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Insurgents enter military base northeast of Baghdad: officials
Reuters ^ | 7/10/2014 | Raheem Salman

Posted on 07/11/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT by mojito

Sunni insurgents battling forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broke into a military base in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, a security source and a local official said.

They said militants fought their way into the base on the edge of Muqdadiya town, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of the capital. The northern side of the town was already under their control before Thursday's clashes.

The area around Muqdadiya has seen sustained fighting in recent weeks since fighters led by the hardline Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, seized the northern city of Mosul and swept south towards Baghdad.

The security source said the insurgents on Thursday included hundreds of non-Iraqi Arab fighters, heavily armed and some riding in tanks.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: diyala; iraq; isis; maliki; muqdadiya
That Iraqi counter-offensive seems to be going real well.
1 posted on 07/11/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Cut their supply lines from the rear. Split their forces in two. Divide and conquer. It’s old strategery...............

2 posted on 07/11/2014 9:29:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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*yawn* Don’t really care which terrorist faction is in charge of Iraq.

3 posted on 07/11/2014 9:39:14 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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So the ole ISIS terrorists are now referred to as Sunni Insurgents ? Dang. Must have work up in another parallel universe today.

4 posted on 07/11/2014 10:51:06 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: BinaryBoy

The seige of Baghdad is about to start. The next target—the airport!

5 posted on 07/11/2014 11:17:42 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: mojito

Isis is apparently bombing brothels in Baghdad.

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6 posted on 07/13/2014 7:03:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for the update.

7 posted on 07/13/2014 9:03:13 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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