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Suicide Bombing in Crowded Baghdad Market Kills at Least 32
"We're gonna turn to Iraq to the Iraqi capital Baghdad because there's been a double suicide bombing there is completely studied two people and wounded more than 100. The attack at a busy market is the worst that the city seen in several years. Police and eye witnesses say that there were two blasts in swift succession. At the market in Tyrone Square, which was crowded with people Samir Club is Associated Press is Iraq correspondent and in Baghdad. How common is such an attack? This attack is very rare in Baghdad. The last time this occurred was in January of 2018, and that was shortly after then Prime Minister Haider al Abadi declared victory over the Islamic state Group on guard difficult. Lee was around the same area that the attack occurred. So it's been a while in Baghdad. However, attacks occur regularly in other areas of Iraq. And what are the authorities saying about what happened and he might have been responsible. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but Iraqi military officials have told us that they believe it was the work of the Islamic state group. Basically what happened there was two men. One of them created a bit of a scene in the middle of the commercial area that he was pretending to be ill. Crying out loud. That prompted a crowd together around him to see what was going on. And it was then that he detonated the best. Shortly after that another individual came and did the same, which is why we see such high death toll today, right? So really pretty cynical way to try and cause as many casualties as possible on does that does that bear the hallmarks of VIAS, then? Absolutely. We have seen similar attacks perpetrated by I s elsewhere around Iraq. The suicide bombing is something that they have have done. It's very much their style of attack. Especially here, and that distinguishes them from other groups. Militia groups who have perpetrated other kinds of attacks launching rockets, For example, at the US Embassy, It's It's a very different style of attack. What about the timing? Just one day after President Biden's inauguration of people reading something into that thinking that might be significant? There's a lot of speculation that dad and Iraq in general, there's a lot of tension leading up to Biden's inauguration. But that was mostly related to the tensions between the U. S and Iran that has played out in Iraq in the last year. Nothing at all related to the Islamic State group. While there was anticipation of something happening, I don't really think anyone expected something like this to happen. Just one final thought. I mean many people listening. Aziz say they haven't been any major attacks in Baghdad. And so it hasn't been in the in the headlines, and many people thought that Islamic state had largely been routed. I mean, this suggests that they're still very much active and a threat Is that fair? Absolutely. They're still a threat. Like I said, The attack in Baghdad is quite rare. But what we have seen is over the summer, an uptick in attacks and other areas across northern Iraq in particular. This is an area that has been historically very difficult to police. The Iraqi army as well as US led coalition forces have conducted many operations to root out Isis cells there, especially with the Corona virus, and measures that were taken to reduce the presence or the rotation of security forces around this area believe those areas It seems that that militants have taken advantage of this to launch attacks. But in Baghdad, this is definitely a
Thousands mourn top Iranian military commander killed in U.S. airstrike
"Iraq's parliament is scheduled to meet in emergency session Sunday following the killing of the Iranian military commander in a US airstrike this week today thousands marched in a funeral procession meanwhile NATO says in light of the assassination it is suspending a training mission for soldiers in the Iraqi army over security concerns for its hundreds of
NATO suspends training mission in Iraq citing security
"NATO suspended training mission for soldiers in the Iraqi army after Friday's targeting of the general cause some soul money military alliances security concerns for its personnel were paramount not Tehran's threaten retaliate says they already have targets in mind former British ambassador to Iraq Sir William Patey says they've got many potential targets to choose from including diplomats working in embassies or large numbers of troops stationed across the region he was the head of one of Iran's most effective and most extreme organizations the I. R. G. C. because for us who have built up a network of proxies a network of capabilities across
Iran vows to respond for Soleimani killing
"Iran promised to seek revenge for a U S S strike knee Baghdad's airport that killed the mastermind of its interventions across the Middle East and the. US said Friday. It was sending thousands more troops to the region as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing the death of General General Qasim Sulejmani. The head of Iran's elite cuts force marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran which is careened from one crisis to another since donald trump imposed crippling sanctions and withdrew from the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal without even having having read it the targeted strike and any retaliation by Iran could ignite a conflicts that engulfs the whole region endangering. US troops in Iraq Syria and beyond over the last. Two decades. Solely Mani has assembled a network of heavily-armed allies stretching all the way to southern Lebanon on Israel's doorstep the US has urged American citizens to leave Iraq immediately. Following the morning airstrike at Baghdad's international airport. Iran's state TV said killed Sulejmani and nine others. The State Department said the embassy in Baghdad which was attacked by Iran backed militiamen and their supporters earlier. This week is closed and all consular services have been suspended. The strike on an access road near Baghdad's airport was carried out Friday by an American drone. So lemani had just disembarked from a plane. Arriving from either Syria or Lebanon a senior Iraqi security officials said the blast tore his body to pieces along with that of Abu Mattie Alma Handy Deputy Commander of the Iranian backed militias in Iraq known as the popular mobilization allies ation forces. A senior politician said Souleymane. His body was identified by the ring he wore. Iran state TV said on Friday that ten and people were killed including five revolution regard members and Souleymane. His son-in-law Donald Trump proclaimed on Friday that he ordered the killing of the talk talk Iranian general to stop a war not start one but in the tents aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East Democrats complain that trump hadn't even consulted congress and some worried that the strike made war more likely the ramifications nations of trump's decision to kill Soleimani was still coming into focus last night the could include an end to the US military partnership with Iraq in fighting the Islamic estate extremist group cuisine. Sulejmani wasn't just an infamous terrorist organizer in one of the regime's most powerful officials. He was also one of Donald. Trump's social social media antagonists many Americans. I heard of the general in two thousand eighteen when he started arguing with trump via memes on instagram for a high level commander in regime that bans most major social media platforms for its citizens. Sola Mani was unusually Internet savvy yesterday the US Vice President. Mike Pence took to twitter himself to justify the killing of Sulejmani falsely claiming that he helped the perpetrators data's of nine eleven meanwhile further airstrikes targeting Iraq's popular mobilization forces umbrella grouping of Iran backed Shiite militias delicious near Camp Taji north of Baghdad have killed six people and critically wounded three in Iraqi army source said late on Friday. Two two of the three vehicles making up a militia convoy were found burned marking the second. US strike in twenty four hours likely to further escalate. Tensions wins between the Middle East and the west making starting a war rather than stopping one more likely
