Meet The Elderly Iraqi Sniper That Has Killed 174 ISIS Fighters…In Under A Year
Meet Abu Tahseen, the 63 year old Iraqi man that has fought in five wars and is now wiping out ISIS thugs one by one!
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Tahseen, who looks an awful lot like the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man In The World” fights for the Hashd Al-Shaabi militia – A Shia group. He currently is stationed in the Makhoul Mountains in North Baiji, Iraq.
The five wars Tasheen has fought in are: Yom Kippur war, Iran-Iraq war, Invasion of Kuwait, the Gulf War and now the fight against ISIS.
In the below video, we see this senior assassin in action. At one point he says:
“I swear, I guarantee by God when he falls, this pushes him back a metre before putting him down.”
It looks like there is no slowing down for him either.
“I’m relaxed, my mind is relaxed. Last time they gave me a month off and after 12 days I came back.”
Many Iraqi military vets, who may have fought against U.S. troops, went to Syria to take on ISIS. However, after ISIS invaded Mosul, they came back home to defend their homeland.
Check him out in action:
Here’s some background on the Hashd Al-Shaabi militia:
The term Hashd al-Shaabi / Hashd Shaabi “popular mobilisation units / People’s Mobilization Forces” was first used to denote groups mobilized to fight the Islamic State (IS) in the summer of 2014. It soon became the catchall phrase for Iraqi Shi’a paramilitary forces. By a more granular account, it was created by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s predecessor Nouri al-Maliki.
Iran provided Iraqi forces and militia volunteers with weapons and ammunition from the early days of the war with ISIS. Iranian troops often worked with Iraqi forces. Although paid by Iraq’s Interior Ministry, they were in an Iranian chain of command. Iran took the first steps toward remaking the region in its own image by creating popular militias in Iraq (the so-called Popular Mobilization Forces)and Syria (the National Defense Forces), drawing largely on local Shi’ite communities and Shi’ite foreign fighters of Afghan and Pakistani origin.
These forces maintained a semi-official relationship with Iraqi military and security institutions, which at best had limited control over the Shi’a militias. By early 2015, public criticism of the popular mobilization forces is on the rise. This, many argue, is exactly the type of reaction ISIL wished to provoke.
As the Shiite government in Baghdad struggled to fight the Sunni extremist group ISIS, many Shiite Iraqis looked to Iran, a Shiite theocracy, as their main ally. More Iraqi Shiites came to trust the powerful Iranian-backed militias that had taken charge since the Iraqi army deserted en masse in the summer of 2014. Dozens of paramilitary groups were united under a secretive branch of the Iraqi government called the Popular Mobilization Committee, or Hashd Shaabi.
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