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No Clear End Game For US Military In Iraq And Syria - WXPR

Tue, 2017-10-17 21:31

No Clear End Game For US Military In Iraq And Syria
WXPR
The fight against ISIS is what led the United States to send troops into Iraq and Syria. And now that ISIS has lost nearly all its territory in these countries, what are U.S. troops going to do? To answer that question, we have NPR Pentagon ...

The rise and fall of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - Washington Post

Tue, 2017-10-17 20:37

Washington Post

The rise and fall of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
Washington Post
... in Iraq — began seizing key cities in 2014 with the capture of Fallujah, Tikrit and Mosul. [U.S.-backed force claims capture of Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital, Raqqa]. 2014. 2015. 2016. 2017. Tikrit. Retaken. March 31, 2015. Fell to ISIS ...

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Trump takes credit for ISIS 'giving up' - CNN

Tue, 2017-10-17 19:32

CNN

Trump takes credit for ISIS 'giving up'
CNN
Once Raqqa is completely liberated, US-backed forces will have claimed two of their most significant battlefield victories against ISIS while Trump has been president -- the other being the defeat of ISIS in Mosul, Iraq this summer. Touting his ...

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Is ISIS defeated in Iraq and Syria? - Fox News

Tue, 2017-10-17 18:02

Fox News

Is ISIS defeated in Iraq and Syria?
Fox News
It's unclear how -- or if -- Baghdadi plans to maintain or recapture ISIS' lost territory in Syria and Iraq. The leader's establishment of a “caliphate” after seizing control of Mosul in 2014 signaled the group plan to branch into other countries. ISIS ...
ISIS' brutal past, shrinking present, and uncertain futureCBS News
Military Spokesman: ISIS 'On the Verge of Devastating Defeat' in Iraq and SyriaCNSNews.com
The War on ISIS Held the Middle East TogetherThe Atlantic
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5 things for October 17: Politics, Philippines & ISIS, Iraq, plague, migrant deaths - CNN

Tue, 2017-10-17 10:02

CNN

5 things for October 17: Politics, Philippines & ISIS, Iraq, plague, migrant deaths
CNN
(CNN) Meet artist Kehinde Wiley. He's been picked by Barack Obama to paint the former President's official portrait. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to ...

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Iraq moves on Kirkuk, widening crack in anti-ISIS coalition - Asia Times

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:55

Asia Times

Iraq moves on Kirkuk, widening crack in anti-ISIS coalition
Asia Times
Elite Iraqi military units advanced toward Kirkuk Sunday night, taking key installations in the face of light Kurdish resistance, Iraqi military sources said Monday morning. Kurdistan regional authorities also confirmed the advance, but cited “lots of ...
Iraqi troops seize parts of oil-rich Kurdish region that voted for independenceCNBC
Kurds say "lots of casualties" as Iraqi forces move on KirkukCBS News
Iraq Sends Troops To Take Areas South Of Kirkuk Back From KurdsNPR
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Reclaiming Mosul's vibrant culture after ISIL - Aljazeera.com

Sun, 2017-10-15 13:08

Aljazeera.com

Reclaiming Mosul's vibrant culture after ISIL
Aljazeera.com
Local university professor and photographer Ali al-Baroodi said the recovery thus far has been "quick and lively", with residents eager to reject the "ideology of oppression" imposed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS ...

Once Promised Paradise, ISIS Terrorists End Up In Mass Graves - NDTV

Sun, 2017-10-15 03:16

Once Promised Paradise, ISIS Terrorists End Up In Mass Graves
NDTV
Dhuluiyah, Iraq: The ISIS once drew recruits from near and far with promises of paradise but now bodies of terrorists lie in mass graves or at the mercy of wild dogs as its "caliphate" collapses. Flies buzz around human remains poking through the dusty ...

Military Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq - Department of Defense

Sat, 2017-10-14 13:48

Military Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Oct. 14, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting four strikes consisting of four engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve ...

Minot bombers fighting ISIS in Iraq, Syria - INFORUM

Fri, 2017-10-13 22:08

INFORUM

Minot bombers fighting ISIS in Iraq, Syria
INFORUM
"They dropped well over 4,000 bombs, several thousands of targets engaged – did a lot of good work in the fight against ISIS (in) Iraq and Syria. We're happy to have them back," Hollis told members of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce's Military ...

ISIS resistance diminishing in Iraq, says Canadian military commander - Globalnews.ca

Thu, 2017-10-12 19:20

Globalnews.ca

ISIS resistance diminishing in Iraq, says Canadian military commander
Globalnews.ca
OTTAWA — A Canadian military officer attached to the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq says efforts to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from the country have gone faster than expected – a sign, he says, that the group's back has been broken ...
ISIS militants surrender to Kurds, general saysCNN
ISIS surrenders in droves at stronghold in IraqBP News
Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrender in Iraq: sourceReuters
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Russia rebuilds Iraq's energy sector in areas freed from ISIS militants - RT

Thu, 2017-10-12 10:34

RT

Russia rebuilds Iraq's energy sector in areas freed from ISIS militants
RT
After 14 years of conflict and insurgency, Iraq is recovering the oil-producing areas seized by ISIS. Gazprom Neft is one of the Russian companies helping the country rebuild its oil and gas industry. RT's Daniel Hawkins went to the town of Badra to ...

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US insists no negotiation with ISIS holdouts in Raqqa - CBS News

Wed, 2017-10-11 14:16

CBS News

US insists no negotiation with ISIS holdouts in Raqqa
CBS News
BEIRUT -- The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said on Wednesday that it won't accept a negotiated withdrawal for hundreds of ISIS militants holed up in the Syrian city of Raqqa, once the extremists' de facto capital.
Raqqa: a journey into the destroyed heart of the Islamic State capitalThe Guardian
Coalition targets ISIS with 75 airstrikes near Raqqa, in last two daysNRT

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ISIS surrenders in droves at stronghold in Iraq - BP News

Tue, 2017-10-10 20:15

Church Militant

ISIS surrenders in droves at stronghold in Iraq
BP News
Today, a scant 3,000 Islamic State troops (also known as IS or ISIS) remain in Iraq, controlling a few towns and villages stretching along the Euphrates River in Iraq and Syria, USA Today reported after the Kurdish victory. ISIS troops were estimated ...
Thousands of ISIS Soldiers Surrender in IraqChurch Militant
Hundreds of suspected ISIS militants surrender in Iraq: SourceThe Straits Times
Iraqi PM says ISIS will be 'completely defeated' in country this yearRT
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US 'simulates' anti-ISIS fight in Iraq as terrorists cross into Syria – MoD - RT

Tue, 2017-10-10 06:27

RT

US 'simulates' anti-ISIS fight in Iraq as terrorists cross into Syria – MoD
RT
The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the US-led international coalition of “simulating” the fight against ISIS in Iraq. The coalition conducted fewer airstrikes in Iraq in September while well-armed terrorists crossed into Syria, Moscow added.

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Iraqi village aided by US soldiers endures ISIS invasion - Stars and Stripes

Tue, 2017-10-10 05:50

Iraqi village aided by US soldiers endures ISIS invasion
Stars and Stripes
Known as Jaddalah Ismail, the tiny community had been an early bright spot in the U.S. military's post-invasion rebuilding efforts in 2003, but word of its supposed eradication early in ISIS' rampage through Iraq pained soldiers who'd deployed here.

Thousands of ISIS Soldiers Surrender in Iraq - Church Militant

Mon, 2017-10-09 19:17

Thousands of ISIS Soldiers Surrender in Iraq
Church Militant
HAWIJA, Iraq (ChurchMilitant.com) - A decisive military victory in Iraq comes just days before the feast of Our Lady of Victory, now known as Our Lady of the Rosary. In one of ISIS' last strongholds in Hawija in Northern Iraq, the abandonment by ...

ISIS fighters, once bent on martyrdom, surrender en masse from last Iraqi stronghold - Business Insider

Mon, 2017-10-09 10:38

Business Insider

ISIS fighters, once bent on martyrdom, surrender en masse from last Iraqi stronghold
Business Insider
Three men — the middle one a suspected ISIS fighter — are detained in a basement by Iraqi forces. Felipe Dana/Associated Press. When US-backed Iraqi security forces and Iranian Shia militias cleared' ISIS's final Iraqi stronghold in Hawijah, they met ...

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ISIS' last stand: US-backed forces to launch final assault on terror group's hold in its former Syrian capital - Mirror.co.uk

Sun, 2017-10-08 17:48

Mirror.co.uk

ISIS' last stand: US-backed forces to launch final assault on terror group's hold in its former Syrian capital
Mirror.co.uk
Islamic State declared a caliphate in 2014 and at the height of its power ruled over millions of people, from northern Syria to the outskirts of Iraq's capital Baghdad, but it has since endured a series of losses under attack from many sides. Raqqa was ...
On The Ground In Raqqa, Capital Of ISIS' CaliphateThe Media Line
Final assault on ISIS in Raqqa to start Sunday: Field commanderThe Straits Times
US commander: Final assault on ISIS capital Raqqa to begin SundayThe Jerusalem Post

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ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse - New York Times

Sun, 2017-10-08 09:02

New York Times

ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse
New York Times
DIBIS, Iraq — The prisoners were taken to a waiting room in groups of four, and were told to stand facing the concrete wall, their noses almost touching it, their hands bound behind their backs. More than a thousand Islamic State fighters passed ...
Isis fighters 'have no food or money' as hundreds surrender in IraqMetro
REVEALED: ISIS fighters are 'GIVING UP' because they have no food or moneyDaily Star
Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after ISISNRT
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