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The Battle for Mosul: Concept Versus Reality

Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq, after Baghdad. It is a city of 1.5 million people (according to UN estimates). It is a city where Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs, Kurds, Yezidis, Armenians, Assyrians, Turkmens, and even some followers of Christianity have coexisted for a very long time. 1,198 more words


U.S. and allies such as Canada need to be in Iraq over the long term, says U.S. defense secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is making a pitch for American and allied forces to stay in Iraq, even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group. 245 more words

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We Need More Critical Thinking

With the assessment of many analysts and key figures, including Obama, that fake news’ stories shared on social media played a role in the outcome of this election, it must be recognized that there has been a significant lapse in critical thinking in America. 1,152 more words


“Why do they treat Christians like this?”

UK visas: YES to radical Islamists, NO to Christian archbishops!

It is hard to imagine a more incongruous headline – just as the world’s attention focuses on the liberation of Mosul, the UK government has refused to grant a visa to the Archbishop of Mosul to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral, a church whose flock includes many refugees fleeing persecution from Islamists in Iraq and Syria……….. 37 more words

Described as ‘forgotten Holocaust’ Kurdistan marks deportation of Jews 71 years ago

ERBIL, Kurdistan region – In a landmark ceremony held at the historic citadel in downtown Erbil on Wednesday, religious leaders from five different faiths met to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Iraq. 7 more words



Assaults on ISIS in both Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria are forcing the terrorist group’s leaders to plan a retreat to their fortress in the desert region between the two countries. 23 more words