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ISIS Launches 2nd Chemical Attack in Mosul in 2 Days, Injures 6 Iraqi Soldiers*

ISIS Launches 2nd Chemical Attack in Mosul in 2 Days, Injures 6 Iraqi Soldiers*

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At least six Iraqi soldiers have suffered inhalation problems following a chemical attack launched by Islamic State on Sunday. This is the second time in two days that the terrorists have used chemical agents to push back government forces in Mosul.

The chemical attack on Sunday occurred in a recently-liberated area of Mosul, where the Federal Police and Rapid Response forces are advancing towards the old city which is still roaming with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists.

The spokesman for the Joint Operation Command in Iraq, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, told the Associated Press that six soldiers suffered “breathing problems” from the attack.

The victims are now being treated at a field clinic, the spokesman added. An investigation has been launched to determine what type of gas was used.

ISIS launched gas attack in liberated area of Mosul

 

Meanwhile, security sources told the AhlulBayt News Agency that missiles were loaded with chlorine and were fired at the al-Abar neighbourhood.

This is the second time in as much days that IS terrorists have used chemical weapons in an effort to stop government troops’ advance on the old city.

“The Daesh terrorist gangs tried to block the advance of our forces by using shells filled with toxic chemical material, but the effect was limited,” Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement, referring to Saturday’s incident on their Facebook page.

The statement added that the attack on Saturday did not cause any deaths, only “limited injuries” to an unspecified number of troops who were immediately treated after being evacuated from the area.

Officers in Iraq’s Federal Police told Reuters that the chemical weapons agents were fired from the Urouba and Bab Jadid districts on Saturday.

Some 400,000 people are trapped in the area controlled by extremists, as Iraqi forces make slow progress in liberating the rest of the city from the jihadists.

The initial operation to liberate Iraq’s second largest city began exactly six months ago on October 16.

After securing the eastern part of the megapolis earlier this year, fighting in heavily populated west Mosul was expected to turn into a tough challenge for Iraqi forces due to the city’s narrow alleyways and streets which does not allow for armoured vehicles and tanks to go through.

While coalition forces have been reporting on their military advances, civilian casualties have been piling up – both at the hands of terrorists and sometimes as a result of indiscriminate shelling by the US-led coalition.

International human rights groups, as well as the Russian Foreign Ministry have warned that the humanitarian plight in war-torn Mosul has “escalated to the limit.” Iraq’s president has described it as a “full-on catastrophe.”

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A Father Describes Saving His Daughter from U.S. Bombardment of Mosul*

Horrific Onslaught on Aramaic Christian Community of Ma’aloula at Hands of Western Backed “Moderate” Terrorists*

A Native Perspective on War, Terrorism and the MOAB Bomb*

Trump Wastes over $94mn in Taxpayer’s Money on Ineffective Syrian Airstrikes*

Israeli Submarine Set-up for Syrian Gas Attacks*

Chicago Protest: #HandsOffSyria!

U.S. Kills Hundreds in Chemical Strike on Der ez-Zor*

Russian Bunker Buster Takes Out al Qaeda and White Helmets Hideout*

Bolivian U.N. Ambassador Blasts U.S. for Another Illegal Attack*

A Father Describes Saving His Daughter from U.S. Bombardment of Mosul*

A Father Describes Saving His Daughter from U.S. Bombardment of Mosul*

Awra Ali, 4, sits in her hospital bed at West Erbil Emergency in Erbil, Iraq on March 30, 2017. Photo: Cengiz Yar for The Intercept

 

 

By Anna Lekas Miller

On March 17, Ala’a Ali left his wife and 4-year-old daughter at the home of relatives in the al Jadida neighbourhood of Mosul, and went home to wash before the morning call to prayer. Two minutes after he arrived home, a deafening explosion ripped through the neighbourhood, engulfing the narrow street in black smoke.

“I hid in the corner of the building, and smoke crept in through the windows,” 28-year-old Ali told The Intercept.

“Then the smell hit me, and I could barely breathe.”

As soon as he could, he bolted from his hiding place and ran to the scene of the explosion, and the house where he had left his family.

It had been hit by an airstrike from U.S.-led coalition forces bombing Islamic State fighters.

Corpses were everywhere in the ruins of the building; more than 200 people were reportedly killed. Ali’s wife was among them, but he wouldn’t know that until Iraqi civil defense forces found her body later that day. Ali heard the sound of a child groaning underneath the rubble. It was his daughter, Awra. Her body was charred black with severe burns, and shrapnel had pierced through the side of her head, cutting across her face, and sealing her eyes shut. Miraculously, she was breathing.

