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  1. Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Korea Herald

    UNESCO has named Iraqi marshlands once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein as a World Heritage Site, a bright spot for a country where jihadists have repeatedly sought to wipe out history. The area named "is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq," UNESCO said.

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  2. Iraq: As ISIL loses land, it is Terrorizing to provoke Sectarian FightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Juan Cole

    It is slowly becoming clear that the extremist Islamic State group is returning to its roots, setting off bombs to kill innocents in crowded places, to cause chaos. Then it plans to take advantage of the unrest.

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  3. Is Religion Really Driving Middle East Violence?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Truthdig

    "As a whole, the region continued to have the highest levels of religious hostilities in the world. In 2014, the median level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times that of the global median."

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  4. Feature: U.S. sinful of plunging Iraqis into abyss of miseryRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 10 | Xinhuanet

    "I wonder if it is enough for British and U.S. officials to say that they regret the invasion of Iraq as it was only a mistake. How about my family's life which was turned miserable by the war? How about my husband and sons who lost their lives in the chaos and bloody violence?" Um Ibrahim said.

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  5. Iraqi premier dismisses top Baghdad security officials after bombingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Times of Oman

    Iraqi policemen inspect the aftermath scene of a mortar and bombing attack in the Balad area, located 70kilometres north of Baghdad, on July 8, 2016. Photo - AFP Iraqi policemen inspect the aftermath scene of a mortar and bombing attack in the Balad area, located 70kilometres north of Baghdad, on July 8, 2016.

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  6. Iraqi PM dismisses top Baghdad security officials after bombingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | The Star Online

    Iraq's prime minister fired three officials in charge of Baghdad's security on Friday after last weekend's bombing that killed nearly 300 people and caused public outrage over the inadequacy of the emergency services and security apparatus. The bombing, claimed by the ultra-hardline Sunni militant group Islamic State , was the deadliest in Iraq since U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein 13 years ago.

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  7. At least 35 killed in attack on Shi'ite mausoleum north of BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Manila Bulletin

    Islamic State claimed a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others, according to Iraqi security sources. The attack on the Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi reignited fears of an escalation of the sectarian strife between Iraq's Shi'ites and Sunnis.

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  8. At Least 35 Dead After Suicide Attack at Shia Site North of BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Truthdig

    Islamic State took responsibility for a triple suicide attack Thursday evening near a Shia mausoleum north of Baghdad during Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. At least 35 people are dead and 60 wounded.

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  9. Dozens killed in suicide attack on Shiite shrine in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Anchorage Daily News

    Militants fired mortars on a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad late Thursday, and in the confusion that followed, three suicide bombers in military uniforms infiltrated the compound and blew themselves up, Iraqi authorities said. The attack occurred just days after a minivan packed with explosives detonated in central Baghdad, killing at least 250 people and wounding nearly 200.

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  10. Fresh trauma for Iraq as 35 are killed in suicide attack on Shi'ite mausoleumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | South China Morning Post

    Islamic State claimed a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others, according to Iraqi security sources. The attack on the Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi reignited fears of an escalation of the sectarian strife between Iraq's Shi'ites and Sunnis.

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  11. At least 35 killed in attack on Shiite mausoleum north of BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Islamic State claimed a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others, according to Iraqi security sources. File picture shows Iraqi security forces at the site of a suicide bombing south of the capital Baghdad AFP/Haidar Hamdani TIKRIT: Islamic State claimed a triple suicide attack on Friday near a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others, according to Iraqi security sources.

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  12. Tony Blair: 9/11 was an attack on the free worldRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Scotsman.com

    The action commenced on 18 March. In less than two months, American and British armed forces, and those of other nations, successfully deposed Saddam.

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  13. Ex-Guardsman charged with plotting to aid Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | USA Today

    A former National Guard soldier was charged earlier this week with plotting to help the Islamic State and contemplating a Fort Hood-style attack against the U.S. military. Ex-Guardsman charged with plotting to aid Islamic State McLEAN, Va.

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  14. How to sell a WarRead the original story

    Monday Jul 4 | Dissident Voice

    "Perception Management" was pioneered in the 1980's under the Reagan administration in order to avoid the public opposition to future wars that was seen during the Vietnam War. Actions to convey and/or deny selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning as well as to intelligence systems and leaders at all to influence official estimates, ultimately resulting in foreign behaviors and official actions favorable to the originator's objectives.

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  15. Iraq's Shi'ite militiamen stir unease in Sunni FallujaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | Yahoo!

    A highway overpass in central Falluja, from which Islamic State militants hanged a captured Iraqi soldier last year, bears the marks of the city's latest victors, including a slogan scrawled in green spray paint: "The state of Hussein remains." The overtly Shi'ite Muslim phrase, which appears to mimic Islamic State's own "Remain and Extend" motto, was left a week ago by one of the Shi'ite militiamen who helped drive Islamic State from the Sunni city it captured in January 2014.

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  16. Shi'ite militiamen stir unease in FallujaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | The Otago Daily Times

    A highway overpass in central Falluja, from which Islamic State militants hanged a captured Iraqi soldier last year, bears the marks of the city's latest victors, including a slogan scrawled in green spray paint: "The state of [Imam] Hussein remains." The overtly Shi'ite Muslim phrase, which appears to mimic Islamic State's own "Remain and Extend" motto, was left a week ago by one of the Shi'ite militiamen who helped drive Islamic State from the Sunni city it captured in January 2014.

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  17. Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Resurging or Splintering?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2007 | CFR.org

    Large-scale suicide attacks in Iraq are up in recent months, demonstrating that al-Qaeda in Iraq and its homegrown affiliates remain a potent force even as U.S. troops surge into central Iraq. News reports also suggest these groups have altered their tactics to include multi-bomb attacks and the use of chlorine-laden explosives.

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  18. IRAQ: Quelling the InsurgencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2004 | CFR.org

    U.S. officials say that they are developing a strategy with the Iraqi Interim Government to take control of cities in the so-called Sunni Triangle that are currently ruled by insurgents. The strategy calls for a combination of military muscle and political negotiation, with Iraqi forces playing a key role.

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  19. IRAQ: Insurgency Flare-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2004 | CFR.org

    It was never completely stamped out, experts say, and Sunni and Shiite insurgents have used anti-U.S. sentiment and discontent with the Iraqi Interim Government to attract adherents and provoke unrest. Their goal, says Kenneth Katzman, senior Middle East analyst at the Congressional Research Service, is to show that the IIC is "ineffective and illegitimate" because it can't guarantee security.

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  20. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's sprawling desert mansion complete with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Daily Mail

    ... targeting the terror group in Syria and Iraq. Baghdadi was born as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri, in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, to a lower-middle class Sunni family. As a youth Baghdadi was a meticulous observer of religious law and could recite the ...

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