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#ISIS media campaign showing fighters pledging allegiance to new leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is growing

Per @siteintelgroup new photo sets show fighters from:

#Iraq (inclu. #Baghdad, #Saluhaddin)

Cont. - #ISIS media campaign posting new photos showing fighters pledges to Abu al-Hassan

#Sahel (#BurkinaFaso #Mali #Niger)

Earlier photo releases showed fighters giving bay'ah from:

#EastAsia (#Philippines, #Indonesia)
#Iraq (#Kirkuk, #Anbar)
Per @JihadoScope, #ISIS has issued 18 photo sets to date showing fighters pledging allegiance to Abu al-Hassan:

#Iraq (4)
#Nigeria (3)
#Indonesia or #Philippines (for East Asia)
#Sahel - #Cameroon / #BurkinaFaso / #Mali / #Niger
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Two drones attacked the #US base at Victory camp close to #Baghdad airport, #Iraq, not far from where the two commanders #Qassem_Soleimani and #AbuMahdialMuhandis were assassinated by the US President Donald Trump.
Today, Two Drones attacked the #US forces in #Anbar, at Ayn al-Assad air base, the same base that #Iran bombed with 16 precision missiles in 2020, following Donald Trump's assassination of the two commanders #Iran Qassem Soleimani and #Iraq Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes.
If the #US responds to any attack against its bases, it becomes a combat force in #Iraq, violating the agreement with the Iraqi gov. The US forces will be legally considered an occupation force, giving more legitimacy to the local resistance.
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#Iraq: Six IED attacks on #US convoys in one day!

On December 26, the Iraqi resistance groups attacked six logistical convoys of US Army in the provinces of #Baghdad, #Babil, #Anbar and #Qadisiyah with roadside bombs.
The Ashab al-Kahf group attacked a #US logistical convoy in the #Qadisiyah province and another one in the #Babil province with roadside bombs.

The Katibat al-Sabequn group attacked a US logistical convoy in the #Anbar province with a roadside bomb.
Thar al-Muhandis group attacked a #US logistical convoy in the #Baghdad province.

Kataib Abolfazl al-Abbas group attacked a US logistical convoy in the #Yusifiyah area of Baghdad province.

Qasim al-Jabbarin group attacked a US logistical convoy in the #Babil province.
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JUST IN: #ISIS attacks in #Iraq #Syria up in April-June 2021 period compared to previous 3 months, per new @DoD_IG report

Warns reduction in violence at #alHol camp in Syria after #SDF sweep in April "may be only temporary" as ISIS retains a "strong presence" per @CENTCOM
MORE: Impact of #Iran-aligned militias has so far been "minimal" @CJTFOIR tells @DoD_IG, "but the attacks often resulted in the diversion of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets away from counter-ISIS activities" per acting IG Sean O'Donnell
"Efforts to promote regional stability in #Iraq & #Syria continued to face challenging conditions, including economic crises, drought conditions, & the #COVID19 pandemic" per @DoD_IG O'Donnell "These conditions...provide fertile opportunities for #ISIS to expand its influence"
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#ISIS in #Iraq #Syria "remains resilient" per latest @UN report, calling it "a cause of concern for Member States"

"#ISIL operations have increased in the core conflict zone of Iraq & the Syrian Arab Republic" per the report
#ISIS "#ISIL maintains the ambition to control territory & populations but, for the moment, represents an entrenched rural insurgency without the reach to threaten urban areas on a sustained basis" per @UN report
.@UN report says there may be an #ISIS power vacuum

"The new leader of #ISIL, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, has not visibly asserted himself in communications, which may prove to be a limiting factor in his influence and appeal, & perhaps that of the group"
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Anti-Iraq propaganda is at it agai, let’s count the lies or ‘alternative facts by @SimonaFoltyn & @HaidarAfp of @AJEnglish

Here she say: This is first tome journalists have been allowed in!

#FALSE you are NOT the first!
Here @SimonaFoltyn says they were given ‘exclusive’ access - FALSE

Other journalists have visited the site BEFORE you
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US reassuring allies #ISIS, while still dangerous, is in decline in #Iraq #Syria

Number of attacks down year-on-year & have been "less complex, showing less sophistication, showing the organization remains under a lot of pressure" per @StateDept's Amb James Jeffrey
"There's been a number of aggressive operations, aggressive #Iraq|i operations" per Jeffrey, the US Sepcial Rep to the Global Coalition to Defeat #ISIS "There's been a number of strikes on terrorist leaders that we've been very successful"
#ISIS "leadership is under very, very strong pressure by coalition or local forces," per Amb Jeffrey "We see them very, very limited in their ability to coordinate tactically, even within #Syria & #Iraq, and very very little ability to organize" external attacks or w/affiliates
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Ermmm I think the #US just conducted a retaliation strike on the #Iraq/#Syria border. Evolving situation.
multiple strikes reported against Pro-#Iran PMU position(s) in Al-Heri, #Syria near the #Iraq|i border.
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#Iran launches 'more than a dozen ballistic missiles' at #US targets in #Iraq, Pentagon confirms
I#Iran #USA
ran’s foreign minister has said the strikes have concluded and characterised them as self-defence within the boundaries of international law – not the first shots in a war.

