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Air strike that killed Iraqi soldiers appears to have been by U.S. plane: Carter

By Yeganeh Torbati ON BOARD THE USS KEARSARGE (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft appears to have mistakenly carried out an air strike that killed Iraqi security forces near the city…

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Carter, on visit to Baghdad, seeks to step up U.S. Islamic State fight

By Yeganeh Torbati BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was on Wednesday hoping to discuss with Iraqi officials Washington's offer of attack helicopters & advisers to assist retake…

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New laws to ease doctor shortage see long delays, criticism

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law offered a first-of-its-kind solution to the physician shortage plaguing thousands of U.S. communities: Medical school graduates could start treating patients immediately,…

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Iraq says Russia, Iran, Syria cooperating on security issues in Baghdad

By Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq said on Saturday that its military officials were engaged in intelligence & security cooperation in Baghdad with Russia, Iran & Syria to counter…

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Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

BAGHDAD (AP) — It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the…

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Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in…

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IS claims Baghdad bombing that killed 15

Baghdad (AFP) – The Islamic State group Sunday claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack outside a popular Baghdad restaurant that killed 15 people, including four policemen & a media…

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Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in Baghdad killings

By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison & three others received 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre of 14…

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McCain to Obama on Netanyahu: ‘Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President’

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ripped President Barack Obama on Sunday over the administration’s response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory. “The president should obtain over it,” McCain said…

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'Dirty Brigades': US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes

U.S.-trained & armed Iraqi military units, the key to the American strategy against ISIS, are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities as the terror group, American &…

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