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Author Archives: Michael Friedmann

The Death of Saddam’s Sons

After a four hour gun battle, a TOW missile fired by an attack helicopter strikes the side of the house where Uday and Qusay were hiding. Aftermath

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The Devil’s Double Trailer

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Uday Hussein shoots his AK-47 in the middle of a party.

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Uday’s Double Interviewed

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Iraq and Turkey diffuse Kurdish oil row

Baghdad and Ankara have agreed that oil exports from anywhere in Iraq need the central government’s approval, Iraq’s deputy prime minister for energy said, after a bi-lateral meeting aimed at solving a row over Kurdish energy resources. “We agree that any exports must be with the approval of the Iraqi government and we will discuss the mechanism,” Hussain al-Shahristani said … Continue reading »

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‘The near future of Iraq is dark’: Warning from Muqtada al-Sadr – the Shia cleric whose word is law to millions of his countrymen

The future of Iraq as a united and independent country is endangered by sectarian Shia-Sunni hostility says Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia religious leader whose Mehdi Army militia fought the US and British armies and who remains a powerful figure in Iraqi politics. He warns of the danger that “the Iraqi people will disintegrate, its government … Continue reading »

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Iraq violence: Deadly blasts hit Baghdad and Mosul

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens injured in a spate of bomb attacks across Iraq, officials say. In the deadliest attack, 16 people were killed by twin blasts near a cafe at an outdoor market in the central Sadriya district of the capital, Baghdad. Elsewhere, three civilians and a policeman died when … Continue reading »

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Iraq car bombing kills dozens north of Baghdad

At least 25 people have been killed in a car bomb attack north-east of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say. The blast happened in a market in the town of Saadiya, in the religiously mixed province of Diyala. The attack comes a day after at least 29 people were killed and dozens wounded in a … Continue reading »

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Geagea: Hezbollah turning Lebanon into Iraq

BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea slammed Hezbollah Monday as an illegal armed organization, saying that its involvement in Syria’s war had led to the “Iraqization” of Lebanon. “Hezbollah is an illegitimate and illegal security military organization,” Geagea said. “In the Constitution, there is nothing referring to ‘resistance’ and not even in the National Pact, this is a falsification,” … Continue reading »

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Egypt hosts top Russian officials, a sign it is turning further away from alliance with U.S.

CAIRO— Egypt edged further away from its traditional place within the U.S. sphere of influence Thursday, hosting Russia’s foreign and defense ministers in the highest-level talks between the two countries in years. The visit, which included discussions on strengthening military ties and diplomatic efforts on Syria, challenged the U.S. position as Egypt’s primary benefactor and … Continue reading »

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