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John Kerry Assures Iraqis Of U.S. Support In Fighting ISIS

John Kerry Assures Iraqis Of U.S. Support In Fighting ISIS

By Val Powell June 24, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraqi leaders while Islamist militants were in the middle of seizing sections of Iraq. Kerry said that the future of Iraq is dependent on the decisions that will …

Blackwater Shootings: Startling New Details Emerge Blackwater Shootings: Startling New Details Emerge

Four guards are set to stand trial for the infamous Blackwater shootings which occurred in 2007. The men were alleged to have opened fire on unarmed Iraqi civilians at Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The shootings resulted in 14 deaths with …

Hellfire Missiles: U.S. Delivers Ammunition to Iraq Hellfire Missiles: U.S. Delivers Ammunition to Iraq

The United States delivered 100 Hellfire missiles, as well as ammunition and M4 rifles to Iraq as part of its anti-terrorism assistance to the country, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement Sunday. According to the statement, the …

U.S. Sends Hellfire Missiles To Iraqi Forces U.S. Sends Hellfire Missiles To Iraqi Forces

To show its continued support to the Iraqi forces against their ongoing campaign against terrorism, the United States has sent 100 Hellfire missiles and other ammunition to Iraq, officials of the U.S. Embassy to Iraq announced on Sunday. According to …

Terrorism on the Rise, Shows New Report Terrorism on the Rise, Shows New Report

The “War on Terror” is well over a decade long at this point, and it doesn’t seem that much progress has been made to stamp out terrorism. A new report has even shown that terrorist attacks worldwide have spiked significantly …

Fall of Fallujah Spawns Debate Over Who Is To Blame Fall of Fallujah Spawns Debate Over Who Is To Blame
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Fallujah is one of multiple cities in Iraq that proved to be bloody, cruel battlegrounds for US soldiers looking to secure the area from militants back in 2004. The fighting that took place in Fallujah was some of the most …

Baghdad Brothel Shooting Leaves 12 Dead Baghdad Brothel Shooting Leaves 12 Dead
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January is shaping up to be a violent month in Iraq. According to Agence France Presse (AFP), the death toll rose by at least 12 on Tuesday when gunmen attacked an apartment that served as a brothel in the Zayouna …

Kerry Says No U.S. Troops Will Return to Fallujah Kerry Says No U.S. Troops Will Return to Fallujah

Iraqi forces are planning a “major attack” against al Qaeda militants in Fallujah, and while Washington has said it would assist, Secretary of State John Kerry has made it clear that no new U.S. troops will be redeployed to the …

Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq from the U.S. Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq from the U.S.
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By request, dozens of Hellfire missiles were sent from the United States to Iraq last week. The Iraqi government also requested the delivery of 10 Scan Eagles surveillance drones by March of next year; thus, the U.S. plans to also …

SpongeBob Headstone for Iraq Vet Banned by Cemetery SpongeBob Headstone for Iraq Vet Banned by Cemetery
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A family is battling a cemetery after they were forced to remove a previously approved headstone for Kimberly Walker, an Iraq War veteran. The headstone, which is 7 feet high, is a smiling SpongeBob in an Army uniform. Spring Grove …

New Charges in 2007 Blackwater Shooting New Charges in 2007 Blackwater Shooting
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The AP via ABC News reported yesterday that the U.S. Justice Department has brought charges against four ex-contractors from Blackwater Worldwide over a 2007 shooting that left between 14 and 17 civilians dead. Although the four contractors involved had been …

Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive

As the news spread of coordinated U.S. Navy SEAL strikes against Islamist leaders on either side of the African mainland, Islamists elsewhere were launching attacks of their own. Iraq was rocked by a series of suicide bombings this weekend, Reuters …

American veterans need help, but Washington is blind American veterans need help, but Washington is blind

As new details emerge from the aftermath of Washington Navy Yard shooting, a more clear picture of Aaron Alexis, the prime accused believed to be responsible for a dozen deaths, is emerging. Aaron Alexis, it appears, had a history of …

David Petraeus Target of Protests at CUNY David Petraeus Target of Protests at CUNY
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The last time we heard from David Petraeus, he was resigning as director of the CIA due to his affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Since then, we haven’t heard much commotion from the scapegoat of US military actions in …

"Saddam Sword" Returned To Iraq After Theft "Saddam Sword" Returned To Iraq After Theft

A sword once owned by Saddam Hussein has been returned to Iraqi officials after an auction company in New Hampshire sold it for $15,000. The sword, which is inlaid with real gold and features an Arabic verse on the sheath, …

China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming
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When the United States sent troops into Iraq ten years ago with the intent of toppling Saddam Hussein’s government, many questioned whether the Bush administration was really seeking to liberate Iraq’s oppressed people, or to liberate the country’s vast oil …

New Middle East Web Legislation: Advocates Worry New Middle East Web Legislation: Advocates Worry

Proposed legislation on the table in both Iraq and Lebanon has free speech and human rights watch groups on alert. The proposed laws — which deals with press freedom and online publishing — could use draconian methods and punishments to …