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Freed from Mosul, Iraqi brothers carry scars of Islamic State rule

Freed from Mosul, Iraqi brothers carry scars of Islamic State rule

His right arm strapped with a tourniquet and numbed by anaesthetic, Azad Hassan sat before the crowd waiting for Islamic State militants to chop off his hand as a punishment. First, he had watch them do the same to his brother. Freed from Islamic State rule in Mosul by Iraqi forces who are fighting to […]

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Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

May 21, BAGHDAD AP — The latest spiral of violence — which has claimed more than 240 lives in the past week — carries the hallmarks of the two sides that brought nearly nonstop chaos to Iraq for years: Sunni insurgents, including al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq, and Shiite militias defending their newfound power after Saddam […]

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