Baghdad says it won’t tolerate ‘2nd Israel’ as 1,000s of Iraqi Kurds hold independence rally


Crowds filled the streets of the Iraqi Kurdistan capital, rallying ahead of an independence vote this month. While some were waving the flag of Israel, which backs the Kurds’ aspirations, Baghdad says it won’t allow the creation of a “second Israel.”

On Saturday, the city of Erbil saw thousands of protesters turning up at a pro-independence rally, ahead of the scheduled September 25 vote. Colorful Kurdish flags hovered over the crowd as participants danced and cheered at a concert in Shanidar Park, with firecrackers briskly lighting up the sky.

Alongside the Kurdish colors of red, white, yellow, and green, Israeli flags could be seen flying in the crowd.

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu buoyed the vote, saying Israel supports the “legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to achieve their own state.”

However, Netanyahu’s remarks didn’t appeal to Baghdad, which opposes the Kurdish resolve to establish an independent state.

“We will not allow the creation of a second Israel in the north of Iraq,” Vice President Nouri al-Maliki said Sunday, as cited by AFP.

The Kurdistan regional government must “call off the referendum that is contrary to the constitution and does not serve the general interests of the Iraqi people, not even the particular interests of the Kurds,” al-Maliki said.

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also warned of a “dangerous” decision on secession, calling it “playing with fire.”

The PM went as far as to say that Baghdad “will intervene militarily” if the Iraqi population is “threatened by the use of force outside the law.”

Washington, too, urged the Kurdish region’s authorities “to call off the referendum and enter into serious and sustained dialogue with Baghdad.”

In the meantime, Moscow pinned its hopes on the will of the Kurdish people being conveyed peacefully, with geopolitical, demographic and economic aspects considered, given that “the Kurdish issue stretches far from Iraqi borders and spans neighboring countries.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said“the legitimate aspirations of the Kurds, as of other people, should be implemented within international law.”



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Rosneft to reach gas pipeline deal with Iraqi Kurdistan

Investment in the project will be made under the BOOT (Build-Own-Operate-Transfer) arrangement and will be recovered through tariff charges.

The capacity of the pipeline is expected at up to 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

READ MORE: Flights between Russia & Iraq to resume after 13yrs

“The Kurdistan Region gas pipeline will not only supply natural gas to power plants and domestic factories throughout the region but also enable exporting substantial volumes of fuel to Turkey and the European market in the coming years,” said the report.

Commissioning of the pipeline and the first domestic supplies are planned for 2019. Exports will begin starting 2020.

During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June, the Russian energy major and the government of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region signed a range of oil exploration and production agreements. Rosneft will get access to a massive regional transport system with a daily capacity of 700,000 barrels of oil. It is planned to expand the capacity to more than a million barrels per day by the end of the year.

On Sunday Russia and Iraq restored direct air travel, halted for 13 years due to security fears.

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‘We didn’t come here to kill’: 1,400 ISIS wives and scarred kids stranded in UN-backed Iraqi camp


The constant fear of revenge and bleak hopes of returning home are the factors that shape the lives of former wives of Islamic State militants with whom RT met at an Iraqi army camp. Many claim they only followed their terrorist husbands along an ill-fated route.

Hundreds of women, mostly of Turkish, central Asian, Russian and European origin, and the children they bore to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS,ISIL) fighters that were killed, captured or forced to flee after government forces liberated the city of Tal Afar have been housed in a UN-sponsored camp in Iraq.

The exact location of the camp and identities of its residents are kept secret by the UN which fears that any information leaks will compromise the site’s security and put hundreds of vulnerable lives at risk.

In exclusive footage from the camp, RT’s Murad Gazdiev reached out to some of the Russian-speaking women who told him they are now cherishing only one dream.

“I want to go home. I’m here by accident. I really want to go home… Please get me out of here,” a widow of an IS widow told Gazdiev, crying.

She said her husband perished during the months-long Iraqi offensive on Mosul earlier this year. The city’s much-awaited recapture spurred the liberation of the nearby ISIS stronghold of Tal Afar, held by militants for three years. As the remaining jihadists surrendered and were taken into custody by the Kurdish militia, their wives were handed over to Iraqi forces.

The woman claimed her attempts to escape the clutches of IS were in vain.

“It was impossible to get out of here. I tried running away, but nothing worked.”

Many women, who had overcome numerous obstacles and dangers en route to the IS-controlled territory, did not have the slightest idea of what life under the terrorist group will entail, another one confessed.

“Most women here came with their husbands. We didn’t come here to fight, or to kill. We came here to live,” she said, adding that once someone arrives at an IS-controlled territory, there is no way back.

“My mother came for me, and they held her too. ISIL wouldn’t let anyone go, even if you needed medical treatment.” she said, adding that she was desperate to leave as well. “Who would want to live there?”

Another woman told Gazdiev it did not occur to her that the road to the jihadist hell was one-way and she would have to be stranded there despite her desire to go back to Ukraine.

“I came here willingly, but I didn’t want to stay. I wanted to go back… but I couldn’t. I saw the fighting, the war, it hit me psychologically.”

While many IS wives say they now feel lost and scared of the future without their killer husbands, there is also the other side of the story, as some chose to end their lives on the path of terror.

“When we came here, one of the women with us blew herself up. Soldiers started shooting. We ran, and one woman hid under a car. We knew she had heart problems, and I saw her die. That was it,” a woman who witnessed the incident told Gazdiev.

The deceased woman’s three-year-old daughter Maryam remained at the camp. Shortly before her death, the mother said she wished for her daughter to brought back to her grandparents in Russia’s Dagestan.

After years spent with the terrorists, many women and children are deeply traumatized by the daily horrors they have encountered. Scores of children have been orphaned by the war.

The children are now being cared for by UNICEF, with dozens of Russian-speaking children of parents who came to Iraq to join IS stranded in orphanages.

RT has launched its ‘Bring them home’ campaign after relatives recognized some of the children in one of the videos RT filmed in an orphanage in Baghdad. Several children have already been brought back home with help of the Chechen and Dagestani authorities.

The Iraqi camp’s administration is now working to establish the identities of the women, which is a challenge as many lack even basic documents.

However, there are also those who are reluctant to alert their relatives of their whereabouts.

“I don’t think my parents know that I am here, but I told my daughter and asked her not to tell them. My parents are elderly and ill – they could have a heart attack,” a woman said.

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Iraqi Army fights for Tal Afar center as displaced locals survive in ‘dire conditions’ (VIDEO)

By Saturday, Iraqi forces captured around 70 percent of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced.

“God willing, the remaining part will be liberated soon,” Jaafari said at a news conference in Baghdad as he was receiving a delegation of French officials. 

Iraqi state TV reported on Saturday that the army managed to seize Tal Afar citadel, an Ottoman Empire building in the historic center of the city.

“Units of the Counter-Terrorism Service liberated the Citadel and Basatin districts and raised the Iraqi flag on top of the citadel,” operation commander General Abdulamir Yarallah said.

The elite government forces involved in the offensive, which started on August 20 with US-led coalition support, advanced to the area on Friday, a statement from Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said.

Tal Afar lies on a supply line connecting former IS stronghold Mosul with the territory it holds in Syria. It had a pre-war population of about 200,000, but the majority of people fled or died, with only 10,000 to 20,000 estimated to remain in the city, according to the US military. The relief group Norwegian Refugee Council gives a higher number, estimating that up to 40,000 civilians may still be in the city after another 30,000 escaped since April.

People, displaced by violence over past few months, are now living in makeshift refugee camps where they suffer from lack of water, food, electricity, medicine, and medical assistance, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said earlier this week. People in the Umm al-Jarabeeh camp told RT’s video agency Ruptly they wish to escape the dire conditions they live in and return to their homes.

“There is no electricity, the floor is soil and the roof is nylon, as if we are pickles in a bag,” one resident, Ahmed Ali, told Ruptly.

