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IS Takes Over Last Iraq-Syria Border Crossing

The Islamic State consolidated its gains May 21, overrunning Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi and seizing the last border crossing between Iraq and Syria controlled by the Damascus government. More

Obama Says U.S. Not Losing To IS

U.S. President Barack Obama has admitted that the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to Islamic State group was a "tactical setback" but said, "I don't think we're losing" the fight against the militants. More

Russia, Iraq To Expand Military Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said during talks with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on May 21 that Moscow and Baghdad are expanding military cooperation. More

Abadi and Medvedev in Moscow

Abadi In Russia For IS Help

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has met his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, during a visit to Moscow aimed at boosting cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. More

WATCH: Iraqis Fleeing Ramadi Stream Across A Bridge Into Baghdad

Video U.S. Delivers Antitank Weapons Amid Criticism Of Iraq War Strategy

The United States will deliver 1,000 antitank weapons to Iraq in June to combat Islamic State suicide bombings like those that helped the group seize Ramadi, a senior U.S. State Department official said May 20 More

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Daghestani Militant Blows Up Over IS Suicide-Bomber Nepotism

Kamil Abu Sultan ad-Daghestani has complained that Saudi militants in Iraq are putting their friends and relatives forward for cushy suicide-bombing missions in Iraq, leaving Chechens without opportunities to blow themselves up. More
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Features & Commentary

Iraqi Battle Plans Altered By IS Capture Of Ramadi

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State (IS) militants has changed the way Iraq is trying to confront the Sunni-led extremists -- with Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia fighters being brought in to defend Sunni tribal lands.

Photogallery Mobilizing For Mosul: Czech Scholars Work To Save Town's Heritage

A team of Czech archaeologists has embarked on a project to try and map the impact of the Islamic State group's destructive activities in Mosul, Iraq.

Iran's Role In Iraq's Fight Against IS

As the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants intensifies, Iran's military role has become increasingly evident.
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