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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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Al-Baghdadi unlikely dead, hiding in Euphrates Valley: Pentagon

Bagdhad (AMN) – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the infamous leader of the terrorist group Daesh (banned in Russia), who has long been deemed dead, is likely alive and is hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley between Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. Combined Joint Task Force chief Gen. Stephen Townsend told reporters from Baghdad that the Daesh […]

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Iraq Bans US from Using Territory to Launch War Against Iran

Baghdad (TeleSUR) – “Iraq is not a starting point for attacking other countries,” Al-Abadi said. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi has said that if the United States intends to carry out an aggression against the Iranian government, Iraq will not allow the U.S. to use its territory for its aggression. “Iraq is not a starting point for attacking […]

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Moscow, Baghdad Sign Huge Arms Deal

Baghdad  (SCF) – It was reported on July 20 that Russia and Iraq have struck a deal on supplying a large batch of T-90 tanks. Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation, confirmed the agreement but declined to provide details, saying only «the number of tanks is substantial». Russian military analyst Ruslan Pukhov told Russian newspaper Izvestia that the […]

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A History of John McCain’s Calls for War

Washington (GPA) – Earlier this week notorious war hawk US Senator John McCain (R-Az) was diagnosed with brain cancer. While the liberal and conservative establishments are sending their regards, Geopolitics Alert instead compiled a list of reasons why we don’t care about McCain. The list is, of course, a history of all the instances McCain has called […]

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Neocons Declare ‘War on Terror’ a Failure But Totally Miss the Point

Washington D.C. (GPA) –  An influential neoconservative US think-tank has released a publication declaring the post-9/11 War on Terror a complete failure. The report outlines a new era of US foreign policy for combating the global “terror” network by redefining the enemy as “Salafi-jihad.” But of course, real causes and solutions are completely ignored. Despite labeling […]

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Corporate Media Largely Silent on Trump’s Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

Baghdad (FAIR) – Earlier this week, human rights group Amnesty International issued a lengthy report accusing US-backed forces of “repeated violations of international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to war crimes,” in Mosul, Iraq, causing the deaths of at least 3,700 civilians. Neither this report, nor the broader issue of the civilian toll in the US war against […]