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ISIS growing stronger and more organised in Middle East

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Re: ISIS growing stronger and more organised in Middle East

PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Sep 09, 2022 4:09 pm

ISIS leader entering Istanbul

Bashar Hattab Ghazal Al-Sumaidai, an important senior executive of ISIS, has been detained by Turkish security forces

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that ISIS terrorist Bashar Hattab Ghazal Al-Sumaidai, whose alternative name is Abu Zeyd, has been captured by the Turkish security forces.

The terrorist, according to Erdogan, is "one of the most important senior executives of Daesh [ISIS] after [Abu Bakr Al-] Baghdadi and [Abdullah] Quardash." Baghdadi was killed in 2019 in Idlib, after which Quardash became the head of the organization.

In a joint operation orchestrated by the General Directorate of Security, the Istanbul Police Department, and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT), Al-Sumaidai was captured, as the governmental bodies and authorities tracked the terrorist's connections in Turkey and Syria, discovering that Al-Sumaidai planned to enter Turkey illegally using a fake ID. He was transferred to Turkish judicial authorities after being interrogated by the MIT and Istanbul police.

The terrorist confessed to working for ISIS' education and justice ministries, while international reports have identified Al-Sumaidai as the head of the judiciary of ISIS.

Possibly, he was appointed after Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashemi Al-Quraishi was killed, joining ISIS in 2013 after serving as a terrorist in Iraq.

Last month, in an act to mend relations with Damascus, Ankara called on the so-called "Syrian Opposition Coalition" to withdraw from Turkey.

Ultimately, the Coalition forces will have to migrate and relocate to another country and halt all political and media activities in Turkey.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:24 pm

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ISIS enclave keeps growing

The common perception is that the battle fought in the town of Baghouz in eastern Syria in 2019 was a turning point in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) and that it brought about the end of the self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria

Although territorially defeated, the group still survives in the sense it has adapted itself to the post-Baghouz reality. The main change that the battle brought about was in the leadership, which currently lies within the women of the group – a change whose foundation stone had been set elsewhere.

Fighters of the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on March 23, 2019, territorially defeated ISIS after it overran its last bastion in Baghouz. They arrested thousands of the terror group’s fighters and resided their wives and children in the al-Hol camp, which serves as a contracted caliphate that once was straddling Syria and Iraq.

The terror group attached a huge deal of importance to women when it declared its so-called caliphate in 2014. It recruited women on an unprecedented scale and they continue to play a significant role in sustaining ISIS’ ideology.

With men militants either killed or detained elsewhere and contact almost entirely severed, the leadership in ISIS was shifted to females held in the camps run by the SDF.

In the post-Baghouz era, women with solid ISIS ideology were entrusted with the mission of raising and educating their children, otherwise known as the cubs of the caliphate, as future warriors.

Originally established in 1991 to accommodate Iraqi refugees fleeing Saddam Hussain's repression, the al-Hol camp, some 45 km in east Hasaka city in northeast Syria (Western Kurdistan) became the biggest gathering and the most notorious spot ever inhabited by ISIS since 2019.

Representing 51 countries, there are now more than 55,000 people in al-Hol, nearly 93 percent of them are women and children, and half of the population is under 12 years old.

Since the fall of Baghouz, the camp defiantly remains unbridled which is not a coincidence, there is an end-of-times mission carried out, however, how?

Traditionally, women's duties in extremist groups were primarily domestic and focused on support for their men, but that has now been altered.

With the expansion of ISIS, women assumed leading, mostly domestic and feminine, roles until they ended up taking the helm gradually.

The first rapid change was introduced in February 2014, of the all-female first armed multi-faceted battalion known as “al-Khansa Brigade.”

The formation of the “al-Khansa Brigade” highlights and emphasizes in part the important role attached to females in the caliphate. While men were fighting on the frontlines their women were protecting the honor of the community at home - enjoining good and forbidding wrong. The group is headquartered in al-Hol camp and it is known as ISIS’ right hand.

The second step came, however, as a contextual one in 2017 when ISIS was territorially on the decline. Prior to that year, women illicitly could take part in battles but not as protagonists.

However, stark to the conventional extremist groups' tenets, a most fundamental and first-ever radical change was introduced in October 2017 when women were granted the right to fight still with no obligation.

