Matt Bradley

Wall Street Journal

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Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News Wires, focusing on Egypt and Iraq

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Iraqi government forces retook central parts of Ramadi today from the Islamic State, although pockets of resistance remain.

Iraqi Forces Declare Victory over ISIS in Ramadi

Iraqi government forces retook central parts of Ramadi today from the Islamic State, although pockets of resistance remain.

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The video of reporter James Foley’s beheading is the latest evidence that the ultra-extreme Islamic State has mastered social media.

ISIS and the Rise of Social Media Terrorism

The video of reporter James Foley’s beheading is the latest evidence that the ultra-extreme Islamic State has mastered social media.

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On the last day of his trip to Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in the relatively stable Kurdish region.

Kurds Not Sold on Iraq Unity

On the last day of his trip to Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in the relatively stable Kurdish region.

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