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ISIS IS Back!!! Attack Iraqi Army Post on Syria Border!!!

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ISIS has carried out two attacks on Iraqi border posts along the border with Syria following the US decision to suspend counter-ISIS missions in order to focus on protecting Iraqi bases and coalition forces amid tensions with Iran, according to a US defense official and Iraqi security officials.

On Monday night, ISIS militants carried out attacks on an Iraqi security border post near the Syrian border, killing one officer and wounding four others. An ISIS militant was also killed after Iraqi security forces clashed with them. ISIS used light weapons to attack the border post about 45 kilometers north of the al-Walid border crossing with Syria, Iraqi officials said.

On Sunday, a number of ISIS militants attempted to attack another security post near the Syrian border but fled the scene after Iraqi security forces fired back, the Iraqi security officials added.

"ISIS group is well known for exploiting the situation. We knew the group will take advantage of current tension between America and Iran," Iraqi military Col. Shaker al-Raishawi said.

Al-Raishawi and another Iraqi security official told CNN from Anbar Province on Tuesday that ISIS has increased its activity in the border area.

The increased ISIS activity comes follows the escalation of tensions between the US and Iran that has led to the suspension of anti-ISIS operations. Iran fired a number of missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops last week in retaliation for the American strike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani earlier this month. No US or Iraqi forces were wounded in the attack.

The US assesses the attacks were likely carried out by ISIS in an early sign the remnants of the terror group believes it can take advantage of the unsettled situation and uncertainty over whether US troops will stay in Iraq, the US official said.

Earlier this month, the Iraqi Parliament voted to force the government to work toward the removal of US and other foreign troops from the country. The US-led military coalition fighting ISIS has announced that it was temporarily halting counter-ISIS missions in order to focus on protecting Iraqi bases and coalition forces there from Iranian-backed militias.

Citing the recent attacks by the Kataib Hezbollah militia, which have resulted in the deaths of a US civilian contractor and Iraqi security forces, the US-led coalition said: "We are now fully committed to protecting the Iraqi bases that host Coalition troops."

"This has limited our capacity to conduct training with partners and to support their operations against Daesh and we have therefore paused these activities, subject to continuous review," the coalition said in a statement, using the alternative name Daesh for ISIS.

"We remain resolute as partners of the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people that have welcomed us into their country to help defeat ISIS. We remain ready to return our full attention and efforts back to our shared goal of ensuring the lasting defeat of Daesh," the coalition said in its statement.

The separate NATO training mission in Iraq has also announced that it has suspended its efforts to train local security forces.

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9 hours ago, Husayni said:

Oh Allah, destroy them and ruin their ambitions

Have you noticed that lS predominantly operates within the 'axis of resistance' ? --which l first saw on a map last week.

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On 1/15/2020 at 4:50 AM, Husayni said:

Yes.
Da3sh has made it clear who their enemy is. It's not even a conspiracy, it's a reality. ISIS views Shia as unbelievers and targets them more than anyone else. When they would invade a city, they had this little tradition they'd do where they would ask the town who the Sunnis were and who the Shia were. The Sunnis would be pardoned, and the Shia rounded up for massacre. When their media was all over the news, it would quote excerpts from the ancient Sunni Sheikhs saying the Shia are out of the fold of Islam and are not to be associated with. Notice how the Western Province of Iraq (al-Anbar) has literally no Shia. Why? Because the majority of them are ISIS-sympathizing Sunnis who view Shia blood as halaal.

Know what really boggles my mind though?

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How they attack Israel? Palestine is pretty much isolated and Israel have very tight security system.  

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4 hours ago, 3wliya_maryam said:

I remember a while back in 2015, it was announced that IS targeted Sunni Muslims too. I'm not too sure though

Correct.

What l find unexplained by the Trump Admnistration is how they pretend that lS was defeated, took mass casualties and then bounces back like this.

