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FILE - Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carry weapons during a parade in the city of Baquba, June 23, 2014.

Photogallery Dozens Die in Attack on Sunni Mosque in Iraq

At least 68 killed as PM-designate Haider al-Abadi works to unify fractured Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish citizens to confront ISIS More

Palestinians receive treatment at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Aug. 22, 2014.

Photogallery Hamas Executes Suspected Palestinian Informants

Executions took place one day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders More

Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria, June 30, 2014.

Video British Fighters on Frontline of ISIS Information War

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Newly graduated airmen hand over their flag to the next class during a graduation ceremony at Al-Hurria airport in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Feb.1, 2010.

Amid US Air Strikes, Iraq Struggles to Build Own Air Force

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In this photo taken during a Syrian government-led media tour, buildings damaged during battles between Syrian troops and rebels stand along an empty street in Mleiha, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) southeast of downtown Damascus, Syria, Aug. 15, 2014.

UN: Syria Conflict Toll Is Nearly 200,000

UN Human Rights Office says probably many more have been killed than latest report indicates More



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Washington has agreed to sell Baghdad sophisticated F-16 jet fighters, Apache helicopters, but contract negotiations, slow bureaucracies have taken a toll
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Photogallery UN Security Council Tries to End Gaza Fighting

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