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The U.S. worked closely with Syria to end the civil war in Lebanon in 1990 and in the initial stages of the Iraq War and so-called "War on Terror," but ... Fellow enemies of both Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Israel, they continued to forge ties into the new millennium and the Syrian government became ...
"Iraq has the right to own cutting-edge weapons to defend its territory and air space from air attacks," Iraqi MP Hakim Al-Zamili, who heads the Iraqi ... bombing of the Al-Askari mosque in Samarra in February 2006 that led to years of Sunni-Shiite violence which often has been described as a civil war.

Fleeing civilians walking past the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continued their advance against Islamic State militants in the old city of .... Iran is (with Russia) the main ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime in his civil war, sponsors terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon and ...
The Iraqi government has done little to reduce tensions in formerly IS-held territory, instead preferring a strategy of inflicting 'public justice' on alleged ... of abductions and kidnappings, crimes reminiscent of the worst of the sectarian bloodletting that left Iraq on the cusp of civil war between 2006 and 2009.
“Siege, starve, and surrender”: inside the next phase of the Syrian civil war .... At the time, it was one of the biggest and most horrific attacks in the civil war. Since then, Assad ... But two years later, the US-led anti-ISIS coalition effectively defeated the terrorist group's so-called caliphate in Syria (and Iraq).
Afghanistan, Algeria, Chechnya, Iraq, Lebanon Somalia, and Yemen are examples of other conflicts that have birthed new terrorist groups or allowed existing ones to get stronger. The wars provide a cause for recruiting, and they make the (surviving) members deadlier by giving them hard-won combat ...

As the Islamic State's hold on territory in Syria and Iraq is collapsing, the civil war continues. ... Working with the Iraqi government and the Syrian Democratic Forces, a mixture primarily of Kurdish and Arab fighters, this cooperation “makes it difficult to carry out their activities” of supplying supporters, moving ...
We need to remember that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, perhaps over 1 million, died in the US war and occupation—and that doesn't even ... In Syria, the civil war has become the occasion for a regional and global struggle involving multiple conflicts: Saudi Arabia versus Iran, Turkey versus the ...
That's why Iran told its Iraqi Shi'a allies to participate in the American reconstruction and democratization of Iraq in 2003–2005, why it only began attacking Americans in Iraq when it realized that US mistakes were driving Iraq into chaos and civil war, why Iran was the most important voice trying to restrain ...
Afghanistan, Algeria, Chechnya, Iraq, Lebanon Somalia, and Yemen are examples of other conflicts that have birthed new terrorist groups or allowed existing ones to get stronger. The wars provide a cause for recruiting, and they make the (surviving) members deadlier by giving them hard-won combat ...
The Democratic Union Party/People's Protection Units (PYD/YPG) are a separatist terrorist organization. Even though the Syrian Civil War seems like a conflict between the opposition and the regime, it was PYD/YPG who exploited this situation. They are the originators of the separatist movement in Syria.
Its latest iteration is ISIS, and while the terrorist army has been largely defeated in Iraq and Syria, the political conditions that produced ISIS largely remain in place. They include the sectarian civil war that is roiling the Middle East from Yemen to Syria to Iraq and that pits Shia militias backed by Iran against ...
In the last month, nearly all parties to the civil war have been involved in escalatory attacks, while Syrian President Bashar Assad has pummeled civilians ... The lynchpin in this approach is striking a deal with Turkey to enable resources to flow to eastern Syria from Iraq and northern Syria, and to keep U.S. ...
... a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in the civil war; an Iraqi activist for women's rights; and an Iraqi ... depended essentially on the weapons supplied by US and Iranian military advisers since Iran was waging a US-sponsored border war against Iraq.
Iraq seeks to acquire S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft weapon systems to defend its territory from air strikes, Iraqi MP Hakim Al-Zamili, head of the Iraqi parliament's security and ... The shrine's destruction plunged Iraq into an unprecedented wave of violence and the country found itself on the brink of a civil war.
That's why Iran told its Iraqi Shi'a allies to participate in the American reconstruction and democratization of Iraq in 2003–2005, why it only began attacking Americans in Iraq when it realized that US mistakes were driving Iraq into chaos and civil war, why Iran was the most important voice trying to restrain ...
Beloit now and then by barber Rod Gottfredsen, 9-11 a.m. on Feb. 19. The Civil War in the sea islands: How do we remember reconstruction? By retired history teacher Galin Berrier, 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 20. The future of post ISIS Iraq by Beth Dougherty, Beloit College professor of international relations, 9-11 ...

