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Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee
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QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- Bayda Muhammad Khalaf followed the government's advice to stay in her home with her husband and seven children as Iraqi troops advanced near their remote village outside militant-held Mosul. But after the Islamic State fighters fled and Iraqi troops didn't appear, their tiny supply of food quickly ran out, and the family had to flee to search for territory firmly under government control....

Mosul Today: Iraqis advance, face questions over airstrike
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way into two villages near Mosul on Monday as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week, but they faced questions over a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing 13 people....

The Latest: UNHCR soon to have shelters for 150,000 people
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):...

The Latest: Baghdad bombings kill at least 11
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):...

Limited gains in first week of Iraq's Mosul offensive
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KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages....

Pentagon chief in Irbil for closer assessment of Mosul fight
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the operation to wrest Mosul from the militants....

Iraqi parliament passes bill banning alcohol
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country's Christian community who rely on the business....

Mosul Today: Iraqi army advances after IS assault on Kirkuk
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of IS militants stormed into the northern city of Kirkuk, setting off two days of clashes and killing at least 80 people, mostly security forces....

Iraqi advances give hope to displaced Christians
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Raeda Paulos could hardly conceal her joy when the television inside her cramped trailer showed Iraqi forces raising the national flag over a church in her hometown, a day after it was freed from Islamic State rule....

US service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. military member assisting Iraqi forces in their push to retake Mosul was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday, marking the first American combat casualty in the campaign to oust the Islamic State group from its last major stronghold in northern Iraq....

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