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IRAQ-CONFLICT

A member of the Iraqi police special forces holds his weapon as he rides a car during a parade in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf before heading to fight Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on November 19, 2014. The previous week Iraqi forces broke a months-long siege on the nearby Baiji oil refinery, the country’s largest, and joined up with elite troops who had been holding off IS onslaughts for months. By Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images.