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Saturday, February 24, 2018

United States Carries Out 15 Air Strikes Near Iraq Dam

By Serene Assir Badriyah (Iraq) (AFP) — U.S. warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against Islamic State (IS) militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq, the military said. Fighter jets, bombers, and unmanned planes destroyed nine IS positions and eight vehicles around the Mosul dam, where insurgents […]

August 18, 2014

Obama: ‘We Broke The ISIL Siege Of Mount Sinjar’

Martha’s Vineyard (United States) (AFP) — President Barack Obama declared Thursday that U.S. air strikes had broken the siege of an Iraqi mountain sheltering civilian refugees and that troops conducting reconnaissance there would be withdrawn. But he added that U.S. air strikes would continue against extremists from the so-called Islamic State or ISIL if they […]

August 14, 2014

Time Ticks Down On Iraq Siege As Survivors Stream Into Camps

Dohuk (Iraq) (AFP) – Time was running out for starving Yazidis trapped on an Iraqi mountain Wednesday as the West ramped up efforts to assist survivors and arm Kurdish forces battling jihadists. The United States has carried out air strikes against members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the area of Mount Sinjar, […]

August 13, 2014