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The Ministry of Oil honors 550 Families of Martyrs of the Popular Crowd in the Province of Basra

Oil Minister Jabbar Ali Hussein al-Luaibi said that the ministry is keen to continue its approach in support of the families of the martyrs of the popular crowd who proved to the whole world that they are loyal to their country and their sanctities,

This came during a ceremony held by the Central Committee to support the popular crowd in the ministry to honor the families of martyrs in the province of Basra.

"Our national and humanitarian duty towards the families
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Sons of the martyrs of the popular crowd Hosting

It hosted the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science University of Kufa. In collaboration with university students, a group of sons of the martyrs of the popular crowd.

However, they were received by Mr. Dean Dr (Nizar Hussein Alnafakh) advance their social. In addition, psychological support and expressed his happiness for the contribution the college.

This part easy for the children of the martyrs of the crowd, opening college doors. For them to practice
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The Evolution of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation into a Political Unit

On December 11th, 2017, Iraqi militia founder and spiritual leader, Muqtada al-Sadr made a groundbreaking announcement. In a move regarded as unprecedented by all but the most astute Iraqi analysts, al-Sadr revealed to the public that his militia organisation, Saraya al-Salaam, would be disarming itself and standing down.1. Command of the militia would be handed over to military officials in Baghdad, who would provide for arms, equipment, and food while simultaneously absorbing the militia into the... [Details]
 

3 Reasons the War Against ISIS Is Working—and It's Not

ISIS remains the best-funded, best-equipped terrorist organization the world has ever seen. But for the first time since its rise in 2014, real progress is being made against the jihadist group. These five facts explain what you need to know. Finances: ISIS has been an economic juggernaut from the moment it seized Mosul. When the group captured its first wave of Iraqi cities in 2014, it also seized an estimated $700 million in cash, instantly transforming this al-Qaeda... [Details]
 

Iraq's Sunnis and minorities will probably suffer the most

In terms of an endgame, experts see ISIS eventually losing control over its territory and the Kurds potentially coming out as big winners. ISIS's military defeats by the Iraqi government, Shia militias, and Kurdish fighters have convinced most experts that the group can't hold on to its territory forever. "The Islamic State ... will lose its battle to hold territory in Iraq," Douglas Ollivant, the National Security Council director for Iraq from 2008 to 2009 and current managing partner... [Details]
 

A Monumental Loss: Here Are the Most Significant Cultural Heritage Sites That ISIS Has Destroyed to Date

From ancient Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire, Muslim and Ottoman conquests, the region around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers—today comprised largely of Syria and Iraq—is one of the oldest and most storied places in the world. For the past several years, it has been embroiled in an ongoing civil war that has been devastating for not only its countries’ people, but also the region’s cultural heritage. “This destruction is almost unprecedented in recent history, and is particularly... [Details]
 

Iraq's Christians persecuted by ISIS

There are few places on earth where Christianity is as old as it is in Iraq. Christians there trace their history to the first century apostles. But today, their existence has been threatened by the terrorist group that calls itself Islamic State. More than 125,000 Christians -- men, women and children -- have been forced from their homes over the last 10 months. The Islamic State -- or ISIS -- stormed into Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, last summer and took control. From there,... [Details]
 

Finally Holds ISIS Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity in Iraq

ISIS gained control of Mosul and other parts of western Iraq in 2014, bringing terror, war, and genocide. Many Yazidis in Iraq, after surviving the initial horrors of ISIS control, were kidnapped and forced to work or used as sexual slaves. Now that ISIS has mostly been driven out of Iraq, the Iraqi government is taking steps to hold its members accountable for their crimes against civilians, and the country’s history and culture. In the face of growing international pressure, the... [Details]
 

U.N. team to collect evidence of Islamic State crimes in Iraq

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution, after a year of negotiations with Iraq, that asks Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a team "to support domestic efforts" to hold the militants accountable. ... [Details]
 

