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Mar 17 2017

Iraqi forces edge into Mosul's Old City, Nuri mosque in sight

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi forces battling Islamic State in Mosul edged into the Old City and around the al Nuri mosque on Friday trying to seal off a main road to prevent militants sending in suicide bombers to attack their positions. | Video

Mar 12 2017

Iraqi forces unearth mass grave of Shi'ite inmates killed by IS

BAGHDAD The remains of hundreds of mainly Shi'ite inmates killed by Islamic State militants when they overran a prison in northern Iraq more than two years ago have been unearthed by forces retaking the area from the group, a spokesman said.

Mar 12 2017

Iraqi forces unearth mass grave of Shi'ite inmates killed by Islamic State

BAGHDAD The remains of hundreds of mainly Shi'ite inmates killed by Islamic State militants when they overran a prison in northern Iraq more than two years ago have been unearthed by forces retaking the area from the group, a spokesman said.

Mar 09 2017

Iraq aims to drive Islamic State from west Mosul within a month

SULAIMANIYA/MOSUL Iraqi forces aim to dislodge Islamic State militants from west Mosul within a month, despite grueling urban combat in densely populated terrain, the head of the elite Counter Terrorism Service told Reuters on Thursday.

Mar 09 2017

Kurds, Baghdad agree to keep Kirkuk crude flowing to Turkey, official says

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq The Kurdish group that controls Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields has agreed with Baghdad to keep crude flowing from the region through a pipeline to a Turkish export terminal on the Mediterranean, a Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Mar 05 2017

Iraq to get 10 billion pound loan for British contracts

BAGHDAD Britain agreed on Sunday to arrange 10 billion pounds ($12.3 billion) in loans to finance infrastructure projects in Iraq over a 10 year period, a program that would only benefit British companies, an Iraqi minister said in Baghdad.

Mar 02 2017

Oil flows resume from Iraq's Kirkuk fields after Kurdish forces storm facility

BAGHDAD Crude flows from Iraq's northern Kirkuk fields resumed on Thursday after being halted for several hours when Kurdish forces stormed a facility in protest at the Iraqi government's oil policy, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Feb 25 2017

Saudi FM visits Baghdad to bolster Sunni-Shi'ite reconciliation post Islamic State

BAGHDAD Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Saturday in a new attempt to heal the Sunni kingdom's troubled relations with Shi'ite-majority Iraq.

Feb 17 2017

Islamic State readies for close combat in alleyways of west Mosul

BAGHDAD Islamic State militants are developing a network of passageways and tunnels in the narrow alleys of west Mosul that will enable them to hide and fight among the civilian population when Iraqi forces launch an attack that is expected any day now.

Feb 12 2017

Inter-Shi'ite tension mounts in Baghdad after clashes

BAGHDAD Tension between Iraq's Shi'ite leaders mounted on Sunday as the toll from protests in central Baghdad on Saturday increased to six killed, five demonstrators loyal to the fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and one policeman.

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