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    IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

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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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    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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    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
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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!

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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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    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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    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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    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:53 pm

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Arctic Wolves of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team will be deployed to Iraq this summer in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the US Army announced in a press release.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201903301073676689-usa-iraq-army-combat-team-deployment/
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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:37 pm

    Interesting move if true


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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:39 pm

    Just captured. Apparently no evidence of him making a run for it Laughing Laughing Laughing Real effort to get him into the pickup.

    Clearly needs to go on a diet but I doubt he will live long enough for that.



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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:03 am

    JohninMK wrote:Just captured. Apparently no evidence of him making a run for it  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Real effort to get him into the pickup.

    Clearly needs to go on a diet but I doubt he will live long enough for that.

    looks like in Ramadan he kept feasting instead of fasting lol1 lol1 lol1
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:18 pm

    Russian-made ORSIS T-5000 sniper rifle in the hands of IG [Islamic State].

    Weapons were officially supplied to the Iraqi security forces under a joint contract.

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    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3919234.html
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    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:21 pm

    US forces handover K-1 military base to Iraqi Army


    The international coalition forces, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (IS) militant group, withdrew on Sunday from the K1 military base in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk.

    “The Iraqi forces took over the K1 base from the international coalition forces in the presence of the representative of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces and other military commanders in the province,” an Iraqi army officer told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

    “The international coalition forces had departed the base and the K1 base now is under full control of the Iraqi forces,” the office said.

    On the other side, a U.S.-led coalition spokesman said in a tweet that the troops departed the compound inside K1 airbase in coordination with the Iraqi government, asserting that the coalition troops will support Iraq from fewer places with fewer troops.

    The military base is the third that Iraq has received from the international coalition forces in March after the coalition forces withdrew from the military bases of al-Qaim in western Iraq and al-Qayyara in northern the country.

    On Jan. 5, the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution requiring the government to end the presence of foreign forces in Iraq, just two days after a U.S. drone strike on a convoy at Baghdad airport, which killed Qassem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolution Guards Corps.

    Over 5,000 U.S. troops have been deployed in Iraq to support Iraqi forces in battles against the IS, mainly for training and advisory purposes.

    The troops were part of the U.S.-led international coalition that has also been conducting air raids against IS targets in both Iraq and Syria.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-forces-handover-k-1-military-base-to-iraqi-army/
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    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:27 pm

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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:35 pm

    Nafiseh Kohnavard
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    Major Iraqi bases that will still "host" #US/#Coalition troops for now:

    •Erbil airbase
    •A base in Suleymanieh
    •Taji airbase
    •Al-Assad airbase
    •Union III (Baghdad) 3


    US pulling out of key Iraq bases
    The decision to leave three sites shows the US is looking to dramatically reduce its footprint.

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    #US-led #coalition already left this month:

    •Al-Qaim (Iraq-#Syria border)
    •Qayara or Qwest (South of #Mosul)
    •K1 (#Kirkuk)
    •Ninewa base  (#Mosul)
    Bases that will be handed over:
    •Speicher (Tikrit)
    •Taqqdom or TQ (Habbaniyah)
    •Besmaya (South of #Baghdad)

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    #IRAQ: US has deployed Patriot missile batteries to bases targeted by Iranian missile strikes in January, US & Iraqi officials told @AFP today.

    One battery is being assembled at Ain al-Asad in western Iraq, one battery in Erbil in the north.


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    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:02 pm

    Iraqi forces launch new military operation in northeast province


    BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) announced on Friday a new military operation to hunt down the remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in the northeastern province of Diyala,.

    Citing a statement from the Popular Mobilization Units, Al-Sumaria TV reported that their forces targeted the Islamic State’s positions in Khanna, south of Khanaqin, in the eastern countryside of the Diyala Governorate.

    The statement added that “the operation aims to eliminate the remnants of ISIS in that region and fully secure the area.”

    In December 2017, Iraq announced the liberation of its entire territory from the grip of the Islamic State after three and a half years of war with the terrorist organization.

    At one point, the Islamic State had occupied about a third of the country, declaring the establishment of what they called the ‘caliph’.

    Since the Islamic State’s defeat, however, their sleeper cells continue to wreak havoc in some parts of Iraq.