“I lifted her up, and started carrying her through the streets, but then an ISIS sniper started to shoot at the army,” Ali said.

“I finally was able to leave her at the neighbours for a few minutes, and then take her to the field hospital once the fighting calmed down.”

A hospital bed at West Erbil Emergency in Erbil, Iraq on March 4, 2017. Photo: Cengiz Yar for The Intercept

 

Transferred between field hospitals and waiting for hours at checkpoints, Ali and Awra made it to the casualties ward of the West Erbil Emergency Hospital, 50 miles from Mosul and away from the front line. Doctors treated Awra’s infections and set her broken leg in a cast. A few days ago, they operated on her to dislodge a piece of shrapnel from her eye, restoring her vision for the first time since the airstrike.

Though her face is still scarred from burns and shrapnel cuts, Awra is enjoying her newly-recovered sense of sight. She flipped through a picture book and played with leftover gauze, winding and unwinding a fake cast on her uninjured leg, laughing and energetic.

Her grandmother, Alia, tried to keep the child from itching the raw wounds on her head, scolding gently,

“You can’t touch it — you will make it hurt more.”

With Awra’s mother’s passing, Alia is tending to her full-time. The doctors at West Erbil have been overwhelmed with patients from the airstrike in al Jadida, and so it is Alia who dresses Awra’s wounds.

“Every day, there is more shrapnel,” Alia said, sitting on the linoleum floor of the hospital, stroking the tuft of brown hair on Awra’s head that is growing back after it was shaved to remove the first pieces of metal when she arrived at the hospital. Bits of shrapnel are still coming out of her head wounds, and larger pieces remain lodged in her legs.

Ala’a Ali, 28, stands in his 4-year-old daughter Awra’s hospital room at West Erbil Emergency in Erbil, Iraq on April 10, 2017. Photo: Cengiz Yar for The Intercept

 

“These airstrikes are the biggest of all of the crimes in this war,” Alia said.

“They’re killing families and children. We can’t live in safety, so long as they continue.”

Downstairs, Mubasher Zanoon sat next to his sleeping brother, who is his last remaining sibling after 20 of his family members perished in the same strike that nearly blinded Awra. The brother’s arm is pinned in place, barely intact.

“We don’t have anything left to go back to,” he said.

Zanoon escaped the attack by seeking shelter in one of the adjacent homes, and it was four days before he was able to find his brother in the ruins.

The month of March saw an unprecedented number of civilian casualties from coalition airstrikes in both Iraq and Syria. While the strikes have been crucial in assisting the Iraqi Security Forces to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State, as the fight moves closer into the Old City, narrower streets and older buildings means a greater concentration of civilians — and greater potential for deadly incidents like the strike that hit Awra.

The Pentagon has acknowledged that it struck a truck full of explosives in the area on March 17, and that the attack may have caused civilian deaths, though there are conflicting reports about the precise number of casualties and their cause. Major General Najim al-Jabbouri, the Iraqi Security Forces Commander in charge of Mosul operations, told The Intercept that there may have been an ISIS car bomb or “an ISIS booby trap that also contributed to civilian casualties.” He stated that the airstrike had hit one building, killing 101 civilians; an Iraqi civil defense official told the Los Angeles Times that there were several homes struck, and 278 victims had been removed from the rubble. Other local groups put the death toll even higher.

Adding to the confusion, the March 17 strike was not the only coalition airstrike in al Jadida that week; just four days before, another attack killed as many as 29 civilians, according to the U.K.-based monitoring group Airwars. Due to the neighbourhood’s dangerous position near the front line, Iraqi civil defense forces did not reach the scene until after March 17, and some of the bodies included in their casualty count may have been rotting for days.

“What is absolutely clear is that a significant number of civilians died primarily as a result of incoming air and ground bombardments from both the U.S.-backed coalition and the Iraqi forces,” said Chris Woods, a conflict specialist with Airwars.

In all, Airwars estimates a minimum of 2,900 civilians have died from coalition strikes in both Iraq and Syria since 2014. The Pentagon has acknowledged killing 229.

