Kurds, Syrian army battle Islamic State in Syria's Hasaka: monitor

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Kurds, Syrian army battle Islamic State in Syria's Hasaka: monitor

Kurdish forces and the Syrian army fought separate battles with Islamic State around Hasaka city in northeast Syria overnight as the hardline group tried to capture more areas of the major urban center near the Iraqi border, a monitor said on Saturday.

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Killer U.S. Marine to go free

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A U.S. marine convicted, cleared and re-convicted of killing a retired Iraqi policeman in 2006 is sentenced to time already served in custody.

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Iraqi forces claim control of most of Baiji oil town

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Iraqi government forces, backed by Shi'ite paramilitaries, recapture most of the refinery town of Baiji from Islamic State militants, according to military sources.

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U.S. Marine found guilty at retrial in 2006 murder of Iraqi civilian

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U.S. Marine found guilty at retrial in 2006 murder of Iraqi civilian

A U.S. Marine was found guilty on Wednesday of murder in the 2006 slaying of a disabled Iraqi civilian, a killing prosecutors have described as motivated by a desire to send a message to a resistant Iraqi village, a Marine Corps official said.

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Carter: More Iraqi recruits needed

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells Congress that Iraq has not produced enough recruits to prosecute a ground war against Islamic State.

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U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

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U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of the war against Islamic State will not engage in combat, but they will do almost everything but fight to support the beleaguered Iraqi forces.

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Exclusive: Iraqi militias retake Baiji from Islamic State group

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Exclusive: Iraqi militias retake Baiji from Islamic State group

Iraqi Shiite militias told FRANCE 24 they had retaken control of the centre of Baiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery, after months of battling Islamic State group militants for control of the strategic city.

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U.S. considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

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U.S. considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

The United States is considering building more U.S. military bases in Iraq to drive back Islamic State militants in a move that may require a further increase in American forces, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

President Barack Obama on June 10 ordered the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to Islamic State.

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Up to 450 additional military personnel approved for Iraq: White House

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U.S. President Barack Obama approves plan to deploy up to 450 additional military personnel to a base in Iraq's Anbar province to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants -- White House spokesman.

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U.S. prepares plan to send several hundred more troops to Iraq: officials

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U.S. prepares plan to send several hundred more troops to Iraq: officials

The Obama administration is preparing a plan to set up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and send several hundred additional trainers and advisers to help bolster Iraqi forces that have struggled in the fight against Islamic State militants there, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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Obama weighs sending several hundred more US troops to Iraq

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Obama weighs sending several hundred more US troops to Iraq

The Obama administration is considering setting up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province.

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes have opened supply lines into Baiji town and its nearby oil refinery, making progress at last against Islamic State rebels in a seesaw battle that has gone on for months, the Pentagon said on June 8.

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Iraqi forces, Shia militia battle to retake Ramadi

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Iraqi soldiers and Shia militias fire on Islamic State targets east of Ramadi in the western province of Anbar.

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Tariq Aziz, Saddam's right-hand man, dies in jail

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Tariq Aziz, who was foreign minister of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, has died in prison, Iraqi officials said on Friday. He was 79.

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