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  1. What the Fall of Ramadi MeansRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

    Patrick J. Buchanan 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.


  2. 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.


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

    Sunday May 17 | KTMF

    ... 28, 2015, displaced Iraqis wait in line to receive food in Baharka camp for Iraqi displaced people outside of Irbil, Iraq. Decades of war and international sanctions have left millions o... CHAMISHKO CAMP, Iraq (AP) - The group of women, members of ...


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

    Sunday May 17 | Stars and Stripes

    ... of volunteers arrive every three weeks, but leaders say they don't have enough weapons to arm the new forces. IRBIL, Iraq - At a military base among the rolling hills of Kurdistan, thousands of volunteers have been trained to fight Islamic State ...


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


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

    Thursday May 14 |

    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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


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

    Tuesday May 12 |

    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.


  12. Senior Iraqi Kurdish commander killed in bombingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Daily Star

    Kurdish peshmerga fighters carry a Kurdish flag near the bodies of the Islamic State militants who they killed by clashes on the outskirt of Kirkuk April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed IRBIL: Officials say a prominent Iraqi Kurdish commander in the fight against ISIS has been killed in a bombing near the northern city of Kirkuk.


  13. Kurdish forces and allies 'broke ISIS spine': Kurdish leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Daily Star

    A handout photo taken and released by the Prime Minister Office on May 11, 2015 shows Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban welcoming the President of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, Masoud Barzani on his working visit in the parliament building of Budapest. AFP PHOTO / GERGELY BOTAR / PRIME MINISTER OFFICE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / GERGELY BOTAR / PRIME MINISTER OFFICE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS BUDAPEST: The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, Massud Barzani, said Monday his forces had "broken the spine" of ISIS with the help of international allies.


  14. Cardinal visits displaced Iraqi people to convey pope's concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | St. Anthony Messenger

    The head of the Vatican's Congregation for Eastern Churches visited Iraq to convey Pope Francis' blessing and concern for church officials and the displaced living and working in difficult circumstances. In Dohuk, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri hugged children and comforted adults who expressed only one wish: to go back home.


  15. Iraq's unity 'voluntary and not compulsory': Kurdish leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Reuters

    The unity of Iraq "is voluntary and not compulsory," the head of the country's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region said on Wednesday, while stressing the Kurds had no immediate plans to break away from the central government in Baghdad. Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani was speaking in Washington after holding talks earlier with U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on issues that included the campaign to battle Islamic State.


  16. Iraqi city still a ghost town a month after defeat of ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The Item

    Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa's hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets. The well-off businessman, who fled to Iraq's relatively secure Kurdish region before the operation began, has heard of widespread looting and vandalism, including of his own property.


  17. In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by localsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | The Daily Star

    IRBIL, Iraq: Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq's Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely refuse to take such jobs. While the mall job is a rite of passage for teenagers in America, in Iraq's conservative and relatively well-off Kurdish region the idea of women working - particularly in menial or retail jobs - is frowned upon.


  18. Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes surprise visit to Baghdad, meets with Iraqi prime ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Edmonton Journal

    Stephen Harper paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Saturday, meeting with the country's prime minister and delivering a substantial aid cheque for the war-torn region. The federal government announced an additional $139 million to be spread around not only Iraq, but Syria, Jordan and Lebanon to help alleviate the burgeoning refugee crisis precipitated by the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.


  19. Harper pledges $139M in aid during surprise Iraq tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | CBC News

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, and Iraq's Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani walk during a welcoming ceremony in Erbil. Stephen Harper paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Saturday, meeting with the county's prime minister and delivering a substantial aid cheque for the war-torn region.


  20. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    Friday May 1 |

    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. talked to Stuart Varney this morning on Fox Business Network after criminal charges were announced against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said this morning that the medical examiner ruled Gray's death a homicide.