Awra Ali, 4, on her hospital bed at West Erbil Emergency in Erbil, Iraq on April 10, 2017. (posed) Photo: Cengiz Yar for The Intercept

 

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U.S. Airstrikes Slaughter 230 Innocent Civilians in a Single Night in Mosul*

2,000 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Mosul Liberation Operation*

Iraqi Forces Kill over 950 ISIS Terrorists in Mosul*

U.S. Airstrikes on Iraqi Army Slowing Advance on Mosul*

US-led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 60+ Civilians in Mosul*

Iraqi Army Drops Leaflets over Mosul ahead of Battle*

Iraqi Air Force Destroys ISIL Shari’ah Court in Mosul*

The Collapse of Iraq’s Mosul Dam*

Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Retrieve Mosul Dam from ISIL*

ISIL Faces Mosul Residents in Defence of Shrine*

What You Aren’t Being Told About The Iraqi ISIS Offensive*

Modern Science Confirms Ancient Knowledge*

Modern Science Confirms Ancient Knowledge*

By Jason Martell

Recent advances in DNA research have established that there was an Eve who lived about 250 to 270 thousand years ago, a first mother from who all modern humans stem, no matter what their racial heritage.

[In 1987, scientists from the Universities of California and Michigan announced that all human beings descended from a single mitochondrial Eve: who lived in Africa.]

Then came news a few years later that there also was an actual Adam. Finally, genetic advances made test-tube babies possible by mixing the male sperm with the female egg and re-implanting it.

The knowledge that we have acquired corroborates what the Sumerians knew six thousand years ago. You wonder how is it possible, how could they know?

How, as another example, could their symbol of the entwined serpents, that we still use today to denote medicine and healing and biology, be 6,000 years ago, the symbol of Enki, who engaged in genetic engineering to bring about the Adam?

That was a symbol of the DNA, the double helix of DNA.

Notice in the image, the two entwined snakes and the ladder like ribbons between the serpents bodies…..does it remind you of anything?

What does the emblem of entwined serpents, the symbol for medicine and healing to this very day, represent?

The discovery by modern science of the double helix structure of DNA offers the answer: The entwined Serpents emulated the structure of the genetic code, the secret knowledge of which enabled the creation of the Adam.

The first man the Anunnaki created called the “Adam”.

So, you say, “Ok. There were Anunnaki.” Now, who were the Anunnaki and where were they from? The Sumerians say, “They came here from Nibiru.”

And you say, “What is Nibiru?” So they say, “It is one more planet in our solar system.”

Now, if you say,

“I’m really impressed by the Sumerian knowledge, and, maybe they knew what they were talking about regarding the Anunnaki.

But I don’t think there is another planet with these advanced beings on it near Earth.”

However, this is not science fiction.

“There is a tablet in the British Museum, its catalogue number is such and such; it was discovered in this and this place; the text was first published by this and this scholar, here is what it says.”

All the information, all the sources that I am giving, are academically, scientifically, scholarly known and accepted sources. At no time do I invent my own source.
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The End of Times and The Lost Book of Enki  Sumeria

A 200,000 Year-Old City in Southern Africa pre-Dates Sumer*

The Human Body Emits, Communicates with, and is Made from Light*

Human DNA Tied Mostly to Single Exodus from Africa Long Ago*

The Journey Beyond Yourself: On Welcoming Who You Truly Are*

U.S. Airstrikes Slaughter 230 Innocent Civilians in a Single Night in Mosul*

U.S. Airstrikes Slaughter 230 Innocent Civilians in a Single Night in Mosul*

By Matt Agorist

Reports coming out of Iraq this week are downright terrifying with local media reporting up to as many as 230 innocent civilians slaughtered in U.S. coalition airstrikes — in a single night.

According to the Kurdish media company, Rudaw, 137 people – most believed to be civilians – died when a bomb hit a single building in al-Jadida, in the western side of the city on Thursday. Another 100 were killed nearby.

As the British Telegraph reports, the casualties were “mostly women and children,” and “were pulled from three adjoining houses in the Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, according to witnesses.”

“There was so much bombing, and so many deaths,” an elderly woman said of the strikes.

“Pieces of human flesh were flying in all directions.”

According to Antiwar, Central Command said that they were “aware of the loss of life” and were carrying out “further investigation,” while insisting that all of their strikes against Mosul overnight “comply with the Law of Armed Conflict.”

Centcom also reported that “military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 67 engagements coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq against ISIS targets.”

Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Erbil in northern Iraq, said fighting in the area had intensified in the last few days.

“For more than a week there was a stalemate as Iraqi forces struggled to advance on the Old City, but in the last few days, the fighting has intensified.

