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Peshmerga Liberate Bashiqa, But Still Face Blasts and Danger

The adult son of the peshmerga commander nearly collapsed when they told him his 55-year-old father had been killed by a jihadist suicide bomber in the northern Iraq town of Bashiqa. The bomber had emerged from a confounding network of tunnels in the wrecked town early Tuesday and had run at the veteran peshmerga with his arms out in an embrace. The commander's son, who would never know a father's hug again, sat in an SUV and wept. From then on, events moved fast. Much of the...

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