Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Shia-Iraqi “Peace Brigade” militia approach outskirts of besieged city Amerli

Shia-Iraqi forces of the 'Peace Brigade', the renamed version of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army. At least two militiamen seen here equipped with Iranian-manufactured G3-A3 battle rifles. Image credit - Uskowi.
Shia-Iraqi forces of the ‘Peace Brigade’, the renamed version of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army. At least two militiamen seen here equipped with Iranian-manufactured G3-A3 battle rifles. Image credit – Uskowi.

Amerli (IraqiNews.com) The Shia forces of the ‘Peace Brigade’, the renamed version of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army, are heading to Amerli to lift the siege imposed by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The Peace Brigade intends to enter the blockaded city within the next two days. As of Wednesday they are only separated by 17 km from the borders of the city.

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The Brigades spokesman, Salah al-Obeidi stated for IraqiNews.com, “The Brigades accompanied with security forces as well as armed clans, have arrived to the outskirts of Amerli , pointing out that, the brigades, security forces, and the rest of the mob became very close to the district.”

 al-Obeidi said: “We have prepared a joint battle that will not last long before redeeming the city” and according to a security source in Salahuddin province, a large force of armed volunteers from mobs headed towards Amerli to lift the siege, will be there soon.

ISIS militants blockaded the district of Amerli for about two months, meanwhile, the people of the city were receiving aids of food, weapons and supplies thrown down from airplanes.

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