Daash" progressing in Iraq amid reports of executions field .. America is considering discuss the matter with Iran
June 16, 2014 - 17:34
Mosul, London - Dot com - considering the United States to hold talks with Iran to discuss the strengthening of the Iraqi government in its fight against Sunni Islamist militants who inflicted the defeat of the Iraqi army and seized a large sector of the north of the country last week.
And it portends a stunning attack by fighters of the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant to tear Iraq apart and spark all-out sectarian war in the region without regard to national borders, which are rejected by the fighters, according to a report by Reuters news agency.
In the event that the United States became a party to the joint work with Iran to support the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ally common to both parties that the position would be a major shift after the enmity dating back to the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979 and highlights the degree of discomfort raised by the hijacker progress Islamist fighters started.
Fighters seized control of the organization on the town of Tal Afar inhabited by Turkmen majority in northwest Iraq last night after heavy fighting on Sunday to insist that their grip on the north of the country.
An official said the city who asked not to be identified, told Reuters that "the militants overran the city. Heavy fighting took place and many were killed. Shiite families fled to the West and Sunni families fled to the east."
Tal Afar is located west of Mosul, the main city in northern Iraq, which was taken over by fighters of the organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria last week at the beginning of the campaign led to the Iraq sliding into its worst crisis since the withdrawal of US troops.
And it withstood the Iraqi army in the city of Samarra, located on the Tigris River and home to an important Shiite shrine. The monument fighters ambushed a convoy of the year was bound to strengthen the Iraqi forces in late on Sunday near the town of Ishaqi. Fighting continued this morning.
The fighting organization, which seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate in the State of Iraq and Syria battle against the Syrian government supported by Iran. The organization enjoys support among the Sunni minority in Iraq, which sees in the Maliki puppet in the hands of Iran and the United States that led overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to end the domination of Sunni power in Iraq for decades.
He ruled out President Barack Obama to send troops to Iraq and said he would consider military options such as air strikes. And sailed a US aircraft carrier to the Gulf region.
On condition of anonymity, a US official said on Sunday that Washington was considering contact with Iran to find ways to help the Iraqi government. The White House said that any contacts of this type did not occur yet.
This US move comes a day after Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, who was elected last year that Tehran would work with the United States in Iraq if it considers that Washington is ready to deal with the terrorist groups.
US military unit in Iraq is only in charge of securing the US embassy. Washington said on Sunday it Stgele some diplomatic staff and sent about 100 Marines and others to help secure facilities.
The embassy fortified complex, which occupies a large area overlooking the Tigris River, the largest diplomatic mission and the most expensive one of the effects caused by the presence of 170 thousand US troops in Iraq have fought to quell the civil war and the operations of sectarian cleansing collectively in the wake of the US invasion in 2003.
Iraqis now face the specter of a repeat of extreme violence, but this time it will be without the presence of US troops.
* "Crazy fight."
Residents in Tal Afar, according to Reuters, that the police and army forces bombed Shiite Sunni neighborhoods with rockets before entering the organization of the Islamic state forces in Iraq and the Levant and the control of the city in the end. He said in a security committee member of the owners, told Reuters that government forces attacked the Islamic state organize sites in Iraq and Syria on the outskirts of the city by helicopter.
A local official said on Sunday, before the invasion of the city, "the situation in Tal Afar heartbreaking. There are crazy fighting and most families trapped inside homes can not leave the city.
"If fighting continued may lead to mass killings of civilians."
It showed pictures posted on the page attributed to Islamic state on Twitter Almstgayn dozens of unarmed men on the ground while calling them a group of gunmen shot.
The accompanying statements of images it is showing hundreds of army deserters who were detained as they tried to escape from the fighting. And published pictures of them during their transfer in a truck and taken to an open field where fallen asleep in the ranks and fired several masked gunmen fire on them. The flag could be seen organizing an Islamic state in the black several images.
Most of those arrested were dressed in civilian clothes and that was one of the pictures appeared to show two men dressed in camouflage army pants.
Under one of the pictures and wrote that this is the fate of the Shiites, who brought al-Maliki to fight the year. And appeared in other pictures fighters of the Islamic State in control of what appears on the facilities in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown. It was not possible to verify the authenticity of the pictures.
