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Battle rages as Iraq’s Mosul civilians run for their lives

Battle rages as Iraq’s Mosul civilians run for their lives

Iraqi Mosul’s war to drive the ISIS from its last strongholds in western Mosul left devastating humanitarian tragedy with every advance by Iraqi forces, every missile rained down by coalition aircraft, a flood of Iraqi civilians hits the streets. A question of waiting between salvos there are few, if any, breaks that make it obvious […]

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Suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 6 people

Suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 6 people

A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car Sunday in a bustling commercial area in the Iraqi capital, killing at least six civilians and wounding 10 others, an official said, the latest in a recent bout of violence claimed by the Islamic State group. Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan said a member of […]

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Iraqis search for loved ones at camp for displaced

Iraqis search for loved ones at camp for displaced

Leaning against his car, Massud Ismail Hassan peers through the chain-link fence surrounding a camp for Iraqi civilians fleeing the assault on Mosul. He is looking for family members he has not seen for two years, since jihadists from the Islamic State group seized their village on the edge of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region. Hassan […]

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
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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NATO prepares expert mission to Libya

NATO prepares expert mission to Libya

June 4, BRUSSELS (AP) — Security experts worry that the al-Qaida-linked militants — pushed out of Mali after French military intervention — may be trying to establish a safe haven in southern Libya. The mission “will go as soon as possible and, together with the Libyans, identify the areas in which the Libyans think they […]

June 4, 2013 | By More
Iraq to restore ancient arch to woo back tourists

Iraq to restore ancient arch to woo back tourists

June 4, AP – MADAIN: Through the decades of conflict that have wracked Iraq, the famed 6th century monument, which is the world’s largest brick-built arch and the last structure still standing from the ancient Persian imperial capital Ctesiphon, has fallen into disrepair. Iraqi authorities have contracted a Czech firm to carry out a 10-month […]

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