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  1. Britain may expand mission in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Bridgwater Mercury

    The Army is said to be ready to go into more dangerous areas of Iraq but is awaiting political clearance from the National Security Council Britain is preparing to send troops into the more dangerous parts of Iraq in support of the US military mission to train local forces battling Islamic State fighters. The prospect of expanding the UK training mission - currently based in the relatively safe Kurdish-held area of northern Iraq - was raised at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by David Cameron yesterday, The Times reported.

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  2. Britain may expand mission in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Swindon Advertiser

    The Army is said to be ready to go into more dangerous areas of Iraq but is awaiting political clearance from the National Security Council Britain is preparing to send troops into the more dangerous parts of Iraq in support of the US military mission to train local forces battling Islamic State fighters. The prospect of expanding the UK training mission - currently based in the relatively safe Kurdish-held area of northern Iraq - was raised at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by David Cameron yesterday, The Times reported.

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  3. Islamic State settles into Ramadi, but the lull unlikely to lastRead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | Daily Times

    BAGHDAD: The blind man with just one hand arrived at the main mosque in the centre of the Iraqi city of Ramadi at dusk on Wednesday, flanked by Islamic State fighters. When the evening prayer was over, the man, whose head was shrouded in black, delivered a speech to the faithful, hailing the Islamic State's capture of the capital of Anbar Province - its greatest victory over Iraqi forces in almost a year.

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  4. Father to NIA: Areeb changed in past one year, saw jihad clipsRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | The Indian Express

    ... says that two days later, Ejaz claimed to have received a call from Areeb that he had left India and was in Baghdad, Iraq. "He told me he has taken the passport and Rs 30,000 from his cupboard and he repented taking the money. He used to call ...

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  5. Pitts: Veteran Hunter forced to make shameful choice to obey lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Heavy drinking hadn't helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors.

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  6. UN launches mass polio vaccination campaignRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Scoop

    The last case of polio was reported on 7 April 2014 in a 34-month-old girl from the Rasafa district of Baghdad, according to a joint statement released from the World Health Organization and UN Children's Fund , which are jointly spearheading the initiative. "Despite the civil unrest that engulfs over a third of the country, polio campaigns have continued to reach up to 90 per cent of children through collaborative efforts with multiple line-ministries and local partners," WHO's Country Representative to Iraq Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussain said.

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  7. IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 deadRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    In this still image taken from video provided by Saudi TV, burnt out cars are seen as investigators collect evidence, in the aftermath of a suicide bomb outside the the Imam Hussein mosque in the port city of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Friday, May 29, 2015. A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.

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  8. Daily Press Briefing: IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | State Department

    QUESTION: Yeah. Regarding the ongoing efforts to retake Anbar from ISIL, Sunni fighters have told our channel that they've been asking Baghdad for weapons, for training, and that they're not getting it and they suspect that it's because they're Sunni.

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  9. Iraqis recount their lives under the Islamic State: Cheap food, endless rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | McClatchy

    Photos and videos posted on the Internet show battle-scarred streets littered with rubble and blood-stained clothing, but devoid of inhabitants. Many once-vibrant commercial districts are shuttered or in ruins from airstrikes.

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  10. Iraqis fleeing battle; maybe we should, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    This is the question posed by the fall of Ramadi, which revealed the emptiness at the core of U.S. policy. President Obama's critics are missing the point: Ultimately, it doesn't matter how many troops he sends back to Iraq or whether their footwear happens to touch the ground.

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  11. Amid new attacks, CENTCOM says Islamic State still on 'defensive'Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    CENTCOM on Friday downplayed a rash of Islamic State attacks in the Middle East, again maintaining that the hardline Islamist group remains on the defensive. Col. Pat Ryder, a CENTCOM spokesman, said a twin car-bombing that killed 15 people late Thursday in Baghdad shows the Islamic State has only a limited capability to attack the Iraqi capital.

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  12. A failed Middle East mindsetRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Item Extra

    The Arab world is a pluralistic region that lacks pluralism. As such, the Middle East's pluralistic character - Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, Christians, Druze, Alawites, Jews, Copts, Yazidis, Turkmen and an array of tribes - has long been managed by iron fists from above.

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  13. Experts: IS Skilled at Gathering Intelligence, Adjusting TacticsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Voice of America

    Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions in Tikrit, 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, March 26, 2015. While U.S. and coalition partners pluck intelligence on Islamic State extremists from the militants' communications or movements and then bomb them from the air, the militant group is gathering its own intelligence from city streets and preparing the ground for its next battlefield moves.

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  14. Target Baghdad?Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard

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  15. Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it againRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Explosions in late 2014 variously described as an ISIL truck bomb or a U.S. airstrike in the town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. Michael Crowley reports from Washington that there's a push for a new "surge" in Iraq.

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  16. Middle East, 9:17 PMISIS Claims Blasts at Upscale Baghdad HotelsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The Islamic State jihadist group on Friday claimed responsibility for car bombings at two upscale Baghdad hotels that officials said killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, AFP reports. The terrorists were able to transport the bombs, which exploded just before midnight on Thursday and were heard across the city center, inside the walled compounds of the Ishtar and Babylon hotels in central Baghdad.

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  17. .com | Syria army in retreatRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News24

    Syrian troops retreated as regime warplanes bombarded al-Qaeda-led rebel fighters on Friday, a day after the insurgents overran the last government-held city in the key northwestern province of Idlib. Opposition forces now control the vast majority of Idlib after Al-Nusra Front and its allies in the Army of Conquest captured Ariha and surrounding villages on Thursday in a swift assault.

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  18. Islamic State claims responsibility for two Baghdad hotel bombings, killing 15Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Civilians and security forces inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the parking lot of Babylon hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 29, 2015. Two separate car bombs inside parking lots of two downtown hotels have killed and wounded civilians late Thursday, authorities said.

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  19. Massacre and Reprisal in a Shattered IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Nation

    Horrific bloodshed and reprisal killings - inflicted by the Sunni extremists of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, as well as the Shia militias - has torn apart his homeland and is leaving long-term, festering wounds, he says. Now he would rather build a future as a minority under Kurdish control than return to his home.

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  20. The opposite of ISIS: Compassion flows freely in refugee campRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | WICU12 Erie

    Some of the kids peer out shyly from behind the canvas of their tents. A little girl carries a plastic tub as big as she is, her face set in determination, as she walks toward the women washing clothes under the beating sun.

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