 2 million Iraqis will end in 4 weeks if they don’t get more funding.  She says they requested 500 million USD but they have only 100. [Moheet]

The spokesman of the MoI says 9 car bombs were caught in Baghdad and in Nukhaib between Anbar and Kerbala. [Al-Masdar]

The IAA conducted 52 sorties on different battlefields. The Coalition launched 17 sorties, killing 66 terrorists and destroying an explosives factory, 3 hideouts, and several vehicles. [IWMC Report]

The MoD sues a former military officer (from Falluja) for cashing around 18 million dollars from one military contract with a local company. [MoD website]

DaeshDaily comment. Corruption at Defense has been big-time since 2003 and continues to cripple Iraq’s security. Defense has been the most corrupt ministry in the government, and anyone trying to combat it risks becoming an assassination target. This is one scandal involving one officer, but raises the obvious question of how many others have enriched themselves similarly. Much of Iraq’s corruption has involved government contracts.

According to security sources:

–          A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in Saba Al-Bor in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          A member of the AAH was killed and 2 injured when an IED exploded on their convoy in Taji in north Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

–          Two civilians were killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in Shaab in northeast Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

–          Three unknown dead bodies were found in 3 different areas in Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

–          An IED exploded near a popular market in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 4. [Al-Baghdadia]

–          Two civilians were killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion in Suwaib in southwest Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

DIYALA

A member of Diyala GC says more displaced families are returning to their houses every day and the security forces are flexible in their checking procedures. He says the terrorists who have blood on their hands are not allowed to return. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says 30 people were killed and more than 70 injured in a car bomb explosion in Hwaider east of Baquba. [Al-Maalomah]

Local sources say an IED exploded in Abu Saida subdistrict killing a policeman. [Al-Gharbiya]

Three civilians were killed and 11 injured in a mortar shelling on Al-Mukhaisa village in Abu Saida, northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment: People in Abu Saida accuse this village of hiding Daesh terrorists and hold its people responsible for many attacks on the civilians in the subdistrict.

Dijla Operations Command held a tribal conference for 37 leaders from Abu Saida and Mukhaisa to discuss the recent security incidents. Iraqi forces are advancing in Al-Mukhaisa’s orchards to capture Daesh terrorists there. [Al-Hurra] A local official in Diyala says security forces arrested 2 wanted terrorists in an orchard in Al-Mukhaisa. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh claims responsibility for the attacks in Kanaan and Hwaider. [Dump] [Dump]

Dijla Operations Command confiscated a big truck in Al-Khalis carrying 50 tons of chemical weapons used in making explosives. [IWMC Report]

A source in Diyala police says 4 people were killed and 5 injured when a sticker IED exploded under a small bus in Kanaan east of Baquba. [Al-Mada] Other sources say a parked-car bomb exploded in Kanaan, killing 5 and injuring 8. [Al-Baghdadia]

A source in Diyala police says unknown armed men shot and killed an architectural engineer in Muqdadiya. [Al-Maalomah]

NINEWA

A local official in Ninewa says 3 armed groups defected from Daesh in Mosul. [Al-Masdar]

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Al-Ayadhiya in Tal Afar, killing or injuring 30 terrorists. The Coalition also destroyed2 Daesh vehicles in Sinjar. [PUKMedia]

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed a Daesh headquarters in Qayara, killing 9 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in the Nineveh Plain. [Just Paste]

The Chairman of Ninewa GC says the Council is discussing requesting international help to liberate Ninewa because the Iraqi government is not able to do that. [Erem]

DaeshDaily comment: It’s a startling statement and contradicts a lot of previous optimistic promises from the government. The statement makes more sense, however, if you read it as an open invitation to Turkey.

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

The spokesman of the Kurdistan Judicial Council says in Erbil that the American forces delivered to the KRG the Iraqi wife of Abu Sayyaf, the Daesh leader who was killed in a raid by U.S. Special Forces in eastern Syria. She will be prosecuted. [Rudaw]

 

Southern Iraq

Dhi Qar Criminal Court sentences 2 men to death for killing people and stealing their cars to use them later as car bombs. [Al-Baghdadia]

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Kurdish sources reveal tunnels dug by Daesh between Syria and Turkey. [ROJNews]

Al-Nusra Front says they will withdraw from fighting Daesh in the areas within the Turkey-designated safe area in north Aleppo. [ROJNews] Al-Nusra says it resents the coalition between Turkey and the US and has no choice except to leave. [Rudaw]

Hundreds of Syrian families return to Kobane from Turkey. [Welati]

Daesh publishes a video of the battles south of Kobane. [Archive]

Daesh says its terrorists attacked Kweiris military airport near Aleppo with a tank bomb, then a car bomb, and control many buildings at the airport. [Dump]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Al-Qaryatayn. [Just Paste] And on Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Kurdish forces in Tal Hamis, near the Iraq border. [Just Paste]

More Daesh PR events in Raqqa. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes a video of tribes pledging allegiance in Homs. [Archive]

Two Daesh suicide bombers detonate themselves inside a mosque in Mari. [Ana Al-Muslim]

Local activists say Daesh beheaded 5 people in Deir Al-Zor and used drones to film the executions from above. Other sources say Daesh arrested 10 more young men north of the city. [BasNews]

A local source says a child was killed and another injured when a hand grenade left behind by Daesh exploded on them in Tal Abyad. [BasNews]

Syrian opposition members in northwest Syria have decided to use Turkish currency in northern Syria instead of the Syrian currency until the whole country is liberated from Assad and a new currency is issued. [BasNews]

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

A Turkish MP from the People’s Democratic Party says a Turkish MoI advisor told him the Turkish security forces handed 6 YPG injured fighters coming from Syria to the Al-Nusra Front. [Hawar]. Another source says there will be a parliamentary inquiry about this incident.

An opposition party in Turkey says the government allowed Daesh to hold meetings in mosques and cafes in southeast Turkey. [Xendan]

A Kurdish source says Turkish forces entered to north Aleppo disguised as Syrian Turkmen. [BasNews]

The Turkish military says they arrested 3 Russian citizens linked to Daesh in south Turkey. [Al-Sumaria]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Egypt. Egyptian Ministry of Health says 4 policemen were injured in an IED explosion near a courthouse in east Cairo. [Radio Sawa]

The Egyptian MoI says 2 policemen were killed and 3 injured in a roadside IED explosion in Arish in north Sinai. [Al-Wasat]

Libya. Nine people were killed and 19 injured in a car bomb explosion in Derna. [Radio Sawa]

Daesh claims responsibility for the attack and says a Sudanese terrorist conducted it. [Al-Wasat]

Tunisia. The Tunisian MoI says security forces killed a terrorist and injured several others in Kasserine on the border with Algeria. [Al-Hayat]

Afghanistan. Daesh executed 10 Afghanis by planting IEDs then detonating them. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment:  Saddam used to execute people by the same method, in well documented events. This news items reinforces our long-standing and increasingly corroborated view that the Daesh military effort is controlled largely by Baathist ex-Saddam military men.

Daesh supporters say another Taliban commander pledged allegiance to Daesh in Ghazi Abad. [Ana Al-Muslim]

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Anti-Daesh page from Ramadi.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/ghafiiiiiiir24f

https://twitter.com/News___libyan

https://twitter.com/tryncd

https://twitter.com/Dagadawla

 

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Acronyms  

AHH

Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq

COMSEC

Council of Ministers Secretariat

GC

Governorate (Provincial) Council

GoI

Government of Iraq

FSA

Free Syrian Army

IAA

Iraqi Army Aviation

IAF

Iraqi Air Force

IED

Improvised Explosive Devise

IFP

Iraqi Federal Police

IKR

Iraqi Kurdistan Region

IP

Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)

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)

August 7, 2015

Demonstrations 2 Demonstrations 3 Demonstrations 4 Demonstrations

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

Thousands of people demonstrated today in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. The demonstrators in Baghdad announced their 8 demands for Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi: Creating an independent and protected anti-corruption commission; activating the general attorney office (which represents victims) and protecting the judiciary system; full disclosure of the finances of high Iraqi officials and their families; forming a civil society watchdog committee to review the financial transactions of the Iraqi government and officials inside and outside the country; PM Abadi accepting personal responsibility for supervising Electricity; separating the judicial and the independent commissions from partisan and sectarian staffing quotas; the ministries committing publicly to improve services as soon as possible; and reducing the salaries and pensions of the Iraqi officials. [Iraq Press] Photos of the demonstrations in Baghdad. [Rudaw] [See related Baghdad new items below]

 

DaeshDaily comment. The leadership role in the Baghdad demonstrations is being played by a diverse group of citizens not tied to the political parties in the government. Most of today’s announced demands are intended to pressure the government to deal with the corruption problem.

    Iraq already has an “independent” Commission on Integrity, but Al-Maliki undermined its independence years ago, as he did with other constitutionally independent agencies. Restoring its independence is within Al-Abadi’s authority. High-level judges made critical and controversial decisions favoring Al-Maliki, have at times been under extreme political pressure to go easy on criminal behavior by members of the political elite, and live at personal risk despite the security protection provided. A financial disclosure law has been in place for many years, but the affected officials mostly ignored it and it was not enforced.

   Ministries are controlled by the minister’s party, and long ago became job-creation bonanzas for the ministers’ cronies and other party members, a high percentage of whom are unqualified. Multiplying this corruption across an excessive number of ministries has largely paralyzed government services at the public’s expense. With all large parties within the government and benefitting from the corruption, there is no effective parliamentary opposition and little scrutiny of ministry operations. The government of national unity so prized by US experts at its inception has become a government of national cover-up. 

    As we have pointed out, some Daesh supporters and dissident political factions are trying to take advantage of the current discontent, but today’s demonstrations show that most of people in the streets are focused on the corruption that is at the heart of most of Iraq’s problems. Local IRFAD sources in different cities are telling us that a lot of people are fed up. The heat wave and electricity crisis was apparently the last straw for many. It’s a crisis for Al-Abadi, but also an opportunity.

 

ANBAR

Falluja

The local PMF commander in Qarma says 400 displaced families returned to their houses in 2 areas in Qarma that have been liberated completely from Daesh. He says municipal and electricity services were restored in these areas. [Al-Maalomah]

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces conducted a preemptive military operation in Thirthar northeast of Falluja, killing 14 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of Iraqi forces beating a Daesh sniper to death in Al-Hayakel near Falluja. [Facebook]

Ramadi

The Anbar Operations Commander says the second stage of Anbar liberation started from the south, southeast and north, and the heavy battles are inside Ramadi now. (It is not clear if he means the city itself, as we have no battle reports from the city.) He says Iraqi forces launched rockets on the northern areas of Ramadi, targeting car bomb factories and suicide bomber guesthouses, killing 30 terrorists. He also says the IAF, in coordination with the Intelligence Service of the Anbar Command, bombed 4 Daesh hideouts in Al-Falahat, between Ramadi and Falluja. [Al-Maalomah]

The Chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says more military reinforcements arrived in east Ramadi preparing for the second stage of the campaign to liberate the city. [Al-Maalomah] The Chairman says Iraqi forces killed 10 Daesh terrorists in military operations east of Ramadi. He says Iraqi forces are advancing; the Coalition is providing them with airpower cover and also bombing Daesh gatherings and attack points. [Buratha]

Iraqi Federal Police killed 30 terrorists and detonated 118 IED under control in areas east of Ramadi. The Coalition launched 2 airstrikes on the area, destroying Daesh rocket launchers and weapons storehouses. [IWMC Report]

The IAA and the IAF bombed Daesh in Albu Shijil and Malahma, killing 24 terrorists and injuring 30, and destroying 12 vehicles and 14 boats. [IWMC Report]

The Anbar Police commander says 7,000 tribal fighters from Anbar are participating in the battles against Daesh. He also says Iraqi forces will launch qualitative military operations in Anbar in the coming days and Daesh won’t be able to withstand the “fire intensity” of those attacks. [BasNews]

A source in Anbar Police says 5 Daesh terrorists were killed when Iraqi forces shelled their house in Al-Tameem in south Ramadi. [Al-Maalomah]

Daesh flags in Ramadi. [Just Paste]

Elsewhere in Anbar

Al-Jazeera Operations Command killed 4 Daesh fighters and destroyed 2 vehicles in Baghdadi. [IWMC Report]

A source in Al-Qa’im hospital says Iraqi airpower bombed houses and commercial shops in the city, killing or injuring 14 civilians including women and children. [Al-Gharbiya] This report has not been verified from other sources.

Daesh publishes photos of the damage from the bombing of Rutba. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

The IAF and IAA bombed 4 Daesh locations, 4 vehicles and 2 gatherings in Baiji. [IWMC Report]

BAGHDAD

A video of the Iraqi forces distribute water to the demonstrators in Baghdad. [Facebook] However, the demonstrators kicked out the Baghdad Operations commander, holding him accountable for the security deterioration in Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

Sistani representative in Kerbala says PM Abadi should be “bolder” in fighting corruption. [Al-Mada] PM Abadi says he is fully committed to the instructions of the Marjiya (Sistani and Iraqi Shia leadership) and will announce a comprehensive reform plan. [Buratha]

 

A security source says the Iraq Minister of Interior ordered the arrest 35 officers on corruption related charges. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The former Baathist leader who was caught recently admits the Baathists were behind the 2013 demonstrations in the Sunni cities against the Iraqi government before Daesh took over. [Al-Mada]

The IAF conducted 8 sorties and the IAA 30 (results reflected in other stories).

