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  1. ISIS besieges universities but allows scientists' returnRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | AlertNet

    "We grant all teachers whose place of work or residence is within the caliphate [an Islamic state], a maximum period of ten days from the date of this statement to return and resume their work. If they fail to do so, their moveable and immovable property will be confiscated," reads a leaflet, reportedly distributed by ISIS on 3 October.

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  2. ISIS besieges universities but allows scientists' returnRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | SciDev.Net

    "We grant all teachers whose place of work or residence is within the caliphate [an Islamic state], a maximum period of ten days from the date of this statement to return and resume their work. If they fail to do so, their moveable and immovable property will be confiscated," reads a leaflet, reportedly distributed by ISIS on 3 October.

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  3. Prominent Shia cleric's son, a PhD student, says volunteered to guard Samarra shrines.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Indian Express

    A PhD student in Shia theology who claims to be the only Indian to have fought against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was on Sunday given a rousing welcome by the Shia community here on his return home. Maulana Syed Abbas Nasir Saeed Abqati, 28, the son of prominent Shia cleric Maulana Agha Roohi, was studying at Najaf University in July when clashes with the ISIS broke out in Iraq.

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  4. Islamic State patrols town north of BaghdadRead the original story

    Saturday | The Long War Journal

    On Oct. 17, the Islamic State released a series of photographs of its fighters patrolling in the central Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah. The photographs show heavily armed fighters marching in the center of the town, with destroyed Iraqi military vehicles littering the streets.

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  5. .com | Lebanon pulled into war with ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | News24

    With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon, where Lebanese soldiers and Shi'ite Hezbollah guerrillas are increasingly pulled into deadly fighting with the Sunni militants along the country's border with Syria.

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  6. ISIS in Lebanon: Stoking Sunni-Shia tensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | CBC News

    Lebanese Sunni gunmen attend the funeral procession of Sgt. Ali Sayid, who was beheaded by Islamic militants last month.

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  7. Pentagon: No indication Islamic State possesses chemical weaponsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Big News Network.com

    The Pentagon has cast doubt on news reports suggesting Islamic State militants have come into possession of chemical weapons in Iraq. "We have no indications right now that they have possession of those kinds of munitions," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm.

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  8. 59 IS militants killed in air strikes, clashes in IraqRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Nepalnews.com

    A total of 59 Islamic State militants were killed on Wednesday in clashes with Iraqi security forces and air strikes against their positions across the country, security sources said. In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, Iraqi army soldiers backed by Shiite militias carried out an offensive on IS positions in Mansouriyah area, some 100 km northeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and fought fierce clashes with the extremist militants, leaving at least 12 militants killed, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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  9. Report: ISIS Militants Killed Two Iraqi Journalists In Past Four DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Breitbart.com

    BBC News reports that Mr. Akidi was a "correspondent for the Sada news agency in the [ISIS] held northern Iraq city of Mosul." He was shot and killed on October 13. Mr. Azzawi was "a cameraman for Sama Salah Aldeen TV."

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  10. 59 IS militants killed in Iraq as US military advisors arriveRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Big News Network.com

    A total of 59 Islamic State militants were killed Wednesday in clashes with Iraqi security forces and airstrikes against their positions across the country even as US military advisors arrived to train security forces fighting the Sunni radical group. In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, Iraqi army soldiers backed by Shia militias carried out an offensive on IS positions in Mansouriyah area, some 100 km northeast of Iraq's capital Baghdad, and fought fierce clashes with the extremist militants, leaving at least 12 militants dead, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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    Tuesday Oct 14 | News Times

    Iraq's Shiite militias have abducted and killed scores of Sunni civilians with the tacit support of the government in retaliation for Islamic State group attacks, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as a suicide car bombing claimed by the Sunni extremists killed 23 people, including a Shiite lawmaker. The Shiite militiamen number in the tens of thousands and wear military uniforms but operate outside any legal framework and without any official oversight, the London-based watchdog said, adding that they are not prosecuted for the crimes.

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  12. Rights group: Iraq Shiite militias killing SunnisRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | KSWO

    Iraq's Shiite militias have abducted and killed scores of Sunni civilians with the tacit support of the government in retaliation for Islamic State group attacks, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as a suicide car bombing claimed by the Sunni extremists killed 23 people, including a Shiite lawmaker. The Shiite militiamen number in the tens of thousands and wear military uniforms but operate outside any legal framework and without any official oversight, the London-based watchdog said, adding that they are not prosecuted for the crimes.

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  13. Shi'a Militias Committing War Crimes Against Iraqi Civilians: ReportRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Common Dreams

    As the U.S. expands its war on the Islamic State , rising Shi'a militias within Iraq-many of them armed and backed by the U.S.-allied Iraqi government-are "taking advantage" of a climate of violence and impunity to abduct, execute, and disappear scores of Sunni civilian men, according to a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International. "By granting its blessing to militias who routinely commit such abhorrent abuses, the Iraqi government is sanctioning war crimes and fueling a dangerous cycle of sectarian violence that is tearing the country apart," said Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International's Senior Crisis Response Adviser.

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  14. 50 killed in anti-IS airstrikes, clashes in IraqRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Newkerala.com

    At least 50 people were killed Tuesday in clashes and airstrikes against IS positions in Iraq, a security source said, even as the fight against the Sunni radical group continued in neighbouring Syria. In Salahudin province, Iraqi security forces, backed by Shia militia, captured three villages in the southeastern town of Dujail, some 60 km north of Iraq's capital Baghdad, after fierce battles with IS militants.

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  15. Islamic State kills Iraq journalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | BBC News

    Mohanad al-Akidi, the correspondent for the Sada news agency in the IS-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul, was shot dead at the Ghazlani base on Monday. On Friday Raad Mohamed al-Azzawi, a cameraman for Sama Salah Aldeen TV, was beheaded by IS militants in the city of Samarra.

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  16. 50 IS militants killed in air strikes, clashes in IraqRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Xinhuanet

    A total of 50 people were killed on Tuesday in clashes and air strikes against the positions of the Islamic State militants in Iraq, security source said. In Salahudin province, Iraqi security forces, backed by Shiite militia, captured three villages in the southeastern town of Dujail, some 60 km north of Iraqi capital Baghdad, after fierce battles with IS militants.

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  17. Shia militias 'abducting and killing Sunni civilians in revenge for Isis attacks'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | 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 Shia militias in Iraq are abducting and killing Sunni civilians in apparent revenge for Isis attacks, a new report by Amnesty International has found.

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  18. Shia militias 'killing Iraqi Sunnis': AIRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | The Daily Star

    Shia militias in Iraq have kidnapped and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months, a report by campaign group Amnesty International has said. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who took office last month, has admitted to previous "excesses" by security forces and vowed to govern for all Iraqis.

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  19. Iraqi Shia militias accused of murder spreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Al Jazeera

    Shia militias have abducted and murdered scores of Sunni civilians in Iraq in crimes committed in retribution against the actions of ISIL, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The London-based rights group on Tuesday published what it said was evidence that Shia militias abducted civilians in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk, and killed them even if families paid tens of thousands of dollars in ransom.

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  20. US Airstrikes Not Stopping ISIS From Taking OverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The brutal Islamic State terror group detailed its day of jihad on Sunday, describing the various attacks and actions it is taking in Syria and Iraq, despite reports that American coalition airstrikes on the group are starting to be effective . In the embattled Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria, ISIS declared total control on the security region of the city and regional government buildings.

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