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Analyst: Mosul Must Have Multi-Sectarian Government Iraqi government forces expect to achieve a final victory over Islamic State in Mosul within just a few days. But experts warn a military victory alone is no guarantee to lasting peace in the region. As VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports, they urge Baghdad to wor
Voice of America | Jun 26, 2017 04:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) A Swiss journalist died Saturday from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.
Lufkin Daily News | Jun 24, 2017 10:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lufkin, Texas
Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) The French Embassy in Baghdad says a Swiss journalist has died from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group. Sophie Pommier, a French Embassy spokeswoman, says Vero
The Seattle Times | Jun 24, 2017 10:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Seattle, Washington
If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Reuters | Jun 23, 2017 3:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Travel Bans Foe Puts a Face on Refugees My father was kidnapped, my husband was murdered, and I saw all of it, Alkhafji said. My family has been threatened; I have been threatened everyday. I couldnt stay in Baghdad....The post Travel Bans Foe Puts a Face on Refugees appeared first on Laguna Be
Laguna Beach Independent | Jun 23, 2017 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Laguna Beach, California
Shock and anger in Mosul after Islamic State destroys historic mosque MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the coun
Reuters | Jun 22, 2017 4:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyed BAGHDAD (AP) The Islamic State group's destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravage
Yahoo! News | Jun 22, 2017 12:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage BAGHDAD (AP) Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said¦
Journal Review | Jun 22, 2017 12:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Crawfordsville, Indiana
Iran's leader warns Iraq not to weaken Shi'ite militias LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday against any measures that could weaken the Tehran-backed Shi'ite paramilitary groups, saying such actions would endanger Baghdad's s
Reuters | Jun 20, 2017 7:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi troops encircle Mosul's Old City Baghdad says troops have completely surrounded the ISIL stronghold after months of deadly fighting.
Al Jazeera | Jun 20, 2017 5:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend