Friday, February 13, 2015

Al Assad.

This is coolbert:

Follow-up number one to that original blog entry, the Iraqi city of Al-Baghdadi now captured by ISIL combatants and a contingent of American Marines at the nearby air base of Al Assad in great danger.

This particular story I had might thought would be major but apparently NOT! The situation not so dire but undeniably potentially so!

"ISIS Captures Iraqi Town, Threatens Airbase Where U.S. Marines Are Training Iraqi Troops"

"Some early reports said ISIS had actually stormed and captured the air base, trapping the Marines inside, but fortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case.  This is not the first time ISIS has taken a swing at al-Assad; in January, NBC News reported senior defense officials saying the base received 'almost daily' pounding from Islamic State mortars, but the shelling had been 'completely ineffective.'”

Al-Baghdadi captured by ISIL after a prolonged siege but the airbase for the moment rather intact, all the Marines safe.

Indirect fire being received and has been for some time but described as INEFFECTIVE!

For now!


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