Tal Afar

Type: City
Name: Tal Afar
Latitude: 36.23
Longitude: 42.27
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Kerry: US will provide ‘intense’ support to Iraq as fighting rages on

The US will provide Iraq with "intense" support against militants that have launched a large-scale offensive in recent weeks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.Kerry made the comments during a surprise visit to Baghdad where he held talks ... [Published Middle East Eye - 6 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Iraq's Sunni and Shiite Turkmens fall out over IS

An Iraqi Turkmen Shiite fighter who volunteered to join the government forces runs for cover in Amerli, Aug. 4, 2014. (photo by ALI AL-BAYATI/AFP/) Author: Fehim Taştekin Posted August 29, 2014Each and every move in the Islamic State’s (IS) campaign ... [Published AlMonitor - 4 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Ex-CIA aide urges US to save endangered Iraqi history

World Bulletin / News DeskFormer CIA counterterrorism analyst Aki Peritz has called on the US government to identify and assist people 'brave enough' to try to save Iraq's threatened historical and religious artifacts and sites.Writing for the Washington ... [Published World Bulletin - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq: Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Iraq Crisis (ECHO/-ME /BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 13/08/2014 Version 4

Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic AMOUNT: EUR 17 000 000 MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP August 2014: modification n°3 The continuous escalation of the armed ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

August 24 Report on North Iraq -- Religious Shrines Destroyed

Assyrian refugee in Ankawa, Iraq. (AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization * has issued its latest report, dated August 24, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq.MosulResidents contacted via telephone say life in the city is unbearable and discontent ... [Published AINA - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Iraqi strike on Tikrit kills 7 as clashes continue

An air strike on the militant-controlled Iraqi city of Tikrit killed at least seven people on Sunday, as the authorities seek to stem a swift Sunni militant offensive.The air strike, reported by state television and witnesses, comes after a sweeping advance ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq: UN Rights Experts Urge Action to Avoid Mass Atrocity

Iraqi refugee children who fled from Tal Afar and found shelter in schools, mosques and unfinished buildings in the area of Sinjar, in Ninawa governorate. Photo: Iraqi Red Crescent/UNOCHA ... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Aug 25 2014]
Entities: Atrocities, Iraq, Action
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 6 reports

Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq

Militants in northern Iraq have massacred at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abducted women and children, the BBC reported.Islamic State (IS) fighters entered Kocho, 45km (30 miles) from Sinjar, on Friday afternoon, reportedly telling ... [Published Aysor.am - Aug 16 2014]
Entities: Yazidis, Massacre, Iraq
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 4 reports

UN chief calls on international community to support Iraq

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is calling on the international community to support Iraq and help its government alleviate the suffering of those impacted by the spiralling violence as Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists continue to overrun areas of northern Iraq."The ... [Published Business Standard India - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 3 reports

In Pictures: Iraq's children seek safety - In Pictures

In Pictures: Iraq's children seek safety Iraqi families have sought shelter at a refugee camp near the country's Kurdish region, after fleeing major violence. Khazir refugee camp, Iraq - Last month, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were forced to flee ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 3 reports

ISIS Has Punched A Hole Through Kurdish Defenses In Iraq

ISIS fighters punched through the defenses of the Kurds in northern Iraq on Sunday, displacing thousands while seizing key pieces on infrastructure. After a lightning advance over the weekend, ISIS fighters pushed back Kurdish Peshmerga forces in several ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 2 reports

ISIL terrorists capture 3 Iraqi towns

Takfiri ISIL terrorists have captured three small towns in northern Iraq after driving Kurdish security forces out of the towns. The militants on Sunday seized the towns of Sinjar and Wana, near the city of Mosul, which is also controlled by the ISIL ... [Published Press tv - Aug 03 2014]