    In response, the Iraqi Armed Forces have carried out several operations across Iraq to eliminate the last remnants of the terrorist group.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/iraqi-forces-launch-new-military-operation-in-northeast-province/
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    Post  ultimatewarrior on Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:51 pm

    George1 wrote:Russian-made ORSIS T-5000 sniper rifle in the hands of  IG [Islamic State].

    Weapons were officially supplied to the Iraqi security forces under a joint contract.

    IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2 - Page 22 Orsis10

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3919234.html

    Many Iraqi army soldiers join ISIS. Sometimes they bring their equipment with them.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:07 pm

    The Iraqi Rapid Response Squad announced on Sunday, the arrest of the logistical support official in the Islamic State terror organization.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/iraqi-forces-arrest-isis-logistical-mastermind/
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    Post  George1 on Sat May 09, 2020 11:36 pm

    Iraqi airborne operation wipes out ISIS hideouts along Syrian border


    BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Iraqi Military Intelligence and their airborne forces carried out a military operation in the desert of the Al-Anbar Governorate on Friday.

    In a statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence stated: “With a qualitative operation carried out through a joint airborne force consisting of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Regiment in the leadership of the First Division and a force from a Commando Regiment, terrorist dens were attacked in the areas of ​​Al-Husayniyat and Dagdaghah, northeast of the Rutbah District of the Al-Anbar Province.”

    The statement added: “One of our fighters was able to kill a suicide bomber before detonating himself on the raiding force, and the same force was able to burn a Nissan van, carrying rockets, ammunition, chasing a fuel tanker vehicle, burning it, and injuring its driver, and tents for terrorists were also burned.”

    The Iraqi Armed Forces have recently stepped up their operations against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in response to several attacks launched by the terrorist entity in several parts of the country.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/iraqi-airborne-operation-wipes-out-isis-hideouts-along-syrian-border/
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    Post  George1 on Thu May 21, 2020 8:22 am

    The Iraqi Intelligence Service announced that the person nominated to succeed the terrorist leader and founder of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been handed over to them.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/iraqi-forces-arrest-isis-leader-nominated-to-replace-baghdadi/
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    Post  nomadski on Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:45 pm

    https://en.mehrnews.com/news/159883/Hashd-al-Sha-abi-mounts-operation-against-ISIL-in-S-Iraq

    An instrument to expel the malign influence of Rats and Rat masters. As long as there are Rat masters with big Boats, then they will transport the Rats, anywhere they want. From Syria to Libya or Iraq. If the Rats are to be eradicated, then the Rat masters must stop offering support.

    The US support for Rats in Syria and Iraq is well known. But how to stop this support? I have struggled with this question. And identified three possible pressure points against US support for the Rats. These are diplomatic and economic and military. I quickly rejected the diplomatic. Since even the US needs open chanel of communication. And removing an Embassy, will not stop US support for Rats.

    Then came the military option. And putting pressure on bases and making life difficult for troops, may seem to be one way of doing this. But unless casualties mount to a high point, as it did before. Then the US will not feel pressured. And it will retaliate also. A favourite of armchair Generals and military contractors. More money for them. They will welcome this low level war, over there, costing GI lives, Iraqi lives, no problem for them. They will not withdraw support for Rats.

    Then there was economic option. I admit I am a little confused over this. Is it better to leave the economic option alone, hoping that the economic lobby in US will pressure the politicians into stopping support for Rats?  But why should they want to, if their operations not affected. Even if they had the political clout to pressure the politicians. Or is it better to pressure the economic sector to leave Iraq altogether? But in this case they have lost all. They will either move on to new markets or worse pressure the politicians into greater interventionism in Iraq and support for the Rats?  Or is the better option, to allow an economic opening for some. While putting pressure on these, to an extent, where they feel their operations and investment in danger. So as to compel them to lobby politicians to stop support for the Rats in Iraq ? And never ending war and sanctions ? In the final analysis, the last option may be the best. But if this fails, then pushing the US out completely is the best option. What you think?
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:32 am

    There is always the opportunity to sew false information amongst the rat population and when rats start turning their guns on Americans that might effect their eagerness to play with rats...

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