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Portraits of loss: Victims of the Baghdad bombing


BAGHDAD (AP) — Taha Abbas recites the names of the dead– Hassan, Ali, Issa, Mustafa — and flips through pictures on his phone of smartly dressed young men with coiffed hair striking poses. Nearly a dozen of his friends were killed last Sunday when the Islamic State group carried out …

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Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul


BAGHDAD (AP) – U.S. and coalition forces will use the newly retaken air base in Qayara as a staging hub, as Iraqi security forces move forward in the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday as he arrived in Iraq. Carter, who …

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