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@3wliya_maryam @hasanhh

ISIS treats “normal Sunni Muslims” in a friendly and kind manner, and this video is evidence to it. 

https://youtu.be/jOaBNbdUbcA

Here, a VICE news reporter is with an ISIS “patrol officer”, filming him enforcing Sharia law in the Sunni Syrian city of Raqqa. Notice how he has good akhlaq with them and (seemingly) genuinely cares for their well-being.

Of course if any of those civilians were Shia they’d be killed on the spot. But Sunnis are seen as true Muslims by IS and have their honor and dignity respected. So daesh governs them kindly. They see them as their brothers.  

Edited by Husayni

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9 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Correct.

What l find unexplained by the Trump Admnistration is how they pretend that lS was defeated, took mass casualties and then bounces back like this.

Salam it's a part of American propaganda that after that Trump pretends that America defeated IS the all popular American travelers & you tubers & Vloggers  in Middle East (WestbAsia) rushed to Kurdistan of Iraq to show Kurds as people that defeated IS beside America & all of them censored rule of Shia fighters & Iran in defeating IS although majority of them  traveled to Iran but nowadays they are promoting travelling to KSA and IS controlled areas in Yemen beside Oman & Israel for making it acceptable for  Americans & Israelis to travel to KSA  except Mecca & Medina .

Edited by Ashvazdanghe

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"Historic Alliance" reportedly "over"

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2088461/kurdish-shiite-dispute-over-us-troops-ends-their-'historic-alliance'-Iraq 

Note: l am getting the home page when l click-the-link. The article date is 18Jan20. Enter the title which is in the address.

EDIT: Kurdish-Shiite Dispute over US Troops Ends their ‘Historic Alliance’ in Iraq

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2088461/kurdish-shiite-dispute-over-us-troops-ends-their-‘historic-alliance’-Iraq

Edited by Hameedeh
EDIT and link.

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On 1/15/2020 at 3:51 PM, hasanhh said:

Correct.

What l find unexplained by the Trump Admnistration is how they pretend that lS was defeated, took mass casualties and then bounces back like this.

Yea. Another attempt by the administration to claim succession, when in reality ISIS never really died out, rather it's simply gone "underground". 

Bombs can kill people but they can't kill an ideology.

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On 1/15/2020 at 4:32 AM, KarbalaWarrior said:

ISIS IS Back!!!

When had they left anyway? Its well known that US airlifted some 20000 of them from the Levant to Afghanistan after Russia and Hezb wiped the floor with them in Syria. Besides,

Imam Ali (as): "Kharijites will keep appearing till the day of Judgement."

And to be honest any military team can mask as ISIS or accept responsibility as ISIS reps via a phony phone call after a terror event. Toss a middle eastern passport or two at the bombing site to make it stick. And that's all it takes.

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4 hours ago, iCenozoic said:

Yea. Another attempt by the administration to claim succession, when in reality ISIS never really died out, rather it's simply gone "underground". 

Bombs can kill people but they can't kill an ideology.

success ion

:sorry:"l couldn't help it. The teacher in me made me do it."

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9 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

success ion

:sorry:"l couldn't help it. The teacher in me made me do it."

Thanks.

 

Yea ISIS isn't really event an army or an organization. It's more of an ideology.

It hides, it changes faces, it comes and goes as opportunities arise. It can't be quantified or clearly tracked. It can't be arrested or bombed. 

This is part of the reason America has failed to stabilize Iraq.

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9 minutes ago, iCenozoic said:

ISIS isn't really event an army or an organization. It's more of an ideology.

True, but it misleads those who want an lsIamic life reflected in their gov't into supporting the Kafir scum.

lS is a perfect example of what the old chr!stians use to say, "You can make a sin out of anything."

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53 minutes ago, iCenozoic said:

This is part of the reason America has failed to stabilize Iraq.

Also a fine reason to get going and leave Middle East. Pretty sure they can take care of terrorist militia especially when there are no benefactors training, arming and supporting them.

