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FEB 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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New ISIS Video Allegedly Shows Peshmerga Fighters In Cages

In a disturbing propaganda video released online Saturday, footage purports to show Islamic State militants holding 21 peshmerga fighters prisoner in metal cages. In the slow-motion opening shots of the video, armed militants lead the captives towards the camera through an empty concrete lot and around what appears to be a Chevrolet Suburban SUV. The prisoners are then forced into ...

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FEB 19, 2015 - Seattle Times

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Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group

Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds against the Arab-led government in Baghdad.

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FEB 19, 2015 - Fox News

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War on Islamic State group makes for uneasy alliances in divided Iraq

Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds against the Arab-led government in Baghdad.

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FEB 17, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Uneasy alliance of Kurds, Shiites formed in northern Iraq

All of this unsettles Kurdish leaders and residents who have sought for years to carve out a semiautonomous homeland in northern Iraq and since last summer have been battling the Sunni extremists from the Islamic State to keep hold of Kirkuk. Last month, IS fighters — aided by what the Kurds say was a Sunni sleeper cell in the city ...

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FEB 17, 2015 - Seattle Times

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Iraq Shiite militias rush to defend oil-rich Kirkuk from IS

Shiite prayers billow from a mosque loudspeaker at a sprawling Iraqi military base on the fringes of the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk as Shiite militiamen, most of them in mismatched military fatigues, shuttle back and forth to nearby front-lines, eager for a taste of victory against the Islamic State group.

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