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Australian military kills more civilians in Iraq

Australian military kills civilians Iraq

The Australian defence force says allegations that an air force bomb in Mosul, Iraq, killed civilians are “credible”. The Australian Super Hornet airstrike last year is said to have killed two civilian adults and injured two children when it bombed a terrace house in west Mosul. Amnesty International says the strike “may …

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New ISIS commander in Iraq was trained by the US

ISIS US trained Gulmurod Khalimov Iraq

Just days after the news hit that ISIS’ main propaganda officer, Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the Islamic State’s most prominent leaders, the second in command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as the unofficial spokesman of the terrorist organization, was killed (with a scandal promptly erupting between the US and Russia over …

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20+ Iraqi soldiers killed, 30 injured after US airstrike

US airstrike kills Iraq soldiers

Over 20 Iraqi soldiers have been killed and 30 injured in an airstrike carried out by the US military, Hakim al-Zamili, head of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee, told Sputnik news agency. “The 55th brigade [of the Iraqi Army] was hit by the US aviation. More than 20 …

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Iraqi civilians: ‘America is providing ISIS with weapons & food’

US weapons air drop to ISIS

The people of Iraq are increasingly blaming the United States for the spread of ISIS in their country, a Wall Street Journal report reveals. While interviewing Iraqi refugees in a tent city in Baghdad, journalist Yaroslav Trofimov discovered that a growing number of residents believe ISIS is receiving direct support from the …

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Former UN chief: US invasion of Iraq helped create ISIS

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, said the US-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake and helped to create the Islamist State militant group. He also blamed regional powers for making the conflict worse. “I was against this invasion and my fears have been founded. The break-up of the Iraqi …

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Donald Trump compares Russiagate to Iraq WMDs propaganda

Donald Trump press conference Poland President Andrzej Duda Russiagate Russian hacking

Donald Trump’s press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda turned to Russiagate as a US journalist tried to pound Trump on the Russia issue while inside Europe’s presently and historically most anti-Russian country. Clearly there was an attempt to stir tensions unnecessarily on the part of the reporter. Trump reiterated his …

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Airstrike kills over 200 people in Mosul, in latest US led terror attack

Mosul US airstrike kills civilians Iraq

As the US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city’s west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control. Most recent figures out of the area suggesting around 230 people were killed overnight in US and coalition strikes in …

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Iraqi army downs 2 UK planes delivering weapons to ISIS

Weapons drop from plane

Iraq‘s army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIS terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday. “The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they …

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Iraqi’s believe ISIS was created by the CIA

CIA created ISIS

It was over a month ago that the United States began launching airstrikes in Iraq to combat militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Despite efforts from the U.S. to destroy ISIS, rumors are running rampant in Iraq that ISIS was a creation of the United States Central …

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US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have killed 459 civilians

US airstrike Syria civilians dead

U.S. airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the extremists, said it believed 57 specific strikes killed civilians …

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Blackwater threatened to kill US State Department investigator

Blackwater Iraq

A senior official with the private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator in 2007 for attempting to review the group’s performance in Iraq. An internal State Department memorandum featured by the New York Times Monday reveals how the investigator, Jean C. Richter, alerted his superiors following the …

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Ex-Blackwater guards jailed for killing 14 civilians in Iraq

Blackwater guards jailed Iraq

A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others got 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, closing a case that had outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-U.S. sentiment around the world. The Sept. …

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Who will profit from the wars in Iraq and Syria?

Fighter jet

If there’s one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it’s that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon’s contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. As …

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ISIS ravaging through Iraq post US ‘liberation’

ISIS Iraq

Extremists from the Islamic State have killed at least 500 people, including women and children, Iraqi officials said. Some of the victims were buried alive. The killings reported by Iraqi Human Rights Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani to Reuters add to a long list of atrocities reportedly committed by the radical …

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WikiLeaks releases over 1,200 Clinton emails on Iraq war

Hillary Clinton Tony Blair Iraq WikiLeaks emails

WikiLeaks on Monday marked the yearly celebration of American independence by releasing over 1,200 private emails belonging to former secretary of state and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton pertaining to the Iraq War. The whistleblower platform announced the new archive in a tweet, noting that the emails would be made public just two days before the …

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Time is up for war criminal Tony Blair

Tony Blair Chilcot report Iraq war crimes

Although Chilcot was not the Establishment cover-up which many feared, it’s also true that it doesn’t tell us much that we didn’t already know. The long-awaited and much-delayed Chilcot report, published today, provides a damning indictment of the New Labour government of Tony Blair and the lies that were told in …

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