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Caspian Morgan

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Iraq lost 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles in Mosul: PM

Source: AFP

Baghdad (AFP) - Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles when the Islamic State jihadist group overran the northern city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday.

"In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons," Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. "We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone."

While the exact price of the vehicles varies depending on how they are armoured and equipped, it is clearly a hugely expensive loss that has boosted IS' capabilities.

Last year, the State Department approved a possible sale to Iraq of 1,000 Humvees with increased armour, machineguns, grenade launchers, other gear and support that was estimated to cost $579 million.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-lost-2-300-humvee-armoured-vehicles-mosul-170857509.html



All the wars are spiraling out of control. Meanwhile the US MSM is silent and not reporting the truth to the American people.
Posted by Caspian Morgan | Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:20 PM (19 replies)

ISIS Gains Ground Against Tripoli Govt in Libya

Source: Antiwar

Western Officials Express Alarm as Forces Retreat
by Jason Ditz, May 31, 2015

ISIS forces are making a new round of gains along the western Libyan coast, seizing more territory in Sirte and moving westward toward Misrata, the base of operations for the current Tripoli government.

Western officials are expressing alarm at the sudden shift, with officials from the Misrata militia insisting they had no choice but to retreat in the face of recent offensives by ISIS. Concern of falling morale among their forces is adding to fears that ISIS will be able to expand greatly in this area.

The Misrata militia, now known as Libya Dawn, was one of the major powers during the Libyan Civil War, and retained autonomy in the city after the ouster of Gadhafi. They’ve since expanded, and now control Tripoli and much of the rest of the country’s west, while the Western-backed government is operating out of Tobruk, near the Egypt border, and controls only a portion of the east. The rest of the country is mostly held by various militias, with ISIS taking much of the central coast.

Read more: http://news.antiwar.com/2015/05/31/isis-gains-ground-against-tripoli-govt-in-libya/



The blowback from all the wars is spiraling out of control.
Posted by Caspian Morgan | Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:17 PM (4 replies)

ISIS Routs Rivals, Seizing Key Towns Along Syria-Turkey Border

Source: Antiwar

In fighting over the weekend, ISIS forces seized the town of Soran Azaz and some nearby villages from a rival rebel faction, putting them on the outskirts of the important city of Azaz and the accompanying border crossing into Turkey.

Control over border crossings has long been a major goal for rebel factions in the Syrian Civil War, as whoever controls a crossing can demand a portion of any arms smuggled in by rival factions through that route. ISIS already has a substantial portion of the Syria-Turkey border, as well as virtually the whole Syria-Iraq border.

Turkey has long been the go-to smuggling route for rebels, with Turkish spy agencies not only looking the other way, but even providing some arms of their own to Islamist rebels factions, a scandal that has been the subject of growing concern among Turkish prosecutors.

Read more: http://news.antiwar.com/2015/05/31/isis-routs-rivals-seizing-key-towns-along-syria-turkey-border/



All the blowback from the wars is spiraling out of control.
Posted by Caspian Morgan | Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:14 PM (0 replies)

Guardian UK Associate Editor Seamus Milne explains position on Ukraine

Posted by Caspian Morgan | Mon Jun 1, 2015, 09:34 PM (2 replies)
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