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#Iraq

# iraq - Friday 21 October, 2016

Suicide bombers armed with rifles attack Iraqi city of Kirkuk

Nearly all such raids have been carried out by the Islamic State group.

# iraq - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

US fears ISIS will use chemical weapons in battle for Iraq's second city

IS has claimed a string of deadly suicide bombings in Baghdad in recent days.

# iraq - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq Ground War This post contains videos

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq

Iraqi forces are said to be ahead of schedule in their fight to take back the city.

# iraq - Monday 17 October, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

# iraq - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland

Rasheed’s* mother is unable to renew her passport and as a result a visa application from her will not be considered.

Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle

Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.

# iraq - Friday 16 September, 2016

UK says sorry for drowning of Iraqi boy forced into canal by British soldiers

The soldiers were acquitted of manslaughter in a British court.

# iraq - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Islamic State mass graves reveal thousands of dead bodies and extent of horror

As IS territory shrinks the grim process of recovering the dead can begin.

# iraq - Monday 22 August, 2016

Iraqi forces arrest would-be teenage bomber days after Kurdish wedding attack

Meanwhile Turkey has backtracked on claims that a child bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding close to the Syrian border, in an attack that left 54 people dead.

# iraq - Thursday 7 July, 2016

'We were right all along': organisers of huge 2003 Dublin march against Iraq War

Some 100,000 Irish people protested on 15 February 2003 to oppose the invasion.

Northern Ireland (and the PSNI) is all over the Chilcot Report - here's why

The British Army used the Northern Irish Troubles as its key reference point for dealing with the Iraq conflict.

# iraq - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'I will be with you, whatever': Conversations between Blair and Bush on the Iraq War

Memos the British Prime Minister sent to the US President before and during the war show the close relationship between them.

Blair: "I express more sorrow and regret and apology than you will ever know"

But, he says he would do it again.

Baghdad death toll now at 250, making it the worst bombing since the invasion

An Isis suicide bomber detonated a lorry packed with explosives in the predominantly-Shia Karrada district of the Iraqi capital during preparations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr

Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein for 'killing off terrorists'

“He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good.”

The UK's Iraq War dirty laundry will today be aired in a very public way

Former PM Tony Blair is in for a hard day, but a trial is some way off.

# iraq - Monday 4 July, 2016

Iraq president vows to "punish" attackers who killed 119 in suicide blasts

Three days of mourning have been declared in the country.

# iraq - Monday 30 May, 2016

Elite Iraqi army unit battles to re-take key Islamic State stronghold

50,000 civilians are thought to be trapped in the city of Fallujah.

# iraq - Saturday 28 May, 2016

US strikes have killed a key Islamic State leader

Maher Al-Bilawi was the IS commander in Fallujah.

# iraq - Monday 23 May, 2016

Iraq is about to go all out to reclaim a major chunk of IS territory

A major operation is set to begin in Fallujah, a region that has been in Islamic State hands since 2014.

# iraq - Sunday 15 May, 2016

25 police recruits killed by suicide bomber in Yemen

In a separate incident, at least seven people were killed by suicide bombers in Iraq.

# iraq - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

"It was a truly shocking sight – hundreds of human beings packed together like sardines in a tin"

In Iraq, thousands of prisoners are held for months in terrible conditions without any charge.

# iraq - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone Fortress This post contains videos

Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone

More than 55 people have also died in a number of bomb blasts.

# iraq - Monday 25 April, 2016

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

# iraq - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland

The 24-year-old has been held in Iraq for over a week.

# iraq - Friday 22 April, 2016

A company linked to Abu Ghraib Prison are working on the census again

CACI UK was awarded the contract for “census printing and data capture services” in 2002 and has had that contract renewed every census since.

# iraq - Monday 18 April, 2016

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities

The 24-year-old is currently being held by Kurdish authorities.

# iraq - Sunday 17 April, 2016

An Irishman fighting against Isis in Syria is now being held in Iraq

Joshua Molloy was detained after allegedly trying to enter the country illegally.

# iraq - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media

Brutality in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere has been largely overlooked by western media outlets, Julien Mercille writes.

# iraq - Friday 25 March, 2016

At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# iraq - Monday 21 March, 2016

Man found guilty of war crime after posing for photo with decapitated head of IS fighter

Jebbar Salman Ammar, 29, had posted three images on Facebook of himself with the head of a fighter.

# iraq - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge This refugee cat who got lost while fleeing Iraq has been reunited with his family Kunkush

This refugee cat who got lost while fleeing Iraq has been reunited with his family

After a four month, 4000km journey.

Up to 1,000 migrants and refugees are being kicked out of Jungle camp

Around 20% of those in the camp have until 8pm on Tuesday to leave.

# iraq - Monday 18 January, 2016

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

# iraq - Monday 4 January, 2016

Child in Islamic State execution video is my grandson, says London man

“They are just using a small boy,” Sunday Dare said. “They are just using him as a shield.”

# iraq - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

# iraq - Monday 28 December, 2015

Iraqi forces just scored a major victory against Islamic State

IS fighters have abandoned Ramadi.

# iraq - Sunday 27 December, 2015

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.