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#BREAKING: #Iraq is experiencing a security crisis now. A civil war has now started in #Baghdad! These armed militias of a Shiite cleric named Muqtada Sadr (this footage) are now fighting against Iraqi security forces including #PMU militias.
In this footage recorded this afternoon in #Baghdad you can hear exchange of fire between #Iraqi security forces and the militias of extremist Shiite cleric, Muqtada Sadr.
Interestingly, supporters of the extremist Shiite cleric, Muqtada Sadr can be seen removing a banner showing images of the dead Commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #PMU in #Baghdad this afternoon. Muqtada Sadr was an ally of both Qasem Soleimani and Abumahdi Al-Muhandis!
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#BREAKING: #USArmy Delta Force just conducted an operation in #Iraq during which they captured several high ranking commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah (#PMU) in Kanaan, Diyala District, North of #Iraq. Here are the vehicles of #IRGCQF & #PMU left behind.
The operation involved at-least four MH-60M Black Hawk & two MH-47G Chinook Special Operations Helicopters of #USArmy's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The helicopters airlifted the Delta Special Forces who arrested commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah.
#Update: According to #Iraqi security forces this happened five days ago (19/04/2022) and its details was published only today right after #US Army released #Iranian captives on request of #Iraqi government. Yaser Mohsen, one of #KataibHezbollah commanders is still under arrest.
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Today, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu announced that there are more than 16,000 volunteers ready to support and fight in #Lugansk and #Donetsk if #Russia requests it.
#Ukraine #USA #NATO #EU #UK #Biden
This announcement was not surprising to me or to those familiar with the scene in #Syria in particular and the Middle East in general. In my opinion, #Moscow is able to mobilize more than double that number and has already started accepting recruitment requests.
There are two types of militias in the Middle East, one part carrying a religious ideology (like #Hezbollah), and another part in the form of security companies, among which the fighters volunteered for economic reasons (25th Brigade in #Syria).
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Several rockets fired toward #Turkish military base in Zilkan, #Musul.
The attack was launched from outside of Ba'shiqa subdistrict which’s under the control of 30th Brigade (Liwa al-Shabak)
قصف عنيف بعدة صواريخ على معسكر #زيلكان في #بعشيقة .
الصواريخ انطلقت من خارج حدود مركز ناحية بعشيقة و بالتحديد من مناطق يخضع لسيطرة اللواء ٣٠ من الحشد الشعبي.
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Quite close to Tuz Khurma, where #Iran-backed Hashed Sha'abi / #PMU members conduct "Counter-ISIS" operations, time to time!
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Initial unconfirmed reports on social media of an airstrike being conducted on the #Iraq/#Syria border.
According to reports a #PMU checkpoint was reportedly struck.
Two vehicles have reportedly been struck in the airstrike, no casualties reported.
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ahhhh this is so 2019, we are back to the "Israel is acting in Iraq" stuff - can confirm, something happened, can we confirm it's Israel, no.
For those who are new and not sure of the 2019 reference, there were several incidents in Iraq during 2019 affiliated to Israel, but with no hard evidence just drawn conclusions on evidence that had suggestions to the matter. One example.
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I wonder where @Pontifex_es was when the Christians of #Iraq where being massacred by #Daesh
Oh right..he was enabling the western regimes to continue there support for takfiri terrorists.
How about visiting #Syria to check on the Catholics there too? Nah, who cares about Syrians
You do not like my tweet?
Tell that to the nuns of Maaloula who were kidnapped by #Nusra and @Pontifex_es was nowhere to be found😘
More questions:
Does @Pontifex_es know that the two men responsible for protecting the Christains of Iraq from #Daesh and making sure the church bells ring again were assassinated on Iraqi soil by US occupation drones?
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Initial reports of several explosions heard near #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq
“Incoming” sirens heard at Camp Victory due to the unknown explosions. Multiple #PMU channels are reporting rocket fire towards the US Base there, however no evidence of this yet.
My guess is training exercise tbh.
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I’ll do a full report on the air strikes in the coming day(s) when satellite imagery is available. But from what I can tell, it was an extensive operation against #IRGC assets in #Syria
As it stands from my initial thoughts and theories (this will evolve over time) this is my AOI's with some more pinpointed than others. Image
As for satellite imagery, today is looking unlikely do to thick cloud coverage, but maybe @ImageSatIntl could capture something through a cloud break :D. Image
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There are unconfirmed reports regarding an attack on an #Iraq|i army watchtower in Ar Radwaniyah, west of #Baghdad
#Iraq 🇮🇶

[First report was published by Dijlah TV]
Pro-#PMU channels claim "ISIS opened fire towards army's watchtower"
Yet to be confirmed.
