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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Jul 14 2017

Iraq faces pockets of Islamic State resistance in Mosul's Old City

MOSUL/TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces hit further pockets of resistance from Islamic State militants in Mosul's Old City on Friday, four days after the prime minister declared victory.

Jul 11 2017

Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

TIKRIT, Iraq Islamic State has captured most of a village south of Mosul despite losing control of its stronghold in the city, an Iraqi army officer and residents said, deploying guerrilla-style tactics as its self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles.

Jan 02 2017

Islamic State kills 24 with Baghdad car bomb, attack police stations in Samarra

BAGHDAD/TIKRIT, Iraq An Islamic State car bomb killed 24 people in Baghdad's Sadr City district on Monday and the militants also attacked two police stations in the city of Samarra as Iraqi forces fought to oust the group from Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq. | Video

Sep 24 2016

Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq's Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi city in attacks later claimed by Islamic State.

Sep 22 2016

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the U.S.-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat on Thursday, bringing the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year. | Video

Sep 22 2016

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the U.S.-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat on Thursday, bringing the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

Sep 21 2016

Iraqi forces close in on town south of Mosul

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraq's military closed in on Wednesday on the center of Shirqat, a northern town held by Islamic State seen as a stepping stone in the campaign to recapture the jihadists' stronghold of Mosul.

Sep 20 2016

Iraqi forces launch operation to drive Islamic State from town south of Mosul

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to retake the northern town of Shirqat from Islamic State, a stepping stone in their campaign to recapture the jihadists' stronghold of Mosul before the end of the year.

Sep 09 2016

Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communities

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi authorities are expelling the families of suspected Islamic State members from their homes as the jihadist group loses ground, raising fears of communal violence if people seek to settle old scores.

Jun 18 2016

Iraqi forces open second front south of Islamic State-held Mosul

TIKRIT/FALLUJA, Iraq Iraqi forces opened a second front on Saturday in preparation for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, a day after government troops declared victory over the militants in Falluja.

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