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3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

American suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed in Syria

An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a US official said on Tuesday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Reuters

Impasse over Kurdish tanker near Texas to drag on, more tussles likely: source

A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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Windsor Beacon

Centers help torture survivors from Iraq, other nations

News of renewed violence and airstrikes in her native Iraq brings the whole terrible nightmare back: the crash of a wall collapsing on her sleeping family.

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WALB-TV Albany

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday.

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KUQL-FM Mitchell

Republicans pressure Obama to step up action on ISIS

ISIS: People holding flowers stand in front of a photograph of James Foley, the freelance journalist killed by the IS group, during a memorial service in Irbil, 220 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug.24.

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Yahoo!

Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages: Reuters-IPSOS Poll

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS Poll showed on Tuesday.

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Newkerala.com

Eight killed in Iraq suicide attack

At least eight people were killed and 26 others injured Monday in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an official said.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Times of Israel

Details emerge of IS killing of 670 Shiite prisoners in Mosul

This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leading away captured Iraqi soldiers dressed in plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq.

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ABC News

Biden to Iraqi Leaders: Time for New Government

Vice President Joe Biden is calling top Iraqi leaders to call for the formation of a new government and encourage their opposition to the Islamic State group.

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ABC News

Defense Rests in Blackwater Trial

Four Blackwater security guards have rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqis seven years ago in Baghdad.

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Yahoo!

As Iraq tries to regroup, attacks kill at least 43

Iraq's prime minister-designate called on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently on Monday, as violence across the country killed at least 43 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates.

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Greenwich Citizen

UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State during a parade with a missile in Raqqa, Syria.

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WGN-TV Chicago

British officials "are close" to identifying the ISIS militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, according to Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Daily Star

Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram 'part of Islamic caliphate': leader

A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP allegedly shows people lined up before being executed by members of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram at an undisclosed location.

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WNEM-TV Saginaw

Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said.

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Navy Times

Islamic State biggest threat since 9/11, officials say

Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car on Aug. 18 that with an image of the trademark jihadist flag of Islamic State militants after it was targeted by an American airstrike in the village of Baqufa, Iraq.

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Examiner.com

Again, Canadian leaders offer mostly lip service in Iraqi

Ottawa - As Islamic State militants hold entire towns and hundreds if not thousands of young Iraqi women hostage without adequate food and water, Canadian leaders are once again confused about what their country's role in Iraq should be.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Iran says Iraq able to fight militants alone

Iran sees no need to send fighters to help the Iraqi government battle the Islamic State group, even as Sunni militants inch closer to the Iraq-Iran border, its top diplomat said Sunday.

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ITV

Bombings across Iraq kill at least 35 people

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be? ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

KION 46

ISIS siege cuts off small Iraqi town

ISIS fighters have besieged the ethnic Turkmen Shiite town of Amerli in the north for two months, and its fewer than 20,000 residents are without power and running out of food, water and medical supplies.

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