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  1. Woman accused of holding US aid worker hostage in Syria is chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Stars and Stripes

    Federal prosecutors filed charges Monday against an Iraqi woman accused of taking hostage an American aid worker who was killed last year in Syria. The Iraqi woman, known as Umm Sayyaf or Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, was captured in May in a U.S. commando raid in eastern Syria.

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  2. Woman accused of holding U.S. aid worker hostage in Syria is chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Washington Post

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  3. Oil Prices and ISIS Ruin Kurdish Dreams of RichesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Counterpunch

    The civil war in Syria and Iraq and the rise of Islamic State has brought the 30 million Kurds in the Middle East new terrors and fresh opportunities. In Syria, the conflict has led to the creation of a Kurdish quasi-state between the Tigris and Euphrates that fields a powerful army supported by US air power.

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  4. Second group of Christian refugees from Iraq arrives in PragueRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Prague Daily Monitor

    Seventeen Iraqi refugees, including nine children, landed at the Vaclav Havel International Airport in Prague on Friday as the second of several groups of Christians from Iraq, of whom the Czech Republic plans to accept 153 this year. One of the refugees, who presents himself as George told journalists that they have not come to eat and drink for free at the cost of the Czech state, but they want to work, each in their own profession.

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  5. Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkey, 3 police woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Newsday

    Protesters gather outside the United Nations compound in Irbil, Iraq, on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Protestors supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party joined outside the UN compound in Irbil to demonstrate against the Turkish government and the international community.

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  6. Iraqi Kurds protest against TurkeyRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | Toledo Blade

    Hundreds of protesters gathered today outside the United Nations compound in the northern city of Irbil calling for an end to Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish militants. Local media reported that three police were wounded.

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  7. 19 killed in hotel fire in Irbil, IraqRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Stars and Stripes

    A fire in a hotel and adjacent massage parlor has killed 19 people and wounded ten others Friday in Irbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Nawzad Hadi, the governor of Irbil, said the fire broke out in the sauna of the Hotel Capitol at 4pm on Friday afternoon.

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  8. Governor says 19 killed in hotel fire in Irbil, IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Nineteen people have died and several others have been injured in a fire at a hotel in Irbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The governor of Irbil, Nawzad Hadi, said that a large fire broke out at Hotel Capitol in Irbil at 4pm on Friday afternoon.

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  9. 14 Filippinos, 3 Iraqis, 1 Palestinian among the 19 dead in the hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdish regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Peninsula

    Arbil, Iraq: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people and injured dozens more on Friday, officials said. Fourteen of the dead were from the Philippines, while three Iraqis, a Palestinian and another person of unknown nationality also died, said Saman Barzanji, director general of the Arbil health department.

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  10. Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdish region kills 17: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Peninsula

    Arbil, Iraq: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more on Friday, officials said. "Until now, 17 people died, among them 14 foreign nationals, the majority from the Philippines," regional health ministry spokesman Fakher Harki said of the fire in the city of Arbil.

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  11. Deadly hotel fire in Iraqi KurdistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | BBC News

    At least 17 people are reported to have died in a hotel fire in Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurdistan Region is an autonomous area in the north of Iraq.

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  12. Another group of Iraqui Christian refugees arrives in PragueRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Czech Happenings

    Seventeen Iraqi refugees, including nine children, landed at the Vaclav Havel International Airport in Prague today as the second of several groups of Christians from Iraq, of whom the Czech Republic plans to accept 153 this year. Na Letiste Vaclava Havla v Praze priletela 5. unora odpoledne druha skupina krestanskych uprchliku z Iraku.

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  13. Inside the Kurdish fighting forces: the U.S.a s proxy ground troops in the war against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Watertown Daily Times

    Khamad's war is one of terrain - the Kurdish commander holds the high ground here and the Islamic State controls the villages that hug the Tigris River below. The fighting is sporadic along a front line where men sit in lawn chairs, helmets askew, dutifully rotating through their watches.

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  14. Another group of Iraqi refugees to arrive this weekRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Prague Daily Monitor

    Another, second group of Christian refugees from Iraq is to arrive in the Czech Republic at the end of this week, the Generation 21 Foundation that assists in the refugee relocation has written on its website. The second group is to comprise 22 people, it writes and adds that the foundation members in Irbil, Iraq, are preparing the transfer of another 60 refugees in late February and March.

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  15. 6,500 Coalition Troops in Iraq; US Wants MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Voice of America

    Seventeen coalition member countries have sent more than 6,500 soldiers to Iraq to help in the fight against Islamic State and the United States is calling for more. "There is a need for that," Patrick Martin, Iraq analyst for the Institute for the Study of War said.

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  16. More American Apaches, troops could be needed in retaking Mosul from Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Stars and Stripes

    An Italian trainer provides one-on-one instruction to a Peshmerga fighter during a break from contact drill near Irbil, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2016. Coalition trainers in Northern Iraq have trained more than 6,000 Peshmerga soldiers in basic and advanced infantry skills.

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  17. Satellite images show ISIS destroyed Iraq's oldest monasteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Elginism

    Iraq's oldest Christian Monastery has been destroyed by ISIS, according to analysis of recent satellite photos of the area. Isis has destroyed Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, satellite images confirm Associated Press Wednesday 20 January 2016 12.16 GMT New satellite photos confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to rubble, yet another victim of Islamic State's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical.

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  18. Some Iraqis returning home after Germany asylum process bogs downRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | The Japan Times

    The first thing that Leith Khdeir Abbas, a 27-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker who arrived in Germany four months ago, plans to do after he makes the return journey on Wednesday is to kneel down and kiss the soil that he calls home. "I fled to Germany to build my future.

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  19. Iraq pleads for cop trainers to thwart Islamic StateRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Stars and Stripes

    Iraq's urgent need for more police officers to secure neighborhoods in Ramadi and other cities freed from Islamic State control is expected to be a priority of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's when he meets next month with allies in Brussels, Defense officials said Monday. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi requested the trainers when he met with Carter at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and Carter plans to press allies to supply more.

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  20. Iraq pleads for cop trainers to thwart ISILRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | USA Today

    Iraq's urgent need for more police officers to secure neighborhoods in Ramadi and other cities freed from Islamic State control is expected to be a priority of Defense Secretary Ash Carter when he meets next month with allies in Brussels Iraq pleads for cop trainers to thwart ISIL WASHINGTON - Iraq's urgent need for more police officers to secure neighborhoods in Ramadi and other cities freed from Islamic State control is expected to be a priority of Defense Secretary Ash Carter when he meets next month with allies in Brussels Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Vm1i30 WASHINGTON - Iraq's urgent need for more police officers to secure neighborhoods in Ramadi and other cities freed from Islamic State control is expected to be a priority of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's when he meets next month with allies in Brussels, Defense officials said Monday.

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