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Might IS, al-Qaida Team Up in Iraq? - Voice of America Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:53:33 GMT

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Might IS, al-Qaida Team Up in Iraq?
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IS was founded as an offshoot of al-Qaida in Iraq in 2004, in a movement spearheaded by Jordanian jihadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. As IS started gaining more influence in Iraq and Syria in 2014, it split from al-Qaida, and the two groups have since ...

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Iraq's Shi'ite ruling coalition opposes Kurds' independence referendum - Reuters Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:51:56 GMT

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Iraq's Shi'ite ruling coalition opposes Kurds' independence referendum
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Iraq's majority Shi'ite Arab community is located mainly in the south while the Kurds and the Sunni Arabs live in opposite corners of the north. The center around Baghdad is mixed. Iraq's main Kurdish parties announced this month a plan to hold a ...
Iraq supports extension of OPEC oil supply cuts, may seek exemption to boost own output -HakimDaily Mail
Iraq Shia cleric visit to Egypt draws ire of activistsMiddle East Monitor

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Gabriel: Germany's security is being protected in Iraq - Deutsche Welle Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:45:45 GMT

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Gabriel: Germany's security is being protected in Iraq
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Foreign Minister Gabriel has emphasized the importance of the fight against "IS" for Germany during a visit to Iraq. However, he said Berlin doesn't intend to expand its military aid to the war-torn country.
German foreign minister meets Kurdistan leaders in Iraqeuronews
German FM in Baghdad pledges continued support to IraqRudaw
German FM: Excluding part of Iraq's population leads to support for ISISNRT

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US approves $295.6 million military equipment sale to Iraq: Pentagon - CNBC Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:32:29 GMT

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US approves $295.6 million military equipment sale to Iraq: Pentagon
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The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $295.6 million worth of military equipment to Iraq for artillery and infantry Kurdish peshmerga units, a Pentagon agency said on Wednesday. The equipment requested by the Iraqi government would outfit ...
Humvees & howitzers: US approves $300mn sale of military equipment for Iraq's Kurdish forcesRT
US Military Set to Make $300 Million Deal to Arm Kurds Fighting ISIS in IraqNewsweek

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IRAQ CONFLICT: Bodies wash ashore and a BULLET to the back of a head - Express.co.uk Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:38:01 GMT

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IRAQ CONFLICT: Bodies wash ashore and a BULLET to the back of a head
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Human Rights Watch Iraq researcher Belkis Wille said that if the victims were not killed by Islamic State, the description of bound and blindfolded bodies “strongly suggested” they were examples of extrajudicial executions by “state-affiliated forces ...

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Iranian Militia Role in Syria, Iraq Prompts Alarm - Voice of America Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:47:53 GMT

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Iranian Militia Role in Syria, Iraq Prompts Alarm
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The London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, a Qatari-owned pan-Arab news outlet, reported that Soleimani's visit to Iraq's Kurdish region lasted several days, and during that time the Quds Force commander stressed that Kirkuk should remain a city for all ...
Adviser to Head of Iran's Notorious Quds Force Becomes Ambassador to IraqBreitbart News
Revolutionary Guard general takes over as new Iranian ambassador in IraqReuters
Bodies Floating in Tigris River; 17 Killed in IraqAntiwar.com
Rudaw -Tasnim News Agency (press release) -Arab News
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Iraqi forces 'make further gains' against ISIL in Mosul - Aljazeera.com Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:02:08 GMT

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Iraqi forces 'make further gains' against ISIL in Mosul
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The head of Iraq's federal police, Raed Shakir Jawdat, also said in a statement that Iraqi forces had killed a senior ISIL operative, who had been in charge of chemical weapons for the group in Mosul, in a guided missile strike in the Zanjili ...
Mosul battle bogs down Iraq, U.S. coalition allies - Washington TimesWashington Times
Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing MosulAOL
The More Things Change, the More Iraq Stays the SameThe National Interest Online
U.S. News & World Report -Western Journalism -CBS News
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Reform Eludes Iraq's Oil Sector | Stratfor - STRATFOR Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:25:51 GMT

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Reform Eludes Iraq's Oil Sector | Stratfor
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Iraq's lawmakers have been discussing measures to reform the vital energy sector for more than a decade. But so long as the divisions between and within the ...

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Iraq says 'friendly' nations contacted over Qatari captives - Fox News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:55:00 GMT

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Iraq says 'friendly' nations contacted over Qatari captives
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Al-Abadi also told journalists that Qatar's non-resident ambassador came to Iraq "to help in their release." A royal Qatari aircraft has been in Baghdad since Saturday. Qatari officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The ...

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Iraq's oil exports fall so far in April amid port work, OPEC cut - Reuters Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:55:00 GMT

Iraq's oil exports fall so far in April amid port work, OPEC cut
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LONDON, April 20 Oil shipments from Iraq's southern terminals have fallen so far in April, according to loading data and an industry source, reflecting a temporary drop in export capacity and Iraqi efforts to comply with OPEC production cuts. OPEC's ...

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