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Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon ― the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of the..
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Journalist with French TV dies of wounds from Mosul blast

Robert had been operated on in Baghdad and then flown back for treatment in France overnight Thursday to Friday, but died of her wounds, the public broadcaster said in a statement.  
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News video: Two blasts ripped through Iraqi capital, Baghdad: Over 20 killed, scores injured

Two blasts ripped through Iraqi capital, Baghdad: Over 20 killed, scores injured 00:42

Karrada, the upper middle class district of the Iraqi capital, is mostly inhabited by Shia but also has quite a large Christian minority. The area gets really busy after sunset during the holy month of..
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News video: At least 23 killed and 61 injured after double bomb blast in Baghdad

At least 23 killed and 61 injured after double bomb blast in Baghdad 08:38

Two blasts have ripped through busy market areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 23 people and injuring 61 others. The explosions targeted the Karrada and Sha'ab districts. RT LIVE..
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News video: Going Underground: Chilcot Report Special

Going Underground: Chilcot Report Special 27:06

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the long-awaited Chilcot report. He is joined by a former political exile from Saddam Hussein's Iraq, Sami Ramadani. And, the deputy Head of Baghdad Council’s..
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News video: ‘Desperate revenge’: Drone captures aftermath of deadly Baghdad bombing

‘Desperate revenge’: Drone captures aftermath of deadly Baghdad bombing 01:14

Footage from a drone details the aftermath of a double bombing which killed at least 215 people in Baghdad, Iraq. A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the central district of Karrada. The area,..
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News video: Muslim world readies for Eid al-Fitr but shadow hangs over festival in places

Muslim world readies for Eid al-Fitr but shadow hangs over festival in places 01:04

All around the Muslim world everyone is getting ready for Eid al-Fitr, the great festival that ends the holy month of Ramadan. In Iraq battle may rage in the north of the country, but in Baghdad the..
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Mosul: Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Old City battles

Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in..

U.S. military says crisis communications link with Russia 'in use'

"The deconfliction line is open and it is in use," Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a Baghdad-based spokesman for the U. S. -led coalition battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria told a Pentagon news..

Hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: US-led coalition unsure if ISIS caliph alive or dead

The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State said on Friday it had no concrete evidence on whether the militant group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead or alive but played down any significance..

If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi..
Reuters India

Iraqi PM says Mosul "liberation" will be declared in a few days - Sumaria TV

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The "liberation" of the city of Mosul from Islamic State will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday, according to Baghdad-based..
Reuters India

Shock and anger in Mosul after Islamic State destroys historic mosque

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - "When I looked out of the window and saw the minaret was no longer there, I felt a part of me had died."
Reuters India

Iran begins sending gas to Iraq under major deal

Shiite-dominated Iran and Iraq, which fought a devastating war in the 1980s, have become close allies since the 2003 fall of Sunni strongman Saddam Hussein and the rise of a Shiite-led government in..
Zee News

Factbox: Mosul's leaning minaret destroyed as Islamic State retreats

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Here are key facts about Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque and famous leaning minaret, blown up on Wednesday as Iraqi forces advanced on Islamic State's last stronghold. It was from this..
Reuters India

More than five million children need urgent humanitarian aid in Iraq – UNICEF

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war on Islamic State as "one of the most brutal" in modern..
Reuters India

Islamic State blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul-Iraqi military statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants blew up on Wednesday the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said.
Reuters India

Turkey must respect Iraqi Kurds' referendum move -Barzani adviser

Turkey should respect the decision of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence and support dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad, a chief adviser to Iraqi Kurdish leader..

Iran's leader warns Iraq not to weaken Shi'ite militias

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday against any measures that could weaken the Tehran-backed Shi'ite paramilitary groups, saying such..
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Mosul Old City battle goes house to house as Islamic State fighters defend

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters defended their remaining stronghold in the Old City of Mosul, moving stealthily along narrow back alleys and slipping from house to house through..
Reuters India

Iraqi PM Abadi heads to Saudi Arabia at start of MidEast tour

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi headed on Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first leg of a Middle East tour that will also include Iran and Kuwait, in a diplomatic effort to foster..
Reuters India

Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from IS - military statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged Islamic State from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.
Reuters India

Russia's military says it may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi, US reacts cautiously

 Moscow said on Friday its forces may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike in Syria last month, but Washington said it could not corroborate the death and Western and..

U.S.-led anti-IS coalition cannot confirm Russian report on Baghdadi

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State said on Friday it could not confirm a Russian report that the leader of the jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, may have been killed..
Reuters India

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