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Sniper's shot puts focus on Canada's Iraq role - Inquirer.net

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Inquirer.net

Sniper's shot puts focus on Canada's Iraq role
Inquirer.net
OTTAWA, Canada — Canada's supposed non-combat role in Iraq is being questioned after a special forces sniper took out an ISIS fighter in Iraq. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday would have none of it, saying Canadian troops training Kurdish ...
Record-breaking sniper kill in Iraq doesn't suggest any combat role, says Justin TrudeauGlobalnews.ca
Canadian Sniper's Record Kill In Iraq 'Entirely Consistent' With Non-Combat Mission: TrudeauHuffington Post Canada
Canadian sniper's shot 'entirely consistent' with non-combat role, Trudeau saysCBC.ca

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To stabilize Iraq after ISIS, try a method that worked - The Hill (blog)

Tue, 2017-06-27 16:40

The Hill (blog)

To stabilize Iraq after ISIS, try a method that worked
The Hill (blog)
The farming region of Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, is divided by one of Iraq's most turbulent fault lines of conflict, between the country's Sunni and Shia tribes. A decade ago, this region of palm groves and irrigation canals was a violent al Qaeda ...

Even If ISIS Goes Down Soon, It Probably Won't Stay Down Long - The Federalist

Mon, 2017-06-26 11:55

The Federalist

Even If ISIS Goes Down Soon, It Probably Won't Stay Down Long
The Federalist
In recent months, ISIS has suffered stinging reverses. This week, with its grip over Mosul being pried off by the Iraqi army, ISIS destroyed the al-Nuri mosque where Omar al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate in June 2014. Across the border, its capital ...
Who could be Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's successor if he is confirmed dead?International Business Times UK

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How a Canadian sniper shot someone more than 2 miles away, explained by a Canadian sniper - Vox

Sun, 2017-06-25 12:00

Vox

How a Canadian sniper shot someone more than 2 miles away, explained by a Canadian sniper
Vox
Sgt. Dave Pierreroy from 100 Mile House, B.C. Canada of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry looks through his binoculars while patrolling May 6, 2002 in the Towr Ghar mountain in the Tora Bora valley region of Afghanistan. Photo by Joe ...

Tom Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq - CBC.ca

Fri, 2017-06-23 20:07

CBC.ca

Tom Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq
CBC.ca
... government's claim that Canadian Forces are not involved in direct combat in Iraq," Mulcair writes. In particular, Mulcair says the incident raises fresh questions about the Liberals' promise that Canadian soldiers would not be involved in combat ...

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What the Destruction of the Mosul Mosque Shows About ISIS - TIME

Fri, 2017-06-23 18:57

TIME

What the Destruction of the Mosul Mosque Shows About ISIS
TIME
First built in the 12 th century, Mosul's Nouri Mosque withstood the rise and fall of the Mongol, Ottoman, and British empires. The building survived the regime of Saddam Hussein, an American invasion, and the first 14 years of civil war in Iraq. But ...
Iraq dismisses mosque attack as mark of defeat for IsisFinancial Times
Mosul's 800-year-old Great Mosque of al-Nuri destroyed as Iraqi troops close in on ISISYahoo News
ISIS just blew up the 842-year-old mosque where it announced its caliphateVox
ABC News -The New Yorker -SITE Intelligence Group -Centcom
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Sniper hits ISIS target from over 2 miles away - CNN

Thu, 2017-06-22 22:04

CNN

Sniper hits ISIS target from over 2 miles away
CNN
Washington (CNN) A Canadian special operations sniper successfully hit an ISIS fighter from a record-breaking distance of more than two miles away while assisting Iraqi forces in the push to retake Mosul, according to Canadian Special Operations ...
Record-Breaking Canadian Sniper Kills ISIS Fighter With Two-Mile ShotNewsweek
Canadian sniper shattered world record, killing ISIS fighter from 2 miles away, report saysUSA TODAY
Canadian sniper in Iraq shatters longest-shot record, kills ISIS militant from two miles awayNew York Daily News
The Sun -Daily Mail -International Business Times -The Globe and Mail
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Iraq dismisses mosque attack as mark of defeat for Isis - Financial Times

Thu, 2017-06-22 13:31

Financial Times

Iraq dismisses mosque attack as mark of defeat for Isis
Financial Times
Iraq's prime minister on Thursday said Isis's destruction of an 800-year-old mosque in Mosul was an admission by the jihadi group that it is facing defeat as Iraqi forces move closer to fully recapturing the northern city. Isis blew up the Great Mosque ...
Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News
ISIS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's MosulWJLA
ISIS Blows Up Historic Mosul Mosque Where It Declared 'Caliphate'NDTV
Rudaw -The Straits Times
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The Morning Brief: Heath Care Bill, ISIS in Iraq and World Population - TIME

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:48

TIME

The Morning Brief: Heath Care Bill, ISIS in Iraq and World Population
TIME
Republican leaders in the Senate today are expected to publicly reveal their proposed health care bill, which is meant to replace the Affordable Care Act. Among other changes, the measure would cut Medicaid and no longer penalize people for not buying ...