Pro-Iranian Protesters End Siege of US Embassy in Baghdad
"Got the Iran backed Iraqi militia they've broken up their encampment outside the US embassy in Baghdad a move that could ease tensions between Tehran and Washington that escalated after fighters attacked the compound good morning this Bloomberg's in effect that Xena arguably in the ongoing escalation in in back then around the embassy loads both bad news for for Iraq as a sovereign and it's independents really is true because Iraq is kind of caught in that between between the rock and a hard place both so both the US and Iran have major influence in the country while the U. S. still making some troops and have had presence since two thousand three Iran has a huge influence in in in its neighbor Iraq through the Shia community that has its influence over politicians and over state institutions at as well as the militias which are loyal and backed by Iran but operate freely within Iraq a military escalation press alt direct between the US and Iran but via its various proxy channels is is now more likely would you say what do you hear the most likely scenario that you we would see S. conversions between the proxies with charter and what should they have that agency Iran and between that you either the Iraqi army or that yeah or the U. S. but they are kids on me is now in a situation where it's being forced to fight militias water protesters who are attacking the who what effect in the embassy and in a way that's kind of caught them in the middle of this storm that basically started after the U. S. conducted an air strike that killed twenty five the militia members that came off course after the killing of a US said contractor and the wounding of several two soldiers this comes at a really inconvenient time for the Iraqi government the political scene it's been in flux they have struggled to resolve the ongoing social unrest this is going to be just another burden as a it's the last thing that Iraq needs right now Iraq was dealing with as the massive protests all across the country against corruption and that I guess that rising in Iranian influence in the country and they wanted to do it without the entire political class in the country to try to come up with that a government that represents said the people and actually deals with bad real life issues they have and through that throughout that a movement now we're seeing that this movement take a backseat because now all that attention is focused on and on and on and on this and tack and that many analysts say that your own will step up a it's a actual let first to try to push out that if the U. S. out of Iraq all together thank you very much for that that's a thing of the past Bloomberg's economy and government
Troops at U.S. Embassy in Iraq fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters
"US troops fired tear gas at pro Iranian protesters outside the US embassy in Baghdad Iraq unrest continues outside the American embassy in Baghdad for a second day U. S. troops inside the compound fired tear gas as Iran backed militiamen and other protesters gathered outside the embassy the protesters managed to set fire to the roof of a reception area inside the embassy compound the militiamen and others camped out of the gates of the embassy over night the protests are in response to U. S. airstrikes over the weekend targeting Iran backed militia that killed twenty five fighters following a rocket attack on an Iraqi army base that killed a US contractor I might cross yep president trump's top response to those Iranian backed forces inside Iraq is drawing praise from senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina Graham calls a decisive action in the face of adversity he also warned Iran it continues to threaten American interests quote at their own peril recalling an embarrassing and deadly attack on the U. S. diplomatic compound in Syria back in twenty twelve ram said president trump has put the world on notice there will be what he called no more bad guys he's on his
US troops fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters in Iraq
"Unrest continues outside the American embassy in Baghdad for a second day U. S. troops inside the compound fired tear gas as Iran backed militiamen and other protesters gathered outside the embassy the protesters managed to set fire to the roof of a reception area inside the embassy compound the militiamen and others camped out at the gates of the embassy over night the protests are in response to U. S. airstrikes over the weekend targeting Iran backed militia that killed twenty five fighters following a rocket attack on an Iraqi army base that killed a US contractor I might cross yep
Rockets hit Iraq base with US troops; no word on casualties
"News Iraq reports of a barrage of rockets targeting Iraqi army base that houses U. S. troops that have been helping Iraqi forces battle the remnants of ISIS to security officials reporting this there's no immediate word of any casualties at
Isis returns to its insurgent roots
"ISIS is returning to its insurgent roots having been driven out of almost all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria four years after ISIS controlled as much as a third of Iraq declared a caliphate. It is retrenched, but it's still the power to carry out kidnappings killings and bombings. Khloe? Cornish took to Andrew England about the continuing threat posed by the group to stability in the region. In two thousand fourteen ISIS notes the blitz across Iraq and Syria. And at one point I think they control about third of Iraq and major cities in both countries. What's been happening in the last couple of years since the caliphate will the self declared caliphate has been defeated all the situation being in terms of how they've been pushed back from their strongholds. Rockford. It'd be Iraqi government declared a military victory over I his about this time. I should having won back control of major urban areas. Which I is it invaded include the northern city of Mosul Iraq's second largest city. So that was a fight that nasty three and number players involved. That's the fighters from the Iraqi army which had initially kinda crumbled in two thousand fourteen faced with the ISIS insurgency, you have Kurdish vices mcken fun region. You also had low of shin initial groups who had formed pretty much in response to the ISIS threats that was facing Europe. It was big big movement to mobilize additional fighters to protect the country. And a lot of those groups actually have a radian bucking. So all of these people working not always very well together. There was also west and involvement as well. Intensive ashtrays on ISIS targets in Iraq. So that's how that fight with paying out. And then in Syria, the situation is actually more complicated because the fight against ISIS is just one really the much larger civil war. So in Syria, ISIS territory was concentrated in the north east of the country on the big cities rocker and data which probably will be familiar to people. Now, you will probably see the social glasses destination of those cities under the weight of US leda strikes. So in Syria, ISIS is in fighting on the one hand Russian-backed pro regime Syrian forces with Iranian involvement and on the other hand US backed Syrian rebels. So