Saturday, May 30, 2015

Iraq's War Against The Islamic State -- News Updates May 30, 2015

VOA: Thousands Fleeing Ramadi Are Stuck at Baghdad Checkpoint

GENEVA - The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Iraqis who have fled the bloody takeover of Ramadi by so-called Islamic State militants are stuck at checkpoints in Anbar province and barred from entering the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The UNHCR is appealing to Iraqi authorities to ease restrictions.

The U.N. refugee agency estimates 85,000 people have fled the latest escalation of violence by IS militants in Ramadi since May 15. It says the majority of this latest wave of displaced individuals remains in Anbar governorate, boosting the numbers of homeless people in this area to 180,000.

Iraq's War Against The Islamic State -- News Updates May 30, 2015

Sunnis Fleeing ISIS Find Few Doors Open Elsewhere in Iraq -- NYT
US Central Command Says Iraqis Making Progress Against ISIS --
Iraq forces edge towards Ramadi -- Al Arabiya/AFP
Iraq Launches Offensive Against Islamic State -- VOA
Iraq's Shiite Militias Rename Their Offensive Against ISIS After Controversy -- Huffington Post
Nearly 500 bodies exhumed from graves in Iraq, morgue official -- CNN
Iraq 'exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves' -- AFP
U.S., allies conduct 22 air strikes against Islamic State militants: combined joint task force -- Reuters
U.S. loses drone in Iraq -- USA Today
Carter: US to 'Fine Tune' Iraq Strategy in Light of Ramadi Debacle -- AP
White House: US won't be 'responsible' for 'security situation' in Iraq -- FOX News
UK may expand military support mission in Iraq -- ITV
Britain may expand mission in Iraq -- Press Association
Qatar to open embassy in Baghdad as Iraq’s ties with Gulf improve -- Al Arabiya/Reuters
Iraq Doses The Market With Oil -- Forbes
Iraq to increase oil export to new record high, price war intensifies - media -- RT

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