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Fears for trapped civilians in strife-hit Iraq, Syria

Yahoo7 News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq's elite forces deployed around Fallujah on Saturday, marking a new phase in efforts to retake the jihadist bastion, as concern grew for trapped civilians there and in Syria.
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Tony Blair will not be accused of breaking laws in Iraq War inquiry

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎4 hours ago‎
Tony Blair will not be accused of breaking any laws in the Iraq War inquiry report, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. Sources close to the inquiry said the report - which will be published in six weeks' time - was not set up to take a view on the ...
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It's time to stop pretending US troops aren't fighting ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Quartz - ‎6 hours ago‎
In March 2016, US marine staff sergeant Louis F. Cardin was killed when ISIL fighters fired rockets into a US base in Iraq; the Pentagon described him as “providing force protection fire support at a recently established coalition fire base” at the ...

Obama admits US troops died in combat in Iraq

Press TV - ‎1 hour ago‎
US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that three American troops who recently died in Iraq were killed in combat; despite claims that US forces deployed to Iraq and Syria are on a mission to support, train and equip local forces. In an interview ...
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Air strikes on Isis in Iraq and Syria are reducing their cities to ruins

The Independent - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The denunciation has echoed down the centuries and been applied to many pacification campaigns, but it is peculiarly appropriate to what is now happening in Iraq. Some 20,000 Iraqi soldiers, special forces, federal police and Shia paramilitaries are ...
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G7 leaders committed to Iraq's territorial integrity and commend

Rudaw - ‎9 hours ago‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - In a joint declaration after this month's summit in Ise-Shima, Japan, G7 leaders said they are committed to Iraq's unity and territorial integrity, adding meanwhile that they will support Iraq and the Kurdish region overcome ...

Obama: Troops died in combat in Iraq

Stars and Stripes - ‎21 hours ago‎
Obama addressed whether U.S. forces are in combat in the Middle East in the written Q&A with Stars and Stripes, and several other key security decisions of his presidency, including his 2011 decision to withdraw forces from Iraq and why he won't say ...

Iraq national found guilty of involvement in Adelaide car scam

ABC Online - ‎May 27, 2016‎
A woman has been sentenced to jail and faces deportation after assisting in a scam to deceive Adelaide car dealerships of vehicles.

Election 2016: Shadow of long-forgotten Iraq falls over campaign

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 26, 2016‎
British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L), with Australian Prime Minister John Howard (R), smiles as he watches the gold medal Commonwealth Games men's field hockey final, 26 March 2006.
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Tony Blair tells of Iraq War 'humility'

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke to this Week's World presenter Emily Maitlis about Islamic radicalisation, the legacy of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the forthcoming Chilcot report about the UK's part in that war. Mr Blair is also advocating a ...
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Why Accountability for Iraq's Militias Matters

Just Security - ‎18 hours ago‎
Iraq is awash with daily atrocities, with the Islamic State (ISIL) reportedly burying people alive, drowning people in submerged cages, detonating explosives around victims' necks, and shooting its own members trying to defect.
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ISIS militant is captured by Iraq forces after he was filmed at sex-slave market

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
One says he would need to check the teeth of the 15-year-old being auctioned, and explains: 'If she doesn't have teeth, why would I want her?

Iraqi government formed in 2003 was fully controlled by US – Iraq's former defense minister to RT

RT - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Interim Prime Minister of Iraq Ayad Allawi, who held office from 2003 to 2005, was “among the first to be appointed [by the US].

Iraq: Shacabka Mosul oo bilaabay inay magaaladaasi isaga qaxaan

Horseed Media - ‎4 hours ago‎
Hay'ada Qaramada Midoobay u qaabilsan Qaxootiga ayaa sheegtay in kumanaan qoysaska ku dhaqan magaalada Mosul ee dalka Ciraaq ay u qaxeen wadanka ay jaarka yihiin ee Siiriya, xili laga cabsi qabo inuu dagaal ka bilowdo magaaladaasi.
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In Iraq's battle to retake Fallujah, residents are caught in crossfire

Press Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
While many in Fallujah welcomed the takeover of the city by the Sunni-led Islamic State group as an alternative to what they considered their marginalization at the hands of Iraq's leaders, humanitarian conditions in the city have deteriorated under ...
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Is the Islamic State fueling Shiite infighting in Iraq?

Al-Monitor - ‎21 hours ago‎
NAJAF, Iraq - Sadr City in eastern Baghdad has been one of the main areas targeted by the Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi capital.
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Iraq police officer smiles for the camera while stopping an ISIS SUICIDE BOMBER

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Smiling for the camera, this police officer looks like he's just messing around with a mate who he's playfully pinned up against the wall.
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Iranian General With US Blood On His Hands Formally Invited By Iraq To Help Fight ISIS

Daily Caller - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani (L) stands at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province March 8, 2015.

Iraq: Christians who fled ISIL fearful to return home

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Like many Christian villages in Iraq's Nineveh region, Baqofah was seized by ISIL and ransacked in 2014, only to be retaken by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters soon afterwards.

War Paws puppy dies in Iraq after ex-marine's cash appeal

STV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
You have amazed me you have humbled me and you have made one special little girl a legacy now for every one of the stray dogs of Iraq." Ms Jonsen added that all monies raised will now go to the charity War Paws, which helps animals in hostile ...
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