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Thousands of volunteers join Iraqi army to fight ISIL

Thousands of volunteers have signed up at recruitment centers across Iraq over the past few days as armed forces try to push back al-Qaeda-linked militants. Political figures, clerics and tribal leaders are among those joining the fight against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). In Baghdad, people have gathered at the Federal Police Command headquarters, chanting religious and patrio ...

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Several online photos show ISIL atrocities in Iraq

New pictures have emerged online of atrocities and mass killing of Iraqi soldiers at the hands of militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ISIL militants are believed to have taken the pictures in Iraq’s northern Salahuddin Province. They show dozens of men in both plain clothes and Iraqi army uniforms being made to lie in several ditches. Other pictures show the Takfiri militants sho ...

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آیت اللہ العظمی سیستانی کی جانب سے داعش کے خلاف جہاد کفائی کا فتویٰ

اہل بیت(ع) نیوز ایجسنی۔ابنا۔ عراق کے مرجع عالیقدر حضرت آیت اللہ العظمی سیستانی نے دہشت گرد گروہ داعش کے خلاف "جہاد کفائی" کا فتوی جاری کیا ہے۔ عراقی نیوز ایجنسی السومریہ کی رپورٹ کے مطابق کربلا میں عراقی شیعوں کے مرجع عالیقدر حضرت آیۃ اللہ العظمی سیستانی کے نمائندے عبد المھدی کربلائی نے شہر کربلا کی نماز جمعہ میں کہا کہ آيۃ اللہ سیستانی نے عراقی عوام سے اپیل کی ہے کہ وہ ہتھیار اٹھالیں اور عراق کا دفاع کریں ...

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Iraq PM coalition gains most parliamentary seats

A coalition led by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has won the most seats in the country’s April 30 parliamentary polls. Results released by Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission on Monday showed that the premier’s State of Law alliance garnered 92 out of 328 parliamentary seats. Maliki’s bloc won 30 seats in the capital Baghdad alone and won the first spot in 10 out of 18 provinces overall, whi ...

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Militants kidnap, kill 20 Iraqi soldiers: Officials

Iraqi officials say militants have kidnapped and killed at least 20 army soldiers in an attack on a military base in northern Iraq. Iraq police said the attack was carried out in the Ain al-Jahash area, south of the city of Mosul, on Saturday night. The attackers abducted the soldiers from the small military base at around 11:00 p.m., and their bodies were found nearby an hour later, officials say. On April ...

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UNSC praises elections, high turnout in Iraq

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has commended the broad participation of the Iraqi population in the country’s parliamentary elections held on Wednesday. In a Wednesday statement, the UNSC welcomed the Iraqi parliamentary elections and urged all political establishments in the Arab country to facilitate the formation of a new government. “The members of the Security Council welcome the holding of ...

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Iraq set to hold general elections on Wednesday

Iraqis are set to go to polls on April 30 amid bomb attacks carried out by al-Qaeda-linked militants to disrupt the elections. Most Iraqis will have to vote on Wednesday, but the security forces will cast their ballots two days earlier in order to be free to guard polling stations on the election day. Iraqi residents in Iran head to the polls on Sunday. Many believe the security situation in Iraq will aggra ...

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11 killed, 27 injured in Iraq bomb blast

At least eleven people have been killed after a bomb blast hit a police checkpoint south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The incident took place during rush hour on Thursday morning, when an explosive-laden car drove into the checkpoint at one of the entrances of the southern city of Hillah. A police official said some 27 people were also wounded in the attack and that the dead included four policemen. Some ...

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15 more people killed in Iraq terrorist attacks

Terrorist attacks across Iraq have left at least 15 people dead, as the Arab country continues to grapple with violence. Sunday’s deadliest attack was carried out outside the southern city of Samawah where two car bombs blasted concurrently in a commercial area. According to police, seven people were killed in the attack. Samawah is located 370 kilometers (230 miles) southeast of the Iraqi capital city of B ...

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Militants target Iraq security ahead of polls

Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have stepped up their terrorist attacks in Iraq to disrupt its security in the run-up to the country’s parliamentary elections, Press TV reports. Militants from the so-celled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who have been fighting government troops in the country’s western regions, including Anbar province, have increasingly targeted Iraqi security forces and civili ...

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