it's actually been facing kind of both sides of the civil war and Russia and their Resor fell from ISIS control this year amid much lodge. Hush by the feeling of as well, so retake areas in the south the country. So there was basically a big effort by local and international forces to push them back in both countries. What do we know about what remains in terms of the ISIS fighters? Isis supporters across these two companies. At one point in August, the US apartment defense was saying there about three thousand ISIS fighters in this pocket in Syria, the this territory they control, but it's very important to be cautious about them. The I think it's very hard for us to know, exactly. How many fighters they're all lest and how many schools is they have across Iraq and Syria. But we do know where I this is holed up in Iraq. They've got we think they is in the hammering mountains, which a very very Thakin offense mountains kinda the middle of a rock, and they don't say tax from that. And then they will they will have more bases a more positions in northerner as well. And there's continuing worry about sleeper cells of ISIS, fighters and other parts of the country as well. You mentioned the being pushed out of the major cities they controlled in the major church they controlled house they adopted the way the carrying out attacks. Because they do continue to pose a threat as we've mentioned. Yeah. Absolutely. I just thought it at a terrorist insurgency and then gained these huge swathes of territory. Very frightening. Modern two thousand fourteen and what they've done is returned to the insurgent route that they came from much smaller terror attacks people just disappeared into the desert rose and trying to hold her Trie. So that seems to be the strategy now is to continue to destabilize these areas with smaller hit and run attacks, but still deadly unfortunately for civilians and officials who have against targeted in Iraq. What impact is that heaven? I mean, obviously in Iraq this chiefs ways the county Sedikh control, which has to be rebuilt about reconstruction. The need to get people who were forced out of the homes back and these areas which always felt very marginalized slightly by bike dad and was a new government in Baghdad. What impact is it having? Terms of Iraq and Iraq's ability to build on the security gains. And then in Syria where we're seeing the civil war is winding down as prison. Bouchara sats voices have reclaimed control of most of the country and get mentioning just how much progress hasn't Nate unsecurity interactions on his was holding touchy. Yes, they all these kinds of attacks. But the Iraqi security forces constellation is vice is happening execution type outweigh. However, you know, is people continue to feel threatened by ISIS attacks that really undermines any kind of official assets to restore stability in the sense of security as well in these places. I think it called me stress. Just how dangerous life can still feel. I think in face it might be better than before. But if I this is coming to your village and killed the most important tests and in that village issue the local chief, which is confident analyst of seen them doing. That contributes to a sense of instability in Syria. This is the of most active fighting still in Syria to try and expel ISIS from the last pockets territory, and so you have continual battle casualties that. But of the overall civil War, I suppose, the American involvement there is the most important thing because America's said it's in Syria in order to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS, and so obviously the longer that they have to fight. I enjoy the longer they're gonna be there they north. They started to link that crisis in Syria to Iranian presence as well. And they want to be honest to see Iranian forces in Iranian proxy forces also being expelled from Syria. But the continuing bustle against I means America continues to have military presence into it as well. At one point when they controlled large areas in Syrian Iraqi Lee had oil resources that smuggling results the customs, they had taxes, etc. How they survive today. Does this indicate that perhaps they still have certain areas where they still have support. What do we know about what sustaining them? I guess it's important to stress how wealthy ISIS was at one point. It had opened up by volts that had huge oil revenues, and they invested some of that money into companies anything for money exchanges car dealership, and I think it's pretty hard for the authorities actually pinpoint which companies they beat in order to to function or stop them from operating. So what we understand believe that they get revenues from these companies, they also can stop and extort trucks on roads, and that kind of thing, so certainly they've knees are much much diminished. They are much much week before the nab were, but they do still have revenue. Streams coming in one of the notable things about twenty fourteen was her the Iraqi security forces, which the Americans have spent billions of dollars rebuilding of the invasion in two thousand and free melted away when they were faced with the fruit of ISIS, how it quits to the Iraqi forces. Forces to continue maintaining the offensive against ISIS and prevent a resurgence. I mean that would seem to be one of the critical things going forward. I think we'd have to say that the Iraqi forces are stronger than they were full. However, the US department defense expect to general recall, I said, I've how the fight against ISIS going. Deep highlight socks. They didn't think Americans would be able to leave Iraq anytime soon intensive needing to keep providing support to the Iraqi security forces one of the things that diplomats stress here as well, which they sometimes feel like they're not being heard back in their home capitals. Is that I it is not done thing. He's quite far off didn't thing in the and in that regard is going to need to be continuing the just ical and probably material support full voltage contracting. Is it not an easy thing to do counterinsurgency is in some ways. Much harder execute than ground offensive in love wage. You know, you don't know coming from. It's a difficult thing to do. And certainly the Americans in fact that the Iraqis are going to need help with it for the foreseeable featuring ever since the US invasion in two thousand and free ousted Saddam Hussein the have been sectarian shoes and publicity extremism in a country, which is now run by the Shia majority, people would say that's helped fuel the extremism that ISIS has been able to tap into. Do you think that those issues have been tackled have been dealt with? And how important will that be going forward when the new government in Baghdad looks to rebuild and reconstruct areas that came under ISIS control? I mean, exactly as you say they'd been real continuity in fans is a long-standing trending towards extreme in amongst some communities in Iraq sent doesn't three hundred before is well and the government now needs to do. It can to restore service days and its authority in some of these areas happen just so badly damaged by war. But we're also neglected before the ISIS insurgency and before people decided to join you can see. So, you know, it was just politics and conflicts, very localized in Iraq. But you can see there was a broader trend towards any extremes. And I think actually that has been a swing by though. I mean, I was just so brutal. That polling suggested the obscene. He's actually will let in favor of more hardline version of is not not the people. So I did. So in some senses, they lost support that says to me in a country where there have been real kind of weaponization and sectarian identity. This is not a problem. That's going to go away without tackling some of the courses.
