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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...Ramadi was one of the strongholds of the insurgency in the U.S.-led war in Iraq. It now is mostly held by Iraqi government forces, although militants control some parts of it, mainly on the outskirts.In a dawn advance, IS extremists...

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

...said any foreign assistance must be answerable to Iraq's chain of command.After frustrations with the previous Iraqi government, Obama expressed confidence that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is a strong partner in fighting terrorism and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/obama-pledges-support-iraqi-leader-fi
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...hope in September that a new Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Haider...reaching out to Sunnis, the Iraqi government has bolstered its already close...and a partnership between Iraqi government forces and Sunni tribal units...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/major-piece-anti-strategy-stalled
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Outside editorial: Iraqi government signals desire for alliance with U.S.

...they would be a major step in the opposite direction, by placing American troops under the sovereignty of the Iraqi government rather than the United Nations. If the United States were to make a formal commitment to defend Iraq from external...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061608/opi_291413613.shtml
Outraged about U.S. plan in Iraq

...response to an editorial, "Iraqi government signals desire for Alliance...trying to finalize with the Iraqi government by this summer. The author...obligation to get permission from the Iraqi government, or even notify it. 4) The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062508/let_295316382.shtml
Analysis: US-led airstrikes produce few gains

...others have proven unable to do the same. The Iraqi military is undermined by corruption and command problems. A new Iraqi government has being trying to woo support from more Sunni tribesmen, whose fighters are seen as vital against the Sunni extremists...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/analysis-us-led-airstrikes-produce-fe
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Begich talks corporate rights, gun violence, VA

...in the communities they invest in.How do you think things should be handled right now in Iraq?Begich: "The Iraqi government needs to broaden its inclusion of different groups, which is what got them into this trouble. They excluded certain...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-08/begich-talks-corporate-rights-gun-viole
State
Bush's new Iraq plan contains old elements

...more troops, set goals for the Iraqi government and assure Americans it's...administration officials contend that the Iraqi government, while still fragile, has...works and set benchmarks for the Iraqi government. In the fall of 2005, the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011007/sta_20070110099.shtml
News
Talks with Iran, Syria a positive step

...Calling a conference of Iraq's neighboring states in Baghdad is a positive step towards stability. I commend the Iraqi government for inviting the governments of Iran and Syria to the table. Tactically, more needs to be done to obstruct the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030207/let_20070302017.shtml
Opinion
Painful irony from Iraq

...to associate with the "War on Terror" in quotes from two Marine commanders involved in the attack by U.S. and Iraqi government forces on the border town of Husaybah. This is a poor Sunni Arab town of about 30,000 people, targeted by coalition...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111105/let_20051111020.shtml
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