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    Iraqi army retakes Tikrit

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    Post by wciappetta Thu 12 Jun 2014, 4:58 am

    Radical Islamists vow march to Baghdad, as Iraqi army retakes Tikrit
    Kurdish forces seize Kirkuk as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues conflict with Iraqi government.
    By [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], DPA and Reuters | Jun. 12, 2014 | 11:56 AM
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    An Al-Qaida-inspired group has vowed to march on to Baghdad after seizing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq.
    A spokesman for the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] says the group has old scores to settle with the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.
    The spokesman, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, also threatened that ISIS fighters will take the southern Iraqi Shiite cities of Karbala and Najaf, which hold two of the holiest shrines for Shiite Muslims.
    The statement, which could not be independently verified, came in an audio posting Thursday on militant websites commonly used by the group.
    Despite its rapid gains since the capture of Mosul on Tuesday, the ISIS may not be able to advance unchecked. State-run Iraqiya TV reports that the Iraqi army has retaken full control of the central city of Tikrit, just one day after ISIS militants seized it.
    The escalating threats against the Iraqi government come as Kurdish forces claim to have advanced to fill the void left by the government's retreat. A spokesman for the Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga has announced that the Kurds are in full control of Iraq's oil city of Kirkuk after the federal army abandoned their posts.
    "The whole of Kirkuk has fallen into the hands of peshmerga," said Jabbar Yawar, referring to the Kurdish forces. "No Iraq army remains in Kirkuk now."
    Turkey, U.S. consider intervention
    The Turkish government is not working on any new mandate to authorize a cross-border military operation into Iraq, where militants are holding 80 Turkish nationals hostage, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday.
    "The issue of whether the existing mandate is sufficient (for a military operation) or a new mandate is required is among the issues being discussed. But right now there is no work being conducted for a new mandate," Bozdag told reporters in Ankara.
    A parliamentary mandate allowing Turkey to conduct cross-border military operations in Iraq expires in October. It was drafted to enable Ankara to strike at bases of Kurdish PKK militants in the north of the country.
    The Turkish announcement comes as the New York Times reported on Wednesday that Iraqi Prime Minister [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to consider airstrikes against militant staging areas as the threat from Sunni insurgents mounted last month, citing U.S. and Iraqi officials.
    The Times quoted American experts who visited Baghdad earlier this year as saying they were told that Iraqi leaders hoped American air power could be used to hit the militants' staging and training areas inside Iraq, and help Iraq's forces stop them from crossing into the country from Syria.
    The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday quoted senior U.S. officials as saying Iraq had signaled it would let the United States strike Al-Qaida militant targets in Iraq with manned aircraft or drones.
    We are not going to get into details of our diplomatic discussions but the government of Iraq has made clear that they welcome our support" against the militants, White House national security council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said on Wednesday.
    "We have expedited shipments of military equipment since the beginning of the year, ramped up training of Iraqi Security Forces, and worked intensively to help Iraq implement a holistic approach to counter this terrorist threat," Meehan said in a statement. "Our assistance has been comprehensive, is continuing and will increase."
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    Post by Stevethebrit Thu 12 Jun 2014, 5:03 am

    It's all such a complete mess over there. Let's just hope they can hold their own and not rely too much on outside help because this could descend into all out civil war.

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