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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NRO: With the remarks on James Foley and ISIS complete… guess where President Obama went? According to WH travel pool w/POTUS, the president arrived at Vineyard Golf Club at 1:05 p.m., following statement on #JamesFoley and #ISIS— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) August 20, 2014 Apparently nothing gets in the way of President Obama’s vacation. Nothing! If ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE HILL: Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was effectively "a declaration of war" and called for a stronger U.S. military response. "The president has to announce that this is a basically almost a declaration of war ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

From Hadith: Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: - "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah." Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads" Excerpted from NATIONAL JOURNAL: James Foley went to the darkest of places to shine the light of ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA Today: The apparent beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by an Islamic State militant may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday. In an interview with the BBC, Hammond acknowledged that the militant shown in the unverified video with Foley — who was seized ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed in a video on Tuesday to be holding U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and said his life depended on U.S. President Barack Obama's next move. "The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision," said a masked man in the video posted on social media sites, speaking ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Al Jazeera - The Islamic State group has an army of more than 50,000 fighters in Syria, and recruited 6,000 people in the last month, a monitoring group has said. Rami Abdel Rahman, the director of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Tuesday that the group's recruitment push was gathering pace every ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind. Tens of thousand of Yazidis fled their ancient homeland of Sinjar and ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, the Sunni militant group which seeks to establish a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, released a video on Tuesday that gave the strongest indication yet it might attempt to strike American targets. The video with the theme "breaking of the American cross" boasts Islamic State will emerge victorious over ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NBC NEWS: The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance reporter for the U.S.-based news service ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel (Photo: Avi Rokach) Excerpted from YNET NEWS: A heavy barrage of rockets was fired at Israel on Tuesday night, ar around 10:40pm. Loud explosions were heard in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, while Code Red sirens blared throughout southern and central Israel. Hamas said it fired 40 rockets at ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a photograph of an ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: When President Obama announced last year the easing of U.S. sanctions on Iran in return for concessions on its nuclear program, he cautiously hailed the deal as a “real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement” with Tehran. But while both countries work overtime on thorny nuclear issues, fresh evidence suggests ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in neighboring Ukraine. “Three armed regiments carried out test fires of S-400 ‘Triumph’ and S-300 ‘Favorit’ surface-to-air missiles,” ...

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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 Fox News: A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip was broken Tuesday after three rockets were fired from Gaza City at Israel, prompting Israel’s military to carry out its own airstrikes in response. Israel has not yet responded to the latest round of rocket fire, according to a Fox News crew in the area. Israel’s ...

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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

The Navy's unmanned X-47B, left, readies for launch as an F/A-18 Hornet conducts flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. (MCSA Alex Millar / U.S. Navy) Excerpted from LA TIMES: The U.S. Navy said its jet-powered, bat-winged X-47B drone has conducted carrier deck operations and performed maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 fighter jet, marking the first ...

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