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    IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

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    Benya

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

    Post  Benya on Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:39 pm

    PMU OPENS MILITARY CAMP IN SOUTHERN SINJAR TO TRAIN LOCAL DEFENSE FORCE (VIDEO)


    The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have opened a military camp in southern Sinjar in order to traing local defense force that will mostly consist of Yazidi fighters.

    The stated goal is to train Yazidi PMU units that will be able to keep security in southern Sinjar and to fight remaining ISIS fighters in the border area. The PMU will traing and arm Yazidi fighters with heavy and light weapons.


    With this move, the PMU will increase security in the Yazidi-populated area and to expand its presence in southern Sinjar. Earlier this year, clashes between local Yazidi militias and forces loyal to the authorities of the the Kurdistan Region of Iraq took place in Sinjar. The PMU presence will likely allow to avoid further tensions between the two sides.

    Arrow https://southfront.org/pmu-opens-military-camp-in-southern-sinjar-to-train-local-defense-force-video/

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

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:10 pm

    Some unconfirmed reports of a Coalition strike, possibly HIMARS, on a PMU position with up to 40 dead.

    SURA‏ @AlSuraEnglish 11h11 hours ago

    #BREAKING - Over 70 casualties from #US strike on #Iraqi #PMU along #Syria-#Iraq border. #ISIS attacks along positions taking advantage



    Or possibly it was just this on its own with the Coalition strike just bad information. Same photos in both posts.


    WorldOnAlert‏ @worldonalert 17h17 hours ago

    #Iraq: #ISIS has raided a large #PMU base near #Al_Tanf Border Crossing. Many #PMU fighters were killed & weapons & vehicles were captured.


    EDIT

    Definitely looks like the latter


    Elijah J. Magnier‏ @ejmalrai 3h3 hours ago

    #ISIS unexpected attack hit Hashd in Jammouna, on the #Iraq - #Syria borders causing heavy casualties



    Elijah J. Magnier‏ @ejmalrai 3h3 hours ago

    40 killed and 35 wounded by #ISIS (not #USA) artillery, suicide and militant attack against Hashd Kataeb Sayed al-Shuhadaa close to al-Tanaf

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

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:23 pm

    Looks like my previous post is in the wrong thread. This attack took place in Syria. From AP

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group claimed its fighters had targeted the militiamen.

    The deputy head of the militia, known as Kattaib Sayeed al-Shuhadaa, accused U.S. forces of carrying out the early Monday assault. The Baghdad-based spokesman of the U.S.-led coalition, Army Col. Ryan Dillon, dismissed the allegation, saying on Twitter that no coalition airstrikes took place in the area at the time.

    According to the militia’s deputy, Ahmed al-Maksousi, they were hit by artillery fire in Syria’s Jamouna area, about 12 kilometers (about 7.5 miles) from the Iraqi border.

    He said the attack was launched from around Iraq’s city of Mosul, recently recaptured by Iraqi forces from the Islamic State group, and was followed by an on-the-ground assault by S militants. Along with 40 killed, at least 30 militiamen were wounded, al-Maksousi added.

    The militia vowed “this act will not pass without punishment.”

    In an online statement, IS said it staged a three-pronged attack that included a suicide bombing, followed by fighters storming the militiamen’s positions. The group added that one IS fighter was captured.

    Several Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias have been fighting in Syria alongside Syrian government troops.
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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  kvs on Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:51 am

    JohninMK wrote:Looks like my previous post is in the wrong thread. This attack took place in Syria. From AP

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group claimed its fighters had targeted the militiamen.

    The deputy head of the militia, known as Kattaib Sayeed al-Shuhadaa, accused U.S. forces of carrying out the early Monday assault. The Baghdad-based spokesman of the U.S.-led coalition, Army Col. Ryan Dillon, dismissed the allegation, saying on Twitter that no coalition airstrikes took place in the area at the time.

    According to the militia’s deputy, Ahmed al-Maksousi, they were hit by artillery fire in Syria’s Jamouna area, about 12 kilometers (about 7.5 miles) from the Iraqi border.

    He said the attack was launched from around Iraq’s city of Mosul, recently recaptured by Iraqi forces from the Islamic State group, and was followed by an on-the-ground assault by S militants. Along with 40 killed, at least 30 militiamen were wounded, al-Maksousi added.

    The militia vowed “this act will not pass without punishment.”

    In an online statement, IS said it staged a three-pronged attack that included a suicide bombing, followed by fighters storming the militiamen’s positions. The group added that one IS fighter was captured.

    Several Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias have been fighting in Syria alongside Syrian government troops.


    AP is another fake stream media "source". That some coalition mouthpiece "dismissed" the "claim" proves nothing. The assault pattern
    fits perfectly the several previous attacks by the invader coalition on Syrian and allied forces which were coordinated with Daesh and
    which allowed Daesh to take the initiative. That Deash claimed this attack as its own indicates that it is acting as a fig leaf for the
    invader coalition.

    NATO propaganda would have you believe that it is the SDF that is doing most of the fighting against Daesh. In fact, most the action
    is between the Syrian government forces and Daesh south of the Euphrates River.

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

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:35 am

    [quote="kvs"]
    JohninMK wrote:Looks like my previous post is in the wrong thread. This attack took place in Syria. From AP

    AP is another fake stream media "source".   That some coalition mouthpiece "dismissed" the "claim" proves nothing.    The assault pattern
    fits perfectly the several previous attacks by the invader coalition on Syrian and allied forces which were coordinated with Daesh and
    which allowed Daesh to take the initiative.    That Deash claimed this attack as its own indicates that it is acting as a fig leaf for the
    invader coalition.

    NATO propaganda would have you believe that it is the SDF that is doing most of the fighting against Daesh.   In fact, most the action
    is between the Syrian government forces and Daesh south of the Euphrates River.  
    Tend to agree with you.

    There was another later report that it was a Coalition air strike and that it was in Iraq not Syria. Only those directly involved know to a degree what actually happened.

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