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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Aki Peritzis: Islamic State isn't just killing people, it's destroying a culture

    Before the world witnessed the full force of the Islamic State's brutality in the video this past week showing American journalist James Foley's murder, a different video revealed another kind of destruction the terrorist group is bent on inflicting....
  • Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time

    Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time
    President Barack Obama said on Saturday U.S. air strikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but he warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart. Speaking before U.S....
  • Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters amid fierce resistance from Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces pushed north Tuesday in an attempt to recapture the central Iraq town of Tikrit from the Islamic militants who have been occupying it since mid-June, only to see the assault stymied by snipers, roadside bombs and fierce resistance...
  • U.S. will use airstrikes to avert genocide in Iraq, Obama says

    President Obama, saying that he was acting to avert a threatened genocide, announced that he had authorized airstrikes against Sunni militants who have advanced quickly across northern Iraq, driving tens of thousands of people out of their towns and...
  • What You Need To Know About ISIS And Iraq

    While the world's attention has been mainly focused on the war in Gaza, the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Islamic State's campaign of terror in both Syria and Iraq has continued. In Syria, fighting...
  • Obama Must Build Case Against Jihadist State

    Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. With the support of U.S....
  • Car bomb in Shi'ite area of Baghdad kills seven: police

    BAGHDAD 24 (Reuters) - A car bomb killed seven people on Sunday in a mostly Shi'ite area of Baghdad, police and medical sources said. Police said the car bomb exploded in a commercial area of the Shu'ala district in northwest Baghdad. (Writing by...
  • U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners and "ethnic and religious cleansing". The...
  • U.S. airstrikes in Iraq help Kurds turn tables on Islamic State

    U.S. airstrikes in Iraq help Kurds turn tables on Islamic State
    Kurdish snipers trained their rifles on a black Islamist flag still fluttering from the top of a cellphone tower. Other peshmerga, as Kurdish forces are known, snapped selfies alongside a bullet-riddled pickup that previously was part of the mechanized...
  • Iraqis battle Islamic State in Tikrit; situation in Mosul stable

    Iraqis battle Islamic State in Tikrit; situation in Mosul stable
    Iraqi government forces and volunteer fighters mounted a fresh drive Tuesday to oust Islamic State fighters from the northern city of Tikrit but were facing stiff resistance from the militant group, news agencies reported. The Iraqi news site Shafaq...
  • Sectarian killings in Iraq leave 70 dead at Sunni mosque

    BAGHDAD Gunmen allegedly associated with a pro-government Shiite militia slaughtered more than 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Diyala province Friday, heightening Iraq's sectarian divide in a volatile part of the country where government forces are...