REPORT: ISIS ‘Retakes’ Portion of Samarra, Iraq

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Members of Iraq’s anti-terror brigade are seen on a road between Baghdad and Samarra, as they make their way to the Balad area, north of the capital Baghdad, on May 14, 2016, a day after a deadly raid on a cafe, popular with local fans of Spain’s Real Madrid football club, claimed by Islamic State group militants. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

New reports on Islamic State media channels claim that ISIS militants have took control of a federal police station and the Silak neighborhood of Samarra, a city on the eastern bank of the Tigris in the Saladin Governorate. However, conflicting reports on a government channel claim that the threat has been neutralized with 5 ISIS suicide bombers dead.

The Middle East and North Africa Observer confirms the government claims.

The attack has been confirmed by Kurdistan 24 reporter Baxtiyar Goran with the Middle East and North Africa Observer reporting that 7 policemen were killed in the clashes.

Reuters has confirmed these statements, adding that the ISIS gunmen were wearing suicide vests.

A curfew has been imposed on the city following the attack.

Samarra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site city, according to the BBC.

The city was first attacked in June 2014 as the Islamic State spread across Iraq and Syria. It was briefly captured by ISIS, but the insurgents were successfully pushed out, according to Reuters.

The city is famouis for its Shia Muslim holy sites, which makes it a target for Sunni extremist ISIS. Yesterday, multiple bombings in Shia neighborhoods in Baghdad killed dozens, according to NPR.

Today’s attack suggests there are ISIS sleeper cells in Samarra.

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These guys dont look like they are going to be defeated anytime soon.


Please keep in mind that time is on the Coalition’s side and is a strategy used in this type of warfare. Also if you cut the head off a snake it still wiggles around and moves a little bit!


Ummm no! keep dreaming and stop being in denial. Yo cannot defeat ISIS by ethnic cleansing. You cannot defeat Islaam. First it was Taliban they still exist. Then it was AlQaeda they still exist. Now its ISIS, they still resisting 100,000 less 5000 dead Iraqi soldiers already by only 5000 Mujahideen. Think about it! you know what’s really funny. That America is claiming to fighting against terrorism? Where Chicago itself since 2001 until 2016 has more people killed by murder than the soldiers that got killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pathetic! Better fix your back yard first and start reporting the real truth and threats that are more dangerous than ISIS.


These are desperate attempts by ISIS to show to their handlers to get money from them. ISIS will be defeated within 6 months. Luckily now Sunnis know the true nature of Wahhabis. Sunnis will never support Wahhabis again. Without local support Wahhabis can not fight guerilla war.


Davidkup there is no such thing as WAHABI’s lollll You have no idea what youre talking about. Theyre getting a lot of support. regarding the 6 months lolll initially it was 3 months. please stop with the pathetic time lines. Honestly if i was one of the coalition, i would be scared shitless or amazed on how the hell that with only 5,000 ISIS soldiers are resisting heavily against 100,000 plus air support extra and special military weaponry. The majority of the dead are dying form the Shia Iraqi soldiers. loll




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O Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand.


Disbeliever,…who is going to help you? Are they US troops “bunch of amateurs”

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