ISIS “Probe” Attack Against U.S. Marines In Iraq – Ain al-Asad Air Base Attacked In Possible Test Run…

Ain al-Asad Air Base(Via FOX NEWS) A small band of ISIS fighters mounted a bold, dawn attack Friday on an air base in Iraq where U.S. forces are training troops, in what experts believe may have been a probe that could foreshadow a coming clash involving Americans.

All eight Islamic State fighters were killed by Iraqi forces in the 7:20 a.m. raid on Ain al-Asad air base in the western province of Anbar, and none of the 400 U.S. military personnel at the base were involved, according to officials. Sources rejected reports that the militant fighters, who killed at least two Iraqi troops, had infiltrated the base wearing Iraqi army uniforms.

“It was a regular ISIL attack,” a senior defense official told Fox News. “It happened at the gate about 3 kilometers from where U.S. forces are. We sent drones and Apaches [attack helicopters], but it was all over before they arrived and neither fired a shot.”

Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said that initial reports Friday showed that all of the Islamic State fighters were killed at or inside a gate to the sprawling, 25-square-mile base.

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[…]  But Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that “heavy fighting” took place in al-Baghdadi on Thursday, and on Friday, sources said that Iraqi troops were making progress in clearing ISIS fighters.

There are currently nearly 2,600 U.S. forces in Iraq, including about 450 who are training Iraqi troops at three bases across the country, including al-Asad. Forces from other coalition countries conduct the training at the fourth site, in the northern city of Irbil.

But even if Islamic State militants close in on the base, taking it would require a massive force, that would present a target for airstrikes, retired Col. Thomas Lynch, a National Defense University fellow, told Fox News. (read more)

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53 Responses to ISIS “Probe” Attack Against U.S. Marines In Iraq – Ain al-Asad Air Base Attacked In Possible Test Run…

  1. ctmom says:

    Obama will be so disappointed.

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    • Yes Obama would be, because 1 marine could kill about 25 of those punks. Obama will pull them out though before they get to kill to many of his beloved brothers. I know people who voted for Obama and had no idea of what they were voting for although that does not relieve them of being responsible for what has happened because of their vote. There are people who voted and knew what they were doing so to me that is equivalent to being a traitor and is punishable by death. If there comes a time when we have to fight for our freedom “I know we already are” I mean with guns those people will be the first ones I will go after.

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      • lastConservinIllinois? says:

        There are a couple of my liberal “family friends” that I have told over the last couple years during conversation over politics:
        “You realize, of course, that when the shooting starts we are on opposite sides, correct?”

        They’ve looked at me quizzically, I’m still not certain whether they’re surprised to hear that there might be civil unrest or whether they can’t believe that one of the great unwashed might actually oppose their enlightened thought.

        Or both?

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        • Kitty Smith says:

          They probably don’t know what the heck you’re talking about. Our country is besought with no-info, low-info and glo-info voters. You probably know what no and low info voters are. The other day it occurred to me that we also have glo-info voters – people who get their news from the likes of Glozell Fruit Loops, the idiot broads on The View, and from comedians such as Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. Your libtard relatives/friends could be consumers of any of those sources. Hence, the quizzical looks. What you said is completely contrary to their programming and indoctrination, or the lack thereof.

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      • BitterC says:

        He will probably evac them instead of sending reinforcements

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      No, he won’t. He masterminded our end of it through ROEs. Our guys are getting boxed in and he refuses to allow them to expand their perimeter of security.

      Our soldiers have become the frogs in the slowly-warming kettle.

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  2. sundance says:

    The base perimeter is over 13 miles alone. 350 U.S. Marines can do a lot, but securing that size perimeter….. that’s asking a little too much.

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    • canadacan says:

      Praying real hard

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    • moogey says:

      And the base sits at the bottom of a wadi. When American soldiers were at this base in previous times, there were soldiers who were above protecting those below.
      We don’t know if the Iraqi’s are patrolling the upper areas of the wadi, but my feeling is, we have 150 Americans who are sitting ducks.

      Because these eight terrorists ran a suicide mission at the front gate, (think about that, 13 miles of perimeter and they attack the front gate) ISIS now has knowledge of exactly how much time is available for slaughter before air ships arrive. A key component when amassing an attack against the enemy.

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      • Kitty Smith says:

        This is all o-bama’s doing. When these guys in the valley are shipped home in body bags, o-bama will use their caskets to say, “I told you so. Despite our diligent efforts, we cannot defeat this enemy, so we must pull out.” Our brave, young dead will be used as political props.

