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#Iraq

From TheJournal.ie Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries ISIL

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

The US President has said the unrest in Iraq could spill over in other countries such as Jordan.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing Isis

Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing

The seizure of Al-Qaim leaves just one of three official border crossings with Syria in the hands of the central government.

From TheJournal.ie British medical student identified in 'jihad recruitment video' Iraq

British medical student identified in 'jihad recruitment video'

Nasser Mathuna from Cardiff has been “brainwashed”, his father says.

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 Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq Action

Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq

He said that the US would be prepared to take targeted and precise military action.

From TheJournal.ie US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official Iraq

US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official

President Obama has vowed not to approve “boots on the ground” in Iraq — three years after a large American force withdrew.

From TheJournal.ie Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq Hard Choices

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq

The President would not need Congressional approval regardless of his decision.

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 militants attack country's main oil refinery Isis

Iraqi militants attack country's main oil refinery

Militants attacked parts of the refinery complex, leading to heavy clashes.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s everything you need to know this Wednesday morning.

From TheJournal.ie GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad Deployed

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.

From TheJournal.ie Nightmare for Obama as US confirms that troops will return to Iraq Going Back

Nightmare for Obama as US confirms that troops will return to Iraq

275 US military personnel are being deployed to Baghdad to protect American personnel and the embassy.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants Iraq

Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants

US and Australian embassies and the United Nations have started evacuating staff.

From TheJournal.ie Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers ISIL This post contains images

Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers

Some images appear to depict mass killings.

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 Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion It Wasn't Me

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he 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 Obama says he will not send troops to Iraq but he's examining other options Extremist Offensive

Obama says he will not send troops to Iraq but he's examining other options

The Iraqi Prime Minister asked the United States to provide military assistance to counter an advance by a Sunni extremist movement.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad Crisis

US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad

President Barack Obama’s comments come after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents during lightning advances.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's happening in Iraq? Conflict

Explainer: What's happening in Iraq?

This is an emergency on top of an emergency.

From TheJournal.ie US condemns militant attacks in Iraq Crisis

US condemns militant attacks in Iraq

Washington is considering options for offering military assistance to Baghdad, including drone strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad Iraq

Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad

They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

From TheJournal.ie Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts Mosul

Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts

The militant groups have launched a series of major operations in Iraq in recent days, killing scores of people and highlighting the weakness of the country’s security forces.

From TheJournal.ie Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants Baghdad

Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants

The country is experiencing its worst violence in years.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment Cancer

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left Unrest

Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left

The country’s prime minister said he is certain of winning.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013 Death Penalty

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Military investigating photos of US Marines burning bodies Military Investigation

Military investigating photos of US Marines burning bodies

The photos were released yesterday and show what’s believed to be Iraqi insurgents being burned.

From TheJournal.ie Britain rejects Iraq torture claims Torture

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims

The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.

From TheJournal.ie Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital Iraq

Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital

The deadliest blast occurred at a bustling bus station in central Baghdad, killing nine people.

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Today everybody’s been talking about waves and flooding, NAMA making a big sale and Matt Cooper with Dennis Rodman in North Korea.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi PM urges residents of Fallujah to expel militants to avoid "major attack" Iraq

Iraqi PM urges residents of Fallujah to expel militants to avoid "major attack"

Security forces in Iraq plan to retake the city, which fell to rebel forces a week ago.

From TheJournal.ie US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists "it is their fight" Iraq

US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists "it is their fight"

Iraq lost control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a city where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq's Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed Violence

Iraq's Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed

Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces broke up an anti-government protest camp.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008 2013

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008

Iraq Body Count, an NGO, said that around two-thirds of deaths occurred in the second half of 2013.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks Saddam Hussein

'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks

In an exclusive interview with AFP, Mowaffak al-Rubaie talks about the process of putting the Iraqi dictator to death.