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  1. veeteetee

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    Saattavat halutakin, mistä sen tietää, mutta uutinen AMV-ostoksista on TÄYDELLINEN UUTISANKKA; Irakiin ei saa vientilupaa, eikä kukaan ole edes yrittänyt ottaa yhteyttä Suomeen asiassa.
     
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    Sardaukar Ylipäällikkö Lahjoittaja

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    Olihan tuossa mukana vielä ilmeisesti Saddamin masinoima murhasuunnitelma Bush Sr:ia vastaan...joten on vaikea olla ajattelematta, että 2003 invaasiossa oli mukana myös hieman henkilökohtaista kaunaa.
     
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    Entäs Etelä-Afrikan Badgerit? Heltiäiskö niille vientilupa?

    http://www.military-today.com/apc/badger.htm
     
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    Military reinforcements in western Mosul as PMU prepare fresh operations.

    by Mohamed Mostafa

    Jan 12, 2017, 10:20 am

    Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Large troop reinforcements arrived on early Thursday in western Mosul preparing for a new phase of operations by pro-Iraqi government militias against Islamic State militants.

    A statement by the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said the reinforcements arrived late Wednesday preparing for the “sixth phase” of operations in western Mosul.

    Last November, al-Hashd al-Shaabi ended a fifth phase of their operations by retaking a military airbase and besieging the strategic IS stronghold town of Tal Afar. But news concerning the militias’ intention to invade the town were conflicting. Fears have been voiced by regional Sunni powers, such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, that the involvement of the Shia-predominated al-Hashd in Tal Afar’s liberation could result into sectarian consequences with the Sunni residents of the town.

    Since operations to retake Mosul launched in October, Iraqi forces, backed by an aerial cover from a US-led military coalition, have become in control over nearly 50 out of 84 districts in eastern Mosul, and commanders declared earlier this week they had reached the eastern bank of the Tigris River, which bisects the city. IS still maintains strongholds in the west.

    Iraqi military media have put the number of IS militants killed since the launch of operations in October at at least 1757.

    The conflict in Mosul has forced more than 173.000 civilians to flee homes in the city.

    http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/m...n-western-mosul-pmu-prepare-fresh-operations/
     
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    Iraqi special forces have stormed the Mosul University complex in the city's north-east and pushed forward to reach another bridge across the Tigris river, beating Islamic State (IS) militants further back, the military says.


    Key points:
    •Special forces say university is most important Islamic State base in the east
    •Witnesses reported bulldozers smashing through a campus wall with rocket launchers
    •Western Mosul assault is expected to restart after the eastern bank is secured

    The militants were fighting back at the university, which they seized when they took over the city in 2014, and there were heavy clashes inside the campus, witnesses said.

    Iraqi forces have recaptured most districts in eastern Mosul in nearly three months of a US-backed offensive.

    Senior Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) officer Sami al-Aridhi said the university was the most important IS base in the eastern half of the city.

    Iraqi forces aim to take full control of the eastern bank of the Tigris river, which bisects Mosul from north to south, before they can launch attacks on the west, which IS still fully holds.

    Driving the ultra-hardline group out of its Mosul stronghold will probably spell the end for the Iraqi side of its self-styled caliphate that stretches across areas of Iraq and Syria.


    "The operation today which took the terrorist elements by surprise was the storming of the University of Mosul," Mr al-Aridhi said.

    He said the CTS had taken over a hill overlooking parts of the campus, including the technical college.

    "Forces are heading into the depths of the university," he said.

    Earlier in the day, bulldozers smashed through a wall surrounding the campus and dozens of CTS troops sprinted through carrying rocket-propelled grenade launchers, according to witnesses.

    West Mosul assaults to begin after east bank secured

    An Iraqi officer said army units backed by air strikes had also taken control of the Hadba district, north of the university, and would aid the assault on the complex.

    The recapture of the university would be an important gain because it would enable further advances as it overlooks areas closer to the river, another commander said this week.

    In a separate advance further south in the city, other elite CTS units reached the second bridge, also called Freedom Bridge, one of five across the Tigris, a military statement reported by state TV said.

    Iraqi forces have now reached Mosul's two southern-most bridges, having battled their way to the fourth bridge several days ago.

