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Sep 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Beirut (AFP) - The head of Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate warned on Sunday that failure to stop US-led air strikes on jihadist positions in Syria would "transfer the battle" to Western countries. In an audio message posted on the Internet, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, who heads Al-Nusra Front in Syria, addressed citizens "in America and Europe" and called ...

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Beirut (AFP) - A senior Islamic State group jihadist was killed on Friday in an air strike in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "A coalition warplane fired on a motorbike with two men on it after it left a headquarters" of IS west of Deir Ezzor city in the province of the ...

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

A British Tornado jet prepares to takeoff at the RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus September 27, 2014. London (AFP) - British warplanes flew their first mission over Iraq since parliament authorised strikes against Islamic State jihadists, but returned without bombing on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence in London said. Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 combat jets returned ...

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Guardian: As British jets took off from Cyprus to carry out strikes on Islamic State (Isis) targets in Iraq on Saturday, and US-led strikes continued in Syria and Iraq, President Barack Obama used his weekly address to say American leadership was “the one constant in an uncertain world”. Later on Saturday an al-Qaida-linked ...

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(AP): A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and trapping more than 250 people. At least 11 people were injured, including seven who were unconscious. With a sound likened to thunder, Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon, spewing large white plumes of ash high into the sky and sending people ...

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

French fighter jets strike four hangars belonging to Islamic State near the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating with Damascus, despite American insistence it backs the rebel cause. Since the U.S.-led campaign of air raids and ...

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: The U.S. suspects al Qaeda’s top bomb maker was developing new techniques and recruiting foreign fighters from Western countries to carry out terrorist attacks on jetliners, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said Friday. The airstrikes targeting the Khorasan Group, a band of veteran al Qaeda operatives that had set ...

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Sep 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Washington (AFP) - The Pentagon confirmed Saturday a fresh round of air strikes by the US military and coalition partners against Islamic State group targets in Syria and Iraq. The strikes hit seven targets in Syria, US Central Command said, including an IS building and two armed vehicles at the border crossing in the besieged Kurdish ...

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Sep 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from NBC News: The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly Friday to join the American-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq. The vote did not apply to Syria, where the United States and Arab allies began bombing this week. Meeting in a special session, the lawmakers approved the strikes 524-43. Belgium and Denmark also ...

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Sep 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Says the president of the world's #1 terror nation, the owner or partner of such terrorist organizations as Hezbollah and Hamas. (CNSNews.com) – Iranian President Hasan Rouhani accused Western media Thursday of deliberately trying to vilify Islam by identifying Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists as Muslims. “I am astonished that these murderous groups call ...

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: The U.S. military is carrying out an average of five strikes a day against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) since the campaign began in August, according to the Pentagon. A U.S. Central Command spokesman said Thursday that 209 airstrikes had been carried out in Iraq and 30 in Syria ...

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Washington (AFP) - The United States has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, FBI chief James Comey said Thursday. The jihadist organization triggered global outrage when it released videos of a man with a British accent killing first James Foley then Steven Sotloff, freelance journalists who ...

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

This June 13, 2013 photo provided by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, shows Mariam Al Mansouri, the first Emirati female fighter jet pilot, right, walks with other pilots at an undisclosed location in United Arab Emirates. Al Mansouri has led United Arab Emirates air strikes that targeted Islamic State jihadists in Syria as part of ...

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-styled Islamic court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday. According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, Samira Saleh Al-Naimi was tried in a so-called "Sharia ...

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Thursday his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group ...

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

This report is from Monday, and the number has increased... Excerpted from World Bulletin: A 45-day ultimatum and amnesty offer by the Somali government has seen dozens of Al-Shabaab militants surrender their arms, a government official has said. "We are receiving defectors on a daily basis since the president issued the amnesty," National Security spokesman Mohamed Yusuf ...

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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Why is he even broadcasting this to the enemy, telling them not to worry because we're not going to be hitting them hard enough to cause them much trouble?

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Sep 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

None of this would be going on if Obama had not been obsessed with erasing George Bush's victory in Iraq, and had instead left troops and an intelligence apparatus in place. Excerpted from Bloomberg: The remains of Iraq’s ancient cultures, which survived pillaging by colonial powers, invasions and wars, are at risk of being obliterated by ...

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Sep 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

US airstrikes target an #ISIS vehicle staging area http://t.co/38yED6LI7C #thinkagainturnaway pic.twitter.com/GGUhaQDHKN— Think AgainTurn Away (@ThinkAgain_DOS) September 23, 2014 Excerpted from The Daily Mail: The U.S. State Department ratcheted up the online propaganda war on Wednesday, tweeting a photo composite showing four dead ISIS jihadis who it suggested were killed in overnight airstrikes in Syria. The 'Think Again ...

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Sep 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Sep 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's military on Wednesday claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, as it said troops had killed a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told reporters in Abuja that a heavily bearded Islamist fighter identified as Mohammed Bashir died during ...

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Sep 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Washington (CNN) -- U.S. and coalition warplanes pounded ISIS positions in eastern Syria on Wednesday, targeting what a Pentagon official described as mobile oil refineries being used by the so-called Islamic State terror group to help finance its operations. The latest round of airstrikes were aimed at cutting off money flowing to ISIS, which makes up ...

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Sep 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

There's nothing wrong with being right. But there's everything wrong with being right and dead. Might makes life. Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, President Obama laid out his understanding of the difference between Putin’s administration and his own: “might makes right” versus “right makes might.” Obama criticized Russia’s ...

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