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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

CIA says North Korea nearly capable of nuclear attack, protesters shut down Richard Spencer at his own rally, Senate passes Republican budget plan, and more.
VICE Staff
10.20.17
iraq

Iraqi forces are sweeping through Kurdish strongholds to the north

Kurdish forces surrendered the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq Tuesday, a day after Iraqi forces swept into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
Tim Hume
10.16.17
iraq

A war between U.S. allies could erupt in Iraq

Tim Hume
10.16.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump got booed for his remarks at a charity dinner, the NSA contractor who stole intelligence files will be charged under the Espionage Act, a Mexican judge approved El Chapo's US extradition, and more.
VICE Staff
10.21.16
we saw this

How an Iraqi Death Metal Concert Defied Religious Repression: “Here Is No Love, Only War”

Iraq is a brutal place for metal, but the threat of ISIS won't stop Kirkuk's Dark Phantom.
Campbell MacDiarmid
6.9.16
war and conflict

One US Marine Killed, Others Wounded During Islamic State Rocket Attack in Iraq

It was the second combat death of an American service member in Iraq since the start of the US campaign to fight the Islamic State.
Reuters and VICE News
3.19.16
Islamic State

Islamic State Chemical Weapons Attack Said to Injure 600 and Kill 3-Year-Old Girl in Iraq

Hundreds of people have reportedly fled their homes in the small town of Taza, near Kirkuk in northern Iraq, after the Islamic State launched two attacks using chemical weapons.
Tess Owen
3.12.16
middle east

Video Shows the Islamic State Prison Rescue Operation That Killed an American Soldier

The operation took place at a prison compound in the town of Hawija on Thursday that was planned by Kurdish forces with the support of American military forces, who were ultimately drawn in when the Kurds began to incur casualties.
Reuters and VICE News
10.25.15
war and conflict

Kurdish Fighters Seize Chunk of Strategic Territory From Islamic State Near Kirkuk

The Kurds have been fiercely defending the city of Kirkuk since last summer, holding ground that they insist they will never surrender to the Islamic State terror insurgency.
Reuters and VICE News
10.1.15
Islamic State

Intense Video Purportedly Shows Islamic State Suicide Bomb Vehicle Exploding in Midair

An explosion appears to launch a car several hundred feet in the air, causing it to spin and flip as it descends before erupting into flames.
Arijeta Lajka
4.14.15
Islamic State

Islamic State Militants Reportedly Kidnap 120 Children in Mosul

Local sources claim the militant group raided various schools in the northern Iraqi city, reportedly taking them to unidentified child training camps.
VICE News
4.13.15
Islamic State

Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Captured Kurdish Fighters Paraded in Cages

The Islamic State recently attacked Peshmerga fighters in Sinjar, and also attempted to storm the Ain al-Asad Air Base, where hundreds of US Marines are training Iraqi troops.
Olivia Becker
2.14.15
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