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    Very important news from the Syrian front, the Kurdish-Arab group Syrian Democratic Forces has surrounded the town of Manbij, killed the ISIS emir of Manbij Osama al-Tunisi along with his family as they tried to escape, and in so doing has cut ISIS main route for getting supplies from the outside world (over the Turkish border).

    http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/arab-...onitor-1417614

    (map of Kurdish offensive; the little flag icons are villages they've captured over the last 24 hours)
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    Good news indeed
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    An RAF strike on an ISIS car bomb factory. Remember, the RAF alone is carrying out about 5 or 6 strikes like this every day



    Boom, headshot.
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    On the Iraqi front, the non-sectarian (joint Shi'a and Sunni) divisions of the Iraqi Army and elite Counter Terrorism Service have restarted their offensive to retake Fallujah (the last ISIS held city in the Iraqi Anbar province which is where ISIS really started and the Sunni population of which ISIS sought to appeal to most).

    They have captured all of the southern and eastern suburbs of the city and are now starting into the city centre; right now there is intense fighting as they push into the southern part of the city centre

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    Oh and another interesting report from the last 24 hours; the Iraqis have said the ISIS leader Baghdadi was injured in an airstrike.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mi...-idUSKCN0YW0QT

    It's unconfirmed at present. We do know that early last year the car he was travelling in was hit, the other three people in the car were killed and he suffered severe spinal injuries. He's been very low profile since then. I hope this latest strike chipped away even more at his physical strength, at this point he must have PTSD too from suffering the terrible injuries piled on top of paranoia that he will be taken out by a drone at any moment. Good.
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    Very important news from the Syrian front, the Kurdish-Arab group Syrian Democratic Forces has surrounded the town of Manbij, killed the ISIS emir of Manbij Osama al-Tunisi along with his family as they tried to escape, and in so doing has cut ISIS main route for getting supplies from the outside world (over the Turkish border).

    http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/arab-...onitor-1417614

    (map of Kurdish offensive; the little flag icons are villages they've captured over the last 24 hours)
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    Great news but can't understand why the fall of Manbij by YPG/YPJ and SDF does not receive any attention on BBC or ITV news unlike Fallujah and Ramadi did in Iraq?

    A lot of people don't know this has happened in Syria its a major turning point but why it's not on BBC or ITV news?
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    On the Iraqi front, the non-sectarian (joint Shi'a and Sunni) divisions of the Iraqi Army and elite Counter Terrorism Service have restarted their offensive to retake Fallujah (the last ISIS held city in the Iraqi Anbar province which is where ISIS really started and the Sunni population of which ISIS sought to appeal to most).

    They have captured all of the southern and eastern suburbs of the city and are now starting into the city centre; right now there is intense fighting as they push into the southern part of the city centre

    Lol, the "non-sectarian" divisions...
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    The Kurds are cool.
    I hope one day get their own country
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    (Original post by ODES_PDES)
    The Kurds are cool.
    I hope one day get their own country
    I am Turkish Kurd and i assure you the Kurds are not cool. Ok they are fighting off ISIS but they are just as bad, they bomb Turke weekly and have killed many civilians even though the current turkish government has done everything so that the kurds and turks can coexist.
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    They haven't quite cut the supply route from Turkey yet, as they can still use other roads and there is still a bit of a gap. But they're certainly heavily pressuring it like never before.

    A few more towns to go and the supply line will be cut (e.g. Jarabulus).
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    NOOOO!!! This shan't be the end of it... We shall fight back.
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    ... Is what ISIS is probably thinking.
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    Those Krds are so Islamophobic, what do they have against the cultural enrichment ISIS are spreading?
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    An RAF strike on an ISIS car bomb factory. Remember, the RAF alone is carrying out about 5 or 6 strikes like this every day



    Boom, headshot.
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    (Original post by AlifunArnab)
    Lol, the "non-sectarian" divisions...
    Not sure what you're lolling at. Perhaps you just don't know very much about this conflict, and aren't aware of the distinction between the Iraqi Army and the PMU
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    (Original post by RF_PineMarten)
    They haven't quite cut the supply route from Turkey yet, as they can still use other roads and there is still a bit of a gap. But they're certainly heavily pressuring it like never before.

    A few more towns to go and the supply line will be cut (e.g. Jarabulus).
    Holding Jarabulus is meaningless if there is no way to get to Raqqa from there.

    There is now only *one* road combination they can take to get from Jarabulus to Raqqa via around Al-Bab. That single road is sandwiched between the lines of the Kurds and the Syrian Army, and you can be sure that not having used it before, to move their supply operations to that route will be so conspicuous as to turn it into a turkey shoot for the drone operators
 
 
 
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