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Captured ISIS Fighters' Refrain: 'I Was Only a Cook' - New York Times

KIRKUK, Iraq — Thousands of civilians fleeing the Iraqi military's push to evict the Islamic State from its last major urban stronghold in Iraq now include hundreds of suspected fighters for the extremist group, dirty and disheveled, who arrive at ...and more »

Cracking Hawija: Iraqi security forces and US-led coalition edge closer to defeat ISIS - The Jerusalem Post

Iraqi security forces have launched the second phase of their operation to “crush Islamic State” in the Hawija area west of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, one of its last remaining holds in the country. But the operation does not take place in a vacuum. In ...and more »

Iraqi Forces Recapture 25 Kirkuk Villages from ISIS - Al-Bawaba

Published October 2nd, 2017 - 07:46 GMT via SyndiGate.info. Rate Article: Select rating, Poor, Okay, Good, Great, Awesome. PRINT · Send Mail. comment (0). Share: Facebook Twitter Google+ Linkedin Pinterest Delicious Stumbleupon Digg Reddit.and more »

Iraq's famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in battle for IS-held al-Hawija - The New Arab

A veteran sniped from Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi militias famed for having reportedly killing over 300 Islamic State group militants has been killed in the battle for Hawija. Tags: IS, Iraq, Hawija, Sheikh of Snipers, Abu Tahsin alp. A veteran Iraqi ...and more »

Iraq's 'sheikh sniper,' who fought IDF in '73, killed in battle - The Times of Israel

Abu Tahsin al-Salhi, 63, who began combat career on the Golan Heights in Yom Kippur War, says he killed 320 Islamic State members. By AFP 1 October 2017, 8:57 am 1 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 56 shares. Iraqi Abu Tahsin al-Salhi, left, ...and more »

Iraqi 'sheikh sniper' who claimed to have killed 320 IS fighters dies in battle - South China Morning Post

A veteran fighter known as “the sheikh of snipers” has been killed in Iraq's battle to retake the town of Hawija from Islamic State, his paramilitary force announced. Abu Tahsin al-Salhi, who took part in conflicts dating back to the 1973 Arab-Israeli ...and more »

Iraqi marksman – nicknamed the 'sheikh of snipers' – has died in battle after killing at least 320 ISIS thugs - The Sun

A MARKSMAN who killed at least 320 ISIS fighters has died in battle. Silver-bearded Abu Tahsin al-Salhi, 63 — dubbed the Sheikh of Snipers and Hawk-Eye — boasted of slaying a minimum of four a day. The 63-year old boasted that he killed four ISIS ...and more »

Sheikh of Snipers dies in battle: Veteran Iraqi fighter, 63, killed 320 ISIS jihadis, boasted of at least four hits ... - Daily Mail

Abu Tahsin al-Salhi, who took part in conflicts dating back to the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and said he had gunned down at least 320 IS jihadists, died on Friday; He was killed as he advanced on Hawija in northwest Iraq; At his funeral on Saturday, close ...and more »

Photojournalist killed while covering Hawija offensive - Iraqi News

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) A photojournalist has been killed while covering the ongoing battles between Islamic State and Iraqi joint troops in the group's holdout in southwest of Kirkuk, a source was quoted saying. “A colleague from al-Nujabaa channel ...and more »

Islamic State sets three headquarters on fire in southwestern Kirkuk - Iraqi News

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have set three of its main headquarters in southwest of Kirkuk on fire, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday. “IS set three of its main headquarters in al-Riyad, Kirkuk, on fire with all of the ...and more »