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October 22, 2014
Khamenei says Iraq can battle IS without foreigners
Tehran Oct 21, 2014
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday told Iraq's visiting premier that the Baghdad government is capable of defeating Islamic State jihadists without foreign troops being deployed. "We stand beside you and will seriously defend your government like the previous government," Khamenei said in a meeting in Tehran with Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. "Iran recognises the security of Iraq, (our) neighbour and brother country, as its own security," Khamenei said, quoted by st ... read more

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Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes. ... more
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Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey
US military advisors are likely to take a more direct role in the ground campaign against jihadists in Iraq once Iraqi forces are ready to go on the offensive, the top US officer said in comments aired Sunday. ... more
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Triple car bomb attack kills 25 in Iraq town: officials
Three suicide car bomb attacks against offices in a Kurdish-controlled Iraqi town killed at least 25 people on Sunday, most of them Kurdish forces veterans volunteering to re-enlist, officials said. ... more
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US drops food, ammunition to embattled Iraqi troops
US military aircraft have delivered food, water and ammunition to besieged Iraqi troops battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Saturday, as the coalition pursued its air assault in Iraq and Syria. ... more
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Suicide car bomb kills 10 in Iraq's Baquba
A suicide car bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Baquba Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded 11, security and medical sources said. ... more
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Vian Dakhil, the voice of Iraq's Yazidi minority
Few people had ever heard of Iraq's Yazidis until Vian Dakhil, who received the Anna Politkovskaya human rights award Monday, made a poignant appeal to save her hunted minority from jihadists. ... more
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Obama team wanted US out of Iraq: Panetta
Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has denounced the White House in a new memoir, accusing President Barack Obama's top aides of undercutting efforts to secure a deal in 2011 that could have kept US troops in Iraq. ... more
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Iraqi Kurds look to sky for breakthrough against IS
A truck lies stranded on its side in a no man's land between Kurdish fighters and jihadists ensconced behind minefields, a stalemate the Kurds hope US-led air strikes can break. ... more
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Support for Iraq should respect sovereignty: FM
Iraq's foreign minister said Wednesday that foreign assistance in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group should respect the country's sovereignty. ... more
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Turkey prepared for military role in anti-IS coalition: Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could take a military role in the coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants as Ankara moves to take a frontline position in the campaign, the Hurriyet daily reported Saturday. ... more
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Baghdad steps up propaganda fightback with jihadist TV satire
As Iraqi forces struggle to pin back the Islamic State group on the ground, Baghdad is taking its war against the jihadists to the airwaves with a television comedy series. ... more
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British PM urges parliament to back 'years' of Iraq action
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that military action against Islamic State (IS) militants could last for "years" Friday as he urged lawmakers to back joining US-led air strikes in Iraq but not in Syria. ... more
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Iraqi army says retook dam from jihadists
The Iraqi army and an alliance of Shiite militia groups on Saturday retook a dam northeast of Baghdad after days of fighting believed to have killed dozens, security sources said. ... more
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Iraq Kurds advance but Mosul still out of reach
Western support has helped Iraq's Kurdish troops regain ground and momentum against the Islamic State group, but retaking the northern jihadist hub of Mosul remains too big an ask for now. ... more
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Obama hails 'vision' of Iraqi PM at first meeting
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the "political vision" and inclusive nature of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi as the two leaders met for the first time. ... more
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Small boats lifeline for jihadist-besieged Iraq area
Small, battered metal boats crowd a muddy landing site on the Tigris River, taking on goods and passengers for the trip to an Iraqi area jihadists have besieged for months. ... more
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Baghdad car bomb kills at least 14
A car bomb exploded near a market in the Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi police and medical sources said. ... more
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Jihadists kill 40 Iraqi soldiers, capture at least 70
Jihadists attacked an Iraqi army base west of Baghdad with six suicide bombers, killing 40 soldiers and capturing at least 70 others who fled, a senior army officer said Monday. ... more
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For first time, US targets IS training camp in Iraq: Centcom
US aircraft have targeted a training camp for Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq, bombing buildings, fighters and vehicles in the first such air strike, military officers said Thursday. ... more
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Iraq Jihadists face growing pressure, but no US troops
Elite Iraqi troops backed by US jets battled jihadists near Baghdad Wednesday as President Barack Obama insisted US ground troops would not be deployed to battle the Islamic State group. ... more
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Czechs to train Iraqi helicopter pilots
The Czech defence ministry said Wednesday it would train 31 transport helicopter pilots from Iraq, whose forces are fighting Islamist militants in the north. ... more
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Kurds not ready to recapture Mosul: Iraqi minister
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces are not yet ready to wrest the city of Mosul back from the jihadist fighters who captured it on June 10, a top leader said Wednesday. ... more
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Canada sent 69 soldiers to Iraq: Harper
Canada has sent 69 soldiers to northern Iraq to advise security forces fighting Islamist militants in the northern part of the country, the prime minister said Tuesday. ... more
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Donated Czech ammunition being airlifted to Iraq
Canada is providing airlift support for shipping military supplies from the Czech Republic to Iraq in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, the Department of National Defense said. ... more
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