20 September 2018
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Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—“Serious steps” are being taken to clear an exiled Iraqi politician of terror charges as a prelude to his nomination as minister of defense, sources close to Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi informed Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday. “Iraq’s judiciary and federal court have taken serious steps to secure the return of the leading Sunni figure and former minister of finance Rafie Al-Issawi to Iraq and to bring him to trial on the backdrop of terror charges levelled against him…
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the defensive as the extremists pressed ahead with a relentless assault on a town near the Turkish border. The attack on Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, has driven more than 160,000 people across the frontier in the…
-Reuters, Tue, Sep 30 2014 By Isabel Coles and Jonny Hogg- ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory, which could make it harder for militants to operate on both sides of the frontier, was also achieved with help from Kurds…
-European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA)- Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.Iraqi Kurdish troops are said to have recaptured the town of Rabia, but suffered heavy casualties.
-European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA)- Militants kidnapped and tortured Samira Saleh al-Naimi for five days before executing herAl-Nuaimi was kidnapped by Isis (also known as Islamic State) on 17 September after she allegedly criticised the militant group’s destruction of places of worship in Mosul, Iraq, since it had taken control of the city.

Kurds Plead For Western Troops To Battle IS Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:06

-Sky News, 29 September 2014-  If there is a city that simply has to be taken back, a city whose fall to Islamic State shocked the world and a city which encapsulates the complexity of the IS crisis, it is Mosul. Lying on a huge plain you can see it through the sand-filled skies in the distance from the Kurdish peshmerga's newly-built high positions. In the foreground there is little or no movement in a series of villages that have…
-New York Times, SEPT. 27, 2014- The Pentagon said on Saturday that it had conducted its first strikes against Islamic State targets in a besieged Kurdish area of Syria along the Turkish border, destroying two armored vehicles in an area that has been the subject of a weeklong onslaught by the Islamic State. The action around Kobani, where at least 150,000 refugees have crossed into Turkey, appeared to signify the opening of a new front for American airstrikes in Syria,…
-European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA)- Hadi Farhan Abdullah al-Ameri, known as Abu Hassan Ameri, is known in Iran by the name of Hadi Ameri. He was born in 1954 in Diyala Province (Iraq). He has an Iranian wife and his children live in Iran. He has a house in Mofatteh District of Tehran which is where the commanders of the Quds Force (QF) and the IRGC Ramadan Base reside. He had lived in Iran for a long time prior to…
-Al-Tagheer TV, 10 September 2014- Muqtada Sadr washed his hands and denied any role in the beheading of individuals shown in video clips posted on social media. Claims were made that Sadr’s followers had carried out these heinous crimes. Sadr issued a statement calling for the sanctioning of any individual that beheads others in the name of religion. He said he knows the elements behind this crime and to whom they are linked to, calling on the government to arrest…
-European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA)- Militants associated to the Iranian regime conducted a barbaric crime during their attack in the Amerli region in Salahadin Province, located north of Baghdad, beheading a number of individuals they had killed. Under the pretext of carrying out attacks against ISIS, these militants are conducting such crimes and the Iranian regime is attempting to take advantage of the campaign against ISIS to strengthen its own militants. The Iraqi people and tribes approve operations against ISIS,…
-Interview : Al Tagheer TV-Sep 15 2014 Interview with Struan Stevenson former chairman of European Parliament Iraq delegation and President of European Iraqi Freedom Association about the presence of ISIS in Iraq and Maliki’s crimes against camp Liberty. Anchorman:You have described Iran as a cause of insecurity in Iraq. What do you base this assertion on? Stevenson: Nouri Maliki is the source of the problem. The attacks against the Sunnis in Fallujah and Ramadi resulted in formation of the Islamic State.…

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