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The Manila Times
Asia rally ticks along as Tokyo extends surgeand Kurdish forces in the disputed northern Iraq province of Kirkuk. Crude fie
The Manila Times / Posted an hour ago
and Kurdish forces in the disputed northern Iraq province of Kirkuk. Crude fields taken Tuesday by the Iraqi army accounted for more than 400,000 of the 650,000 barrels per day that the autonomous Kurdish region used to export in defiance of Baghd... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Iraqi army retakes almost all disputed areas from KurdsBAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces said on Wednesday (Oct 18) they had retaken al
Channel NewsAsia / Posted an hour ago
BAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces said on Wednesday (Oct 18) they had retaken almost all the areas disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region following a sweeping advance into oil-rich Kirkuk province in response to an independence... Read more
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Gulf News
Vote put independence out of reach for Kurdsbacking for secession but has raised the possibility of a new civil war in Iraq
Gulf News / Posted an hour ago
backing for secession but has raised the possibility of a new civil war in Iraq that could draw in regional powers. Baghdad says the vote is illegal.Just a few months ago, the Iraqi army, Kurdish fighters, known as the peshmerga, and... Read more
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DW
Germany to stop training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq |Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told reporters on Wednesday. Tensions ha
DW / Posted 2 hours ago
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told reporters on Wednesday. Tensions have escalated between the Iraqi government in Baghdad and the Kurds, two allies in the campaign against the IS jihadists, since September 25 when the Kurds overwhelmingly... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines: Iraqi army commanderareas of Nineveh province, including the Mosul hydro-electric dam, on Tuesday a
Reuters / Posted 3 hours ago
areas of Nineveh province, including the Mosul hydro-electric dam, on Tuesday after the Peshmerga pulled back. On Monday, Baghdad’s forces recaptured the major oil city of Kirkuk to the south shortly after the Peshmerga abandoned it. The... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Amersfoort mayor appeals to minister about deportation of Down's boyBlok not to deport a five-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome to Iraq. The boy,
DutchNews.nl / Posted 4 hours ago
Blok not to deport a five-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome to Iraq. The boy, his brother and mother face deportation to Baghdad after failing to win refugee status in the Netherlands. The child, nicknamed Zuzu, was born in Syria but has Iraqi... Read more
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EuroNews
Vote may have put independence out of reach for Iraqi Kurdsbacking for secession but has raised the possibility of a new civil war in Iraq
EuroNews / Posted 5 hours ago
backing for secession but has raised the possibility of a new civil war in Iraq that could draw in regional powers. Baghdad says the vote is illegal. Just a few months ago, the Iraqi army, Kurdish fighters, known as the Peshmerga, and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 yearsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a r
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 hours ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to Baghdad, marking the first direct flight between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War. The carrier posted on its Twitter... Read more
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Reuters
Vote may have put independence out of reach for Iraqi Kurdsbacking for secession but has raised the possibility of a new civil war in Iraq
Reuters / Posted 6 hours ago
backing for secession but has raised the possibility of a new civil war in Iraq that could draw in regional powers. Baghdad says the vote is illegal. Just a few months ago, the Iraqi army, Kurdish fighters, known as the Peshmerga, and... Read more
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Reuters
Saudi airplane arrives in Baghdad for first time in 27 years: IraqBAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian airplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday fo
Reuters / Posted 6 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian airplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for the first time in 27 years, a statement from the Iraqi transport ministry said. Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Writing by Arwa Gaballa; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Big... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Fahrenheitwith sunshine;79;56;S;5;58%;0%;4 Auckland, New Zealand;A passing shower;63;48;
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 hours ago
with sunshine;79;56;S;5;58%;0%;4 Auckland, New Zealand;A passing shower;63;48;Clouding up;63;56;SW;10;55%;25%;9 Baghdad, Iraq;Sunny and beautiful;88;57;Sunny and pleasant;90;59;NW;7;23%;0%;4 Banda Aceh, Indonesia;Turning sunny,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Celsiuswith sunshine;26;14;S;9;58%;0%;4 Auckland, New Zealand;A passing shower;17;9;C
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 hours ago
with sunshine;26;14;S;9;58%;0%;4 Auckland, New Zealand;A passing shower;17;9;Clouding up;17;13;SW;16;55%;25%;9 Baghdad, Iraq;Sunny and beautiful;31;14;Sunny and pleasant;32;15;NW;11;23%;0%;4 Banda Aceh, Indonesia;Turning sunny,... Read more
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FOX Business
Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 yearsSaudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route from the Saudi capital, Riyadh
FOX Business / Posted 6 hours ago
Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to Baghdad, marking the first direct flight between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War. The carrier posted on its Twitter account an image of the crew that took... Read more
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FOX Business
Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 yearsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route
FOX Business / Posted 6 hours ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to Baghdad, marking the first direct flight between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War. Continue Reading Below The carrier posted... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
US-backed forces take back Raqafighters surrendered to the SDF in Raqa, with several confirmed foreign fighter
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 hours ago
fighters surrendered to the SDF in Raqa, with several confirmed foreign fighters taken into custody after SDF screening,” Baghdad-based coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told reporters in a video call. “ISIS is losing in every way,” he... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Lebanon's economy is in crisis. Granting Palestinians the right to work will help fix itclose to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei famously and accurately remarked, "T
Op-Ed News / Posted 6 hours ago
close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei famously and accurately remarked, "Three Arab capitals [Beirut, Damascus, and Baghdad] have already fallen into Iran's hands and belong to our Iranian Islamic Revolution." The US Congress which regularly... Read more
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FOX News
Turkey says Iraqi Kurds miscalculated with referendum voteindependence referendum. He says the "mistake" of the Iraqi Kurds in proceedin
FOX News / Posted 7 hours ago
independence referendum. He says the "mistake" of the Iraqi Kurds in proceeding with the non-binding vote was rectified by Baghdad when Iraqi forces retook the vital oil city of Kirkuk and other disputed areas from the Kurds this week. Cavusoglu... Read more
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FOX News
Turkey says Iraqi Kurds miscalculated with referendum voteindependence referendum. He says the "mistake" of the Iraqi Kurds in proceedin
FOX News / Posted 7 hours ago
independence referendum. He says the "mistake" of the Iraqi Kurds in proceeding with the non-binding vote was rectified by Baghdad when Iraqi forces retook the vital oil city of Kirkuk and other disputed areas from the Kurds this week. Cavusoglu... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines -Iraqi army commanderBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they h
Reuters / Posted 8 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into the region after a Kurdish independence referendum rejected by Baghdad, a senior Iraqi... Read more
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Breitbart
Fleeing Iraqi Invasion, Thousands Flee Kirkuk into Kurdish Territoryhad fled the city since late Sunday. Most, he added, are moving deeper into Kur
Breitbart / Posted 8 hours ago
had fled the city since late Sunday. Most, he added, are moving deeper into Kurdish-held territory. In a report filed from Baghdad and citing Kurdish government officials, the Associated Press asserts that most of those fleeing are Kurds. The... Read more
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Aljazeera
Iraq's military declares mission accomplished in KirkukIraq nearly a century ago - to "quickly make plans to develop the Kirkuk oil fi
Aljazeera / Posted 8 hours ago
Iraq nearly a century ago - to "quickly make plans to develop the Kirkuk oil fields". But it was never implemented as Baghdad lost control of the fields to Kurdish forces the following year during the chaos of Islamic State of Iraq and the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Anti-ISIS forces cheer Raqqa's fall90 percent of Raqqa is in [Syrian Democratic Forces'] control." Col. Ryan Dill
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 hours ago
90 percent of Raqqa is in [Syrian Democratic Forces'] control." Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad, said Tuesday that Raqqa was on the verge of being liberated but that there were still pockets of the city controlled... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Defiant Kurds shrug off risk of trade war after independence votebut hundreds of trucks still cross the border each day - some with supplies for
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 hours ago
but hundreds of trucks still cross the border each day - some with supplies for Kurdish areas, others en route to Baghdad. Closure of the border would sever a lifeline for the region in northern Iraq and step up efforts by Turkey, Iran... Read more
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Swissinfo
Kurdish forces pull back to June 2014 line - Iraqi military commanderBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces returned on Wednesday to positions
Swissinfo / Posted 9 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces returned on Wednesday to positions they held in June 2014, before Islamic State invaded northern and western Iraq, a senior Iraqi military commander told Reuters. Kurdish forces returned to that line... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Marvellous thieves?fact marginal to the societies from which they came. Some of the best-known st
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 hours ago
fact marginal to the societies from which they came. Some of the best-known stories in the collection are set in mediaeval Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid caliphate, at the time of the fifth caliph Haroun Al-Rashid (763-809 CE). Some of them... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The stagecraft of Islamic StateIts purported leader, who according to unconfirmed reports may have been killed
