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Jul 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant destroyed a bridge north of Baghdad that Iraqi forces used as a key supply line. “Daash militants detonated a suicide truck bomb on the bridge over the Tharthar canal, destroying two spans,” a police colonel told Agence France Presse on Tuesday. ...

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Jul 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The Islamic State's executioners spray their captives with bullets Excerpted from THE LONG WAR JOURNAL: The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls significant territory in both Iraq and Syria, has posted an extremely brutal video commemorating the end of Ramadan. While most Muslims were celebrating the end of Islam’s holy month, the Islamic State ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Graffiti on a Mosul church says "real estate property of the Islamic State" - and the "N" letter refers to "Nassarah", the Koranic word for Christians Excerpted from BBC NEWS: The French government says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamist militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Many ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNSNews.com) – A State Department official who just returned from a seven-week trip to Iraq, said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) is no longer just a terrorist group. “ISIL is no longer simply a terrorist organization,” Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S. Department of State, ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Don't believe for one second it's as voluntary as this French report makes it sound. Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a "marriage bureau" for women who want to wed its fighters in territory they control in Syria and Iraq. The jihadist group's office is operating from Al-Bab, a ...

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Jul 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: The additions bring the total number of advisers in the country to 242, still short of the 300 advisers that President Obama authorized for Iraq last month. The uptick of the additional advisers on the ground was not publicized by the administration. The last update on the advisers came on July 1st, ...

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Jul 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is threatening to block arms sales to Iraq if the Obama administration does not provide more information about military options in the country. The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chairman on Thursday asked a top official on Iraq policy about the initial assessments by U.S. military advisers on the ...

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Jul 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

GENEVA - Militants have ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said on Thursday. The "fatwa" issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq ...

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Jul 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

#ISIS burns 1,800-year-old church in #Mosul http://t.co/TA2hBFMyah pic.twitter.com/SK0F6jpQpX— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) July 20, 2014 Excerpted from The Wire: ISIS, which recently rebranded as the Islamic State, has solidified its control over Iraq's second-largest city by imposing Sharia law and expelling Christians who won't convert to Islam. The end of last month marked the first time ...

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Jul 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: A special intelligence adviser to Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during the 2007 troop surge says the terrorist leader now ruling over large swaths of Iraq and forcing Christians to convert to Islam has long been the most elusive big game for the U.S. “We had at least three times when we ...

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Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Breitbart: When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000. In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have ...

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Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Liveleak: New footage published yesterday on Afak TV taken from iraq Minisrty Of Defence / iraq air force First video taken near spiker base, north of Tikrit, that was taken over by ISIS last june. Iraqi forces says the base is now secured. This footage is from Tikrit (Saddam's home town)

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Jul 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies. The surge, as well as intelligence that Yemeni terrorists have developed a powerful ...

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Jul 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq's dwindling Christian population to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death, according to a statement distributed in the militant-controlled city of Mosul. The statement issued by the Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot which led last month's lightning assault to ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(AINA) — ISIS has ordered government workers to stop giving rations to Christians and Shiites in Mosul, according to a report by Younes Thonon for ankawa.com. The official in charge of distributing rations in the Rifaq neighborhood said he had received orders from ISIS to cut the rations. Mr. Fadel Younis, the official in charge for ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have captured as many as 52 U.S.-made M198 howitzers in their march across Iraq in June. “They shouldn’t have too much trouble shelling large area targets like a city if they have sufficient ammo,” Jeremy Binnie of the British ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON — A classified military assessment of Iraq’s security forces concludes that many units are so deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran that any Americans assigned to advise Baghdad’s forces could face risks to their safety, according to United States officials. The report concludes that only about half of ...

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Jul 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DICK CHENEY AND LIZ CHENEY: As the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capture territory and establish a caliphate stretching across the now-eradicated Syria-Iraq border, hard-won gains secured with American blood and treasure are being lost. We are watching the rise of potentially the gravest threat to our national ...

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Jul 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The al Qaeda-inspired terrorist army in Iraq ultimately wants to capture Baghdad International Airport and begin a campaign to destabilize neighboring Jordan, an important U.S. ally, analysts say. The Islamic State organization — formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — is attempting to move within striking distance as Iraqi ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad." Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at ...

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