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Covering Up the Massacre of Mosul
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Covering Up the Massacre of Mosul
August 22, 2017

When Russia and Syria killed civilians in driving Al Qaeda forces out of Aleppo, U.S. officials and media shouted “war crimes.” But the U.S.-led bombardment of Iraq’s Mosul got a different response, notes Nicolas J S Davies.

A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?
July 26, 2017

The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in sharp contrast to the outrage expressed worldwide over the bombardment of east Aleppo by Syrian government and Russian forces at the end of 2016.

A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?
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Why Victory in Mosul Is Overblown
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Why Victory in Mosul Is Overblown
July 16, 2017

The battle for Mosul is all but completed, and any question about the strategic significance of its conclusion has yet to be answered by military leaders. That being so, it is time to start asking the difficult questions, such as why the current administration—which ran and won on the promise to change American foreign policy—continues to follow the path of its two previous predecessors in embarking on tactical combat missions that do not contribute to U.S. national security nor the accomplishment of strategic objectives?

Mosul Liberated, What Next?
July 11, 2017

On July 9, Mosul was declared liberated from the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city to announce the mission's success. After nine months of fierce and grueling fighting and human suffering, the terrorists lost the city, which has been their stronghold for the last three years. Around 915,000 residents have fled Mosul since the start of the battle for the city last October.

Mosul Liberated, What Next?
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The Recapture of Mosul
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The Recapture of Mosul
July 11, 2017

Iraq is declaring victory over Isis in Mosul as the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, wearing black military uniform, arrived in the city to congratulate his soldiers at the end of an epic nine-month long battle. Elite Iraqi government forces raised the Iraqi flag on the banks of the Tigris River this morning, though ISIS snipers are still shooting from the last buildings they hold in the Old City…

13 Years of War: Mosul’s Frightening and Uncertain Future
October 22, 2016

Mosul has been a dangerous place since the US-led invasion of 2003. It is the greatest Sunni Arab city of Iraq during an era in which the Sunni had lost their old predominance and have struggled against Shia-dominated governments in Baghdad and Kurdish rulers next door in Iraqi Kurdistan

13 Years of War: Mosul’s Frightening and Uncertain Future
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The Aleppo/Mosul Riddle
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The Aleppo/Mosul Riddle
October 20, 2016

There’s no question Baghdad needs to take back Mosul from ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. It could not do it before. In theory, the time is now.

West Blames Russia for Aleppo While Killing Civilians in Mosul
October 18, 2016

Double standards dominate the West as it blames Russia for each and everything going wrong in this world. The best example is the West’s accusations of Russia allegedly committing “war crimes” in Aleppo…

West Blames Russia for Aleppo While Killing Civilians in Mosul
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