U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit on Wednesday, officials said, coming off the sidelines to aid Iraqi forces fighting alongside Iran-backed Shi'ite militia on the ground.

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

Abu Azrael -- Father of the Angel of Death -- is the black-bearded, blade-wielding embodiment of the retribution many Iraqis want against brutal jihadists who seized swathes of their country.

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Their nation in pieces, Iraqis ponder what comes next

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The machine gun poking out from between a framed portrait of a Shi'ite imam and a stuffed toy Minnie Mouse was trained on anyone who approached the checkpoint.

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A grim Christmas for displaced Iraqis

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Many Iraqi Christians displaced by the advancement of Islamic State say they have no means or desire to celebrate Christmas and new year this year.

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Iraqis displaced by IS brace for winter

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Millions displaced by Islamic State in Iraq are set to face a very harsh winter as the humanitarian situation there worsens.

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday.

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Deadly blasts and approaching Islamic State militants spark concerns in Baghdad

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A series of blasts kill 36 people in and around Baghdad over a two-hour span, and an Islamic State advance on the city spark concern among Iraqis.

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Kurds thwart IS in Kobane, Turkey boosts involvement

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Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases.

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

In Kobane, a pall of black smoke hung over the strategic town as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy militant losses.

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Iraqis welcome Paris conference to address Islamic State

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

Iraqis say they are hopeful about a one-day conference aimed at attacking the threat from Islamic State militants.

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Obama relies on Mideast allies to counter Islamic State

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Obama relies on Mideast allies to counter Islamic State

President Barack Obama is relying on Middle East allies including Saudi Arabia as linchpins in escalating the offensive against Islamic State extremists with airstrikes on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border.

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

The UN food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families, crammed into the Iraqi city of Karbala after fleeing jihadist attacks.

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White House says considering options for humanitarian assistance in Iraq

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

The White House says it is considering options to help provide humanitarian assistance to stranded Iraqis but has ruled out using American troops for combat.

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Iraq: US sends more military advisers to Kurdistan

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Iraq: US sends more military advisers to Kurdistan

The US has sent 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

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U.S. military aircraft drop food, water to Iraqis for second night

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

U.S. military aircraft dropped humanitarian aid to Iraqis under threat from hardline militants in northern Iraq for the second straight night, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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