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Iraq's war against IS terrorism | Updates and Discussions

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    I don't know, they aren't oredered by Iraq. Total deal for T-90 tanks seems to be somewhere in the 160-170 range.

    Abadi also stated there will be a deal for a new type of fighter jet, to supplement the 34 F16's
     
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  2. Hindustani78

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    Russian military will deploy them in Syria. I mean Russian made tanks of T Type.

    Iraqi Airforce pilots are being trained for F16's and even those F16's have been deployed in Iraq.
     
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    Yazidis fighting under the Iran-backed PMF killed 52 men, women & children.

    HRW: Yazidi militia executed 52 civilians in Mosul, Iraq


    December 28, 2017: Human Rights Watch yesterday accused Yazidi militias of executing 52 civilians north-west of Iraq’s northern city of Mosul.

    The rights group said in a report that it had met with relatives of the victims of the Imteywit tribe and had seen the crime scene. It added that Yazidi gunmen had forcibly detained then executed men, women and children belonging to eight of the tribe’s families who were fleeing the battles between Iraqi forces and Daesh.

    The Yazidi militiamen were implicated in the enforced disappearance of members of the Imteywit and Jahayish tribes in late 2017.

    Deputy Middle East Director at HRW, Lama Fakih, said: “As the ground fighting against ISIS [Daesh] winds down in Iraq, state security forces need to turn their focus to preventing retaliation and upholding the rule of law.”

    “Past atrocities against the Yezidis don’t give its armed forces a free pass to commit abuses against other groups, whatever their past,” she added.

    The organisation pointed out that 52 Arabs were missing from a village near Sinjar, adding that local residents have confirmed the existence of a number of mass graves which include members of the Imteywit tribe.

    It added that “a leader of the Yazidi community has provided Human Rights Watch with a list of five Yazidi fighters who were said to have executed those families.

    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/2...a456aa159dfd240&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=0&at_tot=1
     
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    air force general has been arrested for squandering publish funds, billions down the drain as he sabotaged the air force given he's a foreigner with loyalties elsewhere. Could have had a mature air force by now if not for his policies.
     
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    Who is the guy?
     
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    Iran backed Shia terrorist fill mass graves, then blame ISIS terrorist to avoid accountability for their war crimes in Iraq.

    The Iraq Report: Shia militias fill mass graves, then blame IS

    In a country littered with mass graves, the tragedy of losing family and loved ones is compounded when the issue becomes politicised and when the true perpetrators are not brought to justice. Iraqi families – who have confirmed that their loved ones were abducted by government-linked sectarian death squads – are now being told that militants from the Islamic State group were responsible for their family members turning up in mass graves.

    Despite its destructive and barbaric legacy, the Islamic State group has become a convenience for those in power to justify a wide variety of abuses and atrocities. Rather than risk Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul, IS snipers positioned on top of residential buildings were taken out by Iraqi-coordinated but US-led coalition airstrikes, inevitably resulting in civilian deaths. IS was always used as an excuse to encourage international observers to turn a blind eye.

    It now also appears that IS’ brutality is being conveniently and cynically exploited by the Iraqi government and allied pro-Iran Shia militias to shift the blame for atrocities they have committed onto the armed group. IS’ well-deserved and global reputation as a savage terrorist organisation has been used to provide the perfect cover for the war crimes of other organisations, many of whom are directly connected to Baghdad and its main benefactor, Iran.



    Journalists for The New Arab’s Arabic-language sister site have uncovered horrifying accounts of mass graves of largely Sunni Arab victims hastily dumped after they were murdered by Shia Islamist militants serving under the banner of the government-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces, or Hashd al-Sha’abi in Arabic. The reporters also discovered that Sunni victims killed by IS extremists were identified as Shia Arabs by the government in order to exaggerate sectarian tensions.

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    ^^ It's not like your or the Arab world's concern was with the people of Iraq given that that Arab world was in favor of the deadly sanctions and US-led wars against the country, including a silence and support for IS when they were massacring the people. Moreover even then the Arab world focused on bashing the PMU (Shi'a militia's) rather than IS. Their criticism cannot be taken serious, then you have Iran which wants influence in Iraq through Islamists and some armed units, another problem that has to be contained through increased ISF influence.

    Foreign Kurd, Anwar Hamad Amin.

    Billions to American contracts for repairs and maintenance, one has to look at the army aviation component which is mature and wields a large fleet of helicopters and now and then does more damage from the air than the air force itself.

    In just a few years the army aviation built mature fully equipped and combat-proven squadrons whereas the air force is still behind after a decade of spending. Could've wielded several squadrons of fighter jets by now if the air force general was serious, I call it the Kurdish phase. After 2004 the Iraqi political and military systems were set up to appease a foreign hostile entity (Kurdistan), this Kurdish phase was experienced in every Iraqi institution and is only removed after they do serious harm such as the foreign and finance ministry (Hoshyar Zebari), army chief of staff who built a useless military till 2014 (Babaki Zebari), the air force general's Kurdish phase has also ended etc. Recently Kirkuk was dealt with. There's still the presidency to deal with.
     
