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UN Security Council denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians

Members of the Iraqi security forces take up positions along a road during a patrol in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad, July 16, 2014.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Embassy to find ways to evacuate OFWs in Iraq

MANILA The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday reiterated that a mandatory repatriation is in place in Iraq after reports that many Filipinos still being deployed in the country.

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The Daily Star

Dozens line up to run for Iraqi presidency

A convoy of the Iraqi security forces is seen during a patrol, as smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State fighters, in Diyala province July 18, 2014.

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PanArmenian Network

Overnight attacks kill at least 16 in Iraq

PanARMENIAN.Net - Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control, the Associated Press reports.

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Rediff.com

'No Indian has been harmed in captivity in Iraq'

'That the Indian nationals have been sighted, they are unharmed, they are in captivity, and we know their captors.

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Iraq Attacks Kill At Least 16 As Authorities Struggle To Stop Sunni Militants' Offensive

Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.

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Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

A member of Iraq's Special Weapons and Tactics Team stands guard as blindfolded suspected terrorists are displayed at the federal police headquarters in Basra, Iraq, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Brandon Sun

Iraqi officials: Overnight attacks in 2 Iraqi cities kill at least 16 people, wound 39

Officials say overnight attacks in two Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' blitz offensive.

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NEWS.com.au

Iraq suicide bomber confirmed as Aussie teen

A TRUCK has collided with a number of vehicles on the Hume Hwy and motorist are advised to expect delays near Campbelltown.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Breitbart.com

Iraqi PM Condemns Jihadis' Targeting of Christians

Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's "centuries-old heritage."

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Washington Times

Elusive target: U.S. believed Iraq terror mastermind al-Baghdadi killed 3 times

A special intelligence adviser to Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during the 2007 troop surge says the terrorist leader now ruling over large swaths of Iraq and forcing Christians to convert to Islam has long been the most elusive big game for the U.S. "We had at least three times when we thought we killed [ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ]," said retired Army ... (more)

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The Baltimore Sun

Mortar fire south of Baghdad kills nine, police, hospital sources say

Nine people were killed in a mainly Shi'ite town south of Baghdad late on Sunday by mortar fire that hit near a Shi'ite religious site, police and hospital sources said.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists in the same part of Northern California, including one... Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other ... (more)

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India.com

Over 3,500 Indians back from Iraq in last 30 days

New Delhi, Jul 20: Over 3,500 Indians have been evacuated from conflict-hit Iraq in the last one month even as nearly 50 Indian nationals still remain in the conflict zones of the war-torn country including 39 construction workers who are in captivity in Mosul.

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The Daily Star

Top Kurdish security official warns West of Iraq blowback

ARBIL, Iraq: Western countries will end up fighting insurgents who have overrun large parts of Iraq on their own doorstep unless they intervene to combat the threat at its source, a senior Kurdish security official said in an interview.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Opinion: Why Obama should send more troops to Iraq

THE SOLUTION to the violence in Iraq is political, not military. But if a suitable government can be formed in Baghdad, the United States has to consider its military options.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

In Iraq, Sunnis push back against extremists in their midst

Said Abu Faraj, 67, held his cell phone into the air so a caller could listen in on the festivities – a rare instance of Sunni Muslims pushing back against the extremists who claim to be their defenders against the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki.

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Daily Times

Iraq president home after 18-month convalescence : July 20, 2014,

SULAIMANIYAH: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani flew back to his Kurdish fiefdom of Sulaimaniyah Saturday after more than 18 months in Germany for medical treatment, sources in his Patriotic Union of Kurdistan said.

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KMIZ

Facing fines or death, Christians flee Mosul

Just days after the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said they killed hundreds of Syrians, dozens of Iraqi Christian families are now fleeing the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, hoping to avoid a similar fate.

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GPB.org

Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

Thousands of Iraqis fleeing Sunni extremists fled to the Kurdish city of Erbil, where they lined up here on June 12 at a checkpoint before entering.

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