Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Much of Mosul still in ruins 8 months after Iraq declared victory over ISIS

Much of Mosul still in ruins
Many neighborhoods in Mosul remain in almost total ruin eight months after government forces, with the help of "international aerial support" [sic] and local militias, wrested control of the ancient city in northern Iraq from Islamic State terror organization militants, as reported in epa images released Thursday.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

‘Washington must stop spending tax dollars to fund regime change wars’ : Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard
In a shot across the bows of the US regime change hawks, the congresswoman from Hawaii has implored her fellow legislators to vote to end foreign entanglements. Few, however, seem willing to heed the call.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Annulling Referendum Results Baghdad’s Only Condition for Talks with KRG

Referendum IRAQ KURDS
Baghdad has not imposed any preconditions for a dialogue with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) other than the cancellation of the referendum’s results, the Iraqi government’s spokesperson said.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

US gave clearance to Israel to assassinate Iranian general Suleimani, report claims

General Qassem Suleimani
The United States has allegedly given Israel permission to assassinate a top Iranian special forces commander who was the mastermind behind Tehran's military operations across the Middle East, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Monday.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Baghdad extends Erbil flight ban by 2 months

Erbil International Airport
A flight ban at Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region has been extended by two months, the airport said Wednesday.

Russia General Staff Chief Explains Who Trained Daesh Leaders in Syria

Who Trained Daesh Leaders in Syria
Formations of the Islamic State terror group (Daesh) were headed by commanders trained by instructors from countries of the Middle East and the West, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Russia Says About 10,000 ISIS TerrorMilitants Now in Afghanistan

Russia Says About 10,000 ISIS TerrorMilitants Now in Afghanistan
Russia has estimated there are about 10,000 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan and their number is growing because fighters fleeing Syria and Iraq also are heading to the war-ravaged country.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

No Permanent Base for US-Led Coalition in Iraq : FM

No Permanent Base for US-Led Coalition in Iraq
Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari underlined strong opposition to the establishment of any permanent base by the US-led coalition in his country.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Russian MoD: Pentagon statements that Daesh still exists in Syria artificial pretext

Russian MoD
The Russian Defense Ministry considered Pentagon’s recent statements that Daesh still exists in Syria as an artificial pretext to justify the illegitimate presence of U.S. military forces in the country.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ICC Hints at Possible Probe of UK War Crimes in Iraq

UK War Crimes in Iraq
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that there is “reasonable basis” to believe British troops committed war crimes in Iraq during the US-led military invasion of the West Asian country.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Turkish air raids kill over 80 PKK terrorists in N Iraq

Turkish air raids kill over 80 PKK terrorists in N Iraq
Turkish Air Force have carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq, killing more than 80 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, an official statement said on Wednesday.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Iraq seeks ‘active role’ in Syria peace talks

Iraq seeks ‘active role’ in Syria peace talks
Iraq has sought a formal response from guarantor countries to have an “active role” in Syria peace talks, said the country’s ambassador to Turkey on Friday.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Families of missing Turkish ISIS terrorists ask Turkey to try them at home

Our sons were tricked and our daughters were forcefully taken by their husbands
A number of families of missing Turkish suspects of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have asked the country’s authorities to bring their relatives back to Turkey to try them.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Iraq’s top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional

Kurd referendum unconstitutional
Iraq's supreme court on Monday declared that September's referendum on independence in the autonomous Kurdish areas in the north of the country was unconstitutional.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll rises to over 450

Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll rises to over 450
Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said.

EU Offers Support after Quake Hits Iran, Iraq

At least 348 people have been killed and 6,000 injured
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said the 28-member bloc is ready to help the victims of a major earthquake that struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday.

Rising death toll after quake on Iran/Iraq border

quake on Iran/Iraq border
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq has killed at least 160 people state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

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