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Iraq PM hails forces for securing Mosul ‘victory’

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‘VICTORY.’ Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi smiles during a meeting with military commanders in the al-Tayaran neighborhood of Mosul on July 9, 2017 after the government’s announcement of the ‘liberation’ of the embattled city. Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

‘Victory is certain, and what remains of Daesh is surrounded… and it is just a matter of time for us to announce the great victory to our people,’ says Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

MOSUL, Iraq (Jul. 10, 2017) — Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul on Sunday, July 9, hailing his forces for securing “victory” over the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq), their biggest yet against the jihadists. Continue reading Iraq PM hails forces for securing Mosul ‘victory’

US, ISIS carrying out ‘genocide’

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JOHN KERRY. US Secretary of State John Kerry listens to US President Barack Obama addressing the Chief of Missions Conference in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Harry S Truman State Department building in Washington, DC, USA, March 14, 2016. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/EPA
Secretary of State John Kerry makes the proclamation after Congress demanded Washington recognize that the group seeks to exterminate religious minorities

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (Mar. 18, 2016) — The United States declared on Thursday, March 17, that the Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh) group’s slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shiites amounts to a genocide and vowed to halt it.

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Priority of any Syria ground op must be ISIS

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ADEL AL-JUBEIR. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo (C) and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) sign documents at a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA
Riyadh has been a fierce opponent of Assad, but Jubeir said any participating Saudi force would make the battle against ISIS the priority

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Feb. 19, 2016) — Any participation by Saudi forces in a US-led ground operation in Syria would focus on fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) group not President Bashar al-Assad, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told AFP on Thursday.

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