Attacks Against U.S.-Maliki Forces Rising in Iraq

June 22, 2014

In early June, Iraqi resistance fighters mounted new attacks against the U.S.-installed Iraqi government of Nouri Al-Maliki. The monopoly controlled media began reporting on June 6 that an uprising in the city of Mosul was underway.

By Tuesday June 10, the Iraqi uprising defeated government forces in the city of Mosul in Nineveh province. According to news reports, the insurgents took over Mosul's airport, army operations center and other installations. They also set fire to police stations and freed hundreds of detainees and political prisoners that were jailed by the Iraqi government. The Iraqi police and soldiers dropped their weapons and abandoned their posts. On Wednesday June 11, the resistance fighters moved south and took over the city of Tikrit, the administrative capital of Salahuddin province.

By Wednesday June 18, Iraqi troops were coming under attack around the city of Baiji, which holds Iraq's largest oil refinery. And, the resistance fighters are about 80 miles north of the city of Baghdad. In each Iraqi city where government forces are defeated, the insurgents are greeted by the local population as liberators. In each city, Iraqis that were arrested by the government forces under Iraq's terrorism laws, were freed from city prisons where they were being held.