Four months on from the referendum which they had hoped would be a foundation stone for the building of statehood, Iraq's Kurds are demoralized and ... intense period of the civil war and the war against IS as the key element behind Iran's decision to act to reduce the quasi-independence possessed by ...
The U.N. reported in November that child malnutrition in eastern Ghouta was at the worst ever recorded throughout the seven years of civil war. ... Erdogan said the Turkish forces' push into Afrin would stretch further east, to the Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij, and toward the border with Iraq "until no terrorist ...
The coalition says the group has lost 98% of the territory that it seized across Iraq and Syria in 2014, when it proclaimed the creation of a "caliphate". IS now controls only small pockets of land in Syria, including a part of the Euphrates valley, where it is under attack by a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and ...
Turkey tried tirelessly to mediate between Palestinian factions, Iraqi factions, Israel and Syria, Iraq and Syria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, even in the civil war in Somalia. Ankara's mediation efforts, however, rarely yielded positive results, which was often due to Turkey's lack of leverage over the parties ...
Targeted by an American-led coalition, as well as local militias, Islamic State has lost most of the territory it seized in Syria and Iraq in 2014, but it remains a lethal threat. On Monday, two suicide bombers killed about 35 people in Baghdad in the first major attack in the Iraqi capital since the government ...
Iran rarely provides figures on the numbers fighting and killed in its operations in Syria and Iraq. The last ... Many of the children who were recruited had fought in the Fatemiyoun division, an exclusively Afghan armed group supported by Iran that fights alongside Syrian government forces in Syria's civil war.
Military leaders in Syria, Iraq and Russia claimed a decisive victory over Islamic State last year, but western officials say the declaration is premature. Analysts also warn ... “There are still deep wells of resentment and fear among Iraqi Sunnis, and the Syrian civil war grinds on,” Burke says. “The project of ...
This mistake led to the collapse of the Iraqi state and created a civil war that engulfed the nation. That war allowed al-Qaeda to entrench itself in the country and permitted Iran to expand its influence in Iraq. After much bloodshed, the United States reversed course in the last two years of Bush's second term.
In early December, senior Trump administration officials suggested that approximately 80 percent of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's defense against insurgents in the country's ongoing civil war is being provided by forces imported from outside of the country. The lion's share of these fighters is being ...
Compare this with upwards of 3,000 people blown up, shot or tortured to death in the capital in a single month at the height of the Sunni-Shia sectarian civil war in 2006-7. At that time, Iraqi young men would have their bodies tattooed so they could be identified after death even if they were badly mutilated.
But Abadi's resolve should be taken with a degree of skepticism, since any holdup of funds could lead to violent clashes within Iraqi Kurdistan that could develop into a civil war, which could spill over into other parts of Iraq where Kurds live. The Iraqi government, gearing up for elections next May, hardly ...
“Currently, the groups fighting under the Islamic State flag are active in many regions of Afghanistan, including the Nangarhar Province and in some northern areas, like Kunduz.” The country has struggled to rid themselves of jihadis and have been involved in a civil war against extremism for years.
Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, following its loss of the town of Rawa in ...
We need to remember that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, perhaps over 1 million, died in the US war and occupation—and that doesn't even ... In Syria, the civil war has become the occasion for a regional and global struggle involving multiple conflicts: Saudi Arabia versus Iran, Turkey versus the ...
The United Nations has reported that a breathtaking 2.6 million Iraqis have been displaced during the three-year civil war with Daesh that has only concluded in December. Almost half of these millions are children. After three years of bloody fighting that left between 90,000 and 125,000 people dead, Iraq ...
