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Zero Hedge
The Real Motive Behind Al-Nusra "Split" From Al Qaedaspillover effect of nurturing militants in Syria against the Assad regime, when
The Real Motive Behind Al-Nusra "Split" From Al Qaeda
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
spillover effect of nurturing militants in Syria against the Assad regime, when Islamic State overran Fallujah and parts of Ramadi in January 2014 and subsequently captured Mosul in June 2014. The borders between Syria and Iraq are quite porous and... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Australia has 'stepped up' in fight against Islamic State - European nations must, too: USWarren said these forces would be crucial. The recent success of the Iraqis in
Australia has 'stepped up' in fight against Islamic State - European nations must, too: US
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
Warren said these forces would be crucial. The recent success of the Iraqis in largely retaking the city of Ramadi would be a "template" for the Mosul fight. However, the Ramadi campaign relied heavily on Iraqi special forces, known... Read more
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Boston Herald
UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return homeal-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepare
UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return home
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
al-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepares to make the journey back to Ramadi nearly five months after the city was declared fully liberated. More than a hundred families were packed into dozens... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return homeal-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepare
UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return home
Hawaii News Now / Posted 2 days ago
al-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepares to make the journey back to Ramadi nearly five months after the city was declared fully liberated. More than a hundred families were packed into dozens... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return homeal-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepare
UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return home
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
al-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepares to make the journey back to Ramadi nearly five months after the city was declared fully liberated. More than a hundred families were packed into dozens... Read more
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The Day
U.N. warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by Islamic State return homeal-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepare
U.N. warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by Islamic State return home
The Day / Posted 2 days ago
al-Salam camp in southern Baghdad, one of the latest waves of returnees prepares to make the journey back to Ramadi nearly five months after the city was declared fully liberated. More than a hundred families were packed into dozens... Read more
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Al.com
Bradley Cooper DNC visit angers conservative 'American Sniper' fansand again in 2008 for her presidential campaign, the Daily Beast points out. K
Bradley Cooper DNC visit angers conservative 'American Sniper' fans
Al.com / Posted 2 days ago
and again in 2008 for her presidential campaign, the Daily Beast points out. Kyle, known alternately as "The Devil of Ramadi," racked up 160 confirmed kills across four tours in Iraq before he was killed in Texas in 2013. "American Sniper"... Read more
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Breitbart
To Destroy ISIS, We Must Give Its Victims the Tools to Fight Backplan for destroying ISIS has to take these facts into account if it is going to
To Destroy ISIS, We Must Give Its Victims the Tools to Fight Back
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
plan for destroying ISIS has to take these facts into account if it is going to work. People on the ground in Fallujah, in Ramadi, and in Mosul need to have a reason to destroy ISIS, and a return to control by the Baghdad government is just another... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Gerry Brownlee defends work of Iraqi forces after Washington meetingforces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Up to 40 per cent of Iraq had been in ISIS h
Gerry Brownlee defends work of Iraqi forces after Washington meeting
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Up to 40 per cent of Iraq had been in ISIS hands and that is now about 10 per cent. Ramadi and Fallujah have been retaken with Mosul the next likely target. Brownlee said the meeting was not to plan the next... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Gerry Brownlee defends work of Iraqi forces after Washington meetingforces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Up to 40 per cent of Iraq had been in ISIS h
Gerry Brownlee defends work of Iraqi forces after Washington meeting
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Up to 40 per cent of Iraq had been in ISIS hands and that is now about 10 per cent. Ramadi and Fallujah have been retaken with Mosul the next likely target. Brownlee said the meeting was not to plan the next... Read more
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International Business Times
Pentagon refutes Isis claims US jet downed over Iraq held by the group in the country. Over the last year, the coalition has clawed
Pentagon refutes Isis claims US jet downed over Iraq
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
