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VOX on Why and How ISIS Is Losing

ISIS is still a ruthless group, but it no longer has the territorial advantage it has enjoyed for the past 9 months. Obsession with territory is bringing the downfall of ISIS.

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Obama Announces Total Iraq Troop Withdrawal By 2011 Year End

President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, announcing that all U.S. troops will be withdrawing from the country by year’s end as promised in a deal struck before he took office. Partnership with Iraq for regional security to continue.

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56 Killed in al-Qaeda Attack of Government Building in Tikrit

Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Tuesday in an attack that left 56 people dead, including 15 hostages who were shot execution-style. About eight or nine insurgents were involved in the attack that began about 1:00 p.m. local time and last about […]

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VIDEO: Kirkuk, Iraq 3 Car Bomb, 1 Explosion Caught on Camera

A suicide bomber and some booby-trapped cars blew up in the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk Wednesday. Officials said at least 7 were killed and 80 wounded. Police sources report that the first blast wounded an Iraqi police official, the second was aimed at a police patrol, and the third was outside a building used […]

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At Least 50 People Killed, 150 injured at Police Recruitment Center in Tikrit, Iraq

Video shows aftermath of most deadly attack in Iraq since last October 31, 2010. A suicide bomber blew himself up after detonating his explosives belt in a crowd of police recruits on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people and undercutting Iraqi security efforts as the nation struggles to show it can protect itself without foreign […]

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Al Qaeda’s Biggest Attack on Baghdad to Date Kills 120, Injures 300

TUE NOV 02 2010 — Al Qaeda activated 19 car bomb explosions, suicide bombers, and roadside and sticky bombs — assaulting cars at main intersections. Army, police and emergency teams racing to the scenes of disaster were also hit by bombs and offense by Al Qaeda. The public medical system was overloaded. DEBKAfile Al Qaeda’s […]

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Series of Blasts in Baghdad Kills At Least 23 and Injures 36

Four blasts hit four Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday. Explosions hit Kadhimiya in the northwest, Amil in the southwest, and Ur and Zuhour in the northeast. The explosions were related to car bombs or roadside bombs. Four other blasts were reported later in the capital but there was no immediate word on specific […]

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Gunmen Attempt to Storm Iraq’s Central Bank, At Least 15 Killed

Iraqi military say gunmen trying to rob Iraq’s central bank battled security forces for hours Sunday after bombs ripped through a nearby area, leaving at least 15 dead.

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Men in Iraqi Military Uniforms Behead Cleric in Sadiyah

Men wearing Iraqi military uniforms beheaded a Sunni cleric and displayed his head on an electricity pole in the town of Sadiyah, north of Baghdad, where he preached against al-Qaida. Four gunmen entered the house of Abdullah Jassim Shakour Monday morning took the cleric into a room, killed him and exited the house with his […]

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Bomb Attack at Soccer Game Near Mosul, Iraq

A car bomb and at least one suspected suicide bomber killed at least eight people in Mosul, Iraq and wounded around 120 during a soccer match on Friday in northern Iraq. The blasts ocurred in Tal Afar, a town predominantly inhabited by Shi’ite Turkmen about 40 miles west of the city of Mosul, where Sunni […]

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