The Coalition conducted 10 sorties, killing 16 terrorists and destroying 29 locations and 3 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

 

According to security sources:

  • Two men were arrested trying to plant an IED in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion on Palestine Street in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men shot an RPG rocket at a liquor store in Hay Al-Ilam in south Baghdad with no casualties. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were injured in an IED explosion in Hay Al-Amel in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • A civilian was killed and another injured when a sticker IED exploded under their car in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Bodies of 2 men strangled to death were found in Hor Rajab in south Baghdad. [Al-Mada]

 

DIYALA

Dijla Operations Command captured 3 Daesh terrorists in Saadiya. [IWMC Report]

The chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says security forces arrested 3 terrorists responsible for the recent attacks in Balad Ruz. [Al-Sumaria]

KIRKUK

A security source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in 7 locations in southwest Kirkuk yesterday, killing 12 terrorists and injuring 18. The source says the bombing was based on precise intelligence information and one of those killed was the Daesh media officer in Kirkuk, Abu Huthaifa Al-Muhajer. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says Iraqi forces arrested 5 suspects planning terrorist attacks, including a former Saddam officer. [Al-Mada]

NINEWA

The spokesman of the National Mobilization Forces says Daesh executed 300 people Friday afternoon, including women—all former employees of the Iraqi High Electoral Commission. [Akhbar Al-Youm]

 

Local sources say Daesh executed a former general in the Iraqi Air Force, in Mosul. The general was captured by Daesh in June 2014. [Iraq Press]

 

A local source says several Daesh terrorists were killed or injured in clashes with unknown armed men in Wadi Okab in west Ninewa. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says they followed and killed a Syrian Daesh terrorist working in the Hisbah (religious police). [The KM Facebook page]

 

A KDP official says the Coalition bombed Daesh’s largest weapons and explosives storehouse, in Qayara, 60 km south of Mosul, killing 26 terrorists, including 2 “emirs,” and destroying military vehicles. [Rudaw]

 

A KDP official says the Peshmerga, supported by Coalition airpower, stopped a Daesh attack on Sinjar, killing 15 terrorists and destroying 5 vehicles. [Al-Sumaria] A Peshmerga source says Daesh launched 3 unsuccessful attacks on Sinjar. [Rudaw]

 

Christian Iraqis gather in Baghdad to mark the first anniversary of their displacement from Mosul (video). [Al-Sumaria]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

The World Food Program says they intend to cut aid to 50,000 Syrian refugees in Kurdistan and reduce the assistance for others. [Al-Mada] In part, this may reflect their observation that Syrian refugees are free to work in Iraqi Kurdistan, as many do.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Daesh kidnapped 230 civilians, including women and children, after capturing Al-Qaryatayn from the government. Dozens of the kidnapped people are Christians, some taken from Mar Elian Monastery. [Al-Sumaria] The Assyrian Observatory for Human Rights says Daesh kidnapped about 100 Christian families. [BasNews] A local estimate is that 250 Assyrian Christians were captured.

 

The chairman of the Kurdish National Council in Syria says KRG President Barzani said in their meeting in Erbil that the return of Syrian Kurdish fighters who were trained in the IKR is important but it should be done within political agreements. [Welati]

DaeshDaily comment. The KRG trained some Syrian Kurds as a “Peshmerga” force, presumably refugees living in Iraqi Kurdistan, to fight in Syria. However, the YPG refused them, not wanting to share control with Barzani. The larger explanation may connect to Barzani’s recent moves to distance the KRG from the PKK and PYD (the party behind YPG) as part of his effort to improve relations with Turkey.

 

A military source from Hasaka says Daesh attacked the YPG forces in 2 villages south of the city and the clashes are still going on. [BasNews]

 

A military source says Kurdish forces are advancing in areas south of Sarrin and have pushed Daesh back 4 km (2.5 miles) in one day. He says 8 Daesh terrorists were killed and one of their vehicles destroyed. He says the Coalition hasn’t done any airstrikes south of Kobane for about a week now. [BasNews]  The implication may be that he wishes they would. Sarrin is south of Kobane.

 

Local sources say Daesh cut off the hands of a man and a boy in Deir Al-Zor. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing a local “popular committee” leader. The committees were established by the Syrian government as local defense units. [Just Paste]
Daesh training camp for boys in south Damascus. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of some of the spoils they got in Al-Qaryatayn. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Saudi Arabia. Daesh publishes an audio message from the suicide bomber who attacked the mosque in Saudi Arabia. [Isdarat]

 

Libya. Daesh executes an Indian citizen publicly in Sirte without giving any reason. Local sources say the terrorists did it just to scare people. [Akhbar Libya]

 

A Libyan jet bombed a boat carrying armed men and weapons coming from west Libya to Derna. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Daesh attacked the Shoura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna, killing 3 of them and injuring 6 in Derna Valley. The SCMD launched a counterattack killing 6 Daesh fighters and the clashes are still going on. [Akhbarak]  Daesh publishes photos of the dead bodies of the SCDM fighters in Derna. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh pamphlet distribution in Sirte. [Just Paste]

 

Afghanistan. Twenty people were killed and 10 injured in an explosion near the Police Academy in Kabul. [Anadolu]

 

The transportation committee in the Afghani Parliament says the Iran Revolutionary Guard is using Afghani airplanes to transport masked armed men from Iran to Iraq then to Syria. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. The story appears to be that Iran rented Afghani airline planes for flights to and from Iran, but the Revolutionary Guard is actually using them to transport fighters to Syria to help the Assad regime.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Ninewa Journalists Network

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/katusha_B_19

https://twitter.com/did__di

https://twitter.com/koko166515200

https://twitter.com/ACRDAK16

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)

August 6, 2015

 

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A PMF source says a security force killed the Daesh emir of Al-Rashad in Qarma and several of his associates. [Buratha]

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces raided a Daesh hideout in Qarma and killed a Daesh security commander and 4 of his associates. [Al-Mada]

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 11 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles in Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Local sources say Iraqi forces heavily shelled Khaldiya, 15 miles east of Ramadi. [Al-Gharbiya]

A security source says Iraqi forces and IAA shelled and bombed the Albu Shahab area in Khaldiya, killing 5 Daesh terrorists. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A source in Falluja hospital says a woman was killed and 3 civilians, including 2 children, were injured in the shelling on Falluja. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Albu Shijil in Falluja. [Just Paste]

Ramadi

IWMC says the IAA and the IAF, in coordination with the Iraqi Army 8th Division, killed 52 Daesh terrorists and injured 58 in airstrikes on Albu Alwan, Hsaiba and Malahma east of Ramadi. [Buratha]

A security source says the IAA bombed a Daesh hideout in Albu Aitha, north of Ramadi, killing 7 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles according to local sources. [Al-Baghdadia]

The Iraqi Federal Police commander says an IFP fighter called Aws Al-Obaidi infiltrated Daesh lines near Hsaiba and killed 7 Daesh terrorists before being shot by a sniper. [Buratha]

The Babel Operations commander says his troops, supported by the IAA, conducted a military operation on the residential compound west of Ramadi, killing 40 terrorists and destroying many vehicles. [Etejah TV]

A video of the Iraqi Golden Division battles near Ramadi. [YouTube]

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces, based on intelligence information, foiled a Daesh attack on a checkpoint near Dhira Dijla east of Ramadi, destroying both cars and killing the suicide bombers. [Al-Maalomah]

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi, killing 7 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Al-Maalomah]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Sunni bloc in the Iraqi Parliament refutes reports about the participation of Iranian ground troops in Anbar liberation battles. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. The fact that Sunni parliament members issued this particular refutation gives it credibility. The implausible original “reports” probably reflect the long-standing and sometimes destructive Iraqi habit of using the rumor mill to tell lies. Iran is unpopular in Anbar and associating the militias with Iran is standard anti-government propaganda. Iran sent many military advisors to Iraq, but not ground troops.

 

Daesh publishes photos of lashing 3 men accused of drug use. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

A security source says Iraqi forces killed Abu Saif Al-Hijazi, a Saudi terrorist responsible for Daesh recruitment in Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and 7 other terrorists in Siniya west of Baiji. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says Daesh executed a Sunni imam in Shirqat for opposing them. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says security forces arrested 3 Daesh suspects in Samarra. [Al-Baghdadia]

BAGHDAD

A security source says a high level alert was issued for the security forces in Baghdad for the start of the demonstrations tomorrow. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. The government is already justifiably nervous about the demonstrations, and tomorrow is Friday, the Muslim Sabbath and typically a peak day during demonstrations.

 

Daesh claimed responsibility for an earlier car bomb in Sadr city yesterday. [Dump]  A security source says the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) arrested a Lt. Colonel in the Iraqi Army, accusing him of facilitating the entrance of car bombs into Sadr City and Husseiniya yesterday. The officer used his uniform and badge to let the car bombs pass. The IIS is still investigating to know more about his network. [Buratha]

DaeshDaily comment: It is impossible for Daesh to have so many terrorist attacks without having corrupt people inside the military and security establishment. That raises a serious question about the Iraqi government’s ability to investigate this incident.  

 

Baghdad Operations Command says security forces confiscated 30 IEDs from a house in north Baghdad and defused 3 IEDs in different areas in Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops cleared the Al-Ghuzailiya area in north Baghdad and destroyed 7 houses and defused 5 IEDs. [Al-Baghdadia]

Iraqi Council of Ministers Secretariat issues instructions to stop paying the salaries of government employees in Daesh occupied areas and collect them as savings for those employees. COMSEC instructions also include completely cutting off the salaries of any employee proven to be “dealing” with Daesh. [Buratha]

The Association of Muslim Scholars says the Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq militia killed a taxi driver, then burned him in his car in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

A civilian was killed and 3 injured in an IED explosion in Yusufiyah. [Al-Sumaria]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Shaab in north Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • A body of man was found shot in Shaab. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in Suleikh, in Adhamiya, north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a Captain in the MoD while he was driving his car on Al-Qana Highway in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed when unknown men shot him in Sadr City, using guns with silencers. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Hay Al-Wihda in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed and 3 injured in an IED explosion in Hor Rajab in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded in Awairij, a suburb south of Baghdad, injuring a civilian. [Al-Sumaria]
  • An IED exploded near a private power generator in Suwaib, southwest of Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 4. [Buratha]

 

DIYALA

The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity says the electricity line coming from Iran was attacked yesterday, causing a huge loss of power. The Ministry also says an IED exploded on the maintenance team, killing a soldier accompanying them. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. This incident casts suspicions on Daesh or old Baathist operatives as the instigators of recent demonstrations in Baghdad, Basra, and other cities. The most publicized grievance in the protests is the lack of electricity amidst the current heat wave. The apparent purpose of the attack on the power line is to make the electricity issue larger and spur further protests that will weaken the government.

 

A member of Diyala GC says 2 PMF fighters spotted an unknown man trying to plant an IED near her house, 6 km (3.5 miles) northeast of Baquba, and thereby foiled an attempt on her life. [Buratha]

 

The chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says security forces arrested 4 Daesh members in Mansouriya, 40 km (25 miles) east of Baquba. [Al-Mada]

 

Local sources say a car bomb exploded near a car dealership in Tuz, killing 7 civilians and injuring 10. [Al-Gharbiya]

A security source says unknown armed men shot and killed an employee of the Tuz municipality. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The Muqdadiya mayor says security forces captured big trucks loaded with 100 tons of fertilizers, hidden under construction materials, heading to Baghdad. He says the fertilizers were enough to make thousands of IEDs. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Daesh says they detonated 3 IEDs in Balad Ruz.

 

A security source says an IED exploded near a fuel station in Kanaan subdistrict southeast of Baquba, killing a civilian and injuring 6. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says an IED exploded in northwest Baquba, injuring 4 civilians. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Eyewitnesses say Iraqi forces and Shia militias surrounded Al-Mukhaisa village in Abu Saida subdistrict after shelling it with mortars and Katyusha rockets. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

Local sources say a car bomb exploded on the Iraqi forces in Himrin Hills killing or injuring 25 of them. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says Iraqi forces shelled 2 Daesh vehicles moving weapons and supplies to Daesh on the road to Hawija, killing 10 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Al-Riyadh subdistrict in Hawija, killing 18 terrorists and injuring 35. [Al-Ghad]

The local PMF coordinator in Hawija says Daesh trapped 35 families and might kill them in the next hours because they tried to leave the city. He also says Daesh executed 21 people from Hawija and hung their bodies on electricity poles. [Al-Baghdadia]

A security source says a former colonel in the Iraqi army was arrested in Kirkuk on terrorism charges. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga in Kirkuk. [Just Paste]

NINEWA

Vice President Osama Al-Nujaifi says Daesh’s execution of more than 2,000 people in Mosul is a proof of the “greatness” of the opposition against the terrorists in the city. He says Daesh published the list of names of the executed people without giving their bodies to their families. [Al-Mada] Local sources say Daesh asked the forensics department to issue death certificates to the families without providing further information. [Al-Mada]

 

PM Abadi issued a statement saying Daesh’s recent crimes against civilians in Mosul will only increase Iraqi determination to fight Daesh. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A local source says Daesh beheaded 3 young men in Mahalibya west of Mosul, accusing them of cooperating with the security forces. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A KDP official says Daesh executed 9 taxi drivers in Mosul, accusing them of spying for the KRG and Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A PUK official says 2 armed groups killed 2 Daesh commanders in Mosul. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the blood bank in Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

Hundreds of Iraqi Christians demonstrate in front of the UN building in Erbil, demanding a safe area in the Nineveh Plain for them. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. After all the abuse heaped on Iraq’s Christians from the government’s failure to protect them, a defined Christian-majority area is certainly worthy of support. The Iraqi parliament has in fact voted for such an area. The immediate problem is that much of the area in question is still controlled by Daesh.

 

Southern Iraq

Muthanna. A security source in Muthanna says Iraqi forces were deployed near the Saudi borders after getting unconfirmed information about Daesh terrorists infiltrating the southern desert of Muthanna. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Wasit. Wasit Police commander says security forces captured a woman wanted on terrorism charges in Suwaira north of Kut. He says she was one of the women released from Badoush prison in Mosul by Daesh. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A Kurdish security source says clashes between the YPG and Daesh continue in Abdul Aziz Mountain. He says the Coalition bombed Daesh gatherings and supply lines in the area. [BasNews]

 

Kurdish forces shelled Al- Nusra in west Afrin and the Coalition bombed Al-Nusra in the area, killing 10 of them. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. The US has not focused as much attention on Al-Nusra, a Sunni extremist force that is anti-Assad but also attacks other anti-Assad forces. These attacks may be in retaliation for Al-Nusra’s surprise kidnapping of several US-trained Syrian fighters.

