Category: Iraq

The Grayzone news articles and reports on Iraq and the Middle East

Iranian and Hezbollah leaders oppose attacking civilians as Trump threatens to bomb cultural sites

Washington’s top bogeymen, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, called to protect civilians and only hit military targets. Meanwhile, Trump vows to attack Iranian “cultural sites.”

By Ben Norton

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US escalates war on Iran and Iraq – Discussion with Rania Khalek, Max Blumenthal, Ben Norton, Aaron Mate

The Grayzone held a live discussion of the US escalation of war on Iran and Iraq, with Trump’s assassination of General Qasem Soleimani and PMF commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Aaron Maté is joined by Rania Khalek, Max Blumenthal, and Ben Norton.

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Genocide in Iraq: When local Sunni became ISIS and slaughtered their Yazidi neighbors

When ISIS came to butcher the Yazidis of Iraq, they simply went next door.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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How ISIS wives helped their husbands rape Yazidi sex slaves

In Iraq, captured Yazidi women were forced to work as domestic servants for ISIS families — and were regularly raped, with the help of wives.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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In the field with Yazidi fighters, chilling tales of genocide by ISIS – and more conflict to come

Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in droves to fight ISIS, and see a new war on the horizon.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz want more Western intervention, fueling the very Islamist extremism they claim to fight

Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz combine the worst of both worlds: the anti-Muslim, anti-refugee views of the far right with the pro-war, imperialist stance of the liberal centrists.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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