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9 min ago | Daily Herald

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

This is a view of an oil field under control of Kurdish militias near the town of Deriq, in a Kurdish area of Syria, near the border with Iraq. The Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf nations for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

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4 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.

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7 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

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14, 2014. . Britain's Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, walks into Downing Street to attend a special meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee in Westminster, central London, Sunday Sept.

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8 hrs ago | KSFO-AM San Francisco

WH Chief of Staff Expresses Confidence Iraqi Army Can Take on ISIS

Saying that the United States is at war with ISIS, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough expressed confidence in the Iraqi army to take on the militant Islamic group even though it has failed to do so effectively in the past. "There is now a new multi-ethnic government in Baghdad.

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12 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Human Rights Watch calls for probe of Iraqi airstrike that killed 31 civilians

An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling militant-held populated areas to minimize civilian casualties. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the Sept.

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16 hrs ago | Fox News

Turkey seeks behind-scenes role in NATO battle against Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria

Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group. Instead it has told allies that it will stay quietly behind the scenes, keeping its soldiers out of combat operations and even declining to allow NATO to use its bases or territories to launch air attacks.

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18 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Sunderland dad shot and killed in war torn Iraqi city targeted by terrorists

Tributes paid to Sunderland dad Phil Harris who was killed following a night out in Erbil, which is threatened by fighters from the Islamic State Phil Harris was killed in the crisis-hit city of Erbil in Northern Iraq, following a night out with friends. The 37-year-old, of Red House, Sunderland , had worked in the security industry in the war-torn country for a number of years, although was not believed to have been employed in the sector at the time of his death.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

Vallejoans, formerly Iraqi Christians, express Alarm over ISIS

"They say the Garden of Eden was between the two rivers - the Tigris and the Euphrates - in Iraq," said Houda, an Iraqi Christian living in Vallejo for many years. "Not any more."

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

US Military Conducts Two More Airstrikes Near Mosul Dam

U.S. military forces continued airstrikes in Iraq this week, targeting ISIS forces near the Mosul Dam. Crews used attack aircraft to conduct two strikes Thursday and Friday in support of Iraqi Security Forces defending Irbil.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Charles Krauthammer / President Obama sounds an uncertain trumpet, again

In his Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most important, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.

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Evening Sun

Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns seized by the Islamic State extremist group this summer. "I issued this order two days ago because we do not want to see more innocent victims falling in the places and provinces controlled by Daesh," Haider al-Abadi told a news conference in Baghdad, referring to the Islamic State group by its Arabic acronym.

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Ghanamma.com

Kerry arrives in Egypt for IS talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State militants. Mr Kerry will meet Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on the latest leg of his Middle East tour.

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The Washington Post

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free it from militant control. Also missing are as many as 20,000 residents who once lived in the town and are now too scared to return after Kurdish peshmerga forces reclaimed Gwer from militants last month with the help of American airstrikes.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

8, 2014, Kurdish Peshmerga walk on a street in Gwer in northern Iraq. . In this image made from video taken on Sept.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Times

Australia raises threat level to - high' on Iraq, Syria

SYDNEY: Australia raised its terror threat level to 'high' from 'medium' on Friday, saying there was an increased likelihood of a terrorist attack at home, despite stressing it had no knowledge of a specific attack plan. Australia has repeatedly raised the alarm about the number of its citizens believed to be fighting with Islamic groups in the Middle East, including a suicide bomber who killed three people in Baghdad in July and two men shown in images on social media holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

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Daily Times

Iraq's speaker warns of civilian deaths from US air strikes

BAGHDAD: Iraq's parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri has told US. Secretary of State John Kerry that air strikes on Islamic State should not kill civilians, the speaker said to Reuters in an interview.

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KTMF

Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hand with Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu upon his arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

12, 2014. Graphic shows possible coalition support in the fight against the Islamic State and UPDATES with news that Turkey hasna TMt officially committed; 4c x 4 1/2 inches; 195.7 mm x 114 mm; .

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Stars and Stripes

Islamic State group name raises objection

Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State - and its name is very much a part of that. In July, the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced its rebranding.

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The Daily Star

Car bombs kill 17 in Iraq, ISIS gunmen kidnap villagers

BAGHDAD / KIRKUK, Iraq: Car bombs in three Shiite cities south of Baghdad and an explosion in the capital killed 17 people Thursday, Iraqi officials said. Police officials said a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in the Shiite city of Diwaniyah, killing six people and wounding 16. A car bomb blast near a bus stop in the holy Shiite city of Karbala killed three people and wounded 12, police said.

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