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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey's president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. slamic State fighters using tanks and heavy weapons looted from captured army bases in Iraq and Syria have ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Guardian: It was a victory foretold and started soon after dawn, just as the sun began to bake the desert. Two American F-16 jets roared out of a clear blue sky and dropped heavy payloads on enemy bunkers in the distant foothills. British artillery unleashed a barrage which boomed across the plain, sending ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Telegraph: Arab and other allied countries have carried out only around 10 per cent of the nearly 2,000 air raids against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since early August, US defence officials said on Monday. US warplanes have conducted 1,768 air strikes since August 8, while other coalition aircraft have ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Washington (AFP) - The US military has started flying attack helicopters against Islamic State militants in Iraq for the first time, officials said Monday, marking an escalation in the air war that puts American troops at higher risk. US Central Command, which is overseeing the air campaign in Iraq and Syria, said helicopters took part in ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Turkish tanks line up on a hill outside the village of Mursitpinar next to the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on October 6, 2014 (AFP Photo/Aris Messinis) Suruc (Turkey) (AFP) - Islamic State jihadists pushed into the ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Yahoo News: A 25-year-old woman who joined the Islamic State during the Syrian uprising says she became disillusioned by the militant group's brutality and defected. The woman, who calls herself Khadija, told CNN she grew up in Syria and was teaching elementary school when she began attending peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad. But when ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

(CNSNews.com) – “Christians must do everything within their powers to protect their lives from being snuffed off by Satanist-driven Islamic organizations,” Bishop Joseph Bagobiri, the Roman Catholic head of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, said Sunday, according to Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper. Bishop Bagobiri also noted, according to the Vanguard, that Christians have a "grave duty" to use “moderate ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike on a Taliban compound in the North Waziristan tribal region has killed at least four militants. Two intelligence officials say two missiles hit the compound of a suspected Taliban commander in the village of Mangorthi, in the Shawal area. The officials spoke only on ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MADRID (AP) -- In what is the first reported incident of Ebola transmission outside Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital tested positive for the disease, Spain's health minister said Monday. The female nurse was part of the medical team that treated a 69-year-old Spanish priest who died ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via PAMELA GELLER: This kind of action just makes for more kidnappings. The jihadis know they can always get their imprisoned comrades freed by kidnapping infidels and trading them back. And credit must be given here to Obama’s best friend among world leaders, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “UK jihadists were traded by Turkey for hostages,” The ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: A large explosion near a suspected nuclear site in Iran has reportedly killed two people and prompted speculation of sabotage at a military site long suspected of housing Tehran’s clandestine nuclear activities, according Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO), which operates under the country’s Ministry of Defense. One explosion rocked a production plant late Sunday ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, as seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014 (Reuters / Umit Bektas) Islamic State group militants stand next to an IS flag atop a hill in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

An ISIS tank fires towards the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on October 6, 2014. (AFP Photo/Aris Messinis) SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - Within minutes of the young woman being carried into the Turkish hospital just over the border from Syria, it became clear that her shattered skull, concealed ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Iraqi security forces inspect the lifeless bodies of a militant from the Islamic State group after clashes, near the town of Jbala, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo) BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group on Sunday publicly killed six Iraqi soldiers captured in ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) – New NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that the Western alliance could deploy its forces wherever it wants, apparently calling into question post-Cold War agreements that have been shaken by Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine. Stoltenberg was visiting NATO member Poland to reassure it that NATO would provide the protection it sought ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

SYDNEY (AP) — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has resumed in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet disappeared. The GO Phoenix is one of three ships that will spend up to a year hunting for the wreckage. It arrived in the search area about 1,100 miles ...

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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

Kampala (AFP) - A hospital technician has died of the Ebola-like Marburg virus in Kampala, the Ugandan government announced on Sunday. The man, aged 30, died in the Mengo hospital where he worked in the capital of the east African country on September 28, 11 days after falling ill, the authorities said. Tests confirmed the presence of ...

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via RT: At least five police officers have been killed and another three sustained injuries in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya as they attempted to detain a suspected suicide bomber. The young man detonated improvised explosive when police attempted to search him. "According to the latest data, the blast killed five policemen, twelve others received wounds," a police ...

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to students faculty and staff at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday it wants "a formal clarification" of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's recent comments that America's allies ...

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Oct 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Raptor drone Excerpted from the Daily Mail: The Islamic State terrorist known as Jihadi John has been tracked by drones flying over the Syrian city of Raqqa – but British Special Forces chiefs fear a ‘kill or capture’ mission there would end in bloody failure, sources disclosed last night. Reaper drones deployed high above the terrorists’ strongholds ...

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Oct 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via The Independent: A model and former porn star who killed and dismembered a Chinese student in Canada sent the body parts to schools and politicians in packages with pink tissue paper and hand-written notes, a court has heard. Luka Magnotta, 32, has admitted to carrying out the gruesome killing and captured his acts on video camera, ...

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Oct 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate. Islamic State, which controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been making inroads into South Asia, ...

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