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Kurdish independence referendum ends peacefully
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Kurdish independence referendum ends peacefully

80% of eligible voters cast ballots in referendum for independence. ‘This is the best day of my life.’ By Gary Willig – Arutz Sheva Thousands of residents of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq cast their votes in a historic referendum on Kurdish independence Monday. Voting began at 8:AM, and […]

Expect millions of Iraqi refugees shortly
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Expect millions of Iraqi refugees shortly

The Shiites have a master plan. The Sunnis are in disarray. Dr. Mordechai Kedar – Arutz Sheva In an article last week on Arutz Sheva, I wrote that Syrian President Basher Assad is regaining power with the help of an Iranian Shiite coalition made up of Iranian fighters joined by Hezbollah, Iraqi and […]

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Iraq: ISIS suicide bombers attack power station

ISIS terrorists attack Baghdad power station, leaving seven dead and 13 wounded. By Arutz Sheva Staff – Arutz Sheva ISIS suicide bombers on Saturday attacked a state-run power station in Iraq’s northern city of Samarra. Samarra is located approximately 60 miles north of Baghdad. Three workers and four policemen were […]

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Iraq launches ground offensive against ISIS

Iraqi forces launch offensive to retake city of Tal Afar from ISIS terrorists. By Ben Ariel – Arutz Sheva Iraqi forces on Saturday night launched a ground offensive to retake the city of Tal Afar from Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said, according to Al-Jazeera. “You either surrender, […]

ISIS car bomb factory displayed in Mosul
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ISIS car bomb factory displayed in Mosul

Iraqi army reveals car bombs developed by ISIS to use against Iraqi army bases. By Rafael Levy – Arutz Sheva The Iraqi army has displayed a series of captured armored car bomb vehicles used by ISIS against military bases in Iraq. The car bombs were built to reach their targets […]

Trump: ISIS’s days are ‘numbered’
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Trump: ISIS’s days are ‘numbered’

Trump welcomes recapture of Mosul from ISIS. By Ben Ariel – Arutz Sheva U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday welcomed the recapture of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists, adding it means that the group’s days in Iraq and Syria “are numbered.” Trump said in a written statement […]

Iraq: ISIS ‘caliphate’ is coming to an end
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Iraq: ISIS ‘caliphate’ is coming to an end

Iraq recaptures Mosul mosque, declares war against ISIS is coming to an end. By Arutz Sheva Staff  Iraq on Thursday declared that the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s “caliphate” was coming to an end after it recaptured Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque, AFP reported. The announcement came three years to the day ISIS announced its self-styled “caliphate”, […]

Smoke rises from Grand al-Nuri mosque in Mosul - Reuters
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ISIS blows up Mosul mosque

ISIS jihadists blow up Grand al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, where their leader announced a “caliphate” in 2014. By Elad Benari – arutz Sheva Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraqi military officials said. In 2014, the jihadist group’s leader chose the mosque […]