Falluja is a 'tough nut to crack': Iraqi finance minister

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Falluja is a 'tough nut to crack': Iraqi finance minister

Islamic State is putting up a tough fight in Falluja and its recapture by the Iraqi army could take time, said Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari.

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Iraq stalls Falluja assault 'to protect civilians'

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Iraq stalls Falluja assault 'to protect civilians'

Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as his forces halted at the city's edge in the face of ferocious resistance from Islamic State fighters.

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UN: IS using civilians as human shields in Falluja

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Islamic State forces are reported to be holding several hundred families as "human shields" in the Iraqi city of Falluja while government forces close in, the UN refugee agency says.

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Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back

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Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back

Islamic State militants fought back vigorously overnight and parried an onslaught by the Iraqi army on a southern district of the city of Falluja, the group's bastion near Baghdad, officers said on Tuesday.

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More than 20 killed in series of bombings in Baghdad, police says

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More than 20 killed in series of bombings in Baghdad, police says

More than 20 people were killed and about 50 injured in three bombings, including two suicide attacks, that hit Baghdad on Monday, police and medical sources said.

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U.S.-led coalition troops assisting Kurds in new offensive: spokesman

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U.S.-led coalition troops assisting Kurds in new offensive: spokesman

Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition are assisting Kurdish Peshmerga forces in a new offensive in Iraq that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold, a coalition spokesman said.

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Islamic State tunnels found on Falluja's outskirts

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Iraqi fighters from the Hashid Shaabi paramilitary group discover underground tunnels built by Islamic State militants outside Falluja.

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US-backed forces battle IS near Syria stronghold, Iraqi city

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US-backed forces battle IS near Syria stronghold, Iraqi city

Kurdish and Arab fighters aided by US soldiers battled the Islamic State group north of its Syrian stronghold of Raqa as Iraqi forces edged towards the jihadist-held city of Fallujah.

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Fleeing Falluja

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Civilians fleeing fighting in Falluja head for territory under control of Iraqi security forces, with about 50,000 people still trapped, as the battle approaches.

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Iraqi forces pound IS on Day Two of Falluja offensive

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Iraqi forces are shelling Islamic State targets in Falluja on the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad.

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Iraq announces start of Falluja operation, some residents flee

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Iraq announces start of Falluja operation, some residents flee

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military told residents on Sunday to get ready to leave before fighting started.

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Iraqi army says preparing to retake IS-held Falluja, tells residents to leave

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Iraqi army says preparing to retake IS-held Falluja, tells residents to leave

Iraq's army said on Sunday it was preparing to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja and asked residents to get ready to leave, state TV reported.

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Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad's Green Zone riots: hospitals

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Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad's Green Zone riots: hospitals

At least four anti-government protesters were killed and 90 injured when security forces ejected them from Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, hospital sources said on Saturday.

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Three bombings in Baghdad kill 63: police, medical sources

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Three bombings in Baghdad kill 63: police, medical sources

Three bombings killed at least 63 people and wounded more than 100 in Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said, extending the deadliest spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital so far this year.

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Two bombings in Baghdad kill 44, say police, medical sources

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Two bombings in Baghdad kill 44, say police, medical sources

Two bombings hit Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 90, police and medical sources said, following the bloodiest week of attacks inside the capital so far this year.

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