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Iraqi Army Battles ISIL in Fallujah
By mushtaq mohammed
13 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014
Fallujah, Iraq

Video shows Iraqi army soldiers and vehicles in a military operation against The Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the Jurf al-Sakhar area on the outskirts of ISIL-held Fallujah.

Special Forces of the Iraqi army captured a number of local tribesmen fighting alongside with ISIL.

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Iraqi Shia Tribe Prepares for Battle ...
Baghdad
By Transterra Editor
13 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014,
Baghdad, Iraq

A Shia tribe in the al-Kazemeya neighborhood of northern Baghdad recruits dozens of new men to fight ISIL.

Members of the Al-Anbari tribe gathered on Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 in the orchard of Sheikh Mabdar al-Marhoun, the Sheikh of the Anbari tribe in al-Kazemeya. The volunteers responded to a call by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that citizens volunteer to fight the ISIL onslaught.

There are reports that a number of tribes in the southern provinces of Nasriya, Maysan, and Karbala have already started preparing fighting groups to be sent to fight ISIL further north.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces and IS...
Kirkuk, Iraq
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces have occupied the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, replacing the Iraqi Army which fled in the face of an offensive by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Peshmerga soldiers are manning former Iraqi Army checkpoints and conducting night patrols in the streets of Kirkuk.
Weapons and vehicles left behind by the Iraqi forces have been claimed by the Peshmerga and ISIL fighters.
The sound of gunfire can be heard and smoke seen to the southwest of the city in the Tal Awarda area, where a water aqueduct is the front line between Peshmerga and ISIL forces and the Peshmerga have been attacking the Islamic militants.

Video shows abandoned Iraqi Army bases and checkpoints and Peshmerga soldiers taking up those positions - Kurdish Regional Government Minister of the Peshmerga, Sheikh Ja’fer visiting the area - burning vehicles that have been hit by mortar fire.

An Iraqi family is interviewed: “We don’t know what is happening. It’s unsafe and we were afraid and we fled to the Kurdish controlled zone."

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Iraq: Kurdish Peshmerga Take Over Che...
Gop Jalil
By Stefanos
12 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014
Gop Jalil, Mosul, Iraq

Images of Peshmerga soldiers at a checkpoint after they gained controlled the village of Gop Jalil located on Mosul-Irbil road. The new checkpoint is located only 100m from ISIL frontlines.

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ISIL taking over Mosul 2
By Shahad Dhiaa Al Deen
12 Jun 2014

Children of the area of Mosul, Nineveh province playing with a US made Humvee military vehicle abandoned by the government military forces.

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ISIL taking over Mosul 3
By Shahad Dhiaa Al Deen
12 Jun 2014

ISIL members in a car in Nineveh province, Mosul city after taking over the area.

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ISIL taking over Mosul 4
By Shahad Dhiaa Al Deen
12 Jun 2014

al-Rad al-Sarei member, a brigade belongs to the government army, standing in a property owned by the government forces after dropping a barrel bomb on ISIL to retrieve it from them after they took over the property earlier.

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ISIL taking over Mosul 6
By Shahad Dhiaa Al Deen
12 Jun 2014

Mosul, Iraq. A member of al-Rad al-Sarie brigade stepping on a corpse of an anti-government tribal fighter.

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Peshmerga Checkpoint in Gop Jalil 6
By Stefanos
12 Jun 2014

Peshmerga soldiers control a checkpoint in Gop Jalil village on Mosul-Irbil road

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By Stefanos
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army military vehicle and uniforms abandoned in Gop Jalil on Mosul-Irbil road. Army soldiers abandoned their vehicles, discarded their uniforms, and fled the ISIL onslaught.

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Peshmerga Checkpoint in Gop Jalil 4
By Stefanos
12 Jun 2014

Discarded uniform of an Iraqi Army soldier who fled ISIL advance.

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By Stefanos
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army military vehicle and uniforms abandoned in Gop Jalil on Mosul-Irbil road. Army soldiers abandoned their vehicles, discarded their uniforms, and fled the ISIL onslaught.

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Peshmerga Checkpoint in Gop Jalil 2
By Stefanos
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army military vehicle destroyed and abandoned in Gop Jalil village on Mosul-Irbil road

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Peshmerga Checkpoint in Gop Jalil 1
By Stefanos
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army military vehicle and uniforms abandoned in Gop Jalil on Mosul-Irbil road. Army soldiers abandoned their vehicles, discarded their uniforms, and fled the ISIL onslaught.

