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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL militants ride into battle in Syria in US Humvees seized from Iraq

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syrian jihadis' new ride made in USA The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) battled with rival opposition fighters in northern Syria on Sunday, using ... of Mosul and major border crossings with Syria. The advances of ISIL in Iraq appear to have spurred on the Syrian branch, which is fighting both the army of President Bashar al-Assad and also rival ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    British and Australian holy warriors in video urge fellow Muslims to sign up to jihad

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... in Syria and Iraq, in a new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The online footage, titled "There is No Life Without Jihad", showed the five militants ... lions of God to travel to the land of Sham (Syria) and the Euphrates (Iraq)". "We are a State who is implementing the sharia (Islamic law) in both Iraq and Sham (Syria), and look ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL jihadis declare global caliphate, rename themselves Islamic State

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Militants who have captured parts of Iraq and Syria rename themselves Islamic State, and say Muslims worldwide answer to their leader Jihadis declare global ... elections in April. IS announced on Sunday it was establishing a "caliphate"- an Islamic form of government last seen under the Ottoman Empire- extending now from Aleppo in northern Syria ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 'invisible sheikh' who's top dog of jihad

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by WASHINGTON POST, Reuters, AP

    ... of al-Qaeda's command and just took his biggest prize yet in Mosul, a city that sits at the key intersection of Iraq, Turkey and Syria. And in just one year of grisly killing, he has in all likelihood ... counterterrorism chief with the British foreign intelligence service. "He has captured cities, he has mobilised huge amounts of people, he is killing ruthlessly throughout Iraq and Syria … If you were ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Tony Blair says Iraq crisis not his fault, urges action

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 07:50pm by Reuters

    ... it to target Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria with the agreement of Arab governments in the region. We are going to have to take an active role in trying to shape events in Syria and Iraq ... an active role in trying to shape events in Syria and Iraq and indeed across the region,” he said. In Iraq’s case, that action had to be immediate, he added, saying the selective use of air power ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Militant leader in Iraq shown making rare public appearance in video

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... online yesterday purports to show the leader of the Islamic State extremist group that has overrun much of Syria and Iraq delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq, in what would be a rare- ... was "indisputably" not him. Maan said government forces had wounded Baghdadi in an air strike and that he had been transferred by Islamic State militants to Syria for medical treatment. The Iraqi government ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi tells Muslims around the world to rise up

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AP

    ... Muslims to rise up The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to fight and build ... to your state. Yes, it is your state. Rush, because Syria is not for the Syrians, and Iraq is not for the Iraqis. The earth is Allah's." To help build that state, he appealed to those ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM Maliki rejects unity government as militants bolstered by Syrian al-Qaeda

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 07:07pm by AFP

    ... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, pledged loyalty at the Iraq-Syria border to ISIL, a group it has battled for months. The move clears the way for a joint push to take control of both sides of the frontier between eastern Syria and western Iraq, and removes a threat to ISIL. “They are rivals, but both groups are jihadist ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State insurgents seized nuclear materials, Iraq warns the UN

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... over large swathes of Syria and Iraq. "Iraq is notifying the international community of these dangerous developments and asking for help," Alhakim wrote. Iraq acceded ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    UN secretary general opposes airstrikes on extremists in Iraq

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:43pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... is collecting aerial intelligence over Iraq. If the US were to proceed with airstrikes, officials did not rule out hitting targets in neighbouring Syria, where ISIL also has deep ties. Ban warned ... the Iraq crisis in a speech to the Asia Society on Syria, saying “suddenly, the cohesion and integrity of two major countries, not just one, is in question.” Calling sectarian warfare “a disaster ...




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