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    Iraq forces retake government HQ in Mosul

    Iraq announced Tuesday that its forces have retaken the provincial government headquarters, the Turkish consulate general, and a bridgehead from Daesh in west Mosul.

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    'First chemical attack' in Mosul battle injures seven

    Seven people, among them five children, have been hospitalised over the past two days near Iraq’s Mosul with injuries from chemical weapons, the Red Cross said on Friday.

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    ISIS chief admits defeat in Iraq

    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has admitted defeat in Iraq and ordered militants to either flee or kill themselves in suicide attacks, it has been claimed.

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    Iraqi army controls main roads out of Mosul

    US-backed Iraqi army units on Wednesday took control of the last major road out of western Mosul that had been in Islamic State’s hands, a general and residents there said, trapping the militants in a dwindling area.

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    Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

    President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary US travel ban, US officials said Tuesday, citing the latest draft in circulation.

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    ‘Daesh allowed me to rape 200 women in Iraq’

    Kurdish intelligence authorities gave Reuters rare access to Hussein and another Daesh militant who were both captured during an assault on the city of Kirkuk in October that killed 99 civilians

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    The Mosul artifacts: A priceless loss

    It is hard to overstate the historical and archaeological significance of the area extending from Mesopotamia to Egypt. This stretch contains the early stages of human civilization, especially from the Neolithic era.

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    Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52: officials

     A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in the south of Iraq's capital Thursday, killing more than 50 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said.

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    Mosul sees pause in major military operations

    Iraqi forces launched an offen­sive to recapture Mosul on October 17th but only managed to retake the eastern side recently. The western side is thought to be more diffi­cult to penetrate and hosts some 750,000 civilian.

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    Iran envoy pick is strong message for Iraq

    On the face of it, Masjedi’s appointment fits into a 14-year pattern of Iran posting senior figures of the expeditionary al-Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to its Baghdad embassy.

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    Iraq's top Hezbollah commander killed

    A high-ranking commander of the Iraqi pro-government Kata'ib Hezbollah force has been killed after a group of unidentified armed men opened fire on his vehicle in the country’s southern oil-rich city of Basra.

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    Trump's Muslim ban is old news in Kuwait

    Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans have not been able to obtain visit, tourism or trade visas to Kuwait since 2011, in a move which seemingly pre-empted US restrictions on seven Muslim-majority countries.

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    Trumpistan: 5-year-old Muslim boy handcuffed, detained as 'security risk'

    The 5-year-old American son of an Iranian woman was handcuffed and detained for hours without his mother at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia because he was deemed a "security theat,"

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    Amid Muslim ban outcry, Trump to call Arab allies

    US President Donald Trump will hold phone conversations with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, amid an uproar over his travel ban for some Muslim majority countries.

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    Protests against Trump’s Travel ban across US

    It is an impressive and largely spontaneous display of popular resistance. Activists said they are clinging to the original purpose of America, as a sanctuary for the persecuted and as a destination for the forlorn.

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    'Trump visa ban to fuel violence, serve extremists'

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries harmed the common struggle. UNITED STA

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    Iraqi parliament votes to ban US citizens

    The majority vote - which is binding - means parliament will ask the government to retaliate by implementing visa restrictions on Americans visiting Iraq, a parliamentary official said on Monday.

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    Iran bans US citizens in retaliates to Trump order

    “Iran, to defend the dignity of the great Iranian nation, will implement the principle of reciprocity until the removal of the insulting restriction against Iranian nationals," the statement reads.

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    Iraq worried as Trump says he may re-invade for oil

    When President Donald Trump gave a speech before the CIA Memorial Wall in Langley, Virginia, the American intelligence community was not the only group listening.

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    Abadi wants full disclosure about U.S invasion

    Haider al-Abadi told reporters Tuesday that he would like to see a “thorough investigation” of America’s decision-making that took the U.S. forces from “liberating” the country from “Saddam [Hussein’s] terrorist regime”

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    Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State

    As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic Assyrian monuments destroyed by the group.

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    Iraqi forces enter Mosul Univ.,seize Tigris bridge

    Iraqi special forces entered the Mosul University on Friday, a tactical achievement and an incremental step in battling Islamic State militants for control of the city, according to senior Iraqi officers.

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    Iraqi forces gain ground into IS stronghold in Mosul

    The Iraqi government forces on Wednesday extend its grip in the eastern side of the Islamic State (IS) stronghold in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, as fierce clashes continued against the terrorists.

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    Iraq starts offensive to retake western towns

    Iraqi army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have started an offensive to retake towns and areas in the troubled western province of Anbar from Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

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