Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fallujah Again!

Fallujah was described by  Freya Stark, the great British lady explorer, as a “miserable village over the a bridge of boats across the Euphrates” ( Beyond Euphrates).  But with the advent of the Ba’ath regimes and especially Sadddam Hussein, Fallujah … Continue reading

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The Push to Regain Fallujah: Hopes and Problems

  Fallujah represents a very important aspect of Iraqi history in that it has long been thought of by many as the center of resistance to foreign occupiers and a symbol of Iraqi nationalism. To the Americans, it brings back … Continue reading

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The Iraqi Advance and the Question of What Next

It seems that slowly but inexorably the  Iraq army is pushing back the Da’esh forces. It is  also apparent that the enthusiasm among young Muslim men from all over the world to join the ISIS has dwindled, as has the … Continue reading

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