 

Several sources say a Daesh leader called Abu Hassan Al-Khathami was killed in clashes with the Syrian forces near Al-Qaryatayn town. Daesh captured the Assyrian town yesterday. [BasNews] Daesh says it killed more than 40 Syrian soldiers near the town. [Dump]

 

Daesh media campaign in Al-Shaddadi. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh PR gathering in Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Syrian regime in Aleppo. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on the Dar Al-Fath area in Aleppo. [Just Paste]

 

The Islamic Council in Syria issues a fatwa supporting Turkey’s fight against Daesh in Syria. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Ministry of Interior says 13 people were killed and 9 injured in a suicide attack on a mosque attended by security officers in Asir in the southwest. [Elaph]

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack and says one of its Saudi terrorists detonated himself in a “training camp”. [A3maq]

 

Libya. Daesh says it attacked a Libyan militias gathering in Derna, killing many of them and confiscating their weapons. [Dump]

 

Local sources say Daesh evacuated several sections in Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte in order to use them for their wounded terrorists. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its checkpoints in the town of Harawa in Libya. [Just Paste]

 

Uzbekistan. Daesh publishes a video of the Uzbek Islamic Movement pledge of allegiance. [Archive]

 

Daesh audio newsletter. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

The YPG

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/aoz9911

https://twitter.com/salllleh69

https://twitter.com/jshehdb12

https://twitter.com/alkreep41

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)

August 5, 2015

 

Daesh Daily

 

August 5, 2015

 

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

ANBAR

Falluja

A security source says the IAA bombed 2 Daesh hideouts in Zuwiya, 13 km (8 miles) east of Falluja, killing 9 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [8th Day] A local PMF commander says his group provided IAA with the intel about the hideout but says the Coalition conducted the airstrike. [Al-Baghdadia] He also says the Coalition bombed a Daesh vehicle near Al-Sijir Bridge north of Falluja, killing 3 terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

A source in the Iraqi Rapid Intervention 1st Division says the Division destroyed 2 Daesh suicide car bombs attacking one of their headquarters in the Al-Hayakel area south of Falluja, killing the 2 suicide bombers. [8th Day]

 

A member of Qarma district council says Iraqi forces conducted a military operation east of Falluja, killing a Daesh leader and a number of his associates. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops destroyed 9 Daesh hideouts and 2 vehicles, and defused 5 IEDs in Qarma. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A source in Falluja hospital says 3 civilians, including a child, were killed and one injured by the bombing in the Falluja area. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A video of the clashes near Falluja. [YouTube]

 

Badr militia destroys a car bomb attacking them in Saqlawiya. [YouTube]

Ramadi

The IFP liberated Al-Humaira south of Ramadi, killing 8 terrorists, including 3 snipers, and defusing 4 booby-trapped houses. The IFP destroyed a Daesh bulldozer in Al-Madhiq. [IWMC Report]

A security source says clashes are still going on in the Al-Tash area between the Albu Marai tribe, heretofore a Daesh-supporting tribe, and Daesh terrorists. [Al-Maalomh]

Other sources say locals in Khaldiya are angry because Daesh installed an anti-aircraft machine gun on one of the houses and the IAA destroyed the house. [Facebook]

A source in the Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces shelled Daesh in the 5 Kilo area, killing 6 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on East Hsaiba, killing “dozens” of Daesh terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. The seemingly constant battles in East Hsaiba seem to suggest that both sides attach strategic importance to this location.

 

Iraqi forces destroyed a car bomb and a truck with a heavy machine gun; found a car bomb factory in Albu Aitha; and stopped a Daesh attack in Tal Mshaihda. [IWMC Report]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Anbar GC chairman says Daesh has booby-trapped entire neighborhoods to stop Iraqi forces’ advances. He says the solution requires a more sophisticated method of detonating IEDs that allows detonating them from a distance, and also having the Coalition drop bombs that reverberate on impact, which detonates IEDs. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says the Coalition bombed a house in Al-Qa’im, killing the Daesh sharia judge, Khaled Al-Salmani, and 13 other terrorists. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Iraqi forces conducted a military operation in Baghdadi, killing 14 terrorists, injuring 3, and destroying a vehicle. [IWMC Report] A PMF commander says the 4th Regiment of the Iraq Army’s 7th Division, supported by PMFs, clashed with Daesh in Baghdadi, killing 9 terrorists and destroying a truck loaded with weapons. [Buratha]

Daesh graduation parade in Anbar. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

A security source says an IFP force killed 9 Daesh fighters in clashes near Baiji refinery. [Al-Maalomah]

A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says Daesh is gathering heavy weapons and armored vehicles in Shirqat preparing for a major attack on Baiji. The source says Iraqi forces need reinforcements to foil the attack. [Xendan]

A security source says 2 Iraqi policemen were injured when an IED exploded near the Dijla police station south of Samarra. [Al-Ghad]

Dijla Operations Command, supported by the IAA, conducted a military operation near Al-Zarqa Bridge in eastern Salahuddin, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 2 hideouts and 3 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

BAGHDAD

The chairman of the legal committee in the Iraqi parliament, a judge, says the committee will sue the MPs who refuse to enact PM Abadi’s proposal to decrease their salaries. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily comment. This is really a corruption story. It’s unlikely a parliamentary committee can sue MPs for not voting for something. However, the excessive salaries and benefits of parliament members are a big issue to anti-corruption advocates and a lot of citizens, and stand as a major symbol of Iraq’s corruption. The demonstrations that started on Friday are a message that the public is increasingly frustrated with a corrupt system that delivers for elected officials and their cronies but leaves ordinary people without electricity.

 

The PM also issued orders to decrease the numbers of Iraqi officials’ government-paid bodyguards, and to remove the officials’ special access to electricity emergency lines for their houses, which would reduce their electricity service. [Al-Gharbiya]

DaeshDaily comment. This is another aspect of the corruption story. The profusion of bodyguards is a form of special treatment for the politically favored. The parliament members, often living in the Green Zone, have access to emergency lines that spare them from the electricity shortages faced by ordinary citizens. Al-Abadi may be reasoning that having to experience what their constituents are going through will make them more responsive to public opinion.

 

Iraq’s Minister of Interior says his Ministry uncovered a corrupt deal to buy flak jackets from local sources. He says the jackets were not within international standards and were sold for 10 times the original price. [Buratha]

A member of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights says there are 3.5 million displaced people, including 1.5 million children, living in camps and suffering from the heat wave and lack of basic human needs. He says 10 children have died in the camps recently. [Xendan]

 

Overall, the IAF conducted 12 sorties and the IAA 8 on all military sectors. (See other stories for details)

The Coalition implemented 23 sorties killing 29 terrorists and destroying several Daesh hideouts and weapons locations. [IWMC Report]

The MoD says Coalition and IAF airpower bombed several locations in Anbar and Salahuddin, killing “many” Daesh members and destroying vehicles and car bombs. (video) [MoD Website]

According to security sources:

  • Two car bombs exploded in a popular market in Sadr City in east Baghdad, killing 8 civilians and injuring 21. [Al-Sumaria]
  • A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion in Tal Mohammed in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • An IED exploded inside the car of an MoD officer in Husseiniya in north Baghdad, killing a member of the officer’s family and injuring 4 others. [Al-Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed when armed men shot them in their car in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia] Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack in Tarmiya and said the victims were 2 brothers of PMF fighters.
  • Iraqi security forces defused a car bomb in Saidiya in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion near a commercial area in Dora in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A civilian was killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in Ghazaliya in west Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • Security forces defused a car bomb in Ameriya in west Baghdad. [Buratha]
  • A Sahwa commander was injured and his driver killed when a sticker IED exploded under their car in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Security forces arrested a Daesh group in Baghdad and confiscated explosive belts, IEDs and other terror materials. [Al-Maalomah]

 

DIYALA

Two PMF fighters were killed when a roadside IED exploded on their car east of Muqdadiya. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says security forces arrested 4 suspects linked to the car bomb explosions in Balad Ruz yesterday. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Dijla Operations Command conducted a search operation in Baquba district and found 2 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

Daesh training camp in Diyala. [Just Paste]

 

KIRKUK

A source in the National Security Service says they arrested one of Speicher massacre suspects in south Kirkuk. [Al-Maalomah] Another source says the NSS arrested 4 men wanted for terrorism charges, at a checkpoint in Kirkuk. [Al-Baghdadia]

NINEWA

Ninewa Operations Command says the Coalition conducted several airstrikes on Daesh in Mosul during the last 72 hours, killing 80 terrorists and destroying 15 vehicles. [Iraq Press]

 

A source in the forensics department in Mosul say they received 27 bodies of Daesh members killed by Peshmerga shelling east of Mosul. [BasNews]

 

A security source says two IEDs exploded on a Daesh police convoy leaving Mosul International Hotel west of the city, killing 11 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. [BasNews]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says they detonated an IED on a Daesh car bomb heading to Al-Khazir, killing the suicide bomber inside it. [The KM Facebook page]

 

Local sources in Mosul say Daesh arrested dozens of men from tribes in south Mosul accusing them of spying. The sources also say Daesh executed a former pilot in the Iraq Air Force. [Al-Mada]

 

A security source says Daesh executed a former Iraq parliament candidate, who was arrested earlier in Mosul, and refused to give his body to his family. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment: Daesh has arrested thousands of people since June 2014, and many of them are still alive. Daesh usually conducts executions when they get attacked or to intimidate the population when they feel people are turning against them. Today brings more news items showing that some of their opponents in Mosul are now working actively to kill them.

 

A KDP official says Daesh executed 3 young men publicly in Mosul for burning the photo of Daesh leader Awwad Al-Baghdadi. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Daesh publishes photos of a public beheading in Mosul. [Just Paste]

 

A Peshmerga source says Daesh shelled Makhmur again with 2 Katyusha rockets, killing a woman and her daughter. The source says the Peshmerga and the Coalition responded by shelling and bombing the source of the rockets, 22 km (13.5 miles) west of Makhmur. [BasNews]

 

The spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Health refutes the reports about spending 7 billion Iraqi dinars (around 6 million USD) on health directorates in Ninewa and says the money was paid to Ministry employees who work in other areas. [Iraqi Media Network]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

Kurdistan

KRG President Barzani meets with a delegation from the Syrian Kurd National Congress. The delegation thanked Barzani for his role in supporting the Kurds in Syria. [BasNews]

 

A delegation from Turkey’s Peoples’ Democratic Party visits a village bombed by the Turkish jets in Qandil Mountains and meets with the families of the civilian victims. [ROJNews]

 

Southern Iraq

Babel. A security source says a 2 month old infant from Tal Afar died in a displaced persons camp in Babel because of the high temperature and the lack of electricity. [Al-Ghad]

 

Kerbala. A PMF official in Kerbala say the reports about 100 displaced families trapped in Al-Nukhaib are exaggerated. He says terrorists are trying to enter Kerbala from the west all the time and the PMFs arrested 39 terrorists during the last few months trying to enter the city. [Al-Mada]

 

Diwaniya. The Diwaniya Governor says security forces arrested a Daesh leader at a checkpoint coming from Baghdad. [Al-Mada]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs says American jets and drones have arrived at military bases in southern Turkey. He predicts a comprehensive battle will start against Daesh soon. [BasNews]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The YPG says they killed 831 Daesh terrorists during the month of July. [ROJNews]

 

Syria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs says his country welcomes any international effort to fight Daesh if it is done in coordination with the Syrian government. [Rudaw]

 

An eyewitness says Daesh executed one of its members by cutting off his four limbs in Jarabulus, by the Turkish border, accusing him of defecting. [BasNews]

 

A local source says Al-Nusra attacked Kurdish forces in a village west of Afrin. The source says the clashes are still going on with heavy weapons; 4 Kurdish fighters were injured. [BasNews]

 

Division 30 says they will not be dragged to a side fight by Al-Nusra and the focus is on fighting Daesh and the Syrian regime. [Hawar] Al-Nusra has just captured several FSA fighters.

 

Two Daesh terrorists appeared in a recent video, speaking German, asking their supporters in Germany and Austria to conduct individual terrorist attacks there or to join Daesh in Syria or Iraq. The video also shows 2 men being executed in Tadmur. [BasNews]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the Coalition bombing on Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste] And receiving displaced people. [Just Paste] And arresting 2 men accusing them of smuggling goods to the Syrian government. [Just Paste]

Daesh says it killed a Syrian tribal commander in Deir Al-Zor. [A3maq]

 

A Kurdish military source says Daesh attacked a village in east Hasaka, recently liberated by the Kurdish forces, with a car bomb and heavy weapons but the YPG stopped the attack. The source says the Kurds were supported by military helicopters and he thinks they belong to the Coalition. [BasNews] The YPG says one of their fighters was killed in the clashes. [Welati]

DaeshDaily comment. The introduction of military helicopters would be a major news development. To date, the Americans have not wanted to risk their helicopter pilots and the Turks are unlikely to provide helicopter support to the YPG. That leaves other possibilities, however. We should all anticipate the clarification on this report.

 

Daesh says it killed a YPG official responsible for coordinating with the Coalition on airstrikes by detonating an IED on his car in Abdul Aziz Mountain. [Dump]

 

Daesh says 3 of its suicide terrorists attacked Syrian forces in Al-Qaryatayn southeast of Homs with car bombs. [Dump] After that, Daesh terrorists continued the attack and took over the town, killing many Syrian soldiers and confiscating heavy weapons. [Dump] [Just Paste]

Daesh says the Syrian jets launched more than 30 airstrikes on the town after Daesh seized it. [A3maq]

 

People return to their houses in Hasaka after the YPG liberated it from Daesh. [Hawar]

 

Daesh pamphlet distribution in Al-Jazeera. [Just Paste]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Egypt. Daesh publishes a video of the Croatian hostage they captured in Egypt on July 22nd and say they will behead him if the Egyptian authorities don’t release female prisoners within the next 48 hours. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh sends a video message to the Egyptian government. [Archive]

The Egyptian Army spokesman says a military helicopter bombed a terrorist group weapons and explosives storehouse and a vehicle south of Rafah in the Sinai. [Egypt News]

 

Libya. Libyan Judges Organization says the body of a Tripoli judge was found in Harawa, 50 km (31 miles) east of Sirte. The judge was kidnapped by Daesh 10 days ago. [Erem]

 

Indian authorities say Daesh released the remaining 2 Indian hostages they kidnapped earlier in Sirte. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Shoura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna publishes a video of the fights against Daesh. [YouTube]

A Daesh Tunisian terrorist detonated himself after being trapped by the SCMD. [Akhbar Libya]

 

Tunisia. Tunisian Ministry of Justice says 7 people were arrested on terrorism related charges. [Tunis Africa News Agency]

Somalia. A Somali Army commander says the Somali Army and the African Union forces conducted several military operations and airstrikes on Al-Shabab in southern areas of the country, killing 50 terrorists. He says 120 others were arrested. [Erem]

 

Afghanistan. An Afghani official says the Coalition bombed Daesh and Taliban in Shirzad, killing 46 Taliban and 20 Daesh. [Xendan]

 

Daesh publishes an article about the Taliban and Mullah Omar’s death. [Just Paste]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Rafi Al-Rifai, one of Saddam’s clerics and the self-proclaimed Mufti of Iraq, has been a major anti-Coalition and anti-Iraqi government figure since 2003, and one of the main faces of the “revolution” in the Sunni Iraqi cities. He is using the legal demonstrations in Iraq these days to call for more of them, to break the siege on his home city, Falluja. The word “Daesh” does not appear in his posts; everything is rationalized as a legitimate revolution against the occupation and the infidel Shia government and Iran.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/bpbmhg

https://twitter.com/ghari__b

https://twitter.com/hygjkkjhgfkf_29

https://twitter.com/compan96

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Acronyms

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)

 

August 4, 2015

 

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REPORTS FROM IRAQ

   

ANBAR

Falluja

A security source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh headquarters in Khaldiya, killing dozens of terrorists including the wali of Khaldiya. [8th Day] The chairman of the security committee in Khaldiya says the IAA bombed a Daesh meeting there, killing 40 terrorists and destroying many vehicles. [Al-Maalomah] He also refutes the earlier reports about the military operations being on hold in Anbar and says Iraqi forces are surrounding Daesh in several areas in Anbar and cutting their supply lines. [Al-Maalomah]

A source in the Iraqi Rapid Intervention 1st Division says the Division clashed with Daesh in Subaihat in Qarma subdistrict, killing 9 terrorists and destroying a rocket launcher. The source says the Division also destroyed a Daesh vehicle in Harariyat in Qarma. [8th Day]

Other Iraqi forces continued their operations in Qarma, killing a Daesh sniper and destroying 3 hideouts. [IWMC Report]

A PMF commander says Daesh booby-trapped 2 of its own wounded fighters and then detonated them. He says Iraqi forces knew about the trick and suffered no casualties. [Al-Sumaria]

A source in Falluja hospital says a civilian was killed and 2 injured in the Iraqi forces’ shelling of the city. [Al-Baghdadia]

A video of the fights near Falluja. [YouTube]

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

 

Daesh publishes photos of beheading a PMF fighter in Falluja. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos and a video of attacking Iraqi forces in Zobaa. [Just Paste] [Media Fire]

Ramadi

The IAF destroyed 6 Daesh locations in Hsaiba east of Ramadi. [IWMC Report] A security source says Iraqi forces advanced in Hsaiba and killed 4 Daesh Asian terrorists who were planting IEDs. [Al-Maalomah] A security source says the IFP shelled a Daesh location in Hsaiba, killing 5 terrorists. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment: Apparently Daesh will keep fighting to the last foreign terrorist.

