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Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for killing of troops in 2014

Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for killing of troops in 2014

Aug  21, – It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since Islamic State fighters took control of parts of northern and western Iraq in 2014. Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi’ite soldiers […]

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New video from ISIS showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

New video from ISIS showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

Sep 14, – Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. But the images were consistent with that of the filmed executions of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in the past month. Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday that purported to show the beheading of British […]

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Iraqi town celebrates end of ISIS siege

Iraqi town celebrates end of ISIS siege

Sep 04, – Residents of the small Iraqi town of Amerli took to the streets in celebration today after local security forces backed by U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by ISIS militants. About 150,000 Shiite Turkmen have been stranded in the town with dwindling water and supplies since June – but this morning aid […]

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Amnesty accuses IS of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

Amnesty accuses IS of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

Sep 02, – The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said IS jihadists had carried out “acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale” in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group’s “graveyard”. Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern […]

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Iraq officials say suicide attack kills 16

Iraq officials say suicide attack kills 16

Sep 22, – Iraqi authorities say a suicide attacker killed 16 people and wounded 35 others at a Sunni funeral in Baghdad. Police officials said the Sunday evening attack took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt inside a tent where a Sunni funeral was being held in Baghdad’s southern neighborhood of Dora. […]

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