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Crisis In Iraq

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The strikes continue throughout Iraq as Sunni extremists move closer to Baghdad, elevating death tolls on both sides of the conflict. The Associated Press reports that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , known as ISIL or ISIS, have entered a province just north of Baghdad. Additionally, Sunni-based ISIL reportedly plans to invade the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf — both important to the predominantly Shiite nation.