An Update On ISIS Activities

  • A report from Foreign Policy about Daesh relationships with Iraqi Officials

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/23/the-enemy-you-know-and-the-ally-you-dont-arm-sunni-militias-iraq/?wp_login_redirect=0

DaeshDaily Comment: While we focus on Arabic media sources, other sources sometimes shed light on Daesh in Iraq.

      Many believe that Daesh captured Mosul and other cities with a major military attack. Most of our sources from Mosul, Tikrit, etc. say that Daesh had gained a measure of control in those places well before June 2014, using its network of supporters, armed groups, and corrupt Iraqi military and government officials.

      Daesh’s presence in Iraq is sustained by three elements: ideology, regional need/support, and local need/support. It’s a basic multiplication equation by which Daesh could wither if any of these elements becomes zero. Daesh cannot live without its international ideology that provides it with thousands of fighters and suicide bombers from many parts of the world. Daesh also cannot survive without regional support, from nearby countries buying its oil and keeping open borders that let those foreign jihadis in. However, the local element is most crucial, especially the Iraqi politicians, Baathists, and other anti-government citizens, from all sects and sides, who see Daesh as an ally. Without understanding these three elements, we cannot fight Daesh effectively.  

 

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

 

ANBAR

  • A member of Anbar GC says the delay in Anbar liberation battles is because of unspecified differences between the Iraqi government and the Americans.

 

  • A member of Anbar GC says more than 6,000 tribal fighters were trained and armed with light and mid-size weapons by the Iraqi government and more fighters will finish their training in the coming days.

 

  • Anbar Governorate Council says Anbar is suffering from a shortage of water because of a “water war” played by Turkey and Syria.

 

  • A video of the PMFs destroying an attacking car bomb in Ramadi.

 

  • A video of the Iraqi Golden Division’s clashes with Daesh in Anbar.

 

  • Iraqi officers say Daesh is still shelling Ameriyat Al-Falluja in order to capture it. They also say only 450 meters separate them from Daesh.

 

  • The Iraqi Ministry of Interior’s Al-Suqour Intelligence Cell published a video of an airstrike on Daesh leaders in Akashat in west Anbar. The spokesman of the MoI says 47 Daesh terrorists were killed in the airstrikes.

 

  • Iraqi Join Operations Command says Baghdad Operations Command supported by Federal Police, tribal fighters and PMFs killed 8 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles in Qarma.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on Ramadi.

 

  • Iraqi Join Operations Command says Iraqi Air Force launched 18 airstrikes on Daesh in several Iraqi cities including Juiba near Hit killing 27 terrorists including a Saudi and a Palestinian.
  • Daesh publishes photos of shelling Iraqi forces in Anbar.

 

  • A Sahwa Leader in Falluja says 30 Daesh terrorists were killed in the recent internal dispute (over stolen cars) including a former general in Saddam’s army.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of “education” seminars for young children in Falluja.

SALAHUDDIN

  • An Iraqi police officer says Iraqi forces took over Baiji completely after 3 days of heavy fighting. He also says Daesh terrorists left to areas north of the Baiji refinery and the Iraqi forces are fighting them there.

 

  • A security source says the PMFs killed a Daesh sniper hiding in a mosque on the east side of Baiji.

 

  • Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Iraqi forces dismantled booby traps in 3 houses and destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Baiji. The Commander also says Iraqi security forces killed a suicide bomber who was about to detonate himself in a popular market in Baiji center. He also says Iraqi forces killed 8 terrorists in the Albu Jwari neighborhood in Baiji.

 

  • Iraqi Joint Operations Command says Samarra Operations Command confiscated 13 Daesh boats in Dhiluiya.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi forces launched a major operation to liberate the remaining areas under Daesh control in Baiji Refinery and move from there to liberate Siniyya town.

 

 

  • Iraqi Join Operations Command says Dijla Operations Command found an IED factory in Salahuddin and destroyed it.

 

  • Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq say they depend in the fights in Baiji on Iraqi militiamen who fought Daesh in Syria.

 

  • A security source says 5 Iraqi Federal Police officers were killed and 8 injured stopping a Daesh attack on the Iraqi forces in Fatha, east of Tikrit. The source says Daesh attacked with 3 car bombs, then shelled the Iraqi forces with mortars, but the Iraqi forces stopped the attack after police and PMF reinforcements arrived from nearby Al-Alam.

 

  • Salahuddin Governor says 1,700 displaced families returned to their houses in Tikrit and more are coming. He also says Tikrit Directorate of Health will resume work in its original location in the city; it was moved to Balad during the Daesh occupation. He also says the Directorate of Electricity restored power in the city in 11 days but thieves are stealing the electricity transformers. The Tikrit Mayor says 2,000 families returned after security checks and 15 suspects were arrested in the process.

 

  • An official in the PMFs says Daesh used a new technique in a car bomb attack in Salahuddin, releasing one of their prisoners and give him a car bomb vehicle without his knowledge and have him drive it towards the target, where they detonate it.

 

  • A source in Samarra Operations Command says the Iraqi Air Force launched an airstrike on Daesh near the Strategic Line west of Samarra, killing 10 terrorists and destroying a construction shovel and 2 car bombs.

 

  • A video of an IED explosion in Tuz Khurmatu that killed a Lt. Colonel in the Peshmerga.

BAGHDAD

  • An MP from the major Sunni bloc in the Iraqi Parliament says Iraqi officials, especially from Anbar, who are responsible for displaced people, are not trustworthy and misuse the funds allocated for the displaced persons.

 

  • A police source says 2 civilians were killed and 6 injured in a car bomb explosion on Palestine Street in east Baghdad. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

  • A police source says an IED was detonated against an Iraqi army patrol in Mishahda in north Baghdad, killing one soldier and injuring 4.

 

  • A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion near a popular market in Al-Shaab in north Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says a PMFs fighter was killed and 3 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Latifiya, on the road between Babel and Baghdad.

DaeshDaily Comment: The recent attacks in the areas between Babel and Baghdad indicate a return of Daesh there. Iraqi forces supposedly liberated these areas but apparently Daesh can still infiltrate them.  

 

  • A security source says unknown armed men shot and severely wounded an officer in the Iraqi Intelligence Service, in Karrada.

 

  • A leader in Kata’eb Hezbollah says the leaders of the “Islamic Resistance Factions”, i.e. the Shia militias, should be involved in the decision making in Iraq.

DaeshDaily Comment: The Shia militias are already in charge of many of the streets in Baghdad and other cities, but some want more political influence. Iraq needs the militias but letting them into the government decision-making process would be a huge blow to Iraqi unity.

 

  • Iraqi Joint Operations Command says the Coalition launched 9 airstrikes on Baiji, Zuwiya, Sinjar and Tal Afar killing 30 terrorists and destroying hideouts and vehicles.

 

  • Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces found a car bomb factory and 180 IEDs in Nibai area north of Baghdad.

 

  • A spokesman of the PMFs says there is no (direct) coordination between the PMFs and the American advisers or the Coalition. He says the PMFs become part of the Iraqi forces and report to the Prime Minster and the Joint Operations Command. He also says the JOC coordinate with the Coalition.

 

  • Vice President Osama Al-Nujaifi refutes WikiLeaks documents about his receiving money from the Saudi government.

DaeshDaily Comment: Many Iraqi officials were implicated in these documents including Shia officials.

 

 

DIYALA

  • A source in Diyala Police says 16 people were killed and 36 injured in a car bomb attack on a tribal leader’s house in Al-Nida village in Balad Ruz, 70 km east of Baquba. The tribal leader was kidnapped earlier today and his tribe met to discuss the kidnapping. Daesh claimed responsibility and said a Tajik terrorist led the attack.

KIRKUK

  • A local source in Kirkuk says Daesh formed a committee to destroy the shrines and the graves in Hawija during the month of Ramadan.

 

NINEWA

  • A local source in Mosul publishes the names of the men Daesh executed yesterday and says they were working in groups fighting Daesh in the city. Daesh published photos yesterday of executing many people by drowning, electricity and an RPG rocket.

 

  • A member of the Mosul Sheikhs Council says Daesh arrested 16 men for playing the Ring Game, a traditional Iraqi game played during Ramadan.

 

  • Farmers in Ninewa say Daesh monopolizes the grain market and prevented farmers from selling their harvest through traders with lower prices. The Iraqi government usually buys the grain harvest at subsidized prices and distributes it through the food ration system.

 

  • A local source in Mosul says Daesh forced people from Mosul who own more than one house to give one of their houses to foreign terrorists who arrived during the last 24 hours from Syria. The source says about 200 houses were taken.

 

  • A security source says Daesh executed 55 civilians in Mosul, including 4 lawyers in Shalalat (= Waterfalls) north of Mosul, and buried them in a mass grave.

 

  • A local source says Daesh detonated a 1,200 years old Sufi shrine in north Ninewa after arresting its two guards.

 

  • A Kurdish official says the Coalition launched an airstrike on Daesh on the western side of Sinjar, killing 21 terrorists and destroying 6 vehicles.

 

  • A Kurdish official says Daesh opened a new prison for women in Mosul.

 

  • Local sources in Mosul say Daesh asked the teachers in the city to register for the new education year and ask them to pledge allegiance before they can start their work.

 

  • A Yazidi MP says 3,000 Yazidis are migrating from Iraq every month through Turkey.

 

  • A Kurdish MP says the Iraqi government intends to close down Mosul Liberation training camps in Kurdistan.

DaeshDaily Comment: The camps were established 8 months ago for police officers from Mosul who left the city after the Daesh invasion.

 

  • Ninewa Operations Commander says the recent Coalition airstrikes on Daesh destroyed their capabilities in east and west Mosul. He says the Coalition bombed a tunnel used to transport weapons in Wa’eliya, a tank bomb in Qabak, and an IED factory in Qayyara. He also says 40 Daesh terrorists, including foreign explosives expert were killed in an airstrike on Tal Abta water project in Qayyara.

 

  • A Kurdish official says the Peshmerga killed 5 suicide bombers trying to attack the Kurdish forces in Nouran area east of Mosul.

 

  • Ninewa Governorate Council says Atheel Al-Nujaifi is still the governor of Ninewa and they haven’t submitted any nominees, while waiting for the Federal Court to rule in his appeal.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • A security source says a Daesh terrorist was arrested in Kerbala. The source says the security forces confiscated the suspect’s laptop and found information about 7 car bombs intended to be detonated later.

 

  • A report about the bad conditions faced by displaced families now in Maysan.

 

REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 

  • A Kurdish news website says Kurdish families from Raqqa were driven from their houses in Tadmur, but some of them managed to reach Kobane. Kurdish sources say Daesh is forcing the Kurds to move from Raqqa to the desert in Tadmur, comparing it to Saddam’s infamous Anfal campaign. They also say Daesh allowed Kurds who pledged allegiance to them to stay in Raqqa.

 

  • Syrian News Agency says a car bomb exploded near a mosque near Damascus, killing 13 civilians.

 

  • Daesh claims responsibility for the two suicide attacks in Hasaka yesterday and says one of the suicide bombers was Iranian. Rudaw TV says 10 children were killed in the first attack, near the Kurdish Security headquarters and a children’s hospital, and dozens of Syrian government soldiers were killed in the second attack.

 

  • Arab tribes in Al-Jazeera in Syria announce the formation of Al-Jazeera Shield Brigade to “fight terrorism” and to prevent demographic changes in the area by the Kurds.

 

  • Daesh prayers in Deir Al-Zor.

 

 

 

  • Daesh pamphlet distribution in Raqqa.

REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES

 

  • A video of Daesh supporters driving through Jordan’s capital Amman.

 

  • The Minister of Religious Affairs in Algeria says only 63 Algerians are fighting with Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

 

  • Daesh religious lessons in Sinai.

 

 

  • For some reason, our DaeshDaily twitter account has been suspended!

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

 

https://twitter.com/al_wafa46

https://twitter.com/aljabha0797748

https://twitter.com/A___20___A

https://twitter.com/libi_media100

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  • The MoD says Jazeera Operations Command and Iraqi Army 7th Infantry Division supported by tribal fighters and PMFs liberated many areas in Baghdadi and broke the siege on the residential compound in the town. A member of Baghdadi Subdistrict Council contradicts the report and says dozens of Baghdadi families left for Daesh-controlled Hit because of the lack of basic human services.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of an IED explosion targeting the Iraqi forces in Baghdadi.

