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In this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, photo, a Shiite militia fighter holds an Iraqi flag with the image of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed, outside of Kirkuk, Iraq. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)

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Iraqi security forces hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, in this Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, file photo. The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the extremists pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where they have established a self-declared proto-state. (AP Photo, File)

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President Obama has been ordering airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq for more than six months, citing under authorizations from 2001 and 2002 to fight al Qaeda and send troops to Iraq. (Associated Press)

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NBC News anchorman Brian Williams is now on career hiatus, saying he is "presently too much a part of the news" to be the nightly point man after his claims of facing down a dramatic attack in the skies over Iraq were proven false. (Associated Press)

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Rosie O'Donnell accused Brian Williams of blatantly lying when he repeated false claims that he was aboard a helicopter that was shot down in 2003 Iraq, comparing the NBC News host to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. (ABC via Newsbusters)

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U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment in Husaybah, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2006. (Image: U.S. Marine Corps.) ** FILE **

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Father Najeeb Michaeel is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq's Christian past. Pictured here is a Codex Sinaiticus manuscript, the earliest complete New Testament, from 4th century Egypt or Palestine. (AP Photo)

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Security forces inspect the site of a twin bombing at a crowded market in Baghdad Iraq, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois Republican, who served in Iraq, called "American Sniper" an authentic portrayal of war and its aftermath for veterans. (Associated Press)

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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during a press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Stefan Wermuth, Pool) ** FILE **

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A Kurdish peshmerga stands on a military tank preparing for battle against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, Jan. 20, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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in this Sunday, March 30, 2014, file photo, Islamic State group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

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Chris Kyle is credited with 160 kills in Iraq, making him, as his book says, "the most lethal sniper in U.S. history." (Associated Press)

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From Afghanistan and borderlands of Pakistan to Iraq and North Africa, radical Islamists eager to spread their strict interpretation of the Muslim faith and topple Western values have bombed, beheaded and slaughtered — undermining the White House narrative and raising questions about its strategy. (Associated Press)

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While more Iraq and Afghanistan vets are surviving their injuries, more are losing their limbs in attacks. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and a former Marine combatant in Iraq, said more MQ-1 Predators and the newer, higher-flying MQ-9 Reaper make sense. He said commanders need constant air surveillance to find on-the-move Islamic State fighters. (Associated Press)

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This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 4, 2014, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq's Anbar Province. (AP Photo via militant website, File)

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This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. (AP Photo/Militant video, File)

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An Iraqi soldier secures an area from a helicopter near Baquba, the capital of Iraq's Diyala province, 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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An Iraqi Army helicopter flies over the city of Baquba, the capital of Iraq's Diyala province, 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)