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  1. Iraqi troops attempt to retake Tikrit but forced to withdrawRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    A Kurdish peshmerga fighter at the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Tuesday, the morning after it was retaken from the extremists.Militants' fierce fighting pushed back Iraqi soldiers' attempt to retake Tikrit, an Iraqi news site reported.

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  2. Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in TikritRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Peshmerga fighters take aim at Islamic State militants just east of Mosul on Aug. 18. Iraqi troops attacked the Islamist rebels in Tikrit the following day but were driven back.

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  3. Iranians spend some $16 million for holy shrines reconstruction in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Trend

    An Iranian official announced that the country's citizens have spent over 420 billion rials for reconstruction of holy shrines in Iraq during the past fiscal year .

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  4. Iraqi forces launch string of attacks on Sunni militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    Iraqi forces launched a string of attacks on Sunni militants on Tuesday , including at Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit, as US President Barack Obama declared his firmest commitment yet to targeting jihadists.

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  5. Iraqi forces launch major push to retake TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Channelnewsasia.com

    Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen launched a major operation on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Sunni militants, senior officials said.

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  6. Kurdish Forces Oust Militants From Dam With U.S. AirstrikesRead the original story

    Monday | The Washington Post

    Kurdish and Iraqi forces seized control of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic State militants as the U.S. deployed air power that helped reverse some gains made by the Sunni-Muslim insurgents in the north.

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  7. Iraq's Kurdish forces fight to retake key townsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 17 | Xinhuanet

    Iraq's Kurdish security forces on Sunday carried out an offensive to retake control of Christian towns and Iraq's largest dam in the northern province of Nineveh, as Iraqi security forces continued to battle insurgent groups across the country, security and medical sources said.

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  8. ISIS Recruit: I Would Kill My Own Father in BattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 16 | Breitbart.com

    Abu al-Mutasim, 18, from a Syrian border town in the province of Deir Ezzor, joined the rebellion against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in early 2012.

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  9. Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest damRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 17 | Star Tribune

    In this Saturday, July 12, 2014 photo, Iraq Shiite fighters with the "Peace Brigades" patrol during a sand storm in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq.

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  10. U.S. actions fueled Iraqi rebel's riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 16 | Dallas Morning News

    When American forces raided a home near Fallujah during the turbulent 2004 offensive against the Iraqi Sunni insurgency, they got the hard-core militants they had been looking for.

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  11. Roadside bomb kills team repairing key Iraq bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2014 | Yahoo!

    A roadside bombing Saturday killed the engineer tasked with repairing a key bridge on the main highway north of Baghdad, which jihadists destroyed last month, army and medical sources said.

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  12. UN, EU move against IS in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | Bangkok Post

    Iraqis and foreign powers voiced relief Friday after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to step down, as the UN targeted Islamist militants and the EU backed the arming of their Kurdish rivals.

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  13. Relief as Maliki out, fears little will changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | The China Post

    Iraqis and foreign brokers alike breathed a sigh of relief Friday after Nuri al-Maliki stepped aside, which many saw as vital to tackling a spiraling military and humanitarian crisis.

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  14. Look Behind the Barbarity in northern IraqRead the original story

    Friday Aug 15 | RandomPottins

    AS the US and British governments appear to dither about how to help the victims of ISIS barbarity in Iraq and Syria, and whether to step in to the conflict, many people are remarking on the bitter irony that this bloody mess is a result of the West's previous intervention, that is the invasion of Iraq.

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  15. Iraqs Maliki bows out but fear little will changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | Hindustan Times

    Iraqis and foreign brokers alike breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after Nuri al-Maliki stepped aside, which many saw as vital to tackling a spiralling military and humanitarian crisis.

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  16. Relief as Iraq's Maliki bows out, but fear little will changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Iraqis and foreign brokers alike breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after Nuri al-Maliki stepped aside, which many saw as vital to tackling a spiralling military and humanitarian crisis.

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  17. Iraq's new PM urges country to uniteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | Al Jazeera

    Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has urged his countrymen to unite in the face of dangerous challenges and cautioned that the road ahead would be tough.

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  18. Iraqi military claims to retake control of 4 cities north of BaghdadRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 14 | The Long War Journal

    The Iraqi Ministry of Defense today claimed it retook four cities between Baghdad and Samarra from the Islamic State during operations over the past week.

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  19. The Kurds Are The US's Only Way Out Of Its Strategic Dilemmas In IraqRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 14 | Watersblogged

    U.S. and Kurdish flags flutter in the wind while displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border at Feeshkhabour bridge over the Tigris River at Feeshkhabour border point, in northern Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

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  20. Islamic State advances against jihadist foes in AleppoRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 13 | The Long War Journal

    The Islamic State took control of five towns and villages in northern Aleppo province in Syria after heavy fighting against the Al Nusrah Front for the people of the Levant and other "Islamist battalions."

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