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4 hrs ago | Free Republic

Masror Barzani: ISIS preparing for a major confrontation with...

The National Security Council adviser in Kurdistan Region , Masror Barzani has warned from reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 'ISIS' is preparing for a major confrontation with Peshmerga forces, and called on the United States to provide direct military assistance to the region that is fighting the extremist threats alone.

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8 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

World briefs: Beheadings cited in Syria

Militants with the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria late Thursday, beheading dozens of soldiers and displaying their headless bodies, activists said.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Obama ignored intel warnings on Iraqi terrorist surge, experts claim

Sabah al Nasseri explains that ISIS was able to take control of Mosul, Tikrit, and Baiji due to the weak state that arose from the occupation, and places it in the context of U.S. policy towards the Arab revolutions There are many who believe Obama gives more thought to his next golf swing than he gives to the problems and fears of the American ... (more)

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International Business Times

ISIS Forces Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq - UN

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 27, 2014.

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McClatchy

Russia delivers combat aircraft to Iraq; experts wonder whether it will help or hurt

Mi-35 helicopter gunships and Su-25 fighter-bombers were hastily added in June to a multibillion-dollar arms deal that had been signed before militants from the Islamic State stormed through northern and central Iraq, eventually driving the crumbling Iraqi army to the gates of Baghdad.

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The Wichita Eagle

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

In this Monday, March 30, 2009 file photo Sahwa, or Awakening Council members stand guard at a checkpoint in the Azamiyah area of north Baghdad, Iraq.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

AlertNet

Aid agency roundup: Desperation in Iraq as hospitals shelled

Smoke rises from a Shiite mosque after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the city of Mosul, on July 23, 2014.

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Washington Times

State Department indicates Nouri al-Maliki's days numbered as Iraq prime minister

The State Department on Thursday all but showed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the door, saying he had been particularly hard to work with.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Nerve News

India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq

India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an extremely difficult operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit.

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Daily Times

Iraq MPs stall presidential vote as violence rages

BAGHDAD: Iraqi lawmakers on Wednesday postponed choosing a new president for their ailing country while air strikes, suicide car bombs and summary executions yielded their daily grim crop of bodies.

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The Long War Journal

Ansar al Islam claims new attacks on official Twitter feed

Ansar al Islam , a jihadist group based in northern Iraq, claimed a string of new attacks in a series of tweets between July 13 and July 21. In one tweet, AAI implied that it had a hand in the death of Major General Najm Abdallah al Sudani, who served as the commander of the Iraqi army's Sixth division until he was killed earlier this month.

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Xinhuanet

Iraqi security forces kill over 100 rebels

Iraqi security forces battling Sunni insurgent groups killed a total of 110 militants across the country, security sources said on Wednesday.

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PanArmenian Network

Islamic State claims responsibility after bombing kills 33 in Baghdad

PanARMENIAN.Net - Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday, July 23, for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital, Reuters reports.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Reuters

Oil smuggling finances Islamic State's new caliphate

Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".

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The Daily Star

30 more return from restive Iraq

Thirty Bangladeshis, who were suffering in inhuman condition in an under-construction hospital building in the restive Tikrit city of Iraq, have returned home finally.

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DFW Catholic

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2014 / 10:54 am .- According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.

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Newkerala.com

Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.

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Miami New Times

VA Scandal, Part 1: Before Dying From Neglect in Miami, Nick Cutter Survived Iraq

Bullets hit the walls like rain on a windshield. Nick fired his .50-cal at anything that looked like a man.

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Asia News Network

Deepening instability

The death of three Israeli teenagers in the last week of June and one Palestinian boy on 2 July triggered the now familiar pattern of Israeli air strikes into Gaza and retaliation by the Hamas through a rain of indiscriminately fired rockets.

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International Business Times

Lack of Sleep May Hurt Memory

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 27, 2014.

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