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#Iraq

# iraq - Saturday 14 February, 2015

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.

# iraq - Monday 26 January, 2015

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.

# iraq - Monday 19 January, 2015

'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.

# iraq - Thursday 1 January, 2015

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014 Four Years On This post contains videos

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014

Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.

# iraq - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP

“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”

# iraq - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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.

# iraq - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare?

“The targets might not stop with the borders of Syria.”

More than 200 people killed by IS 'found in mass grave'

The ground that found the grave said the “vast majority” were civilians.

# iraq - Monday 1 December, 2014

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

# iraq - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Air strikes against Islamic State 'aren't working'

Syrian’s foreign minister said Turkey must do more to control its border.

# iraq - Monday 24 November, 2014

The only Republican in Barack Obama's national security team is resigning

Chuck Hagel is stepping down as Defence Secretary.

# iraq - Friday 14 November, 2014

Gold, silver and copper: Islamic State group to begin minting its own currency

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says Western economies have “enslaved Muslims”.

# iraq - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Islamic State leader calls for 'volcanoes of jihad' in alleged new recording

He was rumoured to have died in an air strike earlier this week.

# iraq - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Has the leader of ISIS been hit in a US airstrike?

A US official said he couldn’t confirm if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in a convoy destroyed by US-led airstrikes.

# iraq - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Islamic State group slaughter dozens in one Iraqi village

Militants lined up and shot at least 50 men and women yesterday.

British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists

The Foreign Office said it would be motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

# iraq - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?

Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?

# iraq - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

# iraq - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings

More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.

# iraq - Monday 20 October, 2014

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift Peshmerga This post contains images

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

# iraq - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane

The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.

# iraq - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

# iraq - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle

IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis

It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.

# iraq - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

Flanagan: 'The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness'

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

# iraq - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

# iraq - Saturday 27 September, 2014

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

# iraq - Friday 26 September, 2014

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State

Speaking today, David Cameron told MPs “there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country”.

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today

David Cameron has urged Britain not to be “frozen with fear” about re-entering conflict in Iraq.

# iraq - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed

He told reporters today that he had been alerted to the plan to target systems in the US and Paris which involved militants from that country who are part of IS.

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

# iraq - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants

Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

# iraq - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife

Alan Henning was seized during an aid mission to Syria last December.