US 'hijacking' victory in Iraq's Tikrit: militia groups

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US 'hijacking' victory in Iraq's Tikrit: militia groups

Iraqi Shiite militias accused Washington Thursday of hijacking the operation to retake Tikrit, threatening a mass pullout even as regular government forces pressed a final assault.

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit on Wednesday, officials said, coming off the sidelines to aid Iraqi forces fighting alongside Iran-backed Shi'ite militia on the ground.

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Why arming U.S. allies can be like sending weapons straight to the enemy

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The United States has a long tradition of arming its allies to advance Washington’s foreign policy. In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the United States the “arsenal of democracy” as he pledged thousands of ships, tanks and warplanes to countries battling Nazi Germany.

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Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

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Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

Iraq's request to the U.S.-led coalition for air strikes in the campaign to retake Tikrit from Islamic State insurgents is "imminent", a senior diplomat from a Western nation that is part of the coalition told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Syria, Iraq discuss tackling militants, urge cooperation

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Syria, Iraq discuss tackling militants, urge cooperation

The foreign ministers of Syria and Iraq met in Damascus on Tuesday to discuss ways to tackle militant groups and Syria said it hoped Baghdad would help "break the siege" against it, Syrian state media said, ahead of an Arab summit.

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

Abu Azrael -- Father of the Angel of Death -- is the black-bearded, blade-wielding embodiment of the retribution many Iraqis want against brutal jihadists who seized swathes of their country.

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Islamic State ransacks Assyrian capital as Iraq appeals for help

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Islamic State ransacks Assyrian capital as Iraq appeals for help

Islamic State militants have desecrated another ancient Iraqi capital, the government said on Wednesday, razing parts of the 2,700-year-old city of Khorsabad famed for its colossal statues of human-headed winged bulls.

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Iran's role worries anti-IS coalition: US general

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Iran's role worries anti-IS coalition: US general

The US military's top officer said Iran is bolstering the firepower of Shiite militias in Iraq but it remains unclear if Tehran is a help or a hindrance to the fight against Islamic State jihadists.

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Singapore named top Asian city for quality of life

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Singapore has been recently named the city with the highest quality of life in Asia, though it is also the most expensive city for expatriates, according to a study conducted by Mercer, the world’s leading human resource consulting firm.

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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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