Questions tagged [iraq]

for questions about claims based in Iraq, or limited in Iraq.

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Did Donald Trump express support for the Iraq war?

Donald Trump claimed in the presidential debates (September 26th 2016) that he had always been against the Iraq war. Most others claim he supported it. Is there documentary evidence of him expressing ...
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Does this map show every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003?

My friend shared this with me, from The AsiaN: A map of every car bomb explosions[sic] in Baghdad since 2003 Is this for real? Is there any evidence for this? Some other references: BBC: ...
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Did Snowden reveal that ISIS is a USA-Israel tactic?

This reports claims regarding ISIS which evolved since 2003 assuming erstwhile names like ISI,ISIS and now IS: The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed ...
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Did Iraq have the use of electricity 5000 years ago?

I came across this tweet of which I'm skeptical. So, I ask: Had Iraq use of electricity 5000 years ago?
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Is ISIS beheading children in Mosul, Iraq?

On the Gateway Pundit, this claim by Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo is posted: “There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and ...
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Is the the “civilian casualty ratio” in modern day warfare about 3-4:1?

This site claims that, in modern warfare, about 3 civilians are killed for every combatant killed. This concept can be scientifically proven by understand (sic) the basic concept of “civilian ...
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Did Saddam Hussein have a secret torture chamber in New York City?

The NY Post reported this week that Saddam Hussein had a secret torture chamber in New York City between 1979 and 2003. The sources the paper cites are two "anonymous officials". The paper does not ...
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Did Saddam Hussein have a Quran written in blood?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Quran http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/dec/19/saddam-legacy-quran-iraqi-government "The "Blood Qur'an" is a copy of the Islamic holy book, the Qur'an, claimed ...
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Did Morocco provide 2,000 monkeys to the American-led effort in the Iraq War?

I've heard in various places - chief among them, Will Ferrell's 'You're Welcome America' - that Morocco contributed monkeys for bomb or land mine detonation in the 2003 Iraq War. Did this deal ...
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Have one million Christians been persecuted to death or exile in Iraq by jihadis?

On the Breitbart News Network is the claim In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, ...
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Did US troops drop aid without parachutes?

http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2014/08/12/much-of-the-us-aid-to-yazidis-useless-because-it-was-dropped-from-15000ft-without-parachutes-and-exploded-on-impact/ The site claimed that water and food are ...
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Did 2.5 million Americans serve in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars from 2001 to 2013?

This article quotes a man who says that it was millions! That sounds way off. Since the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, about 2.5 million members of the Army, Navy, ...
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Did ISIS bury women and children alive? [closed]

On the Huffington Post, it is claimed "We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs ...
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Did US intelligence community ever claim that Iraq had WMDs prior to 2003 inavsion?

The "common knowledge" is that US went to war with Iraq in 2003 based on "intelligence reports" claiming that Iraq had active Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) programs. On the other hand, some ...
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Did 304 US soldiers kill themselves in 2009 compared to 149 killed in Iraq?

An image posted on reddit this week has been getting a lot of attention. The image is of a mural claiming that in 2009, 304 US soilders committed suicide compared to 149 killed in Iraq. What is the ...
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Did pro-Israel Americans convince the U.S. to initiate the Iraq War?

In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, which initiated the Iraq War. I've seen several people claim that pro-Israel Americans pushed the US to initiate this war, all referencing a June 2005 article ...