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Iraq carnage

ISIS leaders pull back from Tikrit amid massive Iraqi assault on stronghold – reports
The Islamic State is reportedly pulling back from Tikrit as Iraqi troops, backed by a Shiite and Sunni alliance and led by a top Iranian general, allegedly managed to retake parts of the strategic city in a major counter-offensive against the militants.

03.03.2015 03:18

20,000 foreigners have joined ISIS in Iraq, Syria – reports
Some 20,000 foreign fighters – including at least 3,400 Westerners – have joined the Islamic State's cause and are now fighting on the frontline in Iraq and Syria, according to estimates in a number of testimonies by American intelligence officials.

11.02.2015 03:45

‘Despite state of war’: Curfew lifted in Baghdad hours after deadly bombings
Residents in Baghdad celebrated their first curfew-free night in more than 10 years amid a heavy security presence. Just hours before, 40 people were killed in a series of blasts in the Iraqi capital.

08.02.2015 06:22

Foreign intervention ‘100 times more likely’ in oil-rich states – study
Cutting-edge research from British universities has confirmed a belief long held by conspiracy theorists, realists and hawkish neoconservatives alike: oil drives foreign intervention and war.

28.01.2015 11:51

London mayor brandishes AK-47 on Iraq frontline during trade talks
London Mayor Boris Johnson met British troops assisting Kurdistan against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Thursday during a surprise visit to crisis-ridden northern Iraq.

23.01.2015 11:52

‘Corpses all over the place’: Baghdad blamed for inaction as Yazidis retake villages from ISIS
As Iraq announced that it may need three years to rebuild its army to battle the Islamic State, RT visited Yazidi villages, whose resistance alongside Kurdish forces not only broke the siege of Mount Sinjar but now stand as a barrier against IS advance.

13.01.2015 02:21

Peace activists protest ‘brutal UK drone warfare’ at RAF base, 4 arrests
Four peace activists were arrested at a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Lincolnshire, northern England, on Monday while protesting against Britain’s use of armed drones. The site hosts the control center for UK drones abroad.

05.01.2015 16:09

‘Scathing’: Clamor grows for Iraq war inquiry redactions from senior Whitehall figures
Draft reports of a public inquiry into the UK's 2003 Iraq war have rattled Britain’s establishment, with senior Whitehall figures battling to sanitize its findings. Critics say the war was central to the rise of ISIS, and the fragmentation of Iraq.

17.12.2014 11:17

UK military face damning report into bloody Iraq battle, torture & mutilation
UK defense officials face heated condemnation this week as the findings of a public inquiry into one of Britain’s most brutal battles in recent years surfaces. UK troops have been accused of the unlawful murder and torture of Iraqi citizens in 2004.

15.12.2014 09:15