The controversy over Tony Blair’s decision to back George Bush over the Iraq war has been rekindled after a memo emerged showing the Prime Minister pledged to support an invasion a year ahead of the conflict.
Armed members of Iraq’s Yazidi community – which suffered atrocities by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group last year – have themselves been accused of massacring Sunni Arab villagers, including physically disabled civilians and children, in revenge attacks.
Last night, hundreds of outraged Shia militants stormed Adhamiyah, a Sunni majority neighbourhood in Baghdad. The Shia were burning homes, cars, and government buildings that belonged to Sunnis.
A former Blackwater guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences Monday for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Iraq that left at least 14 civilians dead.
Last November, with his home in flames and his father missing, 21-year-old Omar Mazen abandoned his home town of Baquba and fled to the Iraqi capital, 60 miles south.
Militias, volunteer fighters, and Iraqi security forces engaged in deliberate destruction of civilian property after these forces, following US and Iraqi air strikes, forced the retreat of Islamic State fighters (also known as ISIS) from the town of Amerli and surrounding areas in early September 2014.
Shia Militia taking out Sunni patients at al-Kazhimiyya hospital in Iraq.
Do you remember the story of Abeer? A 14 year old girl was gang raped, murdered (including her family) and set on fire by US soldiers in al-Mahmudiyah, Iraq.