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"Our permission and agreement. It's hard to do. But that should be the goal period. That said nations should be compassionate. We should have effective immigration laws. When you see a column of people that's made up of women children and young men who wanna get across to avoid danger in Guatemala Honduras. It's hard to consider them invaders. Okay. Now, you talked about the importance of a nation should be able to control its borders. President Trump has sent thousands or will ultimately sent he says fifteen thousand US soldiers to the border to control it what there's been some pushback from from various senior military figures. Would you be among them? I don't think it's the move that. I would recommend. I think it also plays to emotion. I actually think it was designed to go before the midterm elections to meet with the idea of invasion of this caravan. But it's actually should be viewed separate from should we control our border? I think that shouldn't be a debate. That's something that we as a nation should do. But when you send a bunch of troops down to the border, and there are some legal limitations of what they can do you need to make sure that you explain to the American people that this isn't a classic invasion, and our soldiers aren't going to man the ramparts and shoot the invaders. Because that's an accurate. Okay. Except we know that President Trump has said I'll tell you this anybody throwing stones rocks like they did in Mexico where they badly police and soldiers in Mexico, we will consider that a firearm implicit in. That is the idea that they might be shot at well. I think it would be dramatically. Tragic to put soldiers in a position where they particularly shoot immigrants moving forward. Okay. And not as wet this. I mean, this is fascinating. It is an extraordinary issue. But there are senior military figures. General Jim WBZ who oversaw the effort to build the Iraqi army and police I think you'll know these figures he said, the militia was where the military is being used for partisan political purposes it's dangerous because it will political politicized the use of force in ways that democracy should avoid now. He said that actually just about the sending of the troops. And he's right. I think do because. Right. I think that we've used military force for political reasons as far back in history as you can record it that said, it doesn't make it right? Particularly for symbol like this for internal domestic politics. I'm critical of this move. But what I want to make sure we don't do is. We don't then say what we should control our borders. Of course, we should. We need to make sure that's clear sometimes we get around the political rhetoric. Forget it can you imagine the image would come up if immigrants came forward, and we use physical force against them. I mean, what it would do to the United States reputation in the world to the morality of the soldiers put in that position is unconscionable. Okay.
Judge urges U.S. to focus on reuniting deported parents with children
"Radio station If I am forty more stimulating talk is the dark secret replace Brian suits in here on till eleven o'clock, or new hours by. The way eight pm to eleven so please enjoy, coming up in, the next break a naval mystery the mystery of the missing, man March of. Nineteen forty two a man overboard mystery that has not been. Sold to this day drone wars the first commercially available drones that were. Weaponized happened, in Syria and Iraq and they they happen because the men of ISIS who don't have an air force did have money. And had access to European markets and. For that matter markets in Turkey and so commercial drones usually under about two hundred dollars were purchased in Turkey off the off the market Just, in toy stores or whatever in Turkey brought into Syria and then the the simple, engineering matter of adapting the usual HD camera hookup underneath the drone to do something as. Simple as release a grenade was actually fairly simple if you if you don't know how this works I've met a couple of drones with HD, cameras on them or. With mounts where you can mount a little gopro, camera on them, and the drone communicates by direct wifi to your to an, app on your. Smartphone where you can use the gopro camera or the built. In camera as a sort of a virtual piloting cockpit where you can. Put the, camera forward and you can fly the drone around as if you're sitting there on the drone but you're looking at the. App on your phone is actually a. Lot of fun and that's how they do those drawn races like in Balboa park and things like that Anyway some of these drones can carry You know up to Up to two and a, half or three pounds and some of. The really significant ones the ones that are used for actual filmmaking or commercial production can can wield up to. Seven or eight pounds and so what was done by ISIS in Syria was a simple matter of replacing the, camera mount, underneath with With some sort of mechanical release or in many cases leaving the camera and using that as guidance system and then, including a mechanical release because as you. Recall nothing happened in ISIS world unless they had video of it and so starting about five years ago you began seeing these pretty amazingly, cinematic HD drone shots of a drone undetected at about a thousand feet coming over a Syrian army position or an Iraqi army position and then it would lower in place it, would lower a couple of hundred feet. And when it seemed to be stable and the the cameras seemed fixed over one particular area like a bunch. Of fuel or munitions or whatever the the drawn would drop a adapted forty millimeter grenade that had a thin For instance like tissue paper role for a tail fin something. Really really crude but it oriented and. Stabilize the projectile in flight so it would generally fly straight down and it would blow up on impact and they did this for hundreds, of times before they finally got a success they finally got a spectacular success in the form of exploding Syrian ammo dump and It looked like they had mastered drone warfare and so they were immediately copied they. Were copied in Yemen by the who sees they were copied by. ISIS in Iraq They were copied by ISIS inspired terrorists and, Libya but the guys in Syria. Were the originators of it and really the masters of the craft so some of them Began putting stories up on YouTube or other other sort of dark, web or even, slightly light regular web read it and fortune. Started putting how to videos on how to modify common battlefield munitions like forty millimeter grenades into. An, aerial drop impact weapon and Furthermore how to modify commercially available drone something that could get off van Masan and shipped to Turkey or whatever into a killing machine now the the range of these drones generally is not really more than a mile that goes more than a. Mile than it's going off GPS at which, point you have to, know the precise location of where the bad guy is and then you you drop the munition. Well so this was Successful as a propaganda play. In Syria but really not much more it was an annoyance as the Iraqi army overran Mosul about a. Year ago, the guys. There in in, Mosul the ISIS guys they had several years to prepare for this they had an arsenal of hundreds of a cheap little drones the ones that you get, for less, than eighty bucks at target or you can get them on Alibaba Amazon and they had nothing but time to modify them and, also to teach, their man how to utilize them so the. Iraqis had a lot of men wounded a few even killed but it was really more of. An annoyance and anything else but it did produce some pretty spectacular video of for ISIS you got this video of Iraqi soldiers running around after the first one hit or when they heard overhead so anyway fast forward now in Israel the HAMAs terrorists have been using kites and, it cetera too Start. Forest fires have been using drones but these rarely authorities have, not been releasing this to. The media well the jig is up because now the Egyptians are seizing huge. Shipments of cheap drones at the HAMAs get Gaza, crossing point and so now Gaza have guys. In basements doing nothing but making drone bombs so the drone, is now the asymmetric weapon of the little guy the next step, of course is somebody in the US is, going to do this you know it because it's all over the web is easy to do and someone. Else's already redoing it so anyway that's your drone warfare update it's cheap. Is it effective it's goal is to terrorize so is it, effective yes it is is going to win a war no. All right when we come back in naval mystery from nineteen forty two the dark secret place continues right. After this, Brian in. Here to midnight, KFI AM six forty more stimulating talk Michael should pay with News Firefighters working on a brush fire that broke out this afternoon in fallbrook near the Riverside County. Line it has grown to at least two hundred twenty five. Acres it was first reported at about three ten this. Afternoon Cal fire, says roughly one hundred homes off Sandia creek drive are being a. Vacuum, waited the fires forward progress has apparently been. Stopped at this. Point a fire in Idyllwild is now said to be twenty nine percent contained thirteen thousand acres have. Burned five homes have been lost to the, flames and the man charged with starting the fire near Idyllwild and eight others has been charged with more than a dozen counts of. 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"iraqi army" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"After we pulled out even after ten years of training and preparation and work fighting alqaeda the iraqi army tuck tailed and ran at the first fight with isis isis took over they just left their equipment they left their stuff because they're cowards this is one of the biggest problem there in the middle east this is crazy thing about it i have never met any more entitled more arrogant more cowardly group of men in my life and never there were people who absolutely feel entitled to to to untabled amounts of of wealth and in control their absolutely an alpha male society which is big dog rules and so everyone of them has a chip on their shoulder and his trying to muscle you around all day long and yet all of them are cowards and i've just did is if you need any evidence of that look at what happened after america left and isis decided to come down out of syria back into northern iraq they just abandoned their vehicles they drop their weapons and isis just came through and clean it all up now what the what the government says and what the media says is that oh this was because we pulled out and had we not pulled out then this would have never descended into chaos and it's bs what are we supposed to stay there forever how long are we supposed to stay in iraq how long are we supposed to continue to fund their military how long are we supposed to continue to support them at do the fighting for them.
