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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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23 hrs ago | 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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Canada.com

Pentagon says armed drones now flying over Baghdad to protect US troops and civilians

The U.S. has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect U.S. troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said.

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KMIZ

Pentagon considers ISIS drone strike

The Pentagon is considering under what circumstances it will recommend President Barack Obama authorize the use of a missile-equipped drone to kill the leader of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, CNN has learned.

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The Baltimore Sun

Iraqi Christians' flee violence, fear end of long history

The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday.

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Detroit News

Iraqi officials: 50 bodies found south of Baghdad

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.

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CBS 3 Springfield

50 bodies found in Iraq, raising sectarian worries

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Iraq Postpones then Reschedules Critical Parliamentary Session

The political turmoil in Iraq erupted once again when lawmakers announced late Monday that they would hold a crucial session of parliament next Sunday, just hours after postponing the meeting until Aug. 12. Parliament was originally supposed to be in session Tuesday to select a new government based on April's elections.

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