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Fallujah Aug. 27, 2004
Aug. 27, 2004: On Wednesday, U.S. warplanes and tanks bombed Fallujah for more than two hours, killing at least four people, hospital officials and residents said
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Improvised mines, and other types of explosive devices, pose a serious threat to civilians and have hindered their return in other places that were under ISIS control such as Kobane in Syria, and Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq. The fear is that this ...
The Islamic State group has typically laid out hundreds of land mines and booby traps designed to kill civilians before retreating from towns and cities across areas in Iraq, including the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, and also in the town of Kobani ...

During the battle to retake Fallujah last summer, almost 650 Sunni Arabs were abducted from Saqlawiya by militias and are now feared dead.
He served in the army for nearly 10 years, until he was wounded in the battle of Fallujah. "I took an AK-47 round through the center of both knees when our convoy came under attack," he said.
He's particularly mad about a TV commercial in which a Fallujah-wounded veteran talks about the fear that his co-pays will go up - untrue, Smith says, because "service-connected combat veterans" - those whose injuries or illnesses are directly linked ...
Unbidden, an Iraqi soldier, stood up before his comrades and announced he had been shot six times in fighting in Fallujah, dropped his strides to reveal the healed wounds and declared he survived thanks to the medical training provided by the training ...

Elliot Ackerman is a decorated former Marine who was an infantry officer in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. He just returned to Fallujah on assignment for Esquire magazine and tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about the changes in the city after it was liberated from ...
Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) sent an urgent appeal to Mr Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for human rights and to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on 11 and 12 October 2016, with ...
... stronghold, sectarian militias are indirectly being shoved into the city, as if innocent civilians are destined to fall prey to ISIL and the Popular Mobilisation and to suffer the same atrocious violations as their counterparts in Fallujah, Tikrit ...
Stephen Blackwell looks at the possible consequences of a collapse of ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
Islamic State fighters are slaughtering scores of innocents by using them as human shields in the fight to take Mosul, it emerged today.
I was in Fallujah in 2004. A rocket came and blew up. It killed one, wounded two others, plus myself. All my prescriptions come from the VA.
Improvised mines, other types of explosive devices, and remnants of war pose a significant threat to civilians and hinder recovery in other places that were under ISIS control, such as Kobane in Syria, and Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq. ISIS-planted ...
Several supposedly "decisive" battles punctuated America's occupation of Iraq. First there was the botched April 2004 assault on Fallujah. The Iraqis called off that battle. That led to the second decisive battle of Fallujah in which the Marines ...
Tikrit, Fallujah and districts such as Muqdadiya in the Diyala Governorate, which has been under government control since January of 2015, have now established a pattern, which could now be repeated on a larger scale in Mosul.
In a recent example, to the Americans' chagrin, Baghdad plans to utilize its Iranian-backed Shiite militias to the west of Mosul, despite their reputation for human rights violations, including during the fight for Fallujah this year. Mosul is a ...
With air and ground support from the U.S.-led coalition, an Iraqi force of about 30,000, joined by U.S. special forces and under U.S.

