Firing Mortars on the Islamic State (Excerpt from ‘Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State’)

Last summer, the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept from Syria into northern Iraq, routing Iraqi security forces and seizing the city of Mosul. Soon afterward,…


  1. In this excerpt, VICE News travels to the front line to the west of the
    town of Samarra, to embed with Harakat al Nujaba, a militia made up of
    fighters who fought the Americans during the occupation, now on the hunt
    for fighters from the Islamic State.

    Watch “Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State” –

  2. *‘The one who curses the Companions of the Messenger of Allah has no share
    in Islam.’*

  3. Personally I am pretty violent myself, but killing yourselves over the
    so-beloved “prophet” and his teachings is a waste of time and pointless.
    The world is pre-detetermined soup full of molecules, electrical signals,
    etc. Believing in supernatural entities and miracles is folly.

  4. I’ve never seen anyone who still uses a hand fired mortar, they couldn’t
    get tripods and baseplates? I mean I know the sighting scopes that mount
    to them are crazy expensive but come on now

  5. So when are you showing us some isis idiots flying or getting blown up? you
    know some real combat action so anyone who thinks going there will shit
    their pants.

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