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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad attacks kill 16 as Iraq presses Anbar assault

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 07:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad A series of attacks in and around Baghdad, including a spate of car bombings, killed 16 people Monday as Iraqi forces pressed an assault against ... itself. A security official said that an assault on the city was imminent, but a journalist in Fallujah said the city was largely calm on Monday. The army has largely stayed out of Fallujah, ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi forces launch offensive to retake Tikrit from ISIL militants

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by AFP

    ... The Pentagon confirmed some were carrying bombs and missiles. The US flights come despite the insistence of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that "Baghdad is safe" from militant assault ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Top Shiite cleric calls for unity government in Iraq

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP, AP

    ... for an assault on the city. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch released a report about the killings of scores of police and soldiers by Sunni militants in the days after it captured the northern city of Mosul ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq appeals for US air strikes against militants advancing on Baghdad

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:40am by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... With regional tensions rising, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic “will do everything” to protect Shi-ite shrines in Iraqi cities against the militant assault. And Saudi Arabia ... in Iraq has never fulfilled the commitments it made to bring a unity government together with the Sunnis, the Kurds, and the Shia,” he said. An assault on the Baiji oil refinery in Salaheddin ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Deadly clashes on approach to Baghdad as militants attack key Iraqi town of Baquba

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:22pm by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Baquba, Kirkuk and London Prime minister of the Kurdistan region warns that it will be “almost impossible” for Iraq to return to how it was before recent sweeping gains by ISIL jihadist fighters Sunni militants attacked and took control of parts of the central Iraq city of Baquba, but security forces eventually repelled the assault ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM Maliki rejects unity government as militants bolstered by Syrian al-Qaeda

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 07:07pm by AFP

    ... have held off recent assaults on Iraq’s largest oil refinery and a strategic western town, but these successes were marred by air strikes that killed civilians. Hundreds of soldiers killed ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Sectarian showdown looms large as Shiite militiamen parade through Baghdad in show of force

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 07:01pm by AP, AFP

    ... border, a key artery for goods and passengers. In Baghdad, about 20,000 men, many in combat gear, marched through the Sadr City district with assault rifles, machine guns, multiple rocket ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    US may send drones to Iraq to battle jihadist offensive

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:54pm by AFP

    ... on to the capital and the Shiite shrine city of Karbala. The Shiite-led government has been left floundering by the speed of the jihadist assault, which has forced hundreds of Iraqis to flee their homes. ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Everything changes for Kurds as they occupy vacuum left by Iraqi forces fleeing jihadists

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by Reuters

    ... the region from the violent fallout in the rest of Iraq. Officials in Kurdistan say they anticipated last week’s assault by ISIL fighters as long as a year ago, and warned Baghdad to no avail. ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL jihadists release photographs of Iraqi soldier executions

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AP, AFP

    ... assertions, however. Iraqi officials often announce large militant death tolls and downplay their own casualties. Officials added that security forces and tribal fighters repelled a militant assault ...




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