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Army forces fight off ISIL terrorists in northern Iraq On Wednesday, Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari voiced opposition to the presence of foreign military forces on the country's territory for the purpose of battling...

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Iraq retakes strategic oil town of Baiji from jihadists Iraqi government forces reached within half a mile of the country's biggest refinery on Friday, the closest they have come to breaking an...

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Australian forces destroy Islamic State targets in Iraq “Responsibility to lead a large multinational force conducting a strike mission in Iraq is recognition of the exceptional skills and professionalism of Australia's ATG personnel,”...

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Dempsey Weighs Frontline Role for U.S. Troops in Iraq 14 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama's top military adviser said more U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq for a “long and difficult” fight against Islamic State, as military planners...

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Two weeks in and the Canadian military is having difficulty finding targets in … Two weeks into Canada's six-month mission in Iraq, the Canadian Forces is having a hard time finding Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS)...

US forces start training Iraqi troops The American forces' presence in Anbar is part of a plan to expand the US mission in Iraq, with the goal of fighting the...

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Iraq retakes strategic oil town from jihadists KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi forces recaptured the strategic oil town of Beiji Friday in a significant victory over the ISIS, as the U.N. accused the jihadists of crimes against humanity in neighboring...

Chuck Hagel touts progress in the fight against ISIS in Iraq "Since I testified before this committee two months ago, our campaign against ISIL has made progress. ISIL's advance in parts of...

General Says US Forces May Need To Be Deployed With Iraqi Troops Dempsey said he was “not predicting at this point” that he will recommend that...

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Iraq air force hits ISIL positions in Anbar, Salahuddin provinces The announcement came after military forces took control of the Maleha village in Salahuddin after heavy clashes with the Takfiri ISIL militants there....

Military Chief Weighs Frontline Role for US Troops in Iraq President Barack Obama's top military adviser said more U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq for a “long and difficult” fight against Islamic State, as military planners assess the...

In Iraq, forces join together in rare show of sectarian unity … himself the caliph, or supreme leader, of the vast areas of territory in Iraq and Syria under IS control. Despite the airstrikes by...

Iraq military: Troops take center of refinery town Retaking Beiji, 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, could allow Iraqi forces a base to attack neighboring Tikrit, taken by the extremists after their lightning advance this...

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special forces moving into Iraq Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australian special forces are moving into Iraq to take the fight against Islamic State militants into a new phase. Abbott announced the new...

Australia may send up to 400 additional troops to Iraq Up to 400 additional Australian troops could be sent to Iraq to train local forces but will remain "behind the wire" on bases where...

Canadian military aircraft have conducted 62 sorties over Iraq On 11 November, a series of coalition missions were conducted where ISIL was known to operate near Bayji, north of Baghdad, in support of Iraqi security forces'...

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Govt mulling extra forces for Iraq The government is reportedly considering sending up to 400 extra troops to Iraq. The move follows calls from US President Barack Obama at the APEC summit this week for...

Obama plans to double US force in Iraq President Obama authorized Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday to send up to 1,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the force the United States has built up since June to...

Iraq forces and militants battle for control of Baiji Iraqi officials said Tuesday that government forces had captured Baiji after fierce battles for the city, home to the nation's largest...