IRAQ * ISIS massacres civilians fleeing Mosul April 9, 2017 - Iraqi civilians in Mosul have been brutally killed by ISIS and their bodies hung from electricity poles. The murdered civilians were fleeing Mosul as the Iraqi army attempted to retake the city from ISIS. Mosul is the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq. www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227915
USA changes Mosul tactics April 9, 2017 - The new tactics will mean fewer U.S. and Iraqi air strikes. Looks like they will extend the timeframe for the Mosul Operation. The new approach seems to be to walk the cordon in closer around the City and Old Town, for a bit more of a siege, rather than sweeping on line from the South.
Coalition doesn't want any more embarrassing mass casualties of civilians from air strikes (ISIS sets them up), and the Iraqis were taking lots of casualties. I think they will still clear the city this year. 188.8.131.52/focus/f-news/3542498/posts
Viral photo of Soldier Erecting Cross in Iraq April 21, 2017 - A photo of an Iraqi soldier erecting a cross on the top of a pile of rubble on Easter Sunday has captured the attention of the internet. He is seen carrying a wooden cross up a mound of rubble that was once Mt. Sinjar Church. The entire city was practically destroyed by ISIS.
May 7, 2017 debka - ISIS suicide attack on Iraq Peshmerga Kurd base near the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, where US military personnel serve as instructors. They blew themselves up at the entrance to K1 base, killing 2 and injuring six.
Kurdistan takes back more territory May 13, 2017 ERBIL - The Shiites captured 4 villages and a main road connecting the Yezidi area of Shingal to the ISIS-held town of Qairawan west of Mosul Iraq. 40 families were rescued. They took the main Shingal-Qairawan road and they are now close to the center of the ISIS-held town of Qairawan. www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/130520171
Canada forces missed targets in Iraq 17 times May 13, 2017 - Canada PM Trudo is a Muslim, he doesnt want to harm his pals in Iraq. A former Canadian commander said there could have been civilian casualties in those off-target strikes. www.rt.com/news/388184-canada-missed-targets-iraq
Mosul Falls July 8, 2017 - ISIS defense lines collapsing. Iraqi army aided by Shiite militias, Al Quds forces, and possibly Hezbollah says Mosul victory imminent. Its a matter of hours. ISIS commanders committed suicide by blowing themselves up on Live TV in Mosul Old City after they were completely surrounded. (no video link - darn) 184.108.40.206/focus/f-news/3567644/posts
Victory but cleanup continues in Mosul July 12, 2017 - Iraqi forces clashed with ISIS holdouts in Mosul, 36 hours after PM Abadi declared victory. Pockets of Mosul remain insecure. About 900,000 people had fled. Activity returned to much of Mosul and work to repair damage is underway. There is still an atmosphere of war. Daesh fighters are hiding in different places, and pop up then we target them. www.oann.com/iraq-strikes-islamic-state-in-mosul-days-after-declaring-victory
ISIS 2 warning July 12, 2017 debka - US commander warns Iraq against ISIS 2 emerging. US commander in Iraq Gen. Stephen Townsend urged the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad to reach out to the Sunni Arab minority and ensure the ISIS was defeated not just in Mosul but in all Iraq. If we're to keep ISIS 2.0 from emerging, the Iraqi government is going to have to do something significantly different. Its going to have to reach out and reconcile with the Sunni population, and make them feel like their government in Baghdad represents them.
Back in 2015 Iraq Sunni Leaders approached 0bama who refused to see them. I remember, and went into my old forum and found this.
George W. Bush intervenes in Iraq February, 2015 - January 18 Sunni tribal leaders, Sheiks from Iraq came to Washington, D.C. looking for help against ISIS, Obama refused. Then former president Bush called. The delegation included Shiek Abu Risha, Anbar Gov. Sohaib al-Rawi, Haditha Mayor Abdalhakeem al-Jughaifi and Anbar Provincial Council Chairman Sabah Karhout.
ISIS attacked the Sunnis and the Iraqi Shia military refused calls for help. The Shia-controlled Iraqi government marginalized Anbar Sunni tribes, providing an opening for ISIS. President George W. Bush called Abu Risha at his hotel in DC. Bush listened and said he'd do what he could. Bush arranged a meeting between the Sunni sheik and Petraeus, McCain and Graham.
Retired Marine Col. John Coleman said, “Here we are, trying to reinvent the wheel, when we have people in Anbar we know who will fight for us.” Coleman was meeting with members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs just as Abu Risha was talking with McCain and Graham in McCain’s office.
Takedown of America nearly done Sep 7, 2016 FBI insider - If FBI recommends indicting Hellary Clinton, we literally hand over documentation implying the entire government is involved in treason at the highest levels. We will go to war with Russia and possibly China if Hillary wins the election. Most of the FBI are of the opinion that Hillary will not be president, and having Trump in office makes our job that much easier.
Hillary Clinton is guilty of treason. The Problem is the Entire Government. There are 3 choices* - World war, civil war, do nothing George Soros is at the heart of it.
Focus on the Clinton Foundation, dont be distracted by Clintons e-mails. Many criminals and pedofiles tied to the Clinton Foundation, Comey too. Its EVERYONE involved with the Clinton Foundation are all implicated. The ENTIRE U.S. Government is involved.
Kurdistan independence referendum The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) hopes US will play mediator in Kurdistan’s separation from Iraq. The United States wants the September 25 referendum postponed til 2018. Kurds are a reliable ally. Kurds say that whoever sits in Baghdad wants to grab all the power and control everything. www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/190720171
Indivisible Iraq Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stressed that Kurds are partners in an indivisible Iraq. Kurds and Iraq are now a united country.
