The World Tribune: “BAGHDAD — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has reversed its losses in northern Iraq.
Iraqi sources said ISIL recaptured areas lost in the Anbar province, the largest in the country. On Dec. 13, ISIL, which controls a third of Iraq, killed at least 21 police officers when the jihadist movement seized the Anbar town of Wafa.
The district is in an extremely dire situation amid clashes between security forces, backed by tribal militants, and ISIL,” Anbar provincial council chairman Sabah Al Karhout said.
The sources said Iraqi security forces have been hampered by lack of manpower and ammunition.”
Opinion: Notice how the mainstream press has dropped the coverage of ISIS.
According to the WSJ, through October, U.S. aircraft and a small number of partner forces have conducted 412 total strikes in Iraq and Syria—an average of seven strikes a day.
November had a small pick up with 700, or 24 strikes per day.
By comparison during the 43-day Desert Storm air campaign against Saddam Hussein’s forces in 1991, coalition fighters and bombers flew 48,224 strike sorties. This translates to roughly 1,100 strikes per day.
It is easy to see why this level of effort has not had much impact on its operations and how ISIS will one day turn it’s attention to Israel and be a major factor in the Psalm 83 war.
(Thanks to Vason for sending this in)