A British aid worker in liberated Mosul city has described scenes of “Armageddon” amid the war-battered community. Madiha Raza, who works for the British-based charity Muslim Aid, says the horrors of warfare and the humanitarian crisis have changed her. The 29-year-old from London, saw shoes, toys and backpacks amongst the rubble of a primary school destroyed by Islamic State monsters. Speaking from northern Iraq, she said: “The entire city is just completely obliterated, it is like a movie set.
The family of a young soldier who died at notorious Deepcut barracks have been given the go-ahead to apply for a fresh inquest. Private Geoff Gray, 17, from Hackney, east London, was found with two gunshot wounds to his head on September 17 2001. A coroner recorded an open verdict following an inquest in March 2002.
A single airstrike on two ISIS snipers on top of a Mosul building set off a massive blast that killed 100 soldiers and local civilians, it was revealed last night. The astonishing scale of the battle of Mosul was further revealed in an expose by magazine Defense One which called the operation the biggest battle in 15 years. In the heat of battle in West Mosul in March Iraqi ground troops called in an urgent airstrike as two ISIS marksmen were holding back the attack and killing troops.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".