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  • Gunmen patrol in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Fighting between security forces and al-Qaida-linked militants in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province has killed at least 60 people over the past two weeks, an official said Saturday. International observers have warned of shortages of food, fuel and other necessities, particularly in Fallujah. United Nations records show that more than 11,000 families have been uprooted by the fighting. (AP Photo)

    Iraqi deputy prime minister blames U.S., al-Maliki for rising violence

    One of Iraq's top Sunni politicians on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of fomenting sectarian violence to limit the voices of Sunnis in upcoming elections, and he criticized the Obama administration for failing to do more for a country "destroyed" by the United States.


  • FILE - In this Wednesday January 1, 2014, file photo, al-Qaida fighters patrol in a commandeered police truck passing burning police vehicles in front of the main provincial government building, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. With a new label - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - the global terror network al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending a persecuted Sunni community against Shiite-dominated governments across Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. The al-Qaida gains pose the most serious challenge to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government since the departure of American forces in late 2011. (AP Photo, File)

    Iraq holding off on an offensive against al-Qaida

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government is holding off on waging an all-out offensive to retake two key cities from al-Qaida because of fears that civilian casualties could incite Sunni anger and push moderate tribal leaders to side with the extremists, analysts and military officials said Thursday.


  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Boehner says he believes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Boehner: US should help Iraq in anti-terror fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the United States should provide more equipment and other aid to the Iraqi government in its battle against al-Qaida militants, but he ruled out a reintroduction of U.S. troops for now.


  • FILE - In this Wednesday, March 31, 2004 file photo, people chant anti-American slogans as charred bodies hang from a bridge over the Euphrates River in Fallujah, Iraq, west of Baghdad. Enraged Iraqis in this hotbed of anti-Americanism killed four foreigners Wednesday, and took the charred bodies from a burning SUV, dragged them through the streets, and hung them from the bridge. In 2014, the city's fall to al-Qaida-linked forces has touched a nerve for the service members who fought and bled there. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq War veterans mourn losses of hard-fought gains in Fallujah

    Robert Reynolds chokes up when asked to recall what it was like to be among U.S. forces who routed al Qaeda-linked fighters from the western Iraqi city of Fallujah a decade ago.


  • Iraqi soldiers donate blood for victims of military operations in Anbar Province at the journalists syndicate Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Iraqi security forces and allies from Sunni tribes have been battling militants to recapture two key cities in Iraq's western Anbar province. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqi army clashes with militants near Fallujah

    Fierce clashes erupted Tuesday between Iraqi special forces and al Qaeda-linked militants outside the city of Fallujah, a flare-up in a days-long standoff in the Sunni-dominated western province of Anbar, Iraqi officials said.


  • Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Police said a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden truck into a police station, killing and wounding scores of people in the northern city, home to a mix of Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen, each of the ethnic groups has competing claims to the oil-rich area. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)

    Iraqi government: airstrike kills 25 militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A government airstrike killed 25 al-Qaida-linked militants in a besieged province west of Baghdad amid fierce clashes Tuesday between Iraqi special forces and insurgents battling for control of the key cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraqi officials said.


  • White House press secretary Jay Carney listens at left, as White House National Economic Council Chairman Gene Sperling speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. With Congress back, the Senate is expected to work on a three-month extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    U.S. walks tightrope by handing arms to Shiite-led Iraq

    The Obama administration's decision to provide drones and accelerate shipments of U.S. missiles to Iraq to help in the fight against resurgent al Qaeda-linked extremists added a fresh layer of complexity Monday to an already difficult relationship between Washington and the Shiite Muslim-dominated government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.


  • A gunman takes aim at a burned army truck during clashes with Iraqi security forces on the outskirts of Fallujah on Sunday. Insurgents have made significant gains in the Sunni stronghold of Anbar province, including cities of Ramadi and Fallujah. (Associated Press)

    U.S. troops prevented from helping even as al Qaeda overruns Iraqi cities

    The U.S. has inserted 200 troops in Iraq since 2012, but they cannot directly help the Iraqi military repel a surge of al Qaeda fighters, even as the country succumbs to sectarian violence and insurgents claim control of two key cities.


  • ** FILE ** Iraqi security forces enter through the main gate of Camp Ashraf in Khalis, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Iranian exiles call for probe of Camp Ashraf attack

    Iranian dissidents Monday marked the 100th day since gunmen killed 52 Iranians in an Iraqi refugee camp, as U.N. officials warned that Iraq is violating human rights treaties by failing to account for seven hostages kidnapped in the Sept. 1 raid.


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