Skip to comments.Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli
Posted on 08/31/2014 4:00:55 AM PDT by GonzoII
The Iraqi army backed by volunteer fighters have broken through the Islamic State group siege on the town of Amerli located between the capital, Baghdad, and northern city of Kirkuk, sources have told Al Jazeera.
Iraqi forces and the militia entered the city on Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water.
"Our forces entered Amerli and broke the siege," security spokesman Lieutenant General Qassem Atta told AFP news agency.
Sources on the ground told Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf that the Iraqi soldiers were backed by "Shia militia".
On Saturday, the US military attacked Islamic State positions and airdropped humanitarian aid to the trapped civilians, mostly Shia Turkomen minority.
US jets and drones have also attacked the Islamic State group's positions near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
In the previous weeks, the US forces have conducted airstrikes in support of Iraqi and Kurdish forces on the ground, fighting against the Islamic State, which controls large areas in Syria and Iraq.
We need a special Crusade force to go in, decapitate captured ISIS and replace their heads with pig heads and bury them, Pershing-style
Can you make rendered pig fat burn like napalm?
Gen. Pershing is a victim of a myth. http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_black_jack_pershing.htm
Better to just let the Shiites do it.
Interesting headline considering that it took them two months to break through and oh, by the way, only happened after US airstrikes. Still, I’m glad they got it done on the ground.
Need to deploy a many A 10 warthogs, to blow up all the tanks and artillery 0bama gave to ISIS
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I find it peculiar how they still holds 60% control, and is still able to sell, Iraq’s oil on the black market...and nobody talks about stopping it.
I think the whole idea that pork is kryptonite to Muslims is a myth. However I did know a Southern Baptist teenager who forced himself to vomit after he was maliciously fed a slice of rum cake.
It depends upon the particular sub-culture. Some cultures view pork like Americans would view the idea of eating rat meat. In others, it's just religiously forbidden.
Someone engaged in jihad operations, however, is free of ALL religious prohibitions. He is guaranteed entrance into heaven if he dies in jihad. So he will eat pork, drink beer, ESPECIALLY if it helps to maintain his "cover".
Keep in mind that the 9/11 hijackers spent their last night at a stripper bar.
We could come up with different acronyms for Islamic State & spread the word... They’ve already changed their name 3 times in 3 months & still the media, etc use all 3 interchangeably.. rebrand them..how about IF (Islamic Fit), then IP (Islamic Pit) for IT (Islamic THUGS).. Possibilities are infinite!