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Report on Da’wa Activities in Shirqat Area

Islamic State
Wilayat Dijlah

No.
Date: 25 Sha’aban 1436 AH [c. 12 June 2015 CE]

Shirqat Sector/Diwan al-Da’wa wa al-Masajid

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


The brother amir of the Shirqat sector/Wilayat Dijlah/as-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu

This is a summary of the civilian and military position for the daily activity of the Diwan al-Masajid Shirqat Sector

. Number of lectures, activities and sermons in total: 201 activities.
. Number of civilian activities in the mosques and tribal and youth meetings: 130.
. Number of military activities in the frontlines, camps and checkpoints: 71.
. Number of sermons on Friday for all working members: 43.
. One of the members of the Diwan al-Da’wa wa al-Masajid participated in the Baiji battles, which led to his wounding in aircraft bombing in the al-Maliha area.
. We opened the Imam al-Shafi’i Institute to prepare imams and preachers and we have received until now around 70 students.
. And the the opening of the institute was not accomplished easily as it cost us much time and effort. And all the members of the Diwan al-Masajid were occupied with continual work to prepare it.
. Likewise the Diwan Bayt al-Mal entrusted a group of members of the Diwan al-Masajid in recording the share of the maskeen [poor], the wayfarer and the orphans, and the Diwan al-Masajid had the prominen role in organising the matters and administering them.
. The general level of activity of lectures for this month has been reduced because of the preoccupation with the preparation of the institute for imams and preachers, and likewise because of the preoccupation with the share of the orphans, the maskeen and the wayfarer. And we pledge by the permission of God that the compensation will be double in the blessed month of Ramadan.

Diwan al-Da’wa wa al-Masajid
Shirqat Sector/Abu Muslim

Islamic State
Diwan al-Da’wa wa al-Masajid
Wilayat Dijlah/Shirqat Office


NB: Duplicate of Specimen 44D.

Letter from al-Anbar Medical Centre to Diwan al-Siha in Syria

Islamic State
Wilayat al-Anbar
al-Anbar Medical Centre


No. 766

Date: 19 Rabi’ al-Awal 1437 AH/10 January 2016 CE

To: Diwan al-Siha in al-Sham (Pharmacy Council)

In Aleppo

Subject: Request


Praise be to God and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God, his family, companions and whoso is loyal to him. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu

To the dear brothers in the Diwan al-Siha in al-Sham in particular the Pharmacy Council, we ask you to provide us with the vaccines if they are available with you and that is because we have pressing need for them and because they are not available in Wilayat al-Anbar. So we ask you to facilitate the matter of providing us with them. And we have raised a letter about them to the Diwan al-Siha in Iraq, and that is according to your request for cooperation with you and for the sake of the interest of the Muslims. And the vaccines we need and are not available with us currently are:

. BCG vaccine: distilled water only.
. Triple vaccine.
. Quadruple vaccine.
. Hepatitis vaccine.
. Polio vaccine.

And that is through your knowledge in transaction in bringing the vaccines from special sources. As for us, we do not have the ability to purchase them and we are in pressing need for them. So may God reward you best and may God write your reward and protect your amirs.

And may God reward you best.

[Two Islamic State stamps on bottom of letter: I believe one is for the al-Anbar health centre and the other for the Diwan al-Siha in al-Sham/Syria to acknowledge receipt. There is also a doctor’s stamp].

NB: Duplicate of Specimen 43Z.

Request for fuel-oil: Shirqat Area


Islamic State
Wilayat Dijlah: Left sector of Shirqat/General Administrative official


No.
Date [obscured]

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: Oil products
Subject: Supply

Praise be to God and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God.

Please supply the brothers in the military sector 8000 litres of gas-oil.

May God reward you best.

