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After 2 Years, Iraqi Village Still Living Islamic State Nightmare

A small village of minority Shiite Turkmen is being held hostage by the Islamic State, which uses the enclave as a launching point for mortars laden with chemicals, nearby residents say. Bashir village has been under IS control since mid-2014. Located 16 miles south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, the Iraqi village was captured by IS following the fall of Mosul. IS continues to launch deadly attacks on nearby towns from the village, including an alleged chemical attack earlier this...

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