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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.
Officials with the Ministry of Health in Iraq announced Thursday that the first list of names identified in the tragedy will be released next week.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Iraqi officials said Iraqi security forces had also withdrawn from their side of the crossing known as as al-Waleed in Iraq and al-Tanf in Syria.
The jihadist organization, in control of vast swathes of Iraq as well as Syria, is now under the leadership of Abu Alaa al-Afri, a former physics teacher and al-Qaida veteran.
The mere sight of Douri, a wiry man with a red mustache who often wore a military beret, terrified Iraqis who endured what was known as the Republic of Fear.
Kurdish forces have been waging a bitter fight against the Islamic State, videotaping their victories to combat jihadist propaganda.
"Whenever we are able in a piece of land to remove the signs of idolatry and spread monotheism, we will do it," one fighter can be heard saying.
Iraqi forensic teams began excavating 12 suspected mass grave sites thought to hold the corpses of soldiers massacred by ISIS.
The mobilization of the international community against Islamic State might have been slow and insufficient – but it is already bearing fruit.
By YOSSI MELMAN
The amateur page showed a map of the world dotted with Islamic State's trademark Arabic insignia and was crafted by Socialkit, a program that lets users produce do-it-yourself social networks.
Museum reopens after 12 years, thousands of artifacts still missing.
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