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US and Coalition Launch 18 Airstrikes Against IS Militants in Tikrit
PNA - Strikes destroy 11 Islamic State fighting positions in Saddam Hussein’s hometown as Iraqi ground forces seek to retake it from militants
UN: Human Rights Council Fails Iraqi Civilians
PNA - The United Nations Human Rights Council has missed a key opportunity to address war crimes and rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in Iraq.
Four Iraqi Soldiers Killed Fighting Against Islamic State in Tikrit
PNA - Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Islamic State militants in Tikrit overnight as they advanced slowly into the city, a security official said.
Bulgaria to Grant 10 000 Iraqi and Syrians with Refugee Status
PNA - The chairperson of the State Agency for Refugees (DAB) Nikola Kazakov stated on Saturday that Bulgaria should grant over 10 000 people with refugee status by the end of the year.
Turkish FM calls on Baghdad to gain support of Sunnis and Kurds
PNA - The Iraqi government should gain the support the country’s Sunnis to regain their confidence in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said
Fuad Masum: U.S.-led Coalition to Carry Out Airstrikes in Tikrit
PNA - Iraq's President Fouad Massoum said on Wednesday that the U.S.-led coalition is expected to carry out air strikes soon against Islamic State in the Sunni city of Tikrit
Syrian, Iraqi Christians Appeal for International Assistance
PNA - Syrian and Iraqi Christians pleaded for more international assistance Tuesday from new homes in Lebanon where they recently arrived after fleeing attack by the Islamic State.
Islamic State Beheads Pro-Iraq Militia Recruiters
PNA - The Islamic State militants posted pictures on Tuesday of the beheadings of four men it said were recruiters for pro-government Shiite militia fighting its militants in northern Iraq.
Tikrit Clashes Destroys Saddam’s Tomb
PNA - The tomb of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been almost completely levelled in fighting near Tikrit in northern Iraq.
Iraq Army Says Coalition Strikes Needed to Take Tikrit
PNA - Coalition air strikes are needed to retake Tikrit, where jihadists are defending their last redoubt with trenches, sandbags and roadside bombs, Iraqi officers said Sunday.
Turkey Starts Training Iraqi Forces for Mosul Operation
PNA - The Turkish military has started to train Iraqi Sunni fighters in different Iraqi bases to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants, according to Asil Nujaifi, the governor of Mosul.
Iraq forces and Shiite Militias tighten noose on IS in Tikrit
PNA - Thousands of Iraqi troops and militiamen have laid siege to jihadist fighters holed up in Tikrit.
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