Iraq

6,500 Coalition Troops in Iraq; US Wants More

Ostensibly the U.S. wants more Coalition troops on the ground. But what for? To fight militants? Or help oust the government in Baghdad under the pretext of fighting “terror”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference in Berlin July 18, 2014. Click to enlarge

Germany’s Merkel says refugees must return home once war is over

Trouble is there no is prospect of the “war” they allegedly fled ending soon. And Merkel knows this

In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, more than two weeks after ISIL took over the country's second largest city. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten already-tense sectarian divisions, as reports surfaced that Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran has been flying surveillance drones over the neighboring country. (AP Photo)

The Pentagon Has No Clue How Many Weapons It Has Lost to ISIS

Given the numerous reports of the US and its allies aiding ISIS, this Mother Jones report amounts to a cover story. We explains why

Turkey claims to have foiled ISIS raid on training camp, Iraq denies any battle

Tensions between Turkey and Iraq grow over Ankara’s alleged support for ISIS

Iraqi Commander Claims That US Secretly Evacuated ISIS Leaders To Safety

Iraqi Commander Claims That US Secretly Evacuated ISIS Leaders To Safety

More reports indicate that the U.S. is secretly aiding Islamic terrorists for its own purposes. Includes video

Iraqi soldiers fly the national flag over a government building in central Ramadi on Dec 21, 2015. Click to enlarge

Army busts into central Ramadi: thousands take on 300 jihadists

Iraqi Army embarks on mopping up operations in a final push to secure the city that was lost to Islamic State in May

Ali Akbar Velayati. Click to enlarge

Leader’s Top Aide: US Plotting to Disintegrate Iraq, Syria into 8 New States

The ongoing fragmentation of Iraq and Syria is part of a plan to create a Greater Israel, says one of Iran’s Supreme Leader’s advisers

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Military Source: Iraqi Army Positions in Anbar Province Hit by Canadian Fighter Jet

The latest in a string of incidents where U.S. or Coalition powers have launched air strikes on those fighting Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh)

Iraq: Captured Mobile Phone Ties Turkish Intelligence to ISIS

More evidence indicating covert Turkish support for ISIS (Islamic State/ISIL/Daesh)

US deliberately hindering Iraqi advances: Lawmaker

Hakim al-Zamili, the head of Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee, has accused the U.S. providing Islamic militants with support and helping prevent Iraqi forces from entering Ramadi

UK Foreign Secretary: Russian air strikes in Syria are helping Isis advance

The lies and double-speak that characterised Tony Blair’s utterances in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion are now being surpassed by Cameron’s government

Turkey Reportedly Withdrawing Troops from Northern Iraq

Turkey Reportedly Withdrawing Troops from Northern Iraq

Turkey has reportedly began withdrawing its troops from near Mosul, northern Iraq. Although it is unclear whether they have returned to Turkey or simply relocated within Iraq

Saudi and German Troops Establish Positions Outside Mosul

Saudi and German Troops Establish Positions Outside Mosul

Foreign military presence in Iraq no longer limited to Turkish troops

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Images Show Turkey Covertly Constructing Airbase in Northern Iraq

Turkey sent troops and armoured vehicles to Northern Iraq last week without Baghdad’s permission. Now photos emerge showing it constructing an airbase in northern Iraq

Turkey’s motives questioned anew as Iraq accuses Turkish troops of ‘serious breach’ of its sovereignty

Iraqi foreign ministry describes Turkish moves as an “incursion”

Iraq urges Turkey to ‘immediately’ withdraw troops

Over 600 Turkish troops have been deployed near Mosul. Ankara says they are there to help train anti-Islamic State fighters. However, Iraq says their presence is illegal and demanded they withdraw

Iran has evidence of Turkey-Daesh oil trade: Senior official

Backing Russian claims, Iran says that it also has evidence that Turkey is helping to smuggle oil for Islamic State (Da’esh, ISIS/ISIL)

Russian military officials speak to the media in front of aerial images they say are oil trucks near Turkey's border with Syria at a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday. Click to enlarge

Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in smuggling oil from Islamic State

Russian military presents evidence gleaned from satellite and reconnaissance surveillance

Russian Defense Ministry Briefing 2 Dec

Russian Defense Ministry Briefing 2 Dec

Ignored by the Western corporate media: Russian military presents “irrefutable evidence” of how Turkey funds ISIS and how President Erdogan is implicated

France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

On one hand, France is mobilising all its media to keep the French focused the Nov 13 attacks. While on the other, with Israël, it is launching a new war in Iraq and Syria