Iraq Oil Report's Daily Brief compiles the most important news and analysis about Iraq from around the web.

Mosul faces down Daesh ‘intellectual terrorism’

AFP reports:

In a classroom of the University of Mosul, in Daesh’s former capital in Iraq, around 50 volunteers have undergone a week’s training on how to combat the terrorists’ ideology.

The ulema, or Islamic scholars, aim to set up ‘brigades’ tasked with ridding Mosul residents of extremist ideas following the city’s recapture last July, which ended three years of Daesh rule.

“Mosul must be liberated from the thinking of Daesh after having been liberated militarily,” said Mussaab Mahmoud, 30, who just completed the course.

Click here for the entire story