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  1. Iranian, Arab Media: 'Russia-Iran Anti-IS Operations Room' In IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    A Russian plane at Baghdad's airport after carrying 37 tons of humanitarian aid for people displaced due to violence across Iraq. On October 23, Russia's Ministry of Defense announced that Moscow had provided humanitarian assistance to Iraqi Kurds in Irbil suffering from IS-related violence.

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  2. Turkey To Allow 200 Peshmerga Fighters Passage To KobaniRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    The U.S. military says Kurdish fighters remain in control of most of the Syrian border town of Kobani and Islamic State militants have failed to advance in the past several days. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says some 200 Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga forces will be allowed to transit Turkey to help Syrian Kurds fight against Islamic State militants in the besieged town of Kobani.

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  3. Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground. The unprecedented deployment will almost certainly depend on the support of Turkey, whose president criticized a U.S. airdrop of arms to Kurdish fighters after some of the weapons wound up in the hands of the extremists.

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  4. Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK peshmerga fighters for SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Boys play soccer as smoke rises over the Syrian town of Kobani near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach IRBIL, Iraq: Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat ISIS in the key border town of Ain al-Arab, providing much-needed boots on the ground.

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  5. Iraqi Kurds to send fighters to KobaneRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    IRBIL: Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region voted yesterday to authorise sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to help defend the embattled town of Kobane in Syria, where fellow Kurds are facing an onslaught by militants of the Islamic State group. Kurdish officials said an unspecified number of fighters would be sent through Turkey to support their ethnic brethren in a battle playing out just across the Turkish border.

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  6. Pentagon: ISIS seized materials airdropped to KurdsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | CBS News

    The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies intended for Kurdish fighters. Col. Steve Warren said it appears the wind caused the parachute to go off-course, and that the weapons in the bundle were not enough to make a difference.

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  7. Priests Race to Preserve Ancient Manuscripts From Destruction By ISISCNSRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cybercast News Service

    In a plot reminiscent of the Monuments Men , a small group of Benedictine and Dominican priests are engaged in a last-ditch attempt to save ancient manuscripts in Iraq from being destroyed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria . Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, MN, told CNSNews.com about the museum's urgent attempts to preserve manuscripts containing "the deeper history of centuriesa in some of the more isolated regions" of Iraq where the people "continued to actually copy books by hand until very, very recently."

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  8. Video: Iraqi Kurds Authorize Sending Fighters To KobaniRead the original story

    Yesterday | ClipSyndicate

    The parliament of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq has voted to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to the embattled town of Kobani in Syria. Peshmerga spokesman Halgurd Hekmat in Irbil said Wednesday there is still a lot of uncertainty on details, including how many forces will be sent and when.

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  9. Iraqi Kurdistan parliament votes in favor of sending peshmerga forces to KobaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    Smoke and flames billow following an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the province of Sanliurfaon October 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER IRBIL, Iraq: Lawmakers in Iraq's Kurdistan region said Wednesday they voted in favour of sending Kurdish forces to the besieged Syrian town of Kobani via Turkey.

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  10. Syria destroys two warplanes used by ISIS to train fighter pilots for terrorist 'airforce'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Mail

    The Syrian Air Force has destroyed two fighter jets belonging to the Islamic State just days after observers claimed to have witnessed the terror group training fighters to use them. Monitoring groups in the war-ravaged country last week claimed to have seen the fanatics flying three captured warplanes over short distances from an airbase in Aleppo - understood to be the first time ISIS has taken to the sky.

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  11. Iraqi Kurds to vote on sending forces to SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter undergoes training by British soldiers at a shooting range in Irbil, in Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdistan region, October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari IRBIL, Iraq: Iraq's Kurdish regional parliament will hold a session Wednesday to vote on deploying peshmerga security forces to aid Syrian Kurds battling jihadists from ISIS, a senior lawmaker said.

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  12. US policy reportedly shifts from killing ISIS fighters to rescuing KobaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fox News

    U.S. and Kurdish commanders are collaborating closely to ensure that the Syrian border town of Kobani does not fall to Islamic State militants, in a change of earlier policy, according to a published report. According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. and Syrian Kurdish military leaders are coordinating air and ground operations around Kobani, with one Kurdish general even helping to spot targets for U.S. airstrikes and delivering battlefield intelligence reports daily to American military planners.

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

    Yesterday | 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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  14. Syrian tribal revolt against Islamic State ignored, fueling resentmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | 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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  15. Lost in Syria's dust: IS' Sunni massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | 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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  16. Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi HomelandRead the original story

    Tuesday | 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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  17. Syrian tribe plots revenge after Isis massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | 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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  18. Syria tribal revolt against Islamic State ignored, fueling resentmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | 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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  19. U.S. Airdrops Weapons, Supplies to Questionable Kurdish Fighters Battling ISISRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | 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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  20. U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | 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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