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ISIL battles displacing families for winter

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Thousands of families have been forced out of their homes in Iraq and Syria as the militant group ISIL overtakes dozens of towns and kills scores of civilians. Continue reading

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U.S. soldiers were injured by Iraq chemical weapons, report shows

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American soldiers were exposed to chemical agents at the start of the 2003 Iraq War, sustaining injuries that they were instructed not to discuss. Continue reading

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Turkey reluctant to fight ISIL

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Turkey has held back fighting ISIL amid potential conflicts that could complicate their involvement. Continue reading

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Obama promises expanded efforts against ISIL

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President Obama announced that the U.S. will lead an expanded effort to combat ISIL in the Middle East using airstrikes and an increased number of troops. Continue reading

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Need-to-know: Extra’s top summer stories

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This summer saw constant breaking news around the globe. Check out Extra’s top summer stories below, with links to more information on these stories, discussion…read more

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