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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday. While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) -- In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military and Shiite militias gear up to fight the Sunni insurgents who have advanced across the country, officials said Monday. Iranian Gen. Ghasem Soleimani has been consulting in Iraq on how to ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Breaking: White House says U.S. won't pursue coordinated military action with Iran in Iraq. http://t.co/tYCeEMbSEk— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 16, 2014

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: State Department counter-terrorism officials warned in late April that Iran had “trained, funded, and provided guidance” to ethnic Iraqi terror groups bent on destabilizing the country. The April warning appears to directly contradict and undermine comments last week by a State Department spokeswoman claiming that the United States and Iran have a ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - The United States needs to be very worried about "Westerners who have come to jihadist Disneyland" in both Syria and Iraq, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, told "Fox News Sunday." "You have an al-Qaida army on the move. This isn't just Sunnis versus Shia...This is as dangerous as it ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Related - WHILE OBAMA GOLFS – Watch, Graphic: Christian Forced By ISIS Now In Control Of Iraq To Convert To Islam, Then Beheaded Anyway ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Guardian: Iran has sent 2,000 advance troops to Iraq in the past 48 hours to help tackle a jihadist insurgency, a senior Iraqi official has told the Guardian. The confirmation comes as the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said Iran was ready to support Iraq from the mortal threat fast spreading through the country, ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

LiveLeak: The Iraqi air force has started a campaign of airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) positions in Mosul following the capture of the city. State television reported that the air force bombed positions in and around the northern city. The Iraqi air force launched 21 air strikes against groupings and camps of the ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

LiveLeak: Newly released footage within the last few hours from Iraq Ministry of Defense shows their Iraqi Air Force striking a number of Daash terrorist group nests allegedly containing large stores of weapons and munitions in the city of Mosul and province of Salahuddin. The terrorist militants, spearheaded by the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Police have tightened security in Baghdad as sectarian tensions threaten civil war in Iraq. Meanwhile, hundreds of Shiite men are joining security forces to fight Islamic militants who have captured Iraqi territory north of the capital. (June 15)

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Tehran (AFP) - Iran warned on Sunday that "any foreign military intervention in Iraq" would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf. "Iraq has the capacity and necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism and extremism," foreign ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham was Sunday quoted as saying ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from USA Today: The United States said Sunday it was evacuating some staff from its embassy and beefing up security as deadly explosions rocked the Iraqi capital and advancing militant Islamic insurgents released graphic images appearing to show its fighters massacring captured Iraqi soldiers. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that an undisclosed ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Beirut (AFP) - Syria's army has been pounding for 24 hours major bases of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in coordination with the Baghdad government, a monitor said Sunday. The strikes against ISIL -- which has spearheaded a week-long jihadist offensive in Iraq -- have been more intense than ever, said the Syrian ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Baghdad (AFP) - Militants from jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed dozens of captured Iraqi security forces members, according to photos posted online. The authenticity of the photos, which were shared on Twitter and elsewhere and said to have been taken in Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad, could not ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Jun 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Bloomberg: A key Sunni Muslim tribal leader said his forces are helping Iraq’s Shiite-led government battle Islamist militants and called for urgent U.S. military intervention to help stop their advance. “We’ve been fighting al-Qaeda in Anbar for the past six months and we’re ready to fight for another six months, but we need American ...

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Jun 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Jun 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad. "The order will provide the Commander-in-Chief additional flexibility should military options be required ...

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Jun 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Jun 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Washington Post: An Iraqi general said Saturday that Baghdad was secure, as hundreds of Iraqis converged on volunteer centers across the capital in response to a call by Iraq’s highest Shiite cleric to fight back against a Sunni jihadist group making rapid gains across the north. Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, speaking on behalf ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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