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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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Lebanese Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

A commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was recently killed while on a “jihadi mission” in Iraq, officials in Lebanon said Thursday. The officials, who are close to the Shiite Hezbollah, said that Ibrahim Mohammed al-Haj was killed sometime in the past week. They did not provide any details ...

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ISIL militants execute Iraqi government forces

Newly-released video footage shows ISIL Takfiri terrorists executing Iraqi government forces in the country’s north. The new video released by the terrorist group shows the gruesome massacre of Iraqi army cadets, which was carried out in the northern province of Salahuddin in June. The footage shows the Takfiri terrorists forcing ...

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