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Mosul Liberated, What Next?

Mosul (SCF) – On July 9, Mosul was declared liberated from the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city to announce the mission’s success. After nine months of fierce and grueling fighting and human suffering, the terrorists lost the city, which has been their stronghold for the last three years. Around 915,000 residents […]

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Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

Mosul (Tasnim) –  Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. Up to 200,000 people still live behind Daesh lines […]

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Media Ignores US and Allies’ Use of Chemical Weapons

Mosul (GPA) – Accusing an entity of using chemical weapons is a serious charge. Using chemical weapons on enemy troops and civilian populations is certainly a war crime deserving of punishment. So why aren’t the US government and their allies held accountable in the same way the Syrian government is? The international community rushed to blame […]

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Report: US Killed More Syrians than IS or Russia in March

Damascus (GPA) – A report released this month by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) estimates that the civilian deaths by the US coalition surpass those from both ISIS and Russia. The U.K. based, anti-Assad and anti-Russian SNHR released a report earlier this month showing that the U.S. caused the majority of civilian deaths […]

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Western Media Silent as US Airstrikes Kill 200+ in Mosul

Baghdad (GPA) – While the members of the US led coalition against Islamic State (IS) met to discuss the success of the operation to retake Mosul, they left out one thing: the incredible number of civilian casualties caused by US bombs. According to Kurdish news outlet Rudaw, the US coalition bombed several houses where civilians […]