Iraq Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. U.S. reports 27 more strikes against Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | AlertNet

    ... Jan 31 (Reuters) - The United States and its allies carried out 27 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since early Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operation reported on Saturday. Ten of the 17 strikes in ...

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  2. US says mid-level ISIS militant killed in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Daily Star

    WASHINGTON: U.S. military officials say a mid-level ISIS militant who specialized in chemical weapons was killed in an U.S. airstrike near Mosul in Iraq last week. U.S. Central Command says Abu Malik was killed Jan. 24. The command says Malik worked at Saddam Hussein's Muthana chemical weapons production facility before joining Al-Qaida in Iraq in 2005.

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  3. Serena Williams Wins Sixth Australian OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    "You can't go back to the way you were before." That understated phrase summed up how dozens of counter-terrorism professionals described the... -- The U.S. Central Command said on Friday that a coalition airstrike near Mosul, Iraq last Saturday killed a top chemical weapons engineer for ISIS.Centcom said ... Salina, Kansas, January 27, 2015-The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will make available $100 million this year throu... The Sugar Valley Rally is one of the largest vintage and collector car rallies in the country, and the event will celebrate its 27th anniversary this June.

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  4. IS militants seize 15 oil workers in IraqRead the original story

    Saturday | Newkerala.com

    Islamic State militants seized 15 employees after they temporarily seized an oil facility near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, while Kurdish troops freed seven villages in the area, a security source said Saturday. The workers were taken Friday when the IS militants attacked the oil facility of Khubbaz, some 25 km southwest of Kirkuk, which itself is located about 250 km north of Iraq's capital Baghdad, the source told Xinhua news agency on condition of anonymity.

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  5. Pile of daunting challenges ahead for next defense secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Greenwich Citizen

    ... has noted that when he took the job in February 2013, he had no idea that U.S. troops would be back in a fractured Iraq or that the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa would require an urgent deployment of the 101st Airborne Division. Even predictable ...

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  6. Chevron: Against All OddsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Seeking Alpha

    ... that the sharp rise in oil price was on news that ISIS fighters attempted to capture the city of Kirkuk, the gateway to Iraq's treasured oil and gas fields. A major geopolitical or macroeconomic event can change things in an instant. Hold on to your ...

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  7. ISIS: Constant airstrikes drove us out of KobaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WPTV Local News

    ... ISIS is on its heels after the loss of Kobani and an offensive by Kurdish Peshmerga -- armed fighters who protect Iraq's Kurdish region -- around Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and a focal point for all sides in the conflict. But on Friday, the ...

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  8. Suicide bomber kills prominent tribal leader in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Peninsula

    Baghdad--A suicide bomber killed a prominent tribal leader and five other people in an attack southwest of Baghdad, police said on Saturday The bomber blew up a tanker truck rigged with explosives outside the home of Sheikh Lorens al-Hadhal in the Al-Nikhaib area of Anbar province on Friday night, Major Alaa al-Dulaimi said A former member of parliament, the sheikh was head of the powerful Aniza tribe, which has members in neighbouring Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as well as in Iraq There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but suicide bombings are a tactic almost exclusively employed by Sunni extremists in Iraq, including jihadists of the Islamic State group IS spearheaded a lighting offensive that overran much of the Sunni Arab heartland north and west of Baghdad last June The country's powerful tribes are key to the government's efforts to retake and maintain control ... (more)

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  9. IS militants seize oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | ABC News

    ... Reuters. The radical jihadist movement seized at least four small oilfields when it overran large areas of northern Iraq last summer, and began selling crude oil and gasoline to finance their operations. IS insurgents attacked regional Kurdish ...

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  10. Report: CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Ma'an News Agency

    ... officials that spoke to the newspaper said Mughniyeh was directly involved in arming and training Shiite militias in Iraq that were targeting US forces who were occupying the country after their 2003 invasion. "They were carrying out suicide ...

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  11. Iraq snapshotRead the original story

    Saturday | The Common Ills

    Saturday, January 31, 2015. Chaos and violence continue, Shi'ite militias have better weapons than the Iraqi military , killing journalists continues to go unpunished in Iraq, we remember activist, journalist and martyr Hadi al-Mahdi whose assassin still roams free in Iraq, the White House publicly argues that Barack sending combat troops into Iraq is a private issue between Congressional Democrats and Republicans, the State Dept continues to fail at diplomacy in Iraq, and much more.

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  12. Efforts to free ISIS hostage "in a state of deadlock"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | CBS News

    The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by Islamic extremists said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week. A Thursday morning deadline set by ISIS to spare the life of a Jordanian military pilot passed, and his fate, as well as that of captive Japanese... The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS , purportedly threatened to kill Lt.

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  13. Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq Destroy ISIL TargetsRead the original story

    Saturday | Official Wire News

    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

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  14. Mosul Will Be a Tougher Fight Than KobaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Real Clear Politics

    ... ght by the TV cameras watching over the border fence. After Kobani, ISIL appears to have two faces. Its initial push in Iraq, which began on January 1 last year in Anbar...

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  15. At least nine killed in bomb attacks around BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Al Bawaba

    ... the bombings. However, Iraqi officials usually blame such attacks on Daesh terrorists. Daesh launched an offensive in Iraq in June and took control of the country's second largest city, Mosul, before sweeping through parts of the country's Sunni ...

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  16. Stocks sag; January finishes on weak noteRead the original story

    Saturday | San Mateo Daily Journal

    ... rigs continued to fall, according to a closely-watched industry count. Concerns over an attack on oil-rich Kirkuk, Iraq, by Islamic insurgents also spurred oil buying and higher prices. While oil had a strong day, it remains in a deep slump. U.S. ...

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  17. Air Strike Kills IS Chemical Weapons ExpertRead the original story

    Saturday | Big News Network.com

    ... a mid-level Islamic State militant who specialized in chemical weapons was killed in an U.S. air strike near Mosul in Iraq last week. The command said Malik worked at Saddam Hussein's Muthana chemical weapons production facility before joining ...

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  18. ISIS chemical weapons expert killed in Iraq airstrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | CBC News

    A U.S. fighter jet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf in this file photo. U.S. military officials say a mid-level Islamic State militant who specialized in chemical weapons was killed in an U.S. airstrike near Mosul in Iraq last week.

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  19. 9 people killed in bombings in Baghdad area, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Stars and Stripes

    Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places and security forces have killed nine people in and around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials say a bomb exploded near a sheep market Saturday morning in the town of Madain, about 14 miles southeast of the capital, killing four people and wounding 11. Authorities say an explosion also hit an army patrol in the town of Taji, just north of Baghdad, killing two soldiers and wounding four.

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  20. Islamic State chemical weapons expert killed in air strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mirror.co.uk

    They US military says Abu Malik died near Mosul in a strike last week, with hopes his death will 'disrupt' ISIS' ability to produce chemical weapons Bosses at US Central Command said Malik worked at Saddam Hussein's Muthana chemical weapons plant before joining al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005. Military chiefs said in a statement: "His death is expected to temporarily degrade and disrupt the terrorist network and diminish ISIL's ability to potentially produce and use chemical weapons against innocent people."

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