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  1. How Audiences in Iraq Are Reacting to American SniperRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

    From Michael Moore and Howard Dean to Jesse Ventura and Michelle Obama , we have spent a lot of time discussing the reaction in this country to Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film American Sniper . But now that the movie has actually been seen by a number of people in Arab world, reports have started to come out this week that reveal their often unexpected reactions.

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  2. Jordan makes Islamic State a counteroffer: Your bomber for our pilotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Charlotte Observer

    Nov. 13, 2005 photo made from television shows Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi opens her jacket and shows an explosive belt as she confesses on Jordanian state-run television to her failed bid to set off an explosives belt inside one of the three Amman hotels targeted by al-Qaida. Al-Rishawi, was sentenced to death.

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  3. New Islamic State video sets 24-hour deadline for release of Iraqi bomberRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Charlotte Observer

    Nov. 13, 2005 photo made from television shows Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi opens her jacket and shows an explosive belt as she confesses on Jordanian state-run television to her failed bid to set off an explosives belt inside one of the three Amman hotels targeted by al-Qaida. Al-Rishawi, was sentenced to death.

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  4. Islamic State flees Kobani in Syria; Kurds in Turkey, Iraq dance in the streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Charlotte Observer

    Kurds wave the flags of outlawed rebel group of the PKK to celebrate in Istanbul, Turkey, Jan. 26, 2015, hours after Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy victory when they pushed into Kobani last year dissolved into a bloody, costly and months-long siege. IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish fighters in Syria claimed Tuesday to have lifted the Islamic State's four-month siege of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and said the last Islamic State attackers were on the run.

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  5. Islamic State demands $200 million for Japanese hostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Charlotte Observer

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Jan. 20, 2015. An online video released Tuesday purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours.

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  6. Islamic State posts video of Japanese journalist's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

    IRBIL, Iraq A short video apparently depicting the decapitation of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was released late Saturday by the Islamic State. The executioner appeared to be the same British-accented jihadi shown murdering at least five other hostages in previous videos.

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  7. London mayor: Jihadists are sexually frustrated losersRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, reacts during a press conference about the future of Britain's aviation, in London on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. London's mayor had some choice words for Muslims who turn to radicalism Friday, calling them sexually frustrated losers who turn to terrorism out of a deep-seated lack of self-confidence.

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  8. Islamic State militants attack Kurdish outposts across IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi killed at least 27 people. The Sunni Islamists have often battled Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias further south and west, but attacks in and around Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk have been less frequent.

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  9. ISIS launches attack on Kirkuk in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WXII 12 Winston-Salem

    ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an earnest attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the Islamist extremist group's stronghold of Mosul. For months, ISIS has been facing off with the Peshmerga -- armed fighters who protect Iraqi Kurdistan -- to the west of Kirkuk.

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  10. Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Star

    Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Attacks elsewhere killed 27 people, with twin bombs hitting a crowded market in Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeting pro-government Shiite militiamen who were manning a checkpoint outside a city north of the Iraqi capital.

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  11. Officer killed as Iraq Kurds repel ISIS attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    Kurdish peshmerga fighters secure a hotel near police headquarters in oil-rich Kirkuk, 290 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish forces repelled a major attack by ISIS in Kirkuk province that killed a top officer Friday, while violence elsewhere left at least 19 dead.

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  12. Barzani predicts Mosul offensive in the fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    Iraq's Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks at the Iraq-Kurdistan Oil and Gas Conference at Arbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region, December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari IRBIL, Iraq: Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani warned that despite victories in the war against ISIS, the global coalition against the group was inadequate and predicted a campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul would not happen before the fall.

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  13. Islamic State kills Kurdish commander in surprise attack on KirkukRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Age

    Smoke billows in the background as Kurdish peshmerga fighters take positions on the side of a road in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Baghdad: Exploiting a foggy night as cover, Islamic State militants launched a surprise attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions on the outskirts of Kirkuk early on Friday, killing a senior Kurdish commander and at least five of his men, security officials in the city said.

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  14. Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, eight of his troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Attacks elsewhere killed 27 people, with twin bombs hitting a crowded market in Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeting pro-government Shiite militiamen who were manning a checkpoint outside a city north of the Iraqi capital.

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  15. Mayor of London Boris Johnson says jihadists have low self-esteem and are obsessed with pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

    Boris Johnson has branded religious extremists lured by organisations such as Islamic State as "w*****s" who are obsessed with pornography. London's mayor, who is to stand as a Conservative parliamentary candidate in the general election, took aim at Muslim fundamentalists in an interview with The Sun, suggesting they were young men who were low on self-esteem.

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  16. Vroom vroom! Former Arab Idol contestant Parwas Hussein judges dream car competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Al Bawaba

    She used to be on the other side of the judging bench as a nervous contestant on "Arab Idol" , but now Parwas Hussein is the judge herself. The talented singer from Iraqi Kurdistan never won season two of the talent show, but she recently popped back into public eye through her participation in the Ninth International Conference for Dream Car for Children that is sponsored by the Japanese car manufacture Toyota in Kurdistan Irbil in Iraq.

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  17. Islamic State hostage deadline passes as confusion reigns over swap termsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Charlotte Observer

    Two posters with pictures of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by Islamic State group militants, and Arabic that reads "we are all Muath," hang on a street pole, in front of the captured pilot's tribal gathering place, in Amman, Jordan, Jan. 29 2015.

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  18. Beyond front lines in Iraq, a forgotten force faces Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Stars and Stripes

    Sheikh Mohammed jumped into his battered Toyota pickup and offered a visiting journalist his rusting Kalashnikov assault rifle for the three-mile ride to the front lines. The offer rejected, he told his cousin Ali not to mention the journalist's presence on the internal radio system because Islamic State fighters less than a mile away monitor the channel and they might mount an attack specifically to capture a journalist.

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  19. As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are waryRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier stands guard, overlooking the road between Mosul and Tal afar at the frontline of Eski Mosul. The Iraqi Kurdish fighters retaking territory from Islamic State militants have found surprising ambivalence in areas they free from the jihadis' oppressive rule.

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    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier stands guard, overlooking the road between Mosul and Tal afar at the frontline of Eski Mosul.

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