A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a rocket-propelled grenade launcher as he takes up position in an area overlooking Baretle village (background), which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir, on the edge of Mosul September 8, 2014.
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Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi the country's new prime minister late Monday and approved most of his proposed Cabinet, in an apparent end to several months of political paralysis amid an insurgency spearheaded by ISIS extremists.On the ground, an ISIS suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden Humvee, apparently seized from the Iraqi military, into the gathering of a major Sunni tribe, the Jabour, and security forces in the town of Duluiyah, some 80 km north of Baghdad, a police officer said.ISIS claimed responsibility, saying two Saudi suicide bombers had targeted a police building and the gathering of Sunni militiamen.Iraqi officials said it knew of only one suicide attacker.
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