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8 hrs ago | SFGate
Human Rights Watch said the Sept. 1 strike hit the town of al-Alam, near the northern city of Tikrit, which was captured by the Islamic State extremist group in June.
13 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling militant-held populated areas to minimize civilian casualties. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the Sept.
13 hrs ago | CNews
BAGHDAD/CAIRO - Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, following attacks by both Iraqi and U.S. jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters. The announcement, which comes as the United States tries to build regional support for deeper military action against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, may be aimed at winning Sunni Muslim support for Abadi's new Shi'ite-led government as it battles the group which controls one third of Iraqi territory.
13 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Islamic State militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village at the weekend for allegedly plotting against the group, an eyewitness from the village told Reuters on Sunday. The killing began on Friday night when a pair of masked Islamic State gunmen openly murdered a police officer in al-Jumasah village after the militant group accused him of spying for the Kurdish and Iraqi military forces, the witness said.
17 hrs ago | The Washington Post
18 hrs ago | Canada.com
Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano. Annabel Gale had to wait 20 years and come "halfway around the world," but she finally met her prince - now an earl - and his wife.
Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday of the beheading of aid worker David Haines. Shi'ite fighters launch rockets against Islamic State members outside the Bo Hassan village near Tikrit on September 12. Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late on Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil".
Iraq's Shiite prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, following attacks by both Iraqi and US jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters. His announcement on Saturday may be aimed at winning Sunni Muslim support for Dr Abadi's new Shiite-led government as it battles the terrorist group which controls one third of Iraqi territory.
Shiite fighters from Mahde Army launch rockets during heavy fighting against Islamic state members at Bo Hassan village, near Tikrit in northern Iraq September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah ANKARA: Even as he discouraged Iran from joining talks on how to defeat ISIS, the top U.S. diplomat could not outline Friday what other nations will contribute to battling a group that has overtaken a third of Iraq and Syria and threatens to upend the Mideast.
The plotting, planning and scheming over the bloody cauldron in the Middle East is revolving around the catchy phrase boots on the ground. Lots of countries seem willing to offer philosophical support and some even air support, but almost nobody is making hard and fast commitments of troops to go and get shot at.
These days there are no visitors heading to the ancient Iraqi city of Samarra, 120km north of Baghdad, to admire its archaeological treasures. The city, once the capital of the powerful Abbasid Empire, which spread from Tunisia to Central Asia, is also home to the iconic golden-domed al-Askari shrine, a Shi'a holy site that was bombed by Sunni militants in 2006, unleashing a vicious cycle of sectarian attacks and counter-attacks across Iraq.
In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance.
Media watchdog group, 'Reporters without Borders', has announced that Islamic State terrorists have kidnapped an Iraqi journalist and is threatening to behead him if he refuses to work with them, according to a report by AFP. Ra'ad Mohammed al-Azzawi, a cameraman, was kidnapped four days ago on September 7 in the city of Samarra, located north of Baghdad.
This undated file image posted on Aug. 27, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa. This undated file image posted on Aug. 27, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:15 pm
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