With grief and sorrow, AL-Shuhadaa Foundation has been raising the deepest sympathy and condolences to the Islamic nation

With grief and sorrow, AL-Shuhadaa Foundation has been raising the deepest sympathy and condolences to the Islamic nation. In general and to the martyrs of the Imam Musa bin Jafar al-Kazem (peace be upon him). Peace be upon you are AL- Mohammad and you are getting rid of your clean self. And you are getting married and the unjust people and their chains have been guarded. We have sacrificed you the long prostration ally of tormentors at the bottom of the prisons. The injustice of the... [Details]
 

The Thinker martyr Mr. Mohammad Baqer al-Sadr in our memory

In memory of the testimony and dignity and the memory of the championship and the challenge AL-Shuhadaa Foundation raises the names of the glory and pride to the living Iraqi people. In addition to the relatives of the Martyrs heroes to commemorate. The departure of the Thinker of the Islamic Ummah Ayatollah Alsayed martyr Mohammad Bagher Alsadr. As well his dear Alawi sister martyr Bent Alhuda. It is the anniversary of the demise of the destroyed regime and the remnants of the unjust... [Details]
 

After ISIS: Creating Strategic Stability in Iraq

The United States, its allies, and international organizations are just beginning to come to grips with the civil dimensions of "failed state" wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. In each case, any meaningful form of "victory" requires far more than defeating the current extremist threat in military terms. The insurgent threat exists largely because of the deep divisions within the state, and the past and current failures of the government to deal with such internal divisions,... [Details]
 

UN to help Iraq investigate ISIS crimes

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to establish a team to assist Iraq to investigate ISIS crimes and hold the terrorist group accountable for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. A Special Adviser will be appointed by the Secretary-General to head an investigation team of international and Iraqi experts that will initially be given a two-year mandate. In August, Iraq made a formal request to the Security Council to help collect evidence... [Details]
 

Teen hits back at ISIS by sculpting Nimrud's ruined artifacts

When footage emerged of ISIS destroying the ancient city of Nimrud outside Mosul, the world stood powerless in the face of a group of militants using sledgehammers and electric drills to obliterate centuries-old archaeological gems. But 17-year-old Nenous Thabit rolled up his sleeves and began work on replicating the sculptures. For Thabit, an Assyrian Christian, the 3,000-year-old city -- which once formed the capital of an Assyrian empire reaching from Egypt to parts... [Details]
 

Iraq's Christians persecuted by ISIS

There are few places on earth where Christianity is as old as it is in Iraq. Christians there trace their history to the first century apostles. But today, their existence has been threatened by the terrorist group that calls itself Islamic State. More than 125,000 Christians -- men, women and children -- have been forced from their homes over the last 10 months. The Islamic State -- or ISIS -- stormed into Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, last summer and took control. From there,... [Details]
 

ISIL claims attack on pro-government militia in Iraq

More than two dozen members of a pro-government militia in Iraq have been killed after being ambushed by disguised Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. Twenty-seven members of Hashd al-Shaabi, or the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were killed after clashes broke out late Sunday in Hawija, a town in Iraq's oil-rich Kirkuk province, the militia said in a statement on Monday. ISIL - also known as ISIS - claimed responsibility for the attack and said... [Details]
 

ISIS , a history: how the world's worst terror group came to be

To understand the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — why it exists, what it wants, and why it commits terrible violence of which the Paris attacks are only the latest — you need to understand the tangled story of how it came to be. The group began, in a very different form, in 1999. In the 16 years since, it has been shaped by — and has at moments helped to shape — the conflicts, physical and ideological, of the Middle East. Here, then, is a concise history of... [Details]
 

The erratic ISIS and Baath party connection

Baathism, of course, has its roots all the way back to 1943. Baathism or “renaissance” or “resurrection” is an anti-colonial and pan-Arabist doctrine. At the time, being a Baathist, meant to claim a pure blood lineage to the origins of Islam and, at the same time, invoke the mid-twentieth-century ideals of socialism. Baathism called for the rejection of the “Western civilization’s invasion of the Arab mind.” Sound familiar? What followed, of course, was the fusion with... [Details]
 

