Kurds backed by US warplanes retake Iraq’s largest dam from I.S.

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Iraq's  largest dam ..the Mosul  Dam was seized by the Islamic  state of Iraq militants but now retaken  by the Kurds with the backing of US airstrikes
Iraq’s largest dam ..the Mosul Dam was seized on August 7 by the Islamic state of Iraq militants but now retaken by the Kurds with the backing of US airstrikes

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have retaken the country’s largest dam from jihadists, Kurdish officials said, as the United States and Britain step up their military involvement.

The recapture of Mosul dam marks the biggest prize yet clawed back from Islamic State (IS) jihadists since they launched a major offensive in northern Iraq in early June, sweeping Iraqi security forces aside.

IS militants, who have declared a “caliphate” straddling vast areas of Iraq and Syria, also came under air attack in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

US President Barack Obama told Congress that the “limited” airstrikes he has authorized on Iraq to retake its largest dam from militants protected US interests there.

The strikes have been conducted since Friday at the request of the Iraqi government, according to US National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.

Highlighting the stakes at hand, Obama said: “The failure of the Mosul dam could threaten the lives of large numbers of civilians, endanger US personnel and facilities, including the US Embassy in Baghdad, and prevent the Iraqi government from providing critical services to the Iraqi populace.”

– ‘Very extreme form of terrorism’ –

British Prime Minister David Cameron described the Islamic State fighters sweeping across Syria and Iraq as a direct threat to Britain, and said all available tools most be used to halt their advance.

Cameron, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, said that while it would not be right to send an army into Iraq, some degree of military involvement was justified due to the threat that an expanding “terrorist state” would pose to Europe and its allies.

His Defence Minister Michael Fallon, in comments published Monday, said Britain’s Iraq involvement now goes beyond a humanitarian mission and is set to last for months.

“We and other countries in Europe are determined to help the government of Iraq combat this new and very extreme form of terrorism,” he was quoted as saying.
The Times reported that six British Tornado jets and a spy plane had begun flying beyond the Kurdish region to provide information on jihadists’ movements that could be used in planning Iraqi military attacks in a “development that brings Britain closer to a direct combat role”.

Two months of violence have brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, and world powers relieved by the exit of divisive premier Nuri al-Maliki are sending aid to the hundreds of thousands who have fled their homes as well as arms to the Kurdish peshmerga forces.

Buoyed by the US air strikes. Kurdish forces are fighting to win back ground they had lost since the start of August, when the jihadists went back on the offensive north, east and west of the city of Mosul, capturing the dam on August 7.

– ‘Mosul dam is liberated completely’ –

“Mosul Dam was liberated completely,” Ali Awni, an official from Iraq’s main Kurdish party, told AFP, a statement also confirmed by another party official and a Kurdish security forces officer.

The breakthrough came after US warplanes and drones pummelled the militants fighting against the Kurdish advance on Saturday and again on Sunday.

The US Central Command reported that the military had carried out 14 air strikes Sunday near the dam, which, located on the Tigris river, provides electricity and irrigation water for farming to much of the region.

CENTCOM said the strikes destroyed 10 IS armed vehicles, seven IS Humvees, two armoured personnel carriers and one IS checkpoint.

In Syria’s Raqa province, the Syrian air force carried out 16 raids on the city of Raqa and several more on the town of Tabqa, killing at least 31 jihadists and eight civilians, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

“The regime wants to show the Americans that it is also capable of striking the IS,” said the Britain-based group’s director, Rami Abdel Rahman.

– Minorities targeted –

On another battlefront, security forces backed by Sunni Arab tribal militia made gains against the jihadists in Iraq’s Anbar province, west of the provincial capital Ramadi, police said.

Fighting was also taking place near the strategic Euphrates Valley town of Haditha, located near another important dam, police Staff Major General Ahmed Sadag said.

In the north, members of minority groups including the Yazidis, Christians, Shabak and Turkmen, remain under threat of kidnapping or death at the hands of the jihadists.

The jihadist’ storming of Sinjar on August 3 sent tens of thousands of civilians fleeing onto Mount Sinjar, prompting an international aid operation and helping to trigger the launch of US air strikes.

The Yazidis’ non-Muslim faith is anathema to the Sunni extremists of IS.

Human rights groups and residents say IS fighters have been demanding that religious minorities in the Mosul region either convert or leave, unleashing violent reprisals on any who refuse.

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47 responses to “Kurds backed by US warplanes retake Iraq’s largest dam from I.S.”

