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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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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. The Iraq-Syria border is officially free of terrorist control. Iraqi forces retook Al-Qaim, the last urban stronghold of Daesh, earlier today along the Iraq-Syria border. The city was also the last Daesh stronghold in Iraq […]

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Iraq Strongly Lashes-out at Rex Tillerson‘s Remarks on Iraq’s PMF Forces

Bagdhad (YE) – The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a formal communiqué on Monday, berating the egregious comments made by US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who said that it is time for the Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) who are fighting ISIS terrorists to go home. Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesperson for the Iraqi […]

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Separatist Kurdish Factions: Human Rights Violations and Racism

By Sarah Abed Damascus (TRH) – The West has effectively preyed on the Kurds’ internal divisions and has used some factions to fulfill an imperialist goal of dividing and weakening the Near and Middle East. The Kurdish people are diverse, and in recent years, aspects of their culture and customs have been discussed in mainstream media. But the […]

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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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Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Offers Balanced View on Kurdish Referendum

Beirut (Duran) – Nasrallah calls for political unity while opposing ethnonationalism and imperialism. The leader of the Lebanese party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has articulated a defense of territorial unity across the Arab world while also calling for respecting the human rights of all non-Arab minorities across the region. In a speech which invoked the ideals anti-imperialist Arab […]

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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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