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IS Destroys Historic Mosul al-Nuri Mosque in Pathetic Act of Desperation

Baghdad (GPA) – Yesterday, in an obvious act of desperation, the Islamic State demolished the historic Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the old city of Mosul. The terror group carried out the controlled implosion of the medieval Mosque as Iraqi forces came within 165 feet of it’s location. The mosque is where IS leader Abu […]

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Russian MoD: Al-Baghdadi Possibly Killed in Airstrike

Damascus (GPA) – Following an airstrike in Syria earlier last month, officials at the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) are now attempting to determine if Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was among the targets killed. The Russian government is now investigating an airstrike led by their forces and carried out on May 28th in a […]

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Ayatollah: Terrorist US Destabilized Middle East

Tehran (TeleSUR) – “America is a terrorist country and backs terrorism… therefore, we cannot normalize ties with such country,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has fingered the United States for instability in the Middle East. The Supreme Leader alleges that Washington’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is […]

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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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New Documents Show US ‘Lost’ Over $1B in Weapons

Washington, D.C. (GPA) – A new report obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request shows that the US lost $1.3 billion in weapons meant for Iraqi forces. The lost weapons were a part of the United States’ “Iraq Train and Equip Fund” (ITEF). The figure comes from a now declassified 2016 audit by […]

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Islamic State Prepares Last Stand in Mosul as Iraqi Troops Liberate More Residential Areas

Mosul (AMN) – Given the current rate of advance, the battle for Mosul is expected to be over within a couple of weeks, culminating in an excruciating defeat for the Islamic State. On Monday, the Iraqi Army was able to impose full control over the Najjar neighborhood and wipe out a couple of ISIS sniper nests on the […]

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Russia: US Covering Up Daesh Crimes in Iraq’s Mosul

Mosul (Tasnim) – Russia has accused Washington of concealing crimes committed by the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) Takfiri terrorist group in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where a US airstrike last month killed hundreds of civilians. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov made the accusation on Sunday, days after US military spokesman Joseph Scrocca said […]

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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 […]

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Excluding Iraq From the Travel Ban Proves it was Never About “Terrorism”

Washington DC (GPA) Donald Trump is expected to reveal his new executive order on immigration today. The birthplace of ISIS– Iraq– is expected to be removed from the list. This makes true intentions behind the travel ban ever more clear: it was never about religion or terrorism, it’s only about power. All Countries on the List Have Muslim-Majority, But Not […]

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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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