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Iraq

‘My God, people should see this’: War critic Donahue on Tomas Young’s life after Iraq
Phil Donahue, an outspoken critic of the Iraq War taken off the air for his views, says the life of deceased veteran and war dissenter Tomas Young helped reveal consequences of the fighting, the media blackout, and manipulation by the Bush administration.

19.11.2014 00:50

Pakistan Taliban splinter group pledges support to Islamic State
Seeing the Western world as a common enemy, extremist groups around the world continue uniting under the umbrella of the Islamic State, whose military and business successes are inspiring affiliates to pledge their allegiance to the “caliphate.”

18.11.2014 23:54

Tony Blair shown Iraq inquiry findings prior to public release
Letters containing in-depth conclusions of a public inquiry into Britain’s 2003 Iraq War have been dispatched to the probe’s primary participants. Critics charge that the brutal eight-year war divided Britain and blackened Tony Blair’s legacy.

18.11.2014 15:58

Obama: I will send US troops to fight ISIS if they get nukes
US President Barack Obama has, for the first time, admitted he would deploy US ground troops to Syria and Iraq to fight Islamic State - that is, if the extremist group obtained a nuclear weapon.

18.11.2014 15:06

‘Revoking European passports solution to jihadist issue’
To prevent European converts who listen to extremist preachers from fighting for ISIS, European governments should revoke their travel documents, defense consultant Moeen Raoof told RT.

18.11.2014 09:25

Global terrorism on rise: Fivefold increase in terror-related deaths since 2000
Almost 18,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2013, a 61 percent increase from the 2012. Four terrorist groups, the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram were responsible for two thirds of all such deaths around the globe.

18.11.2014 08:51

ISIS killed nearly 1,500 Syrians outside battle since June – monitor
While media attention continues to focus on the five Westerners who were beheaded by Islamic State militants, the group has killed 1,432 Syrians in non-combat situations since the end of June, says a monitoring group.

17.11.2014 15:58

‘US-led airstrikes – great recruiting tool to provide ISIS with cannon fodder’
Anti-IS airstrikes play into the hands of extremists as radicalized Muslims across the globe are view the West as a big foe they want to fight against, Dan Glazebrook, political writer and journalist, told RT.

17.11.2014 15:41

‘Jihadi John’ suspect possibly caught on camera at 2011 London riots
A man thought to be the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’ was filmed by an Australian news channel condemning British police during the London 2011 riots.

17.11.2014 11:35

‘He must fear Allah now’: UK father says son features in ISIS execution film
The father of a 20-year-old medical student from Cardiff said on Monday he believes his son was one of a group of 16 Islamic State militants that appeared in a video on Sunday brutally slaughtering Syrian soldiers.

17.11.2014 09:24

US ramps up Iraq troop-training mission to counter growing ISIS threat
Washington says the Pentagon is speeding up its efforts to train Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also mentioned that US troops already in Iraq would be used.

17.11.2014 12:11

‘IS to coerce people into joining them out of fear and a sense of helplessness’
The beheadings committed by IS will continue unless extraction teams are sent to Syria or Iraq to free the hostages, which is highly unlikely as it means Western engagement in talks with terrorists, Middle East expert Catherine Shakdam told RT.

17.11.2014 10:36