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Iraqi Yazidi lawmaker: 'Hundreds of my people are being slaughtered' - CNN Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:33:59 GMT

International Business Times

Iraqi Yazidi lawmaker: 'Hundreds of my people are being slaughtered'
CNN
Lawmaker Vian Dakhil, the only MP representing the Yazidi minority group in Iraq's Parliament, said in an impassioned speech that 70 Yazidi children had died so far, that women were being killed or sold into slavery and that 500 men had been "slaughtered.
Kurdistan Isn't About to Leave Iraq Amid ISIS FightingTIME
Who Are The Yazidi? Iraq's Obscure Religious Minority Is Another ISIS TargetInternational Business Times
The Extremist Threat to Iraq GrowsNew York Times
The New Yorker -Washington Post -Aljazeera.com
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Be Captured and Killed, or Risk Dying of Thirst: The Awful Choice Facing the ... - TIME Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:05:10 GMT

Be Captured and Killed, or Risk Dying of Thirst: The Awful Choice Facing the ...
TIME
Thousands flee Iraq's Sinjar Thousands of Iraqis flee from the town of Sinjar, near the city of Mosul, to Erbil and Dohuk after armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State seized the town early on August 4, 2014. Anadolu Agency—Getty Images ...


Iraq Backs Kurdish Fight Against Jihadists - Wall Street Journal Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:52:58 GMT

Wall Street Journal

Iraq Backs Kurdish Fight Against Jihadists
Wall Street Journal
BAGHDAD—Iraq's government sent its air force on Monday to back Kurdish forces struggling to blunt a jihadist advance, an extraordinary move that reflects alarm over the insurgents' brash new offensive against Kurds in both Iraq and Syria. Prime ...


Militant Slaughter Sparks Mass Exodus in Northern Iraq Mountains - Bloomberg Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:09:53 GMT

Press TV

Militant Slaughter Sparks Mass Exodus in Northern Iraq Mountains
Bloomberg
While most escaped to Kurdish-controlled areas, about 50,000 people, half of them children, “got stranded in the mountains,” Unicef spokeswoman Juliette Touma said by phone from Iraq yesterday. “Their situation is the direst because we cannot provide ...
Iraq day of violence claims over 50 livesPress TV
ISIL continues siege on Iraq's ChristiansAl-Bawaba
Iraq air force backs Kurds against ISILAl-Shorfa

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Sunni Extremists Repel Kurdish Forces in Iraq - New York Times Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:57:19 GMT

New York Times

Sunni Extremists Repel Kurdish Forces in Iraq
New York Times
BARTELLA, Iraq — Sunni extremists repelled efforts by Kurdish pesh merga forces on Wednesday to push them back in areas east of Mosul in northern Iraq and shelled a predominantly Christian village there in what appeared to be a renewed push along the ...
ISIS Rebels Target 2nd Iraq DamChinatopix
Iraq's Largest Dam Could Collapse as Extremists AdvanceNewsmax.com

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Westerners Are Flocking to Iraq's Top Terror Group—and There Seems to Be ... - Mother Jones Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:52:05 GMT

Westerners Are Flocking to Iraq's Top Terror Group—and There Seems to Be ...
Mother Jones
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group that has seized control of a swath of territory in Syria and northern Iraq, has enlisted thousands of fundamentalist volunteers from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Australia, the United ...

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Islamic State militants fight for Iraq's two biggest dams - Fox News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:49:50 GMT

Fox News

Islamic State militants fight for Iraq's two biggest dams
Fox News
Militants from the Islamic State are battling ferociously to control one of Iraq's most vital resources: water. Fighters with the group launched a three-pronged attack over the weekend in a drive to capture Haditha Dam, in western Iraq, a complex with ...


Wolfowitz: We 'won' the Iraq War - The Hill Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:18:46 GMT

Wolfowitz: We 'won' the Iraq War
The Hill
The U.S. planned to leave some troops in Iraq to train and advise Iraqi forces after the combat mission ended in 2011, but those forces withdrew after the Obama administration and the Iraqi government were not able to sign a bilateral security ...

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US Backs Sunni Plan to Fight Islamic State Jihadists in Iraq - Wall Street Journal Wed, 06 Aug 2014 03:07:02 GMT

Wall Street Journal

US Backs Sunni Plan to Fight Islamic State Jihadists in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
BAGHDAD—The U.S. is holding talks with Sunni Muslim officials in Iraq who have requested help in organizing grass-roots fighting forces to counter an extremist militant group seizing territory across the country. The meetings follow an outreach by ...
Insight - Iran's elite Guards fighting in Iraq to push back Islamic StateReuters UK
Maliki warns against interference in forming of new Iraq governmentToday's Zaman
Iran seeks alternative to Maliki to hold Iraq togetherThe Daily Star
Boston.com -Reuters -Al-Arabiya
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Car Bombs Kill 51 in Baghdad Shiite Neighborhoods - ABC News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:39:43 GMT

Voice of America

Car Bombs Kill 51 in Baghdad Shiite Neighborhoods
ABC News
The number of corpses found with gunshot wounds has been on rise recently in a grim reminder of the sectarian killing that engulfed Iraq in 2006 and 2007. Then, both Shiite and Sunni death squads roamed the streets and raided homes to round up people.
Iraq TV: Airstrike kills 60 suspected militantsColumbus Dispatch
Iraq: Car Bombs Kill 27 in BaghdadTIME
Bombings kill 32 in Iraq's capitalXinhua
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