- A security source says Iraqi Federal Police shelled Daesh hideouts in Ameriyat Al-Falluja, killing many Daesh terrorists and destroying their barricades.
- A security source says Iraqi Federal Police stopped a Daesh attack on Hsaiba in east Anbar, killing 7 and destroying two vehicles.
- Iraqi MoD says the Iraqi Army’s 8th Division shelled 3 areas in Anbar, destroying 10 vehicles.
- Iraqi MoI says 300 displaced families returned to their houses in Jazeera in Anbar after the area was secured by local Anbar PMFs. The Ministry also says Iraqi Joint Forces destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles and killed 8 terrorists on the outskirts of Jazeera.
- The Jazeera Operations Commander says his troops killed 15 Daesh terrorists and destroyed 4 of their vehicles in an operation near Baghdadi, using intelligence information.
- The MoI says Iraqi Federal Police killed 6 Daesh terrorists trying to attack a security barricade near the Japanese Bridge in northeast Ramadi.
- The MoD says the new AT-4 anti-tank missiles received from the US proved effective in stopping Daesh attacks in Ramadi.
- Iraq Rapid Intervention Brigade says they rescued an Iraqi soldier who was trapped in downtown Ramadi, in coordination with the Italian Air Force.
- A security source says the Iraqi Air Force launched an airstrike on a 4-story building in Hit, killing 10 terrorists including a Saudi called Abu Maysara. The source called the building an IED factory.
- An Iraqi website close to Daesh says 27 Iraqi soldiers were killed in an ambush near Qarma. The website also says an Iraqi general from the 11th Division was killed in Qarma.
- Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Iraqi forces killed 4 Daesh terrorists in clashes near Qarma.
- Local sources say Daesh shelled Iraqi forces compound near Falluja killing and injuring dozens of them.
- An Anbar police officer says Daesh opened two gates of the Ramadi Dam, days after closing it completely. A security expert says Daesh closed the gates initially to flood the areas between Habbaniya and Ramadi to stop the advance of the Iraqi forces towards Ramadi and to cut the water on the south. He says Daesh was forced to reopen the gates because the water could have flooded the eastern Ramadi.
A member of Anbar GC says Daesh failed in its attempts to attack the areas east of Ramadi after closing the Dam. Another member of Anbar GC says the water is running now to the areas under Iraqi forces’ control east of Ramadi.
- Daesh publishes the names of the tribes that pledged allegiance to Baghdadi in Iraq and Syria.
- Anbar tribal leaders held a conference in Khaldiya denouncing Falluja tribal leaders who pledged allegiance to Daesh.
- Daesh media campaign in Ramadi.
- The Deputy Chairman of the PMFs committee says Baiji district was liberated completely and Iraqi troops are moving ahead to Siniyya and Shirqat, Daesh’s last strongholds in Salahuddin. The MoD confirms the news about Iraqi forces’ advances in north Baiji.
- A leader in Kata’eb Sayyed Al-Shuhada, a Shia militia, says his troops stopped a suicide attack in Baiji and destroyed a tank bomb and two other vehicles. A security source says Iraqi Federal Police killed 10 Daesh fighters when they attacked Iraqi forces at Bu’iaji Bridge in Baiji.
- A member of Anbar GC says Iraqi forces liberated Baiji District center and are moving north to Shirqat on the road to Mosul. He also says Daesh planted “smart IEDs” and still has Daesh snipers in the northern areas of Baiji. A security source says Iraqi forces arrested Daesh collaborators in Baiji who donated their vehicles to carry IEDs for Daesh in the town.
- The MoI says Iraqi Army Aviation bombed a Daesh checkpoint between Baiji and Haditha killing 3 terrorists. The Ministry also says a bomb in a construction shovel as well as a small bus were destroyed in the airstrike.
- Iraqi MoD says Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack near Al-Allas oil field killing 25 and destroying 2 vehicles. Iraqi MoI says 7 Daesh terrorists were killed near Al-Allas oil field and one of their vehicles destroyed in addition to a motorcycle.
