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In the end, then President George W. Bush ignored American Public opinion and the sage advice of senior Republican statement like former Secretary of State ... From 2003 to the formal withdrawal of US fighting forces in 2011, the war took the lives of 4,500 Americans and well over 150,000 Iraqi civilians.
Without a helping hand, Iraq's disenfranchised Sunnis run the risk of falling back into extremist traps as experienced in 2014, when Daesh began exploiting the frustration to recruit followers. The timing is critical and could not come a moment too soon. The Iraqi people have suffered enough and now they ...
The decision to support the Iraq war, which led to the murder of countless innocent people and the destruction and destabilization of an entire region for countless years to come, is by far the worst idea to ever come out of the paper's opinion page -- but thanks to their hiring of nepotism-case and Koch ...
Iraq, however, still needs far more donations -- overall, Baghdad is seeking $88.2 billion in aid from donors. Among the hardest-hit areas in Iraq is the city of Mosul, which Iraqi forces, aided by a U.S.-led coalition, recaptured from the Islamic State group in July 2017. Iranian-backed Shiite militias also ...

It's welcome news that American troops are beginning to leave Iraq. For many of them, the job is done. The Islamic State extremists who had seized control of vast swaths of territory -- including Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul -- have been driven from their holdings by an Iraqi military made stronger and ...
The reporter had asked her, "In your opinion, what is the difference between the current regime (under the control of Islamist parties) and the former regime ... For example, when a series of demonstrations broke out in various Iraqi cities in early 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and ...
In Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Qatar the Trump Administration faces the prospect of enabling alliances that adversaries, such as Iran or Russia, also benefit ... However, in 2016 they became an official paramilitary force of the Iraqi government, even though they continued to threaten the United States in Iraq.
I am not a film critic. I'm just a guy with a Netflix account and a lot of opinions. I also haven't seen every film and television show about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from start to finish. For example, I only made it about a quarter of the way into Robert Redford's tedious 2007 Iraq war drama Lions for ...
Fifteen years ago this week, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. .... Intelligence Community to cook up evidence of Iran's noncompliance; and the administration's choosing to view the recent protests in Iran as the beginning of regime change.
Abadi was the Great American Hope in 2014 to do the same as American troops flowed back to Iraq to fight the IS. Mr Abadi, a Shia backed by a group close to Iran, says he is running as the head of a cross-sectarian bloc. He took over from Mr Maliki, also a close ally of Iran widely blamed by Iraqi politicians ...
Qusai used to be an oil worker in Qayyarah, a once energy-rich town about 45 miles south of Mosul in Iraq. He also worked for years as a protector of both oil and gas in Iraqi Kurdistan for the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) during the late 1990s and following the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Ankara, Turkey -- The United States is bound to the Middle East by interests, but Turkey shares about 800 miles of border with Syria and Iraq alone. In this geography and beyond, Turkey and the United States share the goal of defeating terrorist organizations that threaten our nations. Daesh (or the ...
In this regard, the Joint Operations Command stresses that there is no change in the position of the peshmerga and the federal forces, and is alarmed by false news reports seeking to mislead public opinion," the Iraqi Joint Operation Command said in its statement. The Command urged local news outlets to avoid spreading ...
As we look to the future of the Middle East, Iraq and Kurdistan -- not to mention the future of America's role in counter-terrorism in the region and in Iraqi reconstruction -- the KRG will be an invaluable partner. Ensuring the Kurdistan Region continues to have a functioning democratic government, strong ...
Even the most conservative estimates of the number of Iraqi IS militants killed or captured in recent years reaches tens of thousands. Many of their ... But other IS rules, she adds, like strict dress codes and whippings as a punishment for small infractions, were clearly wrong in her opinion. "Nobody hated the ...

One such issue is unfolding in the Kurdish Region in Northern Iraq. When ISIS chased the Iraqi Army from areas bordering Kurdish territory in 2014, the Kurds deployed their famously fierce fighters south, trouncing ISIS and occupying key oil fields and border crossings. Now the Iraqi government is ...
The twin suicide bombings in Tayyaran Square - coming on the heels of a suicide bombing on Saturday that killed five people at a checkpoint in Baghdad - constituted the first major attack in the capital since the Iraqi military drove out ISIL in December. It claimed the lives of more than two dozen people, ...
Iraqis are indignant at years of conflict and the failure of the government to deliver services. Accusations of corruption are tarnishing the political class throughout Iraq, from Baghdad and Basra to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah. Such corruption and abuse of public funds undermines the viability of the Iraqi state ...
And as long as they do remain within Iraq, the people of Kurdistan might as well play the Iraqi political game as best they can with a national-level party, leaving local parties to focus on the ... The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rudaw.
The "Wounded Marine Family Relief" fundraiser was created to help offset a clerical error that was taking away almost $16,000 in disability payments Horton received from the veterans Administration after being seriously wounded in Iraq. Those VA benefits had been going to Horton's six children ...
We in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after the 2003 war that the United States called Operation Iraqi Freedom, opted for a genuine partnership within the new Iraq, believing that it would be federal and democratic; a federal government based on consensus, wealth and power-sharing. With many promises ...
In a move that affects hundreds of Iraqi detainees nationwide, a federal judge in Detroit issued an order Tuesday evening saying the immigrants deserve ... came amid aggressive immigration policies by the Trump Administration -- have committed crimes in the U.S. and must be deported now that Iraq will ...
The May 2018 parliamentary elections will lead to a confrontation between two major camps, each with their own distinct narrative and vision for the future Iraqi state. Former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is currently planning a major challenge against current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The two camps ...
Iraqi children sit amidst the rubble of a street in Mosul's Nablus neighborhood in front of a billboard bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from IS fighters on March 12, 2017. (Aris Messinis / AFP/Getty Images).
In late July, Goldsmith temporarily halted deportation of hundreds of Iraqi nationals. The preliminary injunction covering 1,400, including about 200 detained in June, was intended to give them more time to seek legal protection from being deported to Iraq, the homeland many left when they were youngsters ...
Spend even a moment in Iraq and you will see the courage its mothers and fathers possess as they try to shepherd families through conflict and upheaval. And yet now Idan is a symbol of something else: the aspiring singer and songwriter is becoming a Rorschach test for her fellow Iraqi citizens, for an ...
The 2003 Anglo-American invasion (also known by its Orwellian name, "Operation Iraqi Freedom") dismantled what was left of the Iraqi state drained by wars and sanctions. It also triggered and normalised the politics of chaos, corruption, and sectarian civil wars. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ...
"[T]here are 230,000 Americans in South Korea," wrote Victor Cha in a January 31 opinion piece for the Washington Post. "The president would be putting at risk an American population the size of a medium-size US city ... on the assumption that a crazy and undeterrable dictator will be rationally cowed by ...
How many war-boosters does the Washington Post need? Tuesday, the capital's most influential paper announced that Max Boot, yet another white, pro-war, pro-Israel, blow-everything-up pundit, would be joining their opinion section. It goes to show, again, that the most certain way to move up in the ...
From July 2008 to April 2009, I was a member of the 340th Military police Company, which was charged with training and supervising the Iraqi police force. Wisam was our interpreter. He was smart and fearless. Working with US forces put his life at risk. One day, Wisam received a bullet wrapped in a note: ...
Such a strategy would contrast markedly with the recent Iraqi Kurdish ... Syrian Kurdish movement is no longer divided like the Kurds in Iraq - the ... From the Assad regime's point of view, Damascus will at a minimum want to ...
Baghdad - A proposal in Iraq's Parliament to scrap the minimum age for ... The initial legislation, passed shortly after the fall of the Iraqi ...
Dohuk, Iraq, 19 November 2017 - The United Nations Assistance ... field of freedom of opinion and expression in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Another View: Silence on American being held in Iraq .... due to ISIS heavy shelling in several areas under control of the Iraqi Army, Mosul, Iraq.
Tehran -- Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday, after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, ...
At least 10 people killed in Iraq. The Iraqi Red Crescent said that 10 people were killed in Iraq's northern province of Sulaimaniyah, and 430 ...
EFPs are the signature weapon of two Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-led militias in Iraq and the reappearance of this ...
Over four gruesome years, ISIS swallowed up large areas of Iraq and ... an oil-rich Iraqi city that Mr. Barzani -- taking advantage of the threat of ...
The UK was misled over former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's access ... The Iraq war - which divided British public opinion - began in March ...
Beirut, Lebanon -- Iraq is, once again, deeply embroiled in crisis. .... Iraqi leaders view Iranian officials in their country -- including Maj. Gen.
... on 25 September in Iraqi Kurdistan was an unmitigated disaster. There is ... The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) is yet to be ... The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not ...
US relations with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq took a major blow in recent weeks. ... the Iraqi government naturally went after Kirkuk, a strategically vital ... The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not ...
Kirkuk is the oil-rich city that federal Iraqi troops abandoned when the Islamic State swept through northern Iraq. Kurdish forces moved back into ...
In Iraq, he told the Times, once you've been precision-bombed by the Americans, Iraqi soldiers ... This column is part of CBC's Opinion section.
Arguing the point of Iraqi sovereignty misses the point that Iraq is not a functioning ... The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not ...
Erbil, Iraq -- The president of Iraq's Kurdish region warned on Friday that ... Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favor of independence in a ...
Discovered in the flooded basement of the Iraqi secret service ... Berko, whose parents fled to Israel from Iraq, argued that the items should be ...
... in the Kurdish Region of Iraq. I was invited by PAX for a two-day workshop with members of the Iraqi Parliament. With a group of nine female ...


 

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