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United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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Iraq – A Peoples Photo Journal


Iraq Children by greyfox7

Originally Published on Nov 26, 2007

“I regret they got hurt,’ Bush,the former president and war criminal said of the veterans.”

To the War Criminal Bush – And to the thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians?

Never, ever forget that the War Criminals Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld etc. founded ISIS and today are proud of what they did and feel no regret.

‘It was the right decision’: Bush says he has ‘no regrets’ about invading Iraq and Afghanistan when asked how he feels when he sees wounded veterans

Since the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts began, at least 8,000 US and allied soldiers have died, according to CNN.

Tens of thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, according to the United Nations.

The civilian death toll in Iraq is estimated to be somewhere between 170,000 and 190,000, according to Iraq Body Count

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REU: Russia denies it killed civilians in air strikes on Syria’s Idlib

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday denied allegations that its air strikes had killed civilians in Syria’s Idlib province, saying that in recent days it had only bombed Islamist militant fighters in the area.

Moscow said it was responding to assertions from the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which on Monday said six civilians had been killed in the province, including a woman and a child.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized Moscow on Monday for the same reason, saying that recent Russian bombing in Idlib had killed civilians and moderate rebels and that this would be discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visited Turkey this week.

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IraqiNews: Initial results show 93% of voters support Kurdistan Independence

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Initial results have shown that 93 of Iraqi Kurds support Kurdistan independence from Iraq, the electoral commission supervising the independence referendum said Tuesday.

RIA Novosti quoted the independent commission saying that, while vote counting was still running, initial results show that 93 percent of voters support independence, compared to 6.71 percent objecting. Those are the results achieved after counting 282.000 ballots, according to the commission.

A representative of the commission said, however, that results can still change as the counting continues, with results slated for announcement on Thursday.
It said nearly 3.3 million voters, out of 5.2 eligibles, took part in the polls, putting turnout at an estimated 72.16 percent.

Kurds headed to polling stations on Monday to attend the polls rejected by the Arab-led central government in Baghdad, the United Nations, the European Union, the United States and regional powers Turkey and Iran.

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REU: Iraq refuses to discuss Kurdish independence after referendum

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – The Iraqi government ruled out talks on possible secession for Kurdish-held parts of northern Iraq on Tuesday after a referendum on independence showed strong support for a split.

Initial results of Monday’s vote indicated 72 percent of eligible voters had taken part and an overwhelming majority, possibly over 90 percent, had said “yes”, Erbil based Rudaw TV said. Final results are expected by Wednesday.

Celebrations continued until the early hours of Tuesday in Erbil, capital of the Kurdish region, which was lit by fireworks and adorned with Kurdish red-white-green flags. People danced in the squares as convoys of cars drove around honking their horns.

In ethnically-mixed Kirkuk, local Kurdish-led authorities lifted an overnight night curfew imposed in city, where Arabs and Turkmen opposed the vote. The referendum has fueled fears of a new regional conflict.

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani says the vote is not binding, but meant to provide a mandate for negotiations with Baghdad and neighboring countries over the peaceful secession of the region from Iraq.

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AP: The Latest: UN regrets Iraq’s Kurds went ahead with vote

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local):

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expressing regret that Iraq’s Kurds have gone ahead with an independence referendum.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Guterres noted the referendum was “unilaterally declared, included disputed areas” and was opposed by Iraqi authorities and the global community. The spokesman said Guterres regretted that opportunities for negotiations were not seized and viewed the decision to hold the vote as potentially destabilizing.

The vote held Monday was billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination. To Baghdad, the vote threatens a redrawing of Iraq’s borders, while leaders in Turkey and Iran fear the move would embolden their own Kurdish populations.

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AP: What’s next after Iraqi Kurds vote on independence

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s Kurds hope Monday’s non-binding referendum on independence marks the start of a peaceful, negotiated break with Baghdad, but it may have instead placed them on a new collision course with Iraq and its neighbors.

Iraq’s central government rejected the vote long before it was held, and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned of “follow-up steps to protect the unity of the country.” Turkey and Iran have staged military drills on the borders of Iraq’s Kurdish region, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send in troops.

The vote was held peacefully, but the coming days could bring escalating unrest as the Kurds press ahead toward independence, something opposed by virtually the entire international community, including their close ally, the United States.

Initial results are expected Tuesday, with the official count announced later in the week. Here is a look at what comes next.

ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE, OR CONFLICT

Kurdish officials say a “yes” vote will send a message Baghdad cannot ignore, paving the way for negotiations aimed at a peaceful exit. But Iraqi government officials maintain just the opposite, that the referendum will push the two sides further apart and make it even more difficult to resolve longstanding disputes.

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IraqiNews: Islamic State “viceroy”, 10 others killed in western Anbar’s Rawa

Rawa (IraqiNews.com) Eleven Islamic State members, including a regional commander, were killed Tuesday in operations by Iraqi government and paramilitary troops launched preparing to clear those regions from militants.

Commando forces from the army’s 7th division, backed by Popular Mobilization Forces, killed eleven Islamic State members, including the so-called “wali” (viceroy) in an assault on the outskirts of Rawa, one of the group’s last two strongholds in western Anbar, according to Alghad Press.

The offensive also destroyed five rest houses used by the militants, according to sources talking with the website.

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IraqiNews: North, eastern Baghdad blasts leave 12 casualties: sources

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two separate Blasts in northern and eastern Baghdad left 12 people dead and wounded on Tuesday, security sources were quoted saying.

An explosive device exploded near a popular market in Saba al-Bur region, north of the capital, killing one civilian and wounding seven others, according to sources quoted by Baghdad Today.

Another bomb exploded near commercial stores in Karghoulia, Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad, killing one and wounding three others, according to sources.

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NYT: Mattis Seeks Indian Role in Afghanistan, Vows to Fight Militant Shelters

NEW DELHI — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday, vowing to jointly stamp out militant sanctuaries and seeking India’s greater involvement in helping to stabilize Afghanistan.

The comments come as President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up pressure on Pakistan for more action against militant groups operating from its soil that are blamed for attacks in India and neighboring Afghanistan.

Islamabad denies giving material support to the militants and instead accuses its arch-rival of trying to use Afghanistan as a base for anti-Pakistan activities.

But Mattis, the Trump administration’s first cabinet official to visit India, said the two countries would work together to fight terrorism.

“There can be no tolerance of terrorist safe havens,” he said in a statement. “As global leaders, India and the United States resolve to work together to eradicate this scourge.”

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Insecurity in Afghanistan has internal roots, claims Pakistan’s UN envoy

The ambassador of Pakistan to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has claimed that the ongoing instability in Afghanistan has internal links, a claim which comes in contrast to the US and Afghan officials statement regarding the sanctuaries being used by the terrorist groups to stage attacks in Afghanistan. Speaking to a UN Security Council Debate, ..

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US drone targets ISIS vehicle in Nangarhar leaving 5 dead

A US airstrike left at least five militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out on Sunday in the vicinity of Haska Mina district. The statement further added that a Toyota Corolla

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Dozens feared dead or wounded in a deadly traffic incident in Helmand

Dozens of people are feared dead or wounded in a traffic incident in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. According to the local officials, the incident took place earlier today on Kandahar-Helmand highway in Washir district. The officials further added that the incident took place after a large bus carrying scores of passengers faced an accident.

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