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      • tappin52 says:

        They also know that all of the ISIS fighters got killed, and not by the American troops.

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    • mcfyre2012 says:

      While having a large perimeter, Al Asad is a defender’s dream. It is in the middle of nowhere. The closest towns are al Baghdadi and Hit, both eight or more miles away. There is only one road to the base. Al Asad was not a good pick for ISIS to attack, compared to other bases. The google satellite pic is from 2006.

      https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ain+Assad+Air+Base/@33.7918544,42.4404011,2411m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x6203e5f25eaa6dba

      (I spent three years as a contractor at Al Asad and traveled throughout the An Bar province.)

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      • JohnP says:

        Thank you, yes, Al-Asad is not a sacrificial alter. Exactly two months ago IS tried to over run the air base. According to tribesmen on the base for training, the Marines at that time had to return fire with the tribesmen and pushed IS off the base. The Pentagon denies that the Marines opened fire.

        IS has just one assault tactic, they go in with truck or human bomb followed by a wave of screaming thugs. IT DOESN’T WORK WHEN THE DEFENDERS STAND AND FIGHT! Our Marines are not being sacrificed, they are trying to turn a mob into an army. It’s dangerous work being done by brave men, but it is vital.

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  3. CoffeeBreak says:

    It really seems to me that we’re being knee-jerked into sending in troops under this administration’s boundaries rather than a better thought out plan. We can’t do it. It will amount to another transfer of munitions, cold hard cash and leading edge combat/cyber technology because we (a) won’t be allowed to fight to win, (b) we’ll get invited to get out again but leave our stuff behind. Most awful would be the loss of American lives. They will be sent there for the purpose of supporting the people that want to kill us.

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      O-bama’s “military” plan is a Trojan horse designed to benefit our enemies.

      Now that he’s kicked out the tough generals and replaced them with malleable pantywaists, he will rule the command of military movements to our enemy’s liking.

      And I’m so sick and tired of the media saying he’s just inexperienced or just not fully engaged, the assumption being that he’s on America’s side. He is not, and even a blind man can see it.

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      • smiley says:

        and he’s effectively creating a military that won’t ..um….”challenge” him….stand up to him…call him out, for what he’s doing.
        a perge.
        so there are no dangerous “dissidents” …
        controlling the military and the press (free speech)..then get the guns away from the people…etc etc.
        2 more yrs and he will set the stage during that time for the 2016 “elections”.
        he’s not done yet.

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  4. Brett says:

    Either give those Marines the firepower to grind those demons to a pulpy mess, or bring them out…WITH THEIR WEAPONS!

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting as reports are leaking out that ISIS presence in Afghanistan has been confirmed. If that’s the case then ISIS may have more in common with the Taliban than they do AQ-in-anywhere and may help fill that power vacuum left when the POtuS pulled out. Still waiting for someone in the government to give out honest figures on how many foreign fighters a month are pouring into ISIS.

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    • peppie says:

      Good luck on getting an honest answer from our government.

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    • JohnP says:

      IS has been trying to recruit in Afghanistan. It isn’t working very well.

      “Today at 1:28 p.m. [3.58 a.m. ET] in a successful operation, Abdul Rauf also known as ‘Khadim’ was killed along with his five companions in Sadat village of Kajaki district of Helmand province,” Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a written statement. “He was the commander of [ISIS] in southern Afghanistan.”

      Rauf had spent “several years” at Guantanamo Bay, according to the deputy governor of Helmand province, Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar. After being released from U.S. custody he resumed activities with the Taliban but recently split from the group to join ISIS, Rasoulyar added.

      http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/isis-commander-abdul-rauf-killed-afghanistan-officials-n302771

      Rumors are that the local Talibunnies set this guy up. They think the presence of Daesh (IS) will bring the Americans back.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        To me the telling fact was they were there. As I see it ISIS really didn’t have the logistics and support train to set up major ops there, I’m wondering if they might have been testing the waters. As for the Taliban – they will need continued Paki support and might have used the ISIS as a warning to the Pakis that if they don’t support the Taliban they could be replaced by someone a far lot worse whom the Pakis couldn’t control. Taliban and the Pakis make a good deal of money off the opium/heroin trade and ISIS seems more interested in the petro market.
        If the locals set Rauf up I’d look into Ra8uf getting POd that the Taliban may be getting a bit off the doctrinal path and he was looking to go back to a more pure path to the Ummah. The whole batch of the SOBs over there, even our ‘friends’ are not trustworthy and nothing slimy they do surprises me.

