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#Iraq War

# iraq-war - Friday 14 April, 2017

What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?
# Guided Bomb
# Guided Bomb

What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

Apr 14th 2017, 8:32 AM 25,333 Views 67 Comments

Here’s what the bomb – dropped by the US on Afghanistan yesterday – involves.

# iraq-war - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Florida shooting: Gunman was Iraq war veteran known to FBI
# Fort Lauderdale
# Fort Lauderdale

Florida shooting: Gunman was Iraq war veteran known to FBI

Jan 7th 2017, 9:29 AM 21,971 Views 91 Comments

President-elect Trump said his “thoughts and prayers” were with the victims.

# iraq-war - Friday 8 July, 2016

'Reptiles and traitors' - how The Sun described Charles Kennedy and Robin Cook over Iraq War
# Chilcot
# Chilcot

'Reptiles and traitors' - how The Sun described Charles Kennedy and Robin Cook over Iraq War

Jul 8th 2016, 12:29 PM 29,566 Views 64 Comments

The Murdoch-owned tabloid demonised Kennedy as a “spineless reptile”, and featured Cook on a dartboard of anti-war ‘traitors’.

# iraq-war - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war
# Chilcot Inquiry
# Chilcot Inquiry

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war

Jul 6th 2016, 2:20 PM 12,600 Views 48 Comments

He also planned to back a rebellion in Iraq.

Tony Blair led the UK into Iraq war before all peaceful options were exhausted
# Chilcot
# Chilcot

Tony Blair led the UK into Iraq war before all peaceful options were exhausted

Jul 6th 2016, 1:25 PM 61,640 Views 132 Comments

Sir John Chilcot published his report today

The UK's Iraq War dirty laundry will today be aired in a very public way
# Chilcot
# Chilcot

The UK's Iraq War dirty laundry will today be aired in a very public way

Jul 6th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,197 Views 45 Comments

Former PM Tony Blair is in for a hard day, but a trial is some way off.

# iraq-war - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State
# Mealy-mouthed
# Mealy-mouthed

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State

Oct 25th 2015, 2:07 PM 12,802 Views 87 Comments

The former British Prime Minister wouldn’t make a full apology in a new TV interview.

# iraq-war - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'He robbed my children, he robbed me and he did it for no reason'
# American Sniper
# American Sniper

'He robbed my children, he robbed me and he did it for no reason'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:14 PM 54,579 Views 99 Comments

The wife of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who was shot dead in Texas said she tries not to hold on to bitterness.

# iraq-war - Monday 13 April, 2015

US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians
# Blackwater
# Blackwater

US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians

Apr 13th 2015, 10:09 PM 11,564 Views 31 Comments

A further 17 were wounded.

# iraq-war - Thursday 5 February, 2015

US news anchor retracts incorrect story about coming under fire in Iraq
# Chopper Whopper
# Chopper Whopper

US news anchor retracts incorrect story about coming under fire in Iraq

Feb 5th 2015, 5:29 PM 18,059 Views 33 Comments

NBC’s Brian Williams later apologised for the error.

# iraq-war - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 49 Views 7 Comments

Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.

# iraq-war - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,141 Views 129 Comments

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

# iraq-war - Monday 9 December, 2013

Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers”
# Lee Rigby
# Lee Rigby

Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers”

Dec 9th 2013, 2:36 PM 7,352 Views 0 Comments

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are accused of murdering 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby with knives and a machete.

# iraq-war - Sunday 15 September, 2013

At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings
# Iraq
# Iraq

At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings

Sep 15th 2013, 3:07 PM 3,190 Views 26 Comments

Car bombs in cities across Iraq killed at least 48 people today, officials have said.

# iraq-war - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings

May 15th 2013, 8:23 PM 4,061 Views 18 Comments

11 bombings struck Baghdad, as well as the cities of Kirkuk and Tarmiyah.

# iraq-war - Sunday 17 March, 2013

10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives

Mar 17th 2013, 1:03 PM 4,255 Views 69 Comments

Including combatants on all sides and as-yet undocumented civilian fatalities that figure could be as high as 174,000, according to the Iraq Body Count organisation.

# iraq-war - Friday 15 March, 2013

The aftermath of war: UK military personnel 'at increased risk of violent offending'
# Iraq
# Iraq

The aftermath of war: UK military personnel 'at increased risk of violent offending'

Mar 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,097 Views 50 Comments

UK military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan with direct combat exposure were 53 per cent more likely to commit a violent offence than men serving in a non-combat role, according to the Lancet.

# iraq-war - Monday 4 February, 2013

Former US Marine charged with Navy SEAL sniper's death
# United States
# United States

Former US Marine charged with Navy SEAL sniper's death

Feb 4th 2013, 10:11 AM 8,641 Views 37 Comments

Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot dead at a firing range in Texas on Saturday with their friend Eddie Routh facing charges over the shooting.

