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    IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

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

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:13 pm

    Note that the first three Humvees only have one headlight. Could this be for extra ventilation?


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

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:09 pm

    Gives new meaning to the phrase 'travelling with a police escort' Laughing


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

    Post  GarryB on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:48 am

    Objects in your rear view mirror can appear to be closer than they actually are.....

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    Post  zarib on Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:23 am

    Interesting video demonstrating why it is so hard to see and stop SVBIED when first entering an urban environment. They can come out of no where. Also demonstrates that SVBIEDs are actually not as damaging to military equipment as they appear to be in ISIS videos. Humvee was very close to the explosion, but seems to sustain no damage. The tank was likely suffered no damage based on how the humvee fared.

    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/913375270735896576


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

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:11 pm

    iraqi forces have liberated hawija city (pop 100,000). IN addition over 90% of the district and hundreds of villages have been liberated in the 12 day campaign.

    most ISIS and sympathisers who didn't die fled... surprise surprise to the Kurdish/Peshmarga to surrender.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:52 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:iraqi forces have liberated hawija city (pop 100,000). IN addition over 90% of the district and hundreds of villages have been liberated in the 12 day campaign.

    Impressive

    most ISIS and sympathisers who didn't die fled... surprise surprise to the Kurdish/Peshmarga to surrender.

    I guess that's where their handlers are
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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 am

    President of #France, Emmanuel #Macron: 'I call on Iraq to dismantle the Hashd/PMU as soon as possible'
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    Iraq/i PM Haidar al Abadi calls on France to dismantle the French National Guard ( La Garde nationale) Very Happy
    https://twitter.com/Brasco_Aad/status/937097663836762114
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:11 pm

    Pretty significant and a positive move for the future of Iraq if true. The US might find itself with no role there either!

    Haidar Sumeri‏ @IraqiSecurity
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    BREAKING: Muqtada Al-Sadr has ordered his powerful Saraya Al-Salam paramilitary units to hand over their weapons to the Iraqi state.


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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:27 pm

    Iraq has been removed from the UN's Chapter 7 on the 8th of december 2017.

    after sanctions lasting 27 years.


    https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/sc13109.doc.htm
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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:35 pm

    This is on Fortruss. What was interesting is that the majority of the commentators, and me, responded saying basically 'Friendly fire? No chance, This was a hit to stop him talking.'

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - 20 local Iraqi police have killed by US helicopter friendly fire in mission to arrest an ISIS leader, according to Al-Sura News.

    The Iraqi army was transporting the captured leader and Iraqi local police met with the convoy before being fired on by US apache helicopters.

    The tragic incident occurred at 2AM when local police joined Iraqi special forces convoy without identifying themselves. US helicopter intervened as and the ISIS leader was high value and unidentified forces appeared suddenly, Al-Sura News explained.

    A full investigation is underway to prevent friendly fire in the future.


    http://www.fort-russ.com/2018/01/breaking-20-iraqi-police-tragically.html

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:04 pm

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/27/middleeast/iraq-police-killed-coalition-operation/index.html


    It seems to have been a genuine mistake because the "national" force that attacked the terrorist leader didn't inform the "local" police / army... who then attacked them and called in an airstrike.

    Seems to have been badly coordinated by the local troops. I am guessing the reason for that is that the "national" police / anti terrorist force didn't want to let the local police know of their operation because they suspect moles in the local police would have tipped off the suspect.
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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:30 pm

    Appear to be off to Afghanistan, could be 4k+ in total.

    AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, according to Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq.

    In Baghdad, an Iraqi government spokesman on Monday confirmed to The Associated Press that the drawdown has begun, though he stressed it was still in its early stages and doesn't mark the beginning of a complete pullout of U.S. forces.

    Dozens of American soldiers have been transported from Iraq to Afghanistan on daily flights over the past week, along with weapons and equipment, the contractors said.


    Lots more on this at https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/02/05/world/middleeast/ap-ml-iraq-islamic-state.html
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    Re: IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:46 am

    Good analysis on the state of Iraq politics. Sting in the tail may mean an upsurge in ISIS.

    https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/2468-abadi-iranian-consulate-in-basra.html

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