Tag Archives: Iraq

U.S ALLIES DESTROY ISIS TARGETS, KILL AL-NUSRA FRONT LEADER

“The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone,” Obama said before leaving Washington for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “We’re going to do what’s necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group, for the security of the country and the region and for the entire world.”

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IRAQI: WE LED A GOOD LIFE UNDER SADDAM BUT THE AMERICANS DESTROYED EVERYTHING

I grew up in Baghdad in a middle-class family. I was 12 during the first Gulf War in 1990. Until then, I never heard a mosque call for prayer. I almost never saw a woman covering her hair with a hijab. My mum wore make-up, skirts, blouses with shoulder pads, and bermuda shorts. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, I've realised that most Americans don't understand that Iraq used to be a Westernised, secular country with an excellent education system and great health care. Iraq was rich - not the richest, but rich.

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CHINESE ISIS FIGHTERS HAD ISIS STICKERS ON THEIR LEFT ARM

IRAQ'S Ministry of Defence has claimed to have captured a Chinese national fighting for the extremist Sunni militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and posted two photos of an East Asian-looking man with a battered face on its Facebook page. A short message accompanying the photos that were put up on Monday called the man a "Chinese daash" - daash being an acronym for ISIS.

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SECOND VIDEO OF BEHEADING OF US HOSTAGE APPEARS AUTHENTIC

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its fighters with the release of a video that purports to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff. Observers say appears the video appears to be authentic. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State", the SITE monitoring service said.

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Malaysia’s first ISIL suicide bomber blew up 25 soldiers in Iraq

To those who knew him, Ahmad Tarmimi Maliki was a quiet 26-year-old factory worker in Selangor. Now, he is believed to be Malaysia's first suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants. He is said to have blown up 25 elite Iraqi soldiers at Iraq's SWAT headquarters in al-Anbar on May 26.

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