RITZ: Well, we have a little bit of experience with the situation that happened in Anbar, in Ramadi and Fallujah. I think it's very difficult just to think that we can go quickly inside, because we do expect there might be heavy mines, contamination of ...
Will the Iraqi forces allow the Shiite militias to commit the same atrocities against Sunnis they had earlier in Fallujah, Tikrit and Anbar, where Sunni mosques were torched and teenagers were abducted, only to be found weeks later tortured and buried ...
Like everyone else in Fallujah, they have no electricity or running water and there's no trash collection. Out of work and out of money, Muhaned came back because he had no choice.
"The Coalition is proud to support the Iraqis in the liberation of Mosul," he said. "The Iraqis have been building momentum from liberating Hit, Fallujah and Qayyarah. Mosul will be the next operation and we are confident they will succeed." The 101st ...
The Mosul offensive has the trappings of Amerli, Fallujah, Kirkuk and Tikrit combined into one - and with a much greater human toll.
The killing of a federal judge in central Mexico has underlined both how vulnerable judges are in the context of the country's decade-long drug war, and how relatively unscathed they have been until now.
We've got a war on drugs - and we're sitting in Fallujah right down here in Johnstown - and this guy's just (trying to) make a buck.
In un rapporto reso pubblico oggi, Amnesty International ha esortato le forze armate irachene, quelle che combattono al loro fianco e gli stati alleati a non ripetere a Mosul i crimini di guerra commessi per rappresaglia e vendetta a Falluja e in altre ...
New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 17 season on November 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 with the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah, the first opera written about the Iraq war experience. Based on the life and work of Iraq ...
Aid agencies scrambled to assemble shelters in various locations around Fallujah and across the country. Fallujah's population at the time of the military offensive was approximately 300,000 people. The U.N. estimates the population of Mosul is ...
The Iraqi effort to retake Falluja left it less devastated than Ramadi. Even so, weeks of indiscriminate shelling by Shiite militias, as well as fierce fighting in the final weeks of the assault, left sections of the city in rubble.
Another Marine Corps veteran in the recruiting video, Joshua Foulkrod, served two combat tours in Fallujah, Iraq, before becoming a police officer at the supply center in Richmond, VA.
"The size of Mosul makes this by far the largest task the ISF [Iraqi security forces] has undertaken to date, an order of magnitude larger than the liberation battles in cities like Ramadi, Fallujah and Sharqat," Col. John Dorrian, the U.S. military ...
After over two grueling years living under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS), Mosul's 1.2 million civilians may suffer yet more abuse when the government tries to retake the city if recent lessons from the operations to retake Fallujah, Tikrit ...
The evening kicked off with a pretty solid set from the Bay Area progressive death metal folks in Fallujah. Other than vocalist Alex Hofmann's set-long battle with the blue stage lights that were blinding him while making the band appear to be "The ...
Solomon's most recent work is a virtual reality (VR) piece titled "The Fight for Falluja," which shows the Iraqi forces working to take back the city of Falluja, Iraq from ISIS forces. It is the first VR film made in a combat zone. Solomon gave a brief ...
Similarly, the U.S. military erected a perimeter around the Iraqi city of Fallujah in fall 2004 ahead of operation Phantom Fury.
Bleill said that he couldn't believe that kids so young were prepared to fight, and that he seriously underestimated them. In 2006, he was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq. On Oct. 15, the Humvee in which he was riding with three other marines exploded ...
Yet US campaigns to drive Islamic State out of Manbij, Kobani, Ramadi, Fallujah, Baiji and Tikrit, and now Mosul, have also caused hunger, killed civilians, and destroyed buildings.
"ISIL does an incredible job of booby-trapping urban terrain as either they are still fighting in it or departing it, as has been proven in Fallujah and other places" Lt. Gen. Michael Shields, the director of JIDO, told reporters last week. The U.S ...
In previous offensives in Fallujah, Ramadi and Sinjar, Iraqi forces have become accustomed to close air support, with coalition jets clearing the way for their advance by flattening enemy artillery and mortar positions and eliminating car bombs that ...
The Mosul offensive has the trappings of Amerli, Fallujah, Kirkuk and Tikrit combined into one - and with a much greater human toll.
We've got a war on drugs - and we're sitting in Fallujah right down here in Johnstown - and this guy's just (trying to) make a buck.
It has been a political imperative for Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to rally public support for an Iraqi-led military campaign to reclaim cities such as Tikrit, Ramadi, Falluja and, the major prize now, Mosul. Moreover, it would be ...
In un rapporto reso pubblico oggi, Amnesty International ha esortato le forze armate irachene, quelle che combattono al loro fianco e gli stati alleati a non ripetere a Mosul i crimini di guerra commessi per rappresaglia e vendetta a Falluja e in altre ...
New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 17 season on November 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 with the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah, the first opera written about the Iraq war experience. Based on the life and work of Iraq ...
Aid agencies scrambled to assemble shelters in various locations around Fallujah and across the country. Fallujah's population at the time of the military offensive was approximately 300,000 people. The U.N. estimates the population of Mosul is ...
Another Marine Corps veteran in the recruiting video, Joshua Foulkrod, served two combat tours in Fallujah, Iraq, before becoming a police officer at the supply center in Richmond, VA.
I seem to remember there were three battles for Fallujah. We've seen in Aleppo maybe 500 people killed. That's terrible, civilians I mean.
(CNN) - The offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIS control has begun, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a televised statement early Monday.
While the recent trajectory of the military response to ISIL has been solely one-way, with Fallujah and Tikrit being retaken by Iraqi-led forces with international assistance, most expect the group to mutate to match its new situation.
The Iraqi central government is the biggest state-holder of the operation and they would like to liberate Mosul from DAISH as they did in Ramadi and Fallujah to reach a decisive victory against Daish. According to their view, there are two main ...
Later, the counterterrorism forces, which took the lead in liberating other Iraqi cities, like Ramadi and Falluja, from the Islamic State, will join regular army units in storming the city.


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