Islamic State mortars, snipers take toll on Iraqi forces in Mosul

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March 10, 2017

At a field clinic near the front line in Mosul, an Iraqi Federal Police officer lay in discomfort on a stretcher, a drip in his arm and bandage plastered over his chest from where shrapnel from a mortar shell had pierced his sternum.

The blast which wounded the 23-year-old, Jaafar Kareem, and two comrades, was in an area where rapid advances against Islamic State earlier in the week have slowed as the militants aim mortar and sniper fire at Iraqi troops.

At least 10 shells had landed there that morning, before hitting their target, Kareem said.

11 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon says:

    Why ISIS snipers positions were not bombed? In ancient times we used archers to decimate positions of the enemy. We use warplanes today, unless we do not want to win the war.

  • Tiger says:

    And this is the country, big ISIS stronghold that the ? convinced Trump to take off the banned list because the people are helping us. Yes many are but there are more that are not. Personally having seen the life and limb lost fighting in Mosul and all of Iraq I could personally put Obama, who gave it away right in the middle of this and let him fight.

    But that’s right, politicians never fight they just play military games with the lives of our sons. O the worst. Even the head of the Marine corps and all said Iraq was won when O came into office.

    Damn his eyes, he drug his feet 6 months on the Surge, gave our generals half the men they asked for and we know now why, O was the enemy within.

    1. plum82 says:

      The enemy within……….EXACTLY………damn him to hell ~~~~~~~

      1. Tiger says:

        Vengeance is mine sayth the Lord and I feel sure O is due some real vengeance with how he hates Christians and Jews.

        1. Marilyn Smith says:

          O can only do what Congress will let him do. Lets not forget who got us in this mess in the first place and when O wanted to bring them home John McCain said we should stay there because of Isis.

          1. Marilyn Smith says:

            O had to clean up a lot of Bushes messes. The Economy.

          2. Stuart Buncher says:

            Marilyn Smith more nonsense. When Bush left the WH we were $9.6 Trillion in debt. When Obama left we were $19 trillion in debt.

          3. Tiger says:

            Right on they are all in cahoots and Trump needs to remember who it was and still is against him in congress his only friends are the Conservative Republicans.

          4. Stuart Buncher says:

            Marilyn Smith what nonsense. Obama announced two years before we pulled out of Iraq that we would be leaving. Two years after we left ISIS came onto the scene.

  • cunning says:

    Thats what hapens when you stand out in the open like a hero firing your ak47
    at no target, wish I had a penny for every wasted round.

    1. Marilyn Smith says:

      Who did that and how do you know that?

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