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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them, an official in a ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps should not be retrying a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say. Civilian defense attorney Chris Oprison said he has filed nine motions that he will ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

(CNSNews.com) -- As U.S. Marines withdraw from Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan war), CNSNews.com's database on casualties shows that 418 Marines gave their lives in the conflict and that 92% of those casualties, 385 deaths, occurred since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. “U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Baghdad (AFP) - Jihadists from the Islamic State group executed Wednesday more than 40 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq's Anbar province, sources said. The men from the Albu Nimr tribe were killed in the Heet area, northwest of Baghdad, which was overrun by the militants earlier this month, a local leader ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DAILY CALLER: Fox News has landed an exclusive interview with the SEAL that killed Osama Bin Laden during the deadly raid in Pakistan in May 2011. According to the press release, Fox’s Peter Doocy will interview the SEAL over the course of a two-part documentary, “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden.” The documentary will be ...

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ARMY TIMES: About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Once deployed, the soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) continues to gain new recruits in large numbers despite weeks of airstrikes and other military efforts by the United States, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said the group’s ability to attract new recruits to replenish their fighting ranks is an indication ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: Al Qaeda is urging jihadists to conduct attacks on U.S. and foreign oil tankers and strategic sea lanes in a new global campaign of economic warfare against the United States, according to the terrorist group’s latest English-language magazine. “Even if a single supertanker (or even an ordinary westbound cargo-vessel) were to be attacked in ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) – Fighters linked to al Qaeda have seized territory from a moderate Syrian rebel group in a three-day campaign that has expanded their control into one of the few areas of northern Syria not held by hardline Islamists. Syrian opposition activist and a military commander said the Nusra Front had taken several villages in ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Once again, a government is considering building a wall along its border with Gaza and destroying tunnels it claims Hamas uses to conduct terrorist attacks – but this time it is Egypt and not Israel. In the wake of Friday’s attack in northern Sinai, which killed 33 Egyptian soldiers, Cairo has raised the idea ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from AWS: Recently, the Saudi ambassador in Turkey acknowledged that before the Unite States launched its airstrikes against the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Saudi embassy in Ankara provided the Saudi nationals who previously joined ISIL ranks and later defected and wished to return to home with passports and ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MOSCOW — One American diplomat's tires were slashed. Another's personal email was hacked. Still others reported mysterious break-ins. The incidents are all signs, U.S. officials and experts said, that aggressive, Soviet-era counterintelligence tactics are back in fashion in Russia. The number of incidents targeting American diplomats in Moscow has increased in recent years to levels not ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via GATEWAY PUNDIT: ISIS released a new video today from Kobane with British hostage John Cantlie. In the video Cantlie says ISIS controls Kobane today. Cantlie has been held by terrorists in Syria since 2012. It was widely believed that hostage John Cantlie was being held in a hospital basement in Aleppo, Syria. It now appears that they are ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 34 people Monday, authorities said. The deadliest attack struck the outskirts of the Sunni town of Jurf al-Skhar, where the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden Humvee ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Camp Leatherneck , the Corps' last remaining base in Afghanistan, was transferred to the Afghan National Army on Sunday. (Cpl. Meredith Brown / Marine Corps) Via Military Times: Marines in Afghanistan handed over the Corps’ last remaining base there to Afghan National Army troops Sunday, marking the official end of the service’s primary work in support of ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – The death of an American journalist who worked in the Middle East has come under suspicion because she had claimed days before her death that the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of the siege of the Syrian city of Kobani. Serena Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, was a ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The president chaired a meeting of the National Defence Council after the Sinai attacks Via BBC NEWS: Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the country is facing a threat to its existence from jihadists after the military suffered the biggest loss of life in decades in attacks in Sinai. At least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via YNET NEWS: "There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit. "We mustn't pretend there isn't ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE TELEGRAPH: On the barren wastes of Mount Sinjar, the Yazidis are once more surrounded and fighting for their lives. "We saw Isil, there are daily clashes with Isil. Today and yesterday there was heavy fighting," said one stranded Yazidi man, Dre'i Shamo, last week. "The situation is very tragic and critical." Further south, the advance ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WaPo: The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed. Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential ...

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