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  1. Here's What We Know About How The Islamic State Is RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Switched

    As the Islamic State has risen to power and prominence in recent months, hundreds of reports have emerged about the group, often portraying it as a large, somewhat amorphous band of extremists. While the Islamic State is indeed vast, it's also complex, and made up of a tightly networked, experienced group of men.


  2. Thousands More Hostages Taken By ISIS Remain ForgottenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The Daily Beast

    The names of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and the British aid worker David Haines, have become well-known since their gruesome deaths at the hands of the so-called Islamic State . So has the name Alan Henning, the British aid worker named as Isis's next victim, and John Cantlie, a British journalist snatched by the extremist group two years ago.


  3. The Islamic State at a glanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 |

    The extreme Islamic group known as ISIL, ISIS or, more recently, simply as Islamic State, has rapidly moved to control and destabilise Iraq, sweeping in from Syria in the north and routing large numbers of Iraqi troops. The US now considers them a serious threat.


  4. At a glance: what is Islamic State?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 21 | The Age

    The extreme Islamic group known as ISIL, ISIS or, more recently, simply as Islamic State , has rapidly moved to control and destabilise Iraq, sweeping in from Syria in the north and routing large numbers of Iraqi troops. The US now considers them a serious threat.


  5. U.S., Iraqi Militias Join In Uneasy AllianceRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 21 | WNYC-AM New York

    In the Middle East, alliances have a strange way of shifting. And as the United States again becomes deeply involved in the conflict in Iraq, it's found itself making some strange alliances too.


  6. Iraq claims 50 Islamic State fighters killed in air raidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Al Bawaba

    On Wednesday, the government forces cleared up the main road to the region where the militants had gained ground in recent months. According to the country's military, the dead included an ISIL commander who was involved in the execution of hundreds of soldiers near Tikrit in June.


  7. Is ISIS Islamic? Is it a State?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Religion Dispatched

    In his September 10th address, President Obama asserted that the Islamic State is neither Islamic nor a state. And there is some truth to both assertions.


  8. Alwyn Cashe, the Medal of Honor, and why heroism gets undervaluedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | The Washington Post

    ... 17, 2005, he pulled six fellow soldiers from the burning wreckage of a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Samarra, Iraq, suffering devastating burns in the process. His fuel-drenched uniform intensified the danger he was in, but he continued to ...


  9. Iraqi army fights IS in north BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Al Bawaba

    The Iraqi army, backed by local tribesmen and volunteer forces, has stepped up the campaign against the IS near the town of al-Dhuluiya, south of Samarra. Earlier this week, the Iraqi military said that it has taken full control of an area of strategic importance in al-Dhabetiya.


  10. 'The Traveler's Eye' at Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Envisions Journeys Through AsiaRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Hispanic Business

    Featuring more than 100 works created over five centuries, "The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of , the exhibition presents works by artists, photographers and scholars who recorded actual journeys, as well as works by artists who created imagined journeys to and across . Curated by seven experts, the objects range from masterpieces of Asian art to quirky souvenirs--woodblock prints, ink paintings and art photography to archaeological drawings, vintage postcards and diaries.


  11. Clashes erupt as Iraq forces ready attack on militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | The Daily Star

    Iraqi tribal leaders attend a conference aimed at obtaining support for more decisive military action against Islamic State militants in the town of Dhuluiyah, on September 15, 2014 in Baghdad. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE SAMARRA, Iraq: Sporadic clashes broke out Monday near Dhuluiyah as security forces and allied tribesmen prepared for an operation against militants who have repeatedly attacked the Iraqi town, officials said.


  12. A Strategy to Defeat ISIS -- and WinRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | The Weekly Standard

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  13. Revenge attacks and killings sprees in Samarra, IraqRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | Amnesty International

    These days there are no visitors heading to the ancient Iraqi city of Samarra, 120km north of Baghdad, to admire its archaeological treasures. The city, once the capital of the powerful Abbasid Empire, which spread from Tunisia to Central Asia, is also home to the iconic golden-domed al-Askari shrine, a Shi'a holy site that was bombed by Sunni militants in 2006, unleashing a vicious cycle of sectarian attacks and counter-attacks across Iraq.


  14. Report: IS Threatening to Behead Iraqi CameramanRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    Media watchdog group, 'Reporters without Borders', has announced that Islamic State terrorists have kidnapped an Iraqi journalist and is threatening to behead him if he refuses to work with them, according to a report by AFP. Ra'ad Mohammed al-Azzawi, a cameraman, was kidnapped four days ago on September 7 in the city of Samarra, located north of Baghdad.


  15. The Invisible Sheik: Who is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | WGN-TV Chicago

    Whether you call them ISIL as President Obama does or ISIS as many of us know them, the group is considered a threat certainly in the Middle East and possibly here at home. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a wanted man.


  16. Obama is picking his targets while missing the pointRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Reuters

    "We are now living in what we might as well admit is the Age of Iraq ," New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks recently wrote. There, in the Land of the Two Rivers, he continued, the United States confronts the "core problem" of our era - "the interaction between failing secular governance and radical Islam."


  17. The Fight Is on as Shiite Militias Take on Islamic State MilitantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 |

    Shiite militias take the fight to Islamic State militants near Tikrit. The video, obtained by Reuters, shows fighters loyal to Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr as they move to reclaim ground.


  18. The past and future of Iraqa s minoritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | The Washington Post

    Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, make breakfast at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province on August 23. In August, media reports of tens of thousands of Yazidis in Iraq fleeing for their lives prompted outrage - and action to come to their rescue. The United Nations reports that up to 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced since January, most to Kurdistan, where the government and international aid agencies are scrambling to meet their urgent humanitarian needs.


  19. Suicide bombers kill 10 in Iraq townRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | The Peninsula

    SAMARRA: Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged vehicles on Monday in a town north of the Iraqi capital that has battled jihadist militants, killing 10 people, police and a doctor said. The blasts in Dhuluiyah which was overrun by militants but drove them out and then put up fierce resistance when they sought to take it a second time -- also wounded more than 30 people, the sources said.


  20. Meet Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: The leader of ISIS and the new Caliph of the Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 7 | Enter Stage Right

    The Muslim world has been without a Caliph and Commander of the Faithful for ninety years, and now the new fundamentalist Islamic entity in Iraq and Syria known as the Islamic State has put forth a pretender to claim the title. At the age of 43, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi burst upon the international scene as the operational and political leader of ISIS , and now is the new spiritual leader of the newly proclaimed Islamic State.