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VOA Exclusive: Iraqi Soldier's Death at Hands of IS

Late last month, the Iraqi military told Samir Murad’s family he was killed in battle with the Islamic State. Murad, a Shi'ite Kurd with the national army, had been near Fallujah, trying to stop the advance of the Sunni extremists. His distraught brother immediately set off for Baghdad from his home in Khanaqin near the Iranian border. “There was no body,” Amir Murad said, recalling his attempts to find his brother. “They kept saying he was martyred, but there was no...

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