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Iraq political turmoil 2016

Iraqis camped out in Baghdad's Green Zone announce withdrawal, spokeswoman says - Reuters

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Iraq

UN: 741 Iraqis were killed and 1,374 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2016

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to 40 others, Iraqi officials say - AP

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Iraq political turmoil 2016

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says security situation in Baghdad is under control; calls on demonstrators to return to designated protest areas

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Iraq political turmoil 2016

State of emergency declared in Baghdad, gates to city closed, says Brig. Gen. Saad Mann - NBC News

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Iraq political turmoil 2016

Anti-government protesters loyal to Iraqi Shiite cleric breach wall surrounding Baghdad Green Zone - AP

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Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)

Witnesses: Supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm Baghdad's green zone, enter parliament - Reuters

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Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)

Officials: at least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city's southeast - AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Vice President Biden makes surprise visit to Iraq to urge leaders to resolve crippling political crisis that's hindering efforts to defeat Islamic State - AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Foreign Office: 2 Britons and an Irishman freed in Iraq after being held on way home from fighting Islamic State - BBC

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to fight Islamic State group in Iraq amid push to retake key city of Mosul - AP

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Vine: Service dog Lucca, who lost a leg during service tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, receives animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross - @joetidy

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obituaries

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at age 65, says firm; was 1st woman to win Pritzker prize - @BBCBreaking

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Suicide bomber kills 26, wounds 71 south of Baghdad, says security official - Reuters

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Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)

Rocket attack kills US service member at base in northern Iraq, official says - CNN

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Secretary of State John Kerry to announce he finds Islamic State is committing genocide in Iraq and Syria, sources say - AP, Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Purported head of Islamic State group's chemical weapons unit, Sleiman Daoud al-Afari, captured by US forces in Iraq, say Iraqi intelligence officials - AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Update: Suicide attack south of Baghdad kills at least 31 people, including 24 civilians, Iraqi officials say - AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Suicide attack against checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least 11 people, wounds dozens, officials say - AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Iraq officials say death toll from Islamic State group's market bombings Sunday in Baghdad climbs to 73 - AP

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