Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas - In The Middle East ! ( December 25 , 2014 ) - As Christmas is celebrated , news and views of the day on the Iraq / Syria Regional war ( Focus on Iraq / Syria / Yemen / Lebanon )



city celebrating Christmas tonight. 





















Sayid Ammar al-Hakim (head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq) giving a Christmas speech at a church in























Merry Christmas. My favorite Christmas Middle East pics: Dubai, Erbil & Beirut ( Beirut pic by last yr)










RT : Santa in









Pope Francis called displaced Iraqi Christians via satellite phone, "You are like on night […] no room for him either".







PM ’s Christmas message: is island of peace, tolerance








Live broadcast of Mass in on Iraqi State TV.









Despite of dangerous security situation,Brave Christians Celebrate in the Middle of Baghdad, Iraq


















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On gov side city RT Christmas mass in Mar Elyas church Aleppo - despite all jihadists/backers










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Syria Claims Troops Killed 81 ISIS Fighters



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Jordanian government pledges to secure release of pilot captured by











SOHR: Jordanian Jet was shot down, ISIS got AA missiles from North Aleppo rebels among other places -





‘launches new chlorine gas attack’ in Iraq’s Anbar – report










governor of Hassan Saud Khalil known as Abu Taluut has died after being poisoned.






PM Haider al-Abadi arrives to Ankara for official visit, will meet PM






in the shadow of the war — Pictures























-led coalition launch eight airstrikes in the autonomous canton of , and two strikes in .












Senior intelligence official abducted in capital via




















The Bureaucracy of Terror in Mosul: Todenhöfer’s Unprecedented Footage from Within





Maliki: governor Atheel Nujaifi gave orders to local police to avoid fighting ISIS in a bid to bring down the government




Maliki: 'mysterious disappearance' of Sunni senior milit officers the night before the fall of Mosul




Maliki: Mosul governor Atheel Nujaifi gave orders to local police to avoid fighting ISIS in a bid to bring down the government





Maliki: Kurdish officers in Iraq Army fled and were ordered to abandon positions by 'Kurdish leadership' during fall of Mosul





Ex PM Maliki: Soon the new gov will be in same position of my gov as 'blackmail' & 'sectarian plots' by partners begin to surface





Contest for Ramadi, Anbar capital, now @ critical juncture. ISIS reinforcing from Syria.



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SIS attacking Anbar AOC HQ/8th IA brigade HQ/gov’t complex. Fall of these=fall of Ramadi.







Col. Dargham Khairallah, head of Kirkuk provincial counterterrorism forces assassinated in Kirkuk city: