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  1. UN Official Warns of Possible Genocide Against Iraqi YazidisRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Voice of America

    Displaced Yazidis, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State group, head toward the Syrian border Aug. 11, 2014. A senior U.N. human rights official warned Tuesday that Islamic State militants in Iraq may be trying to wipe out minority Yazidis.

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  2. Syrian tribal revolt against Islamic State ignored, fueling resentmentRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    The cost of turning against the Islamic State was made brutally apparent in the streets of a dusty backwater town in eastern Syria in early August. Over a three-day period, vengeful fighters shelled, beheaded, crucified and shot hundreds of members of the Shaitat tribe after they dared to rise up against the extremists.

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  3. Lost in Syria's dust: IS' Sunni massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

    Thick smoke rises Monday in Kobani, Syria, after an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition helping Kurdish fighters defend the city from Islamic State fighters. - The cost of turning against the Islamic State was made brutally apparent in the streets of a dusty backwater town in eastern Syria in early August.

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  4. Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi HomelandRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    ... or not. But it's a duty. You have to do it. The men of the Betwata tribe gather to drink tea every morning in Irbil, Iraq, in an outdoor courtyard with curving pillars and climbing plants. In northern Iraq, almost everyone is ethnically Kurdish, and ...

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  5. Syrian tribe plots revenge after Isis massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stuff.co.nz

    The cost of turning against the Islamic State was made brutally apparent in the streets of a dusty backwater town in eastern Syria in early August. Over a three-day period, vengeful fighters shelled, beheaded, crucified and shot hundreds of members of the Shaitat tribe after they dared to rise up against the extremists.

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  6. Syria tribal revolt against Islamic State ignored, fueling resentmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    The cost of turning against the Islamic State was made brutally apparent in the streets of a dusty backwater town in eastern Syria in early August. Over a three-day period, vengeful fighters shelled, beheaded, crucified and shot hundreds of members of the Shaitat tribe after they dared to rise up against the extremists.

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  7. U.S. Airdrops Weapons, Supplies to Questionable Kurdish Fighters Battling ISISRead the original story

    Monday | US News & World Report

    People watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill Monday near the Mursitpinar crossing in Turkey. The U.S. has dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurdish fighters around Kobani.

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  8. U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Navy Times

    Iraqi security forces gather in front of a mosque after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Shiite worshippers after midday prayers, killing and wounding tens of people in a commercial area in the center of Baghdad on Oct. 20. More than one month after President Obama ordered U.S. troops to begin an advise-and-assist mission supporting the Iraqi military's fight against Islamic militants, that effort remains limited in its scope and effectiveness. The reasons for that are varied, and include concerns about force protection for U.S. personnel, logistical challenges, a desire to avoid creating Iraqi Security Force 'dependency' and high-level political problems in Baghdad, current and former military officials say.

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  9. Syria's Kobane no longer so isolatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | BBC News

    The siege of the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobane is now more than a month old. A battle more symbolic than strategic has now claimed around 700 lives, the majority of them fighters loyal to the group calling itself Islamic State.

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  10. Sunni Arabs feel sting of discrimination in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Stars and Stripes

    Having fled encroaching Islamic State militants, Ali Hussein Abbas, his wife and two young children arrived at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital of the Kurdistan region, hoping to find refuge. But the Kurdish peshmerga soldiers at the checkpoint told Abbas, a Kurd, that only he and the youngsters, and not his wife, a Sunni Arab, could pass through.

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  11. Christians have few options under ISIS- flee, convert, or dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PressReleasePoint

    Iraqi Christians have been a key target of ISIS, and are the group to experience some of the most heartbreak since ISIS began advancing through Iraq. Mosul, the heart of the Iraqi Christian community for over a thousand years, was aggressively targeting by ISIS.

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  12. His Highness Amir congratulates Qadsia SC on AFC Cup winRead the original story

    Sunday | Arab Times

    His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Sunday a congratulatory cable to Board Chairman of Qadsia SC Sheikh Khaled Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the club's football team winning of the Asian Football Confederation Cup of 2014. In his cable, His Highness the Amir praised Qadsia's achievement and the club officials and players' efforts to elevate the flag of Kuwait high at regional and international sports events.

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  13. Kobani fight is an opportunity to blunt ISIS, general saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | CNN

    ... their own contacts in Syria and Iraq, and then the information is handed over to U.S. military personnel in Irbil, Iraq, who are working on selecting targets for airstrikes, the administration official said. A number of recent airstrikes in and ...

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  14. Blagg: Reporting's risksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Recorder

    ... officials say Thursday's attack took place in the al-Adeen area in Ebb province, nearly 125 miles from Sanaa. IRBIL, Iraq - With the U.S. seemingly focused on helping Kurdish militias fight off an Islamic State advance at Kobani on the Turkey-Syria ...

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  15. Ain al-Arab becomes strategic prize as foes battle for controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | The Daily Star

    WASHINGTON: Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab has become an unlikely spoil in the war waged by ISIS militants and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit. Perched on Turkey's border, the Kurdish-majority city of about 60,000 has been besieged for weeks by ISIS fighters.

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  16. Kuwait's Qadsia crowned AFC Cup championsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Arab Times

    Kuwait's Qadsia were crowned 2014 AFC Cup champions on Saturday after winning a penalty shoot-out 4-2 against Iraq's Irbil following a goalless draw at Maktoum bin Rashed Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. Qadsia have been runners-up twice over the last four years, and lost out on the title last year to their local rivals, Kuwait SC, who won the last two editions.

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  17. Airstrikes help Kurds retake areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | TwinCities

    ... talks, and Nassan said PYD leader Salih Muslim met Friday with an American diplomat from the U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq, the second recent meeting between a U.S. official and a representative of the PYD. Until the battle of Kobani, which began ...

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  18. Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic StateIn this image shot...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | TheCourier.com

    In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, a U.S. Navy aircraft launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf.

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  19. Kurds retake parts of Kobani in biggest U.S. battle of anti-Islamic State campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Fresno Bee

    ... talks, and Nassan said PYD leader Salih Muslim met Friday with an American diplomat from the U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq, the second recent meeting between a U.S. official and a representative of the PYD. Until the battle of Kobani, which began ...

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  20. Kobani key to U.S. strategy against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | CTV

    Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants - and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit. Perched on Turkey's border, the city of about 60,000 has been besieged for weeks by IS fighters.

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