Irbil, Iraq Newswire

Irbil, Iraq Newswire

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  1. Crushing Enterprise & Raising Taxes Is Business As Usual For ISRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    According to local sources, although there really are goods on the market in Islamic State-controlled cities, prices are so high that only IS militants can afford to buy them. Omar is one of many business owners -- male and female -- who say IS has forced them to shut up shop and lose their livelihoods in the process.

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  2. Report: Islamic State executes 9 men for sodomyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Washington Blade

    Islamic State militants have reportedly executed more than 30 men in Iraq and Syria over allegations they engaged in sodomy. They posted this picture online in January that appears to show militants pushing a blindfolded man accused of engaging in same-sex sexual activity from a building in the Iraqi city of Ninevah.

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  3. UN rights arm denounces executions in Iraq's Kurdish regionRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | WLNE-TV Providence

    U.N. rights officials are denouncing the execution of a man and his two wives in Iraq's Kurdish region over the kidnapping and murder of two girls, saying they fear the self-ruled region may slide back toward use of the death penalty. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday that Farhad Jaafar Mahmood and wives Khuncha Hassan Ismaeil and Berivan Haider Karim were hanged Aug. 12 following convictions in April last year.

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  4. Israel goes head to head with Obama on Kurdish oilRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Debka

    That Israel and other nations were buying oil from the Kurdish republic of Iraq had been published before and was no secret. The Financial Times broke its "discovery" Sunday, Aug. 23, just by chance? on the day that Britain and Iran reopened their respective embassies in Tehran and London after a four-year breach resulting from a mob attack on the Tehran embassy.

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  5. U.S.: ISIS mortar tests positive for sulfur mustard agentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    ... the Peshmerga field commander for Makhmour, Brig. Gen. Sirwan Barzani, told CNN. A doctor at a hospital in Irbil, Iraq, treating the Peshmerga wounded from the Makhmour incident said there were a total of 15 casualties, some seriously injured, but ...

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  6. U.S.: Tests show mustard gas traces in ISIS attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | CBS News

    A senior U.S. military officer says preliminary tests show traces of the chemical agent sulfur mustard on mortars that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants used to attack Kurdish forces in Iraq. U.S. Brig.

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  7. Pentagon: Tests show mustard gas on rounds fired by Islamic State against KurdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Stars and Stripes

    A member of the Bahrain Defense Force showcases a protective chemical and biological protective suit during an exercise in the United Arab Emirates on January 28, 2013. Pentagon officials said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that traces of mustard gas were found on mortar fragments used by Islamic State militants in an attack against Kurds in Iraq on Aug. 11. Initial tests on mortar fragments from an Aug. 11 Islamic State attack against Kurdish forces in Iraq have tested positive for the chemical weapon mustard gas, the Pentagon said Friday.

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  8. US: ISIS mortar shows signs of mustard agentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | KOTA-TV Rapid City

    ... the Peshmerga field commander for Makhmour, Brig. Gen. Sirwan Barzani, told CNN. A doctor at a hospital in Irbil, Iraq, treating the Peshmerga wounded from the Makhmour incident said there were a total of 15 casualties, some seriously injured, but ...

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  9. Presidency row tests Kurdish democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | BBC News

    Iraqi Kurdish parties are locked in a bitter stalemate over the fate of the presidency of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, which expired on Wednesday. Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani's powerful Kurdistan Democratic Party is seeking an extension of its leader's tenure against the will of four other major political parties.

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  10. 'Legal vacuum' as Iraqi Kurd leader's term expiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Daily Star

    President of Iraqi Kurdistan autonomous region, Massud Barzani answers AFP's journalists' questions during an interview on October 12, 2013 in the northern Kurdish city of Irbil. AFP PHOTO SAFIN HAMED

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  11. Maliki refutes report blaming him for fall of Mosul to Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | UPI

    Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said there was "no value" in a parliamentary report alleging he and other officials were to blame for last year's fall of Mosul to the Islamic State. The report , compiled by Iraq's Parliamentary Committee for Security and Defense, has not been released publicly.

