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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

BAGHDAD - The Islamic State extremist group launched...further threaten Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad. Nearly a decade ago, Ramadi was one...resentment toward the Shiite-led government in Baghdad to secure their position among predominantly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/militants-seize-iraqi-villages-near-r
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Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against IS

...pledge U.S. support for his effort to run Islamic State militants out of its country, while making it clear that ultimately Baghdad must be in charge of its own destiny.Obama's comments reflect war fatigue from Americans after more than a decade of military...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/obama-pledges-support-iraqi-leader-fi
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...security contractors killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 in Baghdad's Nisoor Square."It's clear that these fine young men...subsequently took up positions in Nisoor Square in downtown Baghdad to secure an evacuation route.According to prosecutors...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-14
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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...militiamen swept into this Sunni city north of Baghdad.Recapturing Tikrit is seen as a key...the Tigris River about 80 miles north of Baghdad. Several of Saddam's palaces remain...the Islamic State's advance, and the Baghdad government's inexperience in handling...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/two-fronts-iraqi-forces-battle-islami
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...today."Dempsey noted that during his helicopter flight over Baghdad he saw worrisome signs of Iranian influence. He spotted "a...Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor in Washington and Vivian Salama in Baghdad contributed to this report.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/major-piece-anti-strategy-stalled
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My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

...of this has been happening as Iran has dramatically increased its influence across the Middle East. Capitals as diverse as Baghdad, Sana'a, Damascus and Beirut, are either friendly to, or taking orders from Tehran. And recently we've learned that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/my-turn-congress-should-have-say-us-i
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Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is ready...best-trained and equipped troops to defend Baghdad, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press...or around a major Shiite shrine north of Baghdad.These weaknesses were highlighted when...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/iraqi-prime-ministers-focus-defend-ba
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Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...in his demonstration, killing 21 of them in a blast that alerted authorities to the existence of a training camp north of Baghdad. Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany won Olympic gold at Sochi in the super-combined less than a second ahead of both silver...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-10/today-history-february-10
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Five US soldiers killed in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Five American soldiers died Monday when...into a base in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad - the largest, single-day loss of life...Institute. Washington has been pressuring Baghdad to make a decision on whether it wants...

http://juneauempire.com/rebecca-santana/2011-06-06/five-us-soldiers-killed-baghd
Photo: Beanies for Baghdad

...Sorority, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping those in need, pose around stuffed animals they collected for the Beanies for Baghdad program (www.beaniesforbaghdad.com). The stuffed animals, along with hats, gloves and school supplies are sent to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092608/nei_337196402.shtml

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