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Mass Arrests In Abbottabad


May 6, 2011 5 Comments ›› Angelia

Arabnews.com ISLAMABAD: Security forces conducted raids at various places in Abbottabad and arrested hundreds of people. The arrests followed protests by Jamaat-e-Islami activists against the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US commandos. Bin Laden was killed in a US military operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Monday. Before the arrests, media men were driven out from the ...

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US, Iraq Prepare Offensive To Recapture Mosul From ISIS


Jan 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States and Iraq are preparing to retake Iraq's second-largest city Mosul from the Islamic State group by this summer, The Wall Street Journal reports. A group of Kurdish fighters and other Western-trained forces should be ready to launch the offensive by the spring or summer, the head of the US military's ...

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Afghan Officials: Five Arrested For Pakistan School Massacre


Jan 17, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from ABC Net: Five men accused of involvement in a massacre at a school in Pakistan last month have been arrested in Afghanistan. The arrests came amid a thawing of relations between the two governments, with both countries promising stronger cross-border cooperation. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani made a successful trip to Pakistan soon after coming into ...

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Students Slam Michelle O’s Lunch Rules As Mayo Banned: “The Trash Cans Are More Full Than My Stomach”


Jan 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from EAG News: Powerade was replaced with water. Mayo was banned, too. Such are the conditions in the Fort Mills High School cafeteria. “When lunch ends, I feel that the trash cans are more full than my stomach,” student Lindsey Russell tells the Fort Mill Times. That’s happening because schools are required to give students certain types ...

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Capacity Crowds Pack Sold-Out Screenings Of “The Interview”


Dec 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event. Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to Michael Moore's Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan, made ...

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Pro-Israel Groups Ship SodaStream To Harvard Leaders Following Ban


Dec 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Two new Israeli-made SodaStream machines have been shipped to Harvard’s top brass following the school’s decision to ban the product and economically boycott the Jewish state, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Pro-Israel activists on Tuesday shipped two of the soda-making devices to Harvard President Drew Faust and dining services head ...

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WAR: More US Troops Going To Iraq…To Begin New 3-Year Mission


Dec 19, 2014 No Comments ›› The Assassin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Iraq says additional American troops will begin moving into the country in a couple of weeks to train local forces. But Army Lt. Gen. James Terry cautions it will take at least three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military. WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Islamic State ...

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Sunni Tribes Pay Heavy Toll For Joining Fight Against ISIS


Dec 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Christian Science Monitor: Iraqi Sheikh Naim al-Gaood was awakened before dawn Thursday, with the grim news that Islamic State fighters had launched a fresh attack on his Sunni tribal area 120 miles northwest of Baghdad. By nightfall, outmanned and outgunned by Islamic State (IS) forces, and with very little American or Iraqi government support, ...

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Segregation Thriving In India


Dec 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The BBC: Rizwan Kadri runs an architecture firm with three partners, all Hindus, in India's western city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state. Son of a revenue official, he grew up in mixed neighbourhoods. In 2002, massive anti-Muslim riots sparked by the burning of a train carrying Hindu pilgrims, left more than 1,000 people dead ...

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“I Want to Kill the Jew!”: Graphic Video Of Standoff After Intruder Stabs Man In The Head At NY Synagogue


Dec 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday morning's stabbing was not an act of terrorism, but an emotionally disturbed person known to the congregation. Around 1:45 a.m., a knife-wielding man suspected of stabbing a man inside a Crown Heights synagogue was fatally shot by police. His apparent victim, a 22-year-old Israeli Yeshiva ...

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Iraq Gives Immunity From Prosecution To U.S. Troops


Dec 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from The Hill: The new Iraqi government has pledged key “privileges and immunities” to keep U.S. troops free from prosecution, according to a Thursday report. The new U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, Stuart Jones, told The Associated Press that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had offered the “the assurances that we need" for U.S. service members ...

