Officer under Saddam Hussein drew up Islamic State master plan

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Officer under Saddam Hussein drew up Islamic State master plan

An ex-intelligence officer under the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was "the strategic head" behind the Islamic State group and drew up the blueprints for the jihadists' capture of northern Syria, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

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Officer under Saddam Hussein drew up Islamic State master plan

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Officer under Saddam Hussein drew up Islamic State master plan

An ex-intelligence officer under the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was "the strategic head" behind the Islamic State group and drew up the blueprints for the jihadists' capture of northern Syria, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead

An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi.

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Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video

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Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video

A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

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Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks

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Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks

Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said.

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Islamic State claims car bomb at U.S. Consulate in Erbil

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The jihadist monitoring group SITE says Islamic State is claiming responsibility for a car bomb attack outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Factbox: Ezzat al-Douri, Saddam's loyal lieutenant, believed killed

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Factbox: Ezzat al-Douri, Saddam's loyal lieutenant, believed killed

A prominent former aide to the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraqi insurgents, Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has been killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias, the governor of Salahuddin province told al-Arabiya television.

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Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed

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Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed

Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former right-hand man to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, has been reported killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias.

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Iraqi footage shows strikes on IS

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Iraq's Ministry of Defence releases footage of air strikes conducted against what it says are Islamic State targets in the western city of Ramadi.

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Obama warns Iran its fighters in Iraq must answer to Baghdad

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Obama warns Iran its fighters in Iraq must answer to Baghdad

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Iran on Tuesday that its fighters must respect Iraq's sovereignty and answer to the government in Baghdad in the battle against Islamic State militants.

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Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in Baghdad killings

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Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in Baghdad killings

A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others got 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, closing a case that had outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-U.S. sentiment around the world.

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Islamic State attacks Iraqi provincial capital

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Islamic State attacks Iraqi provincial capital

Islamic State militants attacked the capital of Iraq's vast Anbar province on multiple fronts on Friday, seizing two areas on the city outskirts in a setback for a government campaign to retake the desert terrain.

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U.S. counts on training foreign forces despite years of failure

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U.S. counts on training foreign forces despite years of failure

The U.S. is trying to stabilize Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria using a tactic that’s rarely worked: training and equipping foreign forces.

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Exhumation of Iraq's Camp Speicher victim mass graves begins

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Exhumation of Iraq's Camp Speicher victim mass graves begins

Iraqi forensic teams began on Monday excavating 12 suspected mass grave sites thought to hold the corpses of as many as 1,700 soldiers massacred last summer by Islamic State militants as they swept across northern Iraq.

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“I was covered by the blood of my colleagues” - Camp Speicher survivor

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“I was covered by the blood of my colleagues” - Camp Speicher survivor

As exhumation of Iraq's Camp Speicher mass grave begins, a survivor of the massacre there recalls playing dead while he was "covered by the blood of my colleagues."

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