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TORONTO (AP) — Canada's prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that "the people terrorized by ISIL every day …
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KIRKUK, Iraq: The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State (IS) militant group's hub of Mosul, officials said on Monday (Feb 8). IS seized …
Channel News Asia · 1 hour ago
IRBIL, IraqIraq will send additional troops to a base outside the northern Islamic State-held city of Mosul. Lt. Col. Mohammed al-Wagaa, an Iraqi army officer at the camp where the troops will be stationed, says they were "trained by the coalition ...
New York Times · 1 hour ago
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Canada will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22, the government announced Monday, going against public opinion. In their place, Ottawa …
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country will pull out its six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending Canada's controversial combat role in the effort against Islamic State militants.
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The Iraqi Army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base to eventually retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, officials said on February 8. Mohammed al-Wagaa, an Iraqi Army officer at the camp where the troops ...
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Kirkuk -- Iraq has deployed thousands of soldiers to a northern base as the army prepares to recapture the city of Mosul from ISIL, officials said on Monday. ISIL seized Mosul in June 2014 and has held Iraq's second city largely unopposed for more than 18 ...
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Ottawa (AFP) - Canada announced Monday it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22. In doing so, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going …
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Iraq

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the south…
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The southern part of Iraq is within the Arabian Peninsula. The capital, Baghdad, is in the centre of the country and its largest city. The largest ethnic groups in Iraq are Arabs and Kurds. Other ethnic groups include Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians, and Kawliya. Around 95% of the country's 36 million citizens are Shia or Sunni Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism, and Mandeanism also present.
  • Founded: Oct 01, 1919
  • Population: 34.81 million (2014)
  • GDP: $220.51 billion USD (2014)
  • Area: 169,235 sq miles (438,317 km²)
  • Calling code: 964
  • Capital: Baghdad
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