 

  • The Spokesman of the PMFs refutes the reports about Daesh launching a major attack on Iraqi forces in Nukhaib. Kerbala Police Commander also refutes the reports and says they are part of the Daesh psychological warfare.

DaeshDaily Comment: Daesh said yesterday a Tajik terrorist attacked Iraqi forces in Nukhaib with a car bomb.

 

  • A local source in Anbar says a group of tribal fighters sneaked into the city of Hit and blew up a Daesh car bomb factory.

A leader of the Sahwa in Anbar says 20 Daesh terrorists were killed in internal disputes in Hit. Another Sahwa leader says 12 Daesh terrorists were killed in similar disputes in Falluja.

 

  • A security source says the Iraqi Air Force bombed Daesh in Rutba in west Anbar, killing 4 terrorists.

 

  • Iraqi Ministry for Human Rights says Iraqi forces found a mass grave of 40 people who had been kidnapped by Daesh in Al-Qanater near Qarma.

 

  • A video of the Iraqi forces fighting Daesh in Qarma.

 

  • The leader of Sahwa fighters in Qarma says Iraqi security forces supported by tribal fighters and PMFs liberated 3 areas in Qarma, killing dozens of Daesh terrorists. He also says 3 car bombs were found and defused in Qarma. Iraqi Joint Operations Command says Baghdad Operations Command forces killed 17 Daesh terrorists in Qarma and destroyed many of their vehicles.

 

  • The JOC says Anbar Operations Command killed 24 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 anti-aircraft machine guns and rocket launchers in military operations in several areas east of Ramadi. The JOC says the Iraqi Air Force launched 17 airstrikes on Daesh chemical storehouses in Hsaiba east of Ramadi. The IAF also targeted a meeting of 30 Daesh terrorists in the same area, killing many, including a Daesh leader in Hsaiba.

The JOC also says the Coalition launched 10 airstrikes on Daesh in several Iraqi cities.

DaeshDaily Comment: The JOC has started to broadcast daily reports about its operations, based on PM Abadi’s instructions to unify the media messaging and reporting.

 

  • A security source says 5 Daesh terrorists were killed in a failed attack on the Iraqi forces in Saqlawiya north of Falluja.

 

  • A source in Falluja hospital says 7 people were killed and 8 injured, including women and children, in the Iraqi forces’ shelling on different areas in Falluja. Anbar Governorate Council issued a statement asking the Iraqi government to stop shelling Falluja, saying many civilians are trapped in the city because Daesh doesn’t allow them to leave.

 

  • A Sunni MP says the Iraqi Joint Forces Command should take a “brave” decision and take over Falluja instead of shelling the civilians there. A Sahwa leader in Falluja says Daesh is taking money from the families as payment for letting them leave the city.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the results of the bombing on the Sajar area in Falluja.

 

  • Daesh Twitter accounts say Daesh leader Baghdadi gave amnesty to Sahwa and security officers in Anbar after requests from tribal leaders.

SALAHUDDIN

  • Iraqi Federal Police Command says several Daesh terrorists were killed and 2 vehicles destroyed in a security operation in Baiji. The IFPC also says 3 booby-trapped houses were restored to normal and mortars were confiscated in Baiji.

 

  • Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Iraqi forces targeted a Daesh food and medical supply convoy of 3 trucks in Fatha east of Tikrit with Kornet missiles and destroyed them.

 

  • The Mayor of Baiji says 2,000 displaced families returned to their houses in south Baiji regardless of the lack of support from the directorates of health and trade. He also says young men from these areas started voluntary cleanup campaigns.

 

  • A PMFs source says his troops in Baiji killed a Daesh leader called Abu Khalifa Al-Yamani, responsible for Daesh intelligence.
  • The man executed by Daesh in Salahuddin two days ago was a Ph. D. holder and Sunni cleric.

 

  • A security source the man was executed because his tribe (Qaisi) joined the fight against Daesh.

 

  • A security source says a civilian was killed when an armed group shot him in Tuz Khurmatu, 120 km east of Tikrit.

 

  • A video of the Iraqi forces capturing a man trying to smuggle weapons to Daesh in his truck.

BAGHDAD

  • UNAMI says more than 3 million Iraqi people have been displaced since January 2014. More than 2.2 million are from Anbar and Ninewa and almost half a million from Salahuddin.

The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament asks the central and the local governments to help the displaced people to return to their houses in Babel and Diyala.

DaeshDaily Comment: Beyond immediate military requirements, how to deal with citizens displaced by the fighting is one of the government’s major internal problems. Whether Iraq succeeds as a country may depend on these decisions. Most of these displaced people are Sunni Iraqis, many already dissatisfied with the government and political system. They don’t trust the government and the government and its supporting Shia militias don’t trust them, but the government and militias usually don’t know which ones are anti-government.

        Even before Daesh, long-term displaced people have often been receptive to joining radical armed groups, on all sides, for obvious revenge reasons. The Iraqi government should look beyond providing displaced people with humanitarian help, which it is not doing well, and also focus on expediting people’s return to their homes and schools after Daesh has been cleared from the area, to avoid alienating those citizens. This involves the unavoidable risk of helping some of the wrong people but would be one way for the Iraqi government to start the real peace-building process.

 

  • Local sources say Iraqi police found 2 bodies shot and killed in west and southwest Baghdad. Hours before that, 4 bodies were found in other areas, one of them a woman. PM Abadi says the phenomenon of the unknown dead bodies in Baghdad has become worrisome and should be dealt with. He did not say by whom.

 

  • A security source says an IED exploded near a Sahwa leader’s house in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad, killing his brother and 4 other civilians.

 

  • Eyewitnesses say armed men in 3 cars without registration plates kidnapped an employee in the Iraqi Ministry of Trade and an officer in Saddam’s army from their houses in Zayouna in east Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says a sticker IED exploded in a civilian car in Ghazaliya, killing the driver.

 

  • An MoI source says the body of man kidnapped from Baquba was found in Shula area in northeast Baghdad, shot in the head and chest.

 

  • An MoI source says an IED exploded in Nahrawan area in south Baghdad killing one civilian and injuring 4.

 

  • A police source says Iraqi security disassembled an IED planted in the house of an employee in the Ministry of Electricity in east Baghdad.

 

  • Kata’eb Hezbollah offers financial rewards to anyone who brings in foreign Daesh terrorists alive. The Kata’eb offered $12,000 for western terrorists, $10,000 for those from the Gulf, Lebanon and Algeria, $7,000 for Caucasus, Turkey and Uighur fighters (western China). The organization offered no money for turning in Iraqis, Syrians, Pakistanis, and Afghans, (an implied invitation to just kill them).

 

  • Iraqi Minister of Defense visits Serbia and meets with Serbian officials to discuss military cooperation.

DIYALA

  • A security source says 3 Daesh terrorists were killed in an explosion while trying to transport explosives between Diyala and Salahuddin, in Mtaibija village north of Baquba. Local sources say an IED exploded in Qara Tappa, north of Baquba, killing 2 and injuring 6.

 

  • A local source says a (Shia) militia kidnapped a tribal leader from his house in east Baquba.

 

  • A security source says an IED targeted a police patrol in Muqdadiya, killing a police officer and injuring 2.

KIRKUK

  • Kurdish security forces broadcast the confessions of 4 terrorists who planned a suicide attack on a hotel in downtown Kirkuk in January.

 

  • A security source says Daesh executed a Turkmen civilian in front of his house in south Kirkuk. A source in the PMF says Daesh also detonated Turkmen houses in Basheer, 25 km south of Kirkuk.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Kirkuk.

 

NINEWA

  • Daesh is using new ways to execute people in Mosul, by drowning them in a cage in water, electrifying them, or putting them in cars to be attacked with with RPG rockets. Daesh publishes a video of these executions.

DaeshDaily Comment: The people executed were arrested recently and accused of spying.

 

  • A security source says an IED explosion targeted a Daesh convoy near the Mosul southern gate, killing 4 Daesh “ministers” in Mosul (finance, health, water and municipalities).

 

  • Iraqi Ministry for Human Rights says Daesh is training 1227 boys age 9-15 in Al-Salamiya training camp east of Mosul.

 

  • Kata’eb Al-Mosul Facebook page about the resistance operations against Daesh in Mosul.

 

  • A source in the Peshmerga says the Coalition launched airstrikes on Daesh in Bertilla, 40 km east of Mosul, killing 17 of them. The source also says the Peshmerga stopped a Daesh attack on Yazidi villages in Sinjar, killing dozens of terrorists.

 

  • Deputy Chairman of Ninewa Governorate Council says the Iraqi government stopped paying the salaries of the 8,000 volunteers five months ago. The volunteers are policemen from Mosul, training in Kurdistan and Ninewa valley for Mosul liberation battles.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of its Hisba (control) operations in Mosul.

 

  • A police commander from Ninewa says the Coalition bombed a Daesh car as it crossed the 4th Bridge in Mosul, killing 3 Daesh Arab leaders.

 

  • The Security Committee in Ninewa GC says preparations to start liberating areas in south Mosul have been completed and the operations will start in the coming days.

 

  • A local source in Mosul says Daesh distributed its new golden coin on a limited scale in some areas in Mosul, and supporters published the photos on social media. The source also says Daesh will start using the coin by the end of the month of Ramadan.

 

  • Daesh destroys another celebration platform in Mosul. Local sources say the citizens of Mosul used the platform to make phone calls because the network coverage was better there. Daesh also lashed 3 young men, accusing them of cursing the caliph.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • Al-Yamani Group, a small violent Shia cult, reappeared in Basra asking people to join its new militia, Saraya Al-Qaem to fight Daesh. The group was fought by the Iraqi military in 2008, then disappeared.

 

SYRIA

  • A source in Al-Burkan Operations Command (a coalition of Syrian armed groups and the YPG) says the YPG will not move towards Raqqa after liberating the Brigade 93 area and Ain Eisa, 55 km west of Raqqa. The source says Daesh still controls south of Kobani and the town of Sareen, and the YPG’s priority now is to liberate these areas.

 

  • Rudaw TV says two car bombs exploded in Hasaka without causing any casualties.

 

  • A source in the Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry says his government refuses to meet with a Syrian Kurdish leader and demands his troops stop displacing Arab residents in Tal Abyad.

DaeshDaily comment: This is a variation of the displacement problem commented on above regarding Iraq. There is a claimed security motive in not trusting some residents, but the effect of displacing Arabs is to make the population more Kurdish, which makes the tactic suspicious. Similar accusations have been made against the Iraqi Kurds in northern Iraq. One concern in Syria is that such tactics could actually make Daesh stronger.

 

  • The General Command of the Kurdish security forces in Syria (Asayesh) says they received 80 remote-control drones to be used in special security operations. They didn’t mention the source of the drones.

 

  • The Director of Syrian Museums and Antiquities says Daesh destroyed two shrines in Tadmur, one of them on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the results of the airstrikes on Zabadani. And Sareen.

 

  • A Daesh dairy in Hama. And shelling in the same city.

 

 

  • A Kurdish source says Daesh gave an ultimatum to the Kurdish citizens in Raqqa to leave the city in 3 days for Homs and Tadmur, as a security precaution against sleeper cells.

DaeshDaily Comment: Daesh has always expressed animosity towards Kurdish troops and political parties but it is unlikely to start a propaganda war against Kurdish Muslims, as some Daesh leaders in Iraq and Syria are Kurds.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Daesh issues a new audio speech by its spokesman Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani. Adnani says Ramadan is the month of jihad and not forgiveness. He asked the displaced people from Anbar to return to their houses and promised an amnesty to Sahwa and security officers.

Adnani also threatened armed groups in Libya and Afghanistan if they continue their opposition to Daesh.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of its attacks in West Africa.

 

  • Al-Qaeda-linked cleric issues a statement against claims by Daesh that it is establishing a religious caliphate.

 

  • Daesh supporters say all jihadi groups in the Caucasus united under Abu Mohammed Al-Qadari, who was appointed by Baghdadi as emir there.

 

  • Moroccan Ministry of Interior says it arrested a radical Islamist who confessed he used to finance Daesh from his trade in expired food items.

