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IS Group defeated in Ramadi
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/opinion/the-importance-of-retaking-ramadi.html?_r=0

Iraqi Government ground and US Coalition air forces delivered the most crushing defeat to the IS Group to date. As the provincial capital of Anbar the city is highly symbolic for the Iraqi nation, and as the third largest city formerly under the control of the "caliphate" the impact on IS is two fold. First, the IS group will be losing tax income, manpower, a staging area to threaten Baghdad, and the perception of being blessed by their death god. Second, the loss of the city will significantly restrict the group's ability to hide its equipment, infrastructure, and personnel from bombardment.

If the victory is also an indication that the Iraqi Army is back on its feet then it would seem that IS is not long for this world, or at least Iraq.

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>>8289
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>>12490
I take it as a proof of concept. If the Coalition can find and support fighters that will push out warlords in Iraq without replacing them with terrorism then it can also be done in Syria. If something worse doesn't follow ISIS tyranny then it won't necessarily follow Assad tyranny.
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It's far from over. I've read in numerous sources that ISIS is going full Viet-Cong and making extensive tunnel networks. This fight is far from over.
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>>12551
Yeah, I read a report about those tunnels, it's suppose to save them from the bombings, apparently they are insanely long.
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wow it's almost like these countries have their own militaries and can handle shit without American kids dying.
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>>12672
They can't, they had American air power.
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>>12551
>>12611
>tunnels
The Spring rains will fix that, that is, if they can hold out until Spring.
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>>12551
Drop a shitload of napalm and agent orange on them. By the time we're done, their whole damn country will be an arid wasteland.
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Mission accomplished!
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>>12551
There will always be terrorist networks and Islamic fuckery of all sorts. Denying them an entire city as a base of operations and forcing them underground is a good step in limiting their capabilities.
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>>12678
US led coalition, doesnt mean it was US troops. Learn to read.
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>>12551
Well, it's a lot harder to find food and water where they are as opposed to where the Viet Cong were operating.
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>>12678
>Air power
>Troops
Mate... You dont really identify as an attack helicopter do you?
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>>12741
iraq is already an arid wasteland my man
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>>12735
ISIS aren't idiot savages like niggers. They've shown a mastery of engineering and wartime strategy. The foresight build functional drainage systems and waterproof entrypoints are babby tier
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>>15367
If they're as smart and undefeatable down there as you seem to believe then let's pray the Iraqis have allied the Brotherhood of Steel and the giant atomic robot is on its way.
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