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By Tajuddin
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Ankara, Turkey ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkey will not allow terrorist organizations to enter Mosul, Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday. “We will not allow Mosul to be given to either Daesh or other terrorist organizations,” Erdogan told a ceremony in the B...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 14th, 2016
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Washington ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkish forces entered Iraq with Baghdad’s consent, a senior State Department official said Thursday. The Turkish military “began to train some of these forces on the ground at the invitation of the Iraqi government”, according to the official ...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 12th, 2016
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Baghdad, Iraq (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — Iraq’s prime minister is rejecting Turkish claims that their forces must be included in an operation to retake the militant-held city of Mosul. “We will liberate our land through the determination of our men and not by video calls,” Haider al-Abadi...
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Aug 15th, 2016
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on Islamic State (IS) forces early on Sunday as part of a campaign to capture Mosul, the militants’ de facto capital in Iraq, Kurdish officials said. The advance began after heavy shelling and air st...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 29th, 2016
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in the deadliest attack inside the capital this year, as militants launched an assault on its western outskirts. Police sources said the sui...
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Oct 17th, 2015
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Baghdad, Iraq (DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia has reopened its Baghdad embassy on Thursday after years of war which shattered Somalia’s diplomatic and economic relations with other countries. At a launching ceremony at the new embassy compound in Baghdad, Somalia’s foreign minister Abdusalam Hadliye Om...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 13th, 2015
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Baghdad ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early Thursday morning, killing at least 67 people, police officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted a gatherin...
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Jun 5th, 2015
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Baghdad, Iraq (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) Tariq Aziz, the imprisoned former Saddam Hussein lieutenant who served as a public face of the Iraqi dictator’s government until the regime was toppled in 2003, died Friday of a heart attack at a hospital, two officials in the Mideast nation said. He was 7...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 13th, 2014
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Baghdad ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO ) – Iraqi officials issued a desperate plea Saturday night for America to provide ground troops, as heavily armed ISIS jihadists came within striking distance of Baghdad. Amid reports that Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham forces have advanced as far as Abu Ghra...
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Aug 23rd, 2014
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BAGHDAD (AP + DIPLOMAT) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition. In oil-rich Kirkuk, l...

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