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  1. National Defence slashed its 2014 ammunition budget - and now...Read the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | National Post

    National Defence slashed its annual order of ammunition this year to save money - a revelation that raised fresh questions Wednesday about just how prepared Canada is to do battle with militants in the Middle East. The 38 per cent cut was large enough to cause other government departments, Public Works and Industry Canada in particular, to sit up and take stock of the impact, internal documents obtained by The Canadian Press show.

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  2. Fisher: Canadian fighter-bombers days away from joining battle against Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Canada.com

    By the end of this week Ottawa is expected to order the RCAF to deploy CF-18 Hornet fighter-bombers to the Middle East to join the U.S.-led coalition that is bombing Islamic State. One likely Canadian target may be found in the strategically important town of Tikrit where Islamic State murdered hundreds of Iraqis three months ago.

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  3. DND slashed ammo order in 2014, raising questions about prep for Iraq missionRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Lifestyles

    National Defence slashed its annual order of ammunition this year to save money - a revelation that raised fresh questions Wednesday about just how prepared Canada is to do battle with militants in the Middle East. The 38 per cent cut was large enough to cause other government departments, Public Works and Industry Canada in particular, to sit up and take stock of the impact, internal documents obtained by The Canadian Press show.

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  4. A coherent strategy for the Middle EastRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Accuracy In Media

    The latest strategy put forth by the Obama administration to combat the Islamic State jihadists not only changes weekly, but fails to address U.S. strategic core objectives in the Middle East. Most dubious is its reliance on so-called "moderate rebels" to provide a ground component to a U.S. air campaign.

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  5. Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weaponsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. One of them, Moustafa Saleh, tapped the cannon with his mud-caked boots.

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  6. Kurdish fighters haven't received weapons, training from U.S., alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Without more sophisticated weaponry pledged by the United States, Kurdish fighters, known as peshmerga, rely on aging arms such as Soviet-era cannons in their efforts to retake the town of Mahmoudiyah, Iraq. MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq - The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State terrorists.

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  7. Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State awaiting U.S. supportRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Concord Monitor

    The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking a northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. One of them, Moustafa Saleh, tapped the cannon with his mud-caked boots.

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  8. DND bought 38 per cent less ammo in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | SooToday

    National Defence slashed its annual order of ammunition this year to save money - a revelation that raised fresh questions Wednesday about just how prepared Canada is to do battle with militants in the Middle East. The 38 per cent cut was large enough to cause other government departments, Public Works and Industry Canada in particular, to sit up and take stock of the impact, internal documents obtained by The Canadian Press show.

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  9. Iraqi Kurds, Christians leave everything fleeing ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    They don't have a soccer field and they don't have proper homes, but the children in a refugee camp in Irbil in northern Iraq don't seem to mind. In August they fled their homes west of Mosul as ISIS pushed forward.

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  10. Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KFVS12

    Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and... The U.N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organization's death toll does not include killings in areas... A car bomb near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad killed 15 people and wounded another 40 on Wednesday, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

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    18 hrs ago | Canada.com

    By the end of this week Ottawa is expected to order the RCAF to deploy CF-18 Hornet fighter-bombers to the Middle East to join the U.S.-led coalition that is bombing Islamic State. One likely Canadian target may be found in the strategically important town of Tikrit where Islamic State murdered hundreds of Iraqis three months ago.

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  12. RAF Tornados Strike First IS TargetsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Flight Journal

    Royal Air Force jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck. The Ministry of Defence said the attacks were in support of Kurdish units in the north-west of the country.

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  13. Canada has just 26 special forces 'advisers' in Iraq, not 69, says letter to NDPRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Weyburn Review

    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has apparently confirmed in an email to the Opposition NDP that only 26 of the highly trained troops are deployed in and around Irbil, in northern Iraq. The Conservative government, under repeated questioning in the House of Commons, revealed last month that up to 69 commandos were slated to deploy to help local forces battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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  14. Fewer special forces in Iraq than expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Chilliwack Times

    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has apparently confirmed in an email to the Opposition NDP that only 26 of the highly trained troops are deployed in and around Irbil, in northern Iraq. The Conservative government, under repeated questioning in the House of Commons, revealed last month that up to 69 commandos were slated to deploy to help local forces battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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  15. Tom Mulcair warns against moving 'full force' into war in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBC News

    NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says Prime Minister Stephen Harper hasn't made his case for a Canadian contribution to the fight against ISIS, noting, 'We've got to be extremely careful before we start listening to the siren song of those who would propel us full force into a war.' NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is warning against being propelled "full force into a war" against ISIS in Iraq, as MPs wait to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plan for a Canadian contribution.

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  16. Christians Flee Iraq Ahead Of ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MyHighPlains.com

    They don't have a soccer field, they don't have proper homes, but the children in this refugee camp in Irbil don't seem to mind. In August they fled their homes west of Mosul as ISIS pushed forward.

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  17. Cost of US campaign against Islamic State likely nearing $1 billionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    An U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria, Sept. 26, 2014.

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  18. Australian aircraft support action against ISIS, Turkey mulls sending troopsRead the original story

    Yesterday | WICU12 Erie

    A day after Britain's military launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, the question is: Who will be next to join the U.S.-led coalition in its air campaign against the extremists who have seized a swath of Iraq and Syria? As Turkish soldiers and tanks took up position along the border with Syria on Tuesday, Turkey's government put a motion before Parliament asking for authorization to take military action against ISIS. Lawmakers are expected to debate the measure in a special session Thursday before voting, according to Anadolu, Turkey's semiofficial news agency.

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  19. Iraqi Christians, Kurds flee from Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KOLD-TV Tucson

    IRBIL, Iraq - For many Iraqis fleeing Islamic State fighters, a refugee camp offers a temporary haven, but it's not a permanent solution. Some who have lost everything still hope to return home.

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  20. ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    A day after Britain's military launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, the question is who will be next to join the U.S.-led coalition in its air campaign against the extremists who have seized a swath of Iraq and Syria. As Turkish soldiers and tanks took up position along the border with Syria on Tuesday, Turkey's government put a motion before Parliament asking for authorization to take military action against ISIS.

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