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Here are some "known knowns" about Russians and Ukraine. Russian troops are in Ukraine.
ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in reports, from 12,000 square miles-"an area the size of Belgium," per The Wall Street Journal -to 35,000 square miles, or "an area the size of Jordan," as George ... (more)
URGENT: Another Israeli Hermes Drone Shot Down Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:49 TEHRAN - An Israeli Hermes drone crashed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport on Wednesday, the second such loss in less than three days after another Israeli pilotless drone of the same model was shot down by Iranian troops in the Central parts of the country.
Iraqi security forces on Wednesday carried out operations to seize a strategic highway in Salahudin province, while battles with extremist Sunni insurgents continued in the province, security sources said.
"I'll see you guys in New York." - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, current leader of ISIS terrorist group, said to U.S. Army Reservists from Long Island on the day of his release from custody in 2009 It's rare that you can accurately describe a group as "evil", but the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is one of those rare exceptions.
ISIS released a new video in July of a MASS EXECUTION of hundreds of Shiites in Tikrit.
This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leading away captured Iraqi soldiers dressed in plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq.
As ISIS fights its way through Syria and Iraq, some Gazans appear more interested in joining the radical Islamist organization than in fighting Israel, according to a report by American news company Vocativ.
The Baiji refinery has been the site of several battles between government forces and militants over the past few months.
The bombing itself, according to Kurdish officials reached by phone and interviewed in the local media, was a relatively minor incident as a bomb planted in a car parked on the side of the main road linking Kirkuk and Irbil exploded apparently randomly and wounded four passersby in an area of the city that lacks any obvious target for a terrorist ... (more)
Stopping the worst people on earth Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/08/24/stopping-worst-people-earth/14466627/ Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:40 pm
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