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By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Iraq takes back Ramadi from Islamic State, 10 leaders killed

U.S.-led forces have killed 10 Islamic State leaders in air strikes, including individuals linked to the Paris attacks, a U.S. spokesman said, dealing a major blow to the Sunni militant group after Iraqi forces More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Jeb Bush describes Iraq War ‘pretty good deal’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continued his 2016 Presidential campaign, speaking at a forum on national security at St. Ambrose College blaming the Obama administration for its failure to achieve a “fragile but More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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New ISIS video: Prisoners executed by detonating explosives

The Islamic State released a video Monday showing the shocking execution of Afghan tribesman by detonating explosives they had positioned earlier underground. In the video, the men, wearing traditional tribal clothes More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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New ISIS video depicts the beheading of Kurdish fighters

ISIS has published a video purporting to show the beheading of three Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq by Sunni militants who threatened to kill “dozens” more of those being held captive. The six-minute More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Canon Andrew White on Iraq crisis: troops on the ground needed against ISIS as Christians still flee

A new report revealed that Christians in the Nineveh region of northern Iraq are unable to celebrate communion for the first time in two thousand year after Islamic State militants captured the area and took More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Vatican officials call on Muslim leaders to denounce ‘barbarity’ of ISIS against Christians

Vatican officials are urging Muslim leaders to denounce the “barbarity” of the Islamic State’s attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line. Pope Francis More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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President Obama orders military action against ISIS in Iraq, ‘America is coming to help’

President Obama orders airstrikes in Iraq to push back ISIS/ISIL photo donkeyhotey [email protected] President Obama on Thursday announced he had authorized limited airstrikes against Islamic militants in More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Muslim extremists, ISIS claim they have destroyed Jonah’s tomb in Ninevah

The famous Old Testament prophet Jonah’s resting place has been under attack by Muslim extremists who say they’ve destroyed his tomb in the Iraqi province of Ninevah. ISIS terrorists continue to demolish More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in video calling for jihad and Caliphate

The reported leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is allegedly the man appearing at a mosque in Mosul, calling on those gathered to wage a holy war, CNN reported, citing witnesses and a video More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Iraqi Shiites to US: ‘Stay out’ as Sunni Muslims take control of resources

The Sunni militants in Iraq continue to find success as they have seized control of several cities and the countries’ resources. Despite this violence, the Shiite leadership is warning the United States against More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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America divided over Iraq response, Obama calls for unity in Baghdad

President Obama has ordered drone surveillance flights over Iraq, but no air strikes as the country is spiralling into turmoil with sectarian violence. A senior administration official said on Sunday that the emphasis More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Iraq: May deadliest month of 2014, nearly 800 reported dead in violence

Nearly 800 people were killed in violence across Iraq in May, the United Nations said on Sunday, making it the deadliest month so far this year. Image/CIA A total of 799 people were killed, 196 were members of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Sunni terrorists attack Iraqi soldiers killing 30 ahead of new election

Sunni Muslim terrorists killed at least 30 people around Iraq on Thursday including 12 soldiers in an assault on a remote army base in the north, deepening insecurity with a national election just two weeks away. More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint in Iraq, kills 45, injures over 100 more

A suicide bomber driving a truck loaded with explosives attacked a security checkpoint in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla on Sunday, killing at least 45 people and wounding more than 100, security officials said. photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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John Kerry on Iraqi violence: US not returning, this is their fight

Violence in Iraq has returned and the Iraqi government has reportedly lost control of Fallujah and Ramadi to al Qaeda even as the military launched a major offensive against the group. Despite these reports of escalating More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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UN Report: 2013 was the deadliest year in Iraq since 2008

The UN reports that Iraq endured the most violent year in five years as violent attacks claimed almost 9,000 lives. A total of 8,868 people, including 7,818 civilians, have been killed in violent attacks across More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Car bombing rock Iraq leaving dozens dead as death toll rising to highest levels since 2008

Ten car bombs exploded in Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad Sunday morning, all exploding within 40 minutes of one another. The death toll estimates are scattered but appear over 50 dead. Forty-one civilians were More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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Iraq violence: 80 dead from latest suicide bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims and schools

A suicide bomber killed at least 51 Shiite pilgrims who were crossing a bridge in Baghdad in the deadliest of several attacks in Iraq on Saturday, the police said. A school and cafe were also targeted in increasing More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Iraq sees the most casualties in July since 2007

 A total of 1,057 Iraqis were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in July 2013, making it the most violent month since 2007, according to The United Nations Assistance Mission More...


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