US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:04:32 +0000

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Saturday that it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village

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River ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq’s Mosul, killing 71

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:10:11 +0000

BAGHDAD — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 71 people, mostly women and children, officials said.

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From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:42:47 +0000

From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

IS fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country’s fragile security.

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Iraqi Official Casts Doubt on Deals With GE, Siemens

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:03:00 +0000

Multibillion-dollar energy deals that both Siemens and General Electric (GE) signed with the Iraqi government last year may not come to fruition, according to the country’s electricity minister. The Financial Times on February 10 reported that Luay Al-Khatteeb, who took his post late last year after the deals were brokered, told the newspaper, “I don’t […]

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King of Spain visits Iraq, first in 40 years — diplomat

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:50:34 +0000

King of Spain visits Iraq, first in 40 years — diplomat

King Felipe VI of Spain on Wednesday visited special forces helping Iraq fight jihadists, a diplomat said.

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Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal

Credit to Author: aulanday| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 22:32:47 +0000

BAGHDAD — President Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians who on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.S. forces. “Arrogant” and “a violation of national sovereignty” were but a few examples of the […]

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Iraqi lawmakers blast Trump visit as blow to sovereignty

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000

DISPUTED VISITIn a surprise trip to Iraq, US President Donald Trump speaks to the troops at a hangar of Al-Asad Air Base, west of Baghdad, on Wednesday. AP

Iraqi political and militia leaders condemned US President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to US troops in Iraq on Wednesday as a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, and lawmakers said a meeting between Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi was canceled due to a disagreement over venue.

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