Moroccan Minster of Interior said earlier 1350 Moroccans are fighting with Daesh in Iraq and Syria, including 220 ex-prisoners.

 

  • Daesh Twitter accounts of the day

https://twitter.com/O_oxlx

https://twitter.com/sfeupgbm

https://twitter.com/aabbbuuahmed13

https://twitter.com/gogoaag6

 

 

 

 

ANBAR

  • A Sahwa leader says his troops found 2 car bombs and disassembled 77 IED in different areas of Thirthar and Jazeera in north Anbar.

 

  • A source in Falluja hospital says the hospital received 300 dead bodies and 190 injured terrorists during the month of June so far.

 

  • Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi artillery shelled Albu Shejel area in Saqlawiya southeast of Ramadi, killing 15 Daesh terrorists and injuring 20.

 

  • A man from Falluja says Daesh beheaded his cousin publicly after accusing him of smoking.

 

  • A security source says 11 Daesh terrorists were killed and many IEDs disassembled in the ongoing operations to liberate Qarma east of Falluja. Iraqi MoD says Baghdad Operations Command killed 6 Daesh terrorists and destroyed a vehicle, a motorcycle, and a tank bomb in Qarma.
  • DaeshDaily comment: There are seemingly constant positive battle reports on Qarma, but these also serve to show implicitly that the government does not control it.

 

  • Ameriyat Al-Falluja Police Commander says Daesh shelled the town with mortars during Ramadan food distribution, killing and injuring many civilians.

 

  • Dijla Operations Command says Iraqi Federal Police killed 5 Daesh terrorists and destroyed their vehicle in Tal Masoud east of Ramadi.

 

  • A source in the Iraqi 1st Rapid Intervention Division says an Iraqi Daesh leader was killed in a failed attack on the Division’s headquarters south of Falluja.

 

  • A source in Iraqi Army Aviation says the IAA bombed a Daesh meeting in a house in Khaldiya east of Ramadi, killing 20 terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles.

 

  • Local sources in Anbar say Daesh issued warnings to the people of Ramadi and Falluja not to watch some TV programs and shows during the month of Ramadan and threatened them with severe punishments.

 

  • Local sources say 2 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 8 injured when a car bomb targeted their checkpoint in Nukhaib, between Anbar and Kerbala.

Daesh says a terrorist from Belgium attacked the Iraqi forces in Nukhaib.

 

  • The MoD says the Coalition launched 18 airstrikes on Daesh in several Iraqi cities killing 7 Daesh terrorists and destroying weapons and equipment.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of torturing Sahwa members in Anbar.

 

  • A video of an Iraqi Air Force airstrike on Daesh (location unspecified).

 

SALAHUDDIN

  • A member of Diyala GC says a Daesh terrorist shot and killed his father and brother for refusing to join Daesh in Shirqat.
  • Daesh opens a swimming pool in Shirqat. And road paving.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of executing 2 PMFs fighters in Salahuddin.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi forces started to clear the houses and streets of IEDs in Baiji center as a first step to allowing displaced families to go back to their homes.

The PMFs say they continued advancing inside Baiji from the east and the west killing dozens of Daesh terrorists. Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Police Commandos killed 3 Daesh snipers and defused 18 IEDs in Baiji.

Daesh says a Syrian terrorist attacked the Iraqi forces in south Baiji with a car bomb, killing and injuring many of them.

  • A member of the Salahuddin GC says the Council met with the tribal leader in Yethreb to arrange for the return of displaced families. The town was liberated from Daesh months ago but the displaced families were not allowed to return for several reasons.

 

  • A source in Salahuddin Operations Command says Iraqi Army Aviation bombed several areas north of Tikrit, killing 30 Daesh terrorists.

 

  • Dijla Operations Commander says Iraqi forces have so far destroyed 13 Daesh training camps in Himrin Hills, between Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk.

BAGHDAD

  • The Speaker of the Iraq Parliament met with Anbar’s Governor and says the government is ready to arm and train 10,000 tribal fighters from the governorate. The Speaker also met with a prominent tribal leader from Mosul to discuss the efforts to liberate it from Daesh.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Military Intelligence Service arrested 3 Daesh members in Baghdad responsible for media activities. They confessed to receiving Daesh media materials and distributing them on social media.

 

  • An MoI source says an IED exploded under a small bus in Mashtal east of Baghdad, killing one civilian and injuring 4. A website close to Daesh says the explosion was caused by a car bomb.

 

  • A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion near a popular market in Taji in north Baghdad. An MoI source says an IED exploded near a popular restaurant in Husseiniya in north Baghdad killing 2 civilians and injuring 6.

 

  • A security source says an IED exploded in a marketplace in Abu Dsheer in south Baghdad, killing one civilian and injuring 8. A security source says an Iraqi soldier was killed and 6 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in the Arab Jubour area in south Baghdad.

 

  • The major Sunni Bloc in the Iraq Parliament asks PM Abadi to withdraw the current draft of the General Amnesty Law and rewrite it according to the previous political agreement.

 

  • The Chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraq Parliament met with the Russian and the French ambassadors individually to discuss their countries’ support for Iraq in the war against Daesh.

 

  • The Chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament says the Mosul Fall Investigative Committee got “dangerous and scary” confessions and other evidence about Mosul’s fall and many people will be indicted when the final report gets published.

 

  • A member of the Iraq Human Rights Commission says Daesh recruited 500-800 Iraqi children to participate in its terrorist activities.

 

DIYALA

  • Diyala Police Commander says the 1st Emergency Regiment of the Police graduated. He says the Regiment has 600 troopers, trained to fight in the open deserts and in the cities.

 

  • A security source says a PMFs fighter was injured when an IED exploded on the roadside north of Muqdadiya.

KIRKUK

  • A security source says Iraqi Army Aviation bombed Daesh locations in Hawija and killed 2 Daesh Yemeni leaders responsible for killing Iraqi civilians and destroying their houses.

 

  • Local sources in Hawija say Daesh is asking the people of the city, through mosques and mobile loudspeakers, to donate money. Daesh is telling the women in Hawija not to leave their houses without a man or else they will be punished severely. The punishment will be beheading if they repeat the “offense” twice. The sources say Daesh also threatened anyone who doesn’t fast during Ramadan, though their fighters are not fasting.

 

  • A local source says Daesh started a new campaign to destroy the Sufi shrines and graves in western Kirkuk.

 

NINEWA

  • A security source in Ninewa says some Daesh terrorists are intentionally injuring themselves in order to be transported to Turkey and then run away to their countries from there.

 

  • A security expert says the Peshmerga burned an Arab village near Rabia completely after confiscating the belongings of the villagers. He says the village has never been under Daesh control and the villagers are now displaced in the nearby valleys.

 

  • A local source in Mosul says Daesh kidnapped 54 civilians, including women, accusing them of spying, a readymade accusation against anyone who opposes them. The source says Daesh cut off the limbs of some of these people. Iraqi Ministry for Human Rights says Daesh executed 25 people publically in Dawasa in downtown Mosul, accusing them of spying.

 

  • The Commander of the Yazidi militias says the promised German aid and training for his troops has not started yet.

 

  • Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says Daesh established a garden and an amusement park at the location of Nabi Younes Mosque in Mosul.

 

  • An Iraqi officer says Daesh executed 3 former Iraqi Parliament candidates in Mosul.

 

 

  • The Spokesman of the National Mobilization Forces in Ninewa says 4,500 fighters finished their military training and were equipped with 50 armored vehicles in preparation for Mosul liberation battles. He also says an NMF delegation met with the American Embassy in Baghdad and discussed arming and equipping the NMFs.

DaeshDaily comment: This is a separate Ninewa Sunni volunteer organization, not part of the PMF organization.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • Basra GC says 400 PMF fighters and 250 Army and police from Basra were killed in the fights against Daesh so far.

 

 

SYRIA

  • Barzani Charity says it will send food and fuel supplies to 5,000 Kurdish families in Tal Abyad.

 

 

  • The YPG says it continued its advances southwest of Suluk town and retook a village from Daesh there. The YPG also says one of its Turkish fighters was killed in Jazeera in the fight against Daesh.

 

  • A source in Burkan Operations Command says the Kurdish forces supported by the BOC took over large areas of the former Brigade 93 camp in Tal Eisa and killed 19 Daesh terrorists. The Brigade was taken from the Syrian regime forces previously and became a base for Daesh.

 

  • Rudaw TV says Turkey started to dig a trench on its borders with Syria near Qamishli to discourage the influx of Syrian refugees.

 

  • The Syrian regime says its troops advanced against Daesh in the Al-Bayarat area in Homs and are 10 km away from Tadmur.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of its mortar attacks on the Kurdish forces in Jazeera.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the food market in Raqqa.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of battles in Aleppo countryside.

 

  • Daesh is building a mall in Aleppo.

 

  • The local markets in Manbaj.

 

  • Daesh terrorists in the Euphrates River in Deir Al-Zor. And a tribal reconciliation gathering.

 

  • Daesh starts the destruction in Tadmur.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the damages after the airstrikes in Tadmur.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of lashing an alcohol dealer in Tadmur.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of the confession of one of the Southern Front fighters in Syria who says he was trained in Jordan.

 

  • Daesh says a Tajik terrorist attacked the PKK forces in Tal Abyadh with a car bomb killing and injuring many of them.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • A Saudi actor receives death threats after acting in an anti-Daesh TV show.

 

  • A security source in Egypt says 3 policemen and 5 civilians were injured in IED explosions in 2 houses used for police housing in Areesh in north Sinai.

 

  • Widespread resentment is reported in Lebanon after a video appeared showing torture of Salafi Muslim prisoners in Rumia prison arrested for alleged ties to Daesh or Al-Qaeda. Many people accused Hezbollah of participating in the torture.

Daesh issued a statement urging the Sunni people in Lebanon to revolt after the video was published.

 

  • Daesh tells the mother of one of the Lebanese soldiers they captured months ago they are going to execute him.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of its new coins.

 

  • Daesh claims responsibility for an IED attack on Houthis checkpoint in Sanaa in Yemen.

 

  • Daesh says the Libyan government in Tripoli and its troops are “Kuffar” (infidels) and should be killed.

 

  • Derna Mujahedeen Council issues a statement explaining why the fought Daesh.

 

  • A book about Saddam’s life was found in one of Daesh’s cars in Derna.

 

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of pledge of allegiance from several republics in Russia.

 

  • News about 2 suicide bombings in a fish market Nigeria killing 21 people and injuring 50.

 

  • Daesh audio newsletter in Arabic.

 

  • Daesh publishes its statistics from the month of Shaaban (May-June).

 

 

  • Daesh Twitter accounts of the day

 

https://twitter.com/tawwehide

https://twitter.com/aboghada_

https://twitter.com/aboo_34

https://twitter.com/XxxlbedxxX

https://twitter.com/sham654s

 

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ANBAR

  • The Spokesman of Anbar GC says the displaced people from Anbar lack the basic humanitarian assistance and the Iraqi government is not doing a good job in this regard. He asks that international organizations provide water, food and medicine for them.

 

  • A source in Anbar Operations Command says dozens of Daesh fighters were killed in a failed attack on the Iraqi forces near the construction site for the new Falluja University, located outside the city. Another source says 3 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 4 injured in the attack.

 

  • An Anbar police source says Iraqi forces killed 12 Daesh terrorists, including a Jordanian leader called Saeed Al-Hajji, in a military operation in Albu Farraj, north of Ramadi.

Another source says Iraqi security forces supported by PMFs and tribal fighters killed 3 terrorists in Albu Farraj including one from China.

 

  • A police officer in Ameriyat Al-Falluja says Iraqi security forces arrested 25 suspects in Ameriyat and Al-Siyahiya in a preemptive operation. The MoD says 10 of the arrested suspects were in prison on terrorism charges but released by Daesh recently.

 

  • A member of Anbar GC says the Iraqi government ordered the local government in Anbar to arm 3,500 tribal fighters from the governorate after they finished training with Iraqi and American advisers and add them officially to the PMFs.

 

  • A local PMFs commander in Qarma says Iraqi forces clearing the Al-Qanater area in Qarma found a mass grave of 30 soldiers and

 

  • Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces continued operations to liberate Qarma killing 10 terrorists, including 2 snipers, and destroying 8 hideouts and 3 car bombs. Another Iraqi unit destroyed a ferry and confiscated 2 vehicles and found a weapons storehouse in north Qarma.

