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Suicide bombing kills at least 35 in Iraq a day after mosque shooting

BAGHDAD/ARBIL – Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict. 485 more words

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Arbil - Erbil - Irbil?

Arbil-Erbil-Irbil, Iraq…I’ve seen the city’s name spelled all these ways.  We Americans certainly make use of our vowels!  My map listed it as “Arbil”, but I finally settled upon using “Irbil” for some reason when I spoke of it to others.  563 more words

Iraq

After first airstrikes, US drops new aid to thousands of Iraqis fleeing militant advance

IRBIL, Iraq — The U.S. launched a new airdrop Saturday to aid thousands of members of an Iraqi minority group who fled the advance of the Islamic State group, trying to stem a worsening humanitarian crisis in a country reeling from the extremist offensive. 996 more words

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US President authorizes limited air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq

Speaking after meetings with his national security team, Obama – in his most significant response to the Iraq crisis said he approved ‘targeted’ use of air power to protect US personnel if Islamic State militants advance further toward the Kurdish capital Arbil or threaten Americans anywhere in the country. 134 more words

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