  1. MekensehParty Avatar
    MekensehParty

    You’d think you’d hear a thank you…
    Oh wait, the common belief is that the US created IS, that’s what that article on the internet says so it’s true.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Interesting ‘site’ … might as well add to the collection. 😉 The newest ’30 Years War’.
      http://www.meforum.org/4776/sherman-300000-and-the-caliphate-three-million

      “This new Thirty Years War has its origins in a demographic peak and an economic trough. There are nearly 30 million young men aged 15 to 24 in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran, a bulge generation produced by pre-modern fertility rates that prevailed a generation ago. But the region’s economies cannot support them. Syria does not have enough water to support an agricultural population, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of farmers into tent cities preceded its civil war. The West mistook the death spasms of a civilization for an “Arab Spring,” and its blunders channeled the youth bulge into a regional war.”

      1. MekensehParty Avatar
        MekensehParty

        Very interesting indeed, thanks for the link 5th.
        Many have predicted indeed that this big number of young people in the Arab world will fuel a war. Nothing beats mathematics, not even the heart.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Although I chat fairly consistently about ‘population VS food’ problems, and the 2.3 babies, it might seem to some I am against their religion.
          What I am against is the failure of the religion to address any reality.
          ( don’t wipe out the locusts … they are tasty if fried right … and will die off naturally when the wheat is all gone anyway.)

        2. $89733098 Avatar
          $89733098

          Many have predicted the yanks would ignite that fuel

          1. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            yes those are the losers who always evade their responsibility and blame everyone else for their own barbarism

          2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            The fuel won’t combust without ignition.

          3. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            It’s the good people we rely on to continually extinguish the flames that need support and recognition not the bazooka manufacturer.

          4. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            until one needs a bazooka (like to confront some threatening islamists in Arsal for instance)
            at which point it becomes a bazooka manufacturer’s ass licking competition

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            In the right conditions or the right state, all ‘fuels’ will self-ignite. A factual phenomena – explained by physics. Indeed, even though rare, some human bodies have as well, even if largely made with water.
            Ignition may be only a small push in the ‘right’ direction. 😉

          6. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Your right, if I keep reading some of these posts that phenomenon will continue.

    2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
      Maborlz Ez-Hari

      Looks like there are sheep in both paddocks, can’t a few jump the fence?

    3. $89733098 Avatar
      $89733098

      Thank you for what exactly? Years of propping up dictators? Invasions into Arab lands? Arming Iran, iraq, Israel, Egypt etc? What exactly do you want thanks for? Destroying numerous innocent lives for your military and petro dollars? Go fuck yourself! how’s that for a thank you?

      1. MekensehParty Avatar
        MekensehParty

        Go nuts looser
        You can’t stand it that we’re coming for you Caliph – correction – you can’t stand it that we’re sending the Iraqis against your Caliph.

        1. $89733098 Avatar
          $89733098

          That’s it “Hun” u got me. How smart of u “Hun”.

          1. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            See even Farq is thanking me…

          2. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Lol just proves what a loser u r if farqed the gutless wonder is thanking u

          3. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Yeah Yeah, gutless. We both know who is the gutless one, don’t we rat.

          4. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Yes we do ya ibn kalb

          5. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            For a whore who spends most of IT’S time on all fours, it’s amazing how you have time to jump on line so much. I guess practice makes perfect ya shamoota. A bit like your mum was, hey.

          6. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Unlike ur mum who was on her back 24/7 pleasing hezbsatan. The slut had every dog and his owner go through ya ibn sharmouta

          7. Did you read other posts about Mutah?:)))
            They are really amazing!:)))

          8. Shiism related to Zionism, was created by a Zionist?

            The Dajjal, the Shia “Mahdi” & the masonic nature of the Safawi-Rafidi Republic.

            Shia Mahdi = Zionist Mashiach = Dajjal = Anti-Christ
            Shiism = Zionism
            Shiism Founder = Jew named “Abdullah Ibn Saba”
            Shia Ayatullahs = Crypto Jews
            Shia Teachings = Zionist Talmudic
            Iran = Masonic/Dajjal State
            Shia Mahdi/Dajjal/Zionists Mashiach will come from Isfahan, Iran
            Shia Mahdi = NWO King

            Check the Saba’ite-Jewish-masonic reality of this “Imam Al-Zaman” Rafidi-Safawi state.

