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  1. Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CKNW News Talk 980

    As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants. Meanwhile, at least 60 people were killed in IS attacks near a key northern Syrian town captured only a day earlier from the extremists by Turkish forces and their Syrian opposition allies.

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  2. West Mosul breached as war on IS rages in Iraq and SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Mosul, Iraq: Iraqi forces on Friday entered west Mosul neighbourhoods, a key stronghold in the shrinking "caliphate" of the Islamic State group, which replied with deadly suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria. As the war on the world's most violent jihadist group escalated, Iraqi warplanes struck IS militants inside neighbouring Syria, a first that Damascus said was coordinated between the two governments.

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  3. More Iraqi people flee homes amid military operations in western MosulRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Displaced Iraq is flee their homes during a battle with Islamic State militants, in the district of Maamoun in western Mosul, Iraq, February 23, 2017. UNITED NATIONS , Feb. 24 -- More Iraqi people flee their homes amid military operations in western Mosul, a city in north Iraq, after the Iraqi government liberated the eastern part of the city in late January, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Friday.

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  4. Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Western MosulRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Oak Ridge Observer

    The Iraqi government and its U.S. and Iran-back allies launched an operation in December 2016 to retake the city, the country's second biggest and the last major Daesh bastion in Iraq. Iraqi officials did not say whether the mission was carried in coordination with the government of Bashar al-Assad, which the USA opposes.

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  5. Iraqi air force hits Islamic State inside Syria for first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    Iraqi warplanes have struck Islamic State targets inside Syria in retaliation for recent bomb attacks in Baghdad by the group, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces the start of an offensive to retake the western side of Mosul as troops begin to move towards Islamic State, in this still image from video by Iraqiya TV February 19, 2017.

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  6. Pentagon: Out with 'ISIL,' in with 'ISIS'Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Washington Times

    The change of U.S. administrations has produced a change of terminology in the war against the Islamic State group. A Feb. 13 memo from the office of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the switch to "ISIS" makes the Pentagon "consistent with" Trump's language in a Jan. 28 directive in which he called for a new plan to defeat the extremist group.

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  7. Accused N.S. doctor gets go-ahead to resume practice - with a chaperoneRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | 680News

    A Nova Scotia physician charged with voyeurism after medical clinic staff were surreptitiously filmed in the washroom has approval to practice again. Dr. Rafid al-Nassar, a 41-year-old former Iraqi refugee, was arrested last fall after New Glasgow Regional Police received a complaint from staff at the Westside Medical Centre.

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  8. Nation/world briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    New York City's mayor met for several hours with federal authorities looking into allegations that donors to his campaign were promised favors. Mayor Bill de Blasio met with authorities as part of his continued cooperation with the probe by the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

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  9. Trio of military men gain growing influence with TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Yahoo!

    In a White House laden with competing power centers, a trio of military men has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford have quickly formed a stabilizing alliance in an administration whose earliest days have been marked by turmoil.

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  10. Mosul is just the first item on Iraq's list of critical problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Silicon Alley Insider

    The operation to retake Iraq's second city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State has entered its crucial phase. The Iraqi army, federal police, elite counter-terrorism units, and rapid response troops are operating on the ground , bolstered by discreetly embedded US special forces.

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  11. Speaking Trump's Truth to PowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | The Union Democrat

    President Donald Trump is the carnival barker with a megaphone and the loudest voice on the midway, shilling for the greatest show on Earth. He's the used car salesman pushing a battered Buick with manifold sins that have been covered over with a few coats of slick new paint.

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  12. Iraqis seek funds to restore cultural artifacts recovered from ISISRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | CBS News

    In this July 27, 2005 file photo, the face of a woman stares down at visitors in the Hatra ruins, 200 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's minister of tourism and antiquities told The Associated Press, Saturday, March 7, 2015, that the government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northwestern Iraq is being demolished by militants from the Islamic State group.

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  13. Iraq air force strikes IS targets in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    The Iraqi air force struck members of the Islamic State group inside neighbouring Syria on Friday, officials said, adding that the targeted militants were responsible for recent bombings in Baghdad. The strike was announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a statement and is believed to be the first of its kind by Iraqi jets on Syrian territory.

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  14. Iraqi Rockers Acrassicauda to Host Brooklyn Benefit for Immigrant ResettlementRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Billboard

    Members of the Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda, who risked their lives writing and performing western-style rock music in their native country, will host a benefit concert to support immigration resettlement programs in Brooklyn on Sunday. The current lineup of the group -- drummer and songwriter Marwan M, guitarist and vocalist Faisal Talal, bassist Firas Al Lateef and guitar Moe Al Hamawandie, who all became U.S. citizens in 2016 -- will headline United We Stand, an all-ages show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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  15. Iraqi forces push into western Mosul in fight against Islamic State extremistsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    An Iraqi Emergency Response Division unit advances along the Tigris River to the southernmost Islamic State-occupied neighborhoods of west Mosul. An Iraqi Emergency Response Division unit advances along the Tigris River to the southernmost Islamic State-occupied neighborhoods of west Mosul.

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  16. Iraqi troops gain on militants on 2 frontsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | SFGate

    Iraqi forces drive toward Mosul during an ongoing offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group. On Friday, Iraqi troops entered western Mosul neighborhoods.

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  17. Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Gazette

    As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants. Meanwhile, at least 60 people were killed in IS attacks near a key northern Syrian town captured only a day earlier from the extremists by Turkish forces and their Syrian opposition allies.

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  18. Iraqi forces push deeper into IS-held western side of MosulRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Iraqi forces on Friday fought heavy clashes with Islamic State militants and made a new push into one of the neighborhoods in the western side of Mosul after recapturing the city international airport and nearby military base, the Iraqi military said. The Counter-Terrorism Service special forces took full control of Ghazlani military base in the southern outskirts of the western side of Mosul after heavy battles with the extremist militants, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

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  19. US Troops Now Standing Toe-To-Toe With ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    APRIL 12: A U.S. Army trainer , speaks with an Iraqi Army recruit at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq. U.S. forces, currently operating in 5 large bases throught Iraq, are training thousands of Iraqi Army combat troops, trying to rebuild a force they had origninally trained before the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in 2010.

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  20. Pentagon prepares to give the White House a stepped-up battle plan against Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Tanks and armored vehicles of the Iraqi forces, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitaries, advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul Iraqi tanks and armored vehicles advance toward the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on Feb. 19 Pentagon strategists are putting final touches on a stepped-up battle plan against Islamic State and are due to offer President Trump options as early as Monday to accelerate the war against the militants in Iraq and Syria, officials said.

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