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13 hrs ago | CNN

Fast Facts: ISIS

A fighter with Kurdish forces known as the Peshmerga is on the front lines battling ISIS militants near Mosul on Monday, August 18. ISIS has taken over large swaths of northern and western Iraq as it seeks to create an Islamic caliphate that stretches from Syria to Iraq.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Air Force

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22 hrs ago | AlertNet

UNHCR in major new humanitarian aid push into northern Iraq

In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR is this week launching one of its largest aid pushes aimed at helping close to a half million people who have been forced to flee their homes.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Jordan, Saudi Arabia

Yesterday | The Peninsula

Iraqi forces launch major push to retake Tikrit

KIRKUK: Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen launched a major operation on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Sunni militants, senior officials said.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Al Bawaba

Adding fuel to the fire? Understanding Kurdistan's oil game

Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.

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Real Clear Politics

The Common Enemy in Iraq

Suddenly, a common enemy has joined mutually distrustful players in the making of a coalition against ISIS - just the kind of multilateralism that the President favors.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East

The Baltimore Sun

Turkish energy minister says Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports continue

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday 6.5 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil had been shipped to world markets via Turkey's Ceyhan port since exports began and that a seventh tanker was being loaded at the terminal.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)

National Review Online

Juleanna Glover

My friends and former colleagues among the neoconservative leaders whose arguments established the ideological framework for the second Iraq War in the late 1990s are the unlikely voices we need to lead the charge to implement such a modified Biden Plan.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Paul Wolfowitz,

Turkish Daily News

Kurds retake key Iraq dam as US, UK step up involvement

The governor of Kirkuk and head of the security committee Najm al-Din Omar, looks through binoculars from a position maned by the Kurdish Peshmerga as he looks toward Islamist Jihadist positions on August 17, 2014, south of the oil hub city of Kirkuk.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Big Picture

Roots of Iraq / Syria Wars Go Back 60 Years

The same issues which drove war and terrorism in the Middle East in the 1930s and 1940s are still driving it today Syria possessed 2.5 billion barrels of crude oil as of January 2013, which makes it the largest proved reserve of crude oil in the eastern Mediterranean according to the Oil & Gas Journal estimate.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Terrorism, Israel

News Max

Kurds Advance Against Militants With US Air Support

Kurdish fighters are advancing towards the militant-held city of Mosul, aiming to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents, witnesses and a Kurdish peshmerga commander said on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Flood,

Los Angeles Times

Common enemy Islamic State draws Kurd factions together

Kurdish peshmerga keep watch from an outpost on the edges of the contested city of Kirkuk in early July.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Peninsula

Iraq voices anger as US defends Irbil

Iraqi Yazidis, who fled their homes when Islamic State militants attacked the town of Sinjar, take refuge inside a building on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Dohuk, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, yesterday.

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Inside Bay Area

Guest commentary: U.S. unilateral military action is not solution to the Iraqi crisis

I wish to condemn, in the strongest terms, the attacks by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria against Christian and other religious minorities in Iraq.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Exit12 Dance Company Raises Awareness of Erbil, Iraq at Summer Streets NYC Today

Exit 12 Dance Company , a contemporary dance company founded by United States Marine Corps Sergeant Roman Baca upon his return from service in Iraq, has been invited to perform in the annual Summer Streets festival of New York City this August.

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Asia Times

The West's dirty war in Iraq

SPEAKING FREELY The West's dirty war in Iraq By Moufid Jaber Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

US action in Iraq can be traced back to oil

During the first Gulf War in 1991 they helped smuggle me across the Turkey-Iraq border to join their peshmerga fighters, who were trying to hold back Saddam Hussein's army.

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TheCourier.com

Kurdish forces say they urgently need more weaponsFILE - " In this...

In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, a woman from an elite unit of women Kurdish peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Al Bawaba

Out of control: the ISIS and the oil market

The self-declared Caliphate led by Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi now covers a land area greater than Britain and a population of over six million in Syria and Iraq, the final rail in the coffin of the Sykes Picot Pact that created the post-Ottoman Arab state system.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Nuri Al-maliki

WPBF

Pentagon: Yazidi rescue mission unlikely

The possible evacuation of thousands of Iraqis under siege by extremist fighters in the country's north is on hold after the United States completed an evaluation of the situation.

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Examiner.com

Obama's Iraq

Regardless of the rhetoric animating the relaxed posture of team Obama, we are at war again in Iraq for the third time in 25 years.

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