Death toll from Baghdad hotel bombings rises to 15

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The death toll from car bombs that targeted two prominent hotels in Baghdad a day earlier rose to 15 people…

US defense chief’s criticism of Iraqis raises questions

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The Islamic State group’s takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter…

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria’s Palmyra

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Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters…

Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

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As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s largest Sunni province…

Islamic State killed hundreds as it took Iraq’s Ramadi

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Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 Iraqi civilians and soldiers as they captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi…