Islamic State bombing of Shiite area in Baghdad kills 45

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital’s eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, a police official said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

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Congress terms Islamic State atrocities ‘genocide’

Undated file image posted on a militant website on January 14, 2014, shows Islamic State fighters marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP/Militant Website)

Undated file image posted on a militant website on January 14, 2014, shows Islamic State fighters marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP/Militant Website)

Representatives urge Security Council to set up regional war-crimes tribunal in Syria to prosecute IS for ‘war crimes against humanity’

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‘Highly dangerous’ radioactive material in Iraq stolen – report

This undated photo provided by the Georgia Interior Ministry shows part of a seizure of radioactive substances including iridium-192 and europium-152. Police in Kutaisi, Georgia arrested two people involved in the smuggling in February 2011 (photo credit: AP/Georgia Interior Ministry)

This undated photo provided by the Georgia Interior Ministry shows part of a seizure of radioactive substances including iridium-192 and europium-152. Police in Kutaisi, Georgia arrested two people involved in the smuggling in February 2011 (photo credit: AP/Georgia Interior Ministry)

Fearing an Islamic State dirty bomb, officials are searching for Ir-192 that went missing from a US-owned facility in Basra

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Iraq retakes large part of Ramadi from IS — officials

Iraqi security forces fire a rocket propelled grenade in the rural town of Husayba, east of Ramadi, where government forces have been closing on Islamic State who seized the Anbar province's capital in May after a three-day blitz involving dozens of huge truck bombs. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)

Iraqi security forces fire a rocket propelled grenade in the rural town of Husayba, east of Ramadi, where government forces have been closing on Islamic State who seized the Anbar province’s capital in May after a three-day blitz involving dozens of huge truck bombs. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)

Security forces recapture city overrun by the terrorist pseudo-state earlier this year

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