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Kurds End Bid for Secession, ‘Accept Iraqi Court Decision’

Baghdad (GPA) – It seems the dream of ‘Kurdistan’ is called off for the time being. Following September’s referendum, a brief standoff between the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga, and finally the resignation of Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani it now seems plans for an Iraqi Kurdistan Are now off the table. Obviously, this is already […]

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Syria Declares End of ISIS, But What’s Next

Damascus (GPA) – Last week, the Syrian government declared the end of ISIS as a territorial presence in the country, now new questions arise. Thursday, November ninth is a day that will be in history books as the day The Islamic State Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or just IS, Daesh, etc. […]

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NYT Laments ‘Forever Wars’ Its Editorials Helped Create

New York (FAIR) – Corporate media have a long history of lamenting wars they themselves helped sell the American public, but it’s rare so many wars and so much hypocrisy are distilled into one editorial. On Monday, the New York Times (10/22/17) lamented the expansion of America’s “forever wars” overseas, without once noting that every war mentioned is one the […]

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Syrian Arab Army and Iraqi Units Liberate Final ISIS Held Town in Syria

London (Duran) – ISIS has been effectively destroyed as a fighting force in Syria and Iraq. ISIS is now officially destroyed as fighting force in both Syria and Iraq. While small pockets of ISIS terrorists and lone-wolf attackers are still roving in both countries, as a battle capable force, ISIS is now effectively dead and along with it, […]

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Iraq-Syria Border Fully Liberated by Iraqi Army

Baghdad (GPA) – Iraqi forces have liberated the city of al-Qaim, the last border crossing with Syria controlled by Daesh. Iraqi forces retook Al-Qaim, the last urban stronghold of Daesh, earlier today. The city was also the last Daesh stronghold in Iraq as a whole, meaning this liberation has officially crushed Daesh in the country. […]

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Kirkuk: The Kurdish Dream Meets Reality

Baghdad (GPA) – The first shots have been fired in the war for ‘Kurdistan,’ and it appears the Iraqi army has come out on top in Kirkuk. This weekend, the Iraqi army began their incursion to the newly declared “Kurdistan” following last month’s independence referendum. Despite assurances from the Kurdish government that the region would […]

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Netanyahu and Erdogan Face Off Over Kurdish Referendum

Ankara (GPA) – Following the referendum in “Kurdistan,” Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now engaged in a war of words over who is responsible for balkanizing the Middle East. During a televised speech following the Kurdish referendum in Northern Iraq Recep Erdogan accused Israel and their intelligence agency, the Mossad, of […]

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Iraqi Government Given Mandate to Deploy Troops to Disputed Kirkuk

Baghdad (AMN) – The Council of Representatives of Iraq has given Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi a mandate to deploy troops to the disputed city of Kirkuk and its oil fields, as reported by Iraqi state media. Kirkuk, the fifth-biggest city in Iraq and capital of the oil-rich Kirkuk Governorate, is not officially part of Iraqi Kurdistan, […]

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How Western Corporations would Exploit an Independent Kurdistan

Baghdad (AMN) – The Kurdistan region of Iraq, rich with oil resources, has been a bargaining chip for large oil corporations in recent years. Companies have flooded into Kurdistan because of a lack of regulations, relatively cheap oil, export subsidies, and a political willingness shown by the KRG government to cooperate with corporate demands. U.S. […]

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Iraqi PM Demands Suspension of Kurdish Referendum

Baghdad (MEE) – Supreme court orders suspension after receiving ‘complaints’ over constitutional validity of 25 September vote. Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has formally demanded that the Kurdistan region suspend its plan to hold a referendum on independence after the country’s supreme court ordered its suspension. The Iraqi supreme court approved Abadi’s demand to consider “the breakaway of […]

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