A sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 281 kilometers northwest of BaghdadJuly 22, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Iraqi lawmakers Wednesday postponed choosing a new president for their ailing country while airstrikes, suicide car bombs and summary executions yielded their daily grim crop of bodies.Police and medical sources in the town said another four people were killed in the strike, which destroyed the municipality building and a house in an area believed to shelter Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters.Despite the billions of dollars poured into training and equipment by the United States during its seven-year occupation, Iraq's million-strong army initially disintegrated when ISIS fighters attacked on June 9 and captured Mosul, the country's second city.The onslaught plunged Iraq into its worst crisis in years and exacerbated ethno-sectarian tensions that had already claimed thousands of lives this year alone.Many armed groups, religious and political leaders among Iraq's minority Sunni Arab community have sought to distance themselves from ISIS.
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