Tag Archives: Iraq

Hundreds Of Civilian Causalities Reported From Overnight US-Led Airstrikes In Mosul By
As the US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city’s west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control, with the most recent...
Tillerson Confirms US Plans For Long-Term Military Presence In Iraq By
In comments today at the State Department, Rex Tillerson confirmed what has been reported for awhile, that the US intends to keep its thousands of ground troops in Iraq over the long-term, even after ISIS ends up being defeated. Pentagon officials have been arguing for...
Trump’s “Historic” DoD Budget Increase Implies Preparations for More War By
MINNEAPOLIS – Despite his statement that the U.S. “will have to do more with less” thanks to budget cuts across a slew of federal agencies and programs, the U.S. Department of Defense not only avoided a budget decrease, but netted a significant increase to its...
US Launches Over 7,000 Airstrikes In Iraq, Syria In Past Two Months By
With the fighting against ISIS increasingly confined to densely populated cities like Mosul and Raqqa, the US air war against them continues to escalate precipitously, with record numbers of airstrikes in recent months, and the coalition dropping over 7,000 munitions on...
The ‘Rehabilitation’ Of George W Bush By
The garage attendant looked at me with a wan smile. “Coming from White House?” he asked. The question startled me for an instant, and then I laughed. “Oh, no,” I said. “Those days are over.” Again, the appraising glance. “George W Bush?” His speech had the...
Thousands Of US Troops Head To Kuwait To Fight In Syria, Iraq By
Instead of directly deploying thousands of additional ground troops into Iraq or Syria, the sort of precipitous escalation that might get Congress voting on the war, the Trump Administration appears to have decided that the solution is to send thousands of  US ground troops...
US-Led Air Strikes Kill Over 250 Iraqi Civilians In One Week By
(REPORT) — The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State may have killed hundreds of civilians in the first week of March in support of Iraqi forces storming western Mosul, according to reports by monitoring group Airwars. Using open-source data and witness reports,...
New Pentagon Report Puts Civilian Causalities In Iraq, Syria At 10% Of Actual Figure By
(REPORT) — The Pentagon latest official accounting of civilians killed in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria follows the same formula as all of the previous reports, admitting to just a tiny fraction of the number of civilians known to be killed, and leaving the overall...
Contradicting Trump, Defense Secretary Says US ‘Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody’s Oil’ By
(REPORT) — The United States is not about to plunder Iraq’s oil, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said as he arrived in Baghdad on Monday and sought to soothe partners rattled by remarks from President Donald Trump. Trump has repeatedly said both while campaigning...
Report: US Coalition Now Killing More Civilians Than Russia By
The US-led coalition is killing more civilians than Russia in its campaign in Syria for the first time since Moscw entered the country’s civil war in 2015, according to data from a war monitor. The Airwars website reported coalition attacks killed an estimated 254...