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 Iraqi Vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri -Iraq
ISIS Militants   Invasion of Iraq   Izzat Ibrahim al Douri   Photos   Wikipedia: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
 The Daily Beast 
Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied ...
Mon 21 Jul 2014
Despite a $10 million reward for his capture, the Iraqi tyrant’s liaison to the world’s most radical jihadists, now 72, is on the loose and in cahoots with the so-called Caliph Ibrahim. BAGHDAD — He’s... (photo: AP / Jassim Mohammed)
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks to the Iraqi lawmakers before submitting his new government for approval in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved on Tuesday a new government to be headed by incumbent Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ending nine months of political deadlock that threatened to stall economic development and suck the country back into sectarian violence.
Iraq   Nouri al Maliki   Photos   Religion   Wikipedia: Nouri al-Maliki
 Springfield News-Sun 
Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians
Sun 20 Jul 2014
Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority... (photo: AP / Karim Kadim)
Pope Francis attends his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday because of a scandal over a 31-million-euro (42 million dollar) project to build a new residence complex in the diocese of Limburg, but refused popular calls to remove him. The decision was taken after Francis met in the past week with Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the head of the German bishops' conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch.  Philadelphia Daily News  Sun 20 Jul 2014
Pope expresses concern for Iraqi Christians
Travel Deals $449 & up -- 7-Night Bahamas Cruise on Norwegian   See all travel deals » The Associated Press Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 6:19 AM VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has... (photo: AP / Alessandra Tarantino)
Iraq   Photos   Pope Francis   Religion   Wikipedia: Pope Francis
Palestinian Hamas militants patrol on the main road in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 17, 2011, as Palestinians prepare for the first stage of an unprecedented prisoner release and exchange deal under which Israel has agreed to free 1,027 Palestinian detainees in return for an Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured in 2006. Israelis and Palestinians were waiting with bated breath for the planned release on October 18 of a first tranche of 477 Palestinian prisoners in return for an end to the more than five year captivity of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Photo by Ahmed Deeb/wn  The Australian  Thu 17 Jul 2014
Israel, Gaza in ceasefire limbo
AN Israeli official last night said it had agreed on a truce with Hamas to end 10 days of violence in Gaza, although the reported deal was denied hours later by Foriegn Minister Avigdor Lieberman and... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Hamas   Israel   Mideast Peace   Photos   Wikipedia: Operation Protective Edge
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, right, speaks during an interview with the Argentine newspaper Clarin and the Argentine state news agency Telam, in Damascus, Syria on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Assad said in the interview he won't step down before elections and that the United States has no right to interfere in his country's politics, raising new doubts about a U.S-Russian effort to get Assad and his opponents to negotiate an end to the country's civil war. Stuff Wed 16 Jul 2014
Assad launches new term in stronger position
Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday (local time), after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said... (photo: AP / SANA)
Bashar al-Assad   Mideast   Photos   Syria   Wikipedia: Bashar al-Assad
Iraq Shiite fighters with the "Peace Brigades" patrol during a sand storm on the outskirts of Samarra, 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 13, 2014. The Los Angeles Times Tue 15 Jul 2014
Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad
The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the... (photo: AP)
ISIS   Iraq Conflict   Photos   Syrian War   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive
This image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. Al Jazeera Mon 14 Jul 2014
Why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an impostor
So Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claims he has replaced the caliphs of old; those men of wisdom and learning who presided over the glorious days of Islamic civilisation, from the... (photo: AP / Militant video)
ISIS   Iraq War   Islamic Extremism   Photos   Wikipedia: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
File - This undated image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. BBC News Mon 14 Jul 2014
Isis defector speaks of life inside brutal jihadist group
An "Islamic caliphate" has been declared in the Middle East and the group behind it, Isis, has now rebranded itself simply "the Islamic State".... (photo: AP / Militant website)
ISIS   Iraq Conflict   Islamic Extremism   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive
People inspect the site of a car bomb attack on cars lined up at a gas station in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. Reuters Sun 13 Jul 2014
Iraq government talks delayed again as fighting rages
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament failed on Sunday to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an... (photo: AP)
Al Qaida   Iraq Conflict   Islamic Extremism   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive
Palestinians inspect a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. Israeli aircraft carried out a massacre of the family of Khan Younis Kaware resulted in the deaths of seven people and wounding 25 others seriously injured, including women and children. Photo by Ahmad Deeb / WN The Siasat Daily Sun 13 Jul 2014
Israel-Gaza air strikes kill 151 people
London, July 12: Even as Israel, Hamas continue to remain defiant and the death toll increased to 151, western countries will hold a meeting in Vienna on Sunday to on how... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Gaza   Operation Protective Edge - Death Toll   Photos   West Bank   Wikipedia: Operation Protective Edge
Guards stand at the entrance of a renovated Abu Ghraib prison, now renamed Baghdad Central Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. Iraq has reopened the notorious Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad, but it has a new name and officials promise more humane treatment of prisoners. The compound has come to symbolize American abuses after photos released in 2004 showed U.S. soldiers sexually humiliating inmates Sun Sentinel Sat 12 Jul 2014
Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings: HRW
Iraqi security forces and government affiliated militias appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners over the past month in apparent revenge for killings by... (photo: AP / Karim Kadim)
2014 Northern Iraq offensive   Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant   Photos   Sectarian violence in Iraq   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive
Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Iraqi soldier Zidane Ahmed, 29, during his funeral procession in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Independent Sat 12 Jul 2014
Iraq crisis: 'Government forces execute 255 Sunni prisoners in revenge for Isis atrocities'
Iraqi forces have illegally executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners in the past month, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group said it found evidence... (photo: AP / Jaber al-Helo)
Human Rights   ISIS   Iraq Conflict   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive
In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, Lebanese army soldiers take their positions outside the Duroy hotel where a suicide bomber blew himself up in his room, in Beirut, as Lebanese security forces raided the premises. San Francisco Chronicle Sat 12 Jul 2014
Anxiety grips Lebanon following blasts, arrests
BEIRUT (AP) — The roadblocks and sandbags are back, cafes and hotels are nearly empty and many of the tourists are gone. Anxiety is gripping Lebanon following a spate of... (photo: AP / Bilal Hussein)
Al Qaida   Lebanon Conflict   Photos   Syrian War   Wikipedia: Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon


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