According to a report by Agence France-Presse publishing of the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (Daash) stronger jihadi extremist fighting in Iraq and Syria, a group of pictures that show the execution of his fighters to scores of Iraqi soldiers in Salah al-Din province.
These pictures were published on Saturday evening and Sunday at Salahuddin province private organization account on Twitter and on other websites dealing with the news of jihadist organizations, including "jihadist media platform" and "nostalgia".
And it appeared in one of the pictures a group of five armed men one of whom is still firing from machine gun as they stand in front of about 50 people dressed in civilian clothes and lying on their stomachs in a dirt field have their hands tied in the back and spread spots of blood on Raoshm.oketb under the picture, "the liquidation of hundreds of herds army fleeing the fighting in civilian clothes. "
And it appeared in another picture a group of people marching in a dirt field under the control of gunmen carrying the flag of one of the "Islamic State" and they put their hands over their heads, while others lay on their stomachs in front of them, and wrote under the picture "apostates went to pit their destruction." And another picture showed about 30 people in civilian clothes lying on the ground and patches of blood and clear up their hands and their heads, and so near the banner of extremist organization.
The organization also publishing photographs of the process of the transfer of dozens of detainees in small and large trucks. The underneath "the arrest of hundreds of herds army fleeing the fighting in civilian attire," wrote. It did not allow for Verify the validity of the pictures, or where it was taken but by AFP confirmed that and also acknowledged by the organization "Daash" positions himself on the electronic pages.
The organization said it executed 1,700 troops among the 2,500 soldiers captured in Tikrit. Although these figures seem exaggerated, it is likely to be the total number in the hundreds.
A former local official in Tikrit, told Reuters that the organization captured between 450 and 500 troops in the area and 100 soldiers in another area in Tikrit. It is believed that 200 soldiers to swap for imprisoned fighters caught in captivity. And cut off electricity and drinking water for the city and its residents became dependent on movable water tanks on trucks.
* Redraw the map
It highlights the possibility of cooperation with the United States over Iran change wrought by progress in the organization of the Islamic state map of the Middle East within a few days.
Rowhani has sought to bring about a gradual improvement in relations with the West, including conducting secret talks with Washington led to the easing of sanctions on Iran in exchange for an initial deal to restrict its nuclear program. But the frank cooperation against a common danger is unprecedented.
Iraq is the only country that has close alliance linking the United States and Iran, but previous efforts by Tehran and Washington to cooperate in Iraq did not produce results. But Tehran's long-standing ties with al-Maliki, the Shiite political parties that came to power after the elections, which has US backing.
Iran holds the United States and Gulf Arab states allied with it the responsibility of fueling the Sunni militancy in the region by supporting the uprising on the rule of its ally Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
* Seizure of the town
Regulation fighters began their attack last week to seize Mosul and other Sunni cities overrun in the valley of the Tigris north of Baghdad, including the town of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown.
The unit of the Iraqi security forces, led by the Shiite Major General Abu Walid holds the defense of Tal Afar. The men of Abu Walid among the small number of government forces who continued resistance in the province around Mosul and did not flee in front of the rapid progress of the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
Most of Tal Afar's population of Turkmen, who speak a Turkic language. Turkey expressed concern about their security.
After the invasion of towns in the valley of the Tigris north of Baghdad, guerrillas stopped the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant seem to put themselves outside the capital and moved instead to tighten their grip on the north. Also took control of the Euphrates valley to the west, a region seized at the beginning of the year.
Shiites and accept to volunteer to defend the country and the progress of thousands of them to join in response to an appeal by the highest Shiite authority in the country to take up arms and defend Iraq in the face of armed militants security forces.
And helped other Sunni militant groups in the organization to facilitate progress fighters in Iraq after its sense of alienation because of what many Sunnis believe that repression by the government.
The government has allowed progress in the north of the Kurdish forces seized the city of Kirkuk and the rural areas there are large reserves of oil.
Said Tariq al-Hashimi, Iraqi Vice President before he fled the country in 2012 after it accused him of terrorism, al-Maliki that it was necessary to leave al-Maliki to stop "uprising".
He said in an interview with the BBC that what happened to the uprising of Sunni Arabs in Iraq to address "the injustice and marginalization" and that the settlement of the conflict in Iraq will be through the exclusion of al-Maliki from power.
* About the Reuters news agency - with the additions of "AFP"