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Pentagon: operation to free hostages in Iraq was held with the participation of the Kurds

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In the liberation of the hostages in Iraq, along with the US military, fighters from the Kurdish militia Peshmerga participated, reports RIA News Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook.


Pentagon: operation to free hostages in Iraq was held with the participation of the Kurds
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About 70-hostages, incl. 20 Iraqi military, released during an operation in northern Iraq near the city of Khoizha. One American soldier was killed, four militiamen were injured.

“The US forces provided a helicopter and escorted the Iraqi Peshmerga forces to the site,” Cook said. - Iraqis detained five terrorists from the Islamic State group, several terrorists were killed. In addition, the US received important intelligence information about the IG. ”

According to him, the American "soldier died from injury, despite the medical assistance provided to him."

Representatives of Kurdistan confirmed the information, adding that 5, and 6 Islamists were not detained. According to their data, a total of 69 people were released.
Photos used:
AFP 2015 / Ahmad Al-Rubaye
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  1. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 23 October 2015 11: 35 New
    +9
    USA suddenly began to praise the Kurds .... Erdogan? Aw ...
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 23 October 2015 11: 38 New
      +6
      Quote: MIKHAN
      .. Erdogan? Aw ...

      In some incomprehensibility he thinks he is sitting.
      1. Eugene-Eugene
        Eugene-Eugene 23 October 2015 11: 44 New
        11
        Erdogan will definitely demolish the tower laughing
        1. Now we are free
          Now we are free 23 October 2015 14: 03 New
          +1
          States campaign decided to bet on the Kurds ...
          So what?
          -ИГИЛ открыто и даже неоткрыто поддерживать как то не комильфо ибо ещё вчера на "Валдае" В.В.П. очень чётко высказался по поводу того, что США делают большую ошибку поставляя "Умеренной оппозиции" ПТРК, а если же США начнут поставлять ПЗРК то тогда какие-нибудь "Умеренные повстанцы" собьют из Стингеров пару Американских самолётов/вертолётов...
          -AnNusra and Co. the same story as with ISIS (see paragraph above)
          -Остаются Курды, которых вроде как отдали Эрдогану на растерзание а тут вдруг они снова оказались "Хорошими ребятами"...
          Most likely the US will act as a proverb -The tender calf of two heifers sucks ... See what Erdogan can do for them or what the Kurds can offer them. At the moment, the ball on the field of Erdogan (After a similar joint operation of the US Armed Forces and the Kurds), what will you offer your Mr. Erdogan to be allowed to ram the Kurds again? If nothing, then the Kurds will already officially become a conductor of American interests in Syria and in northern Iraq, as opposed to Assad and the too freedom-loving Iraqi government ...
          1. Eugene-Eugene
            Eugene-Eugene 23 October 2015 17: 08 New
            0
            igil7 and this is what
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      2. Hello
        Hello 23 October 2015 14: 29 New
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        In some incomprehensibility he thinks he is sitting.

        So these are Iraqi Kurds, Turkey is friends with them too wink
        1. Eugene-Eugene
          Eugene-Eugene 23 October 2015 17: 54 New
          0
          Lord, how ridiculous this is, once again let's
    2. DIVAN SOLDIER
      DIVAN SOLDIER 23 October 2015 11: 41 New
      +6
      Erdogan is a consumable for the United States, however, like the Kurds.
      1. Vend
        Vend 23 October 2015 11: 44 New
        +8
        Oh Kurds, be afraid of mattress-beds, bringing gifts.
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        2. Darkoff
          Darkoff 23 October 2015 19: 12 New
          0
          Kurds now any help is vital. No one else is in a hurry to provide it.
          Neither one nor the other has a real alternative today.
          Moreover, their relationship did not begin today. By removing Saddam, who was strangling them, the states did a great job to the Iraqi Kurds.
    3. venaya
      venaya 23 October 2015 12: 09 New
      +1
      Quote: MIKHAN
      USA suddenly began to praise the Kurds ....

