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  1. Top U.S. General Favors Military Advisers In Western IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    The U.S. military's top officer has called for deploying American advisers to Iraq's Anbar province to counter Islamic State fighters. General Martin Dempsey's comments at a news cofnerence in Washington on October 30 marked the first time the American military openly endorsed sending advisers to the restive western province, where Iraqi government troops have suffered a string of setbacks at the hands of the IS group.

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  2. Dempsey: Iraqi Shiites must back expanded missionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | MilitaryCity.com

    An Iraqi military vehicle burns after an attack by the Islamic State group in western Anbar province, Iraq, on Oct. 5. U.S. military leaders want to expand the advise-and-assist mission into Iraq's Anbar province and put combat advisers on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants. 'The precondition for that is the government of Iraq is willing to arm the tribes,' Army Gen.

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  3. Pressure builds for U.S. rethink of anti-ISIS campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hold a news conference at the Pentagon October 30, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia.

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  4. N.C. man pleads guilty to helping ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Kurdish Peshmerga fighters along a frontline position protect the main highway between Kurdish occupied Kirkuk and the capital of the Kurdish Regional Government in Irbil. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters along a frontline position protect the main highway between Kurdish occupied Kirkuk and the capital of the Kurdish Regional Government in Irbil.

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  5. Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

    IRBIL, Iraq - A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syrian brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the embattled town of Kobani.

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  6. Pentagon Leaders Laud Progress Against ISILRead the original story

    Yesterday | U.S. Department of Defense

    Defense Department leaders today praised the progress made against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq and Syria as implementation of the broader comprehensive strategy in the Middle East continues. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen.

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  7. Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TwinCities

    Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants. But the ability of the small force to turn the tide of battle will depend on the effectiveness of their weapons and on continued U.S.-led airstrikes against the extremists.

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  8. Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from TurkeyRead the original story

    Wednesday | Daily Dispatch

    For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the militants, activists and Kurdish officials said. The group of around 50 armed men is from the Free Syrian Army, and it's separate from Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters who were also en route Wednesday to Kobani, along the Syrian-Turkish border.

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  9. Dempsey suggests US advisers needed in AnbarRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    There are currently 1,400 U.S. troops in Iraq, 600 of whom are involved in an advise and assist mission to help Iraqi government and Kurdish forces take on the Islamic State terrorist group, which has taken over large chunks of the country. Of the 12 U.S. advisory teams, 7 are based in a joint operations center in Baghdad, with the remainder at a similar facility in Irbil - the capital of the country's northern Kurdish region.

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  10. Former ISIS captive tells of executions, rapesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    IRBIL, IRAQI KURDISTAN - ISIS is well known for its kidnappings across Syria and Iraq. But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ISIS has released 25 Kurdish teens, the last of about 150 students kidnapped in May. ISIS has unleashed some of its most brutal treatment on the Yazidi community in Iraq, and particularly its women.

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  11. Iraqi troops cheered by Kurds in TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants. But the ability of the small force to turn the tide of battle will depend on the effectiveness of their weapons and on continued U.S.-led airstrikes against the extremists.

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  12. The war against Islamic State: The Kurdish StalingradRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Economist

    "WE WILL resist to our last drop of blood togethera if necessary we will repeat the Stalingrad resistance in Kobane." The words of Polat Can, a Syrian Kurdish commander, to describe the fight against Islamic State jihadists for the town on the Syrian-Turkish border may exaggerate the scale of the fighting, but makes plain the emotional and strategic symbolism now attached to Kobane.

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  13. German mission assesses potential training of Kurdish forces in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    A German advance mission has been dispatched to Iraq to scope out the potential for Germany to expand training of peshmerga forces. Germany has already sent weapons to aid the Kurds in the battle against "IS" militants.

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  14. Jordan Warns Of Forced Displacement Of Arab ChristiansRead the original story

    Yesterday | Groong

    JORDAN WARNS OF FORCED DISPLACEMENT OF ARAB CHRISTIANS Global Post Oct 29 2014 AMMAN, Oct. 29 -- King Abdullah II of Jordan Wednesday warned of the forced displacement of Arab Christians in some unrest-hit neighboring countries, the state-run Petra news agency reported. Arab Christians played a significant role in the evolution of the Arab-Muslim civilization throughout history, the King said during a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who was on an official visit to Jordan.

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  15. ANKARA: EU Minister Underscores Europe's Unfairness To Turkey On Kobani IssueRead the original story

    Yesterday | Groong

    EU MINISTER UNDERSCORES EUROPE'S UNFAIRNESS TO TURKEY ON KOBANI ISSUE Daily Sabah, Turkey Oct 29 2014 Daily Sabah PARIS -- EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır believes that Europe is being unfair to Turkey regarding the Kobani issue. Speaking at the French National Parliament's EU Commission during his visit to Paris, Bozkır claimed that an image of Turkey as a mere spectator to the incidents in Kobani has been built by some in Europe, before bringing up the fact that millions in the region, including 200,000 Syrian Kurds from the besieged Kobani, have found shelter within Turkey's borders.

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  16. Afghanistan: As America Moves Out, the Taliban Moves InRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Townhall

    Japan-North Korea: A high-level Japanese delegation arrived in Pyongyang today for discussions about the fate of Japanese nationals whom the North Korean intelligence service kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s. The Japanese delegation is led by Junichi Ihara, who heads the Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau.

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  17. Peshmerga troops travelling to Kobane cheered by fellow Kurds in TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | South China Morning Post

    Kurdish troops en route to reinforce fighters battling Islamic State jihadists trying to capture the Syrian border town of Kobane applauded in Turkey Kurds in Turkey greet peshmerga troops travelling in a convoy towards the Syrian border town of Kobane on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered on Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants.

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  18. Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in TurkeyPeople cheer a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TheCourier.com

    People cheer a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops as they arrive in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

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  19. National View: An army at dawn in the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SouthCoastToday.com

    A glimpse of the anxiety sweeping the Arab world surfaced last week when an Arab woman complained during a talk in Amman at the Columbia Global Center for the Middle East. She said my speech's title about the "crisis" in the region wasn't accurate.

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  20. Peshmerga cheered by Kurds in TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is escorted by Turkish Kurds on their way to the Turkish-Syrian border, in Kiziltepe near the southeastern city of Mardin October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer SURUC, Turkey: Iraqi peshmerga fighters received a hero's welcome Wednesday from fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as they assembled near the Syrian Kurdish border town of Ain al-Arab before trying to break a siege there by ISIS militants.

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