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Nothing is Happening in Iraq, and That’s the REALLY BIG News

Some years ago there was a prop forward in the French national rugby team called Pierre Dospital. This was considered a very appropriate name for him, as it was only one letter away from “hospital”, and given his size, and the demands of his position on the field, this is where many of his opponents

JOURNAL-NEO.ORG

Could a defeated IS rebound?

In short: yes, but not in the same form. The jihadist terror group's self-proclaimed "caliphate", which once ruled over nearly eight million people across Syria and Iraq, has been all but eliminated.

BBC

Trump wants Europe to take back ISIS fighters. That's tricky.

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial.

NBC NEWS

GOP Rep. Walter Jones, Who Spent Years Seeking Redemption For Iraq Vote, Dies At 76

Republican Congressman Walter Jones, who represented North Carolina for 24 years, died Sunday after complications from a fall. He had just turned 76. Jones was originally a strong proponent of the Iraq war, but after attending the funeral of a Marine sergeant killed by a rocket-propelled grenade, Jo

NPR

Canadian Muslim revealed to be notorious jihadi: ‘You’ll never kill the love for jihad’

The English voice of the Islamic State steps out of the shadows. He’s a Canadian, another one of your peaceful and loving Muslim neighbors. This is the “new generation” of Muslims.

GELLERREPORT.COM

Wife of suspect and congressman defend prosecuted Navy SEAL

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a 2017 deployment to Iraq. Prosecutors say he killed a teenage Islamic State fighter under his care and then held his reenlistment ceremony with the corpse.

KUSI.COM

ISIS begin surrendering in eastern Syria as Trump claims 'virtually 100%' of territory in Iraq and Syria has been liberated

The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in eastern Syria have begun surrendering themselves to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after a string of losses in the eastern Euphrates River Valley region.

SOTT.NET

Sahel instability spreading to coastal West Africa - Burkina Faso

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Islamist militants are increasing their activity in West Africa despite the establishment of a regional force to combat them in the Sahel region, and they are now threatening coastal countries, Burkina Faso’s foreign minister said on Saturday.

REUTERS UK

Officer Pulls Over Army Vet. Asks Him To Step Out Of The Car Once He Sees What’s On His Dashboard

When a police officer pulled over an Army vet, the interaction went a little differently than most traffic stops. William Jazwinski, a former Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Operator for the United States Army, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as do many other servicemen and women who retur

AWM

Iraq Rebuffs U.S. Demands to Stop Buying Energy From Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pressuring Iraq to stop buying energy from its neighbor and sole foreign supplier, Iran, in what has become a major point of conflict between Washington and Baghdad.

NEW YORK TIMES

Islamic State’s caliphate is nearing defeat

THE LAST defenders of the caliphate grazed like sheep until there was no grass left to eat. America bombed from above. Kurdish-led fighters pursued them on the ground. And Syrian and Iraqi armies maintained a siege from their respective positions across the Euphrates river and Iraqi border. Less tha

THE ECONOMIST

Kurds in Northern Iraq Want U.S. to Stay in Region

The US should stay in Iraq to prevent an ISIS resurgence, officials in the autonomous Kurdistan Region stressed in recent weeks. As the US holds a meeting on regional security in Poland, and as the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey gather in Sochi, the threat of ISIS continues in Iraq.

MIDDLE EAST FORUM

Hundreds Protest BP Sponsorship of British Museum

More than three hundred activists converged on the British Museum in London on Saturday, February 16, to stage one of the largest protests yet against oil sponsorship. Demonstrators formed one large circle in the museum’s Great Court and wielded banners that underscored the UK’s role in helping BP,

ARTFORUM.COM

140 Fort Bragg soldiers return home from Iraq

FORT BRAGG (WTVD) -- One hundred forty soldiers returned home Sunday morning after being away in Iraq for nine months for Operation Inherent Resolve. The soldiers were responsible for providing maintenance and equipment repair for over 15 units spread across four countries.

ABC11.COM

Honor Flight planned for veterans of Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan

While recent “honor flights” have recognized veterans of World War Two, Korea and Vietnam, a new honor flight is being organized for those who served in conflicts in the Middle East.

RADIO IOWA

Regime Change Template: The ocean of lies on Venezuela recalls the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq

There are clear and disturbing parallels between the events that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the current frenzy promoting regime change in Venezuela. From the state actors to the massive disinformation campaign, Washington and its "coalition of the willing" appear to be following the same o

SOTT.NET

Ex-RAF and British Airways pilot accused of killing 11 in Shoreham air crash 'flew Harrier jump jets in Iraq but was never taught about blacking out from G-forces when training'

A former test pilot accused of killing 11 people in a crash at the Shoreham air show said he never learned about the dangers of blacking out from G-forces while training with the RAF, a court heard.

DAILY MAIL

The collapse of Isis will inflame the regional power struggle

The collapse of the Isis caliphate’s last stronghold in Syria is sending shockwaves across the region, changing the calculations of the major powers as they jockey for advantage. Triumphalism in Washington, Moscow and Damascus risks obscuring the human cost of a “victory” that may quickly prove tran

THE GUARDIAN

Pegasus revises planned Iraq network addition in 1H19

Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines in recent weeks revised planned new routes to Iraq, including Basra and Erbil. Revised plan includes the following. Gaziantep – Erbil eff 14MAR19 2 weekly 737-800 (A320 from 14MAR19 to 30MAR19, following schedule from 31MAR19)

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