- Coalition, Iraqi air strikes kill scores of ISIL militants fleeing Fallujah
Air strikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi forces have killed scores of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants who were fleeing their erstwhile bastion of Fallujah
Hurriyet. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:53:00 +0200.
- UNICEF Says Millions Of Kids At Risk In Iraq
The UN says 3.6 million children in Iraq are at “serious risk” and has called on warring parties there to protect their rights.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:25:27 +0000.
- IS conflict: Iraq air strikes 'target militant convoy'
A convoy carrying suspected Islamic State militants has been destroyed in air strikes near the Iraqi city of Falluja, the defence ministry says.
BBC News. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:22:37 GMT.
- Syria conflict: Rebels 'move on IS-held town near Iraq border'
US-backed Syrian rebels say they are closing in on Albu Kamal, a town on the border with Iraq held by so-called Islamic State.
BBC News. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:54:39 GMT.
- Syria: Rebel Forces Retake IS-Held Town
U.S.-backed Syrian rebel forces seized a small airport used as a base by Islamic State near the Iraq border early Wednesday. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:24:08 -0400.
- Baghdad Bikers Defy War with a Roar
Baghdad is a city of contradictions. War is a constant. Explosions and kidnappings are part of daily life. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:33:00 -0400.
- Suicide bomber kills nine at Iraq Sunni mosque: officials
A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Sunni mosque near Baghdad where worshippers were gathered for prayers, killing at least nine people, officials said on Tuesday. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:29:53 -0400.
- How Stanley McChrystal Teaches Yale Students To Lead
The general who once commanded troops in Afghanistan and brought about the death of al-Qaeda?s Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq became a professor of leadership who teaches one of the most sought-after classes at Yale.
By Monica Wang. Forbes. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:30:00 GMT.
- 'We'll Be Back': Islamic State Losses Could Fuel Sectarian Warfare
Islamic State has been losing significant swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria in recent months. When it goes, though, the group leaves behind deadly booby traps -- and the makings of sectarian warfare.
Spiegel Online. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:43:54 +0200.
- Baghdad Journal: Falluja Restaurant Is Reborn in Baghdad, Offering Nostalgia With Its Kebab
Long before it became a haven for jihadists, the city of Falluja was known as the home of the Haji Hussein restaurant, where locals, soldiers, tourists and businessmen all ate.
Tim Arango. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:30:27 GMT.
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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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