General Administrative Official

Islamic State
Wilayat Dijlah
Left sector of Shirqat/General Administrative official

Services Tax Receipt: Euphrates Province


Islamic State
Wilayat al-Furat


Tax Receipt
Services Centre of Middle [Region]


I have received from Khalil Ibrahim Matar
A sum of 4200 [dinars?]
Type of service: Municipal Water Electricity [Water and electricity are ticked]

Tax collector’s name:

Date: 3 Dhu al-Hijja 1437 AH [c. 5 September 2016 CE]

Please be sure of the correctness of the receipt to prevent manipulation

ID Card for a fighter in the Tariq bin Ziyad Battalion

Islamic State
Diwan al-Jund
Eastern Region

Temporary Card

Kunya: Abu Ali al-Jarjari
ID number: 1,200,012,093
Weapon number: 1752
Blood type:
Battalion: Tariq bin Ziyad

Islamic State
Diwan al-Jund
Military/General Administrative Official



[Comment: Found by Josie Ensor in Mosul. The Tariq bin Ziyad Battalion was known for having many foreign fighters in its ranks (i.e. people from outside Iraq and Syria) and the ID number beginning 1,200,0…is found for a number of the battalion’s personnel. See here for comparison as well as West Point CTC’s study on Islamic State databases discussing the ID number system. However, it should be noted that the name ‘al-Jarjari suggests this fighter was originally from the Mosul area/Ninawa. Note that ‘Eastern Region’ refers to the Iraqi theatre of operation for the Islamic State.].

Forgery: Purported Hisba document from Deir az-Zor region

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Islamic State

Diwan al-Hisba
Wilayat al-Sham
al-Khayr

No. 0361

Praise be to God and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God. As for what follows:

To the individual called [redacted], living in the village of Jadid Aqeedat and owner of the oven: the Islamic State gives you a deadline of three days at most from the issuing of this statement 28 Rajab 1442 AH to distribute bread through agents. And we will never be content with the queue of women at the bakery and appointment of an agent particular to the women and the poor and displaced families.

And if you do not respond to the demands of the Islamic State, we will blow up this bakery by the permission of God. And the one who has warned has been excused.

Stamp and signature:

Abdullah al-Ansari

Islamic State
Wilayat al-Khayr
Diwan al-Hisba

[Comment: this odd document, which looks like a poorly composed electronic forgery, has numerous signs pointing to its forgery. First, the stamp is unclear and bears the marking of ‘Wilayat al-Khayr’ even though this is supposed to be a document issued in the name of Wilayat al-Sham (all Syrian territories come under this wilaya currently, with the smaller region wilayas having been cancelled some time ago). In addition, there is no reason why the Islamic State’s Diwan al-Hisba should threaten a bakery owner in some village not under its formal control to distribute bread. Comparison of the format of this document also shows many parallels with a forgery that is a purported Islamic State list threatening individuals in Deir az-Zor].

Forgery: Alleged Circulars from the General Supervisory Committee

[Document on right]:

Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology
General Supervisory Committee

No. 1003
Date: 1 May 2016

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: Wilayat al-Fallujah
Subject: Mobilising of forces

Praise be to God and prayers and peace and salutations be upon the Messenger of God and his family. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu

The Almighty has said: ‘If you do not go forth, He will inflict a painful torment on you and replace you with a people and you will do no harm to Him and God is capable over everything’- (al-Tawba 39).

To the mujahideen muhajireen brothers God has blessed our state with tamkin but the news points to the undertaking of an attack on your city, the city of glory and dignity, at the hands of the Safavid Army and the sectarian Hashd. And we would like to explain to you the methods of withdrawal:

1. The muhajireen brothers of the leadership must return to the land of the Caliphate (the city of Mosul) then to Turkey and spend a period of leave permit there extended to one month while other assignments are received.

2. The fighting brothers of the muhajireen must return to the land of the Caliphate in the city of Mosul and rest in it until the issuing of instructions.

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[Document on the left]:


Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology
General Supervisory Committee

No. 685
Date: 26 March 2016 CE

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: all the wilayas
Subject: Reinforcements

Praise be to God and prayers and peace and salutations be upon the Messenger of God and his family. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu:

After God blessed you with successive victories against the Rafidites in all the wilayas, you will be supplied with ammonium nitrate that will be received via the state of Qatar.

2. The receipt will be via the supplier of the wilaya in coordination with the general supplier and with speed in order to prolong the operations.

[Comment: there are numerous signs of forgery in these documents. First, the Gregorian dating is marked in an abbreviated form (with 2016 marked as 16) and no indication is given that this is Gregorian dating and no hint is given of the Hijri dating. In addition, by the time these documents were supposed to have been issued, the General Supervisory Committee had become the Delegated Committee. Moreover, the documents contain some familiar tropes of local Iraqi discourse such as the idea that Turkey and Qatar have been supporting the Islamic State].