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Peshmerga builds defense lines near Erbil

Kurdish armed groups, through media contacts, report that in the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, the city of Erbil, they fear that the Iraqi army will continue to advance. Progress, as claimed in Iraqi Kurdistan, may continue after the success of Iraqi troops in Kirkuk. At the same time, some Kurdish commanders are openly accused, who actually refused to conduct military operations with the Iraqi army.

To prevent the Iraqi troops from carrying out a further offensive (to take control of Erbil as well), the armed forces of the Kurds are preparing defensive fortifications on the approaches to the city. The first line of fortifications is located approximately 35 km from Erbil. We are talking about trenches, dugouts and firing points located in organized shelters.

Peshmerga builds defense lines near Erbil

It is stated that after a few kilometers - closer to the city - the second line of fortifications is located. Work on it continues. Fighters of the so-called Peshmerga groups, including Kurdish women, participate in the creation of fortifications.

Against this background, Kurdish media claim that Iranian armed forces took control of several of the largest oil fields in the Kurdish territory. The Kurds claim that at the moment, the forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (KSIR) control the deposits several kilometers from Kirkuk. Just the other day in the United States decided to recognize this Iranian organization as terrorist. The statements about the IRGC at Kirkuk and the seizure of oil fields are clearly intended to increase interest in what is happening on the part of Washington.
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  1. bagr69
    bagr69 17 October 2017 15: 22
    Another "good fellows" pulled the oil blanket over themselves ...
    The market for American weapons still promises a long-term perspective.
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 17 October 2017 15: 29
      After the reform introduced, the Americans will have a free weapon, enough for everyone.
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 17 October 2017 15: 48
        I’m afraid that without detachments the Kurds will again run away wiping their tears on the trousers smile .
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 17 October 2017 15: 33
      The third part of the Merlezon ballet begins, bloody. The mattresses happily pat those and others on the shoulder, you fight between them there, and we throw up your arms, pay off with oil. yes
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 17 October 2017 15: 38
        In the words of Sasha Bely, in the series The Brigade:
        It happens when you play, and sometimes when you play ...
        1. Thrall
          Thrall 17 October 2017 16: 08
          Map of the territories that the Iraqi army liberated in 2 days during the operation against the Peshmerga militants.
          1. ukoft
            ukoft 17 October 2017 17: 25
            it would be right for them to break the border between Iraqi and Syrian Kurds. and go to the direct border with Turkey. strategically important and necessary.
  2. Livonetc
    Livonetc 17 October 2017 15: 32
    Strongly however.
    IRGC, but in the zone of exclusive interests of the minke whales!
    Where is the super march SPAR?
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 17 October 2017 16: 31
      As always, in Hollywood, on the set of the next "victory", somewhere and over someone!
  3. Egorovich
    Egorovich 17 October 2017 15: 42
    Shiite Iraqi troops will not go to the original Kurdish territory.
  4. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 17 October 2017 15: 50
    Quote: bagr69
    Another "good fellows" pulled the oil blanket over themselves ... The US arms market still promises a long-term perspective.
    Given that all Kurds in Syria, Iraq and Turkey will recruit more than 50 million people, the massacre in the name of American arms corporations can last forever.
    1. protoss
      protoss 17 October 2017 17: 55
      each time the numbers are more and more.
      about 30 million of them in all countries.
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      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 17 October 2017 22: 23
        Quote: protoss
        each time the numbers are more and more.
        about 30 million of them in all countries.

        Also not trueNo. Let's get together at 40 yes According to the "Wiki" Kurds "at least 40 million."
  5. ilimnoz
    ilimnoz 17 October 2017 16: 00
    Apparently, the Kurds fought like that all the time - the United States agrees with ISIS to leave the Kurdish territories and the peshmerga type fights it with fights. and now they have retreated without a fight and are asking Washington to intervene. and the villages of the Ishilovites themselves were sooner given. Kurds with ISIS have more in common than Shiites.
    1. ukoft
      ukoft 17 October 2017 17: 26
      and there is. once the igil turned on erbil, so the peshmerga gave such a drape. then stopped. and so the Ishilovites always built them territory.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 October 2017 18: 41
      "apparently the Kurds fought like that all the time" ////

