News: 10-Dec-15

  1. Sunnis Working With Turkey to Prevent Shias Liberating Mosul From ISIS
    The Arab population of Iraq’s Mosul are cooperating with Turkish forces to ensure that the city will be liberated from Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh in Arabic) by Sunni, and not Shia, militias, a representative of the Peshmerga, Iraqi Kurdish armed forces, told Sputnik on Tuesday.
  2. Saudi king opens summit calling for Syria, Yemen solutions
    RIYADH: Saudi King Salman called for political solutions to the wars in Syria and Yemen, while condemning “terrorism,” at the opening of an annual Gulf summit in Riyadh.
  3. Future of ‘Islamic State’: Not merely religion
    As the threat from “Islamic State” (also known as IS or ISIS or by its Arabic acronym of Daesh) continues to grow, US-led coalition forces have intensified their aerial attacks on IS militants and strategic installations in Syria and Iraq, in a concerted effort to destroy and degrade the self-styled caliphate.
  4. Iran-linked Shiite militias threaten Turkey over incursion into Iraq
    Shi’ite paramilitary groups with ties to Iran threatened to use force against Turkey on Wednesday unless it withdraws its troops from Iraqi territory, after a 48-hour deadline set by the government expired.
  5. Iraqi troops eye next advances in militant-held Ramadi as IS claims Baghdad bombing
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces were preparing to push further into the center of the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi as the Sunni militant group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad that killed 11 people on Wednesday.
  6. IS suicide bomber kills eight near Baghdad Shiite mosque
    A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least eight people near a Shiite mosque in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.
  7. Iran-Backed Shia Forces Threaten Turkey Over ‘Incursion’ Into Iraq
    Shia militias with ties to Iran on Wednesday threatened to attack Turkish forces deployed to Iraqi territory unless Ankara withdraws its troops from the region.
  8. 100,000 foreign troops incl. Americans to be deployed in Iraq, MP claims
    The US is to send some 10,000 troops to Iraq to provide support for a 90,000-strong force from the Gulf states, a leading Iraqi opposition MP has warned. The politician said the plan was announced to the Iraqi government during a visit by US Senator John McCain.
  9. IS Opens New Supply Route Between Syria and Iraq
    Islamic State (IS) militants have been using a new route between Syria and Iraq to ferry supplies since Iraqi Kurdish forces cut off one of IS’ crucial links in northern Iraq last month.
  10. Saudi Foreign Minister Criticizes Iran at Gulf Arab Summit
    Gulf Arab leaders meeting in Saudi Arabia on Thursday reiterated their calls for a political solution to the wars in Yemen and Syria, but the kingdom’s foreign minister went a step further and criticized Iran’s role in those conflicts.

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