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57 min ago | Voice of America

Islamic State's Popular Appeal Presents Challenge for Jordan

An undated photo shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag at from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria.

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4 hrs ago | UAport

Britain raises terror threat level to 'severe'

Related Interviews: 'US, KSA, Israel, axis of evil in ISIS' ISIL's Baghdadi trained by Mossad Related Viewpoints: Zionists hit journalists with death threats Britain has raised the terror threat risk level from substantial to "severe," meaning that a terrorist attack is considered "highly likely," due to recent developments in Iraq and Syria.

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8 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million

U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.

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12 hrs ago | ABC News

Iraqi Town Holds out Against Militant Juggernaut

As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay and fight.

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18 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

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22 hrs ago | Fox News

Jihad's Own Civil War Fighting in Syria spawns rift in global terror movement

The civil war in Syria has spawned another civil war in the global jihadist movement, with Islamic State, ruled by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , and Al Qaeda, led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, , emerging as sworn enemies.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Reuters

Syrian accused of making detonators in Iraq charged in Arizona

A Syrian man accused of supplying electronic parts for roadside bombs used in attacks on U.S. military forces in Iraq made his first U.S. court appearance on Thursday in Arizona and pleaded not guilty to federal criminal charges.

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Reuters

Kurdish forces pound Islamic State militants northeast of Baghdad

Iraqi Kurdish forces are in a push to dislodge Islamic State militants from two strategic positions northeast of Baghdad that remain the deadliest flashpoints in their fighting with the Islamists.

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Illawarra Mercury

Australia in 'high state of readiness' to support US in Iraq

Australia is a at "high state of readiness" to assist the United States with further airstrikes targeting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Defence Minister David Johnston says.

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Iran Liberty

UN, EU and US must press Iraq to end callous siege against Iranians in Camp Liberty

The European Iraqi Freedom Association strongly condemned the fuel, food and humanitarian blockade imposed against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty by the Iraqi government.

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WorthyNews

Iran Provided Weapons to Kurds; Bombs Explode in Baghdad

Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said on Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, Reuters reported.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

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As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.

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The Age

Saddam's revenge - his ex-officers staff the Islamic State

Baghdad: As fighters for the Islamic State continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis, including many military officers under Saddam Hussein, overseeing departments of finance, arms, local governance, military operations and recruitment.

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The Times of Israel

Iraqis say Israeli drone crashes near Baghdad airport

An Israeli Air Force drone, Hermes 450 UAV, manufactured by Elbit An Israeli drone reportedly crashed in Iraq Wednesday near Baghdad airport and was quickly recovered by US personnel on the ground, according to a story on the Lebanese-based Al-Mayadeen satellite news channel.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

A prosecutor told a federal jury on Wednesday that four Blackwater guards unleashed a hail of gunfire on more than 30 innocent Iraqi civilians seven years ago, leaving "bloody, bullet-riddled corpses" at Nisoor Square in downtown Baghdad.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Captive's mom: 'He's an innocent journalist'

A mother's plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control.

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WHAS11

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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Brandon Sun

Sources: US considering humanitarian relief mission for ethnic Turkmen in northern Iraq

U.S. defence officials say the Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants.

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The Daily Star

ISIS says Lebanese man behind suicide attack in Iraq

BEIRUT: ISIS has announced that a Lebanese man carried out a suicide attack that killed 15 people in Baghdad Tuesday, the first case of its kind since the radical group expanded in Iraq.

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Jerusalem Post

American suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed in Syria

An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a US official said on Tuesday.

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