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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Iraqi forces retake villages on way to besieged Amerli

KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi security forces backed by volunteer militiamen Thursday retook several villages located on the way to the town of Amerli, which jihadists have besieged for months, officers said.

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8 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

ISIS claims mass execution in Syria

ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.

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12 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

ISIS militants set fire to 3 wells in Iraq oil field amid Kurd attack

ISIS militants have made repeated attempts to take the significant Baiji oil refinery from Kurdish control, but have not yet succeeded.

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16 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Centcom Confirms Three More Airstrikes on ISIS Targets in Iraq

The U.S. Central Command acknowledged three more airstrikes conducted against targets related to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria near Erbil and the Mosul Dam on Wednesday.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Iran Liberty

UN, EU and US must press Iraq to end callous siege against Iranians in Camp Liberty

The European Iraqi Freedom Association strongly condemned the fuel, food and humanitarian blockade imposed against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty by the Iraqi government.

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Illawarra Mercury

Australia in 'high state of readiness' to support US in Iraq

Australia is a at "high state of readiness" to assist the United States with further airstrikes targeting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Defence Minister David Johnston says.

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Tehran Times

Iran proved it backs Iraq in tough times: Barzani

President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has said that once again Iran proved that it supports Iraq in "tough situation" without any expectation.

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The Miami Herald

Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Captive's mom: 'He's an innocent journalist'

A mother's plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control.

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Brandon Sun

Sources: US considering humanitarian relief mission for ethnic Turkmen in northern Iraq

U.S. defence officials say the Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants.

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The Advocate

U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq, defense officials say

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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Nanaimo Daily News

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria with attacks by government, ...

The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the country, an independent U.N. commission said Wednesday.

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The Daily Star

ISIS says Lebanese man behind suicide attack in Iraq

BEIRUT: ISIS has announced that a Lebanese man carried out a suicide attack that killed 15 people in Baghdad Tuesday, the first case of its kind since the radical group expanded in Iraq.

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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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