The Destruction of Mosul: Stranded in a City Under Siege

Isolated in their houses and short of food and water, people besieged in the Isis-held Old City of Mosul say it is like being held in an underground prison with little idea of the ebb and flow of the battle being fought around them. Iraqi government forces have advanced up to the periphery of the … Continue reading The Destruction of Mosul: Stranded in a City Under Siege

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‘Unintentional Accident of War’? Pentagon Says it ‘Probably’ Played Role in 200+ Mosul Deaths

The Pentagon has admitted that its air campaign in Mosul “probably had a role” in the mounting civilian death toll in Mosul, including the recent loss of dozens of lives under the rubble of a house that was allegedly booby-trapped by ISIS to maximize casualties. Mounting evidence of an underreported civilian death toll in Mosul … Continue reading ‘Unintentional Accident of War’? Pentagon Says it ‘Probably’ Played Role in 200+ Mosul Deaths

Bloodbath in West Mosul: Civilians Being Shot by Both ISIS and Iraqi Troops

Civilians trying to flee the besieged Isis-held enclave in west Mosul are being shot dead by Isis and Iraqi army snipers as they try to cross the Tigris River, says an eyewitness trapped inside the city with his family. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Jasim, a 33-year old Iraqi Sunni living in west … Continue reading Bloodbath in West Mosul: Civilians Being Shot by Both ISIS and Iraqi Troops

Relatives react near the bodies of civilians killed in air strike, Mosul, Iraq March 17, 2017. © Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

US Confirms Airstrike at Site in Mosul Where Dozens of Civilian Casualties were Reported

The US military has confirmed a coalition airstrike on the site in Mosul where dozens of civilians allegedly died. The US said the strike was at the request of the Iraqi forces. An investigation into the case has been opened, it added. “An initial review of strike data from March 16-23 indicates that, at the … Continue reading US Confirms Airstrike at Site in Mosul Where Dozens of Civilian Casualties were Reported

Operation Mosul: A Medieval Massacre

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described it this way weeks after US-led terror-bombing and Iraqi ground operations began last October – long before the worst horrors ongoing now. US-orchestrated operations are being conducted under “conditions of absolute information blockade,” Zakharova explained. Nothing was done to protect, evacuate or otherwise help civilians. They’ve been on … Continue reading Operation Mosul: A Medieval Massacre

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‘Aleppo Boy’ versus ‘Mosul Girl’: How the Western MSM Peddles War Propaganda

The world recently got a crude lesson as to how the Western media machine manipulates its news coverage to fit NATO's regime- change agenda. During two parallel global events - the Russian-backed liberation of Aleppo and the US-backed liberation of Mosul - viewers witnessed the tragic circumstances of two children, with two radically different media … Continue reading ‘Aleppo Boy’ versus ‘Mosul Girl’: How the Western MSM Peddles War Propaganda

After Mosul: The Coming Break-Up of Iraq and the End of the Middle East

The battle against IS is a war no one will win. Here's the real battle we should be worrying about - and fighting All eyes are on the battle for Mosul. Will the coalition defeat the Islamic State (IS) or not? In the end, it won't matter. If we have learned anything from the last … Continue reading After Mosul: The Coming Break-Up of Iraq and the End of the Middle East

What Future Awaits ISIS in Iraq?

In mid-January, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Davis announced that ISIS militants were surrounded by superior forces and, therefore, demoralized. As if to confirm this statement, the Iraqi TV station Al Sumaria recently reported that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi allegedly pronounced a “farewell speech” before leaving his poistion. In it, he advised his supporters to admit … Continue reading What Future Awaits ISIS in Iraq?

Iraqi Army Makes Big Gains in Battle for Mosul

Iraqi military forces are advancing towards the main complex of government buildings in the centre of west Mosul, indicating that Isis is losing control of its last big urban stronghold in Iraq. “The provincial council and the governorate building are within the firing range of the rapid response forces,” said an officer with the elite … Continue reading Iraqi Army Makes Big Gains in Battle for Mosul