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10 months made the most dangerous man...
Um Qasr,Iraq
By Essam Abdullah Muhsin
15 Jan 2017

10 months made the most dangerous man in the world At Camp Bucca prison's most wanted man in the world for 10 months, said that the Emir of the Islamic State organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It is the taste of Boca eat and drink in one hundred residential units wooden thatched spent nights accompanied by other prisoners throughout, and in the precincts long relationship with senior officers in the former Iraqi army and with the fighters and leaders of the Iraqi armed resistance and Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. It is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the most dangerous man in the world? His full name Ibrahim bin Awad bin Ibrahim bin Ali bin Mohammed al-Badri, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was born in 1971 in the city of Samarra, one of the old Iraqi cities, which lies on the eastern edge of the Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad. There is no accurate information about his childhood and his youth, and all that was written about this period of his life to be true nor refuted the contrast and different and conflicting and is only modestly attempts by some writers and researchers. Baghdadi graduated from Baghdad University in 1996, then joined the Saddam University for Islamic Studies, where he studied for a master's degree in Tjoad and reciting the Koran, which is the knowledge preferred, and the dissertation presented by an investigation and explanation of a book manuscript in recitation, readings, whose mission was to reconcile between different versions of the manuscripts, which succeeded it to obtained a master's degree in 1999, and then enrolled in the doctoral program of Koranic studies in the same university. After 4 years of earning a master's degree, and in late 2003, after the Americans defeated Saddam's army and then sweet, Baghdadi contributed to the founding of the Sunnis Army, which fought US forces and their local allies in northern and central Iraq. After a short period of time, specifically in the month of February 2004, he was arrested on al-Baghdadi was taken to the detention center at Camp Bucca, which is a very large complex in southern Iraq, was Ranked in prison files, as a "civil detention", which means that his captors did not know that it was a jihadist. During the ten months that Mktha in detention, al-Baghdadi, the niqab did not disclose rigor, and in this context, one of his fellow prisoners, who conducted the newspaper "The Guardian" interview without mentioning his name, "was al-Baghdadi were quiet charismatic say, and could feel that he was a person The importance was also leads worshipers during the prayer and cast their Friday sermons and giving religious lessons to other prisoners. " Another prisoner said, correspondent Almonetr news site conducted an interview with him, "new recruits were being groomed at the camp, and once released until they become time bombs ticking, the more attended a new prisoner was his colleagues teach, and Alqnnouna, and give him guidance, Vaegadr camp like a flame burning." Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the most dangerous among those flames, he is responsible for most of the tongues of fire that gutted the area in less than a decade, the man who first declared himself Caliph of Islam, rebels so on al-Qaida and drawer torch them, as it is the first leader of the jihadi group battling more than 60 countries.

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Shiite Militia Fighters in Southwest ...
Al-Anbar
By mushtaq mohammed
03 Jun 2015

Fighters belonging to Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi 'Popular Mobilization' militia battle ISIS in southwest Anbar Province.

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Iraqi Shiite Militia Mobilizes
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
20 May 2015

Members of the Iraqi Shiite Badr Organization militia, part of the so-called Popular Mobilization Forces, prepare to travel to Anbar Province to battle Islamic State forces following their takeover of the city of Ramadi.

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Shiite Badr Militia Attacks ISIS Posi...
Ad-Dawr
By mushtaq mohammed
04 Mar 2015

March 4, 2015
Tikrit, Iraq

Fighters belonging to the militia of the Shiite Badr Organization clash with ISIS militants in the village of Ad-Dawr, Iraq south of Tikrit. Militia leaders say ISIS was forced to retreat, giving Badr fighters control of the village. During the battle Mustafa al-Amiri, son of the Badr militia commander Hadi al-Amiri was injured.

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(00:24) Fighters chanting: "Labayk ya Hussein [We are answering the call of Hussein]." "Labayki ya Zahraa [We are answering the call of Zahraa]."

(04:07) Fighter 1: "We are at the front line with the enemy, it is a tactical attack for the military forces who started to move forward, Victory is ours."

(05:37) Fighter 2: "We will not withdraw, until the last minute, only death can take us back to our families before retrieving Najaf. There is noway we are going back, and we want to avenge our martyrs in Spiker."

(07:05) Fighter 3: "We ask God to help us achieve our goal, for the sake of al-Hussein, the martyr in Kerbala. We ask God to help us achieve victory against our enemies, for the sake of al-Huseein, al-Zahraa, Abi Abdullah al-Hussein, and Ahl al-Bayt [the people of the House]."

(08:32) Fighter 4: "Those are the people who killed the martyrs in Spiker. We will avenge them, until we reach Mosul."

