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ISIS looks for collaborators after taking key Iraqi city

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants searched door-to-door...Islamic State group on other fronts north of Baghdad in recent months. But they have also been...Dossein Dehghan, to make a surprise visit to Baghdad for urgent talks with Iraqi leaders. He...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/isis-looks-collaborators-after-taking
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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

BAGHDAD - As it moves to try to reverse the stunning...territory 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, but also large stocks of weapons abandoned...desert province."We all know that the Baghdad government has no trust in the Sunni tribes...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/iraq-struggles-sectarian-politics-aft
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Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...airstrikes of the U.S.-led coalition, which has been bombing IS positions in Syria since September.___Karam reported from Beirut. Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Sameer Yacoub in Baghdad contributed to this report.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/fears-mount-over-palmyra-expands-terr
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Car bombs kill 21 people in Iraq; EU warns of donor fatigue

BAGHDAD - The head of the European Union's humanitarian...targeting public places after nightfall in Baghdad and in a town just south of the Iraqi capital...claimed responsibility for the attacks but Baghdad and its surroundings have seen near-daily...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/car-bombs-kill-21-people-iraq-eu-warn
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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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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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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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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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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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