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FILE - In this May 30, 2013, file photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. The wife of a former senior leader of the Islamic State has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of Mueller. The Justice Department on Feb. 8, 2016 announced charges against 25-year-old Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, who's also known as Umm Sayyaf. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener, File)

Iraqi woman charged with role in US female hostage’s death

The case was brought one year after Mueller was confirmed dead by her family and the Obama administration, though it’s not clear when or if Umm Sayyaf will be brought to the US to stand trial.

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Agencies verifying reports on Indians killed by ISIS

“Subsequent to a brief interrogation, the Sharia Court decided to behead the dissidents on charges of treason,” Ara news said.

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ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: Report

ISIS considers jihadis who leave their posts without permission as traitors and enemies of its so-called Caliphate.

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, Friday, Dec. 11, 2105, during a news conference following a meeting with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon at the Pentagon.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Pentagon lays out plan to take back Mosul, Raqqa from Islamic State

Carter’s speech offered an upbeat assessment of the anti-IS campaign, saying that coalition-backed forces, supported by the airstrikes, are taking back territory and going after the groups finances.


Baghdad mall attack: Gunmen kill at least 18, IS claims responsibility

The officials initially described the attack as a hostage situation, estimating that 50 people were trapped inside the complex.

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Islamic State suicide bombers kill 15 at Iraqi military base

Islamic State, the militant group controlling swathes of Iraq’s north and west, claimed responsibility for the blasts in a statement distributed by supporters online.

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IS militants, booby-trapped houses in Iraq’s Ramadi to delay civilians’ return

Much of the centre of the Anbar provincial capital still needs to be cleared of explosives laid by the jihadist insurgents who had seized the city in May, the coalition said.

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Iraq FM tells Turkey to pull out of north, threatens action

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Wednesday that Baghdad will continue to pursue peaceful means, but that if there is no other solution and if “fighting is imposed on us, we will consider it to protect our sovereignty.”

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Video shows heavy gunfight with IS before Iraqi army takes over Ramadi

In the video, Iraqi forces are shown moving into Ramadi with all guns blazing.

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Calm prevails after Iraq troops routed Islamic State from Ramadi center

Ramadi fell to IS in May, marking a major setback for Iraqi forces and the US-led campaign.

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US hails ouster of ISIS from Ramadi by Iraqi forces

Iraq had yesterday declared that it had liberated Ramadi and was conducting combing operations in the area to check for bombs or booby traps left behind by ISIS fighters.

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Iraqi troops close in on last Islamic State foothold in Ramadi

Recapturing Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, would be one of the most important victories achieved by Iraq’s armed forces since Islamic State swept across a third of the country in 2014.


Video shows French jets use cruise missiles for the 1st time against IS in Iraq

France used SCALP long-range missiles as part of a coordinated bombing raid that targeted a command center, logistics depot and a training site in western Iraq.

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Turkey troops near Mosul ‘violating international law’: Iraq

President Fuad Masum says Saturday that the move is contributing to increased tensions in the region. He calls the troops a “violation of international norms, laws and Iraq’s national sovereignty.”

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Iraq officials: Suicide bombing at Baghdad service kills 17

The official says the bomber detonated his explosives’ vest on Friday at the service in the southwestern Baghdad suburb of Hay al-Amal. At least 43 people were wounded.

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