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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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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Two agents of the Iranian regime’s Quds Force have been appointed to leading roles in the newly formed Iraqi government, prompting concerns that Tehran is attempting to clandestinely exert control on Iraqi policies from within the government, according to documents furnished by Iranian dissidents close to the ruling regime. The newly appointed ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Independent: Al-Qaeda appealed to Isis to release the British hostage Alan Henning because it believed he was an innocent aid worker who was genuinely trying to help suffering Muslims, it can be revealed. In evidence that the depravity exhibited by Isis is now repelling Muslims of all views and backgrounds, even the terrorist ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. The officials say Iraqi forces requested assistance when they came under fire from militants. Officials ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BreitbartTV On September 5, 2006, then-President George W. Bush gave a speech headlined "U.S. Foreign Policy and Terrorist Threats" to military officers about the "stages" of the third world war which would be begun by the establishment of a "caliphate" if America was to abandon the fight in Iraq. He warned radical Islamic jihadist, ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles, it has been reported. The raid was the latest incident of a swingeing crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia by the country's hard-line Commission for the ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from JPost: Although unlikely at this time, the IDF is preparing itself for potential future hostilities with Hezbollah, which has developed new offensive cross-border capabilities alongside its massive arsenal of rockets and missiles, a senior military source said Sunday. Hezbollah is planning to send dozens or hundreds of terrorists over the border into Israel in ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village at the weekend for allegedly plotting against the group, an eyewitness from the village told Reuters on Sunday. The killing began on Friday night when a pair of masked Islamic State gunmen openly murdered a police officer in al-Jumasah ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: In case his message that only armed jihad can establish a caliphate wasn’t fully understood by his congregation, a Muslim cleric in Gaza drove home his point recently by whipping out a machine gun and punctuating his militant sermon by repeatedly raising it to the sky. The Middle East Media Research Institute ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from REAL CLEAR DEFENSE: As he laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, President Obama rejected the “best military advice” of his top military commander in the Middle East. Quoting two U.S. military officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. ...

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