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18 killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit

18 killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit

Sep 25, – It was the first such assault since Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, was retaken from the ultra-hardline jihadist group. Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi […]

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Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Jun 13, – Some 13,000 refugees have already crossed into Turkey in the last 10 days, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Hundreds more could be seen Saturday on the Syrian side of the Akcakale border crossing, waiting to cross into Turkey. Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense […]

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Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Mar 12, – Key figures follow on the conflict that began with peaceful protests for reform but escalated into an all-out civil war drawing foreign jihadists after a brutal crackdown on dissent. Syria’s war has killed more than 210,000 people, uprooted half the population and left the country in ruins since erupting four years ago. […]

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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 […]

September 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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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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