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The incident is one of the most serious in recent months targeting an areas where US forces are present in Iraq.
"This honor is not just for me," he told the audience at the AJC Global Forum. "It is for all Iraqis who stand up against the fascists and the Iranian threat."
Maliki was the leader of Iraq during a period of intense sectarianism, when pro-Iranian forces were largely seen as increasing their hold on Baghdad.
Iraqi troops had found large stockpiles of sulfur and there were credible reports that Islamic State had used "phosphor projectiles" over Qayyara, close to Mosul.
Iraq's counter-terrorism forces enter city suburbs as Mosul battle goes more smoothly than predicted, but much lies ahead.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Flanked by their four children, they looked behind them to see if any jihadists were still around to carry out their threats of shooting anyone who tried to flee Islamic State.
More than 800 ISIS militants killed -Mosul assault nears city gates.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,REUTERS
As the Iraqi army and Kurds fight side-by-side against ISIS in Mosul, Kurds wonder whether their unique role in fighting extremism will be remembered when the war ends.
The offensive that started on Monday to capture Mosul is expected to become the biggest battle fought in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003.
As massive offensive reaches its fifth day, Kurds liberate more land from ISIS but face stiff resistance.
An offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State began on Monday.
By GIDEON KUTS / MA'ARIV,YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Mosul is the last big city stronghold held by Islamic State in Iraq. Raqqa is the capital of the group in Syria.
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