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Iraqi army to start attack on Ramadi – IS stopping civilians leaving city

BAGHDAD, Dec 21, (Agencies): Iraq’s armed forces will start an operation to retake the western city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants very soon, army chief of staff Lt General Othman al-Ghanemi told state TV on Monday. “There is an ongoing operation to control a sector in preparation of the …

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Iraq probes coalition strike that killed 10 Iraqi soldiers – Iraq’s defence min predicts Ramadi victory by year-end

BAGHDAD, Dec 19, (AFP): Iraq has opened an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 10 Iraqi soldiers in a coalition air strike west of Baghdad, the defence minister said Saturday. “We lost 10 of our soldiers,” Khaled al-Obeidi said in Baghdad, adding that “an investigation into …

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Suicide bomber kills 6 on Iraq-Saudi border – Iraqi fighters protest Turkish troop presence

BAGHDAD, Dec 12, (AFP): A suicide bomber struck an Iraqi position on the border with Saudi Arabia, killing six guards, officials said Saturday, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The bomber detonated an explosives-rigged truck at a border post in Iraq’s vast Anbar province on Friday and also …

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Suicide bomber kills 7 in Iraq town – Bomb-rigged mass grave of IS victims found

BAGHDAD, Nov 28, (Agencies): At least seven people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a northern Iraqi town that has seen deadly clashes between Kurdish and Shi’ite paramilitary forces, the mayor and security sources said on Saturday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast …

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Iraqi forces in huge anti-rebel push in Baiji

BAIJI, Iraq, Oct 16, (Agencies): Iraqi forces defused booby traps and hunted down holdout jihadists in the strategic Baiji area Friday as part of their biggest advance against the Islamic State group in months. Baiji lies at a crossroads between several frontlines, and control of the area is seen as …

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Iraq halts international bonds issue ‘plans’ due to high rate – Fresh blow to country’s efforts to finance itself

BAGHDAD/DUBAI, Oct 11, (RTRS): Iraq has halted its plan to issue international bonds because the yield it would have to pay on the debt was too high, Deputy Finance Minister Fathil Nabi said on Sunday in a fresh blow to the country’s efforts to finance itself. Finance minister Hoshiyar Zebari …

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Iraq leans towards Moscow in IS fight

BAGHDAD, Oct 7, (Agencies): Iraq may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the United States in the war against the militant group, the head of parliament’s defence and security committee said on Wednesday. “In the upcoming …

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