PMU has addressed drones flying over their headquarters in Salah al-Din
One of the militants who were neutralized in the joint operation of MIT and Turkish army in Kandil was Guluzar Tural, who was wanted in the red category.
13 former national security professionals inclu. @brett_mcgurk, former NYPD & LAPD Police Comm. @CommissBratton, former MI6 CT Dir @rmdbarrett & former US Nat'l Counterterrorism directors @NicholasRasmu15 & @MatthewGOlsen send open letter urging action on ISIS detainees
"We've got to have some focused priorities & alHol is really critical" per @brett_mcgurk speaking at @BrookingsInst, adding SDF doesn't have the resources to deal with this "I hope the US steps up to this bcs it's very serious. It's central to our national security interests"
alHol "is a problem" per McGurk [alQaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-] Zarqawi was in a Jordan ian prison. He was in a US military prison facility. [ISIS leader Abu Bakr al] Baghdai was in a US military prison facility. We know what happens in these prisons"
"We have this camp in alHol in which truly the next generation, the current generation & the future generation of militants are there & it's getting very little attention" per @brett_mcgurk
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designated Hajji Taysir an ISIS senior leader who reports to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He is the "ISIS Wali of Iraq and former amir of improvised explosive devices, Hajji Taysir likely ordered IED attacks in the region."
"That mission alone is going to be extremely challenging" @brett_mcgurk says of dealing ISIS a lasting defeat "You have a camp like alHol with 70,000 people part of which is like Jihad-land" per @brett_mcgurk "We're putting very little resources into that"
Departure of @AmbJohnBolton from Trump administration, "I don't think it fundamentally changes that much," says former US anti-ISIS envoy @brett_mcgurk, adding even under ex Nat'l Security Adviser HR McMaster "the level of connection to the Oval Office was always questionable"
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There the @planetlabs image of the post-strike site at Qanus/Ganus island in Iraq, clearly showing the burning of bushes in the northern part after the strike, and old and new impact craters. Areas has been targeted before going by historical images
The death toll from the collapse of part of a walkway in Karbala rises to 31 dead and 96 wounded
Iraqi sources: 16 dead and dozens wounded in the collapse of part of a walkway during the anniversary of Ashura in Karbala
Part of walkway collapses during Ashoura commemorations injuring at least 50 people in Karbala – AP citing Iraqi security officials
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Video when @USAFCENT F15 and F35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Qanus island in Salahudin province of Iraq
An explosion at PMU warehouses in Anbar led to shells falling on neighboring villages
There are unconfirmed reports stating there is an explosion of weapons depot in Hit city of Anbar Province, Iraq, Some reports claims depot belongs to Hashd al Shabi while others claim that the cause of explosion is remnants of weapons and explosive devices buried on the strategic road between #Hit and Kubaisa and not related to any military base/depot.
Counter-Terrorism Forces in Iraq, in coordination with International Coalition Air Force, carry out aerial landing operations in Metaibijah and Salah al-Din desert areas, killing 15 ISIS militants, including suicide bombers, and arresting 9 others
According to local reports An electrical contact led to the burning of a weapons depot belonging to the Hashd al Ashari in Maamura area of Hit led to a number of explosions. Civil defence and security forces brought it under control. Iraq Anbar
Iraqi Army: ISIS operative killed during a raid on an organization's hideout in Nineveh province
Iraq: 15 militants were killed in a joint military operation with the International Coalition in Mtaibija and Salah al-Din
Deir ez-Zur Medical sources: 21 killed and 36 wounded as a result of airstrikes on alHashed and the Iranian militias locations in Al Bukamal last night, and Iranian militias seized all the blood bags from city's hospitals for the wounded
At least 18 fighters killed in the attack in Syria-Iraq border: Syria n Observatory
According to the mayor of the Iraqi town of Al-Qaim on the Syrian border: Iranian plans to establish a "land bridge" through Iraq to Iran's regional allies in Syria and Lebanon are "nearly complete."
Iraqi security sources: Explosions targeted areas in the capital Baghdad, resulting in a number of wounded
One Iranian border guard was killed and another injured in a attack on a border post in Marivan District in the western province of Kurdistan
In a rare move, the top admiral overseeing US Navy SEALs has relieved the top 3 senior leaders of SEAL Team 7 from their positions Friday "due to a loss of confidence that resulted from leadership failures" after subordinates were accused of misbehavior while deployed to Iraq
Reports that US convoy of 108 trucks loaded with military equipment coming from Jordan through the port of Trebil arrived Ayn al Assad airbase in Iraq/Anbar. Last May more than 60 US military vehicles had also arrived Ayn al Assad base using same route from Jordan
Report claims @FATIHYILDIZ_MFA has breached Iraqi sovereignty, acts against diplomatic protocols by visiting Iraqi markets and ask Iraqi merchants to import Turkish eggs and put pressure on Iraqi government to cancel the decision to import Turkish eggs
The Saudi Crown Prince and Iraqi Prime Minister stressed by telephone the importance of joint coordination to achieve stability in the oil markets
The PMU in Iraq decides to form an air force of the PMU