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Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy In Baghdad After Iraq Airstrikes

Dozens of people stormed the compound of the United States embassy in Iraq on Tuesday in response to American airstrikes that killed dozens of fighters from an Iran-backed militia group. American fighter jets on Sunday bombed weapons depots in Iraq and Syria

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US Grants Iraq 45-Day Waiver Over Iran Sanctions To Import Gas, Electricity

Iraq can continue importing natural gas and energy supplies from Iran for a period of 45 days, the United States has said, several days after reimposing sanctions on Tehran’s oil sector. “The United States has given Iraq a temporary relief

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FIFA Lifts 30-Years Hosting Ban On Iraq

Fifa lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches. “We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil,

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Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul’s west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country’s second city. They swiftly retook at least five villages and set their

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Iran says Gulf worried about war risks with Trump

Donald Trump’s election has led to unease over threats to peace in the region, Iran’s defense minister said on Sunday, warning that a war would destroy Israel and the small Gulf Arab states. Trump’s election victory has raised the prospect

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Thousands of Iraqis fleeing Mosul ‘cross into Syria’

More than 14,000 Iraqis fleeing the offensive against ISIL in Mosul have crossed the border into Syria since the start of the operation a month ago, sources from a UN affiliated agency told Al Jazeera. According to the sources, as

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Iraqi special forces seize Mosul district in fresh push

Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighborhoods seized in the last 10 days. The elite Counter Terrorism

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Battle for Mosul: Iraq army resumes anti-ISIL offensive

Iraqi troops have resumed a coordinated offensive towards Mosul, the last major city held by ISIL in Iraq, targeting the eastern bank of the Tigris river that divides the city, military officials said. Army units had paused their advance last

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Turkey warns Shia militias fighting ISIL for Iraqi town

Turkey has warned it will intervene if Shia militias pushing towards ISIL’s stronghold of Mosul commit atrocities in a northern Iraqi town with strong ethnic ties to the country. Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara – which

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Iraq turns down Turkey’s help in battle for Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to dislodge Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from Mosul following a meeting with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in Baghdad. During a

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