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Baghdad Bomb Blast Leaves 13 People Dead, 24 Others Hurt

At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured after a car bomb exploded near a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remote...


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Major IS Counterattack in Mosul Pushes Back Iraqi Forces

A major Islamic State group counterattack Friday along the northern edge of Mosul's Old City neighborhood has pushed Iraqi Army forces back some 75 meters (82 yards) and is threatening recent gains in other Old City fronts, an Iraqi military officer said. The officer said the attack was l...


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Mosul Victory Imminent

Iraq will announce imminently a final victory in the nearly nine-month offensive to retake Mosul, a US general said Saturday, as celebrations broke out among police forces in areas they control. The Islamic State group seized Mosul in a lightning offensive on June 10, 2014 before sweeping...


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Pentagon Cites Artillery 'Mishap' in 2 US Deaths in Iraq

A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery "mishap." The soldiers have been identified as 22-year-old Sgt. Allen L. Stigler Jr. of Arlington, Texas, and 30-year-old Sgt. Roshain E. Brooks of...


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