US Launches 2 More Airstrikes on ISIS - More Bombs Dropped ... The United States carried out three air strike against ISIS militants in Iraq today, targeting artillery, mortars and a convoy, the Pentagon's press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said.
Hebrews captured by Assyrian soldiers in a relief from King Sennacherib's palace in Niniveh (Mosul Iraq today). This along with the Sennacherib's prism supports the Assyrian captivity of Israel in 2 Kings 15:19
The Lion is the symbol of Babylon, and represents Ishtar, the goddess of fertility, love and war. Meant not only to symbolise Babylon, but to instill fear in enemies, it seems fitting that a single stone lion, albeit poorly preserved, is the only true remainder of Babylon that stands in Iraq today. Some 120 lions were created in polychromed relief tiles for the processional way towards the northern entrance to Babylon, the Gate of Ishtar, as well as Nebuchadnezzar's Throne Room.
A masked Iraqi insurgent holds an RPG during clashes in the restive city of Ramadi, 100 west of Baghdad, 07 May 2006. A US marine died today after he was wounded in an attack in the restive province of Al-Anbar in western Iraq, the American military said.
10/28/15 - Peters: Obama Admin Won't Accept the 'Messy' Fight Needed to Take Out ISIS. . . Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke yesterday at a Senate hearing on beginning "direct action on the ground" against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) said today that raids are useful and helpful, but won't be "decisive" in defeating ISIS.