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Finland arrests Iraqi suspected of killings in 2014 in Iraq
HELSINKI (AP) -- Police in Finland have arrested a 24-year-old Iraqi man on suspicion of murder and war crimes related to the massacre of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers by the Islamic State group in 2014....

IS struggles to retain grip as it loses ground in Iraq

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DIBAGA CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- As the Islamic State group loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing strains in their rule over areas they still control, growing more brutal, killing deserters and relying on younger and younger recruits, according to residents who fled battleground territories....

Baghdad authorities clear site of deadly mall bombing

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Traffic began to file through central Baghdad's busy Karradah street on Sunday for the first time in nearly two months....

Victories against IS leave Iraq's Sunni heartland shattered

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AMIRIYAH AL-FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- As Iraqi political and military attention shifts north in the fight against the Islamic State group, the military victories that have put Iraqi forces on Mosul's doorstep have left behind shattered cities, towns and communities in Iraq's Sunni heartland....

UN: 100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces poise for Mosul battle

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says more than 100,000 people have been displaced as Iraqi forces clear territory ahead of the critical battle for Islamic State-held Mosul - a dire statistic raising concerns that a million more could be displaced from in and around Iraq's second-largest city as the operation moves forward....
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