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  1. Year of sustained violence across IraqRead the original story

    Friday | Scoop

    "We could never have predicted that one year on we would be looking at a violent crisis that has affected more than eight million people," said Colin MacInnes, UNICEF's Acting Representative in Iraq briefing the press in Geneva from Irbil. This month marks the anniversary of the beginning of the widespread violence across the country.

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  2. US moves its Syrian air campaign to the westRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Stars and Stripes

    The United States has opened a new front in northern Syria, bombing Islamic State targets in two locations near the Turkish border - away from Kobani, the Kurdish enclave that has been the main focus of U.S. airstrikes the past nine months. The U.S. Central Command confirmed 11 airstrikes in the past month against Islamic State forces near the towns of Azzaz and Marea, an area where the Islamic State group launched an offensive in early June aimed at closing the supply route for arms and goods to moderate rebels fighting Syrian governments forces in Aleppo.

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  3. Year of sustained violence across Iraq has hit children hardest, UN saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Newkerala.com

    The United Nations Children's Fund on Tuesday said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 per cent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as soldiers, sexual violence, attacks against schools and denial of humanitarian access. We could never have predicted that one year on we would be looking at a violent crisis that has affected more than eight million people, said Colin MacInnes, UNICEFs Acting Representative in Iraq briefing the press in Geneva from Irbil.

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  4. Fighting for the ruins of Christian IraqRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | GantDaily.com

    Safaa Elias Jajo, a Chaldean man in his 40s, stands in the wreckage of a home in Telskuf in Iraq's Nineveh province. The home served as ISIS headquarters in this area until a U.S.-led coalition airstrike leveled it last year.

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  5. Daily, Iraq inches closer to hungerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | The Daily Star

    Every day, Iraq inches closer to hunger. The United Nations estimates that approximately 4.4 million people across Iraq require food assistance.

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  6. U.S. theory: ISIS's al-Baghdadi hiding among civiliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | CNN

    The U.S. effort to take out senior ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and other top ISIS officials is increasingly focusing on Raqqa, Syria, the self-declared capital of ISIS, CNN has learned. The military is watching for signs of movement there as Kurdish forces are now just 35 miles north of the city -- an advance that could make ISIS leadership nervous enough to change their positions in the coming weeks.

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  7. Maronite Patriarch takes on 'international silence' over Iraqi Christians' sufferingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Daily Star

    Patriarch Beshara Rai checks on Christian refugees during his visit to Irbil, Friday, June 19, 2015. BEIRUT: The international community should take real action to help Iraq's Christians stay in their country, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai said Friday during a one-day visit in Irbil.

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  8. Irbil Church Offers Shelter Amid Christian Exodus From Middle EastRead the original story

    Friday Jun 19 | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  9. Obama says coalition lacks 'complete strategy' to train Iraqis for battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | Los Angeles Times

    President Obama speaks at the conclusion of the summit of G-7 nations on June 8 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. President Obama speaks at the conclusion of the summit of G-7 nations on June 8 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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  10. Onward 'Christian Soldiers': First American Volunteer Dies Fighting ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Christianity Today

    Broomfield felt "led by the Lord" to enter the fight despite his lack of military training, his father told CBS . "He turned his life over to the Lord and he decided this was God's will and God wanted him to do it," his mother told NBC .

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  11. Ramadan, the Future of Jerusalem, the Kurds of Irbil, and ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The Jewish Press

    The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York. With the Muslim month of Ramadan approaching, are attacks on Jews in Jerusalem going to increase? Or will the municipality, the new minister of public security and the police going to crack down on jihadist elements? Yishai is joined in-studio by Jerusalem City Councilman and Israel Land Fund director Arieh King to discuss this and the future of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.

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  12. What is Iran's game plan in Iraq?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Newsday

    In the Iraqi city of Najaf, the streets are plastered with posters commemorating the anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's revolution. At a public funeral for fighters from a local militia, a portrait of Iran's current leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, is carried high.

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  13. Irbil Citadel Restoration Slows as Iraqi Kurds Devote Funds to Fighting ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Voice of America

    After being closed for months, Iraqi Kurdistan's Irbil Citadel - 8,000 years old and one of the longest-inhabited spaces in the world - has been re-opened to the public amid major efforts to restore and protect the site. But with government funds hit by the fight against the so-called "Islamic State," progress looks uncertain.

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  14. American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Newsday

    Television news crews gather Wednesday, June 10, 2015, near a business in Bolton, Mass., The business belonging to relatives of Keith Broomfield, an American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists. Photo Credit: AP IRBIL, Iraq - -- An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists.

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  15. US orders more troops to train besieged IraqisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Journal Gazette

    IRBIL, Iraq An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists.

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  16. Pentagon calls deployment increase 'modest'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The Coastal Courier

    President Barack Obama has authorized Defense Secretary Ash Carter to provide a modest increase in additional U.S. personnel to be deployed to Iraq in a noncombat role, Defense Department officials announced today. Officials said Obama has authorized up to 450 additional U.S. personnel to deploy to Iraq to expand the U.S. advise-and-assist mission at Taqaddum Air Base in support of the Iraqi government.

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  17. US considers opening more military hubs in Iraq to fights ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Russia Taday

    In addition to enlarging a training base in the battered Iraqi Anbar province, the Pentagon is considering opening similar facilities at other sites. The US is also reportedly itching for special operation raids against Islamic State.

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  18. Yazidi Militias Fight IS In Iraq, Amid Kurdish RivalriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Weekday Magazine

    A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces helps people from the minority Yazidi sect on the outskirts of Kirkuk on April 8. When Islamic State militants overran the Sinjar region in northern Iraq in August 2014, they captured and massacred thousands of members of the Yazidi minority, ethnic Kurds whose ancient religion is derived from Zoroastrianism, and forced over 200,000 to flee their villages. In response to IS atrocities which the United Nations says could amount to genocide, Yazidis formed their own militias that are now fighting against IS in the Sinjar region.

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  19. U.S. to deploy modest increase in U.S. troops to IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | North Texas e-News

    President Barack Obama has authorized Defense Secretary Ash Carter to provide a modest increase in additional U.S. personnel to be deployed to Iraq in a noncombat role, Defense Department officials announced today. Officials said Obama has authorized up to 450 additional U.S. personnel to deploy to Iraq to expand the U.S. advise-and-assist mission at Taqaddum Air Base in support of the Iraqi government.

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  20. More Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Recordings of 911 calls reveal frantic requests for help from people staying in homes along the flooded Blanco River in Central Texas, including a woman who said the house she was in was "floating."

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