Tikrit

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At least 14 victims were actual police officers.
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The militant group is trying to hold off an enormous advance on the occupied city of Mosul.
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According to Reuters correspondent Ned Parker, for example, the US has let "Shi'a militias" "run amok" in Sunni towns. But there is a fundamental problem with this representation.
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So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.
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Even if the French wholeheartedly embraced this plan, it's not going to happen overnight. And a lot of brave soldiers are going to die in the effort -- there is no getting around that. Whether this price is politically acceptable is up to the French people, really. It's for them to decide.
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Rafid Jaboori, a spokesman for Abadi, said the government was "definitely against any message that encourages hatred or intimidation
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"Most of the (paramilitaries) were removed from the city," said Ahmed al-Kraim, the head of the council of Tikrit and its
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One of the policemen held a black-handled knife with a four-to-five-inch blade. The other gripped a folding knife, with a
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There's strength in numbers and its always easier when a coalition can close ranks against a common enemy the way the allies did against the axis powers during the Second World War. But there's also something undeniably intriguing about the prospect of sharing objectives with unlikely partners.
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Two cities, two air campaigns. In many ways completely different from each other, and yet both underscore the growing power and influence of Iran in the Middle East. From Riyadh's perspective, these two conflicts at opposite ends of the Arabian Peninsula are just the opening round.
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Tell me again: Whose side are we on this time?
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Al-Douri says he hopes that the American government, leading a bombing campaign that he openly supports, will take the opportunity
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BEIRUT -- With the Iranian involvement against ISIS in the assault on Tikrit, and the Saudi invasion of Yemen to stem the tide of Iranian influence, we have entered a new Middle Eastern war.
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Conspiracy theories abound in Iraq that the United States created or supports the Islamic State group. Just a short drive
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Military officials in Tikrit said there was no fighting on Monday in the city that was home to more than 250,000 people before
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Jubouri said the process of "organizing troops and waiting for reinforcements" was ongoing and did not say when a fresh effort
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WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday predicted certain victory by Iraqi forces and
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BAGHDAD, March 10 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militia took the center of a town on the northern edge of
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"The situation is frightening," Abu Saif said. "We are more afraid of the Hashid Shaabi, because they are seeking retribution