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Iraq: Death toll from IS-claimed bombing climbs to 149


BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 149 from Sunday’s devastating truck bombing at a bustling Baghdad commercial street as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered new security measures in the country’s capital. The bombing, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the deadliest terror attack …

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After IS defeat, Fallujah victory takes on sectarian tones


FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) – A highway overpass in Fallujah is plastered with Shiite banners, graffiti and posters of militia leaders, a virtual shrine to victory over the Islamic State group in this majority Sunni Muslim city. The fight to wrest Fallujah from IS control appears to have inflicted considerably less …

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