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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Fighting: Hundreds Flee, Others Return to Liberated Areas

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Fighting: Hundreds Flee, Others Return to Liberated Areas

“We are besieged in the Resala area. There are stray bullets from other areas where there is fighting; three children have died,” said Mohamed Sobhi.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Ruling Coalition Opposes Kurds’ Independence Referendum

IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Ruling Coalition Opposes Kurds’ Independence Referendum

Iraq’s Shi’ite ruling coalition would oppose Kurdish to hold a referendum on independence after defeat of Islamic State, its president, Ammar al-Hakim said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report

IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report

IRAQ WAR: Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that the humanitarian plight of war-torn Mosul has “escalated to the limit.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

Turkey, Iraq’s northern neighbor which has its own issues with Kurds and is in the midst of a crackdown on Kurdish militants, condemned the flag hoisting.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Battle Toward Landmark Mosul Mosque

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Battle Toward Landmark Mosul Mosque

“My initial assessment is that we probably had a role in these casualties,” Townsend, the senior coalition commander in Iraq, told a Pentagon news briefing.

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IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand

IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand

Iran has announced retaliatory sanctions on 15 American companies over their support for Israeli crimes and terrorism two days after Washington imposed bans on nearly a dozen foreign companies or individuals for aiding the Islamic Republic.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

Iraq War: American confirmation followed a decision by Iraqi government forces to pause their drive to recapture west Mosul.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase

Mosul War Report Updates: “We are stunned by this terrible loss of life,” Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Eastern Mosul Coming Back to Life

IRAQ POLITICS: Eastern Mosul Coming Back to Life

Eastern Mosul is coming back to life. In the few weeks since Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from this side of the city, markets have opened and bulldozers have begun to clear the debris left by battle.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Aid Convoys Enter Mosul, Bringing Relief, Suspicion

IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Aid Convoys Enter Mosul, Bringing Relief, Suspicion

The trucks carrying food, water and blankets from Shi’ite cities in southern Iraq are welcomed by hungry and war-weary residents of Mosul, Islamic State’s last major Iraqi stronghold.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis Pouring Out of Mosul Find No Shelter At Crowded Camps

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis Pouring Out of Mosul Find No Shelter At Crowded Camps

“We tried at Hammam al-Alil camp,” about 35 km (22 miles) south of Mosul, the 50-year-old said. “It was full.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire

“I have 18 bodies I need to bury — my brother’s family,” Faisal Umm Tayran, 50, said matter-of-factly. “They’re just lying in the garden at the moment.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Fear, Hunger, Destruction in Mosul Old City

IRAQ POLITICS: Fear, Hunger, Destruction in Mosul Old City

Iraqi leaders say the battle to recapture Mosul is reaching its final stages, trumpeting each gain made against the militants.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Discovered! Mass Grave of Shi’ite Inmates Killed By Islamic State

IRAQ POLITICS: Discovered! Mass Grave of Shi’ite Inmates Killed By Islamic State

“Initial checks of the mass grave revealed remains with prison uniforms and lined up in a way that indicates they were shot dead in groups,” said Karim Nouri, spokesman for the Hashid Shaabi.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Islamic State Frees Mosul Prisoners

IRAQ POLITICS: Islamic State Frees Mosul Prisoners

One Mosul resident said his brother had suddenly reappeared at the house on Friday after spending a month in captivity for possessing a mobile phone.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Caught in ‘Strange and Terrifying’ Battle as Islamic State Foreign Soldiers Fight to the End

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Caught in ‘Strange and Terrifying’ Battle as Islamic State Foreign Soldiers Fight to the End

Families cowered in basements, huddling in dark as war raged between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 750,000 Civilians in Mosul Face Serious Humanitarian Crisis: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: 750,000 Civilians in Mosul Face Serious Humanitarian Crisis: UN

“There has been a voluntary return by displaced people to newly-liberated areas [of the city], with at least 72,000 returning so far to their homes in eastern Mosul,” he said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized judges who ruled against him and vowed to fight the case in the Supreme Court.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 12 Treated For Chemical Weapons Agents in Mosul: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: 12 Treated For Chemical Weapons Agents in Mosul: UN

Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Officers Find Islamic State Members Hidden Among Refugees Fleeing Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Officers Find Islamic State Members Hidden Among Refugees Fleeing Mosul

The officer pulled a teenager onto a raised platform and asked the group if he belonged to Islamic State (IS).

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