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#Iraq

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far Causalities Of War

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

From TheJournal.ie What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions Don't Let Go

What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will do more:  'Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can't let that lie' Europe's Response

Ireland will do more: 'Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can't let that lie'

Minister Brendan Howlin has indicated that Ireland will take in more than its allocated 600 people.

From TheJournal.ie American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command Iraq

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.

From TheJournal.ie "A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria Islamic State This post contains videos

"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria

Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.

From TheJournal.ie US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it Sneaky

US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it

Matt Kenyon has been smuggling the special micro-printed paper into their stationery supplies…

From TheJournal.ie Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art' War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

A surge for independents, the naming of a US military ship and a car bomb in Iraq has had people talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Incredible documentary tells the story of those who rescue women and children from Islamic State Escapefromisis

Incredible documentary tells the story of those who rescue women and children from Islamic State

Channel 4′s Dispatches – Escape From Isis needs to be seen.

From TheJournal.ie "There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack Tunisia

"There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack

Muslim activist Anjem Choudary has said that the presence of Western civilians in Muslim countries is creating instability.

From TheJournal.ie This 17-year-old became 'Britain's youngest suicide bomber' yesterday Islamic State

This 17-year-old became 'Britain's youngest suicide bomber' yesterday

His family say they are “devastated and heartbroken” at his death.

From TheJournal.ie The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State War On Terror

The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State

The militant group has made a number of gains in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution Iraq

Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution

Tariq Aziz wasn’t hanged because the Vatican asked for a pardon as he was Christian.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions Palmyra

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows how a city became a ghost town after being taken by ISIS Islamic State

Video shows how a city became a ghost town after being taken by ISIS

Ramadi once had a population of 500,000. Now, it is a ghost town.

From TheJournal.ie US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid Under Siege This post contains videos

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria Conflict

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Iran needs the ISIS threat to stay – here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

From TheJournal.ie US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians Blackwater

US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians

A further 17 were wounded.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows ISIS beheading four men and hanging their bodies on crosses Brutal Killing

Video shows ISIS beheading four men and hanging their bodies on crosses

A masked executioner is shown beheading the four with a sword, after reading out charges over a loudspeaker.

From TheJournal.ie Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city Tikrit

Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city

Forensic teams are examining the remains.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there Tikrit

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

From TheJournal.ie More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why? Opinion

More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why?

It is evident that many of these women are drawn to the society depicted by ISIS, which gives them a prominent – if restrictive – role.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of 'Jihadi John' says she recognised son's voice in hostage videos Radicalised
From TheJournal.ie Islamic State killer 'Jihadi John' has been named Unmasked

Islamic State killer 'Jihadi John' has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base Iraq

Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base

Up to 25 IS fighters attacked the US base using suicide bombers and gunmen.

From TheJournal.ie After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane Taking It Back

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.