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3 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters

By midday, the Iraq army units were bogged down at least six miles from the entrance to the city and appeared to be withdrawing south toward the government-held city of Samara, according to local residents and Kurdish security officials.

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7 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

US trying to verify video of American's killing

A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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10 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Voices: Iraqis mellow at the mall

BAGHDAD a?? The line of cars was several blocks long, as motorists waited patiently to be searched so they could enter the parking lot.

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14 hrs ago | Metro Radio

Iraq Conflict: Fighting Resumes At Mosul Dam

Islamic State militants seized the strategically important site, which supplies water and power to millions of people down the Tigris river valley, nearly two weeks ago.

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18 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

U.N. launching major aid operation for half a million in northern Iraq

The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was launching a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.

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23 hrs ago | News Times

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community walk on the Delal bridge in Zakho, 300 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Coast Reporter

Obama prepares U.S. for long-term fight in Iraq: 'This is going to take time'

U.S. President Barack Obama has begun to prepare Americans for the prospect of a long-term military commitment to Iraq, warning Monday that operations there won't end any time soon.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. An AK-47 is now $2,000, also down $500.

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The Daily Star

UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq: The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries.

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WREC-AM Memphis

Obama 's War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror

There was a time not so long ago when the White House said al Qaeda was on its heels, the tide of war was receding, and the U.S. was turning its attention to Asia.

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Click Orlando

Obama on hiatus from vacation

President Barack Obama returned to the White House late Sunday night, taking the unusual step of interrupting his Martha's Vineyard vacation for two days.

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Daily Reporter

Iraqi forces retake control of Mosul Dam

Iraqi security forces and Kurdish fighters on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from the hands of Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago, an army spokesman in Baghdad said.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Rep Kinzinger Says 'Worst Case Scenario' for Mideast Playing Out in Iraq, Syria

Rep. Adam Kinzinger issued a stark warning about recent events in Iraq Sunday on This Week and called for the extremist group ISIS, which has seized large amounts of territory within the country, to be crushed.

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The Bennington Banner

10 Things to Know for Monday

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Rogers: 'Never say never' for combat troops

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers told CNN Sunday he'll "never say never" to the possibility of U.S. combat troops returning to the ground in Iraq to fight Islamic extremists.

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India.com

British PM David Cameron warns of military action in Iraq that could evoke terror in UK

London, Aug 17: Britain may have to use its military prowess to tackle the threat posed by the "poisonous" brand of Islamic extremism in Iraq that could bring terror to the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron warned today as he described the fight against jihadists a "generational struggle".

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Yahoo!

Kurds fight to retake Iraq's largest dam after 'massacre'

Kurdish forces backed by US warplanes battled on Saturday to retake Iraq's largest dam from jihadist fighters, a day after militants carried out a "massacre" of dozens of villagers.

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WGBH

Iraqi Officials Claim Scores Of Yazidis Executed By Extremists

NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Dohuk that Yazidi villagers and activists say extremists demanded that residents of Kocho village, about 15 miles southwest of the town of Sinjar, convert to Islam or face execution.

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