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Iraq

​1,000 per month: US airstrikes fail to stem tide of foreign fighters
Hundreds of US-led airstrikes and daily multi-million dollar military operations have failed to stem the tide of foreign fighters entering Iraq and Syria, who continue to pour in by their thousands, according to multiple reports.

31.10.2014 08:42

Pentagon to monitor Iraq war veterans for chemical weapons exposure
After denials and cover-ups, the Pentagon has stated it will carry outmedical exams and health monitoring for service members and veterans exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq.

31.10.2014 03:50

‘Establishment stitch-up’: Concern mounts over Iraq war inquiry report
Ministers have come under increasing pressure to name the date when the findings of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war will be published. A debate on the cost of the probe was held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.

30.10.2014 16:14

Syria blasts Turkey for allowing Iraqi Kurdish fighters safe passage to Kobani
The first group of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters has entered the besieged Syrian city of Kobani via a Turkish border crossing. Damascus has accused Ankara of “blatantly violating” Syria’s sovereignty by allowing the fighters to cross through Turkey.

30.10.2014 11:34

British war veterans deprived of long-term support – MPs
British veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are deprived of long-term help, particularly with mental health problems, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), and war pensions and compensation payments, a cross-party group of MPs warn.

30.10.2014 10:28

‘Militant groups operating in Lebanon are totally different from those in Syria and Iraq’
The militant groups operating in Lebanon, especially in Tripoli, were enjoying the sponsorship of influential political figures in Lebanon, including members of government, unlike the extremists in Syria or Iraq, geopolitical analyst Jamal Wakim told RT.

28.10.2014 12:33

Qatari intelligence chief spurns ISIS funding allegations
Senior Qatari officials have refuted allegations the country is financially backing Islamic State militants in Syria. But the UK government faces increasing pressure to push the Gulf state’s Emir to take tougher action against jihadi financiers.

27.10.2014 09:19

ISIS threatens to kill British jihadists who want to go home - report
Many British jihadists who travelled to Syria and Iraq and became embroiled with the Islamic State (IS) now want to return home but have been threatened with death by senior figures in IS, The Observer reported.

26.10.2014 17:00

​Kurdish, Iraqi troops up ante in fight against ISIS as US-led airstrikes continue
Iraqi and Kurdish forces have made significant gains against Islamic State militants over the weekend, aided by coalition airstrikes. Kurds managed to take the Iraqi town of Zumar, while also repelling IS attacks on the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.

26.10.2014 14:18

German intel warns ISIS can shoot down passenger planes – report
Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have modern portable air defense systems that are capable of shooting down a passenger plane, Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported citing the country’s foreign intelligence agency.

26.10.2014 14:49

​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

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