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News on Iraq continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | News 4 Jax

Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

It took U.S. airstrikes against ISIS positions, airlifts of U.S. and international aid, and rescue efforts by Kurdish Peshmerga forces to help thousands of Yazidis escape imminent danger from ISIS forces in northern Iraq.

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4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 people south of Baghdad

A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed at least 11 people and wounded 30 on Saturday in a town just south of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

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8 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Suicide attack kills 9 in Iraq

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Voice of America

Islamic State's Popular Appeal Presents Challenge for Jordan

An undated photo shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag at from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria.

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Mashable

U.S. Releases Footage of Airstrike Against Radicals in Iraq

The U.S. military released a video on Friday of an airstrike against an Islamic State armed truck near the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil that was carried out on Aug. 26. The U.S. first sent advisers to Iraq on June 16 and ramped up its involvement with targeted airstrikes that began on Aug. 8 after Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish forces ... (more)

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KIII

UK Raises Terror Threat Level, Citing Syria, Iraq Risk

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory.

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ABC15.com

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million

U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.

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Cybercast News Service

Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

In this file photo taken Thursday, June 19, 2014, an al-Qaida-inspired militant stands guard at a checkpoint captured from the Iraqi Army outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq.

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The Lebanon Daily News

4 Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes with militants

Iraqi police officials say that clashes between Iraqi soldiers and militants with the Islamic State group south of Baghdad have killed four soldiers.

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KMIZ

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

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DNA India

Missing Indian 'killed' in Iraq clash: Family performs...

Amid reports of Indians fighting alongside ISIS, Arif Ejaz Majeed, one of the four young men from Kalyan who had gone missing during a pilgrimage to Iraq, is said to have been killed in a bomb blast.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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The Daily Star

Iraqi forces retake villages on way to besieged Amerli

KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi security forces backed by volunteer militiamen Thursday retook several villages located on the way to the town of Amerli, which jihadists have besieged for months, officers said.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

ISIS claims mass execution in Syria

ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.

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Al Bawaba

ISIS militants set fire to 3 wells in Iraq oil field amid Kurd attack

ISIS militants have made repeated attempts to take the significant Baiji oil refinery from Kurdish control, but have not yet succeeded.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

Centcom Confirms Three More Airstrikes on ISIS Targets in Iraq

The U.S. Central Command acknowledged three more airstrikes conducted against targets related to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria near Erbil and the Mosul Dam on Wednesday.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Iran Liberty

UN, EU and US must press Iraq to end callous siege against Iranians in Camp Liberty

The European Iraqi Freedom Association strongly condemned the fuel, food and humanitarian blockade imposed against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty by the Iraqi government.

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Illawarra Mercury

Australia in 'high state of readiness' to support US in Iraq

Australia is a at "high state of readiness" to assist the United States with further airstrikes targeting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Defence Minister David Johnston says.

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Tehran Times

Iran proved it backs Iraq in tough times: Barzani

President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has said that once again Iran proved that it supports Iraq in "tough situation" without any expectation.

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The Miami Herald

Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.

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