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Iraq seeks Turkish support in fight against IS

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Iraq and Turkey on Thursday discussed cooperation in countering the threat posed by the Islamic State group, including an Iraqi request for intelligence sharing and the possible delivery of Turkish arms to Iraqi forces, Iraq's prime minister said.  ...

Grisly finds in Iraqi Yazidi village wrested from militants

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HARDAN, Iraq (AP) -- After he fled from this tiny northern Iraqi hamlet four months ago, Hayder Khalef got panicked phone calls from his relatives who had remained behind. They were at that moment being led by Islamic State group gunmen toward a checkpoint on the edge of town....

Iraqi Cabinet approves next year's budget
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Cabinet on Tuesday agreed on a 2015 budget of some $105 billion and sent it to parliament for final approval, a government spokesman said....

Iraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horror
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of Islamic State group extremists after they were taken as slaves last summer, leaving them deeply traumatized, an international watchdog group said in a report issued on Tuesday....

Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show....

Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food....

UK inquiry: Soldiers mistreated Iraqi detainees
LONDON (AP) -- A judge-led inquiry on Wednesday found British soldiers mistreated nine Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle, but it rejected allegations that soldiers murdered and tortured prisoners....

Iraq government combats 'ghost soldier' corruption

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as "ghost soldiers," as part of the prime minister's vow to tackle corruption in the military and regain a foothold in the battle against the Islamic State group, two senior government officials said....
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