 

Iraqi forces killed 7 terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles west of Anbar University. [IWMC Report]

The IAA destroyed 4 Daesh vehicles in Albu Aitha. [IWMC Report] The Anbar Operations commander says the Coalition bombed a Daesh location in Albu Aitha, based on information from the Iraqi Intelligence Service in Anbar, killing 4 terrorists including a Daesh leader. [Al-Baghdadia] The commander also says Iraqi forces advanced in several areas around Ramadi, killing 35 terrorists and destroying 4 car bombs being used to attack Iraqi forces west of Ramadi. [Al-Ghad]

Iraqi forces are advancing from Mshaihda Hill towards east Ramadi, defusing 3 IEDs and destroying a Daesh hideout. [IWMC Report] Local sources say 8 Iraqi policemen and PMFs were killed and 5 injured in the clashes near Mshaihda. [Al-Gharbiya]

Elsewhere in Anbar

Iraqi MoD says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on a checkpoint in Haditha, killing 4 and injuring 4 and destroying a vehicle. [MoD Website]

 

Seven Daesh terrorists were killed when a car bomb exploded as they were working on it in Al-Jazeera. [IWMC Report]

SALAHUDDIN

Local sources say Daesh recaptured 2 areas in Baiji center after heavy attacks on Iraqi forces, killing 4 soldiers and injuring 12. [Al-Gharbiya]

A security source says Daesh shelled the Iraqi forces defense line in north Baiji with 5 rockets then clashed with them, but the Iraqi forces stopped the attack and shelled the area from where the rockets were launched. [Al-Maalomah] IWMC says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 vehicles and a rocket launcher near the Central Markets in north Baiji. The Cell also says Iraqi forces captured vehicles and heavy machines guns in the northern areas of Himrin Hills. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. The continuing battle reports from Baiji, supposedly almost liberated some time ago, show that Iraqi forces are still stuck in Baiji. Earlier reports suggesting they were gaining full control of the city and refinery appear increasingly to be misleading.

 

A security source says a well-known Iraqi explosives expert was killed while trying to defuse an IED in Baiji. [Iraq Press]

 

A security source says 10 Daesh members were killed in an IAF airstrike on a Daesh hideout in Shirqat. [Al-Baghdadia]

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces from Shirqat. [Just Paste]

A member of Salahuddin GC says more than 100 displaced families are trapped in Al-Nukhaib checkpoint near Kerbala for 3 days now because the authorities are not letting them cross into Baghdad. [Al-Ghad]

A security source says 3 Daesh members were killed in clashes with Iraqi forces near the Strategic Line west of Samarra. [Al-Baghdadia]

BAGHDAD

The government has announced that it will initiate the devolution of powers to the governorates in the coming days, starting with six service ministries. A member of Baghdad GC says the remaining 2 ministries, Finance and Health, asked for a six months delay. [Iraqi Media Network]

DaeshDaily comment. This is a major political development that should not get lost in all the military news. The Provincial Powers Law as amended requires a transition to provincial self-government, and 2015 is the target year. On paper, implementation of this law will create a meaningful federal system. One implication is that this transfer of authority will empower Sunni Arab governorates (along with the others) and give them greater control of their own decisions, contributing to reconciliation between Shia and Sunni Arabs. Daesh is the major crisis of the moment, but reconciliation is the real end game in Iraq. One practical complication is that the Sunni-majority governorates are Anbar, Salahuddin, and Ninewa.

 

The speaker of the Iraq parliament says Iraqi political parties removed some obstacles in the negotiations on the proposed National Guard law. [Rudaw]

DaeshDaily comment: This proposed law is more about reconciliation than military readiness. Its possible impact on the current Daesh situation is unpredictable. The effect would be to put some of Iraq’s military resources under control of the governors, analogous to the National Guard in the US. This has been sold as a way to make Sunni Arabs more accepting of a Shia-majority government, but there are long-term risks in decentralizing military control, as it could allow one or more provinces to defy Baghdad’s authority. Who is to say that they could not fall under the control of the next Daesh?

 

The IAF conducted 18 sorties and the IAA 30 sorties all over the military operations sectors. [IWMC Report] The Coalition conducted 15 sorties, killing 25 Daesh and destroying several locations and hideouts. [IWMC Report]

Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces killed 2 terrorists and injured 2 west of Baghdad. Iraqi forces also found 2 explosives storehouses, one in Bismaya in southeast Baghdad and the other in Albu Diri in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

According to security sources:

  • Two men were found shot to death in Nahrawan in southeast Baghdad. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment: This could be retaliation for yesterday’s IED explosion. Usually dead bodies in an area in Baghdad appear after a car bomb or IED attack. Whether the victims have anything to do with the earlier attacks is not important to the perpetrators.

  • An Iraqi soldier was killed and 3 injured when a sticker IED exploded under their civilian car in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion near a popular market in Taji in north Baghdad. [Buratha]
  • A pharmacist was killed when a sticker IED exploded under his car in Baghdad Al-Jadida in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were killed and 4 injured in an IED explosion in Bakriya in west Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

DIYALA

A civilian was killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded in in Al-Abbara north of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia] A security source says 2 civilians were killed when unknown armed men opened fire in a barbershop in Al-Abbara. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

The Iraqi Intelligence Service arrests 6 terrorists in Diyala responsible for many terrorist attacks in Rashdiya and Husseiniya in north Baghdad (video). [MoD Website]

 

A security source says 2 mortar shells fell on Qara Tappa center, killing 2 civilians and injuring 3. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A security source says at least 13 people were killed or injured in a car bomb explosion in Balad Ruz district, east of Baquba. [Al-Sumaria]

Daesh claims responsibility for the car bomb and says it targeted a Shia mosque. [Dump ]

KIRKUK

The local PMF commander for Hawija says Daesh executed 55 men and hung their bodies on electricity poles in Hawija after accusing them of joining the PMFs. [Al-Baghdadia]

NINEWA

A KDP official says Daesh executed 2,000 people from Ninewa during the last 2 weeks. He says Daesh published the names of the victims in lists posted on the Sumer police station in east Mosul and warned their families not to ask about them. [Iraqi Press]

 

A source from Ninewa police says Daesh’s Ashbal Al-Khilafa (the Cubs of the Caliphate) executed 15 former members of the security forces in Mosul. [BasNews]

 

The deputy chairman of Ninewa GC says the Iraqi government is punishing the people of Mosul by cutting their salaries and pensions, claiming the reason is auditing. He also says the government stopped its efforts to liberate Ninewa for unknown reasons and is leaving its citizens under Daesh control. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. All three of these Ninewa reports and the disturbing reports above from Baiji and Hawija, reinforce our comment yesterday about the human consequences of the slowdown in the government’s military progress. While Iraqi forces fail to move forward toward the promised liberation of Mosul, Daesh is executing more and more people, many of them guilty of nothing.  

 

An MP from Ninewa says Daesh has started to move heavy military and civilian equipment from Mosul to Raqqa. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. This report is intriguing. If you are an optimist, the interpretation is that this is a sign Daesh knows it’s losing in Iraq.

 

A local source in Mosul says a 14 year old Daesh recruit killed an Iraqi photographer, accusing him of cooperating with Iraqi security forces. [Al-Mada]

 

Daesh threw a man from a building roof, accusing him of homosexuality. [Rudaw]

 

A security source says Daesh launched 8 Katyusha rockets on Makhmur with no casualties. [Al-Gharbiya]

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

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the Coalition bombing on Qayara [Just Paste]

DaeshDaily Comment: The Coalition bombed Daesh biggest car bomb factory in Qayyara yesterday.

 

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition bombed Daesh in Tel Keif, a Christian city just northeast of Mosul, killing 10 terrorists. The Coalition also bombed a Daesh camp in Kasik, northwest of Mosul, killing 12 terrorists. [BasNews]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says that on Saturday they broke into the house of a Daesh leader who used to be the military commander in Baiji, and killed him with 2 other terrorists. [The KM Facebook Page] They also say their sniper killed a local Daesh terrorist and shot and killed 4 other terrorists in their car. [The KM Facebook Page] [The KM Facebook Page]

 

Daesh work in Tal Afar. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]
OTHER GOVERNORATES

 

Kurdistan

Suleimaniya. Twelve people were injured when Kurdish security forces shot at demonstrators in Suleimaniya who were protesting the lack of services. [ROJNews]

 

Southern Iraq

Babel. The security committee in Babel GC says security forces arrested 4 Daesh members in Jbala in north Babel and confiscated IEDs they carried in a truck. [Al-Ghad]

 

A security source says a car bomb exploded yesterday inside the parking lot of Musayyib police headquarters with no human casualties. [Al-Ghad]

 

Dhi Qar. A member of Dhi Qar GC says the south and central governorates agreed that the date to transfer the ministries’ authorities will start next Thursday regardless of the procedures of the Council of Ministers. [Al-Maalomah]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Local sources in the Syrian opposition say Al-Nusra Front kidnapped 5 more fighters from Division 30, an opposition unit trained by American forces, in Azaz. [BasNews]

 

A military source says Kurdish forces captured a group of 5 Daesh terrorists in Afrin planning for terrorist attacks. The source also says Kurdish forces captured a car bomb near a checkpoint in Afrin countryside. [BasNews]

 

A report about Hasaka women’s role in fighting Daesh. [Hawar]

 

The YPG says they continued their military operations against Daesh in Hasaka and liberated another village southeast of the city. [Hawar]

 

YPG fighters confirm they foiled a Daesh attack on Abdul Aziz Mountain and say the reports about Daesh controlling it are not true. [Hawar] The YPG says Daesh burned Al-Badee village on the mountain and accused the YPG. [Welati]

 

Turkish sources say creation of the safe zone in Syria is just a matter of time. They say it will cover the areas between Afrin, Azaz and Jarabulus and will be 140 km by 50 km (87 x 31 miles). [Welati]

 

Lamia Nahhas, a former candidate for the presidency of the interim Syrian government, says on her Twitter account that Hitler was right and all the minorities in Syria should be burned. [ROJNews] [Twitter]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling Syrian opposition with local made rockets in Qalmoon. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of killing a Syrian “spy”. [Just Paste]

Another public beheading in Raqqa. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the Coalition bombing on Al-Mayadeen Bridge in Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste]

Daesh says one of its terrorists attacked the T4 airbase in Homs with a truck filled with explosives and publishes the video of the terrorist. [Dump] [Top4Top]

 

Daesh training/promotion video. [Sendvid]

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Daesh daily newsletter in English. [Archive]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

An Iraqi soldier targets a Daesh vehicle with a Kornet rocket and destroys it (video). [Facebook]

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Iraq parliament speaker Salim Al-Jubouri.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/R3Sga3265

https://twitter.com/Awgd28

https://twitter.com/aseer1111111

https://twitter.com/gytyufgffgghfgh

 

August 3, 2015

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

Demonstrations continued in Iraq in several cities over the last 3 days. More people are going out to the streets protesting the lack of services, especially electricity, and the unrest is spreading to new cities. Some politicians are trying to make use of the demonstrations to undermine PM Abadi, while others are accusing the demonstrators of trying to break the siege on Daesh after the recent advances of Iraqi forces. PM Abadi ordered the security forces to deal peacefully with the demonstrators and asked government officials to listen more to people. He also promised to activate the “where did you get this from” principal to fight corruption. Iraqi is ranked the 6th most corrupt country in the world by Transparency International.