      Other options gradually fall off, the Kurds real, almost independent power, staffers seem to put pressure on all the buttons, and this button is closer to the trump.
  2. Air Force captain
    Air Force captain 23 October 2015 11: 36 New
    +1
    They force the Kurds to dance to their tune .... if they start to dance, they will lose in the future in their sovereignty, even if the state organizes them in Bender
    ... and I would advise Iraq to reflect on the true goals of American aid and its prospects ..
  3. Sauron80
    Sauron80 23 October 2015 11: 36 New
    +2
    The news seems to be good, they freed people, shot down the terrorists ... But given the American bastards everywhere and everywhere I try to read between the lines in every news. As for this news, I have not yet figured out where the catch is)) Most likely the hostages were not just any thread.
    1. DMoroz
      DMoroz 23 October 2015 11: 44 New
      0
      Americans simply feed the Kurds, while the latter fight for themselves, i.e. for their state, and in any situation they are used either against Erdogan, or against Assad, or against ISIS (which they, by the way, already do) ...
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  4. EFA
    EFA 23 October 2015 11: 37 New
    +2
    In addition, the United States received important intelligence information about the IG.


    It is interesting that they there learned something that they did not know before?
    Наверное узнали реальную инфу о количестве дезертиров, настроениях и главное - их любимые "умеренные" теры небось планируют объединится с кровавым и ужасным Асадом.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 23 October 2015 11: 46 New
      +1
      "US forces provided a helicopter and escorted Iraqi Peshmerga forces to the facility
      American "soldier died of injury, despite the medical assistance provided to him, four militias were injured
      Helicopter, what-if shot down with a Kurdish landing? The pilot was an Americanos.
  5. ratfly
    ratfly 23 October 2015 11: 44 New
    +1
    The Kurds are now like an ace of trumps, whoever plays it wins. And Turkey has shown itself as a obstinate uncontrollable horse. Here are the mattresses and began to maneuver between them. Now we have to, the time of hegemony is over.
  6. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 23 October 2015 11: 47 New
    +2
    Soldiers of the Kurdish militia Peshmerga took part in the liberation of the hostages in Iraq together with the American servicemen, the Pentagon representative Peter Cook reported to RIA Novosti.


    Today, the topic of relations between Americans and Kurds has already been considered. This joint event once again confirms the interest of Americans in the Kurdish issue. For them, this question is interesting both in the light of influence on Erdogan, and as an option of counteracting Russia, and, first of all, as it is thought, as a serious geopolitical knot, by unleashing which, by creating any Kurdish state, the Americans will receive a serious lever of influence over the entire region Central Asia and the Middle East.
    One can only hope that our leaders will be able to get ahead of the Americans. On this occasion, I think it is not for nothing that Assad came.

    Something like that, Dear colleagues. hi
    1. 3 Gorynych
      3 Gorynych 23 October 2015 11: 49 New
      +1
      Correct thoughts -support!
  7. 3 Gorynych
    3 Gorynych 23 October 2015 11: 48 New
    +1
    specifying that not 5, but 6 Islamists were detained. According to them, a total of 69 people were released.
    Something is not entirely clear - 10 terrorists held almost 70 hostages? Or were they simply grazed there on the lawn ...
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 23 October 2015 11: 52 New
      +3
      Quote: 3
      10 terrorists held nearly 70 hostages?

      10 have guns and 70 don't. So here's an honest deal.
  8. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 23 October 2015 11: 59 New
    +1
    Is this apparently something from the divine comedy of Dante Alighieri?
  9. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 23 October 2015 12: 03 New
    +1
    Americans with the Kurds freed the hostages.
    An analogy was inspired by climbers and Sherpas. Sherpas pull the ropes, drag the load. And the conquerors of the peaks of these ropes light in oxygen masks climb the mountain with difficulty. Then they proudly hawl, unconsciously forgetting about the Sherpas: we are conquerors.
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 23 October 2015 12: 27 New
      0
      Quote: Mikhail M
      Sherpas pull the ropes, drag the load

      Thousands by 4-5 meters, no more, further oxygen is required.
  10. roskot
    roskot 23 October 2015 12: 06 New
    0
    Striped wander in their politics in the Middle East. Although they believe that they are above the battle. But this does not happen.
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 23 October 2015 12: 06 New
    0
    США очевидно разыгрывают "курдскую каоту". Почему Асад 4 года ее не разыгрывал - видимо, очень сильную "не любовь" имеет к этому народу. И курды ему не доверяют. Не для этого ли Асада "свозили" в Москву?
  12. morozik
    morozik 23 October 2015 12: 09 New
    +4
    without Kurds it would be difficult ...
    landing blitzkrieg:

