Anbar antics: 6 turbans toes up in 3 events, 4 ISF troops killed in ambush

Two Islamic State militants killed in gunfight with Iraqi forces in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces killed on Tuesday two Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
forces of Evil in the western province of Anbar, an Iraqi mayor said.

Shaker Mahmoud, the mayor of Anbar’s al-Ameriya district, told al-Ahd news website that an army force, backed by coppers and tribal fighters, clashed with two IS bully boys, who infiltrated into al-Abar city in western the district coming from neighboring Syria.

The two bad boyz were potted in the shootout, the mayor added.

Earlier in the day, an IS jacket wallah was killed while driving his cycle of violence in al-Qa’im district, west of Anbar.

ISIS claims killing of Iraqi Army soldiers north of Baghdad

[Rudaw] Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) killed three "terrorists" after a patrol with the 59th Brigade was ambushed in a town in southern Anbar on Tuesday morning, the Iraqi Security Media Cell has announced.

The Iraqi Army said it came under a surprise attack, near the town of Tarmiya, around 25 kilometers north of Baghdad. The Islamic State (ISIS) also claimed responsibility for the attack.

ISF stated it was conducting a patrol for "terrorist elements," when one of its vehicles was targeted by an improvised-bomb (IED). That led to an exchange of gunfire that killed four ISF members and maimed four others as the Iraqi forces received reinforcements.

ISF's media cell also reported that the Iraqi forces were from Anbar.

An ISIS propaganda group on Telegram claimed the attack, saying they led an ambush with a roadside kaboom and later used gunfire.

"All terrorist elements were killed," stated the ISF. It detailed that after the deaths of the "three terrorists" follow-up investigations will continue.

The town of Tarmiya in Anbar ‐ Iraq's largest province ‐ lies on the border with Baghdad province.

Remnants of the Lions of Islam are active in northern Iraq, particularly in disputed areas of Nineveh, Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Saladin, and Diyala provinces, but incidents of the group conducting attacks near the Iraqi capital are rare.

The group seems to be targeting mukhtars (local neighborhood or village chieftains) particularly in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the country's second-largest city.

To the east, the Lions of Islam have targeted civilians in a Ramadan bombing in Kirkuk city on Thursday night and burned thousands of dunams of crop fields in and around the disputed province throughout May.

Abdul-Mahdi told his National Security Council on Sunday that better cooperation is needed between Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in the disputed areas like Kirkuk. Poor relations between the government of former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki and provincial officials set the conditions for ISIS to control about a quarter of Iraq in 2014 as they threatened to overrun Iraq and Kurdistan Region's capitals.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-06-05