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It’s not like we haven’t been warning about IAVA

Back in 2009, I ran down the case that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association isn’t the non-partisan Veterans Service Organization that it claims. In 2012, I told you about IAVA executive director Paul Rieckhoff’s embellishment of his awards. We’ve been warning that IAVA is not what it appears to be, that they are not in […]

Civilians start fleeing homes after west Mosul offensive begins

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A few hundred civilians have fled their homes in the outskirts of western Mosul, the first reported displacement since a U.S.-backed offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold there began at the weekend.

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Reportedly Turns ISIS Bomber

A man compensated by the UK government following his release from Guantanamo Bay in 2004 has reportedly died in a suicide bombing targeting a military base in Iraq. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack Monday, sharing a photo of the smiling British suicide bomber it identified as Abu...

ISIS suicide bomber in Iraq was former Gitmo detainee

A terror suspect who received a seven-figure payoff after he claimed he was tortured while being held at Guantanamo Bay blew himself up in a suicide bombing in Iraq, according to reports Tuesday. ISIS claimed responsibility and praised Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, … Continued

Situation Report: U.S. Troops Inch Closer to ISIS, More May Be On the Way, Fallout from immigration crackdown; McMaster May Need Senate Confirmation; and a bit more.

By FP Staff and Adam Rawnsley Traveling in the Middle East — One of the options the Pentagon is weighing for the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is sending more U.S. troops, the head of U.S. Central Command said Wednesday. Speaking with reporters while traveling overseas to confer with regional allies,...

British suicide bomber in Iraq had won compensation for Guantanamo stay

LONDON/CAIRO (Reuters) - An Islamic State suicide bomber from Britain who blew himself up in an attack on Iraqi forces this week had been given compensation for his detention in the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Western security sources said on Wednesday.

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about … Click to Continue »

Manchester to Iraq via Guantànamo: how Jamal al-Harith became Isis’s latest suicide bomber

His two-year ordeal at Camp X-ray led to the British-born Jihadi blowing himself up this week on behalf of Islamic State When US special forces found Jamal al-Harith in a jail in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January 2002, he said he viewed them as his saviours. Show More Summary

Reports: ISIS suicide bomber in Iraq was ex-Gitmo detainee

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Ronald Fiddler, who became known as Jamal al-Harith, was freed from the detention camp in 2004.        

Mosul refugees get married at Khazer camp – in pictures

The wedding of Hussain Zeeno Zannun, 26, and Chahad, 16, who both fled from Isis in Mosul, northern Iraq Continue reading...

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, have launched a new push to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. The forces' … Click to Continue »

Three Generals Bound by Iraq Will Guide Trump on Security

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H. R. McMaster will join Jim Mattis and John F. Kelly at the table in the Situation Room, steering a new president through the crosscurrents of a stormy world.

Opinion: Trump’s travel order must make room for Laith Hammoudi and people like him

In the years since the U.S. invaded Iraq, Laith Hammoudi risked his life to help deliver the truth to millions of readers of this newspaper and others in the McClatchy … Click to Continue »

Fort Hood Soldier from Massachusetts Dies in Iraq

The Pentagon on Tuesday said the death Monday 21-year-old Pfc. Brian Odiorne was not combat related.

Fort Hood soldier from Massachusetts dies in Iraq

A soldier from Massachusetts has died in Iraq. The Pentagon on Tuesday said the death Monday 21-year-old Pfc. Brian Odiorne was not combat related. The Ware resident died in Al … Click to Continue »

This Supper Club Might Change Your Mind About Iraq

“Culture, art, music, history, heritage—that’s not at the forefront of people’s mind when we hear the word ‘Iraq.’”

PFC Brian. P. Odiorne; Army identifies casualty

The Department of Defense announces the passing of Private First Class Brian. P. Odiorne; Pfc. Brian. P. Odiorne, 21, of Ware, Massachusetts died Feb. 20, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, […]

Iraq forces battle IS to close in on Mosul's west bank

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Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way towards southern Mosul on Monday and prepared to take on the Islamic State group's stronghold in the city's west bank. The fresh push in the four-month-old operation to retake...Show More Summary

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