War in Iraq

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Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.

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Document Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure
Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.
Document Al-Qaida In Yemen Expands During Saudi Bombing Campaign
Shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the end of the air campaign, airstrikes resumed in several parts of Yemen. On the ground, factions continue to battle as the Houthis push for more territory.
Document Menaced By War, An Ancient Christian Village In Iraq Returns To Life
When the Islamic State threatened al-Qosh last year, the village turned into a ghost town. The residents are now back, but say they remain worried about the future of Christians in the Middle East.
Document New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians
The footage shows some 30 people it says are Ethiopian Christians killed in two separate locations in Libya.
Document Key Figure In Saddam's Regime Reportedly Killed By Iraqi Forces
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is the "king of clubs" in a pack of playing cards issued to U.S. troops to help identify Iraqi officials. He is thought to have been instrumental in the sudden rise of ISIS.

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