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ISIL taking over Mosul 7
By Shahad Dhiaa Al Deen
12 Jun 2014

Children in Nineveh province, Mosul city are putting on military uniforms and playing with weapons abandoned by soldiers of the Iraqi army who escaped the area.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers at a former Iraqi Army base near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Sheikh Jaafar, the Minister of Peshmerga forces in the Iraqi-Kurdish Regional Government, visits with his troops in the Tal Awarda area southwest of Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in front of a sign at the entrance to an abandoned Iraqi Army base in the Tal Awarda area southwest of Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers pose for a photograph at a former Iraqi Army checkpoint near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldier manning a checkpoint near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi-Kurdish Peshmerga troops at a position overlooking a water aqueduct near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga troops near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers pose for a photograph near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldier carries a rocket propelled grenade launcher in the Tal Awarda area near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga General Sherko Fatih, commander of Peshmerga forces southwest of Kirkuk, speaks to his troops and journalists on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga patrol on a road near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces on a road in the Tal Awarda area southwest of Kirkuk on June 12, 2014.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

An abandoned Iraqi Army truck near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army uniforms scattered on the ground at a checkpoint now on the dividing line between ISIL militants and Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers at a former Iraqi Army checkpoint near Kirkuk. Iraqi Army uniforms left behind by fleeing soldiers are scattered on the ground. June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Army uniforms lay scattered on the ground at a former army checkpoint near Kirkuk. Iraqi-Kurdish Peshmerga forces now occupy the position which is on the dividing line between the Kurds and ISIL militants. June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

An abandoned Iraqi Army truck near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers wave from a truck traveling on a road near Kirkuk on June 12, 2014

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kir...
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

An Iraqi flag and poster at an abandoned Iraqi Army checkpoint in the Tal Awarda area, 15 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk. The poster reads "checkpoint of the martyr hero Abdullah Zubair Hamidi". June 12, 2014

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ISIL taking over Mosul 1
By Shahad Dhiaa Al Deen
12 Jun 2014

A statement released by the Governer of Mosul Atheel al-nijeifi two days before giving up Mosul recommending to burn all the documents and everything that is related to contracts in the municipality.

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ISIL taking over Mosul 5
By Shahad Dhiaa Al Deen
12 Jun 2014

A statement made by ISIL congratulating Muslims on liberating Mosul from the government forces. The statement is being announced in Mosques and distributed by planes.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Kirkuk
Kirkuk, Iraq
By Nwenar Fatih
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi-Kurdish Peshmerga forces show their power in the newly captured city of Kirkuk. The oil rich city was captured by Kurdish forces after it was abandoned by the Iraqi Army in the face of ISIL's rapid advance. The Kurds regard Kirkuk as their historic capital and the capture of the city by Kurdish forces is an historic victory.

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ISIL Overruns Iraqi Cities 01
Salahaddin, Iraq
By Montadhar Naser
12 Jun 2014

Iraqi police vehicles abandoned in front of military base in the province of Salahaddin, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

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Mosul Refugees Describe Their Ordeal
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
By Transterra Editor
11 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014
UNHCR refugee camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

Refugees from Mosul describe their situation at a UNHCR relief camp at an Iraqi-Kurdistan border checkpoint. Included is an interview with an American UNHCR representative.

Vox Pop 1: Catherine Robinson - UNHCR (English)

Vox Pop 2:
“The situation here in the camps is not bad, they [Iraqi-Kurdish Authorities] made a nice reception for us and they distributed the available aid. They welcomed us and they were not delinquent in their treatment of us, they gave us everything we need. This is the third day and the families who are here now number ten. There are people who came and they made them go back and more people are coming on the way”.

Vox Pop 3:
“We are fine and healthy, nobody is neglecting us and we are doing well. We would like to thank you and thank the whole staff for all this work you are doing for us. We came from Mosul, Tal al-Rumman. A day here and six days under the control, and we want to thank them, they brought us here and provided help for us and gave us services and everything”.

Vox Pop 4:
“We are refugees from Mosul and we came here because the situation in Mosul is tragic. We have been here for four days. I thank the Peshmerga here and the people who are working here who are helping us and the UN who have provided the tent I am living in with my children. Thank God for this. We have been here for four days and services are available, the water and the tent and everything, they are providing us with our needs. And it is very safe, I cannot even hear one bullet shot, it is very safe”.

Vox Pop 5:
“My name is Hussein Ali, from Mosul. We have been here for two days, we are humiliated and our situation is bad. What can we do? For two days, yesterday and today, we are sleeping in the car. Yesterday no tents were available, but today we are going to the tents. We have nobody in Erbil to go to Erbil and stay there, but people here were very helpful to us and they did not neglect us. Since yesterday, they help us and respect us. My name is Hussein”.