“There are [water] tanks which come here but they distribute only 4 tanks of 20 liters for 11 people. What can we do with this amount of water? Shall we drink it or use it for washing? Or shall we use it for cooking? It is not enough for the family,” he said, adding that the water the refugees get is contaminated.

“We are in a big trouble, in this hot weather and these tents,” another man said. “I hope if anyone wants to send us to our homes then do it because our houses are liberated and our areas are safe. There is no sense in staying here.”

Earlier this week, two mass graves containing about 500 bodies were found in Badosh on the road between Mosul and Tal Afar, the Iraqi military reported on Friday. The bodies are believed to be victims of IS, killed in 2014 when the jihadist group overran a prison in the area.

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Iraqi special forces abused civilians during Mosul campaign, PM admits 

“The [investigation] committee has concluded … that clear abuses and violations were committed by members of [special forces unit] the ERD,” the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement, according to Reuters. The prime minister’s office added the perpetrators would face prosecution.

The Iraqi government launched an investigation in May after German magazine Spiegel published a news story that included disturbing images taken by a freelance photographer who accompanied the soldiers of the elite Emergency Response Division (ERD) unit on their way to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold Mosul.  

In the article, titled ‘Not heroes but monsters,’ Ali Arkady said he witnessed multiple instances of rape, torture and targeted killings by members of the ERD. He added the soldiers had persecuted numerous civilians on “vague” suspicions of links with IS. 

The publication included gruesome photos by Arkady of alleged IS sympathizers hanging from the ceiling with their arms cuffed behind their backs, as well as other obvious scenes of torture, abuse and degrading treatment.

Arkady had originally intended to come up with a favorable story glorifying Iraqi soldiers fighting Islamic State. As the ERD commanding officers came to trust Arkady, he was even allowed to document soldiers torturing civilians and forcing them into confessing to siding with IS – confessions he believed were utterly false.

READ MORE: Mosul torture exposed: Iraqi forces’ abuses filmed (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Victims were picked up during night raids, which in some cases included rape and looting, and taken to villages outside Mosul where there were no foreign journalists, the photographer said at the time. Many were brutalized and tortured to death, he said. To the photographer’s surprise, the soldiers felt free to exchange horrifying videos and photos of their victims. 

“The men that I accompanied had experienced hard, heavy fighting. But now they thought that they would be allowed to do everything and that murder and rape were halal and legitimate for them,” Arkady said.

According to Arkady, the elite unit was trained by US instructors. He said that one ERD soldier also boasted that he learned a torture technique from the Americans, which included cutting the victim with a knife behind the ear. The photographer wrote in Spiegel that “the Americans must have been aware of what has been happening” with the ERD unit.

While ERD commanders claim the report was fabricated and featured “unreal” images, Iraq’s Interior Ministry agree to probe the torture allegations. In late May, authorities promised “a clear and fair inquiry… [and] to take legal measures against those who are negligent if the investigation proves so,” the ministry said.

Iraqi forces’ long campaign to retake Mosul – once the country’s second-largest city – has been plagued by reports of abuse. Rights groups said disturbing news was coming from Mosul even during the final stages of fighting. Human Rights Watch reported in June that Iraqi troops abused unarmed men and boys fleeing the carnage, with some civilians being detained at checkpoints outside the city and taken away for execution. 

In mid-July, an execution site with 17 apparent victims of extrajudicial killings was found near the Old City of West Mosul, HRW reported. The find came amid reports of extrajudicial killings by Iraqi forces, the rights group pointed out. 

“As we well know, in Iraq, if the government doesn’t provide an accounting for these murders, the Iraqi people may take matters into their own hands,” Sarah Leah Whitson, a Middle East director at HRW, said at the time, calling upon Prime Minister al-Abadi to take “concrete steps to end the grotesque abuses by his own security forces.”

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Iraqi Vice President in Moscow

Iraqi Vice President in Moscow

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki served as prime minister from 2006 to 2014.

Washington forced him out for not being subservient enough to US interests. Haider al-Abadi replaced him.

Weeks later, Maliki became one of three Iraqi vice presidents. He holds the post despite efforts to abolish it.

