Erbil

Type: City
Name: Erbil
Country: Iraq
Latitude: 36.189999
Longitude: 44.02
population: 932,854
First reported 16 mins ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 1 reports

British jets launch airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq

Irbil, Iraq (CNN) -- The United Kingdom said it conducted its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq on Tuesday, striking targets four days after Parliament voted to approve the country's involvement.British planes helped Kurdish troops who were fighting ... [Published CNN - 16 mins ago]
First reported 45 mins ago - Updated 45 mins ago - 1 reports

Besieged Iraqi Kurds take a long view of survival

(CNN) – Iraq has been unable to protect religious minorities from the "join-or-die" ultimatums of ISIS and now, Iraq's Kurdish community is among those under siege. But their ancient culture has survived thousands of years' worth of threats.Abu Bakr Ahmed ... [Published MyFox Birmingham - 45 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

PHOTO GALLERY: Kurdistan Workers' Party against IS militants

IraqA female members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) talks to her colleague at their camp, near the frontline of the fight against Islamic State militants, in Makhmur, south of Erbil, September 13, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)IraqA female members of the ... [Published Al Ahram - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

ISIS Tests Kurds’ Bid for Independence

Photo Credit Sébastien Thibault ERBIL, Iraq — When Iraqi Kurds say that Kirkuk is their Jerusalem, they are referring both to the city’s cultural significance and to the trouble it causes.Kurds invoke a special attachment to the oil-rich city, citing ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Airstrikes needed says Stroud man living in Iraq

Comments (0)There is a sense of dread and deja vu in the Iraqi city of Erbil, says former Stroud resident Luke Coleman.Like many living in Erbil he supports the US airstrikes on Islamic State positions designed to thwart the militants’ advance towards ... [Published Stroud Life Online - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

There is a military solution for everything

We are at war with extremism. It is a long war, and will continue well past my 50th birthday. The debate centered around the efficacy of force and cries for transparency into how it is used invariably create more problems than they solve. Going forward, ... [Published The Hill - 4 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Officers: Kurdish troops attack Iraq IS on three fronts

ERBIL, Iraq (AFP) -- Kurdish troops launched offensives against the Islamic State group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, senior officers told AFP.Troops struck before dawn north of IS-controlled second city Mosul, against a town on the Syrian ... [Published Ma'an News Agency - 8 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Sunderland dad killed in Iraq laid to rest at Roker

A funeral service has been held for a Wearside dad shot dead in Iraq.Philip Harris was killed in the crisis-hit city of Erbil in Northern Iraq, following a night out with friends.The 37-year-old had worked in the security industry in the war-torn country ... [Published Sun fm103.4 - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Iraq, Erbil, Northern Iraq
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Irbil citizen: 'We will fight to death'

As ISIS closes in on the ancient city of Irbil, some of its resilient residents say they are ready to fight to the death. ... [Published CNN.com - Video - Sep 28 2014]
Entities: Erbil, Citizen
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Kurdish forces hail Iran’s support in fighting ISIL in Iraq

A fresh round of US airstrikes has been launched in recent days on ISIL positions along Makhmour-Gwer region. Makhmour lays some 50 km away from the Kurdish capital city of Erbil. ISIL had crept closer to Erbil capturing Makhmour a month ago to lose it ... [Published Press tv - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Dean Henderson: ISIL Destabilizes Iraq and Exxon Mobil Awaits Privatization of Oil in Kirkuk

TEHRAN (FNA)- Dean Henderson, American columnist and environmental activist, firmly believes that the ISIL will destabilize Iraq, ending in a new country of Kurdistan where Exxon Mobil (an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in ... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 2 reports

Iraq oil worker able to return to UK

An oil worker from Hull, forced to stay in Iraq pending a court case, has returned to the UK. Kristian Nicholson, 39, had his passport confiscated by Iraqi police after a fatal car crash in January. He had been based in Irbil, Iraq, which has come under ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 28 2014]

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"There are no good forces in the Iraqi Army," the general said. "Most of the fighting is being done by Shia militias. We are not confident in the Iraqi army."
"We know that their loss will be compensated," Simsek said of the consular staff. "The only ones who will end up losing out are us."
"I've never seen anything like ISIS," Rajab said. "We've had wars, but not this kind of killing and slaughter, entire villages and areas emptied of people."
"We've gotten over here within days and we're ready for combat operations" Air Commodore Roberton said

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Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border [Published BBC - 5 hours ago]
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Iraq: NCCI Continues to Enhance the Coordinatio... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
Source: NGO Coordination Committee For IraqCountry: Iraq In the current emergency scenario, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) continuously seeks ways to enhance its mandate to ‘act as an independent, neutral and impartial forum for coordination ...
Crazy kit-bashed fighting vehicles of the Kurdi... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 29 2014]
There aren't many silver linings to the dark cloud of ISIS, but one of them is newfound Western appreciation for the Kurds, a remarkable people who got shoved off the stage of history during the 2000s, because American liberals were desperate to make ...
Turkey: CAFOD responds to crisis on Turkish border [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 29 2014]
Source: Catholic Agency for Overseas DevelopmentCountry: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey As fighting between Kurdish forces and the group known as Islamic State intensifies, CAFOD is providing aid to thousands of refugees who have fled into Turkey. ...
Air strikes help, but war against ISIS must be ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 28 2014]
ANALYSIS Laser-guided bombs pulverize a desert bunker; sand-coloured vehicles drive through the crosshairs of an invisible US fighter. The Pentagon’s footage of American warplanes in action against the Islamic State of Iraq Al-Sham in Syria and Iraq ...
Irbil citizen: 'We will fight to death' [Published CNN.com - Video - Sep 28 2014]
As ISIS closes in on the ancient city of Irbil, some of its resilient residents say they are ready to fight to the death. ...
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This Is Not War [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 08 2014]
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