Iraqi forces seize part of Tikrit amid heavy clashes with IS

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Iraqi forces seize part of Tikrit amid heavy clashes with IS 

TIKRIT, Iraq, March 11 — Iraqi security forces on Wednesday retook control of part of the Tikrit city, capital of Salahudin province, as clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants continue, provincial security source and official said.

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Lebanon's airline cancels flights to Baghdad

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lebanon's airline cancels flights to Baghdad 

BEIRUT, Jan. 28 — Lebanon's National Air Carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) canceled Tuesday flights to Baghdad after a plane from Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital a day earlier.

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Vaezi stresses expansion of Tehran-Baghdad ties

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vaezi stresses expansion of Tehran-Baghdad ties 

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 — Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi said on Monday expansion of Tehran-Baghdad ties would pave the way for restoration of peace and tranquility to the region.

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7 killed in suicide attacks in Iraq

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on 7 killed in suicide attacks in Iraq 

BAGHDAD, Jan. 8 — At least seven people were killed and 30 others wounded in two suicide bomb attack in and near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday, a police source said.

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Update: 21 killed in suicide bombing at funeral near Baghdad

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Update: 21 killed in suicide bombing at funeral near Baghdad 

BAGHDAD, Dec. 29 — Up to 21 mourners were killed and some 50 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting a funeral tent in a rural area near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.

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Iraq's PM vows to liberate all territories seized by IS militants

November 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on Iraq's PM vows to liberate all territories seized by IS militants 

BAGHDAD, Nov. 5 — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al- Abadi pledged Wednesday that the Iraqi security forces will liberate all territories seized by the extremist Islamic State (IS) militant group.

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Iraq tightens security measures for Karbala Shiite rite

November 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on Iraq tightens security measures for Karbala Shiite rite 

BAGHDAD, Nov. 4 — Tens of thousands of Iraqi security forces have been deployed Tuesday in the area between the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and the holy Shrine city of Karbala for the climax of the Shiite religious rite of Ashura.

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Update: 255 tribesmen, policemen killed by IS militants in Iraq

October 31, 2014 by · Comments Off on Update: 255 tribesmen, policemen killed by IS militants in Iraq 

BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 — A total of 255 tribesmen and local policemen were executed by the militants of the Islamic State (IS) after the group took them from their villages and towns in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said on Thursday.

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IS militants execute 75 tribesmen in western Iraq

October 31, 2014 by · Comments Off on IS militants execute 75 tribesmen in western Iraq 

RAMADI, Iraq, Oct. 30 — The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed 75 tribesmen in western Iraq on Thursday, a day after they executed 30 tribesmen from the same allied Sunni tribe in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

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Iraqi troops withdraw from army base near IS-seized town

October 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on Iraqi troops withdraw from army base near IS-seized town 

RAMADI, Iraq, Oct. 13 — Iraqi army forces withdrew from a military base at the edge of a militants-seized town of Heet in the country's western province of Anbar, leaving the town and the base in the hands of Islamic State (IS) militants, a provincial security source said.

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