    Assaults on the western half of Mosul are expected to begin once Iraqi forces have secured the east bank.

    All the bridges have been hit by US coalition air strikes in an effort to hamper IS militants' movement across the city.

    US and Iraqi military officials say IS has caused further damage to at least two of them to try to hamper any Iraqi advance across the river.

    The US-backed campaign to drive IS out of Mosul, involving a 100,000-strong force of Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, began in October.

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-...idge-and-storm-university/8181930?pfmredir=sm

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-18/reclaiming-mosul---photo-gallery/7941190
     
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    Isis valmisti kemiallisia aseita Mosulin yliopistolla – nyt Irakin erikoisjoukot valtaavat laboratorioita
    http://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000005045598.html
     
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    Useita kymmeniä siviilejä oli lähdössä karkuun kylästä. Terroristit käskivät siviilejä pysähtymään.

    Kun nämä kieltäytyivät, terroristit suuntasivat konekiväärin kohti siviilejä viereisen rakennuksen kolmannen kerroksen ikkunasta ja valmistautuivat ampumaan.

    SAS:n ryhmä päätti, että heidän on puututtava tilanteeseen pelastaakseen siviilit.

    Tarkka-ampujalla oli L115A-kivääri, jossa oli .338 Lapua Magnum patruunoita. Aseessa oli äänenvaimennin, jotta ryhmän sijainti ei olisi paljastunut. Ampumaetäisyyttä ei ole kerrottu.

    Luoti osui konekiväärin ampujaa päähän tappaen tämän välittömästi. Pään läpäissyt luoti osui toista terroristia rintaan, myös hän kuoli välittömästi.

    Luoti kimposi seinästä osuen kolmannen kaulaan. Hän kuoli myöhemmin verenhukkaan. Kaikki kolme olivat samassa huoneessa.

    http://www.iltalehti.fi/ulkomaat/201701232200058184_ul.shtml

    Lapuan .338 Magnum-patruunalla on tehty pisimmältä matkalta ammuttu tarkka-ampujatappo sotilaskäytössä.

    Kersantti Craig Harrison ampui vuonna 2009 kaksi taliban-liikkeen jäsentä. Hänellä oli käytössään L115A3-kivääri ja Lapuan patruunat.

    GPS-mittauksen mukaan laukaukset ammuttiin 2 474 metrin etäisyydeltä.


     
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    En tiedä tästä nimenomaisesta tapahtumasta, mutta jostain syystä tasaisin väliajoin tulee Brittiarmeijalta uusi uskomaton sankaritarina. Pysyypä ainakin kotikentän mieliala ylhäällä. Outoa sinänsä, että muiden armejoiden sotilaat eivät yllä vastaanvanlaisiin suorituksiin/otsikoihin.
     
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    Varsinkin noita erikoisjoukkojen sankaritekoja usein "vuotaa" julkisuuteen, vaikka virallisesti briteissä on sellainen politiikka ettei erikoisjoukkojen tekemisiä kommentoida hallinnon puolesta millään tavoin - varsinkaan silloin kun tulee turpaan, vaika enpä väitä että SAS saisi usein turpiinsa. Uskoisin että nuo SAS:aa koskevat jutut keräävät ihan kiitettävästi klikkauksia brittiläisillä uutissivustoilla ja miksei muuallakin, onhan tuo SAS aika tunnettu yksikkö maailmanlaajuisestikin.
     
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    Et ole sitten tietoinen hauskasta vittuilusta: "Who Cares Who Wins: Final Cash-in, foreword by Sir Peter de la la Billionaire" ;) "Written by Sandy McGrab" :D

    Tosin tykkään Andy McNabin tyylistä ja itseironiasta. Ehken hieman parempi kirjoittaja etenkin fiktion tasalla kuin Chris Ryan. Tai parempi haamukirjoittaja. Ja muutenkin mukava jätkä, olen tavannut. Andy McNab on Steven Billy Mitchell. Chris Ryan on Colin Amstrong.

    Alkaa tuntua, että olen tavannut melko jokaisen ns. "controversial"-tyypin joka on nostettu esiin tällä foorumilla.

    Edit: Mutta epäilemättä eliittisotilaita sovimmasta päästä.
     
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    Ranskalaisten erikoisjoukkojen mukana Mosulin tienoilla.