held by the group in the country. Over the last year, the coalition has clawed back IS-held ground, retaking the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah. However, as the US and its allies have waged a more effective ground war against IS, the group has... Read more
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The Washington Times
Obama rushing Mosul offensive against ISIS to influence election, troops fearincrease pressure on an enemy that has lost territory. The Islamic State retrea
Obama rushing Mosul offensive against ISIS to influence election, troops fear
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
increase pressure on an enemy that has lost territory. The Islamic State retreated from three major towns in Iraq — Tikrit, Ramadi and Fallujah — as well as from territory close to Raqqa, its so-called capital in Syria. “When you have an opponent... Read more
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FOX News
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah after recapturing city from ISISto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah after recapturing city from ISIS
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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express
ISIS jihadis HUMILIATED after captured dressed as WOMEN while FLEEING battleis not the first time ISIS have attempted to use disguise to escape from battle
ISIS jihadis HUMILIATED after captured dressed as WOMEN while FLEEING battle
express / Posted 6 days ago
is not the first time ISIS have attempted to use disguise to escape from battle. In February of this year, fighters fleeing Ramadi were caught while wearing make-up and burqas. In April, another humiliated jihadi was paraded in front of cameras in... Read more
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DW
Fighting in Syria's town of Manbij as US-backed forces battle IS militants |tough defense, especially as SDF units pressed deeper into the town. "[It's] so
Fighting in Syria's town of Manbij as US-backed forces battle IS militants |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
tough defense, especially as SDF units pressed deeper into the town. "[It's] sort of different than what we saw in Ramadi and what we saw in Fallujah," he said, referring to two Iraqi cities where IS fighters retreated earlier this... Read more
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Japan Today
How the West can prevent Nice from becoming the 'new normal' ‹ Japan Todaymass destruction. No amount of curating social media will fully prevent disenfr
How the West can prevent Nice from becoming the 'new normal' ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 7 days ago
mass destruction. No amount of curating social media will fully prevent disenfranchised people from becoming radicalized. Ramadi fell, Fallujah fell, Mosul will likely fall, Islamic State is being forced off Twitter, and then Nice still... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Bookmarks: Signings, releases, storytimesby history professor Jason Yaremko. ■ “The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team Three Sn
Bookmarks: Signings, releases, storytimes
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
by history professor Jason Yaremko. ■ “The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team Three Sniper’s True Account of the Battle of Ramadi,” by Kevin Lacz. ■ Attica Locke, author of “Pleasantville,” will receive the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as IS ignores ultimatumThe battle has intensified as SDF units move deeper into the town, he said, "wh
Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as IS ignores ultimatum
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
The battle has intensified as SDF units move deeper into the town, he said, "which is sort of different than what we saw in Ramadi and what we saw in Fallujah", two Iraqi cities from which militants were ousted this year. "It's a fight like we... Read more
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Rappler
Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as ISIS ignores ultimatumbattle has intensified as SDF units move deeper into the town, he said, "which
Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as ISIS ignores ultimatum
Rappler / Posted 7 days ago
battle has intensified as SDF units move deeper into the town, he said, "which is sort of different than what we saw in Ramadi and what we saw in Fallujah", two Iraqi cities from which jihadists were ousted this year. "It's a fight like we... Read more
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Air Force Times
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
Air Force Times / Posted 7 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as IS ignores ultimatumhas grown more intense as SDF units move deeper in the town, he said, "which is
Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as IS ignores ultimatum
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 7 days ago
has grown more intense as SDF units move deeper in the town, he said, "which is sort of different than what we saw in Ramadi and what we saw in Fallujah," two Iraqi cities from which jihadists were ousted this year. "It's a fight like we... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Trench cuts off Iraq's Falluja from the north following IS defeatultra-hardline militants regularly launch suicide bomb attacks against security
Trench cuts off Iraq's Falluja from the north following IS defeat
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
ultra-hardline militants regularly launch suicide bomb attacks against security forces near Falluja as well as near Ramadi and Hit further to the west from the open desert or farmland areas to the north. The trench north of Falluja extends... Read more
