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January 5, 2019 4:00 AM UK announces Iraq explosive clearance funds

The UK is to give an extra £5m to help clear Islamic State (IS) explosives in Iraq, the government has announced. The Department for International Development (DfID) funding is in addition to the £24.9m the UK has contributed to demining projects in the country since 2015. The UK is committed to spending 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid - spending 99

August 14, 2018 11:46 PM Terror group ready for WAR with 30,000 fighters according to UN report

RUTHLESS terror group ISIS has gathered 30,000 fighters and could be preparing for a wave of offensives around the world, according to a ominous new report by the UN. The past 18 months have seen ISIS suffer a stunning series of defeats, with the group loosing much of its self-styled state. In July 2017 Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by Western airpower 45

June 17, 2018 5:21 PM Angelina Jolie visits children and families in Iraqi camp for 33,000 refugees fleeing war in Syria

A day after walking bombed out streets of war-torn Mosul, Angelina Jolie toured a refugee camp holding 33,000 refugees as a result of seven-year conflict in Syria. The Hollywood star called the scene of destruction in Iraq as 'the worst' she's ever seen during her 17-year humanitarian work with United Nations. 'This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years 24

January 21, 2018 6:37 PM Iraq condemns German woman to death by hanging after finding her guilty of belonging to ISIS

An Iraqi court said on Sunday that it had condemned a German woman to death finding her guilty of belonging to the jihadist group ISIS. The unknown woman, of Moroccan origin, was sentenced to death by hanging. She was sentenced for providing 'logistical support and helping the terrorist group to carry out crimes,' said Abdel Settar Bayraqdar, a spokesman 36

November 12, 2017 6:49 AM Drone footage shows sinkhole that became Islamic State mass grave

Thousands are believed to have been buried in the sinkhole, with some executed at the edge and others tossed in alive. Witnesses say some of the victims were executed on the side of the pit and pushed inside, while others were thrown in alive. Underground water flows are thought to have washed many of the bodies away, and parts of the sinkhole filled 49

October 27, 2017 2:50 PM Islamic State shores up last stronghold on Syria-Iraq border

BEIRUT, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Islamic State is building up its defences in a pocket of territory on the Syrian-Iraqi frontier, the U.S.-led coalition said on Friday, in an anticipation of assaults by Syrian and Iraqi forces aiming to snuff out the jihadists' last stronghold. Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to capture the last Iraqi territory held by Islamic 20

October 24, 2017 7:20 AM Kurds report Iraq attack south of oil export pipeline, Iraqis say no clashes

BAGHDAD, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Kurdistan regional authorities accused Iraqi forces of launching an attack on Tuesday towards the Turkish border, where a section of the Kurdish oil export pipeline is located. An Iraqi military spokesman denied clashes happened in the region of Rabi'a, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the Fish-Khabur border area held by Kurdish 27

October 15, 2017 9:37 AM Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced despite the city's recapture in July, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Sunday. "One year since the start of the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group (IS), some 673,000 Iraqis from the city and its surroundings remain displaced and unable 21

October 7, 2017 9:07 AM Christians and Yazidis see a bleak future in a proposed independent Kurdish state

BASHIQA, Iraq — Shortly after the Islamic State was pushed out of his home town last year, Ivan Abdulla bought a new house in the traditionally Yazidi enclave. It was an investment in the place where generations of his family were raised, he said. The hilltop town of mostly Yazidis and Christians — two of Iraq’s most vulnerable minorities — has become 58

August 26, 2017 8:42 AM Iraqi forces seize 70 pct of Islamic State stronghold Tal Afar

BAGHDAD, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have dislodged Islamic State from 70 percent of Tal Afar, a stronghold of the militants in northwestern Iraq, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Saturday. "God willing the remaining part will be liberated soon," Jaafari said at a news conference with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and French 17