Tags / Military Position
May 26, 2015
Militants from Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) Shiite militia, part of the Popular Mobilization military umbrella group, have taken positions along the border between the province of Karbala and Ramadi area that had been abandoned by the Iraqi army.
The footage shows the deputy governor of Karbala province and officers from Iraqi government forces on visiting Saraya al-Salam positions and inspecting ammunition that was left by Iraqi troops.
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ammar al-Anaizi, Official Spokesperson of Saraya al-Salam
00:30 – 01:25
“Today, while conducting patrols in the area under our control, we found some vehicles and weapons that have the insignia of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior [that were left] during the recent battles in Anbar.
We coordinated with our brethren in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense – specifically in the command of the central Euphrates area – who were told about the number of vehicles and weapons found.
Our brethren [the officials] visited Saraya al-Salam’s base to coordinate the transportation of this equipment.
There are no administrative borders that could prevent Saraya al-Salam from safeguarding this country. All of this is done in coordination with the Iraqi government and state. God willing, we shall fight against this brute aggression, intellectually, politically and militarily.”
01:25 – 01:51
“This district lies in the western and south-western parts of Karbala. The district falls under the control of Saraya al-Salam, which is protecting the land and people in this area.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Jassem al-Fatlawy, Deputy Governor of Karbala Province
04:12 – 04:52
“We are close to the border with Anbar province – the beloved province that has been violated by ISIS. We are here today to inspect the units and bases of our brothers from the Popular Mobilization, especially Saraya al-Salam, who took control of these positions. The presence of Saraya al-Salam members in this area promoted security in Karbala. This province will not be subject to any assaults by terrorists. In other areas, wherever Saraya al-Salam was present there was security. ISIS does not dare to confront Saraya al-Salam.
04:52 – 05:06
Q: What is preventing [Saraya al-Salam] from entering Anbar?
A: The instructions given by his Eminence Sayyid [Muqtada al-Sadr] are to defend the sacred provinces. If his Eminence gives orders to enter [Anbar], the brothers will do so. Lives are not too precious to be sacrificed for the sake of this precious country.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Ahmad Abu Ali, Fighter of Saraya al-Salam
05:07 – 05:27
“Our unit is part of Saraya al-Salam, which is responsible for protecting sacred Karbala. According to the instructions of His Eminence, the holy shrines are a red line. No terrorist can desecrate them. We are fully prepared at all times. We are on full alert. God willing, we shall achieve victory and liberate Iraq.”
05:27 – 05:44
“Q: Why did you not enter areas that are currently held by ISIS? Are you worried of any lack of equipment? A: No, there is no such lack. We are specialised in gathering information in order to put a plan. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] We have a complete military plan.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Maitham, Fighter of Saraya al-Salam
“Q: Why have you not entered areas held by ISIS? Are you worried about any lack of weapons? A: We follow the orders of leader [Muqtada al-Sadr] may he be sanctified. If he says that we should jump in the fire we would do it. But we follow the orders of our leader.”
Akifa, Najran, Saudi Arabia
May 6, 2015
Footage recorded by a camera mounted on a captured Saudi military vehicle shows heavy exchange of gunfire at night between Saudi soldiers and Yemeni tribal fighters loyal to the Houthis.
According to a Transterra Media contributor, Yemeni tribal fighters crossed the border and took over a military post in the border area of Akifa. Fighters reportedly captured the Saudi military vehicle on which the camera had been mounted. The contributor, quoting Yemeni tribal fighters who took part in the clashes, said that Saudi helicopters bombed the military post to drive the fighters out.
The official spokesperson of the Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm, Brigadier-General Ahmed Asiri, was quoted by media reports as saying that Houthi fighters fired mortar shells and rockets in the area of Najran. However, he did not mention the occurrence of ground clashes.
April 29, 2015
Video shows the aftermath of an attack by fighters, reported to be members of al-Qaeda, against a branch of the International Bank of Yemen in the city of Tarim, south Yemen.
Eyewitnesses who spoke to a Transterra Media contributor said that army units, which are loyal to President Abd Rabbu Hadi Mansour, as well as local armed residents, pushed back the attack.
A Yemeni soldier was killed in the assault, which also targeted a security forces post.
Various of damaged the International Bank of Yemen building
Various of Yemeni soldiers and civilians who took part in the clashes
Wide of Yemeni soldiers on hills surrounding a targeted military post
Wide of an ambulance at the targeted position
Various of the targeted military position
March 16, 2015
A Kurdish Peshmerga force of dozens of fighters, armored vehicles and tanks advanced on ISIS positions near the town Dakouk in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
This video, shot by a fighter who took part in the operation, features Kurdish fighters taking control of a military position where an ISIS flag had been hoisted.
Kurdish tanks can be seen bombing ISIS positions, believed to be only about a few hundred meters away. Video also features Kurdish fighters neutralizing what appear to be improvised explosive devices placed on the side of the road, while an armored vehicle convoy advances slowly in a rural area.