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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.
The idea of a territorial Caliphate is indeed going kaput, but the Islamic State is expected to go back to its roots - trying to carry out terror attacks anywhere it can.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Mosul is the last major stronghold of ISIS in Iraq and its headquarters in the country. The Islamist group recently lost Dabiq in Syria to a coalition of Syrian rebel groups
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The assault on Mosul is backed the US-led coalition and could be one be the biggest military operations in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
When ISIS demanded al-Jughayfa’s surrender, the sheikh replied: "We’ll fight to the death."
The success of the Falluja operation launched on May 23 gives fresh momentum to Iraqi forces in the campaign to retake Mosul.
Saturday's mission, which US officials said was authorized by President Barack Obama and included multiple drones, showed the US was prepared to go after the Taliban leadership in Pakistan.
Khairuldeen Mahkzoomi, an Iraqi refugee who escaped Saddam Hussein's regime, was escorted from a Southwest flight and interrogated for saying a traditional Arabic farewell.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The diplomat suggested that Israel demand visits take place in broad daylight.
By HERB KEINON
"We estimate in the millions of dollars... from all their illicit stuff: oil, looting, extortion," a US defense official told AFP on the condition of anonymity.
Ramadi is the capital of Iraq’s Al Anbar province, only 120 km. down the road from Baghdad.
By MICHAEL WILNER
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