Record-Breaking Canadian Sniper Kills ISIS Fighter With Two-Mile Shot - Newsweek

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:49

Newsweek

Record-Breaking Canadian Sniper Kills ISIS Fighter With Two-Mile Shot
Newsweek
The bullet traveled 3,450 meters—over two miles—and took less than 10 seconds to reach its target: a fighter for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq. Those are the details of the world record-breaking shot fired by a Canadian sniper, who ...
Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in IraqThe Globe and Mail

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US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque - CNN

Wed, 2017-06-21 21:49

CNN

US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque
CNN
ISIS, through its news agency, said US warplanes were responsible for the loss late Wednesday of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret. US officials told CNN the ISIS claim was "1,000% false." Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the ...
US, Iraq Say ISIS Blew up Famous Mosul Mosque Where Caliphate Was First Declared; ISIS Blames USKTLA
ISIS blows up historic mosque in Mosul, Iraqi military saysWashington Post
ISIS Destroys Historic al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraqi Military SaysNBCNews.com
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Locals in Iraqi town take matters into their hands to expel ISIS families - Rudaw

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:11

Locals in Iraqi town take matters into their hands to expel ISIS families
Rudaw
QAYYARAH, Iraq – Hussein Zyab, a young man, has lost seven of his close relatives to ISIS militants in Qayyarah, a liberated town south of Mosul where he is now leading a group of locals going door to door to homes they accuse of being ISIS members or ...

“Radical Ideology to Survive in Mideast Even after ISIS” - IFP News

Wed, 2017-06-21 05:06

IFP News

“Radical Ideology to Survive in Mideast Even after ISIS
IFP News
ISIS is on the verge of total collapse as an entity in Iraq. However it will survive as an ideology and sabotage campaign,” said Zanganeh, a former Iranian envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He went on saying that in Iraq's Mosul ...
Iran's Khamenei tells Abadi not to trust America in fight against ISISNRT

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ACLJ: ISIS kneads 250 Christian children in a dough mixer - Iraqi News

Tue, 2017-06-20 14:34

Iraqi News

ACLJ: ISIS kneads 250 Christian children in a dough mixer
Iraqi News
The ACLJ pointed out, “The actions of ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria clearly embody the definition of genocide as enshrined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,” adding ...

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City: military - Reuters

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:38

Reuters

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City: military
Reuters
ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's army said it had encircled Islamic State's stronghold in the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday after taking over an area to the north of the densely populated historic district. The army's 9th armored division seized al-Shifaa district ...
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul Old City, rescue civiliansThe Daily Star

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'Infidels should have throats cut': Italy arrests Iraqi refugee over ISIS support - RT

Tue, 2017-06-20 10:30

RT

'Infidels should have throats cut': Italy arrests Iraqi refugee over ISIS support
RT
According to police, the 29-year-old said in a recorded telephone conversation with his sister that he had been urged to come and join “the holy war” in Iraq, but chose to stay in Italy to “redeem the infidels” who “should have their throats cut ...

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Refugee Yazidis fleeing ISIS in Iraq, making London home - CBC.ca

Mon, 2017-06-19 09:00

CBC.ca

Refugee Yazidis fleeing ISIS in Iraq, making London home
CBC.ca
Halo, 20, and Issa, 30, first met at a party in 2011, in northern Iraq. Six years later, they're newly arrived government-assisted refugees in London, missing family and lost loved ones. "Before the situation with ISIS took over our communities and ...

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Iraqi Troops Press Into Mosul's Old City to Dislodge ISIS - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Sun, 2017-06-18 12:06

Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Iraqi Troops Press Into Mosul's Old City to Dislodge ISIS
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
BAGHDAD—Iraqi forces on Sunday pushed into Mosul's historic Old City, in what is expected to be the final and most intense phase of the fight to retake the country's second-largest city from Islamic State control. The U.S.-backed offensive began soon ...

Battling ISIS: Iraqi Forces Storm Last Islamic State Group Stronghold in Mosul - Newsweek

Sun, 2017-06-18 10:13

Newsweek

Battling ISIS: Iraqi Forces Storm Last Islamic State Group Stronghold in Mosul
Newsweek
Iraqi forces started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said. The historic district is the last still under control of the militants in the city which used to be their capital in Iraq. It is a densely ...
UPDATE: Iraqi army declares final push to drive ISIS out of Old Mosul districtRudaw
Iraqi troops storm west Mosul's ISIS-held Old CityRT
Iraqi forces launch assault to retake Mosul's Old City from ISISAl-Arabiya
Stars and Stripes -ARA News
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