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In this Saturday, March 21, 2015, a volunteer fighter with a Shiite militant group known as 'Jihad Brigades,' aims his weapon during clashes with Islamic State group militants, outside Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

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A U.S. soldier trains an Iraqi security forces member in a shooting drill in Taji, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) ** FILE **

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FILE - This late 2003 file image obtained by The Associated Press shows an unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq. A federal judge ruled Friday, March 20, 2015, that the U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, following a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. (AP Photo/File)

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Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on the main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, in this Monday, June 23, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo, File)

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Hakim al-Zamili, a parliament member and head of Security and Defense Committee, right, visits the front line during a battle against Islamic State militants in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 16, 2015. The offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit began March 2. The city is one of the largest held by the Islamic State militants on the road connected Baghdad and Mosul. Iraqi Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban said Monday that the campaign had halted temporarily to allow civilians in the city to evacuate and to enable troops to clear roadside bombs planted by the extremists. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Young volunteer militia pose for a picture before going into battle against Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Members of Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, heading to Tikrit, where Iraqi troops backed by Shiite fighters and Iranian advisers are fighting extremists, sit with their weapons in an armored vehicle as they leave Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 15, 2015. Dozens of fighters with the militia loyal to the radical Shiite cleric left Iraq's capital Sunday to take part in an offensive to capture Tikrit from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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FILE - In this July 27, 2005 file photo, the face of a woman stares down at visitors in the Hatra ruins, 320 kilometers (200 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's minister of tourism and antiquities told The Associated Press, Saturday, March 7, 2015, that the government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northwestern Iraq is being demolished by militants from the Islamic State group. The group has already looted artifacts from Nimrud, another ancient archaeological site, on Friday and bulldozed it in a move UNESCO deemed "a war crime." (AP Photo/Antonio Castaneda)

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Konstandinos Erik Scurfield (center) poses with Kurdish fighters in Iraq. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Iraqi Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of their comrade, Ali Mansour, who his family says was killed in Tikrit fighting Islamic militants, during his funeral procession, in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 2, 2015. Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

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Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syriac Catholics, leaves a church where displaced Iraqi Christian families, who fled the village of Hamdaniya near Mosul, had taken refuge, in Irbil, Iraq, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Thousands of Iraqi Christians flocked back home Wednesday, days after they fled their villages that came under attack by Sunni insurgents led by the al-Qaida inspired Islamic Sate in Iraq and the Levant, after ruling Kurdish forces told them it was safe to return. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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People gather to share scarce water, in al-Baghdadi, about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. All across Iraq, there has been rapid advance by Islamic State extremists over the past year. (AP Photo)

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National Edition News cover for February 20, 2015 - U.S., coalition plan to rid Iraqi city of Islamic State: FILE - In this June 23, 2014, file photo, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s fighters took over Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul in June, 2014, followed by Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit and smaller communities in the Sunni heartland as government forces melt away.(AP Photo/File)

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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)