Erbil

Type: City
Name: Erbil
Country: Iraq
Latitude: 36.189999
Longitude: 44.02
population: 932,854
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Praying for their lives: Iraqi Christians attend Sunday service just 50 miles from front line against ISIS marauders

These striking pictures show Iraqi Christians praying for their lives and livelihoods - as just a few miles away, Islamic State militants fight to take both away from them.The men and women who went to Sunday Mass yesterday at St Joseph Church in Irbil, ... [Published Mail Online UK - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Arab allies willing to launch airstrikes against Islamic State

A number of Arab nations are offering to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and...A number of Arab nations are offering to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials say."I can tell you, right here ... [Published Washington Examiner - 8 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Man going to Kurdistan detained at IGIA for questioning

A 32-year-old Indian Muslim travelling to Kurdistan, Iraq, through New Delhi, was stopped and detained for questioning, after authorities at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) received an anonymous call saying that he belongs to a terrorist ... [Published Indian Express - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Peshmerga Forces Recruit Christian Fighters, Says Local Official

Posted 2014-09-14 18:25 GMTERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces have opened doors to the region's Christian population and recruit them to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS), an official told Rudaw."Representatives of the ... [Published AINA - 7 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Flood of requests for help follow promises of Australian aid for Kurds

Erbil: As Islamic State militants continue to wage their campaign of terror throughout northern Iraq and Syria, Kurds have expressed strong support for an international coalition including Australia that is designed to back them in their fight.With militants ... [Published Brisbane Times - 17 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Flood of requests for help follow promises of Australian aid for Kurds

With militants from the Islamic State holding towns and villages within 100 kilometres of Erbil, Kurdish military leaders say they need all the help they can get, with both strategic assistance and hardware."With international support there is now the ... [Published The Scone Advocate - 16 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Sunderland dad shot and killed in war torn Iraqi city targeted by terrorists

Phil Harris was killed in the crisis-hit city of Erbil in Northern Iraq, following a night out with friends.The 37-year-old, of Red House, Sunderland, had worked in the security industry in the war-torn country for a number of years, although was not ... [Published Newcastle Evening Chronicle - 18 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Iraqi leader orders his air force not to bomb civilian areas

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq’s new prime minister said Saturday that his nation’s warplanes would no longer attack areas where civilians are present, a step meant to ease tensions between the Shiite Muslim-dominated central government and the Sunni Muslim mino ... [Published Herald-Times - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

ISIS Is Weaker Than It Looks – OpEd

ByBy Balint Szlanko  for Syria Comment(ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan) — The extremist group known variously as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or simply Islamic State, has maneuvered itself into a difficult situation over the last couple of months. Fanatical ... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

US Military Conducts Two More Airstrikes Near Mosul Dam

(MOSUL, Iraq) -- U.S. military forces continued airstrikes in Iraq this week, targeting ISIS forces near the Mosul Dam.Crews used attack aircraft to conduct two strikes Thursday and Friday in support of Iraqi Security Forces defending Irbil.The assaults ... [Published 1070wapi.com - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Griffith finds calling in overseas missions

1 of 3With President Barack Oba-ma this week announcing his plan to eradicate the Islamic State militants, the eyes of this nation have turned to the Middle East again if they weren’t already there.But for one East Texas resident, the violence overseas ... [Published Tyler Morning Telegraph - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Paris to hold talks to discuss combating IS militants

French President Francois Hollande has met Iraqi leaders to discuss humanitarian aid and military support for Iraq’s fight against Islamic State militants.Visiting French President Hollande met his counterpart Fuad Masum in a meeting in Baghdad on Friday. ... [Published CNTV - Sep 13 2014]

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Kurdish peshmerga forces are left to patrol the streets, where the phrase " Islamic State' is daubed on many buildings."
...The United States, he said, "is not moved by Islamic values but by its own interests, even if it spills blood."
..."I suspect what is shown is for shock value," said a senior diplomat, who, like all other officials, refused to put his name to his view. "It seems to me that each of those poor men had been used to mock executions. They had been forced to do this sort of thing before. This is how depraved this group is."
"We ask the young people of the Chaldean and Assyrian [communities] to register themselves to serve in the ranks of the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan" Aziz

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