REPORTS FROM IRAQ
- Anbar GC asks PM Abadi to fire “undisciplined” members of the PMFs who raided a house of a tribal leader in Khalediya and insulted him. The GC says the tribal leader is one of the members of the anti-Daesh tribal coalition in Anbar.
- Local sources say Shia militias burned the house of a Sunni tribal leader in Nukhaib. Anbar GC says the militias burned dozens of houses in Nukhaib and asks PM Abadi to quickly open an investigation.
- A security source says Iraqi forces liberated Al-Abbadi Road east of Ramadi after clashes with Daesh, and defused 45 IEDs in the process.
- A Sahwa Commander from Falluja says Iraqi Army Aviation, based on precise intelligence information, bombed Daesh locations in several areas in Falluja, killing 22 terrorists and injuring 18. He says (perhaps implausibly) that some of the slain terrorists were from Korea.
- The MoI says the Iraqi Air Force, in coordination with the Ministry’s Al-Suqour Intelligence Cell, launched an airstrike on a Daesh location in Al-Qa’im in western Anbar, killing 20, including both Iraqi and foreign leaders. The MoD estimates 30 Daesh were killed there in joint airstrikes between the IAF and the IAA (Iraqi Army Aviation).
DaeshDaily Comment: The IAA is mostly an Army helicopter unit that usually operates separately from the IAF.
- Local sources in Falluja say Iraqi Army Aviation’s airstrikes on Falluja on Sunday killed 6 civilians and injured 12. A member of Anbar GC asks the Iraqi government to stop bombing Falluja and bomb Daesh
- A source in Anbar Police Command says the security forces found a mass grave of 22 Iraqi policemen in Qarma, east of Falluja.
- Anbar Operations Commander says Iraqi forces supported by Coalition airpower killed 16 Daesh fighters east of Ramadi.
- Iraqi MoD says Baghdad Operations Command attacked in several areas in Anbar, killing 13 terrorists and destroying vehicles and IEDs.
- Iraqi Federal Police Commander says Daesh executed 30 of its own men in Ramadi and Falluja, accusing them of giving information to the Iraqi forces.
- Daesh says it rehabilitated the general hospital in Ramadi. And publishes photos of the market in the city.
- A provincial government source in Salahuddin says 3,000 families have returned to their houses in Tikrit so far.
- A security source says the Iraqi Army’s 34th Armored Brigade destroyed 2 Daesh vehicles and killed 11 terrorists in Baiji center. Kata’eb Hezbollah said earlier today the second stage of Baiji liberation operations has started.
The Commander of the Iraqi Army’s Rapid Intervention Division says 60 Daesh terrorists were killed and 5 foreign terrorist arrested today in a military operation in Baiji.
Asa’eb Ahl Al-Haq says Daesh “pockets” in Baiji were cleared completely.
Dijla Operations Commander says Daesh suffers sharp conflicts between its leaders, which lead to internal executions. He also says Daesh is resorting to IEDs instead of direct attacks on the Iraqi forces in Salahuddin. He says 15 Daesh leaders were killed during the last few weeks in Baiji.
The Spokesman of the PMFs says Baiji Refinery will be liberated completely in the next few days. He says some Daesh snipers are still in the refinery.
- Kata’eb Hezbollah says it had heavy fights with Daesh in the Hawi area between Baghdad and Tikrit, which is its last line of defense in this area.
- Dijla Operations Commander says the Iraqi forces stopped a Daesh attack on Al-Allas and Ajil oil fields east of Salahuddin, killing 11 and destroying one vehicle.
- The MoD says IAA destroyed 2 vehicles trying to attack Iraqi forces at the former Speicher base and killed 4 terrorists. The MoD also says it destroyed a tank bomb in Khuzaimi, killing 6 terrorists.
- The MoI says Iraqi Federal Police supported by the PMFs stopped a Daesh attack near Himrin Hills, killing many of them and destroying their vehicles.
- Notwithstanding its defeats in the province, Daesh raises its flag in an unannounced location in Salahuddin.
- An MoI source says an IED exploded near shops in Hay Al-Turath in south Baghdad, killing one civilian and injuring 8.
- The Chairman of the Sunni Endowment (the highest official Sunni organization) says the conflicts between Iraqi Sunni leaders made Daesh stronger. He also says the Sunni politicians are not the real representatives of Sunni Iraqis.
