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Israeli propaganda and the alliance with Islamic extremists

Israeli propaganda and the alliance with Islamic extremists

Probably the most common Israeli propaganda tactic is the smear: an attempt to discredit enemies by making spurious associations and linkages, as well as outright fabrication of allegations of impropriety. In Victor Ostrovsky’s By Way of Deception, an old book by a disgruntled Mossad agent, he recounts that the Mossad often tried to do this to Palestinian leaders, with mixed …

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624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria

A report released by the US-led coalition says its airstrikes against purported Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq have claimed the lives of at least 624 civilians since the start of the military campaign in 2014. The coalition made the announcement on Friday, claiming that the civilians had been “unintentionally killed” over a span of 34 months between August 2014 …

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The Rising Collateral of Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria

The Rising Collateral of Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria

In its war against ISIS, the Trump administration has escalated its military intervention in the Middle East from extermination to straight up annihilation. The ongoing effort of the United States to eradicate the ISIS by aggressively launching airstrikes against targets that include non-combatants is causing significant harm to civilians in Iraq and Syria. Estimates of civilian deaths from airstrikes range …

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British role in Libya’s current chaos

British role in Libya’s current chaos

.Britain’s military intervention in Libya, ordered by David Cameron, has created a chaotic situation in Libya after Muammar Qaddafi. The country has become a safe haven for lawlessness where people smugglers send desperate refugees to Europe. The recent suicide bomber in Manchester, Salman Abedi, was from Libya. That was why Jeremy Corbyn lambasted British foreign policy which has worsened the …

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Life after Isis: People of Mosul tell of horrors under the rule of ‘the devil’s murderers’

Life after Isis: People of Mosul tell of horrors under the rule of 'the devil's murderers'

.Exclusive: Iraqi government forces have left local people to pick up the pieces after facing death, hunger and loss at the hands of fundamentalist fighters “The cigarette kills, so do we,” read Isis’ slogan, which was accompanied by an image showing blood flowing out of a cigarette on a glass ashtray. Smoking is considered a sin under the group’s brutal …

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US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. officials

US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. officials

.American troops will apparently remain in Iraq even when the fight against Islamic State has ended, according to Pentagon officials, including US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who said that keeping soldiers on the ground is in America’s “national interest.” The US Defense Department’s top officials expressed their desire to keep US troops in Iraq at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing …

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Mosul civilians between ‘a rock and a hard place’ – ISIS & US-led coalition strikes

Mosul civilians between 'a rock and a hard place' - ISIS & US-led coalition strikes

. Civilians in Mosul are in densely populated areas, and it makes any airstrikes, even artillery fire, very problematic. If they try to escape, they are killed by ISIS. So, it is a no-win situation for the civilians, says former Pentagon official Michael Maloof. About 100,000 Iraqis have fled the city of Mosul over the past three weeks as the …

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