Trump, in his first comments after the strikes, also sought to play them down.
#Iran #USA
The attacks appear to have been carefully calibrated to avoid US casualties. #US bases in #Iraq were already on high alert.

This is a first step Iran is initiating to give the go to further attacks by Iran and its allies to exhaust US forces in the Middle East.
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#Iraq 🇮🇶: students at the university of #Fallujah (#Anbar) praying for the protesters killed in #Nasiriyah and #Najaf. ImageImage
#Iraq 🇮🇶: Iraqis in the Christian town of Telskuf (#Ninawah) praying for the protesters killed these past days.

Across the country people are uniting against brutal state violence. ImageImageImageImage
#Iraq 🇮🇶: students praying for the victims in the city of #Ramadi, all dressed in black. ImageImageImageImage
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#Iraq 🇮🇶: Tahrir Square bursts into celebrations after a 2-1 victory over #Qatar
#Iraq 🇮🇶: celebrations on Tahrir Square earlier tonight
#Iraq 🇮🇶: celebrations in #Anbar
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1) The real identity of ISIS's new leader remains a mystery, and while there are contenders, I haven't seen many pay attention to one specific person, Abu Suleiman al-Nasser (Nu'man Mansour Salman Al-Zaidi), head of ISIS military council, former ISI "minister of war."
2) Also known as Al-Nasser l-Deen Allah Suleiman, he is one of the cofounder of modern day #ISIS, having replaced former "minister of war" Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir (Abu Ayyub Al-Misri), who was killed in 2010 alongside former leader Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi.
3) Just like the new leader, not much is known about Al-Nasser. He served a sentence in Bucca Prison, and operated heavily in #Anbar Province — the place the new leader is believed by some to be from.
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10. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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8. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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7. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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6. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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5. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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Make no mistake - the #ISIS problem is a long, long way from going away, in both #Syria & #Iraq.

Raids, ambushes, assassinations, IEDs, kidnappings, extortion/intimidation etc. It’s all continuing, while everyone proclaims “victory” and the fight [near] “over."
#ISIS is back to bombings, assassinations, kidnappings across #Diyala, #Kirkuk & Salah ad Din - in scenes eerily reminiscent of 2011-2014.

This has been building for weeks, but thanks @LizSly for bringing more attention - the fight is **far** from over.…
@LizSly Former #Iraq-i National Security Advisor al-Rubaie:

- “There's going to be an imminent resurgence of #ISIS. You can see it in the records & the intelligence reports”

More deeply worrying reports, this time from @AbdoGeneive:…
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#Iraq: Unofficial election results show big loss for SOL of former PM Maliki. Also lost big time is al-Hikma of S. Ammar al-Hakim. Sadr Movement’s alliance strategy succeeded in adding more gains to those guaranteed by traditional loyalty. (1)
PM Abadi is a close winner, thanks to incumbency factor, use of gov. resources, & alliance wiyh big fish. But still, nowhere near how Maliki performed with same advantages in 2014. PM Abadi will need to make very painful compromises to secure 2nd term. (2)
The Fath (PMFs) coalition performed as expected. Popularity acquired by fighting against ISIS paid off very handsomely. Along with the Sadr Movement, they will have a special seat at the negotiation table. (3)
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We started a new year (I hope the last) of the Syrian civil war. But 2017 has been the most important year & the result of inflection point of the war in 2016 with many political & military developments : (1)
The first military operation of #SAA was Wadi Bara (23/12/2016 - 29/1/2017) which finished with the evacuation of rebels from Wadi Barada & the North montainous area in the border with Lebanon. At the same time other forces advanced in E.Ghouta reaching some parts of Hazrama (2)
#SDF started the second phase of #WrathOfEuphrates operation on December securing the West flank of #Raqqa plains (3)
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Sunni fighters from Al-Obaid tribe are fighting against ISIS.
The emblem/symbol of Al-Obaid tribe.
Images of Al-Obaid tribal fighters known as Fursan Al-Obaid.
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