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#Iraq

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies Kirkuk

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides Islamic State

Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides

The women were captured along with 800 children.

From TheJournal.ie Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq Tal Afar

Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq

IS jihadists overran Tal Afar in June 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone' Saving Mosul

'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'

John Reilly talks to TheJournal.ie after his trip to Mosul directly after the siege.

From TheJournal.ie UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

A former Iraqi general has been trying for some time to bring a private prosecution against Blair for his role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie 'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul Liberation

'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul

IS-controlled areas in west Mosul became more and more crowded with civilians.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul Victory

Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said he was in “liberated” Mosul.

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul Digging In

20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul

In neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces are facing fierce resistance from IS.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul The Battle For Mosul
From TheJournal.ie An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS Syrias Vibes

An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS

Researchers who’ve interviewed survivors describe their trauma as the “most distressing” they’ve ever experienced.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East LOST IN TRANSIT

'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East

An audit received by Amnesty International found failings in how equipment was logged and monitored.

From TheJournal.ie 26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed Qatar

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed

The party is believed to have included members of the Qatari royal family.

From TheJournal.ie UK's attorney general 'attempting to block prosecution' of Tony Blair over the Iraq War Invasion

UK's attorney general 'attempting to block prosecution' of Tony Blair over the Iraq War

The argument revolves around whether the crime of aggression exists in UK law.

From TheJournal.ie In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike Hope Springs

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq Humanitarian

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.

From TheJournal.ie US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war' Airstrikes

US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum Islamic State

PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

Iraqi forces recently retook the building from the so-called Islamic State group.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State Mosul

Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State

The fighting in west Mosul has forced more than 50,000 people to flee.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible' Mosul

Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible'

“There is never justification — none whatsoever — for the use of chemical weapons.”

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul Shifa Gardi

Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

The Rudaw news organisation described her as one of their “most daring journalists”.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State Latest Offensive

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers Jamal Al-Harith

Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers

The British fighter who died in yesterday’s suicide attack has been informally identified as Jamal al-Harith.

From TheJournal.ie 350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as 'most brutal fighting yet' begins Serious Dangers

350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as 'most brutal fighting yet' begins

Iraqi forces have launched an offensive against Islamic State in the contested town of Mosul.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have very little food left': People are burning their own clothes to stay warm in Mosul Islamic State

'We have very little food left': People are burning their own clothes to stay warm in Mosul

The stage is set for what could be Iraq’s bloodiest battle yet in the fight against IS.

From TheJournal.ie IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq Terror Attacks

IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq

A Pakistani shrine was targeted, and a car bomb exploded in Baghdad today.

From TheJournal.ie Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption Chaos Reigns

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

From TheJournal.ie Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US Terrorism

Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US

Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.

From TheJournal.ie Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on Warning

Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on

The UN has warned about the risk to citizens in the battle-torn city.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide car bomb kills at least 32 in busy Baghdad neighbourhood Sadr City

Suicide car bomb kills at least 32 in busy Baghdad neighbourhood

Many of the victims were labourers waiting for work.

From TheJournal.ie 'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians Iraq

'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians

The deadly strike came as Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul.

From TheJournal.ie 'You could be wiped out at any moment': Irishman on fighting Isis in Syria Joshua Molloy

'You could be wiped out at any moment': Irishman on fighting Isis in Syria

Joshua Molloy, a Laois native and ex-British soldier, was arrested when trying to return to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'ISIS claims responsibility' for suicide bomb blast which killed at least 70 people Bomb Blast

'ISIS claims responsibility' for suicide bomb blast which killed at least 70 people

The explosion seemingly targeted Iranian pilgrims who were returning from a pilgrimage.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on Door To Door This post contains videos

Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on

Civilians are risking their lives to flee the city.

From TheJournal.ie How to save artworks in Iraq and Syria? Put them in the Louvre Art Attack

How to save artworks in Iraq and Syria? Put them in the Louvre

French president Francois Hollande says it could help save a lot of artworks.

From TheJournal.ie Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly' reported dead after Islamic State suicide bombing Iraq

Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly' reported dead after Islamic State suicide bombing

Isis said the man had killed himself yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Isis leader 'calls for fight to the death' in audio recording Iraq

Isis leader 'calls for fight to the death' in audio recording

“Do not retreat. Holding your ground with honour is a thousand times easier than retreating in shame.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Beginning of true liberation': Iraqi army pushes into IS-held Mosul Battle For Mosul

'Beginning of true liberation': Iraqi army pushes into IS-held Mosul

Now two weeks into the offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold, soldiers have forced their way in.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces move to cut off Islamic State militant supply lines The Battle For Mosul

Iraqi forces move to cut off Islamic State militant supply lines

The latest operation could bring fighters close to the largely Sunni city of Hatra, a UNESCO world heritage site.

From TheJournal.ie "Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul Preparing To Escape This post contains videos

"Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul

Western defence chiefs are already looking towards IS’s other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces battle through sniper fire and suicide bombs to retake IS-held city Battle For Mosul

Iraqi forces battle through sniper fire and suicide bombs to retake IS-held city

Some 10,000 fighters are engaged in a huge assault to take back Iraq’s second city.