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Iraq raid to free Shia hostages

June 30, 2018
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Iraqi and US forces launch an operation against Sunni rebels threatening to kill Shia hostages in central Iraq. (BBC News — 6 hours ago)
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Iraq’s PM urges calm as troops fight to free Shia hostages believed held in the town of Madain. (BBC News — 6 hours ago)
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Sunni Arabs who seized control of a town near Baghdad threaten to kill hostages unless the Shias in the area flee, Iraqi officials have said. (UK Telegraph — 34 minutes ago)
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Iraqi security forces raided a central Iraqi village early Sunday after gunmen seized around 100 Shiite Muslim hostages and threatened to kill them unless all Shiites leave the town immediately. (Aljazeera — 14 hours ago)
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Iraqi commandos supported by U.S. military forces have launched an operation to locate and release scores of Shiite Muslim hostages reportedly held and threatened with death by Sunni extremists. (Washington Post — 11 hours ago)
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Iraqi Shi’ites were fleeing a town south of Baghdad today after gunmen, believed to be Sunni militants, rounded up more than 80 residents and threatened to kill them unless the Shi’ites leave, an army officer and local residents said. (The Australian — 17 April, 2005)
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Iraqi security forces backed by U.S. troops had the town of Madain surrounded Sunday after reports of Sunni militant kidnappings of as many as 100 Shiites residents, but there were growing indications the incident had been grossly exaggerated. (MSNBC — 2 hours ago)
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Iraqi soldiers have surrounded a town south of Baghdad where gunmen, believed to be Sunni militants, are holding scores of Shiite residents hostage and have threatened to kill them unless all Shiites leave. (The Australian — 15 hours ago)
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Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers and police commandos, supported by U.S. military helicopters, maintained positions Sunday around the central Iraqi town of Madain, where residents disputed widespread reports that… (Washington Post — 2 hours ago)
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There were conflicting reports Saturday over hostage-taking between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Madain, south of Baghdad. (CNN — 23 hours ago)
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