Tikrit Captured, Fightings Taking Place Near Samarra: Thousands Of Shiites Captured
14 June 2014
By Markaz Kavkaz
Arab and Western sources report that
Sunni troops and Iraqi Mujahideen units recaptured
Tikrit from Shiite troops of al-Maliki. From 3 to 4
thousand Shiites captured.
A video clip showing Shiite prisoners passing along
the road has been published on YouTube. It is to be
recalled that Tikrit is the hometown of Saddam
Hussein, who was executed by Americans with hands of
Previously, the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul
fell into the hands of ISIL and groups of local Sunni
tribes. The Shiite army who left the city left behind
a lot of different weapons and equipment, including
dozens of tanks, rocket launchers, armored personnel
carriers and ammunition. Retreating Shiite gangs left
at the local airport American-made gunships.
Part of trophies ISIL have already deployed to Syria
in the area of Deir al-Zor.
Shiite regime fears that a general advance of Sunni
units will be sent to Baghdad. Al-Maliki announced a
general mobilization of the Shiites. From Syria to
Iraq is sent back a Shiite brigade Abu Fadl al-Abbas,
which was previously focused on helping Bashar Assad.
Arab media have reported fierce fighting near the city
of Samarra, which is 120 km away from Baghdad.
On Thursday evening, it was reported that the
Mujahideen seized two more settlements to the
north-east of Baquba - Jalaula city and town of al-Saadi.
In social media published details of the attack of
units of Jabhat an-Nusra/Victory Front (VF) on the
base of the 14th Regiment of the Shiite Iraqi army in
the neighborhood of al-Qaem. Also reported the capture
of trophies from Shiite army on the territory of Iraq
and the transfer of captured military hardware to the
city of Abu Kamal in Syria.
It also reported that Kurdish troops continued
redeployment of its forces in Kirkuk. Kurds removed
flag of Shia regime and hoisted over the city its own
Western media reported that the US intends to help
Shiite puppet regime in Baghdad, but it is not a
ground operation. "It's not an option", said the
representative of the US State Department.
Earlier, Obama said the United States is considering
various options for action, "and the use of military
force is possible in case of a threat to US national
In turn, the Baghdad regime announced that in
conjunction with the armed groups of Iraqi Kurdish
Peshmerga intends to take back Mosul. Western media
reports that on Thursday Mosul and Tikrit were
subjected to air strikes.
Meanwhile, up to 500,000 refugees left Mosul and
Tikrit fearing of bombings by aircraft of Shiite
regime and US drones.