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1 HOUR AGO - New York Times

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ISIS Kills Kurdish Commander in Surprise Attack on Kirkuk

The assault was repelled but it underscored the ability of the Islamic State to harass Iraq’s cities, despite the American-backed campaign to dislodge the group.

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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Heavy Setback For Iraqi Kurds As Clashes With ISIS Kill Top Commander

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Attacks elsewhere killed 27 people, with twin bombs hitting a crowded market in Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeting pro-government Shiite militiamen who were manning a checkpoint ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Wall Street Journal

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Islamic State Launches Attack on Kirkuk in Iraq

Islamic State militants launched their biggest offensive yet outside the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and tried to penetrate the city itself, in a spate of brazen attacks by the extremist group on Kurdish forces across Iraq.

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4 HOURS AGO - CNN

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Why ISIS wants Kirkuk

CNN's Fred Pleitgen outlines the strategic importance of Kirkuk, Iraq in the fight against ISIS.

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4 HOURS AGO - CNN

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ISIS launches attack on oil-rich Iraqi city

ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the group's stronghold of Mosul.

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