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Iraq: a country pushed to the brink

11 March 2008
For Iraqi refugees, 2007 was a year marked by new levels of misery. According to a survey of 1.5 million refugees in Syria, 78 percent had been forced to flee Baghdad during the "surge".

Did British troops murder 20 Iraqis at Amara?

26 February 2008
"I have never heard anything like that sound ever before in my life. It shocked me and filled me with such terror."

Latest victims of US ‘surge’

05 February 2008
A US helicopter gunship has killed 13 Iraqi civilians in the town of Iskandriyah. The US claims that some of its troops came under fire from "gunmen" in the area 30 miles south of Baghdad.

Iraq occupation leads to health crisis

29 January 2008
Despite George Bush hailing the success of the "surge" strategy in Iraq, evidence that life for ordinary Iraqis continues to get worse is mounting.

US airstrikes on Iraq rise 500 percent

29 January 2008
The US has unleashed a ferocious bombing campaign on Iraq and Afghanistan, with devastating effects on the population. This surge in the "air war" is largely hidden behind talk of "recent successes" for the occupations.

Iraqis pay price for George Bush’s ‘surge’ lies

15 January 2008
During his current tour of the Middle East, US president George Bush announced, "Iraq is now a different place from one year ago. We must do all we can to ensure that 2008 will bring even greater progress."

Turkish planes bomb Iraqi Kurds

17 December 2007
Turkish warplanes launched air raids on Iraqi Kurdish villagers in an escalation of its war on Kurdish militants. The raids were conducted with the connivance of the US military.

Victory for Iraq war resisters in Canada

17 December 2007
US war resisters – soldiers who fled to Canada rather than serve in Iraq – have won a significant victory in their campaign for asylum.

British bogged down in Basra

11 December 2007
"Home by Christmas" was how Gordon Brown’s announcement of troop withdrawal was spun following his visit to Iraq.

While Turkey's generals attack Iraq, Kurds and Turks demonstrate for peace.

04 December 2007
Last Saturday Turkish troops crossed into Iraq in a dangerous escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. Supported by helicopter gunships and artillery, they attacked an alleged group of fighters belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Kurdish nationalist guerrilla organisation.

Dahr Jamail interview: Iraq occupation in the eye of the storm

27 November 2007
The US military are claiming that the "surge" of 30,000 troops in Iraq has stabilised the occupation. Is this true?

Morale in British army reaches an all time low

20 November 2007
The occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq are producing unease in the army.

Gordon Gentle ‘died for a lie’

13 November 2007
The ministry of Defence was heavily criticised at the inquest into the death of Gordon Gentle, a soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in June 2004.

Shocking evidence of British abuse in Iraq

30 October 2007
‘We in Britain focus on the abuse committed by US troops in Iraq. But we are uncomfortable with what our own troops have been up to.

Kurds march in London against Turkey's plans to invade Iraq

30 October 2007

Soldiers in silent revolt in Iraq

30 October 2007
British and US troops are turning away from confronting the Iraqi resistance – despite the rhetoric from Gordon Brown

US tells Turkey: We’ll crush Kurdish rebels

23 October 2007
The US has promised Turkey that it will crush Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq who are fighting for an independent homeland in eastern Turkey.

Carnage in Baghdad after US air raid

23 October 2007
A deadly attack by US helicopter gunships killed tens of civilians in Baghdad’s Sadr City.

Innocents killed by corporate mercenaries in Baghdad

16 October 2007
On Tuesday 8 October Marou Awanis was driving through Baghdad when she accidentally got too close to a convoy guarded by "private security contractors". The guards opened fire on her car, killing her and one passenger, and injuring others in the back seat.

Private armies free to kill in Iraq

16 October 2007
They kill with impunity. Gun down civilians, devastate families and spread terror. Yet they are beyond the law.

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