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IS claims Iraq suicide bombing that killed 38 - Yahoo News Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:26:03 GMT

Al-Arabiya

IS claims Iraq suicide bombing that killed 38
Yahoo News
IS spearheaded a sweeping militant offensive that has overrun much of Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland since June -- areas that Shiite-led government forces have sought local Sunni help to recapture. The Sahwa, or "Awakening" in Arabic, dates back to the ...
ISIS claims Iraq suicide bombing that killed 38Al-Arabiya
Islamic State claims Iraq suicide bombing that killed 38Channel News Asia

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US-led air raids hit ISIL in Iraq and Syria - Aljazeera.com Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:59:57 GMT

Aljazeera.com

US-led air raids hit ISIL in Iraq and Syria
Aljazeera.com
The US-led coalition have pounded the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group with 31 air strikes, including more than a dozen in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, the Pentagon has said. The 13 strikes in Kobane, destroyed 19 fighting ...
US-led jets hit jihadists with 31 strikes in Iraq, SyriaNEWS.com.au
Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and IraqDVIDS (press release) (registration)
16 airstrikes in Syria, 15 in Iraq target ISIL -- coalitionKuwait News Agency

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Iraq faces new crisis as winter descends on millions uprooted by Islamic State - Washington Post Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:07:04 GMT

Washington Post

Iraq faces new crisis as winter descends on millions uprooted by Islamic State
Washington Post
IRBIL, Iraq — For three years, he worked closely with U.S. forces in Iraq. Now Ammar Younes sits in his frigid tent in a camp in Iraq's Kurdish region, using a scalpel to gouge pieces of shrapnel out of his mangled legs as his young children look on ...
US-led coalition launches 39 air strikes against Isis forces in Syria and IraqThe Guardian
Turkey, Iraq pledge more military cooperation in fight against Islamic StateReuters
Iraq Seeks Turkish Support in Fight Against ISABC News
The Independent -Yahoo News -teleSUR English
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ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes - CNN Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:52:10 GMT

Daily Mail

ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes
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Turkey warming up to Iraq. Relations between Iraq and Turkey are improving because of the new government in Baghdad, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday. "Now that the coldness between Turkey and Iraq is over, we will accelerate ...
Iraqi Police: Coalition Airstrikes Kill ISIS Governor of MosulTIME
ISIS 'governor' killed in IraqThe Daily Star
Child fires rockets from car-mounted missile launcher in Iraq against ISIS targetsDaily Mail
KTIC -The Daily Star
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US stockpiles matériel ahead of major anti-IS offensive in Iraq - The Times of Israel Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:14:58 GMT

The Times of Israel

US stockpiles matériel ahead of major anti-IS offensive in Iraq
The Times of Israel
Earlier this month, the outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed the order for the first group of US troops to go to Iraq as part of the administration's recent decision to deploy 1,500 more American forces to the country. The troops are to ...
US sending military equipment to Iraq ahead of possible spring offensivei24news
Fisher: Opposition leaders need to speak up about extending Canada's military ...Canada.com
US military equipment being detoured for possible battle vs. ISISFox News

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Christmas Celebrations Go Forward In Iraq, Despite Ongoing Threat Of ISIS - Huffington Post Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:48:05 GMT

New York Times

Christmas Celebrations Go Forward In Iraq, Despite Ongoing Threat Of ISIS
Huffington Post
In a Christian refugee camp in northern Iraq, a special tent stands out as a reminder of those keeping the faith alive in the midst of persecution. Refugees erected a tent for Jesus in preparation for the Christmas holiday, the celebration of which ...
In Iraq, Traditions of Christmas Found Only in MemoryNew York Times
Iraq's Christians Celebrate ChristmasHere And Now
Help for religious minorities in Iraq remains urgentU-T San Diego
New York Magazine -Christian Post
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Over 30 Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Military Says - NBCNews.com Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:16:34 GMT

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Over 30 Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Military Says
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Harbiya fights alongside her husband Qassim Shasho, a veteran peshmerga fighter who became a household name among Iraq's minorities when he began leading what is now a 2,000-strong Yazidi militia force against ISIS. Despite the legends now ...

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US to send more private contractors to Iraq - Al Jazeera America Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:31:53 GMT

Reuters

US to send more private contractors to Iraq
Al Jazeera America
The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior U.S. official said. The presence of ...
As US troops return to Iraq, more private contractors followReuters
Miss Blackwater Yet? U.S. Private Mercenaries Back in IraqSputnik US
US mission creep in Iraq dragging onPress TV
Digital Journal
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The crisis in Iraq: Was the rise of ISIL a surprise? - Aljazeera.com Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:49:48 GMT

Aljazeera.com

The crisis in Iraq: Was the rise of ISIL a surprise?
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The fall of Mosul and the quick territorial expansion of ISIL in Iraq took some by surprise. What contributed to ISIL's quick success was cooperation from local Sunni tribes and members of the traditionally secular and nationalist Baath party. This ...

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ISIL forcefully conscripting men in Iraq - Press TV Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:11:46 GMT

RT

ISIL forcefully conscripting men in Iraq
Press TV
The ISIL terrorist group controls some parts of Syria and Iraq. The Takfiris have engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control, including mass murdering local civilians as well as captured army and security officers while ...
ISIS 'launches new chlorine gas attack' in Iraq's Anbar – reportRT
US-Led Coalition Drops Aids to ISIL in IraqAl-Manar TV
Report: ISIL Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in IraqTasnim News Agency

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