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Iraq to Overhaul Baghdad Security to Stop Bombings - ABC News Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:29:24 GMT

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Iraq to Overhaul Baghdad Security to Stop Bombings
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Baghdad's neighborhood of Gorayaat, a small Shiite enclave on a bend in the Tigris River, exemplifies the failures of Iraq's security agencies trying to protect the capital from attacks by the Islamic State. The district has been a target for years ...

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ISIS, Broken in Iraq, Emerges in Saudi Arabia - The Fiscal Times Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:19:36 GMT

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ISIS, Broken in Iraq, Emerges in Saudi Arabia
The Fiscal Times
In an effort to restore its momentum, ISIS, the terror monster created by the twin sectarian conflicts in Iraq and Syria, launched its largest attack on the city of Ramadi, 70 miles to the west of Baghdad. The provincial capital of the al-Anbar ...
Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious LinesKPBS

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Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!) - Huffington Post Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:31:46 GMT

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Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)
Huffington Post
Meanwhile, where there once was Iraq (171st on that index of kleptocracies), there is now a Shiite government in Baghdad defended by a collapsed army and sectarian militias, a de facto Kurdish state to the north, and, in the third of the country in ...
Vietnam's legacy, the Iraq war and U.S. foreign policyAlbany Times Union
Rand Paul is Wrong. Leave Iraq Alone!MWC News

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Iraq strike kills 100 militants but progress is patchy - The Age Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:28:53 GMT

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Iraq strike kills 100 militants but progress is patchy
The Age
I'm more than happy for our SAS to be in Iraq as long as isis is fighting. They need to be charged with one role- kill isis militants asap. It's pretty obvious to all that isis will begin a real recruitment drive in lebanon soon so I'm also really ...
Vanishing IS fighter sparks Iraq air raidSBS

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Hagel successor, with limited room to maneuver, will face quandary in Iraq, Syria - Washington Post Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:44:15 GMT

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Hagel successor, with limited room to maneuver, will face quandary in Iraq, Syria
Washington Post
As Hagel prepares to step down under pressure almost two years later, the picture is largely the same — except that 200,000 Syrians have now died and the United States is in the thick of an expanding military campaign in both Syria and neighboring Iraq.
Hagel resignation unrelated to Iraq policy, says PentagonCNN (blog)
Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, IraqWABE 90.1 FM
First Take: Hagel exit signals a return to war footingUSA TODAY

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Graft Hobbles Iraq's Military in Fighting ISIS - New York Times Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:33:45 GMT

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Graft Hobbles Iraq's Military in Fighting ISIS
New York Times
A third is named after Iraq's 10,000-dinar bills, “General Deftar,” and is infamous for selling officer commissions. They are just a few of the faces of the entrenched corruption of the Iraqi security forces, according to Iraqi officers and lawmakers ...
Iraq says airstrikes are critical in the shifting battle for RamadiCNN
US plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortarsReuters
Iraq air strikes blamed for civilian deathsAljazeera.com
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Jihadist training camps expand across Syria and Iraq - Telegraph.co.uk Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:04:57 GMT

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Jihadist training camps expand across Syria and Iraq
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The Islamic State has operated 25 camps: 14 in Syria and 11 in Iraq. Al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front has nine camps in Syria. Various allied jihadist groups, including Ansar al Islam, Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar, and Junud al Sham, have operated 12 camps ...
US, allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOMYahoo News
US Military Conducts 24 Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria, IraqmyCentralOregon.com
US, Allies Conduct 24 Strikes on ISIL in Iraq, SyriaAl-Manar TV
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Hezbollah arrives in Iraq - Al-Monitor Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:44:23 GMT

Hezbollah arrives in Iraq
Al-Monitor
Iran backed and financed several groups in Iraq, and was the main ally of former prime minister and now vice president, Nouri al-Maliki, and his Dawa party. The cleric Muqtada al-Sadr was close to them, but not close enough to be their man in Iraq; he ...

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Amid Mutual Suspicion, Turkish Premier Visits Iraq - New York Times Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:03:34 GMT

New York Times

Amid Mutual Suspicion, Turkish Premier Visits Iraq
New York Times
Elsewhere in the Iraqi capital, from shopping malls to fancy hotels to the shelves of grocery stores, the influence of Turkish business is ample, underscoring an economic relationship between Turkey and Iraq that has flourished even as the diplomatic ...
Iraq, Turkey Vow to Work Together Against IS GroupABC News
Iraq, Kurdish region implement deal on oil exports, salariesReuters
Turkish PM meets Iraq's Kurdish leadersAljazeera.com
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Thousands of Iraq Chemical Weapons Destroyed in Open Air, Watchdog Says - New York Times Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:54:50 GMT

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Thousands of Iraq Chemical Weapons Destroyed in Open Air, Watchdog Says
New York Times
The United States recovered thousands of old chemical weapons in Iraq from 2004 to 2009 and destroyed almost all of them in secret and via open-air detonation, according to a written summary of its activities prepared by the Organization for the ...
Iraq Attacks, Strikes Leave 203 Dead, 111 WoundedAntiwar.com

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