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U.S. says working with Iraqi Kurdistan to stop Islamic State oil smuggling
Reuters Canada - 7 Hours ago
By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is working closely with the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to clamp down on oil smuggling in a bid to cut off a key source of funding
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Iraqi Kurds on the move to fight IS
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 10 Hours ago
Forces allowed to reach Kobani by going through Turkish territory A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early on Wednesday on their way to Syria to help their Syrian Kurdish brethren
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U.S., allies carry out 13 airstrikes on IS targets
Xinhua News Agency - 11 Hours ago
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. military forces conducted four attacks on Islamic State (IS) forces in Syria Tuesday and allies joined in nine strikes on the group in Iraq, said the U.S. Central
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Women fight ISIS to avoid slavery
CNN - 11 Hours ago
Derik, Kurdish-controlled northern Syria (CNN) -- Don't be fooled by the pretty songs they sing in their downtime -- these women are among ISIS' most deadly enemies. Brandishing Kalashnikov assault rifles
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Why they fight ISIS
CNN - 12 Hours ago
Editor's note: Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review. A former CNN producer and correspondent, she is the author of "The End of Revolution: A Changing
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Is killing ISIS' leader a good idea?
CNN - 12 Hours ago
Editor's note: Robert Baer is a CNN national security analyst, a former CIA operative and author of "The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins." The views expressed are his own. (CNN) -- It's a good bet
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Iraq’s victory over militants in Sunni town signals nation’s bitter future
Washington Post - 12 Hours ago
By , JURF AL-SAKHAR, Iraq — Iraq renamed this town on the banks of the Euphrates this week to reflect the triumph of its security forces here against Islamic State militants, who were driven out last
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U.S. sees long alliance with Turkey crumble
Washington Post - 12 Hours ago
By , ANKARA, Turkey — The increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where some are
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Syria Rebels Join Kobani Defense With Kurdish Peshmerga En Route
Bloomberg - 11 Hours ago
A group of about 50 Syrian rebels entered Kobani from Turkey to join Kurdish forces defending the town against Islamic State, as a larger contingent of Kurdish reinforcements also headed for the area.
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IS militants execute 30 tribesmen in Iraq
Xinhua News Agency - 12 Hours ago
BAGHDAD, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed more than 30 tribesmen in western Iraq on Wednesday, as government forces continue their offensive against the extremist militants
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Iraqi military preparing to recapture strategic town: sources
Asharq Al Awsat - 12 Hours ago
Iraqi forces prepare to liberate Amiriyah Al-Fallujah in Anbar Iraqi pro-government forces walk in Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad, on October 27, 2014 after they retook the area from Islamic State
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Fighting ISIS to 'avoid becoming slaves'
CNN - 12 Hours ago
Derik, Kurdish-controlled northern Syria (CNN) -- Don't be fooled by the pretty songs they sing in their downtime -- these women are among ISIS' most deadly enemies. Brandishing Kalashnikov assault rifles
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Female fighters bleed on front lines
CNN - 12 Hours ago
Derik, Kurdish-controlled northern Syria (CNN) -- Don't be fooled by the pretty songs they sing in their downtime -- these women are among ISIS' most deadly enemies. Brandishing Kalashnikov assault rifles
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Ex-US Ambassador to Iraq: Obama Still Not Listening on ISIS
NewsMax.com - 13 Hours ago
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Poll: Americans losing confidence air strikes alone will defeat ISIS
CNN - 13 Hours ago
Washington (CNN) -- Americans still strongly support airstrikes against ISIS -- but they're losing confidence that the strikes will wipe out the group's military capability, a new poll shows. The air
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IS jihadists 'execute 46 tribesmen' in Iraq's Anbar
Your Middle East - 13 Hours ago
Jihadists from the Islamic State group executed Wednesday more than 40 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq's Anbar province, sources said. The men from the Albu Nimr tribe were killed
IS jihadists execute more than 40 tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar PR Web via Yahoo!
10/30/2014: HT World: Jihadists execute 46 tribesmen in Iraq’s Anbar Hindustan Times
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Iraq and Afghanistan veterans deprived of long-term support, say MPs
NewsRT.co.uk - 7 Hours ago
Britain’s armed forces are deprived of the help they need to combat post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, and “hazardous levels of alcohol consumption”, a cross-party group of MPs warn in a report
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Iraq army closes in on militia-held Baiji refinery
Oman Tribune - 7 Hours ago
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces said they advanced to within 2km of the city of Baiji on Wednesday in a new offensive to retake the country’s biggest oil refinery that has been besieged since June by Baghdadi
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Imperial Foreign Policy
LewRockwell.com - 7 Hours ago
The U.S. never demobilized after the Cold War ended. It constructed new missions for its military. It adopted a new post-Cold War strategy but kept its military forces intact. Americans received no
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Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey for Syria deployment
MENAFN - 7 Hours ago
(MENAFN - Arab News) SANLIURFA Turkey: Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey early on Wednesday ahead of their planned deployment to the Syrian town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds repel
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‘US-led coalition will destroy Islamic State’
The Hindu - 7 Hours ago
Comment · print · T T T+· T- The US-led international coalition of more than 60 countries against the Islamic State will degrade and ultimately destroy the terror group, a top Obama Administration
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Senate Passes Foreign Fighters Bill Despite Human Rights Risk
New Matilda - 7 Hours ago
A new report warns the bill could allow breaches of human rights. It may also reverse the presumption of innocence, writes Wendy Bacon. A parliamentary Committee including Coalition, Labor and Greens
Senate Moves On Foreign Fighters Bill Despite Human Rights Risk New Matilda
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IS militants execute 30 tribesmen in Iraq, troops pressure on extremists
China Military Online - 10 Hours ago
BAGHDAD, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed more than 30 tribesmen in western Iraq on Wednesday, as government forces continue their offensive against the extremist militants
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IS kills 30 Assad men; Homs blast injures 37
Arab News - 10 Hours ago
DAMASCUS: At least 37 people, including children, were injured in a car bomb attack on a government-controlled neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, state television reported.
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Iraqi Kurds en route to Syria arrive in Turkey for fight against IS
Chongqing News Net - 10 Hours ago
ANKARA, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- A group of Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in southeastern Turkey early Wednesday to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
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