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The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was 'getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad'.

The attack killed at least six Iraqi security personal and four civilians.

Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

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Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

IS attack west of Baghdad kills 11

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IS attack west of Baghdad kills 11

At least 11 people, including five members of the tribal Hashed, were killed in an Islamic State militant group attack near Baghdad airport.

France offers surveillance help for Iraq war on IS

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France offers surveillance help for Iraq war on IS

France hopes to resume its training and arming of Iraqi security forces 'as soon as possible', French Defence Minister Florence Parly told a ...

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

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Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

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IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent

IS has blasted Iraq's PM as an American agent and has called for attacks on Iraq.

IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

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IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

Islamic State militants have killed three people in an ambush in central Syria.

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Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

This week we focus on increasing deaths in Aden, the underreporting of coronavirus cases, and more clashes.

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

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Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

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IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security ...

Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS <em>sleeper</em> <em>cells</em>

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Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

Iraqi security forces are engaged in a new military operation against sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State militant ...

Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

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Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily ...

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Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

Islamic State militants launched an attack on Iraqi Shia paramilitary fighters on Saturday, reports confirmed.

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Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Suspected US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Albukamal region killed at least 18 Iraqi militia fighters on Thursday, just hours after an attack ...

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US, UK soldiers killed in Iraq military base attack

An Iraqi military commander on Wednesday confirmed a barrage of rockets hit an Iraqi military base housing US soldiers near Baghdad, the latest ...

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Lebanon details IS drone plot on US embassy

Details of an IS attempt to attack the US embassy in Beirut with a DIY drone reveal blunders and miscommunications that led to the arrests of 21 ...

Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

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Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said discussions were being held with a host of NATO countries, such as France, the UK and Canada.

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Iraqi denies resumption of joint operations with anti-IS coalition

Iraq has denied reports that it will resume joint operations with the anti-IS coalition, after they were suspended in the wake of the US killing ...

NATO suspends training missions in Iraq after Soleimani killing

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NATO suspends training missions in Iraq after Soleimani killing

The halt in operations followed a similar decision by the US-led coalition in Iraq, amid fears of an Iranian retaliation to the killing of its ...

US contractor killed in 'biggest attack' on Iraq base

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US contractor killed in 'biggest attack' on Iraq base

At least 30 rockets hit the Kirkuk base, including an ammunition depot, while four more rockets were found in their tubes in a truck at the ...

Suspected jihadists attack Syria oil refinery, gas plants

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Suspected jihadists attack Syria oil refinery, gas plants

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the triple attack but Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ...

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