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Australian runaway teenager reportedly in IS video

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teenage runaway has reportedly appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video, warning that the movement won’t stop fighting until the extremists’ notorious black flag is flying above every nation.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:27 pm

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

A car is overturned in the ditch in a cordoned off area in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec on Monday Oct. 20, 2014. One of two soldiers hit by a car died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. Provincial police say the man sped off in his car after hitting the two soldiers in the parking lot of a shopping mall, starting a chase that ended with the man losing control and his car rolling over several times. The driver died from police gunfire. The second soldier's injuries are described as less serious. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Pascal Marchand)SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:10 pm

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:06 pm

Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:02 pm

U.S. considering Iraqi request for more military advisers

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. officials are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their campaign against Islamic State militants, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. The request came up in meetings that deputy White House national security adviser Antony Blinken and other U.S. officials had with top Iraqi officials last week on a trip to Baghdad and other parts of the country. The United States has about 1,400 military advisers and diplomatic security personnel in Iraq. …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:57 pm

Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuela's state-run Telesur network, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. (AP Photo/SANA, File)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:51 pm

Turkey says Kurdish peshmerga fighters yet to cross to Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is pictured during a press conference in Berlin on September 18, 2014Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey said Tuesday Kurdish peshmerga fighters based in Iraq have yet to cross into Syria from Turkish territory, a day after announcing it was assisting their transit to join the battle for the town of Kobane.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:48 pm

Russia blames ‘negligent’ airport bosses for Total CEO’s crash

The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoffMoscow (AFP) – Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the head of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:46 pm

Court orders mental health evaluation for White House fence jumper

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday ordered a 30 day mental health evaluation for Omar Gonzalez, the Iraq war veteran charged with jumping the fence of the White House and entering the presidential mansion with a knife last month. Gonzalez was found "not competent" to stand trial in a one-hour screening performed while he was detained following the Sept. 19 incident. Gonzalez cannot be arraigned on charges returned last week by a federal grand jury unless he is found competent to stand trial. …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:45 pm

Iraqi PM Abadi says the US is not to be trusted. Really?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday he wouldn’t allow any foreign troops into the country to help retake territory lost to a Sunni Arab uprising being led by the so-called Islamic State.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:37 pm

Iraq – Google News

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Five Britons a week travel to Iraq and Syria to join Isis, says Met chief – The Guardian


The Guardian

Five Britons a week travel to Iraq and Syria to join Isis, says Met chief
The Guardian
Five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (Isis) every week, the UK's most senior police officer has revealed, after reports that a third jihadi from Portsmouth has been killed in the conflict. The Metropolitan police
ISIS threatens whole regionThe Daily Star
Watch: ISIS 'Ethics Police' Cracking Down on Iraq DissentArutz Sheva
How to Financially Starve ISISTIME

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:32 pm

UPDATE: CF-18s leave Alberta military base for Kuwait – Globalnews.ca


Globalnews.ca

UPDATE: CF-18s leave Alberta military base for Kuwait
Globalnews.ca
EDMONTON — Cold Lake-based pilots and ground crews are packing up and saying goodbye to loved ones ahead of Tuesday morning's deployment to Iraq. The deployment is part of 'Operation IMPACT' — the multinational, U.S.-led force that will be …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:35 pm

Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq’s Anbar province a key battleground again – Reuters


Reuters

Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again
Reuters
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria's border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target – Iraq's western Anbar
We could have left Iraq better than we did, especially in handling of Sunni Foreign Policy
Iraq is the key battlegroundgulfnews.com

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:48 pm

Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks – ABC News


BBC News

Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks
ABC News
The Iran-Iraq alliance highlights some of the complex political dynamics spawned by the emergence of the Islamic State group as a major threat earlier this year. The radical Sunni militia has captured and held large swaths of territory in eastern Syria
40 Are Killed in Attacks Targeting Shiites in IraqNew York Times
Iraq crisis: Baghdad Shia mosque hit by suicide attackBBC News
Iran's Rowhani vows to back Iraq against ISISAl-Arabiya
Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:55 am

ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say – CNN


CNN

ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say
CNN
(CNN) — ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory. ISIS also launched attacks …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:00 am

UK Reaper drones ready to attack Isis in Syria and Iraq – The Independent


The Independent

UK Reaper drones ready to attack Isis in Syria and Iraq
The Independent
British air strikes against Isis came after a Commons vote authorising military engagement in Iraq, with David Cameron stressing that he would seek a second mandate from MPs if it was deemed necessary to extend the fight to Syria. But the Government …
Analysis: Britain takes a step towards bombing Syria as well as IraqTelegraph.co.uk

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:20 am

Those Chemical Weapons: A Buried Story of the Iraq War – American Spectator


American Spectator

Those Chemical Weapons: A Buried Story of the Iraq War
American Spectator
The New York Times report of October 14 should have been bigger news. Big enough to reshape the entire history of the Iraq war that toppled Saddam Hussein at the cost of more than 3,500 American lives and $1 trillion. So far, in the midst of the Ebola

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:14 am

Islamic State: Turkey to let Iraq Kurds join Kobane fight – BBC News


BBC News

Islamic State: Turkey to let Iraq Kurds join Kobane fight
BBC News
US Central Command also confirmed six air strikes by the US-led coalition near Kobane over Sunday and Monday, as well as six in Iraq near Falluja and Baiji involving French and UK aircraft. The BBC's Kasra Naji on the Turkish border says Kobane was …
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, IraqDepartment of Defense
US stresses Iraq emphasis even as air strikes escalate against Isis in SyriaThe Guardian
US Steps Up Airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar ProvinceWall Street Journal
Bloomberg -euronews
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:46 am

Iraq approves Australian anti-Islamic State forces – BBC News


BBC News

Iraq approves Australian anti-Islamic State forces
BBC News
Australia has reached an agreement with Iraq to allow 200 special forces personnel to train local troops to fight against Islamic State militants. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the military would now decide when to deploy the special forces group
ADF to deploy 200 special forces troops into Iraq after Julie Bishop signs dealThe Guardian
Deal agreed for Australian forces to deploy in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie ABC Online
Australia will not send ground troops to Iraq, says Julie BishopSydney Morning Herald
Daily Mail -Reuters -Sky News Australia
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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 8:20 am

Iraq crisis: MPs complete anti-IS government – BBC News


BBC News

Iraq crisis: MPs complete anti-IS government
BBC News
The vote by Iraqi MPs will be a big relief both inside and outside Iraq after weeks of wrangling, says BBC Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher. A more inclusive cabinet is seen as an essential first step in countering IS fighters, particularly among
After Delay, Iraq Appoints Two to Posts for SecurityNew York Times
Iraq MPs approve two key ministersAljazeera.com
Iraq appoints new security chiefsFinancial Times
ABC News -Washington Post -Middle East Eye
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Posted on 18 October 2014 | 1:53 pm