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Iraqi commanders are preparing to dislodge Islamic State group fighters from pockets of territory in Fallujah's northern and western neighborhoods where the militants have dug in after largely fleeing their positions in the city center last week

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FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi commanders are preparing to dislodge Islamic State group fighters from pockets of territory in Fallujah's northern and western neighborhoods where the militants have dug in after largely fleeing their positions in the city center last week....

The U.S.-led coalition says Fallujah is approximately one-third "cleared" of the Islamic State group, days after the Iraqi government declared victory in the city west of Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on Iraq's battle against the Islamic State group (all times local):...

UN humanitarian chief releases $15 million in emergency aid to provide life-saving assistance to more than 85,000 people forced to flee recent fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. humanitarian chief has released $15 million in emergency aid to provide life-saving assistance to more than 85,000 people forced to flee recent fighting and military operations in the Iraqi city of Fallujah....

New Zealand says it will keep its small contingent of troops in Iraq for an additional 18 months as it continues to back the U.S.-led coalition's efforts to defeat the Islamic State group
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand announced Monday that it plans to keep its small contingent of troops in Iraq for an additional 18 months as it continues to back the U.S.-led coalition's efforts to defeat the Islamic State group....

The Christian militias fighting the Islamic State group in northern Iraq hope that a new House of Representatives bill will pave the way for U.S. financial aid and direct military assistance

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ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) -- Clutching his rifle intently, the Iraqi recruit maneuvered between piles of bricks and cement obstacles. The sound of shooting pierced the air and he jumped behind a wall, lifted his rifle and imitated the staccato sound of gunfire....

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that at least one U.S. Apache helicopter has been used for the first time in combat in Iraq
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday that at least one U.S. Apache helicopter has been used for the first time in combat in Iraq....

A 28-year-old Yazidi in Iraq is on a personal quest to collect evidence of the Islamic State group's devastating attack on his community in August 2014

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DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- The walls and even the windows of Bahzad Farhan Murad's office are covered with lists. They name the thousands of people who were killed or are still missing after the Islamic State group launched an attack on unarmed Yazidi communities in northwestern Iraq nearly two years ago....
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