Jun 16

Hundreds Go Missing as Iraq Begins Rounding Up Civilians

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Jun 07

Fallujah refugees say forced to join ISIS in exchange for food:

Refugees who managed to flee the ISIS-occupied city of Fallujah after the Iraqi army advanced said they had had to live on stale dates to avoid starving to death unless they enlisted in the group which took control over food supplies.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), which has been in control of the ancient city of Fallujah since May 2014, reportedly kept a close eye on food stockpiles and tried to coerce residents into joining the ranks in return for essential products, Reuters reported.

When people in Fallujah ran out of provisions, the members of the terror group went door-to-door promising food to the families of those who decide to join Islamic State. Continue reading »

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Jun 01


At Least 4,164 People, Including Americans, Killed in Iraq in May:

During May, at least 4,164 people were killed and 2,396 were wounded in Iraq. These figures should be considered very low estimates. Heavy fighting at the Fallujah and Mosul frontlines prevents independent verification of any reports, but we do know there is heaving fighting going on. In April, 4,609 were killed and 1,772 were injured.

At least 652 civilians were killed, and 1,852 were wounded. Security personnel lost 290 members, while 438 more were wounded. At least 3,218 militants were also killed, and 106 more were wounded, according to media reports.

Also killed in Iraq during May were two American service members, one Australian contractor, and an Australian N.G.O. worker. Several U.S. service members were wounded. Continue reading »

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May 30


US Forces on Frontlines in New Iraqi Kurdish Offensive:

As Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga launches a new offensive just east of the major ISIS city of Mosul, witnesses on the ground reported US troops loading into armored vehicles and heading eastward, toward the frontlines.The Pentagon refused to confirm where the troops were headed.

The Pentagon would only describe it as an “advise and assist operation to help Kurdish Peshmerga forces.” It is noteworthy that the troops warned reporters present not to take pictures, after similar pictures emerged of US troops embedded with Syrian Kurdish forces, sparking a row with Turkey. Continue reading »

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May 30


Tony Blair won’t be investigated in Iraq War inquiry:

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking laws in the upcoming Iraq War inquiry report, in spite of assertions that the military intervention was illegal.

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May 03


First US Soldier In Iraq Killed By Islamic State During “Enemy Fire”:

US “boots on the ground” on Iraq have just suffered their first casualty.

Moments ago US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Islamic State killed the first U.S. serviceman in Iraq who was aiding Kurdish fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, RT reports. A statement from the US-led forces in Iraq added the fatality was “a result of enemy fire.” “It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss,” Carter told reporters at a press conference in Germany. Continue reading »

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Apr 30

US-Created System In Iraq Is Collapsing: Protesters Storm Parliament, State of Emergency Declared – Live Webcast:

Less than two years ago, the US set up another puppet government in the mid-east this time in the state of Iraq when following substantial US pressure, on August 14, 2014 then prime minister al-Maliki agreed to stepped down and be replaced with Haider al-Abadi. Today, the regime is in chaos and the system set up in Iraq by the US is collapsing when protesters loyal to popular Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr breached the heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government buildings and foreign embassies, and stormed the Iraqi parliament forcing MPs to flee and unleashing a state of emergency for all of Baghdad.

As can be seen in the photo (and live webcast below), hundreds of demonstrators occupied the country’s parliament. Video from inside the building showed jubilant crowds waving Iraqi flags and shouting “peaceful, peaceful.” Supporters of Sadr, whose fighters once controlled swaths of Baghdad and helped defend the capital from ISIS, have been demonstrating for weeks at the gates of the Green Zone, responding to their leader’s call to pressure the government to reform. Continue reading »

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Apr 29


Joint Chiefs Chairman Admits: US Troops in Iraq in Combat Operations:

Speaking yesterday at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joe Dunford confirmed that US troops in Iraq are “fighting and dying” in combat operations, confirming that the October 22 death of a Army sergeant was in combat.

