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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa wants Kurdish assurances before sending weapons to Iraqby the Kurds will not be returned. Tensions are rising between Kurdish and non
Ottawa wants Kurdish assurances before sending weapons to Iraq
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 hours ago
by the Kurds will not be returned. Tensions are rising between Kurdish and non-Kurdish forces around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, whose ownership is in dispute. Human rights groups have also accused Kurdish forces of committing war crimes by... Read more
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The Washington Times
North Korea and Kazakhstan: A study in nuclear contrastaround the world have learned to fear North Korea; they have learned to trust K
North Korea and Kazakhstan: A study in nuclear contrast
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
around the world have learned to fear North Korea; they have learned to trust Kazakhstan. • Douglas Burton is a former U.S. State Department official in Kirkuk, Iraq and the North American finalist in Kazakhstan’s third annual Foreign Media Cont... Read more
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FOX News
‘like Killing A Chicken’: Trauma Expert On Mission To Record Isis Horror Storiesbeheading infidels, raping women and children and slaughtering in the name of I
‘like Killing A Chicken’: Trauma Expert On Mission To Record Isis Horror Stories
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
beheading infidels, raping women and children and slaughtering in the name of Islam. Speaking from a prison in the city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, he told Dr. Jan Kizilhan that these acts would get him to heaven. Kizilhan, 49, a German of... Read more
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The Christian Post
How Should Christian Parents Talk to Kids About Evil in the World, Like ISIS?concerned. Displaced Iraqi children, who had fled to Syria to escape the viole
How Should Christian Parents Talk to Kids About Evil in the World, Like ISIS?
The Christian Post / Posted 7 days ago
concerned. Displaced Iraqi children, who had fled to Syria to escape the violence in Mosul, transfer to a refugee camp in Kirkuk as they return to Iraq, September 10, 2016. Nor should God's sovereignty ever be interpreted as tacit approval of an... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The 20 cities most likely to fall apart, according to a global security expertSomalia — 3. Merca, Somalia — 3.9 Kabul, Afghanistan — 3.7 Al-Mawsil (Mosul)
The 20 cities most likely to fall apart, according to a global security expert
Stamford Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
Somalia — 3. Merca, Somalia — 3.9 Kabul, Afghanistan — 3.7 Al-Mawsil (Mosul), Iraq — 3.7 Aden, Yemen — 3.6 Kirkuk, Iraq — 3.5 Juba, Republic of South Sudan — 3.5 Ibb, Yemen — 3.5 Kunduz, Afghanistan — 3.4 Bunia, Democratic... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The 20 cities most likely to fall apart, according to a global security expertSomalia — 3. Merca, Somalia — 3.9 Kabul, Afghanistan — 3.7 Al-Mawsil (Mosul)
The 20 cities most likely to fall apart, according to a global security expert
Connecticut Post / Posted 8 days ago
Somalia — 3. Merca, Somalia — 3.9 Kabul, Afghanistan — 3.7 Al-Mawsil (Mosul), Iraq — 3.7 Aden, Yemen — 3.6 Kirkuk, Iraq — 3.5 Juba, Republic of South Sudan — 3.5 Ibb, Yemen — 3.5 Kunduz, Afghanistan — 3.4 Bunia, Democratic... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
The 20 cities most likely to fall apart, according to a global security expertSomalia — 3. Merca, Somalia — 3.9 Kabul, Afghanistan — 3.7 Al-Mawsil (Mosul)
The 20 cities most likely to fall apart, according to a global security expert
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Somalia — 3. Merca, Somalia — 3.9 Kabul, Afghanistan — 3.7 Al-Mawsil (Mosul), Iraq — 3.7 Aden, Yemen — 3.6 Kirkuk, Iraq — 3.5 Juba, Republic of South Sudan — 3.5 Ibb, Yemen — 3.5 Kunduz, Afghanistan — 3.4 Bunia, Democratic... Read more
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New York Post
The evil hopefuls looking to be the next CEO of ISIS2015. It is understood he directed IS’s operations in southern Iraq and also s
The evil hopefuls looking to be the next CEO of ISIS
New York Post / Posted 11 days ago
2015. It is understood he directed IS’s operations in southern Iraq and also served as the group’s-appointed governor of Kirkuk. Jaheishi reportedly succeeded IS deputy Ahmad al-Hayali after the latter was killed in a US air strike. The senior... Read more
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Mashable
Social Good Summit 2016: How to take part in the #2030NOW conversationin workshops on design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship for the Globa
Social Good Summit 2016: How to take part in the #2030NOW conversation
Mashable / Posted 11 days ago
in workshops on design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship for the Global Goals in the cities of Baghdad, Erbil, and Kirkuk. The 2015 Mongolia +SocialGood began with a performance by Khushngtun. Image: +SocialGood Mongolia Inspired by the... Read more
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News.com.au
This isn’t a job recommended for anyone2015. It is understood he directed IS’s operations in southern Iraq and also s
This isn’t a job recommended for anyone
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
2015. It is understood he directed IS’s operations in southern Iraq and also served as the group’s-appointed governor of Kirkuk. Jaheishi reportedly succeeded IS deputy Ahmad al-Hayali after the latter was killed in a US air strike. AYAD... Read more
