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24 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August: U.N.

At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the United Nations said on Monday, as sectarian violence raged in the center and north of the country. Another 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee, the U.N. added, as Islamic State militants, who have grabbed large areas of territory since June, pushed into land controlled by ...

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25 MINS AGO - Boston Herald

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UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

GENEVA — Iraq's government asked the U.N.'s top human rights body Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.Diplomats were weighing the request at a daylong special session of the 47-nation Human Rights Council on Iraq and the extremist group. A draft resolution put ...

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44 MINS AGO - Miami Herald

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UN says Iraq deaths drop to 1,420 in August

The United Nations says the number of Iraqis reported killed in violence has ebbed slightly in August compared to the previous month, with some 1,420 killed.

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58 MINS AGO - Der Spiegel

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Islamist Influx: Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

Germany on Sunday presented the list of weapons it plans to send to the Kurds in northern Iraq. Some of them, though, may end up being used against former German soldiers. SPIEGEL has learned that 20 ex-Bundeswehr troops have joined jihadists in the region.

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58 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Iraq presses fightback after breaking months-long jihadist siege

Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by American strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking the 11-week siege of a Shiite town. The breakthrough to the town of Amerli is the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since militants led by the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group overran much of the Sunni Arab ...

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