“There are air strikes and ISIL is also using civilians homes with civilians in them. People have been caught in crossfire and targeted by ISIL … The shelling is indiscriminate,” said Dekker.

“There is no safe passage out of the city. Civilians are literally everywhere.”

Reports from civilians in Mosul say ISIS fighters are employing tactics such as establishing fighting positions on the rooftops of apartment buildings. These buildings are occupied by innocent civilians and are also the targets of U.S. coalition strikes.

“ISIS made us keep our door open, so they could get onto the roofs at any time. They even broke down the walls between houses so they could move around,” a local resident told RT.

“There were so many killed in the airstrikes, rockets, and mortars… Our entire neighbourhood is in ruins. There are maybe ten houses still standing. The children are traumatized. When the jets start flying, they start crying,” another woman said.

If the aim of ISIS is to maximize civilian casualties by manipulating the US military into striking these targets, that, they have done. If their aim was to reduce the airstrikes, they have failed.

However, if we examine the mission of ISIS more closely, the former is far more likely.

The mission of ISIS is to create a rift in society in which there are extremists and everyone else. They want to eliminate the ‘gray zone’ — the area in which different religions and cultures peacefully coexist — by any means necessary. By using civilians as human shields, knowing that US forces will bomb them anyway, this tactic plays right into their strategy.

The men, women, and children who watched their father, mother, son, or daughter explode right before their eyes this week, as a U.S. bomb destroyed their home, will undoubtedly foster resentment toward the West. This approach is the most powerful recruiting tool the terrorist regime has.

As the Free Thought Project has previously reported, the West, in their constant bombardment, interference, meddling, and policing of the world, has fostered a breeding ground for terrorism. Indeed, America’s foreign policy, alone, since 9/11, has created a million Osama bin Ladens — all funding and arming of ISIS excluded.

Sadly, the military industrial complex shows no signs of slowing its cancer-like growth.

As long as Americans keep buying the lies spewing from the warmongering tyrants in power, nothing will change. As long as Boobus Americanus continues to believe “It’s our freedom they hate,” death and destruction will rain down — until there is nothing left.

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U.S. Deploying Thousands More Ground Troops to Kuwait to Fight in Iraq and Syria*

U.S. Deploying Thousands More Ground Troops to Kuwait to Fight in Iraq and Syria*

By Jason Ditz

Instead of directly deploying thousands of additional ground troops into Iraq or Syria, the sort of precipitous escalation that might get Congress voting on the war, the Trump Administration appears to have decided that the solution is to send thousands of  U.S. ground troops to Kuwait, and let the commanders in Iraq and Syria just take what they want.

Early reports of this strategy emerged Wednesday, when officials said there were considerations of sending around 1,000 troops into Kuwait for this operation. Just two days later, the figure was up to at least 2,500, with signs that it is continuing to grow all the time.

While President Obama was micromanaging the escalations, particularly in Iraq, where every couple of weeks another hundred or two troops would be sent, the Trump Administration appears to be throwing the troops into a big pile and leaving the deployments up to the commanders.

This adds credence to the sense that President Trump is going to be a bit more hands-off on his escalations, giving the military commanders additional leeway on actions, and even on troop levels, which is likely to raise further questions about what those commanders intend to do in the war, if they no longer have to get permission first.

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U.S. Marines Invade Syria, helping ISIS and Turkey*

Trump-Israel Struggling to Save ISIS to divide and Conquer Syria and Iraq*

Syria’s Water Cut off by Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting*

U.S. Admits Using Radioactive Weapons in Syria that Left Thousands of Iraqi Babies Deformed*

Aid Shipments Arrives in Lattakia from Armenia and Syrian Communities in Italy*

“E.U. has been supporting the terrorists in Syria from the very beginning”*

Syrian Education Ministry Launches the Psychological and Social Support Guide*

Amnesty Int’l Admits Syria’s ‘torture prison’ Report Fabricated Entirely in U.K.*

Priceless Ancient Seed Bank Saved from Destruction in Syria*

Turkey Continues Repeated Violations against the Sanctity and Unity of Syria’s Sovereignty*

Trump To Continue Bankrupting The U.S. Through Foreign Wars*

Iraq Officially Declared Safer For Women than Sweden*

Iraq Officially Declared Safer For Women than Sweden*

By Sean Adl-Tabataba

Respected war correspondent Magda Gad claims that war-torn Iraq is a safer place for women than Stockholm, Sweden. 

