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  1. Kurds free large part of Iraq's Sinjar town from ISRead the original story

    52 min ago | Nerve News

    Kurdish forces took over most of the town of Sinjar in the Nineveh province in northern Iraq Sunday, the Kurdish official website and a security source said. A day earlier, the Kurdish forces gained foothold in the town after fierce clashes with the Islamic State militants.

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  2. A government report reveals that the death toll of Ezidis and Turkmen from ISIL violence hits 6,000Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | TurkishPress.com

    Around 6,000 Turkmen and Ezidis have been killed in the attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, since June, according to a Iraqi government report. Around 5,000 Ezidis, and 1,000 Turkmen have been killed in ISIL attacks, said the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights in a statement Sunday, citing a report issued by the Ministry of Displacement and Migration.

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  3. Kurdish forces retake control of major town in northern IraqRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The Kurdish security forces on Sunday took over most of the town of Sinjar in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, Kurdish official website and a security source said. The military move came one day after the security forces gained foothold in the town as fierce clashes continued with the Islamic State militants inside and around it.

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  4. Kurds inflict first Major Defeat on Daesh/ ISIL, Rescue Yezidis of SinjarRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Juan Cole

    The pan-Arab London daily, Al-Hayat [Life] reports that the Iraqi Kurdistan paramilitary, the Peshmerga, have taken Mt. Sinjar from Daesh .

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  5. ISIS release shocking pictures of thief having hand cut off in public by Islamic extremistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mirror.co.uk

    This is the horrific fate that awaits those convicted of theft in the territories controlled by Islamic State forces - the public removal of a hand. These shocking pictures show crowds gathering to watch the amputation which is justified by a radical interpretation of Islamic law, known as Sharia.

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  6. Kurdish forces fight IS to free Iraqi townRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    Kurdish security forces Saturday continued their advance to free the town of Sinjar after retaking several villages from the Islamic State radical group in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, a Kurdish official website and a security source said. The Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, backed by US-led coalition aircraft advanced in the early morning hours from three directions in the area between the towns of Rabia and Sinjar, about 100 km west of the provincial capital city of Mosul.

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  7. ISIL struggling, says Canadian officer as U.S. warns Iraqi war will last another 3 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Canada.com

    YVR security officials say think before you pack and will save you and your fellow passengers a lot of time during the Christmas holidays. Yuletide scenes from the archives show how much the holiday has changed, and remained the same, from days gone by Royal Canadian Air Force ground crew perform post flight checks on a CF-18 fighter jet in Kuwait after a sortie over Iraq during Operation IMPACT on November 3, 2014.

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  8. Islamic State jihadists behead 'sorcerer' in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Times of Israel

    The jihadist group released pictures of the execution on a square in Nahyat al-Alam, a few kilometers north of the Iraqi town of Tikrit, One picture showed what the IS statement called "talismans" found in the victim's possession, but appear to be nothing more than prayer beads and a green Shiite banner. Some residents who spoke to AFP said the executed man was a Sunni who had recently joined the police in Samarra, a town further south which is under government control.

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  9. Iraq jihadists behead man on sorcery chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Daily Star

    BAGHDAD: ISIS Thursday beheaded a man publicly on charges that he was a "sorcerer," north of their bastion of Tikrit, the jihadi organization and residents said. The group released pictures of the execution on a square in Nahyat al-Alam, a town a few kilometers north of Tikrit.

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  10. KRG hopeful about interim oil agreement with BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | TurkishPress.com

    The Kurdish Regional Government is positive that the interim oil agreement between Erbil and Baghdad will pave the way for a solution to problems between the parties, said Kurdish natural resources minister on Wednesday. Ashti Hawrami, Kurdish natural resources minister during a speech at a congress on oil and gas in London responded with hope to the question on whether the interim agreement on oil revenues between Erbil and Baghdad will mend the existing problems between both parties.

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  11. Islamic State jihadists release pictures of mass execution in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Raw Story

    An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 9, 2014 allegedly shows Islamic State militants waving the trademark Jihadits flag on a newly cut road between Iraq's Nineveh province and the Syrian town of Al-Hasakah The Islamic State group on Monday released pictures of the execution of 13 men described as anti-jihadist Sunni tribal fighters near the northern city of Tikrit. Three pictures published on a jihadist forum and pro-IS social media accounts show the execution of the men wearing orange jumpsuits.

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  12. Kurdish forces launch offensive against IS in IraqRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Newkerala.com

    The Kurdish security forces launched a major offensive Wednesday to drive out Islamic State militants from villages near a town in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, a Kurdish security source said. Hundreds of Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, backed by US- led coalition aircraft, launched the offensive at about 7 a.m., clashing fiercely with the IS militants before freeing three villages near the town of Zumar, some 70 km northwest of Nineveh's provincial capital Mosul, which is partially seized by the extremist militants, the source informed Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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  13. UPDATE 2-Iraqi Kurdistan says oil exports could total 800,000 bpd next yearRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Reuters

    Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government will ramp up oil exports in the coming months, moving it closer to economic self-sufficiency while it works to clinch a final deal with Baghdad on crude sales and revenue sharing. KRG natural resources minister Ashti Hawrami told a conference in London the Kurd's pipeline to Turkey could carry 800,000 barrels per day next year, including 550,000 bpd to be marketed by Baghdad under a first-stage deal reached this month.

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  14. Iraq jihadis release pictures of mass executionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Daily Star

    Pro-Iraqi government forces holding off a siege from the Islamic State group stand near a check point on the outskirts of the Shiite Muslim area of Aziz Balad in the Saladeddin province, north of Tikrit on December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ SABAH ARAR BAGHDAD: ISIS militants Monday released pictures of the execution of 13 men described as anti-jihadi Sunni tribal fighters near the northern city of Tikrit.

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  15. The plan to train and equip the Iraqi national guardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Hill

    As part of the Obama administration's policy in what has been described as an "Iraq first" strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , Iraqi Sunni tribes will play a big role. The administration and its partners in Iraq are referring to these tribes as the Iraqi national guard.

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  16. More Kurdish oil expected after field upgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | UPI

    Oil companies working in the Kurdish north of Iraq said Tuesday they completed infrastructure that should increase total production by more than 60 percent. Hungarian energy company MOL and Gulf Keystone Petroleum, which has headquarters in London, said in coordinating statements three wells in the Shaikan oil play in the Kurdish north are now connected to existing production facilities.

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  17. Iraq government combats a ghost soldiera corruptionFILE - " In this...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | TheCourier.com

    In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 file photo, an Iraqi army armored vehicle is seen burned on a street of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.

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  18. Iraq government combats 'ghost soldier' corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Charlotte Observer

    In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014 file photo, Iraqi security forces in uniforms and plainclothes head to Baghdad in the main road between Baghdad and Mosul, a day after fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took control of much of Mosul, outside Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced last month that at least 50,000 ghost soldiers had been identified in four different divisions of the military and cut from the military payroll.

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  19. ISIL execution photos of 13 tribesmen emerge in Iraq's TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Al Bawaba

    New photos have emerged online showing the mass execution of 13 men, believed to be anti-ISIL Sunni tribal fighters, at the hands of the militants in northern Iraq. A militant forum as well as pro-ISIL social media accounts published three pictures on Monday, showing the execution of the men in orange jumpsuits.

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  20. Middle East, 2:12 AMISIS Continues to Execute 'Criminals' in Iraq and SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The Islamic State terrorist group is continuing to strictly enforce Islamic Sharia law on areas of Syria it has captured. The group's "police force" in the city of Homs in Syria recently executed two men who were convicted of collaborating with the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.

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