    

ANBAR

A member of Anbar GC says the delay in Anbar liberation operations happened because of the huge number of IEDs Daesh planted and because the terrorists are using the civilians in the city as human shields. [Al-Sumaria]

The spokesman of the PMFs says Iraqi forces are advancing slowly in Anbar because they don’t want to cause civilian casualties. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Anbar governor says a thousand displaced families returned to their houses in the liberated areas in Anbar in coordination with a special committee established by the PM. He also says he coordinated with the PM and with the operations commanders to establish a new system to let displaced people enter Baghdad through Bzaibiz crossway. [Al-Mada]

 

Falluja

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces ambushed and killed an Uzbek terrorist called Nabilov and one of his associates in north Saqlawiya. Nabilov was one of Daesh’s main explosives experts. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A source in Anbar Police says the IAA bombed Daesh locations in Khaldiya subdistrict, killing dozens of them and destroying many vehicles. [Al-Maalomah]

 

Iraqi forces supported by Iraqi and Coalition airpower continued operations in Qarma, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles. [IWMC Report]

Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 19 terrorists and destroyed 4 vehicles and 7 hideouts in Qarma. [Al-Ghad]

A video showing Daesh fighters running away from battles near Falluja. [YouTube]

Ramadi

The Iraqi Federal Police (IFP) Commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in Hsaiba, east of Ramadi, killing 11 terrorists and destroying one vehicle. He says Iraqi forces defused 47 IEDs and booby-trapped houses in their advances east of Ramadi. [8th Day] The commander also says the IFP killed a sniper and defused 17 booby-trapped commercial shops in Al-Madhiq, and killed or injured 5 terrorists in Hsaiba. The IFP also killed 3 terrorists and destroyed a vehicle in Mshaihda. [Al-Ghad]

IWMC says an IFP force killed 2 Daesh terrorists on a motorcycle attacking Iraqi forces in Hsaiba. [Iraqi Media Network]

The IAF destroyed 3 big Daesh storehouses and a tunnel in Hsaiba. [IWMC Report]

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces captured the Albu Ghanem area north of Ramadi, killing 19 terrorists and advancing towards the city. [8th Day]

Daesh destroyed 2 bridges in Ramadi yesterday in an effort to stop the advances of the Iraqi forces. [Al-Ittihad]

Daesh billboards in Ramadi. [Just Paste]

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in the 5 Kilo area west of Ramadi, killing 7 terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says 2 regiments of tribal fighters from Anbar are headed towards Ramadi to support the Iraqi forces there. [Al-Maalomah]

The deputy commander of the Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Service says Iraqi forces destroyed a vehicle attacking them at Anbar University, killing everyone inside it. [Al-Sumaria] Iraqi forces killed 2 terrorists and injured 2 trying to plant an IED near Anbar University. [IWMC Report]

Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) says the Coalition bombed a Daesh vehicle in Sufiya, east of Ramadi, killing everyone inside it. [Al-Sumaria]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The acting Jazeera Operations commander says Iraqi forces conducted a search operation in Barwana in Haditha district and found 110 IEDs. [8th Day]

 

The IAF airstrikes on Daesh in Anbar killed 30 terrorists and injured 36, and destroyed Daesh weapons storehouses. [IWMC Report]

IAA airstrikes on Daesh in several Anbar locations killed 5 terrorists and injured 7 and destroyed 2 Daesh hideouts. [IWMC Report]

The Coalition bombed and destroyed 4 vehicles in Anbar. [IWMC Report]

Daesh says one of its suicide bombers attacked Iraqi forces near Razzaza Lake between Anbar and Kerbala, killing and injuring many of them. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh newsletter distribution in Rutba. [Just Paste]

 

A member of Anbar GC says 1,500 schools have been destroyed, partially or completely, in Anbar. [Al-Sumaria]

DaeshDaily comment. Daesh’s presence appears to have crippled the Anbar school system. They destroyed some school buildings, and occupied others, some of which were then bombed. The impression is that most Anbar schools are closed. More specific information would be helpful to an overall evaluation.

 

SALAHUDDIN

Local sources say Daesh terrorists advanced in the northern areas of Baiji and captured more areas inside the refinery while killing 16 PMF fighters. [Al-Gharbiya]

DaeshDaily comment. This incident shows again that Baiji and Salahuddin in general are still not secured by the government. For as long as this continues, the anticipated move toward Mosul is on hold.

 

A security source says the Iraqi Army’s 34th Armored Brigade destroyed 3 Daesh vehicles and a rocket launcher in north Baiji. [Al-Maalomah]

A video of the clashes between Kata’eb Hezbollah and Daesh in Baiji. [Facebook]

MoI says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack in the Jazeera area in Samarra, killing 6 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Al-Maalomah]

The Sadrist Saraya Al-Salam militia claims it captured “Watban Street” somewhere northwest of Samarra after heavy fights with Daesh. [Al-Sumaria]

BAGHDAD

Dozens of Yazidis demonstrated in downtown Baghdad on the first anniversary of Daesh’s massacres against them in Sinjar. [Al-Sumaria] A Yazidi official says more than 3,000 Yazidis are still hostages of Daesh. He says more than 100 Yazidis are leaving Iraq daily. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A member of the Iraq High Commission for Human Rights says thousands of children are suffering from diseases in the displaced people camps because of the high temperatures and the lack of electricity and drinking water. [Al-Gharbiya]

A Sunni MP says Sahwa fighters’ salaries haven’t been paid for 4 months now. [Al-Sumaria]

 

PM Abadi says his steps towards reform are facing resistance from government officials. The PM has asked officials to accept salary cuts and electricity cuts like other citizens. [BasNews]

Baghdad Operations Command arrested 3 men in Dora wanted on terrorism charges. [IWMC Report]

The IAF conducted 17 sorties, the IAA 26. The Coalition’s 21 sorties killed 57 terrorists and destroyed 7 vehicles, including a car bomb, in addition to anti-aircraft weapon. [IWMC Report]

According to security sources:

  • A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in a popular market in Shaab area in northeast Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • Unknown armed men shot and killed a civilian in Kamalia in east Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • A civilian was killed and 2 injured when a sticker IED exploded under their car in the Jamila wholesale area near Sadr City in east Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Two civilians were injured in an IED explosion in Nahrawan in southeast Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • Two civilian were killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion near a soccer field in Mada’in in south Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • A Sahwa fighter was killed and 2 injured when an IED exploded on their car in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Unknown armed men shot a civilian car in Hor Rajab in south Baghdad killing the 2 men inside. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded in a commercial area in Hay Al-Amel in southwest Baghdad, killing one civilian and injuring 5. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

A Daesh member and his son were arrested at Baghdad Airport while trying to leave for Erbil. The Anti-Terrorism Service also arrested the officer trying to help them. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

Ten Palestinian refugees were kidnapped by a Shia militia in Baladiyat in east Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

DIYALA

The Muqdadiya mayor says 3,000 families returned to their houses in 27 villages in the northern areas of the district during the last 6 months. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A member of Diyala GC says 240 displaced families returned to their houses in Sadiya last week. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A policeman was killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Wajihiya northeast of Baquba. [Al-Gharbiya]

 

Daesh training camp in Diyala. [Just Paste]

 

The security committee in Diyala GC says Iraqi forces arrested Daesh’s “emir of the sleeper cells” in Baquba, responsible for many terrorist attacks in Diyala. [Al-Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says Daesh executed a young man in Hawija and hanged his body on a pole in front of his family, accusing him of working with the Iraqi security forces. [Al-Mada]

The director of water resources in Kirkuk says Daesh destroyed 70% of the irrigation and the drinking water projects in Hawija. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says a high ranking official in the Iraqi North Gas Company and his driver were killed when unknown armed men open fire on their car 20 km (12.5 miles) southwest of Kirkuk city. [Al-Sumaria]

A source in Kirkuk Police says a body of a young man was found tortured and shot in Altun Kupri, 25 km (15.5 miles) northwest of Kirkuk city. [Al-Sumaria]

NINEWA

IWMC says Coalition airpower, coordinating with Iraqi units and based on information from local citizens, bombed one of Daesh’s major car bomb factories, in Qayara south of Mosul. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The Minister of Peshmerga in the KRG says today that Kurdish forces will participate in Mosul liberation battles and there are talks with the Iraqi military about developing a common plan to liberate Mosul. [Rudaw]

 

A local source says Daesh arrested 32 young men from different areas in Ninewa accusing them of cooperation with the security forces. The source says Daesh executed 11 of these men and gave their bodies to the forensics department in Mosul. [BasNews]

DaeshDaily comment. Stories of Daesh executions of allegedly pro-government citizens are increasing. People in the Mosul area have been told for some time by flyers and other messages that their liberation is near. However, the government is proceeding more slowly in Anbar than previously promised, and it has not secured Baiji completely so as to move on from there (see comment above), so citizens in Ninewa who want to help against Daesh have been put at greater risk and Daesh is committing an increasing number of atrocities against civilians to intimidate others into submission.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

Kurdistan

The KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources says the PKK attack on the oil pipeline between the KRG and Turkey will cost the KRG $250 million. The PKK claimed responsibility for the attack last week but yesterday said a local unit destroyed the pipe without knowing it was for KRG oil. [BasNews]

Southern Iraq

MoI says security forces in Wasit arrested 76 terrorism suspects during the month of July. [8th Day]

 

There are reports about a car bomb explosion at the police headquarters in Musayab in Babel. [Independence News]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

A Kurdish military source in Hasaka says Kurdish fighters destroyed a Daesh car bomb heading for one of their checkpoints in Hasaka. [BasNews]

 

The YPG says their forces foiled a Daesh attack on Kazwan (Abdul Aziz) Mountain near Sarrin, killing 46 terrorists. Five Kurdish fighters were killed in the attack. [Hawar]

Daesh says they detonated 5 IEDs in Abdul Aziz Mountain destroying 5 YPG cars and killing everyone in them. [Dump]

 

The YPG says they ambushed and killed 4 Daesh members trying to sneak into Tal Abyad to attack Kurdish forces. [Welati]

 

Local sources say Daesh is building a concrete wall in north Raqqa preparing for YPG attacks. [Hawar]

 

A Yazidi researcher says a Daesh terrorist killed the three children of his female Yazidi “slave” in Raqqa. [Welati]

 

Daesh publishes photos of executing a man accusing him of being a spy for the Coalition in Jazeera in Syria. A young boy shot the man. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Libya. The spokesman of the Libyan Army says his troops are ready to break through Derna and fight Daesh. Daesh destroyed the Shallal Bridge in Derna Valley, trying to cut the supply lines of the local armed groups fighting it. [Akbar Libya]

 

Nigeria. In a major development, the Nigerian Army says they freed 178 people taken hostages by Boko Haram in the northeastern areas of the country and arrested a Boko Haram leader. [Al-Moslim]

Daesh audio newsletter in English.

 

Daesh reports collection for today.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

A Facebook page from Mosul publishes Daesh local terrorists’ names and photos.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/dfgdgddggds

https://twitter.com/mooh_8i

https://twitter.com/Om_osaid23

https://twitter.com/seefs22

https://twitter.com/aass2009493

 

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Acronyms

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)

 

July 31, 2015

Iraqi Soldier 2 Iraqi Soldier

An Iraqi soldier killed in the battle against Daesh

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A source in Anbar police says Iraqi forces trapped a Daesh group trying to escape Falluja through Saqlawiya, killing 4 of them and forcing the rest to return. [Al-Ghad]

A PMF commander says Iraqi forces clashed with Daesh north of Saqlawiya killing 2 terrorists. [Al-Sumaria]

Waad Allah Forces, a Shia militia, says they cleared Daesh completely out of the Al-Halabsa area north of Saqlawiya. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The Coalition bombed Daesh in Falahat in west Falluja, destroying 4 rockets. [The IWMC Report]

Baghdad Operations Command forces killed a terrorist and destroyed a rocket-carrying vehicle and a hideout in Qarma. [The IWMC Report]

An eyewitness from Falluja says Daesh threatened the people through loudspeakers that they would kill anyone who tries to leave the city without their approval. He says hundreds of people are waiting by Falluja hospital to get permits from doctors to leave the city.  The permits require approval by Daesh’s Falluja wali, but he hasn’t approved a single permit yet. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A local PMF commander says Daesh arrested 14 people demonstrated after Friday prayers in Falluja demanding Daesh to let the families leave the city. [BasNews]

 

PMF media publishes more videos of the fights near Falluja. [YouTube] [YouTube]

 

A Daesh military uniform shop in Falluja. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes a photo of an Iraqi suicide bomber in Falluja. [Just Paste]

 

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

 

Daesh publishes photos of Friday prayers in Falluja. [Just Paste]

Ramadi

A security source says Iraqi Federal Police forces and the PMFs foiled a Daesh breach attempt in Hsaiba, killing 8 terrorists and confiscating 17 rockets. Iraqi forces destroyed 4 vehicles and 3 Daesh locations using Kornet rockets. [Al-Ghad]

A security source says Iraqi forces received information from local sources in Albu Farraj east of Ramadi that Daesh intended to attack there, and responded with a preemptive military operation that killed 14 Daesh terrorists, including foreign fighters, and destroyed their vehicles. [Al-Baghdadia]

Anbar Operations commander says Iraqi forces are 1 km away from Ramadi after the advances in Albu Aitha and Albu Farraj. [Rudaw]

 

The Anbar Operations commander also says Iraqi forces killed 20 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 7 car bombs while clearing areas southwest of Ramadi. [BasNews]

Iraqi Federal Police commander says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh snipers and destroyed 2 vehicles and 4 locations in Hsaiba. [Al-Mada]

The IAA destroys a Daesh vehicle in Tameem, killing the terrorists inside it. [The IWMC report]

The PMFs say Iraqi forces cleared the Fhaimiya area in west Anbar and broke through Sufiya town east of Ramadi. [Al-Sumaria]

Elsewhere in Anbar

A security source says the Coalition bombed Al-Baghouz Bridge between Al-Qa’im in Iraq and Albu Kamal in Syria destroying it completely. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh says unknown jets bombed civilian houses in Rutba killing 24 people and injuring 30 most of them were civilians. [A3maq]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces shelled a Daesh hideout in the Raihana village of Anah District west of Ramadi, killing 11 Daesh terrorists. [Al-Maalomah]

 

IWMC says Iraqi forces liberated the Al-Zuwiya area in Haditha district after heavy battles with Daesh. Iraqi forces also destroyed a Daesh hideout, killing 5 terrorists, and confiscated 115 IEDs and 11 rocket launchers. [Al-Mada]

 

Iraqi forces shelled Daesh in the town of Jazeera, killing 3 terrorists and destroying a vehicle. [The IWMC Report]

SALAHUDDIN

A security source says Iraqi airpower bombed a Daesh gathering in Shirqat, killing 7 terrorists and injuring others. The source says the men were trying to leave Shirqat for Mosul. [Al-Maalomah]

A security source says local tribal fighters killed 4 Daesh terrorists in Shirqat on Thursday night. The source says Daesh conducted a search campaign and arrested citizens after the attack. [Al-Baghdadia]

Iraqi Federal Police commander says Police Commandos targeted a Daesh convoy near Baiji refinery killing 7 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. [Al-Mada]

The IAA destroyed a Daesh foreign terrorist hideout in Baiji in addition to a sniper hideout. [The IWMC Report]

Daesh publishes photos of 2 Iraqi suicide bombers in Salahuddin. [Dump]

A security source says an IED exploded near the rented family house of a displaced Turkmen family in Tuz, injuring 2 civilians. [Al-Baghdadia]

Iraqi forces found 20 IEDs in Sayyed Ghareeb. [The IWMC Report]

The Salahuddin GC chairman says 1,300 displaced families returned to their houses in Tikrit and 600 families returned to Mkaishifa south of Tikrit. [Al-Sumaria]

The director of the forensics department in Baghdad says they have to date received 600 bodies of Speicher cadets who were buried at Saddam’s palaces in Tikrit. [Al-Sumaria]

BAGHDAD

PM Abadi issued a statement saying he held an urgent meeting with the Minister of Electricity and his staff Friday evening in Baghdad and discussed electricity issues. The PM urged them to give more efforts to solve the power problems and fight corruption. He also thanked the demonstrators for their civilized behavior and for not disturbing the general order and asked the Iraqi officials to go out to the field more and listen to the citizens. [Al-Mada]

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities against the government over electricity and other services.  Shia clerics, including Sistani, criticized the government’s performance in Friday prayers. With the current heat wave and the general anger in the country, the demonstrations could easily escalate.