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Reuters
'Lack of options' force 4 million to flee from one conflict to anotherDisplaced Iraqi children, who had fled to Syria to escape the violence in Mosul
'Lack of options' force 4 million to flee from one conflict to another
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
Displaced Iraqi children, who had fled to Syria to escape the violence in Mosul, transfer to a refugee camp in Kirkuk as they return to Iraq September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed - RTSN5HC LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Ahmad... Read more
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New Kerala
11 civilians killed while fleeing IS-held town in Iraq - newkerala.com #118323explosion killed four people and injured two, who were all escaping from al-Haw
11 civilians killed while fleeing IS-held town in Iraq - newkerala.com #118323
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
explosion killed four people and injured two, who were all escaping from al-Hawiyah, 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of Kirkuk. The victims were attempting to reach Kurdish Peshmerga forces, allied to the Iraqi Army. Iraqi security forces... Read more
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News.com.au
11 killed fleeing from IS in IraqWest. A second explosion killed four people and injured two, who were all esca
11 killed fleeing from IS in Iraq
News.com.au / Posted 14 days ago
West. A second explosion killed four people and injured two, who were all escaping from al-Hawiyah, 55 kilometres south of Kirkuk. The victims were attempting to reach Kurdish Peshmerga forces, allied to the Iraqi Army. Iraqi security forces... Read more
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Aljazeera
Hero Ibrahim Ahmad: Smear campaign or political crisis?crisis" in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Hero Ibrahim Ahmad is now acc
Hero Ibrahim Ahmad: Smear campaign or political crisis?
Aljazeera / Posted 15 days ago
crisis" in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Hero Ibrahim Ahmad is now accused of plotting to block oil exports from Kirkuk, and of threatening to sell the city's oil to Iran instead. Sources close to Ibrahim Ahmad say these accusations are... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communitiessaid Jasim al-Jibarra, head of Salahuddin provincial council's security committ
Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communities
Reuters / Posted 18 days ago
said Jasim al-Jibarra, head of Salahuddin provincial council's security committee. Others may have slipped into neighboring Kirkuk province. COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT An official at Iraq's Ministry of Migration and Displacement condemned forced... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communitiesJasim al-Jibarra, head of Salahuddin provincial council's security committee. O
Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communities
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
Jasim al-Jibarra, head of Salahuddin provincial council's security committee. Others may have slipped into neighbouring Kirkuk province. COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT An official at Iraq's Ministry of Migration and Displacement condemned forced... Read more
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Boston Herald
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsKurdish opposition group, stands behind his truck-mounted machine gun on a sect
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
Kurdish opposition group, stands behind his truck-mounted machine gun on a section of the frontline near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The leader of the armed Kurdish group in Iran says it received military weapons and explosives training from American... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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FOX News
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
FOX News / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militantsof training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front
Iranian faction among Kurds trained by US against militants
Hawaii News Now / Posted 19 days ago
of training by American advisers between March and September 2015 at the front line where they are deployed in central Kirkuk province. The group's fighters went through further rounds of training later alongside other Iraqi Kurdish fighters,... Read more
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Slate
The Untold Story of the Iraq War’s Disastrous Toll on the City of New Orleansand then in the Middle East. He had been in Al-Udeid, Qatar, the night the stor
The Untold Story of the Iraq War’s Disastrous Toll on the City of New Orleans
Slate / Posted 20 days ago
and then in the Middle East. He had been in Al-Udeid, Qatar, the night the storm neared shore. He flew to a base in Kirkuk the next morning. Over the next awful days, he and other guardsmen from the Gulf Coast kept close to the projection... Read more
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New Kerala
Iraq: UN food relief agency's supplies reach Qayyarah's 30,000 people under 2-year siege - newkerala.com #115256by conflict in Iraq since mid-June 2014. Over the last two years people from th
Iraq: UN food relief agency's supplies reach Qayyarah's 30,000 people under 2-year siege - newkerala.com #115256
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
by conflict in Iraq since mid-June 2014. Over the last two years people from the Qayyarah area fled to camps in Erbil, Kirkuk and Salah al-Din, where they receive regular food assistance through WFPs partners. WFP is scaling up its food... Read more
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Newsmax
