mushtaq mohammed mushtaq mohammed

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A skilled Camera Operator who has extensive experience as a Cameraman and Director of Photography. Proficient with all digital camera systems, Location, Multi Camera and Studio Operating. Adaptable to the new client, format and budget. Has over fourteen years experience in the field of journalism and photography. Wishing to join an organization where current skills can be utilized whilst developing new skills

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Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb
Baghdad, Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Apr 2016

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 11 people and injured 39 others in the Shi’ite district of al-Jadida in eastern Baghdad on Monday, April 25 2016.

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فديو من العراق
تكريت
By mushtaq mohammed
03 Apr 2015

مادة من العراق \ تكريت 

المرسل \ مشتاق محمد عباس

الموضوع \ لواء علي الاكبرالتابع للحشد الشعبي المتصل بالسيد علي السستاني  يجري مسح ميداني للدور والابنية الحكومية في تكريت  لان جميع هذه البيوت قد تكون مفخخة او فيها قناصة عناصر داعش كذك قتل وحرق ثلاث  عناصر من داعش من جنسيات مختلفة 

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Sunni Tribe in Iraq Trains Child Sold...
Anbar, Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
13 Mar 2015

March 2, 2015
Anbar, Iraq

Children of the Sunni tribe of Bou Fahed receive weapons and trench-warfare training from community elders in Ramadi, al-Anbar province, Iraq in order to prepare them against potential ISIS assaults. In the video, boys as young as 12 claim to have taken part in pitched battles against ISIS, whereas others appearing much younger hold automatic weapons and join in chants vowing to "die with dignity" and defend their land from ISIS with their "dead bodies". One says he would rather train in combat in order to please his father and bring honor on his family than go to school. Abu Oman, a tribal Sheikh, says that teaching young children to defend their honor and protect their land is part of tribal tradition, and it is a father's duty to teach his son the importance of these virtues.

Transcription:

Trainer (man, Arabic):

(00:07) If you see anybody moving in front of you, shoot him. Our enemies are located from this point onward.

(00:21) You are the men of…

Children: Bou Fahed men!

Trainer: Whose men are you?

Children: The Bou Fahed!

(00:30) Trainer: Would you allow ISIS to come here?

Children: No!

(00:57) Trainer: By God, you will fight in real life, not in some fake battle.

(01:16) Hold it like that, to the front.

(01:24) Put the rifle butt against your shoulder.

(01:45) Trainer: Who is your enemy?

Children: ISIS! (Shouting)

Trainer: Do you want to fight them?

Children: Yes! (Shouting)

Trainer: You are heroes, good job.

Oman, 12 years old, (Child, Arabic):

(02:10) We are the heroes of the Bou Fahed clan. We are standing up to ISIS to defend our land and honor.

This is the field of honor, dignity and pride. We are standing here to defend our honor, women and land.

Many battles began in the Eastern Husseiba area, al-Madeek and al-Jareyya. We support our brothers in the police, the army, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization militia), and other tribal heroes.

We are steadfast against ISIS. By God, they will only step on this land over our dead bodies.

I participated in the battle of Eastern Huseiba. My brothers from the police and the clans were worried about my safety. But I asked to shoot, and they allowed me to shoot.

My friends at school are proud of me. I support my brothers from the Bou Fahed clan.

Interviewer: Are you not afraid of being injured or hurt? Are you not scared of the sound of shooting? What would you do?

Does one die once or twice?

Interviewer: What is that? Repeat it.

Does one die once or twice? We would rather die with our dignity than live in humiliation.

Ali Kamal Sabagh, 13 years old, (Child, Arabic):

(03:45) The Bou Fahed clan was at the barricade, the Eastern Husseiba barricade. There was shooting. I said: “Should I shoot?” They said: “No, do not.” They did not let me shoot.

They asked me to bring them water, to carry ammunition and bring food. I stayed with them.

Interviewer: Are you not afraid of being injured? What do your friends in school tell you? What class are you in?

I am in seventh grade. I am not afraid of being injured or of anything that might happen to me. All I care about is protecting my home, honor, and dignity.

Interviewer: How do you feel about the police and the army? What does your father do for a living?

I love the police and the army and I wish I could participate with them in fighting ISIS, the terrorists. I hope that ISIS leaves al-Anbar.

My friends ask me if I fear to get injured, I say: “No, I am protecting my home.”

Interviewer: What does your father do for a living?

He works in the police force.

