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Kurdish rebels threaten new fight in Turkey as Syria clashes intensify

[http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-turkey-kurds-pkk-idUSBRE99L06820131022] (Reuters) By ISABEL COLES QANDIL MOUNTAINS, Iraq Kurdish rebels are ready to re-enter Turkey from northern Iraq, the head of the group’s political wing said at his mountain hideout, threatening to rekindle an insurgency unless Ankara resuscitates their peace process soon. Accusing Turkey of waging a proxy war against Kurds in Syria by backing Islamist rebels fighting them … Continue reading »

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Update on the car bombing in Ninevah that targeted the Shabaks.

I found this description on LiveLeak of a reposted youtube video and correlated the time and magnitude of the bombing with relevant news sources to determine that this is most likely the bombing that claimed 15 lives of the Shabak community in the province Nineveh. [EDIT] This was an attack on an Iraqi Army outpost … Continue reading »

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How 5 Countries Could Become 14

NY Times- Opinion Analysis by ROBIN WRIGHT Source: [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/29/sunday-review/how-5-countries-could-become-14.html]  

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Door to U.S. May Be Closing for Iraqis Who Helped the American Military

By TIM ARANGO Published Sept 19 2013 BAGHDAD — As a former interpreter for the American military, and as a gay man, Hassan says he is a focus of frequent discrimination by his fellow Iraqis. That is why Hassan, who asked to be identified only by his middle name because he fears for his safety, … Continue reading »

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Iranian Exiles Attacked at Camp Ashraf

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK1NX2XrUVo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF VIOLENCE] Source:http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=199_1378287079 Author: Ardit Ajvazi Video shows troops attacking Iranian exile camp in Iraq A video posted on the internet on Monday showed suspected Iraqi military forces brutally assaulting a camp in Iraq occupied by Iranian dissidents, killing dozens of them. Footage of the attack on Camp Ashraf, situated in Iraq’s … Continue reading »

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