Some sources talk about a move led by vice president Ayad Allawi and the Sadrists to replace Prime Minister Abadi.

DaeshDaily comment. The usual political maneuvering aside, continuing demonstrations could weaken the government. The inadequate electricity service is a seemingly permanent issue from before the fall of Saddam, and a long-standing embarrassment to successive governments, and it can’t be solved quickly because expanding electricity service hours is necessarily a long-term and expensive project.

 

Iraqi Ministry of Health refutes the reports about children dying in displaced persons camps. The Ministry says it hasn’t received any report from its health directorates about such cases.  [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Coalition conducted 12 sorties, killing 10 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles and other Daesh equipment. [The IWMC Report]

According to security sources:

  • Iraq force tightened security procedures inside and around Baghdad after getting information of terrorists in several car bombs trying to get into the city. [Al-Hadath]
  • A man’s body was found hung on an electricity pole in Husseiniya in north Baghdad, and a woman’s body was found in Shula in northwest Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • A civilian was killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in a commercial area in Mashtal in east Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • Two civilians were killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion near a popular market in Mada’in in south Baghdad.[Al-Gharbiya]
  • A PMF fighter was killed and 2 injured when a sticker IED exploded under their car in Zafaraniya in south Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion near a popular market in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A roadside IED exploded on a police patrol in Yusufiyah in south Baghdad, killing a policeman and injuring 3. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Daesh publishes photos of its RPG launchers training in north Baghdad. [Just Paste]

 

DIYALA

A member of Diyala GC says certain political factions are diverting international humanitarian assistance for displaced people to some areas in Diyala while ignoring other areas. [Al-Sumaria]

 

Dijla Operations commander says Daesh social media messages about Diyala decreased 80% in July and August comparing to the same period last year. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A security source says Iraqi forces conducted a search campaign in Khan Bani Saad and arrested a mosque imam. [Al-Sumaria]

 

NINEWA

Iraq’s Minister of Defense says Mosul cannot be liberated from Daesh without securing the western desert in Anbar.  He says he receives letters from people in Mosul who are waiting for the military operations to start in order to start an armed revolt against Daesh in the city. [Al-Maalomah]

 

Kata’eb Al-Mosul says they detonated an IED on a Daesh car on the road to Tal Abta, killing 3 Daesh fighters. [The KM Facebook page]

 

A local source in Mosul says Daesh executed a young man from the Shammar tribe for trying to release 3 Yazidi women in Rabi’a west of Mosul. [Al-Mada]

 

The KRG says 2,014 Yazidi prisoners were freed from Daesh so far out of 5,838. The KRG says they don’t deal directly with Daesh on this issue but sometimes they contact the people who “bought” the prisoners and offer them money to free them for thousands of dollars. [Xendan]

 

Daesh shelled Peshmerga locations in Sinjar on Thursday but the Kurdish forces supported by Coalition airpower bombed Daesh locations, killing 8 terrorists and injuring 4. [PUK Media]

 

A KDP official says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations east of Mosul killing 13 terrorists. [Xendan]

 

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

 

Eyewitnesses in Mosul say Daesh arrested more than 300 people, mostly young men, for different charges including smoking, shaving, wearing western clothes, etc. They say Daesh escalated its campaign against the residents recently. [Al-Mada]

 

Daesh Hisbah arrests a man for making tattoos. [Just Paste]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

A KRG spokesman says he requested an explanation from the American consulate in Erbil about the security warning they issued to the American citizens in Erbil. The consulate replied that it was a routine warning issued from time to time. The spokesman says Erbil is safe and the security forces are prepared to protect the people. [Rudaw]

 

Southern Iraq

Sistani’s rep in Kerbala hails the participation of Anbar tribes in fighting Daesh and asks for a bigger role for them in the battles. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment: This rep is considered the official spokesman of Sistani.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The YPG says they advanced in 2 areas in south Hasaka, one of them captured by Daesh recently, killing 18 Daesh terrorists including a Tunisian emir. [BasNews] The Coalition bombed a Daesh car near Hasaka, killing one Daesh leader and injuring another. [Welati]

Videos of the Kurdish forces in Hasaka. [Hawar] [Hawar]

 

The YPG says Daesh terrorists with support from some residents hid in Sarrin before the Kurdish forces captured the city on July 27. These men, supported by others coming from a nearby village, have clashed with the Kurdish forces since yesterday. The YPG says 9 Daesh terrorists have been killed but also 4 Kurdish fighters. [BasNews]

 

The YPG says Daesh fighters disguised in civilian clothes attacked Al-Burkan Operations forces (combined YPG and Free Syrian Army units) in Sarrin, resulting in heavy clashes. They also say Daesh shelled Burkan in Jarabulus on the Turkish border and the Burkan forces replied with heavy weapons. [Welati]

 

Clashes erupted in Thursday between Kurdish forces and Jabhat Al-Nusra in Afrin in Syria’s far northwest corner for the second day over trenches the Kurdish forces dug around the city. [BasNews] A YPG official says other Syrian armed groups intervened to end the clashes and negotiations are still going on. [Welati] Kurdish sources accused Turkish authorities of allowing Al-Nusra to cross the borders to Afrin. [Hawar]

 

A video of normal life in Tal Abyad now that Daesh has been kicked out. [Hawar]

 

Daesh cleanup services in Deir Al-Zor. [Just Paste] And other services in Shaddadi in Hasaka. [Just Paste] And more services in Raqqa. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh says it killed or injured 30 Syrian soldiers and captured a soldier in Homs. [Dump]

Another public lashing in Homs. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of targeting and destroying a Syrian opposition commander’s car in Daraa. [Just Paste]  Friday prayers in Daraa. [Dump]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the Turkish government is “disappointed” by the statements of people in the Iraqi government’s statements criticizing the Turkish airstrikes against the PKK inside Iraq. It says such statements are unacceptable and incomprehensible from a government that doesn’t have control of its own borders. [Mustaqila]

DaeshDaily comment. Our position exactly, as previously commented.

 

Turkish security arrests a network of 5 people in Şanlıurfa in southeast Turkey responsible for sending foreign terrorists to Syria. [BasNews]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Egypt. Security sources say Egyptian military helicopters bombed Daesh locations in Arish and Sheikh Zuweid in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 20 terrorists and injuring others and destroying 2 vehicles. The sources say the airstrikes happened after the Egyptian authorities got information about Daesh intentions to launch several attacks on Egyptian security and military locations. [Al-Mogaz]

 

Libya. A Libyan military source says Daesh attacked a Libyan forces post between Ajdabia and Tobruk, killing 5 soldiers. The source says 18 soldiers are still missing. [Akhbar Libya] Daesh says it killed all the soldiers in the post. [Dump]

 

Four Indian citizens working at Sirte University were taken hostage in a Daesh controlled area while trying to leave Libya to return to their country. [Al-Hurra]

 

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

 

Tunisia. Tunisia extends emergency situation in the country for 2 more months. [Islam Memo]

 

Yemen. Daesh says it detonated a Houthi leader’s house in Sana’a, killing everyone inside. [Dump]

 

Nigeria. A local source in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria says a female suicide bomber detonated herself in a popular market, killing 6 people and injuring 8. [Rudaw]

 

Uzbekistan. Daesh supporters say the Uzbekistan Islamic Movement pledged allegiance to Daesh. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

Daesh full reports for today. [Dump]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

An anti-Daesh news page from Mosul.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/D_r80

https://twitter.com/rasin_mh

https://twitter.com/hmza24470373

https://twitter.com/gudrekou

https://twitter.com/naiprewr

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)

July 30, 2015

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

A security source in Anbar says Daesh executed 19 of its own members under Falluja Bridge, accusing them of running away from battle. [Al-Baghdadia]

Anbar GC spokesman says Iraqi forces killed the Daesh wali of Saqlawiya, Aref Al-Dulaimi, as he tried to escape to Khaldiya. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The local PMF commander in Ameriyat Al-Falluja says Daesh shelled the residential and the public areas in the town with mortars and Katyusha rockets. [Al-Maalomah]

 

Baghdad Operations Command killed 3 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle and 4 hideouts in Qarma. [IWMC report]

Baghdad Operations Command conducted a military operation in Dhira Dijla north of Qarma, killing 18 terrorists and destroying a vehicle. [IWMC report]

A video of the PMF battles near Falluja. [YouTube] And another video of Iraqi soldiers in a shootout with Daesh, then an Iraqi plane destroying the Daesh location. [YouTube]

 

Daesh publishes more photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Zoba’a. [Dump]

Ramadi

A tribal leader from Anbar says Iraqi forces captured Albu Dhiab east of Ramadi after heavy battles over 2 days. They are 50 meters away from the gate of the former Anbar Operations Command in Ramadi. [New Sabah] The Iraq War Media Cell (IWMC) confirms the liberation of Albu Dhiab, and says Iraqi forces killed several Daesh terrorists and destroyed their vehicles. IWMC also says Iraqi forces freed the Al-Maadheed area east of Anah, killing 16 terrorists. [Al-Masdar]

A local official in Khaldiya says Iraqi forces completely cleared Al-Mazra’a, 4 km (2.5 miles) east of Ramadi, and are advancing towards the government compound in Ramadi, killing 40 Daesh terrorists. He says many Daesh leaders are trying to escape to Syria after the Iraqi forces’ advances and says Ramadi will be liberated in the coming days. [Al-Mada]

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower liberated 3 areas 16 km (10 miles) north of Ramadi, killing dozens of Daesh fighters and destroying 4 car bombs and a huge weapons and explosives storehouse. [Al-Mada]

Iraqi forces advanced towards Albu Aitha, killing 9 terrorists and defusing 30 IEDs. [IWMC report]

Iraqi forces foiled a Daesh counterattack on the stadium area, killing 20 suicide bombers. [IWMC report]

Daesh Daily comment. Remember when suicide bombers were a new and unusual phenomenon? That’s not so long ago. Now they collect in guest houses and attack en masse. It is noticeable from our reports that a large percentage of Daesh assaults are led by multiple suicide bombers in vehicles. Even if most get stopped, the one that gets through may kill a lot of people.

 

Iraqi forces killed 5 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle in Al-Madhiq and Hsaiba east of Ramadi. [IWMC report]

The Iraqi Federal Police commander says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Hsaiba, killing 12 terrorists including 3 suicide bombers. [Iraqi Media Network]

Iraqi forces entered the southern part of the Tameem neighborhood in south Ramadi preparing to break through and clear Tameem completely. [Al-Maalomah] The PMFs say Iraqi forces have already liberated Al-Tameem, killing 33 Daesh fighters and injuring 12. [Al-Mustaqila]  The IAA destroys 2 Daesh locations in Al-Tameem, killing 10 terrorists. [Buratha]

The MoD publishes a video of the Iraqi forces in Mshaihda Hill. [MoD website]

Iraqi forces found a Daesh weapons and explosives storehouse in Tash near Ramadi. [MoD website]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The Anbar GC spokesman says Iraqi forces cleared the Al-Saqara area in the ongoing battles near the town of Baghdadi between Hit and Haditha, killing dozens of Daesh terrorists. He also says Iraqi forces conducted a security operation that targeted 5 Daesh locations near Haditha, to cut Daesh supply lines to Ramadi from the west. [Al-Maalomah]  Jazeera Operations Command, supported by tribal fighters, conducted operations near Baghdadi, killing 2 terrorists, defusing 84 IEDs, and destroying 4 car bombs and 3 weapons storehouses. [IWMC report]

Iraqi Federal Police killed 2 terrorists, destroyed a vehicle, and defused 31 IEDs in Anbar. [IWMC report]

Daesh publishes photos of tribal leaders from Kubaisa in Hit district pledging allegiance to them. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes a video of their sniper graduation. [Archive]

 

SALAHUDDIN

The Coalition kills a Daesh leader in Baiji with an airstrike. [MoD website]

Salahuddin Operations Command killed 13 Daesh terrorists west of Tikrit. [IWMC report]

The Iraqi Federal Police commander says the IFP found a car bomb factory in Al-Awja, Saddam’s home town. [Iraqi Media Network]

A local source says a woman was severely injured when Daesh “biters” attacked her in a public market in Shirqat for not covering her hands. Daesh uses female Hisbah members to bite women if they think they are not committed to the Daesh dress code. [Al-Sumaria]

BAGHDAD

The Migration and Displacement Committee in the Iraqi Parliament says 52 children died in displaced persons camps because of the high temperature. The Committee urged the government to provide the displaced people with water and power. The temperature in Iraq has recently reached 53 C, more than 127 F. [Xendan]

 

The IAF conducted 13 sorties and the IAA 36, reflected in other reports, while the Coalition conducted 24 sorties that killed 10 terrorists and destroyed 21 locations, 6 hideouts, 9 mortar locations, a construction shovel and 3 vehicles. [IWMC report]

The Iraqi MoD and the Chairman of the Federal Commission in Russia sign a military cooperation agreement. [MoD website]

DaeshDaily comment. The US is committed to helping Iraq, why are the Iraqis buying weapons from Russia?

 

A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi Parliament says the Iraqi government is in control of Iraqi Kurdistan airspace and should stop the Turkish airstrikes on the Region. He said the statements of some Kurdish officials about Turkey’s right to protect itself don’t represent the Kurdish street.  [Al-Maalomah]  Another Kurdish MP had said yesterday Turkey is trying to protect its national security and the KRG cannot interfere in Turkey’s policies. [El-Ghad]

 

The Foreign Affairs Committee in the Iraqi Parliament says they decided to question KRG President Barzani about the Turkish PM’s statement that Barzani knew in advance about the Turkish airstrikes on the PKK in Iraq. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament says $6.9 billion has been transferred to Daesh controlled areas in Mosul and Kirkuk through Iraqi and Jordanian currency exchange companies. [Al-Mesalah]

DaeshDaily comment: The Iraqi Central Bank holds an auction to sell US dollars to local companies. Apparently Daesh has used this auction through those companies to sell the Iraqi currency they get from the areas they control in Iraq. The $6.9 billion is an astonishing amount of money to transfer to your enemy, and it seems like this practice must have gone on for some time without a major issue being made of it.

