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Judge blocks transfer of U.S. citizen with ties to Islamic State group

A federal judge on Thursday blocked the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia, meaning he will stay for now in a U.S. military detention facility in Iraq.

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Pentagon backtracks on Syria border force

The Pentagon backpedaled Tuesday on the purpose of some funding under its 2019 fiscal year budget, saying it would be spent on securing the border between Jordan and Lebanon instead of the Iraq-Syria border, Anadolu reports.

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Turkish Warplanes Reportedly Hit Targets in Iraq Amid Afrin Op

The strikes take place days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Ankara aims to clear its borders from terrorists up until Iraq.

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Islamic State Claims its Switch to Insurgency and Terrorism is Working

The 112th edition of the Islamic State’s newsletter, Al-Naba, released on 29 December 2017 contained an article on page 3, which reported that the reversion from statehood to insurgency was yielding results, particularly in the Diyala, Kirkuk, and Saladin provinces of Iraq.

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‘Unread’ CIA letter to Iran

US Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo has said he sent a letter to Iranian Maj. Gen

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Turkish PM warns Iraqi Kurdish vote will cause harm

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reiterated on Friday Turkey’s calls to cancel the independence referendum in northern Iraq.

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At least 60 killed, over 100 injured in ISIS-claimed suicide attacks

At least 60 people were killed and 100 were injured in three suicide attacks claimed by the ISIS in southe Iraq on Thursday.

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Iraqi Kurdish leaders defiant as the parliament rejects their referendum bid

While the officials of Iraq’s Kurdistan region are persistently insisting on holding an independence referendum, opposition to their plans is mounting throughout Iraq. In the latest development in this regard, the Iraqi parliament voted against the Kurdish referendum bid.

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Outgoing anti-ISIL commander in Iraq says US will continue with YPG after Raqqa operation

Outgoing army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has made it clear that Washington will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) inside the Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in its bid to sweep jihadists from the Middle Euphrates River Valley during the final stand.

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۱۳ Kurdish militants killed in Iraq

Turkey’s military has killed 13 members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq.

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Iraqi forces gain more ground in IS-held western Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq, March 3 (Xinhua) — Iraqi forces on Friday pushed deeper into western side of Mosul and seized another neighborhood in southern outskirts of the embattled city after fierce clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants, the Iraq military said.

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Battle for Mosul: ‘Most dangerous phase’ set to begin

US-backed Iraqi forces have pushed deeper into western Mosul, after punching through the defences of Islamic State’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

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