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Car Bomb Kills Seven North of Baghdad, Second Bombing in Two Days

BAGHDAD, July 13 – At least seven people were killed and 11 wounded north of Baghdad on Wednesday when a suicide bomber a car detonated his explosives at a checkpoint, security and medical sources said, the second bombing in the district in as many days. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast

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Daesh Lost Quarter Of its Iraq, Syria Territory in 18 months

BEIRUT, July 10 – Daesh lost an area the size of Ireland – a quarter of its territory – to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday. The territory controlled by

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U.S. Says Iraq’s PM In “Strong Position” Amid Political Unrest

By Phil Stewart STUTTGART, Germany, May 3- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday. “He seems to be in a very strong position. Obviously we support him

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As Daesh is Pushed Back in Iraq, Worries About What’s Next

By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, April 12 – As U.S.-led offensives drive back Daesh in Iraq, concern is growing among U.S. and U.N. officials that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging, creating conditions that could help the militants endure as an underground network. One major worry: not enough money is

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Iraqi Shiite Paramilitaries To Join Offensive To Retake Mosul

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, April 7 – An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group said it will join government forces preparing to fight Daesh for Mosul despite objections of politicians who fear this could instigate sectarian bloodshed in the mostly Sunni Muslim city. A much-touted government offensive to retake Iraq’s largest northern city two years after its

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U.S. Firm to De-mine Iraqi City of Ramadi Retaken From Daesh

By Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD, April 5 – A U.S. de-mining company is removing explosives and training Iraqis to dismantle the devices planted by Daesh in the largest Iraqi city retaken from the militants, a diplomat and two U.S. officials said on Monday. Hundreds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted throughout the streets and buildings of Ramadi, 100

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U.S. Army Plane Crashes in Iraq, Crew Uninjured: Pentagon

WASHINGTON, March 9- A U.S. military aircraft with four crew members crashed in Iraq on Saturday, but none were injured and initial reports ruled out hostile action, a Defense Department official said on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the top U.S. Navy admiral told the Washington Post that Navy helicopters rescued four crew members on Saturday

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Iraq ‘n’ Roll: How Ramadi Was Won

They passed a big test in  Anbar, ousting Daesh from the provincial capital, but Baghdad’s security forces have a long way to go By Jane Arraf Almost a month after Iraqi special forces reclaimed Ramadi from Daesh, Iraqi troops are still patrolling the streets and clearing booby-trapped buildings. “Real estate office” reads a hand-lettered metal

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Baghdad Attacks Signal Iraqi Forces Stretched Thin Against Daesh

By Ahmed Rasheed and Saif Hameed BAGHDAD, Mar 1 – Daesh’s deadliest attacks for months in and around Baghdad could be a sign that Iraqi forces are stretched thin after recent advances to reclaim territory from the group, according to some military commanders and a provincial official. Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from a

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Suicide Bomber Kills Two, Wounds Senior Police Officer in East Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan 12 – A suicide bomb attack critically wounded a senior Iraqi police officer and killed two of his guards on Tuesday near the eastern city of Baquba, police said. The blast came a day after bombers and suicide attackers killed at least 51 people, including 23 in two explosions in the nearby town

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