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."...

Iraq: 'Terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq said in a letter circulated Tuesday at the United Nations....

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