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  1. Islamic State overruns Iraqi Army headquarters near Thar TharRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Long War Journal

    The Islamic State overran the headquarters of an Iraqi Army brigade stationed in the Thar Thar area northwest of Baghdad two days ago. The suicide assault marks the second time that the jihadist group has taken over an Iraqi military headquarters in the region in two months.

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  2. Vast Iraqi Shiite cemetery grows with Islamic State war deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Newsday

    In this Saturday, April 11, 2015, photo, a woman visits her son's grave at a cemetery for militiamen killed from fighting with Islamic State group militants in Najaf, Iraq. Every chapter of Iraq's modern history can be seen in this great, sprawling city of the dead, its mausoleums stretching across the horizon from one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines.

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  3. Ancient cemetery grows with fighters against Iraq's latest foesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | SFGate

    A woman visits her son's grave at a cemetery for militiamen killed in fighting with Islamic State group militants in Najaf, Iraq. Every chapter of Iraq's modern history can be seen in this great, sprawling city of the dead, its mausoleums stretching across the horizon from one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines.

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  4. Iraq attacks kill 8: policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | The Peninsula

    A car bomb went off near one of Baghdad's landmark hotels and suicide attacker blew himself up in a restaurant north of the Iraqi capital Friday, killing eight people, police said. The explosives-laden vehicles rocked the central Baghdad neighbourhood of Karrada, near the upmarket Babylon hotel that overlooks the Tigris.

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  5. Iraqis pulling bodies from 11 mass gravesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | NWAonline

    Iraqi officials have begun exhuming bodies from a series of mass graves containing some of the nearly 1,700 Iraqi air force cadets believed to have been massacred by the Islamic State extremist group in June. "We don't know how many graves there are yet," Kamil Amin, the spokesman for the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry, said Tuesday.

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  6. Photos from the front lines against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Mashable

    TIKRIT, Iraq-As the sun set, helicopters lifted off the ground and flatbed Toyota Landcruisers carrying Iraqi soldiers rolled past the air base. Airstrikes rumbled in the distance.

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  7. Iraq exhumes mass gravesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Star Tribune

    "We're still digging but we don't know how many graves there are yet," said Kamil Amin, spokesman for the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry. So far, he said, officials had found 11 mass graves, each containing dozens of bodies, all located in the sprawling complex of palaces in Tikrit, north of Baghdad.

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  8. Iraq Starts Emptying Mass Graves in TikritRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Anchorage Daily News

    Iraqi officials have begun exhuming bodies from a series of mass graves containing some of the nearly 1,700 Iraqi air force cadets massacred by the Islamic State in June. "We're still digging but we don't know how many graves there are yet," Kamil Amin, the spokesman for the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry, said Tuesday.

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  9. After Retaking Iraqi City, Shiite Militias Accused Of Targeting SunnisRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | National Public Radio

    A displaced Iraqi Sunni woman receives medical treatment from a soldier after arriving at an army camp in the city of Samarra on March 8. She was among the many that fled villages like al-Dour due to fighting between ISIS militants on one side and government and Shiite militia forces on the other. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption A displaced Iraqi Sunni woman receives medical treatment from a soldier after arriving at an army camp in the city of Samarra on March 8. She was among the many that fled villages like al-Dour due to fighting between ISIS militants on one side and government and Shiite militia forces on the other.

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  10. ISIS leaders aim to supply Azerbaijan with arms through territories of Turkey and Georgia -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Horizon

    ... Arannews.ir reads. According to the information, Omad al-Heydar, the commander of the northern districts of Samarra, Iraq, said in an interview to the radio station Aktuell that Ali Saleh Ebrahim Abdolmoumen, the uncle of the leader of the Islamic ...

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  11. 30 killed in airstrike, clashes with IS in IraqRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Newkerala.com

    At least 30 people were killed and 27 wounded on Monday in a US-led coalition airstrike and clashes with the Islamic State militants in Iraq, security sources said. In Salahudin province, 13 IS militants were killed when the security forces repelled an attack on military positions near Mazraa village, just south of the refinery town of Baiji, some 200 km north of Baghdad, Xinhua reported citing police chief of Baiji Colonel Saad Nufous.

