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Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL militants

Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL militants

Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL Iraq's top Shiite religious authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called Iraqis Friday to take up arms against the foreign backed militants who have overrun swathes of the country after launching a major offensive.
who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIL

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – an al-Qaeda offshoot -- has been careful to reveal little about himself and his whereabouts.
Maliki: People Forming Battalions to Help Army Combat ISIL

Maliki: People Forming Battalions to Help Army Combat ISIL

Iraq’s premier said civilian backup groups are going to join the army forces to help them combat the Al-Qaeda-linked militants who have taken control of Mosul, in the Northern province of Nineveh.
Iraqi Tribesmen Recapture Mosul Neighborhood

Iraqi Tribesmen Recapture Mosul Neighborhood

Tribesmen from Iraq’s Mosul regained control of one of the Northern city’s neighborhoods following heavy clashes with Takfiri militants.
Zarif, Zebari Discuss Terrorists' Attack in Iraq

Zarif, Zebari Discuss Terrorists’ Attack in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari in a phone talk discussed the latest developments in the region, specially the recent terrorist operations in Iraq.
Basij Commander US Sponsored Takfiri Groups

US-Sponsored Takfiri Groups Blemishing Real Face of Islam

Commander of Iran's basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi condemned the crimes committed by Takfiri and Salafi groups in different regional states, specially in Syria and Iraq, and said these groups which are supported by the US have scratched the beautiful face of Islam.
Shamkhani: Presence of Daesh in Iraq, a threat to whole region

Shamkhani: Presence of Daesh in Iraq, a threat to whole region

Iranˈs Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) chief Ali Shamkhani said the growing presence of the terrorists affiliated to Daesh group in Iraq is a threat to the whole region.
Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah

Iraqi Grand Ayatollah calls for unity against DAESH

Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah has called for unity among all of the country’s political and army factions against the terrorist DAESH.
Nouri Al-Maliki

Maliki declares state of emergency after Mosul falls to ISIL

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has issued a state of emergency throughout the country, after Iraq’s oil-rich city of Mosul fell to the hands of a radical militants group.
Gül and Rouhani in turkey

Gül receives Rouhani in Ankara

Turkish president has received Iran’s Hassan Rouhani who is visiting the country.

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