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More than 250 people have died and 10,000 have been wounded in the past month as protests evolved into calls for the 'downfall of the regime'
Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi says his government had 'indications' Israel was behind some attacks on paramilitary bases this summer
Tillerson and Abadi, in Baghdad, also discussed 'government measures taken to restore the authority of the federal government in Kirkuk'
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The United Nations says thousands of civilians have fled Tal Afar but around 30 000 remain trapped
This visit is to reestablish relations in a more stable way says a senior government official
3rd UPDATE Amid the offensive the UN says there have been credible reports of ISIS carrying out mass executions in the Iraqi city
UPDATED The operation could bring the fighting perilously close to the ancient city of Hatra a UNESCO world heritage site that has already been vandalized by ISIS
Government and allied forces are keen to prevent further losses as ISIS used its momentum after seizing Ramadi to take more land east of the city