On August 7, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) lost a high number of personnel as a result of an ISIS attack and unprofessional actions of the US-led coalition at the border area with Syria.
ISIS launched a large attack on the First Brigade of the PMU in the Akashat area at the Iraqi side of the At Tanf border crossing engaging PMU units in an intense fighting. According to initial reports, the US-led colaition conducted at least 1 air strike on the positions of the PMU.
Later Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (a PMU group deployed in the area) clarified that the US-led coalition used the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System that had been deployed at the At Tanf garrison controlled by the coalition forces.
The ISIS attack was repelled but the PMU suffered heavy casualties.
According to reports, from 40 to 70 PMU members were killed (according to various sources) and dozens others were injured as a result of the incident. Furthermore, at least 6 units of the PMU military equipment, including technicals and buldozers, were destroyed.
According to reports, a son of the head of Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada was also killed.
Just learned among the ones that were killed is the head of Sayed Al-Shuhada son.
This might escalate quickly. pic.twitter.com/WRs3Bc6eUF
— Iraqi Day ?? (@iraqi_day) 7 August 2017
The US-led coalition obviously denies any strikes on the PMU in the border area.
Allegations of #Coalition strikes vs. Popular Mobilization Forces near #Iraq – #Syria border are INACCURATE. No Coalition strikes there ATT
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) 8 August 2017
At the same time pro-US sources speculate that the PMU just tries to blame the US-led coalition for own losses in the battle against ISIS. Unfortunately, these sources forget mentioning multiple “accidental” US-led coalition military strikes on the PMU and the Iraqi Army during operations against ISIS accorss Iraq.
In any case there are no dobuts that tensions between the US-led coalition and the PMU will grow further as a result of the incident. The two sides already have complicated relations because they support differend sides in the ongoing Syrian conflict and have different visions of the Iraqi future after the collapse of ISIS. (MORE)
Pictures of the ISIS attack on the PMU:
PROVING once again that USAF = ISAF.
RUSSIAN=IRANIAN=ASSADIST=PMU all shld be bombs
What is this? We have another zio troll? Than who’s left not to “shld be bombs”? ISIS and Al queda?
Bomb yourself – do the world a service!
No the USAF is the Israeli, ISIS, Al Qaeda, air force. Looks like Israel is now ordering its USA, ISIS and Al Qaeda forces to now concentrate in Iraq as Israeli plans for a greater racist supremacist Israel has been neutralized in Syria by Russia, Turkey and China.
Israel is a pipsqueak and it’s batting outside its league. When the US implodes – they will fall.
The American are either really dumb (possible) and made a stupid mistake or did it on purpose. either way is unacceptable, because NOBODY has invited them in the first place!
Considering that their British allies lost more troops to US friendly fire in both Gulf Wars then to Iraqi fire, I’d say that the Americans are really dumb in this regard. They seem to have a hard time with Allied troop recognition. Or their own for that matter.
Do not always ascribe to malice what can easily be explained to human stupidity.
And where did that get Napoleon? Stuck on Elba and then St Helena Islands.
US has only vassals, not allies, “cooperation” is not in their military language or any kind of other policies-they know only “unilateral”. But “American exceptionalism” stands only on paper, UN globallism has not hit desired targets, they must adapt, recognize other world powers and respect their sovereignty. UN military-NATO coalition can’t wage wars against non nuclear small countries, let alone something bigger. US hegemony is over, no monies, Syria didn’t fell, and they didn’t get their desired plunder. It will happen every time when a country stands behind their lider and even more important, who are their allies. Such mistakes are on purpose, western neo liberal marxists want civil wars, the war of facts vs feelz and in US case, those brainwashed SJW’s sided with losers, the guns are in proper hands, with patriots 99%. Ideological subversion should’ve finished with Hillary, boy, they missed it big time…and still cant get up… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b6e9593d79e5247854c2bce5b4684b69b8301db06560494fddb9808edee7e63.jpg
Americans are dumb ?? XD. They are not dumb at all. They are very smart. They know they can kill whoever they want and nobody will say a word about it.
They know exactly that sunnis are f…. dumb people. That’s why they can kill them everyday and sunnis would never ever say a word and even they will help.
Americans don’t make mistakes.
Yes they do – they just make them accidentally on purpose. (IOW – it’s a ‘mistake’ when they get caught out.)
These “accidents” just keep happening, don’t they? Just like the Britanny Spears song “Ooops, I did it again!!!”
No the song suppose to be ‘Yes I will do it again’..if you dont like it just stay in gulag siberia
American terrorists. When we know what you did to the Amerinidans, they better bomb you before you genocide them.
Ooops i fuqed us againe… wait and see..
Yes american shld not be dumb he shld continously bombs PMU & all iranian militias at the border
Now Lavrov comes and says … We ask our American partners to find a common position on the fight against terrorism that our responsibility as great nations impose on us …
What else do you expect from a huge nation that should be the most powerful in the world, if it ONLY WAS SOUVEREIGN. Lavrov and Putin are not to blame, the Russian people are (1991 referendum).
i did not undersatnd your idea
You can always trust the Americans to F$ck things up, it just never ends sure benjamin reaching for a bottle of wine right about now
Same Style as Deir Ezzor attack vs SAA…
“Ooops, I did it again,la,la,la”
Iraqis should now kick the back-stabbing, pro-ISIS U$ authorities from their country. This is attack was very highly likely to be a deliberate attack carried out to strengthen ISIS terrorists and to weaken the heroic Shiite militia in Iraq
Iraqi should – Iraqi would like to – but have a look at the number of US military bases inside Iraq.
And while you’re at it – check out their “allies” – Germany, Italy, Japan, S/Korea.
the iraqi shia PMU have other means of retaliation , not in syria , but in US interest in Iraq..