In late 2014, he accused Washington of using ISIS as a pretext to maintain a military presence in Iraq, saying:

“The Americans began this sedition in Syria and then expanded its dimensions into Iraq and it seems that they intend to further stretch this problem to other countries in their future plans.”

Days earlier, he accused Washington of involvement in creating ISIS, saying:

“IS resembles the Taliban which was created by the US administration to counter the USSR in Afghanistan.” 

“The same way, IS was created to counter the Iraqi stance, which did not agree to blockade Syria, was against no-fly zones in Syria, and against American military bases” in Iraq.

“The Iraqi society is against foreign military bases on the country’s territory.” He opposes US forces “coming back to Iraq and setting up bases here.”

The Trump administration has other regional ideas. CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel said US forces will remain in Syria after the battle for Raqqa is over – on the phony pretext of stabilizing the region.

Operation Inherent Resolve commander General Stephen Townsend said “(t)he Iraqi government has expressed an interest in having the US forces and coalition forces remain after the defeat of ISIS. Our government is equally interested in that.”

Trump wants congressional funding for US military bases in Iraq and Syria. 

On July 12, a White House policy statement on the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act expressed concern about lack of “additional requested authority for small-scale construction of temporary facilities that are necessary to meet operational needs and force protection requirements in both Iraq and Syria” – code language for intended US occupation of both countries.

Claiming funds are needed to continue combating ISIS conceals US support for all terrorists operating in both countries and others.

After meeting with Russia’s upper house Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko on Monday, Maliki said “(i)t is known that Russia has historically strong relations with Iraq.” 

“So, we would like Russia to have a substantial presence in our country, politically and militarily. This way, a balance would be established that would benefit the region, its peoples and its countries.”

He discussed greater Russian involvement with Sergey Lavrov to prevent a “foreign political entity” (aka Washington) from imposing its will on Iraq.

Baghdad had good relations with Moscow throughout the Cold War period. Maliki wants it restored, leery of America’s regional aims. He opposes a US military presence in his country.

Days earlier, Iraq’s Defense Minister General Erfan al-Hiyali signed a military cooperation agreement with his Iranian counterpart General Hossein Dehqan in Tehran.

It involves “expansion of cooperation and sharing experiences in the fields of fight against terrorism and extremism, border security, training, logistics, technical and military supports…” 

Baghdad seeks closer ties to Iran, Syria and Russia, wanting the country distancing itself from Washington and Ankara. 

The Pentagon has many military bases in Iraq, some close to Iran’s border. It won’t give them up easily.

Maliki seeks Russian involvement in Iraq for greater regional balance to prevent “any external party” from undermining it.

He seeks cooperation with Moscow “in the energy field. (W)hen we are done with the Islamic State, Iraq needs investments in energy and trade,” he said.

He seeks help from Russia in combating regional terrorism Washington and its rogue allies support.

Longstanding US policy calls for regime change in Damascus and Tehran, likely Iraq as well if it pursues policies Maliki advocates.

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Iraqi VP: US ‘Created ISIS’ and is Now Trying to Claim Victory Over Them


The vice president of Iraq is calling out the United States for creating a terrorist group, and then claiming victory over it, as U.S. officials brag about gains in Mosul, Iraq, over the Islamic State.

Nouri al-Maliki said in an interview with the RIA Novosti news agency, that he believes the Iraqi people should be the ones receiving credit for defeating ISIS, not the United States.

Yes, they supported us with aviation, but the main credit goes to the Iraqi soldiers, people’s militia, Iraqi air force,” al-Maliki said, noting that he “regrets and denies [Americans] claiming the victory [in Mosul] is their achievementIn reality, this is the victory of the Iraqi army.”

The U.S. declared victory over ISIS in Mosul on July 10. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the anti-ISIS Operation Inherent Resolve, released a statement calling the achievement a “decisive blow” against the group.

“Make no mistake; this victory alone does not eliminate ISIS and there is still a tough fight ahead,” Townsend said. “But the loss of one of its twin capitals and a jewel of their so-called caliphate is a decisive blow.”

