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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.
A Turkish security source said on Friday the forces would provide training for Iraqi troops near Mosul, which is controlled by Islamic State.
A report of the incident emerged just days after a number of "non-Iraqi" sex slaves were transported to Mosul under the direct orders of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Mithal al-Alusi further slammed the Arab World for not recognizing the Islamic State as an Arab-Islamic creation and chided his colleagues for blaming its creation on the West and on Israel.
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Last summer, the militants seized the Mosul dam in northern Iraq and threatened to submerge Baghdad until Kurdish forces drove them back with the help of airstrikes.
The move is seen by residents as a ploy to blur the lines between militants and civilians in the event of an offensive by government forces.
Thirteen of the strikes were near the Iraqi cities of Ramadi, Baghdadi, Bayji, Fallujah, Makhmur, Mosul, Sinjar and Tal Afar.
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