#Baghdad #Iraq
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Reports of “explosions” heard near #Erbil Intl. Airport, #Iraq, Local source reported “counted 10 pulses or more”. Cause is currently unknown.
No CRAM was active. Rockets didn’t enter CRAM range at the base.
Video reportedly from the impact point near #Erbil Base, #Iraq
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3 Killed and at least 6 injured in a #Katyusha Rocket" attack aimed at #Baghdad Intl. Airport which landed on a civ. home. Pro-#PMU media and social media accounts begun reporting an airstrike several minutes after the rocket attack. Appears to be an attempt of cover up.
Thread of timeline of events. Original tweet was approx. 5 minutes before but deleted to avoid confusion and misinformation.
#US activity being reported over #Baghdad including helicopters and drones.
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IED Targets a convoy of [#Iraq|i] trucks carrying U.S. military equipment in Samarra,
#Iraq 🇮🇶 Image
pro-#IRGC pro-#PMU Sabereen channel claims that a security guard of "Gulf Gate security company" and an American soldier were severely injured.
#Iraq 🇮🇶 Image
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Rocket attack against The Green Zone, #Baghdad, #Iraq. CRAM was active.
Unconfirmed reports suggest CRAM was activated twice. I’m checking.
Pro-#PMU/#IRGC News Channel Sabreen News has published an image of the active CRAM over #Baghdad, #Iraq this evening. Image
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Initial /
Rockets launched at the camp Victoria in #Baghdad Airport.
#Iraq 🇮🇶
Pro-#IRGC and pro-#PMU channels are claiming the same, still: not confirmed. ImageImageImage
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Two explosions reported at Camp Speicher, #Tikrit, #Iraq
Multiple media being shared through social media, they appear to align?
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Initial reports of multiple explosions in Al-Dora neighbourhood, south of #Baghdad, #Iraq Image
Explosion reportedly taking place inside Saqr military base
Initial reports #PMU Al-Saqr Base has been targeted.
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Initial unconfirmed reports of an IED attack against a #US Forces convoy in #Mukeshefah, between #Tikrit and #Samarra, #Iraq.
Multiple #PMU affilated channels “confirming” the attack but they aren’t sharing any other details other than the usual groups reportedly taking responsibility for it.

Note - the attack last week took around 30 minutes for images to filter through.
Will update accordingly.
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Unconfirmed reports are circulating that an American logistics convoy was targeted on the road between Samawah and Diwaniyah, south of #Baghdad, #Iraq. These convoys are usually manned and run by local contractors and not US Forces. ImageImage
The event reportedly happened within the last hour. First reports appeared on pro-#IRGC and #PMU media accounts in the last 30 minutes from what I can find.
Pro-#PMU media outlet Sabreen News have released a video of the convoy that was attacked.
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Initial unconfirmed reports of gunfire in The Green Zone, #Baghdad, #Iraq. Footage released by pro-#PMU news group.
Clashins being reported near the Ministry of Planning in the Green Zone, #Baghdad, #Iraq.
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In other news, #Iraq|i counter terrorism units stormed a #PMU/#PMF location today after recieving intel on a planned rocket attack against #Baghdad Airport. They arrested 13 members, along with rockets, IEDs and Sniper rifles. KH are now reportedly on high alert.
Pro-#PMU/#PMF Telegram channels are threatening a 24 hour deadline on the return of 13 arrested members.
Reinforcements have reportedly arrived in the Green Zone, #Baghdad, #Iraq after the raid earlier this evening
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At 10:00PM local time, this C-130H of #USAF's 386th Air Expeditionary Wing (from Ali Al-Salim AB in #Kuwait) overran runway of of #CampTaji Air Base in #Iraq and struck a wall resulting injuries in four crew members, also structural damage to the airplane & small fire.
#IRGC backed Hashd Al-Shaabi (#PMU) is falsely claiming that they have targeted this airplane. But the pictures which they have released are showing C-17A not C-130H! They are clearly lying. ImageImage
This is official statement of Public Affairs Office of CJTF-OIR about the incident: Image
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The Islamic State published a new video a few days ago, entitled "Smite at the necks", through which it documented the organization's attacks within the Iraqi geography in the so-called battle of attrition which began two and a half years ago.1/15
#ISIS #USA #Iraq
This video carried many messages to us as researchers in the affairs of jihadist groups, which I will present in the form of points that may clarify the scene further to the reader on what is going on in #Iraq in particular and what may happen later.2/15
#ISIS #USA #Trump #PMU
First, the organization, through this video, tried to confirm the strength of its network, the strength of its institutions, and its ability to rise once, twice, three times, which was presented by recalling the period between 2009 and 2013.3/15
#ISIS #USA #PMU #Iraq #Syria
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