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  1. Daily news summary 20.12.2014Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Radio Prague

    A US military plane with a supply of Czech ammunition for Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq took off from the airport in Pardubice before noon on Saturday, the spokeswoman for the General Staff of the Czech Army confirmed. Some 5,000 anti-tank shells for RPG 7 launchers were provided.

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  2. Kurds claim to take northern Iraq town key to humanitarian crisisRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | 12NewsNow.Com

    Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains and spawning a humanitarian crisis. The Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Twitter that its forces entered Sinjar district around 1:45 p.m. and, just over an hour later, "succeeded in taking complete control of it & nearby villages."

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  3. Kurds press Sinjar operation in north IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Iraqi Kurdish forces throw victory signs, as they drive near the front lines in Zumar, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. IRBIL, Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish and allied forces Saturday pressed on with a vast operation to wrest back swaths of land from ISIS.

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  4. Military plane with munitions for Kurds takes off from PardubiceRead the original story

    Friday | Radio Prague

    A US military plane with a supply of Czech ammunition for Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq took off from the airport in Pardubice before noon on Saturday, the spokeswoman for the General Staff of the Czech Army confirmed. Some 5,000 anti-tank shells for RPG 7 launchers were provided.

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  5. Pavel Belobradek has said he will seek another term as chairman of the Christian DemocratsRead the original story

    Friday | Radio Prague

    Pavel BA>lobrA dek, the head of the Christian Democratic Party has confirmed he will seek another term as chairman at an upcoming party congress. Mr BA>lobrA dek suggested several months ago he might consider giving up politics for family reasons.

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  6. Czech Railways acquires train cars from OBBRead the original story

    Friday | Radio Prague

    Czech Railways has acquired 50 older train cars from Austria's A-sterreichische Bundesbahnen at the cost of 14.4 million euros, news sit iDnes reports. The train carriages will be used mainly on routes including Prague to A1 2ilina and Budapest and BohumA n and BA eclav.

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  7. IS Militants Use Sex to Lure RecruitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Voice of America

    Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate Meeting in Kurdish regional capital Irbil, religious, political and tribal chiefs call for formation of National Guard to help combat militants US Army Lieutenant General James Terry says more than 1,300 airstrikes since August, stronger Iraqi security force are having a 'significant effect' on group's ability to operate in Iraq Fighters join the so-called Islamic State [IS] for myriad motives, but one big reason might be the lure of one of the most basic human desires: sex.

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  8. Kurds Claim Victory In Northern IraqRead the original story

    Friday | WNYC-AM New York

    A member of the Kurdish forces stands next to an armored vehicle destroyed by an improvised explosive device placed by Islamic State militants that killed several Peshmerga fighters and injured dozens late Wednesday, when they pushed towards Sinjar Mountain, as they inspect the aftermath of the site in Kasr Reej, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed on Thursday to open up a corridor to the mountain so that thousands of people from the country's Yazidi minority who have been trapped there can flee, said a senior Kurdish official.

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  9. The World in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NWAonline

    A member of the Kurdish forces stands in an area damaged by an improvised explosive device placed by Islamic State militants that killed several Peshmerga fighters and injured dozens late Wednesday, when they pushed toward Sinjar Mountain on Thursday in Kasr Reej, Iraq. Kurds open path for Yazidis on mountain IRBIL, Iraq -- Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed Thursday to open up a corridor to Sinjar Mountain so that thousands of people from the country's Yazidi minority who have been trapped there can flee, said a senior Kurdish official.

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  10. Iraqi Kurdish fighters reach besieged Sinjar mountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Daily Star

    Peshmerga fighters attack Islamic State of Iraq and Levant with missiles during the clashes in Sinun district of Mosul, northern Iraq as Peshmerga forces departed from Zumar proceed forward with military ammunition including missiles, mortars and armored military vehicles in order to fight against ISIL in Sinjar district besieged by ISIL on December 18, 2014. WASHINGTON/ZUMAR, Iraq: Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by ISIS fighters, a Kurdish leader said Thursday, as the U.S. said several leaders of the group have been killed in recent airstrikes.

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  11. ISIL struggling, says Canadian officer as U.S. warns Iraqi war will last another 3 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Canada.com

    YVR security officials say think before you pack and will save you and your fellow passengers a lot of time during the Christmas holidays. Yuletide scenes from the archives show how much the holiday has changed, and remained the same, from days gone by Royal Canadian Air Force ground crew perform post flight checks on a CF-18 fighter jet in Kuwait after a sortie over Iraq during Operation IMPACT on November 3, 2014.

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  12. Iraqi Kurdish forces open corridor to Sinjar mountain for trapped Yazidis to escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Brandon Sun

    Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed on Thursday to open up a corridor to Sinjar Mountain so that thousands of people from the country's Yazidi minority who have been trapped there can flee, said a senior Kurdish official. The development was an incremental step in the battle to retake the town of Sinjar, at the foothills of the mountain by the same name, which fell to the Islamic State group in early August.

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  13. Iraqi Sunni Leaders Denounce Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Voice of America

    An Iraqi policeman uses a bomb detector to search Shi'ite pilgrims heading to the Shi'ite holy city of Karbala, 80 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2014. Iraq's top Sunni religious, political and tribal leaders met in the Kurdish regional capital Irbil Thursday to denounce Islamic State terrorists and call for the formation of a National Guard to help combat them.

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  14. Iraqi Kurdish troops open corridor to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Yazidis displaced by Islamic State group militants gather around a makeshift bread oven where they take shelter in a partially constructed building in Dohuk, northern Iraq. In August, the militant group captured the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, near the Syrian border, sending tens of thousands of Yazidis fleeing for their lives.

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  15. US cautious about ramping up airstrikes in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Stars and Stripes

    Amid calls from Iraqi leaders for more coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants, Pentagon officials are expressing caution about intensifying the air war. Since the bombing campaign against the Islamic State began in August, the international coalition has conducted more than 1,300 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the bulk by American forces.

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  16. In Middle East, a year marked by upheaval leaves millions sufferingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Catholic Sun Phoenix

    The story of the Middle East in 2014 is one of war and displacement, broken families and tireless aid workers, and the rise of a new group one scholar referred to as "al-Qaida on steroids." It's a story of populations stretched to the limit, but still welcoming more refugees as neighbors.

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  17. Kurds press northern Iraq offensive against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Daily Star

    An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at ISIS militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point taken 3 days ago, about 25 kilometers east of Mosul on September 9,2014. AFP PHOTO/JM LOPEZ IRBIL: Kurdish forces backed by foreign jets pressed an ambitious operation against ISIS in northern Iraq Thursday, taking on the jihadis in the heart of their "caliphate."

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  18. Iraqi Kurds Launch Sinjar Offensive After Coalition AirstrikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Big News Network.com

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  19. Hundreds of US troops now deployed in Iraq's Anbar ProvinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Stars and Stripes

    Hundreds of American troops are now in Iraq's volatile Anbar Province helping the Iraqi military take on the Islamic State, according to the Joint Staff. Currently, about 350 U.S. troops are stationed at Al Asad Air Base in Anbar.

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  20. German cabinet agrees to send troops to train Iraqi KurdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Deutsche Welle

    Germany's government has agreed to send up to 100 Bundeswehr troops to northern Iraq. The soldiers, who will not be involved in combat, will train Kurdish forces fighting the "Islamic State" group.

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