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More than 50 Bodies, including 2 Children, Found in Iraq

CNN – Iraq witnessed another violent day Wednesday as the country’s security and political crises deepen. More than 50 unidentified bodies were found in the predominantly Shiite town of Alexandria on Wednesday, Iraqi security officials said.

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Isis Rebels Declare ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria

BBC – Islamist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.

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Iraq Attempts to Keep Militants Off Social Media

BBC – Alongside their efforts on the ground, Jihadist fighters in Iraq have waged a propaganda war on social media in the past few weeks, posting graphic images, promotional videos and updates of their campaign to overthrow the government.

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US Troop Advisors Arrive in Iraq

BBC – The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work, the Pentagon has said.

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US to Give Support if Iraq Unites Against Militants

CNN – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraqi leaders Monday as radical Sunni militants continue their march toward Baghdad during the country’s tensest time since the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2011.

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Iraq Crisis: Key Refineries Captured by Sunni Rebels

BBC – Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country’s main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad.

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Sunni Militants Seize Iraq Western Border Crossing

BBC – The Iraqi government appears to have lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jordan.

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Iraqi Militants Seize More Towns

BBC – Iraqi Militants – Sunni militants say they have seized a strategically important border crossing and two towns along the Euphrates river in continued fighting in Iraq.

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