Iraq

Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not The Diplomacy He Promised

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. DaviesBiden must recognize that the best way to protect U.S. personnel in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere in the region is to take them out of the Middle East.
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Rights Monitor Says 3 Dead As Protests Rage In Southern Iraq

An Iraqi human rights monitor says three anti-government protesters have died after Iraqi security forces used live ammunition to disperse crowds in the fifth day of protests in southern Iraq
Related topics: Human Rights, Protests

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Us Carries Out Airstrike Against Iranian-backed Militia Target In Syria, Officials Say

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday directed U.S. military airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, in a calibrated response to recent rocket attacks against U.S. targets in...
Related topics: Syria, Joe Biden, Military, Pentagon, Iran

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U.s. Airstrikes In Syria Target Iran-backed Militias That Rocketed U.s. Troops In Iraq

President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one foreign contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.
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Clashes Between Protesters, Police In Iraq Leave 1 Person Killed, 14 Injured - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One person died and 14 others were injured at an ongoing political protest in Iraq's southern Nasiriyah city as a result of clashes with law enforcement, Iraqi news agency Shafaq reported on Thursday, citing a source.
Related topics: Protests, Police, Russia, Moscow

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Insanity On Stilts: Iraqi Official Claims ‘trumpist Sleeper Cells’ Behind Rocket Attack

My latest in PJ Media: As insane as it is, this was inevitable: now the left’s fantasy about “terrorist Trump supporters” has gone international. Rockets hit coalition forces near Erbil International Airport in Iraq last Monday, killing a...
Related topics: Terrorism, Airports

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Biden’s Handlers Taking Steps To Stay In Iraq Forever

This is one of the primary reasons why Trump is no longer president: he took on the military-industrial complex that finds these wars profitable. They proved too powerful and too well-connected to be defeated. And so now Americans will once again...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Military

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Iraq’s Christians Await Papal Visit With Hope – And Worry 

Pope Francis' planned visit to Iraq, from March 5 to March 8, is complex on many levels. COVID-19 cases are rising, as are terrorist incidents in recent weeks. The historic but greatly diminished Christian community, says it needs a boost, however,...
Related topics: Religion, Pope Francis, Terrorism

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Costly Mistake: Bush's Iraq Invasion Forever Changed The World

Robert Farley , The enduring cost of the Iraq invasion comes in the form of the thousands of dead Americans, and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis.  Here's What You Need To Remember: The biggest effects of the Iraq War, and the most enduring...

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A Challenger Has Disappeared: Britain May Scrap Third Of Its Tank Force To Upgrade The Rest

The British Army’s tank force was downsized substantially after the end of the Cold War, but has nevertheless been used extensively to assist in US-led military adventurism in Yugoslavia and Iraq. The force currently consists of about 225...
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Is The Pope Catholic?

The question is no longer rhetorical. People really want to know if Pope Francis is Catholic: Francis is due to hold an inter-religious prayer service at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ur when he visits Iraq next week… The inter-religious prayer...
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Biden, Iraqi Pm Agree Those Responsible For Recent Attacks In Iraq 'must Be Held Fully To Account'

On Monday, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated that Washington "will respond in a way that’s calculated within our own timetable and using a mix of tools at a time and place of our choosing" to recent missile attacks against American...
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Airland Battle: The Military Strategy That Crushed Iraq In 1991

Robert Farley History, Middle East The strategy sought to take advantage of the proliferation of platforms that could provide information about developments in the battlespace. Here's What You Need to Know: The legacy of AirLand Battle remains...
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Irgc Commander Says America’s Gulf State Allies Share Complicity In Soleimani’s Death

Qasem Soleimani, longtime commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds extraterritorial fighting force, was killed in a US drone strike attack in Baghdad in January 2020. Tehran reacted by lobbing over a dozen ballistic missiles...
Related topics: Drones, Baghdad, Iran, Tehran

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Us 'outraged' After Rocket Salvo Slams Baghdad

U.S. officials expressed outrage Monday after a trio of rockets slammed into Baghdad, two of them landing in the city's fortified Green Zone. Iraqi officials said the Katyusha rockets appeared to have been launched from a nearby neighborhood but...
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Rockets Hit Baghdad's Fortified Green Zone Housing Us Embassy

It is the third attack in just over a week to target areas hosting US troops, diplomats or contractors. In another recent incident, at least one non-American civilian working with the US-led coalition was killed.
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One Injured After Three Rockets Hit Balad Air Base Near Iraqi Capital Baghdad, Reports Say

The base was returned to the Iraqi Air Force in 2011 after the US withdrawal from the country. In August, the air base was similarly hit by three rockets, although no casualties were reported.
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Seeking Fresh Start With Iraq, Biden Avoids Setting Red Lines With Iran

The administration’s measured response to a rocket attack in Erbil sharply contrasts with a Trump-era campaign against Iran that, more often than not, caught Iraq in the crossfire.
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Officials, Experts Say Islamic State’s Economic Spigot Not Dry Yet

Nearly two years after losing the last sliver of territory in eastern Syria, the Islamic State terror group seems to be generating substantial amounts of revenue that has been instrumental for funding its insurgency across Syria and Iraq.The...
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Why Elite Snipers Rate These 5 Rifles Above The Rest

Charlie Gao Security, The L129A1 proved wildly popular with British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, being one of the highest rated weapons used by troops Here's What You Need to Remember: While the M110 was originally procured as a...
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