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Enemy fire, booby-traps delay Iraqi forces' advance in Tikrit BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces battled Islamic State militants in central Tikrit on Sunday as the United States and its allies provided aerial support and local officials warned that the battle to retake the Sunni Muslim city would not be quick
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UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection The head of the United Nations cultural body vowed in Baghdad Saturday to step up measures aimed at protecting Iraq's heritage, which has been systematically targeted by jihadist militants. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova launched a Japanese-funded initiat
Yahoo! News | Mar 28, 2015 5:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Four Iraqi soldiers killed fighting with Islamic State in Tikrit BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Islamic State militants in Tikrit overnight as they advanced slowly into the city, a Sunni jihadist bastion, in the wake of coalition air strikes, a security official said.
Reuters | Mar 28, 2015 12:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We must respond,' declares UNESCO chief, launching #Unite4Heritage campaign in Baghdad Taking an innovative step to support Iraqi youth and to mobilize young people worldwide for the protection of cultural heritage, Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched today
UN News Centre | Mar 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In fight for Tikrit, U.S. finds enemies on both sides of the battle lines BAGHDAD As American forces open another front of battle in Iraq, they find themselves on the same side as an array of armed groups that not only consider the United States an enemy but also accuse it of actively supporting Islamic State militants.Read ful
Washington Post | Mar 28, 2015 02:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Baghdad's Acrassicauda Releases Debut Album, 'Gilgamesh': 'There Are a Lot of Statements' Fourteen years after forming in Baghdad, the metal band Acrassicauda will release its first full-length album, Gilgamesh, on April 4. The delay is... | Mar 27, 2015 9:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi cleric urges unity amid tension over U.S. strikes BAGHDAD Iraqs most senior Shiite cleric called for unity Friday among the array of armed factions fighting Islamic State militants in the country, after rifts surfaced in the wake of U.S.-led airstrikes on the city of Tikrit.Read full article >>
Washington Post | Mar 27, 2015 3:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout BAGHDAD (AP) Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the
Journal Review | Mar 27, 2015 1:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Crawfordsville, Indiana
Iraqi Shiite militias balk at offensive if U.S. airstrikes are involved BAGHDAD Iraqi militia forces that have led the fight against Islamic State militants in Tikrit balked at U.S. intervention Thursday, saying that they would stop thousands of fighters under their influence from joining an offensive on the city.Read full ar
Washington Post | Mar 27, 2015 02:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
English-language students, instructors celebrate citizenship The Garfield campus of Glendale Community College honors nearly 30 new U.S. citizens.Aliza Garabet was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, the descendant of Armenians who survived the Armenian Genocide.
Glendale News Press | Mar 26, 2015 11:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Glendale, California