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3 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Army, Iraq

4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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Yesterday | 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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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Obama weighs risks attacking jihadists in Syria

Amid growing pressure to act, President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautioned that defeating the Islamic State would take time, even as some Pentagon officials expressed frustration with what they decried as White House foot-dragging on striking the militant group's Syria sanctuaries.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Windsor Beacon

Centers help torture survivors from Iraq, other nations

News of renewed violence and airstrikes in her native Iraq brings the whole terrible nightmare back: the crash of a wall collapsing on her sleeping family.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, University of Louisville

Al Jazeera

Fatal car bomb hits Baghdad Shia area

A car bomb has blown up at a busy intersection in a predominately Shia neighbourhood in Baghdad, killing at least seven people, sources have told Al Jazeera.

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KUQL-FM Mitchell

Republicans pressure Obama to step up action on ISIS

ISIS: People holding flowers stand in front of a photograph of James Foley, the freelance journalist killed by the IS group, during a memorial service in Irbil, 220 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug.24.

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Related Topix: US News, Iraq, World News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mike Rogers, Republican, US House of Representatives

Yahoo!

Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages: Reuters-IPSOS Poll

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS Poll showed on Tuesday.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Car bombing kills at least 11 people in Baghdad

Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Reuters

U.S. court scraps order to seize Kurdish crude from tanker near Texas

A U.S. court on Monday threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker near Texas, a move that could allow the cargo to be delivered and end a nearly month-long impasse.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Galveston, TX

Christian Science Monitor

In northern Iraq, Islamic State switching to terror tactics

A string of attacks on the northern Iraqi cities of Erbil and Kirkuk over the weekend took Kurdish security forces by surprise, raising concerns that the self-styled Islamic State has sleeper cells in cities outside of its control.

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Jacksonville Daily News

Defense rests in Blackwater trial

This Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq.

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KSWO

Officials: 2 car bombs in Baghdad kills 15 people

A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them.

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Boston.com

Baghdad Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque, Kills 13

Security forces and civilians inspect the damage outside Imam Ali mosque in New Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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