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Apr 21, 2014 — Radical rebel groups in Syria and Iraq have gained the upper hand over moderates with Mafia-style protection rackets that force ordinary Iraqis to hand over millions across the border.
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Feb 10, 2014 — Iraqi officials believe a belt packed with explosives detonated as an instructor was conducting a demonstration. About 20 militants were killed and 15 or so were wounded. It appears that no innocent bystanders were hurt.
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Jan 16, 2014 — The Marine Corps is looking into images obtained by the entertainment website TMZ. They appear to show U.S. Marines burning the corpses of Iraqi fighters during the 2004 battles in Fallujah.
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Jan 4, 2014 — Al-Qaida fighters are attacking police stations and local officials. Sunni militias, who have battled al-Qaida in the past, are exerting themselves in other parts of the city. Government forces have pulled back, allowing freedom of movement for fighters from all sides.
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Nov 29, 2013 — The discovery is reminiscent of the period following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq when Sunni and Shiite death squads roamed the streets. More than 5,000 people have been killed this year, making it one of the deadliest years in Iraq since violence hit a peak in 2006-'07.
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Oct 31, 2013 — Violence is rising again in Iraq, with at least 5,000 people killed this year. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wants U.S. military hardware to fight back. He's also seen as a key figure when it comes to developments in Iran and Syria.
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Oct 6, 2013 — Part of the school building reportedly collapsed as a result of the blast. At least 12 students and their principal died in the attack on an elementary school, according to reports.
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Sep 30, 2013 — Most of the explosions struck areas with large Shiite populations; news agencies report as many as 13 or 14 separate explosions.
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Sep 21, 2013 — In Sadr City, a bombing attack has killed dozens of people, with the death toll continuing to rise Saturday. Multiple reports are citing at least 65 deaths in the attack, one of several in Iraq today.
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Sep 12, 2013 — The world's spotlight is on Syria, but its neighbor Iraq also faces rising violence. Extremists linked to al-Qaida are behind many of the attacks that have targeted civilians and the country's security forces.
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