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Iraq military begins push to drive IS out

Iraq military begins push to drive IS out

Islamic State forces entering Ramadi this month. Irish Examiner / May 26, 2015 A military operation has been launched to drive Islamic State out of the western Anbar province of Iraq, where the extremists captured the provincial capital Ramadi earlier this month. Iraqi [Read More]

Shi’ite forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State

Shi’ite forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State

Reuters / May 18, 2015 A column of Shi’ite militia fighters arrived at a military base near Ramadi on Monday as Baghdad moved to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to Islamic State militants in the biggest defeat for the government since last summer. The U.S.-led [Read More]

Iraq ‘retakes over quarter of Islamic State territory’

Iraq ‘retakes over quarter of Islamic State territory’

April 14, 2015 / BBC News Iraqi government forces regained control of the northern city of Tikrit earlier this month Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of its territory in Iraq since the US-led coalition air campaign began in August, a Pentagon spokesman says. [Read More]

Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi – officials

Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi – officials

(Photo Credit: www.columbian.com) REUTERS, November 22, 2014 / Euronews By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on [Read More]

ISIS lines up and shoots dead at least 50 in Iraq’s Anbar province

ISIS lines up and shoots dead at least 50 in Iraq’s Anbar province

In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from ISIS parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. AP Photo, File Associated Press | November 1, 2014  /  National Post BAGHDAD — Islamic State in Iraq [Read More]

‘I was throwing up and couldn’t breathe’: ISIS using chlorine gas bombs to poison Iraqis, police say

‘I was throwing up and couldn’t breathe’: ISIS using chlorine gas bombs to poison Iraqis, police say

Hussam Salim, right, treated Iraqi Army Lt. Khairallah Al-Jabbouri, left, and others reportedly exposed to chlorine gas in Balad, Iraq. Loveday Morris / The Washington Post Loveday Morris, Washington Post | October 24, 2014  /  Posted by National Post Dizzy, vomiting and [Read More]

Turkey Says It Will Aid Kurdish Forces in Fight for Kobani

Turkey Says It Will Aid Kurdish Forces in Fight for Kobani

Turkish Army tanks took up positions Sunday near the Turkish-Syrian border opposite the Syrian town of Kobani.  Credit  Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images By KAREEM FAHIM  OCT. 20, 2014 / New York Times MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Turkey’s foreign minister said Monday that the [Read More]

Iraq urges U.S. to send ground troops as ISIS jihadists close in on Baghdad

Iraq urges U.S. to send ground troops as ISIS jihadists close in on Baghdad

Iraqi security forces patrol after clashes with militants from ISIS near the town of Jbala, about 56 kilometres south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. AP Photio October 12, 2014, Alastair Beach, Robert Tait / The Telegraph Iraqi officials issued a desperate plea [Read More]

Harper’s Iraq battle plan: Canada deploying up to six CF-18s to join fight against ISIS

Harper’s Iraq battle plan: Canada deploying up to six CF-18s to join fight against ISIS

A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet connects to the basket of a RCAF CC-130T Hercules to refuel just off the coast of Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 on July 14. Sgt Matthew McGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camer Mark Kennedy, Postmedia News, [Read More]

ISIS war crimes in Iraq include mass executions, sex slavery, UN says

ISIS war crimes in Iraq include mass executions, sex slavery, UN says

A report by the UN Human Rights Office and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) says ISIS forces have committed gross human rights violations and violence of an “increasing sectarian nature.” (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Associated Press) Report also says Iraqi [Read More]

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For America’s Copts, an agonizing watch and wait amid Egyptian chaos

For America’s Copts, an agonizing watch and wait amid Egyptian chaos

By Alex Zietlow – The Washington Times – Wednesday, June 21, 2017 The Starbucks in the heart of George [Read More]

Michael Meunier, President of the U.S. Copts Association Speak to International Affairs Professionals about the Copts

Michael Meunier, President of the U.S. Copts Association Speak to International Affairs Professionals about the Copts

For more information, please visit: https://www.meetup.com/ypiadc/events/241400521/ The YPIA, MENA committee is [Read More]

Egypt: Government must protect Coptic Christians targeted in string of deadly attacks in North Sinai

Egypt: Government must protect Coptic Christians targeted in string of deadly attacks in North Sinai

1 March 2017, 12:46 UTC The Egyptian authorities must offer urgent protection to Coptic Christians in North Sinai and [Read More]

Egyptian Copts Flee ISIS Terrorists

Egyptian Copts Flee ISIS Terrorists

JERUSALEM, Israel – An estimated 30 Coptic Christian families fleeing Islamic terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula [Read More]

Bishop Angaelos: Never Forget Your Responsibility To Preach The Good News

Bishop Angaelos: Never Forget Your Responsibility To Preach The Good News

Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, was joined by peers, MPs and [Read More]