Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday.

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Deadly blasts and approaching Islamic State militants spark concerns in Baghdad

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A series of blasts kill 36 people in and around Baghdad over a two-hour span, and an Islamic State advance on the city spark concern among Iraqis.

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Kurds thwart IS in Kobane, Turkey boosts involvement

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Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases.

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

In Kobane, a pall of black smoke hung over the strategic town as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy militant losses.

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Iraqis welcome Paris conference to address Islamic State

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Iraqis say they are hopeful about a one-day conference aimed at attacking the threat from Islamic State militants.

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Obama relies on Mideast allies to counter Islamic State

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Obama relies on Mideast allies to counter Islamic State

President Barack Obama is relying on Middle East allies including Saudi Arabia as linchpins in escalating the offensive against Islamic State extremists with airstrikes on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border.

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

The UN food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families, crammed into the Iraqi city of Karbala after fleeing jihadist attacks.

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White House says considering options for humanitarian assistance in Iraq

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The White House says it is considering options to help provide humanitarian assistance to stranded Iraqis but has ruled out using American troops for combat.

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Iraq: US sends more military advisers to Kurdistan

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Iraq: US sends more military advisers to Kurdistan

The US has sent 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

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U.S. military aircraft drop food, water to Iraqis for second night

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U.S. military aircraft dropped humanitarian aid to Iraqis under threat from hardline militants in northern Iraq for the second straight night, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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Obama authorizes airstrikes as U.S. drops food in Iraq

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Obama authorizes airstrikes as U.S. drops food in Iraq

President Barack Obama said he authorized airstrikes against militants in Iraq if they threaten U.S. personnel, and he dispatched planes to drop food and water for trapped civilians threatened with “genocide.”

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Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels

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Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels

BAGHDAD, July 4 - The Iraqi army retook Saddam Hussein's home village overnight, a symbolic and tactical victory in its push against Sunni insurgents that have seized swathes of the country.

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Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

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Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

BAGHDAD, June 19 - Top US officials warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against "sectarian" policies as President Barack Obama Thursday weighed calls for air strikes on Sunni insurgents bearing down on Baghdad.

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Iraq conflict: PM fires senior officers over rebel advance

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Iraq conflict: PM fires senior officers over rebel advance

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has fired senior officers for failing to halt a sweeping advance by Sunni Islamist rebels.

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Shiite cleric urges Iraqis to defend country

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Shiite cleric urges Iraqis to defend country

Iraq's Shiite clerical leadership Friday called on all Iraqis to defend their country from Sunni militants who have seized large swaths of territory, and a U.N. official expressed "extreme alarm" at reprisal killings in the offensive, citing reports of hundreds of dead and wounded.

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