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Iraq: Homes of 'convicted terrorists' to be destroyed - ‎12 hours ago‎
It's the first such decision in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Approved by authorities in Hillah, the capital of Babil province, the decision applies to "terrorists" who have exhausted all possibilities of appealing ...
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U.S. combat adviser mission in Iraq expands to battalion level

Military Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The advise-and-assist mission for U.S. troops in Iraq is expanding after a small team of American forces deployed for the first time to work alongside an Iraqi battalion and help install a bridge over the Tigris River south of Mosul, U.S.

What draws foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria? - ‎17 hours ago‎
Tel Eskof, Iraq - In the small, northern Iraqi town of Tel Eskof, a white pick-up truck rolled down the dirt road towards a nearby frontline, carrying part of a new medical unit.

How will Turkey's failed coup impact Iraq?

American Enterprise Institute - ‎10 hours ago‎
Firstly, there's general consensus in both the United States and across Iraq that the ongoing military purge is going to handicap Turkey's fight against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh).
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Iraq's parliament endorses crucial bill boosting provincial powers

Rudaw - ‎19 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD, Iraq—Iraqi parliament endorsed a bill on Tuesday that will effectively empower the provincial capitals in the country in their relation to the central government in Baghdad and gives them lawful means to create semi-independent regions with ...
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Afghanistan ISIS presence linked to parent group in Iraq, Syria, general says

Military Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Islamic State group presence in Afghanistan is directly linked to the parent organization in Iraq and Syria, the U.S.
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Aust Iraq trainers head outside the wire - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The joint training team, which now comprises 300 Australian and 100 New Zealand troops, began training Iraq army units inside the Taji military base a short distance north of Baghdad in May 2015.

Metro Knew People Would Associate "Surge" With the Iraq War. They Went With It Anyway. - ‎7 hours ago‎
2015.03.25.WashingtonianWord-200 The word “surge” has an embattled history in Washington. It's not clear who first applied it to President George W. Bush's 2007 decision to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq,but by late that year, supporters were ...

Anti-Drone Jamming Gun Spotted at US Base in Iraq

Popular Mechanics - ‎2 hours ago‎
A photograph has emerged of an anti-drone weapon at a US military fire base in Iraq. The backpack-sized anti-drone system is likely there to kill any drones the Islamic State might use to reconnoiter the fire base's defenses.

Iraq Seeks Exxon, Petrochina Help to Develop Two Oil Fields

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
The companies have submitted offers to develop the Artawi and Nahran Omar fields, which Iraq's Oil Ministry hopes will produce a combined 550,000 barrels a day, Al-Nima said Wednesday in an interview in Baghdad.
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Iran fails to overcome Iraq in Asia handball championship

Press TV - ‎11 hours ago‎
The national Iranian men's junior handball team has lost to Iraq at the 15th edition of the Asian Men's Junior Handball Championship in Jordan.
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Getting the Narrative of the Iraq War Right

STRATFOR - ‎16 hours ago‎
There are few tasks more important than that which Chilcot undertook, because if we do not get the Iraq narrative right, political life in Britain will be haunted by its aftermath, as the United States has been by Vietnam.
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Why Send More Troops to Iraq?

Cato Institute - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Close on the heels of Obama's decision to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan indefinitely, the administration recently announced that it would send another 560 troops to Iraq to help retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS). This move will ...
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Iraq to integrate Shia militia group into armed forces

Anadolu Agency - ‎6 hours ago‎
Iraq's counter-terrorism apparatus, which operates under the Armed Forces' General Command, was created and trained by the US military.

Bush and Blair carry on unpunished for the crimes of the Iraq War

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
In the hierarchy of the world's international crimes, the top three are genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It's hardly in question that the Americans and British committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iraq. So what penalties ...

Iraq's Yazidis living in fear on Mount Sinjar - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Her family was among the hundreds of thousands who fled as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) swept across northern Iraq's Sinjar region in August 2014 and captured the town of the same name. Civilians rarely escape the group's notorious ...
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Sorry, Peter Thiel: We Can't Go To Mars Instead Of Iraq

The Federalist - ‎12 hours ago‎
As the dust settles from the Republican convention with the GOP remarkably intact, it's clear the most interesting and important speech belonged to Peter Thiel.

The force leading the Iraq army's fight against ISIS went from 'dirty division' to golden boys

Washington Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
FALLUJAH, Iraq - Iraq's counterterrorism forces, known as the Golden Division, were once so loathed that they were nicknamed the “Dirty Division.

How one man is trying to make it safer to be LGBTQ in Iraq

Washington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
While Amir Ashour was growing up in Iraq in the early 2000s, he knew homosexuality existed but he didn't know much else about it.
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The Secret US-UK Airwar Against Iraq

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The Chilcot Inquiry, set up to look into the British role in the war in Iraq, reported on July 6, and although it was overshadowed by the political fallout from the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, received a largely favorable reception from ...