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The Islamic State Gains Ground Near Baghdad

Oct 7, 2014 | 09:05 GMT
The Islamic State Gains Ground Near Baghdad
Iraqi security forces and gunmen inspect the wreckage of cars destroyed in a suicide bomb attack that killed at least seven people in Ramadi, Anbar province, Sept. 17.
(AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)

The militants' conventional abilities are not likely to threaten the Iraqi capital, but terrorist attacks are possible....

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