Interviewer: Your father is in the police?

Yes.

Chanting 1:

(04:53) These are the people of al-Ramadi, who did not accept shame.

They are both young and gray-haired,

They are the people of dignity, generosity, manliness and goodness,

We want to die with dignity!

Chanting 2:

We will stand and fight you, ISIS!

You have doomed yourselves by attacking the Bou Fahed clan,

The brave have stood against you,

They will cut your tails.

Chanting 3:

O my brothers,

We are leopards and our flag shall remain high,

We taught the entire universe a lesson,

We will die with our dignity, and never surrender or be humiliated.

O my brothers,

We shall fight,

We are the victorious leopards,

O my brothers,

Cover your head for the Bou Fahed have come.

Abu Oman, Tribal Sheikh (Man, Arabic):

(06:09) People should know that these are the traditions of the clans. We raise our children to have good ethics and religious values; to be generous and respect hospitality. This is the most important message we want to deliver. Our children, in spite of their young age, they were brought up to defend their land, honor, religion, homeland, the province, and the clan. As their fathers we have duties, but they also have duties, too. They need to understand the need to defend honor, land and religion.

We want to deliver this message to anyone who does not understand what a clan means. Each clan can represent a country that has its own traditions, customs and constitution. Whoever does not know this should know it.

Interviewer: How old were you when you started to shoot? Did your father also teach you these things?

I was 10 years old, as I remember. I started to shoot during the good times; at weddings, occasions, and funerals. We learnt how to shoot since we were children.

Interviewer: Do you know anyone from your clan who joined ISIS? What were the reasons behind this?

Unfortunately, yes, there are many people from the clans and from al-Anbar who joined ISIS. They were fooled due to unemployment. They were lured by money.

I hold government officials responsible for this. If they had good intentions to embrace all the sons of Iraq and keep them within a unified country, none of this would have happened.

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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 Father and Son Fight ISIS w...
Unnamed Road, Karbala 56001, Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
02 Feb 2015

Norwegian father and sons fight ISIS together in Shiite militia in Iraq

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Iraqi special forces patrol around Sa...
Samarra - Qulah Road, Samarra,Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
27 Jan 2015

Iraqi special forces soldiers and popular troops from 9th Division, lead by General Neemat Jawdat Al Ankushi, patrol in the area of Samerra, Iraq, on January 22, 2015 just after villages of this area have been liberated from Daech or ISIS militants.

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Suicide Bomber Targets Shias in Baghdad
Baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
14 Oct 2014

October 14, 2014
Baghdad, Iraq

At least eight people were killed with more than 25 were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked Habibiyah, a predominantly Shia district in the south of Sadr City, Baghdad. The attack took place at 7am at the same time when Shia muslims were returning from the holy shrines where they were celebrating the Eid al-Ghadir Shia Muslim feast. This attack was one of three bombings, on Monday and Tuesday, which targeted Shia areas in Baghdad, and left a total of 33 dead according to local police sources.

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Families of Missing Soldiers, Rally i...
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
11 Sep 2014

Families of the victims killed by ISIS in the old American base COB Speicher, protest in the streets of Karbala. The crowd, of mostly women, wave pictures of their missing family members in the air, calling for the return of the bodies of those killed and the release of those who are still detained. ISIS attacked the base in May 2014, killing many of the Iraqi soldiers posted there and taking others prisoner. Since then the Kurdish Peshmerga have regained control over the area.

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Car Bomb Kills Seven in Karbala
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
12 Sep 2014

September 11, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

An explosion in a parking lot at 3pm in Maytham al-Tamar Street in Karbala, caused seven deaths, ten injuries and the destruction of 50 cars. Two other explosions occurred in the exact same time in neighboring provinces, al-Hella, and al-Najaf.

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Iraqi Soldiers Abandon Syrian Border
By mushtaq mohammed
01 Jul 2014

Iraqi soldiers hiding near the Al-Ukhaider Fortress, 50km south of Karbala, having been ordered to retreat from the Syrian border. On the way to supply the border patrol with aid, Sayed Mohammad al-Talkani, the representative of Muqtada al-Sadr, and Iraqi Member of Parliament, Fatm al Kreiti, found 2,500 soldiers sheltering in the archaeological site. They lacked food and water; many of them suffered from starvation and some had become sick and died. When asked why they retreated they said that they received orders from the officers, with no reason given, to abandon their posts and were told to leave the border open for ISIL to enter and seize the abandoned weapons left there.

