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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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)