Irbil, Iraq Newswire

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  1. With Lamborghinis and Rooftop Sushi, Why Is Kurdistan Broke?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Voice of America

    A photo shows a downtown park with fountains in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan's capital, during somewhat better economic times, Sept. 22, 2013.

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  2. Daily Press Briefing: IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | State Department

    QUESTION: Okay. This is on Iraq, and Iraq's defense minister has been saying that the Kurdish Peshmerga will not be fighting in the liberation of Mosul that they only have a logistical role to play.

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  3. Exclusive: Iraqis pack up a lifetime as they flee ISIS-held Mosul in the dark of nightRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 24 | GantDaily.com

    The soldiers are on edge, peering nervously into the dark. They can make out the sound of people - they can never know whom - approaching their position on this mountainside overlooking Mosul.

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  4. Exclusive: Kurdish PM Says Mosul Operation Still in 'Planning Stage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Voice of America

    Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani speaks to VOA's Ali Javanmardi about various regional issues. In a lengthy and wide-ranging interview, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani spoke to VOA's Ali Javanmardi at his office in Irbil about plans with the U.S. to regain control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters, as well as about Kurdish independence and the attempted coup in Turkey.

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  5. Practical Politics Upstages Ethnicity as Kurdish Leader Backs Turkey's ErdoganRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Voice of America

    Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani speaks during an interview with Reuters in Irbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, May 12, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani's public support of Turkey's president in putting down a military coup reflects his strongly pragmatic approach to regional power politics.

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  6. As Mosul fight nears, Islamic State foes face crisis over potential 2.4 million displaced civiliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | The Japan Times

    Displaced civilians who fled their Islamic State-held towns and villages south of Mosul during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants arrive at a camp for displaced people outside Irbil, 217 miles north of Baghdad, on Friday. Dozens of defense and foreign ministers will meet in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday to take stock of the fight against Islamic State, their focus increasingly on a major prize: the militant group's bastion in Mosul, Iraq.

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  7. Islamic State braces for imminent Iraqi siege to retake MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | USA Today

    Islamic State braces for imminent Iraqi siege to retake Mosul Militant group is on its highest alert waiting for the attack, fearful residents say. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/29RLbbS Displaced civilians, who fled their Islamic State-held towns and villages south of Mosul during fight between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, arrive to a camp for displaced outside Irbil, 217 miles north of Baghdad.

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  8. UN says Iraq's battle of Mosul may cost $2B in aidRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | The Daily Star

    In this Friday, July 15, 2016 picture, displaced civilians, who fled their ISIS-held towns and villages south of Mosul during fight between Iraqi security forces and ISIS militants, arrive to a camp for displaced outside Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

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  9. FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, 20-year-old...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WTEN-TV Albany

    In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, 20-year-old teacher Wafa teaches fourth-grade students at a makeshift school at the Kawergosk refugee camp, in Irbil, northern Iraq. With the school year just kicking off in Iraq, schools like this one are scrambling to accommodate the refugee students left behind.

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  10. US will send 560 more troops to Iraq for long-awaited battle to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Daily Mail

    US will send 560 more troops to Iraq for long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from ISIS, Defense Secretary Ash Carter reveals The United States will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help establish a newly retaken air base as a staging hub for the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday on an unannounced visit to the country. Most of the new troops will be devoted to the build-up of the Qayara air base, about 40 miles south of Mosul, and include engineers, logistics personnel and other forces, Carter said in Baghdad.

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  11. Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Daily Mail

    US military forces have moved into a newly retaken airbase in a bid to help Iraqi soldiers free Mosul from ISIS control. American defense secretary Ash Carter said the Qayara air base would be used as a staging hub and that U.S. advisors were prepared to accompany Iraqi battalions as they begin their charge towards retaking the city in nothern Iraq.

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  12. Why airport attacks are nearly impossible to defend againstRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Denver Post

    The three bomb blasts that ripped through Istanbul's Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing 43 and injuring more than 200, has once again reignited a debate about airport security, and how attacks like the ones in Brussels, and now Turkey, can be prevented. "The unfortunate and simple fact is that it is impossible to stop every attack," said Ben Vogel, the editor of IHS Jane's Airport Review.

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  13. Why airport attacks are nearly impossible to defend againstRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | The Washington Post

    The three bomb blasts that ripped through Istanbul's Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing 41 and injuring more than 200, has once again ignited a debate about airport security and how attacks like the ones in Brussels, and now Turkey, can be prevented. "The unfortunate and simple fact is that it is impossible to stop every attack," said Ben Vogel, the editor of IHS Jane's Airport Review.

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  14. Scores of ISIS fighters killed in U.S. strike in FallujahRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Big News Network.com

    IRBIL, Iraq - A U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged strikes against the Islamic State in the city of Fallujah in Iraq. An unnamed U.S. defense official told Fox News that the ISIS fighters were hit while they were trying to leave a neighbourhood in Fallujah.

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  15. Explainer: What's Behind Sudden Clashes In Northwestern Iran?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Weekday Magazine

    Iranian Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran train as they prepare to celebrate Norouz, the Persian New Year, in the town of Koya, 100 kilometers north of Irbil in Iraq's Kurdish region, in March. Clashes erupted this month between Kurdish fighters and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps , with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other.

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  16. New details emerge on the heroism of fallen Navy SEAL KeatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Naval Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV died May 3 in northern Iraq in a hail of gunfire. The Navy SEAL was advising Kurdish forces when he and other U.S. troops comprising a rescue force joined a battle that had been raging for two hours against 125 Islamic State fighters.

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  17. New details emerge on the heroism of fallen Navy SEAL Charles Keating IVRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Naval Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV died May 3 in northern Iraq in a hail of gunfire. The Navy SEAL was advising Kurdish forces when he and other U.S. troops comprising a rescue force joined a battle that had been raging for two hours against 125 Islamic State fighters.

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  18. Tehran accuses Riyadh of backing Kurdish rebels on Iran's borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Debka

    Mohsen Rezaei, a senior member of Iran's regime and secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of sending two Kurdish terror cells to the Iranian border and of supplying and arming Kurdish fighters in the region. In a post on his Instagram account, Rezaei claimed that the members of the two cells that he alleged were operated by the Saudi embassy in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, were all killed.

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  19. how hero SEAL killed in Iraq also fought 100 ISIS fighters weeks earlierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Daily Mail

    Revealed: Hero Navy SEAL who was killed by ISIS won a Silver Star for fighting off 100 fanatical fighters in battle two months before his death A US Navy SEAL who died in a battle against ISIS in Iraq had fought off 100 of the jihadis just weeks earlier and showed such bravery he was posthumously awarded a Silver Star, it has been revealed. Charles Keating IV was shot dead on May 3 after he went to the aid of military advisers who had been ambushed by around 100 jihadi fighters in Irbil.

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  20. UNHCR Warns of Massive Displacement in Battle for MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Voice of America

    Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a weapon during clashes with Islamic State militants in a village east of Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2016. Even as the humanitarian crisis unfolds during the fierce battle to recapture Fallujah, Iraq, another humanitarian disaster is developing in northern Iraq.

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