"iraqi army" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Most poor desperate places on earth there was no access to healthcare no access to clean water education services or food for the people and i saw what was happening was as we north the regular iraqi army was retreating to make a final stand in baghdad and meanwhile saddam was putting his fedayeen forces south and he was going hut to hut in these rural villages coercing poor farmers to fight us basically saying look we'll drop a bag of rice off at your hut if you'll pick up this weapon go fight these guys ten miles south here and we were finding these guys by the hundreds and thousands that really set the stage for that morning on the road and highway seven i got about of my fighting hole and i i wanted to walk the lines check my guys because we were all scared and i looked up and i saw a small white car approaching from the north well they just started using suicide bombing techniques i thought they were packing the car full of explosives that they would blow themselves up so i grabbed three my guys we took off running to try to stop this car i fired a warning shot across the hood finally the car stopped about fifty meters up the driver jumped out starts waving his arms frantically and sprinting at us now i think this guy strapped himself with explosives you're going to blow himself up so i'm yelling at him and arabic trying to get him to get on the ground and he's not stopping i raised my weapon they're going to have to take out the sky and i look behind his car and i see a large black military truck roll up behind his little car six guys in black jump out of the truck ran up to his car and began shooting into the car this guy stopped dead in his tracks turnaround starts screaming and running back to the car and that's when i realized what was happening this guy was one of those poor farmers who was just trying to escape across our lines in his family so yellow my guys and told him to take out the fedayeen and i ran as fast as i could to try to.
"iraqi army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To in a win away those uh soon these forces are from from supporting aycell rather than you bring them back into the iraqi army the the conquest of mozell here it is more of a conquest than liberation and sunni arabs in in the western part of out of iraq are still suspicious of the government in in baghdad and that the new government has a big task before in which is to win the support and loyalty of those civilians but you know they did at once before the sunni awakening movement organizing local communities in the sons of iraq units and paying them to be supportive of the government rather than the sunni insurgency if you look at the casualties in the battle they asked him the number of strikes starting in late two thousand sixty two thousand seven at drop to the very low level and that was not a matter of technologically sophisticated battle techniques it was a matter of winning the hearts and minds of villagers in in western herat so that's the job before the government in baghdad now is how to recreate that uh sunni awakening movement which are malachy essentially abandon was the the last us troop left iraq in two thousand eleven given the us role in starting the war in iraq at its role now helping in the battle formoso how might the president respond to help build the prospects for a settlement once the fighting is over in los the best answer i can give us go back to two thousand seven the counterinsurgency the change in counterinsurgency strategy that we implemented then where instead of sending troops out uh from secure base camps to patrol in and bringing them home at night in we station troops in villages and they became not there is occupied but his defenders of the villages because you know the assumption and so award is m the average person really doesn't want to be involved in the civil war they're just caught in the crossfire so you don't want to make them choose between one saw the other so you the short answer would be go back to that that strategy that worked in two thousand seven uh do what you have to.
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"There against mandate geovany guy eric harley and gary mcnamara on red eye radio tell me to do something and i'm not going to do it wealth i thought he said man date eight six six nights earth summit three three three nine eight six six ninety red eye he's eric harley i'm gary mcnamara let's go to dug in nashville doug welcome you're on red eye radio welcome to the show hi dog tiger tori it in my very good it's good to be listening to you guys again i had a little bit of announcements from ya um i wanted to address what you were talking about with iraq yes um i am a iraqi veteran uh iraq war veteran i've been there three times and my very first time there in oh to or greater no three is right after uh we remove saddam hussein and i saw what it was like their bikes that um my last deployment there and old mine we were a poor of actually trained the iraqi army and giving them the tools and the ability uh two two two defeat isis um all those time uh all these years of have exerted against out how you know where they're just for their oil the words they're to take away their country or what have you and you know it felt good to hear you guys saying you know after fourteen years we've proven the we can what we have the trust the iraqi people because we were there for the right for the right reasons and basically i just wanted to say i i appreciated hearing somebody else saying the same thing well one thing that we were there for the right reasons one thing we've often said before in the show is to me the best representative of uh of what america's about has been the us soldier whether was the rebel of japan after world war two of the rebuilding of germany after world war two or iraq right now that that is how people learn what your intentions are and how they come to train you know how they could be a come to two two trust you and what your motives czar from a society that you would know doug better than i ever would because i wasn't there that had did but didn't trust anybody after the regime of saddam hussein because all they knew was brutality.
