Iraqi forces liberate town from Islamic State militants

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Iraqi troops give the victory signal after liberating a small town from IS fighters near Samarra, home to a Shi'ite mosque whose destruction plunged the country into sectarian war.

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Shi'ite holy ceremony culminates in Kerbala, 1 dead from Sunni rocket fire

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One person is killed in Iraqi city of Kerbala, where scores of Shi'ite pilgrims gather for religious ceremonies threatened by radical Sunni Islamic State fighters.

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Millions of Shi'ites flock to Iraqi holy town as government fears Islamic State attack

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Millions of pilgrims trek on foot to Kerbala for a Shi'ite ceremony, but security is tight amid fears that Sunni Islamic State fighters will "infiltrate" crowds and launch an attack.

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In 2003, U.S. experts doubted key Iraq war claim: cable

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

A CIA cable disclosed on Thursday showed that U.S. counter terrorism officials in 2003 discounted reports that a leader of the Sept. 11 attacks met an Iraqi intelligence official in Prague just before the attacks, further undermining a Bush administration argument for the invasion of Iraq.

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US diplomat says there's progress in fight against Islamic State

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

A U.S. diplomat says the new Iraqi government is making progress in countering Islamic State militants.

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Shaky grip on northern road as Iraq pushes advance against IS

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Shaky grip on northern road as Iraq pushes advance against IS

From somewhere, a sniper opened fire on the seven battle-scarred Humvees of Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi's convoy as they rode on a crater-pocked highway. The convoy's gunners replied with volleys of fire. The drivers did not stop.

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Siege in West Iraq shows failure to reverse Islamic State gains

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Siege in West Iraq shows failure to reverse Islamic State gains

Hauling bodies from under the rubble, Ahmed al-Dulaimi’s fighters count the cost of defending the only major city in western Iraq yet to fall to Islamic State.

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China's top paper says West stoking extremism in Middle East

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China's top paper says West stoking extremism in Middle East

Western countries are stoking extremism in the Middle East with their support for anti-government opposition movements, China's top newspaper said on Thursday, repeating a call for non-interference in the region's turmoil.

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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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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

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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