Despite fears, Iraq militiamen joined battle inside Fallujah

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Despite fears, Iraq militiamen joined battle inside Fallujah

Iraqi Shiite militiamen fought alongside interior ministry forces inside Fallujah to recapture it from the Islamic State group, commanders say, despite earlier assurances they would not enter the Sunni city.

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Cracks show inside Islamic State's shrinking caliphate

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Cracks show inside Islamic State's shrinking caliphate

It was barely more than a squiggle, but the mark of a single letter sprayed overnight on a wall in the heart of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate was a daring act of dissent.

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Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Falluja

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Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Falluja

Iraqi forces on Friday entered the center of Falluja, the Iraqi city longest held by Islamic State, nearly four weeks after the start of a U.S.-backed offensive that cleared out the tens of thousands of residents still there.

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Iraqi forces take Falluja government building from Islamic State: state TV

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Iraqi forces take Falluja government building from Islamic State: state TV

Iraqi forces recaptured the municipal building in Falluja from Islamic State militants, the military said on Friday, nearly four weeks after the start of a U.S.-backed offensive to retake the city an hour's drive west of Baghdad.

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Post-Islamic State Iraq should be split in three: top Kurdish official

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Post-Islamic State Iraq should be split in three: top Kurdish official

Once Islamic State is defeated, Iraq should be divided into three separate entities to prevent further sectarian bloodshed, with a state each given to Shi'ite Muslims, Sunnis and Kurds, a top Kurdish official said on Thursday.

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IS strikes in Baghdad, PM visits frontlines in Falluja

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Two suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State have killed more than 20 people in and near Baghdad, as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited with troops battling IS in nearby Falluja.

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More than 22 killed, 70 wounded, in two bombings in Baghdad: police

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More than 22 killed, 70 wounded, in two bombings in Baghdad: police

More than 22 people were killed and 70 wounded in two separate bombings on Thursday in Baghdad, one targeting a commercial street and the other an army checkpoint, Iraqi police said.

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Islamic State loses ground on fronts in Syria, Iraq

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Islamic State loses ground on fronts in Syria, Iraq

Islamic State's far-flung enemies in Syria and Iraq pressed ahead on Wednesday with major advances on multiple fronts that have put some of the greatest pressure on the ultra-hardline Islamists since they declared their caliphate two years ago.

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Iraqi forces say making progress vs Islamic State inside Falluja

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Iraqi forces say making progress vs Islamic State inside Falluja

Iraqi forces said on Wednesday they had begun to make progress against Islamic State inside a built-up district of Falluja, the militants' stronghold to the west of Baghdad.

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U.S.-backed Syria force closes in on IS-held city; slow Iraq advance causes rift

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U.S.-backed Syria force closes in on IS-held city; slow Iraq advance causes rift

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have surrounded the Islamic State-held city of Manbij from three sides as they press a major new offensive against the jihadists near the Turkish border, a spokesman for the fighters said on Monday.

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Falluja is a 'tough nut to crack': Iraqi finance minister

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Falluja is a 'tough nut to crack': Iraqi finance minister

Islamic State is putting up a tough fight in Falluja and its recapture by the Iraqi army could take time, said Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari.

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Iraq stalls Falluja assault 'to protect civilians'

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Iraq stalls Falluja assault 'to protect civilians'

Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as his forces halted at the city's edge in the face of ferocious resistance from Islamic State fighters.

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Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back

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Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back

Islamic State militants fought back vigorously overnight and parried an onslaught by the Iraqi army on a southern district of the city of Falluja, the group's bastion near Baghdad, officers said on Tuesday.

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More than 20 killed in series of bombings in Baghdad, police says

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More than 20 killed in series of bombings in Baghdad, police says

More than 20 people were killed and about 50 injured in three bombings, including two suicide attacks, that hit Baghdad on Monday, police and medical sources said.

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U.S.-led coalition troops assisting Kurds in new offensive: spokesman

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U.S.-led coalition troops assisting Kurds in new offensive: spokesman

Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition are assisting Kurdish Peshmerga forces in a new offensive in Iraq that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold, a coalition spokesman said.

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