Abu tahseen joined the popular mobilization units as a volunteer to defend iraq from isis he as born in 1953 he is a sniper veteran of 5 armed conflicts the yom kippur war, iran-iraq war, invasion of kuwait. War on isis could push islamic state fighters out of iraq for good in may, iraqi commander says by tom o'connor on 5/1/17 at 12:23 pm members of the iraqi federal police clash with islamic state group (isis) fighters in western mosul, iraq, may 1, 2017.
Even as kurdish authorities, american officials and relief organizations seek to address the islamic state prisoners in custody, broader concerns remain about those fighters still at large some 40,000 fighters from more than 120 countries poured into the battles in syria and iraq over the past four years, american and other western officials say. The iraqi civil war was an armed conflict which began in january 2014 and ended in december 2017 in 2014, the iraqi insurgency escalated into a civil war with the conquest of fallujah, mosul, tikrit and in the major areas of northern iraq by the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis or is.
Backed by us-led airstrikes, kurdish forces retook the town of sinjar from isis in november 2015, seizing a site where isis forces committed some the worst atrocities during their march across iraq isis jihadists killed hundreds of people and captured and raped thousands of women and girls from the yazidi religious minority.
The event was corroborated by local kurdish fighters who have joined iran-backed shiite muslim militias in attempting to oust isis from nearby hawija the jihadists’ mutilated bodies were reportedly discovered by refugees fleeing the violence that has beset the war-torn nation. Tens of thousands of isis jihadists are still waging war in iraq and syria, the us government is saying isis has the same number of fighters in iraq and syria today as when the. Abu tahseen joined the popular mobilization units as a volunteer to defend iraq from isis he as born in 1953 he is a sniper veteran of 5 armed conflicts the yom kippur war, iran-iraq war, invasion of kuwait, gulf war and today fights against isis he is currently stationed at makhoul mountains in north baiji.
There are an unknown number of other foreign nationals in iraqi jails as suspected isis fighters one of those imprisoned is a 17-year-old german girl who was captured after government forces overran the isis-controlled stronghold of mosul earlier this year. Trump admin may send captured isis fighters to iraq prison, guantanamo the sdf continues to fight a complicated war and doesn't have the resources to detain, prosecute or protect hundreds of. At the height of its power in 2015, isis controlled large swaths of territory stretching from aleppo to baghdad and had around 33,000 fighters in its ranks in iraq and syria, according to us military and intelligence officials the us military claimed last summer to have killed 60,000 to 70,000 isis militants since us-led strikes began four years ago the accuracy of these figures have at times been called into question.
Iraq's government expressed outrage at the relocation, which would have enabled the 300 islamic state fighters in the convoy to reinforce militant positions in iraq.
In january, there were estimates suggesting that isis had as few as three thousand fighters in the two war-torn countries, while some observers argued that there were still as many as 10,000. Abu tahseen joined the popular mobilization units as a volunteer to defend iraq from isis he as born in 1953 he is a sniper veteran of 5 armed conflicts the yom kippur.