MESOP : WHY IS THE WELLKNOWN WESTERN LEFTWING MIDDLE CLASS FEMINIST MOVEMENT SO SILENT ABOUT THE MASS RAPES IN IRAQ & SYRIA?
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 – Shafaq News / The Islamic state of Iraq and Syria “ISIS” organization has transferred four Yazidi girls minors to the Republican Hospital (central Mosul) because of severe uterine bleeding after repeated sexual rapes on them, according to a medical source at the hospital.The source told “Shafaq News”, that “ISIS transferred four minor Yazidi girls to the Republican Hospital in Mosul. ” “The four girls have severe uterine bleeding.”
The President of Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani reiterated that the Kurds in Iraq have the right to decide whether they want to remain in Iraq or quit the state.
MESOP : INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR – Report – US air campaign against Islamic State expands to southwestern Baghdad
16 Sep 2014 08:47 AM PDT The US military has expanded its air operations against the Islamic State, striking at the group “southwest of Baghdad” over the past several days.”The airstrike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions to hit ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense, as outlined in the President’s speech last Wednesday,” US Central Command noted in a press release issued late yesterday.The airstrike destroyed “an ISIL fighting position southwest of Baghdad that was firing on ISF [Iraqi security forces] personnel.”
MESOP : THE REAL BABYLONIANS OF MESOPOTAMIA – Who Are the Assyrians and What Are the Nineveh Plains? / By Ramy Jajo
2014-09-16 18:28 GMT – The Iraq conflict is covered by most of the world’s media and the Assyrians are mentioned frequently alongside the Kurds and Arabs. Whilst they are neither Kurd nor Arab, the Assyrians are nevertheless a crucial part of Iraq’s history as a distinct ethnic group in their own right.A largely Christian people with their own language, culture and flag, these ancient Semites trace their roots to the Assyrians and Babylonians of antiquity, making them indigenous to the land we now know as Iraq, but which used to be called Mesopotamia.
17-9-2014 – (ANF) The YPG Press Center has released a statement following the conclusion of its operation in Til Hemis. As a result of the operation ISIS was driven from 19 villages and 7 hamlets in the area, and 53 ISIS fighters – including two commanders – were killed. 4 YPG fighters also lost their lives in the fighting.
MESOP : INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR REPORT
On September 15, Iraqi Shi’a militias issued statements concerning any further involvement by U.S. military personnel in Iraq or neighboring countries. The groups included the Sadrist Trend, which has fully reactivated its Mahdi Army under the banner of the “Peace Brigades,” Asai’b Ahl al-Haq (AAH), and Katai’b Hizballah (KH). Both AAH and KH are supported by the Iranian government while the Sadrists have had more complex relations with the Iranian government.
MESOP : BROOKINGS / SABAN REPORT
|17-9-2014- Even as diplomats from around the world were meeting to launch a new campaign against violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced the American-instigated effort yesterday and insisted that Tehran will not cooperate with Washington against the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS, or ISIS.) His statements conformed to his unswerving hostility toward the United States and every aspect of its security policies in the Middle East, and further underscored the improbability of even tacit cooperation between Washington and Tehran on the regional crisis.|
MESOP : PUK = TEHRAN BRANCH IN KURDISTAN / NOW PKK WILL COME CLOSER TO PUK
17.09.2014 – Hemin Salih – BasNews, Erbil - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has ended its strategic alliance with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), signed by both sides in 2005. The KDP is now busy considering its political options and affiliations internally and internationally.