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The Iraqi army leaves Iraq-Syria border west of Anbar,

  While the United States vowed support to Iraqi leaders on Wednesday, as they combat a militant offensive that has seized a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, the White House suggested air strikes were not at the top … read more

United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation’s north, officials said Wednesday. But the Obama administration offered only tepid … read more

Iraq : The rising star of new global jihad

By By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of radical Sunni fighters who have made rapid military advances in Iraq is the rising star of global jihad, driven, Islamist fighters say, by an unbending determination to fight for and … read more

Iraq : Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in Mosul

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Wednesday, 11 June 2014 Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and efforts are under way to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff, two Turkish government sources … read more

Iraq authorities are determined to recapture Mosul

Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul after most of it was overrun by al-Qaida-inspired militants, the provincial governor said Wednesday after … read more

Sunni insurgents close in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery

TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) – Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group closed in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery on Wednesday after seizing the northern city of Mosul in a devastating show of strength against the Shi’ite-led government. Security sources … read more

The battle for Mosul – Militants overrun parts of key Iraqi city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic militants overran parts of Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, on Tuesday, driving security forces from their posts and seizing the provincial government headquarters, security bases and other key buildings. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked parliament to declare … read more

BREAKING :Iraq militants storm university , take dozens of students

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen have stormed a university in the restive Anbar province west of Baghdad and are holding dozens of students hostage, Iraqi officials said Saturday. Police and army officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when gunmen … read more