40 terrorists killed in Heet

Air Force warplanes bombed hideouts and gatherings of the so called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the district of Heet west of Ramadi,  Ashour Mahlawi the commander of the western Anbar Awakening group said.
 The bombing t...

President Masum visits al-Jubouri

President Fuad Masum visited yesterday, Speaker of the Iraqi Council of the Representatives Dr. Salim al-Jubouri, and discussed with him the security and political developments in the country.
The two sides stressed the necessity to work for the r...

UN: ISIL destruction of heritage sites a war crime

The U.N.'s cultural agency says the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by ISIL and other groups could amount to war crimes.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee Monday adopted a resolution condemning "intentional attack...

Kurdistan

Qubad Talabani calls on the international community to support the Peshmerga forces

In the framework of his visit to Britain, Qubad Talabani deputy prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government. met with his accompanying delegation Tobias Elöd Minister for Middle East Affairs in the British government.
During the meeti...

Iraq

ISIS executes senior militant for planning coup against caliphate

The radical group of Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed a senior militant in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, after accusing him of “planning coup against the Caliphate”.
Local sources in Mosul told ARA News that the group executed Abu...


World

French gas factory attacker linked to ISIS


A French prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory in Lyon had a “terrorist motive” and links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to Agence France Presse.

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Teen Reunited with Soldier Who Helped Her Escape from Iraq 18 Years Ago


An 18-year-old Georgia student's recent high school graduation was more than just a special milestone – it was a reunion with someone she met when she was just 36 days old.
In 1996, Lava...


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"There’s no 'ethnic cleansing' in Til Abyad against the Turkmen and Arabic population."


Interview with Rami Abdulrahman, head of the “Syrian Observatory For Human Rights” (SOHR), London
The SOHR is an organization located in London. It collects and publishes informati...


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Saddam Is Long Gone, But His Minefields Still Maim and Kill


Kurdish deminers work to clear thousands of deadly traps
by MATT CETTI-ROBERTS
In the spring sunshine on the rolling green pastures along the Iraqi border with Syria, a Kurdish man scans ...


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»  Amna Suraka (Red Security)

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