Saturday, September 20, 2014


This is coolbert:

ISIL on the move again. This occasion in a more covert manner. Attack in the Baghdad area.

Underground cells well established among the Sunni population of the city having made ready, the battle for the city [Baghdad] about to begin in earnest I fear.

1. "ISIS Carried Out A 'Complex And Penetrating Attack' In The Capital Of Iraq For The First Time"

"On September 18, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) launched a complex attack likely targeting the Adala Prison in Baghdad’s Kadhmiyah neighborhood in northern Baghdad. According to the Baghdad Operations Command, the attack was intended to break into the prison but was foiled."

2. "First Complex Attack by ISIS in Baghdad"

"While there have been plenty of low-level terror bombings in Baghdad in recent months, until Sept 18, the more complex, infantry-based combat had been limited to the north....But in the evening of the 18th, utilizing a combination of VBIEDs, suicide bombers, mortars, and, according to Shafaaq, RPGs, ISIS fighters struck in the Khadhmiya Neighborhood in northern Baghdad."

"Khadimiyah is a majority-Shi’a neighborhood, actually a Shi’a holy city subsumed by Baghdad. It is the site of a major Shi’a shrine, the Al Khadhimiya Mosque, which is was built over the tombs of two major Shi’a imams."

Those Shia militias will be hard pressed to stop the suicidal attacks of ISIL in and around the Baghdad area. Will further alienate and polarize the Iraqi populace, Sunni and Shia finding it impossible to work together against the common foe.


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