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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Iraq

All time
# mealy-mouthed
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.
# istanbul airport
Mystery surrounds sudden death of former BBC journalist
Jacky Sutton’s colleagues and friends have disputed claims that she took her own life.
# shahada
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.”
# causalities of war
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.
# don't let go
What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions
Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.
# europe's response
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
American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command
The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.
# islamic state
"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria
Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.
# Sneaky
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…
# 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”.
# News Fix
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.
# escapefromisis
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.
# tunisia
"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.
# islamic state
This 17-year-old became 'Britain's youngest suicide bomber' yesterday
His family say they are “devastated and heartbroken” at his death.
# War on Terror
The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State
The militant group has made a number of gains in recent months.
# Iraq
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.
# Palmyra
Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions
20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.
# islamic state
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.
# Under Siege
US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid
It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.
# Conflict
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.
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…
# Blackwater
US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians
A further 17 were wounded.
# brutal killing
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.
# Tikrit
Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city
Forensic teams are examining the remains.
# Tikrit
Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there
The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.
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.
# radicalised
Mother of 'Jihadi John' says she recognised son's voice in hostage videos
His fomr
# unmasked
Islamic State killer 'Jihadi John' has been named
The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.
# Iraq
Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base
Up to 25 IS fighters attacked the US base using suicide bombers and gunmen.
# Taking it back
After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane
Another city in Iraq was also liberated.
# Belgium
'Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it's important to remain on alert'
Europe is on a high terror alert as a mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large.
# four years on
More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014
Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.
# Ethnic Cleansing
Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP
“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”
# War Crimes
Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists
Amnesty International says thousands of people may have been targeted in the war crimes in Iraq.
# Hacked
Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare?
“The targets might not stop with the borders of Syria.”
# Syria
More than 200 people killed by IS 'found in mass grave'
The ground that found the grave said the “vast majority” were civilians.
# terror attacks
There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year
A new report has detailed incidents across the world.
# Syria
Air strikes against Islamic State 'aren't working'
Syrian’s foreign minister said Turkey must do more to control its border.
# outta here
The only Republican in Barack Obama's national security team is resigning
Chuck Hagel is stepping down as Defence Secretary.
# Islamic dinar
Gold, silver and copper: Islamic State group to begin minting its own currency
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says Western economies have “enslaved Muslims”.