Skip to comments.Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit
Posted on 06/12/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a stunning development that threatens to further destabilize the Middle East, Iran has deployed an elite unit of its Revolutionary Guard to help the Iraqi government take on ISIS, the Sunni militant group that has seized several areas in the northern part of the country.
Two battalions of the Quds Forces are already making progress in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reported. The militant group took control of Saddam Husseins hometown of Tikrit on Wednesday, but Revolutionary Guard and Iraqi troops overtook 85 percent of the city on Thursday, Iraqi and Iranian security forces told the paper.
Iran, which is dominated by Shiites, has close ties to Iraqs Shiite-led government. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called ISIS an extremist, terrorist group that is acting savagely during an appearance on state television, Al Jazeera reported. "For our part, as the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran ... we will combat violence, extremism and terrorism in the region and the world."
The Iranian military is considering shifting troops fighting in Syria, where forces are supporting Syrian President Bashar Assads government, to Iraq if the deployment of the Quds Forces doesnt make any progress in the latest offensive.
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What a mess, this does not bode well for the USA.
Oh for f*cks sake...
I may need that Friday drink early.
Bizzaro world eh?
Gee, we didn’t see this coming.
Obama is an absolute dumba—.
Last thing I ever expected to read.
So they go the chimps and gibbons go ape killing each other. I’m not so sure this isn’t a bad thing. Let them.
I suggest we just keep drilling and fracking here.
They won’t just be helping Iraq, they’ll be helping themselves.
That’s because the ISIS are going to exterminate Shia anywhere and everywhere they find them
but look out because Quds has some very “special” weapons
this whole mess is like watching scorpions fight each other to the death... who are you going to cheer for?
We just need some Star trek fight music to go with our popcorn.
Oh, c'mon. What's bizarre about Iran having to kill off the terrorists we trained and armed?
Good News! Sunnis killing Shiites - Shiites killing Sunnis. Kill em all - Let Allah sort em out.
That is why we need to stay out these guys way, they end up fighting each other.
Gosh, they got right to it. What a surprise (not).
Now the breaking news is that the Kurds have taken Kirkuk.
Both of them. Let each side kill as many of the other as they can.
Scorpion vs. camel spider... hmmm...
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