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Islamic State inaugurates Kurdish emir for first time on Salahuddin-Diyala borders

Islamic State militants. File photo


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has inaugurated a Kurdish emir for the first time at the region between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, a senior security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, on condition of anonymity, the source said, “IS inaugurated for the first time one ots Kurdish leaders as an emir at Mutaibija region, on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin.”

The Kurdish leader, according to the source, “was working at the so-called Kirkuk State.”
On Monday, Jabbar al-Maamouri, senior leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said in remarks that the militant group executed some of its members in Salahuddin province for refusing to carry out suicide attacks.

Mutaibija has complicated terrain, with numerous hills that serve as a good hideout for militants. Occasional attacks have been witnessed there by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014.

In December, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, have been fighting since October 2016 to retake territories Islamic State had occupied. Since then, forces took back the group’s former capital, Mosul, the town of Tal Afar, Kirkuk’s Hawija, and Anbar’s Annah, Rawa and Qaim.


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  1. These rats do not end, it seems that the more they are killed, the more they proliferate like a plague. They must be destroyed at all costs, but before that they must be captured alive, FOR THEY SHOULD REVEAL WHERE THE THOUSANDS OF YAZIDIS ARE DISAPPEARED. The Iraqi people can not live on the same soil of these cursed rats and his snake Abu Bakr Al Baghdad.

    • Perhaps the Yazidis were forced to join ISIS and have already perished. I know it sounds like a bad dream, but it is possible ISIS used the people that might have otherwise been loyal to the Iraqi regime to join up and fight during the battles while they themselves were the militants fighting the ISIS strongholds. If I could think of it, so then could someone else. ISIL became powerful through the last U.S. buildup remember? They were the militias hired by U.S. forces to fight Al-Qaeda. Google search ISIS and look at the fact that all of their weaponry was U.S. as were all of the humvees and most other equipment. Perhaps the Al-Qaeda the militants were fighting were people that would otherwise have aided U.S. forces, but were discouraged after the buildup of U.S. troops on their soil due to lies of weapons of mass destruction and then the people who lied in order to cause the U.S. invasion were then put into positions of power by the U.S. Strange behavior to say the least. We do know one thing for sure, the Fothul Mujihideen were trained for just this sort of combat scenario by the U.S. and utilized against Russian forces in Afghanistan.

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