ISIS 'takes full control' of Iraq's largest oil refinery


Locutus
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Iraqi air strikes kill 19 in battle to reclaim largest oil refinery from ISIS as it's revealed 1,000 people - mostly civilians - have died during jihadi uprising


  • A total of at least 32 killed in strikes as government seeks to regain control of Baiji refinery and a strategic town
  • Sunni militants earlier claimed they had finally seized the key strategic oil after ten days of intense fighting
  • Insurgents overrun town and airport in Tal Afar, but Iraqi forces regain control of key border crossing with Syria
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hold talks with Kurdish leader to carve out plans for more inclusive government
  • But the ISIS uprising has boosted Kurdish ambitions of succeeding as a fully independent state in the north
  • Britons fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria so unfit they are used as little more than cannon fodder, says expert


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Iraqi air strikes kill 19 in battle to reclaim largest oil refinery from ISIS | Mail Online
 
EagleSmack
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Come one come all! There are about 15 Americans from the Gopher state fighting too.
 
WLDB
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Meh, just another day in Iraq.
 
gopher
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Quote:

jihadi uprising ... Sunni militants


sez it all ...

Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

Meh, just another day in Iraq.



... and as CONSERVATIVE Glenn Beck said, libruls were right about the affairs there all along ...
 
BaalsTears
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The Special Forces sent to Iraq by Obama won't make a real difference. They're targets for bounty. Obama will be forced to either withdraw them or commit additional forces. Obama will be humiliated. He has no strategy.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

sez it all ...


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You FAIL
 
Kreskin
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Having no strategy has always been the problem. With the exception of George Bush 1, who had a very clear objective.

What is the objective at this point, convert them to Christianity?
 
JLM
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The Kurds just might be the downfall of those A$$holes!
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

The Kurds just might be the downfall of those A$$holes!

If they chose to get involved. From what Ive read they are semi-autonomous already and their part of the country is by far the safest and most stable portion. Might be better to just guard wherever they want their border to be and let the south tear itself apart.

Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Obama will be forced to either withdraw them or commit additional forces. Obama will be humiliated. He has no strategy.

Is that a surprise? No US President has had a strategy on Iraq since Bush Sr.

Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

What is the objective at this point, convert them to Christianity?

ha, then they can split themselves down along Catholic and Protestant lines and resuming fighting each other.
 

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