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Norwegian Shiaa Militia Commander: "I...
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
20 Feb 2015

February 18, 2015
Karbala, Iraq

Norwegian Shiite Militia Commander Abass al Assadi appears in a second video, interviewed at his home in Karbala. Despite video evidence and what he claimed in is first video on Transterra Media, he now says that he did not and will not take his son to war. The Transterra contributor visited Abass at his home in Hay al-Ghadir, Karbala, where he lives with his wife and two sons Ali and Hussein. The day before the interview Abass had arrived home for a nine-day vacation, but he then received a call from his commanders with orders to head back to Samarrah with some of his fighters. Accodring to Abass his eldest son Ahmed, who travels between California and Oslo, has been arrested and questioned by the Norwegian authorities before being released. The same thing happened to his own brother who also lives in Oslo. In the previous video Abass and his youngest son Hussein appeared to be in a training camp for the al-Hashid al-Shaabi or “Popular Crowd”, Shiite militias, where the boy is seen spending time in training with the fighters and firing a weapon. The boy said that he had participated in battles against ISIS, such as in Jurf al-Sakher.

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Norwegian Shiaa Militia Commander: "I...
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
18 Feb 2015

February 18, 2015
Karbala, Iraq

Norwegian Shiite Militia Commander Abass al Assadi appears in a second video, interviewed at his home in Karbala. Despite video evidence and what he claimed in is first video on Transterra Media, he now says that he did not and will not take his son to war.

The Transterra contributor visited Abass at his home in Hay al-Ghadir, Karbala, where he lives with his wife and two sons Ali and Hussein. The day before the interview Abass had arrived home for a nine-day vacation, but he then received a call from his commanders with orders to head back to Samarrah with some of his fighters.

Accodring to Abass his eldest son Ahmed, who travels between California and Oslo, has been arrested and questioned by the Norwegian authorities before being released. The same thing happened to his own brother who also lives in Oslo.

In the previous video Abass and his youngest son Hussein appeared to be in a training camp for the al-Hashid al-Shaabi or “Popular Crowd”, Shiite militias, where the boy is seen spending time in training with the fighters and firing a weapon.
The boy said that he had participated in battles against ISIS, such as in Jurf al-Sakher.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Hussein al-Assadi , Iraqi-Norwegian Teenage Fighter
09:17 – 12:19
Why do you not speak Norwegian?
I do not know how to.
Why?
I came to Iraq a long time ago and I cannot speak [Norwegian].
Did you not learn Norwegian at school?
I was young. When I came from Norway I was young. I had not gone to school.
How old were you?
About four years old.
Do you wish to return?
Yes.
Why? Why do you want to return?
The country there is better and safer.
What are you doing in Iraq?
I study at the hawza [Shiite religious school].
UNINTELLIGIBLE QUESTION
In Iraq there are holy shrines which I visited. My father came here to practice jihad. He went to Jarf al-Sakhr. I am proud of him for practicing jihad. I went with him after they liberated the area. I wore his military vest and went with him.
That was after the liberation?
Yes, after the liberation was over.
UNINTELLIGIBLE QUESTION
I am proud of him. I am proud of my father and his position as an Iraqi military.
Do you feel scared sometimes?
No.
Do you feel scared that ISIS is killing people in Iraq?
No. I do not feel scared.
You do not feel scared?
No.
Are you scared of getting killed?
No, I am not.
Why not?
There is nothing to worry about here.
Did you participate in any major battle?
No. I used to go with my father to [the battlefield] after the battle was over.
Do you not think that you are too young [to be part of an armed group]?
No.
I have not fought. I used to go to a certain area after the liberation was over.
Do you think that young men of your age should come from Norway and other European countries to fight against ISIS?
No.
Do you think that young men of your age should come from Norway to and other European countries to fight against ISIS?
I did not come to Iraq to fight. I came to study and be with my people and near the holy shrines.
Is there anything that you miss in Norway? Do you miss any people? Do you have certain good memories? Do you miss any friends or neighbors?
I miss them sometimes but we came to Iraq for the sake of the Imams and to study.

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Norwegian Shiaa Militia Commander: "I...
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
18 Feb 2015

February 18, 2015
Karbala, Iraq

Norwegian Shiite Militia Commander Abass al Assadi appears in a second video, interviewed at his home in Karbala. Despite video evidence and what he claimed in is first video on Transterra Media, he now says that he did not and will not take his son to war.

The Transterra contributor visited Abass at his home in Hay al-Ghadir, Karbala, where he lives with his wife and two sons Ali and Hussein. The day before the interview Abass had arrived home for a nine-day vacation, but he then received a call from his commanders with orders to head back to Samarrah with some of his fighters.

Accodring to Abass his eldest son Ahmed, who travels between California and Oslo, has been arrested and questioned by the Norwegian authorities before being released. The same thing happened to his own brother who also lives in Oslo.

