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1 hr ago | Daily Mail

I fear our panic stricken politicians are leading us into another...

Amid the rising tide of horror stories coming from Iraq, there seems to be little constructive thought emerging from Western politicians on how to solve the political and humanitarian issues that confront the country.

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5 hrs ago | CBC News

ISIS says it has beheaded U.S. journalist missing since 2012

Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., is shown in a May 2011 file photo. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

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10 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

British MP Say Iraq's Future Is Up To Iraqis

Journalist Suzanne Kianpour tweeted this photo of a refugee telling MP Rory Stewart, "don't need water, need weapons," as airstrikes at the Mosul Dam were audible in the distance.

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11 hrs ago | Times Herald

Voices: Iraqis mellow at the mall

BAGHDAD a?? The line of cars was several blocks long, as motorists waited patiently to be searched so they could enter the parking lot.

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13 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Majority of Self-Identified Democrats Back Obama's Bombing of Iraq

Over half of respondents in a poll released here Monday by the Pew Research Center and USA Today said they approved of the airstrikes, which appear to have helped reverse some of the gains made by ISIS fighters against Kurdistan's pesh merga earlier this month.

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17 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Officials say Iraqi army clashes with militants outside city of Tikrit

Clashes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

U.S. airstrikes critical in Mosul Dam capture

U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Dam on Monday, fighting back ISIS militants who had seized the dam, President Obama told reporters.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood'

Baghdad: The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.

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Nerve News

Sweden to increase humanitarian aid to Iraq

The Swedish government will increase support for Iraq by 50 million Swedish Krona , Defence Minister Karin Enstrom said Monday.

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The Spectator

Islamic extremism and the hypocrisy of the Church of England

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams visiting an Islamic seminary during a trip to Pakistan in 2005.

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The Miami Herald

Obama notifies Congress about targeted airstrikes in Iraq

Pictured is Guy Harvey artwork on an athletic clothing line. Artist Guy Harvey has developed his brand into a business empire.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

India.com

US warplanes destroy armed vehicles of Islamiq militants

Washington, Aug 18: US warplanes Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, Xinhua reported.

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KBTX-TV Bryan

New US Strikes in Iraq Include Land-Based Bombers

The U.S. is expanding its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

U.S. warplanes, Kurdish forces pound ISIS targets in attempt to retake Iraqi dam

Kurdish forces fired mortars and explosives at extremist militants Sunday as the battle to retake a strategic dam in northern Iraq raged on.

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Yahoo!

White House announces escalation of air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

In a statement attributed to National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden, the White House today announced that the US bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq will expand beyond support of Kurdish forces to also include delivering assistance to the Iraqi army .

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AlertNet

White House: Obama authorized U.S. strike on Mosul Dam in Iraq

The White House said on Sunday that President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, which it said was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in the country.

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TV Newser

Holly Williams: Being a Woman in a War Zone 'Can Sometimes Be an Advantage'

CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams , who has been reporting this week from northern Iraq, talks to FORTUNE about the advantages of being a woman in a war zone: Sometimes when you travel to more conservative parts of the Middle East, obviously you are going to get treated differently as a woman than as a man.

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Sunday Herald

The warring and the waiting

Abandoned petrol stations and half-constructed shells of buildings house hundreds of destitute Iraqis, the majority of whom fled from the city of Mosul - now an Islamic State stronghold - after the Sunni extremist group took over the city in early June.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Al Bawaba

Get up close and personal with Kadim Al-Sahir: will he go back to Iraq?

It's been 30 years since artist Kadim Al-Sahir released his first album "The Olive Tree", but the artist, since branded the "Caesar of Arabic Song", remains unrivalled.

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