Kurdish Forces Defeated by IS Near Ba’Shiqa, in Nineveh, Iraq

Kurdish Forces Defeated by IS Near Ba'Shiqa, in Nineveh, Iraq

These images were taken by Islamic State mercenaries a few months ago and they help to highlight the issue that I presented last time. The Kurds, particularly the Peshmerga, are seriously underfunded and underpowered and back in June, they suffered some heavy losses because of it. They were also forced to withdraw early from the mountains while protecting a Yazidi village due to lack of manpower and firepower. Many Yazidi women and young girls were abducted and their fate is largely unknown, which unfortunately tarnished the Peshmerga image as a ruthless and fearless fighting force. Even though they have been defeated here, I will support them still over the IS religious fanatics, these Daesh cockroaches and traitor Europeans who have enlisted with this gang of psychopaths. In recent weeks, Peshmerga have managed to strengthen as a unit due to seized weapons caches in victories against the Islamic State and through siding with other Kurds like the PKK and YPG from Turkey and Syria, respectively. US airstrikes have also played a big role, although I’m unsure of just what the US intentions really are, but I can hazard a good guess.

So, here are some images showing Peshmerga and what looks like at least one PKK member. The man in blue with the identification might be a civilian, possibly executed hostage. But look at the landscape of Nineveh. Wide open, arid desert. No place to hide, many kilometers of flat land, not even trees to hide behind. Making each fight a desperate affair, especially for a people who rely mostly on guerrilla tactics (PKK) and who were lacking in long range weapons and ammo (Peshmerga). I don’t think I even need to mention that Nineveh is a rich source of oil that has also been very disputed between the Kurds and the Baghdad government.

The Peshmerga would go on to win victory at the city of Mosul, another key point. The major battle was for the Mosul Dam, a strategic target for the IS forces, as controlling water would literally mean life or death for hundreds of thousands. Most of the entire area had been left by the civilian populace, with dozens and dozens of cars just abandoned as the IS forces got closer. It looked almost post-apocalyptic, like a Mad Max film. As I mentioned, their own government as well as the Iraqi government have set up these brave men and women before. So who they will ultimately end up loyal to in terms of superpowers, be it US or Israel or Iraq I cannot say with any certainty at this point but I do know that they are devoted to a Greater Kurdistan, a real Kurdistan and will do what they need to in order to achieve that.

But they weren’t so lucky this time.

23 thoughts on “Kurdish Forces Defeated by IS Near Ba’Shiqa, in Nineveh, Iraq”

  1. all those sick fucks are fighting for allah and sand.
    america no longer needs their oil, with enough thorium in our own soil we never really had to become as energy dependent as we had.
    and the dead civilian in black, take a closer look at his clothes and his identification, see if you see what i see.

    1. As an Afghanistan vet I want to see everyone over there die. That’s putting it mild. Those maniacs over there look for a reason to act a fool and kill. The same can be said for the niggers back home, not just ferguson mo. but everywhere in the us. Blame the Jew controlled media. They own 97% of the media. Whites can only be racist, nobody else. It’s not just niggers but white trash too!

  2. the peshmerga’s retreat from the yazidi village may have damaged their reputation, but it was the best strategic choice, instead of wasting men and weapons which could be used in a later fight, they backed off, retreat is irrelevant if youre going to regain the lost ground later, although they shouldve (and maybe did) warn the village to move with them to save lives, potentially gain more soldiers and public support

  3. Hopefuly the first and last of the Peshmerga defeat… IS has had its share of the fun… Now its time for them to burn from the sun. When they mess with the Yazidis, they’re messing with the followers of Melek Taus (Enki, aka “Satan” in jews and christian languages)… Only brutal death shall await those IS (Idiot Scum), and may it be a slow, and painfuly one…

  4. They aren’t defeated yet.

    aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2014/10/6/?????-??????-??????-?????-??-???-?????

    This is a link from al-jazeera stating that brutal battles are still going today.

    Also, it’s not the PKK fight, most fighters are Kurdish defenders who don’t have enough battle experience.

    BTW, the article above also says that a female Kurdish fighter blew herself in front of ISIS causing many of them to die .

    1. suicide bombers? interesting, thank you. yes, many of Peshmerga are indeed volunteers. Kurds from across the world are coming back to their homeland to defend it from the IS. as i stated, they have to buy their own weapons and largely have no military/fighting experience this is true. and they only receive about two weeks training.

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