According to the award-winning war reporter, women are far less likely to be physically assaulted in Mosul than they are in Sweden’s capital city.

There is no law on the Islamic veil here, and it’s safer for women to be outdoors than Stockholm,” Magda Gad tweeted from Iraq.

Breitbart.com reports:

Asked by another user to clarify whether she “feel[s] safer outdoors in Iraq than Stockholm”, the Expressen reporter — who has been covering the fight against Islamic State in Iraq since June last year, said “Yep”.

Gad said Stockholm on a weekend evening is “much worse than any night in Iraq”, in response to a suggestion by the user ‘Per Anders Englund’ that it “can’t be easy being a good looking woman” in Sweden’s capital with “groping” men about.

In another tweet, the multi-award winning journalist described Iraq as “quiet, apart from the war”.

“In cities unaffected by fighting, it’s very quiet and no one bothers you when you walk the streets,” she wrote.

@BorenNon @MrJeedi Det är lugnt utöver kriget. I städer utanför kriget är det ingen som stör dig när du går på gatorna, det är väldigt lugnt

— Magda Gad (@gad_media) March 4, 2017

For her war coverage in Iraq, Gad has been nominated for an INMA Global Media Award in the Best Use of Social Media category, where she is competing with finalists including U.S. TV channel NBC.

She also co-founded the Blank Spot Project, a news site focused on long-form reports from places with very little or no journalistic coverage.

The Swedish establishment has been keen to counter the image that the country is beset with crime after U.S. President Donald J. Trump highlighted how its “having problems like they never thought possible” as a result of its open border migration policies.

Last month, just hours after Sweden’s prime minister attacked the president for linking mass migration with rising violence, riots broke out in a suburb where a majority of residents were born overseas.

The riots, in which cars were set ablaze and shops were looted, resulted in the Stockholm suburb looking “like a warzone” according to a journalist who was at the scene.

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Iraqi Troops Free Yazidi, Christian Women Prisoners from ISIS*

U.S. Rape and Sodomy of Iraqi Women and Children*

Mexican Study: Lower Mother Mortality and Violence against Women in Less ‘Liberal’ States*

The Annual March Demand Justice for Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada*

Do Women Who Surround Themselves With Nature Live Longer?

Middle-aged White Men Like Me Have no Right to Tell Women not to Wear the Burkini*

Real Men Want Real Women*

Women are Speaking Up About the Sexual Harassment They’ve Experienced in French Politics*

Women Are Foolish to Pretend They are Equal to Men*

U.S. has 5% of World’s Female Population, but 30% of Women in Prison*

Why the ‘women of ISIS’ Narrative is Dangerous*

A Fly-kick Saves a Woman from Being Raped*

How Feminism Destroys Society*

Sweden in Satanic Death Grip*

Making Cities Women Friendly!

 

Trump-Israel Struggling to Save ISIS to divide and Conquer Syria and Iraq*

Trump-Israel Struggling to Save ISIS to divide and Conquer Syria and Iraq*

By Gordon Duff, Nahed al Husaini

We add “Petraeus” to the list, one he may be head of, “blackmailed Americans working for foreign intelligence agencies.

To this list which includes a president we now find was accused, and this is in legal filings hidden away, of killing a 12 year old girl along with Jeffrey Epstein, an Israeli agent/handler, the nightmare is ongoing.

First for Petraeus:  Petraeus, former CIA Director, former American commander, both Iraq and Afghanistan, is a man whose military accomplishments include the creation of ISIS.  When Bush tasked Petraeus with “pacifying” Iraqi Sunnis including Baathist extremists, who make up what we now know is ISIS, this is what he did.

Petraeus was told that unless he could end the fighting in Iraq temporarily, the planned false flag attacks on the U.S. in the Gulf, attacks we were told about by former National Security Council member and White House advisor Gwenyth Todd, would not bring about the needed war with Iran.

With Petraeus emptying Iraq’s prisons and pumping $300m into what is now the leadership of ISIS, the U.S. would not have a safe base of operations for the land war on Iran.  The war was to start based on assassinations planned by key members of Naval Intelligence, loyal to the neocons, who would blame them on the Shiite majority in Bahrain, which they could then blame on Iran.

Gwenyth had to be spirited out of Bahrain when her murder failed and the Navy, including 5th Fleet Commander, played their hand and tried to feed her back to Bahraini security.  This story was published by Jeff Stein in the Washington Post and was featured on the Australian Broadcasting Company as well, after the Bush FBI tried to kidnap Gwenyth, a VT editor married to an Australian defense official, from that country.

