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Old 01-29-2017   #41
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Short piece on effect of Iranian propaganda on Iraq. Iraqis feel Iran trying to save them more than Iranians do. Here's a link.
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Old 01-30-2017   #42
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Day 104 of Mosul campaign.
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Day 105 of Mosul campaign.
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Day 106 of Mosul campaign.
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Day 108 of Mosul campaign.
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I interviewed Niqash's Mustafa Habib about the job of securing east Mosul while attacking the west. Here's a link.
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Day 109 of Mosul campaign.
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This film report (30 mins) maybe available in the USA via PBS, broadcast 31/1/17 and is filmed with the Golden Division i.e. Iraqi SOF:
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As Iraqi forces attempt to retake Mosul from Isis, Guardian reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad joins their elite Golden Division on the frontline to examine the fight and its toll Go inside the Iraqi army's battle to take back the city of Mosul from Isis with Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad. Ghaith reveals what retaking the city means for the future of his country. He will also discover the harsh realities of what it's like to live and survive under Isis – and under the Iraqi army.
The fight inside the city is brutal and slow, and losses are mounting with countless civilians and over 2,000 security personnel reportedly killed since the offensive began.
Iraqi special forces are leading the charge to liberate the city. We witness their struggle close-up, with the filmmakers even surviving a suicide truck bomb aimed at killing the group's leader Lt Col Muntadher, known to his troops as 'Steel'.
WARNING: Contains strong language and footage some viewers might find distressing
A PBS FRONTLINE production with Mongoose Films in association with The Guardian.
Link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng...irty-war-video

Or:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5woZG9fQtqo


The SOF are using small commercial drones and Ipads for operational C3I.
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Great long piece in New Yorker by reporter embedded reporter with a Rapid Response unit during the battle for Mosul. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...o-destroy-isis
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Monthly violence report in Iraq. I'm the only one keeping comprehensive casualty counts anymore after UN stopped. Here's a link.
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Mosul Campaign Day 111.
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Day 114 of Mosul campaign.
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Mosul campaign day 115. East Mosul is looking like a besieged city with all the IS attacks even though IS in the one surrounded.
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Months after Fallujah liberated rebuilding barely begun because Iraqi govt is broke. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/1....co/TDkq9Xd1Wf
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Weekly security report for Iraq for the 1st wk of February.
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