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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539122/isil-militants-ride-battle-syria-us-humvees-seized-iraq
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537923/british-and-australian-holy-warriors-video-urge-fellow-muslims-sign-jihad
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    US military tried to rescue journalist James Foley before Islamic State beheading

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:05am

    ... and other US hostages held in Syria by the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials and reports said on Wednesday. The IS released a video on Tuesday showing Foley’s on-camera beheading, a murder that has provoked worldwide revulsion. The Pentagon and the White House did not say if the covert mission was to rescue Foley, who was kidnapped in northern Syria in November 2012. However US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578297/us-attempted-rescue-islamic-state-hostages-syria
  4. News - China Insider - IRAQ

    Purported photos of 'Chinese Islamic State fighter' emerge online

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... the man as “Chinese daash”- daash being an acronym for “The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria”, or Isis. In one photo the captured militant is seen being guarded by an Iraqi soldier. Another photo ... that showed a Chinese man, calling himself “Bo Wang”, who said he had joined Islamist militants to fight in Syria. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in a July speech stated that “Muslim rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1584369/chinese-islamic-state-fighter-captured-iraq-iraqi-military-claims
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with antiquated weapons

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:36am by Associated Press in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq

    ... Kurdish units were fanning westward to try to reclaim the strategic town of Sinjar, which would almost certainly secure the main road between Syria and Iraq, used now by militants to ferry weapons ... Meanwhile, in neighbouring Syria, Kurdish fighters have been on the defensive as Islamic State militants have launched a relentless assault on the strategic northern town of Kobani, also known as Ayn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1607580/iraqi-kurds-fight-islamic-state-antiquated-weapons
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Amnesty accuses Islamic State of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:23pm by AFP

    ... a campaign of terror in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, which it has declared an Islamic “caliphate,” carrying out decapitations, crucifixions and public stonings. The breakthrough ... German nationals had travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight alongside jihadists, and that “we must fear these fighters could return one day”. Various Western countries have expressed such fears, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583764/amnesty-accuses-systematic-ethnic-cleansing-iraq
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State threatens retaliation against Americans ‘in any place’

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:58pm by Reuters

    ... and Christians fleeing for their lives. Unlike al-Qaeda, Islamic State has so far focused on seizing land in Iraq and Syria, not spectacular attacks on Western targets. US President Barack Obama said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577015/islamic-state-threatens-retaliation-against-americans
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532606/isil-chief-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-invisible-sheikh-whos-top-dog-jihad
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1533413/tony-blair-says-iraq-crisis-not-his-fault-urges-action
  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM says Islamic State plans attacks on US and Paris subways

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:24am by Reuters in New York

    ... in Iraq as part of a US-led campaign to “degrade and destroy” the radical Sunni militant group, which has seized a third of both Iraq and Syria. Abadi disclosed the intelligence while making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600733/iraq-pm-says-islamic-state-plans-attacks-us-and-paris-subways

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