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Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'
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MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret....

UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said Thursday....

Iran's top leader opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has spoken out against a referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurds set for later this year....

French, Iraqi journalists killed in Mosul mine blast
PARIS (AP) -- A French video journalist and an Iraqi colleague have been killed in a mine blast while covering the operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul....

Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi prime minister is reaching out to regional powers such as Saudi Arabia and Iran for support for his anti-terror campaign....

UN believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul's Old City where Islamic State extremists want to keep them as human shields - and are shooting people trying to flee, the U.N. humanitarian chief in Iraq said Friday....

UN won't play any role in Iraqi Kurds' independence vote
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations said it will not be "engaged in any way or form" in the process surrounding the independence referendum in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region planned for September....

Iraq: Food poisoning strikes hundreds at camp for displaced
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HASSAN SHAM U2 CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday....

Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide attacker blew himself up in a market south of the capital Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 21 people while another bomb in a nearby city wounded five others, police and medical officials said....

The Latest: Iraq criticizes plan for Kurd independence vote
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The Latest on developments concerning Iraq (all times local):...

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