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  1. This broken 700-ton generator demonstrates everything that went wrong with the reconstruction of IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    It has been almost four years since US forces withdrew from Iraq, and the fate of the country has never seemed more uncertain. ISIS continues to control large swathes of the country, Iran's influence is growing, and the Kurds are in an increasingly strong position to declare independence and fracture the country for good.

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  2. ISIS Bulldozes Ancient City of NimrudRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News

    The Islamic State or ISIS as it is commonly called has now started to destroy and demolish the site which was founded in the 13th Century BC according to Iraqi officials. The IS now has control over parts of Iraq and Syria and is a major threat to the stability and security of the whole world.

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  3. Fleeing Tikrit residents fear no return as Iraqi forces close inRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | AlertNet

    Members of the Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters celebrate after taking control of the town Hamrin from Islamist State militants, in Hamrin in Salahuddin province March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani ERBIL, Iraq, March 5 - As Iraqi forces close in, Tikrit's few remaining civilians are cutting up white clothes and fabric to make flags of surrender, fearing their Shi'ite liberators more than the Islamic State militants occupying the Sunni city.

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  4. a Iran seen as critical in pushing ISIS out of TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | CBS News

    In a new, slickly produced video, ISIS claims its militants are still on the streets of Tikrit -- confidently fighting off the assault by Iraqi forces. But in Tikrit's outskirts, Iraqi soldiers are trying to encircle the extremists - and they're being helped by troops from Iran, with an Iranian general reportedly commanding the battle.

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  5. ISIS torches oil to stem Iraqi advanceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Shi'ite fighters launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants during heavy fighting in Salahuddin province, March 4, 2015.REUTERS/ Mahmoud Raouf BAGHDAD: ISIS militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the city and surrounding towns, a witness said. The witness and a military source said ISIS fighters ignited the fire at the Ajil oil field to shield themselves from attack by Iraqi military helicopters, which are taking part in the biggest offensive against ISIS after its seizure of wide swaths of Iraq last year.

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  6. Battle for Mosul: Disagreements arise between alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Trend

    Although the Turkish army's operation to relocate Suleiman Shah's ashes in late February may have been assessed by several Turkish media as a shameful escape from Syria; it was rather a signal of a large-scale military operation against the "Islamic State" in Syria, as well as in Iraq. On March 4, the Defense Minister of Iraq, Halit el-Ubeydi, during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart said the country's army will launch a military operation against the militants of the "Islamic State" in the strategic city of Mosul, the status of which remains controversial.

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  7. IEA Sees Fundamental Shifts in the Current Oil Price DropRead the original story

    Yesterday | Energy Outlook

    The IEA's latest medium-term oil forecast is a useful update to the thinking behind its current long-term outlook, which predated much of the current price drop. They expect shale output to be relatively resilient and rely on Iraq's capacity to expand output in spite of significant security risks.

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  8. War with Isis: 28,000 have fled fighting in Tikrit, says the UNRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Fighting to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Isis has caused around 28,000 people to flee their homes, the United Nations has said.

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  9. IS sets fire to oil wells to hinder air raids: WitnessRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    Black smoke could be seen rising from oil field since Wednesday afternoon, said the witness, who accompanied Iraqi militia and soldiers as they advanced on Tikrit from the east. Before the Islamic State took over the field in June it produced 25,000 barrels per day of crude that were shipped to the Kirkuk refinery, as well as 150 million cubic feet of gas per day piped to the government-controlled Kirkuk power station.

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  10. Fleeing for their lives: 28,000 Sunnis escape Tikrit amid fierce...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Mail

    Jodi Arias escapes death: Jury fails to decide if killer should live or die after being convicted of the brutal murder of her ex-boyfriend and is sentenced to life behind bars instead 'They don't let me see my grandson George': Prince Charles' concern at the 'March of the Middleton in-laws' Winter's last blast? Massive slow-moving storm to strike across 30 states and affect 120 millions as it dumps snow from Midwest to the East Coast Fleeing for their lives: 28,000 Sunnis escape Tikrit amid fierce fighting between ISIS and the Shia militias - who they fear even more Thousands of Sunni residents of Tikrit have fled the ISIS-held city in fear of Iraqi regime forces and Shia militias Locals have been living under the terror group's oppression for months - but they fear the Shia troops even more Now the Sunni locals are cutting up white clothes and fabric to make flags of surrender in fear ... (more)

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  11. Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Reuters

    Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns, a witness said. The witness and a military source said Islamic State fighters ignited the fire at the Ajil oil field to shield themselves from attack by Iraqi military helicopters.

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  12. ISIS claims upper hand in fight for Iraqa s citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The front line in Iraq's Kirkuk province was as close as CBS News correspondent Holly Williams and her team could get Thursday to the battle for Tikrit . The black flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria flew just 30 yards from Williams' position with Kurdish peshmerga fighters, and beyond that, in ISIS territory, was Iraq's main north-south highway.

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  13. Thousands flee battle for Iraqi cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants has caused about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says. A force of about 30,000 Iraqi government troops and Iranian-backed Shia militias is trying to encircle IS fighters before storming the town, says the BBC's Middle East correspondent Jim Muir.

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  14. Daesh torches oil field as Iraqi army pushes Mosul offensive forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Al Bawaba

    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have set fire to Iraqi oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said. Black smoke could be seen rising from oil field since Wednesday afternoon, said the witness, who accompanied Iraqi fighters and soldiers as they advanced on Tikrit from the east.

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  15. ISIS claims upper hand in fight for Iraq's citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBS News

    The front line in Iraq's Kirkuk province was as close as CBS News correspondent Holly Williams and her team could get Thursday to the battle for Tikrit . The black flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria flew just 30 yards from Williams' position with Kurdish peshmerga fighters, and beyond that, in ISIS territory, was Iraq's main north-south highway.

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  16. ISIS Burns Oil Field East Of Tikrit In Defensive Maneuver, Witness SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces walks at the Khubbaz oil field, some 25 km west of the northern city of Kirkuk, as smoke billows in the background on February 2, 2015, a fews days after Peshmerga forces and police retook the area from Islamic State group. Peshmerga forces and Iraqi police retook the Khubbaz oil field and eight villages on January 31, and also freed 24 workers who had been taken captive.

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  17. IS Fighters Set Ablaze Oilfields Near TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Voice of America

    Iraqi soldiers gather near vehicles as smoke rises from oil wells in the Ajil field east of Tikrit in the Salahuddin province that were set on fire by Islamic State militants, March 4, 2015. Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said.

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  18. Islamic State torches oil field east of Tikrit: witnessRead the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said. Black smoke could be seen rising from oil field since Wednesday afternoon, said the witness, who accompanied Iraqi militia and soldiers as they advanced on Tikrit from the east.

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  19. IS militants set fire to oil wells in Iraq: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, Reuters reported, citing a witness and military source. Black smoke could be seen rising from oil field since Wednesday, March 4, afternoon, said the witness, who accompanied Iraqi militia and soldiers as they advanced on Tikrit from the east.

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  20. Opinion: Why 'emotional' battle for Tikrit will defeat ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    ... group. Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, had been under assault by ISIS since mid-September. Smoke billows in Kirkuk, Iraq, as Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position against ISIS militants on January 30. The aim of ISIS is to create an Islamic ...

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