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  1. Iraq forces retake government HQ in Tikrit from ISRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Kirkuk--Iraqi forces have retaken the Salaheddin provincial government headquarters in Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group, a significant advance in the battle to recapture the city, officials said Tuesday The spokesman for the Badr militia said members of the Popular Mobilisation units -- pro-government paramilitary forces dominated by Iran-backed Shia militias -- took part in the fighting, after some froze offensive operations last week in response to US-led air strikes It is the most significant advance in Tikrit since pro-government forces launched an operation to retake the city on March 2, their largest since IS led an offensive that overran much of the country's Sunni Arab heartland last June Salaheddin Governor Raad al-Juburi confirmed that the government headquarters had been retaken, saying that Iraqi flags now flew over various recaptured buildings in the city Badr ... (more)

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  2. Iraq forces retake government HQ in Tikrit: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    KIRKUK: Iraqi forces have retaken the Salaheddin provincial government headquarters in Tikrit from ISIS, a significant advance in the battle to recapture the city, officials said Tuesday.

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  3. Cousin of exiled Bolton Iraqi journalist reportedly captured by ISISRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

    Distraught Rzhwan Amin, who is battling for asylum status in the UK, has seen pictures in the Arab media of his cousin Mariwan in a pose similar to that inflicted on Bolton aid worker Alan Henning. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, Mariwan Amin is kneeling down in front of an armed fighter, thought to be a member of Islamic State, also known as Isis or Isil.

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  4. Iraqi Militiamen Plan To Travel To Yemen To Battle U.S.-Backed CoalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Switched

    Members of Iraqi paramilitary Popular Mobilisation units, which are dominated by Shiite militias, take part in a military operation in the village of Albu Ajil, near the city of Tikrit, to regain control of the area from jihadists of the Islamic State group, on March 9, 2015. Some 30,000 Iraqi soldiers, police and the increasingly influential paramilitary Popular Mobilisation units, which are dominated by Shiite militias, have been involved in a week-old operation to recapture Tikrit, one o BAGHDAD -- Iran-backed Shiite militiamen in Iraq say they're ready to take up arms in a country most of them have never been to: Yemen.

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  5. Letter: Reinstate draft to broaden serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Newsday

    Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers keep guard near the front line with Sunni militants on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq, on June 25, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt I disagree with the theory of Opinion writer Dave Duffy, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, as to why most Americans have guilt about the military ["Let's not place soldiers on a pedestal," Opinion, March 22].

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  6. Desperately Seeking CoherenceRead the original story

    Sunday | The Glittering Eye

    There's a post over at FP's blog that makes an interesting point. In providing air support for the joint Iraqi Army-Shi'ite militia offense to retake the city of Tikrit from DAESH, the U. S. is supporting a violent ethnic cleansing: Sunni villages in Amerli and Suleiman Bek, in the Salah ad-Din province, have been looted or destroyed by militiamen operating on the specious assumption that all inhabitants once ruled by IS must be IS sympathizers or collaborators.

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  7. US support to peshmerga: Too little, too late?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Al Jazeera

    Michael Knights is the Lafer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He specialises in the politics and security of Iraq.

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  8. Obama supporting ethnic cleansing in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | RedState

    As the United States, under Barack Obama, has begun to act as a proxy for Iran in allowing the alleged fight against ISIS serve as a cover for spreading Iranian influence it has become obvious that we are supporting Iranian-backed militias who are no better, in any respect, than the people they are supposed to be fighting. Instead of fighting ISIS, these militias are actively involved in ethnic cleansing and perhaps genocide .

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  9. Iraq oil minister sees oil price at $70 by end 2015Read the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Arab Times

    Iraq's Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi predicted world oil prices could reach $70 a barrel by the end of 2015 and played down the impact of the emerging conflict in Yemen on prices. A global slump in oil prices has slashed government revenue in Iraq, prompting the OPEC producer to renegotiate contracts with oil majors as it faces a costly military campaign against Islamic State militants.

