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US-led coalition: Attack with 2 armed drones foiled in Iraq
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US-led coalition: Attack with 2 armed drones foiled in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two explosives-laden drones targeting an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops in western Anbar province were destroyed…
EXPLAINER: How could US drawdown in Iraq aid IS, Iran?
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EXPLAINER: How could US drawdown in Iraq aid IS, Iran?

In a quest to root out Islamic State group hideouts over the summer, Iraqi forces on the ground cleared nearly…
Iraq forces take oil fields, dashing Kurdish dreams
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Iraq forces take oil fields, dashing Kurdish dreams

Iraqi forces Wednesday appeared poised to take full control of the oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk,…
Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuk’s oil fields, airbase
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Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuk’s oil fields, airbase

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk,…
Kurds, Iraqi forces face off as Baghdad deadline expires
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Kurds, Iraqi forces face off as Baghdad deadline expires

The Kurdish forces were given a deadline of 2 a.m. local time Sunday (2300 GMT Saturday) to surrender their positions and return…
US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists
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US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists

Senior US military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State…
Iraqi forces capture Syrian border crossing from IS
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Iraqi forces capture Syrian border crossing from IS

Iraqi forces captured Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists…
New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault
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New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault

Iraqi military engineers installed a new floating bridge across the Tigris river on Wednesday, reconnecting the two halves of Mosul…
UN says 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies
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UN says 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies

The United Nations said on Thursday up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as Iraqi forces push into the…
Daesh’s ‘caliphate’ in Iraq shrinks: army
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Daesh’s ‘caliphate’ in Iraq shrinks: army

The "Islamic State" (IS) militant group now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, down from the 40 percent it…
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