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Iraqi fighters stand next to a wall bearing the Islamic State group flag in western Anbar province on November 3, 2017

International Community Reluctant to Pay for Post-Islamic State Reconstruction of Iraq

The damage inflicted on Iraq by the rise and fall of the Islamic State (ISIS) is horrendous, with cities like the former ISIS stronghold of Mosul virtually leveled. Baghdad puts the damage at roughly $100 billion, which is an impressive level of vandalism from a group President Barack Obama famously dismissed as the “junior varsity team” of terrorism. Unfortunately for Iraq, donor nations are not lining up to finance the reconstruction.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: U.S President Donald Trump speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron after posing for the family photo at the start of the the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Leaders of the G20 group of nations are meeting for the July 7-8 summit. …

Trump, French President Unite for Resolution Between Kurds and Baghdad in Iraq

U.S. President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, have agreed on the need for northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Shiite-led Baghdad to resolve their Kurdish independence efforts-linked differences through dialogue, according to the White House.

FILE - In this undated file photo released online in the summer of 2014 on a militant social media account, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a …

Islamic State Suicide Bombers Kill 17, Wound 28 in Baghdad

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) jihadists killed at least 17 people and injured 28 others in Baghdad, a testament to the ongoing threat it poses to Iraq despite the dramatic losses it has suffered at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition and its local allies.

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Kurdish Leader: Kurds ‘Revising’ Ties to U.S. After Trump Refused Support

The Trump administration’s opposition to the independence referendum approved by northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has prompted the Kurds to consider “revising” its mutually beneficial relationship with the United States, according to the region’s former president.

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Iraqi PM Demands Kurdish Peshmerga Allows Baghdad to Command It

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appeared to extend an olive branch to the breakaway Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in remarks in Paris on Thursday, urging Kurdish Peshmerga military forces to “work together” with Baghdad’s army.

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Shiite-Led Baghdad Punishes Kurdish Lawmakers for Independence Referendum

Shiite-led Arab lawmakers in Baghdad, Iraq, are punishing their Kurdish counterparts for voting in the independence referendum held by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq last week, banning them from participating in parliament and urging the country’s judicial branch to take punitive measures against them.

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) members carry food as they walk in the Old City of Mosul on July 3, 2017 during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Iraqi forces have been closing in on the Old City in west Mosul for months, but …

Iraqi Forces Recapture Tal Afar Center from Islamic State

Iraqi forces have driven the Islamic State from central Tal Afar and its historic citadel, they said Saturday, placing them on the verge of fully recapturing one of the last IS strongholds in the country.

Minnesota Brothers Deny Terror Ties After Police Find Weapons Materials in Car

Minnesota Brothers Deny Terror Ties After Police Allegedly Find Weapons in Car

There are reportedly “growing concerns” over the arrest of two Middle Eastern brothers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this month. The men reportedly had what was described as an arsenal of bombing-making materials, replete with guns, ammunition, and bomb-making materials in their car.

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Mattis in Iraq: We’re Not Here For Your Oil

The U.S. military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil”, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday.

In this Sunday, July 3, 2016 photo, civilians carry the body of a victim killed in a massive suicide truck bomb attack in Karada, Iraq. Iraq’s deadliest single bombing in 13 years of war has turned the Baghdad district where it took place into the centerpiece in an increasingly bitter …

Suicide Bomb Attack Targets Baghdad Market

A suicide bomber blew up a car at the entrance of Baghdad’s main vegetable market on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, security officials and medics said.