Samarra, Iraq Newswire

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  1. Azerbaijan sentences three to prison for fighting in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters from Saraya al-Salam, loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr fire toward ISIL militants on the outskirts of Samarra,Iraq August 23, 2015. Reuters Photo A court in ex-Soviet Azerbaijan on Aug. 26 slapped jail terms of between 12 and 14 years on three men for fighting in Syria, a source familiar with the case told AFP.

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  2. Saudi brothers die fighting on opposites sides of the terror warRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Mail

    The brothers who died on OPPOSITE sides of war in Middle East: Saudi air force pilot is killed in Yemen crash - while ISIS suicide bomber sibling blew himself up in Iraq Saudi air force pilot Nasser al-Harthi was killed last week when his Apache helicopter crashed while conducting air strikes for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The hero and terrorist: Saudi brothers - air force pilot Nasser and ISIS suicide bomber Zaher al-Harthi both died on the same day fighting on opposites of the terror war Within hours of his death, his brother Zaher blew himself in a suicide car bombing that targeted Iraqi troops in Samarra, Iraq, for the Islamic State.

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  3. Iraq's Abadi Says Baiji Battle 'Crucial' To Ousting Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Weekday Magazine

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the battle over the northern town of Baiji and its refinery -- Iraq's largest -- was critical in the fight to defeat Islamic State militants. "Victory in this battle is critical to ending Daesh's presence in Iraq," Abadi said as he visited military commanders in Salahuddin Province late August 24. "Baiji has become a key front for the defense of Samarra, Salahuddin, and even Baghdad."

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  4. Iraqi PM says defense of refinery town crucial to IS defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | WLNE-TV Providence

    In this Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 photo, mourners carry the flag-draped coffins of six members of the Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, during their funeral procession in Najaf, 100 mi... BAGHDAD - Winning the battle for control of an oil refinery town north of Baghdad is a key step toward defeating the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister said in remarks aired Tuesday, hours before a suicide attack killed 13 soldiers and allied militiamen in the western Anbar province. "Victory at Beiji is a crucial step toward ending Daesh's presence in Iraq," Haider al-Abadi told military and militia commanders during a visit to the area the day before, using an Arabic acronym for the IS group.

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  5. Satellite data reveal silver lining of Middle East conflict - cleaner airRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Stars and Stripes

    Satellite data from the troubled region reveal marked drops in atmospheric pollutants that can't be linked to clean-air laws or other policy changes, according to a new study. However, the pollution trends are often right in line with armed conflicts and the resulting movement of refugees.

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  6. Iraqi premier says defense of refinery town crucial to IS defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | SFGate

    Winning the battle for control of an oil refinery town north of Baghdad is a key step toward defeating the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister said in remarks aired Tuesday, hours before a suicide attack killed 13 soldiers and allied militiamen in the western Anbar province. "Victory at Beiji is a crucial step toward ending Daesh's presence in Iraq," Haider al-Abadi told military and militia commanders during a visit to the area the day before, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

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  7. Iraq's PM stresses defence of refinery town as suicide attack kills 13 soldiers, militiamenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Brandon Sun

    In this file photo taken Thursday, June 19, 2014, Islamic State group militants stand with a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi said that winning the ongoing battle over control of an oil refinery town north of Baghdad is the key to defeating the Islamic State group in Iraq during his visit to the town of Beiji.

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  8. Iraqi PM says defense of refinery town key to defeating ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    " Winning the ongoing battle for control of an oil refinery town north of Baghdad is a key step toward defeating the Islamic State group in Iraq, the country's prime minister said in remarks aired on state television Tuesday. "Victory at Beiji is a crucial step toward ending Daesh's presence in Iraq," Haider al-Abadi told military and militia commanders during a visit to the area the day before, using an Arabic acronym for the extremist group.

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  9. The surprising byproduct of conflict in the Middle East? Cleaner airRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Christian Science Monitor

    After increasing steadily for years, air pollution in the Middle East dropped off dramatically around 2010, and it has been plummeting ever since. Unfortunately, the cleaner air is not, by and large, a result of pollution-control measures.

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  10. The surprising byproduct of conflict in the Middle East? Cleaner air.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Christian Science Monitor

    After increasing steadily for years, air pollution in the Middle East dropped off dramatically around 2010, and it has been plummeting ever since. Unfortunately, the cleaner air is not, by and large, a result of pollution-control measures.

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  11. Islamic State attack kills 23 IraqisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | NWAonline

    At least 23 Iraqi soldiers and government-allied militiamen were killed Sunday in an attack by Islamic State militants in Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi military and police officials said, in the second heavy death toll suffered by the Iraqi military and its allies in recent days in the vast Sunni region. The officials said Sunday's attack, which killed 17 soldiers and six Sunni militia fighters, happened in the rural district of Jaramshah, north of Anbar's provincial capital, Ramadi.

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  12. Iraqi officials say 23 soldiers, Sunni fighters killedRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 23 | The Washington Post

    At least 23 Iraqi soldiers and government-allied militiamen were killed Sunday in an attack by Islamic State militants in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi military and police officials said, in the second heavy death toll suffered by the Iraqi military and its allies in recent days in the vast Sunni region. The officials said Sunday's attack, which killed 17 soldiers and six Sunni militia fighters, took place in the rural district of Jaramshah, north of Anbar's provincial capital, Ramadi.

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  13. Iraq officials say ISIS killed 17 soldiers, 6 Sunni fighters in AnbarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | CTV

    In this file image, Iraq security forces withdraw from Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, on Sunday, May 17, 2015. At least 23 Iraqi soldiers and government-allied militiamen were killed Sunday in an attack by Islamic State militants in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi military and police officials said.

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  14. Key Salahuddin village recaptured by Iraqi armyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Al Bawaba

    The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces , has managed to recapture a major village from Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, as it continues the battle against the militant group. Iraqi military sources said on Saturday that government troops also managed to kill dozens of militants and destroy at least eight of their armored vehicles during a large-scale security operation for the liberation of Albu Jarad.

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  15. As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Age

    A paper published on Friday in the journal Science analysed satellite data from observations of major cities in the Middle East and found that measurements of nitrogen oxides in the air around those cities provided insights into the effects of war, civil unrest and other crises. Nitrogen dioxide, a byproduct of the burning of fossil fuels, is part of the chemical reactions that produce ozone and smog.

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  16. American suicide bomber deployed in Islamic State assault in BaijiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Long War Journal

    An American suicide bomber, identified only as Abu Abdullah al Amriiki, is reported to have detonated on pro-government positions in the central Iraqi city of Baiji. A photo and subsequent detail of the suicide operation has been released by the Islamic State and distributed online.

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  17. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Daily Herald

    In 1962, U Thant of Burma, who had been acting secretary-general of the United Nations following the death of Dag Hammarskjold the year before, was elected to a four-year term. In 1981, the United States and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.

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  18. How the Iraq war followed one veteran homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2011 | Newsday

    As the last US troops leave Iraq, the BBC's David Botti reflects on the nearly nine years of war. He served in Iraq as an infantryman in the US Marine Corps Reserve during the 2003 invasion.

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  19. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Isis leader is a figurehead for whom nothing is beyond the paleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | The Independent

    Standing in the Great Mosque of Mosul last year, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his Islamic "caliphate" to the world. His leadership was a calling from God, he said. 6 comments

  20. Iranian Army to station forces in western provinceRead the original story

    Friday Aug 7 | Tehran Times

    A senior commander says that the Iranian Army is stationing ground forces in the Western province of Ilam, the Mehr News Agency reported on Thursday. Since Ilam shares borders with Iraq, the Army is going to station a brigade in the province, Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said while visiting the construction site of the garrison where the brigade is to be stationed.

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