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    Syria strike kills 26 Iraqi fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 04:43pm on March 12, 2020

    An air strike killed 26 fighters of Iraqi paramilitary group Hashed al-Shaabi in eastern Syria after a deadly attack on US-led coalition troops in Iraq,...

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    2 US soldiers killed in Iraq clashes with IS

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 02:01am on March 10, 2020

    Two American soldiers fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq were killed during an operation alongside Iraqi forces, the coalition against the jihadists said Monday....

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    Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,236 in China, two more die in Iran

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:28pm on February 21, 2020

    The death toll from coronavirus rose to 2,236 in China on Friday as the virus cases soared in South Korea and Chinese prisons while two...

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    Israel plans drone acquisition to counter Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:06am on February 15, 2020

    Israel is to buy and develop drones on a ‘massive’ scale to increase its military edge over its enemies — Iran and its allies —...

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    Rocket hits Iraq base hosting US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Kirkuk | Updated at 11:57pm on February 14, 2020

    A rocket slammed into an Iraqi base where American troops are stationed in the remote province of Kirkuk, Iraq’s military and a US security source...

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    Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 02:41pm on February 08, 2020

    Nearly 550 Iraqis have been killed in protest-related violence since unprecedented anti-government demonstrations erupted in the capital and southern cities in October, the Iraqi Human...

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    Iraqi protesters face off against cleric’s followers

    Agence France-Presse . Diwaniyah, Iraq | Updated at 12:07am on February 05, 2020

    Anti-government demonstrators faced off against followers of influential cleric Moqtada Sadr in protest squares across Iraq Tuesday, a day after one demonstrator was killed in...

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    Iraqi protesters dig in heels despite new PM-designate

    Agence-France-Presse .  Iraq | Updated at 12:36am on February 03, 2020

    Furious anti-government youth held their ground in protest squares across Iraq’s south on Sunday, despite the previous evening’s appointment of a prime minister who insists...

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    Iraq president gives parliament 3 days to name new PM

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:35pm on January 29, 2020

    Iraq’s president on Wednesday threatened to unilaterally name a successor to the country’s premier, who resigned in December, if parliament did not nominate a candidate...

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    Three rockets slammed into US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 04:02pm on January 27, 2020

    Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands...

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