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  10. Headache: Three Shiite Militias Withdraw From The Fight In Iraq, ISIS ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Townhall

    Three Shiite militias have decided to stop fighting in Iraq, depriving the Iraqi government of thousands of able-bodied fighters in their struggle against the Islamic State. They're citing American airstrikes as the reason.

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  11. French FM warns Middle East minorities could 'disappear entirely'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Daily Star

    Yazidi women look on at Al-Tun Kopri health center, located half way between the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk and Irbil, after they were released with around 200 mostly elderly members of Iraq's Yazidi minority near Kirkuk on January 17, 2015 after being held by ISIS for more than five months. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMID UNITED NATIONS: Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities under attack in the Middle East could "disappear entirely" unless the world takes action to protect them, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

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  12. Interview: Most Tajiks In Syria, Iraq Appear To Be Fighting Alongside ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Weekday Magazine

    Kurdish peshmerga fighters fire a mortar during clashes with Islamic State militants near the town of Dokuk in Iraq's Kirkuk province, on March 18. In recent months, as the Islamic State militant group expanded its control in Syria and Iraq, the specter of the "IS threat" has dominated headlines in Central Asia, with reports that many hundreds, if not thousands, of men and women from the region have gone to join the militant group in the Middle East. In Tajikistan, Central Asia's poorest state, "blowback" fears have been heightened by threats made by Tajik IS militants who have said they intend to shift their activities from the Middle East to their homeland.

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  13. Iraq oil minister sees $70 crude by end 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | ABS-CBN News

    Iraq's Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi predicted world oil prices could reach $70 a barrel by the end of 2015 and played down the impact of the emerging conflict in Yemen on prices. A global slump in oil prices has slashed government revenue in Iraq, prompting the OPEC producer to renegotiate contracts with oil majors as it faces a costly military campaign against Islamic State militants.

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  14. Iraqi Forces Repel ISIS CounterattacksRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    The U.S.-led coalition said Thursday that Iraqi Security Forces defeated four separate ISIS attacks on March 24. The attacks took place near Kisik, Kirkuk, Bayji and Habbaniyah. In the attack on Habbaniyah, the coalition says ISIS "unsuccessfully employed two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices and 12 suicide bombers."

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  15. With Aid of Airstrikes, Iraqi Forces Ring Tikrit, Pentagon SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Voice of America

    Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions in Tikrit, 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, March 26, 2015. Iraqi special forces on Thursday surrounded the city of Tikrit as U.S.-led coalition airstrikes worked to take out Islamic State targets.

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  16. Iraqi Security Forces Defeat ISIL AttacksRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | U.S. Department of Defense

    Iraqi security forces defeated four separate attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant across Iraq March 24, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said. The successful counterattacks were in the areas of Kisik, western Kirkuk, Bayji and Habbaniyah, officials said.

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  17. How the U.S. dropped these gory propaganda leaflets over SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Washington Post

    This image was on propaganda leaflets the United States dropped over Raqqa, Syria, in March 2015. The image is stark and bloody, like something out of a graphic novel.

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  18. Tikrit artillery barrages augmented with U.S. air strikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Daily Kos

    The southwest section of Tikrit is a burning ruin. After a week of artillery the residences have been leveled and bombs left by the ISIS and allied Sunni fighters have been detonated.

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  19. Turkey says Iraqi oil deliveries total 47 million barrels, worth $3 billionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Turkish Energy Minister Taner Y ld z said on March 26 oil deliveries from Iraq via Turkey since the beginning of last year have now totaled some 47 million barrels, worth about $3 billion. To date, 57 tankers with loaded crude have shipped to Turkey from Iraq, Y ld z told reporters at a news conference, as quoted by Reuters.

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  20. The Islamic State's Backdoor FinancingRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Real Clear Politics

    Governments and financial institutions have taken laudable steps to curtail ISIS financing, but the group is still netting many millions from banks and informal money remitters in areas under its control or just nearby. Sometimes described as the world's richest terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has famously raised tremendous amounts of money through oil smuggling, extensive criminal enterprises, kidnapping for ransom, and other means.

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