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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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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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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...
Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

...appears to point to a tie - with advantage, Islamic State:? The group has held on to its main hubs in Iraq and Syria, Mosul and Raqqa, as well as Fallujah, a strategic Iraqi town a short drive from Baghdad.? It is battling to a tie around Beiji...
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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

...promises after Islamic State militants seized the northern city of Mosul last summer were barely implemented.It also met quick Al-Maliki was pushed out of office after IS overran Mosul and much of the north last summer.Enlisting the help of Anbar's...
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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...Islamic State in the oil town of Beiji and western Anbar province. He said a counteroffensive against the northern town of Mosul would not come before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins in mid-June.The U.S. Central Command said the international...
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ISIS looks for collaborators after taking key Iraqi city

...recalled the collapse of Iraqi forces last summer in the face of a blitz by the extremist group, when it took the northern city of Mosul and swept over much of the north and west of the country. Later, IS declared a caliphate, or Islamic state, in areas under...
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IS group releases audio message purportedly from leader

...Al-Baghdadi has only appeared in public once, in a video showing him delivering a Friday sermon in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul last July, shortly after it was captured by his group. The IS group controls much of northern Iraq and northern and eastern...
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Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against IS

...terrorism. He said he and Obama discussed plans to liberate the Islamic State strongholds in Anbar province and the city of Mosul, after a successful campaign backed by U.S. airstrikes to push the militants out of Tikrit."President Obama and the U...
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