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    Don't worry man
    Iraq is on her way, like a wounded lion, but lion is lion even if she's wounded.
    Iraq has all of the capacities to bring her glorious times back, after the fall of terrorists, it's time to grow and thrive.
     
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    How about we both get rid of our mullahs and other religious rulers, do you agree? Qom and Najaf can be liberated. We don't need the Sunni version either in case someone has an idea.

    This above video is not something to aim for, Iraq is not in a good state.
     
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    Why nothing is happening against isis in Iraq right now? have they stopped operations?
     
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    Well, choose the better way.

    Religion on it own is not bad, but the people that tried to abuse religion for their own illegal goals, have created a big mess in Iraq. During Saddam Iraq suffered from racism/nationalism which allowed Saudis to spread their dirty ideology among some elements and until this day that they are leading terrorist groups. People like Sadr from Shias are also dangerous not to mention, these people should be led by wiser ulema like Sistani. I bet on my life, if Iraq folks follows Sistani's advices, they will be safe. Sistani is not a selfish man, based on what i have seen from him, he wants to make Iraq a safe place for everyone not only for his own followers.

    Honestly, for a country like Iraq, that it's creation was done by religious men, it's not easy to make everybody secular/liberal. Remember Barzani's Kurdisan, a complete liberal state, what happened to them? They followed the greatest liberal/secular state USA and made an other mess in Iraq. Qatari former PM Hamad AL-Thani has revealed Barzani's role in arming and helping DEASH terrorists. It's the highest level of being secular and following the western/American orders.

    Following Sistani will be a good step for a civilized/prosperous Iraq. Iraq is not in east EU or south America to try to make them all liberal, it's impossible. But at least a sane person can lead the society and keep it away from racism/sectarianism. How about Iranian model?
    I have read somewhere, dangerous moments are coming again. I hope i'm wrong, but our brothers in Iraq are in danger. Sadr the joke of the year seems to lead that disaster.
     
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    Brother They have launched a new Operation and final battle called ,
    "The Great Battle of Jazeera"
     
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    I have just not seen any advances recently, the fact that isis got weaker in both Syria and Iraq must make its eradication faster .. that's why asked.
     
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    For latest updates Brother visit Iraq liveuamap
     
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    PMU announces control of Whole Syria-Iraq border ......
     
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    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1206291/middle-east

    BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces announced a new drive against holdout Daesh fighters in the western desert on Friday as Prime Minister Haider Abadi looks to proclaim victory over the terrorists.

    Abadi has said he will not declare the insurgents have been defeated until they have been cleared from the dry valleys and other natural hideouts that have provided them with a desert refuge since they lost their last urban centers last month.

    Troops and paramilitary Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi forces “launched a major drive to clear areas of Al-Jazeera region between Nineveh and Anbar (provinces) in the second phase of operations,” Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement.

    In a first phase of operations launched on Nov. 23, government forces moving south from Nineveh and north from Anbar already linked up, clearing large parts of the desert between the Tigris and Euphrates valleys.

    JOC spokesman Gen. Yahya Rassoul said on Nov. 27 that they had already cleared 50 percent of the total area of the desert of around 29,000 square km.

    At the peak of its power in 2014, Daesh ruled some 7 million people in a territory as large as Italy, encompassing large parts of Syria and nearly a third of Iraq.

    It is now confined to just a few small pockets, most of them in the desert.
     
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    Isn't Tanf\Waliid border crossing in the hands of Americans?
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    Iraqi federal police members are seen during a military parade in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on December 10, 2017. | Photo Credit: Reuters

    Published at 7.15 p.m.

    Iraqis held a military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on December 9 after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory. Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under Islamic State control along the border with Syria and secured the western desert, Abadi said, thus marking the end of the war against the militants. His announcement comes two days after the Russian military announced the defeat of the militants in neighbouring Syria, where Moscow is backing Syrian government forces. Mr. Abadi declared December 10 an annual national holiday.

    The parade was not being broadcast live and only state media was allowed to attend.

     
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    T90 tank Iraqi variant in production

    looks like T90M3 version, according to someone
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    What about Armata Tanks ?
     
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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/world...r-terrorism/story-4Y9aoVndOxCE5Er1IOt7FJ.html

    Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah

    Updated: Dec 14, 2017 23:07 IST
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    It was the largest number of executions in a single day since September 25 when 42 people were put to death in the same prison.(AFP File Photo)


    Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said.

