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America Leaves Its Allies to Battle Each Other in Iraq - Wall Street Journal Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:52:32 GMT

Wall Street Journal

America Leaves Its Allies to Battle Each Other in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
Erbil, Iraq. The U.S. presidential race is ramping up, and with it have come declarations and promises. But solutions from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for solving the turmoil in the Middle East and the war on Islamic State won't succeed unless the ...
Iraq Resumes Pumping Oil Through Kurdish PipelineVoice of America
Iraq Resumes Oil Exports From Kurdish FieldsOilPrice.com
Iraq's parliament speaker hails Kurdish victories as gov't opposes Peshmerga advancesRudaw
Antiwar.com -Jerusalem Post Israel News -The Indian Express
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Hannity's Shameless Trump Town Hall Includes Lies That Trump Opposed Iraq And Opposed Troop Withdrawal - Media Matters for America (blog) Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:45:47 GMT

Media Matters for America (blog)

Hannity's Shameless Trump Town Hall Includes Lies That Trump Opposed Iraq And Opposed Troop Withdrawal
Media Matters for America (blog)
In one of the first questions of his town hall, Hannity suggested that Trump opposed the war in Iraq initially but wanted troops to remain later in the war to keep the country stabilized, arguing that “even though you were opposed to [the war], you ...

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Iraq Opens Airspace to Russia After Iran Deployment - Newsweek Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:24:00 GMT

Newsweek

Iraq Opens Airspace to Russia After Iran Deployment
Newsweek
Iraq has allowed the Russian air force to use its airspace if needed during airstrikes on Syria, following Russia's decision to deploy aircraft to Iraq's neighbors, Iran, on Tuesday. Russian government officials have previously not ruled out expanding ...
Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, IraqDepartment of Defense

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What are Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units doing in Beirut? - Al-Monitor Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:52:42 GMT

Al-Monitor

What are Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units doing in Beirut?
Al-Monitor
BEIRUT — A hotel in Beirut was the scene of a series of secret meetings Aug. 8-11 between a diplomatic delegation that included representatives from Western countries and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and a delegation composed of Iraq's ...


The Opinion Pages|Does the US Ignore Its Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria? - New York Times Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:41:06 GMT

New York Times

The Opinion Pages|Does the US Ignore Its Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria?
New York Times
But with the fight moving deeper into the towns and cities of Iraq and Syria — where millions remain under the Islamic State's thumb — the risk is rising. Denmark, a member of the coalition, recently warned that civilian deaths might be “unavoidable ...


US officials: Up to 100000 Iran-backed fighters now in Iraq - Fox News Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:32:30 GMT

Fox News

US officials: Up to 100000 Iran-backed fighters now in Iraq
Fox News
As many as 100,000 Iranian-backed Shiite militia are now fighting on the ground in Iraq, according to U.S. military officials -- raising concerns that should the Islamic State be defeated, it may only be replaced by another anti-American force that ...

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The Morning Risk Report: Companies Consider Iraq Amid Risks - Wall Street Journal (blog) Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:37:24 GMT

The Morning Risk Report: Companies Consider Iraq Amid Risks
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Foreign companies are beginning to consider investments in Iraq, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Those firms face high hurdles, as the report notes, and an expert told Risk & Compliance Journal that risks and corruption remain significant ...


Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Department of Defense Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:13:54 GMT

Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 18, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today ...
19 more airstrikes targeting IS in Syria and IraqKuwait News Agency

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Sunnis eye their piece of Iraq pie - Al-Monitor Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:44:17 GMT

Al-Monitor

Sunnis eye their piece of Iraq pie
Al-Monitor
He told Al-Monitor that the step by the Sunni forces aims “to divide [Iraq] into regions, which does not serve the country's unity. The meeting it held aimed to mobilize the leaders who speak on behalf of the Sunni Arabs in order to bridge the gap ...

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12 killed, 36 injured by IS-launched mortar barrage in Iraq - Xinhua Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:15:27 GMT

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12 killed, 36 injured by IS-launched mortar barrage in Iraq
Xinhua
TIKRIT, Iraq, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 displaced people were killed and 36 others wounded on Thursday in a mortar barrage by the Islamic State (IS) militants on a displacement camp in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, a provincial ...
Refugee center shelled in Iraq's Saladin; 12 killedAnadolu Agency

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