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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 9, 2014 No Comments ›› spratico

From Ynetnews - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a Tuesday night explosion at the French Cultural Center in Gaza City, according to an unverified proclamation published Wednesday morning in the Strip. The announcement said this was "the debut operation for the Islamic State group in the Gaza Strip." Around midnight local time, several ...

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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 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 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

They were the first U.S. soldiers to set foot in this remote corner of Logar province in more than three years. Deployed to support an Afghan battalion, they did not intend to engage in combat. The Taliban, however, had other plans for them. “Our role wasn’t really to fight,” said Lt. Graham Hennig, a platoon ...

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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 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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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 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Washington (AFP) - The United States plans to sell Patriot missile batteries to Saudi Arabia worth $1.75 billion and long-range artillery to the United Arab Emirates valued at about $900 million, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The Defense Department informed Congress of the potential arms sales this week as fighter jets from both of the Gulf states ...

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Oct 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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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 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

JERUSALEM — Barely a month after the end of a bloody confrontation with Israel in Gaza, which was touched off by the kidnapping of three Israeli youths, Hamas officials this week called for further abductions in order to leverage prisoner exchanges with Israel. The officials said they were seeking to repeat the successful abduction of Israeli ...

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Newly inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is expected to sign a vital security deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year, officials say. A senior Defense Department official confirmed to Fox News that the new president will sign the Bilateral Security Agreement allowing ...

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Under attack: An Iraqi army soldier aims his weapon during clashes with ISIS militants in Jurf al-Sakhar - 43 miles south of Baghdad - at the weekend. ISIS militants reportedly killed 1,000 such soldiers yesterday Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Fierce fighting has been reported on the outskirts of Baghdad where ISIS militants are attempting to seize ...

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Sep 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: The Pentagon is deploying 300 airmen and 12 A-10 combat jets to the Middle East in early October, according to the Indiana Air National Guard. The six-month deployment from the 122nd Fighter Wing is not specifically part of President Obama’s fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but the airmen ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Federal taxpayer funds continue to flow to a slew of U.S. universities that are spending the cash on programs that promote anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and anti-American viewpoints, according to a large group of Jewish and civil rights organizations that are now pushing Congress to rectify what they call a systemic problem. Taxpayer funds ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces are not yet ready to wrest the city of Mosul back from the jihadist fighters who captured it on June 10, a top leader said Wednesday. "A certain number of conditions need to be met before launching any battle, and they are not met yet," Roz Nuri Shaways ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NBC NEWS: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in an exclusive interview with NBC News' Ann Curry, denounced ISIS for its savagery but also branded the U.S.-led ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: President Obama insisted Wednesday that he will not send U.S. troops into a “combat mission” on the ground in Iraq, a day after his top military adviser opened the door to that possibility during a Capitol Hill hearing. The comments from Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Military Times: A MARSOC Marine was killed in Afghanistan this week in an apparent insider attack. Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, of Suffolk, Virginia, was killed Sept. 15, in Herat province, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command confirmed. Strong was a critical skills operator attached to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Related - WATCH, MUST-SEE: INTENSE VIDEO Of The USMC Battle To Liberate Ramadi From The Original ISIS (Al Qaeda In Iraq), As Filmed By Pat Dollard, Marines BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched an intense military operation against Islamic State insurgents in three cities in central Iraq on Wednesday, fighting to regain control of lost ...

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