     
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    ISIL on Run in Eastern Mosul, Pentagon Spokesman Says

    By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity




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    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017 — Iraqi security forces are finishing clearing operations in eastern Mosul while Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters have ceased fighting and are on the run, Pentagon Press Operations Director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said today.

    Speaking with reporters, Davis said ISIL fighters are moving to Mosul’s north bank of the Tigris River to cross the waterway by boat to reach western Mosul.

    “I can tell you it’s a great day not to be a member of the ISIL navy,” the spokesman said. “We destroyed another 10 boats on the Tigris River today for 143 boats total. Our message to ISIL is: ‘We will not allow you to get away to the other side of the river and set up shop there.’”

    Operation Desert Leopard

    Another significant Iraqi security force operation underway in the region is Operation Desert Leopard, Davis said, where the Iraqis are working very methodically by starting in Ramadi and going up the Euphrates River Valley to Haditha, while clearing the area.

    https://www.defense.gov/News/Articl...-run-in-eastern-mosul-pentagon-spokesman-says
     
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    Trumpin ihmeellinen ja äkillinen takinkäännös Irania vastaan luulisi vaikuttavan myös Irakiin. Eikös Iran ollut yksi toimija liittoumassa.Shiataistelijat olivat Iranin komentajan alaisuudessakin. Joten jos Trump tekee Iranista taas vihollista, niin mitä tapahtuu Irakissa?
     
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    ISIL taistelijat motissa Länsi-Mosulissa USA:n puolustusministeriön mukaan.

    ISIL Fighters Trapped in Western Mosul, Pentagon Spokesman Says
    By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2017 — As Iraqi security forces continue the push to liberate Mosul, terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant find themselves trapped in the city's west, a Pentagon spokesman said today.


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    As seen through a night vision device, Air Force Tech Sgt. Brady Mueller guards the perimeter of a C-130H Hercules aircraft in Iraq, Dec. 15, 2016. Muller is a security team member assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan
    "At this point, ISIL fighters are stuck in Mosul," the Defense Department's director of press operations, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, told reporters.

    With Iraqi forces closing in and bridge access to eastern Mosul severed, the terrorists in the western quadrant are unable to resupply and reinforce, he said.

    "The fighters who remain in west Mosul face a choice between surrendering or annihilation, as there's not a place to retreat," Davis said.

    It is nearly impossible to cross the Tigris River, which separates east and west Mosul, since access to the five bridges that spanned the river is closed off, Davis pointed out.

    "Without the ability to resupply or reinforce, [ISIL] is in a situation there where their loss is certain," Davis said.

    The coalition continues its strikes in support of the shift to western Mosul operations, he said, noting since the push for Mosul began in mid-October, the coalition has conducted 10,850 strikes in support of operations to liberate the city.

    "We know going into western Mosul that they are more dug in there; they have had more time to place encampments and firing positions [and] fighting positions," Davis said, adding ISIL used its best fighters in eastern Mosul.

    The strikes, he said, have destroyed vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, buildings and facilities, tunnels, boats, barges, vehicles, bunkers, anti-aircraft artillery, and artillery mortar systems.

    Eastern Mosul Update

    Iraqi security forces are back clearing eastern Mosul, Davis said, pointing out they have disrupted raids, uncovered sleeper cells, and found terrorists in "spider holes."

    In addition, approximately once a day, Iraqi security forces are encountering small unmanned aerial vehicles that are dropping hand grenades, he said.

    Davis pointed out tests have confirmed the presence of the skin irritant sulfur mustard from samples recovered from Mosul University, a central location in ISIL's chemical weapons program.

    ISIL is surrounded in the Syrian city of Al Abab on multiple axes, Davis said.

    "We continue to conduct strikes, in fact there were just some strikes earlier today in Al Bab by the United States and the coalition in support of the Turkish operations," he said.

    Meanwhile, the fight to liberate the key city of Raqqa continues and a third axes, an eastern axis, kicked off in the last day, Davis said. The new axis adds to the northwest and northeast efforts where isolation is either in progress or complete.

    The coalition has conducted bridge strikes south of Raqqa along the Euphrates to restrict ISIL's ability to move fighters and equipment, he said.

