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U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Turkey's purge of military leaders is hurting efforts to defeat the Islamic State militant group.

U.S.: Turkish Military Purge Hurts Battle Against IS

Turkey's purge of its military after a failed coup attempt is hindering cooperation with U.S. military and intelligence operations against the Islamic State militant group, U.S. officials have said. More

Deadly Car Bomb Hits Iraqi Province

A suicide attacker detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a crowded security checkpoint in Iraq's Diyala Province on July 25, killing at least 11 people, officials said. More

Iraqi workers clean the pavement as security forces stand guard at the site of a deadly suicide bombing near a Shi'ite shrine in Baghdad on July 24.

Suicide Bomber Hits Baghdad Checkpoint

A suicide bomber has struck a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing and wounding many. More

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has pledged to retake Mosul by the end of the year. (file photo)

U.S.-Led Coalition Meet To Prepare Operation To Retake Islamic State Stronghold In Iraq

Leading military and diplomatic figures from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) extremist group met on July 21 to prepare for a major assault on the militants' Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. More

Iraqi children from the city of Fallujah are among an estimated 3.3 million Iraqis displaced by the war with Islamic State.

Donors Aim To Raise $2 Billion For Iraq

The United Nations, the United States, and other donor nations say they aim to raise more than $2 billion this week for war-torn Iraq during a pledging conference in Washington. More

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IS Has 'Metastasized,' Says Pulitzer Winner

Far from appearing out of nowhere, the radical Islamic State group is the result of a transformation rooted in the Sunni insurgency that followed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, argues Joby Warrick

Explainer: What's Behind Sudden Clashes In Northwestern Iran?

Clashes erupted this month between Kurdish fighters and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other. Why the sudden flare-up?
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