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Iraqi forces break ISIS siege of Amerli

Iraqi forces on Sunday broke through to the town of Amerli, which was besieged by ISIS, where thousands of people have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water. “Our forces entered Amerli and broke the siege,” security spokesman Lieutenant General Qassem Atta told AFP. Iraqi security ...

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US trained ISIS at secret Jordan base

Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the ...

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Over dozen killed in twin bomb blasts in Baghdad

More than a dozen people have been killed in twin bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. At least fifteen people lost their lives in the bomb explosions in a busy commercial district in northern Baghdad on Monday. More than twenty other Iraqi people were also injured in the deadly ...

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New Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi

The name of Haider al-Abadi was not widely circulated in Iraqi media; the man liked to keep to himself and to stay out of the spotlight. People who know him, however, describe him as a “modest” and “practical” man, not a narcissist. After long weeks of debates, dialogues, political battles ...

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UN Security Council slams ISIL

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has lashed out at the crimes committed by the ISIL Takfiri group inside Iraq and Syria, calling it a threat to the whole region. British Ambassador to the UN Mark Lyall Grant, who is the president of the Security Council for August, said in a ...

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Iraq forces, Peshmerga kill 240 ISIL terrorists

Soldiers of the Iraqi army have inflicted heavy losses on the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in separate clashes around the militant-held city of Mosul. At least 60 militants were killed in one airstrike targeting a juvenile prison in Mosul, the provincial capital of Nineveh province, on Wednesday. The prison was being ...

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40,000 Iraqi Yazidis stranded over ISIL threats: UNICEF

The United Nations (UN) says that some 40,000 Iraqis from the minority Yazidi population have become stranded on a mountain in the country’s northwest amid violence by ISIL Takfiri militants. Tens of thousands of Iraqis belonging to the Kurdish minority group have reportedly taken refuge in nine different locations on ...

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