    "It further isolates [ISIL] fighters so that they'll have to take their chances with either fighting or dying or surrendering to the SDF or using what narrow window they have of escape they have right now, which is really only in this direction [to the southeast], toward Deir ez-Zur," he said.

    In addition, the Syrian Democratic Forces have cleared an additional 48 square kilometers along two axes Feb. 6.

    The coalition is taking steps to further limit ISIL's ability to maneuver across Syria, and will continue to degrade, dismantle and militarily defeat the terrorists, Davis said.

    The coalition has delivered 2,310 munitions since Nov. 5 in support of the SDF, he said.

    "In the past 24 hours, we conducted an additional six strikes with a total of eight engagements using 18 munitions in support of SDF operations to isolate Raqqa," he said.

    https://www.defense.gov/News/Articl...ul-pentagon-spokesman-says?source=GovDelivery
     
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    Ei käy kateeksi tavallista tallaajaa Irakissa. Parhaimmat tulevaisuuden toivot kuolevat jonkinlaisen järjestyksen puolesta Mosulissa ja saavat palkaksi omien selkäänpuukotuksen. Tuon kuolleen kapteenin olen nähnyt muidenkin medioiden katsauksissa - RIP.
     
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    ISIS:n päämaja saa videolla täysosuman, brittihävittäjät kylvivät tuhoa
    Arno Rydman
    13 tuntia ja 16 minuuttia sitten
    Britannian ilmavoimien Typhoon-hävittäjät tuhosivat Isisin päämajan Irakin Mosulissa tarkkailuoperaation päätteeksi.

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      Täsmäpommit tuhosivat Isisin päämajan Mosulissa.

      (Ministry of Defence/YouTube)
    Brittihävittäjät laukaisivat kaksi laserohjattua Paveway IV -pommia, jotka tuhosivat Luoteis-Mosulissa sijaitsevan jihadistien päämajan kokonaan.

    Britannian ilmavoimat julkaisi videon ilmaiskusta.



    Mosulin takaisinvaltausoperaatio alkoi viime lokakuun puolivälissä. Irakin hallituksen joukot ovat vallanneet Itä-Mosulin kokonaan takaisin Isisiltä.

    Seuraavaksi kansainvälisen koalition tukemien irakilaisjoukkojen pitää vallata Mosulin länsipuoli.

    Mosul on viimeinen suuri kaupunki, jota Isis pitää Irakissa hallussaan.

    Isisiä ajetaan ahtaalle myös Syyriassa. kansainvälisen koalition tukemat Syyrian kurdijoukot ovat avainroolissa Isisin pääkaupungikseen julistaman Rakkan kaupungin ja maakunnan vapautusoperaatiossa. Operaatio alkoi marraskuun alussa.

    http://www.verkkouutiset.fi/ulkomaat/ISIS paamaja tasmaisku-61667
     
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    Hyvä juttu A-10 Groupista:

    Incirlik Airmen Feel Sense of Accomplishment in Counter-ISIS Battle
    By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity

    INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey, Feb. 17, 2017 — Airmen at this crucial base in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are feeling a sense of accomplishment after Iraqi ground forces cleared eastern Mosul of the enemy, Air Force Col. David Trucksa, commander of the 447th Air Expeditionary Group, said here.

    The group provides air support for Iraqi forces battling ISIS and for Syrian forces confronting the group around Raqqa. “At the height of the East Mosul operation, we were dropping a bomb on an ISIS target every eight minutes, 24 hours a day,” Trucksa said in an interview.


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    An Air Force airman, assigned to the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares the tail section of a GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition bomb at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Oct. 29, 2016. The bombs built and delivered by the airmen are primarily used by the A-10 Thunderbolt II, an aircraft designed for close air support of ground forces. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh
    The colonel spoke to the press today during a visit by Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Base Plays Key Role in Counter-ISIS Campaign

    A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft supported by tankers and intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance assets from the base are a key part of the success of the campaign.

    It has been a challenge. Last year, the threat of possible terror attacks against the base meant family members were evacuated. In July, the coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shuttered the base and stopped operations for a short while.

    After a period of uncertainty, operations again ramped up and A-10s, supported by KC-135 tankers and ISR assets, took the fight to the enemy.

    And then in October the Iraqi offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIS ratcheted up the tempo.