In 2019 women fought on a wider scale alongside men to defend the last bastion of the caliphate in the Baghouz sliver on the Syrian- Iraqi border.

The visualization of ISIS female fighters shocked at best and disillusioned at worst supporters of ISIS. Part of the pervasive insecurity and violence committed in the al-Hol camp is against those who say ISIS should not have broken with its conventional lines.

Research on the ground reveals the roles given to women and the eventual feminization of battles is not an absolute tactical device employed by ISIS, rather it is a strategy that could have been introduced had the terror group remained a viable one to have its legitimacy established and its first-ever outdated dream preserved.

Back in al-Hol, the "Baghuziat" (mostly migrant women who stayed loyal until the very end) is the most militant and fearsome enforcer of ISIS’ sharia law. These women hold the most expansionist and extremist vision. The collapse of the physical caliphate has failed to deter hard-line supporters.

This surviving cohort of women and children, who make up the vast majority at al-Hol camp, is a key factor to the future survival of the caliphate, according to ISIS.

Surrounded by a hostile periphery, ISIS' women and children are the best and most effective available weapon in commissioning and perpetuating the ideology of the terror group’s caliphate.

As ISIS women are leading the charge and their children hold the banner to the future, the al-Hol camp is the shield that protects that banner and ensures the smooth continuation of the caliphate.

https://www.rudaw.net/english/opinion/12092022

These females are NOT sweet housewives, they are vile, barbaric savages who continue to hold Yazidis captive within the camp

Their are indoctrinating innocent children into their savage beliefs

Military forces need to take a firm control, go into the camps and remove all the burkas / black sack coverings from these ghouls so that people can see who and what these people are

Remove their anonymity
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:45 pm

Anti-ISIS operation near Kirkuk
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ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Ministry of Peshmerga in a statement on Tuesday said it carried out an operation in Qara Hasan on the border of the Kirkuk province

The area was used by ISIS as a hideout. Operations were also carried out in the nearby villages of Jawar Bor and Akhur Gurji, and other suspected ISIS points.

The operation lasted six hours and was carried out from four axes. Units of the 22nd Infantry Division also participated in the operation.

The operation was launched in reaction to ISIS militants abducting and killing two Kurdish civilians in the same region of Kirkuk last month.

Although ISIS lost all its territory in 2017, suspected ISIS sleeper cells continue to kidnap civilians for ransom in areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad.

The ISIS extremists especially operate in the security vacuum created by Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed forces by pushing out Peshmerga forces from the disputed territories after Kurdistan Region's September 2017 independence referendum.

The US-coalition has since then pushed for more cooperation between Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:04 am

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ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The General Command of the Internal Security Forces (also known as Asayish) in a statement on Saturday announced the Asayish arrested a total of 226 ISIS suspects during the Operation Humanity and Security in the al-Hol camp

The Asayish said a total of 226 suspects were “arrested including 36 extremist women involved in murder and terrorism offenses.”

The operation lasted for 24-days. “25 tunnels and trenches were uncovered,” the statement added.

“We announce the end of the second phase of Operation Humanity and Security in the al-Hol camp, and our forces will continue to hunt down the potential cells, confronting dangers by conducting regular security operations when necessary,” the Asayish said in a concluding statement.

On August 25th, the Asayish enabled by the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) and the International Coalition against ISIS launched the second phase of Operation Humanity and Security in the al-Hol camp, eastern al-Hasakah, to hunt down ISIS sleeper cell,

The Asayish said “the operation was launched following the increasing crimes of killing and torture committed by ISIS cells against the camp residents who refused to join or support the terrorism of ISIS.”

Since 2022, 44 camp residents and humanitarian workers have been murdered by ISIS cells, the Asayish said.

Moreover, the Asayish said “ISIS women have taken advantage of the provided resources, especially the communications and money transfers, to transmit information, to inciting ISIS cells, and network them together inside and outside the camp.”

During the operation also two Yezidi women were freed from ISIS women in the camp. The Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) also liberated a total of 200 Yezidi women and children over the past years. Two SDF fighters were also killed during an ISIS escape attempt from al-Hol.

“The YPJ encountered many obstacles to reaching these women and freeing them, the most important of which is the fear of revealing their Yazidi identity by impersonating foreign personalities and blending into the lifestyle of ISIS women to protect their lives under threats by ISIS women,” the Asayish said.

