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Iraq

Serving British soldier joins Kurdish fight against ISIS
A British man currently serving in the Army has travelled to the Middle East to join Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

20.02.2015 09:24

US, Iraq planning spring assault to retake Mosul from ISIS
An Iraqi and Kurdish military force of 20,000 – 25,000 troops is being prepared to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters this spring. The city was captured by militants last June, and is the largest city in the self-declared caliphate.

19.02.2015 23:18

3,000 ISIS infiltrators may enter Turkey, plan to attack diplomatic targets – report
Up to 3,000 trained jihadists are seeking to cross into Turkey from Syria and Iraq, with intentions of striking diplomatic targets belonging to anti-ISIS coalition partners, the Turkish intelligence service told the police in an internal memo.

19.02.2015 15:22

Pay to protest? Campaigners reject govt bid to ‘privatize dissent’
Furious campaign groups across the UK have rejected the government’s proposed ‘pay to protest’ measures, warning they will not hire private companies to facilitate anti-government rallies.

19.02.2015 17:13

‘Obama lying to public does nothing to deal with the underlying causes of ISIS & terrorism’
There are two things President Obama has to deal with to stop terrorism: expose those behind funding and coordinating ISIS and help the development of Middle East economies, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine, told RT.

19.02.2015 12:20

‘Bridge to Europe? Libya turns into main hub for ISIS’
Libya is just about 350 kilometers from Italy, and is a failed state full of weapons, money, and oil and ISIS is likely use it as a hub to attack Western targets and spread within North Africa, Danni Makki of the Syrian youth movement in the UK, told RT.

19.02.2015 10:41

1yr in US custody as ‘civilian detainee’: Declassified files shed light on mysterious ISIS leader
The leader of ISIS jihadist group and self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, spent nearly a year in US custody in Iraq in 2004 as a “civilian detainee,” declassified military documents have revealed.

18.02.2015 21:04

Fight against ISIS ‘must be led by Iraqis’ – UK ambassador
The continuing struggle against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) must be led by the Iraqi Security Force (ISF) with the backing of a strong international coalition, the UK’s ambassador to Iraq has said.

18.02.2015 14:09

UK media demonizing Russia as ‘guilty’ of daring to resist US Empire
The demonization of Vladimir Putin and Russia by the British political establishment and media has never been as intense as in the wake of the recent Ukraine peace talks in Minsk.

18.02.2015 14:04

‘ISIS, al-Qaeda wouldn’t have emerged if US didn’t invade Iraq’
If the US did not invade Iraq in 2003 probably there wouldn’t be ISIS or al-Qaeda there, or anywhere in the Mideast, so it’s their responsibility to handle the situation, Khaled El Shami, political editor of al-Quds newspaper, told RT’s In The Now.

18.02.2015 11:18

ISIS plans to invade Europe through Libya – report
ISIS’ plans to conquer Europe via Libya have been revealed in letters seen by an anti-terrorism group. Owing to its perfect location on the continental doorstep, the terrorists plan to ferry fighters from North Africa across the Mediterranean.

18.02.2015 08:18

​45 people ‘burned to death’ by ISIS jihadists in Iraq
Islamic State militants have reportedly burnt 45 people alive near the town al-Baghdadi in western Iraq. News of the atrocities follows the recent beheading of 21 Christians in Libya and the brutal burning to death of a Jordanian pilot.

17.02.2015 20:23