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The Iraqi Army’s Alamo:
Standoff in Tikrit

Daily Beast, by Jacob Siegel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/20/2014 12:26:52 PM

ISIS fighters say they captured Camp Speicher in Tikrit on Friday. The Iraqi Army says the vital outpost is under its control. In this web of propaganda, who´s telling the truth? Since Tikrit fell to ISIS forces in early June, recapturing the city—Saddam Hussein’s hometown—has been a centerpiece of the Iraqi Army’s campaign. But despite Baghdad’s efforts, pouring soldiers and resources into the battle there, the fighting has dragged on for weeks with only fleeting gains. At stake in Sunni-dominated Tirkit is the Iraqi government’s ability to defeat ISIS and retake the country. So far they have little to show

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 7/20/2014 1:03:50 PM     (No. 9932809)

I agree with him about ISIS. If they had captured the base and killed that many soldiers they´d be posting pictures for everyone to see. They will eventually take the base with siege tactics. Amazing how many of the crazies just want to blow themselves up.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/20/2014 1:06:48 PM     (No. 9932813)

The idiots in Gaza had to think that either the US or Europe would get behind them and against Israel.Nothing but he usual BS tag line from Obama.They see Kerry as a useless fool who has no credibility.Now Hamas is going to have to hire Mexicans to build new tunnels

I think the only reason Kerry took the job was to get a shot at a Nobel.There shouldn´t even be a peace prize this year.

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