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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› spratico

Via The Long War Journal - The Islamic State has released photographs purporting to show its fighters downing an Iraqi helicopter near Baiji with a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS). The photos were disseminated on Twitter by Islamic State supporters after being posted elsewhere on the Internet. The terrorist organization has taken to releasing its propaganda via ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — An Australian jet fighter has made the country's first airstrike against an Islamic State target in Iraq since the Australian government committed its air force to combat missions, defense officials said on Thursday. The Australian Defense Force did not say what type of facility had been attacked or where in northern Iraq it ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Telegraph: Arab and other allied countries have carried out only around 10 per cent of the nearly 2,000 air raids against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since early August, US defence officials said on Monday. US warplanes have conducted 1,768 air strikes since August 8, while other coalition aircraft have ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Washington (AFP) - The US military has started flying attack helicopters against Islamic State militants in Iraq for the first time, officials said Monday, marking an escalation in the air war that puts American troops at higher risk. US Central Command, which is overseeing the air campaign in Iraq and Syria, said helicopters took part in ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The United States appears to be losing its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, experts say, as the jihadist group adapts to U.S. airstrikes and advances toward Baghdad and a strategic town on the Syrian-Turkish border. McClatchy reported on Friday that ISIL had ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Iraqi security forces inspect the lifeless bodies of a militant from the Islamic State group after clashes, near the town of Jbala, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo) BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group on Sunday publicly killed six Iraqi soldiers captured in ...

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WASHINGTON TIMES: The Islamic State holds just about the same number of towns in Iraq today as it did two months ago, when the U.S. began a bombing campaign to whittle down the terrorist army and support Iraqi ground troops trying to retake territory. More troubling, analysts say, is that the Islamic State, also known by ...

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

IRBIL, Iraq — The United States sent helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration officials has promised would not include “boots on the ground.” The U.S. Central Command, in a statement about U.S. ...

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

DUBLIN, Ohio — In this central Ohio town, parents and community leaders are expressing growing fears that their youths may succumb to the Islamic State’s savvy social media appeal to join its fight on battlefields in Iraq and Syria. But when Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson showed up recently at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center here ...

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Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — The American official coordinating the international coalition fighting the Islamic State said on Friday that the Iraqi military would not be ready for a campaign to retake Mosul, the largest Iraqi city under insurgent control, for as much as a year. Mosul has become a symbol of the strength of the Islamist insurgency, which ...

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Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Agencie France Presse: Australia's cabinet Friday authorised the deployment of special forces and military air strikes to tackle the Islamic State organisation in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. "Today, cabinet has authorised Australian air strikes in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government and in support of the Iraqi government," Abbott said. "Also, subject to ...

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Oct 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: Pentagon officials on Thursday announced a fix that would make U.S. troops deployed to Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) eligible for certain medals. Officials have decided to treat the new mission in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. fight against terrorism, ...

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Oct 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Related - WATCH: Obama Was Warned Repeatedly Of Consequences Of Literally Insane, Literally Death Penalty-Deserving Treason Of Total Withdrawal From Iraq Via FOX NEWS: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is lashing out at President Obama’s inner circle for failing to secure a 2011 deal to leave U.S. troops in Iraq, effectively accusing the White House of sabotaging ...

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Oct 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Ankara (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the West on Wednesday to find a long-term solution to the crises in Syria and Iraq, saying dropping "tons of bombs" on Islamic State militants would only provide temporary respite. Erdogan has pushed for the ousting of President Bashar al-Assad throughout the Syria crisis to settle the ...

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Sep 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters hold a position on the front line in Khazer near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km west of Arbil in northern Iraq Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) - Kurdish troops backed by warplanes battled the Islamic State group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, clawing back land they lost to ...

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRO: Here’s another piece of information that might have tipped off James Clapper about the Iraqi government’ ability to take on the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). This clip from an Iraqi state TV anti-ISIS parody video indicates the American-backed state may lack even Jihad John’s ability to work an audience. Keep reading

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

ISIS are now just 5 miles away from Baghdad. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy. We need you.— Canon Andrew White (@vicarofbaghdad) September 29, 2014 (CNSNews.com) – Rev. Canon Andrew White, vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, warned Monday morning on Facebook that terrorists from “the Islamic State are on the verge of entering ...

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Vid & transcript via Daily Caller: Mitchell: It’s a bizarre thing to watch: Richard [Engel's] reporting, the video we’ve been getting in. It’s almost like movies you see of the Civil War, where people come out to watch a battle unfolding in front of them, right a couple of hundreds of ...

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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