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  1. ISIS launches attack on Kirkuk in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WXII 12 Winston-Salem

    ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an earnest attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the Islamist extremist group's stronghold of Mosul. For months, ISIS has been facing off with the Peshmerga -- armed fighters who protect Iraqi Kurdistan -- to the west of Kirkuk.

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  2. Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Star

    Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Attacks elsewhere killed 27 people, with twin bombs hitting a crowded market in Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeting pro-government Shiite militiamen who were manning a checkpoint outside a city north of the Iraqi capital.

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  3. Officer killed as Iraq Kurds repel ISIS attackRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Kurdish peshmerga fighters secure a hotel near police headquarters in oil-rich Kirkuk, 290 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish forces repelled a major attack by ISIS in Kirkuk province that killed a top officer Friday, while violence elsewhere left at least 19 dead.

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  4. Barzani predicts Mosul offensive in the fallRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Iraq's Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks at the Iraq-Kurdistan Oil and Gas Conference at Arbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region, December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari IRBIL, Iraq: Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani warned that despite victories in the war against ISIS, the global coalition against the group was inadequate and predicted a campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul would not happen before the fall.

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  5. Islamic State kills Kurdish commander in surprise attack on KirkukRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Age

    Smoke billows in the background as Kurdish peshmerga fighters take positions on the side of a road in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Baghdad: Exploiting a foggy night as cover, Islamic State militants launched a surprise attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions on the outskirts of Kirkuk early on Friday, killing a senior Kurdish commander and at least five of his men, security officials in the city said.

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  6. Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, eight of his troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Attacks elsewhere killed 27 people, with twin bombs hitting a crowded market in Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeting pro-government Shiite militiamen who were manning a checkpoint outside a city north of the Iraqi capital.

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  7. Mayor of London Boris Johnson says jihadists have low self-esteem and are obsessed with pornRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

    Boris Johnson has branded religious extremists lured by organisations such as Islamic State as "w*****s" who are obsessed with pornography. London's mayor, who is to stand as a Conservative parliamentary candidate in the general election, took aim at Muslim fundamentalists in an interview with The Sun, suggesting they were young men who were low on self-esteem.

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  8. Vroom vroom! Former Arab Idol contestant Parwas Hussein judges dream car competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Al Bawaba

    She used to be on the other side of the judging bench as a nervous contestant on "Arab Idol" , but now Parwas Hussein is the judge herself. The talented singer from Iraqi Kurdistan never won season two of the talent show, but she recently popped back into public eye through her participation in the Ninth International Conference for Dream Car for Children that is sponsored by the Japanese car manufacture Toyota in Kurdistan Irbil in Iraq.

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  9. Islamic State hostage deadline passes as confusion reigns over swap termsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Charlotte Observer

    ... hang on a street pole, in front of the captured pilot's tribal gathering place, in Amman, Jordan, Jan. 29 2015. IRBIL, Iraq The most recent deadline for Jordan to release an Islamist prisoner before the Islamic State executed a captured Jordanian ...

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  10. Beyond front lines in Iraq, a forgotten force faces Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Stars and Stripes

    Sheikh Mohammed jumped into his battered Toyota pickup and offered a visiting journalist his rusting Kalashnikov assault rifle for the three-mile ride to the front lines. The offer rejected, he told his cousin Ali not to mention the journalist's presence on the internal radio system because Islamic State fighters less than a mile away monitor the channel and they might mount an attack specifically to capture a journalist.

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  11. As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are waryRead the original story

    Thursday | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier stands guard, overlooking the road between Mosul and Tal afar at the frontline of Eski Mosul. The Iraqi Kurdish fighters retaking territory from Islamic State militants have found surprising ambivalence in areas they free from the jihadis' oppressive rule.

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  12. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Beaumont Enterprise

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier stands guard, overlooking the road between Mosul and Tal afar at the frontline of Eski Mosul.

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  13. ANKARA: Armenian society longing for integration with Turks, saysRead the original story

    Wednesday | Groong

    Daily Sabah, Turkey Jan 28 2015 Armenian society longing for integration with Turks, says Armenian PM advisor ANADOLU AGENCY IRBIL Etyen Mahçupyan, an Armenian intellectual and journalist, has said that Turkish society and Armenian society, which share the same culture, music and interests, are ready to integrate as they have been missing the intimacy they once had. He added that the diaspora is less ready for the reconnection, since they deem the issue a formal one.

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  14. In brief: Deadline given for hostage release - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... Islamic State remains to its predecessor organization, al-Qaida in Iraq, which the United States once thought IRBIL, Iraq - The Islamic State on Tuesday gave the Japanese and Jordanian governments less than 24 hours to release a female militant ...

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  15. Airlines halt flights to Baghdad after gunfire hits planeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Daily Star

    DUBAI: Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital. A prolonged disruption in flights could seriously limit travel options for Iraqi travelers and overseas businesspeople, diplomats and aid workers who rely on foreign carriers to deliver them to larger international transit hubs, particularly in the oil-rich Gulf.

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  16. Passenger plane comes under fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | NEWS.com.au

    HE'S living it up, without having to pay the price, and he's making us jealous right now. But Andy McGinlay had to make a pretty big sacrifice to live the high life.

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  17. Airlines cancel flights to Baghdad after passenger plane hit with gunfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Fox News

    Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital. A prolonged disruption in flights could seriously limit travel options for Iraqi travelers and overseas businesspeople, diplomats and aid workers who rely on foreign carriers to deliver them to larger international transit hubs, particularly in the oil-rich Gulf.

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  18. U.S. bishopsa group travels to Iraq, meets with those who fled ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Catholic Sun Phoenix

    One of Iraq's Christians chased out of her historic homeland quietly prayed the rosary as a bishop who traveled halfway around the world to meet her and others displaced celebrated Mass for them. "It's a journey of encountering God, the poor and the dispossessed," Bishop Oscar Cantu, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the gathering in this predominantly Christian enclave in Irbil, capital of the northern Kurdistan region.

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  19. Special forces troops involved in two more firefights with ISIL fightersRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | Red Deer Advocate

    There have been two more firefights between Canadian special forces troops and Islamic extremists in Iraq, events that will add fuel to an already burning political debate as parliament resumed sitting. The elite troops were helping Kurdish commanders plan for an upcoming operation and twice came under direct fire while visiting the largely static front lines near Irbil, the military revealed on Monday.

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  20. UAE airlines halt Baghdad flights after shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Times of India

    DUBAI: Multiple airlines from the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday they were cancelling flights to Baghdad after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital. A prolonged suspension could seriously limit the travel options for Iraqi travelers and foreign businesspeople, diplomats and aid workers who rely on busy international transit hubs in the oil-rich Gulf.

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