The bloody Islamic State terror group has swept through the Middle East virtually unchecked for years, slaughtering anyone that stood in their way.
On Tuesday, they finally suffered a humiliating defeat. And it’s thanks in large part to the efforts of the U.S. Air Force.
Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city’s south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the Islamic terrorist-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.
The attack started at dawn in Fallujah’s Nuaimiya area where Iraqi troops captured almost 85 percent of the ground the previous day, two officers with the special forces told The Associated Press.
ISIS militants used tunnels, deployed snipers and sent six explosives-laden cars to hit the troops but they were destroyed before reaching their targets, the officers said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing campaign.
Nuaimiya is a sprawling mainly agricultural area in Fallujah’s south and Monday’s push into it was the first attempt by Iraqi forces to enter the city after focusing on dislodging the militants from surrounding areas to tighten the siege.
Fallujah has been under Islamic State control for over two years and is the last major city in western Iraq still under control of the Sunni extremist group. The militants still control patches of territory in the country’s north and east as well as the country’s second largest city, Mosul.
The U.S. led coalition are helping the Iraqi army in the battle to retake Fallujah. But the fight is expected to be long and protracted, given that ISIS militants have had more than two years to dig in.
Tunnels — similar to those found in other territory long held by ISIS — have already been discovered in the northeastern outskirts of Fallujah.
The Iraqi counterterrorism forces are leading the assault on Fallujah, slowly moving up from the southern edge. Their advance is expected to be slow also because tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped in Fallujah and hidden bombs are believed to be strewn throughout the city, according to special forces’ commanders at the scene.
The extremist group is expected to increase attacks in major Iraqi cities in an attempt to distract the security forces’ attention away from the front lines. On Monday, ISIS claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings in and around the capital, Baghdad, that killed at least 24 people and wounded dozens.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Mary Fran says
The most insane thing the GOP or any group can do is run a third party candidate. Of course, the globalists, the Bushes, the drug cartels and others want anybody, but Trump, in the White House because Trump knows what they are up to and why. He is going to bust up their little playhouse. They are scared to death.
Larry Moore says
We must face a horrible truth. Trump played by all the rules beat out sixteen others running for president, and now we hear again and again that a faction wants to make a move to deny Trump (who played by all the rules). This is more of the protecting of personal rice bowls at the cost of losing our liberties. True color for those name in this list are not Red, White and Blue. They are yellow cowards who were once important and no longer are.
Why these wannabees again don’t support efforts tear the lies of global warming, stop letting foreigners in without being vetted, and why haven’t these once powerful people done something about the vets? Because they don’t care. The vets are not on the agenda of regaining their form of political power. I knew I was a “second class” citizen when I enlisted in 1955, but that didn’t deter me.
These traitors need to go back to to the Club Of Rome and make the U.N. delete Agenda 21 and its belief that sustainability can only come about as a one world order.
If this list doesn’t know what the international intent is, they need to strap duck tape over their mouths and learn about the history of truth, and loyalty.
I wholeheartedly agree with you he knows , and they know he will expose all they have been up to !!!!
Justin W says
Hopefully the Air Force will be successful in sending more ISIS demons to hell. These terrorists want nothing short of destroying civilization. Fortunately America’s military is destroying the terrorists.
Charles Van Houghton says
Way to go Air Force. Go get them.
Why don’t they use the same method to wipe out all the gangs in, at least, California? Oh wait! President Trump will take care of it!!
And further bankrupting America. Big deal. For once they won a battle. After all the wasted time and money spent training them, they finally won A battle. Huzzah!! Had the Iraqi army met any serious resistance, they’d have thrown down their guns and run away, as they have done so many times in the past. They have shown, repeatedly, that they don’t have the guts to win the war, so it’s just a waste of money and lives, in my opinion.
Why couldn’t we have done this 2 years ago? Because obama refuses to say out loud what it really is???????? Death…..This is the end of the world as we know it. Because of the last 7.5 years and if hillary is NOT indicted, more to come. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!
Oh now that it’s getting done that isn’t enough for you huh? Now it’s “why wasn’t it done two years ago?” If ISIS didn’t exist you’d be blaming Obama for low gas prices putting people in the energy complex out of jobs…..
Admit that no matter what he does It’ll never be right in your eyes. That’s know as pre- judgement.
This site is such a joke!
So far, the only thing laughable on it is you.
Lol, that was good! Another crooked establishment lover! Libtards have the common sense of door knobs!!
Walter davis says
I have no idea how Trump for president became topic Of issue get stomped article… but the Iraqi army we tried to train were the degenerates thT didn’t care about shit.. the Iraqi army we just trained and is now fighting is fighting for their families and homeland.. they are very different groups
The point is, had he done this from the very beginning it may have been able to be kept under control, but his lack of concern and refusal to do so has put a lot more people at risk unnecessarily. Doing it now is just all for show as we are closer to the election and he sees the possibility of loss of control of the White House for his party. He thinks this will now score him and his party some brownie points with the electorate and once elected it will back to business as usual, allowing them to just further their destruction unchecked.
If we hadn’t gone into IRAQ to begin with it would never have happened……
If we had left IRAQ alone to begin with ISIS never would have existed.
Again you don’t give him credit for anything he does. Whatever it is is never okay.
Bruce, good to hear from a sane person. The rest are mostly illiterate Trump supporters but they do come up with clever names for Hillary.
Walter davis says
Obama kinda is responsible for not backing democratic reforms in the middle East during the “Arab spring” and pulling our peace keeping troops out too soon and the backing the fall of Syria and then Libia. So yea. A big shout out to Hillery sec. Of state at the time and Obama for screwing up that corner of the globe
pop diesel says
I admit it …NOTHING HE CAN DO ,WOULD DO AND WILL DO WILL EVER BE RIGHT IN THE EYES OF AMERICANS THAT LOVE OUR COUNTRY AND HATE WHAT THE WANT TO BE KING HAS DONE TO HER. NOTHING …HE’S A YUGGGGEEE EMBARRASSMENT TO AMERICA, ALONG WITH HIS CLONES HILLARY AND BERNIE .. I ADMIT IT.
Still the greatest economy on the planet. The most innovation on the planet.
Walter davis says
What is your favorite flavor koolaid.? You seem to be drinking g a lot!
Janie L. Parker says
Obama has done far more harm than any good thing since he has been in the White House., He does know how to take many vacations and spend the money. He has chips on his shoulders yo the top of his head, and dares anyone to try to knock one off. He is arrogant and self centered.
I’ll probably be forced to vote for the egomaniacal
blowhard who will most likely start WWIII with his big mouth simply because I consider Hillary to be more dangerous than he is by far.
The person who will likely start WWIII in your opinion is less dangerous? I don’t see the logic.
Charles Martel says
I second that and I approve this statement. Trump will be in WH soon.
Since September, 2015, Russian and Syrian forces have been crushing ISIS-ISIL terrorists. However, due to the USAF continuously re-supplying ISIS-ISIL via Incirlik USAF (NATO) airbase, and CIA/MOSSAD commanding ISIS-ISIL, defeat of ISIL has been limited. For the previous four years, the USAF deceitfully bombed Syrian infrastructure in support of the removal of the elected president, Assad. That leaders of the USGov and Pentagon chiefs have decided to do what has been fraudulently pretended for four years is scarcely believable. A report via media that is not controlled by Judaism would be more creditable.
Well I guess you’ll just have to settle for the Christian “Horn News”. No Jews there to interfere.
Are you sure they don’t have a mole, or two, in there? (Just joking.).
Don’t hold your breath for that report to come out, given your correct assessment of the media.