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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) – Nahi Mahdi, an Iraqi TV host, broke down in tears while discussing the desperate plight of Christian refugees in Iraq. “They are our own flesh and blood,” Mahdi said after regaining his composure. “Some of them have left for Sweden or Germany. Who does (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) think it is ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Iraqi Christian and Yazidi representatives will gather in Geneva on Tuesday to urge the U.N.’s top human rights body to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the plight of their imperiled communities. The Human Rights Council has largely ignored the issue up until now. The rally comes 10 days after a coalition of human ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: Looking out from his hilltop post over the fighting for the Mosul Dam, the Kurdish special-forces commander fretted that his 5,000 troops didn't have the firepower to dislodge Islamist insurgents. Less than 10 miles away, about 80 fighters from the radical Sunni group Islamic State were holed up inside a ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) – As the U.N. scrambles to help tens of thousands of religious minority Iraqis displaced by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), experts are warning that jihadists may have forced 1,500 Christians and Yazidis into sexual slavery. “Atrocious accounts on the abduction and detention of Yazidi, Christian, as well as Turkomen and ...

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Aug 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less than two weeks ago, security officials said. The U.S. began targeting fighters from the Islamic State with airstrikes Aug. 8, allowing Kurdish forces to fend off an ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The U.S. military conducted new airstrikes against Islamic militants Friday as sources tell Fox News members of the group killed 90 male members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village and kidnapped "dozens" of women and children. The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Islamic militants killed 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village, sources told Fox News on Friday. The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in Iraq, has been persecuted in the north by Islamic State militants, with at least 500 killed prior to Friday's ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from RUDAW: Among the Yezidi Kurds the fear of death is still looming. They know how real that fear is. This man has managed to save himself and Peshmerga soldiers are now helping him to reach safety. The difficulties for these refugees haven’t ended yet. This woman was praying for death to come. Woman talking to Hevidar: “Another ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Related - WATCH, WARNING, HORRENDOUSLY GRAPHIC: ISIS Forces Christian To Convert To Islam, Then Beheads Him Anyway Related - ISIS "Systematically Beheading" Christian Children In Iraq Killing ISIS jihadis is the only way to protect the persecuted Christians et al from slaughter, so it's 100% clear what he's saying here. The Pope want some righteous killing done, ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Gospel Herald: A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the "systematic beheading of children" and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land. ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Thursday night that he had agreed to relinquish power, state television reported, potentially ending a crisis in which his deployment of extra security forces around the capital had raised worries of a military coup. While the country is not at peace, Mr. Maliki’s decision appeared to pave the ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from AllenBWest: The only plausible explanation for many actions taken by President Obama and his administration is that they are working counter to the security of the United States of America. How else can one rationalize the following: 1. The unilateral release of five senior Taliban back to the enemy while the enemy is still ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Barack Obama arrives to speak to reporters about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass.AP Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Obama announced Thursday that U.S.-led airstrikes have broken the siege by Islamic militants against religious minorities who were trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq -- but made clear ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Children trapped on a mountain by Islamic State militants in Iraq are drinking blood from their parents to stay alive, it emerged today. Their horrendous plight was revealed after some 8,000 Yazidis were finally able to escape down Mount Sinjar where they have been under siege from jihadist fighters for the last ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger. A defense official confirmed that the mission was accomplished Wednesday by fewer than 20 Special Forces ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C) visited Iraqi refugees in Nineveh province on Sunday, saying upon his return to France that vacations for certain world leaders should cease while people are dying there Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard that President Obama would probably receive recommendations ...

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