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  1. Memorial Day WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Surviving Grady

    ... as a scout platoon leader with the 1st Squadron, 4th United States Cavalry Regiment, stationed just outside of Samarra, Iraq. Our missions included manning roadblocks throughout the nearest town, stopping Iraqi vehicles and searching them for ...

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  2. Report: Anbar is Lost - Shiite Militias Move to Protect Shia Holy CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Gateway Pundit

    More than three million Shiites marked the annual pilgrimage to Karbala amid tight security and attacks on the way to the holy city that killed dozens of people in 2006. Iranian backed Shia militias in Iraq are likely to fall back to protect sites secured during the height of the sectarian conflict.

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  3. Commentary Magazine: US Should Admit It's Losing to ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | News Max

    The fall of the key Iraqi city of Ramadi to the Islamic State is a sign the campaign against the militants is failing but U.S. military leaders refuse to face that "stark reality," according to Commentary Magazine . "It is nothing short of a disgrace that no uniformed military personnel are willing to concede the obvious - that we're losing, not winning, against ISIS," military historian and foreign-policy analyst Max Boot writes in a piece posted Monday.

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  4. ISIS in Ramadi: Like the Tet 1968?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Belmont Club

    If Syria is - in the words of Al Arabiya's Washington correspondent Nadia Bilbassy - likely to be remembered as Obama's Rwanda , will the ISIS offensive now underway in Iraq go down as the president's Tet? Their attack on the city of Ramadi caught the media by surprise and the first reports coming out of the city were tinged with an alarm born of shock. The months-long fight for the key central Iraqi city of Ramadi now appears to be going ISIS's way, with the Islamist extremist group capturing police headquarters, the Ramadi Great Mosque and even raising its trademark black flag over the provincial government building, sources said.

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  5. Islamic State captures dam, overruns base in western IraqRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 25 | The Long War Journal

    The Islamic State seized control of a dam and overran a military barracks in the Thar Thar area in western Iraq over the past several days. Over 120 Iraqi soldiers and a senior general were killed during the Islamic State offensive.

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  6. ISIS leader's teenage cousin blows himself up in suicide mission as ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Daily Mail

    Apple smartwatch on sale from today... but not in stores: Customers will have to wait until June to get delivery after ordering online The Apple Watch laid bare: Tech experts take the timepiece apart to reveal what's inside - including its tiny battery Mystery of the passing out passengers remains unsolved: Investigation finds NOTHING wrong with plane which was forced to dive 30,000ft as people on board lost consciousness ISIS leader's teenage cousin blows himself up in suicide mission as depraved jihadis continue shocking strategy to use vulnerable teenagers as suicide bombers Teenage suicide bomber Abu Hafs al Badri is referred to as the cousin of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi The savages of Islamic State have stepped up their use of teenage suicide bombers in recent weeks, even using their leader's alleged cousin to blow himself up at a checkpoint in Iraq.

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  7. US-led strikes have killed 2,079 in SyriaRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Arab Times

    BEIRUT, April 23, : Air strikes by the USled coalition in Syria have killed 2,079 people, including 66 civilians, since the start of the aerial campaign against Islamic State militants last September, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a majority of the deaths, some 1,922, were Islamic State fighters.

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  8. 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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  9. Iraq expects new US-made F-16s in July to boost Islamic State fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Stars and Stripes

    Iraq will at long last be getting the first batch of F-16 fighter jets it ordered four years ago, its air force commander said Thursday, a shipment that is expected to boost Iraq's capabilities in battling the extremist Islamic State group. Lt. Gen.

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  10. Four years later, Iraq to receive U.S.-made F-16 jets to help in IS fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Globe and Mail

    Lt. Gen. Anwar Hama Amin said the fighters would arrive on July 12 along with the U.S.-trained Iraqi pilots and spare parts and would immediately begin carrying out operations, according to a statement posted late Wednesday on the Defence Ministry's website.

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  11. Five things to know this morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | KSFY

    European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels today to address the migrant crisis, after more than 10,000 people from countries in conflict were plucked from seas between Italy and Libya in a week. EU President Donald Tusk is urging the leaders from the 28 nations "to agree on very practical measures," including "strengthening search-and-rescue possibilities, by fighting the smugglers and by discouraging their victims from putting their life at risk, while reinforcing solidarity."

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  12. Suicide car bombing kills 8 Iraqi Shiite pilgrimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Lowell Sun

    Iraqi authorities say a suicide car bomb went off next to a crowd of Shiite pilgrims near the town of Balad as they were returning from the city of Samarra, killing eight and wounding 16. Police and a local official in Balad said on Thursday that the attack happened overnight as the pilgrims were returning from a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra. Samarra is the burial site for two revered 9th century Shiite imams and on Wednesday, there was a ceremony marking the death of one of them.

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  13. 10 killed in two bomb blasts in IraqRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Newkerala.com

    At least 10 people were killed and 35 wounded in two bomb blasts in central Iraq on Wednesday, a police source said. A suicide bomber blew himself up near a bus stop in the city of Samarra, about 120 km north of Baghdad, leaving at least eight people killed and 17 others wounded, according to a Xinhua report.

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  14. Car bomb kills eight pilgrims in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Al Bawaba

    Police and a local official in Balad in northern Salahuddin Province said on Thursday that the assault occurred overnight next to a crowd of Shia pilgrims commemorating the death of Imam Ali al-Hadi . The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deadly incident took place while the pilgrims were returning from the holy shrine of Imam Ali al-Hadi in Samarra, which lies 110 kilometers north of Baghdad.

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  15. Iraq: 8 Pilgrims Killed in Car Bomb Terror AttackRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The Iraqi police today reported that a car bomb that was detonated next to a group of Shia pilgrims has killed eight and wounded at least 16, the Associated Press reports.

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  16. Suicide Car Bombing Kills Eight Iraqi Shiite PilgrimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Outlook

    Iraqi authorities say a suicide car bomb went off next to a crowd of Shiite pilgrims near the town of Balad as they were returning from the city of Samarra, killing eight and wounding 16. Police and a local official in Balad said yesterday that the attack happened overnight as the pilgrims were returning from a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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  17. Iraqa TMs Sunni ArabsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | CFR.org

    The divisions among Sunnis that surfaced in the run-up to the October 15 referendum highlight both the fractiousness of the Sunni leadership and the various ethnic, political, and geographic divisions within the Sunni community. Sunnis, who comprise around 20 percent of Iraq's population, are far from a monolithic group.

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  18. Iraqa TMs Press: A Status ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | CFR.org

    The recent saga of journalist Jill Carroll's eighty-two-day captivity has renewed focus on the perils of the press in Iraq. Both local and foreign journalists face daily harassment, death threats, kidnappings, and other dangers.

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  19. Report: ISIS Leader Baghdadi - Seriously Wounded' in Air StrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Breitbart.com

    ... Baghdadi, who has been described by jihadists as the successor to Osama bin Laden, was born in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq. He was reportedly captured in 2004 during the most recent Iraq war and spent close to a year at U.S. military prison Camp Bucca in ...

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  20. Warrior Writers Project begins May 11 at Dietrich TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | The Times Leader

    The Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater is addressing the needs of veterans suffering from PTSD and other trauma related to serving in the military, by initiating a chapter of Warrior Writers, a national program to empower veterans through creativity. The group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. every second Monday of the month, starting May 11 at the Dietrich.

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