Iraqi soldiers carry with them the most expensive things on their hearts
The New York Times / for The Associated Press
translation - Anis al - Saffar
since he seized terrorists «Daash» on several cities in Iraq in the summer of 2014 remained Ahmed Abdel Aziz, a sergeant in the Iraqi special forces, locked in battle after battle with them relentlessly , or stopped. Today find Corporal Ahmed on the front lines in the city of Falluja , full editing announced last Sunday by the military commander who leads operations against «Daash».
Battlefields Abdul Aziz carries with it something that never leaves him, a picture of his brother. This is not a family picture of the smiling boy, they are stored in the image of his mobile phone to the body of his brother , Saad amid the bodies of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers who were captured and then killed in the 2014 massacre carried out byterrorists. Day killed «Daash» More than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers from the Spyker camp at asite near mansions compound return of Saddam Hussein in Tikrit , north of Baghdad.
Was not Abdul Aziz Moukna of the fate of his brother at first, but the roughest fears wereconfirmed when the broadcast clip regulation A video of the massacre committed by then he was able to distinguish the image Saad them. Stir Ahmed series of still shots taken from that video on his phone, he says , that the horror images a constant reminder of his goal , which he wants to go from this battle.
After the rash of field victories on «Daash» over the past year, Iraqi insurgents entered last Sunday last the neighborhood was dominated by «Daash» in Fallujah to declare that the city was liberated completely.
General Abdul - Wahab al - Saadi afternoon, the leader of the fight against terrorism ,who commands edit Fallujah operation forces, the Iraqi television screen is surrounded by soldiers cheering and waving the Iraqi flag to declare , saying: «battle of Fallujah It is over. » This victory marks a new stage in a fierce battle that lasted more than a month.Saadi added that the soldiers will be engaged now working to purge the city of bombs planted by the enemy Almottagehgr in the streets of Fallujah and their homes.
In one stationed units at the southern part of Fallujah says Corporal Ahmed Kamel, 26 years old, he is the other carries with him to the battlefield anniversary of the noblest missing. For right forearm waving a tattoo of the name of his brother , Saadi , who waskilled, written letters in English, either right forearm carries Rafik name him in the arms named Anmar martyred in the battle with the terrorist gang.
In their positions on the front lines of the Iraqi soldiers carry with them things that variety has religious connotations or other things bring good luck and protect them during thebattle. Cpl first pro Saad says: «most Iraqis believe in God so I do not feel the need to stuff like this», but he goes on explaining why regarded as the clock that gave him it withhis wife on the anniversary of their marriage Mjelbh luck Hassan, he says: «did not take off this time of my hand in all battles that I have played against Daash, I'm dressed ,even when sleeping. » In his position that it is stationed far from Camp Tariq, puts Mustafa Mohammed Saadoun soldier, aged 21 years, pendant around his neck hanging them tusk wolf. Mustafa says that this piece gives him strength and make it more aggressive and bolder. The first sergeant Malik Jaber it held in the shoulder armor protective strip of green cloth carries the smell of the tomb of Imam Abbas in Karbala.The owner says he attributes to this tape credited with saving his life when he was aspecial forces fighting a battle against «Daash» in the Baiji area. It goes Msttrda: «day touched this piece of cloth and prayed to Allah , and then came the air strike.» Strike ,which is talking about wiped out the small unit's «Daash» was surrounded him and about a dozen soldiers in one of the homes and prevent them from traffic. The
owner says: «This time will also Thfezna God willing».[/rtl]