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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  Airman on Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:17 am

    First Turkish military convoy reportedly arrived to Silopi









    http://www.sondakika.com/haber/haber-son-dakika-17-tir-lik-konvoy-silopi-ye-ulasti-8929972/
    Second military convoy reportedly started its trip towards Silopi

    New Footage shows huge number of fresh troops and armored vehicles ready to be deployed to Silopi district








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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:57 am

    i wonder if erdogan puts his foot in the trap? everyone's eagerly awaiting.

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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:10 pm

    iraqi federal police have taken hammam al alil the last town south of mosul. now the federal police are on their way northwards to enter mosul from the southern suburbs on the western side of the city.


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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:52 pm

    a video report on a daesh tunnel boring machine..


    its been used to drill tunnels as long as 10km.


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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:58 pm

    just having a bit of fun.


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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:11 pm

    a PMU dude taking a selfie with an incoming VBIED.



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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:04 pm

    Not seen this map maker before but if correct they are pretty good

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    Map: #Mosul, #Nineveh, military situation, 8 November. Full resolution: https://imagopyrenaei.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/mosul-8n.png …
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:25 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Not seen this map maker before but if correct they are pretty good

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    Map: #Mosul, #Nineveh, military situation, 8 November. Full resolution: https://imagopyrenaei.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/mosul-8n.png …
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    they are correct, clearly underlining that the effort to take Mosul is done in coordination with Syrian Gov. Mosul will be the last blow against ISIS under this guise.

    I think ISIS will start fading and being far more underwhelming than it ever was, but still will be a threat.

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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:55 pm

    Beyond comment Smile

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    #Iraq: Introduced in #MosulOffensive by Fed Pol.



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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:22 am

    Actually rather interesting... the altitude would mean steeper angle of fire which would be very useful if firing HE rounds.

    In some cases the elevation would mean being able to fire at targets hiding behind low frontal cover and with regard to firing HE rounds if you fire horizontally a round that misses by a few cms might not impact the ground for a kilometre or more, but firing from a steep angle means if you miss by a few cms it will still hit the ground nearby and explode perhaps till hitting the target with fragments...

    A UAV view without the UAV cost.

    Of course the obvious problem is it is fairly exposed and would come under sniper fire to disable it.


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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:06 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Not seen this map maker before but if correct they are pretty good

    le_carabinier ‏@LCarabinier 13h13 hours ago

    Map: #Mosul, #Nineveh, military situation, 8 November. Full resolution: https://imagopyrenaei.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/mosul-8n.png …
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    they are correct, clearly underlining that the effort to take Mosul is done in coordination with Syrian Gov. Mosul will be the last blow against ISIS under this guise.

    I think ISIS will start fading and being far more underwhelming than it ever was, but still will be a threat.

    Thanks for posting!

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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  calm on Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:11 am

    Insane SVBIEDs
    just scroll down
    https://twitter.com/oryxspioenkop/status/798242756967669760

    And this one...
    https://twitter.com/oryxspioenkop/status/798247312791310337

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:29 pm

    RIp the guys in the BMP. It seem they managed to shoot off one round from the 73mm but it was too late... the daesh VBIED was too close.

    Don't understand what happened with the tank though... anyway it seems urban combat they should always have good UAV coverage to spot VBIEDs from a long distance beyond the line of sight of troopers.

    Meanwhile. The southern front the National Police is now 3km from Mosul Airport and in the western front the PMU is nearing Tel Afar Airbase after clearing out the dozens of villages they've over run in the past 2 weeks.

    In the eastern front, the army and Specfor are nearing the centre of Mosul and the fight gets more desperate by the daeshis every day.

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    Post  Militarov on Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:50 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Beyond comment Smile

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    #Iraq: Introduced in #MosulOffensive by Fed Pol.



    There was project in Yugoslavia, based on M-84 chasis, which had mechanical hand couple m tall with optronics and ATGMs on top. It was supposed to be tank-destroyer.




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    Post  JohninMK on Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:05 pm

    The strike NW is forming an interesting shape.

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    Post  JohninMK on Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:42 pm

    Elijah J. Magnier ‏@EjmAlrai 5h5 hours ago

    #Iraq receives four new Helicopters, immediately introduced in service in #MosulOps




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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:46 am

    Russian TV with Iraqi Army Aviation flying out of qayara ab


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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:49 am

    now the PMU are in Tel Afar... lets see if the turks are up for it.

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    Post  JohninMK on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:02 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:now the PMU are in Tel Afar... lets see if the turks are up for it.
    They may be "in TelAfar" but it is only the airfield by the look of it. It seems that the PMU are carefully avoiding all the towns, concentrating on cutting all the road links to end ISIS supplies.

    The Iraqis are not totally stupid, the last thing they will want to do is to threaten the populations that the Turks believe they have a right to protect thereby giving the Turks a reason to invade in force, something the Iraqis are unlikely to be able to stop.

    This is the Shia Crescent they are creating, next stop Deir and Palmyra cutting off ISIS from Jordan as well as Iraq

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:21 pm

    actually tel afar is predominantly SHIA Turkmen that the Turks seem blissfully unaware of... Today tel afar is therefore mostly deserted since the Shias were all either massacred or managed to escape when Daesh (at that time with the tacit support of Barzani's KDP forces) invaded it.

    Many of the PMU fighters going to Tel Afar are unsurprisingly... Shia Turkmen from Tel Afar!




    here's a tank that was hit by a Daesh anti tank missile earlier last week.



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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:23 pm

    a little background about tel afar

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-mosul-offensive-latest-tal-afar-killers-iraq-sectarian-violence-a7419536.html

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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:35 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:actually tel afar is predominantly SHIA Turkmen that the Turks seem blissfully unaware of... Today tel afar is therefore mostly deserted since the Shias were all either massacred or managed to escape when Daesh (at that time with the tacit support of Barzani's KDP forces) invaded it.

    Many of the PMU fighters going to Tel Afar are unsurprisingly... Shia Turkmen from Tel Afar!




    here's a tank that was hit by a Daesh anti tank missile earlier last week.



    Did they really aimed at the turret ring? Also that Gun looks chipped, thermal sleeve looks nailed, I suppose they had a look at at and it still runs the rounds, for the sake of your guys.

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:40 pm

    well at muaskar al muthanna they are rebuilding all the damaged ones... some have been battered with multiple atgm and rpg hits and still rebuilt. but at what cost is the question... since the iraqis have only 146 hulls to play with, they do try to make sure that all are removed and rebuilt.

    meanwhile loads of BMP-1 and T72s are arriving from various sources to fill out the real massive gap in armour and fire support. I'd guess that rebuilding an abrams costs more than 5-6 old T72s.

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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:50 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:well at muaskar al muthanna they are rebuilding all the damaged ones... some have been battered with multiple atgm and rpg hits and still rebuilt. but at what cost is the question... since the iraqis have only 146 hulls to play with, they do try to make sure that all are removed and rebuilt.

    meanwhile loads of BMP-1 and T72s are arriving from various sources to fill out the real massive gap in armour and fire support. I'd guess that rebuilding an abrams costs more than 5-6 old T72s.

    Thank god, these guys are getting less and less opportunities to play the attrition game.

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