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Iraqi Army Says Tikrit Next Target After Baiji


Nov 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - The Iraqi army's next target is to isolate militants holding the city of Tikrit, after having broken the Islamic State group's hold on Baiji and its refinery, a senior officer said Monday. "Over the next three days, we will work on reinforcing our capacity because we are planning to clear areas on ...

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US Military Actively Considering Sending Combat Troops To Battle ISIS In Iraq


Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Guardian: The top-ranking officer in the American military said on Thursday that the US is actively considering the direct use of troops in the toughest upcoming fights against the Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq, less than a week after Barack Obama doubled troop levels there. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the ...

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Spontaneous U.S. Airstrike Targets Leader Of ISIS As Unexpected Opportunity Arises…Developing…


Nov 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Excerpted from Fox News: A series of U.S.-led airstrikes launched Friday targeted what was thought to be a gathering of Islamic State leaders in Iraq, a defense official told Fox News. The airstrikes, that took place near the Iraqi town of Mosul near the Syrian border, destroyed a vehicle convoy of ...

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ISIS Executes 85 More Members Of Iraqi Sunni Tribe Due To Obama Failure To Act Beyond Sham War


Nov 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Obama is trying to tell us that this whole ISIS thing is the result of a Sunni/Shiite civil war caused by Maliki's political malfeasance, and therefor we should primarily stay out of it. As ISIS slaughters Sunnis throughout Iraq, we see that Obama's claims are nothing more than self-serving lies to back his preferred inaction, ...

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U.S. Claims ISIS Takes Heavy Sunday Losses In Kobani


Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

An image from a video posted on YouTube on October 19, 2014 by Aamaq News, allegedly shows IS militants taking shooting positions in the town Kobane (AFP Photo/) Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - The Islamic State group took heavy losses Sunday in the Syrian battleground of Kobane as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US ...

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ISIS Keeps Up Pressure On Baghdad As Iraqi Troops Hesitate


Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

A woman on Wednesday at the site of a suicide car bombing that happened Tuesday in Baghdad’s Kadhimiya neighborhood. Excerpted from The New York Times: Islamic State militants are still dominating the fight in Iraq’s crucial Anbar Province weeks into the American air campaign, as the Iraqi military has struggled to go on the offensive and ...

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Suicide Car Bomber Hits NATO Military Convoy In Afghan Capital, Other Blasts Kill Two, Wound 22


Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

U.S. troops remove a damaged vehicle, which was hit by a suicide attack, in Kabul October 13, 2014. A suicide car bomber rammed a foreign convoy along a major road out of Afghanistan's capital Kabul early on Monday, killing at least one person, authorities said. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani) (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber rammed a NATO ...

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Report: U.S. Drone Strike On Taliban Compound In Pakistan Sends At Least 4 Jihadis To Allah


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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WORLD WAR THREE: Pakistan’s Taliban Swear Allegiance To ISIS, Order Caliphate Expanded Throughout Region, Globe


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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Coalition Leader Warns: Iraqi Military Won’t Be Ready To Take Back Mosul For At Least A Year


Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — The American official coordinating the international coalition fighting the Islamic State said on Friday that the Iraqi military would not be ready for a campaign to retake Mosul, the largest Iraqi city under insurgent control, for as much as a year. Mosul has become a symbol of the strength of the Islamist insurgency, which ...

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Iraq Uncovers ISIS Plot To Attack New York, Paris Subways Imminently


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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‘Hundreds Missing': ISIS Annhiliates Iraqi Army In Battle, Yet Again


Sep 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Washington Post: The army base in Iraq’s western Anbar province had been under siege by Islamic State militants for a week, so when a convoy of armored Humvees rolled up at the gate, the Iraqi soldiers at Camp Saqlawiyah believed saviors had arrived. But this was no rescue attempt. The vehicles were driven ...

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Al Qaeda’s South Asia Wing Claims Major Attack


Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying a group of ...

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Obama: No Ground Trooops In Iraq, Period


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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