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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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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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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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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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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.
16 hrs ago | Fox News
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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; .
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:46 pm
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