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Iraq prepares for new fight against post-Mosul IS

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:28:01 GMT2016-12-09T07:28:01Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- With the Islamic State group's "caliphate" seemingly nearing its downfall in Iraq, the country's security agencies are preparing for a different fight against the militants, shifting away from ground offensives to a focus on intelligence work, surgical airstrikes and a higher level of cooperation with the West....



A lethal mistake leads to a harrowing ambush in Iraq's Mosul

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:52:10 GMT2016-12-08T19:52:10Z

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- As Iraqi forces advanced toward the al-Salam hospital in Mosul earlier this week, encountering only light resistance from Islamic State fighters, commanders decided to seize the facility instead of sweeping the neighborhoods along the road leading to it....



Iraq's parliament speaker says airstrike killed civilians

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:53:53 GMT2016-12-08T13:53:53Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding the Iraqi government responsible....



Amid battle with IS, Iraq parliament approves next budget

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:17:51 GMT2016-12-07T14:17:51Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament has approved next year's budget of about 100.67 trillion Iraqi dinars, or nearly $85.17 billion....



The Latest: Czechs send medics to Iraq for IS battle

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:51:18 GMT2016-12-05T12:51:18Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on Iraq's Mosul offensive (all times local):...