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IS bomb on plane would herald new phase in conflict

...militias in both countries are fighting the group on the ground. Yet IS has not been pushed back an inch in its strongholds of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.In another incremental step, Obama announced last week the U.S. would deploy up to 50 U.S...
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Thousands of migrants surge into Slovenia

...arriving to the small Alpine nation."We have been in cold since two in the morning in Serbia," said Omar Thaqfa, 33, from Mosul in Iraq. "We were sitting in the street. Very cold. Inshallah, I am going to Germany."Slovenia, the country of some...
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A Bishop's Perspective: The cry of Christians in Iraq

...the Sunday Mass was not celebrated anywhere in Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq. Mosul's many churches were closed by Sunni Muslim...great majority of the Christian population of Mosul fled in terror when ISIS militants took control...
Razor-lined boxcar marks Hungary's new border

...Abdullah, a 34-year-old Iraqi who fled the northern city of Mosul with his wife and three children after its takeover by the extremist...had traveled for nine days so far. Abdullah said he sold his Mosul apartment and taxi to fund the expedition."I had no income...
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Battling IS, Iraqi Kurdish fighters exposed to mustard gas

...region said last month that IS militants fired a homemade rocket carrying "chemical substances" at peshmerga forces near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq.A senior U.S. military officer said in August that preliminary tests showed traces of mustard gas...
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Photo: Stryker memorial

...Fallon, Nev., in the Northern Lights Chapel on Fort Wainwright. The two pilots of the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49 died when their helicopter came in contact with wires and experienced a hard landing in Mosul, Iraq.
Outside editorial: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

...ago when the jihadis overran Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul.Despite intense efforts by U.S. trainers, however, the...might as well be a lifetime. Sunni sheikhs in Anbar and around Mosul, under heavy assault from Islamic State, can't wait three...
IS group loses key town on the Turkish border

...Iraq and Syria, including Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul."It does not mean they will be defeated in a matter of months...still no good strategy to retake the two main IS strongholds of Mosul and Raqqa.Still, he said, if the United States, the Kurds...
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Iraq's economy hurt by IS war, low oil prices

...spending money on construction projects to fund its military."Since the deterioration in security situation, the fall of Mosul and the austerity measures, the (government) business has dropped to zero," said al-Aboudi, whose business was 65 percent...
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Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...States, has struggled to recover from its collapse a year ago when IS militants captured the country's second largest city, Mosul, and swept over much of northern and western Iraq. Iraqi commanders fled, pleas for more ammunition went unanswered, and...
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