Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees
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DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq....

Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate training and differences in strategy....

Iraq war inquiry report delayed until after election
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LONDON (AP) -- The report of an inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war will be delayed until after a national election in May, its chairman said, provoking dismay from politicians of all parties Wednesday....

A year on, Islamic State group still rules Iraq's Fallujah
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Nearly every night for a year, mortar and sniper fire from Islamic State group militants has pinned down outgunned Iraqi troops on the edge of Fallujah....

Iraq's top Shiite cleric thrown into heart of politics
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NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Since Sunni militants of the Islamic State group overran large parts of Iraq, the country's most prominent Shiite cleric has fundamentally altered his spiritual role and has plunged straight into politics, weighing in on government policy and the fight against the extremists....

At Yazidi shrine, Iraqis recount Islamic State battle
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SHARAF AL-DEEN, Iraq (AP) -- As thousands of Yazidis fled up the rocky slopes of Mount Sinjar to escape the Islamic State group during its rampage across northern Iraq last summer, 18 men armed with assault rifles remained behind to face the extremists and defend a holy site....

Iran eclipses US as Iraq's ally in fight against militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the eyes of most Iraqis, their country's best ally in the war against the Islamic State group is not the United States and the coalition air campaign against the militants. It's Iran, which is credited with stopping the extremists' march on Baghdad....

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