DaeshDaily Comment: We have to be careful with the numbers of Daesh casualties published by Iraqi official sources. Some sources say old Baathist journalists were recruited by the Iraqi government to publish the battle news (because of their experience in manipulating the truth). However, Daesh is actually losing ground in Iraq and the best they can do is qualitative operations that attract the world media (like Baiji Refinery and Ramadi downtown). Most likely they will try more of these operations, especially with the month of Ramadan coming.
- The MoD says Iraqi forces continue their operations to clear the areas around the Strategic Line west of Samarra.
- Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights says 579 bodies of Speicher victims were identified so far.
- A security source says 5 civilians were injured in an IED explosion in Touz Khurmatu.
- Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq says 14 of its fighters were killed by an explosion in one of its weapons storehouses in Abu Ghraib in Baghdad. The AAH spokesman says they are investigating the explosion and will respond if it was proven it happened because of a Coalition airstrike.
- A police source says a Sahwa fighter was killed when a sticker IED exploded in his car in Latifiya south of Baghdad.
- Iraqi Human Rights Commission says the Iraqi judicial system is “silent” regarding captured Daesh terrorists and asks to move the cases against them.
- A security source says a policeman was killed and 4 injured when an IED exploded on their patrol in Arab Jibour in south Baghdad.
- A security source says 9 people were killed or injured in an IED explosion in Ubaidi east of Baghdad.
- A source in the PMFs says more PMFs reinforcements were sent to the western and northern areas of Baghdad anticipating an attack on Baghdad.
- A security source says 2 civilians were killed and 3 injured when unknown armed men opened fire inside a shop in Balad Ruz, east of Baquba.
- The MoD says Diyala Operations Command found a small weapons storehouse in Buhriz, just south of Baquba in Diyala.
- The Chairman of the Sub-District Council in Udhaim says Kurdish forces are forcing hundreds of families from Udhaim to leave Qara Tappa northeast of Baquba. (Udhaim is a Sunni town that was under AQI and then Daesh for years; Qara Tappa is a Turkmen town- DaeshDaily)
- Daesh publishes photos of their preparations to attack the Iraqi forces in Qara Tappa.
DaeshDaily Comment: If true, this might be a big return for Daesh in Diyala.
- An Iraqi website close to Daesh says Diyala governor survived an IED explosion on his convoy.
- Local government in Muqdadiya says 200 displaced families returned to their houses making the total number of returned families 5,000 so far.
- A security source says Daesh terrorists started to leave Hawija in civilian clothes after the advances of the Iraqi forces in Salahuddin.
- Daesh publishes a video of their training “institute” near Mosul.
- A Kurdish source says Daesh launched an attack on the Peshmerga in Sinjar but the Kurdish forces stopped them.
- Daesh publishes photos of recruiting children in Hatra.
- A security source in Kerbala says the Anti-terrorism Agency arrested six wanted suspects while they were trying to go to Baghdad, including 2 who participated in the Speicher massacre.
- Dhi Qar police say they arrested a woman from Mosul who was trying to enter Nasariya prison as a suicide bomber.
- Daesh publishes photos of their public works in Raqqa.
- And anti-Leishmania health campaign in the same city.
DaeshDaily Comment: Daesh is still presenting itself as a state that provides services to its “citizens”. Its main goal is to recruit more young people from all over the world. The reality is entirely different. In Iraq, Daesh is using the Iraqi government’s offices and employees to do their work, and if the Iraqi government stopped paying salaries to government workers, Daesh would not be able to do much. Services are much worse in Syria. Still, the recruitment campaign goes on.
- Daesh publishes another video about how they took over Tadmur.
- And a video about their suicide bombers in Aleppo.
- And photos of the markets in Aleppo.
- The YPG says their troops retook several villages from Daesh east of Suluk town killing 22 Daesh terrorists and destroying many of their vehicles.
- Local sources say more than 2,000 people, Arabs and Kurds, were displaced by Daesh from Tal Abyadh to Kobani. The sources also say Daesh is keeping the young men and force them to join the terrorists.
- Daesh publishes photos of shelling the Kurdish forces in Kobani.
- Daesh audio newsletter.
- Daesh publishes a video about the story of a French terrorist.
- Daesh publishes a video about their operations in Sinai. An Egyptian soldier was forced to dig his own grave.
- Daesh twitter accounts of the day