The latest updates from Mosul:Mosul is being bombed

Airstrikes with unmanned aircrafts miss the target and hits a building of Nineveh’s Health Department which is opposite to one of ISIS centres, occurred today’s dawn. Another airstrike occurred on the river’s side despite the absence of ISIS in that area which lead to the burning of shops.


Military aircraft is flying on a low altitude in Mosul’s air. There is growing fear of possible airstrikes which caused anxiety among people.


ISIS spreads their “ideological syllabus” under the title ‘this is our belief and this is our syllabus [way/approach]’ and it is stamped by the sentence ‘Printed in the printers of the Islamic State’. Their syllabus consisted takfirist belief and approach which is well known and there is no need to talk about it. However, the most dangerous section is the one which says that Al-Shiaas are considered as atheists, apostate fighters. It also considers secularism in all of its shapes (nationalism, patriotism, Ba’athism) beyond denomination and atheists. The weird about it is that it does not contain anything about Christians at all. It also focuses in one of its section on the necessity of fighting whom they called “apostates” before original “atheists”.


Al-Juma’a preach [yesterday] was strongly worded and semi-uniform across all Mosul’s mosques. The most prominent section of it was the concentration on the matter of obedience to the leader and obedience to ISIS as a necessity for the continuation of Al-Sharia’a governance, and whoever opposes this governance will expose themselves to the Legitimate Court as a “fighter” and opposer to the rule/governance of God.


One preacher, who is not considered as an ISIS member, justifies ISIS’ actions in the destruction of Mosul’s archaeological sites and monuments and he considers it to be a “blessed” operation.


“ISIS Visual Production” is being spread in centre of CDs and DVDs sale. They show ISIS military operation in Mosul, on their first days. The terrorists in these CDs/DVDs are from Bahrain and they talk about the reasons they came to Iraq and restricting these reasons to “fighting Shiaas”.


Armed men enter my Shiaa neighbour’s house who left his house two days after his return. They destroyed, sabotaged and messed with his belongings inside.


A state of resentment started showing among Mosul’s people against “ISIS” actions and people started talking about their desire to see a force from inside Mosul to govern the city militarily and administratively.


My own opinion, outside context: “ I don’t know how Mosul’s people think, in the same moment they support ISIS, then opposed it, then started supporting it again!”.


Following the entrance of Barazani to Kirkuk and following what happened in Al-Hamdaniya and Qarqoosh, people’s opinions started to spread that there is a Kurdish conspiracy and an alliance between the Kurds and ISIS in order to geographically crawl and take over some areas in Mosul’s and joining them to Kurdistan.


Factions of tribes’ armed forces declare their Baya’a [loyalty and obedience] to ISIS in Mosul and become part of their armed forces. ISIS: there is no room for Sufis on the ground and Sufis are “polytheists” and we will not allow them to carry weapons [possibly meaning Neqshebendi Army by this talk].


Families from Mosul leave their houses after they returned to Mosul, and a new migration movement towards outside the city.


Syrian ISIS armed men cross the Syrian borders to Mosul, and Syrian families are wondering around in Mosul. The movement between Mosul and Syria has become very easy as many families from Mosul entered Syria and vice versa. 

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