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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Fox News

in Plane Sight Photo analysis shows Iraqi jets likely sent from Iran

Analysis of the planes' markings appears to show the Su-25 jets that were recently delivered to Iraq came from Iran.

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ABC News

Iraq: 'Terrorists' Seize Ex-Chemical Weapons Site

The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq said in a letter circulated Tuesday at the United Nations.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Iraq Watch: Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide bombings, ...

The radical Sunni group posted photos of the two alleged bombers online that showed them with the Islamic State's black flag, Reuters reports .

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Al Bawaba

At least eight killed in bomb attacks near Iraq's capital

Bomb attacks in Iraq's capital have left civilians wounded or dead almost daily over the past year At least eight people were killed north of Iraq's capital Tuesday as Baghdad officials attempt to counter the jihadist offensive sweeping the country, according to Agence France Presse.

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Tri-cityherald.com

U.N.: Islamic State executed imam of mosque where Baghdadi preached

"Here a Sunni movement is executing Sunni religious leaders. That should make us think," Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, told McClatchy.

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Network World

Chinese hackers switched targets to U.S. experts on Iraq

A sophisticated Chinese hacker group that had been stealing information from U.S. policy experts on nearby Southeast Asia suddenly changed targets last month to focus on the Middle East -- Iraq, in particular -- security researchers said Monday.

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KMBC-TV

ISIS takes over swath of Syrian-Iraqi border

After three years of seesaw battles with the regime, Syrian rebels now face another daunting challenge: fending off radical Sunni militants who are taking over swaths of the country.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Reuters

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

Iraq's new parliament put off its next session for five weeks on Monday, extending the country's political paralysis amid a Sunni Islamist insurgency that claimed the life of an army general near Baghdad.

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