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Iraq

​Pentagon confirms ‘1st US soldier’ dead in Iraq anti-ISIS campaign
A 19-year-old mortarman has become the first US soldier to die in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, albeit from a “non-combat injury,” the Pentagon acknowledged.

25.10.2014 06:26

‘World’s wealthiest terror org’: US vows to cut ISIS revenue sources
Oil sales, ransoms and extortions help ISIS “generate tens of millions of dollars” monthly, the US Treasury estimates, promising to undermine the group’s finances and to impose sanctions on anyone attempting to do business with the extremists.

24.10.2014 08:38

ISIS chlorine attack on security forces confirmed – Iraq officials
Eleven Iraqi police officers were taken to hospital after an ISIS chemical weapons attack, with the Defense Ministry and doctors recently confirming the gas as chlorine. This marks the first officially documented militant attack with the chemical.

24.10.2014 05:42

FBI warns media that ISIS affiliate plans to kidnap journalists
Reporters are now being warned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that extremists affiliated with the so-called Islamic State have been “tasked with kidnapping journalists,” according to the Washington Post.

23.10.2014 20:49

Putin meets Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, reveals concerns over Iraq, Libya
The situation in the Middle East remains complex, with events in Iraq and Libya raising the most concerns, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said as he met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Sochi.

23.10.2014 16:23

US-led airstrikes kill more than 500 militants, 32 civilians – report
​United States and coalition airstrikes in Syria over the last month have killed more than 500 jihadists, of both Islamic State and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, and 32 civilians, according to a human rights monitor.

23.10.2014 14:04

​‘IS fighting US using American weapons’
The IS is using weapons the US and Sunni coalition countries “inadvertently” provided it with while supporting the Arab Spring. The militants, in particular, pried arms from Syrian rebels Max Abrahms, professor at Northeastern University told RT.

23.10.2014 10:57

‘Coincidence? Ex-Blackwater guards convicted as US paves a way back to Iraq’
The timing of the case against four ex-Blackwater employees might be connected with US attempts to re-engage in Iraq, former US Foreign Service employee Peter van Buren told RT.

23.10.2014 01:34

Pentagon admits weapons-drop fail as anti-ISIS operation hits $424mn
The Pentagon has admitted that a chunk of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into terrorist hands. The Turkish president has been voicing his frustration with Washington over this.

23.10.2014 05:42

Blackwater guards convicted in 2007 Baghdad shooting
A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured.

22.10.2014 16:07

What I say to the UK Foreign Office on ISIS
Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country’s political movements and parties to confront the common threat posed by the IS terrorist group.

22.10.2014 14:07

​Turks, Kurds, Americans: the Kobani riddle
Pay close attention to the women of Kobani, where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. They are also fighting the treacherous agendas of the US, Turkey, and the government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Who will prevail?

22.10.2014 11:06

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