 

  • Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition air power attacked several areas west of Ramadi killing 17 Daesh terrorists, including a suicide bomber who attacked the Iraqi forces with a truck bomb. Iraqi forces also destroyed 3 vehicles outfitted with machine guns as well as a huge weapons storehouse.

 

  • Iraqi MoD says Iraqi forces supported by the Iraqi Air Force killed 124 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 locations and 8 vehicles in Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahuddin. The MoD also says the IAF destroyed a Daesh sharia “court” and a big weapons and chemicals storehouse in Sajjariya in Ramadi.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation bombed Al-Malahma east of Ramadi, killing 15 Daesh terrorists and destroying 3 vehicles. The Ministry also says the IAA destroyed several ferries carrying Daesh vehicles between Malahma and Saqlawiya.

 

  • Local sources say Daesh launched mortar attacks on the Iraqi forces in Al-Mazraa area east of Falluja, killing and injuring many Iraqi soldiers.

 

  • Iraqi MoI says the Iraqi Air Force, based on information from Al-Suqour Intelligence cell, bombed a Daesh location in Hit and killed 19 terrorists including the Syrian Abu Ammar Al-Shami and injured 4 others. MoI says Shami was a close aide to Abu Sayyaf, the terrorist killed by an American airstrike in Syria recently.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation bombed four Daesh locations in Khaldiya, killing 9 terrorists.

 

  • The Mayor of Baghdadi, in Hit District, asks the central government to help restore electricity and water services. He says he asked the Anbar local government but got no response. Baghdadi has been under siege by Daesh for a year now.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their car bomb and IED factory in Falluja.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the alleged Iraqi military jet falling in Anbar.

 

SALAHUDDIN

  • A security source says Iraqi forces ambushed and killed 13 Daesh terrorists, including suicide bombers from Arab countries, as they were trying to sneak onto the Ajeel oil field.

 

  • Iraqi Federal Police Command says its 5th Division conducted a special operation near the Strategic Line (Baiji to Anbar oil pipeline) that destroyed a Daesh convoy and killed dozens of terrorists.

BAGHDAD

  • Vice President Osama Al-Nujaifi says the PMFs are supporting the Iraqi Army in the fight against Daesh but should be under the command of the official military establishment. He also says the allegations that the PMFs committed systematic crimes in Tikrit are not true and that the abuses committed were separate individual incidents.

Likewise, Vice President Ayad Allawi says the PMFs should be within the military establishment; otherwise the result will be warlords in the country. Allawi also says the requirements for winning the war against Daesh are missing, because of (1) the lack of coordination with the Coalition and (2) the fact that national reconciliation is still out of reach.  He also says Arab countries have offered use of their airports and support by their air forces to help Iraq in the fight against Daesh.

 

  • The Commander of the Fayli (Shia) Kurds Brigade says it has 1,735 fighters and 5,000 registered volunteers. He asks the Iraqi government to provide them with the necessary weapons and supplies to fight Daesh.

 

  • Baghdad Operations Command says Iraqi forces raided Al-Hora and Tarmiya in north Baghdad, killing 25 Daesh fighters and defusing 3 booby-trapped houses and 7 IEDS. The BOC also says it arrested a terrorist in Hor Al-Basha and confiscated 3 suicide belts and other explosives.

 

  • A security source says one Sahwa fighter was killed and 2 injured when a sticker IED exploded in their car in Hor Rajab in south

 

  • A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 7 injured in an IED explosion near a popular market in Abu Ghraib in west Baghdad.

Local sources say Iraqi security forces conducted raids in Zobaa tribe areas in Abu Ghraib and arrested many of them.

 

  • A security source says a civilian was killed and 7 injured when 2 mortar shells fell on a residential area in Saba’ Al-Bor in north Baghdad.

 

  • A website close to Daesh says an IED exploded under a small bus in Mashtal in east Baghdad, killing or injuring 6 people.

 

  • Iraqi Union of Writers says a group of 50 armed men in black military uniforms raided the Union offices, destroying some of its furniture and confiscating the weapons of the MOI-appointed guards before they left.

 

  • Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq publishes a video about how Daesh booby-traps houses.

 

  • Al-Mada Press publishes the draft of the Iraqi National Guards Law.

 

  • MoI says Iraq reached an initial agreement to buy dual-use helicopters from Germany.

DIYALA

  • A security source says an IED exploded near a house in Abu Saida subdistrict, killing 2 civilians and injuring 4.

KIRKUK

  • Daesh publishes photos of Al-Taraweeh prayers in Kirkuk.

DaeshDaily Comment: As we reported yesterday, many Arabic news sources said that Daesh prohibited these prayers.

 

  • A video of the Iraqi Air Force bombing Daesh locations in Hawija.

 

NINEWA

  • A local source says Daesh executed 4 young men in Mosul, accusing them of breaking the Ramadan fast publicly.

 

  • A Shabak MP says the Peshmerga are preventing displaced Arab families from returning to their houses in the Rabia area west of Mosul.

 

  • A report about Syrian merchants controlling the markets in Mosul.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • A report about the catastrophic situation in Dhi Qar Governorate because of the water shortage. Daesh cut the Euphrates River water flow severely and many southern Iraqi governorates are suffering.

 

  • The Spokesman of the Council of Salahuddin Tribes says a delegation from the Governorate met with officials in Kerbala to facilitate the entrance of displaced families from Salahuddin who got trapped in the Al-Nukhaib area between Anbar and Kerbala. As we reported yesterday, Kerbala closed the road after 8 car bombs were found with displaced families.

 

SYRIA

  • A Turkish news agency says 1,000 refugees from Syria returned to their houses in Tal Abyad.

 

  • Syrian Kurdish forces say they liberated 3 more villages south of Suluk in Tal Abyad District and killed 7 Daesh terrorists during the last 24 hours. Four Kurdish fighters were killed in the battle.

 

  • Daesh says it stopped an attack by Kurdish forces near Kobani and killed 9 Kurdish fighters.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the equipment they took from the Kurdish forces in the Kobani countryside.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the results of the American airstrike on Raqqa.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the fruit market in Tadmur.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of Taraweeh prayers in Homs.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • A report about Iraqi refugees in Turkey.

 

  • Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister says Islamic countries should hold a meeting to condemn Daesh crimes in Iraq and Syria. He also says Daesh actions are far from Islam and that Muslims should work to change the negative perceptions Daesh is spreading about Islam.

 

  • An Al-Qaeda supporter’s negative commentary about the first anniversary of the Daesh

 

  • Al-Shabab terrorist organization issues a statement about their attack on the Ethiopian forces in Somalia.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their propaganda activities in Afghanistan.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of beheading another “spy” in Afghanistan.

 

  • Daesh publishes a letter from one of its terrorists in a Hamas prison.

 

  • A leaked Hamas document about Daesh expansion in Gazza.

 

  • Daesh security instructions for its supporters in Gaza.

 

  • Daesh issues a video about the celebrations of its Egyptian terrorists in the first anniversary.

 

  • Daesh offers 10,000 USD to any of its terrorists who kills a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

 

  • Daesh audio newsletter for today.

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

https://twitter.com/saber_hammad

https://twitter.com/lc00010

https://twitter.com/0Msab1

 

 

 

 

 

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ANBAR

  • The Chairman of Anti-Daesh Tribes Council in Anbar says the Iraqi Air Force launched an airstrike on a Daesh convoy coming from Syria, between Khasfa and Hit, destroying 12 vehicles loaded with heavy and mid-size weapons.

 

  • Anbar GC says preparations are ongoing for the military operations to liberate Ramadi and Falluja. The Council says the final decision to start the operations is in the hands of PM Abadi.

A member of Anbar GC says Iraqi forces are surrounding Daesh controlled areas from all sides in order to cut their supply lines.

A video of Al-Shaheed Al-Sadr militia preparing to advance in Anbar.

 

  • Anbar GC says 3,500 tribal fighters from east Ramadi and Ameriyat Al-Falluja finished their training in Habbaniya and Ameriyat and were armed.

A member of Anbar GC says 1,000 volunteers will be trained for one month to join the Iraqi forces in the fight against Daesh.

Sahwa Commander says 4 new brigades of total of 4,000 tribal fighters from Anbar were formed during the last few days.

DaeshDaily Crosscheck: The MoD said yesterday only 500 fighters finished the training.

 

  • Ameriyat Al-Falluja Police Commander says dozens of Daesh terrorists were killed by airstrikes on the Zoba’a area east of Falluja and the Al-Hasa area in Ameriyat. He said the airstrikes were based on precise intelligence information. The Commander also says Iraqi security forces tightened security procedures there, anticipating attacks from Daesh. He also says the security forces raided several areas searching for wanted suspects.

 

  • A member of Ameriyat Al-Falluja District Council says Daesh shelled the town with 120 mm mortars, killing 6 civilians and injuring 10. He says Iraqi forces shelled the mortar positions and forced Daesh to retreat.

 

  • Local sources say a woman and her 2 children were killed and other civilians injured when Iraqi forces shelled Al-Golan in north Falluja.

 

  • A local source says Qarma District Council fired the mayor of Qarma and another local official because of “financial and administrative corruption” in the distribution of humanitarian aid for displaced people.
  • A security source says the Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Force killed 7 Daesh terrorists and captured an armored vehicle and a truck loaded with weapons in Eastern Hsaiba near Ramadi.

 

  • Iraqi MoD denies the media story about an Iraqi military helicopter going down in Saqlawiya north of Falluja. The Ministry accused the news sources of supporting terrorism. A tribal leader from Anbar told Rudaw TV that 3 Iraqi helicopters went down in different parts of Anbar.

Daesh says it shot down two military aircrafts east of Ramadi.

 

  • A source in Anbar Police Command says Iraqi security forces and PMFs cordoned off the Al-Thirthar area, preparing for a major attack on Ramadi.

 

  • A source in Anbar Operations Command says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh terrorists trying to plant an IED on the road to Qarma. He also says Iraqi forces stopped an attack on a security barricade in Jubba near Haditha and killed 7 terrorists.

 

  • Local sources say Daesh attacked Iraqi forces in the Subaihat area of Qarma, killing or injuring several Iraqi soldiers and destroying an armored vehicle, then retreated.

 

  • Iraqi Joint Operations Command says Iraqi Army Aviation destroyed a car bomb factory in Malahma, east of Ramadi.

 

  • Unconfirmed news that Jazeera Operations Commander sent a request to the MoD asking to release him from his duties because his troops suffer from the lack of military and food supplies.

 

  • A Coalition Commander tells the Guardian newspaper that the former Anbar Operations Commander gave an order to his forces to withdraw from Ramadi without giving any reason, which allowed Daesh to capture the city.

 

DaeshDaily comment: Daesh Daily reported this almost immediately after Ramadi fell.  

 

SALAHUDDIN

  • A member of Shirqat Notables Council says Daesh deployed Afghani snipers in the electricity stations in Shirqat, anticipating an attack by Iraqi forces. He also says more than 100 Daesh terrorists were killed in that area during the last 3 months by Coalition and Iraqi Air Force airstrikes.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi Federal Police shelled Tal Abu Jarad near Baiji, killing 14 Daesh terrorists. However, Rudaw TV (Kurdish) reports that Daesh recaptured Tal Abu Jarad, killing 5 Iraqi Federal police members including a Lt. Colonel. Rudaw also says Daesh advanced to several areas inside Baiji.

 

  • The MoI says Iraqi Federal Police killed 20 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 2 vehicles in Baiji in addition to stopping a car bomb coming from Siniyya.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the results of the Coalition airstrikes on Siniyya.

 

  • A security source says Samarra Operations Command, in coordination with Iraqi Army Aviation, destroyed 2 Humvee bombs near the Strategic Line west of Samarra. He also says Daesh launched an attack on the area but the Iraqi forces stopped the attack and killed 23 terrorists.

 

  • A security source says an IED exploded in Tuz Khurmatu east of Tikrit, injuring 4 civilians.

 

  • Salahuddin Governor issues an order for all government employees in Tikrit to report to their work; otherwise their salaries will be stopped.

 

  • Badr Militia says it is sending more troops from Kerbala to the Al-Fatha area in Salahuddin to reinforce their troops there.

