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The Latest: Iraqi forces take control of IS 'sniper' village
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on the Iraqi government forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):...

New trauma unit to help former Islamic State sex slaves
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DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape....

Ex-Iraqi soldier tells German court he held heads on orders
BERLIN (AP) -- A former Iraqi army soldier has admitted at the start of his war-crimes trial in Germany that he posed for a photo holding the severed heads of two Islamic State fighters killed in combat, but said he was only following orders....

New hope for Yazidi women raped and tortured by IS fighters
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DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- It's been less than two weeks since Perwin Ali Baku escaped the Islamic State group, after more than two years in captivity, bought and sold from fighter to fighter and carted from Iraq to Syria and then back again....

Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began....

Iraq says proven oil reserves rise to 153 billion barrels
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq says new exploration has revealed an additional 10 billion barrels of oil, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels....

Iraqi forces launch push to take western Mosul from IS
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began....

Iraqis risk all to spy on Islamic State militants in Mosul
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MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi intelligence agent knew something was wrong. An Islamic State group member working for him as an informant in the city of Mosul called him on his mobile, but he didn't identify himself by the code name they always used in their communications. Then the informant started talking to him about selling his car....

Food is harder to find in west Mosul, say fleeing Iraqis
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KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- Umm Mohammed decided to flee western Mosul after her husband told her the alternative was that they starve....

AP PHOTOS: Iraqis displaced from Mosul marry in refugee camp
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KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- A bleak refugee camp in northern Iraq saw a rare outpouring of joy on Thursday as Hussein Danoon and Shahad Abed celebrated their wedding less than a month after fleeing the fighting in Mosul....

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