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"Crucially those areas around the syrian border so apart from small pockets it's now radicati base clam both sides of that border so it is truly very big deal i think it's really important just to remind people in how difficult it was to get to this moment right you're absolutely right because although everyone does love a parade um it wasn't a boat the parade it was a vote the fact that they almost never got here i mean isis really did at one point threaten the existence of iraq and the kurdistan region so when isis moved in entire army divisions collapse they retreated rather than fight in the kurdish forces as you'll recall stepped up and they fought isis in the north and then the us stepped in first of all to protect iraqi surrey american interests and then to try to protect the eze dis who were being faced with genocide that small religious minority it was a very very difficult fight with a huge civilian cost and huge cost of iraqi forces i was in most sold the day it was liberated i saw iraqi army officers sobbing because they had lost so much and had had taken that much to get to this point wow you know some of the fighting was also done by these shiite paramilitary groups who were answering a religious call what has happened to those militias that is the big question and the big test because they're not going away so they answered the call of a top religious leader here who said it is your religious duty to go and fight and they did they went out and fought and they pushed isis back in central iraq but it's a huge array of groups it's about sixty of them so there are some the major iranianbacked militia's there are lots of other groups that are less disciplined and what the prime minister prime minister l body wants to do now hayder el a body is tell these groups that they have to give up their weapons because the war is over young can be peaceful now of not all of them are going to do that in the ones that are going to do that like my to dissenters forces the.
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"Against mandate geovany god eric harley and gary mcnamara on red eye radio hey you tell me to do something and i'm not going to do it well i thought he said man date eight six six nine zero seven three three three nine eight six six ninety red eye he's eric harley i'm gary mcnamara let's go to duggan nashville doug welcome you're on red eye radio welcome to the show hi doug nato coretail tonight very good it's good to be listening to you guys again i had a little bit of announcements from ya um i wanted to address what you were talking about with iraq yes um i am a uh iraqis are trying uh iraq war veteran i've been there three times and my very first time there in oh to our correctional three was right after uh we remove saddam hussein and i saw what it was like their bikes that um my last deployment there and '09 we were a poor of actually trained the iraqi army and giving them the tools and the ability uh two two two defeat isis um all those time uh all these years of how these arguments about how you know where they're just for their oil there were there to take over there for what have you and you know it felt good to hear you guys saying you know after fourteen years we've proven the we can what we have the trust of iraqi people because we were there for the right for the right reasons and basic i just wanted to say i i appreciated hearing somebody else saying the same thing well one thing that we were there for the right reasons one thing we've often said before in the show is to me the best representative of uh of what america's about has been the us soldier whether it was the rebuilding of japan after world war two of the rebuilding of germany after world war two or iraq right now that that is help people learn what your intentions are and how they come to train you know how they could be a come to to to trust you you and what's your motives are from a society that you would know doug better than i ever would because i was in there that had did would didn't trust anybody after the regime of saddam hussein because all they knew was brutality.
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"And gary mcnamara on red eye radio tell me to do something and i'm not going to do it well i thought he said man date eight six six nine zero seven three three three nine eight six six ninety red eye he's eric harley i'm gary mcnamara let's get a dug in nashville doug welcome you're on red eye radio welcome to the show hi dog hey guys how're you tonight very good it's good to be listening to you guys again i had a little bit of announcements from ya um i wanted to address what you were talking about with iraq yes um i am a iraqis are trend uh iraq war veteran i've been there three times and my very first time there in oh two or a greater no three was right after uh we remove saddam hussein and i saw what it was like their bikes that um my last deployment there and old mine we were a part of actually trained the iraqi army and giving them the tools and the ability uh two two two defeat isis um all those time uh all these years i've had exerting its bow how you know where they're just for their oil were there to take over their country or what have you and you know it felt good to hear you guys saying you know after fourteen years we've proven they we can w we have the trust of the iraqi people because we were there for the right for the right reasons and basically i just wanted to say i i appreciated hearing somebody else saying the same thing well one thing that we were there for the right reasons one thing we've often said before in the show is to meet the best representative of uh of what america's about has been the us soldier whether was the rebuilding of japan after world war two the rebuilding of germany after world war two or iraq right now that that is how people learn what your intentions are and how they come to train you know how they could be a come to to to trust you and what your motives are funny society that you would know doug better than i ever would because i was in there that had did but didn't trust anybody after the regime of saddam hussein because all a new was brutality.
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"And will deliver their against mandate geovany guy eric harley and gary mcnamara on red eye radio tell me to do something and i'm not going to do it well i thought he said man date eight six six nine zero seven three three three nine eight six six ninety red eye he's eric harley i'm gary mcnamara let's go to dug in nashville doug welcome you're on red eye radio welcome to the show hi dog hey guys how're you tonight very good it's good to be listening to you guys again i had a little bit of an absence from you um i wanted to address what you were talking about with iraq yes um i am a uh iraqis after and uh iraq war veteran i've been married three times and my very first time there in own two or a greater no three who's right after uh we remove saddam hussein and i saw what it was like there by that and um my last deployment there and only mind we were a poor of actually training the iraqi army and giving them the tools and the ability uh two two two defeat isis um all those time uh all these years of headaches arguments about how you know where they're just for their oil were there to take over their country or what have you and you know it felt good to hear you guys saying you know after fourteen years we've proven day we can w we have the trust of the iraqi people because we were there for the right for the right reasons and basically i just wanted to say i i appreciated hearing somebody else saying the same thing well one thing that we were there for the right reasons one thing we've often said before in the show is to meet the best representative of uh of what america's about has been the us soldier whether was the rebuilding of japan after world war two of the rebuilding of germany after world war two or iraq right now that that is how people learn what your intentions are and how they come to train you know how they could be a come to to to trust you and what's your motives czar from a society that you would know doug better than i ever would because i wasn't there that had did but didn't trust anybody after the regime of saddam hussein because all they knew was brutality.
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"To pursue a process of independence and despite warnings not to do it kurds went to the polls last month and they voted in favour of supporting independence explained is what the repercussions have been from that very key referendum so one of the things one of the immediate things was the iraqi government declared it illegal referendum and it moved to try to isolate the kurds did that by closing the international airspace a but then the hammer really came down in insent iraqi troops into territory that the kurds have controlled since two thousand fourteen so you'll remember that when isis came in an surrounded areas around kirkuk and other places and were threatening northern iraq the iraqi army collapsed disappeared and kurdish forces moved in so last week and the week before that iraqi forces started moving and they pushed out kurdish forces they now have control of kirkuk which the kurds thought of as there capital they have control of some of the oilfields in their moving to take control of the borders that the kurds have also controlled so it's a devastating blow to kurdish aspirations the united states is also warned the kurds that they did not want them to hold that vote because it could weaken the fight against isis have we seen any evidence at that's true we'll this fight against isis which has been going on for quite a long time is now really in its final stages but the fear and really is that after this isis there could be another form of isis or something else in it really needs an integrated the united security force in an integrated country to respond to that so that's where the us had been counseling the kurds who are a very very strong and staunch ally not to hold the.