President Trump applauded the achievement in an official statement, calling it a “victory over terrorists who are the enemies of all civilized people.

“We have made tremendous progress against ISIS—more in the past 6 months than in the years since ISIS became a major threat,” Trump said in the statement. “The victory in Mosul, a city where ISIS once proclaimed its so-called ‘caliphate,’ signals that its days in Iraq and Syria are numbered. We will continue to seek the total destruction of ISIS.

As the U.S. celebrated its “big win” over ISIS, many on the internet were quick to note that the destruction that has led up to this point is anything but a victory.

According to reports, during the 9-month campaign, nearly 1 million civilians were forced to evacuate their homes in Mosul, and with 120 miles of roads destroyed and the majority of the buildings now uninhabitable, the cost to repair the city’s basic infrastructure is over $1 billion.

In addition to advisers and a presence on the ground, the effects of U.S. involvement were mostly felt through the airstrikes it launched. As The Free Thought Project reported in March, local media reports claimed that “up to as many as 230 innocent civilians slaughtered in US coalition airstrikes—in a single night.”

While the U.S.-led coalition insists that around 600 civilians were killed in Mosul, intelligence officials claim the death toll is actually around 66 times higher, with more than 40,000 civilian casualties.

The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq, seen in satellite photos taken on Nov. 13, 2015, left, and July 8, 2017, right. (Digital Globe)

Al-Maliki told the RIA Novosti news agency that the Iraqi military’s goal was never “to destroy the city more than it was necessary in the circumstances of war,” and that “We could have surrounded the city, but then its residents would have suffered from famine.”

In his statement from the White House, Trump acknowledged the grave death toll, and the price Iraq has paid as a result of the power gained by the Islamic State.

“We mourn the thousands of Iraqis brutally killed by ISIS and the millions of Iraqis who suffered at the hands of ISIS,” Trump said. “We grieve with the Iraqi people for the loss of the heroic soldiers and Peshmerga who gave their lives to restore life to their country, and we honor their sacrifice.”

However, despite comments on the campaign trail holding the U.S. accountable for its roll in creating ISIS, Trump’s statement failed to mention the fact that much of the power ISIS has gained in the last few years has come as a result of the assistance the group has received from the United States and its allies.

Al-Maliki called out the U.S. for its hypocrisy, and said he believes the creation of the Islamic State has been used by the U.S. as a tool to increase U.S. presence and involvements in Iraq and Syria.

IS resembles the Taliban which was created by the US administration to counter the USSR in Afghanistan,” Al-Maliki said. “The same way, IS was created to counter the Iraqi stance, which did not agree to blockade Syria, was against no-fly zones in Syria and against American military bases.”

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Graphic Video: Iraqi Soldiers Take Revenge, Torture & Execute Pleading ISIS Militant

The footage shows the broad daylight executions of at least two Islamic State militants, one of whom tries desperately to get away from his captors.

The tide has turned against the odious entity known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). So it seems.

From an Iraq-bound suicide bomber accidentally killing 12 comrades, one half of its so-called caliphate fallen, militants driven from its de facto Iraqi capital of Mosul, US-backed forces making gains on their last stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, to rumors of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being killed, there is no doubt that ISIS is facing several military and ideological setbacks.

To add to their woes, soldiers have begun taking revenge by executing the ISIS militants using the method reminiscent of one employed by the Islamic State.

Graphic video posted online this week purportedly shows a group of Iraqi soldiers giving ISIS militants a taste of their own medicine — tossing them off a cliff and pumping their bodies full of bullets as soon as they hit the ground.

Iraqi government is reportedly investigating the graphic video that appears to show several rifle-wielding Iraqi troops throwing a pleading ISIS militant off a cliff before shooting him multiple times.

The BBC, Iraq’s interior ministry, and several media outlets are unable to verify the authenticity of the video or confirm when or where it was filmed, but Human Rights Watch claims it has verified the location with satellite imagery. Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch, told the BBC:

“In the final weeks of the battle for west Mosul, the pervasive attitude that I have observed among armed forces has been of momentum, the desire to get the battle wrapped up as quickly as possible, and a collapse of adherences to the laws of war.

