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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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ISIL terrorists must be thrown out of Iraq: Cleric

A prominent Iraqi cleric has said that militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) must be expelled from the country before it gets too late. Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai who is a representative of Iraq’s top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said the al-Qaeda-linked ...

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Iraqi army regains control of Diyala province: Comdr

Iraq’s army has regained full control over towns in Diyala province that Takfiri militants had overrun a few days ago This comes as Iraqi security forces continue to fight the militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) by launching counter-offensives in the city of al-Muqdadiyah. ...

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Two million Iraqis volunteer to fight ISIL

More than 2 million Iraqis have volunteered to fight against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Iraqi Energy Minister Hussein al-Shahristani says. The government has no capacity to process any more volunteers, he adds. “No one knows when this battle will end, but we will ...

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Iran will do everything to protect holy shrines in Iraq: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran would do whatever it takes to protect revered Shia Muslim holy sites in Iraq against ISIL terrorists fighting the Baghdad government. “Dear Karbala, Dear Najaf, Dear Kadhimiyah and Dear Samarra, we warn the great powers and their lackeys and the terrorists, the great Iranian people ...

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‘Is ISIL really ‘Sunni’? Not at all’

The Western media describes ISIL – the ultra-extremist terrorists destabilizing Iraq and Syria – as “Sunni militants.” Headlines read: “Sunni Islamist Militants Seize Mosul.” “Sunni militants capture northern Iraqi town.” “Iraq Army Tries to Roll Back Sunni Militants’ Advance.” The corporate media casts the fighting in Iraq as a Sunni ...

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