Rudaw – 19 Dec 2014 – “There was little resistance or counterattack from ISIS,” he explained. “They did not expect us to advance so quickly and go this far.”ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish Peshmerga forces have killed dozens of Islamic State (ISIS) foreign fighters in three days of battle near the Syrian border, a frontline commander said.Captain Ali, a Peshmerga commander near the town of Sinune said that his forces have killed more than 75 foreign fighters, among them Germans, Tunisians, Nigerians, Russians, Africans and Europeans.“We have taken photos of their passports and IDs and their bodies still lie there,” Cpt. Ali told Rudaw.
Die Peschmerga befreit sieben Dörfer nähe Shingal und tötet 60 IS Terroristen Deutscher Untertitel
Iraqi Kurdish retook Mount Sinjar (Al Jazeera) from ISIS on Thursday after eight thousand peshmerga fighters launched a ground offense backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, Kurdish leaders reported. The move frees hundreds (NYT) of Yazidis, a religious minority, who had been stranded on the mountain since ISIS took it in August, according to Kurdish leaders. Thursday’s gains mark the biggest victory against ISIS to date, and Kurdish leader Masrour Barzani said roughly one hundred ISIS fighters had been killed. Analysis :
MESOP : VICTORY FOR HUMANITY ! (WHILE PESH LIBERATE SINJAR GERMAN LEFTPARTY(AFFIALIATED WITH PKK) OPPOSES ARMS TRANSFER etc. TO THE LIBERATORS
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq claim they have broken the Islamic State siege of Mount Sinjar, freeing hundreds of people, including many from Iraq’s Yazidi minority who have been trapped since the militant group overtook the area in August. Supported by U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces carried out a two-pronged attack in part of an offensive launched on Wednesday and managed to open a corridor for people to escape. With 8,000 Kurdish forces, this has been the biggest offensive against the Islamic State militants, according to Kurdish officials.
Hemin Hawrami @heminhawrami · 2h 2 hours ago
President @masoud_barzani near #Sinjar mountain . He personally supervised planning & implementation of the operation
Claas Weinmann @Claas_Weinmann · 52m 52 minutes ago
Frische Bilder von heute, Bericht über die 48-stündige Anti-ISIS-Offensive. #Shingal http://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/isis/so-lief-die-kurden-schlacht-gegen-isis-39046536.bild.html …
Claas Weinmann @Claas_Weinmann · 1h 1 hour ago
Nachrichten von der Front: Die #Peschmerga haben gerade die Kleinstadt Sinune, nördlich vom #Shingal-Gebirge, zurückerobert.
IRAQI KURDS’ OIL-BOOM PUTS SELF-SUFFICIENCY WITHIN REACH AS LEADERSHIP COZIES UP WITH IRANIAN REGIME
MESOP : KAK MESUD GOING EAST (IRAN) OR GOING WEST (DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY) ? NO TWO DIRECTIONS POSSIBLE!
by JORDAN SCHACHTEL 18 Dec 2014Arlington, BREITBART – Although Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan is currently engaged in a war against the Islamic State and faces massive sectarian tension with neighboring lands, the Kurds are getting closer to reaching economic independence through its booming oil revenues.
MESOP : PKK-nahe LINKSPARTEI VERWEIGERT MILITÄRHILFE FÜR KURDISTAN WÄHREND DIE PESHMERGA FÜR KOBANE KÄMPFEN / (EIN EXEMPEL STALINISTISCHER SOLIDARITÄ)
18DEZ 2014 – Bundeswehr-Journal – Christian Dewitz| c0| FBrennpunkt Irak und Syrien, WEHR- UND SICHERHEITSPOLITIK – Berlin. Die Bundesregierung hat am gestrigen Mittwoch (17. Dezember) den Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Nordirak beschlossen. Bis zu 100 deutsche Soldaten sollen die „Sicherheitskräfte der Regierung der Region Kurdistan-Irak und der irakischen Streitkräfte“ für den Kampf gegen die Terrormiliz „Islamischer Staat“ ausbilden. Der Deutsche Bundestag muss dem Mandat noch zustimmen. Dazu wird der Regierungsantrag voraussichtlich erstmals im Januar 2015 im Bundestagsplenum beraten. Der Einsatz soll bis zum 31. Januar 2016 befristet sein.
MESOP : BRAVE PESHMERGA ! – BUT REMEMBER CEMIL BAYIK (PKK) „The Peshmerga are not ready and willing to fight“
Kurdistan Security Chief: ISIS defeated, surrounded in many areas
Kurdistan – “We give this news to the people of Kurdistan and the world that the enemies of Kurdistan, the enemies of humanity and coexistence have faced a major defeat,” Barzani told reporters. Read all: http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/181220143
Shafaq News / An American force has fought its actual first battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “ISIS” organization during a counter-attack that was carried out by tribal forces and other force of the Iraqi army near Ein al-Asad base, west of Anbar, in an attempt to remove them from the base of which includes about 100 US adviser in it.A field commander of the Iraqi Army in Anbar province, said that “the US force equipped with light and medium weapons, supported by fighter force model” F-18 “, was able to inflict casualties against fighters of ISIS organization, and forced them to retreat from the al-Dolab area, which lies 10 kilometers from Ain al-Assad base .
Wed, Dec 17 09:20 AM EST – * Oil minister Hawrami “hopeful” on final Baghdad deal – * Exports of 800,000 bpd include Kirkuk crude, 500,000 bpd Kurdish (Adds detail on pipeline exports)
By Sam Wilkin and David Sheppard – LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government will ramp up oil exports in the coming months, moving it closer to economic self-sufficiency while it works to clinch a final deal with Baghdad on crude sales and revenue sharing. KRG natural resources minister Ashti Hawrami told a conference in London the Kurd’s pipeline to Turkey could carry 800,000 barrels per day next year, including 550,000 bpd to be marketed by Baghdad under a first-stage deal reached this month.