Now Petraeus is trying to buy off Abadi, and we are in direct contact with Abadi, Maliki and others in the Iraqi government.  The article below is pretty incredible.  You see, the Iraqi military, largely trained and supplied by accidental joint efforts of both the U.S. and Iran, is doing well.  What Petraeus has been tasked to do by his blackmailers is drive a wedge between Syria and Iraq.

Iraq is ready to cross into Syria, actually thousands of Iraqis already have, knowing that the artificial border is not respected by ISIS or Turkey, their real backer along with Israel and Saudi Arabia, Petraeus’ paymasters, handlers and blackmailers.

They are also the handlers, blackmailers and paymasters, as it were, of Trump as well.

There is a long story here but yesterday VT broke the blackmail story but waited a day to share it with mainstream sources as well, in trade for confirmations.  They came out with their own version in the Daily Beast, covering only the superficial foreign intelligence agency programs during the election but failing to mention why and what they were doing and what the result was.

We are deeply suspect of the Daily Beast, owned by Jane Harman, former member of Congress and defender of Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli nuclear spy that nearly took down the U.S., long story there as well.  Harman has long ties to Israeli intelligence. We are going to be developing this story.  Here is what is being hidden from you.

That rape story involving Trump, the civil case, has some interesting aspects, which we dug out yesterday when reviewing it.  Where there may have been doubts before, we now have several weeks of “Trump watching,” temper tantrums and in particular a flurry of paedophile accusations coming out of the White House through select bloggers, not just Pizzagate but new ones every day.

Based on Trump’s behaviours, this leads us to taking a better look at his problem with Jeffrey Epstein and we find that relationship was not a casual one but that Trump was a partner with Epstein, with him continually and that it was Trump, not Epstein, that is by far the most guilty.

We also have considerable very real material, which we can site FBI sources for, and let them come and interview me if they want, that involve extensive paedophile activity, including kidnapping and child murder, going back decades, all of which is pure GOP.

Then again, we did just make the case for Trump turning to intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Israel and Russia to blackmail Congress and the Pentagon.  Think of what all those generals got into when visiting Israel.  Colonel Jim Hanke, a VT editor, was attache to Israel and would gladly explain the process, but Israel burned everyone that has ever visited there, diplomats, police, military and more.

Now our concern is what does Israel have on Abadi and how is he going to be used against Iran and Syria, what this article is about:

Iraqi anti-terrorism strongest forces in the Middle East, and the lion “made a mistake”

 

Description former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gen. David Petraeus, the Iraqi anti-terrorism device as a “stronger, especially in the Middle East forces,” he said, adding that the Iraqis did not fall into the “errors” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as he put it.

He said in a statement quoted by the Kuwaiti newspaper Gazette for other sites on Monday, that the Iraqis that they “did not fall into the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad errors during the battles, but he said that the conclusion of the settlement Baghdad urgent and reconciliation with Sunni forces,” he said.

“The Iraqis have succeeded in reducing the number of civilian casualties and the extent of destruction through the restoration of their areas from the grip of the organization Daesh battles and this is what Amaisahm for Bashar al-Assad that caused the destruction of a large part of Syria.”

U.S. general described the Iraqi Anti-terrorism as “the most powerful special forces in the Middle East,” explaining that “the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was right when he said that anti-terrorist units in his country is the strongest in the region, but it has faced, however, up to 30% of the losses.”

He said Petraeus, “I know the city of Mosul well because I lived in when I was the commander of Division 101, which entered Nineveh province in 2003”. He predicted that “the recovery of Mosul more difficult because the narrow streets of the old city and cannot enter the cars.”

Petraeus pointed out that “there must be combing buildings and neighbourhoods successively so that the enemy does not come back from behind, unlike what is happening in Syria, and in the end, will triumph on Daesh in Mosul.”

U.S. General said that “the organization of Daesh got two years to prepare for the defense of the city in order to dig tunnels and traps prepared in homes and they have drones and snipers strong, but it was the way the Iraqis overcome this situation in a banner way.”

The Prime Minister and Commander of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi said in a February 19, 2017, the start of the third phase of the “battle coming, Nineveh” to restore west of Mosul, after enabling the joint Iraqi forces to regain the left coast of the city in full in January 24 last from the control of the organization.

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Zionist Israelis Sneaking into Iraq*

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