Iraqi Forces Fighting for Ramadi Make Their Way Toward City Center

BAGHDAD — Iraqi soldiers began a fierce assault to wrest control of the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State on Monday night, and by midday on Tuesday they had battled their way toward the city center despite heavy resistance, an army commander said.

The operation was undertaken by a mixture of soldiers, police officers and Sunni tribesmen opposed to the Islamic State, with close air support from the United States, the officials said.


I am not optimistic about what a victory in Ramadi may mean.

I suspect ISIS is trading territory for time knowing the will to fight is lacking among the alliance.

They will wait patiently until the coalition tires and domestic matters call them home.  Like Justin’s decision to curry favour with the Muslim vote and ignore the plight of Christians.

Realistically however there is no point to this fight as it is currently orchestrated.

Until and if we are prepared to take out all the Muslim terror states in one fell swoop nothing will change.

If we are not prepared to utterly destroy those states then at best we should simply encourage Islam’s civil war and dump arms on both sides as needed.

  • Surele Surele

    to paraphrase Jerry: they can take take Ramadi back, but can they hold it?

    • Not without Coalition air support.

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