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Iraq carnage

‘We pledge full US support’: Biden backpedals after US slights Iraqi army
A day after the US Defense Secretary questioned the Iraqi army’s “will to fight” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists, Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi PM Haider Abadi to reassure him of continued American support in the fight against IS.

26.05.2015 00:06

‘No will’ to fight ISIS? US Defense Sec blasts Iraqi troops
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has lashed out at the Iraqi army, which last week abandoned the major central city of Ramadi, as well as millions of dollars’ worth of equipment, to the Islamic State, despite reportedly outnumbering the jihadists 10-to-1.

24.05.2015 20:45

‘Surge’ architects want US ground troops in Iraq to wash out ISIS
Speaking to lawmakers, retired Army officers and think tank officials who engineered the 2006 US “surge” in Iraq advocated a return of US ground troops to the region, lamenting the fall of Ramadi as a strategic setback in the war on Islamic State.

22.05.2015 01:09

ISIS claims full control of Ramadi after Iraqi troops abandon positions (VIDEO)
Iraqi forces have retreated from a compound they used as a command center in Ramadi, losing control of Anbar’s provincial capital to Islamic State militants, despite substantial US airstrike support helping Iraqi troops and loyal militia hold the city.

17.05.2015 23:21

ISIS captures capital of Iraqi Anbar, raises black flag over Ramadi govt HQ
ISIS militants have captured and raised black flag over main government compound in the strategic capital of Iraq’s Anbar province. Some 70 civilians have reportedly been executed in the city of Anbar which mostly fallen into the hands of jihadists.

16.05.2015 01:03

‘I had a tape ready in case they killed me’ – Iraqi Bush shoe-thrower to RT
Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who became famous seven years ago after he threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush, shared with RT’s Anissa Naouai why he planned his act of protest and what torture he had to face afterwards.

05.05.2015 19:32

ISIS accused of mass-murdering ‘hundreds’ of Yazidi captives in Iraq
ISIS jihadists have reportedly executed up to 600 Yazidi hostages, including many women and children, in the Tal Afar district in northern Iraq, according to local media and Kurdish sources.

03.05.2015 03:47

The Great Middle Eastern Game: Playing borders and ethnicities to America’s tune
Washington is playing a dangerous game of thrones in the Middle East as it looks to exploit Kurdistan’s national ambitions to act a weapon against ISIS, oblivious to the chain reaction it could precipitate in a region racked by instability.

02.05.2015 03:55

​‘West must offer Islamic State a truce’ - ISIS captive John Cantlie
An article believed to be written by British photojournalist and Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, who has been detained by the terror group for more than two years, says the West will be forced to negotiate a truce.

02.04.2015 08:39