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        • JohnP says:

          Actually the Taliban saying that Rauf was off the doctrinal path. They don’t want their young fighters going to Syria or Iraq to die for the IS Caliphate. They say it’s corrupt and even used Daesh to describe them. Weird things afoot, al-Nusra just severed their ties to al-Qaeda in Syria.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Of course they say that, otherwise they’d all be in the same pew. I’m all for giving them all the ammo and enco8uragement they want and we clean up the leftovers. The Taliban were pure and anti-drug until they discovered the $$$ they could make and what that $$$ could buy. ISIS was on a straight doctrinal path until those millions a day in oil cash started rolling in and they start to turn weird. i think the jihadis are allah bunch of

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          • czarowniczy says:

            The Taliban’s neck deep in drug money and ISIS is swimming in oil revenue. It smells less of doctrine than hypocrisy with fumes boiling off both sides. Taliban doesn’t want ISIS playing in its sandbox while ISIS is looking for greener pastures to operate in.
            i think we’re seeing a realignment of power as they compete for positions in the religious criminal world. ISIS is feeling its oats and as a newer and successful franchise is jockeying while the older and more hoary groups are just trying to hang on. I’m all for giving them all of the ammunition they want as long as they use it to fight for position amongst themselves – then we go in and mop up the leftovers. Don’t see that happening with this administration though.
            I’m back with my point on Syria of ‘what’s Russia doing’? The Russian facilities in Syria are still trotting right along and the Iranian Hezz with Assad supporters are more than holding their own. The general press blackout on Syrian coverage that doesn’t focus on ISIS has me wondering if it’s just the press’s perception that the US viewer doesn’t care or if there’s something else going on. As for al-Nusra severing ties with AQ let’s see how long that lasts. al-Nusra’s had a high school romance complete with the drama. ISIS, AQ, al-Nusra and other groups in the Syria mess for years. At one time or another al-Nusra’s been at war with and hot tub buds (sometime at the same time) with all of the Syrian players. All that really matters is whose flag’s still flying when the battle’s over. As we bomb the crap out of al-N8usra let’s see how long it takes them to start to cozy up to us.

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            • JohnP says:

              Al-Nusra choose poorly. They could have left the dance with the FSA and joined the Kurds fighting IS. Assad is giving amnesty to most of the rebels who turn themselves in. They could have gone away with some grace or redemption. Instead they choose the scary chick with the vacant stare and an addiction to cutting. They woke up with a ruined reputation. Now they are getting their butts kicked by the army in Idleb. The locals have organized and are demanding they leave the city now or face a general uprising. The Syrian public is getting very tired of this mess and realize it’s all due to outsiders. Assad is far from perfect but he represents a chance to return to normalcy. I would have bet that the Sheitat would never have allied with the SAA. IS has succeeded in polarizing the Syrian rebels.

              Interesting aside – Officially the Turkish Finance Minister stormed out of a meeting with 30 EU countries because he had to sit next to the representative from Israel. Unofficially word on the street is the French minister asked him pointblank in front of all the representatives when was Turkey going to stop supporting IS.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Main problem to me is they are all ‘Arabs’ and getting two of them to move in the same direction at one time is damn near impossible. The post-WW I problems the international agency charged with redrawing their borders had is still the benchmark I use to judge the possibility of any two of the nations even being able to agree what’s for lunch. If they didn’t have weapons it would be fun, like watching and old Three Stooges fest as they all try to work their ways through daily life. I’d think it strange if the various groups act8ually DID manage to get it together for more than six months. You can take the boys out of the tribal but you can’t take the tribal out of the boys.
                I’m betting the EU seating chart was fixed to purposely sit Turkey next to Israel as an insult and I’m further betting Germany had a lot to do with it. Turkey’s been looking to get into the EU for decades and Germany’s been largely the one keeping it out. Now Turkey’s getting into bed with Russia and destabilizing NATO’s southern flank in the Med and will be THE power in the Mideast at Russia’s beck and call. This is going to be a problem of Europe’s own making, the Law of Unintended Consequences coming back to bite the EU in it’s flank. They got nobody to blame other than their own stupidity – had the EU allowed Turkey to enter it wouldn’t be playing a power game in its own backyard to the EU’s and NATO’s detriment.

