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25 killed, 36 injured in Iraq violence

Dec 19 2013, 4:22pm CST | by

Baghdad, Dec 20 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 36 injured in Iraq as a number of attacks, including a suicide attack on Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, were witnessed Thursday, police said.

Baghdad, Dec 20 — At least 25 people were killed and 36 injured in Iraq as a number of attacks, including a suicide attack on Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, were witnessed Thursday, police said. In the...

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25 killed, 36 injured in Iraq violence

Dec 19 2013, 4:22pm CST | by

Baghdad, Dec 20 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 36 injured in Iraq as a number of attacks, including a suicide attack on Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, were witnessed Thursday, police said.

Baghdad, Dec 20 — At least 25 people were killed and 36 injured in Iraq as a number of attacks, including a suicide attack on Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, were witnessed Thursday, police said.

In the deadliest attack, 17 pilgrims were killed and 35 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up among a procession of Shiite pilgrims walking on a highway in Baghdad's Doura district, Xinhua reported citing a police source.

The pilgrims were heading to the holy Shiite city of Karbala, some 110 km south of Baghdad, to observe the Arbaeen religious ritual ahead of its climax day next Tuesday.

Arbaeen is the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, Prophet Muhammad's grandson and the third holy figure for the Shiite Muslim sect, who was killed in the battle of Karbala in 680 A.D, the report said.

In a separate attack, gunmen broke into the house of a leader of a government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group in Abu Ghraib area, some 25 km from Baghdad, and shot him dead along with his wife and their three sons, a police source told Xinhua.

In northern Iraq, a police chief of Nineveh's province, escaped with wounds while one of his guards was killed when his convoy was attacked in Mosul city, some 400 km from Baghdad, a provincial police source said.

In Nineveh province, a policeman was shot dead before his house Shora town, some 40 km from Mosul, a source said.

Elsewhere, another policeman was shot dead by gunmen in Shirqat city, some 280 km from Baghdad, a police source said.

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, 8,109 Iraqis have been killed in the country from January to November this year.

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Analysis: Does the Islamic State Really Have 'Nothing to Do with Islam'?

Oct 10 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Big Government

This article originally appeared at the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Note: This analysis has been excerpted, with the approval of the author, from a much longer scholarly article that will be published in an academic journal. "Which will come first, flying cars and vacations to Mars, or a simple acknowledgement that beliefs guide behavior and that certain religious ideas – jihad, martyrdom, b ...
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5 weeks ago

Child Rape Reward for 'Useless' British Suicide Jihadis

Sep 23 2014 3:24am CDT | Source: Big Government

An ISIS fighter captured by Iraqi Kurds has told local media that British jihadists are often considered "useless" by ISIS top brass and are good for nothing else but suicide squads, but regardless enjoy all the "perks" of ISIS life, including the systematic rape of captured women, some of whom are as young as nine years old. Describing ISIS life under an assumed name, ‘Sherko Omer’ told YourMiddleEast that he joined ISIS in 2013 as a technical specialist and spoke highly of ...
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5 weeks ago

The Ancient War Between the Judeo-Christian West and Islam

Sep 21 2014 11:33am CDT | Source: Big Government

Note from Senior Management: Jim Pinkerton outlines the central issues in the 1500-year struggle between competing cultural visions several years ago in this article, which first appeared in The American Conservative. In one of the great epics of Western literature, the hero, confronted by numerous and powerful enemies, temporarily gives in to weakness and self-pity. “I wish,” he sighs, “none of this had happened.” The hero’s wise adviser re ...
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7 weeks ago

Poverty-stricken men and 70 virgins

Sep 7 2014 4:01pm CDT | Source: WND

I hate to sound like a recording glitch, but on several occasions I have attempted to point out that the people with whom we are in conflict in the Middle East don’t think like we think. The most dramatic evidence of this was the recent beheading of two journalists by ISIS, or ISIL, (whatever the current label) terrorists. Make no mistake, these are not patriots, freedom fighters or defenders of lib ...
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8 weeks ago

Unlike Obama, ISIS Strategy Comes From Leader's Namesake--First Caliph of Islam

Aug 31 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: Big Government

In sharp contrast to President Obama’s admission that “we don’t have a strategy yet to deal with the lightning progress and horrific brutality of the ISIS terrorist army, a new report published in the journal "Sentinel" by the Combatting Terrorism Center, claims ISIS’ remarkable recent advances embody the essence of deep strategic planning and well thought out execution.  The CTC report c ...
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