 

  • The President of the PMFs Commission meets with the local officials and says the procedures for allowing the displaced people to return to their homes in Tikrit are “good and flexible”. Salahuddin GC Chairman says 500 are returning to Tikrit today.

Local sources in Tikrit say life is going back to normal gradually and the Iraqi Federal Police and Iraqi Army in addition to local tribal fighters are holding the ground firmly.

Photos of the displaced families returning to Tikrit.

BAGHDAD

  • An MoI source says a car bomb exploded in Kadhimiya in north east Baghdad, killing 3 people and injuring 10.

DaeshDaily Comment: This attack shows that “holding the ground” is not necessarily an effective strategy against Daesh. Kadhimiya is the holiest Shia area in Baghdad, and one of the holiest in the world. It is heavily guarded by all kinds of security forces and militias and the majority of its residents are Shia. That didn’t prevent Daesh, and AQI before that, from targeting it several times. Moreover, Daesh’s “ideology” is moving towards Baghdad every day. Recent Daesh videos show younger and more educated people from north Baghdad joining Daesh. These are not like the Daesh terrorists who graduated from Bucca Prison. If one out of ten young Sunni young men joins Daesh it could be disastrous.

 

  • A security source says 12 Daesh terrorists were killed and several arrested in a raid by Iraqi forces on Al-Hora in Tarmiya in north Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says an IED exploded, targeting a civilian car with 4 PMFs in it in Abu Ghraib, just west of Baghdad, killing 2 of them and injuring 2.

 

  • A security source says 2 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 2 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Taji in north Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says an IED exploded in Saidiya in west Baghdad, killing one civilian and injuring 5.

 

  • The commander of Saraya Ashura’, a Shia militia, says his troops have started to armor their anti-IED vehicles in order to clear the liberated areas.

 

  • A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded near a hospital in Mada’en in south Baghdad.

 

  • A report about Iraqi tribes (Sunni and Shia) training their young boys (10 years and older) to fight Daesh.

 

  • The Spokesman of PM Abadi says the Iraqi government believes the efforts to stop foreign terrorists from coming to Iraqi are not enough and their numbers are not decreasing.

 

  • A Shia MP says the calls to establish “Sumer Republic”, a Shia state, in Iraq are not appropriate. Many online Shia activists are calling for this “state,” reflecting their lack of trust and the disappointment with the current political system.

 

  • An interview with an Iraqi Daesh leader.

DIYALA

  • A security source says 3 civilians were killed and 7 injured when an IED exploded in Baladruz southeast of Baquba.

 

  • A member of Diyala GC says 5,000 fighters from the governorate are fighting with the PMFs in Anbar and Salahuddin.

 

  • A local official in Qara Tappa says 400 displaced families returned from the town to their houses in the liberated areas during the last two weeks. He says there are 1,700 displaced families in Qara Tappa.

 

  • A security source says the Peshmerga found recently planted IEDs in Himrin Hills, Jalawla, and Qara Tappa, which indicates that Daesh is returning to some of the liberated areas.

KIRKUK

  • The Displacement Directorate in Kirkuk says 400 displaced families returned today to Salahuddin. They also says thousands more families will return during the month of Ramadan.

 

  • A security source says dozens of terrorists were killed in Coalition airstrikes on Daesh locations between Makhmur and Hawija west of the city of Kirkuk. An Iraqi Army source says the Daesh leader in Makhmur was killed during the airstrikes.

 

NINEWA

  • A security source says the Coalition launched an airstrike on a Daesh weapons storehouse in Hammam Al-Aleel southeast of Mosul and destroyed it completely.

 

  • A Kurdish source says the Peshmerga stopped a Daesh attack on Sinjar and killed 25 terrorists. He also says Daesh launched another attack on Makhmur district, southeast of Mosul, but the Peshmerga stopped the attack and killed 30 terrorists and destroyed dozens of their vehicles.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of shelling the Peshmerga with mortars in Sinjar. (Video)

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their billboards and their pamphlet distribution in Mosul.

And photos of Zakat distribution.

 

  • And photos of services in Tal Afar.

 

  • The Peshmerga say they destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles filled with Katyusha rockets in the Kassak area west of Mosul.

 

  • A local source in Mosul says dozens of Daesh terrorists were killed in heavy airstrikes on Hamdaniya District south of Mosul. The source says one of the terrorists killed was a Syrian called Abu Aisha, responsible for executing Iraqi security officers.

 

  • A Kurdish MP says Shia and Sunni MPs are gathering signatures to disband the Ninewa GC. No explanation was given.

 

  • An Iraqi MP gave an explanation of why (according to him) former PM Maliki gave orders to the Iraqi forces to withdraw from Mosul in June last year. The former Ninewa Operations Commander says he got orders from Maliki to withdraw.

Daesh Daily comment: This is of course not the explanation to date for the collapse of Mosul, and some in Ninewa have personal reasons to deflect blame from themselves. The report of the Mosul investigation committee looking into what happened has not yet been issued.

 

  • A Sunni Imam from Ninewa says Daesh prohibited Taraweeh Prayers during Ramadan month. These prayers are traditional Sunni prayers held only during Ramadan all over the Sunni world.

DaeshDaily Comment: Daesh allowed Taraweeh last year in Mosul. And some of its supporters published photos of Taraweeh this year. However, the news about the prevention is all over Arabic (not only Iraqi) main stream media.

 

 

  • A PUK source says the Coalition launched airstrikes on a Daesh convoy in the rural Ba’aj district, killing 8 terrorists and injuring 4 in addition to destroying 4 vehicles, 2 Humvees and 2 construction shovels.

 

  • The Director of Kidnapped Yazidis Affairs in the KRG says 1,850 Yazidi people have escaped Daesh prisons so far. He also criticized the central government and Ninewa local government for not providing any help for the kidnapped Yazidis.

 

  • A KRG official says Daesh is forcing Yazidi prisoners to pray 5 times a day and fast during the month of Ramadan.

 

  • A Yazidi girl tells her story and how she was kidnaped by Daesh.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • The Chairman of the Security Committee in Kerbala GC says PM Abadi ordered the road between Anbar and Kerbala closed to trucks after 8 car bombers were caught trying to enter Kerbala last Wednesday.

 

  • An Italian Company (ABC) started a 100-day land survey to detect land mines and IEDs planted by Daesh in the Jurf Al-Sakhar area north of Babel. The area was previously under Daesh control and was one of the first to be liberated by Iraqi forces.

 

  • Babel Police say the PMFs stopped a convoy of civilian cars from Mosul yesterday but let them go after lecturing them about the PMFs and the liberation of Mosul. Local activists on social media say that’s not true and the convoy was stopped by Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq, who released the women and children and took the men to an unknown location.

 

SYRIA

  • Local military sources say Kurdish forces liberated the countryside west of Tal Abyad completely from Daesh. The capture of Tal Abyad, on the Turkish border, by the Kurds and Free Syrian Army forces backed by US airstrikes, was a major story on international media.

 

  • A report about the daily life in the Kurdish areas in Syria. And a report about the Kurdish Red Crescent activities there.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of capturing a cigarettes dealer in Raqqa.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of their “products quality control” in Deir Al-Zor.

And photos of their terrorists in the same city.

Training courses for former Syrian regime’s soldiers.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of a suicide attack on the Kurdish forces in Kobani.
  • Daesh says it shot down a Coalition military aircraft in Kobani.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of detonating Syrian bases on the international road between Damascus and Baghdad.

 

  • Daesh instructions for their terrorists and a special order not to publish photos of female “slaves” in Syria.

Reports about Daesh selling women from north Aleppo.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Egyptian ministry of interior says a policeman was killed and 3 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Areesh in Sinai.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of executions in Afghanistan.

 

  • Daesh physicist talks about laser rockets.

And denies the existence of the nuclear bomb.

 

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

 

https://twitter.com/Gllcgkkfullj_46

https://twitter.com/alzehery_ahmed

https://twitter.com/abualfadl9

https://twitter.com/HAYEPABSK

 

 

 

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ANBAR

  • Jazeera Operations Commander says his troops, supported by tribal fighters, implemented a successful military operation to cut Daesh supply lines between Al-Qa’im and Kubaisa in west Anbar, killing 10 Daesh terrorists and destroying 4 vehicles.

 

  • A security source says the Daesh wali (governor) in Hit, a Saudi called Abu Talha, was killed on Tuesday morning by unknown armed men using guns with silencers. The source says this assassination is the first of its kind to infiltrate Daesh in Hit.

 

  • Iraqi MoI says 34 Daesh members were killed and many injured in two Iraqi Air Force strikes on a Daesh training camp in Hit. The Ministry says the airstrikes were coordinated among the Joint Forces, MoI’s Al-Suqour Intelligence Cell, and the Iraqi Air Force. The ministry says several Daesh leaders were killed in the airstrikes. This is the third military operation organized by Al-Suqour Cell in Anbar during the last 3 days.

 

  • The Spokesman of the PMFs says opening a secure path for the civilians to leave Falluja is the reason behind delaying the military operation to liberate the city. He denies reports there are disputes between the PMFs and PM Abadi about Falluja. Some news sources say Abadi is under huge pressure not to let the PMFs participate in Anbar liberation battles.

DaeshDaily Crosscheck: As noted in earlier DaeshDaily reports, however, the outside PMFs were sent in after Anbar officials overcame their reluctance and openly requested that the government get their help to remove Daesh.

 

  • The MoD says the Iraqi Air Force launched airstrikes on 4 Daesh locations near Khaldiya, killing 10 terrorists The IAF also bombed Daesh in the Al-Falahat area, killing 6, and a Daesh location in Husseiniya near Hit. The MoD also says Jazeera Operations Command spotted two Daesh groups near Majed checkpoint and gave their information to the Coalition, who bombed them and killed 30 terrorists.

 

  • The MoI says Iraqi Air Force launched airstrikes on Daesh in Falluja killing 30 terrorists.

DaeshDaily Opinion: This news didn’t appear on the MoD’s website, which shows the confusion inside the Iraqi establishment regarding the media coverage, and perhaps the management of the military operations too.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi forces killed 8 Daesh terrorists, and destroyed 2 car bombs and captured 3 other vehicles, in Qarma. Local sources say a Daesh terrorist in a car bomb attacked an Iraqi Army checkpoint in Qarma, killing 4 soldiers and injuring 4 others.

 

  • The Iraqi Minister of Defense visits Haditha and Jazeera Operations Command and meets with the military and tribal leaders there. He ordered more humanitarian supplies for the citizens of Haditha, who have been besieged by Daesh for months now.

 

  • A member of Anbar GC says Daesh looted Ramadi Museum and started to sell the stolen archeological and historical pieces to specialized dealers. He also says Daesh has its own “archeology experts” who have vast knowledge of the international smuggling market.

 

  • The MoD says 500 tribal fighters from Ameriyat Al-Falluja graduated from their training camp in Habbaniya. The Ministry says this is the first groups out of 2,500 local volunteers being trained by Iraqi MoI officers under the supervision of the MoD and in coordination with the Coalition.

 

  • Local sources say Daesh shelled Ameriyat Al-Falluja with rockets and mortars killing 5 police officers and injuring 6.

 

  • A member of Anbar GC says the Ramadi liberation battles haven’t seen any advances yet and that has given Daesh time to reinforce its positions there. He also criticized the Coalition’s airstrikes, saying their role is “weak and below the required efforts”.

DaeshDaily Opinion: Many Iraqis we talked to recently, especially in the Iraqi armed forces, showed the same dissatisfaction with the Coalition’s role. Some say Iraqi intelligence is providing the Coalition with information and GPS locations but the response from the Coalition is very slow, if it comes at all. In addition, the accusations about the Coalition accidentally dropping supplies to Daesh in several areas continue and we don’t see efforts to encounter these accusations effectively. However, some people we talked to praised the Australian Air Force, saying they are more accurate in their airstrikes.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their rocket attack in Anbar.

And mortar attacks.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of executing a man accusing him of murder.

 

  • Daesh says a suicide bomber attacked Iraqi forces in south Qarma with a car bomb and stopped their attempts to advance in the area. Daesh also says a booby-trapped house exploded on the Iraqi forces in the same area.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their attack on the Iraqi forces in Zobaa’ area.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of pamphlet distribution in Anbar. (The same pamphlets about fasting in Ramadhan month in Diyala).