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Reuters
Trench cuts off Iraq's Falluja from the north following IS defeatultra-hardline militants regularly launch suicide bomb attacks against security
Trench cuts off Iraq's Falluja from the north following IS defeat
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
ultra-hardline militants regularly launch suicide bomb attacks against security forces near Falluja as well as near Ramadi and Hit further to the west from the open desert or farmland areas to the north. The trench north of Falluja extends... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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Aljazeera
Iraq: Army to dig 'security trench' around Fallujahfirst major Iraqi city to be captured by ISIL. The group later swept through mu
Iraq: Army to dig 'security trench' around Fallujah
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
first major Iraqi city to be captured by ISIL. The group later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A US-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shia... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
Hawaii News Now / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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CTV News
Iraq turns to medieval tactic to keep ISIS out of Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
Iraq turns to medieval tactic to keep ISIS out of Fallujah
CTV News / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujahto be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through m
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
to be captured by the Islamic State group. The extremists later swept through much of Anbar province, taking its capital, Ramadi, and much of the north, including Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. A U.S.-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite... Read more
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Boston Herald
Red Sox’ Run to Home base brings peace to veteranshere. That’s what Sgt. Kurt Power thought when he returned from his tour in Ir
Red Sox’ Run to Home base brings peace to veterans
Boston Herald / Posted 8 days ago
here. That’s what Sgt. Kurt Power thought when he returned from his tour in Iraq. In October 2005, the Army veteran was in Ramadi, where the Iraq War was raging, when his unit approached a pair of potential suicide bombers. It was an ambush. An... Read more
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asianage
ISIS uses civilians as human shields in Syrian city: US military officialhas grown more intense as SDF units move into the city, he said, "which is sort
ISIS uses civilians as human shields in Syrian city: US military official
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
has grown more intense as SDF units move into the city, he said, "which is sort of different than what we saw in Ramadi and what we saw in Fallujah," Iraqi cities from which terrorists were ousted this year. "It's a fight like we haven't... Read more
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asianage
ISIS uses civilians as human shields in Syrian city US military officialhas grown more intense as SDF units move into the city, he said, "which is sort
ISIS uses civilians as human shields in Syrian city US military official
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
has grown more intense as SDF units move into the city, he said, "which is sort of different than what we saw in Ramadi and what we saw in Fallujah," Iraqi cities from which terrorists were ousted this year. "It's a fight like we haven't... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sense of déjà vu as U.S. once again sees ‘victory’ coming in Iraqbeen recently liberated. The governor of Sunni-majority Anbar province, home t
Sense of déjà vu as U.S. once again sees ‘victory’ coming in Iraq
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
been recently liberated. The governor of Sunni-majority Anbar province, home to the ever-volatile cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, was ousted by the provincial council; his supporters responded by asking Parliament to approve a breakaway... Read more
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The Signal
Bill Reynolds: James Allison – Iraq War veteran – Newhall residentback at Camp Pendleton until February 2005 when he returned to Baghdad for his
Bill Reynolds: James Allison – Iraq War veteran – Newhall resident
The Signal / Posted 8 days ago
back at Camp Pendleton until February 2005 when he returned to Baghdad for his third tour of duty. Soon, he was patrolling Ramadi and now he had fought in all three points of the Sunni Triangle. On March 20, 2005, while on foot patrol in Ramadi, a... Read more
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The Manila Times
Anti-IS coalition meets with Mosul in its sightsprovince—largely Sunni Arabs—will be involved. In light of the coalition’s exp
Anti-IS coalition meets with Mosul in its sights
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
province—largely Sunni Arabs—will be involved. In light of the coalition’s experience after the liberation of Tikrit, Ramadi and Fallujah, resources will be set aside for refugee camps and reconstruction. “I believe thanks to the pledging... Read more
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Air Force Times
U.S., allies say they're at key moment in fight against ISISbetter than they were in January. Kerry cited other markers of success, such a
U.S., allies say they're at key moment in fight against ISIS
Air Force Times / Posted 9 days ago
better than they were in January. Kerry cited other markers of success, such as the recapture of Iraqi cities including Ramadi and Fallujah. Airstrikes have killed Islamic State leaders and disrupted the group's military operations, he said.... Read more
