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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurdish forces recapture key Iraqi dam as US, Britain step up support

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... in early June, sweeping Iraqi security forces aside. IS militants, who have declared a “caliphate” straddling vast areas of Iraq and Syria, also came under air attack in their Syrian stronghold ... across Syria and Iraq as a direct threat to Britain, and said all available tools most be used to halt their advance. Cameron, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, said that while it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576129/kurdish-iraqi-forces-recapture-mosul-dam-islamic-state-militants
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    How Islamic State transformed itself into a wealthy and well-organised force

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... a potential key target of US counter-terrorism operations, spends much of his time between locations in Iraq and Syria, including the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa. Reuters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574425/how-islamic-state-transformed-itself-wealthy-and-well-organised-force
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    With 'far fewer' Yazidis stuck on Iraqi peak than thought, rescue less likely

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... trapped on Mount Sinjar by jihadists from the so-called Islamic State (IS), which has overrun large swathes of Iraq and Syria in a lightning and brutal offensive. But the Pentagon said ... or open a humanitarian corridor. Thousands of people have poured across a border bridge into camps in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region after trekking through neighbouring Syria to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573684/far-fewer-yazidis-stuck-iraqi-peak-thought-rescue-less-likely
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis ‘at highest level’ in wake of Islamic State onslaught

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... in the remote desert Sinjar mountain range. The US and Iraqi military have dropped food and water supplies, and in recent days Kurds from neighbouring Syria battled to open a corridor to the mountain, ... the Islamic State (IS) militant group, which has overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria. But the Pentagon said that – based on a first-hand assessment by a small party of US military personnel – the plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1573630/plan-under-way-rescue-yazidi-refugees-stranded-iraqi-mountain-david-cameron
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Pope Francis backs use of force to protect Iraqi religious minorities

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:43pm by AP

    ... on militants of the Islamic State group, who have captured swathes of northern and western Iraq and northeastern Syria and have forced minority Christians and others to convert to Islam or flee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577013/pope-francis-backs-use-force-protect-iraqi-religious-minorities
  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Jihadi video shows beheading of man named as US journalist James Foley

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:51am

    ... and that work was under way to verify his background. Foley, a 40-year-old journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing in northern Syria while freelancing for Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577521/video-showing-beheading-us-journalist-revenge-air-strikes-say-islamic

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