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Iraq Crisis: ISIS Hunting Down Opponents

BBC – Isis rebels have been methodically hunting down non-Sunnis and those opposed to the militants, refugees from the rebel-held towns have told the BBC.

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Iraqi Parliament Delays First Session as ISIS Troubles Continue

CNN – After much anticipation over how it would address the country’s turmoil, Iraq’s new parliament postponed its first session until next week, citing a lack of a quorum.

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Obama Sends More Troops to Iraq to Protect US Embassy

THE GUARDIAN – The Obama administration said on Monday it has sent yet another complement of US troops to safeguard its Baghdad embassy, a measure intended to ward off another Benghazi-style assault on American diplomats.

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Armed US Drones Flying Over Iraq

BBC – Armed US drones are flying over Iraq to protect American military advisers on the ground, say officials.

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ISIS Iraqi Militants Pressing Towards Baghdad

CNN – ISIS fighters tightened their grip Sunday on western Iraq as security forces withdrew from a handful of towns in Anbar province, moving closer to Baghdad.

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Iraq crisis: Fierce battles for Baiji and Tal Afar

BBC – Islamist-led militants and pro-government forces are engaged in fierce battles for the Baiji oil refinery and Tal Afar airport in northern Iraq.

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Iraq Crisis: US to Send 300 Military Advisers to Help Iraqi Army Repel ISIS

THE GUARDIAN – IRAQ CRISIS – Barack Obama announced on Thursday that a contingent up to 300 “military advisers” will be sent to help Iraq’s beleaguered army repel the advance of Sunni insurgents, but insisted the US would not be dragged into another bloody war in the country.

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Iraq Formally Asks US to Engage in Air Strikes Against ISIS Militants

BBC – Iraq has formally called on the US to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have seized several key cities over the past week.

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Iraq: ISIS advances on Baquba as US Moves Firepower to Region

CNN – As Islamic militants continue their murderous advance across Iraq, they have a new target in their sights: the city of Baquba, less than 40 miles north of Baghdad.

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Terrifying Executions by Iraq ISIS Militants

CNN – The Iraqi air force struck back at the militant group ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, killing more than 200 militants, Iraqi state TV reported Monday morning.

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