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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Militants attack Tikrit after taking Mosul, sparking mass exodus from Iraq’s north

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... and financial capacity,” said Ayham Kamel, its Middle East and north Africa director. “We do not anticipate a sharp deterioration in the security environment in these more stable provinces that would ... of the north, including second city Mosul, officials said. Heavy clashes rocked the north of the city, hometown of now executed dictator Saddam Hussein, a provincial councillor said. Dozens of militants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530181/half-million-flee-mosul-after-islamist-militants-seize-control-iraqs
  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Sunni militants lay siege to Iraq’s largest oil refinery north of Baghdad

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 05:13pm by AFP and AP

    ... to sweep across Middle East frontiers. The rebels were in control of three-quarters of the territory of the Baiji refinery 250km north of Baghdad, an official there said, after heavy fighting ... and the Levant (ISIL) rout the Shiite-led government's army and seize the main cities across the north of the country. As the refinery battle continued, PetroChina, the single biggest investor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535616/militants-hit-main-iraq-refinery-pm-sacks-officers
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    British and Australian holy warriors in video urge fellow Muslims to sign up to jihad

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... fighting in neighbouring Syria, includes thousands of foreign fighters and has become a magnet for jihadi volunteers from Europe and North Africa, Western intelligence agencies say. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537923/british-and-australian-holy-warriors-video-urge-fellow-muslims-sign-jihad
  4. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Kurds seize oilfields as cleric calls for peace Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in north Iraq yesterday and took over operations from a state-run oil company, while ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552458/kurds-seize-oilfields-shiite-cleric-calls-peace-fractured-iraq
  5. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... resembled previous tapes released in Douri's name. The offensive has been halted north of Baghdad. In the 15-minute tape, the speaker praised the "heroes and knights of al-Qaeda ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553592/slaughter-baghdad-brothel-suspected-shiite-gunmen-kill-25-women
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State insurgents seized nuclear materials, Iraq warns the UN

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Iraq appeals for help from international community after 40kg of uranium compounds stolen from university in territory held by group known as the Islamic State Jihadis 'took nuclear material from Iraq' Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the UN in a letter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550895/insurgents-seized-nuclear-materials-iraq-warns-un
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Militants free Indian nurses trapped by offensive in Iraq

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by AP

    ... moved further north to Mosul, the first to fall in the onslaught, before finally being released yesterday and taken to the nearby Kurdish regional capital of Arbil. The nurses were due to board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547091/militants-free-indian-nurses-trapped-offensive-iraq
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL jihadis declare global caliphate, rename themselves Islamic State

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... IS fighters control large swathes of territory in Deir Ezzor near the Iraqi border, Raqa in the north, as well as parts of neighbouring Aleppo province. In Iraq, it has spearheaded a lightning offensive since June 9, capturing sizeable territories in the north and west. Iraqi forces initially wilted in the face of the onslaught but have mounted an ambitious counteroffensive to take back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543795/isil-rebels-declare-islamic-state-iraqi-troops-battle-tikrit
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi forces launch offensive to retake Tikrit from ISIL militants

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

    ... said former Interior Ministry official Jawad al-Bolani. Tikrit, about 150km north of Baghdad, is the hometown of late president Saddam Hussein. As many as 7,000 pro-government Sunni fighters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542553/iraqi-forces-launch-offensive-retake-tikrit-isil-militants
  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq forces preparing for counter-offensive: officer

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 03:44pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Army colonel reveals that Iraqi forces prepare to move against militants north of Baghdad Iraqi security forces readied a counter-offensive against militants north of Baghdad on Saturday, an army colonel said, after the prime minister announced the cabinet granted him ”unlimited powers”. The colonel from the military command responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532504/iraq-forces-preparing-counter-offensive-officer

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