BY: FA ME
it is always surprising when I hear that terrorists and insurgents have a stronghold in Iraq! after long years of training started since 2003 when the U.S. Forces wanted more stabilized and secure Iraq. but my surprise vanishes when I ask myself, to whom did the U.S. secured Iraq? who is the biggest and most reliable entity that could secure Iraq and its people?
two days ago, a high ranking Iraqi official along with other top officers were killed in Iraq, specifically in Al-Anbar, where Al-qaeda members and Iraqi Islamic State is active and functional. according to media resources The commander, Lt. Gen. Muhammad al-Kurawi, the head of the army’s Seventh Division, was leading the operation at the desert camp, where the Qaeda affiliate, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, had been training new members in how to make roadside bombs, according to the security officials and a statement by the Ministry of Defense. Three other high-ranking army officers and 14 soldiers were also killed, and 32 others were wounded, after two suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests and 14 roadside bombs were set off, the security officials said.
well, I am not surprised by this, because what I have heard from strong sources is even worest! first of all you are fighting an international organization, which is not merely located in Iraq, but it has been spreading as a cancer all over the world. and second important element which makes Al-qaeda and its affiliates even stronger is the ideology in which almost a billion person believe in (Islam) – this makes is harder to identify who is with who because it is a wide-spread religion, and you never know or expect who will be the bad branch!
according to an officer who has strong ties to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Al-qaeda and its affiliates have changed their style of fighting, and has spread spies all over the place. they have breached to Iraqi Information Data Base, which holds the names, address, families, relatives, and even friends of Iraq Army and Security Forces members. which makes it easier for the insurgents to identify their targets without any effort. according to this officer, there are two locations in which Al-qaeda have taken to be the point of departure for their planning and operations: Al-Taji & Al-Tarmiya. two mostly Sunni inhabited cities, and they have full control over. the same source says that even Iraqi security forces members or officers refuse to be deployed in these areas fearing that they will be killed once they get there. what is so special about these two areas is first their location on tigris river, and second the planty of farms and open spaces, which could be used to strengthen their strong-hold and hide human and things in there.
Al-qaeda has different branches in Baghdad, and in Iraq. Mosul city is the source of finance to the whole organization, and the free movement from Syria to Iraq, has facilitated many operations, and these operations have been successful to make Al-qaeda stronger and stronger.
there is nothing really much can be done to eradicate the influnce of Al-qaeda from Iraq, because the corruption played a big factor in making them grow larger inside some important and effective parts of the government, the second main cause is that American (U.S.A) had given up helping Iraqi people. there were several calls from some Iraqi personalities, including myself, who have wrote several messages with some plans to protect Iraq and its people from this cancer, but unfortunately, all these call went astray! more people will suffer because of this, especially those who want better life for Iraqis and for the whole world.