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Iraq – Google News

UN goes stealth to help rebuild ISIS-ravaged Iraq – CBS News


CBS News

UN goes stealth to help rebuild ISIS-ravaged Iraq
CBS News
A vast swath of northern Iraq is reeling from violence and destruction that has forced almost 900,000 people to flee their homes in the last year alone. Efforts to bring those Iraqis back home are robust — and unique; the United Nations has more than
ISIS Is Almost Defeated in Iraq, but Thousands of Christians Refuse to Return to Their HomesNewsweek
Islamic State counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq pushMilitary Times
In Iraq, military defeat of ISIS is only the beginningWashington Examiner
Huffington Post Canada –Reuters –eNews Park Forest –新华搜索 – 新华社
all 130 news articles »

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 9:30 am

Guilty Plea Expected for Iraq Refugee With Ties to Kidnapper – U.S. News & World Report


Guilty Plea Expected for Iraq Refugee With Ties to Kidnapper
U.S. News & World Report
Guilty Plea Expected for Iraq Refugee With Ties to Kidnapper. A Virginia woman living in the U.S. as a refugee for the last decade is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges after being accused of hiding her ties to the kidnapper of a U.S. contractor.

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:45 am

Turkey returns fire on YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq – Reuters


Reuters

Turkey returns fire on YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq
Reuters
It said Turkish warplanes separately struck Kurdish militants in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing seven fighters from the PKK group which Ankara says is closely linked to the YPG. The strikes came after Turkey's defense minister warned that Ankara

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:18 am

Sniper’s shot puts focus on Canada’s Iraq role – Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net

Sniper's shot puts focus on Canada's Iraq role
Inquirer.net
Nicholas Dugan of California looks at the new McMillan Tac-50 A1-R2 rifle on display at the McMillan Firearms Manufacturing booth at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's 34th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show at the Sands Expo …
Record-breaking sniper shot in Iraq should be 'celebrated,' Trudeau saysHamilton Spectator
Record-breaking sniper kill in Iraq doesn't suggest any combat role, says Justin TrudeauGlobalnews.ca
Trudeau heralds Canadian sniper's record-setting kill but falls short of calling it combatThe Globe and Mail
CBC.ca
all 110 news articles »

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 12:37 am

My first drone kill: One of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq – Salon


Salon

My first drone kill: One of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq
Salon
A Ranger team operating in the same area happened to be watching our live drone feed. We had a vast interconnected network across the battlefield, and it was necessary to collaborate. That they were watching was no secret. They didn't hear our …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:01 pm

Iraq’s Kurds question motives behind independence vote – Al-Monitor


Al-Monitor

Iraq's Kurds question motives behind independence vote
Al-Monitor
SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan Region of Iraq — The political establishment in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is divided in opposition to and support for holding a referendum on independence and what the government's priorities should otherwise be. Summary⎙ …

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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 10:00 pm

To stabilize Iraq after ISIS, try a method that worked – The Hill (blog)


The Hill (blog)

To stabilize Iraq after ISIS, try a method that worked
The Hill (blog)
The farming region of Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, is divided by one of Iraq's most turbulent fault lines of conflict, between the country's Sunni and Shia tribes. A decade ago, this region of palm groves and irrigation canals was a violent al Qaeda …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 4:40 pm

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push – ABC News


Aljazeera.com

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push
ABC News
Counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces' push in the Old City, the last IS stronghold in the battle, an Iraqi officer said Tuesday. The attacks forced Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition to
Iraq army: ISIL will fall in Mosul 'in a few days'Aljazeera.com
Iraqi forces seize more ground in Mosul from Islamic State, PM sees victory soonReuters
Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attackBBC News
New York Post –新华搜索 – 新华社
all 380 news articles »

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 12:26 pm

A photographer’s thirst for Iraq, quenched in a Detroit suburb – Washington Post


Washington Post

A photographer's thirst for Iraq, quenched in a Detroit suburb
Washington Post
After midnight on a recent Michigan summer night, the streets were alive with activity. Not for a Detroit Redwings game or a music festival but for a large Muslim American community there celebrating Ramadan. After dawn-to-dusk fasting, Muslims around

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 2:12 pm

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq – Department of Defense


Department of Defense

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 25, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 37 strikes consisting of 79 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials …

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Posted on 25 June 2017 | 1:53 pm

Iraq – BingNews

Turkey returns fire on YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq

ISTANBUL Turkish forces retaliated with an artillery barrage overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after the group’s fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the military said on Wednesday. It said Turkish warplanes …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 4:16 am

U.N. goes stealth to help rebuild ISIS-ravaged Iraq

WASHINGTON– U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are close to tearing the city of Mosul out of ISIS’ stranglehold. Once they do, the sprawling city will join dozens of other towns and villages that need to be rebuilt virtually from the ground up. A vast swath of …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 2:30 am

Guilty plea expected for Iraq refugee with ties to kidnapper

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Virginia woman living in the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee for the last decade is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges after being charged with hiding her ties to the kidnapper of a U.S. contractor. Enas (eh-NAHS’) Ibrahim of …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 12:34 am

Romania: police find 91 migrants from Syria, Iraq in truck

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police have found 91 migrants from Iraq and Syria hidden in a truck transporting auto parts. They told police they were trying to reach the visa-free Schengen travel zone. Police stopped and searched the vehicle …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 10:07 pm

Sniper’s shot puts focus on Canada’s Iraq role

Canada’s supposed non-combat role in Iraq is being questioned after a special forces sniper took out an IS fighter in Iraq. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday would have none of it, saying Canadian troops training Kurdish fighters have orders to …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 10:14 am

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push

Counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces’ push in the Old City, the last IS stronghold in the battle, an Iraqi officer said Tuesday. The attacks forced Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition to pull …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:24 am

Iraq army: ISIL will fall in Mosul ‘in a few days’

The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group will be over in a few days, according to the Iraqi military. Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter-Terrorism …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 8:23 am

Wars in Syria and Iraq: How will they end?

June 26 (UPI) –The United States and its allies are engaged and at war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups. The biggest and unknowable question is how might these wars end, particularly in Syria …

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul’s Old City. IS deployed suicide bombers in different parts of the northern city but the affected areas were brought under control …

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 1:00 am

A photographer’s thirst for Iraq, quenched in a Detroit suburb

After midnight on a recent Michigan summer night, the streets were alive with activity. Not for a Detroit Redwings game or a music festival but for a large Muslim American community there celebrating Ramadan. After dawn-to-dusk fasting, Muslims around the …

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:00 pm

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