Skip to comments.Iraqi troops air assault into Tikrit
Posted on 06/27/2014 11:14:50 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Yesterday the Iraqi military launched an air assault into the insurgent-held town of Tikrit. At least three helicopters landed at a stadium in Tikrit University, which is about six miles north of the city.
According to Reuters, "the helicopters were shot at as they flew low over the city and landed in a stadium at the city's university." One of the helicopters was said to have been shot down.
"One helicopter crash-landed in the stadium. Another left after dropping off troops and a third remained on the ground. Army snipers were positioning themselves on tall buildings in the university complex," the news agency reported.
Insurgent forces clashed with the Iraqi commandos as they landed. It is unclear if Iraqi troops are fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or Ba'aths from the Naqshbandi Army led by Izzat Ibrahim al Duri, Saddam's former deputy, or a combination of forces. The Naqshbandi Army is said to be occupying much of Tikrit.
Unnamed military officials have claimed that the university is now fully under the control of Iraqi forces. However, another report today from Reuters indicates that Iraqi military helicopters "opened fire" on the university. . .
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This is going to make the Iran-Iraq war look like a paintball game.
During the Iran-Iraq War, there were approximately 1,250,000 (high estimate) dead on the victor and opposition sides. Source: Wikipedia
Wonder if they’ll haul Saddam’s old statue out of the dump and put it back up again?
Yep. Iraq’s not done bleeding by a long shot.
“The Iraqi military’s attempt to take control of an area that cannot be resupplied by ground forces is a risky and potentially costly move.”
And they aren’t saying much about it this battle. It sounds a lot like Arnhem/`Market Garden.’
Now Barry owns the economy and Iraq, as well as a couple dozen other matters too numerous to mention here.
“Wonder if theyll haul Saddams old statue out of the dump and put it back up again?”
In this culture the new leader eradicates all vestiges of the previous leader and takes credit for whatever the accomplished. So, no.
A whole three helos. Wow - that could be like 25 troops....
World War III. Opening shot was Benghazi. Obama and Hillary started the whole thing by arming the Syrian Rebels and Libyan rebels. Arming terrorists has consequences.
Oh.....they must have an American General back advising them.
25 pax air assaulting into a city with > 200,000 screaming Sunnis.
Wow - how deep on the 1SG’s sh*t list do you have to be to get on that chalk...?
“..Now Barry owns the economy and Iraq, as well as a couple dozen other matters too numerous to mention here.”
Actually the RATS own it all because they are supporting and enabling Obama’s anti-Americanism and his gross over-reach of power.
There were thousands of manpads being transferred to the bad guys that night in Benghazi. You will start to see shoot downs all over the world very soon. Thank you Hill!
After someone or (a hard drive?) at the university.
WW III will not start their—it will be in the Ukraine when Putin launches his attack—same time North Korea will launch attack on South, and ISIS attacks jourdan.
“WW III will not start theirit will be in the Ukraine when Putin launches his attacksame time North Korea will launch attack on South, and ISIS attacks jourdan.”
Africans refer to the war in the COngo as WWIII; it involves at least seven countries (those north of the COngo versus those to the south), and has killed over 2 million people already.
I wondered what happened to that red-headed son of a butch,
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