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  12. 30 killed in airstrike, clashes with IS militants in IraqRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Xinhuanet

    A total of 30 people were killed and 27 others wounded on Monday in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike and clashes with the Islamic State militants in Iraq, security source said. In Salahudin province, 13 IS militants, including foreign fighters, were killed when the security forces repelled an attack by dozens of IS militants on military positions near the village of Mazraa, just south of the refinery town of Baiji, which located some 200 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Colonel Saad Nufous, police chief of Baiji told Xinhua by telephone.

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  13. ISIS Leaders Aim To Supply Azerbaijan With Arms Through Territories Of Turkey And GeorgiaRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Groong

    ISIS LEADERS AIM TO SUPPLY AZERBAIJAN WITH ARMS THROUGH TERRITORIES OF TURKEY AND GEORGIA 12:09 06/04/2015 " SOCIETY The ISIS leaders aim to supply Azerbaijan with arms through the territories of Turkey and Georgia, the article published on the Iranian website Arannews.ir reads. According to the information, Omad al-Heydar, the commander of the northern districts of Samarra, Iraq, said in an interview to the radio station Aktuell that Ali Saleh Ebrahim Abdolmoumen, the uncle of the leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, following his arrest in the district of Samarra, had confessed that they aimed to transfer arms to Azerbaijan through the territories of Turkey and Georgia and focus them at the outskirts of the town Zaqatala.

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  14. 27 killed in clashes with IS in IraqRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | Xinhuanet

    A total of 27 people were killed on Thursday in separate bomb attacks and clashes with the Islamic State militants in Iraq's provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said. In Salahudin province, Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite and Sunni militias continued their clearing operations in the provincial capital city of Tikrit, while explosives experts are defusing dozens of roadside bombs and booby-trapped buildings, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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  15. 14 killed in airstrikes and attacks across IraqRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 5 | Xinhuanet

    At least 14 people were killed on Sunday in airstrikes against Islamic State militants and sporadic violent attacks across Iraq, security sources said. In Salahudin province, Iraqi aircraft carried out airstrikes on the IS positions in the desert area in west of the city of Samarra, leaving six IS militants killed along with destroying three of their vehicles, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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  16. 27 killed in blasts, clashes with IS in IraqRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | Newkerala.com

    At least 27 people were killed on Thursday in separate bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State militants in Iraq's provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said. In Salahudin province, Iraqi security forces and allied Shia and Sunni militias continued their clearing operations in the provincial capital city of Tikrit, while explosives experts were defusing dozens of roadside bombs and booby-trapped buildings, a provincial security source told Xinhua news agency on condition of anonymity.

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  17. Tikrit: Sunni bastion on road to Islamic State-held MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Iraq's Tikrit, the largest city yet to be pried away from the Islamic State group, is a Sunni bastion in a part of the country where distrust of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad runs deep, and securing it likely will prove a challenge for the Iraqi forces and Shiite militias that drove out the extremists. The hometown of Saddam Hussein, Tikrit is 80 miles north of Baghdad on the main highway to Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, which is still held by the Islamic State group.

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  18. As Iran Talks Progress, American and Iranian Forces Cooperate in Taking TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Truthdig

    By now the Iraqi government has a long history of claiming areas are "liberated" when the local picture remained mixed. This is the sort of thing that occurred recently in where Tikrit , where PM Haydar al-Abadi went on television and declared Tikrit no longer in the hands of Daesh .

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  19. As Iran talks Progress, US, Iran forces cooperate in taking TikritRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Juan Cole

    By now the Iraqi government has a long history of claiming areas are "liberated" when the local picture remained mixed. This is the sort of thing that occurred recently in where Tikrit , where PM Haydar al-Abadi went on television and declared Tikrit no longer in the hands of Daesh .

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  20. Iraq: Suicide Blast Hits Bus With Iranian Pilgrims, Kills SixRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Outlook

    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a bus with Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six people, including four Iranians. Police officials say today's attack happened in the town of Taji, 20 kilometres north of the Iraqi capital where the bomber detonated his explosives as the pilgrims were getting off the bus at a gas station.

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