It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

WAR: Violence flares in northern Iraq

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 12:02 PM
link   


A suicide car bombing near a police training academy in Kirkuk has left 20 wounded and 17 people dead, In Mosul U.S forces launched an operation against insurgents in the city of Mosul leaving at least 11 people dead and 40 wounded.
 



BBC NEWS
The BBC's correspondent in Iraq, Paul Wood, says attacks on Iraq's new police force are a common tactic for insurgents in Iraq, who view them as collaborators.

The bloodshed in Kirkuk followed news of clashes in Talafar, 50km (31 miles) west of Mosul.

The US military launched an operation to root out militants in Talafar - described by the US military as "a hotbed of anti-Iraq activity".

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Its been less than a week where the fighting in Najaf has ended. And now the fighting seems to have moved towards Kirkuk, "a hotbed of anti-Iraq activity". Could this turn out to be another Vietnam?

[edit on 9-4-2004 by Valhall]

[edit on 4/9/2004 by SE7EN]




posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 02:22 PM
link   


"a hotbed of anti-Iraq activity"


Pleeaase . . . Iraqis (insurgents, rebels, enemy combatants, or nwhatever else you want to call them) are engaged in "anti-Iraq activity"?? What a crock of political doublespeak.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 02:33 PM
link   
Trust me, the Kurds do not like being associated with Iraq, Turkey, Iran, or Syria, but want Kurdistan.

This is not a good development as the Peshmerga we hope to keep on our side.



posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 04:24 PM
link   
For a second day in northern Iraq, rebels have been clashing with US troops. Iraqi forces also say they have captured 500 suspected militants further south,


BBC NEWS

An unconfirmed report said two Iraqis were killed during the fighting in the northern city of Talafar, following at least 11 deaths there on Saturday.

In Latifiya, 12 Iraqi police were said to have died in an operation to root out those blamed for taking hostages.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Are the troops now concentrating on the northern sector of Iraq and trying to bring it under some control? Now that the stand off at the shrine has stopped maybe they should has the clerics to help them out.



posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 09:26 PM
link   

Originally posted by SE7EN


Are the troops now concentrating on the northern sector of Iraq and trying to bring it under some control? Now that the stand off at the shrine has stopped maybe they should has the clerics to help them out.




Insurgents' actions already take on predictable pattern of creating public and private 'fronts.' Fallujha, Najaf, Sadr City, are all public fronts. Concerted effort is made to prevent oil from leaving country and that effort draws much less public reaction and that is private front.



new topics

top topics
 
0

log in

join