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A bomb exploded near a group of Turkmen celebrating the annual Nevruz spring festival on Friday in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk, according to a local police source. ... While no group has claimed responsibility for Friday's bombing, Iraqi officials typically blame the Daesh terrorist group for such attacks.
Airspace to northern Iraq's Erbil reopened. Features. Archive. Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. By Muhammed Boztepe. ANKARA. Turkey is lifting its nearly six-month ban on flights to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, the Turkish prime minister announced on Friday. "We had closed down our airspace ...

Turkey's prime minister said Friday his country was partially reopening its airspace to flights to Iraq's Kurdish region, after the central government restored authority at airports in the area. Binali Yildirim said the airspace would be open to commercial and civilian flights to and from the city of Irbil but flights to ...
A Kurdish rebel group says it is withdrawing from the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, a move that follows threats of attack from Turkey. ... Friday, March 23, 2018 the "Iraqi government's position and the fact that the Kurdish community had managed to organize itself" have removed security fears in the area.
Archaeologists digging in southern Iraq have uncovered the remains of a large harbor built more than 4,000 years ago by the Sumerians. ... Abu Tbeirah, archaeologists believe, was a “satellite” town of Ur – the ancient Sumerian capital and traditional birthplace of the biblical patriarch Abraham – which lies ...
The attack on the city - which had become a Kurdish centre of resistance to the government in Baghdad – was ordered by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid (later known as “Chemical Ali”) during the final stages of the Iran-Iraq war. The delivery of chemicals was cynically ...

For years Harjit Masih has been talking about what happened outside of the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Associated Press reported. ... told parliament that DNA analysis of remains found in a mass grave near the village of Badush prove that the men who were abducted in 2014 were killed, The Guardian said.
The bodies were found near Badush, a village about six miles from the construction site where the men were snatched. Isis has been accused of killing at least 500 inmates from a prison in the same area in June 2014. One of the workers, Harjit Masih, managed to escape the massacre, returning to India in ...
Iraqi forces yesterday launched a large military operation against Daesh in the province of Kirkuk, a security source said. ... Police and the Popular Mobilization Forces have launched a military operation to secure villages in the Riyadh district of Hawija district, 55 kilometres southwest of the city of Kirkuk.”.
Anbar ( Two soldiers were wounded in a blast caused by a bomb that was placed by Islamic State, near Fallujah dam, south of the city, ... of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Across northern Iraq, in places like the Nineveh Plain and Sinjar, members of the country's ancient minorities are filtering back to towns and villages ... And Iraqi minorities have their own history of suppressing dissidents and rivals, which weakens their moral claims of oppression and makes it hard to build a ...
Mohamed Khalaf, a captain in the army's Basra Joint Operations Command, said street cleaners from Basra's Zubair district had converged on the city's municipality building to demand their overdue pay. “Some demonstrators dumped garbage outside the building; others threw stones,” Khalaf said.
Islamic State, which had seized control of much of northern Iraq in 2014, lost Shirqat to U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces supported by Sunni tribal ... In the town of Nijana, south of the oil city of Kirkuk, five members of one family were killed by militants who set up a fake security checkpoint on a main road.
A Catholic church destroyed by Islamic State militants in Karamdes, Iraq, is examined by a priest following the 2016 liberation of the predominantly Christian town. St. John the Baptist Parish Knights of Columbus Council 10305 in Fort Calhoun, Neb., is supporting an effort to help Christians in Syria and Iraq ...
Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in northern Iraq over the weekend as its forces in Syria neared the city of Afrin, a key objective its campaign to oust ... "Turkish forces [and allied rebels] are on the edges of Afrin, less than two kilometres from the town's northeast," said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the ...
The most dangerous job for Iraqi soldiers in Mosul is now identifying and disarming unexploded munitions buried in the rubble of the devastated city. ... Eight months after US-backed forces drove ISIL from Iraq's second-largest city Mosul, unexploded bombs, mortars and other explosives still litter the streets ...
In January the Iraqi government said it would investigate the violence in Tuz Khurmatu, but it's unclear what, if anything, will come of that. Iraq's conventional army is overstretched and, according to Mardini of the Atlantic Council, there is little hope that Baghdad can "demonstrate enough control over armed ...
A day after a United States military helicopter crashed during a troop transport mission in western Iraq, the grim news traveled nearly 6,000 miles west, back to New York: Two city firefighters were among the service members killed. Fire officials spent the day working to gather details of the deaths — the first ...


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