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Iraqi Soldiers Take Security precauti...
By mushtaq mohammed
01 Jul 2014

Al Anbar, Saudi-Iraqi Border

Iraqi soldiers on the border with Saudi Arabia take security precautions because of strange behavior seen on the Saudi side of the border. They believe ISIS are preparing an attack.

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Iraqi-Shia Fighters Celebrate Complet...
By mushtaq mohammed
27 Jun 2014

Armed Shia fighters from the al-Akida brigade celebrate their graduation after seven days of combat training under guidance of Iranian military advisors. Sheikh Maytham al-Karbalaei, a leader in the brigade stated, “This regiment was trained in the most modern tactics of urban warfare, and how to respond to any sudden attack against the Shiite holy sites.”

The brigade of 2,500 fighters is independent and does not answer to any governmental authority. It is responsible for the protection of al-Ataba al-Abasey shrine and receives its orders from Iraqi-Shia spiritual leader Sheikh Ali al-Sayed al-Sistani.

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Iranian Advisors Train Iraqi-Shia Fig...
By mushtaq mohammed
25 Jun 2014

Karbala, Iraq
June 24, 2014

Iranian soldiers train newly recruited fighters in the Iraqi-Hezbollah and the Iraqi Badr brigades in a football stadium in Karbala. With the help of Arabic translators, the Iranians teach the basics of urban warfare and the art of close combat. After five days of training, the fighters will be deployed on the front lines to fight ISIL alongside the Iraqi Army.

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Iraqi Army Deploys on Saudi-Iraq Border
baghdad
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014 al-Faj, Iraq Iraqi Army forces deploy along the Iraqi-Saudi border in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad. The army has been deployed to prevent the infiltration of ISIL and other militant forces.

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Iraqi-American Women Protest in Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of Iraqi-American women, and other multinational female Iraqis, protest in the holy Shia city of Karbala against Obama’s “dull” attitude toward the ISIL offensive across Iraq.

Nivine Ahmed, an American citizen in the protest said that she is upset because she feels the American response to events in Iraq is supportive of what she feels is terrorism at the hands ISIL. The protestors came to Iraq without getting approval from the American government. They first flew to Lebanon with their American passports, entering on tourist visas, and then flew to Najaf and entered Iraq using Iraqi passports.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

The iraqi army controls the area of the Iraqi-Saudi boarders in al-Faj, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

An Iraqi soldier in a military trench on the look out for ISIL fighters in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

Iraqi soldiers search abandoned houses for ISIL members in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

Iraqi soldiers search abandoned houses for ISIL members in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

Iraqi soldiers in a military trench look for ISIL members in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

An Iraqi soldier in a military trench look for ISIL members in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

Iraqi soldiers inspect items found in a searched home in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

Iraqi soldiers search abandoned houses for ISIL members in the al-Faj area, southwest of Baghdad.

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Iraqi army deploys forces on the Iraq...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Iraqi-Saudi Border

Iraqi soldiers in the basement of an army brigade residence drinking water and juice after a long day of searching in the Western desert near the Iraqi-Saudi boarder.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of American and multi-national women, of Iraqi origin, stand under a banner that reads, "We fight and support our army as long as we have the soul of Zaynab in us." Zaynab is the daughter of the first Shia'a Imam Ali, and the prophet Mohammed's granddaughter.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

Huda, an Iraqi-shia female protester and American citizen draped in camouflage holds a bunch of flowers at the protest in Karbala.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of American and multi-national women, of Iraqi origin, protesting in Karbala and showing support for the Iraqi army in their fight against ISIL.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of American and multi-national women, of Iraqi origin, protesting in Karbala and showing support for the Iraqi army in their fight against ISIL.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of multi-national women, of Iraqi origin, protesting in Karbala and showing support for the Iraqi army in their fight against ISIL.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of American-Iraqi and multinational female protesters in Karbala, one of the holiest cities for shia'a muslims. The protest was organized to support the Iraqi government.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

Siham Abbas, an activist in the peace civil organization, protests in Karbala to support the Iraqi army.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of American and multi-national women, of Iraqi origin, protesting in Karbala and showing support for the Iraqi army in their fight against ISIL.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of American and multi-national women, of Iraqi origin, protesting in Karbala and showing support for the Iraqi army in their fight against ISIL.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A female protester holds up a banner that reads "Yes for the unity of Iraq. Yes for the integrity of Iraq". She along with many other multi-national women are showing their solidarity for the Shia'a forces fighting ISIL.

