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Hundreds of Mosul residents killed in US led coalition airstrikes in one week

Hundreds of Mosul residents killed in US led coalition airstrikes in one week

At least 370 civilians killed by US-led air strikes in seven days of fighting, says monitor Airwars, US and its coalition partners fighting the Islamic State have killed hundreds of civilians in the first week of March monitor report claims. The US air power Supporting Iraqi forces storming western Mosul, according to reports by monitoring […]

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Fight to the end, IS boss Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadists

Fight to the end, IS boss Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadists

It was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s first statement since Iraqi forces launched a massive offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul, where the IS chief declared the group’s “caliphate” two years ago. The reclusive leader of the Islamic State group broke a nearly year-long silence as Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul Thursday, urging his jihadists […]

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‘Caliphate’ survivors recount fleeing clutches of IS

‘Caliphate’ survivors recount fleeing clutches of IS

Oct 25, – Qayyarah is not only the main staging base for the huge offensive Iraqi forces launched to retake Mosul on October 17 — it is also where displaced families in the area are converging. Their escape from jihadist rule was gruelling and their new living conditions hardly better, but the Iraqis fleeing south […]

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Suicide bombing, shootouts kill 55 in Iraq

Suicide bombing, shootouts kill 55 in Iraq

Oct 15, – The escalation comes as Iraqi forces are getting ready to launch an offensive to take back Mosul, the last Iraqi city still under control of Islamic State, in northern Iraq. Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi’ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the […]

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Two ‘senior’ IS military leaders killed in Iraq strike- Pentagon

Two ‘senior’ IS military leaders killed in Iraq strike- Pentagon

July  01, – “Coalition forces conducted an air strike against two ISIL senior military commanders on June 25 near Mosul, Iraq, resulting in their deaths,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement, using an acronym for the IS group. A coalition air strike near the Islamic State bastion of Mosul in Iraq has […]

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Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Jun 14, – Mothers pleaded with their palms upturned while elders scribbled on paper the names of some of the hundreds of male relatives whose fates are unknown. When Iraqi officials and top brass visited this displacement camp south of jihadist-held Fallujah, distressed residents swarmed around them asking the same question: “Where are our sons?” […]

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
7,000 Iraqis flee Fallujah through safe corridor- UN

7,000 Iraqis flee Fallujah through safe corridor- UN

Jun 13, – UN deputy representative to Iraq Lise Grande told reporters that camps set up outside Fallujah to provide shelter are now full and conditions in the city worse than anticipated. More than 7,000 Iraqis have fled Fallujah in recent days through a safe corridor set up by Iraqi forces, who are working on […]

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Gun, grenade and bomb attack kills 16 north of Baghdad

Gun, grenade and bomb attack kills 16 north of Baghdad

May 13, – The deadly raid targeted a cafe that was popular with local fans of Real Madrid football club and drew condemnation from the Spanish government. Gunmen attacked a cafe with gunfire and grenades north of the Iraqi capital and later detonated suicide belts against security forces in pursuit, officials said on Friday. The […]

May 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

Suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

Feb 28, – Police sources said the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles and blew themselves up in a crowded mobile phone market in Sadr City, wounding more than 100 people in addition to the dead. A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in […]

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Bombings kill 13 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

Bombings kill 13 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

Sep 22, – A car bomb detonated near a market in the Ameen area of eastern Baghdad, and a roadside bomb exploded near a restaurant in Shaab in the north of the city. Bombs exploded in two Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people, security and medical officials said.The two attacks […]

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