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  • Iraq: former Miss Baghdad shot dead for violating Sharia modesty rules

    10/01/2018 1:51:48 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 10/01/2018 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Iraqi social media star and model Tara Fares has been shot dead in Baghdad….The former Miss Baghdad, and first runner-up for Miss Iraq, was killed on Thursday after gunmen opened fire on her Tara was a Christian and “famous for her bold clothing and posts on social media.” Those attributes sealed her fate, along with that of other women in her country who fly in the face of the Sharia, such as the human rights activist, Suaad al-Ali, who “was shot and killed in an outdoor market by an unknown gunman” two days before. Last month, “two well-known women in...
  • Iran Warns of New 'War' As It Boosts Ties With Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

    04/20/2018 1:17:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 18 Apr 2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Iran's supreme leader warned top officials Wednesday that their country was facing threats of espionage and subversion from foreign foes who sought to undermine the Islamic Republic and its increasingly large sphere of influence in the Middle East. {snip} Iran has also shored up its relations with neighboring Iraq, where a 2003 U.S. invasion installed a Shiite Muslim government much friendlier to Iran and spurred a Sunni Muslim insurgency that ultimately helped to form ISIS... With ISIS largely defeated, these paramilitary fighters were made official members of the country's armed forces and they have threatened to expel the U.S. military...
  • Iraq reacts to Erdogan for Shengal: “We won’t allow it!”(Baghdad)

    03/22/2018 11:37:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 22 Mar 2018, 10:12 | ANF BAGHDAD
    The Iraqi government has responded to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats to invade Shengal. Shengal was on the agenda in the meeting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim el Caferi held with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız. Caferi’s office issued a written statement after the meeting that said, “Iraq will not allow the presence of any forces that carry out military operations in neighboring countries on its territory.” Caferi said the Iraqi government won’t accept the Turkish forces invading the border and demanded Turkey pull their forces in the Bashika camp. Following the massacres in Afrin, Turkish President Erdoğan...
  • Christian doctor, wife, and mother stabbed to death in Baghdad

    03/11/2018 10:55:28 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 3/10/18 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Christian doctor, his wife, and mother were stabbed to death on Thursday evening in Baghdad’s eastern neighbourhood of al-Mashtal. Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, a native of Baghdad, his wife Shaza Malik, and his mother Khairiya Dawood were killed, according to Rayan al-Kldani, head of the Christian militia group of Babylon, known as the Christian Hashd. The attack was carried out by an unknown group of armed people, Iraqi media reported. The attackers also stole some money and expensive items from the house, according to unverified media reports. This is not an isolated incident, Fr....
  • 4 More Hours of Iraq War News - Bombing Baghdad and Jessica Lynch Rescued

    02/20/2018 10:03:20 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 6pm ET Several fires in center of city those show secondary explosions; capture terror camp in northern Iraq; Senator Frisk talks to soldier families; troops haven't yet reached banned weapons areas; fiercest fighting awaits us; aghast at Peter Arnett interview on Iraqi TV Iraq War - Part 2 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 7pm ET Suicide attacks on troops; troops 50 miles from Baghdad; Marine Huey accident; Peter Arnett says invasion failed; training center with nuclear suits and antidotes; Secret police hq hit in Mosul; Mosul...
  • Another four hours of 2003 Iraq War, Tapes 21 and 22

    02/18/2018 8:06:11 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Tape 21 - White House News Conference - 9 Apr 2003 2:30pm ET Ari Fleischer News Conference - press trying to get Bush to say when war will be over; celebration in street; press following Iraqi ambassador (the game is over - we hope peace will prevail); compares this to Baghdad Bob saying corner of airport left so that the US could run in during bombing pauses to take pictures Iraq War - Part 2 - Tape 21 - Baghdad Celebrating - 9 Apr 2003 3:30pm ET - MSNBC Quiet after nightfall; Col. Jack...
  • Four more hours of the Iraq War, 2003, news coverage are up on YouTube

    02/17/2018 11:41:10 AM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Tape 15 - Saddam and Sons Escaped Bombs - 8 Apr 2003 - 10:45pm ET Rodgers with 3-7th Cavalry; North with 1st Marine Exped Force - stiff resistance, fedayeen in black turning out to be mostly foreigners, not Iraqis; Saddam's torture; capturing ammo; Iraqi soldiers taking off uniforms, air supremacy; bulk of intense fighting Iraq War - Part 2 - Tape 15 - Saddam and Sons Escaped Bombs - 8 Apr 2003 - 11:45pm ET Saddam's torture; US arming Iraqi opposition; locking down the city; F-15E crashed in hostile territory; British intel says Saddam...
  • Four more hours of the Iraq war is up on YouTube

    02/13/2018 3:56:56 PM PST · by mairdie · 16 replies
    Tape 9, Part 1 4 bunker buster bombs dropped from a B1 to get the Iraq government - Saddam and his sons; human intelligence said they would be there; now a crater; by end of tape still not sure what they got Tape 9, Part 2 Attack on Monsour neighborhood to get leadership; near Grand Mosque; more tape of the neighborhood; attack on 3rd Infantry tanks which return fire; shots fired into US held palace; battles in Baghdad Tape 10, Part 1 Al Jazeera hit in Baghdad; former CIA and special forces discussing; animations of the bombing; Iraqis trading fire...
  • Barzani meets with Abadi in Baghdad (Barzani, Talabani and KDP official Fuad Hisen)

