Category Archives: Iraq

Initial results show 93% of voters support Kurdistan Independence

Initial results have shown that 93 of Iraqi Kurds support Kurdistan independence from Iraq, the electoral commission supervising the independence referendum said Tuesday.

US-Trained Iraqi Soldiers Committing War Crimes in Mosul

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There have been more than a few stories in the last couple of weeks detailing myriad war crimes by the Iraqi military in Mosul. A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) takes that a step further by linking a specific Iraqi Army division, the 16th Division, to multiple incidents.

The massacre of Mosul: 40,000 feared dead in battle to take back city from Isis as scale of civilian casualties revealed

by Patrick Cockburn

More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates.

US Forces Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Iraq and Syria

by Jason Ditz

Iraq claimed credit for videos earlier this week showing the use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated parts of the Old City in Mosul, but their use is becoming even more widespread, with new reports suggesting that the US is also using such shells in both Iraq and Syria.

Did millions of Muslims march against the Islamic state?

Reports that millions of Muslims protested against ISIS and that the news media ignored the event are misleading.

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Millions of Muslims protested against the Islamic State in November 2016, but a “media blackout” prevented people from hearing about the event.