“Numerous witnesses had reported not only a significant increase in the torture and extrajudicial killing of ISIS suspects by armed forces, but also a feeling among personnel that they no longer needed to conceal such actions. These reports have been met with congratulations from Baghdad on the victory, only further fostering the feeling of impunity among armed forces in Mosul.”

An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman said that if the disturbing video, reportedly filmed in recently-liberated Mosul, was genuine, then the soldiers involved will be brought to justice.

The video of the ISIS militant being thrown from the cliff comes just days after a US-backed coalition of Iraqi forces announced it had freed Mosul, the city in which ISIS proclaimed its caliphate in 2014.



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Iraqi Forces Kill 79 Israeli ISIS Militants In Mosul Over Past 24 Hours: U.S. Helicopters Rescued ISIS Commanders In Mosul

Iraqi servicemen killed at least 79 militants of the [U.S. Israeli Proxy Army ISIS] daesh terror group as part of the operation aimed at liberation of the western part of Mosul during the past 24 hours, Lt. Gen. Raid Shakir Jaudat of the Iraqi Federal Police said Sunday.

On Saturday, the Iraqi federal police freed two areas along with a bridge in the western part of the city of Mosul from Daesh, the operation’s command said and Jaudat specified that the Iraqi forces took the control over the area near the building housing Nineveh Governorate’s administration.

On June 22, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Mosul was likely to be cleared of terrorists within days.

Mosul has served as the Daesh headquarters in Iraq since the group’s invasion from Syria in 2014. On February 18, Abadi announced the start of operations to liberate the western half of the city. Iraqi and the US-led coalition forces freed its eastern part in late January 2017, with fighting now ongoing to complete the mission.


Photos Of U.S. Forces Assisting ISIS Terrorists ~ A U.S. Israeli Mercenary Proxy Army.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Asa’eb al-Haq Movement affiliated to the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi said that the US forces have carried out a rapid heliborne operation and evacuated two commanders of ISIS terrorists from Western Mosul in Northern Iraq.

Javad al-Talaybawi said that the US forces carried out the heliborne operation in one of the Western neighborhoods of Western Mosul, evacuating two senior ISIS commanders to an unknown location after the commanders came under siege by Iraqi government forces in intensified clashes in Western Mosul.

“Americans’ support and gave assistance to [Israeli – U.S. Proxy Army] ISIS is done openly to save their regional plan in a desperately attempt,” al-Talaybawi underlined.

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Al-Talaybawi had warned late in February that the US forces tried hard to evacuate ISIS commanders from the besieged city of Tal Afar West of Mosul.

After photos surfaced in the media displaying US forces assisting ISIS terrorists, al-Talaybawi said that the Americans were planning to take ISIS commanders away from Tal Afar that is under the Iraqi forces’ siege.

In the meantime, member of Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Commission Iskandar Watut called for a probe into photos and footages displaying US planes airdropping aid packages over ISIS-held regions.

Watut further added that we witnessed several times that US planes dropped packages of food stuff, arms and other necessary items over ISIS-held regions, and called on Iraq’s air defense to watch out for the US-led coalition planes.

Eyewitnesses disclosed at the time that the US military planes helped the ISIS terrorists in Tal Afar region West of Mosul.

“We saw several packages dropped out of a US army aircraft in the surrounding areas of the city of Tal Afar in Western Nineveh province and six people also came out of a US plane in the ISIL-controlled areas,” the Arabic-language media quoted a number of eyewitnesses as saying.

Tal Afar city has been under the siege of the Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) for about two months now and the efforts by the ISIS terrorists to help their comrades besieged in Tal Afar have failed so far.

The news comes as the Iraqi army had reported that the US air force has been helping the ISIS terrorists in areas controlled by the terrorist group.

The Iraqi army says that the US army is trying to transfer the ISIS commanders trapped in areas besieged by the Iraqi army to safe regions.

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