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  1. Daesh still strong in Iraq despite heavy lossesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Trend

    A year after Daesh took control of Ninawah and Saladin provinces in the north, parts of Diyala province in the east, Anbar in the west, and Kirkuk in the north, the militant group now controls around 40 percent of Iraq's territory, including oil fields producing nearly 80,000 barrels of oil per day Anadolu Agency reported Despite its battles with government forces and pro-government militias, in addition to international coalition airstrikes, Daesh is still cohesive, as evidenced by its daily battles in Iraq. The international coalition includes more than 60 countries, led by the U.S. It was funded in August 2014 with the aim of fighting Daesh and stopping its expansion throughout Syria and Iraq.

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  2. Russia Seen as Biggest Oil-Market Loser When Iran Comes BackRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. In Iran's push for a nuclear deal, it's had few better allies than Moscow.

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  3. At least 35 ISIL terrorists killed in Iraq by army airstrikesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Trend

    At least 35 ISIL members have been killed by the Iraqi army in the northern Salahuddin province, officials say, Press TV reported. According to a Sunday statement by Iraq's Ministry of Defense, the airstrikes were launched on Tikrit Air Academy, a former US-military base called COBSpeicher, in the southwest of Salahuddin.

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  4. War with Isis: The 'international brigade' of foreign...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Independent

    A legion of foreigners, many with little or no military experience, are volunteering to fight Isis alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga. But it's weapons that receive more of a welcome.

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  5. Through fiction, veterans present a clearer truth on U.S. warsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    A soldier stands in front of a monument bearing the names of U.S. service members killed in Iraq since the 2003 U.S. invasion, at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk in 2010. A soldier stands in front of a monument bearing the names of U.S. service members killed in Iraq since the 2003 U.S. invasion, at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk in 2010.

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  6. Escape from ISIS: 'If Allah wishes for you to die this way, so let it be'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Jerusalem Post

    I left Tikrit on June 9, two days before Islamic State arrived. I had traveled to Erbil for medical treatment; when I was a kid, a rock fell on my head and today, at the age of 25, I still sometimes get really painful headaches.

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  7. Despite reports of heavy losses, Daesh remains strong in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Al Bawaba

    Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units wave their guns in the town of Baiji north of Tikrit, as they fight alongside Iraqi forces agains tDaesh to try to retake the strategic northern Iraqi town for a second time, on July 2, 2015. Baghdad regained control of Baiji.

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  8. Fierce clashes rage in Iraq as army fighting to grab lost lands from ISRead the original story

    Saturday | Xinhuanet

    Iraqi security forces on Saturday continued clashes with the Islamic State militants in north and west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources said. In Salahudin province, fierce clashes co ntinued between the IS militants and the security forces backed by militias, known as Hashd Shaabi, or popular mobilization, in the northern part of the town of Baiji, as the extremist militants are still fighting in some pockets of resistance, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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  9. ISIL destroys more ancient artifacts in Syria and IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Star Tribune

    ISIL smashed six statues it seized from a smuggler in Aleppo, Syria. The statues were stolen from the ancient city of Palmyra.

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  10. Kurds plan to carve state out of Iraq after fighting stops, leaders sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | UPI

    When the fighting finally stops in Iraq, the nation's Kurdish population -- which has long been in conflict in the Middle Eastern country -- intends to carve out their own state, leaders say. Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in Northern Iraq have expressed frustration recently and claimed the United States hasn't provided enough support in their fight against the Islamic State.

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  11. it Takes Hard Men to Bring Soft Ice Cream to the Caliphate: Just In...Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | Instapundit.com

    IT TAKES HARD MEN TO BRING SOFT ICE CREAM TO THE CALIPHATE: Just In Time For Summer, Step Inside The Isis Ice Cream Shop : Like a stranger luring a kid into a car with a candy bar, ISIS has previously touted its sweet treats in its recruitment efforts. "If you were worried about leaving behind your local Costa Coffee then you will be happy to know that the Caliphate serves some of the best lattes and cappuccinos around," British ISIS member Abu Rumaysah al-Britani wrote in May's A Brief Guide to the Islamic State.

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  12. Blow to Us Efforts Kurdish set on forming new Iraq state after Isis fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Fox News

    Kurdish fighters and leaders are intent on carving an independent state out of Northern Iraq after they wrest back vital territory from the Islamic State "whether the U.S. likes it or not," according to American and international security forces on the ground. Kurdish forces, whose commanders say they aren't getting enough help from the U.S. and other allies, have been making headway against ISIS.

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  13. Senior ISIS Leader Killed In Coalition Airstrike: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Switched

    ... exploded outside the house of Iraqi Intelligence Service member Abdulemir Asgar Kamal, damaging buildings in Kirkuk, Iraq on Aug. 20, 2014. (Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) A Peshmerga fighter flashes the sign for victory on top of ...

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  14. Kurds intent on carving new state out of Iraq after ISIS fight 'whether the US likes it or not'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Fox News

    Kurdish fighters and leaders are intent on carving an independent state out of Northern Iraq after they wrest back vital territory from the Islamic State "whether the U.S. likes it or not," according to American and international security forces on the ground. Kurdish forces, whose commanders say they aren't getting enough help from the U.S. and other allies, have been making headway against ISIS.

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  15. Pentagon confident of U.S. strategy for countering ISIS despite recent setbacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | CNN

    Despite ISIS's continued ability to hold and control vast swaths of Iraq and Syria, top Pentagon officials are confident that the U.S. program of training and equipping forces in those countries will help defeat the terror group. "That is the strategy that will both provide for the victory over ISIL or the defeat of ISIL," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters Wednesday.

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  16. Islamic State targeted in 17 air strikes by U.S.-led coalition: statementRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Reuters

    The United States and its allies conducted 17 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday in the latest round of daily attacks on the militant group, the joint task force overseeing the air strikes said. There were five air strikes using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft in northern Syria, near Hasaka, Kobani and Tal Abyad, the task force said in a statement Wednesday.

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  17. ISIS targeted in 17 air strikes by U.S.-led coalition: statementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Daily Star

    WASHINGTON: The United States and its allies conducted 17 air strikes against ISIS forces in Syria and Iraq Tuesday in the latest round of daily attacks on the militant group, the joint task force overseeing the air strikes said. There were five air strikes using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft in northern Syria, near Hassakeh, Kobani and Tal Abyad, the task force said in a statement Wednesday.

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  18. Islamic State targeted in 17 air strikes by U.S.-led coalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Jerusalem Post

    The United States and its allies conducted 17 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday in the latest round of daily attacks on the militant group, the joint task force overseeing the air strikes said. There were five air strikes using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft in northern Syria, near Hasaka, Kobani and Tal Abyad, the task force said in a statement Wednesday.

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  19. Fort Bragg memorial honors Iraq War's Task Force VikingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Stars and Stripes

    Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland , out-going commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and Lt.

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  20. Former British diplomat in Iraq traces roots of conflict in the regionRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | ABC News

    MARK COLVIN: Not a day goes by without news of another atrocity by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Many of its startling territorial gains in the last year have been at the expense of Iraqi government troops funded and trained by the United States and its allies.

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