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Iraqi military breakdown fuelled by corruption, politics

The Iraqi army that disintegrated under an onslaught by Islamist fighters this week was a hollow force, riven by corruption, poor leadership and sectarian splits - a shadow of the military Washington had hoped to leave in the war-ravaged country

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More Kurd troops into standoff with Iraq army

Iraq's Kurdish region has sent reinforcements to a disputed area where its troops are involved in a standoff with the Iraqi army, a senior Kurdish military official said, despite calls on both sides for dialogue to calm the situation.

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Iraq army not ready for US pullout: general

The Iraqi army will not be able to ensure the country's security until 2020 and the United States should keep troops in Iraq until then, Britain's Daily Telegraph quoted Iraq's most senior officer as saying. Lt Gen Babakir Zebari told a de

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