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US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

Accounts from witnesses and survivors cast doubt on American suggestions that the Islamic State group was to blame for the deaths of more than 100 people taking refuge in a house hit by a U.S. airstrike earlier this year in Mosul, the deadliest single incident of the months-long campaign to retake the Iraqi city. U.S. […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gasps, tears as Iraqis return to Islamic State-destroyed parish

Gasps, tears as Iraqis return to Islamic State-destroyed parish

There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been destroyed, including the statue of the Virgin Mary. A confessional had been turned into a closet, a tomb had been desecrated, red prayer benches were burned. […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
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
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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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 […]

February 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

May 16, – Women and children were among 23 people executed in cold blood outside Palmyra, monitoring groups said, as fears grew that advancing IS troops would destroy the ancient city renowned as a world heritage site. Islamic State extremists made key gains, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours […]

May 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Dec 10, – Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in Iraq with its partner nations, according to the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force for the coalition overseeing the operation. The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, […]

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Iraq attacks kill 17 as mass grave found

Iraq attacks kill 17 as mass grave found

Sep 05, – Police officials said the deadliest attack happened when a car bomb went off on a commercial street in Baghdad’s mainly Shiite Zafaraniyah district, killing seven people and wounding 15 others. Several shops were damaged. A series of attacks across Iraq on Friday killed 17 people, including four Shiite militiamen and a Sunni […]

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

Aug 26, – ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been making a “tactical withdrawal” in recent days in the face of withering U.S. airstrikes from areas around Erbil in northern Iraq and from the major dam just north of Mosul it controlled for two nail-biting weeks, according to military officials monitoring their […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bombing in ethnic minority village kills 13

Bombing in ethnic minority village kills 13

Oct 17, – The bombing happened in the Shabak village of al-Mowafaqiah near the restive city of Mosul, which is 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, according to police officials. The force of the blast leveled houses in the community and wounded at least 52 people, according to the officials. Rescue workers were searching […]

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