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Iraq

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  • Iraqi militia loyal to radical cleric joins Tikrit offensive

    Dozens of fighters with the militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr left Iraq's capital Sunday to take part in an offensive to capture Tikrit from the Islamic State group. Men from Iraq's Peace Brigade left to the Shiite holy city of...
  • UN foresees millions more displaced by Islamic State war in Syria and Iraq

    GENEVA U.N. humanitarian-aid workers are planning for an enormous flow of refugees in Syria and Iraq, officials here say. The preparations anticipate two likely military actions that the aid workers fear will send hundreds of thousands of people...
  • 90 Guard Troops Head To Texas For Deployment Preparations

    Ninety Connecticut National Guard troops have been mobilized for deployment, according to an announcement from Maj. Gen. Thaddeus J. Martin, adjutant general and commanding officer of the guard. According to Capt. Mike Petersen, director of public...
  • Propaganda video may be a cover for Mosul Museum looting

    Propaganda video may be a cover for Mosul Museum looting
    Many questions were raised by the shocking recent┬ápropaganda video showing Islamic State jihadists smashing statues, both authentic antiquities and gypsum reproductions, inside Iraq’s Mosul Museum and at the ancient Ninevah archaeological site...
  • Under military pressure, 2 extremist groups announce pact

    It sounds chilling: two of the world's most powerful extremist movements, one in the Middle East and the other in Africa, team up to spread their harsh brand of Islamic rule. The quick acceptance by the so-called Islamic State of Boko Haram's pledge of...
  • IS group tightens its grip on Mosul residents

    Freedom from the Islamic State group comes at a steep price, as one newly wedded couple recently discovered. Eager to live a normal life, away from the harsh dominion of the militants' self-styled caliphate, the young pair is searching for ways to...
  • Iraq militia leader hails Iran's 'unconditional' support

    The U.S. has failed to live up to its promises to help Iraq fight Islamic State extremists, unlike the "unconditional" assistance being given by Iran, the commander of Iraq's powerful Shiite militias alleged Friday. In a battlefield interview near...
  • Iraqi Kurds say Islamic State used chlorine gas

    CAIRO Iraq's Kurdish authorities Saturday claimed to have evidence that Islamic State militants used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon. The Security Council of the autonomous Kurdistan region said in a statement on its Twitter account that samples...
  • Cotton, Republicans struggle to balance threat with defense cuts

    WASHINGTON Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas says the U.S. should go on the offense against terrorists around the world. He also voted to retain deep cuts in defense spending set for later this year. For many Republicans like Cotton, reconciling those...
  • US soldier slightly wounded by gunfire at Iraq training base

    The Pentagon says a U.S. soldier was wounded slightly when fired upon by an unknown person outside a base in central Iraq where U.S. troops are training Iraqi soldiers. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, said this marked the first time an...
  • Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge

    Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge
    Islamic State has accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, announcing the expansion of the Syrian-based organization into sub-Saharan Africa. In a move seen as a propaganda boost to Islamic State, Boko Haram leader...