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  • Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit

    Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit
    As Iraqi forces pressed their advance Thursday on the militant-held city of Tikrit, Prime Minister Haider Abadi moved to quell concerns of sectarian-fueled retribution against civilians, urging troops “to respect human rights and preserve [civilian] property.”
  • A year after Russia took Crimea, stronger Ukraine military braces for long fight

    KIEV, Ukraine The irony of a year of war with Russia is that Ukraine today is far better prepared to defend itself than it was last March, after Russian troops invaded the Crimean peninsula. It's been a year of hard lessons and costs that few thought...

    James Lawrence LongAugust 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015

    James Lawrence Long<br/>August 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015
    Our beloved hero, husband, father and friend, James Lawrence Long, age 91, passed away on February 21, 2015 at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA.  He was born on August 24, 1923 in Oak Park, Illinois to James and Isabelle Long. In 1938, he...

    Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 11 people

    Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 11 people, as Islamic State militants in the country's north set oil wells ablaze in an attempt to slow government...

    Iranian-led fighting in Tikrit spurs worries of sectarian revenge in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi security forces and aligned Shiite militias continued Wednesday to encircle the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit in the third day of a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown and the scene of a major victory for the militant...