ISIS in Mosul

Iraq Module

Nabil Mohammed Salim

University of Baghdad / Center for Strategic and International Studies

Four years ago, the International Coalition announced that it had eliminated ISIS’s military capabilities, expelled it from densely-populated cities and villages, hindered the influx of foreign combatants to the land of battles, and then hindered the reverse return, drained terrorism’s financial sources from fixed capital and movable assets, decoded ISIS’s administration and finance, eliminated the staff of the central chamber of finance and zakat and targeted the centres of ISIS’s military and chemical development and manufacturing centres. The Coalition had also targeted senior leaders. It had killed 42 out of 43 founding leaders who constitute the solid nucleus, killed nearly 79 first row leaders, replaced most of the field and central leaders following several defeats and operation interruptions, eliminated staffs and means of ISIS’s Central Information Bureau, especially Abu Muhammad al-Furqan, also known as Dr. Wa'il Adel Hasan Salman al-Fayad, and also Killed Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, also known as Taha Subhi Falaha. In addition, the International Coalition had targeted the most important leaders of ISIS’s Delegated Committee, which operates as a First Ministry. It had thus killed the head of the Committee Abdul Rahman al-Obeidi (Abu Saleh Haifa) and his deputy Iyad Hamid Mahl al-Jumayli (Abu Yahya al-Iraqi). This mission was assigned to soldiers of less historical and charismatic value and who have limited administrative, security, financial and organisational expertise, namely Humal Mushtaq Talib al-Janabi (Abu Omar Ujbar, 90), and his associate Anwar Hamad al-Janabi (called Haji Aref).