That admission is a big one, as US officials have danced around the question of “combat troops” by presenting the troops being deployed to Iraq, and elsewhere in the region, as “trainers” or “advisers” in official comments. Continue reading »

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Apr 18

Obama Sends More Troops To Iraq; Authorizes Use Of Apache Helicopters; Gives $415 Million To Local Army:

Back in 2014 Obama promised that as part of the US war against ISIS, there would be “no ground troops in Iraq.” Moments ago U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave the latest confirmation that Obama was not being exactly “honest”, when during a visit to Baghdad in which he met U.S. commanders, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, he announced that the US would send another 200 additional troops, raising the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to about 4,100. Continue reading »

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Apr 12


Defense Secretary Says US Will Accelerate War in Iraq ‘as Fast as We Can’

Speaking today during a visit to the naval command ship USS Blue Ridge, Defense Secretary Ash Carter insisted that the ongoing political battles within the Iraqi government will in no way impact the ongoing efforts to escalate America’s war against ISIS on Iraqi soil.

We’re going to accelerate the military campaign as fast as we can,” Carter declared. It is believed that the escalating US involvement is going to include significantly more ground troops, along with the introduction of Apache attack helicopters. Continue reading »

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Apr 06

destruction at the museum of the ancient city of Palmyra

Turkey’s Gaziantep is main ISIS trade hub of antiques hauled in Syria & Iraq – Russian UN envoy:

The Turkish city of Gaziantep is the trade hub used by Islamic State to sell objects of cultural heritage, stolen from Syria and Iraq. In an official letter to UN Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin outlined how the valuables are being transported and sold.

“Antiquities from Syria and Iraq are exported by the extremists mostly through the territory of Turkey. The main center for the smuggling of cultural heritage items is the Turkish city of Gaziantep, where the stolen goods are sold at illegal auctions and then through a network of antique shops and at the local market, Bakırcılar Çarşısi (Eski Saray Street, Şekeroğlu district),” states the letter that was made public on Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Apr 05

Iraqi Forces Repel ISIL’s Attack to Take Control of Key Oilfield in Salahuddin:

The Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) foiled an attempt by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who were trying to take full control of a strategic oilfield in Salahuddin province in Northern Iraq.

Tens of ISIL terrorists were pushed back from the vicinity of Al’as oilfield in the Northeastern part of Salahuddin province before they could attack the oil field. Continue reading »

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Mar 31


Joint Chiefs Chairman: Obama to Decide on Increasing Troops in Iraq ‘Soon’:

Says Decision Needs to Come Within Weeks

Speaking at a news briefing today, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford told reporters that President Obama is about to decide on proposals to increase the number of US ground troops in Iraq, saying the decision will come within a matter of weeks. Continue reading »

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Mar 28

US Warplanes Strike Iraqi Army Position in Nineveh Province, Kill 30 Soldiers:

Fighter jets of the US-led coalition once again struck the Iraqi forces in the Northern province of Nineveh on Sunday, killing scores of soldiers.

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Mar 24

US Marines Enter Ground Combat in Iraq to Defend Oil Fields:

Even as Pentagon officials have sought to emphasize their claims of ISIS being “on the run,” ever more US ground troops are being deployed into Iraq to try to cope with ISIS offensives, with the battle of Makhmur leading to the introduction of US Marines in front-line combat roles.


Officials are trying to downplay the operation as “force protection” for Iraqi ground troops, who have been massing in the area in an effort to ultimately launch an attack on the ISIS-held city of Mosul, not far away.

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Mar 15



David Icke sits down with Filip Karinja to discuss a wide range of topics in what is David’s biggest interview of 2016 and most up-to-date.

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This is one interview you don’t want to miss!

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Mar 02

3,841 Killed in Iraq During February:

At least 3,841 were killed and 1,606 were wounded across Iraq during February.

During February, Antiwar.com counted 3,772 dead and 1,012 wounded. The fatalities consisted of 345 civilians, 524 security personnel, and 2,903 militants. Among the injured were 605 civilians, 217 security personnel, and 190 militants. These figures are compiled from news reports.

The United Nations released its figures on Tuesday. Their associates in Iraq counted 670 dead and 1,290 wounded. Of those fatalities, 410 were civilian and 260 were military. At least 1,050 civilians and 240 security personnel were wounded. The U.N does not count militant deaths or those that occur in Anbar province. The Anbar Health Directorate said four civilians were killed and 126 were injured in the province. Continue reading »

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Feb 18


Washington’s Machiavellian Game in Syria:

By F. William Engdahl

One of my often-cited sayings is around 2,500 years old. It’s from the respected Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu in his small masterpiece, The Art of War. For centuries it’s been one of the most influential strategy writings not only in Asia, but also the Western world. It goes as follows:

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

In geopolitical analysis, when I examine a major political or economic development, it’s very important that I first look into myself, to feel if I’m blurring my analysis because of deep-felt personal wishes for a peaceful, more harmonious world, blurring the reality of a given nation or groups of nations. Similarly, if I take those malevolent patriarchs who dominate American and NATO policies today, I must be certain I know, not merely the surface of what an American President or Secretary of State might say on a given day. It can be a lie, a slick maneuver or it can be even honest. The work of any serious analyst is to sort out which it is, to go deeper, to “mine” the lode in order to see the real strategic implications. Continue reading »

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Feb 18

potential collapse of Mosul dam in northern Iraq

US military warns of ‘catastrophic’ Mosul dam collapse:

The US military is gearing up to deal with the catastrophic consequences of a potential collapse of Mosul dam in northern Iraq, the top US general in the Arab country says.

US Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, head of the US-led coalition against Daesh (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, said Thursday that Iraqi authorities are aware of “the potential” for the collapse and the need for constant grouting of the hydroelectric dam’s foundation to prevent it. Continue reading »

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Feb 17

“Highly Dangerous” Radioactive Material Stolen In Iraq, “Could Be Used For ISIS Dirty Bomb”:

Just when it seemed that the Syria’s proxy war would remain confined within the “comfortable” realm of conventional weaponry, moments ago Reuters gave the first hint of a potential, and radioactive escalation, when it reported that Iraq is searching for “highly dangerous” radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials. The loss is significant because in already setting the next steps of the narrative, Reuters reports that the same officials “fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State.Continue reading »

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Feb 17

US military burn pits built on chemical weapons facilities tied to soldiers’ illness:

Though the US government disputes it, new evidence shows a link between service in Iraq and Afghanistan and cancers and untreatable bronchial illnesses

In 2007, shortly after vice-president Joe Biden learned that his eldest son would be deployed to Iraq, the then-presidential hopeful turned to a modest crowd at the Iowa state fair and admitted that he didn’t want Beau to go. “But I tell you what,” he said, his family lined up behind him. “I don’t want my grandson or my granddaughters going back in 15 years and so how we leave makes a big difference.” Continue reading »

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Feb 09


British SAS Special Forces ‘Dressed Up As ISIS Rebels’ Fighting Assad in Syria

SAS heroes blown up in ISIS ambush on top secret mission in Iraq:

The heroes’ bravery has not been officially acknowledged as Tory ministers lean on defence chiefs not to acknowledge the secret ground war

Three elite British troops were hurt under fire from Islamic State thugs during a top-secret mission in Iraq.

But the heroes’ bravery has not been officially acknowledged as Tory ministers lean on defence chiefs not to acknowledge the secret ground war being fought by our special forces in Iraq and Syria . Continue reading »

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Feb 02


There Are Now 3,700 U.S. “Boots On The Ground” In Iraq:

While global stock markets fail to rebound from recent lows, the US military is using every available distraction to build up the military presence in Iraq, and as the US defense secretary admitted moments ago: CARTER SAYS 3,700 U.S. `BOOTS ON THE GROUND’ IN IRAQ TODAY.  Considering a typical battalion has anywhere between 300 and 800 soldiers, at what point does the Pentagon stop calling it the politically palatable “boots on the ground” and start calling it what it really is: an army?