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Iraqi-American women protesting in Ka...
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

A group of children make the victory sign at a peaceful demonstration to show their support for the Iraqi army's fight against ISIL.

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Militia Under Iranian Command Deploys...
By mushtaq mohammed
23 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Arar, Iraq

1500 armed Iraqi fighters from the Badr brigade (Faylaq Badr), the armed wing of the Iranian Islamic Higher committee lead by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei, are deployed on the Saudi-Iraq border, in the Arar area, southwest of Baghdad. The fighters were deployed after the Iraqi army withdrew from its border positions. The Badr brigade is under the direct command of Iran.

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Mahdi Army Marches in Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
22 Jun 2014

June 21, 2014.
Karbala, Iraq

The Iraqi-Shia Mahdi Army marches in the holy city of Karbala. Video includes interviews with a Mahdi Army volunteer and a Mahdi Army leader who is head of the Karbala security committee.

Interviews:

Sayed Jassem al-Husseini, Citizen of Karbala:
"I wore this military uniform to defend my country, to die in the name of God, and to stop the barbarous attack coming from outside of the country. We follow the orders of the spiritual leader (Sistani) and the government. We will defend our country and we are going to Mosul."

Sayed Sadiq al-Musawi, Citizen of Karbala:
“These crowds have come here as an answer to the call of the higher spiritual leader and the grace of Ayatuallah sheikh Ali al-Sistani, may God protect him. We are going to fight ISIL, and to fight the murderous criminals, the Baathists, who are destroying the country. We are going today to the al-Ramadi area, where we will be the watching eye. Yes there is no difference between the central government and us. The central government follows the orders of spiritual leader, and we are also following the orders of the spiritual leader, because the fatwa is clear, the jihad, so we have to march and fight ISIL. There is no difference between us and the central government, we follow the orders of the central government and the spiritual leader. Yes we will win, we will win, we will win, according to God himself, he says “en Tansero Allah, Yansorakom”, meaning, “If you achieve the triumph for the word of God, he will help achieve triumph”. We fight for the word of God, for the prophet, for the maltreated Imams”.

Habib Hussein:
“To fulfill our national duty, and to apply the fatwa of Sayed al-Sistani, may God protect him, we came here to volunteer in the civil defense troop. [We came] to beat this vicious attack from the Wahhabi ISIL. We came with all of these volunteers to defend Iraq and the holy sites of Iraq. We will win because we have a cause that we are fighting for and it is a rightful cause”.

“We are now in one of the squares to train volunteers. This training is organized and there are many trainers who have experience in Jihad. The number of volunteers in Holy Karbala have exceeded 40,000 volunteers and is increasing. There are crowds in front of the recruiting centers day and night. I expect these numbers to increase and I believe the municipality has taken measurements in order to organize the huge numbers of volunteers, and to train and categorize them. The municipality committee has assigned 25 billion Iraqi Dinars ($21.4 Million) yesterday and put it under the command of the governor in order to take action to benefit from the huge number of volunteers.

The 40,000 volunteers are now under the command of the general management of the armed forces and they reached training spots outside of Karbala. Concerning volunteers inside Karbala, duties will be determined especially for them, so they can be ready under any circumstances. There are borders with Fallujah, Anbar, and Northern Babel, but our military and security forces are ready and we have trained volunteer groups ready to back up the military forces. We wish for the areas of Mosul and Salah al-Din to fall out of siege and we wish for all the country to be safe. I saw the courage and enthusiasm in the Iraqi people, they all stated that they did not come here for anything material; they only came here to defend the country and the holy sites”.

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Iraqi Army Volunteers Train to Protec...
Karbala, Iraq
By mushtaq mohammed
20 Jun 2014

June 20, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

Iraqi-Shia Army volunteers undergo training at an army camp in the city of Karbala, south of Baghdad.
The volunteers will be trained for one day before they head to the city of Samarra to protect the holy Shiite shrine of al-Imam al-Askari that was targeted with a suicide bomb in February 2006.

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Iraqi Army Battles ISIL in Fallujah
By mushtaq mohammed
13 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014
Fallujah, Iraq

Video shows Iraqi army soldiers and vehicles in a military operation against The Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the Jurf al-Sakhar area on the outskirts of ISIL-held Fallujah.

Special Forces of the Iraqi army captured a number of local tribesmen fighting alongside with ISIL.