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  1. Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and IraqRead the original story

    Friday | Media Newswire

    On Jan. 19, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

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  2. Japanese journalist held hostage by ISIS traveled to Syria to save his friendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Mashable

    The fate of two Japanese hostages held captive by the Islamic State was unclear after a 72-hour ransom deadline passed on Friday. ISIS militants posted of video of 47-year-old Kenji Goto and 42-year-old Haruna Yukawa earlier this week, demanding Japan pay $200 million to secure their release.

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  3. Ragtag Kurdish Forces Face ISIL assaults at 'The Kobani of Iraq'Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Juan Cole

    NIQASH visits the northern Iraqi town of Kharabaroot, near Kirkuk, which has become the frontline for fighting between Iraqi Kurdish military and extremists from the Islamic State group. The Kurdish forces there come from Iran, Syria and Iraq and because of this, and because of the length of time they've been fighting there, they're describing Kharabaroot as "the new Kobani".

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  4. Kurds cut key road in driveRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Arab Times

    The Kurdistan Regional Security Council said peshmerga forces began a "large-scale offensive" around 7:00 am . The drive succeeded in cutting the road between IS's stronghold Mosul, the first city the jihadists took in a June offensive, and Tal Afar, a large town to its west that the group has held for months, senior Kurdish security officials said.

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  5. Iraq shrugs off low oil prices, boosts oil output to record levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Christian Science Monitor

    Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari sign documents in Baghdad January 18, 2015. Iraq's oil minister told reporters on Sunday that Iraq plans to export 375,000 barrels of oil per day for the first three months of 2015 from around the northern city of Kirkuk and the Kurdistan region.

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  6. Coalition aircraft pound IS in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Channelnewsasia.com

    A US Navy image shows a US Navy F-18E Super Hornet supporting operations against Islamic State group. WASHINGTON: US-led aircraft hammered Islamic State militants in northern Iraq over the past 24 hours, the American military said on Thursday , as Kurdish forces pressed an offensive against the militants in the area.

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  7. Coalition Aircraft Pound ISIS in Northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    US and coalition bombers, fighter jets and drones carried out a total of 31 air raids since Wednesday morning, including ten in Syria and 21 in Iraq, according to the American military command overseeing "Operation Inherent Resolve" out of headquarters in Kuwait, AFP reported The raids coincided with a ground offensive by Kurdish forces against ISIS, with Kurdish officials claiming they had cut a key road linking the ISIS stronghold of Mosul with Tal Afar to the west. Near Mosul, coalition planes struck ISIS units, buildings, a mortar team, six culverts, two bridges, artillery, a vehicle outfitted with a homemade bomb, heavy weapons and four armored vehicles, the command said.

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  8. Video: U.S.-led Forces Launch 31 Air Strikes in Iraq, Syria: U.S. MilitaryRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | ClipSyndicate

    The American military says U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets with 21 air strikes in Iraq and 10 in Syria since Wednesday, Sixteen of the air strikes in Iraq were centered around Mosul, where they hit tactical units, vehicles, bridges, and artillery systems. The Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement that 0ther strikes in Iraq hit near Sinjar, Tal Afar and Kirkuk.

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  9. US-led forces launch 31 air strikes in Iraq, SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Jerusalem Post

    Sixteen of the air strikes in Iraq were centered around Mosul, where they hit tactical units, vehicles, bridges, artillery systems and destroyed six culverts, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Thursday. Other strikes in Iraq hit near Sinjar, Tal Afar and Kirkuk, it said.

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  10. Kurdish forces, Iraqi army launch attack in MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Al Bawaba

    Iraq's army launched the attacks alongside Kurdish forces as part of a long-term operation against Daesh in Mosul. Iraqi military and Kurdish forces launched coordinated attacks on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria positions around the city of Mosul on Wednesday, ahead of a widely-anticipated major military offensive to liberate the city expected later this year.

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  11. Suicide attack kills seven north of Baghdad: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Daily Star

    In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, Kurdish soldiers help move an elderly Yazidi after they were released by Islamic militants, as Yazidis arrive in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. BAGHDAD: A suicide attack in the Taji area, north of the Iraqi capital, killed at least seven people and wounded 17 Thursday, security and medical officials said.

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  12. Iraq's Kurds scramble to fend off new Islamic State assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Christian Science Monitor

    With air strikes on the horizon, Kurdish forces are moving in. With the help of the US-led coalition, the forces free village after village in northern Iraq.

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  13. US coalition conducts more IS strikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Cyprus Weekly

    The US-led coalition conducted nearly 20 more air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq since early on Monday, according to the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations. In a statement, the coalition said it led 10 strikes from Monday morning through early Tuesday in Syria, mostly near the besieged border town of Kobani where it hit several fighting and staging positions.

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  14. Japanese hostages took different routes to Syrian war zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Stars and Stripes

    One is an independent journalist who traveled to the Middle East apparently in pursuit of his next big story. The other is seemingly a man adrift, on a quest for a new life after becoming homeless in Japan.

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  15. Yazidis freed by Islamic State enjoy bittersweet homecomingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | AlertNet

    ... A member of the Kurdish security forces walks past people from the minority Yazidi sect, on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed LALESH, Iraq (Reuters) - The Yazidi family mourned her death, assuming she had been ...

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  16. Just Published: "Range Energy Resources Inc. (RGO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review"Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | PR-inside.com

    The company provides exploration of oil and gas resource properties. It owns interests in Khalakan Block in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

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  17. Nearly 20 more air strikes target Islamic State -U.S. coalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | AlertNet

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  18. For Islamic State, wheat season sows seeds of discontentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | AlertNet

    Farmers scatter wheat seeds on a field in the Makhmur district, southeast of Mosul, Iraq, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari ARBIL, Iraq, Jan 20 - As the season for wheat planting in Iraq wound down early last month, farmers in areas under the control of Sunni militant group Islamic State grew worried.

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  19. IS Militants Killed Any Yazidi They Were Unhappy WithRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Big News Network.com

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  20. Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS searches for missing relativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | The Daily Star

    Yazidi women at Al-Tun Kopri health center, halfway between the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk and Irbil, after their release. DOHUK, Iraq: Adeba Shaker, a 14-year-old from Iraq's minority Yazidi sect, recalled the day when she smiled again for the first time since her abduction by ISIS militants.

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