Some updates this morning, they are boxed into about a 600 meter square in one small village.
This is unconfirmed: An undeclared deal led to the surrender of 440 ISIS members in two groups, the first included 240 and the second 200.
That report may fit with reports from 2 hours ago and 47 minutes ago that the fight was over, that ISIS is defeated.
We have withdrawn from our base at Heemo, west of Qamishli. We had a radar station there and a supply depot.
We currently have 8 bases in Iraq with about 8,000 troops that we are withdrawing to and a large base in Jordan that we are expanding.
posted on 02/16/2019 10:46:41 AM PST
Reports to the contrary, the spirit of the Islamic Caliphate still lives.
Only now it lies with the government of Turkey and Tayyip Recep Erdogan, and is posited as a revival of the Ottoman Empire.
But first he must wipe out the Kurds and Armenians altogether, as they pose a great internal threat to the sanctity and security of the rebooted version.
posted on 02/16/2019 10:52:10 AM PST
(History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. - Winston Churchill)
Where have I heard this before? I truly believe that as long as there is one muslim alive somewhere, that there is a risk of jihad violence. The problem isn't ISIS. The problem is muslims. Period.
It’s an ideology, not a thing, so there will be more savages joining islamic state even if it is wiped out.
Moronic bearded ones read their holy book and think they have to do what it says. Some of them will devote their lives to murdering humans, and that is islamic state all over again.
The ideology is what has to be wiped out. It won’t be.
posted on 02/16/2019 12:01:58 PM PST
by I want the USA back
(Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
if... AND ITS A BIG IF...Islamic State gets defeated, SUPER JOB KUDOS to all who helped achieve this victory
but that is just one of dozens of dangerous Muslim armed gangs .. all of which must be defeated (as with their enablers like the Saudi Arabian and Iranian dictatorships!!!)
PLO/Abbas/Hezballah/”PA”/MuslimBrotherhood/Fatah/ISIS/AlQuaida/and all the other IslamoNazi murder gangs in Africa and Europe and now in the Americas too!
defeating one of them... good!!! ... but only a first step to what needs doing, if we are ever to be safe again.. its a big job ahead!
posted on 02/16/2019 12:17:23 PM PST
(Politicians arent born, theyre excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
600 meter square
600 meters is 1968.5 feet. So 600 square meters is 3,874,992.25 sq feet. To put that in some perspective:
A standard football field is 120 yards long. ... The field has a uniform width of 53 1/3 yards (160 feet). If you calculate the entire area of a football field, including the end zones, it works out to 57,600 square feet (360 x 160). One acre equals 43,560 square feet, so a football field is about 1.32 (57,600 / 43,560) acres in size.
That works out to about 67.27 football fields squared.(3,874,992.25 / 57600) or 88.8 acres (1.32 * 67.27) If my math is correct. Math is not really my strong suit, but I try. 8>)
Pull our troops out and send them to Minneapolis.
posted on 02/16/2019 12:50:49 PM PST
by Eric in the Ozarks
(Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
SDF Commander: We will give the good news soon - UPDATED
SDF Commander Çiya Fırat reported that ISIS mercenaries have been encircled in Upper Baghouz region.
SDF Commander Çiya Fırat is holding a press conference in Heqîl Omer region of Deir ez-Zor regarding the final operations carried out against ISIS in the Defeat Terrorism battle as part of the Operation Cizire Storm.
Fırat reported that ISIS mercenaries have been encircled in Upper Baghouz region, adding; ISIS gangs are cornered in an 600-700 square meter area. Our forces are making a slow progress considering the safety of civilians whom the gangs are using as human shields.
Remarking that ISIS mercenaries are holding several people captive, Fırat said 10 prisoners have been freed by the SDF.
SDF Commander stated that thousands of civilians have been rescued from the clutches of ISIS through security corridors, and all those rescued have been provided with the necessary aid.
Noting that ISIS will be eliminated completely in the following days, Fırat said they will give the good news of ending ISIS occupation to the regions people and the world soon.
The SDF Commander added that their efforts to eliminate the cell structures of ISIS mercenaries will continue.
posted on 02/16/2019 2:07:32 PM PST
by Texas Fossil
((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
The simple fact is that this police action against ISIS in Syria could have been performed at any time in the last three years, but the Western world didn’t want to take back the ISIS fighters from their own countries that were operating in Syria and didn’t have the stomach to kill them all in a wave of missile strikes.
Even now they’re negotiating surrender with these savages, rather than simply killing them all off.
posted on 02/16/2019 3:26:40 PM PST
(aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
Army General Joseph Votel said the end of the territorial caliphate would lead to a more dispersed, harder-to-detect network of fighters waging guerrilla warfare.
MOAB them till nothing is left twitching. Then do it again.
posted on 02/16/2019 7:20:47 PM PST
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