Gateway Pundit points out that although Obama said in the above video he “ended the war in Iraq,” allied troops are fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
Brig. Gen. Michael Rouleau says Special Forces came under direct attack and used sniper fire to neutralize the attackers.
A very interesting headline comes from Digital Journal, entitled: “Boots on the ground – Those putting ISIS on the defensive“
From Canadian special forces on the ground in Iraq to Kurdish fighters in Syria ISIS is slowly, but surely, being put on the defensive thanks to those brave men and women who are risking their lives in order to repel that groups murderous onslaughts.
Canadian special forces have recently become the first of any western military forces to engage this enemy on the ground after they came under attack from machine gun and mortar fire while out surveying the front-line firsthand. The act was dubbed a “defensive” one on the part of those Canadian forces. Nevertheless they are the first western force to engage in a firefight with ISIS. They, thankfully, sustained no injuries.
News of this came as the Syrian Kurds defending the town of Kobani continue to make gains in repelling the vicious attempt on the part of ISIS to crush them and ensure they don’t stand as a symbol of resistance to ISIS’s heartfelt efforts to establish their so-called caliphate. The Kurds have defied them and have stood up as an unwavering symbol of resistance having withstood everything ISIS could throw at them for an awe-inspiring 150 days. They have recently re-captured a strategic hill there which they can use to their advantage against an enemy who has already been repelled from most of the town.
Furthermore in Kobani U.S. air strikes have contributed to blunting ISIS’s ability to mount a prolonged siege by bombing its supply lines and also its positions around the town. Turkey has also assisted by allowing Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to cross through its territory to help reinforce those defending Kobani. All form of assistance to people who needed every bit of help they could get, and now the bravery they exhibited in their unwavering stand against this group is finally beginning to pay off….
There is BREAKING news that the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has been killed. This was stated before… let’s hope it is true this time!