We call on those states responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq to terminate their illegal and immoral war, and express our solidarity with the Iraqi people in their struggle for peace, justice and self-determination.

In particular, we demand:

  1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq;
  2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and displaced persons;
  3. An end to all foreign interference in Iraq's affairs, including its oil industry, so that Iraqis can exercise their right to self-determination;
  4. Compensation and reparations from those countries responsible for war and sanctions on Iraq;
  5. Prosecution of all those responsible for war crimes, human rights abuses, and the theft of Iraq's resources.

We demand justice for Iraq.

This statement was adopted by the Justice for Iraq conference in London on 19th July 2008. We plan to publish this more widely in future. If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters please contact us.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Iraq Occupation Focus Newletter no 285 dated 22/9/2015

Baghdad condemns Turkish incursion into Iraq AFP report (September 10th): Iraq condemned Turkey for sending ground troops onto its territory in pursuit of Kurdish rebels, calling it a "clear violation" of its sovereignty.
German intelligence confirms ISIS used mustard gas in Iraq, says news report AP report (September 9th): Germany’s foreign intelligence agency BND has reportedly collected evidence of mustard gas use by the Islamic State group. German daily Bild reported on Monday that BND intelligence agents collected blood samples from Kurds who were injured in clashes with Isis.
 Australian air strike may have caused civilian casualties in Iraq, US report says ABC reports (September 4th): An Australian air strike against Islamic State (IS) may have caused civilian casualties in Iraq, according to a document obtained by the ABC.
Civilian deaths claimed in 71 US-led airstrikes on Isis The Guardian reports (September 3rd): The US-led coalition’s bombing of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has been described as the “most precise ever”, faces allegations that civilians have been killed in 71 separate air raids.
Canadian airstrike in Iraq may have killed up to 27 civilians: Kurdish militia soldier The Star reports (September 3rd): A Kurdish militia soldier reported that an airstrike by Canadian fighter jets in Iraq in January may have killed up to 27 civilians, U.S. documents say.

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