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In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. (Militant website via AP, file)

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I told you I'd end the war in Iraq and I ended it ... (Illustration by Gary Varvel for Creators Syndicate)

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Mourners chant slogans against the Islamic State militant group as they carry the flag-draped coffins of three members of Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who were killed in Ramadi during fighting with Islamic State militants, according to their families, during funeral procession in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/ Jaber al-Helo)

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Iraq's Shiite paramilitaries claimed to have taken charge of driving the Islamic State out from the western province of Anbar. However, Pentagon officials decry what they see as an unfocused White House plan to rout the terror group. (Reuters)

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In this undated photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. The Islamic State group is notorious for the atrocities it committed as it overran much of Syria and neighboring Iraq. But to its supporters, it is engaged in an ambitious project: building a new nation ruled by what radicals see as "God's law," made up of Muslims from around the world whose old nationalities have been erased to unite in the "caliphate." (Militant website via AP)

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A woman who fled Ramadi holds a child in a camp in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, Iraq, on Friday. (Associated Press)

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Local residents and Sunni tribal fighters welcome newly arriving Iraqi Shiite Hezbollah Brigade militiamen, brandishing their flag, who are joining the fight against Islamic State group militants in Khalidiya, 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

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In this April 23, 2015, file photo, Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters regain control of the northern neighborhoods, after overnight heavy clashes with Islamic State group militants, in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Civilians flee their hometown of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Monday, May 18, 2015. Islamic State militants searched door-to-door for policemen and pro-government fighters and threw bodies in the Euphrates River in a bloody purge Monday after capturing the strategic city of Ramadi, their biggest victory since overrunning much of northern and western Iraq last year. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said candidates should answer the question about whether, knowing what they know now, they would support the invasion of Iraq, which led to more than 4,000 American troops killed and ongoing turmoil in the region. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said candidates should answer the question about whether, knowing what they know now, they would support the invasion of Iraq, which led to more than 4,000 American troops killed and ongoing turmoil in the region. (Associated Press)

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More than 140,000 Iraqi civilians have fled Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, located 70 miles west of Baghdad as Islamic State militants searched door to door for policemen and pro-government fighters and then threw their bodies in the Euphrates River in a bloody purge Monday. (Associated Press)

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refugees: More than 140,000 Iraqi civilians have fled Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, located 70 miles west of Baghdad as Islamic State militants searched door to door for policemen and pro-government fighters and then threw their bodies in the Euphrates River in a bloody purge Monday. (Associated Press)

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Al Qaeda fighters wave flags as they patrol the streets in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq, March 20, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Displaced Iraqis from Ramadi rest and gather at the Bzebiz bridge after spending the night walking toward Baghdad, as they flee their hometown, 65 km west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 16, 2015. Islamic State militants seized the center of Ramadi in western Iraq and raised their black flag over the government compound, local officials said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)

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Displaced Iraqis from Ramadi rest gather at the Bzebiz bridge after spending the night walking towards Baghdad, as they flee their hometown, 65 km west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 16, 2015. Islamic State militants seized the center of Ramadi in western Iraq and raised their black flag over the government compound, local officials said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)

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Security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists during sand storm in the eastern part of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Islamic State extremists tend to take advantage of bad weather when they attack Iraqi security forces positions, an Iraqi officer said. (AP Photo)

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Security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists during sand storm in the eastern part of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Islamic State extremists tend to take advantage of bad weather when they attack Iraqi security forces positions, an Iraqi officer said. (AP Photo)

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Security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists during sand storm in the eastern part of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Islamic State extremists tend to take advantage of bad weather when they attack Iraqi security forces positions, an Iraqi officer said. (AP Photo)

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Security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists during sand storm in the eastern part of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Islamic State extremists tend to take advantage of bad weather when they attack Iraqi security forces positions, an Iraqi officer said. (AP Photo)