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  1. Yazidi sex slaves undergoing surgery to 'restore virginity' ...Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Yazidi sex slaves who were kidnapped and raped by Isis militants and Iraq are undergoing surgery to "restore their virginity" because of fears they will be shunned by future husbands, it has emerged.

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  2. Airstrikes continue against IS targets in Syria, IraqRead the original story

    Sunday | Xinhuanet

    U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq over the past two days, U.S. Defense Department said on Sunday. Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted a total of 11 airstrikes in Syria and 27 airstrikes in Iraq, the department said in a statement.

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  3. US, allies conduct 23 airstrikes in Syria, IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Bangor Daily News

    Four of the strikes in Syria hit targets near Kobani, destroying two Islamic State boats, and three strikes hit near Al Hasakah, according to a military statement on Sunday. In Iraq, four strikes near Fallujah hit Islamic State tactical units, destroying four vehicles and a heavy machine gun.

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  4. US, allies conduct 23 air strikes in Syria, IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Jerusalem Post

    Four of the strikes in Syria hit targets near Kobani, destroying two Islamic State boats, and three strikes hit near Al Hasakah, according to a military statement on Sunday. In Iraq, four strikes near Fallujah hit Islamic State tactical units, destroying four vehicles and a heavy machine gun.

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  5. What motivates ISIS members: LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | OregonLive.com

    Smoke rises after clashes between Kurdish peshmerga forces and Islamic State group militants at a village just south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in Iraq. Power, not religion: As an American Muslim, I read about the atrocities committed by ISIS and my heart is filled with grief and anguish.

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  6. The Hawija massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Common Ills

    For all the liars who claim the current problems in Iraq have nothing to do with Barack Obama, let's note this from Iraqi Spring MC. I'm sorry who called the above out? Not Patrick Cockubrn.

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  7. Counting on the KurdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Foreign Affairs

    DENISE NATALI is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, where she specializes in regional energy politics, Middle East politics, and the Kurdish issue. The views expressed are her own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

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  8. Daily Beast: Pentagon graphic hides ISIS gainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Hot Air

    In Iraq, security forces loyal to Baghdad have recaptured some of the areas around the city of Ramadi, the capital of the key Anbar province. "The security situation in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, sharply deteriorated after ISIS seized Soufiya and the two other villages, Sjariyah and Albu-Ghanim, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes," CBS News revealed .

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  9. Zombie Saddam Rules ISISRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Jawa Report

    Iraqi volunteer forces said Khaled Faisal, who 'was a former General in the National Intelligence Service under the regime of Saddam Hussein,' was killed in an operation by the Iraqi volunteer forces south of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, English-language online newspaper Iraqi News reported. Faisal acted as a self-proclaimed military commander of the Takfiri ISIL group in the area of al-Bashir in the city, the forces added.

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  10. Iraq: Five killed, 21 injured in explosion in Kirkuk explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Al Bawaba

    A UN count said more than 1,000 people had been killed in a single month of violence in Iraq. At least five civilians have been killed and more than twenty others injured in a bomb explosion that targeted the funeral of a pro-government volunteer fighter slain during fighting with Daesh militants in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk.

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  11. Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Erie Times News

    On Tuesday, Iraqi troops were engaged in intense clashes in an offensive to regain control of Soufiya, one of three villages that fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last week, said police Col. Mahdi Abbas.

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  12. Wily, methodical Kurds learn what it takes to drive back surprisingly resourceful ISIL fightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | National Post

    When Kurdish forces captured this strategic mountain ridge from Islamic State fighters last month in a lightning assault by infantry backed by heavy armour they learned new lessons about their adaptable and formidable foe. "They are sophisticated and very dangerous," said Kemal Kerkuki, former speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament who now commands 11 peshmerga generals fighting on the autonomous Iraqi region's southern front.

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  13. 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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  14. BP says taking more oil from Iraq as paymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Central Chronicle

    BP has been lifting more crude oil cargoes in the past couple of months as payment for its work in southern Iraq, and is comfortable with that level of shipments, a senior executive of the oil company said on Monday. Low oil prices and the fight against Islamic State have forced Baghdad to delay billions of dollars of cash payments which it owes to international oil companies , so they have been allowed to take oil shipments instead.

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  15. ISIL kills dozens of opponents in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Al Jazeera

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group has killed at least 35 people in two separate mass killings in Iraq, according to local sources. The sources told Al Jazeera that the armed group, which controls large swathes of territory in western and northern Iraq, killed 24 of its Sunni critics in Kirkuk province, including seven elders from several different tribes.

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  16. Kurdish President: More Needed to Defeat Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Big News Network.com

    Iraq's Kurdish authorities say Kurdish peshmerga forces do not have the weapons needed to defeat Islamic State militants but says he does not believe Iran should have a role in efforts to fight them. In an interview with VOA's Persian Service, Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, said peshmerga forces have not received the weapons and logistical support needed to successfully fight IS in northern Iraq.

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  17. 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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  18. Meet 'Necromancer,' the Colorado biker fighting ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | New York Post

    A blond biker from Colorado who calls himself "Necromancer" has been voluntarily waging war against ISIS in Iraq - where he has become notorious for his "ferocity and determination on the battlefield." "I'm here for the people, nobody else," Mickey told the Daily Beast as he puffed on a cigar during an interview in Doquq, a town south of Kirkuk.

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  19. Iraqi Kurds tighten grip on oil-rich KirkukRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Reuters

    Kurdish forces expel Islamic State fighters from an area to the south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  20. US, Iraqi forces retake country's largest oil refinery from IS militantsRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | Newkerala.com

    Iraqi and US-led coalition forces have recaptured the country's largest oil refinery from Islamic State militants in the northern town of Baiji, said the coalition. According to CNN, the Combined Joint Task Force said that Iraqi security forces regained complete control of the Baiji refinery.

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