Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
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Archive of Islamic State Administrative Documents

January 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

My recent series on IS administration in Ninawa province focused on education, public services and religious life using numerous specimen IS administrative documents from that province. This post aims to provide an archive of similar translated IS documents in other provinces, and will be continually updated.

Specimen A: Childbirth Operations in Deir az-Zor Province

Islamic State
State of the Caliphate
Wilayat al-Kheir
Medical Administration

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Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province

January 24, 2015  •  Syria Comment

While most analysis of the Druze in Syria focuses on their positions in Suwayda province- where they constitute the majority of the population- as well as Jabal al-Sheikh in Damascus/Quneitra provinces, it should be remembered that there is also a Druze community in the Jabal al-Samaq area of Idlib province, more widely known as Jabal al-Zawiya. This community consists of numerous villages, whose names can be found here. Unlike their co-religionists in the south, these Druze have no capacity for the formation of self-defence militias analogous to the banners of 'Jaysh al-Muwahhideen' ('Army of the Unitarians/Monotheists') or 'Forces of Abu Ibrahim' (named after Druze figure Abu Ibrahim Ismail al-Tamimi). The Druze in Jabal al-Samaq are therefore dependent for preservation on the good-will of whichever external actors are present in their areas.

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"Qālū 'innha wa'ad"- Jihadi Nasheed

January 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A popular jihadi nasheed also used by more mainstream Syrian rebels. Preliminary translation:

They said it was a promise: We are the league of the lion.
And our march left them in defeat, withdrawing forever.
Then they made their call. It had already been finished. Indeed it had been ordained.
For our response rendered them not only stunned but also defeated. [chorus]

Indeed we are the soldiers who burn disgrace with fire,
Your fraudulence has truly vanished in the winds of victory.

We will demolish your throne, we will destroy your dominion.
So depart forever. Indeed we see an abode for malice.

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Aspects of Islamic State (IS) Administration in Ninawa Province: Part III

January 23, 2015  •  Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org)

Parts I and II of this series looked at the system of education and other public services implemented by IS in Ninawa province. What then of religious life and public morality under Shari'a?

Diwan al-Hisba

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Aspects of Islamic State (IS) Administration in Ninawa Province: Part II

January 20, 2015  •  Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org)

Part I of this in-depth examination of IS administration in Ninawa province touched on the realm of education, as one can find a large number of IS documents on that matter. This part looks primarily at service aspects of IS governance in Ninawa province.

Diwan al-Khidamat

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