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#Insurgency

From TheJournal.ie At least 70 mourners killed in 'appalling' bomb blast at hospital in Pakistan Quetta

At least 70 mourners killed in 'appalling' bomb blast at hospital in Pakistan

About 200 people had gathered at the hospital to mourn the death of a senior local lawyer.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq Crisis

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

From TheJournal.ie Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq Baghdad

Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq

Separately today, the Iraqi prime minister has accused the Kurdish government of protecting militants.

From TheJournal.ie While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state Vote

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

From TheJournal.ie Iran might be helping Iraq to fight ISIS by providing military jets CALIPHATE

Iran might be helping Iraq to fight ISIS by providing military jets

Iraq had previously received a shipment of the SU-25 jets from Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them Insurgency

Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them

The only pilots with experience of the jets are those from Saddam Hussein’s air force.

From TheJournal.ie US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace Insurgency

US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace

The US Secretary of State John Kerry made the remarks today during a visit Baghdad’s Green Zone.

From TheJournal.ie The Pentagon thinks Iran has sent a 'small number' of operatives into Iraq Isis

The Pentagon thinks Iran has sent a 'small number' of operatives into Iraq

There is no sign of a large deployment of army units.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq officially calls on the US to carry out air strikes on militants Insurgency

Iraq officially calls on the US to carry out air strikes on militants

However, a “military approach will not be enough”, Iraq’s foreign minister said.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants Insurgency

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.

From TheJournal.ie Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move Insurgency

Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move

The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.

From TheJournal.ie Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack Kabul

Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack

Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.

From TheJournal.ie NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes Afghanistan

NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes

A spokesperson for the military alliance says that airstrikes will not be used on civilian dwellings unless it’s a matter of ‘self-defence for troops on the ground’.