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    f-16's in usa
     
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    By Mohammad Salim and Ali Choukeir

    BARELY a month after Baghdad declared victory over Daesh (the so-called IS), the militants could still recapture areas of Iraq, especially near the border with Syria, experts and officials say.

    Ali Al-Bayati, a commander of the Hashed Al-Shaabi paramilitary units which fought alongside Iraqi security forces in a grueling battle against the group, said the Nimrud region of northern Iraq could "fall at any time because security there is fragile".

    Last July, the authorities in Baghdad announced with much fanfare the "liberation" of nearby Mosul, Iraq's second city.

    Daesh fighters who fled their former stronghold and took refuge to the west, in the vast desert toward the Syrian border, have since launched attacks on security forces and civilians, Bayati said.

    Hiding out in valleys and gullies as well as trenches dug before their ouster from Mosul, the militants have built up stockpiles of arms, fuel, water and food.

    More than 4,000 militants have been arrested in Nineveh province since Mosul's capture, according to police chief Gen. Wathiq Al-Hamdani.

    But Aed Al-Louayzi of Nineveh's provincial council said several civilians have been robbed or killed inside the city itself, some by assailants disguised as soldiers.

    He says the attacks have been the work of Daesh members from the areas of Tal Afar and Hatra, both towns also recaptured last year from the militants.

    Hisham Al-Hashemi, a specialist on militant movements, said Iraq's announcement in December of military victory "simply means that the (black) Daesh flag is no longer flying" over government buildings.

    To counter the threat of a Daesh resurgence, "several operations have been carried out south of Mosul" with US-led coalition support to seize arms, said coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon.

    Active 'sleepers'

    Louazi said that "geographically, the territory has been retaken... but not all the militants there have been arrested".

    "We are in the same security situation as that which led to the fall of Mosul" back in 2014, which came after the extremists had seized control of some areas, he said.

    To try to avoid past mistakes, Dillon said, "the coalition has trained Iraqi security forces to address the transition and future threats. We knew there would be a transition from fighting to policing."

    The Hashed, which is patrolling the border with war-torn Syria, says it faces infiltration attempts by militants on a daily basis.

    Although Daesh is also on the verge of overall military defeat in Syria, it surprised observers last week by announcing a comeback in the country's northwest.

    In the Hawiyah area of northern Iraq, at least three civilians and a Hashed fighter have been killed this month, according to security sources.

    They said around 60 militants have also died in fighting around Hawiyah, one of the last Daesh urban strongholds retaken by Iraqi forces.

    On Monday, a twin suicide bombing in Baghdad cost more than 30 lives, prompting Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to order security forces to "eliminate Daesh sleeper cells" and protect civilians.

    But Hashemi said the threat is more immediate.

    "This concept of sleeper cells is a mistake. They are not sleepers, they are active," he said. "They are capable of mounting attacks and even of taking control of zones." — AFP
     
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    http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/iraqi-army-announces-fresh-anti-daesh-ops-in-diyala/1043434
    Iraqi forces on Friday began fresh military operations aimed at finding and neutralizing Daesh terrorist cells in the eastern Diyala province, according to a local police source.

    "Army forces backed by Hashd al-Shaabi fighters have launched a major security operation against Daesh remnants in Diyala’s Azim sub-district 60 kilometers north of Baqubah," Police Captain Habib al-Shimar told Anadolu Agency.

    “Security forces have found and arrested a number of wanted individuals and confiscated unlicensed weapons,” al-Shimar said.

    Last December, Iraqi officials announced that Daesh’s military presence in the country had been all but dismantled.

    Nevertheless, it is feared that the group still maintains “sleeper cells” in certain parts of the country.
     
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    Some renewed news about S-400 purchase plans, HQ-9 purchase that was mentioned seems to have not gone through. Similarly the news was first that Chinese tanks were chosen, but then they went for T-90.
     
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    The more I learn about those stateless monkeys, the more it pleases me how they were dealt with for decades in Iraq and Syria. It makes their embarrassing defeat last year and the subsequent "cleaning operation from monkeys in temporarily occupied Iraqi territory" even more sweeter.

    Now the "white flag monkeys" should be dealt with.

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    Hopefully either Al-Assad or his successor, will deal with them in Syria too and their illegal land grabbing and crimes.

    Given the ground realities (if those victims are Iraqi Arabs - which the majority must be) their families, clans and tribes will seek revenge and get it one way another and it will repaid in a harsher manner. Nobody is going to believe that all those people are Daesh members.

    Those stateless monkeys have committed forceful deportations of civilian Arab, Assyrian, Turkmen etc. populations in Northern Iraq and Syria. Unfortunately for them the demographics are returning to the normal in Syria (slowly but surely) and even more so in Iraq. Over 1/3 of the so-called KRG (Barzanistan) is inhabited by Iraqi Arabs.

    They can stage their useless hateful protests as they did years ago. To no avail.

    They were dealt with beautifully recently. Once again.





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    27 PMU were killed yesterday in Hawija by IS ambush, area cleared now by army/police. No one wants a Khilafa.

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    Seems like HQ-9 was rejected for S-400.