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  1. HejiraRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Common Ills

    Today, the US Defense Dept claimed/bragged/announced: Strikes in Iraq Attack and fighter aircraft, and ground attacks, resulted in 10 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq's government: -- Near Kirkuk, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun, two ISIL vehicles, and eight ISIL fighting positions. -- Near Mosul, three strikes destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL assembly area, an ISIL command and control node, two ISIL weapons caches, and suppressed an ISIL fighting position.

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  2. Military Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, IraqRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Attack and fighter aircraft, and ground attacks, resulted in 10 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq's government: -- Near Kirkuk, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun, two ISIL vehicles, and eight ISIL fighting positions.

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  3. U.S., allies conduct 17 strikes against Islamic State: U.S. militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Reuters

    The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State militants with 10 strikes in Iraq on Saturday and seven strikes in Syria, the U.S. military said on Sunday. In Iraq, there were three strikes apiece near Mosul and Ramadi to destroy Islamic State fighting positions and weapons caches.

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  4. Soldier rescues stray Iraq pupRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    Chris Smith had a few choice words for the Islamic State fighters he has battled for the past six months after he returned home last night from his wild adventure on the front lines in Iraq - the barbaric group is a "sinking ship." "They are not going to be around long.

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  5. Reverse migration: Iraqis heading home from EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Sydney Morning Herald

    Men from Iraq who leave Germany back to Iraq receive travel documents in front of a federal police office at the Tegel airport in Berlin on Wednesday. Baghdad: Night after night, Mohammed al-Jabiry tossed and turned in his bed at a refugee centre in Finland, comparing life in Europe with life in Baghdad.

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  6. Inside the Peshmerga: the Kurdish fighting forces battling Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Age

    ... n Region. Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi special forces deploy their troops outside of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq, in 2014. He is in charge of roughly 15,000 troops, including a small number of Iraqi battalions and Arab tribes,

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  7. Centcom Spokesman: Counter-ISIL Momentum Attracts New Tribal ForcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | U.S. Department of Defense

    For Iraqis in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, success against the terrorist group is attracting local tribal forces to their ranks, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said today. Air Force Col.

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  8. No fall in KRG oil exports to TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq exported some 600,000 barrels of oil daily on average to Turkey last month, selling a total of 18 million barrels of crude from the autonomous region and neighboring Kirkuk. All crude was sent to Turkey's Ceyhan port in, the KRG's natural resources ministry said in a report on Feb. 5. Some 14 million barrels of crude came from KRG fields, as the rest was produced in Kirkuk, which is now under the de facto control of the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the KRG.

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  9. Cry baby' ISIS bomb maker was too scared to wear the suicide vests he madeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Daily Star

    It is believed he made deadly devices used by evil jihadis in a terror attack on an Iraqi government building. At just 22 the warped bomb maker is said to have made the bomb which was used at Dibis, in Kirkuk.

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  10. Islamic State's Chief Bomb-Maker Delivers Chilling Message From ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | TheBlaze.com

    Jasim Mohammed Atti'ya, bomb expert for the Islamic State, was arrested in November after a small troupe of suicide bombers invaded Kurdish territory and temporarily seized a government office near Kirkuk, Iraq. Now he's confirming to the media that the Islamic State seeks to get into the U.S. Though the bombers self-detonated before the Kurds were able to apprehend them, Jasim, 22, was taken into custody weeks after the bombings took place.

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  11. Iraqi Kurdish Leader: Time 'Ripe' for Independence ReferendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Voice of America

    Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani is seen in a Dec. 21, 2014, photo in the town of Sinjar, Iraq. Iraqi Kurdistan's regional President Masoud Barzani has announced that the time has come for Kurdistan to hold a referendum to decide on declaring unilateral independence from Baghdad.

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  12. 'It's my duty to kill non-believers but I could never use one of my ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Daily Mail

    'It's my duty to kill non-believers but I could never use one of my suicide belts myself': The ISIS bombmaker who cried when he was captured because he wouldn't be able to murder anyone else An ISIS bomb maker who is awaiting trial for building suicide vests has said he would never wear one of his devices himself. Jasim Mohammed Atti'ya, 22, was arrested for his role in the attack on a government building in Kirkuk, northern Iraq on November 3, 2015.

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  13. EXCLUSIVE: Jailed ISIS bomb maker says he would quit before donning one of his deadly vestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Fox News

    The attack was brazen and struck deep inside Kurdish territory in northern Iraq, with an ISIS suicide bomber detonating at a checkpoint outside a small town near Kirkuk and allowing three fellow fighters to sneak through and temporarily commandeer a local government office. The men evaded justice at the hands of the Kurds when they blew themselves up in the Nov. 3, 2015, attack, but the ISIS bomb expert whose handiwork sent them to their maker did not.

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  14. Iraq Kurd leader: 'Time has come' for statehood referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani has declared that the "time has come" for the country's Kurds to hold a referendum on statehood, his office said on Wednesday. BAGHDAD: Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani has declared that the "time has come" for the country's Kurds to hold a referendum on statehood, a move likely to raise tensions with Baghdad.

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  15. 'Time has come' for Kurdistan statehood referendum: Iraqi Kurd leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | ABC News

    Iraqi Kurdistan leader Massud Barzani has declared that the "time has come" for the country's Kurds to hold a referendum on statehood, a move likely to raise tensions with Baghdad. But even if the various political challenges to independence are resolved, the major economic problems the region faces due to low oil prices are another bar to Kurdish independence.

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  16. Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for referendum on Kurdish statehoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Al Bawaba

    Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani declared in a press conference in Erbil, on Feb. 3, 2016, that the "time has come" to hold a referendum on Kurdish statehood. Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Wednesday called for Iraq's Kurds to hold a referendum on statehood, AFP reported.

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  17. Iraq's New Threat: Calamity From Falling Oil PricesRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Anchorage Daily News

    Iraqis seeking to withdraw money from banks are told there is not enough cash. Hospitals in Baghdad are falling back to the deprivation of the 1990s sanctions era, resterilizing, over and over, needles and other medical products meant for one-time use.

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  18. US, allies conduct 13 air strikes in Iraq, five in Syria-coalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Jerusalem Post

    The United States and its allies conducted 13 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and five in Syria on Sunday, the coalition leading the operations said. In Iraq, six of the strikes were near the contested city of Ramadi, where they hit three tactical units, five staging areas, two rocket rails, two fighting positions and a weapons cache, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Monday.

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  19. Iraqis rally around Olympic football team after Qatar winRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    Iraq U-23 national team beat Qatar 2-1 in extra time to grab the last spot for an Asian nation at the Rio de Janeiro game... . Iraqi soccer fans celebrate as they wait for their team at Baghdad airport, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

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  20. 849 people killed across Iraq in JanuaryRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Baghdad, Feb 1 : At least 849 Iraqis were killed and 1,450 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in January across Iraq, a UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said in a statement on Monday. The statement said that a total of 490 civilians and 359 security members were killed, while 1,157 civilians, including 47 civilian policemen, and 293 security members, were wounded.

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