Tikrit in ruins after liberation from Islamic State group

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

After a bitter, month-long battle, Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militiamen have driven the Islamic State (IS) group from Tikrit. But the city’s liberation has come at a heavy price, FRANCE 24's Anne-Sophie Le Mauff and Delano D'Souza report.

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After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting and lynching

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After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting and lynching

On April 1, the city of Tikrit was liberated from the extremist group Islamic State. The Shi'ite-led central government and allied militias, after a month-long battle, had expelled the barbarous Sunni radicals.

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Tikrit victory boosts Iraq fight to defeat IS

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Iraq has vowed to reclaim the entire country from jihadists after retaking Tikrit from the Islamic State group, as its forces fought to consolidate control of the city.

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Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite paramilitary battle to retake Tikrit from Islamic State, as the U.S. and its allies stage more air strikes against the Sunni jihadists elsewhere.

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Baghdad for talks

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials.

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Iraqi forces press ahead with Tikrit offensive

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Iraqi military forces shell Islamic State positions in western Tikrit as Baghdad aims to re-take the city following its fall to militants last summer.

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NA official meets with Iraqi parliament’s deputy speaker

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu meet with First Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Humam Baqir Abdul Majeed Hamoudi in Hanoi on March 29, saying Vietnam wishes the Middle Eastern country will soon re-gain stability and peace.

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Senior NA officials meet Russian, Italian, Iraqi parliamentarians

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Officials of Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) hosted separate meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Russian and Italian parliaments in Hanoi on March 29 on the occasion of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU-132).

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US 'hijacking' victory in Iraq's Tikrit: militia groups

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US 'hijacking' victory in Iraq's Tikrit: militia groups

Iraqi Shiite militias accused Washington Thursday of hijacking the operation to retake Tikrit, threatening a mass pullout even as regular government forces pressed a final assault.

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit on Wednesday, officials said, coming off the sidelines to aid Iraqi forces fighting alongside Iran-backed Shi'ite militia on the ground.

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Why arming U.S. allies can be like sending weapons straight to the enemy

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The United States has a long tradition of arming its allies to advance Washington’s foreign policy. In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the United States the “arsenal of democracy” as he pledged thousands of ships, tanks and warplanes to countries battling Nazi Germany.

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Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

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Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

Iraq's request to the U.S.-led coalition for air strikes in the campaign to retake Tikrit from Islamic State insurgents is "imminent", a senior diplomat from a Western nation that is part of the coalition told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Syria, Iraq discuss tackling militants, urge cooperation

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Syria, Iraq discuss tackling militants, urge cooperation

The foreign ministers of Syria and Iraq met in Damascus on Tuesday to discuss ways to tackle militant groups and Syria said it hoped Baghdad would help "break the siege" against it, Syrian state media said, ahead of an Arab summit.

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Syrian refugees cross into Iraqi Kurdistan, hope for better future

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Nearly a hundred refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict cross into Iraq at the Peshkhabour border point by boat every day, with some hoping "the future of my family is going to be better."

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

Abu Azrael -- Father of the Angel of Death -- is the black-bearded, blade-wielding embodiment of the retribution many Iraqis want against brutal jihadists who seized swathes of their country.

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