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 hours ago
Its purported leader, who according to unconfirmed reports may have been killed, goes by the stage name of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. His real name reportedly is Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Al-Badri, a plain Arab name more befitting of an everyman than a... Read more
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Gulf News
The rise and fall of DaeshSyrian rebel factions.In June 2014, Daesh captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest
Gulf News / Posted 9 hours ago
Syrian rebel factions.In June 2014, Daesh captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, from where its leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, declared a self-styled “caliphate,” a declaration tantamount to an earthquake that would temporarily redraw borders... Read more
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BBC News
Iraqi forces retake more areas from Kurdsby the Peshmerga overwhelmingly backed secession, but the vote was declared ill
BBC News / Posted 9 hours ago
by the Peshmerga overwhelmingly backed secession, but the vote was declared illegal by the Arab-led central government in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi subsequently ordered troops to take control of all areas claimed by both his... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
With US focus on driving Islamic State out of Syria, Al-Qaida looks set to gainsplits have also emerged within the organisation, including the rise of a facti
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 10 hours ago
splits have also emerged within the organisation, including the rise of a faction that blames its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for the setbacks. “Al-Qaida will welcome ISIS members with open arms, those are battled-hardened with potent field... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish forces pull back to June 2014 line: Iraqi military commanderBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces returned on Wednesday to positions
Reuters / Posted 10 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces returned on Wednesday to positions they held in June 2014, before Islamic State invaded northern and western Iraq, a senior Iraqi military commander told Reuters. Kurdish forces returned to that line... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Kirkuk – ‘cornerstone of a united Iraq’Ahram Weekly Iraqi forces from the central government in Baghdad are now in
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 10 hours ago
Ahram Weekly Iraqi forces from the central government in Baghdad are now in control of the city of Kirkuk. They have been to the governor’s compound in the city, which previously had flown the Iraqi and the... Read more
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Reuters
Defiant Kurds shrug off risk of trade war after independence votebut hundreds of trucks still cross the border each day -- some with supplies fo
Reuters / Posted 11 hours ago
but hundreds of trucks still cross the border each day -- some with supplies for Kurdish areas, others en route to Baghdad. Closure of the border would sever a lifeline for the region in northern Iraq and step up efforts by Turkey, Iran... Read more
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EuroNews
Iraqi oil minister asks BP to develop Kirkuk oilfields, oil ministry saysBAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has asked BP ‘‘to
EuroNews / Posted 11 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has asked BP ‘‘to quickly make plans to develop the Kirkuk oifields,’‘ an oil ministry statement said on Wednesday. Iraqi government forces on Monday took control of the oil-rich region of... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea's state gas company invested large sums in IS-controlled Iraqi regions: lawmakerhas invested US$372 million in projects to develop gas fields in Akkas and Mans
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 11 hours ago
has invested US$372 million in projects to develop gas fields in Akkas and Mansuriyah, which lie southwest and southeast of Baghdad. The lawmaker pointed out that the KOGAS has failed to recoup any of its investments as the projects were put on... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegratessplits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a facti
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 11 hours ago
splits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a faction that blames its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for the setbacks. "Al-Qaida will welcome ISIS members with open arms, those are battled-hardened with potent field... Read more
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asianage
Syrian forces take ISIS 'capital': 5 things to know about battle of RaqqaBaghdad: US-backed forces in northern Syria say they have captured Raqqa, once
asianage / Posted 12 hours ago
Baghdad: US-backed forces in northern Syria say they have captured Raqqa, once the seat of power for the Islamic State group, on Tuesday after a gruelling four-month battle that left the city in ruins. Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo told said that there are... Read more
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FOX News
Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegratessplits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a facti
FOX News / Posted 12 hours ago
splits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a faction that blames its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for the setbacks. "Al-Qaida will welcome ISIS members with open arms, those are battled-hardened with potent field... Read more
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FOX News
Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegratessplits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a facti