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    2. AdekvatNICK
      AdekvatNICK 23 October 2015 12: 13 New
      0
      sluggish army crippled. Everyone on relax, mess, during fast food breaks breaks ... dark glasses are set and pulled to sleep ... you chew gum, you push the jeep stuck in the sand with one hand ..... what are they spineless. ...
    3. opus
      opus 23 October 2015 18: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: morozik
      landing blitzkrieg:

      ILC US / USMC ...
      What do they learn?


      1. Water nearby (as much as you like), take buckets, carry / water along the exit path.
      (лень? встали "корпусом" и все помочились под колеса)

      So for reference (they suddenly don’t know), every LCAC, Landing Craft Air Cushion has a fire extinguishing pump (if you don’t want to write like buckets or like)

      Of course, no one forces them to wet all the sand in front of the machine all the way.
      2. Relieve pressure in tires (0,6-0,8 atm)

      3. Dig out the exit for the wheel (well, it will not roll to it 1/2 diameter in the bulk)



      ==============
      у нас то же "мученики" есть
  13. aviator1913
    aviator1913 23 October 2015 12: 13 New
    0
    The Kurds are a brave people who have been rejoicing for their independence from Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran for many years. Despite their overall large numbers, they remain the national minorities in all these countries, so apparently after the defeat of the Islamic State a new state is formed, Kurdistan, which Iran and Turkey really dislike, but it seems to be acceptable for Iraq and Syria.

    Unfortunately, almost 100% is waiting for Syria to divide into 3 parts, Kurdish, Alawite-Yezidi and Sunni. And this Assad must also understand ...
    1. Sauron80
      Sauron80 23 October 2015 12: 21 New
      0
      The only question is to whom the deserted desert will go, and to whom the lands rich in resources;)
      1. aviator1913
        aviator1913 23 October 2015 13: 19 New
        0
        Well, this can already be solved in the working order, after the war, taking into account the presence of international peacekeepers and observers in referenda. Moreover, the regions of residence of certain groups will affect this arrangement.
  14. K-50
    K-50 23 October 2015 12: 34 New
    +2
    "Militia forces managed to detain a number of militants from the ISIS terrorist movement, including an officer in the Israeli army"
    The agency adds that “Officer Yoshi Alon Shahak has the rank of Colonel of the Golan Brigade of the Israeli Army and his personal license plate number (Re34356578765az231434).”

    Nosy slept! laughing
    In the same sources, there was news that some al-Nusra militants were being treated in Israeli hospitals, which sheds light on the connection between the Israeli secret services and some "terrorist" organizations that are fighting in Syria.
    That's what the Israelis shouted at the site. laughing
    1. Sauron80
      Sauron80 23 October 2015 12: 43 New
      +1
      Now the colonel will be fired a week ago from the Israeli army))
    2. Hello
      Hello 23 October 2015 14: 33 New
      0
      Quote: K-50
      Nosy slept!
      In the same sources, there was news that some al-Nusra militants were being treated in Israeli hospitals, which sheds light on the connection between the Israeli secret services and some "terrorist" organizations that are fighting in Syria.
      That's what the Israelis shouted at the site.

      Show the source I beg fellow Таки таких с позволения "номерных знаков" отродясь небыло
  15. 31rus
    31rus 23 October 2015 12: 45 New
    0
    Вы уважаемые упускаете одну очень важную составляющую,это то что курды так же разделены по партиям и странам и взаимопонимания среди них нет,вот тут обширное "поле"прежде всего наладить диалог Асад-курды,нельзя упускать столь серьезный вопрос
  16. kos2910
    kos2910 23 October 2015 13: 16 New
    0
    strange somehow less than 10 militants held hostage 70 people?
    1. aviator1913
      aviator1913 23 October 2015 13: 25 New
      +2
      According to your logic, we should have more than one prison guard in prison; Prisoners to keep a lot of people do not need ..
  17. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 24 October 2015 03: 52 New
    0
    Может и "правильно" , освобождая своих ,пошли на сделку с курдами!!! зачем "гробить " своих.