ISIS Claims 729 Suicide Attacks So Far This Yearpercent of the total. Of those, 174 were in Anbar province, 101 in Salahuddin,
ISIS Claims 729 Suicide Attacks So Far This Year
Newsmax / Posted 21 days ago
percent of the total. Of those, 174 were in Anbar province, 101 in Salahuddin, 71 in Nineveh, 47 in Baghdad and 18 were in Kirkuk. A total of 268 were claimed to have been in Syria, and of those 106 were in Aleppo province, 40 in Hasakah, 34 in... Read more
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The Daily Comet
OPEC output rises to record before talks with Russia on freezeled the increases, boosting supplies by 70,000 barrels a day to 4.48 million a
OPEC output rises to record before talks with Russia on freeze
The Daily Comet / Posted 24 days ago
led the increases, boosting supplies by 70,000 barrels a day to 4.48 million a day, after the government resumed flows from Kirkuk through a northern export pipeline controlled by the nation's Kurds, signaling progress in a long-standing dispute... Read more
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The Houma Courier
OPEC output rises to record before talks with Russia on freezeled the increases, boosting supplies by 70,000 barrels a day to 4.48 million a
OPEC output rises to record before talks with Russia on freeze
The Houma Courier / Posted 24 days ago
led the increases, boosting supplies by 70,000 barrels a day to 4.48 million a day, after the government resumed flows from Kirkuk through a northern export pipeline controlled by the nation's Kurds, signaling progress in a long-standing dispute... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The great gamethat Turkey occupies territories this very moment in both Iraq and Syria? Early
The great game
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 25 days ago
that Turkey occupies territories this very moment in both Iraq and Syria? Early this year, a Turkish force deployed near Kirkuk despite opposition from the Iraqi government. Ankara defiantly stressed that its forces went into Iraq according to a... Read more
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New Kerala
Iraq: More than two-thirds of those killed in August civilians, reports UN mission - newkerala.com #113000killed, 676 injured). In the northern governorate of Ninewa, 116 were killed an
Iraq: More than two-thirds of those killed in August civilians, reports UN mission - newkerala.com #113000
New Kerala / Posted 26 days ago
killed, 676 injured). In the northern governorate of Ninewa, 116 were killed and 83 injured; in the northern governorate of Kirkuk 81 were killed and 13 injured; in the central governorate of Karbala 17 were killed and 25 injured; in the central... Read more
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The Washington Times
ISIS and Palestinians: Peas in a podas suicide bombers is surging. The day following the wedding bombing, a 13-year
ISIS and Palestinians: Peas in a pod
The Washington Times / Posted 27 days ago
as suicide bombers is surging. The day following the wedding bombing, a 13-year-old ISIS suicide bomber was captured in Kirkuk before he could kill. As appalling as this reality is, we shouldn’t be surprised by this horrific abuse of children.... Read more
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Aljazeera
ISIL chemical attacks 'expected' as Mosul battle nearsin the areas in the vicinity of Mosul, it also launched a gas attack in March o
ISIL chemical attacks 'expected' as Mosul battle nears
Aljazeera / Posted 27 days ago
in the areas in the vicinity of Mosul, it also launched a gas attack in March on the Shia Turkmen-dominated town of Taza in Kirkuk province. As many as 50 civilians were wounded in that attack, according to Iraqi authorities. Under the former... Read more
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EuroNews
Iraq: More than 70 tents burned down in refugee campMore than 70 tents were destroyed by fire in the refugee camp of Yahayawa, near
Iraq: More than 70 tents burned down in refugee camp
EuroNews / Posted 28 days ago
More than 70 tents were destroyed by fire in the refugee camp of Yahayawa, near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, but no one was injured, the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR said. The Ministry of Displacement and Migration “has requested us to... Read more
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Times of Malta
Iraq plans to sell its oil through Iran if talks with Kurds failvolumes to Iran but could order shipments of some 150,000 bpd via Iran that are
Iraq plans to sell its oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail
Times of Malta / Posted 29 days ago
volumes to Iran but could order shipments of some 150,000 bpd via Iran that are being produced in the nearby province of Kirkuk. An agreement between Iran and Iraq could function in a similar fashion as oil-swap deals Tehran has had with Caspian... Read more
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Business Standard India
Iraq to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds failvolumes to Iran but could order shipments of some 150,000 bpd via Iran that are
Iraq to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail
Business Standard India / Posted 29 days ago
volumes to Iran but could order shipments of some 150,000 bpd via Iran that are being produced in the nearby province of Kirkuk. An agreement between Iran and Iraq could function in a similar fashion as oil-swap deals Tehran has had with Caspian... Read more
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KERA North Texas
In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?through Kuwait. A few months later, when American forces came across Turkish sp
In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?
