– ISIS Now Has A Navy, Launches Gunboat Attack Near Baghdad (ZeroHedge, Sep 8, 2014):
irst it was UN and US military hardware and artillery, second it was hijacked Syrian fighter jets, and now ISIS has ‘commandeered’ a Navy. As Reuters reports, Islamic State fighters attacked a riverside town north of Baghdad on Monday with gunboats and a car bomb, killing 17 people and wounding 54, a security source said.
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) August 31, 2014
— Iraqi News – Iraq (@IraqiNews_com) September 5, 2014
And now water…
The source said the attack on Dhuluiya, around 70 km (45 miles) from the capital, was carried out before dawn and continued for two hours before the militants were pushed back.
Among the dead in the attack, the largest of its kind in the area, were civilians and Iraqi forces. Most of the casualties were caused by the car bomb, which struck a market, the source said.
Dhuluiya is part of a belt of Sunni Muslim towns north of Baghdad where the hardline Sunni Muslim Islamic State has managed to wrestle some control, often aligning with local militia who distrust the Shi’ite-led government.
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We anxiously await President Obama’s Wednesday unveiling of the strategy to ‘defeat’ The Islamic State on land, and air, and now water…