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7 Qatari Aid Agency Workers Arrested in Iraq for Mass Poisoning at Refugee Camp

Law enforcement from the capital of the autonomous Kurdish Region in northern Iraq has arrested at least seven aid workers from a Qatari charity group in connection with a mass poisoning incident at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul that has made about 800 people sick and may have killed two others.

In this frame grab from video, a man comforts his daughter as a doctor treats her after she was taken ill with suspected food poisoning in the Hassan Sham U2 camp for displaced people located about 20 kilometers (13 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Iraq’s health …

Hungary Signs Deal To Support Iraqi Christian Clinic

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The Hungarian government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph’s Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city. An agreement on the donation, meant to cover the


PHOTOS: The Battle for Mosul, Iraq Has Begun

The government of Iraq announced at 2AM local time Monday that the initiative to eradicate the Islamic State from Mosul, the nation’s second largest city, has begun.

Iraqi forces deploy in the area of al-Shourah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, on October 17, 2016. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced earlier in the day that the long-awaited operation to recapture …

Americans Fighting Islamic State with Kurdish Forces Gear Up for New Year

American and other Western volunteers fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria recently told the Kurdish outlet Rudaw they were gearing up for a new offensive against the jihadists in the new year. One American volunteer recalled how thousands demanded photos with him on a routine visit to a mall in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Turkish Troops in Mosul Top Agenda for Kurdish Leader in Ankara

Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, is currently in Ankara holding bilateral talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The meeting will cover trade and the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), and follows growing tensions between Turkey and Baghdad.

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Iraqi Kurds to Russia: Keep Your Fighter Jets Out of Our Airspace

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, based in northeastern Erbil, has requested the Russian government keep its fighter jets out of its airspace when conducting missions against enemies of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Iraq.

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Yazidis, Peshmerga: PKK Keeping Us from Fighting ISIS in Sinjar

Yazidi militias organized to fight the Islamic State in Sinjar, northern Iraq are protesting that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Marxist terrorist group operating out of Syria and Turkey, have prevented them from launching a mission to recapture Sinjar City after the terrorists stormed the region in 2014.

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Kurds Fend off ISIS in North Iraq as Report Claims Al-Baghdadi Moves South

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq report this week that they have made significant gains against ISIS near Kirkuk, a northern oil city about an hour and a half south of the Kurdish capital of Erbil. This news follows reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled northern Mosul south to Ramadi.

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