Oil Workers in Iraq Face Violence and Arrests During Protests Against Contract Employment

Baghdad, Iraq – Labor unions in Iraq have come together to denounce the violent tactics used by security forces to disperse protesters demanding permanent jobs. The joint statement from IndustriALL affiliates highlighted the use of rubber bullets and electric batons, resulting in severe injuries and arrests among male and female protesters. The General Federation of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Unions in Iraq (GFOGPUI), along with the General Union of Oil Workers and General Union of …

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Iraq War Veteran Brutally Attacked by Group in Chicago Grocery Store, Authorities Offer $5,000 Reward

Chicago, Illinois – Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for a brutal attack on an Iraq War veteran at a grocery store in Chicago’s South Loop. Kevin Qin, 41, was severely injured after being assaulted by a group of at least eight individuals at a Jewel-Osco store on May 21. The victim, Qin, who is Chinese American, endured multiple injuries during the attack, prompting …

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Explosion at Iraq military base linked to storage of ammunition and rockets

Babylon, Iraq – An explosion that rocked an Iraqi military base overnight has been attributed to the detonation of stored ammunition and rockets, as reported by local media sources. The base, located in Iraq’s Babylon province, is said to have been utilized by the Popular Mobilisation Forces, a pro-Iran group. Despite the blast, no warplanes or drones were observed in the skies above the region at the time, according to reports from Reuters. Details surrounding …

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Hospital in Rafah Reports Six Children Killed in Israeli Airstrike, Alleged Attack on Iraq Military Base Explosion

GAZA CITY, Palestine – Tragedy struck in Rafah as six children lost their lives in an Israeli airstrike, according to reports from a local hospital. The incident has raised tensions in the region, with concerns about escalating violence. The airstrike comes amidst ongoing unrest and conflict in the volatile Middle East. The hospital in Rafah reported that the children were killed in the airstrike, showcasing the devastating reality faced by civilians in conflict zones. The …

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Explosion Rocks Military Base in Iraq, Blamed on US Airstrike

Babil Province, Iraq – An explosion rocked a military base in Babil province, south of Baghdad, early on Saturday, resulting in a significant fire engulfing the area. The incident, which occurred at Kalsu base, was reported by the Popular Mobilisation Forces department in the region. Social media images displayed a large blaze at the site, although initial reports did not mention any casualties. According to the PMF, the strike on Kalsu base was attributed to …

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Multiple Explosions Reported in Isfahan, Syria, and Iraq on Friday Morning

Explosions reverberated across Isfahan, Iran in central Friday morning, along with reports of blasts in southern Syria’s As-Suwayda Governorate and in the Baghdad area and Babil Governorate of Iraq. The sudden outbursts of violence shocked residents and heightened tensions in the region. In Isfahan, the explosions shattered the early morning peace, sending shockwaves through the city as residents scrambled for cover. The origin of the blasts remained unclear, leaving authorities to investigate the cause and …

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Biden Orders Precision Strikes on Iranian-Linked Targets in Iraq and Syria

Washington, D.C. – In a significant military operation, the United States launched airstrikes on facilities in Iraq and Syria, targeting sites associated with Iran-backed groups. More than 125 precision munitions were used in the strikes, which focused on command-and-control centers, headquarters buildings, intelligence sites, rocket missile and drone storage facilities, as well as logistics and ammunition supply chain spots. Lt. Gen. Douglas Sims, director of operations for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, revealed that …

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Killeen Veteran Shares Harrowing Tale of Combat Missions in Iraq

KILLEEN, Texas – Rod Ford, a former soldier from Fort Cavazos, served two combat missions in Iraq, and it was the second deployment that left him wounded, ultimately ending his military career. Now a Killeen resident, he vividly recounts the unforgettable day during an 18-month deployment from 2005-2007. Despite the challenges and injuries he faced, he still cherishes his time in the military. During his second deployment, Ford was part of a quick response force …

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