Sameer N. Yacoub
Sameer N. Yacoub
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Iraqi forces, militias sweep into Islamic State-held Tikrit
by Sameer N. Yacoub - March 12, 2015 - 6:22am
Iraqi soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen swept into the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit on yesterday, launching a two-front offensive to squeeze extremists out of Saddam Hussein's hometown in a major test of...
Iraqi minister concerned over IS looting 3rd ancient site
by Sameer N. Yacoub - March 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Iraq's government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.
Australian premier makes unannounced trip to Iraq
by Sameer N. Yacoub - January 5, 2015 - 5:46am
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made an unannounced visit yesterday to Baghdad, meeting with top officials to discuss ways his country can help Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State group....
Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi
by Sameer N. Yacoub - November 23, 2014 - 3:28am
Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation yesterday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.
Islamic State mass killings now target Iraqi tribe
by Sameer N. Yacoub - November 4, 2014 - 7:05am
Islamic State group militants publicly shot dead 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children yesterday, an Iraqi official and a tribal leader said, pushing the total number of members slain by the extremists in recent...
Bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 27 people
by Sameer N. Yacoub - July 20, 2014 - 6:38am
A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 27 people across Baghdad on yesterday, shaking the fragile sense of security the capital has maintained despite the Sunni...
Iraqi militants accidentally set off bomb, 21 dead
by Sameer N. Yacoub - February 12, 2014 - 2:11am
An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the...
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