ISIS fighting back in Iraq, Donald Trump is a demagogue, Stephen Hawking says
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ISIS is trying to win back its stronghold – the Iraqi city of Falluja. It was recently reported that Iraqi troops encircled the city, trying to drive out the militant group from the city.
Iraq’s Ministry of Defense posted a video on Monday, in which it shows Iraqi Gen. Hamid al-Maliki making a statement saying that Falluja was surrounded by Iraqi forces.
Iraqi forces managed to finally get into the city with the help of Iraqi and coalition air support. The operation was launched on Monday, and the troops have already captured several villages on the outskirts of the city.
But the main goal of the operation is to drive ISIS out of the city completely. But this may result in hundreds of deaths as ISIS is using civilians as human shields in the center of Falluja.
So innocent people could get hurt, as said by Caroline Gluk, spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency in Baghdad.
According to the UNHCR, nearly 3,700 people have fled Falluja over the past week, since Iraqi government started its military attempts to retake the city.
In other news, one of the world’s most popular and respected scientists, Stephen Hawking, has spoken out about the world’s most mysterious phenomena of this year.
And this phenomena is GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s political popularity. But Trump’s advances in the political career cannot be explained even by the British scientist.
In his interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain program, Hawking said Trump is “a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.”
And while the Trump’s presidential campaign camp has not yet responded to Hawking’s comments, the British scientist is not the first British high-profile figure to criticize the presidential hopeful.
In particular, it was Trump’s critical comments about Islam as well as saying that Britain has a “massive Muslim problem” that have resulted in a great deal of criticism coming from the U.K. toward the real estate mogul.
In fact, Trump’s ban from entering the U.K. has been actively discussed in the British parliament. And it was a public petition that prompted lawmakers to discuss a potential ban.
Hawking also expressed his opinion about the EU referendum, which takes place in less than a month.
“Gone are the days we could stand on our own, against the world. We need to be part of a larger group of nations, both for our security, and our trade,” Hawking said, adding that he hoped Britons would vote to remain in the EU.
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