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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Islamic extremists shot 80 Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses reported Saturday. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an […]

08/16/2014

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Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

The Pentagon says the U.S. has now delivered more than 85,000 meals and more than 20,000 gallons of fresh drinking water to tens of thousands of members of a religious minority seeking shelter on a […]

08/12/2014

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Bob Costantini: 300 military advisers now heading to Iraq

President Obama is dispatching 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He is also challenging Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister to create a more inclusive government or risk […]

06/20/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Analysis: Obama plan leaves Iraq mostly on its own

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq. The restrained American military aid now being offered to defend Baghdad against a ferocious Sunni insurgency reaffirms […]

06/20/2014

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