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Local news for Baghdad, Iraq continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Corrections officer, husband charged in connection with inmate sex case

A Montgomery County Detention Facility corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate.

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7 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.

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8 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Envoy urges UN to demand halt to Iraq extremists

Nickolay Mladenov told the council by videoconference from Baghdad on Wednesday that it should also call on U.N. member states to bring to justice "the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these horrific terrorist acts, war crimes and crimes against humanity."

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13 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the State Department's Brett McGurk and Defense Department's Elissa Slotkin said the administration was focused on improving U.S. intelligence, securing American personnel and property, guiding Iraq toward a new, more inclusive government and helping its forces strike back against the al-Qaida ... (more)

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14 hrs ago | AlertNet

Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing

Residents stand among debris at one of the scenes of car bomb attacks that struck Baghdad July 19, 2014.

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18 hrs ago | NBC12

Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.

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20 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Gawker

Suicide Bomb Kills At Least 20 in Baghdad

At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 were injured in a suicide car bomb at a police checkpoint in Baghdad.

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Newkerala.com

Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.

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The Daily Star

Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja: medical official

Gunmen hold their weapons inside a hospital in al-Karma town, east of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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Reuters

Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats

This Saturday, July 19, 2014, photo, shows an empty house of a Christian family with Arabic writing that reads, "Long live the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

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The Baltimore Sun

Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Ten killed in air strike north of Baghdad

Members of the Iraqi security forces take their positions during a patrol in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad, July 16, 2014.

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The Washington Post

Government data exaggerate the increase in terrorist attacks

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad's Allawi neighborhood on July 14. Bombs in parked cars killed civilians in commercial areas of Baghdad that day, as government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters tried to dislodge militants from a small town north of the capital, officials said.

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Cato Institute

U.S. Should Stay out of Latest Sectarian Civil War: Leave Islamic Radicals to Iraq and Its Neighbors

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant represents a significant failure of U.S. policy.

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Air & Space

Landing in Baghdad

Looking out the window during final approach, you see the flaps extend and feel the landing gear drop down and lock into place.

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Switched

Iraq Attacks Kill At Least 16 As Authorities Struggle To Stop Sunni Militants' Offensive

Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

Officials say overnight attacks in two Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' blitz offensive.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Islamic State group claims Baghdad bombings

A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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