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The Kurdish Gun Fixer Taking Aim at Daesh

KORRE, Iraq, Nov 7 – In Iraqi Kurdistan he is simply known as Uasta – “the fixer”. For the past 30 years, Mohammed Fadil has been turning hardened steel salvaged from car suspensions into delicate firing pins and other weapon parts to repair the guns used by Iraqi¬†Kurdish peshmerga forces against their many enemies. Now

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Iraq’s Mosul Residents Feel Relief, Anxiety as “Liberation” Nears

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Aug 8 – As Iraqi forces prepare to attack Daesh¬†in its de facto capital of Mosul, residents inside the city and others who have managed to escape expressed relief at the prospect their home could be liberated from the extremist group’s harsh rule. But they also warned that if the assault

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