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#Iraq

From TheJournal.ie Iraq president vows to "punish" attackers who killed 119 in suicide blasts Mourning

Iraq president vows to "punish" attackers who killed 119 in suicide blasts

Three days of mourning have been declared in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Elite Iraqi army unit battles to re-take key Islamic State stronghold Urban Warfare

Elite Iraqi army unit battles to re-take key Islamic State stronghold

50,000 civilians are thought to be trapped in the city of Fallujah.

From TheJournal.ie US strikes have killed a key Islamic State leader Fallujah

US strikes have killed a key Islamic State leader

Maher Al-Bilawi was the IS commander in Fallujah.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq is about to go all out to reclaim a major chunk of IS territory Fallujah

Iraq is about to go all out to reclaim a major chunk of IS territory

A major operation is set to begin in Fallujah, a region that has been in Islamic State hands since 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 25 police recruits killed by suicide bomber in Yemen Islamic State

25 police recruits killed by suicide bomber in Yemen

In a separate incident, at least seven people were killed by suicide bombers in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie "It was a truly shocking sight – hundreds of human beings packed together like sardines in a tin" Held Without Charge

"It was a truly shocking sight – hundreds of human beings packed together like sardines in a tin"

In Iraq, thousands of prisoners are held for months in terrible conditions without any charge.

From TheJournal.ie "It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis Foreign Fighter

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone Fortress This post contains videos

Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone

More than 55 people have also died in a number of bomb blasts.

From TheJournal.ie 'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home Foreign Fighter

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland Middle East

Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland

The 24-year-old has been held in Iraq for over a week.

From TheJournal.ie A company linked to Abu Ghraib Prison are working on the census again Census 2016

A company linked to Abu Ghraib Prison are working on the census again

CACI UK was awarded the contract for “census printing and data capture services” in 2002 and has had that contract renewed every census since.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities Civil War

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities

The 24-year-old is currently being held by Kurdish authorities.

From TheJournal.ie An Irishman fighting against Isis in Syria is now being held in Iraq Foreign Fighter

An Irishman fighting against Isis in Syria is now being held in Iraq

Joshua Molloy was detained after allegedly trying to enter the country illegally.

From TheJournal.ie Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media Opinion

Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media

Brutality in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere has been largely overlooked by western media outlets, Julien Mercille writes.

From TheJournal.ie At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match Baghdad

At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Man found guilty of war crime after posing for photo with decapitated head of IS fighter Finland

Man found guilty of war crime after posing for photo with decapitated head of IS fighter

Jebbar Salman Ammar, 29, had posted three images on Facebook of himself with the head of a fighter.

This refugee cat who got lost while fleeing Iraq has been reunited with his family

After a four month, 4000km journey.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 1,000 migrants and refugees are being kicked out of Jungle camp Expulsion Order

Up to 1,000 migrants and refugees are being kicked out of Jungle camp

Around 20% of those in the camp have until 8pm on Tuesday to leave.

From TheJournal.ie Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq Baghdad

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

From TheJournal.ie Child in Islamic State execution video is my grandson, says London man Isis

Child in Islamic State execution video is my grandson, says London man

“They are just using a small boy,” Sunday Dare said. “They are just using him as a shield.”

From TheJournal.ie Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences Executions

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

From TheJournal.ie British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses Abuse

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces just scored a major victory against Islamic State FALL OF RAMADI

Iraqi forces just scored a major victory against Islamic State

IS fighters have abandoned Ramadi.

From TheJournal.ie This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan The Cost Of War

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State could be about to suffer a major loss Ramadi

Islamic State could be about to suffer a major loss

The city of Ramadi could be back in Iraqi hands.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished Esta

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished

An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.

From TheJournal.ie Soldier who lost leg in Iraq tells those with anti-Muslim sentiment to "get a grip" Well Said

Soldier who lost leg in Iraq tells those with anti-Muslim sentiment to "get a grip"

Chris Herbert is not impressed with the recent perceived rise in Islamophobia in the western world.

From TheJournal.ie The tallest building in the world will be an Iraqi skyscraper The Bride

The tallest building in the world will be an Iraqi skyscraper

With its iconic ‘veil’ of solar panels, the four-tower behemoth will produce as much energy as it consumes — a breakthrough in tall-building design.

From TheJournal.ie Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work Waterboarding This post contains videos

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

From TheJournal.ie Inside Islamic State's network of underground tunnels, filled with drugs and ammunition Islamic State

Inside Islamic State's network of underground tunnels, filled with drugs and ammunition

Thirty to 40 tunnels were found in Sinjar, Iraq,, each wired with electricity and each with their own sleeping quarters.

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron is ready to strike Isis in Syria, but would it make the UK safer? Air Strikes This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who are Islamic State? Terror Army

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

From TheJournal.ie Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave Sinjar

Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave

Sinjar had been taken by Islamic State before being liberated this week.

This man took in 24 refugees and documented his 'disappointment' in a powerful Facebook post

Dirk Voltz and his partner Mario opened their home.

From TheJournal.ie Boots on the ground: The US is sending in troops to bring the fight to Isis Special Forces

Boots on the ground: The US is sending in troops to bring the fight to Isis

Barack Obama says it will consist of “fewer than 50″ special forces.

From TheJournal.ie More US soldiers will be fighting IS in Iraq, but it's not quite 'boots on the ground' Direct Action

More US soldiers will be fighting IS in Iraq, but it's not quite 'boots on the ground'

The US military will be taking part in ‘direct action’ against Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison Gunfight This post contains videos

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison

It’s the first time US ground forces have been in action against Islamic State militants

From TheJournal.ie Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State Mealy-mouthed

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State

The former British Prime Minister wouldn’t make a full apology in a new TV interview.

From TheJournal.ie Mystery surrounds sudden death of former BBC journalist Istanbul Airport

Mystery surrounds sudden death of former BBC journalist

Jacky Sutton’s colleagues and friends have disputed claims that she took her own life.

From TheJournal.ie Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean? Shahada

Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean?

“They created a logo with an insanely powerful force, and completely trivialised it.”