Skip to comments.Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest dam
Posted on 08/17/2014 6:16:29 AM PDT by GonzoII
IRBIL, Iraq An Iraqi security official says Kurdish forces have taken over parts of the countrys largest dam, which was captured by the Islamic State extremist group earlier this month.
Gen. Tawfik Desty told The Associated Press that peshmerga forces backed by Iraqi and U.S. warplanes started the operation to retake Mosul Dam early Sunday.
Desty, a commander with the Kurdish forces at the dam, which was seized on Aug. 7, said they now control the eastern part of the dam and that fighting is still underway.
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If there is an ethnic group that deserves their country, it is the Kurds.
They are the only adults among these sorry lot in Iraq.
"Ground forces have seized about 80 per cent of the territory surrounding Mosul dam, said peshmerga spokesman Holgurt Hikmet. US planes are still bombing and an Iraqi army brigade has advanced along with peshmerga forces, said Mr Hikmet. He would not name the Iraqi brigade that joined the attack. "
First, I would hope that the escape routes for ISIS are secured. Second, I would hope that no prisoners are taken. These people should never make it out of Iraq alive. They’ve perpetrated an illegal war and acts of genocide. They should be summarily executed for all the crimes they’ve committed. No state resources should be spent for trials and incarceration.
Jeez, when I read this I had to think of the underground
fighting portrayed in the film “Stalingrad”.
Go Kurds, many here in the USA support your fight. We all should!
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