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  1. Islamic State offensives stretch Iraq's elite troops thinRead the original story

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    The arrival of elite Iraqi troops backed by heavy coalition airstrikes has halted a major Islamic State offensive to capture the city center of Ramadi, one of the last bastions of government control in Iraq's Anbar province, and to seize the oil refinery at Baiji. But the inability of rank-and-file security forces to hold on to territory without outside assistance is raising doubts among U.S. officials and other Western advisers about the long-term stability of the area.

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  2. Kurds need more US supportRead the original story

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    Fifty yards from my hotel, in the largely Christian neighborhood of Ainkawa, a car bomb went off last Friday. You can still smell the acrid smoke where the Nili cafe was shattered, killing two young men who had stepped out for a smoke not far from the U.S. consulate .

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  3. Kurds need more U.S. supportRead the original story

    Friday | Stars and Stripes

    Fifty yards from my hotel, in the largely Christian neighborhood of Ainkawa, a car bomb went off last Friday. You can still smell the acrid smoke where the Nili cafe was shattered, killing two young men who had stepped out for a smoke not far from the U.S. consulate .

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  4. Falling prices, rising threats cool interest in Kurdish oilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KTVN Reno

    (AP Photo/Bram Janssen). A family leaves the Irbil Oil and Gas Exhibition in Irbil, Iraq, Friday April 24, 2015. The Kurds estimate their autonomous region in northern Iraq holds some 45 billion barrels and have made no secret of their desire to use ...

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  5. Iraqi tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... uation, but they chose the wrong path." ___ Yacoub reported from Baghdad. Associated Press writer Salar Salim in Irbil, Iraq contributed to this report.

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  6. Sunni tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... uation, but they chose the wrong path." ___ Yacoub reported from Baghdad. Associated Press writer Salar Salim in Irbil, Iraq contributed to this report.

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  7. Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi Seriously Wounded in Iraq: ReportRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 21 | INDOlink

    LONDON: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, a media report said today. According to the report, Baghdadi, 44, suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March.

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  8. The small Kurdish girl pictured firing a huge machine gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | BBC News

    Various copies of a video of a Kurdish girl firing a gun has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube Does a video of a Kurdish girl firing a machine gun mean that those fighting Islamic State are now mimicking their propaganda techniques? The girl looks about six or seven years old. She chats away with an off-camera adult, possibly her father, who asks her how many Islamic State fighters she has killed.

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  9. Suspect arrested in bombing near US consulate in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Stars and Stripes

    Iraqi Kurdish officials say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a bombing near the U.S. consulate in the northern city of Irbil. A statement from the Kurdish Regional Security Council on Monday says the suspect will remain in custody until an investigation is completed.

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  10. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi seriously wounded in air strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Hindustan Times

    The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, sources have told the Guardian. A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries during an attack by the US-led coalition in March.

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  11. Military experts find video of Islamic State capabilities alarmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Stars and Stripes

    ... the country's main oil refinery and said they regained partial control of a city near the Syrian border. IRBIL, Iraq (Tribune News Service) - The video opens with high-definition footage shot from a drone flying over an oil refinery in central Iraq, ...

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  12. Kurdish People Fast FactsRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | WTMA-AM North Charleston

    Here's some background information about the Kurdish people. Kurds do not have an official homeland or country.

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  13. Kurdish officials: Suspect arrested in bombing near US consulate in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Fox News

    Iraqi Kurdish officials say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a bombing near the U.S. consulate in the northern city of Irbil. A statement from the Kurdish Regional Security Council on Monday says the suspect will remain in custody until an investigation is completed.

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  14. A bombing at the US consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan killed four on Friday, April 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Al Bawaba

    A bombing that killed 3 people and wounded 10 on Saturday outside the US consulate in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, raises an important question about the US diplomatic presence in the eastern reaches of the Middle East. Is it still possible for diplomats to do their work this way? The US is bombing positions of Daesh in Iraq and Syria daily, and it is not surprising that the organization should attempt to strike back.

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  15. As the U.S. Consulate in Irbil, Iraq Is Bombed, Can America Still Do Diplomacy in the Middle East?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Truthdig

    A bombing that killed 3 people and wounded 10 on Saturday outside the US consulate in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, raises an important question about the US diplomatic presence in the eastern reaches of the Middle East. Is it still possible for diplomats to do their work this way? The US is bombing positions of Daesh in Iraq and Syria daily, and it is not surprising that the organization should attempt to strike back.

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  16. Oil refinery secured, but Iraq fighting still rages at RamadiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Erie Times News

    IRBIL, Iraq "" Iraqi security forces, backed by heavy air support from the American-led coalition, have secured Iraq" s largest oil refinery from an Islamic State offensive. But they continued to struggle to fend of Islamic State fighters trying to capture the capital of the country" s largest province.

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  17. Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said. The refinery at Beiji, some 250 kilometers north of Baghdad, has been held by the Iraqi military for months despite the militants' onslaught.

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  18. US Consulate Targeted by ISIS in Iraqi KurdistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | The Jewish Press

    U.S. officials in the Middle East are on high alert after a Consulate was targeted in Iraqi Kurdistan by ISIS. U.S. officials in the Middle East are on high alert after ISIS targeted the American Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan Friday.

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  19. As US Consulate in Irbil. Iraq, is Bombed, can US still do Diplomacy in ME?Read the original story

    Sunday Apr 19 | Juan Cole

    A bombing that killed 3 people and wounded 10 on Saturday outside the US consulate in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, raises an important question about the US diplomatic presence in the eastern reaches of the Middle East. Is it still possible for diplomats to do their work this way? The US is bombing positions of Daesh in Iraq and Syria daily, and it is not surprising that the organization should attempt to strike back.

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  20. Iraqi soldiers retake key oil refinery from ISIS militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Fox News

    Iraqi soldiers surrounded and took control of the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said. The refinery at Beiji, north of Baghdad, has been held by the Iraqi military for months despite the militants' onslaught.

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