Iraqi constitution is clear that we live in one homeland and are partners. Reviewing the historical relationship between Kurds and Arabs, Abadi said Bagdad has very good relations between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army.
Abadi hoped there was some alternative to Kurdistan leaving Iraq. It is in national, economic, trade, and security interests, if the Kurds are part of Iraq. Abadi cautioned that the whole region will feel threatened if Kurdistan gains independence. www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/180720171
IRAQ * Mosul mass executions July 20, 2017 - There are reports of torture and abuse of civilians who sided with ISIS. 17 males found in Mosul as Iraqi govt admits abuse. Need to beware believing such reports. Its the mideast. www.rt.com/news/396864-mosul-mass-execitions-hrw
Iraq bombs Tal Afair Aug 15, 2017 debka - Tal Afair, next target after Mosul Iraqi air force began bombing ISIS-controlled Tal Afar, west of Mosul. The ground attack would follow the air campaign.
ISIS wives in Iraq Sep 12, 2017 - Hundreds of ISIS wives and widows and children remain in a secret UN camp in Iraq. They are mostly citizens of Turkey, Russia, Asian and European nations. Some consider the wives and children as innocent victims. www.rt.com/news/403025-wives-isis-fighters-debate
Hawija retaken from ISIS Oct 5, 2017 ERBIL, Kurdistan - Hawija taken from ISIS, Iraq claimed credit. Hawija is southeast of Kirkuk, and was a centre of ISIS territory. From there ISIS carried out attacks on Peshmerga Kurds and civilians in Kirkuk province. Peshmerga provided support to the Iraqi forces as did Iran. 4,000 civilians fled to Kurdistan. www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/05102017
Hawijah, IRAQ Oct 5, 2017 - Iraqi forces claim they liberated Hawija, ISIS stronghold in Iraq. (laugh) They plan to take Kirkuk - from Kurds? laugh again The Iraqi military (doesnt exist) claimed the liberation of Hawijah. The town is in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk. Iran militia is the strength of Iraq. IRAQ doesnt exist, its Iran and Kurdistan. www.debka.com/mivzak/iraqi-army-claims-hawijah-fallen
Thank you Trump! Oct 8, 2017 - ISIS surrenders to Kurds in Hawija. ISIS are demoralized. The speed at which they gave up surprised me. kek.gg/u/B7PJ
IRAQ * Hawija recovered from ISIS Oct 10, 2017 - I knew the Iraq army cant do nufin. Iraqi prime minister Haydar al-Abadi’s claim disputed that his army vanquished ISIS to liberate Hawija near Kirkuk. Iraqi army negotiated a deal with ISIS through the mediation of local Arab tribes. They granted safe passage for the occupiers and their families to withdraw from Hawija, in return for a commitment not to resist the Iraqi army’s takeover of the town. Iraqi troops indeed secured a corridor for their exit, after which the Islamic fighters headed for Diyala in eastern Iraq near the Iran border. www.debka.com/mivzak/debka-iraq-recovered-hawija-isis-without-firing-shot
BAD 7.3 Earthquake hits mideast It was felt from Israel to Iraq-Iran Kurdistan to Kuwait Nov 13, 2017 - Israel rattled as 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit northeast Iraq. High casualty reports from Kurd provinces in Iran. In Kurd-Iran 129 killed and up to 1,000 injured. Most of the destruction occurred in Kermanshah and Illam provinces.
61+ killed in Tehran and 300+ injured. Officials warned of further casualties due to the damaged structures, and the loss of electricity, water, and communications. Iran media described it as the earthquake that shook half of Iran. (I would add - shook half the Mideast. mehaf.freeforums.net/thread/22/kurdistan?page=5
USA setting up new base in Iraq Nov 12, 2017 - US Marines are building a new American base in western Iraq about 20 km from Al Qaim, Anbar Province. They will clean up the last of ISIS still in the Euphrates Valley. They may clash with Iran militias. www.debka.com/mivzak/us-reported-setting-new-base-w-iraq
U.S. mideast changes Dec 4, 2017 debka - IRG Gen. Qassem Soleimani threatened US interests in Iraq, so CIA chief Mike Pompeo sent him a note that the USA will hold Iran accountable. The United States and mideast allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia, moved on 4 fronts: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and the Palestinians.
IRAQ US forces arrived at K1 base west of Kirkuk, Kurdistan. Some of the troops headed east to Tuz Khumatu, Iraq 100 km west of the Iran border and 163 km north of Baghdad, and took control of Siddiq airport. American troops have not been deployed so close to the Iran border since 2003.
The phony Iraqi PM Abadi* best stop playing ball with Iran. The USA has drawn a large X on Soleimani plan to steal Northern Iraq oil. Putin doesnt care who owns the oil, just so Russia gets it.
SYRIA Dec. 2 Israeli warplanes bombed Gen. Soleimani's Iran base SW of Damascus, 50 km from Golan.
YEMEN Dec. 2 Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh said he is ready to ditch Iran-Houthis, provided that Saudi lifts the blockade on Yemen. Saleh had long maintained ties with the CIA. Iran claims Saleh was killed.
ISRAEL and PALESTINIANS US President Trump, Egyptian President El-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince MbS are all fed up with Palestinians and Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen).
USA may move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel’s capital. Palestinians will attack Israel no matter what decisions are made. Murder is who they are by nature. tinyurl.com/KrdRaqSyrUS
Thank GOD U.S. troops are in Kurdistan! I feared POTUS’d abandoned the Kurds! Saudi King2b MbS plans war on Iran – is USA joining it? Or just ousting Iran terrorists from Kurdistan?
* There is really NO IRAQ – only greater Persia and Kurdistan. All things considered, I suggest to expand Israeli northern borders and create room for the Kurds adjacent to Israel.