US-led Coalition Hands Control Over Seventh Military Base to Iraqi Forces

Sputnik-Middle East The day before, the Iraqi military stated that the Besmayah military base used by Spanish troops as part of the US-led coalitions’ efforts in the fight against Daesh had been attacked by four short-range rockets. The US-led international coalition has handed control of the Besmayah military base to the Iraqi forces. Thus, this…

Kurdish People Resist Storm of Turkish Bombs

The indiscriminate bombing of a territory to destroy the people living in it. That seems to be the premise of the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And that premise was confirmed last June 15, when the Ankara government ordered a massive bombing of Bashur (Iraqi Kurdistan, northern Iraq), which targeted the Makhmur refugee…

Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?

Elijah J. Magnier The world is in turmoil. 2020 has already brought major multiple crises, with the Iranian-American clash in Iraq which followed the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic disaster that struck all continents and stole the lives of around 400 thousand people around the world,…

Iran: Powerful and Determined

Andre VltchekI refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth. When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be. Iran is home to one of the oldest and…

Iraq in the Balance Between Iran and the USA

Elijah J. Magnier Iran and the US have been at war since 1979, when the “Islamic Republic” took power. This war will continue as long as the US seeks to defeat Iran, which in turn seeks to force the US out of the Middle East. Occasionally, the war manifests as direct clashes between the two…

US Attempting to Control Iraq’s Political Atmosphere

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US is attempting to restore its control over Iraq and has hired a number of Iraqi politicians to this end, a senior analyst warned. “The US is pursuing a new strategy since Iraq’s victory over the ISIL with the aim of political changes in the country and it is coaxing a number…

Hashd Al-Shaabi Commander Reveals Foreign Aid to ISIL in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) said that a large number of foreign-made bombs and ammunitions have been found at ISIL hideouts in Iraq to prove foreign states’ support for the terrorist group. Hashd al-Shaabi forces have discovered several 30-kg bombs and other light bombs used to kill people and…

US Supporting ISIL Attacks in Iraqi Provinces

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi official said that all recent terrorist attacks in the three provinces of al-Anbar, Salahuddin and Babel by the ISIL militants came with the US support. “At present, the US forces are using the leverage of ISIL return to pressure the government to extend their deployment in Iraq,” Hamid al-Hayes, the…