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"And then obviously this the largest guerrilla peche this year iraqis is it almost seems like sometimes they get leftarm they they've been running the iraqi army the iraqi government and an end there's a number of shiite had militias some of which are iranianbacked if where did they fit in so we'll live this there's a lot of developments there two some of them quite quite positive but but clearly the biggest challenge facing the the uh the government of iraq is is essentially how to manage the more than one hundred thousand young men who joined the popular mobilization force militias as you rightly said sabah got quite close ties to iran heavy rating revolutionary got advises attached to them or of security faultline sitting opposite the peshmerga in different parts of iraq in the north some have gone too far in syria but i should say that there are many of these militias that haven't gone to syria that the to have some distance from iran you have thought both grand ayatollah ali stunning and multilateral cetera who were nationalists who have openly called back cold for the militia any iraqis to go to syria oil swayed appeared to come back to i soil and then there's a very nice sheila streak among the ship political parties as will sir iraq not going to become iran um but they've got this very real practical problem of what do you do when she give all of these young men weapons and therefore some ivory bravely and what caught of reward and recognition to they get how do you jeweled them back into a you know a neutral political force and how to prevent some of these militias turning into servants of political parties and or seizing land and grabbing as its resources like oil and getting involved that business and i think there is a question that a lot people have been asking uh with the us support of the iraqi military and they iranian simple art of the iraqi military i is that a conflict is that is that and i think it was a little bit more understood under the obama administration now with a new trump administration seems like that could get even more it can send an ivy say not something that trump at least outwardly would support shaw i mean you know this is the interesting fact of of of.
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"And at baghdad which and collusion with her ron and then you've got turkey turkey one is quite adamant about uh curtailing any independence he's already sent they already did the military maneuvers with the iraqi army on the border with iraqi kurdistan and we know that ed one is hysterical about us foreign policy visavis in being here in the united states in as a trial going on new york that might will lead to the fingerprints of his family one's family be involved in corrupt dealings with iran to circumvent sanctions so that could also strange things even further so is there anything that the us can do and i imagine who extension israel to because israel's made an an investment in that relationship with kurdistan if kurdistan goes under or is is basically landlocked isolated isn't that a big setback yeah well you know the the region is is matt and trendier are going in the wrong direction a lot of them you've just cited um uh i think you know particularly important uh iraqi kurdistan region sloth ocracoke which now make then nonviable uh as they quasi independent and he within iraq uh and that will uh that will change the geopolitics through the region and before you know six months ago a year ago you had a very good relationship between air to what actually in bars audie not between turkey and the syrian kurds who were at each other's throat but with between turkey an iraqi kurdish say had a pretty good relationship now that relationship that soured and for that make things much more complex uh and then of course you got the syrian kurds who are being squeezed but frankly who are little overextended a lot.
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"Welcome to worldly boxes weekly guide must appoint stores in the world part of the vox media podcast network it's the only here with john and zack and worst start this week in northern iraq or where the people who are fighting in northern rock might think of it as south kurdistan and that's because there are two us allies who are almost literally go to war against each other the iraqi army that the us has helped rebuild after its fight against isis and the kurdish peshmerga who have been us allies going back way over a decade and they're fighting on the streets of the city called kirkouk is one of the wealthiest cities in iraq in theory because it's it's a lot of oil in the city that the courage refer to as their jerusalem the city that the iraqi government does not want to give up worst start with how soldiers who fought in kirkouk have reacted to the fact that the iraqi army has just reconquered kirkuk yesterday i i club 'cause they sell low my city to the iraqi i'm not iraq could dish and i feel like that's kind of the court of it is that somebody fighting who in a technical sense is rocky in no way sees himself as a rocky and maybe let's start there like why would kirkuk the the flashpoint and also why would two parts of the same country seach other so differently and we went to go to war because of it yeah it's worth taking a step back here to understand the role of the kurds in iraq so kurds are an ethnic minority we typically talk about iraq in terms of divisions between sunni arabs and shia arabs but.
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"Longstanding rivalries were reignited in iraq today between vital american allies iraqi military forces and militia moved to push kurdish forces out of the disputed city of kirkouk in the country's north lisa desjardins has our report the no the o how little too the commander in chief of the armed forces dr hyder allah body gave orders to protect the people have kirkuk and to impose security in the city after months of simmering tensions iraqi federal truth moved to retake the disputed city of kirkuk from kurdish forces from the effort launched before dawn by mid day iraqi soldiers along with statebacked militias quickly took control of several massive oilfields north of the city iraqis also captured kirkuk military airport and various government buildings they lowered what had been a symbolic kurdish flag at the governor's compound journalist rebecca colored in air beal was in kirkuk this morning you can hear some classiest some gunfire in the distance put the most fired the theme more or less abandoned now the iraqi army by the end of the essentially including 4 of the whole thing in many of the outskirts of cook the spokesman for an iraqi shiite militia said they achieved all their goals with little resistance if you want to get the is the troops approached the area they were confronted by some rebels who tried to him the progress of the advancing unit our troops returned fire and silenced its source this comes three weeks after the kurds how a nonbinding independence referendum that included the disputed province of kirkuk more than ninety percent of the kurdish regions residents voted to split from iraq the iraqi federal government turkey iran and the us all rejected that independence drive the multi ethnic region of kirkuk lies just outside of the autonomous kurdish region in iraq's north called the country's oil capital kirkuk produces around five hundred thousand barrels a day in 2014 amid the isis onslaught across northern iraq the kurds took control of kirkuk the iraqi military fled the city in the three years since the kurds led by their president massoud barzani sought to submit their hold despite tensions with the central government today kurdish officials accused iraq of carrying out a major a multipronged attack who observed now the moment i don't know what's happening exactly because we have been in this fight since four in the.
