An ISIS tank’s suicide attack killed 48 people in a recent battle of the Iraq war. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as DAESH, publicly claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, after finishing a 18-year investigation, reporter Bob Woodward claims George W. Bush did not lie about Saddam Hussein or Iraq’s WMD stockpiles. New reports also claim it’s possible that ISIS is using some of Iraq’s chemical weapons in their attacks.
The online statement from DAESH say a Somali man rigged the ISIS tank’s suicide attack by filling the vehicle with explosives. At the same time, a Tajik and a Syrian blew up a Humvee and a truck in the area.
There are some discrepancies related to the death toll for the ISIS suicide attack. According to AFP, a military intelligence officer said the Monday attack killed 47 people, including 40 police and seven pro-government paramilitaries. But Haider al-Ramahi, an official from a Shiite political party, said the actual death toll was 48 dead.
The area is being used in a military operation aimed at cutting off ISIS’ supply lines in Anbar, and Iraqi security forces have successfully held off other ISIS tank’s suicide attacks due to the anti-tank systems. Unfortunately, not all of the police have access to such weapons, and DAESH has seized a large arsenal of military vehicles, weapons, and ammunition from retreating Iraqi forces.
Mohammed al-Bayati, a relative of one of those slain in the ISIS tank’s suicide attacks, says the people at the Iraqi police base had joined the security forces after DAESH overthrew their home towns.
“The martyrs are from Turkmen families displaced to Najaf after the fall of their town [to ISIS],” he explained, according to Al Arabiya.” They joined the… police to take part in liberating their areas and Iraq in general from (ISIS) control.”
Bob Woodward has stated that it was a mistake for President Obama to completely withdraw all American troops from Iraq instead of leaving a sizable force behind as “an insurance policy” against another Iraq war.
“We have 30,000 troops or more in South Korea still, 65 years or so after the war,” Woodward said. “When you’re a superpower, you have to buy these insurance policies, and he didn’t in this case. I don’t think you can say everything is because of that decision — but clearly a factor.”
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