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Iraq Peshmerga Attack Daesh Town as Army Battles in Mosul

By Michael Georgy BASHIQA, Iraq, Nov 7  – Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked a Daesh-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the jihadists in its eastern neighbourhoods. The first waves of a 2,000-strong peshmerga force entered

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Fears of Abuse as Iraq Shi’ite Fighters Set to Storm City

By Babak Dehghanpisheh DAQUQ, Oct 17 – Shi’ite irregulars will help storm a smaller city in northern Iraq while government troops launch their upcoming offensive against Daesh’s biggest stronghold Mosul, raising fears among Iraqi officials and aid workers of sectarian retribution. The decision to steer the Popular Mobilisation Forces away from Mosul to Hawija 100

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