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The Columbian
U.S., allies tout steady progress in fight against Islamic State at talksbetter than they were in January. Kerry cited other markers of success, such a
U.S., allies tout steady progress in fight against Islamic State at talks
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
better than they were in January. Kerry cited other markers of success, such as the recapture of Iraqi cities, including Ramadi and Fallujah. Airstrikes have killed Islamic State leaders and disrupted its military operations, he said. Security... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
US, allies say they're at key moment in fight against ISbetter than they were in January. Kerry cited other markers of success, such a
US, allies say they're at key moment in fight against IS
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
better than they were in January. Kerry cited other markers of success, such as the recapture of Iraqi cities including Ramadi and Fallujah. Airstrikes have killed Islamic State leaders and disrupted the group's military operations, he said.... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
US, allies say they're at key moment in fight against ISonly limited territorial advances. Kerry cited other markers of success, such
US, allies say they're at key moment in fight against IS
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 9 days ago
only limited territorial advances. Kerry cited other markers of success, such as the recapture of Iraqi cities including Ramadi and Fallujah. Airstrikes have killed Islamic State leaders and disrupted the group's military operations, he said.... Read more
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USA Today
Interview: Gains made to retake Mosul and Raqqa from ISILState swept into Iraq from Syria two years ago, has had a string of successes,
Interview: Gains made to retake Mosul and Raqqa from ISIL
USA Today / Posted 10 days ago
State swept into Iraq from Syria two years ago, has had a string of successes, including the recapture of Fallujah and Ramadi. Last month, U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes decimated a militant convoy attempting to flee Fallujah, killing more than 400... Read more
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Air Force Times
Commander: ISIS driven back under continued, targeted strikeshere, with time, the Iraqis are growing more and more confident in their capabi
Commander: ISIS driven back under continued, targeted strikes
Air Force Times / Posted 10 days ago
here, with time, the Iraqis are growing more and more confident in their capabilities, their training. And, for example, Ramadi took several months. Fallujah took about a month. When you look at that, that’s the indication they have confidence... Read more
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Reuters
German foreign minister urges more ties between police, spy agenciesalso control large parts of Syria, have been broadly retreating since December,
German foreign minister urges more ties between police, spy agencies
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
also control large parts of Syria, have been broadly retreating since December, when the Iraqi army recaptured the city of Ramadi. But U.S. and European officials say more must be done to support Iraq, plagued by political infighting, corruption... Read more
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Reuters
How the West can prevent Nice from becoming the 'new normal'mass destruction. No amount of curating social media will fully prevent disenfr
How the West can prevent Nice from becoming the 'new normal'
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
mass destruction. No amount of curating social media will fully prevent disenfranchised people from becoming radicalized. Ramadi fell, Fallujah fell, Mosul will likely fall, Islamic State is being forced off Twitter, and then Nice still... Read more
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The Washington Times
Iraqis united by atrocityserving with regular Iraqi army and together with Shia Popular Mobilization For
Iraqis united by atrocity
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
serving with regular Iraqi army and together with Shia Popular Mobilization Forces to take back ISIS strongholds in Ramadi, Fallujah, Shirkat and soon, Mosul. There have been dozens of tragedies, like the Karrada bombing, that have provoked... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
American bombing runs underway on ISIS-backed villages in Syrialost ground this year to both Russian and Iranian-backed forces supporting pres
American bombing runs underway on ISIS-backed villages in Syria
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 11 days ago
lost ground this year to both Russian and Iranian-backed forces supporting president Bashar al-Assad and to the U.S.-backed Syria democratic forces alliance. In Iraq, ISIS lost control of the key stronghold of Ramadi city at the end of las... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
German foreign minister urges more ties between police, spy agenciesretake Mosul, he said. The Islamist militants have been broadly retreating sin
German foreign minister urges more ties between police, spy agencies
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
retake Mosul, he said. The Islamist militants have been broadly retreating since December, when the Iraqi army recaptured Ramadi, the largest city in the western region. But U.S. and European officials say the military gains are not enough, and... Read more
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