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1.5 million Iraqis join fight against ISIL militants

1.5 million Iraqis join fight against ISIL militants

Around 1.5 million Iraqis have volunteered to join battles against the militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
US warship, 50 fighter jets ready in Persian Gulf as Iraq crisis escalating

US warship, 50 fighter jets ready in Persian Gulf as Iraq crisis escalating

The Pentagon says the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and more than 50 attack aircraft are in the Persian Gulf, ready to launch attacks against Takfiri militants in Iraq.
Egypt religious institution forbids Muslims from joining ISIL

Egypt religious institution forbids Muslims from joining ISIL

A major Islamic center in Egypt has issued a religious decree forbidding Muslims from joining the Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Rouhani No Iranian forces in Iraq

No Iranian forces in Iraq: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed reports about the deployment of Iranian forces in Iraq, but expressed Tehran’s preparedness to provide any help upon Baghdad’s request to fight the Takfiri militants.
US, reactionary allies behind ISIL crimes in Iraq: Larijani

US, reactionary allies behind ISIL crimes in Iraq: Larijani

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the US and its allied authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are behind the Takfiri atrocities in Iraq.
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Al-Qaeda-linked operatives nabbed in Iran: Official

Thirty agents linked to the terrorist group al-Qaeda have been apprehended across Iran over the past month, says the country’s deputy intelligence minister.
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.
Iran, Japan Confer on Ways to Broaden Ties

Iran, Japan Confer on Ways to Broaden Ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi in a meeting in Tehran discussed different avenues for the further expansion of relations and cooperation between the two Asian states.

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