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  12. Maliki Denies Responsibility For Fall Of Mosul, Blames Ankara, IrbilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Weekday Magazine

    Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's former prime minister, has rejected a parliamentary report that recommends he and dozens of other government and military officials stand trial over the fall of Mosul in 2014 to Islamic State militants. He also said the fall of Mosul was the result of "a conspiracy planned in Ankara, then the conspiracy moved to Irbil," the capital of northern Iraq's Kurdistan region.

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  13. Maliki dismisses Mosul fall reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Newsday

    Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has dismissed as worthless a parliamentary report blaming him for the fall of Mosul to Islamic State "What happened in Mosul was a conspiracy planned in Ankara, then the conspiracy moved to Irbil," he wrote on Facebook, referring to the capitals of Turkey and Iraq's Kurdistan Region. When as few as 800 IS militants launched an assault on Mosul from across the border in Syria in June 2014, 30,000 Iraqi soldiers dropped their weapons and fled.

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  14. UN, Camps in Iraq Prepare for New Wave of War VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Voice of America

    Displaced Iraqi children, who fled from Islamic State violence in Mosul, play in refugee camp on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Irbil, Dec. 1, 2014. U.N. and camp officials in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region are already preparing for another wave of Iraqis displaced by war to flood into the area as the conflict against Islamic extremists rages on.

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  15. US investigates claims that IS used mustard gasRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 16 | Columbia Daily Herald

    The United States is investigating whether Islamic State militants used a mustard gas agent against Kurdish peshmerga forces in at least two separate incidents, most recently this past week in northern Iraq, officials said. The claims have yet to be confirmed by Kurdish authorities who are investigating whether the militants used chemical weapons in an attack about 30 miles from Irbil.

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  16. Iraq oil feud renewed as cash-strapped Kurds turn backs on deal with BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | Washington Times

    IRBIL , Iraq - Strapped for cash and increasingly frustrated with Baghdad 's stingy disbursement of the federal budget, Iraq 's autonomous Kurdish government has turned its back on a deal struck last year to patch over a long-standing oil feud between the Kurds and the federal government. Since June, the Kurdistan Regional Government , which governs the Kurdish region in northern Iraq , has been ramping up independent oil sales.

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  17. How Some Organizations Are Trying To Keep Journalists Out Of The CrosshairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | ThinkProgress

    Attacks on media personnel is an increasingly common way "to send a message to the journalistic community and the broader public about where the red lines are and to really repress and suppress any sort of independent reporting or analytical commentary," Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ said in an interview. From the gruesome beheadings of journalists in Syria to the targeted killings of reporters for the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , attacks on media have become increasingly common.

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  18. Testing shows Daesh used mustard gas against Kurds: reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | Al Bawaba

    Organizations said they documented at least two previous attacks against the YPG Kurdish fighters in Syria's northeastern Hasakah province. Testing has reportedly confirmed that Daesh militants used the mustard gas nerve agent against Kurdish troops in Syria in recent weeks, according to US officials.

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  19. Testing reportedly shows Islamic State used mustard gas on KurdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | The Times of Israel

    Testing has reportedly confirmed that Islamic State militants used the mustard gas nerve agent against Kurdish troops in Syria in recent weeks, according to US officials. Unnamed officials speaking to CNN over the weekend said samples analyzed from an attack several weeks ago showed signs of mustard gas, though it was not clear how much was used or at what concentration.

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  20. U.S. investigating possible ISIS mustard gas use against KurdsRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 15 | Los Angeles Times

    The U.S. is investigating whether Islamic State militants used a mustard gas agent against Kurdish peshmerga forces in at least two separate incidents, most recently this week in northern Iraq, officials said. The claims have yet to be confirmed by Kurdish authorities who are investigating whether the militants used chemical weapons in an attack about 30 miles from Irbil.

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