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Iran and Iraq Earthquake’s Death Toll Around 350

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:00am 11/13/2017 at 10:00am
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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the border of Iran and Iraq over the weekend and the death roll has risen to 348 people. From Reuters:

State television said more than 348 people were killed in Iran...

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Saadam Hussein honored with statue and ceremony in Palestinian city

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 10/21/2017 at 6:30pm
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In a deliberate show of anti-Israel sentiment, a Palestinian city has erected a statue of Saddam Hussein bearing the words:  “Arab Palestine From River To Sea.”  This was Hussein’s rallying call for the destruction of Israel.

The Times of Israel reports:

The Palestinian city of Qalqilya has named a street after Saddam Hussein...

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Iraqi Government Takes Control of Kirkuk, Undermining Kurdish Independence

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/16/2017 at 7:00pm
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Kirkuk, Iraq has become a centerpiece in the Iraqi government’s rejection of the overwhelmingly successful Kurdish Independence Referendum.

Monday, Iraq took control of Kirkuk, which has been under Kurdish control since they took it from ISIS in 2014 as Iraqi forces fled.  It is surprising that the Kurds did not stand and...

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Tillerson: U. S. Does Not Recognize Kurdish Independence Referendum

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/1/2017 at 5:00pm
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We blogged about the Kurdish Independence vote held last week and about the resulting international threats and tensions, including the closing of Kurdish airports.

Pro-western Iraqi Kurds are disappointed by the lukewarm European response to their overwhelming victory, and can’t be too happy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement that the...

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Kurdish Independence Referendum on September 25th Raises Threats from Turkey, Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:30am 9/18/2017 at 8:30am
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Iraqi ICE Detainees Protest Deportation, Go On Hunger Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/17/2017 at 2:30pm
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Iraqi nationals detained by ICE for deportation have gone on a hunger strike in a detention facility.  They are protesting their detention and their eventual deportation.  The federal government has said that these Iraqis are being deported because they have committed crimes.

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Prager U: How Iraq Was Won and Lost

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 3:00pm 8/14/2017 at 3:00pm
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“What if people have the war in Iraq backwards? What if George W. Bush and the U.S. military won it, and Barack Obama and the Democrats gave it away?” Prager U asks in their latest video installment.

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If you ask most people about the Iraq War, they’ll tell you it was a...

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Obama’s Wish Come True: Iran’s a Regional Power, Starting With Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/16/2017 at 2:30pm
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Two years ago, former President Barack Obama agreed to the Iran Nuclear Deal and told The New York Times that “Iran will be and should be a regional power.” He also said that Iran has “that ability now to take some decisive steps to move toward a more constructive relationship with...

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Finally, Mosul Liberated From ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:27pm 7/10/2017 at 7:27pm
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After three long years, forces have liberated Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from the grips of ISIS. From CNN:

“From here, from the heart of the liberated and free Mosul, by the sacrifices of the Iraqis from all the provinces, we declare the great victory for all of Iraq and Iraqis,” [Iraqi...

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Wild Boars Killed ISIS Terrorists as They Prepared an Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/26/2017 at 12:00pm
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ISIS terrorists hid in the Hamrin mountains in Iraq, located near Kirkuk, to prepare “an attack on tribesmen who had formed anti-ISIS brigades.” These tribesmen sought shelter in these mountains back in 2014.

So as ISIS prepped its revenge, wild boars had a different idea. From The London Times:

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a...

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Mosul Doctors Say ISIS Wives Wanted to Birth Caliphate Cubs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00am 3/8/2017 at 10:00am
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As the Islamic state (ISIS) retreats from Mosul, Iraq, more locals have spoken out about life under the terrorist group. ISIS captured Iraq’s second largest city in the summer of 2014.

OB-GYN Dr. Fatima Khaleel spoke with The Sunday Times about the females she treated in Mosul, noting most of them desperately...

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Trump Issues New Immigration Executive Order, Exempts Iraq and Visa Holders

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12:22pm 3/6/2017 at 12:22pm
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President Donald Trump has signed a new immigration order, exempting Iraq and those who already hold visas. It still prohibits people from six nations “from entering the U.S. for 90 days.” From

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Archaeologists Find 600BC Palace in Shrine ISIS Destroyed

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/1/2017 at 5:00pm

The world suffered an immense loss when ISIS destroyed Prophet Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, in the summer of 2014. But as Iraqi forces push out the terrorist group, they are slowly putting the city back together. As archaeologists rummaged through the shrine, they discovered an untouched palace from 600BC:

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James Mattis: America ‘Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/20/2017 at 7:00pm

Secretary of Defense James Mattis held talks with Iraqi leaders on Monday where he promised them that America has not interfered with the country to take its oil. From The Wall Street Journal:

“I think all of us here in this room, all of us in America, have paid for our gas...

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Mass Grave Discovered in Territory Recovered From ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30am 11/12/2016 at 7:30am
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Iraqi soldiers in an area recently recovered from ISIS near Mosul made a gruesome discovery in what appeared to be a mass grave.

The New York Times reported:

In a Field South of Mosul, Investigators Probe Mass Grave

The stench of death drew Iraqi soldiers to the unsettled plot of land freshly liberated from...

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Iraqi Forces Begin Mission to Take Mosul From ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/17/2016 at 12:00pm

The Iraqi forces have started the offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS), who has held the country’s second largest city for two years.

The New York Times reported:

About 4,000 Kurdish pesh merga troops are involved in the operation to retake 10 villages, the opening phase of a battle that...

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Military Wants 500 More Troops in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/23/2016 at 7:00pm

The military has requested approval to send 500 more troops to Iraq to assist in missions to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. The White House needs to approve the request, but officials promise the troops would not see combat. Instead they would help the Iraqi military coordinate...

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