Category: Iraq

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Ramzy Baroud: The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story is Not Ending

Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, has been reduced to rubble. It has been finally conquered, snatched back from the notorious group, Daesh, after months of merciless bombardment by the U.S.-led war coalition, and a massive ground war. But “victory” can hardly be the term assigned to this moment. Mosul, once Iraq’s cultural jewel and model of co-existence, is now a “city of corpses

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Juan Cole: Iraq Supreme Court strikes down referendum

The Iraqi Supreme Court has ordered that the referendum on independence planned for September 25 be halted

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Patrick Cockburn: Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Why international powers fear independence vote could derail fight against Isis

Bese Hozat: ‘Freedom can’t be contained by a wall’

Interview with Kurdish female leader Bese Hozat on the party’s view on the region

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Patrick Cockburn: Endtimes in Mosul

On 22 May, Ahmed Mohsen, an unemployed taxi driver, left his house in the Islamic State-controlled western part of Mosul to try to escape across the Tigris to the government-held eastern side of the city. He and his mother, along with ten other people, carried rubber tyres down to the river: most of them couldn’t Read more…

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Phyllis Bennis: Is This What ‘Liberation’ Looks Like?

U.S. Airstrikes Have Devastated Mosul

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Patrick Cockburn: The world’s lack of outrage

Civillians in the city faced a Catch-22: told by US-led Coalition forces to get away from Isis positions before they were shelled; yet threatened with execution by Isis if they tried to escape

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Patrick Cockburn: More than just revenge

Why Isis fighters are being thrown off buildings in Mosul

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Vijay Prashad: Crushing Wars in Syria and Iraq

‘Our City Is in Ruins’

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Patrick Cockburn: Cost of massive airstrike campaign

Many bodies are still buried in the rubble with parts of Mosul inaccessible thanks to streets choked with debris

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