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Iraqi Popular Mobilziation Units Repel ISIS Attack Near Syrian Border

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Iraqi Popular Mobilziation Units Repel ISIS Attack Near Syrian Border

The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units have repelled a seires of ISIS attacks in the area west of Tal Afar near the border with Syria, according to pro-government sources.

Since last weekend, ISIS units have allegedly made at least 3 attempts to attack PMU forces deployed in the border area but failed to achieve any gains.

According to pro-PMU sources, at least 20 ISIS members and 4 vehicles armed with various weapons have been destroyed in the clashes.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army, the PMU and the US-led coalition continued perparations for a large operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS.

Iraqi Popular Mobilziation Units Repel ISIS Attack Near Syrian Border

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  • Ronald

    So , according to the map , ISIS is operating in SDF territory . This is no real surprise , as the Kurdish are more to the north , and the American assets controlling SDF communications have simply
    claimed more territory , than they actually control .

    • Graeme Rymill

      Are you referring to the yellow SDF area or the brown area when you say “ISIS is operating in SDF territory” ? I think the yellow area should really be labelled KDP – the Iraqi Kurds who support Barzani. The SDF/YPG doesn’t operate in Iraq except for a tiny area near Sinjar.

      See: https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TIiee4Oa20Y/WUPo0wPP9LI/AAAAAAAAIfY/Kf5BMFXHfykZbVbMewStY9o0iUCXVRQAgCLcBGAs/s1600/Iraq%2Bcontrol%2Bof%2Bterrain%2Bjune%2B16%2Bhigh%2Bres.png

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        The Yellow area is PMU freed territory , so in order to attack they either come from the PMU area.

        • Graeme Rymill

          No the yellow area is Kurdish as confirmed by the Southfront map legend and again confirmed by the ISW map I linked to. The red area is PMU.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            The area Yellow represents PMU orange and light orange represent KDP the mixed areas are controlled by tribal groups , Purple and light purple is PUK ,Green is Iraqi Army. Learn to read the map guess you never read one before , Scouts and the military it’s mandatory also if you are into camping or any other outdoor activity.

          • Graeme Rymill

            The clarity of your writing always amazes me! Thanks for the map reading tips…..

      • Ronald

        I was referring to the yellow area , which is either KDP , or PMU .
        Thank you for correcting my error , as the Kurdish in Iraq are a very different group than the Syrian Kurds .

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      That area is PMU in the Yellow Sinjar is much further north.