# iraq-war - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:35 AM 5,254 Views 128 Comments

Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.

# iraq-war - Monday 28 May, 2012

Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry
# Hacking
# Hacking

Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry

May 28th 2012, 12:58 PM 1,585 Views 7 Comments

The protester called the former British prime minister a war criminal and had to be forcibly removed from the inquiry courtroom.

# iraq-war - Friday 30 March, 2012

Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in 'Bradford Spring'
# George Galloway
# George Galloway

Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in 'Bradford Spring'

Mar 30th 2012, 9:52 AM 2,159 Views 30 Comments

The controversial former Celebrity Big Brother contestant was the surprise winner of the Bradford West vote last night.

# iraq-war - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Watch: Obama calls for a fairer economy in State of the Union address
# SOTU
# SOTU

Watch: Obama calls for a fairer economy in State of the Union address

Jan 25th 2012, 7:07 AM 667 Views 1 Comment

The US president called for higher taxes on the wealthy in a speech which has set the tone for his re-election battle in the autumn.

# iraq-war - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq

Dec 18th 2011, 9:21 AM 1,840 Views 22 Comments

The last American soldiers whooped and hugged as they crossed the border into neighbouring Kuwait.

# iraq-war - Friday 16 December, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62
# Hitchens
# Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62

Dec 16th 2011, 7:38 AM 3,438 Views 36 Comments

Weakened by cancer, Hitchens continued to write for Vanity Fair in his final days, questioning the saying that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

# iraq-war - Thursday 15 December, 2011

It's over: US Defence Secretary formally ends war in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

It's over: US Defence Secretary formally ends war in Iraq

Dec 15th 2011, 1:25 PM 2,101 Views 43 Comments

Nine years, thousands dead and billions of dollars spent, the US has formally ended its mission in Iraq.

# iraq-war - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Obama marks the end of the Iraq war
# Mission Accomplished
# Mission Accomplished

Obama marks the end of the Iraq war

Dec 14th 2011, 8:35 PM 1,626 Views 16 Comments

Obama didn’t try to declare victory in the decade-old war but applauded the “extraordinary achievement” of US troops in the region.

# iraq-war - Friday 21 October, 2011

Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year

Oct 21st 2011, 8:20 PM 328 Views 16 Comments

The US president has declared an end to the Iraq war, with only security guards to remain in the country.

# iraq-war - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 11th 2011, 11:01 AM 66 Views 4 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# iraq-war - Friday 4 March, 2011

Majority of injured US troops not wounded in combat
# US Troops
# US Troops

Majority of injured US troops not wounded in combat

Mar 4th 2011, 1:29 PM 810 Views 0 Comments

A report from the Pentagon reveals that the majority of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq suffered injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sprains and mood disorders.

# iraq-war - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Blair recalled by Iraq inquiry over new evidence
# UK
# UK

Blair recalled by Iraq inquiry over new evidence

Dec 8th 2010, 5:42 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

New evidence has shown that Tony Blair was warned that the invasion of Iraq would be unlawful.

# iraq-war - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

Pentagon to media: Please don't publish WikiLeaks files
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Pentagon to media: Please don't publish WikiLeaks files

Oct 19th 2010, 2:28 PM 265 Views 0 Comments

The US Department of Defence urges news media not to publish the files about to be unveiled on the whistleblower website.

# iraq-war - Monday 13 September, 2010

Thousands of Iraqis face torture, says Amnesty report
# Iraq
# Iraq

Thousands of Iraqis face torture, says Amnesty report

Sep 13th 2010, 11:14 AM 209 Views 0 Comments

Human rights group says the US handover has left many people vulnerable and at risk of abuse.

# iraq-war - Friday 10 September, 2010

Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US

Sep 10th 2010, 4:58 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

American claims win $400m pay-out.

# iraq-war - Monday 6 September, 2010

Tony Blair calls off London book signing
# Tony Blair
# Tony Blair

Tony Blair calls off London book signing

Sep 6th 2010, 7:39 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

Decision comes two days after eggs and shoes thrown at former PM in Dublin.

# iraq-war - Thursday 19 August, 2010

In numbers: the end of American combat troops in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

In numbers: the end of American combat troops in Iraq

Aug 19th 2010, 7:06 PM 402 Views 0 Comments

2710 days. 4,415 military casualties. 0 weapons of mass destruction.

# iraq-war - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

Suicide bomber kills 50 in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

Suicide bomber kills 50 in Iraq

Aug 17th 2010, 1:54 PM 152 Views 0 Comments

Explosion struck an army recruitment office in Baghdad.

# iraq-war - Monday 2 August, 2010

US to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq this month
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

US to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq this month

Aug 2nd 2010, 11:05 PM 136 Views 0 Comments

Obama says that the US “commitment to Iraq is changing” as 90,000 troops get ready to go home.