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Jan 30


BOMBSHELL: Declassified Memo Proves the Pentagon had ZERO Evidence of WMDs in Iraq:

Thirteen years after the invasion and occupation of Iraq, it is common knowledge that this war of choice was based on fabrications and slick propaganda. There were no weapons of mass destruction, the country posed no real threat to the U.S., and it was not a hotbed of terrorism until after Saddam was deposed.

Now, a bombshell has dropped in the form of a leaked classified report—a “smoking gun” if you will—that confirms the utter deception carried out on the American people to support the invasion. It demonstrates just how far the cabal under George W. Bush, making up a group known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), would go to prey upon fear in pursuit of global hegemony.

While Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others were proclaiming their certainty about the imminent threats posed to the U.S. by Saddam’s Iraq, the leaked documents reveal that they knew almost nothing about any actual weapons or capabilities.

On August 16, 2002, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asked Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, head of the Joint Staff’s intelligence directorate, for a report on “what we don’t know (in a percentage) about the Iraqi WMD program.” Continue reading »

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Jan 30

Germany to send 550 More Troops to Mali, Iraq Missions:

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet decided Wednesday to deploy an additional 550 troops to missions against jihadi fighters in Mali and Iraq.

They will be deployed in Mali, to relieve French forces in their fight against jihadis, and in northern Iraq, to train Kurdish troops also battling IS. Continue reading »

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Jan 23

Iraqis return home, disenchanted with life in Germany

Migrant crisis: Iraqis return home, disenchanted with life in Germany:

Heval Aram is waiting for a flight to Iraq. He says he and his family travelled for 12 days to reach Germany, but the poor conditions they experienced in refugee camps pushed them to return home.

“They gather people in horrible camps with no space to sleep, bathe or relax. There is no hope here in Germany. I hope nobody will leave their home to come here,” he said.

Others claim the food is too expensive for the amount of money they receive from the state.

There are also complaints the asylum process is too slow. Continue reading »

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Jan 20

Iraqi town survives 1.5 years under ISIS siege

Unassailable fortress: Iraqi town survives 1.5 years under ISIS siege:

Security forces and local tribes have joined efforts to turn the small Iraqi town of Barwanah into an unassailable fortress, which has survived a 1.5-year siege by Islamic State. They have delivered huge losses to the jihadists.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) used over 300 vehicles, rigged with explosives, to crush the resistance of the Barwanah residents, but failed to succeed every time, Ali Farihat one of the local tribal leaders, told RT’s Arabic Channel. Continue reading »

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Jan 02

UK veterans may be prosecuted over Iraq ‘war crimes’ as claims grow tenfold:

Allegations of unlawful killings and torture committed by British troops in Iraq have multiplied tenfold over the past five years, with the head of the unit established to investigate the cases saying the soldiers may face prosecution.

When the UK Ministry of Defence created the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) in 2010 to look into accusations of abuse and torture allegedly committed by the British contingent in Iraq in 2003-06, the number of the victims it was dealing with was 152, yet in a matter of five years this number grew by almost 10 times, currently reaching at least 1,514, according to the latest IHAT quarterly update.

Of the total number of alleged victims, some 280 are victims of alleged unlawful killings and 1,235 are cases of ill-treatment, including alleged rape and torture. Continue reading »

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Dec 28


ISIS Flees Ramadi, This Is What They Left Behind: Photo Album “From The Devil’s Grasp”

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Dec 27

Iraqi forces close in on final Daesh position in Ramadi:

Iraqi troops have pushed deeper toward the last remaining district in Ramadi held by Daesh militants, an army spokesperson told Reuters on Saturday.

This is part of an operation launched last Tuesday night aimed at expelling Daesh from the city, which the group has controlled since May. If successful, recapturing Ramadi will be one of the most important victories for Iraqi armed forces since Daesh swept across a third of the country in 2014.

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