 

SALAHUDDIN

  • Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Police Commandos launched a major attack on Daesh in the Tal Abu Jarad area near Baiji, killing 14 Daesh terrorists and capturing 2 Humvees. He also says the Commandos attacked Daesh in Al-Fatha, killing 8 terrorists including 3 snipers.

Local sources say 25 Iraqi soldiers were killed or injured in the continuous clashes in Tal Abu Jarad.

 

  • The Spokesman of the PMFs says the PMFs are clearing Baiji of IEDs and have surrounded Daesh snipers in the city. He also says Iraqi forces are preparing to attack Siniyya from several sides.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation bombed a Daesh gathering near Ajeel oil field, killing 20 terrorists and destroying one vehicle. The Ministry also says IAA destroyed a Humvee bomb and 2 other vehicles in Siniyya.

 

  • The MoI says Samarra Operations Command secured the return of 100 displaced families to Tikrit after clearing their area of IEDs and setting up basic services.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of a suicide bomber who attacked Iraqi forces in Salahuddin

 

BAGHDAD

  • A police source says armed men in two pickups kidnapped the director of the electricity department in Talbiya in east Baghdad from his office.

 

  • A security source says 1 civilian was killed and 10 injured when an IED exploded near a grocery market in Ameriya west of Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says an IED exploded near a sheep market in Latifiya south of Baghdad, injuring 8 civilians.

 

  • A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 8 injured when an IED exploded in Hay Al-Turath in south Baghdad.

 

  • Iraqi Council of Ministers approves the General Amnesty Law draft and will send it to the Parliament in the next two days. Many (Shia) politicians expressed their concerns that the law might let some terrorists out although PM Abadi assured them the amnesty will not cover several crimes, especially terrorism. On the other side, Sunni politicians said the draft was emptied of its intended impact and does not address the real problems of (Sunni) people who were arrested unjustifiably on terrorism accusations.

DaeshDaily Opinion: It is not a coincidence that terrorist activities increase after every amnesty. For example, two months ago amnesty was given by PM Abadi to local police who left their posts when Daesh captured several Anbar cities last year. Ramadi fell immediately after the amnesty, when apparently the same police officers left their positions and let Daesh terrorists enter the city without a fight. This is not to say Iraq doesn’t need a general amnesty, but amnesty should be given as part of a national reconciliation process that addresses the grievances and the concerns of all Iraqis. An amnesty should be directed to people who were accused but innocent. Iraq’s amnesties often release people who have blood on their hands but have the right political or tribal connections. Many current Daesh leaders were in prisons and then released for no good reason.

For example, the terrorist confessing in one video is now a Daesh leader in Mosul and appeared in a recent video leading a tribal gathering. His confession in the first video was obviously under threat, but that doesn’t mean he was not affiliated with Daesh at that time.

  • A popular hashtag on twitter about executing 7,000 Sunni Iraqis.

 

DIYALA

  • The MoI says a special Iraqi security force operation in Himrin Hills killed a Daesh leader and captured two of his associates.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their training in Qara Tappa.

 

KIRKUK

  • A security source says Coalition airstrikes killed 35 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 9 vehicles and a weapon storehouse in Dibis District, 45 km northwest of Kirkuk. The source also says the Coalition launched airstrikes on several areas in Hawija, 55 km southwest of Kirkuk, killing 10 Daesh terrorists and injuring 22.

 

  • Daesh publishes new photos of one of the top Kurdish terrorists, Mullah Shwan, in Kirkuk.

 

NINEWA

  • A security source says an Iraqi Air Force airstrike on a Daesh gathering in a house southwest of Mosul killed or injured 20 of them.

 

  • Daesh executes a man after cutting off his four limbs, accusing him of spying for the Peshmerga. (Video)

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of road services in Mosul.

And water project in Hatra.

 

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • A security source says Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq kidnapped dozens of citizens from Mosul in north Babel province. The source says Daesh allowed some people from Mosul to leave in order to get their salaries but they were captured by AAH, who separated the men from the women and led the men to an unknown location.

 

SYRIA

  • A Kurdish official says the YPG will withdraw from Tal Abyadh after the security situation improves in the city.
  • Daesh cuts the oil supply lines on north Syria.

 

  • Daesh executes an Iraqi leader in Al-Nusra in Aleppo.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their training camp in Hama.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of beheading a fighter from Jaish Al-Islam.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of another public execution in Deir Al-Zor.

And destroying more graves in the same city.

And Zakat distribution.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of their intervention between two tribes in Homs.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of the fights in Muhassa area.

 

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • A court in Mauritania sentences 3 men to prison for joining Daesh.

 

  • Libyan authorities say they recaptured 2 areas in west Derna from Daesh.

 

  • Eyewitnesses say Al-Qaeda in Yemen executed 2 men in Mukalla in the south, accusing them of giving information for the American drone attack that killed an Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.

 

  • Daesh claims responsibility for the 4 car bombs on Shia mosques in Sana’ in Yemen.

 

It also includes some of their terrorist attacks.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of a “potential” suicide bomber in Sinai.

 

  • More terrorists pledge allegiance to Daesh from Chechenia. (video)

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of beheading a “spy” in Afghanistan.

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

 

https://twitter.com/d21111l

https://twitter.com/MediaTu179

https://twitter.com/is_baqiya_

https://twitter.com/hamod7y

 

 

Tikrit

 

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ANBAR

  • A video of the displaced families from Anbar.

 

  • A Commander of the local PMFs says a joint force of the Iraqi Army and PMFs killed a Daesh terrorist responsible for the organization’s plunders with 4 of his associates in Qarma center.

 

  • A Commander in Anbar Operations says his troop launched a major attack in Shahabi area in Qarma killed Abu Dujana Al-Muhajer, a Syrian terrorist responsible for Daesh recruitment and training, and 3 of his associates.

 

  • A member of Qarma District Council says 25,000 Iraq soldiers, tribal fighters and PMFs are waiting for orders to launch Qarma district liberation battle.

 

  • A source in Anbar Operations Command shelled a house in east Ramadi killing 5 Daesh terrorists.

 

  • Local sources say 4 Daesh terrorists wearing suicide belts attacked the Iraqi forces in Al-Hayakel area in Falluja killing or injuring 12 Iraqi soldiers from the Golden Division.

A source in Anbar Operations Command says the Golden Division killed the 4 suicide bombers before they were able to detonate themselves.

 

 

  • A security source says Coalition and Iraqi Air Forces launched airstrikes on Daesh in Jubba area near Baghdadi town killing or injuring dozens of terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. Iraqi MoI says Iraqi forces destroyed 3 towers used by Daesh snipers near Hsaiba east of Ramadi.

 

  • Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces supported by the Coalition air power continue Ramadi liberations battles with good results in the last few days and will not stop until they liberate Falluja also.

 

  • Badr militia commander says the operations to clear Thirthar Dam stopped because of the bad weather and sand storms.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of a public gathering in Ramadi.

And religious classes in Falluja.

DaeshDaily Comment: A simple look at the ages of the kids attending these gatherings gives a very dim perspective about Iraq’s future. Even if Daesh gets defeated today its ideology will continue if the Iraqi politicians don’t take this problem seriously.

 

  • Tribal sources from Anbar say Daesh boob-trapped bridges and roads in Ramadi. They also say Daesh brought hundreds of terrorists from Syria to Ramadi and started military operations against Iraqi forces.

 

SALAHUDDIN

  • Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Federal Police Commandos launched an attack on Daesh in Fatha east of Tikrit killing 38 terrorists and destroying 12 of their vehicles. The Commander also says the Federal Police supported by the PMFs launched another attack in Baiji killing 10 Daesh terrorist and destroying 2 vehicles.

A security source says Daesh launched a major attack on the Iraqi forces in Fatha and dozens of Daesh terrorists and Iraqi soldiers were killed including a PMFs commander.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation launched an airstrike on a Daesh garage in Baiji district killing 13 terrorists and destroying 4 oil tanks.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi Army Aviation killed 7 Daesh terrorists, from Arab countries, hiding in a house in west Baiji.

 

  • A security source says a Daesh terrorist with a suicide belt bombed himself in a PMFs gathering killing 6 of them and injuring 16 in Laqlaq area near Al-Alam district. Local sources say heavy clashes erupted between Daesh terrorists and the PMFs in the same area.

Another security source says the attack was with a car bomb. He also says another car bomb exploded in Siniyya killing 2 PMFs fighters and injuring 4.

  • Al-Nujaba’ Movement says it killed 37 Daesh terrorists in several operations in Salahuddin and Anbar.

 

BAGHDAD

  • An official source in Baghdad Airport denies the news about kidnapping Tariq Aziz’s body and says there is a management issue between Aziz’ family and the Jordanian airlines.

Al-Sumariya TV publishes photos of the airplane that took the body to Jordan.

 

  • A source in the Iraqi Council of Ministers says PM Abadi issued orders to form a combat media unit to collect the news of the battles against Daesh from the MoI, the MoD and Iraqi forces in order to” manage the media fight against Daesh on national principles”.

DaeshDaily Comment: The Militias already have their own war media unit and it covers the wars in Iraq Syria and Yemen. Their website has only two languages: Arabic and Farsi.

  • Iraqi former oil minster (from Saddam’s days) says the Baath party loyalists are preparing to launch terrorist attacks in the south and south-central.

 

  • Local sources say Iraqi forces tightened the security procedures between south Baghdad and north Babel.

 

  • Local sources say Iraqi police found 3 bodies of Sahwa members shot in Albu Aitha area in south Baghdad.

 

  • An MoI source says unknown armed men shot two civilians in Sadr city killing one and injuring the other.

 

  • Local sources say 2 IEDs exploded near a joint checkpoint in Mada’en in south Baghdad killing 2 soldiers and injuring 6 soldiers and Sahwa fighters.

 

  • Sources in Mahmoudiya hospital south of Baghdad say they received bodies of 5 men near a PMFs headquarter.

 

  • A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 8 injured in an IED explosion in Mahmoudiya.

 

  • A Sunni MP, who was A Saddam loyalist in 2003, says the American decision to send military advisers is unrealistic and doesn’t help the catastrophic situation in Iraq.

 

  • The Commander of the 1st Division in the Iraqi Army says he has proofs that the Minister of Agriculture (from Mosul) has strong links with Daesh.

DIYALA

  • A security source says a civilian was killed and 3 injured when an IED exploded in Qara Tappa subdistrict north east of Baquba.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi forces supported by PMFs started a large campaign to clear the orchards between Abbara and Abu Saida subdistricts from IEDs. The source says 400 orchards in the area were emptied because of the IEDs and other security incidents in the last few weeks.

 

  • 1,000 Tribal fighters from Diyala say they haven’t received salaries, weapons or ammunition from the Iraqi government although they have been fighting for 7 months now.

 

  • Official sources in Diyala say some young men who were thought to be kidnapped appeared in a video joining Daesh in Mosul.

 

KIRKUK

  • The MoD says the Iraqi Air Force launched an airstrike on Daesh media establishment in Hawija destroying the whole building and killing 30 Daesh terrorists.

 

  • The MoD says the Coalition launched 3 airstrikes on Kirkuk killing 11 Daesh terrorists.

 

  • A security source says the Coalition launched airstrikes on Daesh locations in Al-Riyadh and Al-Fatha and on a Daesh convoy in Hawija killing 14 terrorists including Abu Talha Al-Tunisi, a Tunisian leader of Daesh, and four other foreign terrorists.

 

  • Daesh says the Peshmerga launched an attack on Al-Rashad area south of Kirkuk but they were trapped in a landmine area and 25 of them were killed.

 

 

NINEWA

  • The MoD Says the Coalition launched 3 airstrikes on Daesh in Tal Afar killing 11 Daesh terrorists and destroying a building and weapons. The MoD also says the Coalition launched an airstrike on Daesh in Sinjar destroying one Humvee.

 

  • A field Peshmerga Commander says Daesh launched 2 attacks on their positions in Sinjar but the Peshmerga stopped the attacks killing 65 Daesh terrorists. He also says 2 Peshmerga fighters were killed and 7 injured.

 

  • A tribal leader says Daesh arrested 11 leaders from Jubour tribe in Ayadhiya subdistrict west of Mosul accusing them of joining the PMFs.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of municipal services in Mosul.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of Yazidis converting to Islam.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • Sistani rep in Kerbala warns that Daesh will launch major attacks in Ramadhan.

