The jihad does not end. It may stop for a time in one place or another, but the jihadists believe they are waging a 1,400-year struggle, one that they will pass on to their children and grandchildren. Patience is their hallmark, a quality that Western governments notably lack.
“More than 10 villages southwest of Kirkuk are now under ISIS control, Official says.” Shafaq, July 19, 2021:
Shafaq News / Sources in Kirkuk reported on Monday that more than 10 villages between Al-Riyadh and Al-Rashad districts, southwest of the governorate, are now under ISIS control.
A source from the 56th Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Brigade in Hawija district told Shafaq News Agency: “About 10-15 villages in remote areas between Al-Riyadh and Al-Rashad are under the control of ISIS due to the absence of security forces. “
The source confirmed that “ISIS elements are forcing residents to provide supplies and food,” noting that “residents gave in to ISIS demands to preserve their lives and property.”
In turn, the Al-Riyadh district director, Muhammad Ahmad Al-Obeidi, confirmed the influence of ISIS and in the villages located between Al-Rashad and Al-Riyadh. ”…