Iraq announces start of Falluja operation, some residents flee

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Iraq announces start of Falluja operation, some residents flee

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military told residents on Sunday to get ready to leave before fighting started.

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Islamic State calls for attacks on the West during Ramadan in audio message

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Islamic State calls for attacks on the West during Ramadan in audio message

A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June.

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Iraqi army says preparing to retake IS-held Falluja, tells residents to leave

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Iraqi army says preparing to retake IS-held Falluja, tells residents to leave

Iraq's army said on Sunday it was preparing to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja and asked residents to get ready to leave, state TV reported.

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Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad's Green Zone riots: hospitals

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Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad's Green Zone riots: hospitals

At least four anti-government protesters were killed and 90 injured when security forces ejected them from Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, hospital sources said on Saturday.

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Three bombings in Baghdad kill 63: police, medical sources

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Three bombings in Baghdad kill 63: police, medical sources

Three bombings killed at least 63 people and wounded more than 100 in Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said, extending the deadliest spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital so far this year.

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Pope criticizes West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq, Libya

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Pope criticizes West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq, Libya

Pope Francis criticized Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without respecting indigenous political cultures, according to an interview published on Monday.

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Islamic State on the defensive, territory shrinking in Syria and Iraq: U.S. official

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Islamic State on the defensive, territory shrinking in Syria and Iraq: U.S. official

Islamic State has not gained significant ground since it took the Iraqi city of Ramadi a year ago, which it then lost in December, as the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has been helped by better intelligence and better equipped local forces, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday.

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IS attacks at factory north of Baghdad kill 11

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IS attacks at factory north of Baghdad kill 11

Bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State against a state-run cooking gas factory in Baghdad's northern outskirts on Sunday killed at least 11 people, including policemen, and wounded 21 others, police sources said.

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Belgium to begin air strikes against IS in Syria

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Belgium to begin air strikes against IS in Syria

"The objective will be to destroy these groups' refuges," a spokesman for Prime Minister Charles Michel said, adding that the strikes would begin on July 1.

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Car bomb in Baghdad's Sadr City kills 52: police, medics

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Car bomb in Baghdad's Sadr City kills 52: police, medics

A car bomb claimed by Islamic State in a Shi'ite Muslim district of Baghdad killed at least 52 people and wounded more than 78 others on Wednesday, Iraqi police and hospital sources said, the largest attack inside the city for months.

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Coalition strike kills key IS leader in Iraq: Pentagon

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The Pentagon confirms an air strike last week killed Abu Wahib, Islamic State's military emir for the Anbar Province in Iraq.

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Turkish warplanes attack Kurdish militant targets in Iraq: sources

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Turkish warplanes attack Kurdish militant targets in Iraq: sources

Turkish warplanes hit targets belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Sunday, military sources said, as three soldiers and 12 militants were reported killed in separate clashes over the weekend.

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U.S., allies agree to do more to combat Islamic State

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U.S., allies agree to do more to combat Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday that Washington and its allies had agreed to do more in their campaign to defeat Islamic State but that more risks lay ahead.

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SEAL death shows growing risks US troops face in Iraq, Syria

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SEAL death shows growing risks US troops face in Iraq, Syria

The killing of a Navy SEAL by Islamic State fighters highlights the increasing risks US troops face in Iraq and Syria as they inch ever closer toward the jihadists' frontlines.

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Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

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Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.

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