KERA North Texas / Posted 29 days ago
through Kuwait. A few months later, when American forces came across Turkish special forces in the northern city of Kirkuk, they hooded, handcuffed and hauled them away for interrogation. U.S.-Turkey relations went into the deep... Read more
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CTV News
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retakenthough they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken
CTV News / Posted 29 days ago
though they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in the south, the Kurdish region and around Kirkuk. "The ash falls down like paint powder," said Atiyya. "You will try to wash your clothing, but the colour, it never... Read more
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FOX News
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retakenthough they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken
FOX News / Posted 29 days ago
though they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in the south, the Kurdish region and around Kirkuk. "The ash falls down like paint powder," said Atiyya. "You will try to wash your clothing, but the color, it never... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?through Kuwait. A few months later, when American forces came across Turkish sp
In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?
KPBS San Diego / Posted 29 days ago
through Kuwait. A few months later, when American forces came across Turkish special forces in the northern city of Kirkuk, they hooded, handcuffed and hauled them away for interrogation. U.S.-Turkey relations went into the deep... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retakenthough they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 29 days ago
though they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in the south, the Kurdish region and around Kirkuk. "The ash falls down like paint powder," said Atiyya. "You will try to wash your clothing, but the color, it never... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retakenthough they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 29 days ago
though they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in the south, the Kurdish region and around Kirkuk. "The ash falls down like paint powder," said Atiyya. "You will try to wash your clothing, but the color, it never... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retakenthough they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken
Hawaii News Now / Posted 29 days ago
though they are nowhere near the size of Iraq's more significant oil fields in the south, the Kurdish region and around Kirkuk. "The ash falls down like paint powder," said Atiyya. "You will try to wash your clothing, but the color, it never... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retakenthough they are nowhere near the size of Iraq’s more significant oil fields in
Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken
The Seattle Times / Posted 29 days ago
though they are nowhere near the size of Iraq’s more significant oil fields in the south, the Kurdish region and around Kirkuk. “The ash falls down like paint powder,” said Atiyya. “You will try to wash your clothing, but the color, it never... Read more
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Swissinfo
More than 70 tents burned down in Iraqi refugee camp - UNHCR- More than 70 tents were destroyed by fire on Monday in the refugee camp of Ya
More than 70 tents burned down in Iraqi refugee camp - UNHCR
Swissinfo / Posted 29 days ago
- More than 70 tents were destroyed by fire on Monday in the refugee camp of Yahayawa, near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, but no one was injured, the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR said. The ministry of displacement and migration... Read more
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Aljazeera
We must not let chemical weapons to become the 'norm'the use of chemical weapons, and they seriously lack key equipment. The Black T
We must not let chemical weapons to become the 'norm'
Aljazeera / Posted 29 days ago
the use of chemical weapons, and they seriously lack key equipment. The Black Tigers, a force of 44,000, stationed between Kirkuk and Mosul - and in the forefront of the battle for Mosul - have been subject to at least 12 mustard and chlorine gas... Read more
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Gulf News
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in territory scoop frenzyMosul in the summer of 2014 and stormed down into central Iraq as the military
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in territory scoop frenzy
Gulf News / Posted 30 days ago
Mosul in the summer of 2014 and stormed down into central Iraq as the military collapsed. Kurdish forces seized the city of Kirkuk, which they have long claimed as their own.Ostensibly, the move was to protect the city from Daesh, but Kurdish... Read more
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The Columbian
Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern IraqMosul in the summer of 2014 and stormed down into central Iraq as the military
Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq
The Columbian / Posted a month ago
Mosul in the summer of 2014 and stormed down into central Iraq as the military collapsed. Kurdish forces seized the city of Kirkuk, which they have long claimed as their own. Ostensibly, the move was to protect the city from IS, but Kurdish... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern IraqMosul in the summer of 2014 and stormed down into central Iraq as the military
Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted a month ago
Mosul in the summer of 2014 and stormed down into central Iraq as the military collapsed. Kurdish forces seized the city of Kirkuk, which they have long claimed as their own. Ostensibly, the move was to protect the city from IS, but Kurdish... Read more
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