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Iraqi Political Alliance Unites a U.S. Friend and Foe

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, an American ally, has teamed up with the radical cleric Moktada al-Sadr, who was the surprise vote-leader in elections. Source: NYT > World
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Iraqi Election Front-Runner Moktada al-Sadr Courts Partners to Govern

The front-runner in Iraqi elections, the populist Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr, wasted little time trying to prove to potential allies that he is serious about shaking up the government and cleaning up corruption as he worked to cobble [...]
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Iraqi Voters Strengthen Hand of Militia Leader Who Battled U.S.

2 months ago | 0 comment
BAGHDAD — Moktada al-Sadr, a firebrand militia leader whose forces once battled American troops in Iraq and were implicated in widespread atrocities against civilians, has emerged as the surprise front-runner in the Iraqi national [...]
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Iraqi Voters, Freed From War, Focus on Struggle of Daily Life

2 months ago | 0 comment
BAGHDAD — Four years ago, Iraqis united in a fight to free their country from what many viewed as an existential threat: the Islamic State, which held nearly one-third of Iraq in its grip. This weekend, the nation held its first election [...]
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U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

2 months ago | 0 comment
Several former militia commanders have risen to high-level political positions. Now, a coalition of them is expected to be among the biggest winners in parliamentary elections this Saturday, giving them even more prominent roles in the [...]
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These Iraqi Farmers Said No to ISIS. When Night Came They Paid the Price.

3 months ago | 0 comment
TARMIYA, Iraq — Islamic State militants dressed in Iraqi military uniforms launched a brazen nighttime attack in a farming hamlet close to Baghdad, killing 21 members of a local tribe that has been a vocal opponent of the extremists, [...]
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A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects

3 months ago | 0 comment
“These Islamic State criminals committed crimes against humanity and against our people in Iraq, in Mosul and Salahuddin and Anbar, everywhere,” said Gen. Yahya Rasool, the spokesman for the Iraqi joint operations command. “To be [...]
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Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

8 months ago | 0 comment
In September, the United Nations Security Council empowered a special adviser to help Iraq investigate potential war crimes, including mass killings, committed by Islamic State. The adviser’s team will not arrive in Iraq until early [...]
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Amadiya Journal: An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

8 months ago | 0 comment
Hazana’s biography is so hazy that he defeats a Google search. Locals don’t have much to add. He was “a really great guy, a pure person,” said Bzhar Ahmad, 55, a retired government worker who had just emerged from noon prayers [...]
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Iraqi Forces Overpower Kurds, but Public Relations Battle Rages

9 months ago | 0 comment
Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish regional government, accused Baghdad late Friday of imposing “a blockade and collective punishment” on Kurds. The military command in Baghdad responded on Saturday by saying that the Kurdish [...]