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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 6h
When in fact it's not. Had this conversation with various fighters before & they're usually more OK with term afterwards (3)
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W.G. Dunlop 6h
Criticising foreign press over word w/ different Eng meaning likely validates assumption it's being used as an insult (2)
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W.G. Dunlop 6h
Problem I see is it feeds into this narrative that foreign press somehow out to get the hashad (1)
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W.G. Dunlop 6h
Point is context of word in one language shouldn't affect writing in another in which it means something different.
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W.G. Dunlop 6h
Abadi was complaining about it being used in coverage by foreign media, in which the English definition is what counts.
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W.G. Dunlop 10h
UN employee 'abducted' in Iraq city of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad
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W.G. Dunlop 22h
US-led coalition has conducted 119 air strikes against IS jihadist in Iraq over the past week
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W.G. Dunlop 22h
Iraq state TV report on the battle for the Baiji oil refinery is using one of the same sound effects that features in IS execution videos.
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 27
30 Iraq police killed in week of heavy fighting with IS jihadists in Ramadi area, top officer says
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DavidKenner Apr 27
Recent airstrikes "suggesting a broadening, rather than a scaling back" of Saudi air campaign in Yemen.
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 26
Four men who fled violence in Iraq's Anbar province kidnapped and murdered in Baghdad
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Agence France-Presse Apr 26
: Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,400 - and report
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 26
Unsubstantiated reports of 100+ Iraq soldiers killed in Anbar sparked calls for protests & for defence minister to be questioned or resign.
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 26
He spoke today but was talking about the violence Friday; also said attack wasn't in Tharthar but rather 30 km away in Taqsim.
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 26
Iraq defence minister says reports of scores of soldiers killed by IS in Anbar fighting are inaccurate & that the actual death toll was 13.
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Karim Abou Merhi Apr 26
وزير دفاع خالد العبيدي ينفي وقوع 'مجزرة' في على يد تنظيم الدولة الاسلامية. حصيلة الهجوم على ناظم التقسيم ١٣ عسكرياً، أنقذ ٨
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 25
IS says suicide bombers - Frenchman, Belgian & Senegalese - carried out Iraq-Jordan border attack that killed 4
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 25
Suicide bombers kill four at Iraq-Jordan border crossing
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Agence France-Presse Apr 25
Death toll from massive earthquake in Nepal hits 688: official
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W.G. Dunlop Apr 25
Two senior army officers, 10 other soldiers killed in Anbar province, Iraq
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