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The Militias of Baghdad


Down a dusty backstreet in the Baghdad neighborhood of Karada in November, I met Sheikh Raad al-Khafaji, a former Iraqi Army officer specializing in artillery and a veteran fighter from the days of the Iran-Iraq War. He is head of the Al-Khafaji tribe and a commander in the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia, one of the Shiite militias… Continue reading

Syrians See Little Hope in U.N. Aleppo Truce Plan

As winter sets in along the front lines of Aleppo, residents are desperate for the sort of relief United Nations officials hope a new ceasefire push will soon bring to the war-battered Syrian city. The plan, led by the U.N. peace envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, would set up local truces in so-called “freeze zones”… Continue reading

ISIS has ‘impaled’ itself on Kobani: top US envoy | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

ISIS has ‘impaled’ itself on Kobani: top US envoy

“ISIL has in so many ways impaled itself on Kobani,” said Allen, using a variant of the name for ISIS.

ISIS continues to “pour fighters” into Kobani who can then be bombed by coalition war planes, he said, estimating air raids had killed some 600 jihadists and created “real problems” for them.

“Any time you mass to achieve the affect that they are trying to achieve with respect to Kobani, you create targets,” he commented.

He said ISIS’ ultimate retreat from Kobani would indicate that it has not been able to achieve its objectives.

“I think, the sense is, if they pull out, this is going to be a real indicator that the ‘march to victory’ of ISIL has finally hit its high water mark.”

He said it was time to reverse the notion that ISIS was invincible. “And, in truth, what we are learning is that they are very defeatable.”

Retired General John Allen, coordinator of the coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, speaking to Turkey’s Milliyet newspaper

ISIS has ‘impaled’ itself on Kobani: top US envoy | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR.

IS takes women slaves

The Outside Looking in covering 73 Days Resisting, Kobani, n Iraq vs ISIS

The Outside Looking in covering 73 Days Resisting, Kobani, n Iraq vs ISIS

The featured image with this post, IS taking women hostages as slaves.

Kobane, belongs to the world”…Polat Can, YPG Spokesman

73 Days of Resistence, What once looked like it would fall; did not. The Turks waited on the hill, watching as they stood beside their tanks. Crowds gathered, and Turkish Kurds watched not able to cross the border. The smoke rose, and everyone that saw it; knew Kobane and the kurds were done. It would be a slaughter. But you fooled them, you fought! Grandma’s, Grandpa’s, young men, young women, and anyone else took what they had, gun, a stone, and guts. You fought, from the outside, I covered this and saw this! But it is not over, today; the Lions of Rojava have driven the carcasses of the devil away!

The Outside Looking in covering 73 Days Resisting, Kobani, n Iraq vs ISIS

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Canadians Continue to Join Kurds at Kobane to fight ISIS

Canadians Continue to Join Kurds at Kobane to fight ISIS

More than 100 Canadians have offered to join Kurds in fight against ISIS

Dozens of Canadians have volunteered to fight ISIS in recent days, the founder of a support group said Monday amid reports that military veterans from several Western countries had travelled to Syria and Iraq to take up arms against the extremists. Ian Bradbury said more than 100 people have contacted him offering to enlist with Kurdish… Continue reading

‘Blood Jihad 2′ Shows ISIS Child-Training Camp In Iraq

‘Blood Jihad 2′ Shows ISIS Child-Training Camp In Iraq

Blood Jihad? Really, it should be more like Bloody slaughter, devil worship, and pure hate! It is not a lie that the IS has achieved a modicum of respect among Jihadis who love blood, want to behead kaffurs as they call them, and rape all the women they desire. They do this in the name of a god, who is not God! Of course, here is the rub! To  say they leave the innocent alone is a lie. They have beheaded young girls, sawn young boys in half, and took the other remaining as slaves. But some who were spared, were taught the ways of IS.  So a ramp up in their work to create another generation of jihadis like themselves, using children is not new! 

P.S., here is a head’s up to all you who think this is new! It is Arafat who started to teach the young in the ways of Jihad. His target, of course was Israel. Yet, the honor for teaching children; as far as I know, goes to Arafat and not IS. Yet IS does get the bloody honor of filling up hell with the most jihadis that follow them. 

 

‘Blood Jihad 2′ Shows ISIS Child-Training Camp In Iraq

An Islamic State group fighter picks up a stick that appears to be made of wood and advances toward a boy, no older than 10. The boy is dressed in black. The boy does not flinch as the man — who is twice his size — whacks him repeatedly in the torso with the stick. The… Continue reading
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Bloody n Even Bloodier Islamic State at it again

Bloody n Even Bloodier Islamic State at it again

— Peshmerga forces (@salar_dd) November 21, 2014

Bloody n Even Bloodier Islamic State at it again

There is nothing new to the Bloody and Even Bloodier ways of the damnable and anti-god Islamic State. While calling the world kaffur’s they are; themselves unbelievers! They pledge allegiance to hell, and drive the forces of the damned to their own pleasure. It is here that this group finds the current attempt to stop them by mere planes and groups of other fighters who stand against them as a laugh.  Yet the laugh is on them! Indeed, the impact by coalition bombing has sent many to the pits of sheol, the place of the dead! Yet as the fighters gather from all parts of the world to the middle east; the blood will continue to flow.  The War for God and man is on! The crusade of the Islamists to extinguish all the living moves forward. Yet, they will be destroyed by their own idiocies and perversions.

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Islamic State toughens tactics in Iraq’s Anbar, targeting potential enemies

IRBIL, Iraq — A recent Islamic State offensive in Iraq’s Anbar province suggests that the extremist organization is changing tactics, relying less on local Sunni Muslim tribes for support and carrying out what one coalition strategist called a “counterinsurgency campaign” intended to undercut any U.S.-led effort to enlist tribes against it. The outlines of this new… Continue reading
Iran Nuclear IAEA

Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program.

But reflecting on the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.

via Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran.