Defense says Guantanamo detainee is soldier, exempt from war crimes
State Department officials said Hadi al-Iraqi was chosen by Osama bin Laden to oversee al-Qaeda's operations in Iraq, including commanding terrorist training camps. Clayton said al-Qaeda propaganda videos describe him as “a hero to al-Qaeda's cause.".
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Iraq: Evidence of war crimes by government-backed Shi'a militias
“By granting its blessing to militias who routinely commit such abhorrent abuses, the Iraqi government is sanctioning war crimes and fuelling a dangerous cycle of sectarian violence that is tearing the country apart. Iraqi government support for …
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Chaldean patriarch urges moderate Muslims to challenge extremist acts
A view shows smoke rising Nov. 20 from a Kobani, Syria, neighborhood damaged by fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces. The Chaldean Catholic patriarch has appealed to moderate Muslims to more forcefully oppose actions of Islamic …
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'ISIS now threatens our own sons'
Look at what's happening in Iraq and the devastation that has taken place there. Look at Libya, Syria and Egypt; they … Chalghoumi: ISIS is far from being a state with an Islamic pattern; it's only a system of war, crime and gangs. What model of …
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