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  7. justfactsplz says:

    I shudder to think about the damage ISIS will do before Jan. 2017 when this America hater leaves office. Hopefully, he WILL leave office. Lord help us against this evil.

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      Nukes. They will nuke Israel and let that stand as a threat to all the Arab nations who have neither the means nor the willpower, with maybe two exceptions (should they survive assassination attempts) to not just surrender without a fight.

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      • I Don’t see Israel getting nuked, not anytime soon, anyway.
        I think that just the very real fear of the possibility of Israel getting nuked – convincing everyone in the Middle East that it COULD happen and then using that fear to gain concessions – is far more valuable to the bad guys than would be an actual strike.

        I think we are more likely to see a suitcase nuke detonating in Saudi / Qatar./ Yemen / Libya than we are Israel.
        And I think the first detonation would be I the middle of the desert somewhere, away from populace – or at least away from major cities – just to make their point.

        After that, if demands are not met, watch out:
        Katie-bar-the -door !!!

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        • Kitty Smith says:

          Think of the accolades and acquiescence Iran would get if they nuked Israel. They’d have the control you speak of, but with less resistance. Many of those countries there merely have détente with Israel and would be grateful or at least not unhappy to see Israel to hell and gone. Nuking Israel would not only instill fear in the Arab nations, but would also curry favor or at least acquiescence. Iran could move the Palestinians into the new parking lot that once was Israel and have their own colony with all that nice Israeli infrastructure just waiting for them.

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        • JB from SoCal says:

          I agree with your thinking.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        If they nuke Israel it’s game over. God will avenge.

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      • JB from SoCal says:

        “They will nuke Israel . . .” Ummm, I don’t think so.
        Israel ALREADY HAS an estimated 400 nukes, with land, sea and air delivery systems. They also have arguably the world’s best intelligence.
        Try to nuke Israel and you will be turned into a glassy, toxic parking lot, no survivors.

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        • JohnP says:

          Like +1000
          There are hundreds of cemeteries in the Mideast filled with dead arabs whose leaders underestimated Israel.

          Examples
          – In 1967 Israel eliminated the air forces of six counties in the first 24 hours of the Six Day War.
          – Operation Opera in 1981 bombed an Iraqi nuclear power plant that was about to go on line.

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    • smiley says:

      first, the (expanding) enemy needs to named and identified (hint : they’re not just mean criminals).
      then the (expanding) threat (caliphate) needs to be named and identified.
      then there needs to be a ground coalition, not just an air coalition.
      and the US rules of engagement have to be made clear by this administration to go on the offensive, and stop tip – toeing around the edges.
      otherwise, its black hawk down for our soldiers.
      or worse. (G-d forbid)
      (after Selfie finishes his pancakes)

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  9. JohnP says:

    Kobane’s B1 crews talk about going “Winchester”.

    American pilots call it “going Winchester,” when a warplane drops every bomb on board, and air crews for the B-1 bomber told AFP it was not uncommon in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, recaptured by Kurdish forces last month.

    “When you went to Kobane, you could almost guarantee you were going to release a weapon that day,” said Captain Todd Saksa, a B-1 weapons systems officer.

    The 31-year-old Saksa had flown other missions in Afghanistan but what was different this time was “the sheer number of weapons dropped,” he said by phone from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas.

    B-1 pilot Major Brandon Miller, 38, has been deployed five times in warzones, but he had never before dropped as many bombs as during the battle for Kobane.

    “I personally went Winchester three times,” he said. Before that, he had never emptied his weapons bay.

    http://news.yahoo.com/battle-kobane-us-crews-recount-heavy-bombing-075326579.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=tw

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    • doodahdaze says:

      45 minutes to get permission to drop. What do they have to do call Valerie Jarrett? Good Grief. Send in the B-52’s.

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      • JohnP says:

        As they start cleaning up and rebuilding Kobane they keep find more and more dead thugs. The true effect of the bombing is starting to hit home. The official IS death toll is now over 4.900. Unfortunately most Kurds are thanking the guy who was to busy golfing to authorize air strikes. The real Angel of Kobane wasn’t in Washington, he was in a B1-B Lancer at 14,000 feet.

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  10. JohnP says:

    Shooting at a Copenhagen synagogue.

    https://twitter.com/ILNewsFlash

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