24 Jun '16, 8pm

Militants capture Iranian national in Fallujah

On June 22, a video clip circulated on Arab Twitter accounts claiming to show an Iranian who was captured in Fallujah, Iraq. The Iranian is shown in front of three armed militants. Their affiliation is not clear from the video, though a black flag associated with the Islamic State is hanging on the wall. Islamic State-affiliated media outlets have not propagated the video as of yet. The purported Iranian national told the camera in Farsi, “I am Mohammad Saber Bayat, from the city of Hamedan, from Boo Ali neighborhood. I have not married, and my family is in Iran.” Bayat’s purpose in Fallujah is unclear, and the video did not give any indication as to why he is in Fallujah. Iranian-backed Shia militias have been fighting on the outskirts of the city, and elements of the Iraqi military have entered the city and recently taken control of the government center. Senior Islamic ...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/06/militants-...

Tweets

A look at Iraq's war on ISIS, after Fallujah

militarytimes.com 27 Jun '16, 11am

A look at Iraq's war on ISIS, after Fallujah Iraqi forces say they have completely liberated the city of Fallujah from the...

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' fro...

stripes.com 26 Jun '16, 11am

Related US-led coalition says only ⅓ of Fallujah cleared of Islamic State Islamic State militants push back in Syria, Iraq...

Islamic State officially creates province in th...

longwarjournal.org 24 Jun '16, 8pm

Isnilon Hapilon (background, arm raised), emir of Islamic State in the Philippines. After months of buildup, which include...

NATO military chief: National forces are key

militarytimes.com 24 Jun '16, 12am

NATO military chief: National forces are key The upcoming NATO summit should send a message to member states that they hav...

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' fro...

militarytimes.com 26 Jun '16, 2pm

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from ISIS A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "ful...

#SecDef praises Iraqi troops' success against #ISIL in #Fallujah #Iraq

#SecDef praises Iraqi troops' success against #...

centcom.mil 28 Jun '16, 6pm

Iraqi soldiers practice their sitting firing position earlier this month at Camp Taji, Iraq. Defense Secretary Ash Carter ...

#ISIS defenses collapse as Iraqi forces retake Fallujah.

#ISIS defenses collapse as Iraqi forces retake ...

militarytimes.com 20 Jun '16, 4pm

In the early hours, special forces pushed into Fallujah's central al-Nazzal district, which had served as a base for the m...

Photo of the Day: @VaNationalGuard #Soldiers prepare for flood response. More:

Photo of the Day: @VaNationalGuard #Soldiers pr...

nationalguard.mil 24 Jun '16, 4pm

SANDSTON, Va. - The Virginia National Guard has activated approximately 20 Soldiers with Humvees and light/medium tactical...

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Jun '16, 10pm

The Ojibwa tribe has a heart-rending legend that explains how the dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and two ...

Size of ISIS force unclear after Fallujah fight

militarytimes.com 29 Jun '16, 7pm

Size of ISIS force unclear after Fallujah fight U.S. officials are seeking to determine the true size of the Islamic State...