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CNN rats out troops in Iraq for having Trump sign MAGA hats

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 11:00am 12/27/2018 at 11:00am
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I know the news tends to be slow at the end of the year, but this is ridiculous. CNN reported that troops may have violated Department of Defense guidelines when they asked President Donald Trump to sign their Make America Great Again hats.

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Trump Surprises American Troops in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/26/2018 at 3:00pm
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President Trump and the First Lady surprised American troops stationed in Iraq when he dropped by to wish them Merry Christmas.

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Without ISIS, Mosul Ladies and Men Flock to Salons for Makeovers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 24, 2018 at 8:00am 12/24/2018 at 8:00am
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I shed a few tears after reading this article. People in Mosul, Iraq, had to endure hell for three years under Sharia law was set in place by the Islamic State (ISIS). This meant women covered head to toe in black while men had to grow long beards.

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U.S.-Iraqi Operation Capture Five Top ISIS Members

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00pm 5/10/2018 at 7:00pm
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Two Iraqi officials announced that an operation between U.S. and Iraqi forces led to the capture of five top ISIS members. From The New York Times:

The three-month operation, which tracked a group of senior Islamic State leaders who had been hiding in Syria and Turkey, represents a significant intelligence victory for...

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Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:36pm 12/9/2017 at 4:36pm
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Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared that the country has fully liberated itself from the Islamic State (ISIS).

The defeat of ISIS comes after three years of battles since the terrorist group leaked into Iraq and captured Mosul, the country’s second largest city, and other key cities along the border...

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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.

Watch:

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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