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W.G. Dunlop
Deputy Iraq Bureau Chief for the news wire. All views here my own. Tweet/RT/MT/follow ≠ endorsement. | william.dunlop@afp.com
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 29
Ahmed Saadawi: son of Baghdad who fathered Iraq's Frankenstein by
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 29
18.6 MB free in mailbox, meaning just two more of the massive emails from the Iraq parliament speaker's office before it's full.
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 29
Pentagon: Obama has authorised the deployment of "approximately 600" additional troops to Iraq to "help accelerate the [Mosul] campaign."
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 29
Iraq requests more US trainers and advisers as it prepares for battle to retake Mosul
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 28
Prior to seeing them on an absentee ballot, I was unaware of the existence of two of these parties.
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 27
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 27
Ali al-Fatlawi repeatedly volunteered to help after bombings, but days before leaving Iraq, he became a victim
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 25
Suicide bomber kills six in Iraq capital a day after bomb & gun attacks left 12 dead in Tikrit area
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 25
IS-claimed gun, bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit, largely spared such violence since recapture last year
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 24
Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit, largely spared such violence since recapture last year
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 24
At this point, pretty much everyone but the Iraqis (who will be carrying it out) have indicated the operation will start next month.
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 24
Fallon's remarks indicate Iraqi forces will pursue a strategy of encircling, then assaulting Mosul, as they've done with other cities.
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 24
Operation to encircle Iraq's Mosul to begin "in the next few weeks," British defence secretary says
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AFP news agency Sep 23
Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 22
Mosul operation may be announced soon, but still significant obstacles to Iraq forces entering the city
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 22
Iraq announced recapture of northern town from IS, securing area near supply lines for Mosul operation
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 22
While far deadlier bomb and gun attacks receive far less coverage because chemical weapons sound more dangerous.
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 22
Despite being one of least effective weapons used by IS, there's once again disproportionate attention on possible chemical weapons use.
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W.G. Dunlop Sep 22
Meanwhile, advocating such action might place you on the receiving end of a drone strike if you were in, say, Pakistan or Yemen.
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Ahmad Mousa Sep 21
T-shirts, found in Baghdad city of peace festival
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