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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Syrian refugees cross into Iraqi Kurdistan, hope for better future

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Nearly a hundred refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict cross into Iraq at the Peshkhabour border point by boat every day, with some hoping "the future of my family is going to be better."

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Islamic State video purports to show Kurdish peshmerga beheadings

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Islamic State has published a video purporting to show the beheadings of three Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq.

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Suicide bombers kill 137 in Yemen mosque attacks

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Suicide bombers kill 137 in Yemen mosque attacks

Suicide bombers killed at least 137 worshippers and wounded hundreds more during Friday prayers at two mosques in the Yemeni capitalSanaa, in coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State.

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Islamic State claims Tunisia attack

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Islamic State claims Tunisia attack

Tunisia said it would deploy the army to major cities and arrested nine people on Thursday after 20 foreign tourists were shot dead at a museum in the capital in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Gunmen storm Tunisian museum, kill 17 foreign tourists

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Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum on Wednesday, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil.

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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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Boeing pins hopes on Malaysia order for boost to F/A-18 fighter jet

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Boeing pins hopes on Malaysia order for boost to F/A-18 fighter jet

An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after conducting strike missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State, targets, in the Gulf, September 23, 2014, in this handout picture courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

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U.S. repatriates scores of smuggled Iraqi treasures

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The U.S. returns scores of artifacts that had been smuggled from Iraq, including a limestone statue of an ancient king.

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Iraqi Sunnis join feared Shiite militia to battle IS

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Iraqi Sunnis join feared Shiite militia to battle IS

Wearing a camouflage uniform with militia patches and a green headband, Nawar Mohammed is the image of an Iraqi Shiite fighter except for one detail: he is Sunni.

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Iraqi offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Tikrit appears to stall

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Iraqi offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Tikrit appears to stall

The offensive to retake Tikrit appeared to stall on Friday, two days after Iraqi security forces and mainly Shi'ite militia pushed into Saddam Hussein's home city in their biggest offensive yet against the militants.

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