Wednesday, August 27, 2014


This is coolbert:

That siege of the Turkmen town of Amerli nearing a climax?

 Overland relief now a possible?

Shia militia and Iraqi national army [?] forces massing?

"Iraq forces mass in bid to break jihadist siege of Turkmen town"

"Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq was massing forces Wednesday for an operation to break a two-month jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli, amid growing fears for residents short of food and water."

"The imminent counter-offensive comes amid reports that US President Barack Obama is weighing a decision to authorise air strikes and aid drops in the area to assist around 12,000 residents trapped in the northern town."

"According to a civilian volunteer commander, thousands of Shiite militiamen from groups including Asaib Ahl al-Haq and the Badr Organisation are gathering in the Tuz Khurmatu area of Salaheddin province, just north of Amerli, in preparation for a battle to break the siege."

Overland relief the proven and historical method by which siege can be lifted.

These Turkmen in grave peril. And militia is the sole answer?


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