So, the iraqi army is backed by US. USA killed 70+ PMU fighters and the iraqi army will never say a damn word about that. XD. So, who is to blame ????
Just expell USA from Iraq. Iraqis don’t have the balls to do this nor the sunnis. They prefer letting the put the cats among the pigeons and then they don’t understand why they fibnd pigeons dead. XD.
Do what you have to do or don’t cry.
And the arabs will all say “Assad kill his people”. XD. Like they used to say with Kadafi. Did you see Kadafi bomb Libyans ??? Never. Did you see the west bomb Libyans ??? Yes.
So, I’m tired of these dumb people.
I always laugh when someone tells me that Americans are stupids and that they make mistakes. They say “USA had make a mistake by invading Iraq. CIA had wrong informations”. XD.
USA knows EXACTLY what they are doing and they make no mistake. They are not dumb at all. They are very smart and know how others think. The dumbs are the arabs and the sunnis.
As long as the peoples of the region don’t come to the inevitable conclusion that USA/UK/Saudi/Israel/Wahhabi/MuslimBrotherhood have to leave: it will never see peace and prosperity.
It’s game over. I repeated this since long time. Arabs are pigeons and they always invite cats. They are always crying about there problems, blaming the fishes. But, they spent their time inviting cats and cooperate with cats.
It’s like a cat who’s job is to defend pigeons. XD.
Arabs let the cats among the pigeons. Then they find dead pigeons and they blame a fish. XD.
If I have a house. I put fire in one bedroom. Then , I invite some “friends”. These friends remove the roof. And then, I start crying. “Oh I have no house anymore, it’s my neighboor fault.”. XD.
So, the $600 billion military does not know who it is attacking? Pull the other one! These “accidents” will continue to happen. The PMU have not realised that they are not supposed to be that good against ISIS!
USA : “ooops I did it again”. XD.
Muslims and arabs : “Ooops, I let it happen again”. XD.
I will guess what will be the arab newpapers. “Our leaders are corrupted”. “Assad bomb his people”. “USA is helping us to fight against ISIS”. “We, th epoeple are good, smart and without the corrupted leaders, we would have land on the Moon 50 years ago”. XD.
Is this yet another ‘mistake’ by the nation that says she has the best ‘intelligence and most accurate weapons’ in the world today ?
Or was it a ‘mistake’ to slow down the Iranian supported PMU.
I would suggest its the latter.
For every PMU killed by the US the PMU should equal the score in killing US. Maybe Assad should do the same in regards to civilians killed by the US. Job for snipers and suicide bombers. Can’t help noticing though that the US claims to fight ISIS but one never ever hears of ISIS fighting the US, confirms that they are one of the same.
I think this is the way of US pressuring Iraq to disband the pmu
USA WİLL SEE THE RESAULT… HAH… İN AFGANİSTAN … İN IRAQ… İN EVERY WHERE ! THİS WAS NOT A LEGAL ATTACK…. PMU DİDNT WAİT İT… İTS AN ATTACK AS LİKE AS USA GOVERNMENT SPRİT.. JUST WAİT AND SEE USA.
So ISIS catches the PMU with its pants down and the US is to blame? They were hit by rockets? How do they know they came from the Americans? ISIS don’t use rockets? Perhaps it was the Americans… perhaps it wasn’t. Let’s see some hard evidence.
They were identified as Himars rockets , why are you not researching these things are you unable to find the information or just plain biased at times. The story was already out it killed about 68 PMU and disrupted the region because of this , the PMU should attack ISIS and clear them out and the government can use this as an excuse to override the US wanting them to clear pockets out , Iraq PM should do like he did before. This particular group is are the same as seen before operating in the Al Tanf area they are usually called the American Foreign Legion because they all wear SOF watches 3-4 brands. They are based in Jordan and always amass near Al Tanf and attack from there , it could be coincidence that this happened after the attack of the Himars rockets. The US does want the PMU disbanded but the Iraq Govt wants them around as they are effective, since Muqta al Sadr wants them also disbanded after his visit with the Saudis. This does look more and more like an intentional attack with the rockets . (They were identified as HIMARS numbes and all.)
“They were identified as HIMARS numbers and all” Now that is hard evidence if true. Please share the link to these photos.
The 68 PMU KIA was released by ISUS so is just their propaganda. My take on the story is that ISUS launched an attack from the north on Akashat area. And then the US coalition launched rockets into the area without regards to PMU casualties (because ISUS was in the area). Of coarse launching strikes without a spotter on the ground is quite reckless! But of course PMU is not their ally, and they do not wish them well.
These guys operate in the vicinity Al Tanf , they blew up the bridges and communications towers in the Syrian and Iraqi border area. Like to call them American Foreign Legion since they wear Special forces watches. Amaq always is propaganda even when they suffer setbacks. The numbers of the Rocket attack were over 40 and up to 68 on the rocket attack, where as this assault was in the dozens.
Like checking out the friends of Syria site has some good articles and analysis there.
It seems some Us-Americunts must end up in HELL again, similar the situation about two months ago iranian Missiles sent dozens of Yankees into HELL.
US support ISIS and other terrorists groups because in this they see benefit and on the other side Iran support Syrian and Iraqi governments because this is their aim to save innocent civilians from US and Israeli brutalities.
U.S. Senators John McCain: We’ve been funding ISIS all the time.
US creating, funding and arming terrorist organizations including ISIS, Al-Qaeda, HTS, FSA, PKK, SDF, YPG, Taliban etc for covert operation in our beautiful world.
This the work of the joint effort of Jews/USA as the international robber class!;See the book ;The International Jews BY Henry Ford 1937/ + The Lying Jew by the Martin Luther written in the 1500’s.
This smells Israeli influence and mischief.