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US official: More airstrikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued strikes. The militants released a video Tuesday showing U.S. journalist James Foley being beheaded....

A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil....

Key events on Sunni militants surge in Iraq
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- A timeline of key events in Iraq as the Islamic State extremist group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, started to grab land in the Sunni heartland of western and northern Iraq....

UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries....

US launches airstrikes near Irbil and Mosul Dam
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil and the Mosul Dam....

Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed
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When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the world's top diplomat ducked and looked unsettled. Al-Maliki, however, never flinched, and dismissed the attack as "nothing."...

Canada to bring arms to Kurds in Iraq
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada is committing two cargo planes to move military supplies into northern Iraq as part of the international effort to bolster Kurdish forces against Islamic militants....

Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship
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NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraq's rapidly expanding world of the displaced....

Germany to fly humanitarian aid to Iraq
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's defense minister says her country plans to fly 35 tons of humanitarian aid to northern Iraq and is still considering what military help it could send....

Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum....

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