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21 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.

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2 hrs ago | Detroit News

Government accused of suppressing evidence in Blackwater case

This image obtained by the Associated Press, defendants' Trial Exhibit DX2414, shows eight spent shell casings from the scene of the shootings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad in 2007.

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4 hrs ago | WIBX-AM Whitesboro

Government Said To Suppress Evidence In Blackwater

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

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4 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Iraqi officials: 14 bodies found in Baghdad

Two police officers and a morgue official say the bodies were dumped in the streets and discovered late Sunday and early Monday.

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7 hrs ago | Trend

China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq

Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China's special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Qantas to keep flying over Iraq

Qantas has no plans to stop flying over Iraqi airspace on its Dubai-London flights, based on its latest security assessments The news comes despite alliance partner Emirates planning to stop flying over Iraq within the next week to 10 days.

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Examiner.com

Biblical Judeo-Christian prophets burial sites destroyed by Iraqi Islamists

Terrorists belonging to the ruthless and bloodthirsty Islamic State of Iraq and Syria , formerly known as al-Qaida in Iraq , are being blamed for destroying the burial sites of two well-known Biblical prophets, Jonah and Daniel, according to news reports in Israel and the Middle East on Sunday.

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Daily Reporter

Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

People inspect the destroyed old Mosque of The Prophet Jirjis in central Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, July 27, 2014.

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WHTC

Tanker carrying Iraqi Kurdish oil anchored off Tex...

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was anchored near the Port of Galveston, Texas, and must undergo a routine safety inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday before it can unload its cargo, an official said.

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The Indian Express

Shiite militia display ISIS fighters' bodies in Iraq city

Militiamen brought four bodies back and paraded through town in their cars, dragging the corpses behind them," said the police.

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Reuters

A nation in peril - Iraq's struggle to hold together

Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Free Republic

Shock Video: Children Swear Allegiance to Islamic State's Caliphate

HBO's VICE News has released a chilling trailer for its new documentary "From ISIS to the Islamic State: Inside the Caliphate," showing young children pledging their allegiance to the ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi's Caliphate.

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Breitbart.com

Anglican Vicar: End of Christianity in Iraq Is 'Very Near'

Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq, told BBC Radio 4 that Christianity is coming to an end in the Middle Eastern country.

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The Times of India

Iraq jihadists blow up historic Shia mosque in Mosul

People walk through the rubble of the mosque of the Prophet Younis after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL, in Mosul.

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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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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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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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