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  1. Kurds Could Turn To Iranian ArmsRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Middle East Newsline

    JERUSALEM [MENL] -- The Iraqi autonomous region of Kurdistan, denied lethal equipment by the West, could turn to Iran for weapons, a report said. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs asserted that the Kurdish Regional Government has become increasingly frustrated with the refusal of the West to supply combat platforms to battle Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

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  2. Trudy Rubin: In Iraq, young refugees laugh despite hardship - Wed, 27 May 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    So, on a recent trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, it was a relief and a surprise to come across an upbeat story in an unexpected place: a church in Irbil that houses Christian refugees from northern Iraq who barely escaped the Islamic State invasion in August. The first hint of something unexpected was the shrieks of children's laughter when I entered the Mar Elias churchyard.

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  3. Trudy Rubin: An Iraqi Christian oasis away from the Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TwinCities

    So, on a recent trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, it was a relief and a surprise to come across an upbeat story in an unexpected place: a church in Irbil that houses Christian refugees from northern Iraq who barely escaped the Islamic State invasion in August. The first hint of something unexpected was the shrieks of children's laughter when I entered the Mar Elias churchyard.

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  4. Kurdish forces count the cost of fighting ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Times of Oman

    A squad of Syrian Kurdish fighters was ambushed as it advanced through a grove on the outskirts of a village held by IS fighters near Al Hasakah in the Kurdish enclave in north-east Syria. Azad Judy, an 18-year-old Kurd, recalls: "We had divided into three groups that were trying to attack the village when we were hit by intense fire from behind and from the trees on each side of us."

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  5. Iraqi Friar Saves Ancient Armenian Manuscripts From DestructionRead the original story

    Monday | Groong

    IRAQI FRIAR SAVES ANCIENT ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPTS FROM DESTRUCTION 11:54, 25 May, 2015 YEREVAN, MAY 25, ARMENPRESS. Bullets whistled overhead, a black ISIS flag flapping in the distance, but all Friar Najeeb Michaeel could think of as he fled the jihadis was how to save hundreds of ancient manuscripts, including Armenian scrolls, in his possession.

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  6. What the Fall of Ramadi MeansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | AmmoLand

    The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of the Iraqi army by a few hundred ISIS fighters using bomb-laden trucks, represents a stunning setback for U.S. policy. When President Obama declared that we shall "degrade and defeat " the Islamic State, he willed the ends, but not the means.

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  7. Iraqi troops lack will to fight: U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | The Daily Star

    Iraqi security forces stand on a tank on the outskirts of Baiji refinery north of Tikrit, during a joint operation between the army and popular mobilisation units to retake the remaining area of the Baiji oil refinery from Islamic State group jihadists, on May 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE BAGHDAD: Washington Sunday accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight ISIS militants who scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi.

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  8. Iraqis displaced by Islamic State fighting face dwindling resourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Stars and Stripes

    Wael Edwar, a refugee from fighting in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq, watches television in his temporary housing at a camp in Irbil. Though they live in safety, many residents can't find work and struggle to provide food for their families on aid alone.

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  9. Is the campaign against Islamic State flawed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | BBC News

    As the jihadist fighters of Islamic State push ever further across Syria and Iraq, taking cities, airbases, prisons and border posts, US President Barack Obama has dismissed their gains as "a tactical setback". The US-led coalition against IS, he insisted, is not losing to the jihadists.

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  10. Iraqi Shiite militias, ISIS fighters converge on air base for next battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Day

    Irbil, Iraq - Shiite Muslim militias moved onto a government air base Monday in predominantly Sunni Muslim Anbar province in preparation for a counterattack on Ramadi as a battle brewed that will prove or disprove U.S. officials' insistence that the Islamic State group is on the defensive in Iraq. Islamic State forces were said to be massing to meet the promised militia offensive, their arsenal bolstered by weapons, armored vehicles and tanks left behind when elite Iraqi government troops fled Ramadi on Sunday in the worst defeat for the Iraqi government since last summer's loss of the northern city of Mosul.

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  11. Latest war adds new generation of mental trauma in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | KTMF

    De... . FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Iraq-Syria border at Feeshkhabour bridge over Tigris River at Feeshkhabour border point, northern Iraq.

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  12. Awaiting weapons, Iraq's trained recruits go home empty-handedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Stars and Stripes

    New recruits in the fight against the Islamic State group listen to a lesson at a training camp in northern Iraq. Waves of volunteers arrive every three weeks, but leaders say they don't have enough weapons to arm the new forces.

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  13. Islamic State tightens grip on RamadiRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Iraqi officials and local officials said Islamic State fighters were combing through neighbourhoods in search of government employees and pro-government tribal fighters, and were conducting public executions. The IS consolidation comes after US special operations forces killed senior Islamic State leader Abu Sayyaf in a raid in Syria, US officials said on Saturday, an operation that appeared to mark a departure from Washington's strategy of relying mostly on a bombing campaign to target militant leaders.

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  14. Latest war adds new generation of mental trauma in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    De... . FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Iraq-Syria border at Feeshkhabour bridge over Tigris River at Feeshkhabour border point, northern Iraq.

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  15. British schoolgirl twins who fled UK to be 'jihadi brides'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Independent

    Two British schoolgirls who fled the UK to Isis-held territories may be trying to return home after escaping from the terror group, according to reports. Their father Ibrahim told the newspaper his daughters said "everything had changed" and they are now believed to be attempting to flee with a third girl.

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  16. Friendly-fire reports expose weakness of Kurdish forces battling ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | CBC News

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, shakes hands with Kurdish soldiers as he visits members of the Advise and Assist mission, approximately 6 km from active ISIL fighting positions, 40 km west of Erbil, Iraq, on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The friendly-fire death of Sgt.

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  17. Kurd fighters 'not ready for prime time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | DurhamRegion.com

    The friendly-fire death of Sgt. Andrew Doiron may have been a tragic mistake, but it serves to illustrate the shaky state of Kurdish forces and just how much additional training they need, defence experts say.

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  18. Kurdish authorities arrest alleged IS cell behind bomb attack near US mission in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    Civilians and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad's western district of Mansour, Iraq, Monday, April 27, 2015. A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital left many civilians killed and others wounded, officials said.

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  19. Training for Iraq's Sunni tribesmen to fight Islamic State off to slow startRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Stars and Stripes

    In response to mounting criticism that sectarian Shiite Muslim militias are committing crimes against the mostly Sunni Muslim residents of embattled Anbar province, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has authorized training and arming Sunni militiamen to combat the Islamic State. But as the first class of local Sunnis began training this week, analysts, security experts and government officials expressed concerns that the program is too small and poorly coordinated to make a difference, while others are concerned that arming the Sunnis will alienate al-Abadi's Shiite militia allies, who've already complained about the government's cooperation with the American-led coalition.

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  20. Senior Kurdish commander killedby bombing in northern IraqRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Lucianne.com

    IRBIL, Iraq - Officials say a prominent Iraqi Kurdish commander in the fight against the Islamic State group has been killed in a bombing near the northern city of Kirkuk. The officials say Maj.

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