A shootout in the Iraqi desert

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Kurdish peshmerga forces clash with Islamic State insurgents south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in Iraq.

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Blasting through IS-controlled lands north of Baghdad

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Iraqi forces backed by Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga are battling the Islamic State north of Baghdad.

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U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

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U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.

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Some U.S. troops authorized for Iraq may go soon - Pentagon

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The U.S. Defense Department says some of the additional 1,500 U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces for their fight against Islamic State militants will begin deploying to the country in the next few weeks.

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Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul: sources

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Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul: sources

An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday.

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Top U.S. general says battle with IS starting to turn

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Top U.S. military officer, General Martin Dempsey, meets with U.S. commanders and Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

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Islamic State leader urges attacks in Saudi Arabia: speech

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Islamic State leader urges attacks in Saudi Arabia: speech

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against the rulers of Saudi Arabia in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday, saying his self-declared caliphate was expanding there and in four other Arab countries.

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US war against IS steadily escalates, raising stakes

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

US military action against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria began on a small scale three months ago but has

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US troops in Iraq's Anbar as anti-IS campaign expands

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US troops in Iraq's Anbar as anti-IS campaign expands

A team of US troops was on the ground in Iraq's Anbar province on Tuesday as Washington steps up efforts to help Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group.

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One million Iraqi and Syrian refugees may face winter without UN aid

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The U.N. agency for refugees says one million Iraqi and Syrian refugees could be left out of any winter aid due to a funding shortfall partly caused by a sharp increase of internally displaced people.

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Islamic State's Baghdadi wounded in air strike: Iraqi TV

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According to Iraqiya TV, Interior Ministry sources have confirmed that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an air strike carried out by the country's armed forces.

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Car bombs kill 12 in Baghdad, Ramadi - police, medical sources

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Car bombs kill 12 in Baghdad, Ramadi - police, medical sources

BAGHDAD, Nov 8 - Car bombs killed 12 people, including five soldiers, in the Iraqi capital and the city of Ramadi to the west on Saturday, police and medical sources said, in attacks that resembled operations carried out by Islamic State militants.

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday.

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Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq

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Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to aid Baghdad government and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) group.

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U.S. military to boost training, advising mission with Iraqi forces

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The U.S. military will boost its effort to help Iraqi forces confront Islamic State militants in the coming weeks, deploying 1,500 more troops to the country.

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