Fallujah hopes to follow in Tikrit’s footsteps as the latter rebuilds. Both cities suffered under “Islamic State” (IS) rule and the revenge of Shiite militias who liberated them. Judit Neurink reports from Tikrit.
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Washington spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraqi security forces before withdrawing its troops in 2011.
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Baghdad, (AFP) — A spate of shootings and bombings targeting Iraqi security forces north of Baghdad on Monday killed at least eight people, while a prisoner on death row escaped from a police station south of the capital. The attacks, which killed four policemen and three anti-Qaeda militiamen, came after a deadly bombing targeted Iraqi …