- Death toll in Gaziantep attack rises to 56
The death toll from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack on a wedding in the Şahinbey district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep has risen to 56
Hurriyet. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:38:00 +0200.
- IS Militants Claim Suicide Bombing At Iraq Wedding That Killed 15 Shi'ite Muslims
The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing against a wedding south of Baghdad that killed at least 15 people on August 29.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:04:32 +0000.
- Turkey warplanes bomb PKK targets in northern Iraq: state media
Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq Monday, as Ankara pressed its military operation against Islamic State jihadists and a Syrian Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria, state media said. ...
Yahoo. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:17:37 -0400.
- Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to remove ambassador
The Iraqi government asks for the Saudi ambassador to Baghdad to be replaced over comments he made about Iran's involvement in Iraq.
BBC News. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:10:55 GMT.
- Republicans Against Trump: Bush Advisor Wolfowitz Says He'll Likely Vote for Clinton
In an interview, Paul Wolfowitz, 72, an advisor to former President Bush, discusses the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency, why he will likely vote for the Democrat's candidate this year and mistakes made during the Iraq war.
Spiegel Online. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:24:00 +0200.
- Notebook: How Many Guns Did the U.S. Lose Track of in Iraq and Afghanistan? Hundreds of Thousands.
A new study shows how the American military failed at the soldier’s most basic responsibility: keeping track of firearms.
C. J. Chivers. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:59:14 GMT.
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- Sectarian Abuses in Iraq Help Ensure IS Survival
In its frenzy to clear Iraq of Islamic State and erase any trace of the extremists' self-declared caliphate, Baghdad is running the risk of laying the foundation for the terror group's resurgence. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:18:18 -0400.
- Briton 'dies defusing Islamic State bomb' in Iraq
A British citizen has been killed in Iraq trying to defuse a bomb left by the so-called Islamic State group, US contractor Janus says.
BBC News. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:10:08 GMT.
- Iraq Executes Dozens for 2014 Massacre by ISIS
Thirty-six men were hanged in connection with the group’s killing of 1,700 Shiite military personnel, despite concerns over the country’s criminal justice system.
Omar Al-jawoshy and Tim Arango. International Herald Tribune. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:08:23 GMT.
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- Iraq executes 36 men convicted in Islamic State massacre
Iraqi officials say the country has executed 36 men convicted of taking part in the Islamic State group's massacre of hundreds of soldiers in 2014. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 07:16:34 -0400.
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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