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US hostage Kassig executed by IS

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A video posted online claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.

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Iraq’s army chief General Babakir Zebari meets with U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the defence ministry in Baghdad

Battle with IS starting to turn, says US military chief

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The United States’ top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum

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ISIS suffers setbacks in Iraq as it loses territory and fighters

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By Tim Lister Is the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) finally beginning to feel the pressure?  The first

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Iraqi PM Replaces 36 military Commanders

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The recently installed Iraqi prime minister removed 36 military commanders in a sweeping shake-up on Wednesday, in his first public

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UN warns: Funding shortfall could leave a million Iraqis, Syrians out in the cold

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The U.N. refugee agency warned Tuesday that a funding shortfall of $58.45 million could leave up to one million Iraqis

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Baghdad restaurant sank with 80 people on board

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A RESTAURANT boat sank in the Tigris River in Baghdad with 80 people on board, leaving at least five people

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Iraq PM warns against a victory by Syria’s rebels

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Iraq’s prime minister warned Wednesday that a victory for rebels in the Syrian civil war would create a new extremist

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Iraq’s Maliki smuggling arms to Syria’s Assad, report

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Despite denials the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of smuggling arms to the regime of Syrian president Bashar al

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Iraq approves construction of Iranian gas pipeline to Syria

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Iraq has approved the construction of a natural gas pipeline across its territory that will connect Iran to key ally

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Deadly car bomb blasts hit Shiite areas in Baghdad

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Several car bombs have exploded across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and injuring scores more, officials

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