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Who Will Dominate Iraq and Syria after ISIS?

Who Will Dominate Iraq and Syria after ISIS?

Originally published under the title “Who Will Dominate the Post-Islamic State Landscape in Iraq and Syria?” On the surface, the wars in Syria and Iraq are continuing at full intensity. The fight between Iraqi government forces and Islamic State in western Mosul is proving a slow, hard slog. This week, government forces captured the police […]

Dispatch from Mosul

EASTERN MOSUL, IRAQ “So I’m a sniper, right, and I see four IS guys approaching. I’m on a roof. I take down two of them. Then the rifle jams. And they’re coming forward. So I make it down the stairs, and I throw a grenade as theyre in the courtyard of the house. One of […]

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The Battle for Mosul: A Frontline Report

Originally published under the title “Reporting from the Front Line in the Battle for Mosul.” The neighbourhood of Hay al-Arabi in eastern Mosul city has the appearance of a place recently visited by apocalypse. This was one of the last areas east of the Tigris River vacated by the Islamic State organisation, before the advance […]

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ISIS Booby-Trapping Christian Children’s Toys With Bombs In Iraq

ISIS Booby-Trapping Christian Children’s Toys With Bombs In Iraq ISIS will kill an infidel at any cost and they never miss an opportunity to reach a sickening new low. The barbarians couldn’t drive all of the Christians out of the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, so they are compensating by targeting innocent children with explosive toys […]

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Islamic State forces 1,500 families to retreat with them, abducts 295 Iraqi Security Forces

They will now be killed, enslaved, ransomed or freed outright. Here is a salient passage on this issue from a Shafi’i manual of Islamic law: When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests … (of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoner’s death, slavery, release without paying anything, or […]

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Iran and Turkey Jostling for Power in Iraq

The most intriguing aspect of the Mosul campaign, however, has been the differing and often opposing agendas of the various components of the attacking force. These, with surprising rapidity, have now have come to the fore. Just two weeks into the offensive, two of its most prominent backers – the Baghdad government of Prime Minister […]

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Turkey’s Dangerous Moves in Iraq

In a span of five years Turkey has had serious political and military tensions with several countries in its vicinity: Israel, Syria, Russia, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece. Most recently, Iraq has also joined the club of hostilities surrounding Turkey. Despite the Iraqi government’s vehement requests that Turkey withdraw its troops in Iraq, Ankara shrugs […]

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An Iraqi Christian’s Plea to American Voters

A plea from hell on earth. A voice for the voiceless. “An Iraqi Christian’s Plea to American Voters: Defeat The Status Quo,” By Nahren Anweya, September 26th 2016: For hundreds of thousands of voiceless people, the 2016 presidential election in the United States is a life or death situation. Assyrian Christians, Yezidis, and other highly […]

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The Ba’thification of Iraq: Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism.

When Baghdad fell to U.S. and allied forces in April 2003, a treasure trove of Iraqi Baath documents fell into coalition hands. Renamed the Baath Regional Command Center (BRCC) archive by its stewards, the Iraq Memory Foundation, it represents the most complete record currently available of the process of intimidation and indoctrination to which Iraqi […]

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John Kerry: Iran ‘helpful’ in fighting ISIS in Iraq

More delusion from Kerry. They chant “Death to America” in Tehran and he thinks they’re being “helpful” against the Islamic State? They’re not being helpful. They’re looking out for their own interests, trying to secure a client state in Iraq. And that client state will hate America as much as Iran and ISIS do. “John […]

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