ISIS claimed that its cells had carried out 280 operations in Iraq and Syria over the last 30 days in an infographic released by its news agency, Amaq, on May 16.
According to the infographic:
- ISIS cells in Iraq carried out a total of 201 operations between April 13 and May 13, including 73 attacks in Kirkuk, 57 in Diyala, 30 in Saladin, 17 in al-Anbar, 15 in Baghdad and 3 in Babylon.
- ISIS cells in Syria carried out a total of 79 operations between April 13 and May 13, including 40 attacks in Deir Ezzor, 11 in Homs, 10 in Raqqa, 9 in Daraa 6 in al-Hasakah, 2 in Aleppo and one in Hama.
The group claimed that 437 people, 315 in Ira and 122 in Syria, were killed or injured in its operations. Furthermore, 84 vehicles, including 21 armors and 40 pickups trucks, were destroyed.
- In Iraq: 64 of the operations were carried out with explosive devices, one with a booby-trapped vehicle, 66 involved clashes, 7 were assassinations, one was a raid and 5 fires.
- In Syria: 30 of the operations were carried out with explosive devices, one with a booby-trapped vehicle, 21 involved clashes, 18 were assassinations, 2 were raids and 2 fires.
The terrorist group’s cells also destroyed 33 thermal surveillance systems, 19 houses and farms, 14 electricity towers and 4 military bases.
ISIS has for sure exaggerated the results of its recent attacks in Iraq and Syria in an attempt to raise the morale of its supporters in the two countries.
The terrorist group stepped up its operations in both Iraq and Syria this year. In Iraq, Kirkuk remains a hub for the group. In Syria, the group is most active in Deir Ezzor and has been working to expand its influence in Homs and Daraa.
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