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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Saddam Hussein's body moved to safer location by Sunni allies in Iraq

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:54am by Reuters

    ... stationed near the gravesite in Hussein's birthplace of Awja, 150km from Baghdad- broke in, tore down photographs of Hussein and set the area on fire. They did not say when the assault took ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Town on front line of fight to defend Kurdish capital from jihadis hunkers down

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... turbans- and they carried an assortment of Russian-made assault rifles of 1970s vintage. One man, a professionally dressed volunteer from Arbil, carried a newer-looking US-made M-16. The men ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Obama vows more air strikes in Iraq 'if necessary' as IS targets bombed

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:04am by AFP

    ... The Kurdish peshmerga, short of ammunition and stretched thin along a huge front, have been forced to retreat in the face of brazen jihadist assaults. Their withdrawal from Iraq's Christian ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... took control of the nearby city of Kirkuk a month ago after Iraqi armed forces withdrew in the face of a lightning assault by Islamic State militants, who have seized large parts of north ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Slaughter in a Baghdad brothel: suspected Shiite gunmen kill 25 women

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... in its assault through Sunni provinces of northern and western Iraq last month. "Join the ranks of the rebels who liberated half the country," said the voice on the recording, which ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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