Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Kurdish YPG forces invade Islamic State’s Raqqa stronghold

Lalish – Kurdistan – Yazidi holy city Kurdish YPG forces have seized a hill inside the Syrian province of Raqqa, the Islamic State (Isis) Syrian stronghold, after deadly clashes. Kurdish … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kurdish Tribal Confederacies (Clans) in Kurdistan Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Iran, & Georgia

http://ianbach2007.blogspot.com/2015/02/kurdish-tribal-confederacies-kurdistan.html

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kurdish Peshmerga surround Mosul from three sides

ISIS targets in Mosul now in range of Peshmerga guns Feb. 2015 – Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kurdish Peshmerga forces have surrounded Mosul from three sides ahead of a planned operation to liberate … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Whats going to hapen in next 2 Months in Iraq?

Even without a crystal ball we can make a few assumptions based on what we see going on the Ground. Kurds have Mosul surrounded on North West and East Iraq’s … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The resiliency of the opposition stems largely from”

“The resiliency of the opposition stems largely from its decentralization.  Rebel support and attack zones have created multiple centers of gravity for the opposition, thus diversifying the risk of systemic … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christians reclaim Iraq village from ISIS

BAKUFA, Iraq — The flag of an Iraqi Christian minority party is hoisted high over the village of Bakufa in northern Iraq, less than a month after militants from the Islamic State … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment