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U.S. Bombs Syrian Village—And Shrugs

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The U.S. tries to avoid civilian casualties, whether in Iraq or Syria. But when its got bad intelligence or bad analysis, its a question of garbage in, carnage out.

Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City

6 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Iraqi forces renewed their assault Monday against jihadists in Mosul's Old City, after days in which the battle was overshadowed by reports of heavy civilian casualties from air strikes. Iraqi forces began the massive operation to retake...Show More Summary

Obama's defense chief doesn't see big changes in Iraq campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ash Carter, who until January was U.S. defense secretary, said on Tuesday he did not see major changes in the campaign against Islamic State since President Donald Trump took office, amid accusations the U.S. military may be relaxing rules protecting civilians.

Iranian Gallery Drops Out of AIPAD Photo Fair Over Trump’s Travel Ban

8 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Tehran-based Ag Galerie had planned to show Bahman Jalali's arresting photographs documenting the Iran–Iraq war in the 1980s. The post Iranian Gallery Drops Out of AIPAD Photo Fair Over Trump’s Travel Ban appeared first on Hyperallergic.

US 'probably' involved in mass Iraqi civilian deaths

Top US commander in Iraq says 'fair chance' coalition air strike had role in scores of civilian killings in Mosul blast.

Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to Iran guards, Hezbollah brigades in Iraq

Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures. The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry has confirmed. During...Show More Summary

What Everest Climber Really Meant by ‘Because It’s There’

You can't understand Mallory without knowing his war experience, says the author, a veteran of Iraq.

U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Iraq Among Deadliest in Region Since 2003

9 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! and reporter Chris Woods examine recent attacks across the Middle East and the lack of mainstream media coverage.

A Really Bad Start as President

First Read comments President Trump’s historically dismal approval rating: “What’s more, George W. Bush never hit 36% in Gallup until 2006 — well after Hurricane Katrina and after the Iraq war had turned south. And Obama never ever dropped to [...]

U.S. acknowledges a ‘fair chance’ its airstrike killed scores of civilians in Mosul

The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday that “there is a fair chance” that U.S.-led airstrikes were responsible for the deaths of civilians in Mosul, where local reports say … Click to Continue »

U.S. sees probable role in Mosul blast, probe under way

MOSUL, Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The senior U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S.-led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to have killed scores of civilians but said Islamic State could also be to blame.

US probes Mosul bombing amid worries of rising civilian deaths

The Pentagon said Monday it was reviewing more than 700 video feeds of coalition air strikes on west Mosul, Iraq after reports of a large number of civilians killed in bombings. Amid rising concern over a jump in civilian casualties in fighting in Iraq and Syria, Colonel J.T. Thomas, a spokesman for the US Central

Rights group claims “alarming pattern” in U.S.-led strikes in Iraq

Report follows acknowledgement from coalition that U.S. military behind March 17 strike residents say killed more than 100 civilians

Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul – photojournalist, Zohra Bensemra

Algerian photojournalist Zohra Bensemra captured a series of heartbreaking images while covering the Battle of Mosul. From elderly individuals weary from the ongoing warfare in Iraq to children bloodied from early brushes with violence. Show More Summary

U.S. commander says coalition 'probably had a role' in mass civilian casualties in Mosul

The top U.S. general commanding the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said that the U.S.-led coalition was probably responsible for a blast that killed more than 200 people. "If we did it, and I would say there's at least a fair chance that we did, it was an unintentional accident...

At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle

11 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Times reporters are in Mosul, Iraq, to assess reports that less time is being taken to weigh risks for civilians as the battle intensifies.

Coalition Airstrikes Raising Concerns About Civilian Deaths

11 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.

U.S. to Send Over 200 More Soldiers to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul

11 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The deployment includes two Army infantry companies and a platoon equipped to clear away roadside bombs. They are due to leave for Iraq within the next 36 hours.

Immigration Lawyer Gets Federal Prison Time for Fake Asylum Claims

After two days of a bloody overthrow in 1963, thousands lay dead in the streets of Iraq and Saddam Hussein was on his way to taking over the country. Robert W. DeKelaita, who grew up in the shadow of the new regime, left the country with his family when......

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