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1 hr ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Iraqi police: Baghdad official taken by gunmen

Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.

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5 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Sunni official taken by gunmen in Baghdad

Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday.

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9 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Islamic State Erases Iraq's Cultural Heritage

Raw footage shows the Shrine of Yunus mosque in Mosul being blown up by Islamic State militants.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Peninsula

Top cleric signals to Maliki to step aside

Residents look at damage at the site of car bomb attacks in Baghdad's Karaada district, yesterday.

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Bellingham Herald

Russia delivers combat aircraft to Iraq

Mi-35 helicopter gunships and Su-25 fighter-bombers were hastily added in June to a multibillion-dollar arms deal that had been signed before militants from the Islamic State stormed through northern and central Iraq, eventually driving the crumbling Iraqi army to the gates of Baghdad.

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The Washington Post

Iraqi civilian: a Death would be better than this life.a

The clean-up begins at the site of one of the car bombs that struck in the Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada.

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Daily Times

Twin car bombs kill at least 13 in central Baghdad: police

BAGHDAD: Two suicide car bombs exploded seconds and a few hundred metres apart in a busy area of central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 13 people, police and medical sources said.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

In this Monday, March 30, 2009 file photo Sahwa, or Awakening Council members stand guard at a checkpoint in the Azamiyah area of north Baghdad, Iraq.

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DefenceTalk News

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq's defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Mosul Christians' flight triggered by leaders' refusal to meet Islamists

"When they came in June and drove out the army, things became normal quickly. I didn't see any reason to flee," he said, sitting in St. Georges Syriac Catholic Church in Bartella, a dusty flyspeck Christian village less than 20 miles from Mosul.

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McClatchy

Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it

In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria, seized an oil-rich province there and signed up thousands of foreign fighters who'd infiltrated ... (more)

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MilitaryCity.com

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.

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CNN

Dozens killed in Iraq militant attack

An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

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KHOU-TV Houston

10 Things to Know for Today

The condemned man gasps and snorts as the lethal injection used adds to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S. More war dead as Washington announces signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick cessation to the hostilities seem distant.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Star

Holy Najaf gains prominence as Baghdad founders

Iraqis displaced from parts of the country which are now controlled by Sunni jihadist from the Islamic State receive aid from people of the southern holy city of Nafaf on July 14, 2014.

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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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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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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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