 

Iraqi Journalist Freedom Observatory says unknown men on a motorcycle threw hand grenades at the house of the Al-Baghdadia TV office director in Bayyaa in south Baghdad but no one was hurt in the attack. [Iraq Press]

 

According to security sources:

  • Iraqi forces arrested 11 men for terrorism related charges in areas around Baghdad. [Al-Sumaria]
  • A sticker IED exploded under a civilian car in Hay Al-Adel in west Baghdad killing one man and injuring another. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded in Al-Furat in west Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 7. [Al-Mada]

 

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

 

DIYALA

A security source in Diyala says an IED exploded on a PMF patrol in Muqdadiya, killing 7 fighters. [Erem]

 

Dijla Operations Command conducted a military operation in areas near Qara Tappa, destroying 2 Daesh vehicles and 3 motorcycles, and found 40 kg of explosives. [IWMC report]

A Sunni MP from Diyala says more than 50 people were kidnapped in different areas in Diyala during the last 48 hours. [Al-Baghdadia]

DaeshDaily comment. There is no way to evaluate such statements. There will likely be a counter-statement from someone that the people detained are suspected Daesh. The problem is that the PMFs usually don’t really know who the Daesh residents are, and it’s easier to just suspect all Sunnis. Many Sunnis take the position that all Sunnis are innocent victims of Shia militias. Too often, it’s more about politics than justice, but that’s exactly what Iraq has to overcome.

 

The chairman of the security committee in Diyala GC says Iraqi forces arrested 3 men wanted on terrorism charges in Khan Bani Saad, 20 km (12.5 miles) southwest of Baquba. [Al-Sumaria]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says heavy clashes erupted yesterday between Daesh and Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order, JRTN, in a village in Hawija, over territorial disputes. [Byareq News]

DaeshDaily Comment: Most of Daesh advances in Sunni Iraqi areas were in coordination with the JRTN, a Baath party military arm. The fight between the two might be inevitable but so far their alliance has given both groups a lot of advantages.

 

NINEWA

A security source says Daesh terrorists from Tal Afar, Sunni Turkmen, are sending their families to Syria then to Turkey. The source says 220 families have left so far and dozens are leaving every day after paying $700 each. [New Sabah]

DaeshDaily comment. This report suggests there may be a larger story. A disproportionate number of Daesh crimes in northern Ninewa have been committed by Sunni Turkmen. The arranged departures are likely motivated by fear of retribution for these crimes. The only plausible basis for this fear is that they now think Daesh is going to lose.

 

A Peshmerga commander says the Kurdish authorities issued an amnesty to Daesh fighters who didn’t kill Peshmerga fighters and didn’t commit any crimes. [Iraq Press] A Kurdish official says the KRG and the IKR Parliament issued an order to release Daesh prisoners who didn’t commit crimes. He says they shouldn’t have done that since the terrorism crimes are not within the KRG authority. [ROJ News]

 

A KDP official says 3 unknown armed men shot and killed a Daesh leader, responsible for the religious taxes, in downtown Mosul. [Rudaw]

 

A security source in Ninewa says the Coalition bombed Daesh in 2 locations south of Mosul, killing 13 terrorists and destroying 4 boats used by Daesh to attack the Peshmerga. [BasNews]

 

Eyewitnesses say Daesh started to booby-trap Al-Baaj road west of Mosul preparing for an Iraqi forces attack on the city. [BasNews]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

A security source says Turkish jets continued their airstrikes in the Amedi area in far northern Dahuk, east of Zakho.  [PUK Media]

 

Southern Iraq

Iraqi Intelligence Service in Basra shows the confession of a Daesh member from Basra who participated in Daesh crimes in Baiji. [Al-Mirbad]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

The YPG says they found a Daesh fighter hiding in a house in Sarrin and killed him when he refused to surrender. They also say they defused 310 landmines. Daesh attacked Sarrin from the eastern side and the clashes are still going on. [BasNews]  The YPG says in an official statement Turkish jets flew over Sarrin when Daesh attacked between 9 and 11 am. The YPG units foiled that attack, killing all the attacking Daesh terrorists, but 7 Kurdish fighters were also killed. [Welati]

Daesh says its terrorists attacked the Kurdish forces in Sarrin and one of the terrorists detonated himself killing many of them. They say the clashes are going on and their terrorists captured some ground there. [Dump]

 

A field source says Daesh launched counterattacks on the YPG and the Syrian Army in south Hasaka. The Syrian Army’s airpower bombed Daesh troops and the clashes are still going on. [BasNews]

 

Eyewitnesses say Syrian government jets bombed a Daesh military headquarters in Manbij on the road to Aleppo. [BasNews]

Daesh says 2 of its suicide bombers attacked a Syrian army compound with 2 car bombs in north Aleppo countryside.  [Dump]

Daesh says its terrorists captured a Syrian opposition forces’ location in Mari’ town in Aleppo after killing 5 of them. [Dump]

 

The YPG refutes the reports about arresting 150 civilians in Kobane and says they only arrested Daesh terrorists who killed people and who will be taken to courts. [Welati]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Albu Kamal. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of their attacks on the Kurdish forces in Tal Barak in Hasaka. [Just Paste]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Kuwait. Kuwait’s MoI says security forces arrested 5 Kuwaiti Daesh terrorists who participated in the battles in Iraq and Syria. [Al-Hurra]

 

Libya. Daesh says it clashed with Shura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna in southeast Derna, killing or injuring 50 of them. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publishes a video of its terrorists in Sirte in Libya. [Isdarat]

 

Nigeria. Boko Haram slaughtered 10 fishermen near Chad Lake in northeast Nigeria. [Rudaw]

 

Daesh full reports for today. [Dump]

 

Afghanistan. Daesh supporters in Afghanistan say the Taliban should pledge allegiance to Daesh’s leader with Mullah Omar now dead. [Ana Al-Muslim]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

An Anti Daesh page from Anbar.

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/1567asd156

https://twitter.com/abuzayd00

https://twitter.com/trableb00990

https://twitter.com/Commmaryam

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)

July 29, 2015

Daesh Locations

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

Iraqi forces kill 3 Daesh terrorists and destroy a vehicle and defuse 6 IEDs in Qarma subdistrict. [IWMC Report]

A local PMF commander says a Anbar tribal leaders disowned 33 tribal leaders from Qarma for joining Daesh. [Al-Baghdadia]

A Yazidi Iraqi soldier was killed in the Falluja area fighting. [Independence News]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling and clashing with Iraqi forces in Zoba’a villages. [Just Paste] [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of a fallen drone in Falluja. [Just Paste]

Ramadi

The Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Service commander says military leaders held a meeting at Anbar University after clearing it of all IEDs. He says there is an intention to locate the Operations Command in the University. [Al-Mada]

Anbar Operations Command troops continue their advances in Albu Aitha north of Ramadi and defuse 45 IEDs and destroy 9 hideouts. Another Iraqi force cleared a mine field north of Albu Aitha and defused 60 IEDS. The IAF bombed Daesh in Albu Aitha, killing 9 terrorists and destroying a machine gun. The Coalition also bombed Ramadi near Albu Aitha, killing 11 terrorists and destroying their hideout. [IWMC Report]

The Coalition launched 3 airstrikes on the Al-Akrad neighborhood, close to Anbar University.   [IWMC Report]

Iraqi forces liberated Mshaihda Hill east of Ramadi completely and raised the Iraqi flag there. [IWMC Report] Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army tank in Tal Mshaihda (photos). [Just Paste]

DaeshDaily comment: Iraqi forces reported liberating the hill five days ago.

 

A local PMF commander says Iraqi forces are advancing slowly in Ramadi and Falluja to give a chance to the civilians to leave. He says Daesh prevents the civilians from leaving and has told them “we win together or die together.” Iraqi forces have almost completely freed the Al-Tamim area, 2 km from the University, but are advancing slowly because of the huge numbers of IEDs and car bombs Daesh has planted in their way. Iraqi forces also control the Jazeera area and have cut Daesh supply lines from Syria. [Al-Mada]

 

A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces conducted a search operation in areas around Anbar University and found a Daesh weapons and explosives storehouse. [Al-Maalomah]

The Anti-Terrorism Service troops captured 4 vehicles and 30 containers of explosives in addition to weapons and ammunitions while clearing Anbar University. [IWMC Report]

 

The IWMC says the Iraqi Federal Police shelled Daesh locations in Hsaiba, killing 23 terrorists. The Cell also says IFP snipers killed 4 Daesh terrorists trying to booby-trap a school in Al-Madhiq, east of Ramadi. [Al-Baghdadia] Iraqi Federal Police commander says Iraqi forces also destroyed 5 vehicles and 10 locations in Hsaiba. [Buratha]

Daesh publishes photos of stoning a man to death for adultery in Ramadi. [Just Paste]

Elsewhere in Anbar

The IWMC says the IAA launched an airstrike on Daesh Hisbah (religious police) in Rutba, killing 13, including a high ranking Daesh leader. [Iraqi Media Network]

Jazeera Operations Command troops conducted a security operation near the Jawana area in Baghdadi, killing 8 terrorists. [IWMC Report]

Daesh publishes photos of executing 2 men publically in Anbar. [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of their flags and billboards in Hit. [Just Paste] [Just Paste]

 

Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Rutba. [Just Paste]

 

SALAHUDDIN

Salahuddin Police Commander refutes the reports about arresting 5 high ranking Salahuddin police officers in Baghdad. He says the officers were called to Baghdad for administrative investigations. [Al-Mada] A security source in Salahuddin had said a security force from Baghdad arrested 4 high ranking officers, including the deputy police commander and Baiji police chief. [Al-Baghdadia]

Eyewitnesses say Daesh military leader in Shirqat, Marwan Al-Jubouri, and 2 of his associates were killed in an airstrike on their car. The eyewitnesses think it was a drone. [Ray Al-Youm]

Iraqi Army’s 17th Infantry Brigade defused 40 IEDs in Sayyed Ghareeb. [IWMC Report]

Local sources say a suicide bomber in an oil tanker attacked Iraqi forces in Samarra, killing 8 soldiers and injuring 12. [Al-Gharbiya]

A security source says 2 Iraqi policemen were killed and 3 injured when a parked car exploded near the Strategic Line west of Samarra. [Ray Al-Youm]

BAGHDAD

Iraqi security forces arrested 6 college students from Anbar, suspected Daesh members, in Anbar University’s temporary location in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament asks the government to pay the salaries of the MoD and MoI personnel on time. The salaries of the Iraqi soldiers, officers and policemen are being delayed, including those who got injured or lost their lives. [Al-Mada]

 

The Legal Affairs Committee in the Iraqi Parliament will invite several ministries and local and international organizations to a session on August 12 to discuss the general amnesty law.

 

The Finance Committee in the parliament says the arrival of the first group of l-159 jets from the Czech Republic was delayed for 4 more months because of a misunderstanding. [Iraq Press]

Minister of Defense meets with Russian officials in St. Petersburg for a “comprehensive review” of the arms contracts and discusses the ways to move forward. [MoD Website]

The IAF flew 15 air sorties and the IAA 40, while the Coalition implemented 10 sorties, killing 21 terrorists and destroying 3 car bombs. [IWMC Report]

The UN says it will suspend its health programs in Iraq because of the lack of funding. The UN has already reduced its humanitarian work by 40%. [Al-Moslim]

 

According to security sources:

  • An IED exploded inside a bus in Husseiniya in north Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring 4. [Al-Mada]
  • A police patrol found a man shot to death in Shula in north Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • Iraqi police found 2 bodies of women shot in the head and the chest in Hay Al-Nasr in east Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • A civilian was killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion near a car dealership in Sadr City in east Baghdad. [Al-Mada]
  • An IED exploded near a popular market in Mahmudiya in south Baghdad, killing 2 civilians and injuring 8. [Iraq Press]
  • An IED exploded in Camp Sara in Baghdad center, killing a civilian and injuring 2. [Iraq Press]

 

DIYALA

A security source says a farmer was killed and his son injured when a roadside IED exploded in Abu Saida northeast of Baquba. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

Dijla Operations Commander says his troops arrested 18 terrorists from 3 different cells during July. [Buratha]

 

KIRKUK

A security source says Daesh detonated the houses of 5 citizens in Hawija who didn’t pledge allegiance. [Al-Maalomah]

IWMC says 6 Daesh terrorists, including the Daesh deputy wali of Kirkuk, were killed and 20 injured in an airstrike on their convoy in west Hawija. [Al-Mada] A military source says the IAA killed Daesh Hisbah  leader in Kirkuk, Abu Maria, and several other terrorists in the airstrike. [Iraqi Media Network]

A security source says the IAA bombed a Daesh convoy in Al-Riyadh west of Kirkuk, killing Mullah Shwan, the Kurdish Daesh terrorist responsible for burning 21 Peshmerga fighters to death. [Al- Ghad]

DaeshDaily Comment: This is not the first time this terrorist was supposedly killed.

 

A PUK official says the Coalition bombed Daesh in a village in southwest Kirkuk, killing 15 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. [PUKMedia]

Daesh publishes a video of executing PMF soldiers caught on their way to join their units in Kirkuk.  [Archive]

NINEWA

Local sources from Mosul say they found a mass grave in the Rashidiya area north of Mosul with 30 bodies of Iraqi soldiers and policemen executed by Daesh. [BasNews]

 

A Ninewa Police source says the Coalition bombed a Daesh training camp in Hammam Al-Alil, 20 km (12.5 miles) south of Mosul, killing 19 terrorists and injuring 13. [BasNews]

 

A KDP official says the Coalition bombed Daesh locations in 2 villages near Bashiqa, killing 9 terrorists and destroying 2 car bombs. [KDP]

 

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

 

Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education says Mosul University students will continue to attend at the temporary location in Kirkuk for next year. [Iraq Press]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

Turkish jets continued the heavy airstrikes in northern Iraq on Tuesday night. [ROJNews]

 

Southern Iraq

A security source says one of the men accused in the Speicher Massacre was arrested at a checkpoint in Dhi Qar province. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

Syrian Army captures Hay Al-Zuhoor in south Hasaka, the last Daesh location in south Hasaka, reportedly after bombing with barrel bombs. The Coalition launched 7 airstrikes on Daesh in Hasaka yesterday. [Rudaw] However, other sources say the clashes between the YPG and Daesh continued in other areas in south Hasaka after most of the area was liberated. [Welati]

 

A report about an Armenian church in Tal Abyad used by Daesh as a torture center when they occupied the city. [Hawar]

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Lebanese Army in Bekaa Valley from Al-Qalmoon in Syria. [Just Paste] And the Syrian Army and Hezbollah in Qalmoon. [Dump]

 

Daesh says it captured 2 strategic hills and 10 Syrian Army military checkpoints northwest of Tadmur. [A3maq]

 

Daesh publically executed an old man in Al-Jazeera, accusing him of blasphemy. [Just Paste]

Daesh publishes photos of beheading a man in Tadmur, accusing him of “wizardry.” [Dump]

DaeshDaily comment.  These accusations may only mean they didn’t like the two men for some reason. Daesh kills some people just to intimidate other people.

