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    IRAQ - Fight on Islamic State: News #2

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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:26 am

    Another US convoy bites the dust. No casualties.

    In Iraq, unidentified persons destroyed a US logistic convoy in the Diwan area. Armed people stopped and blocked the convoy, forced drivers to get out of the cars, and then began to set fire to trucks and trailers.

    Such columns are used by the United States for the transfer of equipment and other materiel. Parts from Iraq to Syria, as well as in conditions of the redeployment of forces of the Iraqi contingent of the US Army.

    It looks like a kind of hello to the Americans from Iranian proxies in response to recent attempts by the hands of Iraqi security forces to arrest members of Kataib Hezbollah in Baghdad.

    Using fairly simple methods, Americans are shown that their logistics are vulnerable and the consequences can be much more unpleasant for them.


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    Iraqi media: An armed group burns 3 tankers carrying mechanisms on the Diwaniyah highway, which are Iraqi tankers carrying American goods and support, including a military hummer and light vehicles belonging to the Americans.


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    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:08 am

    There's a short video of the burnt convoy that I posted on twitter
    https://twitter.com/Cyberspec1/status/1282055066824798208

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:29 am

    But hang on... they are not killing the American drivers and collecting their bounties from Putin... I don't understand... terrorists that wont kill for money... who don't even kill... maybe these people are just normal people who want the Americans out...
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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:36 am

    GarryB wrote:But hang on... they are not killing the American drivers and collecting their bounties from Putin... I don't understand... terrorists that wont kill for money... who don't even kill... maybe these people are just normal people who want the Americans out...
    Wrong country. In Iraq the Americans are like the friends that just don't want to leave at the end of a good party. No need to hurt them but they do need a bit of encouragement Laughing
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:16 pm

    But surely if Putin is offering bounties on US soldiers heads in Afghanistan the same offer should be good everywhere...

    And it is nothing to do with friends, the US were only friendly with the oil wells... killing them or costing them money is the only way to make them leave.

    It is to the credit of these people they are trying costing them money alone to get them to go... wont matter... the Americans wont hold back on any retaliation... they don't understand measured response... just better dead that red... or more accurately in this case better dead than in our way.
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    Post  JohninMK on Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:13 pm

    Numbers falling again. That's around 700 a week!

    Almost all out by the US election?

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    During the month, the United States decided to reduce the presence of troops in Iraq from about 5,200 to 3,000
    by General McKenzie

    German Ministry of Defense -Reducing the number of German forces in Iraq to 500.


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    The U.S. will send about 2,200 troops home from Iraq by the end of the month, CENTCOM Commander and Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie announced today from Baghdad.



    Also article explaining all https://www.24matins.uk/topnews/int/us-cuts-troops-in-iraq-on-trump-pledge-to-stop-endless-wars-242887

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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:34 pm

    The pressure continues.

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    Targeting of two American military convoys in the Latifiya and Abu Ghraib areas, with explosive devices and extensive damage to the convoys.



    Shiite militias in Iraq are threatening to start using portable air defense systems against the Coalition’s helicopters in Iraq next week. Shiite militias are armed with Iran’s Misagх 1 and Misagх 2 transmission systems. If these threats come true, the resistance movement will move to a higher level. The recent attacks on the British diplomatic convoy in Baghdad and the American school in Najaf tell us that things are getting more serious.

    https://geopolitics.news/middle-east/shiite-militias-are-threatening-the-american-coalition-with-portable-air-defense-systems/

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