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US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say....

Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out

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ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. It's an enticing potential prize for Islamic State militants....

Hagel seeks info on Iraq chemical weapons exposure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his military chiefs and service-branch secretaries to look into questions about the medical care and treatment of about 20 service members who were exposed to chemical weapons during the Iraq war, a senior defense official said Friday....

Islamic State magazine says group enslaved Yazidis

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group militants captured, enslaved and sold Yazidi women and children, the latest issue of a magazine purportedly published by the extremists claimed Sunday, the group's first public confirmation of the allegations....

Worried Iraqi capital sees militant push around it

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- On the western edge of Iraq's capital, Islamic State group militants battle government forces and exchange mortar fire, only adding to the sense of siege in Baghdad despite airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition....
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