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Sunnis Fleeing ISIS Violence Find Few Doors Open in Iraq
Emboldened in Syria and Iraq, ISIS May Be Reaching Limits of Expansion
Assyrian Monks Won't Leave Ancient Monastery Amid ISIL Threat
After ISIS Gains In Anbar, Palmyra, Syria Wants More Coordination With Iraq
Islamic State Suicide Attacks Hinder Iraq's Anbar Push
China Unofficially Arms The Kurds
IS 'Driven From Assyrian Villages' in Syria
Iraq Risks Sinking Into Sectarian War, Analysts Say
Is Turkey Arming Radical Groups in Syria?
Kurdish Forces Attack Islamic State's Positions West Mosul
Syria Launches Airstrike In Palmyra; ISIS Executes More Civilians
How Islamic State's Win in Ramadi Reveals New Weapons, Tactical Sophistication and Prowess
A Christian Oasis in Iraq
Iraq About to Flood Oil Market in New Front of OPEC Price War
Palmyra's Ancient Ruins Unharmed for Now: Syria Antiquities Chief
To Destroy ISIS in Iraq, Start With the Desired End State and Work Backwards
Iraq Begins Operation to Oust Islamic State From Anbar
President Barzani Blames Maliki for Iraq Chaos, Says ISIS Will Be Defeated
Islamic State Militants Destroy Assyrian Churches Northern Syria
Turkey's Erdogan Accuses New York Times of Meddling in Country's Affairs
Biden Reassures Iraqi Prime Minister of US Support
Muslims Demand Turkey Convert Hagia Sophia Into Mosque
Iraq, Syria Battle to Keep ISIS At Bay
Turkey, US to Provide Air Protection to Syrian Rebels
Iraqi Leader Refutes U.S. Criticism Over Ramadi
Iraq, Syria Armies Prepare Counterattacks Against ISIS Amid Massacre Reports
Turkey: Not-Quite Rule of Law
Australian Teachers and Students Trained to Spot Potential Terrorists
Iraq Will Take Back Ramadi From IS 'In Days' -- PM Abadi
Iraq is Bankrolling ISIL
Summaries

Sunnis Fleeing ISIS Violence Find Few Doors Open in Iraq

By Tim Arango

AMIRIYAT FALLUJA, Iraq -- On one side of a rickety bridge that spans a narrow stretch of the Euphrates River were panicked families on the run from Islamic State forces, hoping to escape Anbar Province and reach safety in Baghdad.

Assyrian Monks Won't Leave Ancient Monastery Amid ISIL Threat

By Sheren Khalel and Matthew Vickery

AL-FAF, Iraq -- Yousif Ibrahim paces down the 1,600-year-old chamber room of Saint Matthew's Monastery passing rows of empty polished-wood pews. Ornate crystal chandeliers hang from the arched ceiling above him. The room smells of dust and incense, and its silence is peaceful.

After ISIS Gains In Anbar, Palmyra, Syria Wants More Coordination With Iraq

By Alessandria Masi

The Syrian government wants more coordination with Iraq on the fight against the Islamic State group, criticized members of the American-led coalition and said Wednesday it was not relying on the current air campaign to eradicate the militants, who continued to make significant advances in both...

Islamic State Suicide Attacks Hinder Iraq's Anbar Push

By Kim Hjelmgaard

Iraq's operation to recapture areas under the control of Islamic State extremists faced a setback Wednesday as the group unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province. At least 17 troops were killed. Brig.

China Unofficially Arms The Kurds

Kurdish forces fighting in Iraq and Syria have been seen using the Chinese HJ-8 ATGMs (Anti-Tank Guided Missiles). This is the Chinese version of the American TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) system has been in service since 1970.

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