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Iraqi security forces regain ground north of Baghdad

Iraqi security forces retook a town north of Baghdad from militants Saturday as they readied a fightback after the premier announced the cabinet granted him "unlimited powers." Troops and tribal militia found the burned bodies of 12 policemen as they……

Iraq general says forces not ready ‘until 2020′

BAGHDAD — Iraq will not be fully able to defend its borders and airspace until at least 2020, a watchdog quoted Iraq’s top general as saying in a report on Sunday, months before US troops are to leave. The Iraqi military’s chief of staff, Lieutenant General Babaker Zebari, “estimated that…

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