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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE TELEGRAPH: Islamic State jihadists who took over large areas of northern Iraq overnight have forced thousands of Christians to flee and occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said. “(The Christians) have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,” ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Obama at the holocaust memorial WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop after death threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — Iraqi militants from the Islamic State group overran a cluster of predominantly Christian villages alongside the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, sending tens of thousands of civilians and Kurdish fighters fleeing from the area, several priests in northern Iraq said Thursday. The capture of Qaraqoush, Iraq’s biggest Christian village, and at least four other nearby ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: ISIS militants mounted a bloody bid to seize Iraq's largest dam Thursday, clashing with Kurds for control of the Mosul’s primary source of fresh water and power. Residents told The Associated Press that the jihadist group had taken control of the Tigris River facility – Iraq’s largest dam - but crack Kurdish ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Telegraph: Islamic State jihadists ruling over much of Syria and Iraq have a new icon, whose fashionably styled curly hair and black-rimmed glasses contrast strikingly with the pose in which he has been photographed: astride a horse, and waving a shining scimitar above his head. Identified by friends as a young Egyptian university ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is seizing several facilities across regions of Syria and Iraq that are critical to public health and safety, potentially endangering hundreds of thousands of civilians, according to reports. The al Qaeda offshoot has engaged in fierce battles in recent days ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Washington Post: Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst. Humanitarian agencies said Tuesday that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since ...

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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

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of ...

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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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