Screen grab of Islamic State propaganda video said to show a militant
Iraqi troops captured at former U.S. military base Camp Speicher, near Tikrit.
Nephew of Saddam
Called 'Chief Culprit' in Camp Speicher Massacre - Azzaman, Iraq
According to Iraq's Azzaman
newspaper, Sunni tribal cells are on the hunt for those
suspected of the mass murder of at least 1,700 Iraqi Army troops at former U.S.
military base Camp Speicher. In addition to confirming that the tribes of the Sunni Awakening
are active in the battle against the Islamic State, the report says that Ibrahim Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam
Hussein's nephew and son of Saddam's half brother and long-time intelligence
chief Ayman Sabawi, is suspected of being the chief culprit in the crime. Interestingly,
it also appears that holy warriors of IS are not above graft. Apparently, the 'financial
administrator' for what IS calls 'Wilayah', south of Mosul, stole $1 million from
the group and 'fled to an unknown location.'
By MazenAbdul Hamid and Umm Rabieen
Translated By Mariam El-Khabouche and Lina Barakat-Masroujeh
Tikrit: The tribes of Tikrit
have formed armed cells for the purpose of tracking down and assassinating Daesh [aka/ISIL] militants
involved in the crime committed at Camp Speicher.
They are also looking for soldiers still being held by so-called prison officials
and investigators of Daesh.
[Editor's Note: According
to news reports and Human Rights Watch, Islamic State militants carried out
a mass killing of at least 1,700 Iraqi Air Forces cadets captured in June, when
the extremists overran the former base of the U.S. military Camp Speicher near Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit.]
A source [who asked not to be identified] tells Azzaman that one
of these tribal armed cells from Tikrit mounted a
raid on the home of MukhlisDiyaab, one
of those implicated in the massacre of the soldiers at the Speicher Base in the
village of Al Rbeidah,but
the house was empty at the time of the raid.
The source added that the tribes of east Tikrit
formed two cells to track down and assassinate the armed Daesh
militants involved in the crime, after receiving news that there were Iraqi
Army troops who were kidnapped and still alive at Speicher,
and who are under the charge
of Daesh's so-called "prison and investigation officer"NijemKhalafNazzal
confirmed that al-Azzawi, who is from the village of Samra and in 2005 was a prisoner of American forces after
the U.S. captured the terroristAyman Sabawi
[Saddam's half brother - playing card from U.S. invasion, right] hiding in his
home. It was also reported that Ibrahim Sabawi Ibrahim
al-Hassan [son of Ayman and nephew of Saddam], is now in hiding with al-Azzawi. Al-Hassan is suspected of being the chief culprit in
the Speicher crime, and along with other members of
the Islamic State, now controls the village of Samra.
The same source claimed that the tribes of Tikrit attacked Daesh strongholds
in Imam village, which led to the deaths of two Daesh members.
Mosul Residents 'Panic' Over Islamic State ID Cards
In Nineveh, chairman
of the Umm RabieenCouncil, Zuhair al-Chalabi, confirmed
that the Daesh terrorist group has confiscated and
stole property belonging to the Sunnis of Mosul, under the pretext that migrated
from the central and southern provinces and hence are Shiite or Rafidah [they refuse to accept the IS-approved version
of the Sunni Muslim faith]. Chalabi pointed out that Daesh
had issued identification cards with
its official seal, which created panic and confusion among the people
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[Editor's Note: As to why the people of Mosul were "panicked
and confused" by the issuance of Islamic State ID cards, our translator
explains: "Imagine if a terrorist group occupied your country and obliged people
to carry ID cards. This would have many ramifications. For one, it would suggest that
the occupier was there to stay and that they are institutionalizing their
presence. The issuance of ID cards also suggests that those who receive them have
good records in the eyes of the occupier and suggests a kind of tacit support
from those it is issues to. Thereafter, anyone not carrying such an ID can be easily
identified as an enemy. As the people of Mosul are generally not supporters of
the Islamic State, by accepting this ID, there is a sense of turning your back
on your own beliefs, and a pretense that you have joined a terrorist state.]
Furthermore, al-Chalabi called on the Council of Representatives [the
federal parliament in Baghdad] and the Justice Ministry to investigate the
former speaker of the Council of Representatives [and now Iraq Vice President] Osama al-Nujaifion charges that he tampered with,
and in some cases, destroyed, provincial records.
was unable to reach Osama al-Nujaifi
to confirm this information.
Also according to Chalabi, and as confirmed
by our anonymous source, the so-called financial administrator for what in Daesh calls "Wilayah," south of Mosul, fled to an
unknown location having stolen $1 million from the terrorist group.