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Tag Archives: iraq

Concern mounts over rise of pivotal Shia militia commander

Involved in embassy bombings, assassination bid in ’80s Kuwait, Iraq militiaman snubs US call for force to disarm BAGHDAD, Oct 31, (AP): With the Islamic State group driven from nearly all of Iraq, US officials have suggested that the thousands of mainly Shiite paramilitary fighters who mobilized against the Sunni …

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Iraq watch out, the fire is huge

UNDOUBTEDLY, avoiding war in the oil regions of Kirkuk is a good step towards reducing tensions that emitted from the recent secession referendum in Kurdistan. However, this would not be enough unless Iraqis are wary about falling into the trap of civil war. Iraqis have had enough with the wars …

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Arab Parliament chief hails Kuwait’s initiative to hold conference on Iraq

We stand on Iraq’s side and optimistic about its future: Al-Salmi BAGHDAD, Aug 15, (KUNA): Visiting President of Arab Parliament Mishaal bin Fahad Al-Salmi hailed on Tuesday the State of Kuwait’s initiative to hold a conference for reconstructing Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Ministry quoted Al-Salmi as affirming, during a meeting with …

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Mop-up in Mosul as Iraq claims victory – Tehran congratulates Baghdad

MOSUL, Iraq, July 10, (AFP): Iraqi forces fought to eliminate the last pockets of Islamic State group resistance in Mosul on Monday after the premier visited the devastated city to congratulate troops on securing victory. With the jihadists surrounded in a sliver of territory in Mosul’s Old City, attention was …

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Iraqis surround Mosul Old City

BAGHDAD, May 11, (Agencies): US-backed Iraqi forces were moving to surround Mosul’s Old City on Thursday, a week after launching a fresh push to drive Islamic State militants from areas they still hold, according to an Iraqi officer overseeing the operation. Iraqi special forces Lt Gen Sami al-Arathi said battle …

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Mosul clinic treats those with gravest injuries

BARTELLA, Iraq, April 13, (AP): A boy and a woman are delivered to the gates of the clinic by an Iraqi ambulance, bandaged and in pain. They arrive without names, ages and with only the sketchiest details of what had happened to them. Apparently shot by accident outside their house …

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Cold weather ‘complicates’ Iraq’s humanitarian situation – Around 90,000 flee Mosul

BAGHDAD, Dec 9, (KUNA): As if the chaotic scenario in Iraq was not enough, the arrival of harsh and cold winter season in Mosul had increased the suffering of displaced Iraqis fleeing from the ongoing military operation to rid the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). According to government …

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Iraq claims nearly 1,000 militants killed – Nearly half of eastern Mosul liberated

BARTELLA, Iraq, Nov 28, (RTRS): Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops face a mobile enemy hidden among thousands of civilians in the city, a top commander said. Six weeks into a major offensive, Iraqi …

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Iraqi forces recaptures 25 neighborhoods in Mosul – army

IRBIL, Nov 25 (KUNA) — The Iraqi army said Friday its forces regained control of more than 25 neighborhoods in Mosul since the launch of offensive to liberate the northern city of so-called Islamic State (IS). The army’s anti-terror forces, making constant gains on the ground, entered the east side …

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Suicide truck bomb kills over 100

BAGHDAD, Nov 24, (Agencies): A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi’ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 kms (62 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said. Islamic State (IS), the ultra hardline Sunni militant group …

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