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Sep 15, 2013 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from IBD: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq. King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's ...

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Sep 14, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from DEFCON HILL: Syrian military forces are already moving chemical weapon stockpiles out of the country to evade looming UN inspections, an opposition leader said Saturday. "We have told our friends that the regime has begun moving a part of its chemical weapons arsenal to Lebanon and Iraq," Gen. Salim Idris, the top commander of ...

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Sep 9, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Watheq Al-Battat, leader of the Iraqi Hezbollah and founder of the Jaish Al-Mukhtar milita, threatened that his group, as well as other Iraqi Shiite groups, would attack U.S. targets in the Persian Gulf if the U.S. goes forward with a military strike against Syria. (Photo provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute) Excerpted from THE ...

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Aug 28, 2013 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from USA Today: Iran and others could cause major damage to U.S. and its allies. Syria's Assad regime and its Iran-backed allies have pledged to retaliate against any U.S. attack, and Middle East analysts say weapons and terrorist networks at their disposal mean the threats should be taken seriously. "Iran is a huge threat," said Ariel ...

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Aug 28, 2013 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

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Aug 28, 2013 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The BBC: David Cameron has discussed Syria with Barack Obama by telephone as Britain and the US consider intervention. The UK's response will be discussed at a National Security Council (NSC) meeting later, while the US has said its forces are "ready to go". The prime minister said on Tuesday the world could not "stand ...

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Aug 27, 2013 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: The U.S. is moving toward possible military strikes against Syria without the public support of any major Arab ally, reflecting broad unease in the region about another Western military intervention. The lack of public endorsement from Arab governments, even from Saudi Arabia and other countries that have helped arm, ...

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Aug 11, 2013 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Aug 1, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from BBC Casualty figures released by the UN mission in Baghdad suggest 1,057 Iraqis were killed in July, making it the most violent month in years. At least 4,137 civilians have been killed and 9,865 injured so far this year, with Baghdad province worst hit. "The impact of violence on civilians remains disturbingly high," UN Iraq representative ...

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Jul 22, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

In this Feb. 21, 2009 file photo, guards stand at a cell block at the renovated Abu Ghraib prison, now renamed Baghdad Central Prison and run by Iraqis in Baghdad, Iraq. Excerpted from The Hill: Hundreds of prioners including senior members of al Qaeda escaped from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison on Monday in a violent break-out. . The ...

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Jun 15, 2013 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Global Affairs: Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called an attack on a former U.S. Marine base in Iraq that houses Iranian exiles “brutal, senseless, and utterly unacceptable.” A mortar attack on Camp Hurriya killed three people in Baghdad on Saturday, police sources told Reuters. The Mujahidin-e-Khalq group said Iran was probably to ...

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Jun 3, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel

Excerpted from The Telegraph: In an effort to show it takes its new responsibilities in government seriously, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Iraq and Syria has set up a complaints department. The organisation is the leading militia in the north-eastern part of rebel-held Syria, and has taken control of parts of the civilian administration ...

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Jun 1, 2013 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Baghdad - More than 1,000 people were killed in violence across Iraq in May, according to the United Nations mission to the country. The UN figures, released on Saturday, showed that 1,045 civilians and security personnel were killed last month, which surpasses the 712 killed in April, and making it the deadliest month recorded since June ...

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May 27, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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May 27, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from AP BAGHDAD – A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area starting Monday afternoon, leaving at least 66 dead in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating as sectarian tensions ...

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May 27, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER Editor’s note: Freelance War Reporter Alex Quade embedded long-term with Operational Detachment Alpha Teams of the 10th Special Forces Group in Diyala province, Iraq in 2007 and 2008. One of those “A- Teams” was ODA-072. Quade covered their pre-mission training at Fort Carson, Colorado and followed up with them ...

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May 27, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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May 20, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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May 4, 2013 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Iraqis and Afghans who risk their lives to help American troops would be eligible for special visas to the United States under the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill. The Senate bill would extend programs that provide special immigrant visas for people in Iraq and Afghanistan who serve as translators and guides, ...

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Apr 28, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from AP — Iraqi authorities suspended the operating licenses of pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera and nine Iraqi TV channels on Sunday after accusing them of escalating sectarian tension. The move signaled the Shiite-led government’s mounting worries over deteriorating security amid Sunni unrest and clashes that have left more than 180 people dead in less than ...

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Apr 18, 2013 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Apr 17, 2013 No Comments ›› spratico

TalkingPointsMemo via AP-Iraq’s Justice Ministry says authorities have executed 21 prisoners convicted on terrorism charges and links to al-Qaida. The ministry said Wednesday the executions were carried out on Tuesday by hanging. It says all the men were Iraqi al-Qaida operatives who were involved in bombings, car bomb attacks and assassinations. The hangings brought the number of ...

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Apr 9, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from REUTERS DUBAI- The Iraqi wing of al-Qaida announced that a rebel group at the forefront of the rebellion in Syria was its branch in that country and that both groups would operate under one name, according to the US-based SITE Intelligence Group. The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, said his ...

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Apr 9, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from REUTERS - A powerful earthquake killed four people in southern Iran on Tuesday close to the country's only nuclear power station, state television and agencies reported. A Red Cross official said two villages had been heavily damaged by the magnitude 6.3 quake but the Russian company that built the Bushehr plant said the reactor ...

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