Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

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Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad in an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.

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Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from IS

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Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from IS

Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds.

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Iraqi PM warns falling oil price could hurt fight against Islamic State

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Iraqi PM warns falling oil price could hurt fight against Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday he feared lower revenues from falling global oil prices could hurt his country's military campaign against Islamic State.

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IS executing 'educated women' in new wave of horror says UN

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IS executing 'educated women' in new wave of horror says UN

The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk.

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Canada special forces clash with IS in Iraq

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Canada special forces clash with IS in Iraq

Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State fighters in Iraq in recent days, in the first confirmed ground battle between Western troops and IS, a senior officer said Monday.

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Australian PM in Iraq for IS group talks: state TV

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Australian PM in Iraq for IS group talks: state TV

Australia is part of a US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against IS in Iraq and has deployed special forces troops to assist in training the army.

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Iraq violence killed 15,000 in 2014, worst in seven years: govt

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Iraq violence killed 15,000 in 2014, worst in seven years: govt

Violence in Iraq killed more than 15,000 civilians and security personnel in 2014, government figures showed Thursday, making it one of the deadliest years since the 2003 US-led invasion.

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Their nation in pieces, Iraqis ponder what comes next

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The machine gun poking out from between a framed portrait of a Shi'ite imam and a stuffed toy Minnie Mouse was trained on anyone who approached the checkpoint.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive on IS in Dhuluiyah

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Iraqi forces backed by Sunni tribes advanced into the town of Dhuluiyah north of Baghdad on Sunday in a new attempt to push out Islamic State group jihadists, officials said.

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Turkey, Iraq pledge more military cooperation in fight against Islamic State

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Turkey, Iraq pledge more military cooperation in fight against Islamic State

Turkey and Iraq, both worried by the advance of Islamic State, pledged on Thursday to work towards greater military cooperation in their fight against the ultra radical Sunni militants.

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Shaky grip on northern road as Iraq pushes advance against IS

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Shaky grip on northern road as Iraq pushes advance against IS

From somewhere, a sniper opened fire on the seven battle-scarred Humvees of Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi's convoy as they rode on a crater-pocked highway. The convoy's gunners replied with volleys of fire. The drivers did not stop.

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Blasting through IS-controlled lands north of Baghdad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Iraqi forces backed by Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga are battling the Islamic State north of Baghdad.

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For top U.S. general, a sober return to still-divided Iraq

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For top U.S. general, a sober return to still-divided Iraq

On his first trip to Iraq since American troops returned this summer, the top U.S. general was dogged by a nagging question from troops.

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Car bomb explodes in parking lot on edge of Baghdad airport

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Car bomb explodes in parking lot on edge of Baghdad airport

A car bomb exploded in a parking lot on the perimeter of Baghdad's heavily guarded international airport complex on Sunday, wounding five people, security sources said.

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Top U.S. general says battle with IS starting to turn

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Top U.S. military officer, General Martin Dempsey, meets with U.S. commanders and Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

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