Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 day(s) ago

In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.

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US air drops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons on Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight.

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U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The U.S. military conducted six air strikes against Islamic State militants near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday and Monday, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

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Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

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The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight when Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish forces with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday.

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US and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats

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US and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats

BOSTON, Oct 18 - America and China's top diplomats stressed the need to manage differences and cooperate against global threats including Islamic State and Ebola, as they sought to warm the mood between their countries ahead of a summit next month.

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Bomb blasts in Iraq kill at least 24

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 day(s) ago

Three car bombs across Baghdad kills at least 24 people.

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Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor

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Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.

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British police report huge rise in terror probes

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

British counter-terrorism police are struggling with "exceptionally high" numbers of investigations and discovering several plots a year, their chief said on Friday.

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Advance of Islamist terrorists tests Obama’s flat no on ground forces

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Advance of Islamist terrorists tests Obama’s flat no on ground forces

President Barack Obama is facing the slippery-slope problem in Iraq and Syria that he’s sought to avoid, with some advisers concluding that limited airstrikes are insufficient to break Islamic State’s momentum.

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Iraq minorities face extinction from Islamic State onslaught - report

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Iraq minorities face extinction from Islamic State onslaught - report

More than 12,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq so far this year, mainly by Islamic State (IS), and minorities facing ethnic cleansing are the principal victims, according to a report published on Thursday.

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Malaysia arrests 13 IS-linked suspects

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Malaysian Police have detained 13 Malaysians suspected to be linked to the militant group Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said.

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Hundreds of Islamic State militants killed in Kobani strikes: U.S.

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Hundreds of Islamic State militants killed in Kobani strikes: U.S.

U.S.-led air strikes have killed several hundred Islamic State fighters around the Syrian town of Kobani, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, but it cautioned that the town near Turkey's border could still fall to the Sunni militant group.

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U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey.

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday, as the US-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria.

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Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

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Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

Islamic State came closer to gaining full control of Iraq’s Anbar province after it seized a military base to the west of Baghdad that had been one of the government’s few remaining outposts there.

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