Tal Afar

Type: City
Name: Tal Afar
Latitude: 36.23
Longitude: 42.27
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Hezbollah man dies on 'jihad duty' in Iraq - Middle East

A Hezbollah commander has been killed on "jihad duty" in Iraq, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second front in the region. Sources in Lebanon told the Reuters news agency on Thursday that ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 8 hours ago]
Entities: Hezbollah, Jihad, Iraq
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq's Holy Sites Reduced To Rubble

The Islamic State initially exhibited some restraint after entering northwestern Iraq in June, focusing on establishing control of the territories it held and gaining the trust of local Sunni communities. But as the self-declared caliphate has grown more ... [Published Radio Free Europe - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Turkey vows to help desperate Iraqi Turkmens

World Bulletin / News DeskPeople alleging Turkey of helping only Palestinians and ignoring Iraqi Turkmens are trying to fuel racist sentiments, Turkish Prime Minister and presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday."Oppressed people deserve ... [Published World Bulletin - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 3 reports

Iraqi army battle to oust ISIL from Tikrit

Iraq’s army is battling to retake Tikrit, after the city fell to ISIL insurgents last month. In a dawn operation Iraqi armed forces are thought to have launched a multi-pronged assault to oust Islamic militants from the area. Since ISIL swept across northern ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 2 reports

HASAN - The Islamic State raises support among the people of Mosul

The Islamic State raises support among the people of MosulThe group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has changed its name for the third time now. After taking over Mosul, they changed their name to the Islamic State. The Mongols, ... [Published Zaman - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 4 reports

Iraq forces execute 255 Sunni prisoners

:47 Hits: 46BAGHDAD (TAP) - Iraqi security forces and government-affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners since 9 June, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).In nearly all cases, soldiers or policemen shot the prisoners ... [Published Tunis Afrique Presse News Agency - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 3 reports

Iraq forces 'killed 255 Sunni prisoners' – HRW

Iraqi security forces and government-affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners since 9 June, a human rights group says, according to the BBC.The killings appeared to be retaliation for attacks by the jihadist Islamic State in ... [Published PANORAMA.am - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 3 reports

Caught between the devil and the deep sea

A woman cleans a tent at a camp for displaced Iraqi Turkmen who fled their town of Tal Afar, in Shikhan, in Kurdistan’s Dohuk province. The strategic north Iraq town of Tal Afar and its airport were in the hands of militants  after days of heavy fighting. ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Jul 12 2014]
Entities: Tal Afar, Iraq, Dohuk
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 3 reports

Small town overflows with Iraq’s displaced

SINJAR, Iraq: Tens of thousands of people fleeing militants have sought refuge in the small northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, cramming into schools and mosques. But now, there is simply no room left.“No place remains for us to settle displaced people,” local ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

SERKAN - Turkmen children who fled from ISIL trying to escape disease

Turkmen children who fled from ISIL trying to escape diseaseTurkmen children who had to flee from their hometown due to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) capture of a predominantly Turkmen town, Tal Afar, in Iraq have been struggling to ... [Published Zaman - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 3 reports

How Iraq came apart: a timeline

(IRIN) - - Iraq is experiencing one of largest internal population displacements in the world.Since the beginning of the year, the UN estimates as many as 1.2 million peoplehave been uprooted due to fighting between insurgents from Islamic State of Iraq ... [Published New Europe - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 6 reports

Families fleeing Turkmen town caught in Iraq limbo

AL-KHAZAR, Iraq — Dozens of families who fled a Shiite Turkmen town in northern Iraq overrun by militants want to move south but are stuck in limbo between the authorities and insurgents.The families initially fled Tal Afar, part of a swathe of ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Mid-East - Jul 02 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Tal Afar, Shia Islam

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According to another US official, "These groups still harbor animosity towards the US for the occupation of Iraq and for culling their ranks" during heavy fighting in Sadr City in Baghdad that broke out in the spring of 2008...
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Christians a fundamental part of Iraq, ambassad... [Published Catholic World Report - 16 hours ago]
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Iraq's Holy Sites Reduced To Rubble [Published Radio Free Europe - Jul 29 2014]
Turkish Red Crescent sends aid to Iraqi Turkmen [Published Turkish Weekly - Jul 28 2014]
Isis Militants Destroy Tomb of Jonah in Mosul [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 26 2014]
Noah's tomb shown demolished in video [Published Catholic Online - Jul 25 2014]
Iraqis flee Mosul under threat from ISIS [Published Mondoweiss - Jul 25 2014]
Jonah's tomb destroyed, officials say [Published WDBJ7.com - Jul 25 2014]
Video Shows ISIS Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb of Jonah [Published Yahoo! News - Jul 25 2014]
Turkey vows to help desperate Iraqi Turkmens [Published World Bulletin - Jul 25 2014]
ISIS destroys Jonah's Tomb in Iraq [Published UPI - Jul 25 2014]
ISIS orders female genital mutilation, says UN,... [Published ABP Live - Jul 25 2014]
Iraq: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb [Published CNN - Jul 25 2014]
BURAK - Three Turkish aid trucks en route to Ir... [Published Zaman - Jul 24 2014]
Turkey ‘doing its best’ for Iraqi Turkmens [Published Turkish Daily - Jul 24 2014]
Iraqi abbot calls for action to ensure local Ch... [Published Catholic World Report - Jul 24 2014]
Islamic State’s purge of minorities re-draws th... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 24 2014]
reported destruction of the tomb of Jonas [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 24 2014]
INSIGHT-Purge of minorities re-draws Iraq map [Published CNBC - Jul 24 2014]
Iraq prisoner convoy attack kills 60 - UPDATED [Published World Bulletin - Jul 24 2014]
Iraq: Amid the crowds sheltering in a school, a... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 24 2014]
Baghdad bombings claim at least 22 lives [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Fleeing atrocities, Iraqi Turkmens turned away ... [Published AlMonitor - Jul 23 2014]
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Baghdad bombings claim at least 22 lives [Published Bayou Buzz - Jul 23 2014]
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Hezbollah 'trainer' killed during fighting in n... [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - 8 hours ago]
Hezbollah celebrated the death of a military "trainer" who was killed recently during fighting against the Islamic State in northern Iraq. The Iranian-backed, Lebanon-based terror group has a long history of supporting Shia militias inside Iraq. Ibrahim ...
Hezbollah 'trainer' killed during fighting in n... [Published The Long War Journal - 9 hours ago]
Hezbollah celebrated the death of a military "trainer" who was killed recently during fighting against the Islamic State in northern Iraq. The Iranian-backed, Lebanon-based terror group has a long history of supporting Shia militias inside Iraq. Ibrahim ...
In Orgy of Destruction, IS Radicals reduce Anci... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 30 2014]
By RFE/RL The Islamic State initially exhibited some restraint after entering northwestern Iraq in June, focusing on establishing control of the territories it held and gaining the trust of local Sunni communities. But as the self-declared caliphate ...
Iraqis flee Mosul under threat from ISIS [Published Mondoweiss - Jul 25 2014]
Checkpoint, Mosul, by Peggy Gish 24 July 2014 “It is dangerous in Mosul. The Iraqi government is randomly bombing civilian areas and civilians are killed or injured. We civilians are the victims–in the middle between the Iraqi government and ISIS ...
Islamic State’s purge of minorities re-draws th... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 24 2014]
By Reuters Staff (Iraqi refugees, who fled from the violence in Mosul, walk during sunset inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah ) A new map is being drawn across ...
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