Iraq

Afghanistan Saw Record Civilian Casualties Last Year, Trump Keeps up Pace

Helmand, Afghanistan – (GPA) Civilian casualties hit record numbers in Afghanistan in 2016. 18 civilians lost their lives just last week. Could the international community’s disdain for President Trump finally force the US to be held accountable for war crimes and civilian deaths? Maybe not, but at least mainstream media is reporting on it. Civilian […]

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US Dividing Iraq From Syria with Border Air Strikes Against IS

al-Qaim – (MEE) Coalition air strikes are taking a toll on IS in the desert region between Iraq and Syria, but also killing civilian farmers and nomads. The United States has recently been targeting Islamic State militants in the desert region on the Iraq-Syria border in an effort to re-separate the two countries. The campaign has […]

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Ash Carter: More US Troops Won’t Help Syria, Iraq

Washington D.C., (TFC) — Two major events occurred within days of one another inside Washington’s newly terraformed halls. First, ex-Defense Secretary Ash Carter confessed that more US fighters in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere won’t improve anything. Second, a massive airstrike was reported in Syria allegedly killing over 100 “al-Qaeda militants”. Carter made two compelling arguments against […]

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CIA Docs: US Wanted Saddam to Attack Syria in 1983 to Secure Oil Pipeline

(GPA) Washington, D.C. – A newly released CIA document shows that high level officials were discussing the possibility of prodding Saddam Hussein to attack Syria in order to reopen a crucial Mediterranean oil pipeline. The newly released report that was originally commissioned by Ex-CIA official, Graham Fuller showed that the US attempted to encourage the […]

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US Refuses to Provide Evidence to Back Russian Meddling Claims

(teleSUR) Washington – According to the U.S., intelligence agencies should decide what information the public needs. According to the U.S. State Department, it is up to that country’s intelligence community to decide when and what information to release to the public. State Department spokesperson John Kirby suggested as much Monday when explaining why they don’t have to […]

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Book Review: The Freedom – Shadows & Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq

If you want to get a feel for what life under US occupation in Iraq was like in 2003, The Freedom by Christian Parenti has you covered. The Freedom reads like a journal as Parenti documents his travels across the recently “liberated” war-torn country. [asa]1595580379[/asa] “Ah, the freedom. Look, we have the gas-line freedom, the looting freedom, the […]

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With Syria in the Headlines, US Able to Down-Play Devastation in Mosul

(GPA) Mosul – With Syria making headlines at nearly every news outlet for at least the past month, it is easy to forget that across the border in Iraq a devastating battle to retake Mosul– backed by the United States– wages on. Yesterday, the United States military announced that they plan to immediately double the number […]

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Iraqi VP: Saudis Responsible for Terrorism, Iran is True Ally

(GPA) Tehran – In a recent meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to the Iranian ayatollah, Iraqi Vice President and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki thanked Iran for their assistance in fighting jihadists and criticized the Gulf States for colluding with these groups. Maliki praised the Islamic Republic of Iran during a visit […]

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Desperate and Losing Ground, IS Claims Multiple Bombings in Baghdad

(GPA) Baghdad – As the Islamic State (IS) is losing the battle for Mosul in Iraq and more territory in Syria the group has seemingly reverted to more traditional acts of terror, most likely out of desperation. Since mid-October, the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul by American special forces, Iraqi military, and […]

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BBC Just Used the Islamic State’s Website as a Source. But Why?

(GPA) al-Qaim, Iraq – Jets carrying out air strikes missed an Islamic State target and instead hit residential buildings. Dozens of people including women and children are assumed to have been killed. Witnesses believe the strike was aiming for a Mosque frequently used by IS as a headquarters, but missed and instead hit residential buildings. It is likely […]

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