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“The implementation of this threat would represent a change in the rules and an attempt by Tel Aviv to expand the map of the game,” the Arabic website Al-Jarida wrote.
Death of Hezbollah commander marks an escalation in Iran’s role in Iraq
Country’s Shia take page from Hezbollah playbook.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
In the battle for Mosul, the Iraqi Army has deployed a variety of its best units, including the 9th Armored Division, the black-clad Special Operations Forces and the Federal Police.
The Iraqi Army is basing its conclusion on a military assessment following a recent battle it held with ISIS militants in the city of Tel Afar, located just 63KM from Mosul.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Iraq was taken off the list of countries in the original order, issued on Jan. 27, because the Iraqi government had imposed new vetting procedures.
Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called the potential embassy move a “declaration of war on Islam,” and threatened the US embassy in Baghdad.
The region of Nineveh is one of the most ancient settlements of Christianity, going back nearly 2,000 years.
Iraqi troops had found large stockpiles of sulfur and there were credible reports that Islamic State had used "phosphor projectiles" over Qayyara, close to Mosul.
Iraq's counter-terrorism forces enter city suburbs as Mosul battle goes more smoothly than predicted, but much lies ahead.
Flanked by their four children, they looked behind them to see if any jihadists were still around to carry out their threats of shooting anyone who tried to flee Islamic State.
More than 800 ISIS militants killed -Mosul assault nears city gates.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,REUTERS
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