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The siege of Amerli has exposed a reality that is hardly uttered in Turkey and mostly passed over with reports that the Iraqi army is "bombing Sunni Turkmen settlements on the pretext of targeting IS positions." The reality is this: The rapid IS advance in Turkmen regions became possible because of the support the organization receives from Sunni Turkmens...
"The United States would like to see the Iraqi people find leadership that is prepared to represent all of the people of Iraq" Kerry told reporters in Cairo on Sunday
Luqman Suleiman, a schoolteacher and volunteer guide at Lalish, is also optimistic. "The future of Kurdistan will be good for the Yazidi. For the first time we've heard Obama say the word 'Yazidi Ban Ki-moon is talking about the Yazidi, John Kerry is talking about the Yazidi," he says. "The whole world knows about us now.""

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Iraq's Sunni and Shiite Turkmens fall out over IS [Published AlMonitor - 4 hours ago]
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Ex-CIA aide urges US to save endangered Iraqi h... [Published World Bulletin - 13 hours ago]
Iraqi forces move to end ISIL siege on Amerli [Published Press tv - Aug 28 2014]
'Islamic State' leaves Yazidi running scared [Published Deutsche Welle - Aug 28 2014]
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US to send 275 troops to Iraq: Obama [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 26 2014]
Iraqi village chief's refusal to convert sparke... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 26 2014]
Iraq: Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Ir... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 25 2014]
Iraq: Iraqi civilians suffering “horrific” wide... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 25 2014]
U.S. Escalates Military Action in Iraq: A Timeline [Published Breitbart.com - Aug 25 2014]
August 24 Report on North Iraq -- Religious Shr... [Published AINA - Aug 25 2014]
Iraq: UN Rights Experts Urge Action to Avoid Ma... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Aug 25 2014]
U.S. Escalates Military Action in Iraq: A Timeline [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 25 2014]
ISIS Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Village [Published TIME.com - Aug 24 2014]
ISIS Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Village [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Aug 24 2014]
ISIS Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Village [Published The China Blog - Aug 24 2014]
ISIS Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Village [Published Time - Aug 24 2014]
Iraqi strike on Tikrit kills 7 as clashes continue [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 24 2014]
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Iraq appeals for US air strikes against Sunni m... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 23 2014]
Armenia’s Yezidis Reach Out To Iraqi Kin [Published Eurasia Review - Aug 23 2014]
Islamic State Recruits Are Young, Angry And Reb... [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 22 2014]
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Iraq's forgotten displaced [Published New Europe - Aug 22 2014]
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The truth about Iraq’s liberation [Published Al Ahram - Aug 22 2014]
Iraq army, Shiite militias 'extrajudicially exe... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 21 2014]
Video Shows Yazidis ‘Converting To Islam’ [Published Sovereign FM - Aug 21 2014]
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Iraq: Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Ir... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 25 2014]
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic AMOUNT: EUR 17 000 000 MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP August 2014: modification n°3 The continuous escalation of the armed ...
Iraq: Iraqi civilians suffering “horrific” wide... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 25 2014]
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsCountry: Iraq GENEVA (25 August 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday condemned the appalling, widespread and systematic deprivation of human rights in Iraq by ISIL ...
Iraq: UN Rights Experts Urge Action to Avoid Ma... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Aug 25 2014]
Iraqi refugee children who fled from Tal Afar and found shelter in schools, mosques and unfinished buildings in the area of Sinjar, in Ninawa governorate. Photo: Iraqi Red Crescent/UNOCHA ...
U.S. Escalates Military Action in Iraq: A Timeline [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 25 2014]
On August 7, President Obama announced the authorization of airstrikes against the Islamic State after new media sources like Breitbart News and Fox News drew increasing attention to the Yazidis who were trapped in deplorable and life-threatening ...
ISIS Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Village [Published TIME.com - Aug 24 2014]
In June, when fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) attacked the village of Amirli, Iraq, 45-year-old teacher Qasim Jawad Hussein was one of hundreds of villagers who rushed to pick up their weapons to fight alongside police and ...
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