Apesar de seus êxitos militares -que possuem em sua origem diversos fatores, desde a desestruturação institucional do Iraque e Síria após intervenção estrangeira e guerra civil, passando pela disputa sectária inter-islâmica e o beneplácito, camuflado e hipócrita, das potências ocidentais e do sionismo-, a organização criminosa ISIS parece dar sinais de exaustão. Na matéria abaixo, retirada aqui, é narrado como as forças iraquianas, em conjunto com tribos sunitas, se preparam para limpar a cidade de al-Baghdadi (não confundir com Bagdá), na província de Anbar, da presença do grupo wahhabista.
A coalização liderada pelos EUA participa da investida, supostamente garantindo apoio aéreo, como tem feito no Curdistão sírio. O "auxílio" estadunidense, como é óbvio, deve sempre ser visto com cautela. Afinal, como dito acima os ianques não apenas ajudam a fomentar, direta e indiretamente, o fundamentalismo islâmico, através de sua rapina imperialista sobre os povos do planeta e sua tática de "dividir para conquistar" o mundo árabe -como é do agrado de seus aliados sionistas-, como têm interesse na queda de Assad e de quebra no enfraquecimento do Irã xiita, como também é do agrado do sionismo, e, para isso, têm fechado os olhos ao rápido avanço dos jihadistas.
Segue abaixo a matéria.
Iraq moving to retake town from ISIS: U.S. officer
Monday, 23 February 2015
Iraqi forces appear set to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants out of the town of al-Baghdadi, securing an area near a key air base where U.S. Marines are training local forces, a top U.S. commander said on Monday.
Lt. Gen. James Terry, the senior U.S. commander of U.S.-led coalition efforts in Iraq and Syria, played down the militants’ seizure of large parts of the town earlier this month, saying that the area had long been contested.
Speaking to reporters before an unusual war strategy meeting with top U.S. military and diplomatic leaders in Kuwait, Terry portrayed ISIS as being on the back foot after they swept through northern Iraq last summer.
“My assessment is [ISIS] is halted, on the defensive, and really forced-exposed themselves in order to achieve gains,” Terry told reporters in Kuwait.
The Iraqi army’s 7th Division, including one of its commando units, were joining with tribal forces to retake al-Baghdadi, which is about 85 km (50 miles) northwest of Ramadi in Anbar province, Terry said.
“Baghdadi itself isn’t that big,” said Terry, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve. “I’m pretty confident that the Iraqis will retake this. I think they’ve got the right forces out there to do it.”
Terry estimated that more than 800 Iraqi forces were participating and said the U.S.-led coalition was advising from nearby Ain al-Asad air base and had carried out air strikes in support of the Iraqis, although the timing of those was unclear.
Sabah Karhut, head of Anbar Provincial Council, said Iraqi security forces had recaptured al-Baghdadi police station and had reached the town center. He said there was heavy fighting on Monday and that 20 ISIS fighters were killed.
New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted Terry and other top U.S. commanders and diplomats at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, seeking to make his own assessment of a war strategy that he inherited when he was sworn into office six days ago.
“This is ‘Team America’ in this region and I wanted to get us together,” Carter told the group of more than two dozen U.S. officials, including Obama’s envoy to the coalition, retired
General John Allen.
Carter stressed that ISIS was a threat that extended beyond Iraq and Syria, and required both political and military efforts to resolve.
There has been a fierce debate in the United States about U.S. strategy, which Obama’s Republican critics say is far too limited militarily to succeed.
There is also increasing concern about ISIS's spread, with Libya emerging as a battleground for militants loyal to the group.
Last Update: Monday, 23 February 2015 KSA 19:14 - GMT 16:14