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Iraq Kurdistan History Is Tumultuous

Iraq Kurdistan History Is Tumultuous

Iraqi and Kurdish relations have been tumultuous, at best, throughout their long history. The 1920 Treaty of Sèvres provided the Kurds with their own land which was to become Kurdistan. It was never ratified though, and a new treaty in 1923 stranded the Kurds without a home of their own. As of 2013 there were approximately 25 […]

Baghdad: Iraqi Militants Ambush Apartment Building Killing Over 20 Women

Baghdad: Iraqi Militants Ambush Apartment Building Killing Over 20 Women

Baghdad is now the center target of Iraqi militants, who raided the capital city of Iraq and ambushed an apartment building killing at least 20 women on Saturday. Although those killed were both women and men, the exact number of people murdered has not been verified. Baghdad security officials said no one has come forward […]

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Left to Fend for Themselves

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Left to Fend for Themselves

The Iraq War officially ended for the U.S. in December of 2011, when President Obama sent the last batch of American troops home. However, despite the president’s campaign promises to send the troops home, they are still very much at war in Afghanistan, and each time the issue comes up it seems their trip home […]

Iraq: A Breeding Ground for Separatists Terror and Confusion

Iraq: A Breeding Ground for Separatists Terror and Confusion

Iraq has become a breeding ground for Islamic separatists, terror and confusion with very little or no possibilities of ever reunifying the whole country. Deep-seated conflict and discontent with intergovernmental policies, which has lasted for centuries, are beginning choke the freedom out of the Iraqi people. These statements may sound very harsh, but they are […]

Iraq Plans to Proceed Without US Military Aid

Iraq Plans to Proceed Without US Military Aid

In light of current delays, Iraq plans to proceed against a rapidly growing rebellious force without U.S. military aid. The Iraqis have begun to rely on other governments such as Russia, Syria and Iran to help them against a growing insurgent movement because, according to Baghdad’s top envoy, they are not able to wait any longer for military […]

ISIS Trained by US Government

ISIS Trained by US Government

In a surprising development, it appears that the group known as ISIS (The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq) may have actually been trained by the United States government. According to a report published in Reuters, the Syrian rebel group was trained in Jordan over the last two years by US government officials and military […]

Iraq May Turn the Tide Against ISIS

Iraq May Turn the Tide Against ISIS

Iraq has been plunged into chaos once again with the rapid advance of the brutal and all too ruthless terrorist organization ISIS. The acronym stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, so named for the group’s goal of carving out a new country in Syria and Iraq. The group broke through the border […]

Iraq: Sunni Seizing Territory

Iraq: Sunni Seizing Territory

Sunni fighters increased their attacks near an unstable territory of the western province of Baghdad, Iraq, seizing three key locations. This newest attack came as a large blow to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who continues the fight to keep his political career afloat amidst a the threat of a possible Sunni and Shiite clash. Thousands of […]

Iraq Christians in Danger in Mosul

Iraq Christians in Danger in Mosul

Iraq Christians who might want to return to a semblance of normal life in Mosul still face danger from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. With the burning of one of the Catholic churches in the heart of the city, and with militants attacking Islamic cultural heritage sites in western parts of Mosul […]

President Obama’s 300 Advisers to Iraq Need Spartan Capabilities

President Obama’s 300 Advisers to Iraq Need Spartan Capabilities

Reminiscent of the film 300 in which King Leonidas and his small band of heroes hold back the Persian army, the 300 military advisers President Barack Obama is sending to assist the government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq will need Spartan-like capabilities in order to help stem the tide of fighters for […]

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