    It was the largest number of executions in Iraq on a single day since September 25 when 42 people were put to death in the same prison.

    “The prison administration executed on Thursday in the presence of Justice Minister Haidar al-Zameli, in Nasiriyah prison, 38 death row prisoners belonging to Al-Qaeda or Daesh (IS) accused of terrorist activities,” said Dakhel Kazem, a senior official in the provincial council.

    They were all Iraqis but one also had Swedish citizenship, a prison source said.

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory against IS after a three-year campaign by government forces backed by a US-led coalition to retake territory seized by the jihadists.

    Rights watchdog Amnesty International has voiced repeated concerns about the use of the death penalty in Iraq, which it ranks as one of the world’s top executioners behind China, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    In a report released on December 5, Human Rights Watch criticised both Iraq’s central government and the autonomous Kurdish authorities over mass trials of suspected IS jihadists.

    HRW said the authorities “appear to be prosecuting all ISIS (IS) suspects in their custody under counterterrorism laws, primarily for ISIS membership, and not focusing on specific actions or crimes that may have been committed”.

    The New York-based group identified 7,374 cases of suspects charged under this law since 2014, and put at 20,000 the total number of people imprisoned for suspected IS membership.

    It expressed concerns that the broad prosecution of those affiliated with IS “in any way, no matter how minimal, could impede future community reconciliation and reintegration”.

    “Iraqi justice is failing to distinguish between the culpability of doctors who protected lives under ISIS rule and those responsible for crimes against humanity,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW’s Middle East director.

    HRW said it regretted what it called the inconsistent application of a 2016 law granting amnesty to suspects who can show they joined IS or any extremist group against their will and have not committed a crime.

    “Execution of fighters who surrender or are hors de combat is a war crime,” HRW added.

    IS swept across a third of Iraq in 2014 and seized several major cities including Mosul, the country’s second biggest, before a fightback launched in 2015.

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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/world...lah-sistani/story-x3OySHkhKpJSXeKPJ2hnrJ.html

    Iraqi Shia paramilitary groups who took part in the war against Islamic State militants should be incorporated into state security bodies said Ayatollah Sistani.

    world Updated: Dec 15, 2017 20:54 IST
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    Members of Iraqi Army are seen during the war between Iraqi army and Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-'Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq August 28, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)


    Iraqi Shia paramilitary groups who took part in the war against Islamic State militants should be incorporated into state security bodies, the nation’s top Shia cleric said.

    In a message delivered at the Friday sermon in the holy city of Kerbala through one of his representatives, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said all weapons used in fighting the insurgents should be brought under the control of the Iraqi government.

    Sistani’s position is in line with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who wants to prevent the commanders of the militias known as Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) from using the power and clout acquired during the war in elections due on May 12.

    Sistani was the author of a landmark fatwa, or religious decree, which urged Iraqis to volunteer for the war on Islamic State after the government’s armed forces collapsed in 2014 as the militants swept through swathes of Iraq to reach the gates of Baghdad.

    “The victory over Daesh doesn’t mean the end of the battle with terrorism,” Sistani’s representative Sheikh Abdulmehdi al-Karbalai said, mentioning the existence of “sleeper cells”.

    “The security apparatus should be supported by the fighters who took part in the war on Daesh,” he added in the sermon broadcast on state TV, using an Arab acronym for Islamic State.

    “It is necessary to absorb the fighters in the official and constitutional structures.”

    Iraq’s Sunni and Kurdish politicians have called on Abadi, who declared victory over Islamic State last week, to disarm the PMF, which they say are responsible for widespread abuses and in effect report to Tehran, not the government in Baghdad.

    Two of the most important Iranian-backed paramilitary leaders, Hadi al-Amiri and Qais al-Khazali, announced this week they were putting their militias under Abadi’s orders.

    Their decision to formally separate their armed and political wings could pave the way for them to contest the elections, possibly as part of a broader alliance close to Iran.

    Iran provided training and supplied weapons to the most powerful PMF groups including Amiri’s Badr Organisation and Khazali’s Asaib Ahl al-Haq.

    The Iraqi parliament last year voted a law that established the PMF as a separate military corps that reports to Abadi in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
     
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