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2 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

UN: More than 1,700 killed in Iraq in July

More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said Friday, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country.

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3 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.

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3 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

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3 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

The militant advance largely ground to a halt last month as the insurgents approached Shiite-majority areas.

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7 hrs ago | India.com

Violence across Iraq: Attacks by Sunni millitants kill 27 people

Baghdad, Aug 1: At least 27 people were killed and as many injured in the violence witnessed in different parts of Iraq on Thursday in the form of clashes and bomb attacks, police said.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

For wandering tankers with $300 million of Kurdish crude, end-game still in doubt

After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.

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The Baltimore Sun

Iraqi Kurds, battling Islamist threat, press Washington for arms

The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated weapons it says Kurdish fighters need to push back Islamist militants threatening their region, Kurdish and U.S. officials said.

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Cybercast News Service

Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues

A former Blackwater security guard testified Wednesday that he and two colleagues shot their weapons into a car in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, part of a barrage of gunfire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son and led to the shootings of 30 other Iraqis.

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Daily Mail

Stephen Glover: I'm afraid the bitter truth is Iraq and Libya were...

The tragic events in Gaza and Ukraine may be dominating the news, but even more terrible things are happening in Libya and Iraq.

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India.com

Dona t go to Iraq, Goa panel tells job seekers

Panaji, Jul 30: Goa's Commission for Non Resident Indian Affairs on Wednesday advised Goan youngsters against pursuing overseas jobs based in Iraq .

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The Age

Burnt-out shops after clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIL militants in Baquba.

Iraqi Shiite militia forces have executed 15 Sunni Muslims and hung them from electricity poles in a public square in the town of Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, police said.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the region.

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The Daily Star

Iraqi Kurdistan sends letter to U.S. court over oil cargo

A still image from video taken by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavyrta , which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas July 25, 2014.

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Star Tribune

Former Blackwater guard testifies against 4 colleagues about shootings that killed 14 Iraqis

A former Blackwater security guard says he decided to tell the truth about his role in the shooting of 32 Iraqi civilians in a Baghdad square because he wants to move on with his life, even though it might mean he probably will go to prison.

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ABC News

Dubai, European Airlines Divert Flights Over Iraq

European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

New York City officials are turning up the heat on the Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

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The Raw Story

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by Sunni militants.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Iraqi government extradites its first fugitive to U.S. in military bribery case

Iraqi government officials extradited a U.S. Defense Department contractor to Ohio to face federal fraud charges on Monday.

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Denver Post

Frontline's "Losing Iraq" asks what went wrong

Image: Reuters/Corbis PBS "Frontline" connects the dots, asking "what went wrong" in Iraq and providing a grim 90-minute overview, "Losing Iraq," debuting tonight at 9 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS.

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Reuters

Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed.

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