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Germany Is Sending a Military Training Mission to Northern Iraq - New York Times Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:54:00 GMT

Germany Is Sending a Military Training Mission to Northern Iraq
New York Times
BAKU, Azerbaijan — Germany is sending a mission to northern Iraq to examine whether its military, and possibly those of other European nations, can expand the training of Kurdish forces battling jihadists there, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter ...
German military training mission heading to northern IraqThe Globe and Mail
Germany to send Kurds weapons in northern IraqJournal of Turkish Weekly

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David Ignatius: Iraq and the US are losing ground to the Islamic State - Washington Post Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:19:32 GMT

David Ignatius: Iraq and the US are losing ground to the Islamic State
Washington Post
John Allen, the U.S. special envoy for Iraq and Syria, to plead for emergency help. By the time Allen got the message, it was too late. Urgent warnings that the town was about to be overrun also went to the Iraqi army commander at nearby Al-Asad Air Base.

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Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis - Reuters Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:00:22 GMT

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Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north. The ...
ISIS jihadists gain ground in Iraq's AnbarAl-Arabiya
Iraq village seized by IS, new assault on YazidisGulf Times

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Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings - New York Times Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:44:55 GMT

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Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings
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WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards were convicted and immediately jailed Wednesday for their roles in a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad's Nisour Square that marked a bloody nadir in America's war in Iraq. A jury in ...
Four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings of 31 unarmed civiliansWashington Post
Jury Finds Blackwater Guards Guilty of Iraq ShootingsWall Street Journal
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootingsFox News
The Guardian -Bloomberg
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In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions - New York Times Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:23:26 GMT

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In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions
New York Times
The Blackwater shooting erupted at a far different time, when American troop strength in Iraq had reached its peak, and the international presence was supported by an enormous population of contractors, including firms like Blackwater U.S.A. that ...
Days After Former CEO Calls For Private Guards In Iraq, Blackwater Is Found ...ThinkProgress
In Iraq, Blackwater verdict provides no relief from bitternessThe State

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ISIS takes control of air-drop zone outside Kobani - Fox News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:28:25 GMT

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ISIS takes control of air-drop zone outside Kobani
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that a unit of 200 Kurdish Peshmerga forces from Iraq will be coming to Kobani to help in the fight against ISIS, but there is no word on when the troops will arrive. They are reported to bring heavy ...
Turkey's Erdogan says 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to enter KobaniReuters
US, allies stage 15 air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: USYahoo News
War with Isis: US and Iraq draw up a plan for ground force attack on Islamist ...The Independent
Stars and Stripes -Reuters UK
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Get Ready for Iraq War IV - Foreign Policy Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:29:12 GMT

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Get Ready for Iraq War IV
Foreign Policy
The first Iraq war was necessary and conducted well, as wars go; the second was unnecessary and conducted poorly at first, but ended up in a reasonable place given what a fiasco it had been at the start. This third war was entirely preventable, caused ...

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ISIS threatens Iraq's priceless cultural heritage - CNN Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:14:09 GMT

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ISIS threatens Iraq's priceless cultural heritage
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Baghdad (CNN) -- There's been no shortage of news coverage of the atrocities carried out by ISIS against the people of Iraq and Syria, from beheadings to massacres to selling kidnapped women into sexual slavery. What's less well known is the ...
US-led coalition bills Iraq $260 million despite failure to stop ISIS advanceal-Akhbar English
We will liberate Mosul from ISIS: Iraq Defense MinisterAsharq Alawsat English
Report: 25 ISIS Killed in US Airstrikes in Central IraqAntiwar.com
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Priest suspended for refusing Iraq trip - U-T San Diego Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:14:26 GMT

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Priest suspended for refusing Iraq trip
U-T San Diego
Priests bless Louis Sako, 64, the new patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church at St. Joseph's Church in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church enthroned a new patriarch during a ceremonial mass ...

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news - USA TODAY Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:56:46 GMT

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MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said ...
Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residentsReuters
In Iraq, US sees hints of Islamic State's defense planWashington Post
US officials say Iraq's army is regrouping slowly but won't be ready soon for ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
ArmyTimes.com
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