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Military Strikes Hit Iraq - Or Was it Syria?

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Conflicting reports say the Syrian military struck at ISIS forces, fighting the government of Iraq. However, the news from Damascus is uncertain whether the attacks took place in Iraq or Syria. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was quoted in the BBC as saying the strikes took place in his country. A revised translation later stated the strike occurred in Syria. Al-Qaim is one of three official border crossings between Iraq and Syria. The militant forces of ISIS recently took control of that area. The Free Syrian Army and the Al-Nusra front abandoned the region, after gunmen entered the region. Refugees started streaming east from the area, toward central Iraq. The insurgent group ISIS has made significant military gains recently, taking control of many critical areas of Iraq. Baghdad remains one of the few cities still under control of the U.S.-backed government of al-Maliki. Khader al Khuzaei, the vice-president of that nation, has asked Parliament to convene a

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