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50 min ago | National Review Online

Tom Rogan: A Portrait of Death: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

This was the first mini-caliphate of Al Qaeda in Iraq . West's quote still matters, because it sums up the real-world impact of Salafi jihadism, the ideology of sick totalitarianism that once inspired Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and that now motivates Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Scotsman.com

Iraq state killings 'may constitute war crimes'

IRAQI government forces and associated militias have executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners in the past month, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

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Los Angeles Times

Gunmen in Iraq reportedly kill at least 30 in upscale Baghdad area

An image from a video on a militant website purportedly shows Abu Bakr Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State insurgents, speaking at a mosque in Mosul, Iraq, telling Sunni Muslims to join what he called a battle to restore Islam's lost glory.

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The Age

A Shiite fighter with the 'Peace Brigades' on patrol near Samarra, 95 kilometres from Baghdad.

Baghdad: As Iraq's deadlocked Parliament was again unable to reach a deal to name a new speaker Sunday, Sunni militants carried out a raid near Baghdad, the Iraqi capital - a symbolically significant attack signalling their intent to move closer to the city.

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NEWS.com.au

Baghdad attack targets brothels

'THIS is the fate of any prostitution' reads a message scrawled on the wall of one of two brothels raided by gunmen in Baghdad overnight, leaving 29 dead - mostly women.

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LBC 97.3

Iraq: Gunmen Shoot Dead 29 In 'Brothel'

At least 29 people have been shot dead in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in a building that police believe was being used as a brothel.

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WHTC

Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. says

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi'ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers do not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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