Iraq

Iran’s Ex-defence Minister Claims Us Became All-out ‘terrorist State’ After Soleimani Killing

The Quds Force general commanded the country’s extraterritorial military and intelligence operations for over two decades before being assassinated in Baghdad by a US drone on January 3, with his death leading to a dramatic escalation of tensions...
Related topics: Iran, Terrorism, Military, Baghdad, Drones

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Iraq: Education Access Still A Challenge In Former Isil-controlled Areas

More than two years after the defeat of ISIL in Iraq, some children in areas formerly controlled by the terrorist group still cannot access school or get the necessary documentation required for enrollment, a UN report published on...
Related topics: Isil, Terrorism

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Sanders’ Iraq War Opposition Was More Complicated

“Sen. Bernie Sanders has for years cast his opposition to the Iraq War as near-absolute, insisting he knew the Bush administration was lying from the start about the threat to the U.S. posed by Saddam Hussein and his regime’s alleged...

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Un Envoy Condemns Use Of Hunting Rifles Against Iraqi Protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles firing birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure they are not harmed.Iraq faces an extraordinary domestic crisis as nearly...
Related topics: Protests, Baghdad

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From Iran, Shiite Cleric Tries To Crush Iraq's Protest Movement

Anti-government protests in Iraq have been nearly halted as security forces clamp down. Protesters confronting security forces are being killed or wounded almost every day.
Related topics: Iran, Protests

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Rockets Strike Near U.s. Embassy In Baghdad

BAGHDAD — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The attack...
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More Than Fifty Us Military Vehicles Reportedly Arrive In Syria From Iraq

The US has repeatedly announced its military withdrawal from Syria, however, American troops are still present there. US President Donald Trump announced the fall of the Islamic State's five-year "caliphate" in March 2019, and added that the US...
Related topics: Military, Syria, Donald Trump

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Remember When Iran Took Out Saddam Hussein's Navy In One Day—with American-made Jets?

Sebastien Roblin History, Middle East One of the most intense air battles since World War II. Key Point: In Operation Morvarid (“Pearl”) not only did they hope to take the Iraqi radars out of the picture but also Baghdad’s vital oil...
Related topics: Iran, Baghdad

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New Rocket Attacks Strike U.s. Military Base In Baghdad, ‘sirens Of Ambulances’ Reportedly...

Multiple explosions went off at a military base used by U.S. troops in Baghdad, Iraq, early on Sunday morning. The blasts were the result of a rocket attack against the base, which sits near the U.S. embassy in Iraq, according to an American...
Related topics: Military, Baghdad

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'we Can't Control The Consequences': Misguided Trump Put Dc, Tehran 'close To A War' - Zarif

After Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani and senior members of the Iranian-backed militia in Iraq were assassinated at the behest of US President Donald Trump near Baghdad on 3 January, Tehran and Washington have reportedly been one step from...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Iran, Tehran, Baghdad

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Soleimani Was Planning To Take Americans Hostage In Iraq Embassy, Broker Sanctions Relief

“Killing Quasem Solemani was actually a de-escalating event,” states “Michael Pregent of the Hudson Institute, a well-connected Middle East intelligence expert who’s also fought in that region.” Pregent reveals why...

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Killing Of Isis Leader Has Not Hurt Group’s Operations, Says Iraqi Kurdish Leader

The extremists are “regrouping” and mounting attacks in northern and western Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Masrour Barzani told The Post.
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Iran: Us Killing Of General Was A Miscalculation

Iran’s foreign minister says the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of American troops, a longtime goal of Tehran
Related topics: Iran, Tehran

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Turkish Military Says 'neutralised' 6 Kurdistan Workers’ Party Members In Northern Iraq

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Turkish Air Force neutralised six members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara designates as a terrorist group, in airstrikes carried out on the Qandil region in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry...
Related topics: Military, Russia, Moscow, Turkey, Ankara, Terrorism

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An Al Qaeda Emir Came To America And Applied For Disability

After engaging in terrorism in Iraq, an Al Qaeda leader came to America as a refugee and applied for Social Security disability benefits because his “injuries” in Iraq had made it too hard for him to work. In 2006, Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri was...
Related topics: Al-qaeda, Terrorism

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Terrible: These Wars Show Why Not Ever Fight Is Worth The Cost

Robert Farley Security, Americas Will Washington ever learn? Key point: Every conflict has a cost of blood and treasure. Leaders and voters should always count the cost before deciding to engage in another war. In the debate that preceded the...
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Two People Killed, 12 Injured In Bomb Blast In Eastern Iraq - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two people were killed and 12 others were injured as a result of an explosion that followed a terrorist attack in the city of Khanaqin in eastern Iraq on Thursday, Alsumaria broadcaster reported, citing sources.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Terrorism

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Us-led Coalition Admits Killing At Least 1,370 Civilians In Syria, Iraq – Casualty Report

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has killed at least 1,370 civilians since the start of its military operations in 2014, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve said in its monthly civilian casualty report...
Related topics: Syria, Military

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Bernie Sanders's Foreign Policy Record Shows A Penchant For Socialists, Democratic And...

When asked why he's the best choice to become America's next commander-in-chief, Bernie Sanders tends to offer a simple refrain: Unlike most others, I got the 2002 Iraq War vote right. The intended message to voters: My judgment is superior; my...

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Surprise Snowfall Blankets Iraq

In Baghdad, families awoke to the first snow in more than a decade. In Mosul, the riverbanks were dusted white, and snowfall shrouded mounds of rubble that still clog a sector of the old city pulverized during the fight against the Islamic State.
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