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September 01, 2014
Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds
Berlin (AFP) Aug 31, 2014
Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry announced Sunday. The move followed a meeting of ministers led by Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to discuss what Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen described as an "extremely critical" situation in Iraq. Islamic State (IS) militants are acting with "merciless brutality", she told a joint press conference with Foreign ... read more

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UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

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Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town
Iraq was massing forces Wednesday for an operation to break a two-month jihadist siege of a Shiite Turkmen town north of Baghdad, amid growing fears for residents short of supplies. ... more
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Slain Iraqis 'of no threat' to Blackwater guards
The 14 Iraqi civilians mowed down by four guards with the Blackwater private security firm were of no threat and "were not legitimate targets," a prosecutor said Wednesday, as their high-profile trial reached its climax. ... more
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Iran provided weapons to Iraq's Kurds: Barzani
Iran was the first country to provide Iraq's embattled autonomous Kurdish region with weapons to fight off jihadist-led militants, president Massud Barzani said on Tuesday. ... more
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Iraqi strikes target militants besieging Shiite town
Iraq carried out air strikes Tuesday against jihadists who have for months besieged the town of Amerli, where residents are short on food and water and face a "possible massacre." ... more
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Iraqi Kurds advance on jihadist militants
Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by air power retook three villages from jihadist militants northeast of Baghdad on Monday and also held off two assaults elsewhere, officials said. ... more
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Iraq works to ease tensions after mosque attack kills 70
Iraqi officials worked Saturday to ease soaring tensions after 70 people were gunned down at a Sunni mosque, as attacks in Baghdad and areas to its north killed over 30 more. ... more
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US strikes Islamic State in Iraq after hostage horror
The United States sought to maintain pressure on jihadist militants in Iraq on Thursday, launching air strikes after the murder of a journalist underlined the international threat posed by the Islamic State. ... more
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World must act to halt Iraq 'genocide': Yazidi leader's son
The world is not doing enough to halt a "genocide" of Iraq's Yazidi, the son of the religious minority's leader said Tuesday, blaming international inaction for a recent massacre. ... more
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Iraq forces hit militants as UN readies major aid effort
Iraqi forces battled Sunni militants along a string of fronts Tuesday, including in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit, as the United Nations readied a massive aid operation for displaced Iraqis. ... more
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Jihadists kill dozens in north Iraq 'massacre': officials
Jihadists carried out a "massacre" in the northern Iraqi village of Kocho, killing dozens of people, most of them members of the Yazidi religious minority, officials said on Saturday. ... more
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Iraq Kurds press anti-jihadist drive as US, UK turn up heat
Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed by federal forces and American warplanes pressed a counter-offensive Monday against jihadists after retaking Iraq's largest dam, as the US and Britain boosted their military involvement. ... more
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UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures to choke off funding and the flow of foreign fighters. ... more
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Kurds fight to retake Iraq's largest dam after 'massacre'
Kurdish forces backed by US warplanes battled on Saturday to retake Iraq's largest dam from jihadist fighters, a day after militants carried out a "massacre" of dozens of villagers. ... more
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Iraq Yazidis say neighbours enabled jihadist attack
Yazidis fleeing a jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq say neighbours took up arms alongside their attackers, informing on members of the religious minority and helping the militants take over. ... more
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Kerry urges new inclusive government in Iraq, rules out sending troops
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi quickly to form an inclusive government, while ruling out sending US combat troops to the country. ... more
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Iraq PM designate gains support as Maliki bid falters
Iraq's premier designate Haidar al-Abadi is gaining widespread support from countries hoping political reconciliation will undercut jihadists, as Iran on Tuesday further undercut Nuri al-Maliki's bid to cling to power. ... more
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Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid
Britain is to transport military supplies from other states to Kurdish forces battling militants in northern Iraq and strengthen its aid mission there, the government said on Tuesday. ... more
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Obama warns of 'long-term project' in Iraq
President Barack Obama warned Saturday that the US offensive in Iraq was a "long-term project" to rout out militants and deliver aid to beleaguered civilians. ... more
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Obama vows to save Iraqis stranded on mountain
US President Barack Obama vowed Saturday to help rescue thousands of civilians besieged by jihadists on an Iraqi mountain, as an MP warned they would not survive much longer. ... more
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Kerry warns Iraq's Maliki not to cause trouble
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki not to cause trouble as he threw his weight behind newly-elected President Fuad Masum to help fight Islamic militants. ... more
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US: No plans to expand Iraq strikes
The United States has no plans to expand its air campaign in Iraq beyond protecting American personnel in the city of Arbil and besieged Yazidi refugees, the Pentagon said Monday. ... more
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Maliki, Iraq's rebel-turned-PM trying to cling to power
Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's rebel-turned-leader who Monday saw his bid for a third term fall apart, rose from anonymous exile to powerful premier but lost support as the country's security collapsed. ... more
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Maliki spurned as Iraq president nominates new PM
Iraq moved closer to turning the page on Nuri al-Maliki's controversial reign Monday when his own clan spurned him for another prime minister to save the country from breakup. ... more
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UN Council meets amid alarm over Iraq jihadist advance
The UN Security Council met Thursday in emergency session to address the crisis sparked by the jihadist offensive in Iraq, with France and the United States weighing action. ... more
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