Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

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Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

So now a huge Hardcore Sunnistan stretches all the way from the suburbs of Aleppo to Tikrit and from Mosul to the Jordanian/Iraqi border - the same one that dissolved in 2003 when Shock and Awe turned into Mission (Un)Accomplished.

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Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels

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Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels

BAGHDAD, July 4 - The Iraqi army retook Saddam Hussein's home village overnight, a symbolic and tactical victory in its push against Sunni insurgents that have seized swathes of the country.

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U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

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U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.

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As caliphate declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit

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As caliphate declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit

Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.

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Iraq presses counter-offensive, ISIL declares "caliphate"

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Iraqi forces pressed a counter-attack on Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit on Sunday as jihadists who led a blistering Sunni militant offensive that captured swathes of territory declared a "caliphate".

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US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops

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US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops

The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work, the Pentagon has said.

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Kerry backs Iraq against "existential" militant threat

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Kerry backs Iraq against 'existential' militant threat

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday pledged "intense" support for Iraq against the "existential threat" of a major militant offensive pushing toward Baghdad from the north and west.

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Kerry presses Maliki as Iraq loses control of Jordanian border

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Kerry presses Maliki as Iraq loses control of Jordanian border

* Visit comes after militant gains on the border

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Kerry in Cairo for talks with Egypt's new president

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Kerry in Cairo for talks with Egypt's new president

* Visit comes a day after court confirms mass death sentence

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Obama to send advisors to Iraq, open to military action

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US President Barack Obama pledged to take "precise" military action if needed to check marauding Sunni radicals in Iraq and offered up to 300 US advisors to train Iraqi forces facing a crisis splintering the country on sectarian lines.

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Iraq forces regain control of main refinery

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Iraq forces regain control of main refinery

Iraqi government forces regained full control on Thursday of the country's biggest oil refinery after heavy fighting with Sunni militants attempting to seize it, officials said.

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Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

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Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

BAGHDAD, June 19 - Top US officials warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against "sectarian" policies as President Barack Obama Thursday weighed calls for air strikes on Sunni insurgents bearing down on Baghdad.

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Iraq asks United States for air support to counter rebels

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Iraq asks United States for air support to counter rebels

Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi'ite-led government's army.

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Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis

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Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis

US President Barack Obama faced demands for a new US strategy on the deepening crisis in Iraq on Wednesday, as the White House insisted he had not ruled out Baghdad's request for air strikes.

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Iraq conflict: PM fires senior officers over rebel advance

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Iraq conflict: PM fires senior officers over rebel advance

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has fired senior officers for failing to halt a sweeping advance by Sunni Islamist rebels.

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