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Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Aug 10, – Three explosions, two of them suicide bombings, killed at least 45 people near Baquba, the capital of Iraq’s restive eastern province of Diyala on Monday, police and medics said. The deadlier of Monday’s two attacks happened near the provincial capital, Baquba, located 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. Police said a […]

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US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

Aug 09, – The deployment marks the first time since an international coalition began bombing IS targets in Iraq and Syria a year ago that US jets will launch strikes from Turkey, following an accord signed with Ankara late last month. The United States for the first time Sunday deployed half a dozen F-16 warplanes […]

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Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Jul 20, – The midday explosion happened at a cultural center in Suruc as a political group, the Federation of Socialist Youths, was wrapping up a news conference on plans to rebuild the Syrian city of Kobani, a witness said. An explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing […]

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US-led airstrikes ‘kill 52 civilians in northern Syria’

US-led airstrikes ‘kill 52 civilians in northern Syria’

Apr 02, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor also reported 10 civilian deaths in a rocket strike Saturday in the northern city of Aleppo and said 40 others suffered respiratory problems in a pre-dawn chemical attack further north in Idlib province. US-led strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians […]

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Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists

Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists

Sep 07, – US President Barack Obama outlined the plan at a NATO summit on Friday, calling for a broad coalition to defeat the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group which led an offensive that overran chunks of five Iraqi provinces in June and holds significant territory in neighbouring Syria. Iraq welcomed Obama’s plan for an […]

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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 breaks months-long jihadist siege

Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege

Aug 31, – It is the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since militants led by the Sunni Islamic State (IS) jihadist group overran large areas of five provinces in June, sweeping security forces aside. Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped […]

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