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#Iraq

# iraq - Friday 11 December, 2015

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished

An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.

# iraq - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Soldier who lost leg in Iraq tells those with anti-Muslim sentiment to "get a grip"

Chris Herbert is not impressed with the recent perceived rise in Islamophobia in the western world.

# iraq - Sunday 6 December, 2015

The tallest building in the world will be an Iraqi skyscraper

With its iconic ‘veil’ of solar panels, the four-tower behemoth will produce as much energy as it consumes — a breakthrough in tall-building design.

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work Waterboarding This post contains videos

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

# iraq - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Inside Islamic State's network of underground tunnels, filled with drugs and ammunition

Thirty to 40 tunnels were found in Sinjar, Iraq,, each wired with electricity and each with their own sleeping quarters.

# iraq - Thursday 26 November, 2015

David Cameron is ready to strike Isis in Syria, but would it make the UK safer? Air Strikes This post contains videos

# iraq - Monday 16 November, 2015

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

# iraq - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave

Sinjar had been taken by Islamic State before being liberated this week.

# iraq - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge This man took in 24 refugees and documented his 'disappointment' in a powerful Facebook post Berlin

This man took in 24 refugees and documented his 'disappointment' in a powerful Facebook post

Dirk Voltz and his partner Mario opened their home.

# iraq - Friday 30 October, 2015

Boots on the ground: The US is sending in troops to bring the fight to Isis

Barack Obama says it will consist of “fewer than 50″ special forces.

# iraq - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

More US soldiers will be fighting IS in Iraq, but it's not quite 'boots on the ground'

The US military will be taking part in ‘direct action’ against Islamic State.

# iraq - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison Gunfight This post contains videos

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison

It’s the first time US ground forces have been in action against Islamic State militants

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State

The former British Prime Minister wouldn’t make a full apology in a new TV interview.

# iraq - Monday 19 October, 2015

Mystery surrounds sudden death of former BBC journalist

Jacky Sutton’s colleagues and friends have disputed claims that she took her own life.

# iraq - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean?

“They created a logo with an insanely powerful force, and completely trivialised it.”

# iraq - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

# iraq - Saturday 5 September, 2015

What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

# iraq - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Ireland will do more: 'Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can't let that lie'

Minister Brendan Howlin has indicated that Ireland will take in more than its allocated 600 people.

# iraq - Friday 21 August, 2015

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.

# iraq - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria Islamic State This post contains videos

"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria

Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.

# iraq - Sunday 9 August, 2015

US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it

Matt Kenyon has been smuggling the special micro-printed paper into their stationery supplies…

# iraq - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art' War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

# iraq - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

A surge for independents, the naming of a US military ship and a car bomb in Iraq has had people talking today.

# iraq - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Incredible documentary tells the story of those who rescue women and children from Islamic State

Channel 4′s Dispatches – Escape From Isis needs to be seen.

# iraq - Monday 29 June, 2015

"There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack

Muslim activist Anjem Choudary has said that the presence of Western civilians in Muslim countries is creating instability.

# iraq - Sunday 14 June, 2015

This 17-year-old became 'Britain's youngest suicide bomber' yesterday

His family say they are “devastated and heartbroken” at his death.

# iraq - Friday 12 June, 2015

The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State

The militant group has made a number of gains in recent months.

# iraq - Friday 5 June, 2015

Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution

Tariq Aziz wasn’t hanged because the Vatican asked for a pardon as he was Christian.

# iraq - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

# iraq - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Video shows how a city became a ghost town after being taken by ISIS

Ramadi once had a population of 500,000. Now, it is a ghost town.

# iraq - Saturday 16 May, 2015

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid Under Siege This post contains videos

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.

# iraq - Saturday 2 May, 2015

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Iran needs the ISIS threat to stay – here’s why.

# iraq - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

# iraq - Monday 13 April, 2015

US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians

A further 17 were wounded.

# iraq - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Video shows ISIS beheading four men and hanging their bodies on crosses

A masked executioner is shown beheading the four with a sword, after reading out charges over a loudspeaker.

Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city

Forensic teams are examining the remains.

# iraq - Monday 16 March, 2015

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

# iraq - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why?

It is evident that many of these women are drawn to the society depicted by ISIS, which gives them a prominent – if restrictive – role.

# iraq - Monday 2 March, 2015

# iraq - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Islamic State killer 'Jihadi John' has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.