IRAQ SITUATION REPORT: A Kurdish Perspective

Report from Mamdijwar

The following report is from Mamdijwar (code name) in Kurdistan of Iraq. The code name is to protect our Kurdish personnel. Mamdijwar is a retired Peshmerga Resistance Fighter; he and his comrades fought for Kurdish liberty against the Ba’athist Regime of Saddam Hussein.

I’ve made small grammatical corrections for the reader’s understanding. The parentheses are also mine for better understanding of a thought or statement.  -Jack Harris

THE SITUATION HERE (KURDISTAN) IS GOOD. THE PESHMERGA NOW ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN BEFORE (since being resupplied with ammunition and heavier weapons). THE WEAPONS ARE COMING FOR THEM FROM EUROPE AND USA.

ISIS WILL BE DEFEATED BY KURDS HERE AND SYRIA.

THE NUMBER OF REFUGEES AND IDPS IS INCREASING EVERYDAY.

IT IS MENTIONED IN THE NEWS THAT SOME AMERICAN FORCES WILL SETTLE IN SPIKER BASE IN TIKRIT.

GENERALLY SPEAKING MOST OF THE SHIA TODAY ARE SHOWING AGRESSIVE FEELINGS TOWARDS AMERICAN FORCES SO THEY MUST BE CAUTIOUS IN CONTRAST WITH THE SUNNI WHO ARE SHOWING BETTER FRIENDLY FEELINGS BECAUSE THEY FEEL THAT THEY WILL BE SAVED FROM SHIA AND ISIS.

IN SYRIA A LARGE KURDISH CITY IS BEING ATTACKED BY ISIS AND IT IS FACING A BIG DANGER BUT TILL NOW THE ATTACKING FORCES HAD NOT BEEN TARGETTED BY ALLIED FORCES.

I DONT REMEMBER WHETHER I HAD TOLD YOU ABOUT AN INTERVIEW BY THE MILITARY CHIEF OF ISIS WITH AN AUSTRALIAN RADIO STATION.

IN IT HE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL MAINLY TARGET KURDS. I HAD SHARED THAT INTERVIEW BUT TILL NOW AS I NOTICED NO ONE OF OUR LEADERS HAD SEEN THIS INTERVIEW.

MAMDIJWAR

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