            The PARLIAMENT of the non-Islamic, pagan-Rafidi regime:

            The amount of windows (big and small) is 33 on the Iranian Parliament… a holy number for freemasons.. and the whole building looks like a pyramid…another holy site for freemasons. Why does a “religious”, Shi’ite leadership use such an obvious masonic design for their “Imam Al-Zaman” state?

            Masonic obelisks all over the Rafidi-Shi’ite “Imam Al-Zaman” (in fact Dajjaal) state.
            Rafidi-state company symbols (insurances, Banks etc.)
            Masonic symbols everywhere in the Satanic Republic of Iran.
            “All seeing eye”, everywhere!
            And of course masonic pyramids wherever go, even on top of “Mosques”!
            Bank (most STATE owned Banks are PURELY based on Riba).

            There is a saying that “The enemies of Islam never change, but they come wearing different cloaks.”

            Israel carry the banner of Zionism, claiming to be Jews, and they massacre Ahlus Sunnah. Iran carry the banner of Shi’ism, claiming to be Muslims, and they too massacre Ahlus Sunnah.
            Each carry the banner of two different ideologies, both claiming to represent two different religions, but in their actions we see that they are in fact the same.

            Shiaism is mixture of Judaism, Christianity & Zoroastrianism.

            Shia Ayatollahs are Zionist creation. They are picked by them to lead Shia Maraji’s.
            Self appointed Grand rabbi Kamal al-Haydari and son of Grand rabbi Ayatullah Abul Qasim al-Khoei leaked top secrets about shiaism and marji`iyya system which has been kept hidden from common shias for ages. They both admitted that top ranking shia religious authorities (maraji’) are chosen by zionist americans and british.
            Kamal al-Haydari even admits that jews, majos and christians were the ones who founded the religion of shiaism.

            70,000 Persian Jews from Isfahan will follow the Dajjal.
            Indeed, the founder of Shi’ism was the Jewish Abdullah ibn Saba and the so-called “savior” of the Shia will be the Jewish Dajjal. Of course, we don’t know this for certain and it is only a theory, but the evidence suggests that it is a highly likely scenario.

            Jewish Law
            The “Qaem” or Imam Mahdi of the Shia will rule according to the Laws of David and the family of David, according to the Shia Hadith in Al-Kafi, the most reliable of the four books of Shia Hadith. All of the following Shia Hadith come from the same section in Al-Kafi reported by Al-Kulyani, located in Al-Kafi (Volume No.1, p.387-398):

            1. Shia’s Imam Mahdi will rule according to the laws of the family line of prophet David, using the Talmud.
            2. Shia’s Imam Mahdi will use Hebrew language in his prayers.
            3. Jews will be among the followers of Shia’s Imam Mahdi (Mehdi).
            4. Shia’s Imam Mahdi learns from the Talmud which is contained in the “Jafr.”
            Some of the Jews are expecting two Messiahs for them in the End Times. They refer to first Messiah as Son of Joseph and the second Messiah as Son of David.

            Christians are expecting 2 Witnesses in the End Times. They tend to expect one of the witnesses will be Elijah.

            The first Dajjal Messiah, in the End Times, will probably falsely claim to be Son of Joseph of the Jews and Elijah of the Christians. He may claim to also be paving the way for Shia’s Mahdi, if no Shia person emerges. However, it is more likely that a Shia person (such as President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejjad) will emerge and claim to be paving the way for the Mahdi. The Shia have many narrations about individuals whom they expect to appear and pave the way for Shia’s Mahdi. Most likely, there will NOT be anyone in the beginning of the End Times who will claim to be Shia’s Imam Mahdi, but only claim to be paving the way for Shia’s Imam Mahdi.

            The last Dajjal may also claim to be Shia’s Imam Mahdi.

            The Sunnis’ Mahdi, who is the real Mahdi for all Muslims, will only identify himself as a Muslim, not a Sunni and not a Shia. Many of the Shia will hopefully accept the Sunnis’ Mahdi. However, it is possible that some of the wicked individuals among Shia may practice Taqiya and accept Sunnis’ Mahdi only outwardly temporarily, while rejecting him in their hearts. When the last Dajjal (Anti-Christ) appears, the wicked Shia may follow of the Dajjal.

            This evidence leads us to believe that the evil founders of Shiism, mostly Jews who pretended to convert to Islam outwardly while remaining Jews in their hearts, have purposefully portrayed, in their books, Imam Mahdi as someone similar in many ways to the last False Mashiach (Messiah) of the Children of Israel, son of David, in order to:

            (a) motivate the Shia to reject the real Mahdi when he appears because he is a Sunni Muslim and does not fit into their expectations, and

            (b) deceive the Shia into following the False Messiah of the Children of Israel, thinking that he is the Mahdi.

