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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Sky News: The UN says up to 35,000 refugees have escaped Iraq's Mount Sinjar and are "exhausted" and "dehydrated". The refugees, mostly from the minority Yazidi sect, managed to reach northern Iraq's Kurdistan region through Syria over the past three days. "The new arrivals are exhausted, dehydrated and many have suffered sun or heat stroke, ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Life was just as brutal for the Yazidis—a religious minority persecuted for decades in northern Iraq—under former dictator Saddam Hussein as it is now under the threat from Islamic militants, contradicting recent claims about the former Iraqi government. The plight of the Yazidis attracted international attention in recent days as thousands sought ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: As the world watches the strengthening of global jihadist movements – from ISIS to al Qaeda to dozens of affiliated and like-minded groups – one of those inside the U.S. government who was most vocal about the growing threats is leaving his position. General Michael Flynn served as head of the ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

VIA CNS: Full Transcript of Video Address: Mr. President, last month, 55 of my colleagues and I sent you and Secretary Kerry a letter asking that you actively prioritize security and humanitarian support for the Christian community in Iraq. We specifically warned you of the dangers and ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton and Congressmen alike have called on Obama to arm Syria’s rebels. But the President fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for suggesting he should’ve done more. President Obama got angry at lawmakers who suggested in a private meeting that he should have armed the Syrian rebels, calling the ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from BLOOMBERG: Islamic State militants who last week captured the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, had one demand for workers: Keep it going. Arriving in their Toyota pickup trucks, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and wearing a patchwork of military uniforms, robes and turbans, jubilant militants from the al-Qaeda breakaway group told workers hiding in management ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WFB: It was an applause line during almost every campaign address made by President Obama in 2012: “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.” Now, he’s backing off. President Obama ordered a full troop withdrawal from Iraq, which was completed in December 2011. But the country did not stabilize, as was ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A top Defense Department official acknowledged Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are unlikely to affect Islamic militants’ “overall capabilities” or their operations elsewhere in Iraq and Syria but rebuffed calls to expand the mission. Lt. Gen. William Mayville Jr., director for operations with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described a stay-the-course ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Not only is all this 100% caused by Obama's refusal to have a status of forces deal with Iraq, but now, even in the face of all this, he refuses to do what is necessary to stop this holocaust, and instead has launched a token bombing campaign to protect our own buildings, that's it. Notice ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Iraq's president on Monday named a new prime minister, but incumbent Nouri al-Maliki is insisting that he should remain in power, raising fears of a possible clash. Iraqi President Fouad Massoum has nominated Haider al-Abadi from the government's Shiite coalition as the country's next prime minister, according to The New York ...

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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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