Skip to comments.SKY NEWS: Iraq Forces 'Retake' Oil Refinery From ISIS
Posted on 06/19/2014 1:24:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Iraqi forces have regained full control of the country's biggest oil refinery after heavy fighting with Sunni militants attempting to seize it, the authorities claim.
A refinery employee and witnesses said the insurgents led by the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) had withdrawn from the sprawling Baiji complex after losing 100 fighters as troops and helicopter gunships repelled repeated attacks, according to the Iraqi military.
The retaking of the plant, north of Baghdad, comes amid calls for the Iraqi prime minister Nouri al Maliki to quit as a condition of US help in driving back insurgents who have seized large swathes of the country.
The administration of Mr al Malaki has requested that America launch airstrikes against the ISIS extremists, whose lightning offensive in the north of the country - including the capture of the city of Mosul - saw the US-bankrolled military crumble.
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The Iraqis said that yesterday, and they hadn’t done it.
Who is funding ISIS? It’s obviously very powerful, very well trained (mostly by the US, since a lot of them are people we trained or to whom we revealed secrets in the new, improved military) and has a lot of media savvy.
RE: Who is funding ISIS?
Harry Reid: It’s the Koch Brothers :)
Retakinmg? We want that group vaporized.
>> “Who is funding ISIS? Its obviously very powerful” <<
Obama is training, and funding “ISIS.”
SKY NEWS: Iraq Forces ‘Retake’ What is left of the Oil Refinery From ISIS
Obama is and so are the the Saudis and much of the Gulf States.
RE: Definitely Qatar
Qatar heh...So, what are the five Taliban fighters released by Obama doing there now?
Isn’t the flag still flying over it? Sounds like propaganda
If there has been actual “heavy fighting” at a petroleum refinery, then it will likely have to shut down for long term repairs. One rifle bullet in the wrong place can send the whole facility up. I shudder to think what a couple of dozen RPGs, mortar rounds, and several thousand rounds of machine gun/rifle fire could do.
Location on google maps
US/UK Spec Ops no doubt. The Iraqi “Army” has more or less dissolved in the face of only a relatively few jihadis.
Well, some good news—but I fear the Isis will be back with more men and more guns. Its like the Japanese repulsed at Wake Island after all the bad news at the start of WW II—in the end the Japanese took the island. Lets hope this is the start of a new wave of attacks that will halt the Isis and their terrorist leaders.
Rember the mantra obama, no blood for oil!
Also, I read yesterday that unlike AQ who primarily aim to gather supporters, especially among Sunnis, by trying to win their 'hearts & minds', ISIS just does it through sheer brutality, to gain terrain - they don't take prisoners.
I think everything you have said is correct. I am following this on Twitter (#iraq) and it’s easy to realize that this attack is not “sectarian” but goes way beyond that.
The term Salafi actually refers to 'Salaf' (the pious predecessors, that is the first 3 generations of Islam, collectively).
They, including Mohammad himself, exercised a great deal of brutality to gain terrain, convert people to Islam as well as raided caravans for economic reasons.
Same tactics are employed by ISIS, which work towards their stated objective of establishing an Islamic Caliphate.
The same conditions are in effect. The Roman Empire had collapsed so there was no great power, and there was division between the Eastern and Western Church with the result that institutional Christianity was weak.
Islam was a bizarre syncretist heresy dreamed up by its founder, who was a member of a primitive caravan raiding tribe of Arabs, to justify his behavior and also to subdue the populace of the places he attacked.
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