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

Turkey says the security forces have so far arrested 1,302 suspects in 39 provinces. [Anadolu]

DaeshDaily comment. The report does not distinguish between Daesh and PKK suspects. Continuation of this practice will confirm that lumping them together serves a political purpose.

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

Libya. Shura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna says they captured the Corfat Saba’a area from Daesh but lost 5 fighters in clashes. They say Daesh used the area to attack Derna with rockets and mortars and the clashes are still going on. [Akhbar Libya] Daesh says it stopped the attack in Derna and publishes photos of the SCMD dead fighters.  [Dump] [Dump]

Tunisia. A Tunisian official says his government shut down 80 associations linked to terrorist and takfiri groups and warns 83 others to correct their ways. [Islam Memo]

 

Yemen. A Yemeni security source says 11 people were killed or injured in a car bomb explosion near an Ismaili Shia mosque in Sana’a. [islam Memo]

Daesh claims responsibility for the attack in Sana’a. [Dump]

 

Daesh information security instructions.

 

Daesh audio newsletter in English.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Al-Suqour Intelligence Cell

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/M_TNT_A

https://twitter.com/turkyaslaan

https://twitter.com/1567asd156

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)

 

July 28, 2015

 Iraqi Soldiers after a suicide attack in Ramadi 1 

Iraqi Soldiers after a suicide attack in Ramadi 2

Iraqi Soldiers after a suicide attack in Ramadi

 

Daesh Daily

July 28, 2015

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

       

ANBAR

Falluja

The Commander of the local PMF in Qarma says Iraqi forces launched a major operation on the Albu Khalifa area, killing 14 Daesh terrorists including 12 foreigners. [Al-Maalomah]

A PMF commander says Daesh transformed entire neighborhoods in Saqlawiya to “ticking bombs,” booby-trapping everything including bread. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A local PMF commander says snipers from his unit sneaked into Falluja and killed Daesh’s “minister of finance,” a local terrorist responsible for hanging an Iraqi soldier from Falluja Bridge. [Al-Maalomah]

 

A medical source in Falluja says 4 people were killed, including a child, and 16 injured, including 2 women and 3 children, in Iraqi forces’ bombing of Falluja. [Rudaw]

Ramadi

A member of Anbar GC says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower implemented a large military operation in several areas east of Ramadi, killing 44 Daesh fighters. [BasNews] An Anbar tribal leader says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower captured 4 areas south of Ramadi, close to Anbar University, killing dozens of Daesh fighters. He says the security forces are clearing the areas now of IEDs and booby-trapped houses. [BasNews]

A local PMF commander in Anbar says Ramadi will be liberated in the coming days and Daesh terrorists are escaping after the Iraqi forces broke them in the University battle. [Al-Mada]

The Chairman of the Khaldiya subdistrict council says Iraqi forces supported by the IAA and Coalition airpower captured the Albu Dhiab area north of Ramadi, killing 30 Daesh terrorists. [Al-Sumaria]  A security source says the IAA bombed a Daesh leader’s funeral in Albu Dhiab, killing 9 more. [ Al-Baghdadia]

A source for the Anti-Terrorism Service, which includes several Army components, says Iraq Army units are now holding the ground in Tash 1st and 2nd south of Ramadi after capturing the area. [Al-Sumaria]

Anbar Operations Command destroyed 115 IEDs, a car bomb and 8 Daesh hideouts in Albu Aitha east of Ramadi. The IWMC also says the Coalition destroyed a Daesh construction shovel, a car bomb and 12 hideouts in the same area. [IWMC Report]

A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh suicide truck bomb attack in Hsaiba and killed the suicide bomber. He also says Iraqi forces killed 14 Daesh fighters in their advance east of Ramadi. [Al-Sumaria]

Photos of Iraqi soldiers after a car bomb explosion in Ramadi. [Facebook] [Facebook] [Facebook]

Iraqi Federal Police says Iraqi forces, who regained control of the stadium area yesterday, have started to clear the area of IEDs. [Erem News]

Elsewhere in Anbar

A member of Anbar GC says most of the families trapped in Bzaibiz crossway want to go to Kurdistan. He asks Baghdad Operations Command to open the crossway for them and allow them to enter Baghdad. He says BOC only allows people with severe health cases to enter. [Al-Sumaria]

 

A security source says the IAF bombed a Daesh convoy heading from Rutba to Hit, killing 30 and injuring 25. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

SALAHUDDIN

A security source says 3 car bombs exploded in Baiji center targeting an Iraqi Joint Force, killing 11 soldiers and injuring 15. [Al-Sumaria]

A local source in Kirkuk says Daesh lashed 25 men in Shirqat for shaving their beards. [Al-Sumaria]

Salahuddin Operations Command killed 10 terrorists in Albu Jwary and defused 6 booby-trapped houses and 19 IEDs. [IWMC Report]

 

The Badr militia commander meets with Albu Ajeel tribal leader in Tikrit and agrees to let the displaced families return to their houses in Albu Ajeel in Tikrit. Badr will form a PMF unit to protect the area.

DaeshDaily comment. Many southern tribes accuse Albu Ajeel of committing the Speicher massacre.

 

A Turkmen MP asks the government to establish a military operations command for the Tuz area, after the suicide attack last week. He says Turkmen Iraqis are paying for the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil, which led to security confusion in Tuz. [Al-Ghad]

 

BAGHDAD

The Iraqi Parliament issues a statement condemning Turkey’s bombing of Iraqi villages and violation of Iraqi airspace. [Al-Maalomah] Iraqi Council of Ministers also issued statement calling the Turkish attack “a dangerous escalation and an assault on Iraqi sovereignty”. [Al-Maalomah] A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi Parliament says the Turkish bombing aims at putting Daesh and the PKK at the same terrorism level. He says Erdogan’s party broke the truce with PKK that saved a lot of blood. [Al-Maalomah]

DaeshDaily comment. The posturing will continue as long as presumed political advantage can be gained from it.  

 

A news-making explanation from the spokesman for Prime Minister Abadi: He refutes the reports about the participation of Arab nations in the bombing against Daesh in Iraq. He says no Arab airpower has ever participated in any anti-Daesh airstrike in Iraq. He also says the Coalition launches airstrikes after getting initial approvals from Iraq and after getting information from Iraqi intelligence sources. [Al-Mada]

DaeshDaily comment. When the airpower coalition was announced in Washington, the participation of Arab states was the focus. If the PM’s spokesman has it right, all the Coalition airstrikes in Iraq are by US and other western aircraft; all the Arab-nation airstrikes are confined to Syria. The unspoken part of this dialogue is that some Shia leaders don’t have confidence that all the Sunni Arab governments are on Iraq’s side, due to sectarian motives. 

 

The Iraqi government discusses minimizing the numbers of the security personnel allocated for Iraqi officials. There are 18 military regiments allocated for just the Prime Minister, President, and parliament Speaker and their deputies. [Al-Mada] An Iraqi MP says Iraqi officials’ security guards should be taken to the front lines to fight if they want to keep receiving their salaries. [Iraq Press]

DaeshDaily Comment: Reform should be encouraged. The number of security personnel allocated to Iraqi officials is incredible. In addition to the three top leaders and their offices, there are 29 ministers, 22 chairmen of independent commissions, 328 MPs, 18 governors, and thousands of military and police commanders, general directors, local officials, etc., not to mention former office-holders. The number of police and army personnel in these guard units is in the tens of thousands, all paid by the Iraqi budget. Most are recruited based on their family or political ties, which means there are fewer positions for those who want to serve in real military units that can defend the country. It’s a form of corruption, the more so for positions assigned to “ghost soldiers” whose salaries are paid to others. This is not to say the officials don’t need security, because there is a constant risk of being attacked.  

 

The MoD says the Coalition launched airstrikes on Daesh locations in Anbar and Mosul, destroying a big building used by the terrorists in Ramadi and a car bomb factory in Mosul. [Al-Baghdadia]

 

A Shia MP says if Turkey’s President Erdogan is serious about fighting Daesh he should disassemble Turkey’s network that recruits terrorists and facilitates their movement in the region. [Al-Maalomah]

 

The Coalition implemented 19 sorties on different operation sectors, killing 53 terrorists and destroying 5 vehicles, a construction shovel, 45 locations and hideouts, and 10 tunnels. [IWMC Report]

 

According to security sources:

  • A civilian was killed and 5 injured in an IED explosion near a popular market in Shula in northwest Baghdad. [Al-Baghdadia]
  • A sticker IED exploded under the car of an MoI employee in Hurriya in north Baghdad, killing him instantly. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • A Ministry of Higher Education employee was killed when unknown armed men opened fire on his car as he drove on the Al-Qanat highway in east Baghdad. [Iraq Press]
  • A civilian was killed and 3 injured in an IED explosion in Dora in south Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • An IED exploded in Nahrawan in south Baghdad, killing one civilian and injuring 9. [Al-Gharbiya]
  • A civilian was killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion in Sheik Omar in downtown Baghdad. [Al-Gharbiya]

Daesh claims responsibility for the attack in the Al-Sham area in north Baghdad yesterday. [Dump]

 

An Iraqi Army force captured a suicide bomber trying to target them in Yousifiya in south Baghdad. [8th Day]

A report about the importance of the thermo cameras in monitoring the terrorist activities in Yousifiya (video). [Al-Sumaria]

 

DIYALA

The spokesman of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity says armed men in Khanaqin planted IEDs near power supply lines running to Baghdad. One of the IEDs exploded, killing a police officer accompanying the Ministry’s maintenance unit. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The security committee in Diyala GC decided all soccer tournaments must obtain a security approval. The decision came after 3 IED explosions on a soccer field during a popular tournament in Abu Saida yesterday. [Al-Sumaria] As we reported yesterday, seven were killed and seven injured in these explosions.

 

An MP from Diyala says the security situation is getting worse in Diyala and the militias are kidnapping people. He says 25 were kidnapped during the last 3 days. [Rudaw]

 

KIRKUK

A local source in Kirkuk says Daesh executed 6 brothers publicly and hung their bodies on electricity poles, because they were trying to leave Hawija. [Al-Sumaria]

A local source in Kirkuk says Daesh beheaded a school teacher publicly in Al-Abbasi subdistrict in Hawija for an unknown reason. [Al-Sumaria]

A security source says Daesh’s new wali (governor) of Kirkuk was killed in a Coalition airstrike on his hideout in Zab subdistrict west of Kirkuk.  [Iraq Press]

Daesh lashes a man for adultery in Kirkuk. [Makalem]

NINEWA

A Peshmerga source says the Coalition launched airstrikes on Daesh in west Dijla, killing many of them and destroying their locations. Another source says the Coalition bombed Daesh near Bashiqa killing 10 and injuring many others. [BasNews]

 

A KDP official says Daesh established cannabis farms in Hammam Al-Alil and Mahalibya south of Mosul. He says these farms were kept secret but recent disputes between Daesh leaders in Mosul uncovered the information. [Al-Sumaria]

 

The IAA destroyed part of a Daesh oil pipeline west of Mosul. [IWMC Report]

 

Dash publishes photos of more public beheadings in Ninewa. [Minbar Al-Ansar]

 

Daesh publishes a video of the results of the Coalition bombing on Wadi Al-Hajar in Mosul. [A3maq]

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES   

Kurdistan

An eyewitness says Turkish jets bombed PKK locations near Zakho in far northern Dahuk. He says the bombing targeted several locations and lasted about an hour. [Al-Sumaria]

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

Burkan Al-Furat soldiers, supported by Coalition airpower, captured Sarrin. (Burkan Al-Furat combines YPG and Free Syrian Army units.) This means Daesh has now been kicked out of the entire Kobane district. [Rudaw] The YPG says they killed 80 Daesh terrorists in Sarrin and confiscated 10 vehicles, 10 car bombs, 3 trucks loaded with weapons, and 60 motorcycles. However, 9 Kurdish fighters were killed in the battles. [BasNews]

YPG soldiers raised their flags on Najm historic castle 2 km west of Sarrin, on the road to Aleppo. [Hawar]

 

The YPG also claims to have liberated 95% of Hasaka and are promising to liberate the rest in the coming hours. [Welati]

 

The spokesman of the YPG refutes reports that Syrian Kurdish fighters killed 2 policemen in Turkey. He says the Turkish borders on their side were the safest for Turkey, while Daesh terrorists crossed the Turkish border from Turkey and attacked them. He also says they have nothing to do with the clashes inside Turkey lands. [Hawar]

DaeshDaily comment. This is a critical moment for the YPG and its political party, the PYD. The Kurds are having notable military success against Daesh, and the alliance with the Free Syrian Army could be significant for both. Turkey’s intervention against Daesh further changes the military equation in northern Syria. However, the PYD/YPG relationship with the PKK is now a much bigger liability due to PKK’s renewed hostilities with Turkey, and this could put its recent gains at risk.

 

Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Syrian army in Aleppo. [Dump ]

 

Daesh checkpoints in Tadmur. [Dump] And results of the bombing on Tadmur. [Makalem]

 

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

 

An unknown man shot an injured Turkish soldier in Hakkari Province in southeast Turkey. [Anadolu]

 

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES 

 

Daesh publishes photos of a health clinic in Aden in Yemen, claiming it’s one of theirs. [Makelem]

 

Daesh audio newsletter

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SOURCES

 

Facebook Page of the Day

Hashim Al-Hashim is an Iraqi expert on radical groups.

 

Daesh Twitter Accounts of the Day

https://twitter.com/baghdadsniper31

https://twitter.com/KaaLeMh

https://twitter.com/jeje_esit

https://twitter.com/Vboo123

 

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Acronyms  

AHH Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq
COMSEC Council of Ministers Secretariat
GC Governorate (Provincial) Council
GoI Government of Iraq
FSA Free Syrian Army
IAA Iraqi Army Aviation
IAF Iraqi Air Force
IED Improvised Explosive Devise
IFP Iraqi Federal Police
IKR Iraqi Kurdistan Region
IP Iraqi Parliament (Council Of Representatives)
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)