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20 August 2017

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Babylon Reports – Tal Afar operations begin, Petronas attacked in Iraq, Yazidi boy reunited with family

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The battle for Tal Afar has begun. In a televised speech announcing the offensive overnight, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the jihadists had the choice between “surrender or die.” Iraqi ground forces have begun the operation to retake Tal Afar today. The Turkmen city is the last major city in northwestern Iraq controlled by ISIS. […]

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10 August 2017

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Babylon Reports – 50C in Baghdad, Ezidis build shrine, Zumba arrests in Iran

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It’s going to be a hot one! Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered all government staff to take Today off work because of exceptionally high temperatures. Forecasters expect temperatures in the capital of Baghdad, to reach 50C (122F) on Thursday afternoon. Heatwave conditions are also expected in the cities of Basra and Mosul. Never […]

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3 August 2017

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Babylon Reports – Yazidis in Turkey being sent back, Kolbars being killed at Iranian border, Police after Saudi man who shot cats

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Yazidis in Turkey face new fear. Authorities at a Turkish government-run refugee camp in the Kurdish province of Mardin have recently ordered four Yazidi men from Shingal to leave. The reason authorities gave the four men for not allowing them to stay was their lack of a residence permit. There are thousands of Yazidis in […]

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