Iraq War

Islamic State militants attack small Iraq town
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group militants launched an assault Thursday on a small town in western Iraq, a military spokesman said, as the United Nations warned that 10 months of violence in the country has taken a heavy toll on civilians.
Rise of Shiite Militias Could Fracture Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Emboldened by a call to arms by the top Shiite cleric, Iranian-backed militias have moved quickly to the center of Iraq's political landscape, spearheading what its Shiite majority sees as a fight for survival against Sunni militants who control of large swaths of territory nort…
Prosecutors Cite Misleading Testimony in Blackwater
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say a witness in the criminal case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards gave misleading testimony to a grand jury investigating the 2007 Baghdad shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and injured at least 18 others.

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