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US sends 300 more troops to Iraq
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US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

Jul 1st 2014, 7:27 AM 3,315 Views 27 Comments

The move raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.

Declaration of Isis caliphate doesn't mean anything, says US
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Declaration of Isis caliphate doesn't mean anything, says US

Jun 30th 2014, 8:54 PM 7,367 Views 40 Comments

The militants, who have seized a large swath of territory in northern and western Iraq.

ISIS declares a new Islamic state in Iraq
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ISIS declares a new Islamic state in Iraq

Jun 30th 2014, 7:14 AM 7,132 Views 71 Comments

Muslim extremists have long dreamed of recreating the Islamic state, or caliphate, that ruled over the Middle East, much of North Africa and beyond in various forms.

Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit
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Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit

Jun 29th 2014, 7:13 PM 5,309 Views 43 Comments

Tikrit is said to be a hotbed of antipathy toward Iraq’s Shiite-led government.

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action
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Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action

Jun 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 18 Views 57 Comments

Conventional military action by America, along the lines of their previous tactics in Iraq, will be ineffective in defeating ISIS.

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

Jun 29th 2014, 9:12 AM 9,690 Views 60 Comments

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

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq
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The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

Jun 28th 2014, 10:07 AM 6,717 Views 65 Comments

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

"We were afraid for our children": 10,000 flee Iraq town
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"We were afraid for our children": 10,000 flee Iraq town

Jun 27th 2014, 3:08 PM 4,010 Views 18 Comments

The mostly Christian town was shelled with mortars, residents and the UNHCR said today.

$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement
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$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement

Jun 27th 2014, 7:48 AM 5,518 Views 137 Comments

They White House says it intends to “ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition”.

US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances
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US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances

Jun 25th 2014, 9:14 AM 6,532 Views 21 Comments

Another four teams will arrive in the coming days.

Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call'
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Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call'

Jun 24th 2014, 5:23 PM 5,089 Views 2 Comments

Lionel Messi picked up some new admirers with his last-minute winner against Iran.

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink
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John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink

Jun 24th 2014, 8:01 AM 4,565 Views 44 Comments

There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 4:18 PM 3,061 Views 21 Comments

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

In one of his last outings, Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to do in Iraq with other EU ministers
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In one of his last outings, Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to do in Iraq with other EU ministers

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:24 AM 4,354 Views 19 Comments

“The surge in violence represents a serious threat to the security, not only of the Iraqi people, but of the whole region,” said Eamon Gilmore.

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries
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Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

Jun 22nd 2014, 5:55 PM 5,989 Views 88 Comments

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

Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing
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Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:29 AM 3,964 Views 11 Comments

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

British medical student identified in 'jihad recruitment video'
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British medical student identified in 'jihad recruitment video'

Jun 21st 2014, 11:02 AM 12,546 Views 170 Comments

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

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

Jun 20th 2014, 10:32 PM 7,956 Views 46 Comments

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

Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq
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Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq

Jun 19th 2014, 7:57 PM 5,269 Views 50 Comments

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

US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official
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US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official

Jun 19th 2014, 5:36 PM 4,732 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jun 19th 2014, 7:18 AM 4,396 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2014, 5:11 PM 5,978 Views 35 Comments

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

Iraqi militants attack country's main oil refinery
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Iraqi militants attack country's main oil refinery

Jun 18th 2014, 8:21 AM 3,668 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2014, 2:27 PM 3,638 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2014, 7:43 AM 12,934 Views 95 Comments

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

Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants
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Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants

Jun 16th 2014, 7:47 PM 6,602 Views 74 Comments

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

Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers
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Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers

Jun 15th 2014, 7:31 PM 23,477 Views 89 Comments

Some images appear to depict mass killings.

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants
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Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

Jun 15th 2014, 1:43 PM 6,461 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,141 Views 129 Comments

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

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

Jun 14th 2014, 2:41 PM 7,937 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Jun 13th 2014, 10:42 PM 7,603 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Jun 13th 2014, 7:23 AM 4,706 Views 87 Comments

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

Explainer: What's happening in Iraq?
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Explainer: What's happening in Iraq?

Jun 12th 2014, 10:50 PM 17,735 Views 67 Comments

This is an emergency on top of an emergency.

US condemns militant attacks in Iraq
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US condemns militant attacks in Iraq

Jun 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 3,851 Views 79 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jun 11th 2014, 10:42 PM 17,307 Views 6 Comments

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

Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad
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Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad

Jun 11th 2014, 9:22 PM 6,979 Views 75 Comments

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.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 10th 2014, 10:50 PM 15,812 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2014, 10:17 AM 6,365 Views 101 Comments

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.