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Policy Brief no. 80: No important positive results of the major Iraqi offensive in Anbar, against ISIL

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At the end of almost 30 days since the start of a massive Iraqi military offensive in the Anbar province, against the ISIL forces, no really major results are visible, a recent text published by Al Jazeera is reporting. While the governmental actions are “showing few signs of progress”, open sources say that “ISIL still […]

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News Alert No.102: New Islamic State attack in the Anbar province


Islamic State fighters stormed and captured a town in Iraq’s western Anbar province on Saturday [December 13], killing at least 19 policemen and trapping others inside their headquarters, in the latest attack in the desert region where it controls large amounts of territory”, Reuters reports on December 13. The same open source reports that “Islamic […]

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News Alert No.85: The U.S. is trying to eliminate ISIL leaders


The British Telegraph reported (quoting an AFP piece of news), on November 9, Iraq is investigating “whether Islamic State (ISIL) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in air strikes by US-led coalition warplanes targeting the group’s leaders”. The same newspaper say “the death of the elusive Baghdadi would be a major victory for the coalition […]

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News Alert No.63: Almost 10,000 Islamic State (ISIL) troops are seriously threatening Baghdad


U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIL) forces failed to completely stop the terrorist organization’s offensive moves, and ISIL “is overrunning Iraqi forces and slowly marching on toward a province on Baghdad’s doorstep. And as alarming developments piled up over the weekend, Iraqi forces threatened to flee if the U.S. military does not intervene”, CNN reports […]

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News Alert No.53 : Islamic State (ISIL) plans to grab Iranian ‘nuclear secrets’


The Islamic State (ISIL) “is urging its members to plan for war with Iran and has ambitions to seize Tehran’s nuclear secrets, according to a manifesto attributed to one of its most senior members”, The Sunday Times reports on October 5[1]. The British newspaper also says that “the document, typed on perforated sheets, is believed […]

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