A movement we hope it starts a larger tribal move against ISIL south of Mosul.
Haj Ali village: south of Qayyara, on the Eastern bank of Tigris river.
Tens of its men were enrolled in the Iraqi police and military forces. When ISIL invaded Mosul and Qayyara, the had lists of the enrolled police and military men of this village and executed most of them. Some who managed to flee went to Kurdistan.
After a few months of ISIL’s invasion, an anti-ISIL movement was established titled ” Sahawat Alzaiydan” in reference to the Parliament member Falah Alzaiydan, which ISIL targeted and killed many members of his family, and he is from Allihaib tribe. After ISIL killed most of those villages’ men accusing them of apostasy, it asked them to declare their repentance, and after they declared their repentance, ISIL broke its pledge and executed them after accusing them of “their intention to join the Sahawat”.
After many agreements with the Peshmarga and the coalition forces and continuous training, those Sahawat forces started to engage in fighting ISIL at Makhmoor in March of 2015. It was a failed attempt because they did not receive enough training back then.
They were enrolled in training once more, and a couple of weeks ago, ISIL committed a new massacre at Haj Ali village and executed 11 young men of the village’s men. After investing the incident, it was found that those were dissidents of ISIL, and that confirms our previous reports about the existence of rebels within ISIL ranks, who enrolled in its ranks to hit it from within. It is estimated that about 700 rebel members are within ISIL ranks. ISIL is aware of them, but unable to to identify them, therefore, every now and then, ISIL sets up traps for its members to uncover the intruders among its ranks.
The members of the tribes in the area started to fight back ISIL, and their first successful operation the Sahawat carried out was with the Peshmarga’s assistance was liberating Jadila village and its surrounding lands, and shown in green on the map below, and that puts those forces at a direct touch with ISIL and putting Qayyara at the advancing front line.
The news coming from Qayyara tells us that the tribes are showing strong well to join the Peshmarga and liberation forces in case they advance to liberate Qayyara, and in case operation Qayyara liberation is launched, it will be the true start to liberate the rest of the districts, as those villages form the bottle neck for ISIL; once one of them is liberated the rest will follow as a result of the genocide crimes ISIL committed against the people of those villages.
The situation of ISIL south of Mosul is very critical. ISIL is aware that those tribes are very intertwined with each other and it is totally certain that any liberation operations take place close enough to o those villages, it will only lead to one conclusion: a massive uprising of those tribes against ISIL. The information we are receiving from Qayyara and Shirqatt is confirming this conclusion.
So far, the news from Shirqatt and Qayyara are contradictory, some of them are not precise. But, the news we can confirm are the following:
1- There are continuous quick strikes and swift attacks on ISIL’s sites at Qayyara.
2- Jadila village and its surrounding lands are liberated.
3- many tribal members, who fled to Kurdistan, are joining the Sahawat
4- If the battles continue, the Sahawat forces at Qayyara will exceed 2300 trained fighters with the Peshmarga and covered with the coalition air support.
5- There is a deliberate media blackout to cover those movements by the opponents to the Sahawat forces. Those movements need powerful media coverage.
6- Qayyara has become a military ground (a battlefield) for ISIL, and they are mobilizing towards Qayyara in preparation for a major aggression on the Eastern bank of Qayyara.