“We will drown all of you in blood” Islamic Video

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We will bury you in blood... chilling message to Americans
We will bury you in blood... chilling message to Americans

Chilling Message to Americans from Islamic State

WASHINGTON – INTERNATIONAL – There is a blood chilling message from a video from the Islamic State uploaded to a social media website on Monday. The video sends a message from its fighters to Americans.

It reads: “Video from the Islamic State uploaded to a social media website on Monday sends a message from its fighters to Americans.

It reads: “We will drown all of you in blood.”

The militant group has warned that it will attack Americans anywhere if U.S. airstrikes hit Islamic State militants.

Recent U.S. airstrikes on northern Iraq have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture territory that was seized by the Islamist militants. The fighters have threatened to march on Baghdad, and their latest advance sent tens of thousands of ethnic Yazidis and Christians fleeing for their lives..”

U.S. military officials state that American aircraft had conducted a total of 68 targeted airstrikes since Aug. 8, the majority directed at setting the conditions for Iraqi security forces to retake the dam. “These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces as they work together to combat ISIL, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts,” a release from U.S. Central Command said.

Iraq Dam Recaptured
Iraq Dam Recaptured

The attacks are aimed at preventing ISIL forces from receiving reinforcements, Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said, as well as reducing their defenses. This “will allow [Iraqi security forces] to conduct maneuvers around the dam,” he explained.

No U.S. military personnel were involved in the ground operations, the colonel said. “We do have U.S military overhead in these aircraft that are conducting airstrikes and of course in our [joint operation centers],” Warren said.

The Mosul Dam captures the flow of the Tigris River, providing flood control, water and electricity to Mosul’s 1.7 million residents. First opened in 1986, it is the fourth-largest in the Middle East.

“If the Mosul Dam were to fail, that would lead to a humanitarian disaster,” Warren said.

And failure is a real concern, he added.

The dam’s location was “chosen for reasons other than geologic or engineering merit,” according to a 2007 report by the Army Corps of Engineers.

While the report found that the dam itself was well-constructed, the underlying geology is a cause for “intense concern about the safety of the structure.” The dam’s bedrock foundation consists of water-soluble rocks, such as gypsum, marl and limestone, and the presence of the dam’s reservoir is hastening subsurface dissolution.

The geologic conditions under the dam necessitate “extraordinary engineering measures to maintain the structural integrity and operating capability of the dam,” the report said.

A constant program of maintenance is needed to ensure the dam is not undermined, which could unleash a floodwall that would travel southward down the Tigris River valley all the way to Baghdad, nearly 300 miles away.

We will bury you in blood... chilling message to Americans
We will bury you in blood… chilling message to Americans

The militant group has warned that it will attack Americans anywhere if U.S. airstrikes hit Islamic State militants.

Recent U.S. airstrikes on northern Iraq have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture territory that was seized by the Islamist militants.

The fighters have threatened to march on Baghdad, and their latest advance sent tens of thousands of ethnic Yazidis and Christians fleeing for their lives.


Some Kurdish families are returning to their homes near Arbil.

They’re among dozens of families in the mostly Kurdish town of Makhmur to COME home.

Two days of heavy clashes between Islamic State militants and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have put the town BACK in the hands of Kurds.
The logos of the Islamic State covered up now with new graffiti.

“The situation is very good now after the defeat of militants. People have started returning gradually, in particular over the past two days, the number of families that have returned has increased,” stated Malhmur resident Sami Abdulrahman.

Slowly, the town is coming back to life. Shops and restaurants are +reopen, even as the midday heat keeps some customers away, and Peshmerga fighters patrol the streets.
FILES: DAILY MOTION / REUTERS

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