 

SYRIA

  • Syrian regime’s deputy minister of foreign affairs says his government is planning to have meetings with the Iraqi government to discuss the war against Daesh.

 

  • Rudaw TV says the body of Keith Broomfield, the American citizen who was killed while fighting with the YPG in Kobani, was taken to Turkey after a big funeral ceremony.

 

  • Local activists in Hasaka say Daesh executed the leader of Ansari Al-Sharia’ Battalion in west Hasaka, who pledged allegiance to Daesh last year, accusing him of cooperating with the YPG and the Syrian regime.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of their attack in Tal Barrak.

 

  • And pamphlets distribution in Al-Yarmouk camp.

 

  • Another public execution in Tabaqa.

 

  • Religious training for the medical staff in Deir Al-Zor.

 

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Daesh publishes photos of a dead terrorist claiming he was from the United States.

 

  • Tunisian Ministry of Interior says 10 Daesh terrorists who were sending terrorists to Syria were arrested in the capital.

 

  • TunisianMinistry of Foreign Affairs says an armed groupstormed the Tunisian consulatein Tripoli in Libya and detained10members of thecrew.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of its prisoners in Guantanamo.

 

 

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of beheading a “spy” in Afghanistan.

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

 

https://twitter.com/jihedi_22

https://twitter.com/tatata_004

https://twitter.com/jazira627

https://twitter.com/alansari32XZTU

 

 

 

 

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ANBAR

  • Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration says it will establish a 1,000-tent camp for displaced families in Bzaibiz.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi forces destroyed 2 car bombs being used to attack a military unit in the Ankour area south of Ramadi. Other sources say the car bombs exploded, killing and injuring dozens of Iraqi forces members and heavy clashes erupted after that.

 

  • A member of Qarma Council says Iraqi forces liberated Al-Jazra area northeast of Qarma, killing dozens of Daesh terrorists.

 

  • Iraqi MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation launched airstrikes on Daesh hideouts near Al-Shiha Bridge in Qarma, killing many of them and destroying vehicles and weapons. The MoD also says Iraqi Air Force destroyed a Daesh hideout in the Falahat area.

 

  • Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 16 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 5 of their hideouts in the ongoing Qarma liberation operations.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi forces killed 7 Daesh terrorists trying to attack a checkpoint in Saba’ Kilo south of Falluja.

 

  • The MoD says the Iraqi Air Force launched an airstrike on Falluja, killing 27 Daesh terrorists and destroying a car bomb factory.

 

  • The MoD says the Iraqi Army’s 8th Division shelled three areas in east Ramadi, destroying 10 Daesh vehicles.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Air Force destroyed a Daesh convoy trying to attack Baghdadi subdistrict near Hit.

 

  • Jazeera Operations Commander denies the news about him leaving Iraq and says he is still fighting in his position. Local officials from Anbar ask the MoD to replace the Commander because he is “not cooperative with the tribes”.

 

  • A member of Anbar GC asks Iraqi forces to let civilians from Falluja leave the city for more secure places. A spokesman of the PMFs says there are no civilians left in Falluja. He says Iraqi forces sacrificed the element of surprise to give civilians time to leave the city.

 

  • A Commander of local PMFs in Anbar says Daesh started destroying the houses of the policemen and tribal fighters in Sufiyya and Juwaiba in the Ramadi outskirts.

 

SALAHUDDIN

  • Iraqi Federal Police command say Federal Police supported by Iraqi Army Aviation launched a military operation near Himrin Hills, killing 13 Daesh terrorists, destroying 2 of their vehicles, and capturing some of their hideouts.

 

  • A security source says PMFs just outside Siniyya, north of Baiji, killed 32 Daesh terrorists. The source also says the PMFs disassembled 44 IEDs on the road between Baiji and Siniyya and are moving ahead in Baiji.

 

  • The military leader of Kata’eb Hezbollah says a new operation started today to finish liberating Baiji District.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles in Baiji in addition to several hideouts.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi forces stopped a two-car-bomb Daesh attack in Baiji center and killed the suicide bombers.

 

  • The MoD says the Iraqi Air Force launched airstrikes on Daesh locations in Al-Basheer village, killing 38 terrorists.

 

BAGHDAD

  • A security source says Iraqi security forces arrested one of the participants in the Speicher massacre, in northeast Baghdad.

 

  • An MoI source says unknown armed men shot and killed an Iraqi Captain who works at the Ministry of Defense, while he was driving on a highway in east Baghdad.

 

  • An MoI source says one civilian was killed and 6 injured when an IED exploded inside a small bus in Husseiniya in north Baghdad. A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 5 injured when an IED exploded in a popular market in Saba’ Al-Bor in north Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says one civilian was killed and 6 injured when an IED exploded in Sheikh Omar Street in downtown Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says a sticker IED exploded in a car belongs to the Iraqi Ministry of Trade in Mashtal in east Baghdad, killing one employee and injuring another.

 

  • An Iraqi Police source says Iraqi security raided a Daesh hideout in Adhamiya in north Baghdad and arrested a terrorist responsible for Daesh IED operations in Mada’en.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of manufacturing gun silencers.

 

  • Unconfirmed news that the body of Saddam’s deputy Tariq Aziz was “kidnapped” from Baghdad airport by a Shia militia. The body was supposed to be sent to Jordan based on Aziz’s family request.

 

DIYALA

  • A security source says an IED exploded on a police patrol in Imam Wees village in Muqdadiya, northeast of Baquba, killing one policeman and injuring 4.

 

  • The Chairman of the Subdistrict Council in Qara Tappa says the Peshmerga are taking extra security measures to prevent incidents in the town.

 

  • An MP from Diyala says hostility against the (Sunni) displaced people is on the rise in many areas in Iraq. She says the displaced families are victims but some Iraqi politicians are trying to “mix the cards” and issue irresponsible statements against them.

 

KIRKUK

  • A security source says the Anti-Terrorism Force and the Peshmerga supported by Coalition air power liberated 2 villages 35 km south of Kirkuk. The source says the villages were used by Daesh to attack Iraqi forces with rockets and mortars. Another source says Iraqi forces foiled a Daesh plot to establish a training base in south Kirkuk and killed dozens of Daesh terrorists.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of civilian casualties of the Iraqi airstrike on Hawija.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of another training camp in Kirkuk.

 

NINEWA

  • Ninewa Operations Commander says Iraqi forces are gathering in Baiji to start Ninewa Liberation Operations. He says the operations started with the Coalition’s airstrikes on Daesh.

The Commander also says the American A-10 has launched its first airstrike on a Daesh convoy between Tal Afar and Mosul killing more than 100 terrorists.

 

  • Deputy Chairman of Ninewa GC says the central government refuses to share Ninewa liberation plans with the provincial government.

DaeshDaily comment: If true, this would hardly be surprising given previous experience in Mosul.

 

  • The Director of the Sunni Endowment in Mosul says Daesh destroyed 211 places of worship in Mosul so far, including mosques, churches and temples.

 

  • 40 KRG MPs signed a petition rejecting the UN and Iraqi government plans to build houses for displaced families in areas disputed between Iraq and the KRG.

 

  • A Shabak MP from Ninewa says Daesh kidnapped and raped 200 Shabak and Turkmen women. He also says that 50% of Mosul people cooperated with Daesh at the beginning but half have changed their minds by now.

DaeshDaily comment: Taken at face value, this would mean that 25% are still cooperating.

 

  • The KRG says President Barzani will not answer the questions sent by the Mosul Investigative Committee, looking into the fall of Mosul one year ago.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of Ninewa on the first year anniversary.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of their attacks on the Peshmerga near Mosul.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • The leader of Iraqi Supreme Islamic Council, Ammar Al-Hakeem, says there are “suspicious” movements intended to confuse the security situation in southern Iraq. He says some people might start demonstrations demanding services in order to create confusion in the south. He also says the security of the south and Basra is a “red line”. Deputy Prime Minister Baha’ Al-A’raji (Sadrist) said the same thing.

SYRIA

  • A Turkish official says 13,600 Syrian people crossed the border into Turkey last week, escaping the fights between Daesh and the Syrian Kurdish forces.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of the fights in Aleppo.

 

  • Daesh says its fighters retook areas in the Kobani countryside after a suicide attack.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of the civilian casualties in Shaddadi after the Syrian regime’s helicopter airstrikes.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Iran’s armed forces deputy chief of staff says Iran did not provide Iraqi PMFs with Zilzal short range missiles.

 

  • Unconfirmed news from Egypt about an attack on President Sissi’s convoy when he was returning from Sharm Al-Shaikh. The news says men in 4 cars shot at the convoy but no one was hurt.

 

  • Morocco Ministry of Interior says security forces broke up a Daesh terrorist cell in Burkan in the east. The cell was planning to assassinate security officers according to the Ministry.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of its attacks in Libya.

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

https://twitter.com/Otaibe_njd

https://twitter.com/Al_rrrlokro7

https://twitter.com/hashimy_iraqi20

 

 

 

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ANBAR

  • The commander of Badr Militia says Ramadi liberation operations were stopped temporarily to give civilians a chance to leave. He says Iraqi forces are 20 km away from Ramadi.

 

  • Iraqi MoI says Al-Suqour cell in coordination with Iraqi Army Aviation arranged an airstrike on a Daesh meeting in Al-Qa’im killing 16 terrorist and injuring 11. The Ministry published the names of 9 important Daesh leaders who were killed in the airstrike.

 

  • A tribal leader from Anbar asks the Iraqi government to provide humanitarian aid to the families trapped in Haditha and Baghdadi.

 

  • A PMFs Commander says Iraqi Joint Forces completed the liberation of north Anbar and are moving ahead towards Thirthar Dam to join the defense forces there. He says they found 17 bodies of Daesh terrorists killed by Iraqi Army Aviation bombing. He also says Iraqi forces captured 24 Daesh terrorists, 5 Humvee bombs, and other vehicles filled with weapons.

 

  • A Police Commander in Anbar says Iraqi forces liberated and now control 8 areas around Ramadi.

 

  • An Iraqi Federal Police Commander says his troops stopped a Daesh attack on Iraqi forces east of Ramadi.

 

  • Iraqi MoD says Intelligence units launched a rocket attack on Harariyat in Falluja, killing 22 Daesh terrorists, including 5 foreigners.

 

  • Iraqi MoI says the Minister issued an order to pay the salaries of Anbar police, retroactively to March, after visiting several bases in Anbar.

 

  • The PMFs say they arrested 3 Daesh fighters trying to transport weapons in small buses in Qarma.

 

  • A source in the Iraqi Federal Police says 9 Daesh terrorists were killed in bomb traps installed by Federal Police Commandos east of Ramadi.

 

  • An Anbar police source says Iraqi Army Aviation launched airstrikes on multiple areas in Ramadi, killing many Daesh fighters. The source also says Iraqi forces killed 3 Daesh members trying to plant IEDs east of Ramadi.

 

  • A member of Ameriyat Al-Falluja Subdistrict Council says his son was injured in a Daesh mortar attack on the town.

 

  • An Anbar Police Commander says Iraqi forces killed 6 Daesh terrorist by shelling their hideout near the Japanese Bridge north of Falluja.

 

  • A video of the Iraqi soldier trapped in Ramadi for 20 days after Daesh took over and saved later by Iraqi forces supported by the Italian Air Force.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of final exams in Anbar.

DaeshDaily Comment: Education is a major concern for Iraqi citizens trapped in areas under Daesh control. The Iraqi government will not recognize the results of exams in those areas and the students have already lost a year or two of their education. The government will have to address this issue and provide solutions for the students and their families.

 

SALAHUDDIN

  • A commander in Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq says they found the bodies of 90 foreign terrorists in Baiji. He asks the diplomatic missions in Iraq to go to AAH headquarters if they have any citizens among the dead terrorists.

 

  • A local official in Zuwiya Subdistrict north of Tikrit says Daesh terrorists planted heavy machine guns on house roofs preparing for an attack from Iraqi forces. He also says Daesh destroyed 400 houses there, claiming that the houses belong to members of the security forces.

 

  • A security source says reinforcements have arrived in Baiji in preparation for a major attack on Shirqat and Zuwiya in the coming hours.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of tribes pledging allegiance in Salahuddin.