      This is judging by your personal opinion. Kurds knocked out
      ISIS before American assistance, and before joining
      Russia in the war. They have very efficient infantry, but
      few heavy weapons.
      I understand that the “fas” command was sent to the Kurds, but
      Putin / Sechin in two ways can agree with them on
      joint oil production, and then the mood of the forum sharply
      will be replaced by the opposite. smile
      1. ilimnoz
        ilimnoz 17 October 2017 19: 16
        it’s clear that this is my opinion and I really appreciate the fighting qualities of the Kurds and other participants in the massacre. I’m talking about the fact that both of them have one roof and in this context their war is like a well-staged performance where only dissent are actually destroyed.
      2. ariman1
        ariman1 17 October 2017 21: 02
        no, he needs to pull a branch of the Turkish stream, but he still hasn’t designated an entry point .... so here the Russian Federation will do what they say - he will tell Erdogash to send Wagner and MTR to Kurdistan - and he will send ... for the locals he’ll compose a new cranberry about distant approaches
      3. kos2910
        kos2910 18 October 2017 06: 28
        Quote: voyaka uh
        change to the opposite

        Kurds have always been neutral. And yes - they defend their territories well. But the bet on amers is clearly losing, and in other countries they are clearly not welcome and are no longer fighting like that. Yes, and Iraqi Kurds and Syrian Kurds - different tribes, even somewhere opposed each other. The real solution to the problem is the federalization of Syria and Iraq. By the way, what about Palestine?
      4. White Brut
        White Brut 18 October 2017 10: 30
        There was infa that Rosneft gas pipeline from Iraqi Kurdistan to Europe will stretch.
  6. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 17 October 2017 16: 01
    The meaning of the Iraqis to go further to Kurdistan ?! They got the disputed territories, and most importantly, Kirkuk oil - why now climb to where even Hussein could not do anything, and even his army was much stronger
    1. protoss
      protoss 17 October 2017 17: 56
      The Syrian and Iraqi Kurds will soon be divided, the Ibrahim Khalil checkpoint will be taken away from them (as I understand it, along with the south road and the bridge across the tiger), the entire Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline too.
    2. ariman1
      ariman1 17 October 2017 21: 03
      Iraqis do not make sense, but there are Shiites, and they are Shiites, by definition with double loyalty, subordinate to the Ayatollah. Even if you are a Tunisian, but if the ayatollah orders, you will fight against your own homeland
    LAWNER 17 October 2017 16: 03
    Let them dig. It's time to restore irrigation canals.
    The problem of the Kurds is that at the beginning of the collapse of Iraq and Syria, they hastened to declare themselves Independent. The regional government of Kurdistan, the Federation of Northern Syria did not create a country, but ministers. Parties and political movements 100500. They did not want to sit down at the negotiating table during the operation against Isis.
    Hurried ..... Such energy had to be combined with government troops and after the war to reap the fruits of victory. And now they are (not a favorite word) Separatists. And they spread rot all of them and no one else. Who will not allow them to live in the Uncontrolled Territory of the Country !
    Erbil in history has always been the center of the Kurdish autonomy of Iraq, I think it will remain so.
    The self-proclaimed federation of northern Syria -100% kayuk. Such a hell to create bypassing the state, and even in the neighborhood of Turkey !!!!
    Yes .... East is a delicate matter Trumpha !!!
    1. zivXP
      zivXP 17 October 2017 16: 23
      the Kurds decided to "turn on simpletons" - to grab land as much as they could and say that "this is all ours." laughing
  8. padded jacket
    padded jacket 17 October 2017 16: 21
    Quote: article
    The Kurds claim that at the moment, deposits several kilometers from Kirkuk control the forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

    I strongly doubt that there are many of them, although quite recently Iraqis and Iranians conducted joint maneuvers on the borders of Kurdistan after the referendum.

    1. ukoft
      ukoft 17 October 2017 18: 10
      In general, the Iraqi military got a good experience there in Syria and Iraq. how many generals they have died. such operations should be carried out against military units. Of course, there is no reb and razdeka radio and stuff. but still experience.
  9. alone
    alone 17 October 2017 23: 49
    Yes, at least 4 lines to build, no chance.

    In terms of artillery, there are 5 Iraqi guns for every Kurdish gun. The complete lack of aviation and air defense by the Kurds does not bode well for them. And if it comes to full-scale hostilities, a TOS-1 battery salvo is all. There is no line and no defenders.