Iraq

Deputy Chief Of Iran's Quds Force Hejazi Dies Of Heart Attack Aged 65

Hejazi served as deputy commander of the elite wing of the IRGC under Esmail Ghaani, the successor of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a US targeted attack at the International Airport in Baghdad. Hejazi is said to have had significant...
Related topics: Iran, Airports, Baghdad

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This Old Tank Was Meant To Crush Russia (but Crushed Iraq Instead)

Caleb Larson Tanks, Middle East The M60 tank was a stopgap before the introduction of the M1 Abrams. Here's What You Need to Know: When called for duty, this tank did its job and rushed Saddam's forces. Though originally designed in the 1950s,...
Related topics: Russia

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Us Troops Not Stationed At Balad Base In Iraq Attacked Sunday Night, Military Spokesman Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - There are no US servicemen at the Balad Air Base in Iraq that came under a rocket attack on Sunday, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Col. Wayne Marotto, said.
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What Is This Massive Piece Of North Korean Artillery Doing In The Middle East?

Caleb Larson Artillery, Middle East The DPRK has been an important supplier of artillery to Iran. Here's What You Need to Know: North Korean guns fired in the Iran-Iraq War. Heavy Guns The M1978 is a North Korean-designed long-range heavy...
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Armed To The Teeth: Why America Should Worry About Iran's Missiles

Caleb Larson Missiles, Middle East Tehran has built the region's largest missile force. Here's What You Need to Know: Iran’s missile collection is quite remarkable and draws on lessons gained during the Iran-Iraq war. Missiles are an essential...
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Militants Hit Two Iraqi Oil Wells, Production Is Not Affected, Reports Say

The attack comes just a few days after an explosion in Baghdad that killed at least one civilian and wounded a dozen. The Daesh* terror group has reportedly claimed responsibility for that assault.
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The Past 20 Years, In 20 Striking Photos

Firefighters walk towards the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York City. | (Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images, September 2001) President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat operations in Iraq aboard an aircraft...
Related topics: World Photos, George W. Bush

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Iraq: Unesco Architectural Design Winners To Rebuild Iconic Al-nouri Mosque Complex 

Eight Egyptian architects have been awarded the job of restoring the historic Al-Nouri Mosque complex in Mosul, Iraq, the UN cultural chief announced on Thursday. 

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One Civilian Killed, 12 Others Injured In Explosion In Iraq's Baghdad, Security Service Says

MOSCOW/BAGHDAD (Sputnik) - At least one civilian was killed and 12 others were injured as a result of an explosion in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Security Media Cell, a service that provides data on security incidents in the country, said on...
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Drone Attacks Iraq Airport Housing U.s. Troops

Wall Street Journal: “The attack on the military section of the airport was carried out by a drone carrying explosives… The drone landed on a storage hangar at the air base, causing a fire that was later extinguished, according to the...
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Drone Attack Targets Kurdish Iraq's Irbil Airport

An attack Wednesday at the airport of Irbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, was carried out by drone, the Kurdish interior ministry said — an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target U.S. soldiers based there.  "A drone charged with TNT...
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Joe Biden, Tormented By America's Wars

President Joe Biden, who on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan, transformed into a vocal opponent of "forever wars" after being haunted by his vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq. In 2002, as chairman of the...
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Colin Powell’s Bad Memory

Surely Powell recalls that we were forced to return to Iraq and to Syria because the rise of ISIS jeopardized the Iraqi government.
Related topics: Colin Powell, Syria, Isis

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The Iran-iraq War Taught Tehran Everything It Knows About Strategy

Behnam Ben Taleblu Iran, Middle East No single historical moment has defined Iran’s revolutionary ideology, politics, perspectives on society and security more than the Iran-Iraq War. Here's What You Need To Remember: The eight-year war was not...
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Roar Of Hope. Silence Of Despair.

A year after Iraq’s youth revolution, Baghdad’s streets and squares have been largely abandoned. But not the dreams.
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Iran's 1980 Raid On Iraqi Oil Platforms Was Nothing Short Of Audacious

Charlie Gao Iran, Middle East This ambitious raid destroyed Iraq's navy and dramatically cut Saddam Hussein's oil production, which never recovered during the war. Here's What You Need To Remember: In Operation Morvarid (“Pearl”) not only did...
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When Iran And Iraq Fought, Tehran Totally Decimated Saddam’s Navy

Sebastien Roblin Iran-Iraq War, On September 22, 1980 Saddam Hussein launched Iraq into a full-scale invasion of Iran—hoping to capitalize on Iran’s instability due to the Iranian Revolution.  Here's What You Need to Remember: Eight years...
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Us Forces Transported Over 40 Tankers Of Syrian Oil Into Iraq, State Media Report

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US forces have transported 41 tankers of oil stolen from the Hasaka province in northern Syria into Iraq, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported, citing local sources.
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Iraq’s Anti-american Militias Aren’t Just Iranian Proxies. That Helps Explain Their Troubles.

Young men once flocked to join them. Now, there’s resentment over what they’ve become and their broken promises.

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Disgusting Fake News: Newsweek Compares Qanon, Who Never Killed Anyone — To Isis, Who Murdered...

The dishonesty of the left knows no bounds. Far left Newsweek on Thursday published a grotesque screed comparing the Islamic State to the QAnon internet movement. ISIS murdered over 18,800 in Iraq alone. Its evil and inhumane practices are well...
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