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At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month....

Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government forces in the smallest details of battle, militia commanders and government officials say....

Correction: Iraq to Fort Campbell story
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- In a story June 5 about an Iraqi-born man who worked as an interpreter for American forces in Iraq and later became an officer in the U.S. military, The Associated Press misidentified the location of the Abdulla Mizead's first interaction with U.S. soliders as Najaf. The correct location is Baghdad....

Hagel: US aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. knows Russia and Iran are providing fighter aircraft to help Iraq combat Islamic extremists, but Washington is not coordinating assistance with either Russia or Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday....

UN agency: Seized Iraq nuclear material is no risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday that nuclear material seized by the Islamic State extremist group when it overran the Iraqi city of Mosul is "low grade" and doesn't pose "a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk."...

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