In the previous video Abass and his youngest son Hussein appeared to be in a training camp for the al-Hashid al-Shaabi or “Popular Crowd”, Shiite militias, where the boy is seen spending time in training with the fighters and firing a weapon.
The boy said that he had participated in battles against ISIS, such as in Jurf al-Sakher.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abbas al-Assadi , Iraqi-Norwegian Shiaa Militia Commander:

Abbas al-Asadi: “I will be heading to Samaraa, after this interview a car will come and pick us up and we will go there.

Interviewer: Did you just return from Samaraa for this interview?

Abbas: “No, I came to see my family but they [Army commanders] called me and told me to return. I am now in the army fighting ISIS but I need to return. They need me there. I took a few days off and went there, but now they need me, they called me and I have to return.”

Interviewer: Don't you think you are breaking the Norwegian law, or technically the law in all of Europe, by letting your children participate in war?

Abbas: “I will not break the Norwegian law or the Arabic law. My children came with me after the area was liberated, after the area became safe and the families returned to it. But my little child likes to wear my uniform and I taught him how to shoot just so he can have some experience. But he does not participate in war with me. I know he cannot participate in war, war is not for him.”

Interviewer: The last time we met with them, your children told us that they participated in war and in victories and in fighting ISIS. What is the reason for such statements?

Abbas: “He considers himself to be one with his father, and since his father participated and he entered Jurf al-Sakher after it was liberated, he considered himself as a participant. Of course he did not participate in the battles in Jurf al-Sakher, do you think I would want death for my son? It is impossible.”

Interviewer: When was the last time you went to Norway?

Abbas: “I was there last in 2008.”

Interviewer: Do you intend to return to Norway and if so, when?

Abbas: “Yes I intend to return to Norway, after the war with ISIS ends.”

Interviewer: How many are in your family?

Abbas: “Some of them are living in Oslo, and I have another son who is a doctor in America. According to our beliefs, a person who leaves jihad is an infidel. We ask God to help us and support us.”

Interviewer: Is your wife pleased with what you are doing?

Abbas: “Yes my wife is proud of me because I am fighting with the good people against the enemies.”
Interviewer: What do you want to tell the Norwegian government and the European Union who might think that you brought your son to participate in war?
Abbas: “I did not and will not involve my son in war, I repeat that, I did not and will not involve any of my youngest children in war. They go to school.. just like in anywhere else. When we liberated the area, many people and journalists came and my son was one of those people. He wanted to wear my uniform, and I allowed him to. It has nothing to do with war. We fought him the Arabic traditions, such as shooting, horseback riding, and other simple things. If a war happens in Norway, God forbid, I am willing to fight alongside them. If Norway or Europe needs me to fight, I will definitely help them. Norway is my country and Iraq is my country.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Hussein al-Assadi , Iraqi-Norwegian Teenage Fighter
09:17 – 12:19
Why do you not speak Norwegian?
I do not know how to.
Why?
I came to Iraq a long time ago and I cannot speak [Norwegian].
Did you not learn Norwegian at school?
I was young. When I came from Norway I was young. I had not gone to school.
How old were you?
About four years old.
Do you wish to return?
Yes.
Why? Why do you want to return?
The country there is better and safer.
What are you doing in Iraq?
I study at the hawza [Shiite religious school].
UNINTELLIGIBLE QUESTION
In Iraq there are holy shrines which I visited. My father came here to practice jihad. He went to Jarf al-Sakhr. I am proud of him for practicing jihad. I went with him after they liberated the area. I wore his military vest and went with him.
That was after the liberation?
Yes, after the liberation was over.
UNINTELLIGIBLE QUESTION
I am proud of him. I am proud of my father and his position as an Iraqi military.
Do you feel scared sometimes?
No.
Do you feel scared that ISIS is killing people in Iraq?
No. I do not feel scared.
You do not feel scared?
No.
Are you scared of getting killed?
No, I am not.
Why not?
There is nothing to worry about here.
Did you participate in any major battle?
No. I used to go with my father to [the battlefield] after the battle was over.
Do you not think that you are too young [to be part of an armed group]?
No.
I have not fought. I used to go to a certain area after the liberation was over.
Do you think that young men of your age should come from Norway and other European countries to fight against ISIS?
No.
Do you think that young men of your age should come from Norway to and other European countries to fight against ISIS?
I did not come to Iraq to fight. I came to study and be with my people and near the holy shrines.
Is there anything that you miss in Norway? Do you miss any people? Do you have certain good memories? Do you miss any friends or neighbors?
I miss them sometimes but we came to Iraq for the sake of the Imams and to study.

