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Iraq Situation Report: July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS continues to threaten tribes as it attempts to enforce the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS and the self-proclaimed Caliph of the Islamic State.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS took control of the village of Zowiya after it targeted the area with mortars. There are no reports of clashes in Mishag today.

Iraq Situation Report: July 6-7, 2014

July 7, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS attacked the northwest Baghdad neighborhood of Kadhmiya for the second time in a week, this time employing an SVBIED. This indicates that ISIS can still attack heavily protected areas in Baghdad with vehicles.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

Heavy clashes took place between ISIS and tribal elements from the villages of Zowiya and Mishak located in northern Salah ad-Din Province when ISIS attempted to enter the villages.

Iraq Situation Report: July 5, 2014

July 5, 2014 - Aaron Reese

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a public sermon in his proclaimed role as Caliph Ibrahim, the leader of the Islamic State, presenting a major challenge to al-Qaeda senior leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The public appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul and the destruction of shrines and mosques in Mosul and Tal Afar indicate that ISIS control in northern Iraq is uncontested.

Iraq Situation Report: July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS clashed with security forces in Baiji, Tikrit, and Samarra. IA Aviation utilized SU-25 jets to bomb ISIS positions in Hawijah.

Iraq Situation Report: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

Repercussions from the clashes between the ISF and the followers of Mahmoud al-Sarkhi continue to unfold.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 - Ahmed Ali
The Iraqi Security Forces, with the likely support of Iraqi Shi’a militias, launched an operation to clear the Mansouriyah sub-district in Diyala. 

Iraq Situation Report: July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014 - Ahmed Ali
The clashes between the Iraqi Security Forces and the followers of Iraqi Shi’a religious

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014 - Ahmed Ali

ISIS has seized the border town of Abu Kamal, following clashes with JN and other rebel groups. Iraqi Sunni tribes are likely in control of the Waleed border crossing since at least June 25.

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