As the debate over whether U.S. lawmakers should give President Obama authorization to launch a military strike against Syria intensified this week, Sen. Dick Durbin said he could hear the ghosts of the Iraq War rattling in the halls of Congress.
Al Baghdadi's relocation was first reported earlier this year, and underscores the degree to which al Qaeda has expanded its operations. Despite leadership disagreements, al Qaeda has redoubled its efforts in Iraq since American forces left in late 2011, while also expanding its operations into neighboring Syria.
A series of three bombings in Iraq have killed at least 22 people. At least 16 people were killed and 41 others wounded in a suicide bombing on a crowded café in the Iraqi city of Balad, located 80 kilometers north of Baghdad. Two roadside bombs near a playground and a school killed a further six people and wounded dozens - many of them children - in Muqdadiya, located 80 kilometers north of the capital. The bombings represent the worst wave of violence that Iraq has seen in five years.
In a conference organized by the Iraqi Center for Media Development, a number of Iraqi officials and ordinary people came together in the capital Baghdad to talk about the efforts of the US government to remove the MKO from the international terrorist organization's list.
This video proves beyond all doubt that a majority of American deaths in Iraq were caused by Israeli snipers, shooting American troops to piss them off and make them kill Iraqis in a rampage. This is horrible damning footage that could force an end to Israeli aggression as we have known
A decade after the infamous “Downing Street Memo” and its “fixed” intelligence for invading Iraq, the pressure is on again to make the case – whatever the facts – for a new war with Iran. Will the UK’s MI6 and the CIA bend again or hold firm, ask ex-intelligence analysts Annie Machon and Ray McGovern.
One innocent civilian victim is said to have died after being assaulted aboard an RAF helicopter, while others were hooded, stripped and beaten at a camp set up at a remote phosphate mine deep in the desert.
The U.S. military has admitted that major mistakes were made during its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a report that showed flaws in training and policy. It also highlighted a lack of understanding over the realities faced by troops. Now, it seems the country's war veterans are joining an increasingly-angry public, over what they see as America's constant cycle of war. With some even ditching their honours of valour.
For years, high-profile former US officials have backed the Iranian group Mujahiden-e Khalq despite being listed by the US as a terrorist organisation. What lies behind the open support? Guests: Glenn Greenwald, Reza Marashi, Patrick Clawson.
The end of the US military occupation does not mean Iraqis have full control of their oil. While the US military has formally ended its occupation of Iraq, some of the largest western oil companies, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell, remain.
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