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3 hrs ago | Trend

Gunmen attack buildings in Baghdad, kill 33

At least 33 people, including 29 women, have been killed in an attack by gunman against a housing complex in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police says, Press TV reported.

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5 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Al Qaida affiliate declares 'emirate'

Nusra leader Abu Muhammad Al Jolani, who rarely appears in public, on Friday wished his militants the "glad tidings" of an Islamic Emirate that aims at implementing Sharia, a strict Islamic law, the Aleppo Media Center said.

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9 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

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12 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Iraq forces beat back militant assault as UN warns of 'chaos'

Militants overran the Shiite-majority towns of Al-Tawakul and Al-Zarkush in the province, displacing local residents.

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16 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

Iraqi officials are airlifting some 4,000 volunteers to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces locked in a running battle with Sunni militants there, authorities said Saturday.

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21 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

Iraq, the unraveling (VII): tribes vs. Baghdad

If you haven't yet reviewed the papers from the Midwest Political Science Conference, here's a little gem that will tell you more about Iraqi politics than a dozen Pentagon PowerPoints.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Witnesses describe how Islamists leveled Sunni village as a warning

To the villagers who fled, Zowiya is now a graveyard for all they've ever known.

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Daily Times

FBI details 2007 Blackwater brutal killings in Baghdad : July 12, 2014,

WASHINGTON: Blackwater guards fired dozens of shots into cars and people, an FBI expert testified Thursday, in an example of the brutality of the 2007 killings that left 14 Iraqis dead in Baghdad.

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The Baltimore Sun

Kurds say take control of Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields

Kurdish forces have taken full control of the Kirkuk oilfields in northern Iraq from Baghdad, a senior source in the Kurdistan Regional Government said on Friday.

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Reuters

Taliban debate merits of Islamic State's caliphate announcement

The Afghan Taliban have urged Muslims to avoid extremism and remain united, a message apparently aimed at the Islamic State , which recently declared an Islamic caliphate in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

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Al Bawaba

Extremist attacks in Iraq trace back to Lebanon

In Beddawi, Lebanese military presence ends where the flutter of Al-Qaeda's, and now the Islamic State's, black and white flags begin.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Independent

Iraq crisis: Accusations fly between Kurdish leaders and Baghdad...

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Reuters

Bruised Iraqi army leans on Shi'ite militias, volunteers

The Iraqi soldier says he abandoned the army last week in despair. And while he still plans to fight he will not rejoin the unit he deserted in the western city of Ramadi.

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CNN

Exclusive: In Baghdad hospital, tales from front line

Ali Hassan's body is broken, courtesy of a sniper who blew holes in the soldier's left leg and left hand.

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Magic 105.5

ISIS Just Seized A Bunch Of Uranium, U.S. Not Super Concerned

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," says a Tuesday letter from the Iraqi ambassador to the U.N., who explained that it "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

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Navy Times

Iraq's Kurds say will boycott Cabinet meetings

Iraqi Kurdish protesters deploy a giant flag of their autonomous Kurdistan region during a demonstration July 3 to claim for its independence outside the Kurdistan parliament building in Arbil, in northern Iraq.

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NEWS.com.au

Insurgents steal nuclear material in Iraq

PERTH man Dominic Bird, who avoided the death penalty in Malaysia for a second time, celebrated his freedom by partying at a casino in Kuala Lumpur.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

McClatchy

Islamists have cornered commandos defending Iraq's largest refinery

Interviews with an Iraqi politician who'd been briefed on details of the siege and accounts from residents who live near the refinery indicate that the Islamic State's fighters and their tribal allies now control virtually all of the 300-acre refinery at Baiji, with the exception of the compound, which contains the facility's main switches and ... (more)

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Reuters

Kurds threaten legal action against Iraq oil buyers

Iraqi Kurdistan threatened on Wednesday to take legal action against buyers of the country's oil unless the autonomous region is paid its share of revenue from any sales.

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