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This Week in History: November 2-8

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid November 5, 1996: PM Benazir Bhutto’s government dissolved by the president Relations between Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and then-Pakistani president Farooq Leghari were complicated, to say the least. Leghari was brought to power first by Bhutto, who had appointed

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Ministers Prepare to Retake Daesh Stronghold of Mosul

By Warren Strobel, Jonathan Landay and Stephen Kalin WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD, July 19 – Dozens of defense and foreign ministers will meet in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday to take stock of the fight against Daesh, their focus increasingly on a major prize: the militant group’s bastion in Mosul, Iraq. The battle for Mosul is expected to

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Iraq’s Shiite Militiamen Stir Unease in Sunni Falluja

By Stephen Kalin FALLUJA, Iraq, July 4 – A highway overpass in central Falluja, from which Daesh militants hanged a captured Iraqi soldier last year, bears the marks of the city’s latest victors, including a slogan scrawled in green spray paint: “The state of (Imam) Hussein remains.” The overtly Shi’ite Muslim phrase, which appears to mimic Daesh’s

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Iraqi Forces Take Falluja Government Building from Daesh: State TV

By Thaier al-Sudani FALLUJA, Iraq, June 17 – Iraqi forces on Friday entered the centre of Falluja, the Iraqi city longest held by Daesh, nearly four weeks after the start of a U.S.-backed offensive that cleared out the tens of thousands of residents still there. Government troops, supported by multiple air strikes from a U.S.-led

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Shiite Militia Leader Voices Dismay at Falluja War Operations: TV

BAGHDAD, June 6 – The leader of the largest Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group has criticised a lack of “precise planning” in war operations to capture Falluja, the stronghold of Daesh near Baghdad. Hadi Al Amiri’s comments, in an interview with Al-Sumaria TV on Sunday, make him the second Shiite militia leader to voice dismay at

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The Fight For Fallujah

Iraq’s army conducts an offensive to retake Daesh’s stronghold in Anbar BY Suadad Al Salhy and Mohammed A. Salih On May 22, Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider Al Abadi announced the launch of a military offensive dubbed the “Break Up of Terrorism” to retake Fallujah, Daesh’s strategic stronghold in the Anbar province, and the first city to fall into

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Iraqis Fleeing Mosul to Syria, Up To 50,000 Anticipated: UNHCR

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 27 – More than 4,200 Iraqis from Mosul fled to Syria in May, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, adding it is gearing up for up to 50,000 people to leave the Daesh-held city and cross the border. Driving the exodus appear to be reports that Daesh militants

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