U.S. considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

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U.S. considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

The United States is considering building more U.S. military bases in Iraq to drive back Islamic State militants in a move that may require a further increase in American forces, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes have opened supply lines into Baiji town and its nearby oil refinery, making progress at last against Islamic State rebels in a seesaw battle that has gone on for months, the Pentagon said on June 8.

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Iraqi defence minister visits improved air base ahead of F-16 deliveries

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Iraq upgrades Joint Base Balad north of Baghdad as it prepares for delivery of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S.

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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on June 2 Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents.

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Iraqi PM to outline plan for retaking Ramadi: US

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Iraq's plan to recapture the western city of Ramadi from Islamic State jihadists will dominate a meeting on Tuesday in Paris of foreign ministers from the international coalition fighting the group, a senior US official said.

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Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels, five dead

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Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels, five dead

Car bombs ripped through car parks at two high-profile Baghdad hotels on Thursday that had been targeted in deadly attacks five years before, killing at least five people, police said.

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Iraq will never be whole again, so what’s next?

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Iraq will never be whole again, so what’s next?

Is there hope for Iraq? It depends on what you are hoping for.

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Emboldened in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State may be reaching limits of expansion

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Emboldened in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State may be reaching limits of expansion

With its two biggest victories in nearly a year in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State has energized its fighters, littered the streets of two cities with the bodies of its enemies and forced Washington to re-examine its strategy.

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US needs to rethink Iraq strategy, says Obama

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US needs to rethink Iraq strategy, says Obama

President Barack Obama said the US and its allies need to examine whether they are deploying military assets effectively against Islamic State militants as Iraq mounts a new offensive to recapture territory west of Baghdad.

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IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola unit arrested as Islamic State suspect

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IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola unit arrested as Islamic State suspect

An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for Islamic State in Syria, police and company sources said on Monday.

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US says Iraqi forces lack will to fight IS

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Washington on Sunday accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight the Islamic State group, which scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi.

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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra.

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Shi'ite militias advance on IS insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi

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Shi'ite militias advance on IS insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi

Shi'ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on May 23, a militia spokesman said.

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Islamic State expands its 'state'

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Islamic State expands its 'state'

Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised over Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province to the west of Baghdad, seat of Iraq’s increasingly theoretical central government.

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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

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Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.

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