 

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of its operations in Salahuddin and the three suicide bombers in Baiji.

 

  • A security source says 43 Iraqi officers were sent to military courts for their role in the Speicher massacre.

 

BAGHDAD

  • An MoI source says a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in a trade area in Shu’la (Shia) in north Baghdad, killing 6 and injuring 20.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

  • A security source says a car bomb was found and disassembled in Qadessiya (mixed-mostly Sunni) in west Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says an IED targeting an Iraqi police patrol in Taji north of Baghdad exploded, killing one policeman and injuring 4.

 

  • A security source says one civilian was killed and 7 injured when an IED exploded near a popular market in Mahmudiya south of Baghdad.

 

  • The spokesman of the PMFs says their concentration now is on liberating Falluja in Anbar and Baiji, Siniyya and Shirqat in Salahuddin. He says Falluja is “the head of the snake” because most Daesh leaders are there.

 

  • The Commander of the Iraqi 11th Division says his troops completely cleared and secured the Dhira’ Dijla area between Baghdad and Ramadi and will participate in Ramadi liberation battles.

 

  • Baghdad Operations Command says the Iraqi 60th Brigade stopped a Daesh attack in Al-Abed area north of Baghdad killing 8 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles. The BOC also says the Rapid Intervention Forces killed 2 terrorists in the Annaz area in west Baghdad and destroyed a construction shovel bomb in near Al-Mazra’a Bridge in west Baghdad.

 

 

  • Baghdad Operations Command says its troops killed 9 Daesh terrorists and destroyed several vehicles and hideouts in different areas of Baghdad and Anbar.

 

  • Eyewitnesses say a policeman and his two daughters were killed when an IED exploded near their house in Latifiya south of Baghdad.

 

  • An MoI source says 2 civilian were killed and 6 injured in an IED explosion near a popular café in Jisr Diyala in south Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says an Iraqi soldier was killed and another injured when a sniper targeted their checkpoint in Arab Jubour south of Baghdad.

 

  • Daesh claims responsibility for the two car bomb attacks on Palestine Street in east Baghdad yesterday.

 

DIYALA

  • An official source says unknown armed men shot and killed a Mukhtar (local community official) near his house in Qara Tappa.

 

  • A source in the Iraqi Police says Iraqi forces killed 27 Daesh terrorists near Himrin Hills who attacked several villages while disguised as policemen. The source also says 9 civilians were killed and 16 injured in 2 IED explosions in north Baquba.

 

KIRKUK

  • A security source says Kirkuk Police raided an area south of the city and arrested 3 Daesh members including a former colonel in Saddam’s intelligence agency as well as a former Saddam security officer.

 

  • Daesh says the 5th group of terrorist trainees graduated in Kirkuk.

 

  • A security source says the Coalition launched airstrikes on 3 Daesh weapons storehouses and a training camp near Hawija.

NINEWA

  • A video of Mosul displaced people in Erbil.

 

  • A member of Ninewa GC says 120,000 Iraqi Christians have been displaced from Mosul and Ninewa Plain since June last year.

 

  • Local sources in Mosul say Daesh executed 130 people, most of them members of security forces, in the first anniversary of the city’s fall. They had been in Daesh prisons for months.

A source in Ninewa police says Daesh executed 20 more army officers south of Mosul.

 

  • A member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament says Ninewa liberation battles will start after the month of Ramadan.

 

  • Eyewitnesses in Mosul say Daesh removed the main celebration dais in the city using bulldozers. The dais has been used for the major celebrations including Mosul’s Spring Festival. (Photos)

 

  • Local sources say Daesh announced job vacancies in their “education department” and promised good salaries.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Al-Khazer near Mosul.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of the final exams in Tal Afar.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • A security source in Kerbala says the security forces caught and disassembled 7 car bombs trying to enter Kerbala from Nukhaib in Anbar based on intelligence information. He says the cars carried displaced families also. (Photos) A security source says the Kerbala government issued orders to prohibit entry of cars from Nukhaib after the incident.

SYRIA

 

  • Daesh publishes a photo of the passport of the American citizen who was killed while fighting with the Kurdish forces in Kobani.

 

  • Kurdish forces say the arrested a Daesh “Emir” after killing his associates west of Tal Abyadh.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of bombing Kurdish forces in west Hasaka with Katyusha

 

  • Jaish Al-Islam says more of their reinforcements are coming to Al-Qalmoun to launch a major attack on Daesh.

 

  • Daesh popular activities and games in Aleppo.

 

  • And more services in Raqqa.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Majlis Shoura Mujahidin Derna, a Libyan terrorist organization linked to Al-Qaeda, announces a holy war against Daesh in Libya after the killing of one of its leaders, Nasser Al-Aqar, in clashes with Daesh. Aqar, 55 years old, was an Al-Qaeda terrorist in Afghanistan.

 

  • Egyptian Ministry of Interior says 2 terrorists were killed by police and a third injured in a failed terrorist attack near Karnak Temple.

 

  • Daesh’s Sinai branch announced its responsibility for a Katyusha rocket attack on Al-Joura airport in Sinai. The airport is used by International Peace Keeping Forces but no one was hurt in the attack.

 

  • Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah in Lebanon, says Daesh started the fight against them and they will be defeated.

 

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

https://twitter.com/Solo_M_R5

https://twitter.com/fata_maan51

https://twitter.com/chip_dale_2015

 

 

ANBAR

  • A member of Anbar GC says a camp of 500 caravans will be established in Nukhaib for the displaced families.

 

  • Iraqi MoI says one civilian was killed and 2 injured, including the Chairman of Ameriyat Al-Falluja Sub-District Council, when 2 suicide bombers dressed as Iraqi soldiers tried to blow themselves up inside the Council building. The source says Iraqi forces killed the terrorists. An Iraqi website publishes photos of the two terrorists after they were killed. Earlier news said the Chairman had died in the attack but it was denied later.

The Anbar Police Commander arrived at the Council to check on the security situation after the attack.

Daesh says 3 of its suicide bombers attacked Ameriyat and killed the mayor of the sub-district.

 

  • Ameriyat Al-Falluja Police Commander says several mortar shells fell on civilian houses in the town, killing a child and injuring 2.

 

  • Iraqi MoD says Habbaniya base is secured and was reinforced with more troops and heavy weapons.

 

  • A member of Falluja Salvation Council says heavy fighting erupted among Daesh terrorists in Falluja and 9 of them were killed.

 

  • A spokesman of Badr Militia says Iraqi forces and the PMFs are positioning in Thirthar Dam and preparing for an attack on Ramadi in the coming days. He also says Iraqi forces control 33 square km in the area cutting the supply lines on Daesh.

The Chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament says Iraqi forces are controlling and isolating the areas around Ramadi. He also says Ramadi liberation battles might get delayed but not for a long time.

  • The MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation launched airstrikes on two Daesh locations near Thirthar Dam.

 

  • A Commander in the local PMFs in Qarma says the PMFs killed an Algerian Daesh leader and 3 of his associates.

 

  • The MoD says Jazeera Operations Command attacked Daesh near Jubba and killed 15 terrorists and destroyed 2 of their vehicles.

 

  • The MoD says Anbar Operations Command killed 5 Daesh terrorists and injured 3 and destroyed one vehicle in Subaihat area.

 

  • A Commander in Anbar Police says Iraqi forces killed 14 Daesh terrorists in operations to clear the southern outskirts of Ramad

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of Al-Waleed border between Iraq and Syria.

 

  • A security source says Iraqi army clashed with Daesh in Harariyat area near Qarma and killed a sniper.

 

  • A member of Anbar GC says there are 3,000 Daesh terrorists in Ramadi and most are foreigners. He also says the Iraqi efforts to liberate Ramadi are slow.

SALAHUDDIN

  • The Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Police Commandos and PMFs attacked a Daesh convoy near Himrin Hills killing 23 terrorists and destroying 7 vehicles.

DaeshDaily Comment: Iraqi Federal Police has many active units, like the Commandos and the Suqour Intelligence Cell and others, that participate in the fights against Daesh.

 

  • Iraqi Joint Forces Command says the news about burning mosques in Baiji by the PMFs is not true. Some news sources said the PMFs burned 5 mosques in the city.

 

  • The MoD says Iraqi Army Aviation launched airstrikes on two Daesh vehicles in Ajeel oilfield, killing 16 terrorists.

 

  • The MoD says Dijla Operations Command supported by Iraqi Army Aviation launched an attack on Daesh near Fatha near Baiji, killing 28 terrorists and destroying 2 vehicles.

 

  • The PMFs says an IED exploded in Al-Malha village in south Baiji, injuring a TV reporter from Al-Ghadeer Channel.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of executing a PMFs fighter in Salahuddin.

 

BAGHDAD

  • The Chairman of Human Rights Committee in the Iraqi Parliament asks the Iraqi forces and the PMFs not to burn or mutilate Daesh bodies.

 

  • The Spokesman of the Iraqi MoI says 35 police commanders were replaced to bring “fresh blood” to the Ministry.

 

  • A security source says 3 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 2 injured when an IED exploded on them in Yousfiya south of Baghdad.

 

  • A security source says an Iraqi SWAT team raided the Ministry of Displacement and Migration and arrested several employees. The deputy minister was arrested weeks ago on corruption charges.

 

  • Iraqi MoD says the Coalition launched 12 airstrikes on Daesh in several Iraqi cities, killing 28 terrorists and destroying 8 of their buildings.

 

  • A TV station says one civilian was killed and 11 injured in an IED explosion in Ameriya in west Baghdad.

 

DIYALA

  • A security source says 6 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded near a checkpoint in the Himrin area.

 

  • The Mayor of Kalala says the Iraqi government approved its reconstruction plan. The city was liberated from Daesh 6 months ago but there are still more than 30,000 displaced people who didn’t return to their houses because of the lack of basic services and infrastructure.

 

  • A security source says a Sahwa leader and two of his associates were killed and 3 civilians were injured in clashes in Buhruz. The Sahwa arrived after an IED explosion targeted one of their points and were attacked when they arrived to the area.
  • The Chairman of the Sub-District Council in Qara Tappa denies the news about the Kurdish forces threatening the (Sunni) displaced families.

 

  • Iraqi Ministry of Electricity says a policeman was killed while trying to remove an IED planted near an important electricity line.

 

NINEWA

  • A security source says Coalition airstrikes targeted a Daesh convoy in Hammam Al-Aleel south of Mosul, killing 18 terrorists and destroying 10 vehicles.

 

  • Ninewa Operations Commander says American A-10 planes arrived to participate in the upcoming Mosul liberation battles.

 

  • Local sources in Mosul say Daesh forced people to celebrate the first anniversary of their control of the city. They also say Daesh invited its leaders to a celebration in Ninewa International Hotel. The sources also mention unconfirmed news that Daesh leader Baghdadi will make a speech in one of the city’s mosques.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of training boys in Ninewa.

 

  • Daesh eggs quality control in Mosul.

 

OTHER GOVERNORATES

  • A member of the KRG Parliament says there are 46 Peshmerga fighters who might be prisoners with Daesh and there is no confirmation if some are still alive. She also says the KRG is ready to pay ransom to Daesh to release the prisoners.

SYRIA

  • A local activist says Kurdish forces liberated 4 villages in east Tal Abyadh after heavy clashes with Daesh. Kurdish forces say they killed 15 terrorists in those clashes.

 

  • Daesh publishes a video of the return of some of Shai’tat tribe families to their village after pardoning them. The tribe fought Daesh for a long time but they were defeated and displaced from their villages near the Syrian-Iraqi borders.

 

  • Daesh says one of its suicide bombers attacked the YPG in Qahtanya village east of Qamishly killing 14 Kurdish fighters.

 

  • Daesh publishes photos of ice-cream factory in Raqqa.

 

  • And the industrial area in Manbaj.

DaeshDaily Comment: Daesh basically destroyed the industries in Aleppo and the areas around it.

OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Hezbollah says Daesh launched an attack on Baalbek in Lebanon but it failed.

 

  • Daesh says it controlled Sirte city in Libya after taking over the western gates of the city from Fajr Libya forces.

 

 

  • Daesh twitter accounts of the day

 

https://twitter.com/osmanaboalnuor8

 

https://twitter.com/dani_newx

 

https://twitter.com/ro7i_mouhajirah