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Iraqi Army Prepares For Final Assault On Fallujah

From Reuters:

Iraq moves up tanks, guns for looming Falluja assault

By Ahmed Rasheed | Tue Jan 7, 2014

(Reuters) – The Iraqi army deployed tanks and artillery around Falluja on Tuesday, security officials said, as local leaders in the besieged city urged al Qaeda-linked militants to leave in order to avert an impending military assault.

Security officials and tribal leaders have said that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to hold off an offensive to give people in Falluja time to push the militants out. But it is not clear how long they have before troops storm the town, close to Baghdad, where U.S. forces fought notable battles a decade ago.

So where is Code Pink and the rest of the left? Why aren’t they sending the ‘militants’ in Falluja aid? Did they only want to help them when they were killing Americans?

Fighters, some of them foreign, from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al Qaeda affiliate also active across the border in Syria, overran police stations in Falluja and another city in Iraq’s western Anbar province last week…

"If the army attacks Falluja to fight a handful of al Qaeda elements, that will have dire consequences by triggering endless violence," one Sunni tribal leader in Falluja told Reuters, adding that it could spread to other Sunni districts…

Officials say dozens of militants have been killed, but the number of casualties among civilians, security forces and tribal fighters is not yet clear…

The new media aren’t keeping a running count of civilian causalities like they did when the US was involved? Why is that?

The United States said on Monday that it would speed up deliveries of military hardware, including drones and missiles, to Iraq. It has ruled out sending back troops, two years after Washington ended nine years of occupation…

Meanwhile, lest we forget, Joe Biden once said that "Iraq will be one of Obama’s Greatest achievements." Which, given the sad state of Obama’s other ‘achievements,’ could still end up actually being true.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Iraqi Army Prepares For Final Assault On Fallujah”

  1. Astravogel

    Cordon the place, and put in Arab versions of charcoal grills
    upwind of the place. The civie population will be outa there in no time.
    Then kill what’s left. Allah will sort them out. “Oh, No! saith the Virgins,
    not again!”


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