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ISIS Burn Down Shiite Turkmen Village...
Iraq
By TTM Contributor 26
03 Dec 2014

December 3, 2014
Amirli, Salahuddin, Iraq

Cornas is a Shiite Turkmen village which ISIS took control over around one month ago. The residents say that ISIS burned and destroyed 80 houses in their village as well as a Shiite mosque. The Iraqi Army, with the help of fighters from the 'Saraya al-Salam' brigade retook the village.

Speakers:

Nour Edime Ali
Hajj Abbas
Hussein Khalil

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Mosul Dam
Near Mosul
By Arshed
18 Aug 2014

Near Mosul Dam, Iraq
August 18, 2014

Shot List

Various LS - Columns of smoke rising over Mosul Dam area. U.S air strikes on the dam continued while Peshmerga forces advanced and recaptured more than half of the dam. At the time this video was recorded Islamic State fighters still controlled the west side of the dam.

Various - Traffic and refugees at Peshmerga roadblock. Yezidi refugees fleeing from Sinjar to Duhok had to leave their cars 2 km away from the Peshmerga roadblock for security reasons. The roadblock has been there for 8 days. Now the authorities are allowing the Yezidis to pass through but 10 persons at a time.

Various - Explosives in large truck trailer. Peshmerga forces deactivated 27 IED explosives planted by Islamic State on roadsides from Dohuk to the dam. Two additional explosive devices were set off by Peshmerga forces to clear the road.

Soundbites

1.(Arabic) Nashwan al-Sinjari: Yezidi Refugee

"First of all we ran away from ISIS. We ran away and came to the most safe place we could find. Our problem was with the roadblocks, 1500 meters before Badrika, we had to leave our cars there, Kurdstan did not allow any cars to pass by until it is safe, Kurdstan has the right to take those measures, so we had to come here walking, we carried our important belongings and left the cars for 8-9 days, until today, as an order came to allow our cars in. We have been here ever since 8 am. They are taking procedures but very slowly. They take the ID of each ten people at a time, and they go to bring their cars, and it takes time. Hopefully they can speed up the procedure. My name is Nashwan al-Sinjari. Most people who are here now are from Sinjar."

  1. (Arabic) Peshmerga Officer (name not given)
    "Today in the morning, we went to the Mosul dam and we got explosives that were planted there. We were able to get 27 bombs, and there are no problems anymore. The road is safe and all under the control of the Peshmerga. The whole dam is under the control of the Peshmerga."
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Shiite Militia Parade in Karbala
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
15 Aug 2014

August 15, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

More than 3500 members of the Shiite militia al-Abbas Brigade, staged a parade in the streets of Karbala, Iraq intended to show that the fighters are ready to defend the holy Shiite sites in the city if attacked by ISIS.
The militia is under the direct command of the Shiite spiritual leader Ali Sistani.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Militia Recaptures ...
Gwer
By Jawdat Ahmed
13 Aug 2014

Gwer, Iraq
August 13, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers at the town of Gwer, Iraq, recaptured from Islamic State forces in August, 2014. Video shows Peshmerga members observing the nearby village of Kwshaf, still occupied by IS at the time this video was recorded. A bridge connecting the two communities is under the control of IS fighters.

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Kurds Watch TV News
Erbil
By Jawdat Ahmed
13 Aug 2014

Erbil, Iraq
August 13, 2014

Iraqi Kurds at outdoor restaurants in the Iscan Bazaar in Erbil watch television news coverage of the conflict with the Islamic State militia in northern Iraq.

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Papal Emissary Visits Erbil
Erbil
By Jawdat Ahmed
13 Aug 2014

Cardinal Fernando Filoni has arrived in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan as the personal envoy of Pope Francis. Filoni i the former papal nuncio to Iraq and Jordan.
Thousands of Christians fled to the Kurdish area as the Islamic State militia invaded towns and cities in northern Iraq.
Cardinal Filoni is expected to deliver a personal message of solidarity and support from the pope as well as financial aid to those affected by the violence.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces, Zmari...
Zmari
By Jawdat Ahmed
12 Aug 2014

Zmari, Iraq
August 12, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Pesmerga militia members arriving in the village of Zmari after it was recaptured from forces of the extremist Islamic State.

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Iraqi Kurds Celebrate The Peshmerga M...
Erbil
By Jawdat Ahmed
12 Aug 2014

Erbil, Iraq
August 5, 2014

Honking of car horns and waving of flags in the streets of Irbil to support and celebrate the successes of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga militia against forces of the extremist Islamic State.
Street vendors feature CDs of the Iraqi Kurdish national anthem.

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Identifying the Body of an ISIS Fighter
Makhmur
By Jawdat Ahmed
10 Aug 2014

Makhmur, Iraq
August 10, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish militia members inspect the body of a man said to be an ISIS fighter. The man was reportedly killed during a five day battle in August, 2014 between the Peshmerga and ISIS in the Makhmur district, south of Erbil.