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Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him owns several guns that he could have brought with him if he had meant to harm anyone, his former stepson said Sunday.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:06 pm

Obama vs. ISIS: Remind you of Bush’s ‘coalition of the willing’ in Iraq?

The Obama administration plan to “destroy and degrade” Islamic State militants was topic number one on the TV news shows Sunday morning, and it promises to stay so this coming week when President Obama addresses the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:39 pm

Iraq loses contact with soldiers near Fallujah

A masked Iraqi policeman handles a machine gun mounted on the back of a pick up truck during fighting against insurgents near Fallujah on May 7, 2014Baghdad (AFP) – Iraq lost contact with soldiers during an operation Sunday aimed at rescuing a battalion that was repeatedly attacked by militants near the city of Fallujah, the defence ministry said.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:35 pm

Jordan arrests 11 alleged IS members over ‘terror plan’

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows militants of the jihadist group Islamic State after they cut a road through the Syrian-Iraqi borderAmman (AFP) – Jordan has arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning "terrorist operations" in the kingdom, a security official said on Sunday.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:29 pm

IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee

Syrian Kurd children carry their belongings as they enter Turkey near Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 20, 2014 after their families fled Islamic State fightersMURSITPINAR (Turkey) (AFP) – Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands of people fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:25 pm

Pope says religion can’t justify violence

Citizens wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at Mother Teresa square in central Tirana on September 21, 2014Tirana (AFP) – Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:17 pm

Bombings, mortar fire kill 13 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombs and mortar fire killed 13 people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:06 pm

Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations which he accused of supporting terrorism.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:00 pm

White House Intruder Identified as Iraq Veteran While Politicians Take Aim at Secret Service

White House Intruder Identified as Iraq Veteran While Politicians Take Aim at Secret ServiceOmar J. Gonzalez, the man who was arrested after scaling the White House fence before making it inside, is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq, the Army said Sunday.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:52 pm

U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

By Missy Ryan and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines. President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials and former officials say the reality of a protracted campaign in Iraq and possibly Syria may ultimately require greater use of U.S. …

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:40 pm

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White House intruder an Iraq war vet with "plenty of firepower" – CBS News


CBS News

White House intruder an Iraq war vet with "plenty of firepower"
CBS News
WASHINGTON – The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House said the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could have brought with him if he meant any harm. Omar Gonzalez is expected to appear in court Monday to …
Alleged White House intruder is decorated Iraq combat vetFox News
Iraq veteran who broke into White House was carrying a knifeTelegraph.co.uk
Omar Gonzalez, accused White House intruder, identified as Iraq vetCBC.ca
National Post -ABC News -Globalnews.ca
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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:18 pm

U.S. wants to ‘squeeze’ ISIS in Iraq ‘from multiple directions’ but won’t … – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

U.S. wants to 'squeeze' ISIS in Iraq 'from multiple directions' but won't
New York Daily News
So far, the Obama administration's military campaign has only involved airstrikes in Iraq. Last week, Congress approved a plan for the U.S. to arm and train vetted Syrian rebels to combat ISIS, but White House officials signaled Sunday that the
US general: Arab nations need to help in IraqWashington Post
Iraq May Suffer Beneath U.S. CoalitionGuardian Liberty Voice
Obama repeats no US troops on ground against Isis as Egypt offers supportThe Guardian

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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:09 pm

Iraq: Baghdad rally held against US ‘occupiers’ – euronews


euronews

Iraq: Baghdad rally held against US 'occupiers'
euronews
Washington launched air strikes in Iraq in August to combat Islamic State militants – who seized large swathes of territory in the north of the country, and also in neighbouring Syria, over the summer. The anti-US rally in Baghdad came a day after the
Bombings, Mortar Fire Kill 13 People in IraqABC News
Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That CIA and the Islamic State Are UnitedNew York Times
Attacks kill 6 people in IraqFox News
Sydney Morning Herald
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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 3:39 pm

Iraq’s Only Honest Broker: Obama – Bloomberg View


Iraq's Only Honest Broker: Obama
Bloomberg View
In addressing the threat posed by Islamic State, President Barack Obama has repeatedly emphasized that there is no American military solution to the crisis in Iraq and noted that only a more inclusive Iraqi government can hold the country together. So

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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 3:16 pm

Former prime minister John Howard ‘embarrassed’ by Iraq WMD intelligence … – ABC Online


Former prime minister John Howard 'embarrassed' by Iraq WMD intelligence
ABC Online
In an interview broadcast on the Seven Network, Mr Howard said he and the then National Security Committee of Cabinet in 2003 sent Australian troops into Iraq because they believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and posed a threat to …

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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 1:51 pm

Jean Chrétien says Canada is all in on Iraq mission – CBC.ca


National Post

Jean Chrétien says Canada is all in on Iraq mission
CBC.ca
Despite assurances that the new engagement in Iraq is not a combat mission, Canada could be on the hook to provide more support according to former prime minister Jean Chrétien. "They are part of it. It is a done deal. They said yes to the coalition
Chretien says Iraq mission 'a done deal'The Globe and Mail
Canada's mission in Iraq a 'done deal,' Jean Chretien saysNational Post
Former PM Jean Chrétien tells CBC Iraq mission 'a done deal'The Province

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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 12:55 pm

Ed Miliband warned not to let legacy of Iraq war block action against Isis – The Guardian


The Guardian

Ed Miliband warned not to let legacy of Iraq war block action against Isis
The Guardian
Miliband, who announced that he believed the Iraq war had been "wrong" when he became leader in 2010, has so far endorsed the government's policy of not being involved in military strikes on the jihadi terror group rampaging through Syria and Iraq.

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Posted on 20 September 2014 | 11:53 pm

As Europeans Flock to Syria and Iraq to Join the Islamic State, Some Kurds … – VICE News


VICE News

As Europeans Flock to Syria and Iraq to Join the Islamic State, Some Kurds
VICE News
As the IS has expanded its grip on Iraq, coming threateningly close to Iraqi Kurdistan, the region's military forces — the Peshmerga — have responded with a resistance that has put to shame the Iraqi forces, many of whom fled as the Islamists advanced.
Turkey urges UN to act on refugee crisis in Iraq, SyriaDaily Sabah
Iraq crisis: Julie Bishop reaffirms support for an international campaign to ABC Online
As Global Efforts Galvanize in Iraq, Syrian Kurds Left Alone Against ISRudaw

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Posted on 20 September 2014 | 2:28 pm

Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released – BBC News


BBC News

Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released
BBC News
Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey. The 49 were greeted by flag-waving crowds in Ankara after arriving in southern Turkey early on Saturday.
Turkey Obtains Release of Hostages Held in IraqNew York Times
Islamic State releases 49 Turkish hostages seized in northern IraqTelegraph.co.uk
ISIL released Turks held hostage in IraqAljazeera.com
The Independent -Al Jazeera America -NavyTimes.com
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Posted on 20 September 2014 | 12:04 pm

French planes carry out air strikes on Isis targets in Iraq – The Guardian


The Guardian

French planes carry out air strikes on Isis targets in Iraq
The Guardian
Kurds, in Syria and Iraq, have been in the sights of the jihadists since they gained ascendancy in the Syrian civil war in April last year. North-eastern Syria had been the scene of fierce fighting between Kurdish militias and Isis forces. The Kurds
France Strikes Islamic State Group In IraqHuffington Post
French military video shows airstrikes against Islamic State in IraqTelegraph.co.uk
France launches first air strikes on IS in IraqBBC News
NBCNews.com -Al-Arabiya
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Posted on 20 September 2014 | 10:58 am