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The US military is back training troops in Iraq, but it's a little different ... - Washington Post Fri, 09 Jan 2015 01:15:31 GMT

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The US military is back training troops in Iraq, but it's a little different ...
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CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Years after the U.S. military tried to create a new army in Iraq — at a cost of over $25 billion — American trainers have returned to help rebuild the country's fighting force. But this time, things are different. With the Iraqis ...

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String of attacks leave many dead in Iraq - Aljazeera.com Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:58:03 GMT

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String of attacks leave many dead in Iraq
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At least 23 people have been killed in Iraq in a series of attacks which targeted security checkpoints and Shia worshippers, officials have said. Police said a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint on Thursday in the ...
Suicide Attacks Kill 23 in IraqABC News
Islamic State attacks checkpoints in Iraq's SamarraBBC News
Iran-Backed Militias Are Getting U.S. WeaponsBloomberg View
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What US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have hit, in one graphic - Washington Post Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:30:36 GMT

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What US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have hit, in one graphic
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The United States has been carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq since Aug. 8, and in Syria since Sept. 23, killing hundreds of militants and destroying a broad range of the group's equipment, facilities and weapons. On Wednesday ...
Strikes on ISIS in Iraq sparing civilians: Canadian commanderCBC.ca
In 2015 Iran is a dangerous 'ally' in Syria and IraqBeckley Register-Herald
No reports of civilian causalities in Iraq airstrikes, Canadian commander saysToronto Star
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Iraq Veteran, Now a West Point Professor, Seeks to Rein In Disability Pay - New York Times Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:45:23 GMT

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Iraq Veteran, Now a West Point Professor, Seeks to Rein In Disability Pay
New York Times
“It's unclear what their end state is,” said Paul Rieckhoff, the chief executive and founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Mr. Rieckhoff said his organization would support testing alternative strategies to disability compensation ...

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US Donates More Abrams Tanks, Humvees to Iraq - DefenseNews.com Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:22:39 GMT

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US Donates More Abrams Tanks, Humvees to Iraq
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WASHINGTON — The United States provided the Iraqi armed forces with $300 million in donated military equipment in 2014, and over the next two months will deliver six more Abrams tanks and 50 up-armored Humvees at no cost to the Baghdad government ...
US gives Iraq army 250 mine-resistant armoured vehiclesYahoo News
US gives 250 mine-resistant armored vehicles to IraqPress TV
ISIS To Face Tougher Challenge As US Sends More Military Equipment To IraqInternational Business Times

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French Intelligence Is Tracking 1000 Who Have Been to Iraq, Syria: Expert - NBCNews.com Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:48:58 GMT

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French Intelligence Is Tracking 1000 Who Have Been to Iraq, Syria: Expert
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PARIS — Security officials are tracking more than 1,000 French nationals who have been to Syria and Iraq, a terrorism expert told NBC News on Thursday. Police were hunting Cherif Kouachi, 32, and his brother, Said, 34, in connection with Wednesday's ...
Paris Terrorist Was Radicalized by Bush's Iraq War and Abu Ghraib TortureTruthdig
Blowback: Paris Terror Suspect Radicalized by Outrage Over American Torture ...Antiwar.com (blog)

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American Weapons Are Ending Up With Iranian Proxies In Iraq - Business Insider Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:51:05 GMT

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American Weapons Are Ending Up With Iranian Proxies In Iraq
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“Since the outbreak of the conflict Iran has wanted to turn Iraq into its own backyard through its agents,” Anbar tribal chief Sheikh Abdul Qadir al-Nael told Rudaw. “Now the military presence of Iran in Iraq has become clear as it has exceeded the ...

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Dempsey: U.S. eyes new ways to aid Iraq forces - Military Times Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:29:46 GMT

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Dempsey: U.S. eyes new ways to aid Iraq forces
Military Times
But he said it's still unclear when the Iraqi troops will be ready to mount an offensive against Islamic State militants that have control of portions of northern and western Iraq. Speaking to reporters in his office, Dempsey said the U.S. will help ...
Top US Officer Seeks To Increase Military Aid To IraqRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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U.S. troops under mortar fire in Iraq - Military Times Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:04:34 GMT

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U.S. troops under mortar fire in Iraq
Military Times
WASHINGTON — The 320 U.S. soldiers and Marines at Al Asad air base in western Iraq have been coming under "regular" mortar fire from insurgent forces for several weeks, Defense Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters Monday.
Government delays plans to send soldiers to fight Islamic StateDaily Mail
PM pledges to liberate Iraq as ISIS launch major Anbar assaultAsharq Alawsat English
As Iraq marks Army Day ISIL suicide bombers kill 23 soldiers in Anbar attackeuronews

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Iraq Oil Deal Evokes Churchill in Islamic State Battle - Bloomberg Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:23:25 GMT

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Iraq Oil Deal Evokes Churchill in Islamic State Battle
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While their latest dispute was temporarily resolved last month to help finance the struggle against Islamic State, the accord has not addressed differences between administrations in Baghdad and Erbil that include the future of Kirkuk, northern Iraq's ...
Dispute over tanker's Kurdish oil continues in Houston courtFuelFix (blog)
Iraq Allowed to Sue Kurds Over Texas Oil Tanker in USBusinessweek

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