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  1. ISIS beheads Iraq Kurdish fighter: monitorRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter runs as they sweep the Bakirta village near the town of Makhmur, south of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan August 27, 2014, after ISIS insurgents withdrew from the town.

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  2. Column: Obama now taking correct steps against Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Farmington Daily Times

    Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.

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  3. Iraqi Kurds say their fight is against more than just the Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Gwer, Iraq a Kurdish fighters are struggling to hold on to recent gains against Islamic State militants in Iraq in the face of constant shelling and sniper fire.

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  4. Iraqi Kurdistan oil shipments hit 8 million barrelsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    A flame rises from a chimney at Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, August 16, 2014.

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  5. Iraqi Kurdish student uses holiday to fight jihadistsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard at the Bakirta check point near the town of Makhmur, south of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan August 27, 2014.

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  6. Iraqi forces retake villages on way to besieged AmerliRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi security forces backed by volunteer militiamen Thursday retook several villages located on the way to the town of Amerli, which jihadists have besieged for months, officers said.

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  7. Obama: No plans yet for more U.S. military action in Iraq or SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    President Obama said Thursday he has not decided on stepped-up military action against the Islamic State in Iraq or Syria, cautioning that he remains committed to a strategy that protects U.S. interests and builds broader partnerships to combat the threat posed by the militant group.

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  8. Islamic State invasion 'pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Catholic.org

    Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan has returned from the Kurdish region of Iraq, and what he has seen has been harrowing indeed.

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  9. Michael Gerson: No time to lead from behindRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Capital-Journal

    Responding to the horrifying murder of photojournalist James Foley, Secretary of State John Kerry declared, "ISIL and the wickedness it represents must be destroyed."

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  10. Ethnic tensions feed battles in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    But Kurds say the jihadists have another weapon: local Arab residents. The Kurds suspect ethnic Arabs have backed the militants in battles that have raged in Iraq's north over the past month, including a stunning advance by the jihadists.

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  11. Missing Indian 'killed' in Iraq clash: Family performs...Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | DNA India

    Amid reports of Indians fighting alongside ISIS, Arif Ejaz Majeed, one of the four young men from Kalyan who had gone missing during a pilgrimage to Iraq, is said to have been killed in a bomb blast.

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  12. U.S. weighs airstrikes, aid drops for Iraqi town besieged by ISISRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | KBMT

    U.S. President Barack Obama is considering airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops to help save thousands of Iraq's Shiite Turkmen, who officials said Wednesday are facing a potential slaughter at the hands of fighters with the so-called Islamic State.

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  13. ISIS militants set fire to 3 wells in Iraq oil field amid Kurd attackRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    ISIS militants have made repeated attempts to take the significant Baiji oil refinery from Kurdish control, but have not yet succeeded.

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  14. a Carrots and sticks: New Iraq crisis is part of US agenda to target Syria and IranRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    By hook or by crook or by carrots or sticks, the US and its NATO and regional allies will not stop targeting Syria and Iran until they vanquish both.

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  15. ISIS persecution of christians and yazidisRead the original story

    Yesterday | Indymedia.ie

    The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the region's most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as 'devil worshippers'.

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  16. Jeff Jacoby:Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Jewish World Review

    "Mr. President," the Arizona senator said, "don't be ashamed of re-evaluating your view of the role of the United States in the world."

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  17. U.S. weighs airstrikes for Iraqi town besieged by ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    ... Starr reported from Washington, and Chelsea J. Carter reported and wrote from Atlanta. CNN's Anna Coren in Irbil, Iraq, contributed to this report. Kurdish leaders in Iraq say U.S. airstrikes and Kurdish ground forces are driving ISIS back. CNN's ...

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  18. Charle Krauthammer: Obama on the right track to stop the worst people on EarthRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Daily Advance

    Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.

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  19. U.S. considering new relief mission in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Virginian-Pilot

    The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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  20. Iraq forces mass to break ISIS siege of AmerliRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Daily Star

    In this photo provided by the office of Haider al-Abadi, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of the U.S. Central Command, left, meets with the Prime Minister-designate al-Abadi in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

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