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2 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

20 killed in clashes and bomb attacks in Iraq

A total of 20 people were killed and some 15 others wounded in separate clashes and bomb attacks across Iraq, security sources said on Sunday, as the country continues to stave off a militant Sunni Islamist insurgency.

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6 hrs ago | CBS News

Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

A bicyclist rides by the destroyed old Mosque of The Prophet Jirjis in central Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, July 27, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | WHTC

Tanker carrying Iraqi Kurdish oil anchored off Tex...

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was anchored near the Port of Galveston, Texas, and must undergo a routine safety inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday before it can unload its cargo, an official said.

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14 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Shiite militia display ISIS fighters' bodies in Iraq city

Militiamen brought four bodies back and paraded through town in their cars, dragging the corpses behind them," said the police.

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18 hrs ago | DNA India

A nation in peril: Iraq's struggle to hold together

Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

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21 hrs ago | The Wave

Doug Bandow: Stay out of this Iraq war

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria represents a significant failure of U.S. policy.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Free Republic

Shock Video: Children Swear Allegiance to Islamic State's Caliphate

HBO's VICE News has released a chilling trailer for its new documentary "From ISIS to the Islamic State: Inside the Caliphate," showing young children pledging their allegiance to the ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi's Caliphate.

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ABC News

Seized Sunni Politician in Iraq Released

Ghalib al-Zamili said that Riyadh al-Adhadah is now back at home Saturday, a day after gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs took him from his home in Baghdad along with his four bodyguards.

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The Independent

Iraq crisis: Bishop of Baghdad warns end could be 'very...

Canon Andrew White is appealing for help after an Isis deadline for Christians to convert, pay or face death expired Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Iraqi police: Baghdad official taken by gunmen

Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Sunni official taken by gunmen in Baghdad

Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday.

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Wall Street Journal

Islamic State Erases Iraq's Cultural Heritage

Raw footage shows the Shrine of Yunus mosque in Mosul being blown up by Islamic State militants.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Peninsula

Top cleric signals to Maliki to step aside

Residents look at damage at the site of car bomb attacks in Baghdad's Karaada district, yesterday.

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Bellingham Herald

Russia delivers combat aircraft to Iraq

Mi-35 helicopter gunships and Su-25 fighter-bombers were hastily added in June to a multibillion-dollar arms deal that had been signed before militants from the Islamic State stormed through northern and central Iraq, eventually driving the crumbling Iraqi army to the gates of Baghdad.

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The Washington Post

Iraqi civilian: a Death would be better than this life.a

The clean-up begins at the site of one of the car bombs that struck in the Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada.

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Daily Times

Twin car bombs kill at least 13 in central Baghdad: police

BAGHDAD: Two suicide car bombs exploded seconds and a few hundred metres apart in a busy area of central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 13 people, police and medical sources said.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

In this Monday, March 30, 2009 file photo Sahwa, or Awakening Council members stand guard at a checkpoint in the Azamiyah area of north Baghdad, Iraq.

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DefenceTalk News

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq's defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Mosul Christians' flight triggered by leaders' refusal to meet Islamists

"When they came in June and drove out the army, things became normal quickly. I didn't see any reason to flee," he said, sitting in St. Georges Syriac Catholic Church in Bartella, a dusty flyspeck Christian village less than 20 miles from Mosul.

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McClatchy

Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it

In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria, seized an oil-rich province there and signed up thousands of foreign fighters who'd infiltrated ... (more)

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