Iraq News Links 11 June 2014

11 June 2014 19:30:25 —

Iraq: The Civil War Restarted (Moon of Alabama)

Iraqi insurgents ‘seize new city’ (BBC)

Iran offers Iraq support against terrorism (Voice of Russia)

Militants seize 48, including Turkish consul, children inIraq’s Mosul (Voice of Russia)

Al Qaeda Takes Over Second Largest City in Iraq … But Al Qaeda was not even in Iraq until the U.S. Invaded (WashingtonsBlog)

Moscow supports resistance of Baghdad to extremists in Iraq (Voice of Russia)

UK, US death squads tearing Iraq apart: Analyst (SCF)

Al Qaeda Offshoot ISIS Captures Mosul from Iraqi Government Forces (Global Research)

Half a million residents flee from Iraq’s Mosul captured by Islamists (Voice of Russia)

Up to 45 Turkish officials kidnapped in Mosul, Iraq (Voice of Russia)

‘Iraq needs to name the states supporting Al-Qaeda before the UN’ (RT)

Jihadists kidnap head of Turkish diplomatic mission, 24 staff members in Iraq’s Mosul (Voice of Russia)

Militants seize Turkish consulate, take 80 Turks hostage in Iraqi city of Mosul (RT)

Jihadists execute 15 Iraq security personnel in Kirkuk (Voice of Russia)

Iraq ’emergency’ call as Mosul falls (ASia Times)

Syrian gov’t ready to help Iraq fight jihadist terror (Voice of Russia)

Syrian gov’t ready to help Iraq fight jihadist terror (ITAR-TASS)

Iraq Foreign Minister: Iraq Faces ‘Mortal Threat’
ABC News
Most of the city was seized Tuesday in a major assault by al-Qaida-inspired militants known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who took …

Iraq crisis: What the Mosul siege means for OPEC
Christian Science Monitor
Sunni militants attacked Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, while Iraq and other OPEC countries meet in Vienna. The world has come to take Iraqi oil for …

Iraq Says Mosul Violence Won’t Spread to the Country’s Oil-Producing South
Wall Street Journal
Iraq’s Abdul-Kareem Luaibi Bahedh, Minister of Oil, arrives for a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, in Vienna, …  

Iraq crisis: Eastern Mediterranean will have a future only it opts for environmentalism
Economic Times
Al-Maliki is a tyrant who’s governed Iraq as a Shiite chauvinist, just as much as Sunni militants promote Sunni chauvinism. Both are losers. No – the …

Was Iraq’s 1941 Pogrom a Nazi Event?
Huffington Post We recently recognized the 73rd anniversary of a cataclysmic event in the tragic annals of Iraq’s Jews: the outbreak, on 1st and 2nd June 1941, of the …  

Iraqi soldiers, police drop weapons, flee posts in portions of Mosul
Militants seized control of the airport, TV stations and the governor’s offices inIraq’s second-largest city as police and soldiers ran away from …

Iraq attacks, bombs at Kurdish offices kill 29
Coos Bay World
BAGHDAD (AP) — A double bombing at the offices of two Kurdish political parties north of Baghdad and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 29 people …

Al Qaeda Militants Capture US Black Hawk Helicopters In Iraq
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
Overnight, in what AP describes as a stunning assault that exposed Iraq’s eroding central authority, Al Qaida-inspired militants from ISIS, or the Islamic …

Open thread for night owls: Iraq’s nightmare gets worse
Daily Kos ? (Meteor Blades)
The crisis now engulfing Iraq provides the ultimate condemnation of the decision by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and their cohorts—backed, …

Islamic Jihadis Take Over Second-Biggest City In Iraq … But Al Qaeda Wasn’t Even IN Iraq Until …
Prison ? admin
Here are the number of terror attacks in Iraq between 1979 and 2011 courtesy of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to …

Al Qaeda Conquers Mosul, Iraq
Answering Muslims ? David Wood
WASHINGTON – A major outbreak of violence and unrest in northern Iraq – where Al Qaeda-aligned insurgents effectively toppled the country’s …

Losing the peace in Iraq
BLACKFIVE ? (Pundit Review Radio)
We won the war in Iraq and now seem to be losing the peace and any gains we could have made in the region. Al Qaeda linked insurgents have taken …

News Update from Iraq
Latest from FRRME and St George’s Church, Baghdad ? FRRME Staff
Iraq has seen a further deterioration in security this week with militant groups taking control of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, in the province of Ni.

RORATE CÆLI ? New Catholic
Urgent: Pray for Christians in Western Iraq. The Western Powers that have irresponsibly and incomprehensibly aided the Islamist rebellion that has all …

‘Sad State of Affairs’: Militants Take Over Key Sections of Mosul, Iraq
Fox News Insider –
The official blog of Fox News Channel.
? Fox News InsiderIslamic militants drove out Iraq’s army on Tuesday and took over key sections of Mosul, the country’s second largest city.

Islamic jihadists steal US-made Humvees in Iraq, head for Syria
Jihad Watch ? Robert Spencer
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is now transferring the vehicles to Syria for use in its civil war. Jenan Moussa of Al Aan TV from Dubai tweeted …

Nina Launches in Iraq
Iraq Business News ? Editor
Nina Launches in Iraq – Voices of Promise and Hope Join Together in Suleimania Nearly 200 business leaders, politicians, civic society leaders and …

Iraq crisis: Islamists force 500000 to flee Mosul
As many as 500000 people are forced to flee Iraq’s second city Mosul after Islamist militants effectively take control of it and several other towns.

Iraq: Militants seize provincial HQ in Mosul city
Yahoo News
The attack on Mosul comes as Iraq grapples with its worst surge in violence since the sectarian bloodletting of 2006 and 2007. Unrest, Conflicts & War …

Turkish truck drivers held in Iraq thought to be unharmed: official
Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News:
A group of Turkish truck drivers being held by suspected militants from an al Qaeda splinter group in northern Iraq are thought to …

Mosul Security Crisis: A Chance to Break Iraq’s Political Logjam
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Over the past week, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, has seized control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq.

Iraq faces
Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) —
Iraq’s foreign minister says the fall of the major northern city of Mosul to insurgents must push the country’s leaders to work …

Militants Seize Iraq’s Second-Largest City
Gunmen seized Iraq’s second-largest city Tuesday as troops threw away their uniforms and abandoned their posts, officials said, in another blow to the …

Iraq at the brink
Last night, insurgents from the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Mosul, the largest and most important city in northern …

‘Mosul Is Now Hell’: Civil War Fears Become Reality in Iraq
Common Dreams(Credit: Safin Hamed/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
The entire nation of Iraq is under a declared state of emergency on Tuesday after a military …

The Region’s Scariest Terrorist Group Now Controls Iraq’s Second Largest City
Reader Supported News
A terrorist group that al Qaeda has deemed too radical and unpredictable now controls the second largest city in Iraq as of Tuesday, commanding the …

Insurgent Group Claims Large Part Of Iraq’s Second Largest City
91.3 KVLU
Overnight in Iraq, the al-Qaida splinter group ISIS overtook large parts of Mosul, the country’s second largest city. According to various media reports, …

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