            According to Shia’s books, the Shia’s Imam Mahdi will be someone who rules based on the Laws of David. He will rely on scriptures, other than the Quran. So, Shia’s Mahdi fits the characteristics of the Dajjal/False Masiach.

            Shiaism is a deviated cult founded by the jew Abdullah ibn Sabah and oriented by talmudic teachings and zoroastrianism(or magianism) principles.

            These are the unique similarities:
            The Shii qoutes are in bold whereas the similar Jewish qoutes are in italics.
            Mohammed bin Al-hassan Toosi reports on the authority of Ishhaq bin Ammar, that Abu Abdullah said “The wealth, the property and everything which belongs to a Sunni is actually yours (is legal for you)” (Tahzib-ul Ahkam, Vol. 2 Kitabul Makasib, p. 116, published in Iran) above in this Shi’ites book it states that all Shi’ites can steal from any Sunni Muslim and that there is nothing wrong with that.
            Let us now look at what Jews have to say with regards to non-jewish(gentile) properties
            O.K. to Cheat Non-Jews, Sanhedrin 57a . A Jew need not pay a Gentile (“Cuthean”) the wages owed him for work
            Jews May Steal from Non-Jews, Baba Mezia 24a . If a Jew finds an object lost by a Gentile (“heathen”) it does not have to be returned. (Affirmed also in Baba Kamma 113b).
            Sanhedrin 76a . God will not spare a Jew who “marries his daughter to an old man or takes a wife for his infant son or returns a lost son.

            They try to completely reject the existence of a personality called ‘Abdullah Ibn Saba’ the Yemenite Jew, the founder of Shiism.

            Shia Ayatullat: We are Zionist, Masonic Bastards and our followers are Kuffar!
            Rafidi ayatullat Ja’far Ibrahimi admits that he and his ayatullat crew are Zionist, Masonic Bastards who preach to their shias the importance of facing graves and pray two Rakats upon visitation (Ziyara). He also admits that facing graves and praying is Kufr thereby makes takfir of all shias who do this act near the graves of their infallibles.

            The ornate tomb of Daniel in Susa, 450 miles (750 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, is cited by Iranians as an example of the historic bonds of Jews and Muslims in the country. The site is popular among both Muslims [in fact Rafidite Shi’ite heretics] and Jews, and some of the pious credit their prayers at the site for healing sick relatives or bringing rain for crops. Hundreds visit ever day, including high school students on field trips from around the country. The grave is in an underground crypt that is usually open only to Jews…while both they and Muslims can visit an above-ground shrine over it, dazzling with mirrored tiles. In a sign of respect to the Jewish community, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered an inscription put on the grave reading, “This is the shining tomb of the sagacious prophet Daniel, who directed believers while tolerating difficulties for the sake of God.”

            The Rafidi (twelver Shia) sect has it’s own interpretation of this PAGAN, WATHANI (polytheistic) symbol. They take it as a symbol for the chopped hands of Abal-Fadhl Al-Abbas (rahimahullah) the half-brother of Al-Hussein whose hands had been cut off at the battle of Karbala. This pagan-Jewish symbol can be found in SHI’ITE religious centres, festivals etc. all over the world:

            “Ayatollah” Al-Khoie centre in New York/Brooklyn proudly declaring their Saba’ite origin:

            And since Shi’ism is of Jewish origin, there is no wonder that this Jewish symbol is an ESSENTIAL RELIGIOUS symbol of Shi’ism, to such an extent that the following unbelievable news, is sadly true:

            ^ Hand of “Abal-Fadhl”, commonly hold up in pagan-rafidite self-flagellation ceremonies (in Ashura). The same thing can be found among Jews in the “Hamsa/Khamsa” with the All Seeing Eye in the middle.

            Its nothing but superstition and according to Islam a form of heresy, for the believe in amulettes was condemned by the noble Apostle of Allah peace be upon him. This symbol can also be seen among many north-africans (Tunisia, Marocco etc.), yet unlike the Rafidah Imamite Shia sect it is not considered part of their religious belief, in fact the Muslim scholars warn against it, and the simply reason why this can be found in some Sunni nations, is because the Rafidite-SHIA Fatimids used to control north Africa for a period of time. As for the Imamite Rafidah and their scholars, then of course this Jewish symbol is an ESSENTIAL part of their cult and ceremonies.

