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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

“The goal in the short-term is to keep the ISIS fighters from taking over Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan in the north and to free the religious group that has been trapped in the mountains there. That seems to be working. But what is going to take a lot more work, Charlie, is to actually ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

GWER, Iraq — With American strikes beginning to show clear effects on the battlefield, Kurdish forces counterattacked Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Sunday, regaining control of two strategic towns with aid from the air. The American airstrikes, carried out by drones and fighter jets, were intended to support the Kurdish forces fighting to defend Erbil, ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

SYDNEY (AP) — The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday. Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, but the Kurdish peshmerga fighters had been losing ground to ...

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Aug 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Scary reports from Baghdad. Special Forces out in force, Green Zone shut down. Heavy military presence outside Presidential palace & ISCI HQ— Hayder al-Khoei (@Hayder_alKhoei) August 10, 2014 #BreakingNews #Maliki: Fuad Masum, will be tried on charges of conspiring against the Constitution..! #Iraq #ISIS— Rami (@RamiAlLolah) August 10, 2014 Tanks&heavy machines in most of #Baghdad Streets specially ...

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Aug 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Aug 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The New York Times: Kurdish forces on Sunday carried out counterattacks against Sunni militants in two crucial border towns, as American aircraft struck the militants in northern Iraq, witnesses and military officials said. The American airstrikes, carried out by drones and fighter jets, were intended to protect Kurdish forces near Erbil, the capital of ...

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

The US Department of Defense has publicly released limited footage so far, amongst them the below two videos filmed from the deck of the USS George H W Bush Aircraft Carrier, showing launch and recovery operations of F/A-18 Super Hornets during the renewed strikes in Iraq.

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Supporters of the ISIS terror group tweeted thousands of messages on Friday bearing the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS featuring gruesome photos and threats to U.S. soldiers and citizens after American airstrikes took out terrorist targets in Iraq for the first time. Some tweeted photos depict dead U.S. Army soldiers, U.S. marines hung from ...

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Bloomberg: President Barack Obama’s decision to approve airstrikes and humanitarian air drops in Iraq began to come together at nightfall on Aug. 6, between the end of the African leaders’ summit he’d hosted and a dinner with his wife and some friends. During a five-minute limo ride back to the White House from the ...

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Video released by the Pentagon Friday night shows U.S. military aircraft striking ISIS positions and assets. Pentagon: “The first attack occurred about 6:45 a.m. EDT when two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region. ISIL was using this artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending ...

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: The terror group President Barack Obama threatened to strike in Iraq Thursday evening is itself threatening to strike the American homeland. “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a spokesman for the terror group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), told VICE ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Excerpted from DAILY BEAST: President Obama’s limited strikes on ISIS in northern Iraq are “pinpricks” that are “meaningless” and “worse than nothing,” according to one of his fiercest foreign policy critics, Sen. John McCain. By committing U.S. military forces to fight again in Iraq while explicitly limiting the mission to protection of American ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISIS mortar teams have been shelling Erbil, where we have a consulate. So, in order to protect our consulate, we twice today struck ISIS troops responsible for that shelling, but we launched absolutely no attacks on the ISIS troops besieging the Yazidis and Christians, particularly the ones trapped on the mountain. Excerpted from NBC NEWS: The ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (AP) — The spokesman for Iraq's human rights ministry says hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by militants from the Islamic State group. Kamil Amin says the women are below the age of 35 and some are being held in schools in Iraq's second largest city, Mosul. He said ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WARNING, GRAPHIC Prisoners: Members of the Sunni Shaitat tribe are rounded up and marched to their deaths in Syria by fighters from ISIS in a series of horrific images posted online by the jihadist group Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: The latest victims of the ISIS campaign of terror in Syria and Iraq have been revealed in ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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