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U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

Added: 25.06.2017 3:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union asked a U.S. judge on Saturday to expand an order that temporarily blocks the deportation of 114 Iraqis in Michigan, to cover Iraqis nationwide, according to a court filing.

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U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

Added: 25.06.2017 2:51 | 1 views | 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union asked a U.S. judge on Saturday to expand an order that temporarily blocks the deportation of 114 Iraqis in Michigan to cover Iraqis nationwide, according to a court filing.

Tags: Judges, Iraq
From: feeds.reuters.com

Syria regime penetrates IS-held eastern province: monitor

Added: 24.06.2017 19:58 | 0 views | 0 comments


Syrian regime forces on Friday broke into the eastern Deir Ezzor province for the first time since 2014, a monitor said, after seizing territory from Islamic State group jihadists. Government forces control part of Deir Ezzor city and the adjacent military airport, but IS holds the vast desert province and most of the provincial capital. "Backed by Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters, the Syrian army entered Deir Ezzor province from the southeast, near the Iraqi border," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

Added: 24.06.2017 16:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Hezbollah says future Israel war could draw fighters from Iran, Iraq, elsewhere

Added: 24.06.2017 14:57 | 0 views | 0 comments


Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iran and Iraq. Tensions have risen between Hezbollah and its longtime foe Israel in recent months since Donald Trump became U.S. president with his tough talk against Iran.

They Survived a Gunshot, But the Emotional Toll Defines Them

Added: 24.06.2017 14:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

These are the overlapping stories of six gunshot survivors coping after firearm traumas suffered from Iraq to the streets of Chicago.

From: www.nbcnews.com

3rd journalist dies after Mosul blast

Added: 24.06.2017 14:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

A third journalist has died from injuries sustained in a mine blast this week in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the French government and her employer said Saturday.

From: www.cnn.com

IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyed

Added: 24.06.2017 12:56 | 0 views | 0 comments


BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravaged.

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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles

Added: 24.06.2017 12:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their "caliphate".

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Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

Added: 24.06.2017 11:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. "In the early morning, I climbed up to the roof of my house and was stunned to see the Hadba minaret had gone," Nashwan, a day-laborer who lives near the mosque, said by phone. The demolition came on Wednesday night as Iraqi forces closed in on the mosque, which carried enormous symbolic importance for Islamic State (IS).

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