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Islamic State attack on village in northern Iraq kills 13.

An attack by Islamic State militants on a village in northern Iraq on Friday killed at least 13 people including three villagers and 10 Kurdish soldiers, officials in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region said.

The attack took place in the Makhmour region, a hotbed for Islamic State activity that sees regular attacks against Kurdish forces, Iraqi forces and often civilians.

Makhmour is a mountainous area about 70km southeast of Mosul and 60km southwest of the Kurdish capital of Erbil.

A statement from the Kurdistan region’s armed forces, the peshmerga, said that Islamic State militants attacked the village killing three residents and that peshmerga forces intervened, resulting in clashes that killed 10 of their soldiers.

It gave no further details. There was no immediate claim by Islamic State for the attack.

Islamic State controlled roughly a third of Iraq between 2014 and 2017, including the remote Makhmour region but also major cities including Mosul.

A loose coalition of US-led forces, Iraqi and Kurdish troops and Iran-backed Shia militias defeated the Sunni Muslim extremist group in 2017, but its members still roam areas of northern Iraq and northeastern Syria.

Western military officials say at least 10,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria. – Reuters

White House avoids questions on soft-on-crime policies.

White House avoids questions on soft-on-crime policies.

'The Five' panelists weigh in on the White House's refusal to weigh in on radical district attorneys. #FoxNews #TheFive Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompas...

Demand for Peloton bikes, treadmills fall

Demand for Peloton bikes, treadmills fall

The CEO of Peloton denied a report that the company was idling factories.

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Ukraine crisis: UK says Russia has 'not learnt lesson' as UK warns against conflict.

Ukraine crisis: UK says Russia has 'not learnt lesson' as UK warns against conflict.

RUSSIA is set to encircle Europe with massive war games alongside China and Iran as fears grow over a possible invasion of Ukraine. Putin plans to hold naval drills in the Atlantic, Arctic, Mediterranean and the Pacific this month, Moscow's Minist...

Growing Cities Struggle To Keep Up With Housing Shortage.

Growing Cities Struggle To Keep Up With Housing Shortage.

Home prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic while supply chains and labor issues have crippled contractors, leading to a nationwide housing shortage. NBC News’ Guad Venegas reports from Reno, Nevada, a booming town struggling to keep up with ...

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ singer, has died at 74.

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ singer, has died at 74.

Meat Loaf, the larger-than-life singer whose 1977 record "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74, according to a statement on his verified Facebook page. #CNN #News

How are kids holding up in the coronavirus pandemic? - COVID-19 Special.

How are kids holding up in the coronavirus pandemic? - COVID-19 Special.

The closure of daycare centers and schools during coronavirus lockdowns has led to many children experiencing psychological issues and falling behind. A new study indicates there is no need to close daycare centers, but opening schools remains con...