Posts Tagged ‘ Iraqi Army ’

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: New USCIRF Report on Religious Minorities in the KRI

Jun 6th, 2017 | By

In January, William J.Murray personally was escorting three trucks of supplies to the NPU, one two-ton truck with food and two pickups filled with bottled water, when the Peshmerga stopped us at their main checkpoint between Erbil and Qaraqosh. I had authorized the aid, which amounted to a 20-day supply of food for the 300-man

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Front Line: Inside Iraqi Soldiers’ Anti-IS War

May 10th, 2017 | By

The walkie-talkie in the commander’s hand buzzes and crackles as soldiers line up their humvees and tanks, readying themselves to enter Islamic State territory. “Tell all the men to put on helmets,” are the orders over the walkie-talkie. “I don’t want to see anyone without a helmet!” A few minutes later, many of the soldiers

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ISIS Will Be Driven from Mosul in May, Iraqi army says

May 3rd, 2017 | By

ISIS Will Be Driven from Mosul in May, Iraqi army says The Iraqi military could soon drive the Islamic State group (ISIS) from its final major bastion of Iraqi territory in Mosul, according to the Iraqi army’s chief of staff. In a press statement cited Sunday by local state-run media, Iraqi Army Chief of Staff

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ISIS Militants Disguised as Iraqi Police Slaughter 31 People

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Islamic State militants posed as Iraqi police officers, slaughtering 31 people and wounded 40 in an attack in Tikrit in northern Iraq. According to Ireland’s Independent.ie, the militants first targeted a police checkpoint and then the house of a police colonel who was the head of the counter-terrorism services. They later turned their fire on

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ISIS Uses Children As Human Shields in Mosul

Mar 30th, 2017 | By

According to the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights website, the Islamic State seized 197 children and is using them as human shields. The children are being held near the Large Mosque on the east bank of Mosul to stop the advancement of coalition forces currently trying to retake eastern Mosul from the Islamic State. Lt.-

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Iraq’s Grisly Liberation

Mar 3rd, 2017 | By

Areas freed from the Islamic State’s grip display the depth of the terror group’s war crimes. As Iraqi forces continue that fight, American aid groups are staking out front-line positions, too

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Lebanese Cleric Sheikh Bilal Duqmaq: ISIS Is Not All Bad

Feb 16th, 2017 | By

Transcript: In a Lebanese TV show, Sunni cleric Sheikh Bilal Duqmaq said that he “agreed with [ISIS] on some theories and religious matters.” The Al-Jadeed TV show took the form of an interrogation, in which the host brandished a toy pistol, aimed it at his guest, and questioned him: “Are you a killer? Yes or

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Iraqi Palace of Mirrors: Kurds Block Aid To Christian Militia

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

The Christian town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, located on the Nineveh Plain, is in ruins. It is far worse than its appearance, which is bad enough.

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ISIS Lures The Poor and The Prosperous From 50 Countries To Build Terrorist Army

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

The Islamic State drew far more fighters from far more countries than its predecessor, a steady flow from far-flung global regions that helps explain the terrorists’ commitment to mass murder and destruction once they arrived to create a ballyhooed promised land.

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Thousands Gather to Call for A Caliphate in UK

Dec 16th, 2016 | By

In the street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, protesters and Islamic leaders filled the street chanting loudly and calling for American to be punished for Aleppo. The protests started as an alternative to an official demonstration outside Downing Street that called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria. The protest blocked

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