- Iraq police poised to enter Mosul
Police and interior ministry forces will enter Mosul to help the army defeat the Islamic State group in the east of the city, Iraqi commanders said on Saturday. ...
Yahoo. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:08:20 -0500.
- US facilitating joint talks with Turkey, Syrian Kurdish forces to ease tension
The U.S.-led anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) coalition stated on Dec. ...
Hurriyet. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:36:00 +0200.
- Pentagon Says Has Killed 50,000 Islamic State Fighters Since 2014
The U.S.-led coalition fighting in Iraq has killed at least 50,000 Islamic State militants since 2014, Pentagon officials said on December 8.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:51:28 +0000.
- Iraq War: Lawyer admits misconduct over Army abuse claims
Lawyer who brought charges of torture and murder against British troops admits misconduct charges.
BBC News. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:04:16 GMT.
- Iraq conflict: Air strikes on IS-held border town 'kill dozens'
More than 60 people are reportedly killed in air strikes on an IS-controlled town in western Iraq.
BBC News. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:04 GMT.
- Kurdish authorities angered by ex-Canadian soldier's border-hopping
A senior Kurdish official says the detention of an ex-Canadian soldier was justified. The regional government's deputy foreign minister say Michael Kennedy illegally crossed from Iraq to Syria and back again in the fight against ISIS.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST.
- Africa: UN Launches Record U.S.$22.2 Billion Humanitarian Appeal for 2017
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -More than half of the money will be used to address the needs of people caught up in crises in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and South Sudan
All Africa. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:15:44 GMT.
- Carter: US Must Stay in Iraq, Ensure IS Stays Defeated
The American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday. Carter said the U.S. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:20:26 -0500.
- U.S.-led coalition kills 54 civilians in Syria, Iraq in March-October: Pentagon
The U.S.-led coalition killed 54 civilians between March 31 and Oct. ...
- Could Saudi Arabia Walk Away From Oil Talks Next Week?
What would it take for Saudi Arabia to walk way from oil output talks next week? Some factors include lack of non-OPEC participation as well as Iraq and Iran not shouldering their share of the responsibility. ...
By Tim Daiss, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:50:00 -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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map of Iraq.
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