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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 12:11 am    Post subject: Delta Force Takes Out Key ISIL Guy, Abu Sayaf Reply with quote

Wait, no, I mean Obama... Obama takes out senior ISIS leader.
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Last night, at the President’s direction, U.S. personnel based out of Iraq conducted an operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria to capture an ISIL senior leader known as Abu Sayyaf and his wife Umm Sayyaf. During the course of the operation, Abu Sayyaf was killed when he engaged U.S. forces.

Umm Sayyaf was captured and is currently in U.S. military detention in Iraq. The operation also led to the freeing of a young Yezidi woman who appears to have been held as a slave by the couple. We intend to reunite her with her family as soon as feasible.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/16/statement-nsc-spokesperson-bernadette-meehan-counter-isil-operation-sy-0

And from a Syrian source:
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“At 1:00am, the warplanes intensified sorties above Deir ez-Zor, and about 4:00am the area of Omar oil-field witnessed a U.S.-led parachutist, targeting a high level meeting held by ISIL’s commanders,” Hassan added.

The source pointed out that the U.S. special forces broke into one of the field buildings of Omar and killed an ISIL leading member called Abu Sayyaf ـــwho is believed to have served as the Emir of Oil in the Islamic State.

Additionally, the operation led to the arrest of Abu Sayyaf’s wife, who is believed to be one of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s siblings, in addition to another leader from Baqras village, a senior official in ISIL’s Communications Department.

A state of panic prevailed in the ranks of the militants, who imposed a curfew on the city after the U.S. operation, according the Local Coordination Committees in Deir ez-Zor.

http://aranews.net/2015/05/u-s-special-forces-storm-syrias-deir-ez-zor-kill-senior-isis-commander/
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As we learned about the bin Laden raid, obviously none of it happened that way. He probably fell down the stairs and landed on his kitchen knife.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think "parachutist" in the Syrian article is a mis-translation of "air assault" (which means guys got out of helicopters and shot people, not guys dropped out of the sky with parachutes). You don't parachute into built-up areas.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste-Mère-Église.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Ste-Mère-Église.

That was an accident. They weren't supposed to be dropped right on top of the town (and only a few were).
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but it is an example of what happens if parachute troops do land in a fortified area.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the game of jihadi whack-a-mole continues.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

soon they might figure out that ISIL are just Hydra, another american creation
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
soon they might figure out that ISIL are just Hydra, another american creation
Did you get permission from your police to post this message? It could be seen as hate speech against Nazi USA.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Yes, but it is an example of what happens if parachute troops do land in a fortified area.

Airborne operations have a higher than average coefficient of clusterfuck. I have nine military jumps, and that's enough for me. Paratroopers are the military version of rugby players.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile, ISIL has captured the key city of Ramadi and now pretty much controls Anbar province. The White House says, don't worry, we'll help the Iraqis take it back later. Tell that to the guys who died taking it the first time, and who will die taking it a second time, all because you had to pull our forces out like a political ass monkey.
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