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    The recapture of the Mosul Dam in Iraq by Pershmerga forces, backed by American fighter jets, has been called a major step forward by Barack Obama in the battle against the Islamic State. Yesterday The US president announced the significance of this recapture But what is the America’s plan for unity of the country – and what is still to be done in the fight against IS? Sean spoke with security analyst, Tom Clonan.

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    Iraq

    Iraq

    Yesterday the Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki stepped aside and nominated Haider al-Abadi to form a government... and with calls now to arm the Kurds as a response to persecution by Islamic State, what now for the Yazidi people stranded on Mount Sinjar?  Joining Keelin was Farwaz Gerges, the professor of Middle East Politics at the London School of Economics.

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    Iraq

    Iraq

    Despite American airstrikes the Islamic State is continuing its advance in Iraq and yesterday seized the Kurdish town of Jalawla, 70 miles northeast of Baghdad. The Islamists are continuing their persecution of  Yazidis, thousands of whom  have taken refuge in the past week on the arid heights of Mount Sinjar, close to the Syrian border. Meanwhile Iraq's president has named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight-year rule. But Al Maliki, widely seen as divisive, is refusing to go. To discuss developments in Iraq, the Daily Telegraph’s Jonathan Krohn, who’s in Kurdistan and Middle East analyst Hazhir Timourian. ...

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    Iraq

    Iraq

    As the crisis in Iraq deepens, more than 20,000 people still remain trapped on Mount Sinjar by jihadists, Islamic State, although as many of that again have escaped thanks to the efforts of Kurdish rebels who crossed the border from Syria to help them. Humanitarian relief drops are ongoing. Keelin was joined by Irish Times Security analyst, Tom Clonan; Shashank Joshi, analyst at the Royal United Services Institute and Richard Spencer, the Daily Telegraph’s Middle East correspondent, who has been at the frontline between ISIS and Kurdish forces.

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    Iraq

    Iraq

    Iraq is a country in crisis. Kurdistan is threatening to break away, while the Sunni fundamentalist group ISIS has overrun much of the north of the county, and is within reach of Baghdad. As ISIS prepares an assault on the city Iraqi Prime Minister, Al Maliki is turning to Iran and Russia for the planes, weapons and advice he needs to ward off the fundamentalists, and shore up his own political position. RTE reporter, Fergal Keane spoke to Sean from an apprehensive Baghdad.

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    Iraqi Conflict

    Iraqi Conflict

    The Islamist militant group ISIS has said it is establishing a “caliphate”, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.  Setting up a separate state ruled by strict Islamic law has been a main goal of the group for some time. Sean spoke to Shashank Joshi, Research Fellow at the Royal Services Institute in London.

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    Iraq

    Iraq

    According to the latest reports Iraqi government forces have halted the advance of ISIS militants north of Baghdad but the Islamic militants remain in control of wide swathes of  northern Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes ahead of the ISIS advance, many of them taking refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, a region in the North of the country so far largely unaffected by the fighting. Overwhelmed by the flood of refugees, the Kurdish authorities are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. Fabio Forgione is the Head of Mission for MSF in Iraq.

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    Iraq

    Iraq

    To the worsening military situation in Iraq. The northern city of Tal Afar has fallen to the militants of ISIS, and this morning the BBC is reporting fighting for the city of Baquba just north of Baghdad. As you heard in the bulletin President Obama has announced the deployment of 275 American troops to Iraq. Meanwhile Iraq’s neighbour and ally Iran is sending crack troops to organise the counterattack against ISIS Shashank Joshi is a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

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    Iraq/Iran

    Iraq/Iran

    The Sunni fundamentalist group Isis has occupied a considerable amount of territory in northern Iraq, and has reportedly carried out a massacre of Iraqi government troops. The offensive has seriously alarmed the Shia-dominated central government in Baghdad.  It has also raised the prospect of an unlikely cooperation between Iran and the United States, the Iraqi government’s main allies. Both are concerned to preserve the territorial integrity of a strategic but fragile state. How does Iran view the upsurge in violence in neighbouring Iraq? And the prospect of  an informal alliance with the United States? To get answers to those questions ...

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