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Flee or return: Ramadi residents pay price as Islamic State advances in Iraq

Flee or return: Ramadi residents pay price as Islamic State advances in Iraq

May 24, – Thousands more civilians have flooded out of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, now in the hands of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Crowds of people are crossing a bridge on the outskirts of Baghdad, as they try to reach the capital. They are fearful and angry. “Curse be upon them (ISIL militants). Even […]

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UN says more than 1,000 killed in 17 days in Iraq

UN says more than 1,000 killed in 17 days in Iraq

June 24, – More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq between June 5 and 22 as Islamist militants swept through large swaths of northern and western Iraq, the UN said Tuesday. At least 1,075 people were killed and 658 injured in the country during the 17-day period, Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN […]

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Iraqi militants capture more towns, reportedly execute civilians

Iraqi militants capture more towns, reportedly execute civilians

June 14, – ISIS militants, who have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit, captured two additional towns north of Baghdad but have yet to invade the capital city, The Wire reported. Again, Iraqi troops stationed in both areas failed to fight back against the Sunni insurgents, who arrived in the towns […]

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Suicide bomber attack kills 20 in Iraq mosque

Suicide bomber attack kills 20 in Iraq mosque

July 19, – The bomber detonated explosives in the Abu Bakr Al Sadiq Mosque as the imam gave the Friday sermon in the town of Al Wajihiyah, east of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province, a police colonel said. A suicide bomber struck a crowded Sunni mosque north of Baghdad on Friday, killing 20 people, […]

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