    The Air Force deployment schedule causes its own churn. There are only four people on operations that were here in December, Trucksa said.

    Well-Trained Units

    Yet the training that squadrons receive before coming to Incirlik prepares them well, the colonel said. “We had back-to-back A-10 [deployments] from the Air National Guard, and now have an active duty squadron from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona,” he said. “They arrived just over a month ago, so they have been getting their spin up, getting used to flying here.”

    The obvious difference between Guard and active units is the experience levels. Guard units typically have much more experience flying the aircraft -- thousands of hours versus hundreds. In the current fighter squadron only four of their pilots had ever deployed before, so this operation is their first combat time.

    “It’s a testament to the training process eight to ten months prior … to get ready for this, so Day 1, they roll in ready to do the mission,” Trucksa said.

    And the deployments are demanding. “In my previous experience, you could go weeks before you actually employ weapons,” the colonel said. “These guys, the first time across the line, they are actually employing weapons and doing it well.”

    There is also churn on the tanker side as well. The tankers are centered around a unit from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, but it is scheduled to finish in a couple of weeks and a new unit is coming in, Trucksa said. Again, he added, training and the deliberate deployment process will mean they are ready to do their jobs on arrival.

    ‘We Are Doing More’

    As all these changes occur, the mission grows. “We are doing more,” he said. The operation to liberate Mosul began in October and took 100 days to liberate the eastern half of the second-largest city in Iraq.

    “January was the highest number of weapons released in Operation Inherent Resolve since the beginning,” he said. He noted that airmen dropped 227 bombs on ISIS targets just during President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on January 20.

    Even with all the changes and the uncertainty caused by the attempted coup, morale on base remains high. The airmen had a real uplift at Christmas when Americans sent care packages to airmen on the base. “I think our postal center was overrun with folks sending stuff for the troops overseas,” Trucksa said. “It was pretty cool and … a visible show of American pride and patriotism.”

    But even the holidays didn’t slow the work at the base. The missions continued. Morale stayed high because of the progress being made on the ground. “A lot of people didn’t want to leave, I got a lot of people who wanted to stay to see this through,” Trucksa said. “They felt this was the most rewarding deployment they have been on. I had no problems getting people to work because they believe they are helping.”

    Moving forward there are many questions -- mostly hinging on what ISIS does. “Will they stand in western Mosul and fight to the death? Will they try to reconstitute back in Syria?” he said. “We just don’t know, but we have to be prepared for it all.”

    Trucksa added, “With our precision munitions we limit as much collateral damage as we can. We’re not carpet bombing-the city. We pinpoint the target and kill them as required per the ground commander’s request. Right now, we haven’t changed the weapons types we’ve been loading because we think it may be the same as the East.”

    In Raqqa, the shaping phase of the campaign continues and counter-ISIS forces are surrounding the city. “Once they push into the city, we will see how effective [ISIS’s] resistance is,” he said. “It’s their so-called capital and they have had years to fortify it. We expect them to put up a fight for it.”

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    ISIS huutaa siviiliuhreista, mutta...

    Coalition Forces Strike Five-Story Facility in Mosul
    From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

    SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 18, 2017 — With the approval of the government of Iraq, Coalition forces struck an ISIS command and control headquarters and propaganda facility yesterday in western Mosul, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

    In a release issued today, officials said the five-story Bab Sinjar administration facility was located in the Jumhuri medical community complex.

    The ISIS terrorists continue to ignore the Law of Armed Conflict and use protected sites such as hospitals, schools and mosques to try and shield themselves from Coalition airstrikes, the release said. In this instance, coalition forces were able to determine through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts that ISIS did not use the building for any medical purposes and that civilians were no longer accessing the site, the release said.

    The intelligence showed that the building's sole function was as a military command and control facility for ISIS to oversee its operations against the people of Iraq.

    Coalition forces comply with the Law of Armed Conflict, work diligently to be precise in airstrikes and take all feasible precautions during the planning and execution of air strikes to reduce the risk of harm to civilians, the release said.

    The strikes conducted against legitimate ISIS military targets are just one of the ways the Coalition continues to work by, with, and through its Iraqi partners to defeat ISIS in Iraq, the release said.

    https://www.defense.gov/News/Articl...ve-story-facility-in-mosul?source=GovDelivery
     
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