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Middle East and North Africa Correspondent — The Wall Street Journal

@WSJ Middle East and North Africa Correspondent. Formerly a criminal justice reporter in NYC. NY Giants apologist. Instagram http://Instagram.com/tamerelg

Libyan Forces Advance in Islamic State-Held City

wsj.com — Forces for the United Nations-backed Libyan government said Monday they had seized the security headquarters in Sirte, a crucial step toward retaking control of the coastal city that Islamic State has held for 16 months.

Islamist Morsi Wins Egyptian Presidential Vote

wsj.com — CAIRO-Egyptian election officials declared the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi the country's first freely elected president on Sunday, propelling an Islamist to power and marking another milestone in the Arab world's tumultuous democratic transition.

Fallujah’s Importance to Islamic State Helped Iraqi Forces Retake It

wsj.com — FALLUJAH, Iraq-For Islamic State, this city was unlike any other: the birthplace of its movement and the first urban center it seized in a blitz that began the occupation of a third of Iraq. But it took Iraqi forces less than five weeks to defeat the extremist group here, much faster than Iraqi and American officials had expected.

Iraq Refugees Languish Outside Fallujah

wsj.com — BAGHDAD-Iraq's success in uprooting Islamic State militants from Fallujah has fed a humanitarian crisis with some of the more than 80,000 people who fled the city going without shelter and enough water amid 115-degree temperatures and sandstorms, aid agencies said Monday.

Iraqi Forces Extend Control in Fallujah

wsj.com — FALLUJAH, Iraq-Iraqi counterterrorism forces pushed deeper into Fallujah on Sunday, clearing Islamic State militants from a large hospital they had used as a command center and working to dismantle a bomb-making factory, officials said. But the successes on the battlefield were tempered by an increasingly dire humanitarian crisis.

Iraqis Celebrate Victory in Fallujah One Sniper Too Soon

wsj.com — FALLUJAH, Iraq-Iraqi counterterrorism forces were showing off a residential neighborhood here that they had just pried away from Islamic State, talking on Saturday about their victory over militants whom they said had melted away. As they recounted the Friday battle, they leaned on the gates of crumbling houses in the Nazal neighborhood,...

Iraq says government forces have reclaimed Fallujah compound from ISIS

marketwatch.com — BAGHDAD-Iraqi security forces said they seized Fallujah's central government compound, their first significant victory inside the city in a weekslong battle against Islamic State. Federal police forces flew the Iraqi flag over the city's mayoral office Friday, the military said in a statement.

Iraqi Military Retakes Fallujah Mayor’s Office

wsj.com — BAGHDAD-Iraqi security forces said they seized the mayor's office in central Fallujah, their first significant victory in the city in a weekslong battle against Islamic State. Federal police forces flew the Iraqi flag over the mayor's office Friday, the military said in a statement.

‘Where Are Our Men?’ Iraqis Ask

wsj.com — AMRIYAT AL FALLUJAH, Iraq-Food is in short supply and the water is always too hot to drink in this sun-baked desert camp for thousands of Iraqis who have fled the Islamic-State held city of Fallujah. But most of the uprooted Iraqis here, all of them Sunni Muslims, had only one complaint for visiting government officials this week: Where are our men?

Libya Forces Advance on Islamic State Stronghold

wsj.com — Forces aligned with Libya's internationally backed unity government closed in on the center of the Islamic State stronghold of Sirte over the weekend, giving a boost to an administration struggling to unite the fractured nation.
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Jul 25, 2016

RT @ahmed: Trump says he wants to expand his ban on Muslims to include any country “compromised by terrorism” like France  http://on.wsj.com/2amZniL 

Jul 24, 2016

RT @yarotrof: Why democracy has such a hard time taking root in the Middle East. My WSJ Review cover essay, post Turkish coup.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-crisis-of-political-islam-1469223880 

Jul 24, 2016

RT @nytimes: Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention  http://nyti.ms/2a9VxHD 

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