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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Militants Kill 10 In Attack on Government Offices in North Iraq

(Reuters) – Militants launched a coordinated assault against local government and police buildings in northern Iraq on Wednesday, with suicide car bombs and mortar attacks killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said. The attacks, which military officials said looked like the work of al Qaeda, began when two suicide car bombs were … Continue reading »

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At least 33 killed in violence across Iraq

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/25/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE98O10I20130925   Reuters) – At least 33 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Wednesday that included a coordinated assault against local government and police buildings in the north of the country, police and medical sources said. Militant groups including the Sunni Islamist al Qaeda have been regaining momentum in their insurgency against Iraq’s … Continue reading »

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Iraq Asks Kurds to Link New Oil Pipeline to Its Network

DUBAI/ARBIL, Iraq, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Iraq’s central government has asked the autonomous Kurdish region to connect its new oil pipeline with one from Kirkuk to Ceyhan in Turkey in a way that allows Baghdad to measure flows, Iraq’s deputy prime minister for energy affairs said on Tuesday. Kurdistan is expected to complete a 300,000-barrels-per-day (bpd) oil … Continue reading »

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Iraq’s Kurds focus on autonomy

Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday at a critical moment in the history of the Kurds – not only in Iraq but also in the whole Middle East. When it comes to security and safety, Kurdistan is a world apart from the rest of Iraq. Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan … Continue reading »

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Iraq clashes, attacks kill 25

BAGHDAD: Fighting between security forces and militants killed 25 people in Iraq on Tuesday, as the UN warned that sectarian attacks threaten to force more Iraqis from their homes. Violence in Iraq has reached a level this year not seen since 2008, when the country was emerging from a brutal sectarian conflict. Militants attacked two … Continue reading »

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Gunmen Attack Sunni Town in Iraq

By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press An Iraqi official says that gunmen have tried to take over a small Sunni town in the county’s west, sparking battles that left 11 people including six attackers dead. Waqas Adnan, the mayor of Ana, said that the assault on the town started Tuesday at dawn when a car … Continue reading »

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Iraq Kurds Dream of Independence but Differ on Details

ARBIL, IRAQ (AFP) –  Voters in Iraq’s Kurdish region may have had differing views at the ballot box during weekend polls, but there is one dream which unites virtually all of them: an independent state. Behind that dream, however, Iraqi Kurds and their leaders differ on key issues related to statehood, their future within a … Continue reading »

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Votes Being Counted In Kurdish Regional Elections In Iraq

http://www.rferl.org/content/iraq-kurdistan-vote-count/25113801.html     Vote-counting is under way in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, following regional parliamentary elections on September 21. Officials have put the turnout at 73.9 percent in voting that transpired without major incident. One man was reported shot to death in the capital, Irbil, after polls closed. And Hiwa Mohammed, an election monitor in … Continue reading »

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KSA’s role in Syria conflict

Click on the link below.   Saudi Arabia’s death row inmates and Syria

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Commander of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria has been killed

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/09/22/-Leader-of-al-Qaeda-in-Iraq-and-Syria-has-been-killed.html     Al Arabiya Abu-Abdallah al-Libi, a top commander of al-Qaeda front group The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has been killed on Sunday in Idlib in northwestern Syria, Al Arabiya television reported. The Free Syrian Army denied responsibility for Libi’s death. The militant group is posing growing challenges for the armed … Continue reading »

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