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2 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | Canada.com

Islamic State militants launch series of attacks on Syrian forces in Syria

The extremist group Islamic State has launched a series of attacks across Syria, using military equipment seized from Iraq in its biggest concerted challenge yet to the forces of President Bashar Al-Assad.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBC News

Iraq's top cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

Iraq's top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has urged political leaders to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is considered a polarizing figure who has fueled sectarian tensions.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Russia delivers combat aircraft to Iraq; experts wonder whether it will help or hurt

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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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul.

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Cybercast News Service

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.

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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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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Russia reportedly delivering weapons to Iraq

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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Marine Corps Times

Official: Iraqi request for U.S. airstrikes 'under active consideration'

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Brett McGurk testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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MilitaryCity.com

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.

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The Age

Female genital mutilation fears in Iraq

A member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - the forerunner to the Islamic State - waves an ISIL flag.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul

A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.

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KSL-TV

Marines investigate Utah corporal who vanished in Iraq

Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

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NBC12

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

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KBTX-TV Bryan

10 Things to Know for Thursday July 24, 2014

The condemned man gasps and snorts as the lethal injection used adds to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S. More war dead as Washington announces signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick cessation to the hostilities seem distant.

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NBC12

Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back.

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CNN

Dozens killed in Iraq militant attack

An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq.

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