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Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

...been slow in retaking IS-held territory. The Iraqis have also suffered occasional losses.The Iraqis drove IS fighters from Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit in April, but lost Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province west of Baghdad, last month. It...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/kurds-keep-offensive-against-extremis
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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...militants in Tikrit on Thursday as rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein's hometown a day after soldiers and allied Shiite...the Tigris River about 80 miles north of Baghdad. Several of Saddam's palaces remain there, and supporters of the deceased dictator...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/two-fronts-iraqi-forces-battle-islami
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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...push comes after the Islamic State was dealt a major blow earlier this month, when Iraqi troops routed the group from Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown.Wednesday's fighting could also further threaten Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad. Nearly a decade...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/militants-seize-iraqi-villages-near-r
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Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

...000-year-old Roman ruins. That has brought it closer to Damascus.There are coalition success stories - most recently in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, where 11th-hour U.S. airstrikes proved to be a game-changer after a large-scale Iraqi...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/against-airstrikes-may-not-suffice
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ISIS looks for collaborators after taking key Iraqi city

...was a heartland of the Sunni insurgency against U.S. troops following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.___Associated Press writers Vivian Salama in Dahuk, Iraq, and Nedra Pickler aboard Air Force One contributed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/isis-looks-collaborators-after-taking
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...Sunnis, but that measure is languishing. A second draft measure designed to ease the purge directed at mainly Sunni members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party was greeted by protests from Sunni lawmakers.Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the National Security...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/major-piece-anti-strategy-stalled
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Will Saddam take this sitting down?

...came up with a plan for dealing with Saddam Hussein. As you know if you pay attention to foreign affairs, Saddam Hussein is the head honcho of Iraq...be the same country as Iran. We hate Saddam because he's always going on TV and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013199/Ope_barry.html
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Who's threatened by Saddam?

...he make the shift from bin-Laden to Saddam, who, according to the CIA, has no...world's largest oil producer? When Saddam attacked Iran, with U.S. supplied...Who does he now pose a threat to? Does Saddam possess nuclear weapons? Incredibly unlikely...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022403/let_letter5.shtml
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Deal with Saddam now

...hidden agenda. Bush wants to eliminate Saddam and the risk he represents in supplying...world. A major piece in the concern over Saddam is that he gassed the Kurds, his own...American democracy. There is evidence that Saddam has attempted to stockpile biological...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101602/let_letter2.shtml
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Saddam, not Bush, was world's problem

...Davis' assertion that "no link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda has ever been established...presented enough of a problem by himself. Saddam was a renegade thug at the head of a gang...force, whether you appreciate it or not. Saddam was the world's problem, not George...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112504/let_20041125018.shtml
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