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"Iraq's prime minister announced today in operation to retake tall offer from the islamic state is underway the bbc's rami were high yom reports it's one of the last pockets of isis held territory in iraq the iraqi prime minister hide the lab buddy said isis fighters had no choice but to surrender or die we sold is being carried out by the iraqi army and predominantly shiite factions known as the popular mobilization units the iraqi army says there are on two thousand isis fighters in the city this is npr a leader of the philippines roman catholic church is ordering bells to be told every night for three months in his northern religious district to raise alarm over the police crackdown on drugs it's left more than eight suspects dead in a week a court in south africa says a rhinocerous breeder has the legal right to sell some of his stockpiled horns from pretoria peter graenitz reports the breeder plans to begin auctioning them off online tomorrow john hume owns more rhinos than any other person in the world he cuts the horns off his animals and they grow back warn is made of care to inches acumen fingernails earlier this year a south african court suspended the local ban on selling rhino horn it remains illegal to sell rhino horn internationally on sunday the high court in pretoria ruled that hugh is legally allowed to sell up to two hundred sixty four horns his auction is scheduled to begin online monday but the buyers also need permits before any transaction occurs no buyers permits were granted wow hume sued for the right to sell it it's unclear anybody will win the permits before the auction is scheduled to begin for npr news i'm peter ran it's in pretoria.
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"Arms and china aimed at clean up their operations and reassure consumers in both the us and at home the camera system the farm area a customer buys a bag abaga fish you have a cure kuna back on your smartphone through our you are code on the back and you'll have a chance to see the actual farm the race this fish in your back of old high tech and traditional practices could make farmed fish safer those stories and more this week on living on earth mr herat live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston iraqi prime minister says the operation to retake the town of tall all far west of mozell from the islamic state group is underway the bbc's rami will higham reports the town and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of isis held territory in iraq announcing the start of the operation the iraqi prime minister hide the lab bedi said isis fighters have no choice but to surrender or die the assault is being carried out by the iraqi army and predominantly shiite factions known as the popular mobilization units the iraqi army says that are on two thousand ias fight in the city tens of thousands of civilians are believed to have fled over the past few months the bbc's rami boro higham thousands of people converged on downtown boston for yesterday's conservative activists rally and massive counterprotest demonstrators chanting antinazi slogans end up overpowering group that had planned a smaller so called free speech rally the demonstrations came a week after racially charged protests in charlottesville virginia and berlin saturday neonazis rallied on the outskirts of the city marking the thirtieth anniversary of the death of hitler's deputy rudolf hess npr's maggie penman reports the rally was registered in given the goahead by authorities with some strict guidelines german laws prohibit celebrating the country's nazi history so demonstrators couldn't where swastikas or use nazi slogans the rally was met with counter protests and a heavy police presence keeping the two groups apart elizabeth deacon came out to protest the demonstration many of her family members were killed during the holocaust and she says she felt frustrated that the rally was allowed to go on at all it makes me very angry leads they allowed them searching like that they is supported a killer in knots killer that's all the.
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"This is in my opinion the beginning off another batted for iraq because it was the people that are taking part in this battle on not only that glud iraqi army but rather than what they called the pmu or pmf which are the popular mobilization units or forces what few papers have covered this angle others have missed it altogether and these are the militias that have been sponsored bait for trained by iran and their immediate faction that a bit like hezbollahinlebanon at drawing to achieve what iran wants to achieve in syria an in iraq and turned to go to city already that and city others about footage 60seldon of them and syria about tumbled 20seldon inside iraqso this actually lays the button for more sick teddy and blood for more divided iraqso this is very far from winning peace in iraq and then lose a dealer dimension of those people who have helped in in this fight against isis in a northern iraq they're the kurdsyes who obviously wants thorough own absolutely autonomy of absolutely the see the kurds are quite an interesting a and you know phenomena because old that lives have been trying to achieve a tightened indeed they deserve it nevertheless add that is also that are battles here and they're going between the militias that i just mentioned and the kurdsand indeed with the state because what what madison is doing the head of the state of kurdistan not the estate declared yet but in in in really reality this estate he's saying let's not discuss the future of kirkouk for example be one of the oil is because he is delaying battles so you walk is very very messy place it's a place that does not a you know give us hope for peace but rather of more battles and i do want to talk again about this uh this units because what they're doing they're very similar to isis in many ways as indeed that favorite way of grueling young soni is is through drills and the eyes so that that as brutal if not more brutal than their sisters a isis that terrorists an in in my opinion and what's interesting is that iran has tried and succeeded in many ways in bringing them to parliament'swe have about 20 of them in parliament already very much again like hezbollahinlebanon.
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"Interesting things and understanding a man like major suggest an understanding young soldiers is understanding the past the lead them to that point the reality is one person that they met differently one way they kind of interacted with rock differently and they could have easily been an isis soldier instead of being an iraqi army soldier i think a lot of it depends on which sect of islam in iraq is historically split really kind of starkly with shia and sunni muslims but on top of that i think it's just about your socioeconomic status uh where you live in the country who you kind of associated with isis is a sunni movement um so i think a lot of a lot of the people that join isis join it because they want to empower sunni muslims um you know there's plenty of sudanese in iraq who aren't joining isis in who do want to support the government muscle is a majority sunni city which is a big reason that it felt so quickly and fell so powerfully to isis but the reality is is that that divide really defines a lot of the differences and sectarianism that happens in between this country said tell me about the journey of major sadat so me suggested as eight kids with two different wives uh which is legal and even encouraged in iraq and he's divorced no no he's he's got to us all at the same time yahya heaven so amid a judge has been fighting in wars in iraq for his entire life his father was a soldier in the iraqiran war the 1980s which was a long brutal battle between those two countries he graduated high school the day after you sign up for military academies because he said he really wanted to be a soldier a right away right as soon as he could and that led to him being a soldier during the american invasion two thousand four two thousand eleven and he trained with americans so we really had a good rapport with americans really liked him ray like being around them uh and that's i think why he took china meat and that's why i think he let me kind of be around he said he'd never given an interview before i met him and uh and we spend three weeks together kind of attached at the hip while.