Iraqi military launches offensive against ISIS in Tikrit

TemplarKormac

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And it appears to be working. At least they aren't afraid...

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Iraqi forces backed by Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun an offensive to recapture the northern town of Tikrit from ISIS militants, state TV reported Monday.

Al-Iraqiya television said that the forces were attacking the city, backed by artillery and airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets. It reported that militants were dislodged from some areas outside the city, but gave no details.

Tikrit, some 80 miles north of Baghdad, fell into the hands of ISIS last summer along with the country's second-largest city of Mosul, and other areas in its Sunni heartland. The city, which has an estimated population of around 260,000 people, may be best known as the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Any operation to take Mosul likely would require Iraq to seize Tikrit first, as the town sits on the main road from Baghdad.

News of the offensive came hours after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon ISIS, warning that Tikrit "will soon return to its people."

Al-Abadi offered the Sunnis what he called "the last chance", and promised them a pardon during a news conference in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad. His office said he arrived in Samarra to "supervise the operation to liberate Tikrit from the terrorist gangs."
Iraqi forces reportedly begin attack to recapture Tikrit from ISIS Fox News
 

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Let's see what happens as they get closer to the City itself.

It's easy to make headway out in the open where Units, Soldiers and Artillery can be easily spotted and eliminated by Air Power.

Let's see what happens when they actually get into the outskirts of the City.

Also, if there are any Iranian Forces embedded in that coalition, there's gonna be hell to pay.

I'm thinking that ISIS might be drawing them into a fire sack. Oldest Soviet Military trick in the book.
 

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Good. Drive um into the dessert for another Turkey Shoot.
 

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If a Republican were president those would be Americans fighting and dying.
If a repub were in charge, ISIS would not exist.
ISIS was created by Bush.
And you are a lying scum-sucking piece of shit that nobody takes seriously.

ISIS was created when the craven coward, the Lying Cocksucker in Chief, pulled our troops out of Iraq despite all the warnings he got from every General and every Military Adviser he had. Not to mention the EXPLICIT warning from GW Bush

But nothing he ever does will ever prevent you from sucking his dick at any opportunity.

scumbag
 

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ISIS was created
When al Qaeda in Iraq fled to Syria after the Sunni tribes help drive them out. Then when the Shiite dominated Iraqi government started persecuting Sunnis, The Sunnis aliened with ISIS. And we're back to the Civil War in Iraq......
 

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If a Republican were president those would be Americans fighting and dying.
What an ignorant thing to say,you got one of those magical links to prove your bull shit?
The Dem party has gotten us into more wars then the repubs ever had,try again.
 

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If a Republican were president those would be Americans fighting and dying.
What an ignorant thing to say,you got one of those magical links to prove your bull shit?
The Dem party has gotten us into more wars then the repubs ever had,try again.
McCain and Romney have both said we should have troops in Iraq.

Look it up.
 

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