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  • Iraqi military helicopter shot down by Islamic State near Samarra

    An Iraqi military helicopter has been shot down by Islamic State militants near the Sunni-dominated city of Samarra, killing the two pilots. The Sunni extremists also were reported on the verge of taking a western Iraq town from poorly equipped government forces.
  • U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week

    U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week
    U.S.-led warplanes launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria this week, officials said Friday. The three-day attack by jets and drones was focused on militants in Syria’s second-largest city, Aleppo; the embattled...

    Chest-thumping patriotic videos get Iraqis pumped

    The seller's fingers dance across the stacks of discs crowding his table, his words racing as he foists one DVD after another on a customer. "You should see this one, and definitely take this one," he says. "Oh, and I just got this one today. Brand new....

    In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency

    The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mortal remains on a doleful final journey to this holy city. Only days ago, they were enthusiastic Shiite Muslim recruits who...

    In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause

    In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause
    He looks more like a desk jockey now than a militant, his graying hair framed by rectangular glasses, his round belly protruding under a button-down shirt. Ali Faris acknowledges that he got soft after the American troops he once fought withdrew from...