DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:30 P.M.) – At least one group of jihadist insurgents is on the loose in Kirkuk Province, ready to conduct hit-and-run attacks on the Iraqi Armed Forces.

Despite the predominately Sunni province being entirely under Iraqi Army control, runaway ISIS members have created a secret training camp somewhere in its countryside, photos released by Amaq Agency on Wednesday reveal:

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On October 4, ISIS was officially driven out of Hawija city following a large-scale offensive by the Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) which effectively eliminated a year-long Islamic State pocket in the Kirkuk region. However, some ISIS militants appear to have escaped the fighting to adopt a guerilla warfare tactics instead.

ISIS sleeper cells are also actively targeting army personel in the Euphrates River region between Baghdad and Karbala, considered government heartland, a new Islamic State sniper video indicates.

Meanwhile, the provincial capital of Kirkuk was wrestled from Kurdish forces on October 16 as the latter refused to cancel its independence referendum, prompting the PMU and Iraqi Army to respond with military force.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Thanks to them : their pictures will greatly help geolocalisation. Now it can be total BS for crapaganda purposes in order to make the region paranoid. The rocks around are easy to recognise on 3D mapping, moreover, no facilities are shown, so there we have 4 loonies posing with riffles and a LMG with a 5th taking pictures. If they go on with their training camp here, they are great candidates for droning… I really ask myself if these idiots understand that their Nazislamist utopia is TARFU! As ISIS is very into the Haddiths, they also should know what their… Read more »

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It doesn’t matter for these Daesh. They are ready to get killed in the battle as they believe it attaining heaven & enjoy the 72 virgins gives as incentive. Such promises documented in their holy book is taken literally. Only way to scare the s**t out of these guys is to eliminate them using women snipers / fighters. Just spread the word that now onwards the Air Bombing will be done by female fighter pilots and see these monkeys vanish. As per the teachings in Koran it is said that if they are killed by a woman they don’t get… Read more »

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Rudaw just reported 200 armed unidentified fighters comprised of Kurds and Arabs belonging neather to Iraq military nor Kurdish Peshmerga in mountains south of Kirkuk today. Looks like this article is a good publication when the mainstream is not reporting it.

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As in Syria, they are in fact PKK terrorists.

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That’s why most of terrorists in Syria were backed by Turkish government until Putin’s sanctions made Führer Erdolf get that Russia had Turkish economy by the b***s… How do you feel at calling yourself ‘truth’ and telling lies? Even Putin said that the only one really fighting ISIS on the ground were SAA and the Kurds! Oh, BTW, Turkish intelligence service MIT is indicted for terrorism in France after a wave of assassinations made by a hitman linked to them… A similar case is running in Germany, except the operation was derailed, so there are just murder attempts cases… Gives… Read more »