DaeshDaily Comment: The sense of misrepresentation is not only a Sunni thing. Many Iraqis from all sects and ethnic groups believe they are not represented well in the political system. The parliament hires and fires the PM and approves the ministers, and many people think they have no real voice there.
- PM Abadi orders the military and security commanders not to give any statement about the security situation outside the recently formed War Media Cell, formed recently to coordinate military messages to the public.
- An MP from the major Sunni Bloc in the Iraqi Parliament says they have no knowledge of a conference in Turkey for Sunni tribes. They also say the Iraqi government didn’t respond to their demands regarding arming Sunni tribes, and that they have many options including establishing a Sunni region.
- The Spokesman of the Iraqi Judicial Council says 28 suspects in the Speicher Massacre will go on trial on July 8th in the Central Criminal Court.
- Baghdad Operations Command says it killed and arrested several Daesh terrorists and confiscated weapons and explosives in several areas in Baghdad.
- A security source says a civilian was killed and 3 injured when a sticker IED exploded in a small bus in Husseiniya in north Baghdad.
- A security source says a sticker IED exploded on an Iraqi Ministry of Oil’s employee in Baladiyat in east Baghdad killing him instantly.
- A security source says an IED exploded in Bakriya area in west Baghdad killing one civilian and injuring 5.
- A security source says an IED exploded in Rasheed area in south Baghdad killing 2 and injuring 8.
- A source in the Iraqi Police says unknown armed men shot and killed a local Sunni PMF Commander while he was driving in Tarmiya in north Baghdad. The source says another PMF fighter was killed in the attack and 2 injured. Daesh claimed responsibility and said the Commander was a Shia.
- DaeshDaily Comment: It’s obvious from the name the Commander was a Sunni from the Mishahda tribe.
- A security source says 2 policemen were killed and 3 injured when a roadside IED exploded on their patrol in northeast Baquba.
- The Governor of Diyala says the displaced families should return to their houses in Jalawla and Saadiya as soon as possible; they were liberated from Daesh months ago. He also says the PMFs should hold the ground in these areas. There are disputes and mutual accusations in these areas between the PMFs and the Peshmerga.
- The MoI says Iraqi Army Aviation launched airstrikes on Daesh in Sufra village between Hawija and Himrin.
- Kirkuk Governor says Peshmerga soldiers killed a suicide bomber and destroyed his car bomb as he was trying to attack them in the Arafa area. A security source says the car bomber was trying to attack a Shia mosque in the area but PUK fighters shot and destroyed the vehicle before it reached the mosque.
- A security source says 3 civilians were injured when an IED exploded in Rashad 30 km southwest of Kirkuk.
- Daesh publishes photos of its terrorists in Rashad. Daesh publishes a video of its training camp in Kirkuk. And photos of the local market in Hawija.
- A medical source in Suleimaniya says 2 children from Ninewa died from the heat in a displaced people camp. He also says the diseases spread widely in the camps because of the sudden shortage of medical supplies.
- Photos of the displaced families in Kurdistan.
- A report about Mosul families fleeing to Turkey through Syria.
- A Kurdish MP says there are 6,000 Yazidi refugees living in a difficult situation in Bulgaria. The KRG says 40,000 Yazidis have left Iraq since June 2014. He says the Yazidi refugees in Turkey are fleeing to Europe through Bulgaria after Daesh’s recent attacks in Kobane.
- Kata’eb Al-Mosul says it targeted a Daesh “police” car in the Bazwaya area of in Mosul with an IED, killing 4 of them.
- Daesh issues new IDs for its fighters in Mosul.
- An MoI source says the Coalition, based on information from Iraqi Intelligence, bombed a Daesh convoy filled with weapons and ammunition, trying to leave a training camp in Tal Afar.
- The PMFs say a Mosul Liberations Operations Room was established today by the Iraqi security forces, the PMFs and “the sons of Mosul”. A member of the security committee in Ninewa GC says Ninewa Liberation Operations will start after Ramadan and the PMFs will participate in it.
- A Kurdish official says Daesh executed Baghdadi’s rep in Mosul, Othman Abu Hassan, accusing him of treason.
- A local source in Mosul says Daesh issued orders prohibiting buying and selling of Iranian goods in the
- Peshmerga sources say they shelled Daesh locations in Kassak west of Mosul with heavy artillery on Sunday, killing 13 terrorists, in coordination with the Coalition.
- Daesh publishes a video and photos of shelling the Peshmerga in Telesgof, in the largely Christian area east of Mosul.
- A Peshmerga source says the Coalition launched an airstrike on Daesh in Al-Quawir, east of Mosul, killing an “emir” called Mohammed Ahmed Faris and 30 other terrorists.
- A security source says the Coalition launched an airstrike on Daesh’s information office in Dawasa in downtown Mosul, killing a Daesh information officer and 3 of his associates.
- Ninewa Operations Command warns the people of Mosul that Daesh created fake Facebook pages pretending they represent local resistance in Mosul, in order to catch people who provide information and news.
- A Shabak member of Ninewa GC says Daesh moved thousands of Arab families from areas around Mosul to the Shabak areas in Ninewa Valley in order to create a defense line against any potential attacks. A Kurdish official says Daesh brought 400 Arab families from Baiji and Ramadi to a residential compound in Ninewa Valley.
- Daesh road work in Mosul.
- Daesh publishes a video of its terrorists in Ninewa.
- The Security committee in Basra GC says the security forces arrested dozens of people claiming to be members of the PMFs. The Committee says some of these people have weapons, uniforms, badges, cars and even have their own headquarters.
DaeshDaily Comment: The PMFs became a prestigious and profitable business in Iraq. Having a PMF badge or ID will open many doors for you and will intimidate civilians, and even security officers. The Iraqi government needs to look at this problem more thoroughly.
- The Security Committee in Basra says security forces in Basra arrested a terrorist cell called Jund Allah in Abu Al-Khaseeb in south Basra. The Committee says the cell was focusing on recruiting “misguided” people from “both sects” and displaced people.
- The Director of the KRG’s Asayesh in Erbil says his forces arrested the brother-in-law of the Emir of the Islamic Group in Kurdistan accusing him of terrorism. IG is represented in the KRG parliament.
REPORTS FROM SYRIA
- Turkey deploys soldiers and tanks on the borders with Syria. Turkish media says the government will send 18,000 soldiers to northern Syria.
- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Daesh has executed 3,027 people in Syria since June 2014. The Observatory also says Daesh female members have disappeared almost completely from Raqqa streets.
- Assyrian sources say 1,300 Christian families left their houses in Hasaka and headed north to Qamishli.
- Twelve Syrian regime soldiers were killed in 3 car bomb attacks in Hasaka.
- Daesh publishes a video of the clashes in Hasaka that ended with them capturing the sports compound in the city.
- Photos of the YPG fighters in Hasaka. Local activists in Hasaka say the fights between Daesh and the YPG stopped after the Kurdish forces took over Al-Aziziya and Al-Ghazl areas. They also say the Kurdish forces in Jazeera sent reinforcements to Hasaka.
- Kurdish forces say they stopped Daesh attacks in Hasaka, Kobane, and Tal Abyad.
- The Syrian Kurdish security forces, Asayesh, issues a night curfew in Kobane.
- Daesh publishes photos of the results of the airstrikes on Aleppo and Tadmur, which it blames on the Christians.
- Daesh says it shot down a Syrian government jet in Deir Al-Zor.
- Daesh road repairs in Raqqa.
REPORTS FROM OTHER MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES
- The Saudi Ministry of Interior says the terrorist who attacked the Shia mosque in Kuwait on Monday flew to Bahrain, using Gulf Air, and then went from there to Kuwait. Kuwaiti Council of Ministers says the cell linked to the terrorist confessed they brought the explosives used in the attack by car from Saudi Arabia three days earlier. They said they received orders from Daesh to execute the operations and they “didn’t have the right to discuss the orders”.
- The Islamic Cooperation Organization repudiates the terrorist attacks in Kuwait, France and Tunisia.
DaeshDaily Comment: It is interesting to notice that the Organization had previously been reluctant to criticize the terrorist attacks in Iraq.
- A report about Daesh leaders in Iraq and Syria.
- Daesh says it detonated a car bomb on the Huthis near the military hospital in Sanaa, killing and injuring many of them.
- Daesh raises its flags in Sirte’s entrance in Libya. And publishes a video of the clashes with the Libyan forces in Burqa. And raises their flag in Libyan army posts.
- Daesh publishes a video about killing judges in Egypt.
- Another Daesh anthem.
- Daesh Twitter accounts of the day