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October 01, 2014
Turkey prepared for military role in anti-IS coalition: Erdogan
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 27, 2014
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could take a military role in the coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants as Ankara moves to take a frontline position in the campaign, the Hurriyet daily reported Saturday. In comments made aboard his presidential plane to Turkish reporters as he travelled back from the United States, Erdogan also indicated he backed the use of ground troops inside Syria, Hurriyet reported on its website. Erdogan already signalled at a news conference F ... read more

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Iraq Kurds advance but Mosul still out of reach
Western support has helped Iraq's Kurdish troops regain ground and momentum against the Islamic State group, but retaking the northern jihadist hub of Mosul remains too big an ask for now. ... more
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Obama hails 'vision' of Iraqi PM at first meeting
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the "political vision" and inclusive nature of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi as the two leaders met for the first time. ... more
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Small boats lifeline for jihadist-besieged Iraq area
Small, battered metal boats crowd a muddy landing site on the Tigris River, taking on goods and passengers for the trip to an Iraqi area jihadists have besieged for months. ... more
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Baghdad car bomb kills at least 14
A car bomb exploded near a market in the Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi police and medical sources said. ... more
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Jihadists kill 40 Iraqi soldiers, capture at least 70
Jihadists attacked an Iraqi army base west of Baghdad with six suicide bombers, killing 40 soldiers and capturing at least 70 others who fled, a senior army officer said Monday. ... more
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For first time, US targets IS training camp in Iraq: Centcom
US aircraft have targeted a training camp for Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq, bombing buildings, fighters and vehicles in the first such air strike, military officers said Thursday. ... more
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Iraq Jihadists face growing pressure, but no US troops
Elite Iraqi troops backed by US jets battled jihadists near Baghdad Wednesday as President Barack Obama insisted US ground troops would not be deployed to battle the Islamic State group. ... more
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Czechs to train Iraqi helicopter pilots
The Czech defence ministry said Wednesday it would train 31 transport helicopter pilots from Iraq, whose forces are fighting Islamist militants in the north. ... more
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Kurds not ready to recapture Mosul: Iraqi minister
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces are not yet ready to wrest the city of Mosul back from the jihadist fighters who captured it on June 10, a top leader said Wednesday. ... more
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Canada sent 69 soldiers to Iraq: Harper
Canada has sent 69 soldiers to northern Iraq to advise security forces fighting Islamist militants in the northern part of the country, the prime minister said Tuesday. ... more
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Donated Czech ammunition being airlifted to Iraq
Canada is providing airlift support for shipping military supplies from the Czech Republic to Iraq in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, the Department of National Defense said. ... more
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Iraq parliament rejects PM's security nominees
The Iraqi parliament voted down Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's nominees for defence and interior minister Tuesday, leaving the key positions unfilled as the country battles to regain ground from militants. ... more
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US general says 'advisors' could join Iraqi fight
The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could yet send military advisors into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders said Tuesday. ... more
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Kurds retake Christian villages from Iraq jihadists
Kurdish peshmerga forces on Tuesday recaptured seven Christian villages in northern Iraq in clashes with Islamic State (IS) jihadists, an officer and a cleric said. ... more
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Iraqi bishop laments 'too late' response to IS threat
A Roman Catholic bishop based in Iraq on Tuesday said international mobilisation against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq had come "too late". ... more
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Iran rejects US-led coalition against jihadists
Iran said Monday it rejected a US request for its cooperation against the jihadist Islamic State as part of an international coalition whose true aim Tehran sees as regime change in Syria. ... more
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Baghdad blast turns wedding joy into funeral grief
Raghda Yaqub was just days away from marriage, but a bombing in east Baghdad meant the 24-year-old Iraqi was buried wearing her wedding dress instead. ... more
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Iraq wins pledge of military support against IS
The world's top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by "any means necessary", including "appropriate military assistance", as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. ... more
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Hollande in Iraq as world ramps up efforts to defeat jihadists
French President Francois Hollande flew into Baghdad Friday in a show of support to the Iraqi government as global efforts to defeat jihadist fighters intensified. ... more
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Most US strikes in Iraq focused on defending Mosul dam
The majority of US air strikes in Iraq over the past month have targeted jihadists in the country's north fighting for control of the strategic Mosul dam, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, citing a tally of the raids. ... more
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Britain arming Iraqi Kurds with machine guns to fight IS
Britain is to ship heavy machine guns and ammunition to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Tuesday. ... more
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Iraq needs more than new government to address woes: experts
Iraq's new cabinet lineup is not a major change and much more is needed to address grievances that contributed to the rise of brutal jihadists who seized swathes of the country, experts say. ... more
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US 'not serious' in fight against IS: Iran
Iran accused the United States Sunday of not taking the threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria seriously, and charged that US aid had previously helped the jihadists. ... more
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US expands air strikes to Iraq Sunni Arab heartland
Washington said Sunday it had carried out air strikes against jihadists in Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland, expanding its month-long air campaign and its involvement in the conflict. ... more
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