Secret US Military Unit Accused Of Killing Civilians In Iraq, Syria
LONDON: US officers have alleged that a top-secret military force repeatedly killed civilians and committed war crimes in Iraq and Syria. The military unit, known internally as Talon Anvil, was deployed in Iraq and Syria from 2014 to 2019, where they allegedly killed many civilians in a brutal campaign.... Read more
Iraq Hangs Three On ‘Terrorism’ Charges: Security Sources
NASIRIYAH, Iraq: Iraq on Tuesday hanged three men convicted of “terrorism” offenses in a prison in the city of Nasiriyah in the mainly Shiite Muslim south, two security sources told AFP. One of those executed was found guilty of involvement in a summer 2013 car bombing in Nasiriyah, one... Read more
Iraqi Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga Retake Northern Village From Daesh
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have recaptured a village in northern Iraq on Monday after Daesh terrorists took it over the previous day, security and police sources said. Elite Iraq Interior Ministry forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters managed early on Monday to control Luhaiban village, though the... Read more
Four Iraqi Kurdish Fighters Killed In Attack Blamed On Daesh
BAGHDAD: Four Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed in an attack blamed on the Daesh group, a security official said Monday, the third such assault in less than two weeks. Five other Peshmerga fighters were wounded in the violence late Sunday in northern Iraq that targeted an outpost north... Read more
UN Says Daesh Committed War Crimes At Iraqi Prison
UNITED NATIONS: The head of a UN team investigating atrocities in Iraq said that Daesh extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes at a prison in Mosul in June 2014, where at least 1,000 predominantly Shiite Muslim prisoners were systematically killed. Christian Ritscher told the UN Security Council... Read more
Civilians Among 10 Dead In North Iraq Attack Blamed On Daesh: Officials
IRBIL: At least three civilians and seven Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed in northern Iraq in an attack blamed on the Daesh jihadist group, the forces said Friday. The jihadists attacked the village of Khidir Jija, south of Irbil, killing three civilians, a statement said. The peshmerga,... Read more
Iraq’s ‘Wasta’ System Favors Lucky Few, Frustrates Many
BAGHDAD: Abu Zeinab says only one of his five adult children has a job, and he only got it through “wasta,” the system of “who you know” that is Iraq’s pervasive scourge. The practice has fueled frustration, mass anti-government protests and waves of emigration from the oil-rich, war-scarred and... Read more
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Holds Separate Talks With Egypt, Iraq Leaders
DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on Thursday held separate talks with leaders from Egypt and Iraq to discuss regional security. During his calls with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the crown prince discussed bilateral relations and various aspects of cooperation and joint work,... Read more
Iraqi Farmers Feel The Heat Of Extreme Climate Events
MOSUL / BOGOTA: Caked in the fine yellow dust kicked up by his tractor-drawn planter, Farman Noori Latif jumps down to survey his work. He has spent the morning sowing wheat seed on his farm near the banks of the Tigris River, just south of Mosul in northern Iraq.... Read more
Militias ‘Tried To Murder Iraqi PM With Iranian-Made Drones’
JEDDAH: The attempted assassination of Iraq’s prime minister was carried out by at least one Tehran-backed militia using explosives-laden drones made in Iran, security officials and militia sources said on Monday. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi escaped unhurt when three drones targeted his residence in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Sunday.... Read more