The YPJ also “also freed four non-Yazidi women who were chained and brutally tortured by ISIS women.”

The latest report by the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria released on Wednesday said there around 58,000 individuals are held in the al-Hol camp and Roj camp, including some 17,000 women and 37,000 children. More than 17,000 of the children are Iraqi.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:44 pm

Car bomb attack on al-Hol foiled

Kurdish forces in Western Kurdistan on Wednesday said they thwarted two planned car bomb attacks by suspected Islamic State (ISIS) militants attempting to infiltrate al-Hol camp which houses family members of the group, days after an anti-ISIS operation in the facility concluded in hundreds of arrests

Internal security forces (Asayish) said they obtained information on a planned ISIS attack at al-Hol and subsequently ambushed the suspects near a village close to the camp, killing three and resulting in the detonation of one of the car bombs.

The second car bomb contained 300 kilograms of explosives and was dismantled, according to the Asayish.

An Asayish member was slightly wounded in the operation.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Saturday announced the completion of a weeks-long anti-ISIS operation inside the notorious al-Hol camp, which saw the arrests of 226 ISIS suspects, including 36 women, as well as the confiscation of various weapons and the dismantling of tents used by ISIS cells as courts and torture centers.

Al-Hol camp is located in Hasaka province and has infamously been branded a breeding ground for ISIS, with authorities describing the sprawling facility as a “ticking time bomb,” saying the situation in the camp is “very dangerous.”

The sprawling camp is home to around 56,000 people - mostly women and children of different nationalities that have links to ISIS, who were taken to the camp after the SDF overran the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria in 2019.

Kurdish, Iraqi, and international officials have repeatedly warned of ISIS indoctrination in the squalid camp.

On Wednesday, the SDF counter-terrorism units announced the arrest of six alleged ISIS members, including a leader, in Raqqa city.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:46 pm

anti-ISIS memorandum with Peshmerga

A US department of defense delegation on Wednesday signed the renewal of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kurdistan Region’s ministry of Peshmerga, renewing US support for the Kurdish force in the fight against terrorism

President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani delivered a speech highlighting the heroism of the Peshmerga in the fight against terrorism, thanking the US and its allies for supporting the Peshmerga in defending Kurdistan.

He also thanked Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces Mustafa al-Kadhimi for the cooperation between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army in fighting a common enemy.

The signing of the first MoU between the Peshmerga ministry and the Pentagon was first signed in 2016 under Kurdistan Democratic Party Leader Masoud Barzani, and has been extended several times since.

“I would like to reiterate the Kurdistan Region's gratitude for the support and assistance of the United States and our other friends in the reform process in the Ministry of Peshmerga and their efforts to reunite the Peshmerga,” President Barzani said during his speech.

    Delighted to meet with Assistant Secretary of Defense Wallander and oversee the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between US Department of Defense & Ministry of Peshmarga Affairs. We remain grateful for continued US support to KR & Iraq in the fight against terror. pic.twitter.com/7QwgFnJ5Wl
    — Nechirvan Barzani (@IKRPresident) September 21, 2022
Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani met with the US delegation led by Assistant Secretary of
Defense for International Security Affairs Celeste Wallander, earlier today to discuss security reforms and the memorandum.

During the meeting, PM Barzani reiterated the Kurdistan Region's desire to promote comprehensive relations with the US, also thanking them for their support to the Peshmerga forces, especially during the country’s fight against terrorist attacks and ISIS terrorists.

“The United States continues to show its policy of supporting the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga by these high-level visits by these pentagon leaders,” Colonel Myles Caggins, former spokesperson for the anti-ISIS coalition, told Rudaw in an interview on Wednesday.

Washington has maintained a strong relationship with the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The US has provided the Kurdish Peshmerga with several rounds of military aid over the years, namely in the fight against ISIS beginning in 2014. The coalition gave over 200 vehicles, including Humvees, water tankers and transport trucks to the Kurdish fighters in July and September.

The terror group was territorially defeated in 2017, but it remains a security threat, especially in areas where there is a security vacuum between Erbil and Baghdad.

The Peshmerga ministry announced in July of last year they were working on the formation of two joint brigades of Iraqi and Peshmerga forces to counter Islamic State remnants in the disputed areas, cooperating in order to reduce the threat of the group’s resurgence.

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