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General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population....

Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants
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CAEN, France (AP) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants....

Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia - from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria....

AP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and now
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CAIRO (AP) -- Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision of Islam....

US military role in Iraq raises combat questions
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants....

Attacks kill at least 11 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide car bombing on a security post outside Baghdad and explosion on a crowded commercial street in the Iraqi capital killed at least 11 people Wednesday, officials said....

First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters....

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."...

Iraqi PM renounces British citizenship by law
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has renounced his British citizenship since assuming office last week, three government officials close to the premier said Sunday....

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement
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GWER, Iraq (AP) -- Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free it from militant control....

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