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A record high: 20 million mourners mark Arba’een in Iraq’s Karbala

by Altaf Ahmad, Press TV

Millions of black-clad mourners flooding the holy city of Karbala for Arba’een. They have flocked to the holy city of Karbala from all over the world in a deafening roar of determination in the face of ISIL-led terrorism. Continue reading A record high: 20 million mourners mark Arba’een in Iraq’s Karbala

Senior Iranian Official denies having confirmed Iranian anti-ISIS strikes in Iraq

A senior Iranian official on Tuesday denied remarks attributed to him in a British newspaper saying Tehran had carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Iraq.

The Guardian last week quoted deputy foreign minister Ebrahim Rahimpour as saying that Iran had conducted strikes against ISIS for “the defense of the interests of our friends in Iraq.”

His remarks appeared to contradict the official position of Iran, which has not confirmed it carried out the attacks as reported by the Pentagon.

Rahimpour on Tuesday however said he was misquoted, and that his remarks had been made in response to a question on possible airstrikes. Continue reading Senior Iranian Official denies having confirmed Iranian anti-ISIS strikes in Iraq

Iraqi Army Discovers Huge Depots of Israel-Made Weapons, Ammunition

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi army has discovered nearly a dozen depots of Israeli-made arms and ammunition in Diyala province, local officials disclosed on Monday.

“An Iraqi army unit has found around 10 weapons and munition depots where Israel-made weapons and explosives were kept in Hamrin mountains,” the Iraqi Al-Ansar news website quoted Sadeq Al-Moussavi, a member of Diyala provincial council, as saying.

Moussavi said that the depot contained a lot of explosives, weapons and bombs all made by Israel.

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Al-Maliki: Syria’s steadfastness foiled plan concocted for the region

Beirut, SANA – Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki said that Syria’s steadfastness has foiled the plan which was concocted for the region, because Syria is the gateway to Iraq and Iran, adding that those who were betting on a military solution are now seeking a political solution for the crisis in Syria. Continue reading Al-Maliki: Syria’s steadfastness foiled plan concocted for the region

Mossad training ISIS terrorists: Putin aide

A senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Israel’s spy agency, Mossad, of training ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria, Press TV reports.

Alexander Prokhanov told Press TV that Mossad is also likely to have transferred some of its spying experiences to the ISIL leadership, adding that Israel’s military advisors could be assisting the Takfiri terrorists.

Prokhanov said ISIL is a byproduct of US policies in the Middle East. Continue reading Mossad training ISIS terrorists: Putin aide

US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president

The bloody conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Libya are the result of the interference by the US, which wants to gain control over the rich natural resources of those countries, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told RT.

“The people in Sudan believe that the since the fall of the Soviet Union [in 1991], injustice and oppression has prevailed around the globe as the US became the sole hegemon and began running things with impunity in many regions, including ours,” Bashir said.

In his interview with RT’s Arabic Channel, the Sudanese president labeled Washington’s policies in Middle East and North Africa as “harmful and destructive.”

“Just look at what’s now happening in Iraq and how it spread to Syria. All the suffering that is going in the Arab world is the work of the US,” he said. Continue reading US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president

Iran Rejects Military Cooperation with Anti-ISIS Coalition in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran rejected military cooperation with the so-called anti-ISIL coalition, led by the US, in Iraq, and said Tehran’s role in assisting the Iraqi government in this regard is merely consultative.

“No change has happened in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy of campaign against Takfiri groups, assisting the Iraqi government and presenting consultations on the fight against terrorist and Takfiri groups, and the news about Iran’s cooperation with the military groups of other countries in the war on ISIL is not true,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday.

“We deny the news reports on military cooperation,” she reiterated.

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Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Receives Maliki: Defeating ISIS “Inevitable”

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah received Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki as their meeting tackled the latest security and political developments in Iraq and Syria.

The meeting also discussed the responsibilities and the roles that must be played by the Muslim and Arab governments as well as peoples in face of the various challenges in the region. Continue reading Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Receives Maliki: Defeating ISIS “Inevitable”

When The Plane Of Qassem Suleimani Landed

by Israa al-Fas; edited and translated by Mohamed Salami, Al-Alam/Al-Manar

ISIL lost around half of the territories it occupied since June 10, 2014. Since then till September 18, the day which preceded the first US-led coalition’s airstrikes, a number of political changes and battlefield developments occurred in Iraq.

ISIL’s image that was consecrated after the fall of Mosul as the “invincible monster” was altered by the army’s achievements.

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