ISIS claims responsibility for killing of top Iraqi commander
[Rudaw] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group (ISIS) has grabbed credit for the killing of a top Iraqi army commander in Anbar province, west of Baghdad in an "ambush" late Tuesday.

In a statement published on ISIS' Telegram propaganda channel, the holy warrior group claimed its forces of Evil "killed General Brigadier Ahmed al-Lami, commander of 7th division of the 29th brigade of the Iraqi Army in an ambush in Anbar."

The statement also claimed that another officer was killed in the ambush which also injured an Iraqi soldier.

Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the Iraqi commander-in-chief released a statement early Wednesday confirming the death of the "brave commander."

According to Rasool, the ambush took place at the Shahid Mohammed al-Karwi checkpoint in the city of Hit, 180km northwest of Baghdad.

"We will pursue the murderous Moslems who carried out this treacherous and cowardly act, and the blood of our deaders will not be in vain," he added.

ISIS also grabbed credit for the murder of another Iraqi army commander on July 17.

The latest attack comes as Iraqi forces continue counter-terror operations against the group.

Iraqi security forces announced the next stage of the fourth phase of the "Heroes of Iraq" operation in Diyala province on Sunday. Previous phases covered areas in Anbar, Nineveh, Salahaddin, Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
and Samarra.

Posted by: trailing wife 2020-07-30