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U.S. wages retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq (Top Iranian Gen. killed)
Reuters ^ | 3/12/2020 | Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali

Posted on 03/13/2020 7:14:24 PM PDT by Beave Meister

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26-year-old British soldier.

The U.S. strikes appeared limited in scope and narrowly tailored, targeting five weapons storage facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah militants, including stores of weaponry for past attacks on U.S.-led coalition troops, the Pentagon said.

In a statement, Iraq’s military said the U.S. air strikes hit four locations in Iraq that housed formal Iraqi police and military units, in addition to the paramilitary groups.

Three Iraqi army soldiers were killed and four wounded, police in Babel province said in a statement. Five paramilitary fighters and one policeman were also injured, they said, adding that the fate of two more policemen was unknown.

One strike hit an Iraqi civilian airport under construction in the holy Shi’ite Muslim city of Kerbala and killed a worker, Iraqi religious authorities said on Friday.

The U.S. military did not estimate how many people in Iraq may have been killed in the strikes, which officials said were carried out by piloted aircraft.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: airstrikes; andagain; bombsaway; generalmashhadani; hezbollah; iran; iraq; kataibhezbollah; kerbala; military; militia; paramilitary; pentagon; revolutionaryguards; rocketattack; siamandmashhadani; unitedstates; usa; usmilitary
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I guess the Iranian mullahs are set on testing Allah’s virgin supply chain...good luck with that.
1 posted on 03/13/2020 7:14:24 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister; Army Air Corps; SkyDancer; Sarah Barracuda
Oh on, President Trump mistake the Red "Fire" Button for the "Panic" Button.

Whoops!

2 posted on 03/13/2020 7:18:43 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Me and my homies woulda been stackin' bodies by now- G. Washington.)
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To: Beave Meister

>>n a statement, Iraq’s military said the U.S. air strikes hit four locations in Iraq that housed formal Iraqi police and military units, in addition to the paramilitary groups<<

What, no baby food factories?


3 posted on 03/13/2020 7:19:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Don’t mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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To: freedumb2003

I thought we usually hit “weddings” in Iraq.


4 posted on 03/13/2020 7:22:06 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Beave Meister

Where does the article say anything about a top Iranian general being killed?


5 posted on 03/13/2020 7:24:26 PM PDT by The Pack Knight
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To: The Pack Knight

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-u-s-missile-strike-kills-top-iranian-general/


6 posted on 03/13/2020 7:25:55 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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To: The Pack Knight

Here’s another one, although it’s a tweet...

https://twitter.com/kurdistannews24/status/1238298161996677120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1238307848838414342&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.citizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Fbreaking-u-s-missile-strike-kills-top-iranian-general%2F


7 posted on 03/13/2020 7:28:38 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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To: Beave Meister

Mullah Fubar: “We’re going to need another Timmy!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=nNxsclnYN4A&feature=emb_logo


8 posted on 03/13/2020 7:41:07 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Beave Meister

IRGC general

Good


9 posted on 03/13/2020 7:46:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her. Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)
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To: Beave Meister

Kill them all, and let GOD sort them out.


10 posted on 03/13/2020 7:51:08 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Get out of the matrix and get a real life.)
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To: jospehm20

>>I thought we usually hit “weddings” in Iraq.<<

Weddings being held at elementary schools with nuns in attendnce.


11 posted on 03/13/2020 7:53:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Don’t mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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To: KC_Lion

12 posted on 03/13/2020 7:59:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( WWG1WGA)
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To: Beave Meister

well that’s one way to boost slumping oil prices...


13 posted on 03/13/2020 7:59:38 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: Beave Meister

But... but... he liked poetry so he must have been a good guy.


14 posted on 03/13/2020 8:02:06 PM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: ExpatCanuck

Too late for iambic pentameter.....


15 posted on 03/13/2020 8:14:20 PM PDT by Fungi
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the holy Shi’ite Muslim city of Kerbala

Think you'll ever read this from Reuters: "the holy Christian city of Bethlehem"?

16 posted on 03/13/2020 8:26:49 PM PDT by libertylover (Socialism will always look good to those who think they can get something for nothing.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Kill em All and let Allah sort em out. Nancy is sad. Too bad.


17 posted on 03/13/2020 8:33:09 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Beave Meister; The Pack Knight

The name that is being rumored for the Iranian General supposedly killed, is General Siamand Mashhadani - but that is not the name of any known Iranian General.

It may have been a code name or Nom de Guerre (an Arabic Kunya) for an Iranian officer trying to be covert.

The US has not claimed that any General was killed.


18 posted on 03/13/2020 8:42:26 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Beave Meister

Oops, our bad.


19 posted on 03/13/2020 10:09:36 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: libertylover

Wikipedia-
In 1948, the religious makeup of the city was 85% Christian, mostly of the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic denominations, and 13% Muslim.[75] In the 1967 census taken by Israel authorities, the town of Bethlehem proper numbered 14,439 inhabitants, its 7,790 Muslim inhabitants represented 53.9% of the population, while the Christians of various denominations numbered 6,231 or 46.1%.
By 2016, the Christian population of Bethlehem had declined to only 16%.


20 posted on 03/14/2020 6:47:26 AM PDT by Farmerbob
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