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article 22 January 2016 Politics, Iraq
British troops in Iraq in 2003 (Reuters)
Cameron to clamp down on 'spurious' claims against UK forces

The Prime Minister says he wants to stamp out an "industry trying to profit" from baseless claims against serving military personnel and veterans.

article 04 January 2016 UK, Iraq
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UK security services examine IS murder video

The UK security services are examining an Islamic State murder video featuring a man and a young boy with British accents.

post 30 December 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: who were the victims of the 'Islamic State' in 2015?

The attacks in France dominated the headlines, while the media were accused of ignoring other victims of the so-called Islamic State's global campaign of terror.

article 29 December 2015 World, Iraq
Iraqi forces in Ramadi (Reuters)
Islamic State group "will be defeated in 2016"

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says government forces are planning to liberate Mosul, the group's last stronghold in Iraq, after taking control of Ramadi from the insurgents.

article 22 December 2015 World, Iraq
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Iraq: army battles Islamic State in Ramadi

Iraq's armed forces say they have fought their way to the centre of Ramadi, where Islamic State militants are holed up.

article 03 December 2015 UK, Iraq
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Tony Benn vs son Hilary - to bomb or not to bomb?

In 1998 Tony Benn spoke passionately against bombing Iraq. In 2015, his son Hilary's rousing speech to MPs backed bombing raids over Syria. On both occasions Jeremy Corbyn was sitting near by.

article 01 December 2015 World, Iraq
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MoD pays compensation to civilians killed in wars

Channel 4 News has seen records showing the Ministry of Defence has paid out less than a million pounds to the families of some 360 civilian casualties - they're just the ones who've come forward.

post 19 November 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Is the Islamic State group on the back foot in Syria and Iraq?

The so-called Islamic State has shown itself capable of striking civilian targets in western Europe. But is the terror group on the back foot in its heartlands of Iraq and Syria?

post 14 November 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Paris attacks: Middle East's wars arrive in Europe

We have arrived at a crossroads. Few can have believed that the bloody killings of Charlie Hebdo's staff would be the end of it.

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