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    Islamic State and Iraqi forces clash near Ramadi

    Iraqi forces said they fought off an overnight attack by Islamic State militants near the city of Ramadi, which the insurgents overran at the weekend in the most significant setback for the government in a year. Islamic State is seeking to consolidate its gains in the vast desert province of Anbar, of which Ramadi is […]

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    Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Syria, Iraq

    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq over the past two days. The Combined Joint Task Force Operation reported details of the latest strikes that included: Attack, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Syria: — Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck three tactical units, destroyed […]

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    US continues with air strikes against Islamic State

    The United States and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State terrorists in Syria yesterday using a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct eight air strikes, U.S. Central Command reported. Separately, U.S. military forces used attack and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three air strikes in Iraq, officials added. In Syria, […]

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    United States at War with Islamic State

    The United States is at war with the terror group Islamic State, “in the same way we’re at war and continue to be at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates,” Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. It is a different type of war than Americans have seen, he noted. “There’s not going […]

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    Islamic State beheads British aid worker

    A third western hostage has been beheaded by the Islamic State. A video surfaced on the internet showing the brutal beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker. The video was entitled ‘A message to the allies of America’ while the beheading has been described as an act of pure evil by British Prime Minister […]

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    Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security

    Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians, according to a UN report released yesterday. The report stated that the continuous influx of foreign fighters and the success of extremist groups, such the Islamic State, were among the factors which had contributed to […]

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    Who is the Islamic State and what do they want

    President Obama has described the Islamic State as being a cancer, while the militants themselves believe in the establishment of a Caliphate that will obliterate modern day borders across the Middle East. What is a Caliphate? An Islamic state is a type of government, in which the primary basis for government is Islamic religious law […]

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