FOX News / Posted 12 hours ago
splits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a faction that blames its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for the setbacks. "Al-Qaida will welcome ISIS members with open arms, those are battled-hardened with potent field... Read more
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Swissinfo
Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held areas in Mosul's Niveveh's provinceBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have taken control of areas previously held by
Swissinfo / Posted 12 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have taken control of areas previously held by Kurdish forces in Mosul's Nineveh province in northern Iraq, a military statement said on Wednesday. The areas were evacuated by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters before the... Read more
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Reuters
Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held areas in Mosul's Niveveh's provinceBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have taken control of areas previously held by
Reuters / Posted 12 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have taken control of areas previously held by Kurdish forces in Mosul’s Nineveh province in northern Iraq, a military statement said on Wednesday. The areas were evacuated by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters before the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
U.S.-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital' of Raqqathat Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing ope
Northwest Herald / Posted 12 hours ago
that Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing operations, Sillo said. Col. Ryan Dillon, the Baghdad-based spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, was more cautious, saying only that “more than 90 percent” of Raqqa had... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegratessplits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a facti
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 hours ago
splits have also emerged within the organization, including the rise of a faction that blames its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for the setbacks. "Al-Qaida will welcome ISIS members with open arms, those are battled-hardened with potent field... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasBAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern an
Lake Placid News / Posted 13 hours ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into... Read more
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Lake Placid News
US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqathat Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing ope
Lake Placid News / Posted 13 hours ago
that Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing operations, Sillo said. Col. Ryan Dillon, the Baghdad-based spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, was more cautious, saying only that "more than 90 percent" of Raqqa had... Read more
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Breitbart
Yazidis Caught Between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Army in Independence DisputeRegional Government, Sinjar is one of several areas that were in Kurdish hands
Breitbart / Posted 13 hours ago
Regional Government, Sinjar is one of several areas that were in Kurdish hands long before the Kurds joined forces with Baghdad to drive ISIS from its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. According to the Post report, Shiite militia forces loyal to the... Read more
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Breitbart
One Day After Shiite Militias Attack Kurds, Islamic State Resurfaces Near Kirkukemerged in Iraq, Kurds in Syria celebrated the fall of the jihadist organizatio
Breitbart / Posted 13 hours ago
emerged in Iraq, Kurds in Syria celebrated the fall of the jihadist organization in Raqqa, which terror chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had declared the capital of the ISIS “caliphate.” The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a multi-ethnic coalition... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqathat Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing ope
Hawaii News Now / Posted 13 hours ago
that Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing operations, Sillo said. Col. Ryan Dillon, the Baghdad-based spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, was more cautious, saying only that "more than 90 percent" of Raqqa had... Read more
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Breitbart
Trump Vows Not to ‘Take Sides’ as Kurdish and Iraqi Forces Clash in Kirkukrefused to take sides in a brewing civil war in Iraq between its Kurdish allies
Breitbart / Posted 14 hours ago
refused to take sides in a brewing civil war in Iraq between its Kurdish allies in the north and the Iraqi government in Baghdad, despite desperate calls from Kurdish leaders to intervene. Earlier in the day, Iraqi army forces along with... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqathat Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing ope
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 14 hours ago
that Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing operations, Sillo said. Col. Ryan Dillon, the Baghdad-based spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, was more cautious, saying only that "more than 90 percent" of Raqqa had... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasBy PHILIP ISSA and BALINT SZLANKO Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Kurdish fig
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 14 hours ago
By PHILIP ISSA and BALINT SZLANKO Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk - a dramatic redeployment of forces... Read more
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