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Iraqi security forces, Kurds, gain ground against Islamic State
Reuters - 5 Hours ago
(Reuters) - Iraqi security forces made significant gains against Islamic State in a strategic area near Baghdad on Saturday and Kurdish fighters retook a northern town after heavy coalition air strikes
Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State Times of India
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Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State
Reuters UK - 4 Hours ago
BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made
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Kurdish Forces Retake Zumar, North Iraqi Town, From ISIS
MSNBC Newsweek - 5 Hours ago
Iraqi military vehicles are being transported into Jurf al-Sakhar, as part of reinforcements after Iraqi troops seized the town on Oct. 25, 2014. Reuters Kurdish forces retook the northern Iraqi
Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from IS Arab News
Iraqi Kurdish Forces Retake Town From IS Militants Radio Free Europe
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What's the appeal of a caliphate?
BBC - 70 Minutes ago
The Arabic khalifa means a representative or successor, and in the Koran it is linked to the idea of just government - Adam, and then David and Solomon, are each said to be God's khalifa on earth. And
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Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground
Reuters UK - 3 Hours ago
BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made
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Iraq government forces, militias take control of strategic town
Reuters UK - 5 Hours ago
CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias took control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar just south of Baghdad on Saturday, breaking the grip of Islamic State militants after
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IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
BBC - 7 Hours ago
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have recaptured the town of Zumar from Islamic State militants. Further south, Iraqi security forces say they are pushing back IS in Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad,
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U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq - U.S. Central Command
Reuters Africa - 9 Hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said. U.S. warplanes also
US, allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq, says US Central Command Jerusalem Post
US, allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: US central command Times of India
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Marine is first to die in Iraq during U.S. mission to fight Islamic State
Washington Post - 10 Hours ago
By Missy Ryan, The Pentagon on Friday reported the first death of a U.S. soldier in Iraq in its new mission to combat Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria. Marine
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Iraqi forces, Peshmerga claim gains against ISIS
CNN - 9 Hours ago
Baghdad (CNN) -- Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Saturday, as they battle to keep ISIS militants
Iraqi forces, Kurds claim gains against ISIS Click2Houston.com
Forces claim gains against ISIS CNN
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Iraq beats back ISIS in key battle
CNBC - 4 Hours ago
Sunni insurgents have been moving fighters, weapons and supplies from western Iraq through secret desert tunnels to Jurf al-Sakhar, Iraqi officials have said. Now it appears government forces may be able
Iraq beats back ISIS in key battle near Baghdad CNBC
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Iraq forces gain ground against Islamic State
Woodstock Sentinel-Review - 6 Hours ago
Iraqi security forces made significant gains against Islamic State in a strategic area near Baghdad on Saturday and Kurdish fighters retook a northern town after heavy coalition air strikes against the
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IS hits crossing as Kobane awaits relief
9News.com.au - 67 Minutes ago
Islamic State group fighters have made a new bid to cut off the Syrian border town of Kobane from neighbouring Turkey as preparations gather pace to deploy Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements. The Kurdish
IS attacks crossing as Kobane awaits Iraq Kurd relief ZeeNews.com
IS attack crossing as Kobane awaits relief Big News Network
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Iraqi forces retake two towns from IS
Xinhua News Agency - 118 Minutes ago
BAGHDAD, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga freed two towns in northern and central Iraq on Saturday after fierce clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants, security source
XINHUA - 1st LD: Iraqi forces free 2 towns in Iraq Namibia Press Agency
Iraqi forces free 2 towns in Iraq China Military Online
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U.S. launches 22 airstrikes against IS positions in Iraq and 1 in Syria
Fox News Latino - 2 Hours ago
Washington, Oct 25 (EFEUSA).- The U.S. military has carried out 22 airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Iraq and one in Syria over the past two days, the United States Central Command said Saturday.
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Iraqi forces press to secure Shiite south ahead of Ashura religious commemorations
Washington Post - 4 Hours ago
By and Mustafa Salim, BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces said they cleared booby traps and explosives from a flash-point town south of Baghdad on Saturday after retaking it from Islamic State militants
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Iraqi forces press to secure Shiite south ahead of Ashura
Washington Post - 4 Hours ago
By and Mustafa Salim, BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces said they cleared booby traps and explosives from a flash-point town south of Baghdad on Saturday after retaking it from Islamic State militants
Iraqi forces press to secure Shiite south ahead of festival Washington Post
Iraqi forces press to secure Shiite south ahead of religious festival Washington Post
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CBS World News: Iraqis tout progress against ISIS as U.S. strikes continue
CBS News - 5 Hours ago
Members of the Iraqi Navy take part in training, Oct. 21, 2014. Getty The U.S. and its allies continued striking ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria as local Iraqi officials touted military gains against
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Exclusive: General Allen discusses coalition plans for defeating ISIS as regional
Asharq Al Awsat - 5 Hours ago
Asharq Al-Awsat speaks to US Envoy for the Coalition to Counter ISIS, Gen. John Allen about the group's presence in Iraq and Syria, plans to train and equip the Free Syrian Army and his current tour of
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Middle East Updates / Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed
Haaretz - 5 Hours ago
Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack; Egypt declares emergency in north Sinai; U.S. Drone strike reportedly kills three Al-Qaida-linked militants in Yemen; eight Lebanese soldiers wounded in
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Russia has reached no agreement with the United States over sharing intelligence
Xinhua News Agency - 7 Hours ago
MOSCOW, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Russia has reached no agreement with the United States over sharing intelligence against the extremist Islamic State (IS) group or sending military instructors to Iraq, Foreign
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Iraqi forces retake most of town near Baghdad from ISIS
Haaretz - 8 Hours ago
In biggest gain after months of fighting, Iraqi forces drive out Islamic State troops from most of Jurf al-Sakhar. Iraqi security forces have retaken most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from
Iraqi security forces retake most of town near Baghdad from ISIS Lebanon Daily Star
Iraqi security forces retook most of town near Baghdad from IS Trend News Agency
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Marine is first to die in Iraq in fight against Islamic State
Washington Post - 8 Hours ago
By Missy Ryan, The Pentagon on Friday reported the first death of a U.S. military serviceman in Iraq in its new mission to combat Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria.
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Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State Reuters 50 mins
MSN News - 3 Hours ago
A Shi'ite fighter carries his weapon during a patrol in Jurf al-Sakhar on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. BAGHDAD/ARBIL, Iraq, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control
Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State Reuters 1 hr ago MSN News
Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State Reuters 55 mins MSN News
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ISIL pounded as Iraqi and Kurd forces advance
Al Jazeera - 9 Hours ago
Ground offensives by the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces, backed my a barrage of US air raids, have forced ISIL fighters from several key towns in the north and south of Iraq, officials said. Kurdish peshmerga
ISIL pounded as Iraqi and Kurd forces advance - Middle East DailyMe.Com
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