- 20 ISIL militants killed in northern Syria: Turkish military
At least 20 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants have been killed in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, according to a Turkish General Staff statement early on Jan. 17
Hurriyet. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:29:00 +0200.
- Mosul battle: Iraq forces 'retake' university from IS
Iraqi forces say they have seized Mosul University as part of a major push into IS territory.
BBC News. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:08:23 GMT.
- Deportation row boy Lawand Hamadamin gets reprieve
The boy's family say they fled Iraq because so-called Islamic State threatened to kill disabled children.
BBC News. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:14:30 GMT.
- Iraq forces retake Mosul university
Iraqi forces on Saturday retook Mosul's university from the Islamic State jihadist group, the latest key advance in efforts to recapture the eastern side of the city, officers said. ...
Yahoo. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:54:57 -0500.
- Study Maps ‘Uniquely Devastating’ Genital Injuries Among Troops
A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Denise Grady. New York Times. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:15:28 GMT.
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- Chinese premier announces humanitarian aid for Iraq in letter to Iraqi counterpart
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday sent a letter to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announcing an offer of 70 million yuan (about 10.1 million U.S. dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq.
- Cash-strapped US Army veteran fronts court over Florida airport shooting
The Iraq War veteran charged over the fatal shooting of five people at a Florida airport will be defended at taxpayer expense after telling the judge he had no job and less than $10 in the bank.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:18:42 +1100.
- Iraq Oil and Gas Report Q1 2017
LONDON, Jan. 9, 2017 -- Major oilfield expansion projects in Iraq will be an important source of low-cost oil production to meet future demand and growth will continue in 2017. ...
PR Newswire. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:19:00 EST.
- 'They raped us, they killed our men': Former ISIS slaves recover from horrors faced in captivity
Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan's agonizing task was to travel to Northern Iraq to help choose which of the women would have the life-altering opportunity to move to Germany for treatment.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 05:00:34 EST.
- Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills 13
Iraqi officials say a suicide bomb blast in Baghdad has killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens more. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 08 Jan 2017 02:11:51 -0500.
Facts About Iraq
The Republic of Iraq, located in southwest Asia, is governed by a
federal government comprised of executive, legislative, and judicial
branches plus various independent commissions.
Its capital city is Baghdad, and its currency is the Iraqi Dinar.
The primary languages used in Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish, and in 2007,
Iraq's estimated population was 27,500,000. Approximately 77% of
Iraqis are Arab, 18% are Kurdish, and 5% are other ethnicities.
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