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Babylon Reports – Alcohol banned in Salahuddin, Israel evacuates White Helmets, Hackers rob Russian bank

Written by on 22 July 2018

The sale and consumption of all alcoholic drinks has been banned in Salahuddin by the provincial governor in a move that residents have compared to the strict conservatism of ISIS rule. During ISIS rule, the sale and consumption of alcohol was banned. The governor of Salahuddin reintroduced the conservative ruling last week. Some residents support […]

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Babylon Reports – Kirkuk blasts, Turkey ends state of emergency, #InMyFeelings creator meets Drake

Written by on 19 July 2018

Sad news out of Kirkuk as a series of explosions hit the city in multiple locations last night. A vehicle allegedly drove through a crowd, throwing bombs and grenades in a commercial district of Kirkuk. One death was reported and 11 people were injured, including women and children. No group has claimed responsibility for the […]

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Babylon Reports – Makhmour cleared of ISIS, Internet outage costs $40M, WHO says health crisis in Iraq

Written by on 18 July 2018

Iraqi and Peshmerga forces backed by the Coalition forces “successfully” cleared an Islamic State (ISIS) safe haven in the Makhmour Mountains region. Peshmerga forces and Iraqi federal police backed by the coalition warplanes launched an offensive on Monday to hunt ISIS militants on the Mount Qarachokh near Makhmour in southwest of Erbil. Over 30 Coalition […]

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Babylon Reports – Iraq says internet restored, Trump defends Putin, Usain Bolt to play football

Written by on 17 July 2018

Local sources in Baghdad and southern provinces of Iraq on Monday said access to the web had been temporarily restored after blockages in response to protests that have entered their second week with casualties numbered at the hundreds. Demonstrators accuse the Iraqi government of deliberately cutting access to the internet in efforts to censor those […]

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Babylon Reports – Peshmerga and ISF attack Makhmour, Airlines diver Najaf flights, Saudi woman arrested for hug

Written by on 16 July 2018

Kurdish Peshmerga, along with Iraqi security forces and with the support of the US-led coalition, launched a military operation on Monday early morning targeting remnants of the Islamic State (IS) near the town of Makhmour, southwest of Erbil. Kurdish and Iraqi forces backed by the coalition are aiming to clear out IS remnants from the […]

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Babylon Reports – Turkey train crash kills 24, Basra protests turn violent, Iran women protest

Written by on 9 July 2018

Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey due to ground erosion after heavy rains. The train, with over 360 people on board, was travelling from the Edirne region on the Greek and Bulgarian borders to Istanbul’s Halkali station on Sunday when six carriages derailed […]

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Babylon Reports – ISIS kids to be repatriated, Canada to train Jordan female soldiers, JT releases new summer hit

Written by on 5 July 2018

Iraq called on Tuesday for the home countries of foreign Jihadists held in its jails to repatriate hundreds of children of the captured militants. At least 833 children of 14 nationalities are currently in prison in Iraq, according to the Joint Operations Command, which coordinates the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The foreign […]

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