View Full Version : First Week Of August Deadliest Of 2014 In Iraq

08-14-2014, 04:45 PM
August 1-7 was the deadliest week of 2014 in Iraq. The insurgents were active in seven provinces. In Anbar militants laid siege to Haditha. In neighboring Babil there was continued clashes in Jurf al-Sakhr. Baghdad saw a new wave of car bombs, while in Diyala the Islamic State (IS) took Jalawla from the Kurds. Kirkuk city faced terrorist attacks, while there was fighting all throughout central Salahaddin. What garnered international attention however was ISís successful offensive in northern Ninewa into Kurdish held territory that led to the fall of Sinjar and the surrounding area. Overall the start of August highlighted the fact that insurgents are capable of multiple and simultaneous operations across the breadth of central Iraq, and that they still hold the initiative two months after the fall of Mosul.

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