US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters

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US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters

WASHINGTON, June 29 - U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, with one citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed.

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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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Iraqi forces retake Islamic State holdout in Falluja

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Iraqi forces retake Islamic State holdout in Falluja

Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete after nearly five weeks of fighting.

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Offensives against Islamic State could displace 2.3 million Iraqis: U.N.

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Offensives against Islamic State could displace 2.3 million Iraqis: U.N.

Upcoming military offensives in Iraq against Islamic State, including an assault on the northern city of Mosul, could displace at least 2.3 million people, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq said on Thursday.

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B-52 bombers pounding Islamic State at faster pace, general says

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B-52 bombers pounding Islamic State at faster pace, general says

Cold War-era B-52 bombers -- best known for flying nuclear-armed patrols and carpet- bombing in Vietnam -- have dropped almost 700 munitions on Islamic State targets since beginning operations in April over territory the group claims, according to the U.S. Air Force’s chief of staff.

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Iraq declares victory over Islamic State in Falluja

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Iraqi forces retake the center of Falluja from Islamic State, after weeks of heavy fighting supported by U.S. air strikes.

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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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Islamic State targets Assyrian temple in Iraq

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Islamic State releases a video showing the destruction of a 3,000 year old Assyrian temple in Iraq.

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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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Iraq will probe abuses in Fallujah op: spokesman

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Iraq will probe abuses in Fallujah op: spokesman

The Iraqi government will investigate allegations of abuses by the security forces in the course of the operation to retake the jihadist-held city of Fallujah, a spokesman said on Sunday.

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Syrian army opens new front as Islamic State's many foes attack

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Syrian army opens new front as Islamic State's many foes attack

The Syrian army backed by Russian air strikes has opened a major new front against Islamic State, the third big assault on the self-proclaimed caliphate this week after Iraqi forces attempted to storm a city and a Syrian militia advanced with U.S. support.

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