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Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

Feb 02, – The Iraqi army, police and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias – backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition – imposed a near total siege late last year on Falluja, located 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad in the Euphrates river valley. Tens of thousands of trapped Iraqi civilians are running out of […]

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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

May 25, –In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State, whose occupation of the city has raised fears that the insurgents will destroy its famed Roman ruins. Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi […]

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U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

Aug 31, – President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli’s mostly ethnic Turkmen population. The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi’ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian […]

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Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

Aug 29, – The execution of scores of Syrian soldiers taken captive by Islamic State at an air base in Raqqa province has triggered unusually harsh social media criticism of the Damascus government by people who have taken its side in the civil war. A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces is […]

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