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17 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

True, but it misleads those who want an lsIamic life reflected in their gov't into supporting the Kafir scum.

I agree with you that they are misled to die in support of their enemies, but I wouldn't call people "Kafir." That is what the takfiris do.

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1 hour ago, hasanhh said:

True, but it misleads those who want an lsIamic life reflected in their gov't into supporting the Kafir scum.

lS is a perfect example of what the old chr!stians use to say, "You can make a sin out of anything."

Yea. They're in a tough situation over there. You have wide corruption in politicians, extremists on the other side, and a small voice in the middle. 

It'll work out though. I believe Iraq has a bright future.

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1 hour ago, The Green Knight said:

Also a fine reason to get going and leave Middle East. Pretty sure they can take care of terrorist militia especially when there are no benefactors training, arming and supporting them.

I agree that the US should leave the Middle East. And someone will resolve the issues of fundamentalism, and I can't imagine it will be westerners.

I think Iran has a much better chance and stabilizing the land.

Edited by iCenozoic

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4 hours ago, Sumerian said:

The US should leave Iraq as should all the other countries that maintain a presence in Iraq, including other Muslim countries.

Here's a question.

So Iraq has Shia holy shrines. Iranians likely frequently travel to Iraq. Families and tribes likely span borders.

Could Iraq be viewed simply as an extension of Iran just with artificial borders?

Maybe when Iraqis protest Iranian influence, maybe they're simply protesting the influence of their own people?

What do people think about this idea?

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2 hours ago, iCenozoic said:

Could Iraq be viewed simply as an extension of Iran just with artificial borders?

Writing extemporaneously, l don't think so. Look at the ethnicities in Khuzestan, east of Khorramshahr, before the Saddam-and-West War of Aggression. You have Turks, Kurds, Arabs, Persians and mostly Luristanis. A border of mixed ethnicities. Cross the border and it is Shi'a Arabs and some Sunni Arabs.

What artificial borders there are Azeristan (left over from Soviet occupation) and in the east when Afghanistan was created by the West.

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2 hours ago, iCenozoic said:

Could Iraq be viewed simply as an extension of Iran just with artificial borders?

you can only speek of this in terms of religion as both Iran and Iraq is majority Shia. However ethnically totally different. Many Arabs don't like Persians and many Persians don't like Arabs and both think they are superior to the other for historical reasons. Even inside Iran in the area around Ahvaz there is this conflict, so there is also an element of racism fueling the Sunni-Shia. That in spite that the Qur'an is all for pluralism and not racism.

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22 hours ago, Revert1963 said:

you can only speek of this in terms of religion as both Iran and Iraq is majority Shia. However ethnically totally different. Many Arabs don't like Persians and many Persians don't like Arabs and both think they are superior to the other for historical reasons. Even inside Iran in the area around Ahvaz there is this conflict, so there is also an element of racism fueling the Sunni-Shia. That in spite that the Qur'an is all for pluralism and not racism.

Iraq is not like Iran with its Shi'a majority. Arab Sunnis and Kurds exist as well, and they are a large minority. The situation is not the same.

Anyone who advocates for "Shi'a rule" over Iraq is a sectarian idiot. 

Edited by Sumerian

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1 hour ago, Sumerian said:

Iraq is not like Iran with its Shi'a majority. Arab Sunnis and Kurds exist as well, and they are a large minority. The situation is not the same.

Anyone who advocates for "Shi'a rule" over Iraq is a sectarian idiot. 

lRl has a more diverse ethnic and religious mix than lraq.

You are correct about divisive rhetoric such as "Shi'a Rule". Even the Shi'a are divided -for one reason.

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7 hours ago, Sumerian said:

Iraq is not like Iran with its Shi'a majority. Arab Sunnis and Kurds exist as well, and they are a large minority. The situation is not the same.

Anyone who advocates for "Shi'a rule" over Iraq is a sectarian idiot. 

Don't you think it is a possibility that one day Iraq could split in two or even three different countries? 

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