It is by such means that al-Qaeda in Iraq, the forerunner of Isis, survived its defeat in Iraq in a US-led campaign (the so-called “Surge”) in 2006 and 2007. It retreated to the deserts of western Iraq in order to wait for better times, which duly came in 2011 with the start of the civil war in Syria. Isis reemerged ...
Compare this with upwards of 3,000 people blown up, shot or tortured to death in the capital in a single month at the height of the Sunni-Shia sectarian civil war in 2006-7. At that time, Iraqi young men would have their bodies tattooed so they could be identified after death even if they were badly mutilated.
The US-led coalition fighting Isis in Iraq and Syria says it has killed at least 817 civilians in air strikes since 2014. It continues to bomb targets in the region and said that, despite the Iraqi government's declaration of victory, "much work remains to ensure the enduring defeat of [terror group Isis]" according to ...
HRW says an Iraqi official has pledged to investigate the crime, but they say no one has been held responsible yet. "Allowing the many armed forces involved in Iraq's civil war to retaliate against any group they think was complicit with ISIS would shatter the rule of law," Fakih said. "Baghdad needs to assert ...
(Beirut) – Yezidi fighters in Iraq allegedly forcibly disappeared and killed 52 civilians from the Imteywit tribe in June 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. .... “Allowing the many armed forces involved in Iraq's civil war to retaliate against any group they think was complicit with ISIS would shatter the rule of ...
Iraqi forces and the Iran-backed Hashd took complete control from KRG Peshmerga of Shingal in October, along with other Kurdistani or disputed ... “Allowing the many armed forces involved in Iraq's civil war to retaliate against any group they think was complicit with ISIS would shatter the rule of law,” Fakih ...
“Currently, the groups fighting under the Islamic State flag are active in many regions of Afghanistan, including the Nangarhar Province and in some northern areas, like Kunduz.” The country has struggled to rid themselves of jihadis and have been involved in a civil war against extremism for years.
Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, following its loss of the town of Rawa in ...
For the second year in a row, the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the epicenter of the worst conflict displacement crisis in the world - a crisis that outpaces the likes of the civil wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen according to human rights groups. And almost nobody is talking about it.
Iraqi forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated about 97 percent of the people and land that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria once ... A solution to the Syrian civil war is the best way to ensure groups like ISIS do not take advantage of the chaos and confusion to impose their ideology, the ...
The United States backed the coalition but did not join in direct military action. Washington's role was focused on providing logistics and intelligence support for the coalition's air campaign. Meanwhile, fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ...
Within two decades of gaining autonomy, Iraqi Kurdistan became a bastion of stability in Iraq and the region, weathering well the internal Iraqi insurgency ... Qassem Suleimani, the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, to attack the KRG's forces and push the country to the brink of civil war.
... was struck by how the debate over whether Iraq was now in civil war ... of Iraq — he offers useful provocations that deserve to be considered.
“The girl was released during the displacement of Iraqi families from a ... the US-led coalition invaded Iraq, and at the peak of the civil war in ...
A soldier, called to serve in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan .... that asserts that slavery was not the underlying cause of the Civil War.
The fall of Aleppo turned the tide of the civil war in the regime's favour. And this week, as Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Mr Assad ...
The planned visit was to take place after the Iraqi military incursion into the ... "A new civil war in Iraq would bring unbelievable suffering to this ...
ISIS's last Iraqi town of Rawa fell on Friday, and Abadi only awaits the clearing ... In Syria, the six-year long civil war continues with only a shaky ...


 

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