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  1. Iraq Progresses in ISIL Fight, Key Extremist Confirmed DeadRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    Progress continues across the battlespace in Iraq's fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists, the U.S. Central Command spokesman said today, noting that ISIL is prioritizing resources as they continue to lose fighters and leaders at a high rate. Air Force Col.

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  2. Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, IraqRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. -- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL building.

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  3. Kurds' brave fight puts them in the crosshairs as Turkey goes to warRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Age

    Washington: Mine enemy's enemy is my friend, they say, but what if you're trying to make progress in a crazy conflict and you need your friend's enemy as a friend? Ah, we must be talking about Washington, Ankara and the Kurds in the war against the so-called Islamic State. In a crisis replete with conflicting agendas among Washington's nominal allies, Turkey's belated decision to join the Obama-led coalition battling IS was hailed as a strategic advance for Washington. 1 comment

  4. Hacker for ISIS killed in U.S. drone strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Star

    Smoke rises from extremist positions as a Kurdish fighter stands guard during a military operation to regain control of some villages from Islamic State group fighters, south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

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  5. One military succeeds, the other floundersRead the original story

    Thursday | The Common Ills

    A suicide bomber has struck in Ramadi. BBC News reports that the bomber took his own life as well as the lives of Iraqi General Abdel Rahman Abu Ragheef and Brigadier Safeen Abdel Majeed as well as three other people.

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  6. Two senior Iraqi commanders killed in Ramadi attack claimed by ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | DNA India

    Two senior Iraqi military commanders were killed on Thursday in suicide car bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State in Anbar province where pro-government forces are battling the insurgents, a military spokesman and police sources said. The military and police, backed by Shi'ite militias, Sunni tribal fighters and US-led coalition air strikes, are fighting to retake the city, 100 km west of Baghdad, from the radical Sunni insurgents.

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  7. Kurds take 10 villages from Islamic State in north IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bangor Daily News

    Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes drove Islamic State militants out of 10 villages in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Wednesday in an offensive to secure their territory in the north, Kurdish military sources said. The assault began at dawn in the Daquq area, around 110 miles north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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  8. Senior Iraqi commanders killed in ISIL suicide blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Al Jazeera

    Two senior Iraqi commanders have been killed and 10 others injured in a suicide car bomb attack north of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, where fierce fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group is continuing, sources have told Al Jazeera. Brigadier Abderahman Muqtada Abu al-Ris, deputy Anbar Commander and Brigadier Safin Abdelmajid, commander of the 10th division, were killed in the attack on Thursday, along with three others.

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  9. U.S. command allegedly overstated gains against Islamic State fightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    An injured Kurdish officer is taken for treatment, during a military operation to regain control of some villages from Islamic State group fighters south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. An injured Kurdish officer is taken for treatment, during a military operation to regain control of some villages from Islamic State group fighters south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

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  10. U.S. command allegedly amplified gains against Islamic State fightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    An injured Kurdish officer is taken for treatment, during a military operation to regain control of some villages from Islamic State group fighters south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. An injured Kurdish officer is taken for treatment, during a military operation to regain control of some villages from Islamic State group fighters south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

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  11. Kurds Wage Anti-IS Offensive In North IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Weekday Magazine

    The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq says its Peshmerga forces have cleared nine villages in Kirkuk Province of Islamic State militants. The Kurdistan region's Security Council said the offensive began at dawn on August 26 in the Daquq area, some 175 kilometers north of Baghdad.

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  12. Kurds launch new assault on Islamic State in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Times

    ERBIL: Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State insurgents in a cluster of villages in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, bent on securing territory they have gained in the course of rolling back the jihadists since last summer. The assault began overnight south of Daquq, a town about 175 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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  13. Iraqi Kurds wage anti-IS offensive near oil hubRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | 13WHAM

    The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq says its peshmerga forces have killed 25 Islamic State militants and cleared nine villages south of the northern oil city of Kirkuk in a new offensive. A statement by the Kurdistan Regional Security Council says Wednesday's offensive began at dawn, involved 2,000 soldiers and enjoyed air support from a U.S.-led coalition.

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  14. Kurds take 10 villages from ISIS in north IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Jerusalem Post

    Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition airstrikes drove Islamic State militants out of 10 villages in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Wednesday in an offensive to secure their territory to the north, Kurdish military sources said. The assault began at dawn in the Daquq area, around 175 kilometers north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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  15. Kurdish forces take ten villages from Daesh in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Al Bawaba

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters keep position in an area between the districts of Daquq and Tuz, some 55 kilometers south of the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, where battles have been raging against militants from the Daesh group on August 26, 2015. Kurdish forces in northern Iraq drove Daesh militants out of ten villages in Kirkuk province on Wednesday with the support of US-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish military sources told Reuters.

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  16. ISIS militants routed from village in Northern Iraq by Kurdish forcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State insurgents in a cluster of villages in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, bent on securing territory they have gained in the course of rolling back the jihadists since last summer.

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  17. Daesh abducts 30 Kurds from northern Syria: local sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Al Bawaba

    Syrian Kurds cross the border from Syria into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 20, 2014. Militants from Daesh have reportedly abducted tens of Kurdish civilians from an area in Syria's northwestern province of Aleppo as they continue committing crimes against humanity in the regions under their control.

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  18. Kurdish forces attack IS insurgents in Iraq's northern provinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State insurgents in a cluster of villages in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, bent on securing territory they have gained in the course of rolling back the jihadists since last summer, Reuters reports. The assault began overnight south of Daquq, a town about 175 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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  19. Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Clarks Hometown News Patriot

    Military forces that are part of America's coalition continue to attack Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, according to statements released by the Pentagon. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes using attack bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft on August 22. The same day in Iraq, coalition forces conducted 17 airstrikes coordinated with the government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

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  20. Israel goes head to head with Obama on Kurdish oilRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Debka

    That Israel and other nations were buying oil from the Kurdish republic of Iraq had been published before and was no secret. The Financial Times broke its "discovery" Sunday, Aug. 23, just by chance? on the day that Britain and Iran reopened their respective embassies in Tehran and London after a four-year breach resulting from a mob attack on the Tehran embassy.

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