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  1. Syria's Nusra Front leader claims no more ties with al QaidaRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | The Belfast Telegraph

    The leader of Syria's Nusra Front has said his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al Qaida in an attempt to undermine a potential US and Russian air campaign against its fighters. The announcement is the first time that an entire branch of al Qaida has said it is leaving the terror network.

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  2. UN warns of dangers as Iraqis displaced by IS return homeRead the original story

    43 min ago | My Mother Lode

    Tens of thousands of Iraqis uprooted by the Islamic State group are now returning home after a string of Iraqi government victories in Anbar province, but the United Nations is warning civilians may be returning too soon as much of "liberated" Iraq is still dangerous, littered with roadside bombs and bobby-trapped explosives. Outside 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.

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  3. Tens of thousands of Iraqis displaced by ISIS are returning home. Is it too soon?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Refugees are making their way to cities newly freed from the Islamic State control fbut the UN warns Iraq is still littered with roadside bombs and other dangers. Internally displaced civilians from Fallujah, who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State group, arrive to a camp outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, June 20, 2016.

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  4. Why the Next President Must Regionalize IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Time

    Iraqi government forces drive their armoured vehicles during an operation, backed by air support from the US-led coalition, in Fallujah's southern Shuhada neighbourhood to retake the area from the Islamic State group on June 15, 2016. Pfeifle was the deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and global outreach during the surge in Iraq from 2007 to 2009 to divide Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions along sectarian lines.

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  5. FBI chief: Success against ISIS means more terrorRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

    Speaking to a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University Wednesday, Comey predicted that eventually crushing ISIS in its self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq will likely result in sprinkling terrorists elsewhere. "At some point there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we've never seen before," The New York Times quoted Comey as saying.

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  6. Iraqi 'Terminator' sacrifices HIMSELF to stop ISIS suicide bomber...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Star

    Shafi Alotifi was reportedly patrolling the densely populated streets of Al-Shu'lah, just west of Baghdad, on Thursday when he spotted a suspicious man wearing a suicide belt. "Alotifi's gallantry saved a countless number of lives on Thursday, preventing another tragedy from taking place in Iraq," it reported.

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  7. Former security services contractor speaks out about time in Iraq and new life in KingstonRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk

    An Iraqi who escaped to the UK before becoming a security contractor in some of the most dangerous places in the world has published his first book. Martin Allan, 43, was born in Guildford to Iraqi parents but moved back to the Middle East when he was five, after his father got a job lecturing at Baghdad University.

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  8. Islamic State's oil revenue dives as it loses Iraqi territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Islamic State, pushed off more than half the Iraqi territory it seized in 2014, has suffered a near collapse in revenue from oil smuggling, officials say, forcing it to cut fighters' pay, levy new taxes and raise fines for breaking its religious code. The jihadist group has lost control of a series of oil fields, and is having to sell what production that remains at steep discounts to persuade truck drivers to collect it and run the gauntlet of U.S.-led air strikes.

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  9. ISIS says suicide bomber was fighter before migrating to GermanyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Fox News

    Islamic State said that the Syrian refugee who carried out a suicide bombing in Germany this week was a fighter for the extremist group before migrating to Europe and that he launched the attack with help from a second operative. An obituary published late Tuesday in Islamic State's al-Naba newsletter said Mohammad Daleel fought with the militant group in Iraq and then Syria before being wounded on the battlefield.

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  10. 14 more civilians dead in anti-ISIL air warRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | USA Today

    The U.S.-led air war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has killed 14 more civilians, raising the confirmed death toll for non-combatants to 55 since bombing began in 2014. 14 more civilians dead in anti-ISIL air war WASHINGTON - The U.S.-led air war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has killed 14 more civilians, raising the confirmed death toll for non-combatants to 55 since bombing began in 2014.

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  11. ISIS suffers near collapse in oil revenue as it loses territory in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    Islamic State, pushed off more than half the Iraqi territory it seized in 2014, has suffered a near collapse in revenue from oil smuggling, officials say, forcing it to cut fighters' pay, levy new taxes and raise fines for breaking its religious code. The jihadist group has lost control of a series of oil fields, and is having to sell what production that remains at steep discounts to persuade truck drivers to collect it and run the gauntlet of U.S.-led air strikes.

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  12. ISIS' oil revenue dives as it loses Iraqi territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    In this Sept. 30, 2015 file photo, smoke rises during a military operation launched by Kurdish troops known as peshmerga to regain control of some villages from ISIS, in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq.

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  13. Iraqi forces find mass grave containing 25 ISIS victims inside...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Iraqi forces find mass grave containing 25 ISIS victims inside school in Fallujah after seizing city back from the terror group A mass grave containing the skeletal remains of 25 ISIS victims has been discovered in a school in war-torn Fallujah. The bones were uncovered by Iraqi security forces as they searched buildings in the city, which was recaptured from ISIS control after brutal fighting earlier this summer.

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  14. Syrian rebels seize trove of ISIS intelligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | NWAonline

    In this July 26, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference in Cambridge, Mass. The U.S. is exploiting an enormous amount of digital information about the Islamic State obtained by Syrian rebels fighting for control of the city of Manbij.

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  15. The World in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NWAonline

    A 24-year-old Bangladeshi-American student was among nine suspected militants killed in a gunbattle with police in Bangladesh, Dhaka police said Wednesday. In a Facebook post, police identified seven of the nine killed early Tuesday during a raid in a residential neighborhood in Dhaka, the capital.

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  16. The US, the Peshmerga and MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    Michael Knights is the Lafer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He specialises in the politics and security of Iraq.

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  17. Fake bomb detectors banned in Baghdad, but still in use from Beirut to CairoRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    The mother of 16-year-old Iraqi Nabil Abdul Karim, who died in a massive bombing in Baghdad's Karada neighborhood as he went to celebrate his birthday, reacts as she visits the aftermath of the attack on July 4, 2016. At a checkpoint in central Beirut , a guard checks a small truck for explosives.

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  18. France church attack: Second suspect 'known to police'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    Police have identified the second assailant who attacked a church in northern France this week as a 19-year-old known to security services as suspected of having "Islamist militant" links, sources say. Police on Thursday identified the man as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean from a town in eastern France on the border with Germany, a judicial source told Reuters news agency.

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  19. FRANCE-ANALYSIS: Isil knows its priorities - and attacking Christians is one of themRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Age

    For more than two years Isil has waged war on the religious mosaic of the Middle East. It has slaughtered all those they consider apostates in increasingly lurid fashion, targeting Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims, and countless Sunnis, too.

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  20. Pope Francis says 'it's war' - but not a war of religion -...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | National Post

    Horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church as the country's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting with President Francois Hollande. Two attackers took five hostages Tuesday at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northwest France and slit the throat of the elderly priest saying morning Mass.

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