Hussein Charged With Genocide in 50,000 Deaths

The Iraqi court trying Saddam Hussein announced Tuesday that it had charged him with genocide, saying he sought to annihilate the Kurdish people in 1988 when the military killed at least 50,000 Kurdish civilians and destroyed 2,000 villages. The case is the first against Mr. Hussein to address the large-scale human rights violations committed during his decades in power, the same acts the Bush administration has publicized in explaining the American invasion of Iraq. Six other defendants... [Details]
 

(Popular Crowd Forces in Iraq ( Al-Hashd al-shaabi

Popular Crowd Forces in Iraq, military factions, were formed on June 13, 2014, based on a fatwa of Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani to confront the organization Daesh, where the crowd is to become a legal cover to these factions, which have increased in number over time. The popular crowd has become as a result of victories against Daesh a significant number in the present and future of Iraq. As the popular crowd was turned into regular forces sponsored and trained by the Iraqi government, and in June... [Details]
 

Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Iraq

It was commonly used by the government of Saddam Hussein; and has been since his removal from office. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. administrator, L. Paul Bremer, suspended capital punishment on June 10, declaring that "the former regime used certain provisions of the penal code as a means of oppression, in violation of internationally acknowledged human rights." On August 8, 2004, capital punishment was reinstated in Iraq. Iraqi law states that no person over the age of 70... [Details]
 

Flawed Justice: Accountability for ISIS Crimes in Iraq

The forces of the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), supported by various international partners, including the United States and Iran, have almost concluded their military campaign against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in Iraq. In the course of this campaign, Iraqi government and KRG forces have detained thousands of suspected ISIS fighters and affiliates, including hundreds of children. The judiciaries of the Iraqi government and the KRG are relying... [Details]
 

Iraq Finally Holds ISIS Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity

ISIS gained control of Mosul and other parts of western Iraq in 2014, bringing terror, war, and genocide. Many Yazidis in Iraq, after surviving the initial horrors of ISIS control, were kidnapped and forced to work or used as sexual slaves. Now that ISIS has mostly been driven out of Iraq, the Iraqi government is taking steps to hold its members accountable for their crimes against civilians, and the country’s history and culture. In the face of growing international pressure, the... [Details]
 

Human rights in Saddam Hussein's Iraq

Iraq's era under President Saddam Hussein was notorious for its severe violations of human rights. Secret police, state terrorism, torture, mass murder, rape, deportations, forced disappearances, assassinations, chemical warfare, and the destruction of southern Iraq's marshes were some of the methods the country's Ba'athist government used to maintain control. The total number of deaths related to torture and murder during this period are unknown. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International issued... [Details]
 

The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

The Iran-Iraq War of 1980 to 1988 was a grinding, bloody, and in the end, completely pointless conflict. It was sparked by the Iranian Revolution, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which overthrew Shah Pahlavi in 1978-79. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who despised the Shah, welcomed this change, but his joy turned to alarm when the Ayatollah began calling for a Shi'a revolution in Iraq to overthrow Saddam's secular/Sunni regime. The Ayatollah's provocations inflamed Saddam Hussein's... [Details]
 

Should Baathists have role in post-IS Iraq

Iraqi security forces arrested Saddam Hussein’s cousin Nizar Hammoud Abdul Ghani, who was one of the Iraqi president’s personal guards, on Oct. 25 for his alleged involvement in the Islamic State's attack on Kirkuk “Three of his brothers are also high-ranking officers in the [IS] organization in Al-Hawija district,” the chief of Kirkuk’s suburban police, Brig. Gen. Sarhad Qadir, told Rudaw. Hawija lies some 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Kirkuk. As the inevitable defeat... [Details]
 

 

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