Is Saddam’s Clan Working to Establish an Opposition Party in Iraq?

By | 2018-02-21T11:38:31+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: news|Tags: , , , |

“Saddam Hussein’s family has become the scapegoat of the Iraqi government for their failure to create security and stability in Iraq” Ahmed Watban al-Hassan, son of former Iraqi interior minister and Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, told  “al-Quds al-Arabi”

(By Osservatorio Mashrek) Ahmed Watban al-Hassan, son of the former Iraqi interior minister and Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, revealed that […]

Iraq Lists 60 Most-Wanted Jihadists and Baathists

By | 2018-02-05T10:42:22+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , |

The name of elusive ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is notably absent from the list

(by News Agency) Iraqi authorities released for the first time on Sunday the names of 60 most wanted figures for belonging to the ISIS terrorist group, al-Qaeda and the dissolved Baath Party.

Saddam Hussein Did Not Have to Die

By | 2018-01-04T15:56:35+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Nouri Al-Maliki in a recent interview describes the days priors the execution as characterized by “indecision” and “fear” by the new establishment about what could happen after Saddam Hussein’s death.

(By Nino Orto) Saddam Hussein did not have to die. At least not for the Americans, who had requested an extension of fifteen days […]

The Fall of Mosul: How ISIS Managed to Take the City

By | 2018-01-05T15:16:25+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When the jihadists advanced towards Mosul on 6th June 2014 their aim was just to take a neighborhood for a couple of hours. They did not expected that all the government apparatus in the city would collapsed like a house of cards“.

(by Nino Orto) Lieutenant General Mahdi Gharawi, responsible for Mosul’s security, knew the […]