Pentagon established for "the awakening of a second" strongly than 7 thousand fighters
Translation: Ahmed Alaa
Obama administration recognized the new endeavors to produce the "Sunni awakening again" in Iraq to fight militants Daash, particularly in Anbar province.
But American officials expect the lack of success of this mission again, as well as the conviction critics of the US administration, that this strategy so far will not be close to the success of its predecessor when it has achieved tangible success in 2007, due to the assassination of many tribal leaders after the departure of US troops Iraq in 2011.
He says US official on these new efforts, "the new process will be slow and may take years if the process has already started on the ground."
Others say officials in the same regard, that regain control of the city of Anbar campaign are the most focused US over the last attempt to form Sunni tribal force remains in the long run and be supported by the Iraqi government, thinking of the United States that this step is the most successful to end the presence of extremists in the country.
"There is no clear evidence about the adoption of the new strategy which is the formation of an awakening Sunni seconds, and if their application would raise questions most important, why the United States did not This proposal offered at the beginning of this year or in the sense explained, why did not encourage him at the beginning of the dominance of militants Daash to Mosul and Anbar?
Pentagon during the last mobility for the collection of thousands of tribal fighters and coordination with the Iraqi security forces, it was aimed at luring the elders of Anbar, a new awakening that can fight against the organization in their areas.
Craig Whiteside, a former officer in the US Army from working with the tribes of Anbar in 2007, works today as a lecturer at the Naval College in the United States, specifically in the state of California he says, "practically produce the awakening of a Sunni seconds was difficult because key leaders killed by the organization Daash".
He retired officer to gather intelligence information about the tribes in these circumstances is very difficult because of Activity militants Daash in the western regions, indicating cross-search by the Pentagon at the beginning of the current year, a number of former Sunni Awakening fighters killed by the extremist organization during the years 2009 and 2014 have reached the 1345 element.
He The officer Mkhmna, that quickly organize Daash to penetrate the Iraqi western regions came in 2008 to target the security program. In that year the organization cells began working.
the difficulty of forming a second Sunni Awakening lies, that the Sunni community has to provide conditions for the production of this second security program through Cooperation with the Americans and reconciliation with the Iraqi government, because the militants Daash today did not control the Sunni areas only, but also took control of their families. He said Whiteside, that the first awakening was formed at a time when thousands of American troops in Anbar and provided air and ground support to the fighters of the Awakening, was a good factors, but today this is non-existent in Iraq.
Adopts strategy Obama administration heavily on the Iraqi government and its security forces to take the initiative to involve troops Sunni tribal to fight militants Daash.
In the meantime, Colonel Staڤn Warren, a spokesman for US forces in Baghdad, told "The Times" British, "the Iraqi government is encouraging the training of tribal fighters, and the United States provide advice and supervision, said there directly between them and the tribal forces contact through the exchange of military information. "continues tribal forces training for 10 days and will be held in the rules of Assad and progress Jawatin, as well as Camp Taji. He said Colonel Warren, that there are 1000 fighter tribal Sunnis involved military operations with the security forces around Ramadi to regain control of it, and involved about 1110 other fighters in military operations near Baghdad. The Iraqi government and armed tribal forces with light weapons, as well as the enjoyment of a few American weapons the United States had provided previously, according to Colonel Warren. He said a US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, to volunteer 7,000 tribal fighters, trains actually 3,500 fighters, according to the official statement to the British newspaper The Times, denying time itself, the production of "Awakening Sunni again" efforts crashes because of the assassination of former members of the Awakening., said the official, that the current fighters want Revenge of the organization Daash because insurgents killed their families and displaced families so have doubled their efforts and their determination. However, there are big questions looming horizon over whether troops were trainee able to crush militants Daash or not? it depends Awakening second Sunnis in the event of its industry, by clicking on the Baghdad government run by Haider al-Abadi create a new force and National Guard are working in an official capacity in the Sunni areas and reckon with salary content of Baghdad. and seem legislation this power parliamentary hampered for several months, as some people believe that the al-Abadi is unable to approve the law so amid resistance by the players backed by Iran. for: Washington Times
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]