According to this controversial bill, introduced to quell Sunni-Shiite tensions in Iraq, any Iraqi convicted of a crime between 2003 and 2016 would be eligible for amnesty, except for those convicted of severe crimes that resulted in death, rape, or permanent disability.This bill paved the way for numerous corrupt Iraqi politicians into the parliament.
The SDF, with the support of coalition air strikes, in September launched an offensive to wrest the Deir Ezzor pocket including Hajin from ISIS, making slow advances.
Twelve fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide car bombing and subsequent clashes in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
According to Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman, Sunday’s attack “started with a car bomb driven by a suicide attacker against an SDF position between Hajin and Al-Bahra”.
– Mashry al-ZayidiAsharq al-Awsat, London, October 25As the midterm elections in the United States draw near, three key factors emerge as the defining traits of the American political arena today.First, the political debate in the US today does not revolve around policy.
The attack allowed ISIS to advance towards Al-Bahra from its holdout around Hajin, and push back the first lines of defense of the SDF, which is backed by the US-led coalition, the Observatory said.
I have already learned of numerous Iraqi politicians who hold fake degrees from fake institutions, who used legal loopholes to pay their way into parliament and avoid prosecution.This state of corruption in Iraqi politics should be alarming to anyone who cares about the future of this country.
The Iraqi people have overthrown their despot only to have him replaced by a ruling group of corrupt businessmen who bought their way to parliament while burying their crimes.
ISIS killed 12 US-backed fighters in a surprise attack Sunday from the extremists’ holdout in eastern Syria on the Iraqi border, a Britain-based monitor said.
THE CAMEL CANNOT SEE ITS OWN HUMP Al-Arabiya, London, October 26 The recent discovery of explosive devices sent to the mailboxes of high-profile Democrats across the United States is a stark reminder of the deep state of division that exists within American society.