            One wonder, why they both are hidden allies and open enemies?

          9. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Although your full of shit, at least you know how to copy and paste.

          10. No one can surpass you dear SHIT!:)))
            Hope you enjoyed each word!:)))
            Please there is lot more to the lovely Zionist cult!:)))
            Thanks for acknowledging each word, they can’t be denied as they came from the Infallible Ayatullahs and highly revered Shia books!:)))

          11. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Well seeing though you enjoy truth about religion, let us expose some good old Sunni Fatwa’s issued of late.
            1. Jihad El Nikah which is Sunni woman being sold by their family’s for the pleasure of rebels fighting. A fatwa issued by a Sunni Cleric.
            2. Jihad el weda3, which is giving permission for a male to sleep with his wife up to 6 hours after her passing. A fatwa issued by a Sunni cleric.
            3. Any Rebel fighter can put his hand on the head of a man, woman or child (the enemy) and say Allah Akbar 3 time then he is permitted to sleep with them. A fatwa issued by a Sunni cleric.
            4. During war, males are permitted to sleep with males. A fatwa issued by a Sunni cleric.
            5. The circumcision of all females between the ages of 11 and 49 to enjoy females don’t stray. A fatwa issued by a Sunni Cleric.
            6. A promise of 72 virgins in heaven for all rebel fighters. A fatwa issued by a Sunni cleric.
            7. Making all suicide attackers sign a contract which apparently ensures them a place in heaven once they have blown themselves up and taking innocent lives.. A fatwa issued by a Sunni cleric.

            I have plenty more if you like, however I think the few above highlights the extent of the sickness in the Sunni religion.
            Furthermore, these have not been copied and pasted.
            The above is live footage that has been leaked. And is also witnesses who have come out and spoken of this sickness in this great religion.

          12. Lol….seems that Sunni Cleric is YOU….who can be a better source than YOU.:))) Keep up the good work….Sunni Cleric!:))) Leaked by who, YOU?:))) You really are bright like a light bulb!:)))
            Btw, you said you weren’t a Shiite?:))) It seem’s you must be very ashamed of calling yourself a Shiite or Alawite.:)))
            Ouch…did it hurt dear Shiite/Alawite?:)))

          13. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Now that’s a good come back. Nothing to say my Sunni friend. Well at least you have these fatwa’s to fall back on. -:))))

          14. Fatwa’s from You….sure…dear Shiite/Alawite!:))) How can one dispute Fatwa’s from such an esteemed Sunni Cleric like YOU?:)))

          15. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Look who’s talking about shite the shite himself

          16. Lol….ouch…didn’t know he was SHIIITTT…sorry.:)))

          17. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            The shite dog will deny it till his sharmouta mum is blue but it is.

          18. Barabie, you need to change your approach while you are replying. Use patience, guile, humor, and abstain from name calling. Grind and munch them if they use it first. Expose them and be relentless. You don’t need to lower yourself as you have more class. Ignore the posts which don’t deserve a reply. Don’t take it to heart, laugh it out at their expense, and have fun.

          19. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Good point. Will try in future. Xx

          20. 🙂

          21. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Barabie is very good at munching. Iv’e been told she can also suck a golf ball through a 20 meter garden hose. Keep being nice to IT, you might get lucky with IT.

          22. Why you pay attention or show importance to such people who flip flop and don’t deserve return replies in most cases?

          23. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            THIS IS MAKING UP??
            Listen, everybody better start taking shots at the Young KIM IL DONG. He’s gotten lonely, and is threatening South Korea again. Somebody, please, talk about Kimmy for a change. No-one even mentions his Basketball girls.

          24. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Ummm hello! That was before making up. Get with the times old man. :p

          25. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Oh. I was nodding … sorry ..

          26. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Loooooooool, not that there’s anything wrong with it, However I’m not a Shiite.

          27. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Your halfway there, keep looking further you may realize the secret origins of another sect.

          28. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            Even though we have had our differences Mek, I love how you are tearing this bitch a new asshole.

          29. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            No one is more a bitch than ur dad

      2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
        Maborlz Ez-Hari

        They’re welcome to more of your thankyou’s.

  2. $89733098 Avatar
    $89733098

    “endanger US personnel and facilities, including the US Embassy in Baghdad,”

    There’s the reason you attacked IS, stop pretending you did it for any other reason you self centered ignoramus.

  3. ISIS plans to destroy the dam and flood all Iraqi Shia land which is in the south lowlands.

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