Inside the Fight against ISIS in Iraq

Inside the Fight against ISIS in Iraq

Inside the Fight against ISIS in Iraq

January 21, 2015 by Victor Soehngen

via Inside the Fight against ISIS in Iraq | FrontPage Magazine.


Kurdish Brigadier General Qadir points to a plume of smoke that emerged immediately following a US airstrike on an ISIS target. Kirkuk, Iraq (Victor Soehngen).

Amongst the wheat fields of Iraq’s Fertile Crescent, the battle for the nation’s future and the safety of the Kurdistan regional capital of Erbil, continues to rage.

In this sector of the 650-mile Kurdish front Against ISIS (or its Arabic acronym- DAESH, as it is referred to locally) the fight is close quarters, intimate, and fought between relatively small groups of men. The terrain is wide, open, and grassy with features Americans would associate more with the state of Nebraska than with Iraq.

Just a few days ago this area was completely under the control of DAESH militants. They had…

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