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Tag Archives: iraq

Mosul advance slows

BAGHDAD/AIN ISSA, Syria, Nov 6, (RTRS): Islamic State fighters targeted Iraqi troops with car bombs and ambushes in Mosul, stalling an army advance in their north Iraq stronghold, but faced attack on a new front on Sunday when US-backed rebels launched a campaign for the Syrian city of Raqqa. The …

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Iraqi troops in Mosul – Baghdadi recording says ‘no retreat’

KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov 3, (RTRS): Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a “total war” against the forces arrayed against them, as advancing soldiers battled the militants inside their northern Iraqi stronghold. Iraqi regular troops and special forces, Shi’ite militias, …

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MoI dismisses reports of Iraqi military moves near border – Baghdad denies

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior on Saturday snubbed local reports on unusual Iraqi military moves near the Kuwaiti- Iraqi border. Commenting on such news, the Ministry’s Undersecretary Maj Gen Abdullah Al-Muhanna was quoted by the ministry’s security information department as saying in a statement that there …

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US service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military member was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday in connection with the Iraqi effort to retake the key city of Mosul, marking the first American combat casualty in the long-planned push against the Islamic State group. U.S. officials said the American was in a …

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Iraq marks Ashura ahead of battle for Mosul

KARBALA, Iraq, Oct 12, (Agencies): Millions of Shi’ite Muslims fl ocked to Iraq’s holy city of Karbala on Wednesday to commemorate Ashura, a religious day marking the slaying of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson Hussein in the 7th century AD in a revolt against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed. Visitors came from …

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12 newborns dead in hospital blaze

BAGHDAD, Aug 10, (Agencies): A fire ripped through a maternity ward at a Baghdad hospital overnight, killing 12 newborn babies, government officials said Wednesday, a deadly blaze that was likely caused by faulty electrical wiring. By morning, grief-stricken fathers searched for their missing newborns in vain while angry relatives gathered …

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Child labour doubles in Iraq – Violence, displacement hurt income

BAGHDAD, July 10, (RTRS): More than half a million Iraqi children are estimated to be at work rather than at school as violence and displacement hurt the income of millions of families, according to the United Nations childrens’ agency UNICEF. The number of children currently working, more than 575,000, has …

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Iraq in op to retake Anbar town – DAESH ON DEFENSIVE … LOSING GROUND

BAGHDAD, May 16, (Agencies): Iraqi security forces and allied fighters launched an operation on Monday to retake the town of Rutba from the Islamic State jihadist group, the military said. Special forces, soldiers, police, border guards and pro-government paramilitaries are involved in the operation to retake the Anbar province town, …

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Child brides face bleak future – Displaced Iraqi girls pushed to accept marriage

ERBIL, Iraq, May 9, (RTRS): In the photo that Aziza produces on her mobile phone, her 14-year-old daughter Layla is wearing a pink satin dress and smiling meekly at the camera. “This was her engagement party”, said 35-year-old Aziza. “(Her fiance) was 22 years old. His family came to us …

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Pilgrims brave threats to flock to Iraq shrine – Political limbo after Green Zone storming

BAGHDAD, May 3, (Agencies): A sea of pilgrims converged on a Baghdad shrine on Tuesday for an annual Shiite religious commemoration, defying fears of further bomb attacks by the Islamic State group. The days-long pilgrimage to mourn the 799 AD death of Imam Musa Kadhim came as Iraq wallowed in …

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