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Sunni tribes register to help Iraqi army against ISIL terrorists

A Sunni Muslim group called “Ahl al-Sunnah”, consisted of eight Sunni tribes in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, has registered to fight against radical militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Al-Alam correspondent in Basra reported on Tuesday that fighters from eight Sunni tribes registered ...

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More than 1,075 people killed in Iraq in just 17 days: UN

The deadly unrest in Iraq has killed more than 1,000 people were between June 5 and 22 according to UN figures, as extremist militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant attacked large swaths of northern and western Iraq. At least 1,075 people were killed and 658 injured ...

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Iraqi army soldiers recapture 2 border crossings

Iraqi security forces have retaken control of two border crossings in their latest battles against Takfiri militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Troops recaptured the Trebil border crossing with Jordan and al-Waleed crossing on the border with Syria on Monday. Also, Iraqi warplanes launched ...

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ISIS sets its sights on Jordan

The ramifications of ISIS’ recent victories [in Iraq] did not take long to reach Jordan, in particular the southern Maan region, a hotbed of tension where a few days ago dozens of Salafi jihadis held a pro-ISIS march. They called for the removal of the borders established by the Sykes-Picot ...

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Iraqi army foils ISIL fresh attack on Baiji oil refinery

Iraq’s army has thwarted a fresh attack by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists on the Baiji oil refinery, killing scores of militants, Iraq’s Army Spokesman General Qassim Atta said. The ISIL terrorists using eleven vehicles had launched an assault on the Baiji oil refinery. ...

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Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran against US meddling in Iraq

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed Iran’s strong opposition to US interference in Iraq’s internal affairs. Addressing a meeting with Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and judicial officials in Tehran on Sunday, the Leader added that arrogant Western powers led by the US ...

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Australian Iraqis rally against ISIS threat

Members of Australia’s Iraqi community have rallied in Sydney and Melbourne against insurgent group ISIS and its actions in Iraq. ‘Australian brothers’ call in ISIS video The protesters say they are from different ethnic and religious groups, but have joined together to support the Iraqi government. Protesters told SBS they are ...

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Saudi ISIL commander killed in Iraq’s Tikrit

The Iraqi army forces have killed one of the top commanders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiris in Tikrit as they continue to push back the terrorists. Saudi national Abu Khabib al-Jazaeeri, was killed on Thursday during the clashes in Baiji, north of Tikrit. The ...

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Takfiri infighting leaves 17 dead in Iraq

Takfiri terrorists, fighting together to capture swathes of Iraqi territory, have turned their weapons on each other during clashes in Kirkuk province that left 17 of them dead, sources say. The fighting erupted on Friday evening between the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the so-called ...

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Israel: The Silent Stakeholder in Northern Iraq

One of the more remarkable aspects of the recent news coverage of Iraq — the Maliki government’s loss of control over the northern region of the country, the deadly confrontations taking place between Iraqis and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL or ISIS), and the clashes between Kurds and the Islamic ...

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