    01/20/2018 8:13:08 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 20 Jan 2018, 14:50 | ANF BAGHDAD
    Southern Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani had a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad. Southern Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy Qûbad Talabani went to Baghdad on Saturday. Barzani, Talabani and KDP official Fûad Hisên have met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad. While details about the meeting are not clear, this is the first meeting held between the two sides after the controversial independence referendum of 25 September 2017. Before the referendum in Southern Kurdistan, Barzani had stated that “There is a bankrupt government in Baghdad”, referring to Abadi. Abadi had also...
  • The Jews driven out of homes in Arab lands

    11/28/2017 5:33:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 11-26-17 | Tom Gross
    The removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored, says Tom Gross It is not surprising, given the sheer scale of the Holocaust and its sadism, that it has dominated contemporary discourse among Jews and others. But, while the extermination of European Jews has rightfully (though belatedly) generated a great deal of study and research, the removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored. This ignorance extends to policy-makers at the highest level. Some journalists and politicians I have spoken to have expressed surprise when I even mentioned that Jews...
  • Erdogan: Iraqi border may soon close on condition Baghdad meets KRG needs

    10/19/2017 8:24:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 4:15 CDT US (6 hours ago) | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish border may soon be closed to the Kurdistan Region on the condition that Baghdad continues to provide the needs of the Region.  “Our talks [with Iraq] on what we can do are continuing. If they [the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government] hand over the border gate to the central government, we’ll set the condition [that the central government] must meet all the needs of the people under the northern Iraqi administration,” Erdogan told reporters late Tuesday night during a return trip from Poland. “We have not yet closed...
  • Iranian Guards with Iraqi forces near Kirkuk, Peshmerga claim (Iraq)

    10/14/2017 8:28:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 6 hours ago (from 10:15 PM CDT) | none stated
    Picture taken on October 14, 2017 shows civilian taking up arms to defend the oil-rich city of Kirkuk against a potential attack by the Iraqi forces. Photo: Rudaw TV KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region – Peshmerga intelligence shows beyond a doubt that Iranian Revolutionary Guards are among the ranks of the Iraqi army and the Hashd al-Shaabi stationed south and west of Kirkuk. “The Iraqi army and the Hashd al-Shaabi are not the only state that are attacking us. We have intelligence with 100 percent accuracy that there are also the Iranian army and the Revolutionary Guards among them,” Shwan Shamerani,...
  • Iraq conflict: Kurdish Peshmerga 'given deadline' in Kirkuk

    10/14/2017 12:46:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 October 2017 | none stated
    Kurdish Peshmerga fighters say Iraq's central government has ordered them to surrender key military positions in the disputed city of Kirkuk within hours. They were given a deadline of 02:00 on Sunday (23:00 GMT on Saturday) to quit military facilities and oil fields. Brief clashes also erupted between Kurdish forces and (Iranian) Shia militia backing the Iraqi government.
  • U.S. Court Voids Prison Terms For U.S. Mercenaries Who Killed 31 Iraqi Civilians

    08/06/2017 2:29:25 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Aug 5, 2017 | A.P.
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad.</p>
  • Ministry in Baghdad authorized to challenge Kurdish oil shipment (Iraq/Kurdistan)

    06/29/2017 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 6-28-17 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi Oil Ministry is ready to legally challenge oil exports from the Kurdistan Region from a tanker ship that has headed into the Atlantic Ocean, reported a provider of commodity information. “A senior Iraqi Oil Ministry official told S&P Global Platts that the ministry has been authorized to challenge the legality of the shipment and any other tankers, marking increased tension following recent warming between Baghdad and Erbil,” the UK-based S&P Global Platts reported in a statement on Tuesday. The Kurdistan Region sends oil through a pipeline terminating at Turkey’s Ceyhan port to ship to...
  • State employee charged in FBI probe

    03/29/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT · by billorites · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced. Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department, is being charged for two felony offenses. Claiborne is being charged with “obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents,” a Department of Justice release said. Claiborne, who has a Top Secret security clearance, failed to disclose her foreign contacts abroad...
  • Iraqi Teenagers Watch as Americans Bleed

    11/12/2003 8:24:58 AM PST · by TexKat · 68 replies · 536+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/12/03 | Michael Georgy
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Washington doubts there is Iraqi public support for guerrillas killing its troops, it should consider the teenagers who happily watched American blood spill Wednesday. After a roadside bomb ripped through a military vehicle and wounded two soldiers, Iraqi boys rushed out of their homes to survey the damage. "This is good. If they ask me, I will join the resistance. The Americans have to die," said Ali Qais, 15. "They are just here to steal our oil." The U.S. administration has long dismissed the guerrillas as isolated "terrorists" who are Saddam Hussein loyalists or foreign Islamic...
  • ISIS Strikes In Baghdad, At Least 55 Killed by Car Bomb

    01/02/2017 7:57:25 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-02-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Today was yet another day from hell in Baghdad. All in all, three car bombs went off in the capital of Iraq. The bloodiest of them all, in Sadr city, was claimed by ISIS. In that attack, at least 55 people were murdered. 60 others were injured. TWEET Below a photo of the carnage: PHOTO Most inhabitants of Sadr City are Shiite Muslims, which is why they're targeted by ISIS, a radical Sunni terror group. ISIS considers Shiites fake Muslims or even apostates, which makes it -- according to the hateful theology of the Islamist group -- fair to kill...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Baghdad attacks kill 126, including 25 children; ISIS claims responsibility

    07/03/2016 1:30:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq and Susanna Capelouto,
    For the third time in a week terrorists carried out a mass slaughter of civilians - with ISIS claiming responsibility. A suicide car bomb killed 125 people, including 25 children, Saturday evening in a busy shopping district in Baghdad. It was the deadliest attack in Iraq in many years. Families had gathered in the popular area to break the Ramadan fast and watch the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in a cafe when a suicide car bomb exploded, ripping through a multi-level building that also housed stores and a gym.