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Iraq PM Orders Probe Into Corruption Allegations Over Weapons Deals

BAGHDAD, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations of corruption in weapons deals that risks re-igniting a political crisis ahead of planned military moves to retake Mosul from Daesh. Infighting over anti-corruption measures, which stalled government activity for several months and sparked clashes between protesters and

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Rights Group Says Ban Militias With Record of Abuses From Mosul Battle

BAGHDAD, July 31 – Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in a planned offensive on the Daesh-held city of Mosul, campaign group Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The battle for Mosul, the ultra-hardline militants’ de facto capital in Iraq and the largest city anywhere in their

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Daesh Lost Quarter Of its Iraq, Syria Territory in 18 months

BEIRUT, July 10 – Daesh lost an area the size of Ireland – a quarter of its territory – to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday. The territory controlled by

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