Samarra, Iraq Newswire

Samarra, Iraq Newswire

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  1. 21st TSC mourns two killed in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2004 | Stars and Stripes

    Tall and striking - a black suit accenting pale skin and a grown-out, blond high-and-tight - Jason Bulla sat in the left center aisle of Daenner Chapel as the crowd of more than 400 mourners silently filed out. He remained sitting after nearly everyone else had gone, dabbing his eyes from time to time as he talked quietly with a soldier.

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  2. ISIS Attacks Shia Shrine of Mohammed's Granddaughterby Tom Rogan -...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | National Review Online

    ... inspiration for Saturday's attack was probably al-Qaeda in Iraq's 2006 bombing of the al-Askari Mosque in Samarra, Iraq. After all, that incident helped push Iraq into an abyss of sectarian bloodletting. This attack comes at a terrible time. With ...

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  3. Leading Iraqi Shi'ite says Islamic State shrugging off U.S. air strikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Reuters

    Flush with cash and weapons, Islamic State is attracting huge numbers of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria and withstanding U.S.-led air strikes that are failing to hit the right targets, a powerful Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary leader told Reuters in an interview. Hadi al-Amiri also said Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and in Iraq, despite reports that he had been wounded.

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  4. Leading Iraqi Shi'ite says Islamic State shrugging off US air strikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Flush with cash and weapons, Islamic State is attracting huge numbers of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria and withstanding U.S.-led air strikes that are failing to hit the right targets, a powerful Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary leader told Reuters in an interview. Leader of the Badr Organisation Hadi al-Amiri speaks during an interview with Reuters in Baghdad, January 25, 2016.

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  5. Isis threatens attacks on Spain in latest propaganda videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Independent

    Isis have threatened attacks on Spain in their latest propaganda video, declaring: "We will recover our land from the invaders." A map was previously shared showing the areas Isis plans to have under control by 2020, including Spain and large parts of Asia and Africa.

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  6. Iraq's Mosul Dam at risk of bursting as erosion takes its tollRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Newsday

    Othman Mahmoud al-Barazinj is a farmer who has been living in the shadow of Iraq's largest dam ever since the colossal facility was established in the 1980s. Now in his 60s, Othman and fellow villagers in the town of Wana, 22 miles north-east of Mosul, still depend on the dam as a vital source of water and irrigation for his crops.

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  7. RAF drone wipes out multiple jihadis as it destroys a key ISIS military building in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Daily Mail

    The US-led coalition has delivered another devastating blow against ISIS's grip in Iraq with a RAF drone killing several jihadis with a pinpoint strike on a key military building. Video footage from the drone has been released by the Ministry of Defence, with the grainy film showing the deadly impact of the direct hit.

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  8. ISIS building is obliterated by Iraqi drone strike killing several jihadistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Mirror.co.uk

    The latest update from the Iraqi Ministry of Defence's YouTube channel shows a building reportedly controlled by ISIS go up in smoke Iraq has released yet more footage of its bombing campaign against ISIS - this time targeting a building controlled by the terrorist group. The Ministry of Defence uploaded another video to YouTube , showing a fatal drone strike on a building in Samarra, north of Baghdad.

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  9. Dozens killed by Islamic State attacks in Baghdad and MuqdadiyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | The Age

    Facing an escalation in Islamic State violence ... Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a ceremony marking Police Day at the police academy in Baghdad on Saturday. Baghdad : Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 18 people and wounded 40 others.

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  10. Mother who fled Europe to join Isis says western women are 'just ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2016 | The Independent

    A French woman who returned to Paris after changing her mind about the so-called 'Islamic State' describes her horror at what she found A woman who left Europe to join Isis, taking her four-year-old son with her, has said it took her just 10 days to realise she had made "the worst mistake of my life". Lured to Syria by three younger male friends, 34-year-old French Muslim-convert Sophie Kasiki has been released by Paris police after two months in prison following her return to the West.

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  11. What does ISIL want?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    ... State ( Tantheem al-Dawla Al-Islamiyya) is generally acknowledged to be Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who was born in Samarra, Iraq, in 1971. His real name is Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Al-Badri, and he is said to hold a doctorate in Islamic Studies. He was among ...

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  12. Right-wing columnist Douglas Murray told 'new Jihadi John'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 | The Independent

    A right-wing columnist offered the British jihadist suspected of being the voice in Isis' latest propaganda video a "one way ticket to Syria". Writing in the Spectator , journalist Douglas Murray recounted a heated exchange he had with Siddhartha Dhar - the Muslim convert who has been dubbed "the new Jihadi John" after his voice reportedly appeared in an Isis propaganda video - on the BBC where he told the extremist to leave the UK if he wanted to live under Sharia law. 3 comments

  13. Upwards of 40 Daesh militants killed in Iraqi air assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Al Bawaba

    A picture taken in the early hours on December 27, 2015 shows smoke billowing in Ramadi's Hoz neighborhood during military operations conducted by Iraqi pro-government forces against Daesh. At least 40 members of Daesh have been killed in separate operations by the air force in Iraq's crisis-hit western province of Anbar as well as the northern province of Salahuddin.

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  14. Iraqi army to start attack on IS-held Ramadi city in coming hours - commanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... riding on a tank travel from Lake Tharthar towards Ramadi to fight against Islamic state militants, west of Samarra, Iraq May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer BAGHDAD: Iraq's armed forces will start an operation to retake the western city of Ramadi from ...

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  15. IS stopping civilians leaving Ramadi before attack - Iraq Defence MinistryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Islamic State militants are preventing civilians from leaving Ramadi ahead of an attack planned by the Iraqi army to retake the western city that the militants captured in May, an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman said on Monday. Shi'ite paramilitaries and iraqi army riding on a tank travel from Lake Tharthar towards Ramadi to fight against Islamic state militants, west of Samarra, Iraq May 27, 2015.

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  16. Essay: Terror and TerritoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council

    The text below is edited transcript of testimony given to the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs on December 2, 2015. Members of the Committee: I'm honoured and also more than a little depressed to be here today, because the occasion that warrants my testimony is the mass murder of 130 innocent people two weeks ago in one of the most cosmopolitan and well-trafficked cities in the world.

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  17. Marine Le Pen criticised by James Foley's parents over...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Independent

    The leader of the French far-right, Marine Le Pen, has been criticised by the parents of Isis victim James Foley for posting graphic execution images on social media. The Front National leader tweeted uncensored photographs of Mr Foley's decapitated corpse, an Isis hostage being burned alive in a cage and another being run over by a tank to her more than 830,000-strong following online.

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  18. Islamic State Aims to Provoke Backlash Against Muslims in WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Before dawn in February 2006, militants sent by the precursor of today's Islamic State sneaked into the golden-domed Shiite shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra, disarmed the guards and rigged the building with explosives. By most accounts, nobody died in the explosion itself, which blew off the dome and reduced the venerated mosque to rubble.

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  19. Fall Of Key Iraqi City Less A Victory Against ISIS, More A Win For IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | The Daily Caller

    Shi'ite paramilitaries and iraqi army riding on a tank travel from Lake Tharthar towards Ramadi to fight against Islamic state militants, west of Samarra, Iraq May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer The push to retake Iraqi city Ramadi from Islamic State is a success, but has some experts questioning whether the push will be less crucial in defeating the terrorist group than it is a victory for Iran.

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  20. The Iraqi government's still unacknowledged persecution of SunnisRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2015 | The Common Ills

    Barack Obama's Sunday speech included a lot of words -- not one of them addressed Sunni grievances or even acknowledged them. Until people can get honest, there's no hope of defeating the Islamic State.

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