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March 04, 2015
Iran's role in Iraq could be positive: US general
Washington (AFP) March 3, 2015
Iran's role in an Iraqi military offensive to recapture Tikrit could be positive as long as it does not fuel sectarian divisions in the country, the US military's top officer said Tuesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senators that Iran's military assistance for Shiite militia was nothing new but was carried out in a more open manner this week as Iraqi forces pushed to retake Tikrit from Islamic State jihadists. "This is the most overt conduct of Iranian ... read more

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Twin bombs kill 22 on Baghdad outskirts: police
Two bomb blasts killed at least 22 people and wounded 43 others on the main street of a suburb of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, security sources said. ... more
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Iraqis fighting to recapture western town from IS: US
About 800 Iraqi forces backed by US warplanes are waging a battle to retake the western town of Al-Baghdadi from Islamic State jihadists, a US military commander said Monday. ... more
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Riyadh talks seek stronger Iraqi army: Western source
Military chiefs from two dozen countries gathered in the Saudi capital Thursday sought to bolster the Iraqi army against the jihadist Islamic State group, a Western diplomat said. ... more
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Western volunteers rally to Iraq Christian militia
Decked out in his US army-issued fatigues and a lip stud shining from his mouth, the young American fighter cuts an unusual figure in the northern Iraqi town of Al-Qosh. ... more
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IS seizes Iraq town near US forces: Pentagon
Islamic State jihadists have captured the western Iraqi town of Al-Baghdadi, putting them within striking distance of an air base where American troops are training Iraqi forces, the US military said Friday. ... more
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Sunni Iraqi MPs boycott parliament after tribal chief killed
Iraqi Sunni lawmakers said Sunday they were boycotting parliament after the killing of a senior tribal leader was blamed on Shiite militia, sparking fresh tensions between the two communities. ... more
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Iraqi Sunni tribal leader assassinated in Baghdad
A Sunni tribal leader, his son and seven bodyguards were killed in Baghdad, a cousin told AFP Saturday, in an attack that could inflame sectarian tension in Iraq. ... more
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Iraq has not asked for US ground forces: foreign minister
Baghdad has not requested foreign ground forces to battle the Islamic State group, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari said Thursday after Barack Obama called for military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion. ... more
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Iraq ground offensive looms as Baghdad bomb kills 14
A top US envoy said Iraqi troops would launch a major ground offensive against the Islamic State group in the coming weeks, as a suicide bomber killed 14 people in Baghdad Monday. ... more
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Bombings in Iraqi capital kill 32, hours before curfew ends
Attacks in Baghdad, including a suicide bombing inside a restaurant, killed at least 32 people on Saturday, hours before a years-old nightly curfew was lifted. ... more
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Iraq PM orders end to years-old Baghdad curfew
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an end to a years-old nightly curfew in Baghdad in a bid to ease restrictions on daily life despite persistent violence, officials said Thursday. ... more
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UN warns of 'systematic' violence against children in Iraq
Many children in Iraq remain at the mercy of ruthless armed groups that use them as fighters, suicide bombers and human shields and subject them to systematic abuse, a UN watchdog said Wednesday. ... more
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UNESCO voices alarm over reported book-burning in Iraq
UNESCO on Tuesday voiced concern over reports of mass book-burning in Iraq, saying it would be one of the most "devastating" such actions in history if confirmed. ... more
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Remains of 25 Yazidis found in Iraq mass grave
Kurdish forces have found the remains of about 25 members of the Yazidi minority killed by the Islamic State jihadist group in a mass grave in northwest Iraq, officials said Monday. ... more
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IS claims beheading of Iraqi security personnel
The Islamic State group beheaded an Iraqi police officer and two soldiers, the latest in a long series of atrocities committed by the jihadists, according to pictures posted online Sunday. ... more
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Survivors accuse Shiite militia of Iraq village massacre
The Iraqi government vowed Thursday to investigate accusations backed by eyewitness accounts that Shiite militias massacred more than 70 Sunni villagers during an operation against jihadists in Diyala province. ... more
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Iraqi artist aims kick at IS jihadists
The Islamic State group militant glares at Baghdad residents with bulging eyes and bared teeth, but neither kidnapping nor death are imminent, because this jihadist is made from a shoe. ... more
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After battle, Iraqis want government help to rebuild
Qusay Mahmud Ali returned to find his house north of the Iraqi capital burned, what appeared to be bomb-making material left behind and a noose hanging from a nearby building. ... more
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UN warns crisis looms for families in southern Iraq
The United Nations' food agency warned on Tuesday of a looming humanitarian crisis in southern Iraq, where tens of thousands of destitute, displaced families have sought refuge from conflict. ... more
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Baghdad flights disrupted after bullet hits flydubai jet
A bullet hit the fuselage of a flydubai airliner on its descent into Baghdad Tuesday, lightly wounding a young girl and prompting many carriers to suspend their flights, officials said. ... more
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Coalition air raids back up Kurdish advance in Iraq: US
US-led forces have carried out dozens of air strikes in Iraq to back up Kurdish forces advancing against Islamic State jihadists near the strategic city of Mosul, the American military said Saturday. ... more
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Football: Iraq captain urges end to celebratory fire
The captain of Iraq's football team Sunday urged fans to refrain from shooting in the air after celebratory gunfire reportedly wounded dozens following a victory against Iran. ... more
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Iraq PM says retaking Mosul from IS 'can be done'
Iraq's premier expressed confidence Friday that the country's struggling army is capable of retaking the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. ... more
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British Iraq war report delay sparks cover-up claims
A further delay to a report into Britain's role in the Iraq war sparked angry claims of a cover-up on Wednesday, illustrating the lingering controversy over a conflict in which 179 British soldiers died. ... more
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