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Daily News Analysis

Battle for Tikrit: Beginning of the end for takfiris?

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14372016-03-11

The Takfiris may be seeing the end of their short-lived glory marked by gore and horrific acts of public beheadings and burning people alive. Iraqi government forces backed by militias--both Shia and Sunni--have made significant gains in and around Tikrit, hometown of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Husain. Further west in Syria, the Syrian army is making steady gains against them in Aleppo. The takfiris are being squeezed from both sides.

Opinion

Fooling enough people enough of the time — and the role of the West’s unfooled

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14322011-05-01

There were a slew of new revelations about the politics of the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq last month, when the Independent newspaper in Britain published details of documents recently obtained under the Freedom of Information.

Editorials

Afghanistan: nine years after US invasion

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 18, 14312010-10-01

It was exactly nine years ago that US-led western forces invaded and occupied Afghanistan. The ostensible reason was to avenge the attacks of 9/11.

Perspectives

Post-war Iraq achieves the status of just another pro-Western Arab nation state

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 03, 14292008-12-01

The problem with taking on the superpowers is that they never seem willing to admit that they are beaten, with the result that however successful the resistance to them, there is never an outright victory. Whenever the superpowers have projected their power and been met by determined local resistance, such as the Russians in Afghanistan and Chechnya, and the Americans in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and (indirectly) Palestine, the resistance faces the problem of actually sealing their victories in political terms.

Main Stories

Afghanistan’s occupiers hope for “grand reconciliation” as resistance increases

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14292008-07-01

Their situation being precarious at the best of times, last month was even worse than usual for President Hamid Karzai and the foreign occupation forces in Afghanistan. A day after Kabulreceived pledges of $20 billion in aid from donors at the Paris conference, the Taliban carried out a spectacular raid on the Sarposa prison in Qandahar, releasing nearly 1,200 prisoners, among them 400 Taliban fighters, on June 13.

Editorials

Debate over US-Iraq treaty confirms both the US’s ambitions and the limits of its power

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14292008-07-01

The US is facing two deadlines in its dealings with the government in Iraq over the proposed “security treaty” by which it hopes to legitimise its continued occupation of the country. The first is the expiry of the UN mandate to remain in the country, which expires on December 31.

Special Reports

Five years after the US invasion, Iraq suffering from its appalling results

Khalil Fadl

Rabi' al-Awwal 24, 14292008-04-01

When US president George W. Bush claimed last month that Iraq had been a victory for the US, hollow laughter echoed around the world. In this article, KHALIL FADL considers the real legacy of the Iraqwar, five years after the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

Occupied Arab World

US hand running of Falluja to yet another Arab military dictator

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

For a year after the US invasion of Iraq, it was the epicentre of military resistance to the occupation, becoming a virtual no-go area for Westerners until the US decided less than two months ago that it had to be pacified by overwhelming force...

Occupied Arab World

US’s bloody assault on Fallujah merely digs them deeper into trouble in Iraq

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14252004-05-01

The US attack on Fallujah last month, in which at least 1,000 people have been killed, thousands more injured and an estimated 60,000 – out of a population of some 300,000 – forced to flee their homes, appears to have been carried out in a similar spirit...

Occupied Arab World

Iraqi anger at US overcomes doubts about leadership of Muqtada al-Sadr

Nasr Salem

Rajab 16, 14252004-05-01

Although the outcome is still unresolved, the ongoing stand-off between the US-led occupation forces and supporters of young Shi’i alim Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr can hardly be anything but ominous for the neo-conservative hawks in Washington...

Occupied Arab World

US and British losses increase as Iraqis fight back against occupiers

Ahmad Musa

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14242003-07-01

American and British claims that Iraq was calm except for limited resistance by a few pro-Saddam stragglers were blown away on June 24, when six British soldiers were killed by angry people in Majar al-Kabbir, a small town north of Basra, in response to aggressive and intrusive anti-resistance operations.

Occupied Arab World

Iraqi Muslims facing grim future, as US joins long line of invaders to have raped Iraq

Zafar Bangash

Safar 29, 14242003-05-01

America’s superhawks, also known as "neocons" (neo-conservatives), are ecstatic about the turn of events in Iraq, especially the lack of any effective resistance to the military takeover of Baghdad.

Occupied Arab World

Washington debates possible attack on Iraq

Abul Fadl

Shawwal 01, 14222001-12-16

Intoxicated by the devastating display of America’s military juggernaut in Afghanistan, senior US officials have been issuing bellicose statements about Iraq. President George W Bush joined the chorus on November 26 when he warned Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to readmit UN arms-inspectors or face unspecified consequences.

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